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Run Android using a virtual machine on a Mac or Windows PC

Dec 14, 2010 - 18 Comments
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If you want to explore Android OS but you don’t have an Android phone, you can install Android OS directly into a virtual machine on your PC running either Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux. This process is pretty easy and it’s completely free, so if you’re interested in seeing what the biggest iPhone and … Read More

Dual Boot Android OS and iOS on iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G

Nov 15, 2010 - 6 Comments
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If you have a jailbroken iPhone 3G or iPhone 2G, you can dual boot between Android OS 2.2.1 Froyo and iOS 3.1 to iOS 4.1. The installation really isn’t that difficult, especially if you already have a jailbroken iPhone (apparently it must be jailbroken with PwnageTool, redsn0w, or blackra1n, not quite sure why), it’s basically … Read More

Android Desktop Notifier informs you of SMS, phone calls, and more

Oct 14, 2010 - 2 Comments
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How’d you like to get notifications from your Android phone onto your desktop? This cool little utility will notify you of incoming SMS’s, phone calls, and battery notifications, right on your desktop. The app installs on your Android and also on your desktop PC and communicates through Bluetooth, it’s fully multi-platform compatible so it will … Read More

Windows Phone 7 Commercial

Oct 11, 2010 - 3 Comments

This is the first commercial for Windows Phone 7, which was announced today at a press conference from Microsoft. In case you didn’t know or don’t care, Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft’s new foray into the mobile world. They’re getting a bit of a late start, but Windows Phone is hoping to compete directly with … Read More

Windows Phone 7 Release Date: October 11

Oct 4, 2010 - 5 Comments
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The battle for the mobile landscape is about to heat up: Microsoft is expected to barge right into direct competition with Apple and Google with the release of Windows Phone 7. Invitations sent out indicate that Microsoft will hold a launch event on October 11. The event will give attendees an insider look at Windows … Read More

Droid Sound Effect

Sep 28, 2010 - 9 Comments
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You know those Motorola Droid commercials where a robotic voice says “Droid”, or more accurately Drooooid? Oddly enough, your Mac may have been the originator of this sound, and without any additional software you have the ability to play and save the sound yourself. Play the Droid Sound Effect You can make the sound effect … Read More

Android on the iPhone

Sep 27, 2010 - 3 Comments
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You can install and run Android OS on the iPhone, thanks to a tool called iPhoDroid. I’m not sure why you’d want to do this, but it’s fun to know that you can. Grab the iPhoDroid download on the developers site or Google Code, the tool runs on both Windows and Mac OS X and … Read More

Did Apple Inspire Google? Google Instant is Spotlight for the Web

Sep 13, 2010 - 13 Comments
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There’s a lot of hooplah in the web world about Google Instant and it’s ability to turn up search results immediately while you type them. Is Google Instant really as new and revolutionary as it’s claimed to be? Yes and no. Yes for the web, and no for computing. You know what other prominent search … Read More

Download Android OS to run in a Virtual Machine

Aug 27, 2010 - 16 Comments
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If you want to check out Android OS, you can download and run a pre-configured Android OS Virtual Appliance installation within VirtualBox. You’ll need a torrent client to download the virtual machine itself, and of course Virtualbox to run it. You can download Android OS VM here and get VirtualBox here, both are free downloads. … Read More

Convert to EPUB – How to convert PDF, HTML, Word DOC, and more to EPUB format

Aug 12, 2010 - 30 Comments
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EPUB stands for ‘electronic publication’ and it’s the accepted standard format for digital book publishing. If you want to make an ebook that can be read on a digital device, you’ll need it in this EPUB format. You can convert virtually any text containing document to EPUB format, which is the preferred format for reading … Read More

Loyalty: 77% of iPhone owners will buy another iPhone – only 20% of Android owners would buy another Android

Jul 24, 2010 - 5 Comments

CNN Money posted the results of a consumer survey that has some really interesting facts about the iPhone and AT&T. The most amazing claim is the percentage of people who are committed and loyal to the iPhone versus those who own Androids. Here are the important figures: 77% of iPhone owners say they’ll buy another … Read More

Microsoft Paying Mobile App Developers to Create for Windows Phone 7

Jul 15, 2010 - 3 Comments

Microsoft is busy trying to play catch up with Apple’s runaway success of the iPhone and App Store model. According to BusinessWeek, Microsoft is actually providing financial incentives and revenue guarantees to developers that create for their new Windows Phone 7 platform: The company is providing financial incentives ranging from free tools and test handsets … Read More

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