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Display Battery Percentage

September 15th, 2012 Comments off

The Samsung Galaxy S3 lets you easily see how much juice is really left on your device. Go to Setttings, then Display and then check the “Display battery percentage” box.

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Logitech Harmony 650

September 9th, 2012 1 comment

So my father-in-law somehow lost his remote control we gave him for Christmas a year or two ago and he went back to using about 14 remotes to watch TV! Not sure how you lose a remote control that you use everyday but we are thinking the dogs may have ate it! Anyway after a month or two he had to have another one and went to Best Buy to get a newer model. He ended up getting the Logitech Harmony 650.

I went over this evening to get it set up. I’ve never had one of these remotes but they are pretty cool if you don’t like having a bunch of different remotes. This Harmony remote:

Logitech Harmony 650

~Can replaces up to 5 other remotes
~Supports 5000+ brands
~Very simple online setup using your PC
~Color screen shows your favorite-channel icons plus commands for easy navigation
~One-click activity buttons like “Watch a DVD” automatically switch the right devices to the right settings

I think it probably took longer to get all the device IDs than it did making it all work. All in all, very easy setup and nice looking remote control. Heck he even knows now that he can pause and rewind a show on TV with the DVR he’s had for a couple of years. The new remote didn’t make that happen, he just didn’t know he could pause TV all this time!

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World’s First ErgoSensor Monitor

April 7th, 2012 Comments off

Interesting concept. Can’t wait to see if these can actually help somebody. Not sure about everybody else that sits at a desk most of the day but my back kills me just about every day and I’m ready to try something new. Maybe this monitor should be connected to your mouse and shock the crap out of you when you are sitting with bad posture!

Philips – Brilliance LCD monitor, LED backlight P-line 24″/61 cm Full HD display – 241P4LRYEB/00 – Office LCD monitors – Monitors – PC products and phones.

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Asus Prime on 4.0.3 ICS

January 12th, 2012 Comments off

One thing I like so far is they updated when they said they would, actually they did it early! Got my Asus Transformer Prime yesterday, with the dock, and as soon as I got past the Welcome screens, it did a few updates and I am now on Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0.3. I can’t remember updates for my Android phones being available early with Verizon!

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Asus Transformer Prime

January 10th, 2012 Comments off

So, I used this year’s birthday and Christmas money to order me an Asus Transformer Prime. I should be getting it soon. I’ve been wanting an Android tablet for a while and I think this is supposed to be the most sought after Android tablet to hit the market in a while. I’ve had a couple of the original iPads for a long time but didn’t like some of the limitations. I guess I’ll get to compare soon enough! This is supposed to be the first Ice Cream Sandwich Android tablet also. I hope this ICS quad core tablet lives up to the hype!

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Security Problems with Pre-Installed Android Apps

December 5th, 2011 Comments off

Good reason to be able to uninstall the crap installed by AT&T, Verizon and so on. I’ve considered rooting my phone for months but always chicken out since I can’t afford to screw it up! Have you rooted your phone and if so, how did you do it and were there any problems?

Researchers Discover Leaks In Pre-Installed Android Apps [News].

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HTC Releases Gingerbread Kernel Source For the Thunderbolt

October 29th, 2011 Comments off

What’s this going to do for the Thunderbolt world?! I’m still liking my HTC Thunderbolt even though I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about it. No real complaints, better battery life lately and 4G in my area now too!

HTC Releases Gingerbread Kernel Source For the Thunderbolt – Let The ROMs Begin.

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HTC Rhyme Review | Android Community

October 17th, 2011 Comments off

Well, it may not be 4G or dual core but my wife loves this new phone. The accessories and the fact that it came in something that looked like a fancy looking makeup box just did it for her! Honestly not being 4G or dual core may be why the battery last so long and I can’t see why she needs either anyway.

HTC Rhyme Review | Android Community.

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Verizon HTC Rhyme

October 4th, 2011 Comments off

After she washed the HTC Incredible, the HTC Rhyme seemed like a nice replacement. I have to say it’s a nice phone and it comes with some nice accessories. I learned one thing pretty quick about the HTC Rhyme, there isn’t a removable battery!

Verizon HTC Rhyme™.

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HTC Incredible Nice and Clean

October 3rd, 2011 Comments off

Well, just so you won’t try this, an HTC Incredible will not live through a full cycle in the washing machine!

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