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  • Vanity - Phantom data usage on new Droid

    07/30/2012 5:36:03 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    I bought a new Android Captiva over the weekend to replace my slooooooow Blackberry. I have the 300 Mb plan since I rarely use any thing near 200 Mb worth of data a month. However, I checked and I have already used almost 45 Mb. I have download some apps and updates but not 45 Mb worth. It is not a big deal to get the unlimited plan, but if there is something I am doing wrong I can fix it. I turned off the "W-Fi" button, will this have anything to do with it? thank you,
  • Favorite News Apps? Is Free Republic developing an app?

    03/22/2011 8:54:17 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 22, 2011 | Vanity
    I've downloaded Drudge & The Blaze apps.... what are some of the other higher quality content apps? I'd love to see a FR app, but realize the expense may not fit into this year's budget. Capital project for 2012????
  • Tech Q: Do any of the new Droid phones sync with MS Outlook?

    11/03/2010 12:36:56 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 22 replies
    PackerBoy | 11/03/2010 | PackerBoy
    Thanks for any help on this. It's time to upgrade my (Verizon) cell phone and I am trying to find out if any of the new Droid phones (or any other new Verizon phone, for that matter) can sync with Microsoft Outlook.My Palm Treo 755P has served me well for 3 years, but apparently things are changing at Veriizon and I soon will no longer be able to use it for syncing.
  • Free cell phone application combats voter fraud

    10/28/2010 12:40:44 AM PDT · by JoeA · 6 replies
    Examiner.com San Francisco ^ | 10/27/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    With the 2010 election just days away, and alarming reports from early voters trickling in about voting irregularities, a 501c4 group called American Majority Action has released an application designed to report vote fraud.
  • Is Android Bad for Google’s Brand?

    09/08/2010 5:22:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 09/07/2010 | Cody Willard
    “The public doesn’t trust Google as much as it does Apple. And the Nexus One debacle proves that without a customer service infrastructure, you’re screwed.” So wrote the best music analyst and one of the best bloggers extant, Bob Lefsetz on Lefsetz.com last week. He was making a point about how Apple’s biggest secrets to success lie in the company’s ability to simply deliver the best customer experience of any corporation on the planet. His words as to how Apple got so good: “You’ve got to go back ten years. Actually, just a bit longer, to when Steve Jobs came...
  • The dirty little secret about Google Android

    08/23/2010 4:53:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 70 replies · 1+ views
    TechRepublic ^ | August 23rd, 2010 | Jason Hiner
    Google Android began with the greatest of intentions — freedom, openness, and quality software for all. However, freedom always comes with price, and often results in unintended consequences. With Android, one of the most important of those unintended consequences is now becoming clear as Google gets increasingly pragmatic about the smartphone market and less and less tied to its original ideals. Here’s the dirty little secret about Android: After all the work Apple did to get AT&T to relinquish device control for the iPhone and all the great efforts Google made to get the FCC and the U.S. telecoms to...
  • Inside the Droid 2? A lot of upgraded silicon

    08/14/2010 11:26:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | August 13, 2010 4:26 PM PDT | Brooke Crothers
    Elpida supplies the 512MB DRAM memory module, twice that of the original Droid. That Qualcomm chip is the CDMA processor.(Credit: iFixit) Under the hood, the Motorola-Verizon Droid 2 is really a hopped-up version of the original Droid. While practically a clone of the original Droid on the outside, the Droid 2 is not the same inside. As a previous post spelled out, underneath the skin beats a new Texas Instruments processor that is about twice as fast (based on the megahertz rating) of the original Droid 550MHz (Droid) versus 1,000MHz, i.e., 1GHz (Droid 2). And as seen in the...
  • Seven common gripes/complaints about Motorola DROID

    08/05/2010 5:06:05 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Home Bliss Blogspot ^ | Home Bliss Blogspot
    I know this is going to piss off some Android lovers out there but the story has to be told nonetheless. Feel free to flame this post but it will not stop me from reporting news that might put some dents to DROID/Milestone or any other gadgets in the future. Read on to find out more about those common gripes or complaints about DROID/Milestone, Motorola’s Android 2.0-powered smart phone.
  • Motorola Droid Getting Android Froyo Update Next Week

    07/30/2010 5:30:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Maximumpc ^ | 07/30/10 at 04:57:06 PM | Ryan Whitwam
    Until now, only users of Google's tragically short lived Nexus One had access to Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo), but according to a communiqué from Verizon, the original Droid will be getting the update next week. This is big news for a large segment of the Android user base as the Droid was a very popular phone.  Android 2.2 brings some useful new features to the platform. For instance, Google's new Jun-in-time compiler speeds up applications dramatically, and the browsers new JavaScript V8 engine makes web pages render much faster. We're going to be very interested to see how Motorola handles...
  • Motorola Droid X: Thoroughly Reviewed ( AnandTech goes deep under the cover for the details )

