Nate Swanner(532 posts)

All posts by Nate Swanner
Most Recent
post image

NoFlo is set to change the way programming works, but not acts.

by: Nate SwannerAugust 2, 2013
It’s great to see a system where everyone wins, really. We all get a more approachable way to solve problems, which is what any program or app is really designed to do. The hardcore programmers get to work on deeper stuff, and the designers of the world can get working on a product themselves, at least on a entry-level basis.
post image

Moto X bootloader is locked

by: Nate SwannerAugust 1, 2013
For those who were curious, the Moto X comes with a locked bootloader. Not a surprise, as it’s a carrier device right now, but worth noting.
post image

Moto X software: it’s aware of you, so you should be aware of it.

by: Nate SwannerAugust 1, 2013
The hardware is definitely not top of the line, but the workaround for that is software. If you have a phone in which the software takes great advantage of the hardware, it forgives the shortcomings quite a bit.
post image

Google updated Play Music for Chromecasting issues, Calendar for syncing notifications

by: Nate SwannerAugust 1, 2013
Some users have experienced issues with Play Music Chromecasting, which has prompted Google to update the app. My own experiences until the update were negative, as Play Music would often refuse to play a song or “radio station”.
post image

Android, iOS, Samsung, and the facts about brand loyalty

by: Nate SwannerAugust 1, 2013
The idea behind the study was to see which mobile operating systems and which manufacturers people preferred, while appreciating their former device OEM and OS. As it turns out, iOS is a clear winner for loyalty across the board, but that figure can be a bit skewed.
post image

Hulu ‘actively working’ on Chromecast functionality

by: Nate SwannerJuly 31, 2013
Another big piece of the streaming content puzzle has fallen into place for Chromecast, as Hulu has announced they are “actively working” to support our favorite new media streamer.
post image

The Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign is slowly failing

by: Nate SwannerJuly 31, 2013
Initial support was phenomenal, with about 10% of their goal being raised in the first 24 hours. Early success like that can always be attributed to the core support of your goal or platform. Continued success is only achieved by mass appeal, and it seems the Ubuntu phone just doesn’t have that.
post image

Google brings faster WiFi to 7,000 Starbucks locations

by: Nate SwannerJuly 31, 2013
Starbucks is often viewed as a great place to drop in, have a pick-me-up, and use free WiFi. If that’s your M.O., Google has made life a little bit better for you. Starting in August, Google will team up with Starbucks to bring faster WiFi speeds to all 7,000 company operated locations throughout the US.
post image

Google’s “how to” video has some good tips for taking great photopsheres

by: Nate SwannerJuly 31, 2013
Along with Views, Google shared a best practices video for taking good photospheres. It shared pointers like holding the phone close to your body (guy in the video looks really awkward, though), tilting the phone rather than panning down, and using it in portrait mode (which is a party foul in every other instance).
post image

Google Views allows you to contribute your photospheres and panorama shots

by: Nate SwannerJuly 30, 2013
This, along with Google’s offer to loan out street view cameras, is a great way for them to map the world. Photospheres can be taken with the latest versions of Android (4.2 and newer), but panoramas with both mobile devices and DSLR cameras can be submitted as well.
1 12 13 14 15 16 54
lg g3 knock code aa (3 of 6)
Nougat is here, though getting it to all devices is a whole other story.
Xiaomi Mi Box
Android N logo AA
Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR AA 1
iPhone 7 back gold top camera logo
google pixel and pixel xl first look hands on together aa
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Unboxing-14
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Notetaking)-4
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Notetaking)-15
samsung galaxy note 7 aa autom3otices ryan vergara (20 of 23)
google pixel and pixel xl first look hands on aa-42
Google Pixel International Giveaway!
Poll of the week
Recent Reviews
google pixel xl initial review aa (19 of 48) front featured
Google Pixel XL initial review: first 48 hours
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Olympic Games Limited Edition overview
samsung galaxy note 7 review aa (5 of 20)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review (updated)
Nubia Z11 Review-16
Nubia Z11 review
Buyer’s Guide
Best Android phones (October 2016): our picks, plus a giveaway