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T-Mobile new ways to pay for android apps

Author: John Olson Sunday, December 13, 2009 0 comments

I was reading an Article at Information Week and was quite interested in this little tidbit of news.  T-Mobile is offering Android phone users an option of paying for their apps on their T-mobile account.  I think this an awesome thing it would definitely take out some of the pain of the buying process and you wouldn't need to have the money right now, pay for it when your bill comes in.  Awesome!


New Iphone On The Way

Author: John Olson Thursday, December 10, 2009 0 comments

Word out on the net is another Iphone is in the works.  Engadget reported a tweet from Eldar Murtazin which stated: 

"Foxconn received order for next generation iphone"  

For those who don't know, Eldar Murtazin is a mobile analyst as well as Editor 'N' Chief of Mobile Review.  He's the man when it comes to mobile devices, he did a great job predicting the last two iphone's.  

Now what does it mean to have another iphone in the works, well hopefully it will be a gsm/cdma phone.  Hopefully they won't give us the 3Gs with software updates.  Apples fantastic about stunning the world with their devices, let's hope they can do it again.  Tell me what you think in the comments.

AT&T To Curb Smartphone Data Use

Author: John Olson Wednesday, December 9, 2009 1 comments

AT&T investors talked about AT&T's compromised network.  According to Ralph de la Vega (chief executive of AT&T Mobility) Said the network in San Fransisco and New York are:   "performing at levels below our standards."  Nothing concrete was said about how or when Smartphone data will be curbed.  This has been a growing problem for AT&T for quite some time now, and they are working on upgrading the network, but upgrading the network will be a slow process.  

Now there is absolutely no point to smartphones with curbed data.  If they limit how much data can be used on smartphones then phones like the Iphone would have most of it's services shutdown in a short period of time in leau of a new month to come. 

According to Luke Wilson in the AT&T commercial their network is solid and can do so much, yet they are planning on limiting smartphone data usage, Interesting!  I really want to know what you all think, drop a line in the comments or message me on twitter.

Source: (Informationweek)

For those like myself who are unwilling to wait for Verizon's Push of the (ESD56) software update.  Behold someone has figured out a manual version of the update to install on your phone.  

I have just installed the update to my phone so I haven't had much time to play with it but I have discovered a vast improvement in phone operation moving from screen to screen and loading applications are much faster I haven't tested any of the other improvements but I will let you know how things are going in a couple of days.  

For those ready to manually install keep reading:

The folks at have given the steps on how to update your Motorola Droid to the new Android 2.0.1 software.  

1) Download the file and place it in the root directory on the DROID’s microSD memory card. Do NOT place it in any sub-directory or rename the file to something else.
2) Power the phone off.
3) Slide open the phone so you can see the keyboard.
4) Press-and-hold the letter X on the keyboard and press the Power button until the device powers on.
5) Continue to hold the X button until the screen shows a triangle and exclamation mark.
6) Release the X button and then press the Volume UP *and* Camera buttons at the same time. Be sure to keep the phone open.
7) On the screen you will see several choices, use the d-pad on the keyboard to move down the list and select the “” file.
8 ) The update will begin and take a few minutes.
9) Once it is done, select the 1st option on the screen to Reboot the phone – NOT Factory Restore.
10) The phone will turn off and then restart, and the “DROID EYE” will show for about 90 seconds.
11) Once the Home Screen loads, everything will be intact, including programs and settings.


Google Brings It On Part 3

Author: John Olson Tuesday, December 8, 2009 0 comments

During my research of Google Goggles I came across something very interesting which of course I probably would of known about if I would have read my rss feeds.  So I went to Google to search for the new Goggles Android app and much to my surprise was I was getting real time information from everywhere.  Twitter, forums, Facebook, you name it - it was showing up.  I was really impressed with the information I was getting from a simple search.  I found it extremely helpful and was also able to get an idea of what the app was like, how well it worked, and whether or not I should download it.

So I researched and discovered Google's Real Time Search.  By the time this posts probably all of you reading this would already know about it, but in case you didn't or you've been using BING! for a couple of weeks now is the time to switch and head over to Google.

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