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Android M and OS X El Capitan

The developer (and huge nerd) in me always wants to be on the bleeding edge of software releases. This time of year is always fun because both Google and Apple have their yearly developer conferences...

Why I Exchanged My iPad Air For An NVIDIA Shield Tablet

After years of being surrounded by iOS users who swear by their devices and apps, I gave in and purchased an iPad Air as a belated birthday gift. The design is ergonomic and beautiful....

Android Mediaserver Process Battery Drain

For the last week, I've been struggling with audio skipping and battery drain while listening to music on my Galaxy Note 2 (Carbon custom ROM). I observed that the "mediaserver" process was running for...

Comparison Of Web Standards Across Android Browsers – March 2013

The topic of "browser speed" often comes up when comparing options, but as the Internet becomes more advanced, it becomes increasingly important to find proponents of web standards like HTML5 and CSS3. I decided...

Asus Nexus 7 Grouper AnTuTu ROM Comparison

In preparation for residency, I wanted to finally settle on a stable ROM for my Asus Nexus 7 ("grouper") tablet. As a long time AOKP fan, I wanted to compare how it stacked up...

First Impressions Of The Galaxy Note 2

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is undoubtedly one of the most powerful phones on the market. After unlocking the bootloader and flashing a custom ROM, I put it to the test during a typical day...

How To Cherry Pick Android AOKP Commits

Compile errors 30 minutes into an Android build process? Want to incorporate the bleeding edge of development into your ROM? It's "cherry picking" time! Cherry picking is just that - "picking" pieces of code...

Are Tablets Useful On The Wards?

Walk through the hospital and I guarantee you'll see a medical student, resident, attending, or other healthcare provider utilizing some sort of tablet device. In some venues, iPads and Android tablets have become as...

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