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Nexus 7 Screen Separation Issue

Nexus 7 Screen Separation Issue

I pre-ordered my Google Nexus 7 tablet the day it was announced. Mine arrived a few days after launch, and I’ve been using it exclusively ever since. My poor rooted and Jellybean ROM’d Amazon Kindle Fire doesn’t get any love. On the second day of use, I noticed a squishy feeling on the lower left […]

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How to get Google Maps Turn by Turn Street Name Voice Navigation Back

How to get Google Maps Turn by Turn Street Name Voice Navigation Back

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 […]

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How I Rooted My Amazon Kindle Fire and Installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

How I Rooted My Amazon Kindle Fire and Installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

My process for rooting an Amazon Kindle Fire and installing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Gallery2 Photo Uploading Problem

Gallery2 Photo Uploading Problem

Over the weekend I discovered I was unable to upload photos to my Gallery2 server. I use Gallery2 to host all of my photos for Gibberish. No photos = no posts. Well, not many posts, I guess. I spent some of the weekend trying to troubleshoot the issue, but my server’s logs and the Gallery2 […]

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How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

I haven’t been too impressed by my Amazon Kindle Fire. One of the reasons I disliked it was the lack of key apps that I use on the Amazon app market. The biggest missing app was Dropbox, which I use to synchronize my KeePass database file. I manage over 550 different passwords via KeePass, so […]

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Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.

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Living With Google’s Two-Factor Authentication
By September 12, 20111 Comments Read More →

Living With Google’s Two-Factor Authentication

I write about my experience of using Google’s two-factor authentication after living with it for three months. It is very advanced, but the setup may too complicated for most Web users.

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How to Avoid Facebook Scams and What to Do If You Screwed Up

How to Avoid Facebook Scams and What to Do If You Screwed Up

Here’s how to identify common Facebook video or wall post scams, and what to do if you clicked on one by accident.

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How to disable Google Buzz

How to disable Google Buzz

A very short tutorial with step by step instructions on how to disable and remove Google Buzz.

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