Cover photo
Verified name
Derek Ross
Works at Phandroid
Lives in Huntingdon, PA
1,223,563 followers|119,271,865 views



Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
My wife's book is now available on Amazon:

In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life.

Katie has been traveling around the country the past two years keynote speaking at various child advocacy and victim events, motivational and inspirational speaking venues, and of course various media outlets.

My wife's book, Buried Memories, is a NYT Bestseller. This is the new and updated version that includes new chapters such as life after Buried Memories.

For those that do not know, part of the reason for the new book is sadly because the original book publisher completely screwed her and I over, stealing thousands of dollars from us (essentially victimizing a victim, awesome huh?). The book has been released with a reputable publisher and we couldn't be happier with the change.

Thank you so much for the share and the kind words +Virginia Poltrack. Katie and I appreciate it :)
So I really struggled with how to word this post. Let me start by linking to this book-

I met +Katie Beers​​ before I knew about this book, about her story. I liked her immediately, and in fact, just thought she was a GREAT person. The kind of friend that when you meet them for the first time, you walk away thinking to yourself, "I really adore that person, I'm so happy to have met them!"

Then I learned a bit about this story, and ordered the book. And I was floored. To say she is an amazing person and survivor is an understatement. Basically, I was completely blown away and have a new found respect for someone I already held in really high regard. Katie, thank you for sharing this. You're amazing, and deserve every happiness. I'm really proud to call you a friend 💗
Fgg Hggy's profile photoafzal ahmed's profile photoYusuf Akkan's profile photoHfjfhfhfghjjsjdhgg Hdjhvfifhjijh's profile photo
+Derek Ross great reviews. That's really awesome. 
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
Have you ever visited a website and have the site tell you to install it's app in a massive, annoying advertisement? We all have... (and thankfully a certain site doesn't do that anymore). We all know this sucks and Google apparently thinks it sucks too. Google will soon start to downrank sites that annoyingly ask you to install their app. Nice.
Google hates huge app install ads as much as we do
Tim Bunch's profile photoLouie Da Silva's profile photoChristian Grasser's profile photoShibu Rajan (ഷിബു രാജന്‍)'s profile photo
Hopefully Bleacher Report follows suit 
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
Nextbit Robin can now be backed on Kickstarter

I'm a bit tired of the traditional looking smartphone. The design here definitely has my attention. For $299 (well, they're all gone now, so now for $349) you can get a whole lot of smartphone for not a whole lot of money.

That said, I dislike "buying" a phone on Kickstarter and waiting 4+ months to get it.
Mathieu Gélinas's profile photoBrandon Giesel's profile photoeleete's profile photoMn Fd's profile photo
I love the design. 
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
PayPal now allows you to create personal pay links

You can now easily give out your PayPal link to easily receive funds. I was able to snag I prefer using Google Wallet for transferring money between friends and family, but having another option is always nice because not everyone uses Google Wallet and the more options to get paid the better.
Jason Lynch's profile photoJeremy McGill's profile photoVito Vizziato's profile photoeleete's profile photo
Man. Sometimes I see things and I'm mad that people are so smart. Great feature to revitalize an aging company. 
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
Download the Google Evolved / new animated logo bootanimation for your Nexus 6 and other high resolution devices.

I have 3 different install methods here. CM Theme Engine, flashable .zip and the raw for manual installation.
Erjona Bega's profile photoKevin Theil's profile photoLeif Ragnar Stol Øyan's profile photojesus perez's profile photo
Does using the zip file require root? If not is it an ADB command or just drop into the file system?
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
Google's new logo. It's glorious.
Subash S's profile photoMd. Salah Uddin Al Mamun's profile photoABHIDAS K NAIR (AKN)'s profile photoGuanming lyu's profile photo
I can't pinpoint what it is but this just has a kiddy vibe to it. I guess Google is trying a different design language?
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
1,223,563 people
Tsegazeab Gebre's profile photo
Poli Bloc's profile photo
g odbayar's profile photo
siamak iranian's profile photo
kyth tongayi's profile photo
Devin Felty's profile photo
Lynn Huang's profile photo
zohi zaho's profile photo
Vicente Suesta Andreu's profile photo

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
At this point, I'm tired of case "leaks" and artist renders based on case specifications. But, for those that aren't, here you go.

#Huawei   #Nexus  
Craig Barratt's profile photoSteve Evans's profile photoRichard Nolet's profile photodua khan's profile photo
It hasn't reached iphone levels of hype and PR yet... We need more...

We need a queue!
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
New Google App is here!
Amanda Doi's profile photojesus perez's profile photoPeter Blanco's profile photoMike LaBarge's profile photo
This is amazing! 
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
+feedly announces shared collections

A brand new feedly pro feature allows users to share content feeds to teammates, colleagues, or to your social networks so that others can stay up to date with content that you're curating and organizing.
At feedly, we believe at our core that knowledge is power, and thus content is empowering—and even more so when you share it! So we are excited to introduce today a new feedly Pro feature we call S...
Waza_Be's profile photoSteffen M's profile photoDerek Ross's profile photo
+Steffen M I keep hoping a Press redesign is coming. It's UI is simple and works, but I do miss Material Design coming from other apps.
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
david h's profile photoVictor Parra's profile photo张宁's profile photoColleen Vallee's profile photo
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
And here you see the un-doomed and flourishing social network in it's natural habit, sporting it's new, fancy logo.
We're getting a little logo love today too. Hope you like it!
500 comments on original post
张宁's profile photoCoty Schwendner's profile photoVincent Légitimus's profile photoKasun Geethaj's profile photo
I SAW IT but i prefer g
Add a comment...

Derek Ross

Shared publicly  - 
This should make a lot of #MotoX  fans happy. You can pre-order the Moto X Pure Edition / Style on September 2nd!

