Archive for September, 2008
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been out and about and remembered that I forgot to do something on my PC. Sometimes it would be as simple a task as grabbing a certain file or setting Tivo Desktop to convert some shows for me. Other times it would be something a bit more involved like grabbing a particular torrent or setting the computer to defrag. Maybe I just wanted to turn it off and limit my carbon footprint on our wonderful world. There are many solutions for controlling a home PC when away and most require some sort of over-involved witchcraft with firewalls, routers, DNS services, processes, services and your first born child. I wanted something that would just work and I found it in RDM+. More >
If you’re getting a G1, then you’re faced with the decision of color: black, brown, or white. We’re curious – which are you most likely to go with?
We know you love your Shadow but since the G1 is still in the nursery and not ready to take home we are going to tell you a little bit more about this baby. There is still much love for the Shadow and more great how-to’s and tutorials on the way as well as some pretty cool software we’ve found so stay tuned.
The manual for the G1 is now available. We’re hosting a local copy so it doesn’t disappear. Below are some highlights about the basic functions and buttons that you might care to know about. So keep reading… More >
Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the AllShadow.com Wiki – which will act as comprehensive gathering of AllShadow.com tips, tricks, how to’s and information, that is editable by everyone in our community. We have the Wiki integrated with our forum user database, meaning, to login, just use your existing username and password (but note: leave any spaces out of your name. e.g. “Jon Jones” would be “JonJones”). You don’t need to login to view the Wiki.
There are some rules (they’re easy, we promise):
1. Please don’t use the wiki to promote personal websites unless they are directly relevant to the Shadow.
2. Please help to keep the wiki clean of spam and grammatical/spelling errors by using the “edit” function after you login. As with any wiki, you can see a history of changes made to a particular entry.
3. Please limit discussion to our forums.
Please join me in giving a huge thanks to jsmccabe78, who did the initial population of the Wiki. He volunteered a ton of time getting things started.
That’s it! Now go enjoy our shiny new Wiki =D!
P.S. Once you take a look, please come back here and give us some feedback on the Wiki.
So you’ve been waiting and waiting. Perhaps you got in on a beta and perhaps you took advantage of a Beta code. Wait no longer. SkyFire is back in force with an updated version, with new features, improvements and open enrollment.
Some New Features:
- Superbar – search and enter urls in the same place
- Share content – SMS, Email a page/link with friends right from Skyfire
- Better Video Quality
- Ability to make SkyFire the default browser
- Faster launch and reconnect
Keep reading for more information from SkyFire.
T-Mobile has gone official with the G1 and the product site is even live now. For those that don’t know, the G1 is the product of a partnership between Google, HTC and T-Mobile. It runs the Google Android operating system which is a user friendly mobile derivative of Linux. The touchscreen slides out to reveal the full QWERTY keyboard. The home screen is customizable, like any desktop should be, and it packs a 3MP camera for better pictures.
Check out the teaser intro at t-mobileg1.com. Or if you prefer to have a more informative video go to http://t-mobileg1.com/g1-announcement.aspx. You can pre-order one for as low as $179.99 plus all the usual taxes, fees, and two year agreement. EDIT: Alternatively, it is available for $399 contract free and can be unlocked after 90 days if your account is in good standing
Other details from around the web:
- Amazon has an MP3 store app for the G1
- No 3.5MM jack
- Google is heavily integrated including Search, Maps, Push Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Google Talk and YouTube all accessible from one single sign on
- HSDPA 1700/1200 plus Quadband EDGE, so yes it uses the new 3G network
- Accelerated 3D graphics
- 1GB on board storage plus a microSD slot
- Ability to purchase apps from the device (hey, we have that already)
- Bluetooth but apparently no A2DP support… (bummer)
- No desktop sync or Microsoft Exchange support
- EDIT: Because it is based on Linux, Android will accept updates OTA (Over The Air) and should not require you to completely lose all your data during updates to the OS.
- EDIT: has a Trackball (this should prove useful for games and browsing)
Big news for those of us with our eye on the HTC Dream, aka T-Mobile G1, aka the first Android handset to launch anywhere: tomorrow is the big day when we’ll find out everything about the new device from T-Mobile.
P.S. Why are we talking about the HTC Dream? We’ve decided to cover this device (in addition to the Shadow and Shadow II), as we’ve received a lot of feedback from you that along with the Shadow II, the Dream may be your next phone. Not only do we now have a Dream forum, but we’ll be offering the same sort of tips and tricks on the device in the future that we do on the Shadow. We’ll also have a review and impressions of the device as soon as we’re legally able to do so =D.
And of course, we have plenty more Shadow love to go around.