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Jawbone UPdate

Jawbone UPdate

Sedagive?’s Jawbone UP biometric tracking band died on July 26th. We immediately contacted customer service at Jawbone. Jawbone was pretty prompt to respond — initial contact from us was on July 26th, and they sent us a replacement on July 29th. The replacement UP seems to be working so far. This validates my belief that […]

Google Nexus 7 2 2013 Android Tablet Initial Impressions Review

Google Nexus 7 2 2013 Android Tablet Initial Impressions Review

Here are my first impressions with Google’s latest Nexus 7 tablet.

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Jawbone UP Down

Jawbone UP Down

Less than three weeks after I wrote about our Jawbone UP biometric bands, Sedagive?’s UP gave up the ghost. Her UP wrist band wouldn’t sync today. The band would stop at 2%, and then eventually stopped being recognized altogether. Here’s what we did to troubleshoot, and eventually gave up and wrote to Jawbone: Tags: android, […]

How to Request Your Phone Data That’s Collected by the NSA

How to Request Your Phone Data That’s Collected by the NSA

Unless you’ve been living in a cave hammering AK-47s out of shovels you’ve heard about Edward Snowden and the NSA’s massive network for collecting data on American citizens. The United Kingdom’s Guardian has issued waves of articles about what’s being stored (phone calls, email, chat records, Facebook posts, etc) as well as all the various […]

Get a better ETA with Glympse

Get a better ETA with Glympse

“When will you be over?” “Uh … anywhere between 1PM and 5:45PM.” “…” This is the kind of conversation I had with my friends for the last twenty years. I am terrible with directions, and not very good at estimating time or distances. Coupled with my fear of being late this means that I usually […]

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Expand and Collapse Android Notifications

Expand and Collapse Android Notifications

I’ve been an Android user for over three years. One of the things I like the most about Android is how quickly it evolves. My first Android handset (HTC Droid Incredible) ran 2.1. While I managed to figure it out the user interface had a lot of room for improvement, especially for new users. Android […]

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How I Fixed a Disk Read Error in Windows 7

How I Fixed a Disk Read Error in Windows 7

I’m writing this post mostly for when it happens again (when you’re dealing with these kinds of weird Windows errors, they’re bound to happen again). However, if it helps someone out, more the better. About three days ago I purchased a Seagate 1TB SSD / platter hybrid hard drive. I bought it to speed up […]

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Dropsync Dropbox Sync App for Android Review

Dropsync Dropbox Sync App for Android Review

I used Dropbox to keep some of my files in sync. One of the problems with the Dropbox Android client is that it doesn’t sync from the device back to Dropbox. : rewind sound : Say wha? Dropbox doesn’t sync? Isn’t that the point of Dropbox? Yep. It’s true — you can sync from Dropbox […]

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DCI Plug Out Cord Management Organizer Review

DCI Plug Out Cord Management Organizer Review

I have a ton of cords near my nightstand. This is partly because I’m a geek and partly because of my job. I have four Android devices on the nightstand plus my lamp. When I was helping out the iOS team I had an iPhone and an iPad charger as well. It looked like a […]

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Dooblou WiFi Explorer Android App Review

Dooblou WiFi Explorer Android App Review

In theory, accessing the data stored on your Android device is easy. Plug one end of your USB cable into your computer, one into your phone or tablet, and boom — copy off your photos or whatever. However, this hardly happens, especially if you have multiple devices in your house from multiple manufacturers. On my […]

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