Posts Tagged ‘Droid’

LunchCast – App store for your PC

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Apple has released an APP store for the MAC OS.  What about the PC.  There are talks about getting one.  However, there are some pretty cool alternatives:

  1. Allmyapps (my favorite)
  2. Google Apps
  3. Amazon Apps for Droid


Allmyapps

Allmyapps



LunchCast – Droid for sale, Upgraded to the Fascinate

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Droid listed for sale on EBAY.Droid

I upgraded to the new Fascinate, so I now have the Droid available to sell.  List price on this bad boy is $559.  I see them selling used on ebay for around $200.

Lets get the bidding going, please check it out.  Thank you.

LunchCast – Droid and Flash 10.1

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Want to install Froyo Leak on your Droid? Visit Droidlife.

Casey has installed Froyo leak – Android 2.2 and flash 10.1 on his phone.  He is able to watch all the youtube videos now.  However a lot of sites still don’t come up.  It could be that they redirect to a mobile version of there website, without flash.  He also tried Hulu.com and a message indicated that he isn’t licensed to view videos on Hulu.com.  Maybe it thinks he isn’t in the USA.

LunchCast – Audible App for the Droid Phone

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Do you have an Audible account and a Droid Phone?  Want to listen to your books on the Droid?  You can download the beta version of Audible from here

  1. Download the file to your pc and rename the extension to .apk from .zip
  2. Connect your usb cable to your computer and the Droid.
  3. Drag down the top line of your phone and choose mount usb flash card.
  4. On your computer copy the file to your flash card on the droid.
  5. Disconnect your droid and mount the flash drive on your phone.
  6. Use a program such as Astaro and browse to the file you just copied and install it.
  7. Note: Settings > Applications – install applications from unknown sources must be checked.

All credit for this find and the download file goes to Corinacakes on DroidForums.

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You can download the application here: http://www.4shared.com/f…Vv/AudibleAndroidB3.html
Once downloaded, change the file from a .zip to a .apk and place it on your SD Card.
Make sure you have the proper settings on your Droid to install applications from unknown sources, which can be found in Settings > Applications.
Then use a file manager program like Astro File Manager to locate the .apk on your SD Card and click it and choose to install it.
All credit for this find and the download file goes to Corinacakes on DroidForums.
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LunchCast – TomTom Darth Vader Voice

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Have a TomTom ?  You will want to get the directions from Darth Vader.  Check out the 3 samples

  1. Depart
  2. Turn around when possible
  3. Left turn ahead

Voices will be coming for the Droid in June.


LunchCast – Tether your Droid to the iPad or any PC

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Don’t want to wait for the iPad to come out with the 3G data service? Want to use your existing iPad on the internet while you are on the road or traveling? Own a droid and want to use it’s data to access the internet? If you answered yes to these questions, then I have an answer for you.

On your Droid, download the app called Barnacle Wifi Tether.
Since this is all new, you will need to take care and follow the directions carefully.
You will need to root your Droid to allow the app to run. Since the Droid was upgraded to version 2.1, you may need to take extra steps in rooting the Droid.
What does rooting the Droid do? It allows you to gain access to the phones operating system and make changes to it. Since some of the features are turned off by default, rooting the Droid will give the Barnacle app access to turn the required features on so can share your data. Be aware that rooting the droid may break your contract with your cell phone provider. You can always restore your phone back to the non-rooted state if you need support on your phone or if you want to be compliant again.

Sharing your data with other devices can consume your data faster then just running off of the Droid. You will need to watch this so you don’t exceed your plans limits and get charged extra by your cell phone provider.

Here are the steps that you need to make this work:
1). Backup your phone
2). Root your Droid
3). Install Barnacle Wifi Tether
4). Start the Tether
5). On your iPad, go to settings, wifi, and look for the Droid and connect to it.

Happy tethering!.

Sources:

Droidlife

LunchCast – Droid, iPod, Nirsoft

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Nirsoft – System Exporter –  Grab the data stored in standard list-views, list boxes, and combo boxes from almost any application running on your system, and export it to text, HTML or XML file.

Droid, Is there a video out jack that I can use to watch my video on a TV?

Apple, iPod and iPhone has that feature through the headphone jack.


LunchCast – Droid APPs and GPS

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

I own the Motorola Droid, and I keep looking for new apps that work and are usable.  There are a lot of apps out there, but after reading the comments on most of them, they seem to have problems or they are in beta stage of the software development.

I found this App called GPS Tracker which claims that it is free.  You can then track the phone via the website for all to see.  Is there security to only allow the people you want to see where you where?  The website is provided by instamapper.com

Some other apps that I really like are the Google Shopper, Shop Savvy, Google Goggles.


Motorola Droid Review and Links

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009


Verizon Motorola DroidHave a new Droid Phone?  I have purchased my Droid at Walmart and found it to be a great deal.  $188 out the door without having to deal with mail in rebates like you would at the Verizon Store.

One of the many great apps that I have used so far is QIK.COM. [qik user=”dkwizard1″]

With this app, I was able to stream video of my sons soccer and cross country events live to the internet.  Being new to the app, I didn’t realize that the default setting was set to private instead of public.  Once I changed it, everyone was able to watch the events live.  I liked the chat interaction from the people watching from the live stream.  I did notice, as time went on, the lag was almost up to 4 minutes.  I am guessing this is due to data congestion on the network.  However, once I stopped the stream and restarted, all was ok again.  I also noticed that It recorded the event on the website instead of my phone.  That is a great space saving feature.  At this point, I am not sure how long or how many videos I can save on the website.  The best part about this app, is that it is free.  One of the cons about the app is that there isn’t a zoom feature.  One of the comments was that the viewers needed binoculars to watch the event live.

Check out these great links

Motorola Droid
  • Tether your phone via bluetooth
  • Tether your phone via USB (PDANET)

GPS Navigation

  • Car Home – GPS Navigation
  • Carrr Matey – Locate your car
  • Four Square – Locate your friends
  • Google Latitude – Locate your friends
  • Locale – Event and location driven

Music/Video

Accessories

  • Car and Alarm Dock using magnets – Engadget
  • Car charger via usb cable.

Docs and Info

  • How to use your DROID from Verizon
  • .

Apps Market for the Droid

COOL APPS

  • PICSAY – Multitouch for the droid.
  • Metal Detector
  • Shop Savvy
  • Movies

HandBrake settings for the Motorola DROID Phone:

848×480 resolution, H.264 codec, 1500kbps avg bitrate, AAC 48KHz 160Kbps

  • iPod legacy
  • 848 (w) blank (h) (anamorphic set to “none”),
  • .video bitrate 1500
  • AAC Stereo 48kHz @ 160 Kbps.
  • AnyDVD is used to break the encryption.
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