Category: tech


YOURLS: Now with random short URLs and other plugins

A few months back, I wrote a post on how to run your own URL shortener using YOURLS. Since then, the free, self-hosted shortening tool has undergone a major update – v1.5.
As the headline alludes to, the biggest change from YOURLS 1.4.3 to 1.5 is the addition of plugins. Now, instead of being forced to …


Tracking the official VZW HTC Droid Incredible OTA update

Whereas last time proved to be pure BS, this time…the update is for real. Yet, it still seems to be taking VZW what feels like forever to push the over-the-air to Droid Incredibles all across the ol’ U S of A.
So what gives? Well, not much really. The following collection of official VZW Support Tweets …


Hey Google: Native Android screenshots are WAY overdue

Dear Google / Android team:
I’m a huge proponent of the Android platform. Generally speaking, I’ve been very impressed with the development and evolution of the Android mobile operating system over the past couple years. That is, except for one thing – the inexplicable inability to capture screenshots without rooting an Android device.
WTF. To borrow …


Tracking the Droid Incredible OTA update rumors [UPDATED]

Update: It sounds like the rumored OTA might have been pulled and will be replaced with…Android 2.2 (Froyo) and other awesome goodies, all wrapped up in one update coming supposedly in August! (via: BGR / AndroidCentral)

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Western Digital alienates existing WD TV Live customers, confuses potential consumers with its new ‘Plus’ model

I’m all for companies iterating and releasing new products with slight upgrades. I also completely understand that slightly older models will soon after be left in the dust. It’s called planned obsolescence. Apple and other successful gadget companies have taken this strategy to heart and made a killing from it. However, there is always a …


How-to: Get better battery life from your HTC Droid Incredible

IMHO, the HTC Droid Incredible is the Android device to beat, for the time being. Despite having a smaller display (albeit with the same resolution), no kickstand, and no 4G in comparison to Sprint’s new HTC Evo, the Droid Incredible shares the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8MP camera, and Android 2.1, to name a few …


3 Free Apps to Make Your Android Photos More Incredible

I’m not talking about improving your photos of Androids, but rather the photos taken with your Android device. With over 50K apps and counting available in the ever-expanding Android Market, there is no shortage of options for camera-related apps. That said, I’ve come across three particularly useful and fun Android apps to make your regular …


How-to: Setup your own Twitter photo site with WordPress

There are plenty of capable third-party services that make uploading and sharing mobile photos simple and easy, such as Twitpic, yfrog, and Flickr, to name a few. But what if you want more control over how the content is displayed, and perhaps more importantly, where and how the images are stored (i.e. control over your …


Seeing Red: VZW’s rumored HTC Incredible v. Nexus One

Since the Nexus One was first revealed back in January, everyone has been wondering when it will hit Verizon Wireless. In the meantime, rumors of another VZW Android powerhouse device, the HTC Incredible, have been circulating far and wide across the web. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the rumored specs for each of Big …


iPad, SchmiPad. Netflix is coming to the iPod touch too.

Today is the day of the iPad – a “magical and revolutionary product at an unbelievable price” says Apple. Great. It’s not that I wouldn’t enjoy owning and/or using one, it’s just that I don’t have $499-829 of disposable income lying around here at the moment.
So what is a poor iPod touch owner supposed …