Recently, a friend of mine asked me for some help with her Windows PC. Her son got bitten by a nasty bit of ransomware. A giant screen came up saying “YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED”, claiming that the NSA’s PRISM program had detected illegal content on the machine. Only by paying $300 to the “NSA” […]
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Samsung Epic and slow launcher with Froyo
After using Froyo on the Epic 4G for a few weeks, I came to the conclusion that something was very wrong with the launcher. Often, I would return to the homescreen after using an application, and I would have to wait several seconds for the icons to redraw. This happened most frequently if I changed […]
Froyo on the Epic 4G
I downloaded Froyo today for the Epic. Got some really nice new features. You can see the official procedure for installing, along with a list of improvements here. I was pleasantly surprised to find some features that weren’t on the list.
Belkin Conserve Valet
I like this product from Belkin so much that I had to write a review on it. I just got mine last week, and I love it. I had tried one of those wooden boxes to manage our chargers. Problem was, it ended up getting filled up with a bunch of little wall-wart USB bricks. […]
10 Days with Android – First Impressions
I just switched from an iPhone to an Android phone. Specifically, I was using an iPhone 3G running version 4.2 of the iOS. The new phone is an Epic 4G running Android 2.1 (Eclair). Performance is night and day. I thought I’d share some observations and workarounds that I’ve come across.