Category Archives: Android

CyanogenMod Is Dead, and Its Successor is Lineage OS

CyanogenMod was the biggest, most widely used custom Android ROM. Now, it has been discontinued, due in part to internal conflicts within Cyanogen Inc. Don’t worry, though: A new fork of CyanogenMod called Lineage OS is taking up … Read more

Chromebooks that can run Android apps from Google Play

Android — and 1,000,000+ apps — on your Chromebook is awesome.

But not every Chromebook is going to get updated to have Google Play and Android apps. And most of the ones that will are in a long testing process.… Read more

10+ Commands Included In Chrome OS’s Hidden Crosh Shell

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Google’s Chrome OS includes a shell environment known as Chrome Shell, or “crosh” for short. Crosh includes several terminal commands that can be used on all Chromebooks, even if developer mode isn’t enabled.

Crosh includes commands for connecting to SSH … Read more

How do I keep my KeePassDroid database in sync with other devices?

Install Dropbox on your mobile phone as well as your other devices (PCs, laptops). The problem with this method is that Dropbox mobile doesn’t detect changes to the KeePassDroid database, hence the changes you make on your mobile device are … Read more

How do I root my Android Phone in order to tether my wifi connection

I used these simple steps to root my Motorola Droid.

First, you have to install the USB drivers (i.e. pdanet).  Then, you can connect your phone via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is turned On.

Next, you can … Read more

Android 2.2: How do I install Android Apps to SD Card

One of the issues of using Google’s Android platform was the inability to install Android apps and games to the SD Card versus internal memory storage.  With the official announcement of Android 2.2 this feature will come standard. By default, … Read more

What is in the latest Droid 2.1 Update?

Enhancements:

  • Pinch-to-zoom is now available when using the browser, Gallery, and Google Maps.™
  • – New Weather and News application plus widget.  The Weather and News app pulls the information you want from the Web and brings it to your fingertips.
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Skype Mobile for Verizon on Android hands-on (with WiFi off)

It’s been a little over a month since Verizon announced it would unleash the VoIP hounds on select smartphones, an interesting move given AT&T’s wrangling with the FCC over Google Voice and begrudging approval of Skype over 3G. Early this … Read more