Posted by Richard on Apr 3, 2013
Friends and family always ask me how to get started blogged, how I make money blogging, where to begin, etc. I have decided to create a small web hosting company for any of my followers that would like to start their own blog just like WireValley.com.
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Posted by Richard on Mar 13, 2013
I have finally found a program that allows me to sync my music collect to my Android phone flawlessly! At the time I tried Doubletwist, MTP devices were not support (not sure if they still are.) Winamp would sync my music, but every time I would reconnect my phone to sync, Winamp would tell me that 60 or so tracks are missing on my Android device. Songbird worked in the beginning, but all new versions don’t sync properly.
I am happy to announce that MusicBee has worked wonderfully! I am able to create playlists, add music folders, watch music folders, etc. MusicBee is also fast on my Windows computer. I click the icon and the program loads in 1-2 seconds. What I also like about MusicBee is that you can install different skins or themes. I personally have always liked my music programs on the darker side. I don’t like the bright white such as iTunes. When you download MusicBee you can easily change the theme by going to File > View > Skins. I personally like the...
Posted by Richard on Mar 3, 2013
I lost my Samsung Galaxy S III at the bar Sad I know, right? I bought that sucker at full price too in July of 2012! $570. I was heart broken.
Anyway, I am now using the Samsung Galaxy Note II. I have been adding quite a bit of music to my collection, so I thought I should purchase a 64GB sd card this time for my phone instead of a 32GB micro sd card. I went to go put the SD card in my phone, and I immediately got an error message that said something like “SD card corrupt” I kind of figured this would happen, so I found a neat little program that will help you format your 64GB micro SD card properly so you can use it in your Android phone.
1. Insert your micro SD card into your computer with the adapter it came with. All new laptops / desktops typically come with these memory card slots I’m talking about. If you don’t have one, then find a friend, family member, co-worker, etc.
2. Download the program HERE . It’s a .exe program that...
Posted by Richard on Nov 25, 2012
I have successfully been using Jelly Bean on my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III since November 14th, and I love it! A lot of people said Ice Cream Sandwich was the Android operating system that Android should have been all along. I have to disagree and say they were wrong. Ice Cream Sandwich was still plagued with lags and stutters. Jelly Bean has absolutely fixed this 100% now that Project Butter is built into Jelly Bean. Project Butter was meant to fix the stutter issues in previous versions of Android.
When I got the Samsung Galaxy S III the first week it was released, I told myself I wasn’t going to install any customer ROMs, because I didn’t want to have to go through the hassle and testing. Therefore, I wanted to wait until a STABLE version of Cyanogenmod 10 came out for the S3. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Cyanogenmod, it is a group of developers that build custom ROMs for your Android phone. They tend to release software updates more frequently...
Posted by Richard on Nov 6, 2012
Google is pulling quite a few rabbits out of their magical hat lately! The Nexus tablets seem to be doing fairly well, and with the new Nexus 10 tablet coming soon at $100 cheaper than an iPad and Microsoft Surface, it’s a no brainier that Google is set to release their new Nexus 4 phone starting at $299 UNLOCKED. The $299 price will only get you 8GB of memory, but you can upgrade for only $50 more to get 16GB of storage. That’s an amazing deal for an unlocked phone!
How about using that unlocked phone at reasonable price? Say $45 a month for unlimited talk, text, and about 2-3GB of data each month? I’ve been using Straight Talk for 3-4 months now and haven’t had any major issues! Granted I don’t get LTE service, but it sure beats paying $80 – $120 a month for a single phone!
I say give it a shot. If you have AT&T service, I even posted a message over on Straight Talk Support on how to get out of your AT&T contract without having to pay...
Posted by Richard on Oct 28, 2012
Great news for all you Straight Talk users! Since I’ve posted a few articles here on WireValley in regards to my experience with Straight Talk, APN settings, tutorials, screenshots, helping others, etc. I thought it would be a great idea to start a support website for all of us Straight Talk users!
It’s no mystery that Straight Talk support is next to zilch. You often call, get an India representative who has no idea what you’re talking about, which leaves you more frustrated. Don’t get my wrong, you may still have to end up calling Straight Talk should your data be throttled and it doesn’t reset at the beginning of the next month, but for helping with issues among each other, this new site will be the perfect solution!
If you’re a Straight Talk user and are looking for support, visit http://StraightTalkSupport.com...
Posted by Richard on Oct 24, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will land on all major U.S. carriers in time for the holidays, and if you’re an AT&T customer, they just announced that you can grab yours on November 9. It will be priced at $299 and pre-orders will start on October 25th. It will carry the same specs as the international Galaxy Note II, which include the whopping 5.5-inch (1280 x 720) display, quad-core Exynos processor, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Note II will be the second quad-core LTE phone to hit AT&T, while the LG Optimus G will be the first because it will debut one week earlier. The upcoming HTC One X+ will be the third. It’s going to be one speedy holiday season.
AT&T Announces Samsung Galaxy Note II Available Nov. 9, Pre-orders Begin Oct. 25 Dallas, Texas, October 23, 2012 Beginning Nov. 9 customers interested in picking up a Samsung Galaxy Note® II will be able to purchase one for $299.99 with a two-year agreement in all AT&T* stores and online. Online...
