John Walton

John Walton

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John Walton is a student and writer who spends most of his free time fingerpicking an acoustic guitar and authoring biographical snippets in the third-person. He lives with his wife and their cat, who are, like him, compulsive movers/travelers. He is passionate about open source software, learning to speak Thai, and watching poker tournaments on television (WPT).

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7 days of DroidDog: 2/25/10 Exclusive

7 days of DroidDog: 2/25/10


Android This week, we learned that Android is the leader of the pack when it comes to the availability of free apps and that a huge chunk of the Android-loving public is male. I think some of that may have to do with those aggressive Droid...

7 Days of DroidDog: 02/19/10 Updated

7 Days of DroidDog: 02/19/10


Android If you're a big fan of Android, you already know: The start of MWC in Barcelona signals a deluge of tech news, and this year has been no exception. The Android videos, announcements, images, and stories have been flooding the airwaves...


7 days of DroidDog: 02/11/10 Exclusive

7 days of DroidDog: 02/11/10


Android Yes, my weekly post on the weekly happenings at DroidDog has a new title, as the last one was just a bit too similar for comfort to another weekly web installment at a tech blog. So, I give you 7 days of DroidDog! It was quite a week...



This Week in DroidDog: 02/04/10 Updated

This Week in DroidDog: 02/04/10


Android As you probably know, PhoneDog is pretty crazy about giveaways. The main site just sent out it's 67th prize from the One Paw Bandit , and they haven't been pencil erasers, either. DroidDog is getting in on the action and just gave away ...

What Up, Droid? 01/28/10 Exclusive

What Up, Droid? 01/28/10


Android Apps: I've been leaning more towards app-related news lately and since I have a Nexus One on hand and people are asking about compatibility, I decided to put together a post on my favorite apps for use with the N1. It's 8 pages of...

What Up, Droid? 01/20/10 Exclusive

What Up, Droid? 01/20/10


Android This past week hasn't been too hectic in the world of Android, and that leaves me some room here for discussing apps. With all of the craziness surrounding CES and the launch of the Nexus One, that's something I've been missing. ...

What up, Droid? 01/14/10 Updated

What up, Droid? 01/14/10


Android I was at CES on Thursday, the 7th, and missed an installment of What Up, Droid? Still, the point of these usually-weekly posts is to deliver a 7-day summary of Droid news real short and sweet like, so I'm just going to pick back up with...

My first CES Updated

My first CES


Android I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to attend CES for the first time this year and was also lucky enough to arrive one day earlier and leave one day later than my colleagues. I thought that would leave me a little Vegas time . I...


Nexus One CES demo: voice input Updated

Nexus One CES demo: voice input


Android A quick demonstration of the Nexus One's voice input capabilities. I think I should point out that this occured in a very noisy environment. The woman doing the demo had to speak quite loudly for me to hear her and to be distinguishable...


Win a hacked G1 with a tweet! Updated

Win a hacked G1 with a tweet!


Android Are you one of those people who thinks that phone hacking looks like a lot of fun but is just too risky to try on your own device? Maybe you hack phones all day and just want to add another one to the colleciton. Whatever the case, check...

What up, Droid? 12/31/09 Exclusive

What up, Droid? 12/31/09


Post It's been an eventful week for Android, if only you look at the leaks that I've posted below. It's also been a busy week for DroidDog, as our team of contributors continues to grow. It's been a huge year for Android as well, though I...

What up, Droid? 12/24/09 Updated

What up, Droid? 12/24/09


Android   this is not my place Happy holidays, folks. I'm alone with Panda Express right now but it's all family time once the wife gets out of work, so you'll have to forgive me if I keep this short and sweet. Eclair for G1 ...



What up, Droid? 12/17/09 Updated

What up, Droid? 12/17/09


Android There was such a flurry of activity surrounding the Google Phone this week that I feel like I need to deliver the first section of this What up, Droid? the way Cartman sings about Kyle's Mom. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeell, Nexus One Unless...

Nexus One video: booting Exclusive

Nexus One video: booting


Videos Well these folks sure know how to get the most out of every little bit of Nuxus material they can find. Trouble is, their server is giving out the error, "Concurrent hits exceeded." Good thing we have PhoneDog and YouTube on the job! Via ...




What up, Droid? 12/10/09 Exclusive

What up, Droid? 12/10/09


Android Each Thursday night I sit down and gather the links I want to include in my weekly installment of What up, Droid? and attempt to situate each one gracefully within logical, flowing text. Maybe I'm out of it. Maybe my eyes and brain are...



What up, Droid? 12/03/09 Exclusive

What up, Droid? 12/03/09


Android Things have gotten so crazy in the world of Android recently that it can be difficult at times to simply keep up with a single day's news. And while Sydney, Aaron, Adriana, and Noah have got you covered on the PhoneDog front, we thought a...


What up, Droid? Updated

What up, Droid?


Android Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I've got only got a few minutes (I hope) to cover the weekly news before my wife recovers from a food-induced coma. But considering the very recent - and likely temporary - slow down in Android news, I...

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