    07/21/2010 12:22:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 3+ views
    Anandtech ^ | 7/20/2010 4:27:00 PM | Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi
    You have to hand it to Motorola; as little as a year ago their future looked bleak. Android was still in its infancy and lacking polish, mainstream devices running it were few, and there weren’t public or visible signs of any forthcoming devices which would challenge the dominance of BlackBerry or iOS, especially from Motorola. A few months later, they launched the Motorola Droid, and a few months after the floodgates opened up - out has poured a steady stream of relatively polished devices running Android 2.x. It’s been breakneck almost, with new flagships every 3 months on average -...
  • Motorola Droid X Sold Out? Not Necessarily

    07/21/2010 12:14:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    PC World ^ | Jul 20, 2010 2:45 pm | JR Raphael,
    Verizon's Motorola Droid X is a hot commodity these days. Despite what you may have read, though, the phone isn't too hot to get your hands on -- if you know where to look. Within a day of the Droid X launch last Thursday, Verizon's online store had to push its shipping date back to July 23 in order to keep up with demand. Now, Verizon appears to be extending that delay: Big Red has just bumped its Droid X shipping date to August 3 for all orders placed online. Verizon Wireless locations around the country are reporting the same...
  • Motorola Droid X in serious lockdown

    07/15/2010 12:15:47 AM PDT · by TeachableMoment · 21 replies · 1+ views
    TGDaily ^ | 14th Jul 2010 | AHARON ETENGOFF
    Motorola's eagerly anticipated Droid X smartphone is expected to hit the hot summer streets in just a few hours. But don't plan on hacking, rooting or modding the Android-powered device anytime soon. 
In addition to locking down the smartphone with an encrypted bootloader, Motorola has instructed its obedient Droid to brick itself if the kernel, bootloader or ROM becomes noticeably compromised.
  • Nokia, RIM, HTC, Samsung and Motorola: Shut Up, Apple

    07/19/2010 3:39:48 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 18 replies
    AllThingsDigital ^ | July 19, 2010 | John Paczkowski
    There’s nothing wrong with the iPhone 4 that isn’t wrong with its rivals. That claim, made by Steve Jobs at the special iPhone 4 press conference Apple held last Friday, drew a loud round of catcalls from the smartphone industry, which clearly didn’t appreciate being tarred with the same brush that has smeared Cupertino these past few weeks. Nokia (NOK), Research in Motion (RIMM), HTC, Samsung and Motorola (MOT) have all issued statements taking issue with Apple’s claims and accusing it of unfairly trying to draw them into its death-grip drama. Here are their rebukes. -snip- Research in Motion: Apple’s...
  • Cellphone inventor Marty Cooper uses a Droid.... and a Jitterbug

    05/23/2010 5:50:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 985+ views
    Engadget ^ | March 11, 2010 | Donald Melanson
    Sure, you read reviews and take recommendations from friends before you buy a new cellphone, but have you ever stopped to consider what the inventor of the cellphone uses on a daily basis? C-SPAN has, and recently took the opportunity to ask the man himself, Marty Cooper, that very question during a wide-ranging interview. While Cooper said that he has used an iPhone previously, he recently passed it on to his grandson in favor of a Motorola Droid, which he says he chose because he wanted to get more experience with Android. But that's not all, Cooper also revealed that...
  • Droid X Proves a Hit: Sold Out (Most retail stores reporting little to no stock left after)

    07/16/2010 1:48:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PC WORLD ^ | 07/16/2010 | Daniel Ionescu
    The Motorola Droid X launched Thursday and is already sold out, exceeding Verizon's demand expectations. The carrier had said that there would be no Droid X shortage, but the initial online stock of the hot Android smartphone is now exhausted, with the next shipping date pushed back to July 23. Many Verizon Wireless retail stores and Best Buys around the U.S. are reporting low or no stock. The Droid X is this summer's flagship Google Android phone, selling for $200, after a $100 online discount on Verizon's site. It has a roomy 4.3-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED...
  • Droid X: The five absolute best features

    06/26/2010 11:27:00 PM PDT · by Jeff Gordon · 28 replies · 1+ views
    dvice.com ^ | 2:03AM on Jun 25, 2010 | Kevin Hall
    For every iPhone, there's always a Verizon response. With the iPhone 4 out in the spotlight, Verizon has a new flagship device launching on July 15th: the Droid X. Like the iPhone 4, it's getting put through the paces, and the folks who have gotten to play with it are loving it just as much. How does it match up, though? Hit the link below to find out. The Odd Design The Droid X isn't shaped like other phones. It's got a fat top and a tapered bottom, yet it doesn't make it feel awkward. "The bottom is super...
  • First iPhone, now Droid. Who needs Windows?

