March 29, 2013
Greetings! Guess what?! I'm back! After a long hiatus (due to many, many reasons, but nothing to do with DDHQ), I am back! I'm back and here now to review the hugely popular title, "10000000" from EightyEight Games! Originally released in August of 2012, the game was (and still is) a big hit on iOS. In January of 2013, it was released for Windows thru Steam (a very good choice, if you ask me). Earlier this month, EightyEight released it for Linux and Android systems (right where my heart is), and let me tell you, I can't be any happier about it!
I first saw 10000000 on my friend's iPhone last summer. I was watching him play and I knew immediately, that I had to have it! Unfortunately it was not available for Android. (What else is new?! C'mon devs! Android is HUGELY popular too! Get with the program!) As soon as I got home that evening, I emailed EightyEight to ask them if they were going to develop an Android version. I was assured almost immediately via email, that the port was already in progress. So the waiting (and waiting and waiting) began. Fast forward to March 14th, and here we have 10000000 for Android!
December 15, 2012
Greetings programs! It's been a while, but finally something came along that caused me to sit up and take notice... Yesterday was the worldwide release of the first installment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and, like most of you did, I had to catch the first matinee showing! This has been one of the most widely anticipated films in recent years, not only for the story, but for the groundbreaking technology being put to use by Jackson and Weta Digital. No doubt you've heard of the higher frame rate used in filming the movie and the Dolby Atmos system used for the soundtrack, but what does that all really mean? Then there's the IMAX factor, which we'll address first off before diving in to the review (Which will be spoiler free until towards the end, don't worry, I'll give ya a heads up!).
September 14, 2012
Looking to upgrade your phone or tablet's storage on the cheap? Your buddy Dime's got you covered with some awesome deals straight from Amazon! I'm talkin' class 10 MicroSD cards (Fastest you can get!) from SanDisk here folks...
These are from SanDisk's new Ultra line of MicroSD cards, and they don't get no cheaper than that guys and gals, so grab 'em while you can!
September 07, 2012
Greetings programs! Again, it's been a while since my last post and a lot's been going on. First and foremost, your buddy Dime will once again be heading to the Las Vegas Convention Center this January for the Consumer Electronics Show. I'm sure you all remember this last year was kind of a flop as far as our coverage went what with my personal life's unexpected intervention, but I still managed to break worldwide news by being the first to report on Samsung's amazing transparent touchscreen displays. Well, the good news is that this year I'll be able to truly dedicate the entire week to bringing you the latest and greatest from the CES show floor and on top of that, I won't have to do it alone... That's right, the DDHQ TEAM is coming to town this year baby! So if you're going to be in Vegas for the show, make sure you're following along either on Twitter or Google+ so you can stay in the loop on all the news, parties and general happenings come January! Anyways, for all you Evo 3D owners out there, I'm sorry to say that I no longer have my beloved 3DVO after an insane Monday night/Tuesday morning a week ago. I won't go into detail, but let's just say your buddy Dime woke up on Las Vegas Blvd minus a cell phone and a wallet... The good news is, I'm now the proud owner of a shiny new Samsung Galaxy SIII, so for all of you fellow Galaxy travelers out there, expect some goodness coming your way. You probably already know how easy this amazing device is to root, but the fun part is what to do next! Well, your buddy Dime is here to help and we're gonna take this journey together! Stay tuned...
August 16, 2012
Greetings programs! Long time no see! Well, it' a slow night here on the graveyard shift so I'm back to tell you about a recent gem that's been unveiled on the Google Play Store from The Men Who Wear Many Hats LLC. Name doesn't sound familiar? Not surprising, as the game in question is their first entry into the world of Android, but something tells me that's all going to change...
August 02, 2012
Greetings One and All!
Since I'm now the proud owner of the coveted Nexus 7, I thought I would share my experiences with it. But first, I would like to let everyone know about the
hidden elusive Google Wallet update.
