Sharing on Android is Broken


As I get older, I begin to lose neuroplaciticy. I get angry and confused when I don't understand things. I get frustrated when I have to change my behaviour. It happens to all of us, to some extent, and it's one of the major reasons you should design your apps in a clear and consistent […] Read More

Replacing The Battery on a Motorola Nexus 6


Earlier this year I was moaning about my Nexus 6. Motorola's crappy battery technology is well documented, my phone was running so hot that the glue holding the device together became unstuck! Eventually, the battery failed. It would report being fully charged, but only run for a few minutes before switching off. Recalibrating and resetting […] Read More

Review: Android Dash Cam


Last year, during Britain's windy season, my car was struck by a tree. I say struck. I saw it teeter and made the wise decision to accelerate through it as it fell on top of me! Slightly more detail of the tree what fell on me. pic.twitter.com/5fgi1ZHyln — Terence Eden (@edent) October 21, 2014 It […] Read More

Coming Unstuck With The Nexus 6


The Motorola built Nexus 6 is just about the worst Android handset I've owned. The USB port is upside down, the screen is smeary at low light, the back is so slippery it spins wildly on any flat surface, the battery is average at best, and the curve of the back makes impossible to type […] Read More

Do All Google Employees Have Perfect Eyesight?


I can only assume that on their first day at Google, new employees are given their Android phone, a ChromeBook, a self-driving car, and complementary Laser Eye Surgery. That's my theory on some of the problems besetting Android's Lollipop release. I've ranted about Lollipop before, and now I'd like to point out two particular problems. […] Read More

Lollipop UI Inconsistencies Represents Google's Failure Of QA


I don't get Google. I really don't. Some of my smartest friends work there - and yet, as an organisation, Google continually demonstrates an imbecilic attitude to quality. I've already shared some of my thoughts on Android 5.0 Lollipop - it's slow, buggy, and shows that Google either doesn't bother with testing, or simply doesn't […] Read More

The Homograph Strikes Back - Another IDN Attack With Strikethroughs - Android


Responsible Disclosure This flaw was reported to both Google and Opera on 23rd October 2014. Background International Domain Names are great! They open the web up to the whole world and allow me to own a domain like 莎士比亚.org. But they are a constant battleground in the fight for security. Homograph attacks are when someone […] Read More

Removing Gmail From An Android Tablet


I've an interesting use-case, that I don't think is met by Android. I want my tablet to have access to my Google Play account but not have access to my emails. I recently acquired a cheap Android tablet to act as a remote control for my entertainment equipment. The tablet sits in my lounge where […] Read More