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 the mantle, and it will keep most of what you loved about CyanogenMod. What Happened to CyanogenMod, and Where It’s Going … Read more CyanogenMod Is Dead, and Its Successor is Lineage OS
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. We all hate waiting. And we all hate updates that break things. Google and the … Read more Chromebooks that can run Android apps from Google Play
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 servers, monitoring resource usage, debugging network problems, tweaking hidden hardware settings, performing hardware tests, and … Read more 10+ Commands Included In Chrome OS’s Hidden Crosh Shell
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 not replicated to your other devices. To remedy this syncing issue, use Autosync Dropbox.
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 download and run SuperOneClick. Click Root. Reboot phone when complete. Go to the Android Marketplace and … Read more How do I root my Android Phone in order to tether my wifi connection
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, apps will continue to be installed on internal memory storage. However a quick visit to … Read more Android 2.2: How do I install Android Apps to SD Card
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. You get weekly and hourly weather forecasts based on your location, and news headlines. New support for voice-to-text … Read more What is in the latest Droid 2.1 Update?
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 morning the Skype Mobile app hit the Android Marketplace for Verizon devices (and only Verizon … Read more Skype Mobile for Verizon on Android hands-on (with WiFi off)
Pdanet has been one of the most popular software for Windows Mobile phones, Palm OS phones and iPhones. It is now ported to the Android system! PdaNet provides you with FULL Internet access so all your email, instant message programs will work without any setting changes. Supports both USB Tether and Bluetooth DUN. PdaNet does NOT … Read more How can I tether my Droid phone to a laptop?
It’s been anticipated for a while now; Verizon just officially released information on the specifics of what Verizon Droidowners will have to look forward to in the upcoming Android 2.1 update. The update will be performed over the air and will bump up the Droid to the more current version of the Android mobile operating system. New features … Read more Verizon Droid Android 2.1 Update Arrives Tomorrow