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Google Apps, Hangouts, and messaging

tl;dr: Here’s how to make the Hangouts app work on your Google Apps account. I’ve been a long-time paying Google Apps user for andrewsavory.com (since at least 2008, according to my mail archive). Yesterday, I discovered that my use of … Continue reading

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FOSDEM 2011: Sunday

In advance of FOSDEM 2012, I’m publishing previous years’ notes. Here’s 2011 day two: Sunday. Barebox Reason for attending this talk: to understand more of the technical details behind fast boot of Linux devices, which will be an important factor … Continue reading

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FOSDEM 2011: Saturday

In advance of FOSDEM 2012, I’m publishing previous years’ notes. Here’s 2011 day one: Saturday. FOSDEM is the Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting, an annual free event hosted in Brussels and entirely organised and run by volunteers. … Continue reading

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Google ♥ Mozilla

Gruber considers the relationship between Mozilla and Google really weird. MG Siegler suggests that it’s in part due to a bidding war, and in part because of anti-trust concerns based on a tweet from David Ulevitch. I’m sure both those hypotheses are true, … Continue reading

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Droidcon London 2011

I’m off to #droidconuk tomorrow and Friday, for a couple of days of Android immersion. Should be a useful benchmark for the adoption rate of Android by developers … looking forward to some interesting discussions. If you’re there, come say … Continue reading

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Over the Air 2010, 2011

It seems I didn’t blog about Over the Air back in 2010, beyond referencing the phone I won for my hack. That’s pretty poor. I don’t appear to have blogged much about any of the previous events either, apart from … Continue reading

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This week in “Someone is wrong on the Internet”

Sometimes my life really feels like http://xkcd.com/386/. Motorola are spending money to advertise their XOOM tablet on Google. Go ahead, search for it. Type “motorola xoom” into the search box. The first sponsored result is usually Motorola’s advert, and it … Continue reading

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Android horror stories

I have a wonderful little Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, which I won at last year’s Over The Air conference for my #blue / plaxo mashup. It’s currently running Android 2.1 (Eclair), updated from Android 1.6. Integration with Google’s services … Continue reading

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Oracle vs. Google

This is ‘fun': “Oracle filed a complaint in federal court in California, alleging the infringement of seven patents and copyrights by Google’s Android mobile operating system software.” http://www.marketwatch.com/story/oracle-sues-google-for-patent-infringement-2010-08-12 “Android (including without limitation the Dalvik VM and the Android software development … Continue reading

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Preware

In my opinion, the Palm Pre is one of the very best smartphones on the market today. I don’t say this lightly – I’ve come to this opinion after using it solidly since December, alongside an iPhone, HTC Hero, Google … Continue reading

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