Mobile Game Review – Marvel’s Avengers Academy

Marvel’s latest mobile game is Avengers Academy, which is one of those thing where they reimagine existing characters (hero and villain) as teenagers.  It works well here, as it seems like there’s some time travel-type shenanigans hinted at as far as the story goes.  It’s by TinyCo, and if you’ve played one of their other… Continue reading Mobile Game Review – Marvel’s Avengers Academy

Game Review – Tiny Death Star and Heroes of Dragon Age

I don’t talk about or review Android games very often here, mostly because I’m usually the last guy to try one.  But I want to speak about two games today, and the sharp contrast is enjoyment that has nothing to do with the games themselves.  Both Tiny Death Star and Heroes of Dragon Age are… Continue reading Game Review – Tiny Death Star and Heroes of Dragon Age

Nook Color Running Ice Cream Sandwich!

I had been meaning to do this since we got it for him, but I put a ‘real’ version of Android on my son’s Nook Color last night.  After checking to see what was currently available for it, I decided to try Android 4.0 – ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’.  I followed the instructions at NookDevs for… Continue reading Nook Color Running Ice Cream Sandwich!

HTC Rhyme – This Really Bothers Me

Take a look at that phone.  It’s got a lot going for it.  Verizon will probably be pricing it low, and it would fit very well at the low to mid-range of Android handsets.  No 4G, but a better processor than my Optimus S, front-facing camera, a dock with speakers.  Color is odd but hey,… Continue reading HTC Rhyme – This Really Bothers Me

Gingerbread on my LG Optimus S

Woke up this morning and was quite surprised to see a major update for my phone waiting – Gingerbread!  That’s Android 2.3 for the uninitiated.  I was a bit surprised, as I figured it had been long enough that I probably wasn’t getting it.  I fired up the install and am now running from the… Continue reading Gingerbread on my LG Optimus S

Friday Finds – Coronal Mass Ejection!

First, here are my posts from this week: Favorite Books – A discussion and a bit of reminiscing on my favorite books as a kid. Old Game Tuesday – SimCity 2000 – Reticulating Splines. Movie Review:  Green Lantern – The lantern (not Hal) has better screen presence than Blake Lively. And a few new things… Continue reading Friday Finds – Coronal Mass Ejection!

Old Game Tuesday – The Oregon Trail

I’ve spoken about educational games before, and this is one of the big ones, The Oregon Trail.  Most people in my generation (or close to it) played this in school, on the Apple IIe or IIgs in my case, and it was one of the first ‘edutainment’ games I played that was actually fun. First,… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – The Oregon Trail

Review: Sprint LG Optimus S

The time came this month, where I could get a new phone.  I wasn’t really planning on it, considering I loved my Hero and there’s no 4G here yet via Sprint.  However, I kept hearing AWESOME things about the LG Optimus S, and when it went on sale basically for free this past weekend, I… Continue reading Review: Sprint LG Optimus S

Sprint Hero on Android 2.1 – One Year Later

In case it’s useful to you, I thought I’d go over how the Hero I bought just about a year ago has held up.  I know it hasn’t been on 2.1 for that whole time, but I upgraded a few weeks early with a custom rom (on stock now), so close enough. Overall, I’m extremely… Continue reading Sprint Hero on Android 2.1 – One Year Later

Android 2.1 on the Hero

The Sprint Hero recently got the official Android 2.1 update, and I was running it via the DamageControl ROM before that.  Some thoughts: It’s fast – you don’t see as many little hiccups when scrolling through apps or switching screens. Google Navigation is legit.  Need to play with it more, but seems more user friendly. Better… Continue reading Android 2.1 on the Hero

A Bit Of Housekeeping

Just a heads up: If you normally browse HIYLJ from a handheld device (and I am impressed at how many of you do), you should now get a much more small-screen friendly display thanks to the WPTouch plugin. If you’ve seen the Willful Caboose via a mobile browser, you’ve got the right idea. buried movie… Continue reading A Bit Of Housekeeping

Android Apps

As a follow-up to my review of the HTC Hero, the notable apps I have installed: Locale – Lets you change your phone’s behavior based on numerous factors, including location, time, and more. I love it, I can turn off my ringer automatically when I get to work or turn it on automatically when I… Continue reading Android Apps