How To Backup Your Android

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A long, long time ago I worked for a local (and now defunct) computer manufacturer. I worked almost every position the company had to offer, but one of the more adventurous was “bench tech”. A bench tech is a computer technician who is tasked with diagnosing and repairing computer problems, hardware and software. Fixing hardware…

tatHome: Android’s Killer-App?

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If we’ve learned anything from the Windows Mobile, iPhone, and Android wars it’s that UI/UX is arguably the most important aspect to a PDA (yes, I said PDA). Whether it’s a phone (Windows Phone 7 vs. iPhone vs. Android), a music/media player (iPod vs. Zune), etc., if your competitor has a prettier interface than you,…

What happens to apps I bought for my old Android when I get a new one?

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Back in the olden days when you bought software it came in a box with discs. In the really olden days, those discs were magnetic, but more recently the industry switched to optical (in the form of CDs and DVDs). Some innovative people distributed their bits on microSDHC cards (such as ALK’s CoPilot Live for…

How using an Android-powered G1 made the best of a hit-and-run

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Background Most articles on pocketnow.com offer news, tips, and rumors about our favorite handheld and pocketable gadgets. This article is a little different. In this article I’ll walk you through using an Android-powered T-Mobile G1, 3G, Google, and some very handy apps to get through what should have been a traditional night out with my…

Nexus One Over-the-air update

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According to Google’s Nexus One Blog, starting February 2hd, 2010, Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones. This update will include the following features and fixes: Google Goggles will be installed by default Google Maps will be updated to version 3.4 which includes: Starred items synchronized with maps.google.com…