Tag Archive: hardware

Mar 20 2015

CyanogenMod com.android.phone crashing – an unlikely APN fix for the NullPointerException in the telephony stack

Currently, I have a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) and until this past weekend I was running CyanogenMod 11 (the M9 snapshot) on it. I was having one minor problem with it, and that was that all-too-often the artist and track information from my music stream would not be sent via Bluetooth. I hadn’t …

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Jun 12 2014

FLAC compression level comparison

So, I’m in the process of ripping all my music to FLAC since I am getting a completely new audio system in my home. With the high-end pre-amp, amplifiers, DACs, and floorstanding speakers in place, my full music collection (currently ripped in OGG) will no longer be of sufficient quality. Re-ripping a really large collection …

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Nov 02 2012

Lenovo laptops now feature what?

Each month, the online discount retailer Working Advantage has a sweepstakes for some hot item. For November 2012, it is a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580. I received the following email about it yesterday: Last time I checked, the IdeaPad Z580 had some neat features, but definitely did not come with top sirloin steaks! Cheers, Zach

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