LAX and Motorola Droid: Google Places Directory, Aloqa apps

Two things were clear to me after our Baja adventure came to an end tonight as we landed in LAX: the Loreto Bay development in the Baja is going to be just fine; and the Motorola Droid is a definite keeper. Despite the lack of Verizon coverage in Mexico,...

Palm corporate survival: Don’t swim upstream (aka partner with Google)

I've been following the avalanche of all things Android for the past few weeks. While I'm still on the fence myself, I do know two things: Motorola Droid is not an iPhone killer (what's needed is an iTunes killer, folks) and that Palm is going down in flames... again....

Motorola Droid goes Baja

How does the new Motorola Droid phone fare in the rugged terrain of the hot, humid Baja desert?Well, aside from the absence of any Verizon service, remarkably well. And much to other's concern, sans protector or case.The wi-fi feature is great and has allowed me to use the Droid...

Follow the Baja adventure, plus Moto Droid on the road

Don't miss a thing everyone. Clint and Loni are on the way to the Baja, where the sea meets the sky.What adventure awaits?Follow SSC here to get the latest, but also make sure you get updates in real time, including photos, and what's happening on the ground by following...

10 cool things about Moto Droid and Android 2.0 – Part 1

(Note: Part 2 is published. Check it out for another 10 cool things)Even though I still long for the slick Sense widget-based UI offered on the HTC Android phones, I am really enjoying the Motorola. It runs Android 2.0, so it has a few new tricks and refinements abound.Last...

Motorola Droid: 3 of my favorite apps

So far so good. I think I'm sticking with the Droid. After hearing about some of the battery life horror stories with Eris and Hero, the Moto seems like a workhorse.Yesterday, in San Francisco, I used Internet, GPS, email, social networking widgets for a few hours, and again later...

Scamville or why mainstream media is dying

This whole Scamville thing is trending big time.The story, originated by Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, exposes the scam (and extremely obnoxious, annoying) that is Facebook "games." Little more than thinly veiled attempts to make people spend money, propegate crap on the masses and aggrevate the hell out of legitimate...

Motorola Droid: More early thoughts

Early thoughts on Motorola Droid on Verizon continued. Solid phone. Not quite iPhone killer (again nothing will until someone can match iTunes):I've been using it since Friday when I picked it up from Verizon store. The transfer from AT&T to Verizon was seamless; Verizon staff were excellent. I entered my Gmail...

New Verizon ad attacks iPhone weak spot: AT&T

The Apple iPhone is an exceptional smartphone. It started it all. And dominates for good reason: it's so easy and fun to use. But, everyone knows the AT&T network is its Achilles heel. And Verizon is attacking it aggressively. The latest 30-second spot once again uses the infamously sparse (but legally...

Google Voice, finally!

Today has been quite the whirlwind day. And to top it off I finally received a Google Voice invite. More on that in a sec, but first I would say I'm busy, but I've ranted about that before, and we all agreed we're all busy, all the time. Computers and tech...