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If you recently purchased a Google Nexus 7 you likely will think, like I did, that you will plug it into your Mac and it will mount automatically so you can browse the disk. Unfortunately that is not the case and it takes installing the Android File Transfer app. The reason for this is the fact that Android uses the MTP or Media Transfer Protocol to talk to OSX Mountain Lion. Follow the directions below to enable communication between your Mac and Google Nexus 7 running Android.

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I just started getting a little time to play around with my new Google Nexus 7 32GB tablet and so far I am loving it. It will be the first Android device that I have spent much time on so its pretty exciting! I love the size of the Nexus 7 because it still fits in my pocket and will be perfect to read or watch movies while flying around the country. Obviously the first thing I wanted to do was root the Nexus 7 so I could have full control of it but the Developer Options setting was missing from my Android 4.2.1 Settings screen. Below I show an image of my default Android Settings screen and explain how to display the Developer Options menu item in Settings.

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My wife has a T-Mobile MyTouch 3G cell phone running Android software and tonight she told me about an issue she was having with her favorite Twitter application called Twidroyd. She upgraded the application as recommended by Android but then when she went to start Twidroyd after the upgrade it would crash every single time. Then she attempted to drag the application to the trash on her MyTouch desktop however that would also fail. Below I describe what steps I tried to take to remove Twidroyd and then how I was finally able to remove the application from Android.

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I recently learned that most common smart phones do something called geotagging. As people who regularly follow this site will know I have recently been doing a lot of work with a new HTC Evo so I was really interested in this. Geotagging, also called geocoding, is the process of assigning geographic location metadata to a photo. The geographic information can include details such as the latitude and longitude coordinates or city and state details for the geographic location of the photo. I may write a later article on how to actually extract the metadata from a picture however for this post I will just show how to turn it off.

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First of I would like to say that none of these hacks and files are my own work. This stuff was done by all the amazing phone developers over at XDA Developers. I am am simply writing a few posts on rooting the HTC Evo since most of the information was all spread out over the forums and I had a hard time gathering it all together in a organized manner.

The WiFi chip in the HTC Evo supports Wireless N technology, which allows for faster throughput on your WiFi connection. To use this you need a Wireless N capable AP or router.  For some reason HTC decided to disable the wireless n capability of this chip but this can be fixed. I am going to assume that the reason this was disabled was battery life but I am not really sure to be honest.  Anyway the hack used to be more complicated  but some of the nice folks over at XDA packages up a zip file which makes this hack a breeze.

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