Tyler Miller

Google Pulls Yongzh’s *oid Emulators

May 29th - Arguably, but not really, the most popular emulators on the Android Market have been yanked by Google. The *oid line, developed by Yongzh, seems to have finally rubbed Google, or some console developers the wrong way. Engadget has noted that Mr. Zhang has moved his line of emulators to the SlideME store where they will …

Samsung Wants to See What Apple is Cooking

May 28th - Four days ago Apple got a court order to smell what the Samsung is cooking. And now it would seem that Samsung is looking to play a game of “You show me yours, I’ll show you mine”. With this request, Samsung is looking to catch a glimpse of the yet to be announced “iPhone 4S”, …

Google Movies Blocked on Rooted Devices

May 22nd - Finally, something the non-rooted community can hold over its super-user counterpart. Google has decided to block users, with rooted devices, from accessing the Google Movies service. Users with rooted devices are greeted with a rage-inducing “Failed to fetch license…” error whenever they try to load a movie for viewing. Google has come out and flatly …

Hulu + XOOM = Success [ Updated ]

May 14th - XOOM 3.1 users can now access Hulu thanks to a patched version of the Flash version 10.3. XDA member bigrushdog released the modified version yesterday. Instructions are simple enough, and do not require root. Uninstall Flash from your XOOM Download the modified version. Can be found in the link to XDA Sideload modified version In …

LG G-Slate Review

May 12th - A most welcome package arrived for me on Monday. My Fiancée surprised me with my very own LG G-Slate; suddenly my roses and ultra chewy oatmeal cookies with no raisins that I gave her for Mother’s Day seemed…well, really freakin’ sub-par. I had often toyed with investing in an Android tablet, not out of need, …

FCC Wants Your Input on the T-Mobile Buyout

Apr 30th - If you’re one of the few with a real bone to pick over the proposed T-Mobile sell-off, now is your chance to tell the FCC what you think. Did you leave AT&T for T-Mobile? Are you not interested in a data network that has the reliability of France mid-battle? Would you rather something something of …

Google Letting Users Opt-Out of Ad Targeting via Market

Apr 16th - For those of you who find Google’s ad targeting a little on the creepy side of life, there may be light at the end of your tunnel. Google will now allow users to opt out of all that targeted advertising that comes from AdMob and Google through the Market settings. While it’s a great gesture …

Conspin: The Remote You Need, For the Devices You Have

Apr 12th - Another day, another device that has Android slapped on it. Conspin, known for there home theater gizmos, has just released the Andi-One, the first Android powered universal remote. Through this device you’ll be able to remotely control up to 50 of your devices over WiFi, RF or IR. The remote supports over 10,000 devices from …

Why Would Anyone Buy Android?

Apr 10th - That’s the question Business Insider is asking people in a 12 question survey posted this morning. The way they ask the question, in all caps (cruise control), simply reeks of snooty iPhone users wondering why they aren’t on top anymore. It would seem that some reasons which are clear as air, just aren’t clear enough …

Who to be First on the Block to Own a G Slate?

Apr 9th - Hot on the heals of the Gold Oscar XOOM on eBay, comes an auction of the upcoming LG G Slate that will be hosted by T-Mobile. To get in on the action you’ll need, as of this post, an $810 bid. You’ll want to hurry as this auction will be ending Monday around 8AM PDT. …

Verizon Customers May Want to Update Their Spam Filters

Apr 5th - Epsilon, a company that handles email databases for a large number of companies, had a bit of a security breach last week. Verizon Communications seems to be a part of the roughly 50 companies who were affected and says they have taken action to notify customers of the breach they claim has been limited to …

Android Developers Having Issues Updating Their Apps

Apr 3rd - We’ve been receiving a steady stream of emails these past few hours letting us know that developers are unable to access most of the Market Back End to do some of the basic things in life: upload new apps, update apps and view their comments. Whenever developers attempted to maintain their accounts, they are greeted …

MyTouch 3G Slide FroYo Available

Apr 2nd - The successor to the MyTouch 3G, the Slide, has finally gotten an official taste of soft serve. The only catch is that it isn’t an OTA and users will need to make the effort to install it manually; though HTC has provided all of the neccesarry tools on their website. Is this a welcome addition, …

Android SMS Bug Still Plaguing Users [Updated]

Dec 31st - A bug that was first brought to the attention of Google back in June has yet to be addressed and appears to be picking up steam, let me add fuel to the fire (give you that which you desire). An SMS bug in which a sender tries to send a message to their spouse saying …

Korean Carriers Avoiding Nexus S

Dec 31st - Apparently South Korean carriers plan to avoid the Nexus S like the plague. The reason? Google wont let them fudge the phone with carrier crapware. Apparently bogging devices down with absolute garbage isn’t just an American tradition; and with Google’s desire to keep their baby pure, South Korean carriers across the board are butt hurt. …