    11/10/2009 5:26:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 992+ views
    CNET ^ | November 8, 2009 5:45 AM PST | Brooke Crothers
    If the iPhone didn't finish off Windows Mobile in the smartphone market, the Motorola Droid may. Windows Mobile is losing the last vestiges of its mojo--if it really had any to begin with--as the Droid and other phones based on the Android 2.0 operating system push the buzz meter needle into the red zone. Many in the media--which can play a big role in steering users to one technology platform or another--sense that Windows Mobile has now been relegated resolutely to has-been status. The Motorola Droid's high-resolution screen.(Credit: Verizon) Let's do a quick canvas of what some in the press...
  • The iPhone-to-Android Switch: 10 Things You Need to Know

    11/06/2009 11:51:39 PM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies · 1,023+ views
    gizmodo. ^ | november 2009
    You've had it. Maybe with AT&T. Maybe with Apple's crushing, dictatorial grip strangling the App Store. Whatever the reason, you're going to Android: Land of freedom, carriers not named AT&T, and the great Google. Here's what you need to know.It's All in the Google Cloud Android phones don't sync with your computer. That's because they don't have to: Your contacts, calendar and mail are all kept up in the great Googleyplex. Unfortunately, Google's Contacts manager, while it's gotten better, is kinda crappy, and all of your Contacts are beamed down to your phone from there.So even after you get the...
  • Motorola DROID review

    11/03/2009 9:46:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 922+ views
    Engadget ^ | Oct 30th 2009 at 1:10PM | by Joshua Topolsky
    It's hard to look at the DROID without looking at the company which brought the device to life. Motorola: for years the name has been synonymous with... well, disappointment. While the industry-stalwart made cellphones sexy with the RAZR, the days which followed have not been especially fruitful or compelling. Over the past year or so, we've seen Motorola beating its way back into the mainstream through a series of smart plays: first embracing Android as a platform, then shucking off the weight of Windows Mobile and finally bringing some desirable (and high profile) devices to market. With the DROID, the...
  • Droid smartphone unveiled by Motorola, Verizon

    10/28/2009 12:47:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies · 1,470+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 28, 2009 9:44 a.m. CDT, | Wailin Wong
    Motorola and Verizon Wireless on Wednesday unveiled the Droid, a smartphone that will test whether the companies can use software from Google to chip away at the dominance of Apple's iPhone. The Droid, a svelte slider with a full keyboard and an expansive touchscreen, will be available at Verizon Wireless Nov. 6 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Customers have to sign up for a two-year contract and data plan. Success of the new phone, which is being launched in a competitive holiday season, is crucial for Motorola, where co-Chief Executive Sanjay Jha has placed a heavy bet on...
  • Machine rebellion begins: Killer robot destroyed by US jet

    09/15/2009 1:16:33 PM PDT · by BGHater · 38 replies · 1,504+ views
    The Register ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | Lewis Page
    Rogue droid 'was attempting to cross border' An American "Reaper" flying hunter-killer robot assassin rebelled against its human controllers above Afghanistan on Sunday, and a manned US fighter jet was forced to shoot the rogue machine down before it unilaterally invaded a neighbouring country. The Reaper, aka MQ-9 or Predator-B, is a large five-ton turboprop powered machine able to carry up to 14 Hellfire missiles - each capable of destroying a tank or flattening a building. It is used by the US and British forces above Afghanistan as a "persistent hunter-killer against emerging targets". According to USAFCENT Public Affairs: The...
  • `Star Wars' droid R2-D2 to collect mail

    03/15/2007 5:02:59 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies · 456+ views
    AP via Boston.com ^ | 15 March 2007
    Thirty years ago, in theaters near and far, far away, a movie opened the imaginations of millions, combining the magic of mythology and special effects to launch the "Star Wars" phenomenon. A star of those films -- the brave little robot R2-D2 -- is about to take a turn collecting mail as the Postal Service and Lucasfilm Ltd. commemorate that movie launch. The post office is wrapping mail collection boxes in some 200 cities nationwide in a special covering to look like R2-D2. It's part of a promotion for a new stamp to be announced March 28, said Anita T....
  • Robotic age poses ethical dilemma (Insanity).

    03/07/2007 7:08:21 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 58 replies · 1,103+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2007
    In Pictures: Robot menagerie An ethical code to prevent humans abusing robots, and vice versa, is being drawn up by South Korea. The Robot Ethics Charter will cover standards for users and manufacturers and will be released later in 2007. It is being put together by a five member team of experts that includes futurists and a science fiction writer. The South Korean government has identified robotics as a key economic driver and is pumping millions of dollars into research. "The government plans to set ethical guidelines concerning the roles and functions of robots as robots are expected to...
  • NASA to use Space Age 'droid' satellites

    07/12/2006 2:12:50 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 444+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- NASA scientists say they are ready to test "smart" satellites that can fly in precision formation and are relatively inexpensive to make and operate. David Miller, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Space Systems Laboratory, says such satellites might be used for such tasks as building giant space telescopes and closely monitoring Earth. The shuttle Discovery last week delivered the second of three satellite test "droids" that are undergoing experiments at the International Space Station. "I rented the first 'Star Wars' movie and showed (a) class the scene where Luke is practicing the use...