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how to Root a mytouch 3g Slide

how to Root a mytouch 3g Slide

Mar 5, 2011 by Paul White

Recently I bought a Tmobile MyTouch 3g Slide off ebay for about $200.  Of course the stock 3g slide comes with lots of nice features, but lacks stuff like teathering and wifi router that tmobile would rather you not have or pay extra for.  The easiest way around this is to root your phone and then update it with one of the many custom ROMs available on the web.  Well let me just say that this rooting experience was not easy.  But if you are serious about getting it done and want the best tutorial to do it, I know just the place.

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La Crosse BC-700 NiMH Battery Charger Review

La Crosse BC-700 NiMH Battery Charger Review

Feb 10, 2011 by Paul White

In this modern day everything is powered by batteries.  Especially if you have kids.  Every toy these days requires at least 3-4 AA, AAA, C, or D batteries.  There is no reason to buy regular old single use Alkaline Batteries.  This is because rechargeable batteries have come a long way in the past 10 years.  But before you go off and buy yourself a pack of Energizer Rechargeables, there is something you need to know.  All batteries are not created equal, and the same goes for chargers.  If your set of rechargeable batteries seems to no longer hold a charge, it could be it has developed a memory.  However if you have the La Crosse BC-700 AA / AAA Battery Charger, then you can usually refresh these batteries removing the memory making them like new.

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T-Mobile Houston 3G network gets boost in Pearland

T-Mobile Houston 3G network gets boost in Pearland

Jun 23, 2010 by Paul White

Today my Comcast Cable Modem Service went out again.  So I plugged my HTC HD2 phone into my desktop via the USB cable, loaded up Internet Sharing and started tethering.  In the past I would get terrible speeds ( mostly due to not being able to get a strong enough 3G signal.  If I was at home, I was on Edge ( 14KB - 20KB ) transfers at best.  If I was near the towers the speeds were better, but they still couldn't touch AT&T's HSDPA.  So today when I plugged my phone into workstation I wasn't expecting anything special.  But instead I got a big surprise. 3.53 Mb/s downstream, 1.44 Mb/s Upstream via tethering with my HD2 on the Tmobile 3G network in Pearland ( Houston )

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Why Apple is OverValued and the IPhone 4 will be its demise

Jun 9, 2010 by Paul White

Apple LogoBefore I get a flood of Apple Fans emailing me, and telling me to go F myself, please read my complete blog in detail before you jump to conclusions.  To make a long blog post short, I feel that Apple has finally hit a point where its getting too much media attention.  This attention will create unrealistic expectations for both consumers and investors.  As a result I feel their stock is overvalued.  The price is currently being driven by speculators who are making decisions by pure emotion and hype rather than looking at the fundamentals of Apple as a company.

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Chrome HTC HD2 Battery Cover Tutorial

Chrome HTC HD2 Battery Cover Tutorial

May 26, 2010 by Paul White

HTC HD2 Chrome Battery Cover In this tutorial I will take you step by step through the process required for Polishing your HTC HD2 Battery cover into a perfect Chrome like Mirrored finish.

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Clear Wireless provides honest coverage maps

Clear Wireless provides honest coverage maps

May 25, 2010 by Paul White

For those of you who are not familiar with Clear, clear is a wireless provider that bought the WiMAX 4G spectrum quite a while ago.  Today I got a promotional advertisement in the mail for Clear.  Being an heavy user of wireless services I am always looking to save some money or up my performance, so I did a little research, and was impressed with what I found.

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Moving from ATT to T-Mobile

May 17, 2010 by Paul White

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In the highly competitive world of wireless service anytime a customer moves from one carrier to another, people want to know why.  I have had a good run with AT&T, but the lure of faster devices, and a more stable network have finally driven me to switch.  In this article I will list in detail my experiences, and hopes.

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How to Increase Reception on Sony Xperia X1

How to Increase Reception on Sony Xperia X1

Dec 8, 2009 by Paul White

I was skeptical this would work, but so far it seems to have worked.  For anyone who is having problems with low bars or dropped calls with their Sony Xperia X1, X1a or X1i, this mod might help improve your signal quality.  I have included  instructions.


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Comcast Service outage in Pearland Texas

Comcast Service outage in Pearland Texas

Dec 5, 2009 by Paul White

Tonight comcast had a major outage here in Pearland Texas.  The outage started around 7PM Friday Dec 5th 2009, and of this posting ( 12:19 AM Dec 6th Saturday ) Service was still not restored.  Granted today we had snow, which is rare in Houston ( happends only once a year if at all ).  But still Snow shouldn't affect Comcast Service.  So I figured out how to tether my computer onto my Sony Xperia X1i and use my unlimited AT&T data connection to get online and keep working.  However I was very surprized with the speed I got from AT&T.

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Sony Xperia X1i gets H and not 3G on ATT

Jul 23, 2009 by Paul White

So I got my AT&T sim card today via FedEx.  Getting my Sony Xperia X1i online was not a smooth process. Today was a very dramatic day between failed activation and talking with multiple customer service reps.  To Say the least I released my aggression out on the last couple reps, only to find I have HSDPA which is better than 3G.  Feel kind of bad for the reps. but then again I don't

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