Tag: android

Using Google Forms to Keep Track of Ascension Scores

Using Google Forms to Keep Track of Ascension Scores

I play a ton of Ascension, a card-based deck building game. I own the first core set and expansion and while I enjoy it, the digital experience is a lot easier to manage. Unfortunately as of this writing the Ascension app is only available for iOS. I backed the Android and Windows Kickstarter project, and […]

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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, […]

Zombicide Survivor Helper App Review

Zombicide Survivor Helper App Review

We love playing Zombicide with our friends. The game supports up to six players (we’ve played with nine players after modifying things a bit). The game is a big hit. One of the things we don’t like about the game is managing the character cards. There are two big reasons to interact with your character’s […]

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Organ Trail Android Game Review

Organ Trail Android Game Review

Clack clack whunk There I was, playing another round of Oregon Trail. I was about six years old, typing away on my school’s amazing Apple ][ computer. My time spent in the library trying to get my band of settlers from Missouri to Oregon was pivotal and shaped my future life experience with computers, Apple, […]

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Jawbone UP Biometrics Band Review

Jawbone UP Biometrics Band Review

Sedagive? likes tracking her physical activity and food intake. She’s tried several methods for doing this, including paper, spreadsheets, numerous Web sites, and Android apps. A lot of people at my current employer are very active. One of my co-workers had a sleek black band on his wrist. “Hey dude, what’s that?” I asked. “It’s […]

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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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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