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Nate Swanner

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

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 ...
by Nate SwannerAugust 2, 201323

Moto X bootloader is locked

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.
by Nate SwannerAugust 1, 201314

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

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 ...
by Nate SwannerAugust 1, 20138

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

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 ...
by Nate SwannerAugust 1, 2013

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

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 ...
by Nate SwannerAugust 1, 201326

Hulu ‘actively working’ on Chromecast functionality

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.
by Nate SwannerJuly 31, 20132

The Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign is slowly failing

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 ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 31, 201355

Google brings faster WiFi to 7,000 Starbucks locations

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, ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 31, 20135

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

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, ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 31, 201311

Google Views allows you to contribute your photospheres and panorama shots

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), ...
by Nate SwannerJuly 30, 2013
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