Samsung just released it’s latest flagship phone in the Galaxy S4. With the release, each carrier receives it’s own version of the S4. For us Android modders/hackers, this requires us to use a specific recovery for our carrier’s model device. So basically you will have to use a custom recovery for your specific carrier (ie AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, etc). This guide will explain how to load a custom recovery to a T-Mobile Galaxy S4 phone.
Facebook just released its own Android Launcher called Facebook Home. In the Android world, Google allows users to replace the launcher in Android and in turn can change the look and layout of the OS. The Facebook Home launcher replaces your devices launcher with one centered around your Facebook account. This can be too much at times and in turn I’ll outline how to toggle between the Facebook Home launcher and your device’s default Android one (ie Touchwiz for a Note2, etc).
The Z10 phone was just released in the last few months along with the new operating system and in turn both are still very new and quite different from previous Blackberry mobile phone operating systems. This recipe will explain how to use the built-in screenshot features on the Z10 and other future Blackberry 10 devices.
Mini Cooper automobiles have the option to be fully configured to a geek/techie’s liking. One feature they offer is the Mini Connected add-on, this lets you connect your smartphone or media player via Bluetooth or USB to access the media and other features. I’ll outline how to pair a bluetooth phone to your Mini Connected system and also enable the Office feature (if your phone supports them).
We all see them, those annoying sites that are just lists of similar Google searches that show up in your Google search. Google used to allow users to block or hide from these results from searches but has since changed this. Let’s see how we can block sites from showing up in our Google searches (when we are logged into Google on a PC).
The Android operating system integrates really well with all of Google’s services including Gmail, Drive and even Picasa. By default, Google will sync your Picasa Web Albums to your Android phone’s Gallery app. Lets see how we can un-clutter the gallery app and stop the syncing of Picasa.
The Wii U allows you to use your previous Wii Remotes with the system. Pairing the remotes has been simplified even more and is the same process for the Wii Remote and Wii Gamepad Pro.
This tutorial will explain how to setup the Parental Controls on the Wii U to lock down certain features for your children or to prevent purchases from the eShop, etc. This is very handy if you have younger children and want to limit the disable the browser or limit what games they can play.
With the Wii U, Nintendo has finally ditched Friend Codes in favor of a user name/gamertag type of system called a Nintendo Network ID. We’ll outline how user accounts work on the Wii U and some other useful user account related information.
The Wii U allows families to have multiple Nintendo Network IDs on the console. You can have the Wii U power on to a user selection screen or have it login automatically to one of the user accounts. We’ll detail how to enable the auto login for an account so that way when the Wii U powers on, it will load into that user’s account and the Wii U menu.