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Best Motorola Photon Extended Battery AND Case!

Here is the best extended battery I have found for the Motorola Photon: Hyperion Motorola Photon 4G 3500mAh Extended Battery & Back Cover and here is a case that actually fits pretty well when the extended battery is installed! Solid Black Silicone Skin Gel Cover Case For Motorola Photon 4G I have found my battery life to be 2-3 days with fairly heavy use, whereas before the extended battery I was lucky to get a day’s use. 🙂 The price

How to calibrate Motorola Photon extended battery

2012.07.20 UPDATE: So far the battery life with the extended battery is simply phenomenal! I recently purchased a Hyperion extended battery for my Motorola Photon (about $18 on Amazon). Mugen is another popular brand of extended batteries, however, they seem to be $60+. So for now I am pleased to try out this lower cost battery and see how it performs After switching to an extended battery it seems that the Photon will report that the battery is running down fairly quickly

Download Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Phone USB Drivers

Yesterday I needed the latest Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Android Phone USB driver, however, the Samsung site was down 🙁 In case you are in a similar situation, here is a download mirror of the latest Samsung driver: s2 link This download was tested with AVG anti-virus and installed on Windows 7. Below is the official Samsung driver site if it is currently working.   Support – AT&T Cell Phones SGH-I727 | Samsung Cell Phoneshttp://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SGH-I727MSAATTDescription OS Release Date Language Size (MB)

Motorola OTA update for Photon (DETAILS)

Today I received a notification from Motorola about the availability of an OTA (over the air) update for my Photon. Down below you can find the full details.  But first, three important notes: If you have your Photon rooted, reports are that this update removes root. 🙁 There is no mention of a fix for the no-audio problem on Lapdock 500 etc. when using the phone as a WebTop 🙁 This does not update the Photon to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) 🙁 Details

Adjusting color balance on Android phones

One of the beautiful things about Android devices is that they are so configurable. Case in point, adjusting the color balance on my phone. My Motorola Photon has a nice resolution screen (256 PPI) but I never found it comfortable  to my eyes 🙁 Today I had my Photon setting next to my iPod touch and found that on the Photon screen whites were too white. It really looked less appealing and caused more eyestrain than the otherwise antiquated iPod touch screen.

Cool Bluetooth Temperature Sensors: Android, iOS, Cloud

2013 UPDATE with additional option: Here is a line of some wireless sensor products that are garnering rave reviews! They utilize a manager (ethernet tag manager) device which can communicate with low cost sensors then report the data to your device or the cloud, together it all forms a nice alternative to traditional Bluetooth sensors. Enjoy 🙂 Monitor and Find Everything in Your Home or Office from the Internet – Wireless Sensor Tagshttp://www.mytaglist.com/Wireless sensor tags connect events in physical world, e.g. motion, door/gate

Cheapest cargo pants with a tech pocket

If you like cargo pants as much as I do then you’re probably in the market for a nice pair with a tech pocket for your Android phone or iPhone. 🙂 These Wranglers fit the bill and come in a variety of colors and sizes. You can find them at Wrangler.com, K-Mart or Wal-Mart for around $16. 100% cotton 2 front pockets 2 back pockets 3 side cargo flap pockets 1 cell phone pocket Button and zipper closure Rating Overall

How to close an individual notification in ICS

If you’ve recently upgraded from Honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich, you may be wondering how to close individual notifications. Honeycomb had an ‘X’ by each notification, pretty simple huh? ICS does away with individual X’s and allows you to either: Press and swipe an individual notification left or right and off the screen (this has the effect of closing an individual notification) Or, you can press the ‘X’ at bottom of the screen below the notifications and this will close

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