Category Archives: Android tips

Nexus 7 FHD (2013) vs GPad 8.3 vs iPad Mini

LG is preparing to release their new G Pad 8.3 Android tablet with a nice 1920×1200 resolution, of course Google’s new 1920×1080 Nexus 7 has been out for a while now and Apple’s iPad Mini is looking absolutely outdated. Both resolutions on the Android tablets are are very nice, but how about screen area and actual PPI: Manufacturer and model name Year introduced Screen size Screen area Resolution Ratio PPI Google Nexus 7 (2013) 2013 7″ 20.94 square inches (6.1″x3.4″)

New Google Nexus 7 Hands On (2013 edition)

Yesterday while stopping into Best Buy I was surprised to see a new Nexus 7 in the tablet section. After playing with the device for a while I came away unimpressed. It is a solid device 🙂 but the screen was not as overwhelmingly good as I expected 🙁 Perhaps the biggest problem for me was that my Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s display actually seemed brighter and it was also not that much smaller than the Nexus7: Google Nexus 7 (2013) 2013

Nook HD+ Review at $149 price point (and N2A/RootMyNook)

With the recent price drop to $149 and the announcement that B&N will not be making new color tablets, there are a lot of questions out there about the Nook HD and Nook HD+. This is my placeholder for my full Nook HD+ review, where I hope to answer some of those questions 🙂 Sections will be added below: Let me begin by saying that $149 buys you a LOT tablet and there are a number of tweaks to help

Recommendation: Buy a Nook HD or Nook HD+ at $129/$149

While B&N has recently shut down their tablet manufacturing operations, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ are still available for purchase. What makes the two tablets even more delectable are their new prices: $129 for the Nook HD and $149 for the Nook HD+. The Nook HD+ is my favorite, with a resolution of 1920×1280 but even the HD has a nice 7″ 1440×900 resolution display. When I took a look at the Nook HD+ around Christmas time it really

What is the status of 64GB MicroSDXC cards and N2A?

When I tried N2A (Nook to Android) I had pretty good luck with a 64GB Class 10 Sandisk card: N2A cards 64GB Nook HD+ Android reviewhttp://www.jdhodges.com/blog/n2acards-64gb-nook-hd-android-review/Santa brought a shiny Nook HD+ for Christmas this year. I immediately started hacking/enhancing this delightful gift by utilizing N2A’s Nook to Android 64GB Android Jelly Bean conversion… However, it seems that N2A no longer supports 64GB cards 🙁 N2A Cards | Why do you no longer offer 64GB N2Ahttp://desk.n2acards.com/customer/portal/articles/1051674-why-do-you-no-longer-offer-64gb-n2a-preconfigured-cards-or-instant-downloads-The answer is very simple; the cards

Use Motorola Lapdock with other phones? [yes]

The Motorola lapdock can be used with phones other than Motoroloa phones (Atrix/Photon). As a matter of fact you can use some lapdock features with popular phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III or the HTC One EVO. The only limitation comes with the fact that most phones these days have a single micro-USB connector which can either: Charge the phone / transfer data Output HDMI via MHL Act as a USB host via USB OTG (on the go) This

How to pair Pebble smart watch with HTC EVO 4G LTE

My Pebble arrived recently and I was quite bummed that it did not seem pairable with my HTC EVO 4G LTE 🙁 Thankfully, after a bit of experimentation, I was able to pair the two lovely devices. Here is how: #1 Make sure Bluetooth is ‘on’ for both devices #2 Go to the Bluetooth pairing screen on the EVO and choose, Menu -> Search for devices #3 You should see a screen similar to the one below: #4 Choose ‘Pair’

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