Windows 8: We’ve got an App Store too!!!

Not to be out done by Apple’s Mac App Store, the Amazon App Store and pretty much any Linux distro the folks in Redmond may just be working on their own version of the “generic App Store” for the next version of their desktop OS, Windows 8. Why the turn towards a centralized software versus the traditional “insert installation disk” setup? Find out after the break. Continue reading

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Beauty of Choice: The Mobile Realm (Pt. 1)

I’d love to say I’ve found one ROM that meets all my (sometimes ridiculous) needs, is super fast and stable, and supports all my apps, but it just hasn’t happened yet. I’m addicted to the idea of managing my blog from my phone so I’m hesitant to go to Gingerbread again, but I’m getting kind of annoyed with some of the things on Liberty 2.0. Yes, the pros still outweigh the cons. The main pro for staying with Liberty at least another week being the massive amounts of customizations. My Oreo Slice + 4G + Slight Honeycomb hacked together theme looks just fantastic to me. Custom transition animations and custom pulldown back ground help me make my phone truly mine. More on this subject and others after the break! Continue reading

April Fool’s Day King: Google FTW

Everybody’s favorite tech day of the year! April Fool’s Day is a great day to be a nerd, what with the abundance of clever geeky jokes and hilarious nerd culture references.  YouTube was a very close second with their fantastic video about “Viral Videos from 1911” even going so far as to include an option to do it to any video you start watching (in America at least). Viral video references are in proliferation here and they’re pretty fantastic. My favorite moment has to be the “Bed Intruder” parody.

Runner Up: YouTube 1911 Viral Videos:

Grand Champion Prize still goes to Google for their massive roll out of various April Foolery. Here’s the list so far:

  1. Google search “helvectica” or “comic sans“. You’ll see.
  2. If Chrome was your browser of choice, try out Google’s new ChromeLite extension. Text based isn’t always faster…
  3. Biology nerds will appreciate Google’s new model edition to the Body Browser: Google Cow
  4. Third greatest video you’ll see today (+1 for the Star Wars reference)

And the creme de la creme of Google’s shenanigans: Gmail Motion. Using a keyboard and mouse is sooo 2000 and late bro. All the cool dudes are using motion control. While certainly no competitor to Kinect, it promises more “natural” text input. As the video demonstrates, its slightly less than “natural” and leaning more towards “coworker alienating” and “children frightening”. Either way you’ll find the demo video quite hilarious.

 

Honorable Mention:

Any Linux-heads/literary buffs in attendance will appreciate this next link: The Canterbury Disto. The only way this could get better would be if somehow Lucas Film got in on this and injected some midichlorians. Too much? Possibly. Either way I know what’s going on my next Linux build. Have a great April Fool’s Day folks!

You stay classy, World Wide Web.

Hello world! (Yes, I’m keeping the title)

(Wait, didn’t I just change it then?? :S )

Welcome to A Droid Blog. My name is Wil Nelson. While obviously Android and my personal experience with the OG Motorola Droid (That’s Original Gangsta, yeah) will be the main focal point here, I have a lot else going on besides that such as: anything with PC’s (mostly hardware, but you’ll find I’m still a hardcore Linux fan), music (mostly alt rock), and my faith. You’ll see all these topics and more pop up over the course of time, but I look forward to filling up that little section of Cyberspace not yet used for something that hopefully turns out to make your day just a little bit better. Run on sentences are a bonus for my posts as well! =P

Anyways, welcome to my little patch of the Blagosphere, “A Droid Blog”. I hope you enjoy the visit!

Here’s a map to assist you:

My Location

That's "A Droid Blog" in the top left side.

Peace out!

-Willy

P.S. Bonus points for the line count of the XKCD references.