Category Archives: Android

How To Repair The Nexus 5 Speaker and Microphone

Apparently I goofed when I repaired my Nexus 5 battery, causing the microphone and speaker to stop functioning. After a little trial-and-error, I’ve determined an easy solution to repair the Nexus 5 speaker and microphone.

How To Replace A Nexus 5 Battery

Atari shows you how to replace a Nexus 5 battery. The technique is simple and can be applied to any phone from a Moto X to an iPhone 6!

What Apple’s FBI Standoff Says About Google’s Android Security

Everyone fails to recognize that the decentralised nature of Android is–while being a “mainstream flaw”–is one of its greatest strengths. Yes, Google wants to have more control over its operating system, but that goes against the very nature of what they intended when they began developing it. The point of the matter, though, is that very little would change if that asshole had used Android instead (considering the likely application of Paranoid Android in such a case). Actually, the whole matter would likely be less of an issue politically because there is not one entity to subpoena. The FBI could subpoena Google to do something, but Google could (in good faith) say that there is nothing they can do if an alternative OS were installed. The takeaway here should not be how much more secure iPhones are (they aren’t necessarily), but that compulsory cracking like this is dangerous to freedom at large.

“There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.”

Justice Antonin Scalia

Source: What Apple’s FBI Standoff Says About Google’s Android Security | Re/code

Review: Fairphone 2

Self-service repair and upgrade capabilities? WHAT A CONCEPT!!!

What if you could repair your phone yourself?

Source: Review: Fairphone 2

Hack Brief: Years-Old Linux Bug Exposes Millions of Devices

Stay vigilant, my friends! Android and Linux security updates are sure to come quickly.

A hidden Linux bug could give attackers root access to two-thirds of Android devices.

Source: Hack Brief: Years-Old Linux Bug Exposes Millions of Devices | WIRED

Google’s Cardboard Camera App Turns Every Android User Into a VR Photographer

This looks like a killer app! I’m going to install and play with it as soon as I repair my phone’s battery.

Google’s new app for Android lets anyone shoot immersive photos that have depth when viewed in Google Cardboard.

Source: Google’s Cardboard Camera App Turns Every Android User Into a VR Photographer

Apple Fanboys LOVE Android

What happens when you take an iPhone, install the latest version of Android on it, then tell Apple fans that it’s the newest iOS? Hilarity, that’s what.