Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 07:12

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Android and iOS

According to Reuters Microsoft is going to bring their digital assistant Cortana to Android and iOS. As much as I like a less personal assistance of Google Now I like the idea of competition.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 04:06

CyanogenMod 12 nightlies hit the shelves with lollipop

I haven't completely tested the build yet but haven't found a major glitch either. Once CM is updated and proper GApps installed the only problems - so far - were Newsstand, Keep and Drive who all required a fresh installation. I had the same problem with a previous upgrade.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 01:45

Galaxy Nexus not getting Android 4.4

While Google anounced the N5 and Android 4.4 it also revealed which devices are getting updates. Those will be the N4, N7 and N10. But not the Galaxy Nexus. Quite to some displease with Galaxy Nexus owners.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 22:04

Drupal services,REST and mobile devices using Android as an example.

The services modul extends Drupal's core capabilities to present content immensely. it's one of those modules, with Views and some others, that I usually reference when some expert comes up with a Wordpress opinion.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 17:45

CyanogenMod 10.1 delivers Android 4.2.1 to compatible devices

Android 4.2.1 based CyanogenMod 10.1 recently hit the public nightly builds. The community based ROM behaves like a stock android system with some well dosed enhancements ... or replacements.

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 18:21

Critical security issue with various Exynos 4 based phones including Samsung's Galaxy S II and III

A couple of days ago a user on xda-developers pointed out a rather nasty issue on various Exynos 4 based smartphones including - but not limited to - Samsung's Galaxy S II, III and the Note 2.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 21:37

Clockworkmod cannot mount internal sdcard problem and the solution.

Good news first. You might not need to reflash your device. Bad news. You need to know what the hell you are doing to fix it. I recently stumbled into a nasty little problem and I'm apparently not the first and probably not the last. I wanted to update my CM10 nightly. After booting into clockworkmod recovery I had no access to any storage on the device. The apparently notorious E: cannot mount /sdcard problem. My first guess was a broken sdcard in the device as the external sdcard did cause some issues and in fact might have been broken.

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 15:42

Top 2 reasons why apps force close on your new cyanogen installation

A big problem and two simple solutions that cover most force-close problems with fresh cyanogen installations.

You have just upgraded your shiny phone to cyanogen and out of a sudden the new freedom is brutally stopped by force closing apps all over the phone. It is terribly annoying and it's mostly easy to fix. The somewhat obvious solution is to clear the caches and reset the phone. This however is a pretty drastic step and in many cases it's simply not required or it's not required and will not fix the problem.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 22:58

Microsoft starts beta for on{X} for Android. And it's a great toy.

Microsoft recently started on{x} for Android. The app is kind of a rule based programmable scheduler. A rule can basically be broken down to a trigger and an action. What makes this extremely flexible is the programming interface. You are not just limited to predefined rules or rules that you can 'click together'. In fact rules are defined in JavaScript on the on{x} website. They can then be pushed to your phone or shared with others.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:38

Chrome 19 syncs tabs across devices

Chrome 19 syncs tasks among registered devices. Required is - as usual - to register that device with your google account. I always failed to see why this is a specific handy feature. But since I'm using the beta of chrome mobile this is actually a pretty handy feature if you're leaving home or the office and want to continue reading within your tab chaos.

You just don't get 'open tabs' from another machine. You actually get a list of machines and their open tabs. So you can pull tabs specifically from various machines. IMO a much better feature than just sync'ing them.