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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!.



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



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

Docs and Info

  • How to use your DROID from Verizon
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Apps Market for the Droid


  • 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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