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Brad Linder

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PSX4droid brings thousands of emulated PlayStation games to your Android phone (Download Squad)

Aug 6th 2010 12:34PM The Android Market lets you try any app for 24 hours. If you don't like it you can return it. There's no reason to pirate the app just to see if it works.

Got an Android phone? Check out AppBrain's new 'push' installer (Download Squad)

Jul 8th 2010 9:38AM Nifty. I didn't realize that since I'd only tested it with an Android 2.2 phone. I assumed it was related to the new push to phone features in Froyo.

Google Nexus One Review (touch input, battery life, conclusion) (Download Squad)

Feb 24th 2010 8:44AM OK, I feel silly. Would you believe it never occurred to me to use the trackball to change my position while entering text? That definitely helps quite a bit. It's still a bit of a hassle if you have to jump back a few lines, but the trackball is much more precise than pointing with your fingertip.


Google Nexus One Review (touch input, battery life, conclusion) (Download Squad)

Feb 24th 2010 8:43AM The Axim isn't a phone, it's a PDA. The reason I made the comparison is because that's exactly the device I've been using for the last 5 years, as I explained early on.

Over the last day or two, I have had some time to play with an iPod Touch for the first time, and here are some brief thoughts (based on my personal experience, YMMV):

- I like the iPhone/iTouch keyboard much better.
- I prefer the way Apple handles browser tabs
- Not being able to run non-Apple apps in the background drives me crazy. How silly is it that a streaming radio application shuts down when you open the web browser?
- I prefer the level of customization you get with the Android Home screens. Don't want 16 icons on each page? No problem.
- The back key in Android saves a lot of clicks.

So there are pros and cons to both platforms/devices.

Google Earth for Android now available in the Android Market (Download Squad)

Feb 22nd 2010 2:38PM Are you running Android 2.1? It's only available for the latest version of Android.. which pretty much means the Nexus One for now.

Firefox 4 gets animated: New videos show slight browser tab changes (Download Squad)

Feb 9th 2010 8:13AM I plead temporary dyslexia. I've updated the post.

Hands on with the WordPress app for Google Android (Download Squad)

Feb 4th 2010 7:57AM Well, I do have to send it back when the review is done.

The funny thing is i've been using a dumbphone and a Windows Mobile PDA for the last decade, and there are some things I love about this smartphone, but there are certainly some things I prefer about my Dell Axim PDA for now.

What apps have changed the way you work this year? (Download Squad)

Dec 31st 2009 5:09PM Good call on Google Voice. It slipped my mind since I started using it back in the GrandCentral days, but it's greatly simplified the way I deal with giving out my phone number!

Adobe release Flash Player 10.1 with GPU acceleration for HD video (Download Squad)

Nov 17th 2009 8:32AM Try again now. Someone decided to embargo this news until 9am this morning... and then lifted the embargo in the middle of the night leaving some of us a bit unprepared... you know, without naming names.

Convert audio and video files in 2 clicks with Oxelon Media Converter (Download Squad)

Oct 29th 2009 5:27PM H.264 is available as a video codec option under the media format AVI (and also the PSP/MP4 format and possibly some others).