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Entries Tagged ‘android’

Launcher Icons Disappeared from Android Cyanogenmod

I decided to ditch the Amazon software that shipped with my original Kindle Fire & upgrade to Cyanogenmod 10.1.  And lemme tell ya, I’m glad I did, because it’s a huge improvement, from both a usability and a speed standpoint. I’d stuck with the Amazon software for so long because I didn’t want to get [...]

How to Format a New SD Memory Card for your Optimus V Phone

I picked up a shiny new 8GB SDHC memory card for my Virgin Mobile Optimus V phone. I connected my phone to my PC, and transferred all of the files from my old card onto my computer.  I then disconnected, inserted the new card, and fired things back up only to find that my computer [...]

How to Root Your Kindle Fire

First off, I’d like to say that I love the Kindle Fire.  And I don’t really see a good reason to root it, at least not for most users.  Amazon really did do a great job with the OS.  Kudos, guys & gals. And If you have a Kindle Fire, you’re probably more interested in [...]

Fix for Kindle Fire no longer configured to stream video error – Why can’t I play or download?

Of course I had to get a Kindle Fire as soon as it came out. And of course I had to root the device just a day later, as soon as an exploit was discovered. Everything went well, or so I thought. I popped into bed and thought I’d watch a little Arrested Development before [...]

Popcap’s Peggle – How not to make an Android App

I installed Amazon’s Appstore on my phone, an application that offers a free download of a “paid” app each day. Today, the free app is “Peggle” by internet gaming giant Popcap.  I’m not a big gamer, but I thought I’d check it out mostly for research purposes.  I’m looking to get into Android development myself, [...]

Fix for "Java SE Development Kit Not Found” error when installing Android SDK

I have a new Android phone and wanted to play around with some Android development. I chose to install the development tools on both a Windows box and a Linux box so I could compare the experiences. I ran in to a really weird problem when trying to install on Windows, though. After downloading and [...]

Google Nexus One Coming Soon? A Tale of 2 URLs

Android Guys reports that Google is set to release a new phone, the Android-based Nexus One, on January 5.  They speculate: Google will push full VOIP usage on these, meaning no voice/sms plans needed at any carrier. Voice calls will go through Google Voice on Data SIM cards and will provide unlimited free voice calling. [...]


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