Apple Screws iPhone Customers… Again

January 20, 2011 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: news, opinion 

It seems as though Apple Inc. can't be satisfied by booming sales and record profits. Cupertino's evil empire has decided that it would be best to put tamper resistant screws into the iPhone. Of course that may be best for Apple's bottom line and not necessarily best for their customers.

Now, when faithful Apple customers bring their iPhones into an Apple store for a warranty repair, the standard Phillips screws are to be replaced with "Pentalobe" screws. Read more

Tether Your Android Phone With Ubuntu

November 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

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

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