What’s New in Android 5.1 + How To Install The Lollipop Update in Nexus Devices via ADB

I’ve had terrible luck getting OTA updates (if ever) on my Nexus devices in the last couple of years. Once in a while, the file would hit one of my devices a few hours after it’s announced; other times, rooting/flashing (or to a lesser extent, sideloading) seemed like the only way to go.

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OnePlus One on Cyanogenmod 12 Nightly + Franco Kernel = #NeverSettle in Battery Life & Performance

There’s an invite to buy OnePlus One sitting around in my inbox for the better part of the last few months but I didn’t really get down to buying because I was deep in my research on what’s next from Nexus 5, which had really served me well for the past 1 year until the power button issue made me seriously consider switching.

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Workaround for Nexus 5 Power Button Issue

To give a little context to the specific problem I am facing – I got my Nexus 5 in February this year and it’s been an incredible experience using it until a couple of weeks ago. I started noticing this issue when my phone started rebooting randomly or getting stuck in a boot loop.

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Going Paperless? Best eBook Reader for Android

While the Kindle’s E Ink screen tries to replicate the paper experience as closely as possible, there are a variety of reasons why I wouldn’t pick up a Kindle just for the sake of reading. If you want a tl;dr – they don’t provide any other value, and that’s ok for most readers; I get it.

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Audio Technica ATH-M50x BL Review

After waiting 2 months for the limited edition color to restock and 1 more month of contemplating, I finally decided to pick up a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50x Limited Edition cans. In a nutshell, these are branded as “professional monitoring headphones” but whether you’re a professional or casual user, there’s very little or nothing you can complain about these sub-200$ cans.

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Weekend Project – WordPress Migration to Bluehost + SEO for Blog

The first of many mistakes I made yesterday was hastily purchasing a custom domain on Wordpress.com without digging much deeper into my research on hosting. The implication of this is that you will get very limited functionality for the price you’re paying for (26 USD per year) and you will have to look for a hosting provider (which also will allow you sign up for a custom domain, at a much better bang-for-the-buck bundled price).

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Skimble’s Workout Trainer gets an impressive UX update

About a year and a half in and after renewing my subscription for the second year, my love for the app and the brand continues to grow, especially after their most recent update, which features a completely revamped logo and impressive UI update. The new update takes the user experience of the app to the next level.

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Jaybird Bluebuds X Review – The Best Bluetooth Earbuds Will Cost You – Dearly

I was intrigued, very much intrigued, by the Bluebuds X. It looks so small, lightweight and it’s positioned as one of the best, if not the best, sports headphones. I have a rather mobile lifestyle and I can’t go through a day without music, so it seems as though the earbuds were screaming at me to give them a try.

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The Flight of Flappy Bird

We talked about how this game got viral, how consumers don’t have any idea what they really want until something came along to hit them and how the developer could have made even more money from the amount of impressions he’s getting with in-app purchases (wouldn’t you like an additional life when your bird died?)

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Nexus 7 (2013) Review

Google refreshes its Nexus 7 lineup with a brand new, improved tablet this year, while maintaining the same form factor. It’s simply named New Nexus 7 or Nexus 7 2013. This is the first tablet I’ve owned so keep in mind that the review wouldn’t draw any comparison in terms of user experience with the original Nexus 7.

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