Category Archives: Gadgets and Tech

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.

ViaSat-1 Flyaway mobile internet via SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Terminal

A while back I found this reference to the “Flyaway” portable satellite internet kit by ViaSat. It fit the entire dish, modem, and router into a large suitcase and it utilizes the super-fast ViaSat-1 satellite: How ViaSat’s Exede makes satellite broadband not suck | Ars Technicahttp://arstechnica.com/business/2012/01/how-viasats-exede-makes-satellite-broadband-not-suck/The home market isn’t the only target for Exede service. ViaSat is also going after mobile and remote applications, including a satellite “fly-away” kit that packs into a 25-pound, airline-checkable suitcase and can be used to transmit live high-definition

Difference between original WildBlue and Exede [explained]

Recently I had some people ask me what the differences are between the original WildBlue and Exede satellite internet plans. The answer: They utilize different satellites and offer vastly different speeds and usage experiences. Exede utilizes ViaSat-1, the most capable commercial communications satellite in existence Launched October 19, 2011 aboard a Proton rocket, it is the world’s highest capacity communications satellite with a total capacity in excess of 140 Gbit/s, more than all the satellites covering North America combined, at the time

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

First Generation Kindle on eBay

The latest entry in the Bought & Sold series… This is where I list items that I sell on eBay. Simple enough huh? Here we go… Up for auction: 1st generation Kindle Description: this is the replacement Kindle that Amazon sent us after American Airlines killed our original Kindle. It has not been used other than to be turned on, as my wife and I bought an iPad while we were waiting on Amazon to send us a replacement Kindle. Condition: I believe

Seagate Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus 1 TB external hard drive, USB & firewire 7200RPM

Here is an archive of a nice hard drive that I recently sold on eBay: Seagate OneTouch 4 Plus 1 TB,External,7200 RPM (STM310004OTA3E5-RK) Hard Drive For everyone with data-protection needs that is looking for an elegantly simple, full-featured backup and storage solution, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus sports a new vault-like industrial design that conveys security and protection. The elegant color scheme and design make it a good fit in any home or office setting. Includes: Maxtor external hard drive,

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