Wait- You have a shiny new Nexus 7, use Google Wallet, and you didn't know there was a Google Wallet update? Neither did I. The reason I found out about the update was combination of pure luck and curiosity. Previously, in an unrelated incident and being the Android enthusiast that I am, I decided (for the 10,000th time) to see if T-Mobile will allow us to use Wallet without root or hacks of any kind (this is the curiosity part). HAH! No such luck! (See rant here.)
I use Pulse by Alphonso Labs as my daily driver for all of my Android (and other sources of) tech news, comics, sports, etc. I happened across an article showing a welcomed update to Google Wallet, where you can now use any credit/debit card to pay for your items (this is the pure luck part). "Fantastic!" I thought. I picked up my Nexus 7 and headed on over to the Play Store, only to find there was no update listed. Really?!
Just for ha-ha's, I looked on my GS3 and to my surprise, there was the update waiting for me. All I could do was scratch my head in wonder. Why am I seeing an update on a device where I can't use Wallet (thank you T-Mobile), but on a device that I can use Wallet, there is no update? This is a question that still
lingers in limbo remains unanswered.
I went back to my Nexus 7, fired up Chrome, and went to the Play Store web site. To my surprise, it automatically fired up the Play Store app instead. "Cool!" I thought. But wait... I can't see Wallet in the Play Store app. What good does that do me? Blasted Chrome integration!! My next step was to do what any veteran Google user would do. I googled "Google Wallet" and sure enough, it showed me a link, which I clicked on (heh- there's no clicking in Android!) and VOILA! The Play Store app loaded with my fresh Google Wallet update waiting for me to press on that ever elusive update button.
At some point, I got the idea that the elusiveness of the Wallet update was due to my account. Since I am on T-Mobile, and not Sprint, I figured that was the cause. To my surprise, however, when I logged out of my account and went to the Play Store web site, I was able to see even less of an app selection from Google. Doesn't make much sense if you ask me.
So, for all of you who own the Nexus 7 and use/want to use Google Wallet, you can get your update by starting Chrome and googling "google play wallet". Hit the link and you will have your update. Incidentally, the update is really cool. Activation will be required, but Wallet automatically shows you which card(s) you have stored in your Google account.
Questions? Comments? You know the drill. Down below.
July 13, 2012
Greetings programs! Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? Got an itchy trigger finger when it comes to the undead? Well has Madfinger Games got the cure for you! Recently released for iOS and even more recently released for Android, Dead Trigger is, in my opinion, quite simply the best game available for Android at the present time.
April 28, 2012
MeanROM from Mikeyxda for the HTC Evo 3D CDMA on Sprint (Notice I was very specific there... There's good reason for that, if that description doesn't apply to you and you still choose to follow along, there's really not much I can do for ya...) so that it is rock solid and as fast and slippery as liquid mercury. I've put all the files you'll need (Minus the actual ROM itself which you can grab from here and the Ice Cream Sandwich theme from Notsointeresting which you can grab here) into a folder you can download here. It includes work from various sources on XDA, I take no credit for making any of the files, all I did was find 'em. If I could recall where I collected them all from, I would post links here, but alas... So before I even start, if you see any of your work included in this tutorial and would like a credit mentioned, please let me know and I'll get you covered! Not trying to step on any toes here (I have size 15 feet, I try to avoid that at all costs!)... Anyways, enough of the preliminaries, on to the fun stuff!
April 24, 2012
Greetings programs! We've all known it was coming and the day is finally here. Google has unleashed it's cloud storage service named simply Google Drive. Available on PC, Mac, and Android at the moment and coming soon to iOS devices, Google Drive is your new home on the web for your documents and files and the place to share and collaborate on your projects. The Big G starts you off with 5gb of free storage with very reasonably priced upgrade options available. While unfortunately there's no referral program available yet like Dropbox has, Google's pricing is much more affordable than Dropbox if you're looking to really get a lot of storage.