Archive for August, 2010

The guts of the Dell Streak, courtesy of ifixit.com

August 18th, 2010

ifixit.com has gotten hold of the Dell Streak and laid it bare for the whole world to see.

Now at first, I wondered what business did Dell have making a phone? They have a hard enough time making a computer that someone actually wants (stupid IT departments not included)

After perusing the impressive component list, I may have to alter my thinking on Dell’s phone making ability.

Check it out:

The Dell Streak features:

    5″ 800×480 TFT LCD Display (Yes that says 5 inches! This is a tablet with phone capabilities!)
    5 MP rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera
    Android 1.6 (Donut) operating system
    1 GHz Qualcomm 8250 Snapdragon processor
    Corning Gorilla Glass front panel (This is very important…invest in Corning now!)

    Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon processor
    Analog Devices ADV7520 Low Power HDMI™/DVI Transmitter
    Hynix H8BES0UU0MCR NAND-based MCP
    Qualcomm MXU6219 RF Transceiver
    Qualcomm PM7540 Power Management chip
    TriQuint Semiconductor TQS 7M5012 Power Amp (Quad-band GSM)
    Texas Instruments TPS 65023 Integrated Power Management IC

Thank you ifixit.com

Tumblr Android app

August 16th, 2010

Finally Tumblr has released their Android app!

Tumblr is one of the more engaging ‘Micro Blogging’ platforms available today. There are far more features than, say, Twitter. First off, there is no character limit and you can customize your Tumblr page to your heart’s content.

p.s. You’ll need Android 2.1 at least to use the Tumblr app.

Animal Planet for Android

August 14th, 2010

Just about anyone likes Animal Planet. (part of Discovery Communications LLC) Kids and adults of all ages love to see videos of animals in their natural environments…or doing something kooky. If you possess a phone that uses the Android operating system, you now have access to an amazing app that will bring the Animal Planet into the palm of your hand!
Inside you’ll find great video, amazing photo galleries, show schedules, on-air talent bios, quizzes, and a lot more.

Animal Planet Lineup:

With this app, you have access to the full Animal Planet lineup of shows.
Including:

    River Monsters
    Pit Boss
    Monsters Inside Me
    Last American Cowboy
    I Shouldn’t Be Alive
    It’s Me or the Dog
    Fatal Attractions
    Dogs 101
    Cats 101
    …and many more!

Videos:

The Animal Planet App for Android allows you to have instant access to a huge library of videos from the Animal Planet archives.

Each video listing contains a still image from the video, a title and date of submission. there is also a useful information link that allows you to read about the video to see if it interests you.

Photo Galleries:

You’ll find photo galleries from each of the Animal Planet series.

To get the app:

either select the link

Animal Planet App

or use your Barcode Scanner App to scan the following QR code

withinroute.com Easily find businesses along your travel route

August 10th, 2010

Have you ever wanted to know the location of a great restaurant or find a hardware store in an area you’re not familiar with? Withinroute.com is your solution!

Withinroute.com is an easy to use, mobile enabled web based app that will deliver business locations along your desired route of travel. Simply enter your starting location and then enter the location you plan to travel to. Then enter the type of business you are looking for. (pizza, theater, electronics etc.)

1. Set your mobile browser to http://withinroute.com/

2. Enter in your location, destination and type of business you want. (pizza, electronics, grocery etc…)

3. Choose the exact business that suits your needs. Read reviews, get contact information etc.

4. Get exact driving directions to businesses.

5. Smile!

Maps are provided by Google Maps.

Business listings and reviews are provided by Yelp.com

There’s even a website widget available to add to your travel blog or home page or whatever.

http://withinroute.com/

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