Android Phone Battery Life 
I've had an Android phone for a few weeks now, and my biggest problem with it has been the battery life. It seems to die within a day, which has been a real hassle.

Now I've got one of the crappiest Android phones available today... the LG Eve GW620R running Android 1.5, so this may not apply to better phones with newer versions, but I thought I'd share my solution just in case anyone searching could benefit from it.

Over the weekend I installed a free app called Advanced Task Killer.

While multitasking is obviously one of the biggest advantages Android has over other, more fruity smartphones, it seems that some apps like to just linger in the background even when you think you're done with them, and others seem to just start up on their own from time to time just for kicks.

By running this ATK app and killing off unused apps, I've found that my battery life isn't draining out like an open faucet. Looking at it this morning, it's still at 85%.

So if you're got Android and are having issues with battery life... give this a shot. I hope it helps.


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Tila Tequila Looks Odd 
This may well be a sign that I've become desensitized to violence in society.

I just read an article about Tila Tequila apparently being stoned (not high) at a concert.

Now, I have no idea what she was doing at a concert. Heck, I have no idea what she might be doing anywhere, as I really haven't a clue what it is she does. I know she was on some reality show, but I don't think she's a singer or an actress... or anything really.

All that's beside the point though. The sad part is that on seeing her all beat up in her picture, my first thought was "Hmm... I think maybe her eyes are too far apart".



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Do You Care About Justin Bieber? 
I don't. I think the only reason I read this article is that it had the word Hacked in it so I got suckered in.

Anyhow... I just read an article about Justin Bieber. It mentioned something about him taking revenge on someone for hacking his friend's twitter account or something. What I found amusing enough to post is this:

It's unclear exactly what Kristopik did that caused Justin Bieber to sic the equivalent of Greater Boston's population on him. But it appears to be payback on some level for Kristopik hacking the Twitter account of a childhood friend of Justin's named Ryan Butler, and using it to get Justin's phone number.


I'm just not sure why it says "childhood friend". Couldn't they have just said "friend"?

Hmm...



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I'm Bluffin' With My Muffin. 
Just sayin'.

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Microsoft Outlook 2007 Fail 
I know I'm REALLY late to the game on this one, but I just today found out about Microsoft taking a huge step backward with their HTML rendering engine for Outlook 2007 and felt the InterTubes deserved to have my little bit of rage added to the universal panning that seems to be the world's opinion of it.

I just wrote a little application that sends an html formatted email. The app will only send to one person, so it didn't need to be too extensively tested for email client compatability. I tested it with Windows Live Mail, Hotmail, and Thunderbird. All was well.

I then sent the link to someone else to have a look at, and was told it basically looked like garbage. She re-checked it using Yahoo's online email. Everything was peachy.

I had her forward me the email from Outlook 2007 and looked at the source and found this:

<meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 12 (filtered medium)">

Now where did that come from? Well I went Googling, and that's when I found out that Microsoft replaced their Internet Explorer based rendering engine with Microsoft Word 2007 for Outlook 2007 and essentially crippled the ability to properly display html formatted emails.

I checked the original email in Outlook 2003, and while not all the formatting was in place, it was a heck of a lot better than what Outlook 2007 produced.

So thanks a lot, Microsoft, for taking a big backwards step and making life difficult for web developers all over the world.

Here's a Microsoft page telling developers how they can try to accomodate their crappy product. I particularly enjoyed the long list of comments at the end of it.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... e.12).aspx

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