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Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

GweeDo Re:When will I get it on my Nexus 5? (178 comments)

I assume the number of people clicking and waiting are probably pretty few. Normal users probably don't realize a big update is coming until the day the notice pops on their phone. For the rest of the people, you can sideload the update easily. I don't think it is perfect, but it isn't the end of the world. The benefits of a staged roll out shouldn't be over looked either. Look at the issues Apple had with their first update to iOS 8 and having to pull it after so many already installed it. A staged roll out would have prevented that.

about two weeks ago
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Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

GweeDo Re:When will I get it on my Nexus 5? (178 comments)

The OTA started yesterday. They do a staged roll out for all these updates. So you should get it within a few days.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon Web Services To Build Two New Aussie Data Centers

GweeDo Re:so slow... (27 comments)

It will only help if people use that S3 region. It won't magically make things from US East faster for you.

about a month and a half ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

GweeDo A fool and his money... (291 comments)

T-mobile's site says that phone is $324 full retail price. You can get a Moto G for $199 or a Moto X for $299. If you bought that phone you simply didn't do any research.

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Announces 'Fire Phone'

GweeDo Re:Is it locked to the Amazon app store like... (192 comments)

I assume the parent is actually meaning applications that use Google Play Services (http://developer.android.com/google/play-services/index.html). These will never work on any Fire product.

about 5 months ago
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Android Needs a Simulator, Not an Emulator

GweeDo An already solved problem (167 comments)

I am also and Android developer and this problem is already solved. Android Studio + ADB (included with Android Studio) + Genymotion. You get native speed, lots of sensors to emulate and can even install the gapps packages if you need to test against those libraries (I use them for Chromecast support).

about 5 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

GweeDo Apple (627 comments)

If only Apple has been using an IDE that looked for unreachable code...

about 9 months ago
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Starbucks Phone App Stores Password Unencrypted

GweeDo Android seems ok (137 comments)

I didn't spend much time on it, but this doesn't seem to be the case on Android. First of all, they never store things outside of /data/data/com.starbucks.mobilecard. So only a root application would be able to read things. Secondly, the main sqlite database they seem to be storing things in is encrypted.

about 10 months ago
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CyanogenMod Windows-Based Installer Released, With Supporting Android App

GweeDo Re:Apps (74 comments)

CyanogenMod comes with a full file manager by default. It is simply called "File Manager" in your app drawer.

1 year,14 days
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HTC Unlocks Its Own Phones

GweeDo Re:HTC is my new favorite company (145 comments)

I am running CyanogenMod 7 (latest RC from Slayher) in a non-LTE area and have my LTE radio disabled. The battery life on the thing is still sad.

more than 3 years ago
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HTC Unlocks Its Own Phones

GweeDo Re:HTC is my new favorite company (145 comments)

They are awesome! I hope you also like extended battery companies ;)

* Sent from a current HTC Thunderbolt owner.

more than 3 years ago
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HTC Unlocks Its Own Phones

GweeDo Re:Wait...what? Huh?? (145 comments)

Most people believe that Google purchased Motorola Mobility for their patent portfolio to protect against the likes of Oracle and Apple since they are currently so sue happy. That has nothing to do with locked or unlocked bootloaders.

more than 3 years ago
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HTC Unlocks Its Own Phones

GweeDo Wait...what? Huh?? (145 comments)

"Google, which has been trying to lock Android down more, probably doesn't see it that way."

The only phones that Google "produces" are the Nexus line. These have unlockable bootloaders already. Don't get me wrong, I am happy HTC is doing this, but that statement about Google is just silly and wrong.

more than 3 years ago
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US Preserves Smallpox For Defense

GweeDo or.... (248 comments)

It is to kill all the humans for when the aliens come back!

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Honeycomb Source Code Release Is On Ice

GweeDo Re:Simple answer (136 comments)

Or because the Apache license is a BSD style license that allows for this.

more than 3 years ago
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'Motherlode' of Data Seized At Bin Laden Compound

GweeDo Re:Truecrypt (718 comments)

His technical assistant might have worked for Sony.

more than 3 years ago
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Skype For Android Can Leak Data To Malicious Apps

GweeDo Re:Something looks a little fishy here (79 comments)

Yes, in his example at the bottom he is using a root shell, but the application (which is shown in the video) isn't running as root.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Announces Final Homes of Shuttle Fleet

GweeDo Cosmosphere (195 comments)

Ah, this will be the first NASA ship that won't be at the Cosmosphere. They have Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Capsules. They have a few Russian capsules (not sure which exactly). They have an actual Titan rocket even. To bad :(

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Take a Pay Cut To Telecommute?

GweeDo No (615 comments)

I live 3 blocks from my office.

more than 3 years ago

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GweeDo writes "WiiTimer.com lets you quick and easily see how long you have to wait for the Wii's release and just how much money you will need to set aside to afford it all. The page allows you to select only the pieces you care about and set your own sales tax percentage to get the exact amount you need."

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