Posted by Richard on Oct 21, 2012
Back in September, Motorola Mobility announced that some of its handsets from 2011 and later wouldn’t be making the jump to Jelly Bean. In an effort to smooth things over with exiled customers, the company pledged that it would offer a $100 rebate to those who trade up to a select Motorola smartphone. Today, the Google-owned Android maker has released a list detailing which phones qualify for this promotion. If you’re among the many who purchased a Droid 3, Droid X2 and Photon 4G, it looks like an official update to Android 4.1 is out of the question. It should be noted that this offer doesn’t affect your wireless contract’s terms and conditions (read: ETF may still apply). However, if you’re just aching to pick up a Motorola phone that released in 2012, then why not score a $100 credit for your troubles? Move past the break to see which other devices made didn’t make the cut.
See folks, this is why you need to go with Samsung. They are the...
Posted by Richard on Oct 17, 2012
Google has been long rumored to plan the release of a new Android OS flavor before the end of this year, and not the Android 4.1.2 update that is currently rolling out on Nexus smartphones and on Motorola’s XOOM WiFi tablet PC.
Dubbed Android 4.2 but with no sweet name next to it as of yet (although some suggest that Google will attach Jelly Bean to it as well), the platform is said to be en-route to the market on a host of new Nexus devices coming from more than just one manufacturer.
LG is one of these, and its phone has already emerged in a review as Nexus 4, although it hasn’t been made official as of yet.
Nevertheless, it was seen with Android 4.2 on board, and the platform has been extracted from it and torn to pieces already.
To be more precise, the guys over at Android Police grabbed the ROM and took it for a spin, providing us with info on what to expect from the upcoming major platform upgrade from Google.
One thing that should be noted right from the start is that the...
Posted by Richard on Sep 30, 2012
I am absolutely in love with this commercial! A friend told me about it and I literally had to watch it twice because I liked it so much. My favorite part is when the parents show up, because their son was holding their spot in line. Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think!
Posted by Richard on Sep 12, 2012
Apple announced their new iPhone 5 today, which I have to say was a major dissappointment. There was absolutely nothing revolutionary about their product. The iPhone 5 ended up being evolutionary, finally catching up with the times to try and compete with Android.
There were only 3 big changes:
1. 4G LTE. This is about time. Android phones have had LTE for almost 2 years.
2. 4″ screen. Honestly, in my book 4″ is still too small of a screen. I bet most Apple users would have like to see either 4.3″ or 4.5″. Looks like Apple is still trailing behind the rest of the smartphone world in screen size.
3. Faster processor. Honestly, this was a given. Every year when new phones come out you’d hope the processor becomes faster.
There were two minor changes:
1. Thinner by 18%.
2. New dock connector, 8 pin. Don’t fret about your old accessories not working with your dock connectors. Greedy Apple will be more than happy to sell you a dock...
Posted by Richard on Sep 12, 2012
As most of know in the tech world, today is the day Apple announces the new iPhone 5. Let’s see how Apple is going to try and compete with Android. Will they catch up? Probably not since Apple has been in Android’s shadow for the past year and half or so.
Bigger screen? √ Android has had 4.3″ – 4.8″ standard the last year or so.
4G, LTE? √ Android has had for almost TWO years.
NFC? √ Android has had for a while now.
Faster processor? √ Android carrys some of the fastest processors on the market.
More RAM? √ Android phones now carry up to 2GB (yes, TWO!) of RAM.
I’ll reiterate, let’s see how Apple is going to TRY and keep up with Android today. I doubt I’ll be too impressed with Apple’s specs.
Let’s face it, Apple iPhone has the face of Fisher Price. I’m not a kid anymore. Android is for the big boys and girls.
Posted by Richard on Aug 22, 2012
UPDATE: Great news for all you Straight Talk users! Since I’ve posted a few articles here on WireValley in regards to my experience with Straight Talk, APN settings, tutorials, screenshots, helping others, etc. I thought it would be a great idea to start a support website for all of us Straight Talk users! Visit http://StraightTalkSupport.com to ask questions, learn tips, tricks, and plenty more.
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I’ve been using Straight Talk now for over a week and everything is still going great! I had one hiccup...
Posted by Richard on Aug 17, 2012
It’s no shocker that Apple and Samsung have been at each other’s throats and been in court battle. Apple’s lawyer, Bill Lee, was trying to squeeze too many witnesses in its last 4 hours to make their case. Judge Lucy Koh’s response was that Bill Lee most be smoking crack!
“I am not going to be running around trying to get 75 pages of briefings for people who are not going to be testifying,” U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh told Apple’s lawyer Bill Lee.
“I mean come on. 75 pages! 75 pages! You want me to do an order on 75 pages, (and) unless you’re smoking crack, you know these witnesses aren’t going to be called when you have less than four hours,” Koh said.
“Your honor, I can assure you, I’m not smoking crack,” Lee replied matter-of-factly.
Come on Apple! Just because Android is literally blowing you out of the water doesn’t mean you have to try and be the bully in town! To be quite...
Posted by Richard on Aug 16, 2012
The highly anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 may be closer than we think, with Samsung rumored to release it on August 29, which also happens to be the day when the company will unveil the Galaxy Note 2.
Now we get an unofficial look at Jelly Bean running on the Galaxy S3, and it’s not a preview version of a Jelly Bean-based custom ROM. Instead, it appears that we’re looking at the official Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean build that has been unofficially leaked.
At least one user was able to download it and install it on his smartphone and now we have a 10-minute video that shows us how Android 4.1 runs on the Galaxy S3. Android Police reports:
The build is labeled as i9300XADLG4. It’s definitely looking legit, and while the visual changes to the Galaxy S III in Jelly Bean seem minor, there’s no doubt that many owners of the device are absolutely chomping at the bit for access to Google Now in its full, un-ported glory.