Posts Tagged ‘Android’


Instagram helped TV make this busted old Ford look sort of cool.

Today, a reading from the book of I Don’t Get It …

Popular photo sharing app Instagram – long an Apple-only item – became available on Android devices for the first time this week. And just a couple days later it was sold to Facebook for $1 billion dollars. Yes, Dr. Evil, that’s billion with a B.

Well, backlash also starts with a B and that’s precisely what ensued – at least, assuming social media offers an at least semi-accurate read into people’s opinions. (And I’m not that it does, but that’s a gripe for another day.) A whole bunch of folks were upset that the hip Instagram was going to go mainstream, that their timelines would get clogged and even that the newcomers wouldn’t understand how to do correctly use it.

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Huge week on deck, and not because I’ve got a six-pack of basketball games to cover and – Valentine’s Day reminder, fellas – one wife to woo.

Rather, I’m getting a new smartphone, an iPhone 4S, to be exact. Hear me out before cracking wise about South Dakota being stuck in 2007 in terms of technology.

I’m not just switching phones, I’m switching operating systems. Again. And that has become a big deal for most of us in 2012. In fact, just the other day I was trying to decide where a move like this ranks in terms of important changes in the life of a young professional. It’s not as big as getting married/divorced or having a child, but  it’s probably no lower than third on the list of material acquisitions behind buying a new house and car. (more…)

Nerds unite!

Posted: September 8, 2011 by terryvandrovec in Uncategorized
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A quick timeout for some shameless self promotion …

Have you ever wanted to keep up with TVFury when on the go? Well, now you can with the Terry Vandrovec app for iPhone. Just download and install the app – it’s free – then enjoy all the (weird) content you’ve come to expect from this site right on your smartphone.

And we haven’t gotten about you, Android users. There’s a Terry Vandrovec app for that, too. Hooray!

We know return you to your regularly scheduled programming …

The Tapes: Aug. 5

Posted: August 5, 2011 by terryvandrovec in Uncategorized
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We’ll kick things off this week with a little shameless self promotion. How else is anybody going to get a foot hold in this fast-moving world?

The picture you see here is a screen shot from the Terry Vandrovec app for Android that was released this week. It contains feeds from this site, my work blog and Twitter. And it’s free. Hopefully, an iPhone version will be available within 10-14 days.

To be clear, in no way do you NEED this app. However, if you have a smartphone and some time to kill, this will ensure that our work is available at your fingertips. So check it out. Or not. Either way, we’ll keep trying new stuff. Let’s be honest – it’s mostly for our own amusement, anyway.

And now to The Tapes …

  • Reportedly, a Texas fan and an Oklahoma fan got in a knife fight inside at Applebee’s in San Antonio. Why? Because there was a 45-minute wait at T.G.I.Friday’s. As for the all important outcome, the Sooners fan wound up in critical condition, while the Longhorns booster was in stable condition. Stable, huh? Not so much.
  • Food Network Magazine released its list of the top 50 pizzas in America this week. Some pretty interesting items involved, including potato and crab rangoons. In this part of the world, A&B Pizza of Bismarck-Mandan took the title in North Dakota, Charlie’s Pizza House in Yankton was tops in South Dakota and Black Sheep Pizza of the Twin Cities won out in Minnesota.
    You know how people try and visit all 50 states or hit every major league park? Maybe trying all of these pies should become a part of the bucket list pantheon.
  • Here’s probably the most talked-about story of the week. The New Yorker piece on the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Amazing reporting, although there’s some talk in journalism circles about whether the writer should have revealed that he apparently didn’t actually talk to any of the SEALS involved.
  • ESPN racing writer Ed Hinton penned a tribute to his late wife, who died of cancer recently. Have tissues handy.
  • I’ll write more later in the day about my Thursday night trip to Dyckman court, where Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley squared off and Beasley squared off with a fan. But here’s Durant’s already legendary performance a few nights earlier at Rucker, when he scored 66 and drilled 3 after 3 in the final minute. A day later in another league, he only hit 2 of 12 3s and last night I saw him go oh for the night from deep, so he might have used them all up in Rucker.