Monthly Archives: December 2009

VIDEO A rose, cigar, pickle and now a big shoe kicks off the new year

On a typical York County New Year’s Eve, merrymakers drop a cigar, a pickle and a white rose. A 125-pound, papier-maché shoe will be lowered from a bucket truck onto the parapet of the Trinity United Church of Christ in … Continue reading

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VIDEO Mayor John Brenner thanks York

York Mayor John Brenner reflects on ten years with the city. A decade of economic challenges, the opening and healing of racial wounds, and the dawn of one of the largest projects in the city’s history.

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When the Google Nexus One phone hits York

After listening to rumor and speculation about Google’s Nexus One smartphone, I wanted to add some more from a York County perspective. The hardware is impressive. Android 2.1 operating system, 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display (very bright), 5 megapixel camera with … Continue reading

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The stupid Honda hybrid lawsuit – Chevy Volt take note

Update: The lawyers for the plaintiffs are expected to receive $2.95 million. nytimes.com This is why I truly didn’t like this lawsuit. There is no justice in gross profit from damages. That is $3 million that could go into R … Continue reading

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Droid Tips & Tricks: Adding a bluetooth external speaker to enhance PoliceStream

PoliceStream is an app that broadcasts fire/ems scanner activity in real-time (few second delay) from 2700+ different locations in the United States and Canada via your wireless connection. I have used the Android app PoliceStream for the past month (greenmesh11/9/09). … Continue reading

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Droid Tips & Tricks: Camera software basics and adding innovation

The Droid camera software/hardware combination offers: A mechanical trigger button on the top, long side of the phone. Automatic and manual override settings for flash Automatic and manual lock for infinity and macro for auto-focus Nine preset conditions with steady … Continue reading

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Droid Tips & Tricks: OS update 2.0.1 push in the night

An operating system update is like a visit from Santa for a budding Android geek. My first observation with the Motorola Droid is that the image processing seems quicker and the interval between shots shortened. The password page also has … Continue reading

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Droid Tips & Tricks: Using the six external multi-colored LED notification alerts

The ability to select between Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Megenta, and Red external LED alerts aren’t utilized by many app builders, but they come in handy to differentiate between different silent alerts. The external LED alerts appear at the top … Continue reading

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Droid Tips & Tricks: Up time 8.5 days

They say it isn’t how you fall, but how gracefully you can get up. That is my month long observation using the Android 2.0 operating system on the Motorola Droid. The phone has an hour meter (pictured) telling you how … Continue reading

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Android Market as an uncensored mobile revenue outlet for artists

Here is a photographer who has taken his work and wrapped it in a dynamic calendar app that brings up a different wallpaper photo each month. I wonder how many people internationally will give someone $3 for a year long … Continue reading

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