Blahound's blog: September 2012

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

B2G (Boot 2 Gecko)


I just had a proper test of the desktop builds of Mozilla's new HTML5 based mobile OS called Boot 2 Gecko. It is pretty glitchy but obviously unfinished so you have to look past the glitches. The OS already has some support from OEMs and networks so we should actually see some B2G devices in the wild sometime in the near future.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #12


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Boid Beta vs Tweet lanes (Android Twitter apps)


The official Twitter app on Android is pretty meh so it does no harm to shop around for a better way to get your twitter fix on the go! I am going to compare two free Twitter clients that come with holo themes and good ideas.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #11


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #10


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #9


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #8


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #7


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #6


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Steam big picture mode review

I decided I would test out Steams big picture mode today with my wired Xbox controller since the UI looks very very nice.

Bytes of Blah #5


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #4


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #3


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #2


What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Alan Wake and product placement in games

Alan Wake always seemed like an interesting game to me but it was never a game I ended up getting since I lost interest and kind of forgot about it since at the time I did not have an Xbox and had no plans to get one. I do have an Xbox now and it is most certainly my primary console so when I went to pre-order Borderlands 2 and saw Alan Wake for 11.99 pre-owned I decided I would get it and give it a shot.
cover photo

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Bytes of Blah #1

What is Bytes of Blah?

Just a collection of short little bits of news that I found interesting but there isn't a huge amount to discuss about them. I will include source links for the articles and such too.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

The new Nexus

This is just my thoughts on what will happen with the new Nexus this year. I'm guessing we will know more soon as I would agree with the common theory that the announcement will come on the five year anniversary of Android.
Nexus

Friday, 7 September 2012

Cyanogenmod 10 nightlies

Although I have had a Nexus I did not start using ROMs until mid august because I love the feel of stock Android anyway but after a while with Jelly Bean I felt I might as well give a ROM a proper chance.
CM10

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Motorola's live event

I watched some of the Motorola live event today on YouTube as I was not doing anything and it was refreshing for an American company to do one of these things at a time Europeans can easily watch too.
Googarola

Monday, 3 September 2012

Reviews of apps I bought in the end of summer sale

Just some quick reviews of apps I bought during the end of summer sale on Google play.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Do I like NFC?

I have had my Nexus S since about march of 2012 but as much as I wanted to I had no way to actually try out NFC on my phone. I didn't know anyone else that had an NFC enabled phone or any other NFC devices, Shops don't do NFC transactions in Ireland and I wasn't too interested in the idea of getting stickers shipped from America as there is always the risk of fees and delays due to customs.

NFC logo

Custom domain

The blog now has a custom domain which is www.blahound.net. The naked version (http://blahound.net) does not work yet but hopefully will start working in the next few hours.

UPDATE:

Naked version is now working.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Samsung's new devices from IFA 2012

Samsung has shown off a number of new devices at this years IFA event in Berlin so I'll talk about the ones that I find most interesting.

Google play end of summer sale

The end of summer sale has just started on Google play and has some big name apps like Swiftkey and beautiful widgets, and some big name games like Max Payne and NOVA3 already involved.

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=%22***+END+OF+SUMMER+SALE%22&c=apps
 

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