T-Mobile’s Latest Ad Pokes Fun at Verizon and AT&T

“Hey, no choice is still a choice.” T-Mobile’s latest “anti-iPhone” commercial takes aim at both Verizon and AT&T. Since the iPhone 4 is a 3G phone on both AT&T (HSPA+) and Verizon (CDMA/LTE), T-Mobile concludes that the iPhone is slow regardless of what network you’re on. In the past they’ve taken shots at FaceTime, touting the ability to make video…

Updates Coming to the Android Market?

Publishers and developers just got an email from Google’s Android Market Team advising them of “planned service outage impacting Android Market”. This outage to the Android Market Developer Console will occur at 10PM on Thursday 18 November and ends by 4AM Friday 19 November 2010, Pacific Standard Time. Google originally got the days wrong and sent out an update to…

Cool 2D/3D User Interface for Mobile Phones

I’ve talked about The Astonishing Tribe (“TAT” for short) before on pocketnow.com, and was pretty impressed with their concept Launcher app: TAT Home. Well, TAT’s done it again, this time with “tilt-triggered dimensions”. That’s a fancy term that doesn’t do justice to the concept they are pioneering. Using the phone’s built-in tilt sensors they’ve put together a couple demos of…

New Website for Utah GOP Precinct SY08

For those of you who don’t know, I’m the Vice Chair of Precinct SY08 for the Utah GOP and Alternate State Delegate for the same. Saturday I had the opportunity to serve as State Delegate at the Utah GOP Nominating Convention, and fired Bob Bennett. As I started to write up my notes for a blog post I realized that…

Pixel Imperfect

Having been in the web business for 15+ years I get my fair share of people contacting me about potential employment with their company. While I’m not actively looking for a new opportunity at this point I always like to take these calls and find out what others are looking for. This helps me make sure I’m properly compensated by…

Personalizing your Android with custom ringtones and system sounds

Yet another in my “customizing your Android” series, I’ve written an article over at pocketnow.com all about making your Android sound like you… wait, that didn’t sound right… you get my point: http://pocketnow.com/how-to/personalizing-your-android-phone-with-custom-system-sounds

How To Backup Your Android

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 problems is relatively easy and…

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

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 Windows Mobile). Another common form…

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

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 wife. As you’ll discover, what…