Posts From Jimmy McGee

Jimmy McGee
Jimmy McGee

As the resident token curmudgeon Senior Moderator of the XDA Forums, get off his lawn. Member of XDA since the Windows Mobile days Jimmy McGee heads up the YouTube channel for XDA dubbed XDA TV. Technology Geek by trade and security analyst by training, he has a lot to say about things found on the internet, some of which can be safely ignored.

Pro Tip Number 2: Wireless Mount and Shell – XDA TV

For the second in our series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows the basics of turning your device into a file server with secure shell (SSH) and secure file transfer protocol (SFTP). He demonstrates the Google Play application QuickSSHD and offers the free alternative of market application SSHDroid. AdamOutler then goes on to...

Galaxy Nexus Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA TV

Many people call the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone the ideal phone. When XDA management had an extra Galaxy Nexus phone laying around, they couldn't think of anything better to do with it than send it to our resident mobile deconstructionist. In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxes his new Galaxy...

Pro Tip Number 1: Android XBMC Remote Control – XDA TV

In the first in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows us how to repurpose an Android device as a remote control for your TV with XBMC.  He demonstrates sending a YouTube video from the YouTube application on an Android phone to a TV.  He then talks about the hardware required...

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – XDA TV

In today’s episode of XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye teaches us how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Shen begins by unboxing the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and showing us all of the wonderful items that come out of the box. He then takes us through the process of getting the...

This Week in Development Quick Take: Android and Windows 8 – XDA TV

In today's Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan covers four stories of interest from the XDA Portal. Jordan covers the article discussing C# possibly becoming the code of choice for Android. Jordan then talks about the HTC EVO 3D getting ICS and the Blue Angel receiving an Android port. Finally, Jordan mentions some...

How to Build an Android App Part 2: Writing a Root App – XDA TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler returns to give us Part Two of building an Android App. In this segment, Adam covers several topics to get you started developing a root-enabled app. This video is part-instructional with step-by-step coverage, and part-informational with theory-of-operation being covered. This video is intended for use by n00bs to get them up to...

Google Drives Advancement in Google Docs

The juggernaut of the internet, Google, shows no sign of slowing down. Killing off unpopular creations, brewing up new things in their famous lab, taking on Facebook with two different social network products, and continuing to stay on top of the search engine game are just some of the things Google is famous for. Overlooked by...

Oracle and Google Fight over Java Copyright

The Oracle and Google debate is back in the news now that their battle in court is finally here. A simple Google, or Yahoo!, or Bing---which ever you prefer---search will lead you to many different experts commenting on the story. In fact one commenter has been ousted as a consultant for Oracle. “Independent” Analyst and...

How to Root the HTC One X – XDA TV

In today's episode of XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye teaches us how to root the HTC One X. Shen begins by unboxing his brand new HTC One X. Shen then takes us through the process of unlocking the bootloader, flashing a recovery and getting the HTC One X rooted.

How to Build an Android App Part 1: Setting up Eclipse and Android SDK – XDA TV

In this video, Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler covers several topics which will get you started developing your first Android application. This instructional video covers the entire process of creating and loading a new application onto your device. The video is intended for use by n00bs to get them up to speed, as well as by...

Change Your Call Screen with Ultimate Call Screen HD

Do you wear glasses? Is your vision not as good as it could be? Do you like seeing huge pictures of your friends so you are reminded of what they look like when they call? Do you have “friends” who use iPhones and brag about their awesome answer screen? Well, XDA Senior Member lowveld has...

Vocab++: An Application to Ameliorate Your Vocabulary

Anyone who has ever looked in the dictionary, whether of physically-bound or online variety, can understand the sheer amount of words in the English language. However, most people only stick to a few common words they are comfortable with. If anyone has taken a standardized test, like the SAT for College entrance and the GRE for...