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 [...]
Tag: galaxy nexus
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 [...]
Your battery is low. Please plug in your charger. If you own a smartphone, especially an Android one, you’ve been seen this kind of message before. If you’re like me an on a portable device all the time, you see it a lot. I carry around a charger and microUSB cable in my bag, just [...]
Despite my problems with my Nexus 7 Android tablet, I use it a ton and carry it with me just about everywhere. Most of the time I am in reach of a known WiFi access point, such as my home or work. But sometimes I am at places without WiFi coverage or at places where [...]
As I use my tablet and smartphone more and my desktop and laptop computers less, I’ve started doing things I thought I’d never do with a touch device. For example, our Honda Fit broke down a day after the dealer “serviced” it. They demanded proof of insurance before they would tow the car back to [...]
Google Maps and Google Navigation are some of the best apps on the Android platform. The unattractive, computerized female voice of the Navigation app has guided me to many locations, whether I’m in my car or in my motorcycle. I don’t like to look at my mobile phone while I’m driving, and I can’t look [...]
Draw Something is an iOS and Android app that allows two players to play online to guess words and phrases. It’s an absolute blast, despite a few missing features and some glitches.
I review Light Flow, an Android app that lets you customize the color and behavior of your phone’s LED. It’s a great value at $2, but there’s a free version you should try first.
People report “poor” and “terrible” battery life with the Galaxy Nexus. I discover that I get more usage out of a more powerful device than I expected, and even more battery life than my prior two smartphones.
One of our Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones was stuck in a very long boot animation loading loop. Verizon Wireless told us to take it back to Costco, and the phone had some problems doing a factory reset.