Sunday, January 29, 2012

Nova Launcher Mod (Galaxy Nexus) Folder Mod 11 Different Options

From the RootzWiki Forums user Jaydotelloh comes a very cool cosmetic Nova Launcher Mod. What the mod does is change the folder on the Nova Launcher desktop. I liked the invisible folder Mod here is the Invisible one and a couple of other examples there are 11 in total.


Blue Rings

Square Folders

Head on over to RootzWiki to see all 11 choices.

Have you heard of ACTA if not you should?

ACTA or Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is an international agreement targeting intellectual property piracy. Sounds like a good thing right but there is so much more to this. It would require ISP and individual websites to monitor and prosecute copyright infringement. ACTA's is bigger than SOPA or PIPA its written to stop the spread and counterfeit or pirated goods or sites with links to pirated products or material. What that means is any website with copyright or pirated material or links would be outlawed. This is the beginning of government control and censorship of the internet and quite alarming to me.

I have included some info below on ACTA and in the future will be expanding on the current status and dangers.

Copy of the actual ACTA agreement.
Consolidated Text Copy of the ACTA Agreement

Very informative article including a 43 minute video including Congressman Darryl Issa at the World Econimic Forum 2012
Mashable: ACTA is more Dangerous than SOPA 

Background information on ACTA
22 Countries in the EU and the US have already signed ACTA

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jailbreaking or Rooting Can Become Illegal for Smartphones and Tablets

In 2010, the US Copyright Office said jailbreaking smartphones doesn’t violate Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Well that was not a permanent ruling and it expires this year. The EFF is looking for help in convincing the Copyright Office to renew the provision to keep jailbreaking or rooting from breaking the DMCA. For further information follow the link to or you can follow the link directly to the Copyright Office and show support for extension.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Galaxy Nexus Email Modification that Maximizes Screen Use

Thanks to RootzWiki member CrushD we know get the full screen size used for the email application on a  Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Normally in email there is a margin on both sides of email that does not take full advantage of the screen size. With a very easy file replacement made by CrushD you now get the full use of the large screen on the Galaxy Nexus.

Before                                                                                                                                 After

Download the email.apk from the link below and replace the Email.apk located in the /system/app folder located on your Galaxy Nexus, There is no reboot required (Root is required) and what a difference this Mod makes.

Email apk Download Link

Thanks to CrushD for the Mod and RootzWiki for the great community.

Source: Original Thread

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Geek or Nerd

Watching CNBC tonight and saw a preview of a program that will be on tomorrow night. The program is called "Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World" I felt like it was slight to Emperor Bill. I have always called myself professional nerd mainly due to getting paid for working in a technical field. To me I always saw a nerd as top tier in a particular field not necessarily needing to be in a technical field and a geek as the greasy haired pimple ridden kid who may one day grow up to be a nerd. So I was curious and looked up the definitions in and this is what was in the dictionary.

Noun: 1. A foolish or contemptible person who lacks social skills or is boringly studious: "one of those nerds who never asked a girl to dance". 2. An intelligent, single-minded expert in a particular technical discipline or profession.

Noun: 1. An unfashionable or socially inept person. 2. A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest: "a computer geek".

So it poses the question, "am I a nerd or a geek?" Me, I am sticking with nerd. What about you?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

TheRealMcMex Will Go Dark January 18th from 8am to 8pm

In support of stopping the pending legislation Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). The RealMcMexican blog will be participating in the in the blackout started by Reddit

Beginning Wednesday January 18th from 8am through 8pm we will be offline just providing information links on SOPA and PIPA.

Below is a list of confirmed sites participating in Blackout Protesting SOPA

Sites Participating

For additional information:

Additional Information here 

So my question is what is your stance on SOPA and PIPA and if you are against them what are you doing?


Friday, January 13, 2012

Microsoft Office on the iPad

I came across an application today that I thought was worth mentioning. It lets you use Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint from on your iPad. It has direct ties with Dropbox so you can open, edit and save your documents easily. Give it a try it is free in the Appstore.

Link to Apple AppStore

XDA-Developers Going Dark January 18th

Apparently the folks over at XDA-Developers are serious about stopping SOPA and PIPA and will go dark Wednesday the 18th not only to show support but also to motivate members to support the STOP both the SOPA and PIPA movements. For more information here is a direct link to XDA

XDA Link

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Newest Android Market SPAM

If you see a cross show up in your notification bar telling you of a new updated Market and you click it a browser will open up and take you to a page telling you "Discover Amazing Apps with the Newest Android Market" DO NOT click the link and DO NOT put it your phone number there are reports that doing so you will agree to pay 9.99 a month.


This is SPAM and the reason that you are getting this is because you installed an app and this was loaded with it. The notification will continue to show up in your notification bar from time to time and there is no app that you can uninstall to remove it. Luckily there is a utility called AirPush Detector from the Android Market  that will not only identify what app is causing the SPAM but will let you uninstall it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dark Night Rises Trailer Wow

The Dark Night Rises looks like its going to be awesome. Tell me Bane doesn't look like a bad ass in this.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hulu Plus working on Galaxy Nexus

As I posted before Hulu Plus was working on the Galaxy Nexus then support for it was pulled and it stopped working. Well thanks to Derek4484 and Delwyn from XDA-Developers they have put together a few easy steps that will get Hulu Plus working on a Galaxy Nexus.


1. Download the Hulu Backup files from the link below.
2. Extract the files the TitaniumBackup directory on your phone.
3. Restore Hulu Plus using Titanium Backup (App + Data).

Your done enjoy Hulu Plus once again on your Galaxy Nexus.

Hulu Plus Files Download

Here is a screenshot of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from
Hulu Plus on a Galaxy Nexus.

Monday, January 2, 2012

LTE Toggle for Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Thanks to the guys at Team Bamf there is now a flashable LTE toggle Widget 

Thank you Team Bamf

A Mobile Device Car Mount That Works

I have been have issues with with car mounts sticking to my dash. I didn't want to do anything permanent or that it would ruin my dash in any way. So after poking around I found this its a pad called StayStuck Suction Mount from a company called MobileFun. I will let the product speak for itself I am waiting to get the two I ordered and will provide more feedback once I get them. You can find MobileFun: Twitter: @mobilefun
Take a look: