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Share your computer’s Internet connection with Connectify

February 13, 2012

I ran into a couple situations a few days ago where I needed to be able to share my computer’s Internet connection with my other devices. The hostel where I’m currently staying does not have Wi-Fi. They have a wired connection so I can still get Internet by plugging in the cable to my netbook’s RJ45 port. However, my Android phone/tablet and Kindle don’t have such a port.

I wanted to be able to share ...

Internet access anywhere in Guatemala with a Tigo USB modem

February 11, 2012

I wanted to check my bank account one day but the Internet at the hostel I was staying at wasn’t working. Then I saw a guy using his laptop in the dining area and I asked him if he was able to pick up a Wi-Fi signal. He told me he’s using one of these Tigo USB modems to get Internet connection.

Tigo is a mobile phone service provider and appears to be the main ...

Choosing a Kindle for travel

November 14, 2011

I finally bought a Kindle!

I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while now. My sister has one and I’ve been borrowing hers when I go hiking as my Dell Streak‘s screen is just not readable in bright sunlight due to glare. I always question myself before I buy anything nowadays to make sure it’s something I will really be using.

I’ll be traveling long term out of the country in January and ...

How to recalibrate your Dell Streak’s touchscreen

February 21, 2011

A few days ago I was trying to unlock the screen on my Dell Streak and I was having a hard time dragging the lock icon, it wouldn’t go all the way through and not responding well. I thought my Dell Streak was busy at first, maybe a process was using up a lot of resources in the background, but when I was finally able to drag it all the way and at the screen ...

How to upgrade your AT&T locked Dell Streak (Baseband GAUSB1A111231 Build 6601) to Android 2.2 Froyo

January 23, 2011

I’ve been patiently waiting for Dell to release the 2.2 version of the Android OS for my AT&T locked Dell Streak but they just keep pushing it back and there’s currently no specific release date. They’ve already released it for the non-AT&T locked versions but it seems like AT&T is preventing them from releasing it to the AT&T-locked ones. The Dell update package seems to check the baseband version of the device so even if ...