Tether Your Android Phone With Ubuntu

November 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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One of the much touted features of Android 2.2 Froyo is the ability to connect the phone to your computer through USB and allow the computer to use your phone's internet connection. This practice it commonly known as tethering.

I'm not sure about other mobile carriers in the US, but Verizon modifies/disables this feature in Android so that you can't use it. Verizon wants you to pay another $29.99 a month to enable this feature. That wouldn't be too much of a big deal if they didn't already require you to already have a $29.99/month unlimited data plan just so you can activate an Android phone on their network. Read more

Transcode Video For The HTC Incredible on Linux

August 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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If you regularly follow my blog you know that I recently got an HTC Droid Incredible smartphone. This phone has a native screen resolution of 480x320 pixels. MPEG4 video with AAC audio is supported in both the .mp4 and .3gp container formats. Read more

Motorola/Verizon Droid Specs Leaked

October 25, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gadget, linux 

This past Thursday evening someone tipped off the Boy Genius Report that the Motorola Droid phone specs were published on the Motorola website. The pages were only up for about half an hour, but the Boy Genius Report managed to grab some screen captures of the spec pages. Here's the rundown of the leaked specs. Read more