Will this be your next?
I'm holding out for the Huawei Nexus.
Ramesh B's profile photoChristopher Boyer's profile photoStuart Linden Jr's profile photoFACE MELTER's profile photo
Maybe if it weren't a tablet. 
Add a comment...
Derek's Collections
Have him in circles
1,223,563 people
Tsegazeab Gebre's profile photo
Poli Bloc's profile photo
g odbayar's profile photo
siamak iranian's profile photo
kyth tongayi's profile photo
Devin Felty's profile photo
Lynn Huang's profile photo
zohi zaho's profile photo
Vicente Suesta Andreu's profile photo
Systems Administrator
Virtualization, Infrastructure, VMware, Windows, Exchange
  • Phandroid
    Writer, 2013 - present
    Writer, Blogger, Android personality.
  • Penn State University
    Systems Administrator, 2010 - present
    Windows, Linux and VMware Systems Administrator. Network and Firewall Administrator.
  • RG Technologies, LLC
    Owner, 2003 - 2010
    Information Technology Solutions Provider that delivered business aligned, end to end solutions and products to organizations whose success depended on information technology.
Basic Information
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Angry Birds Epic
  • Riptide GP2
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • Monument Valley
  • Defenders
  • Meltdown
  • Leo's Fortune
  • Clash of Clans
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2
  • Crossy Road
  • Don't Touch The Spikes
  • Hungry Shark Evolution
You can't fake passion.

I am an Android Enthusiast. I’m on the pulse of the latest Android news and write content about Android daily. I’m constantly scouring the Internet for the latest Android news, apps, games, Android ROMs, hacks, security, tips, tutorials and mobile devices. I’m a large supporter of our beloved Android Community and am always willing to help with anything Android related, just ask.

Ultimate Google Voice Search Cheat Sheet
Unofficial Google Glass FAQ

Android Shared Circles:
Android Engagers
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 1
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 2a
Ultimate Community Curated Android Circle Round 2b
Android Developers A-M
Android Developers N-Z

Every Android Enthusiast wants to know what devices you’re currently rockin’. Here’s mine:

Android Phones:
Nexus 6

Android Tablets:
Nexus 7 2013

Android TV:
Nexus Player

Moto 360
Google Glass

Dell Chromebook 11
Samsung Chromebook


I'd be perfect for these Circles:

  • Android Enthusiast
  • Mobile technology
  • Wearable technology
  • Google Glass Explorer
  • #SoGE
  • Writer / Blogger
  • Social media / social networking
  • Google+ Tips / Google+ Help
  • Hangouts
  • Technology / Tech News
  • Computer Security
  • Virtualization / Cloud Computing
  • VMware
  • Craft Beer


Derek is a senior Information Technology business professional with vast experience in virtual infrastructure design and administration, network engineering and architecture, enterprise customer support, systems design, disaster recovery planning, and help desk operations. Former IT entrepreneur, Derek is currently a network systems administrator at a Penn State University.

I use social networking to meet new exciting people, make new friends, stay up to day with old friends, express myself and engage in some great conversations that I wouldn't have normally had the opportunity. Over the past 17 years of my online life, I've made numerous online friends through various social communities and continue to talk to them, even the oldest ones, all of the time. I look forward to meeting you :)

Bragging rights
I host a weekly Android news show. I write for Phandroid. Google Glass Explorer!
Collections Derek is following
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Huntingdon, PA
Derek Ross's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Nextbit Robin smartphone hits Kickstarter with promises to eliminate sto...

Nextbit, the company formed by ex-Googlers who wanted to do something great, has fully unveiled its first Android phone. It's the Nextbit Ro

Meet Shared Collections: Now you can choose to share what you read with ...

At feedly, we believe at our core that knowledge is power, and thus content is empowering—and even more so when you share it! So we are exci

Evolving the Google Identity

At Google we say, “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” With this in mind, we seek to design experiences that inspire and enlighten

Google's new logo "Google Evolved" Boot Animation | Android Forums

Hey all, I made this in Bhoot real quick. There's a tiny issue where you can see a 1px line above the logo and below the logo but I think th

Get your very own PayPal.Me link

Post it. Text it. Tag it. Share it. Shout it. And let your friends pay you back in a tap or two. Grab your PayPal.Me link today.

Pay Derek Ross using PayPal.Me

Go to and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries. Getting

Meet the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat.

Just four years ago, before the Nest Learning Thermostat came along, nobody even thought about that beige box on the wall.

Malware swipes 225,000 Apple accounts through jailbroken iPhones

Malware has stolen at least 225,000 Apple IDs from jailbroken iPhones in the name of 'free' apps.

iOS support officially comes to Android Wear

Huawei's little mix-up might have been shrugged off as inaccurate, but at least one detail in their Amazon listing for the Huawei Watch was

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 uses machine learning to fight malware

The trouble with security software is that it's always racing to catch up with new viruses and malware. They typically check against a datab

LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a gold-plated smart watch for $1,200

We heard shortly after the LG Watch Urbane's reveal that LG could be working on a deluxe version fo the smart watch, but the company had bee

Hulu is picking up the big movies Netflix is losing this month

Netflix ended its deal with entertainment network Epix today, a change that will soon take a raft of big-name movies — including The Hunger

Google On – Aplicaţii Android pe Google Play

Google On is the companion app for OnHub, a router for the new way to Wi-Fi.The Google On app lets you set up and control your OnHub right f

Huawei Watch appears on Amazon with $350 price tag and Sep. 2nd release ...

Huawei said their premium watch would be here in Q3 2015, and sure enough it's popped up on Amazon for you to pre-order. The watch is showin

Apple iPhone event announced for Wednesday, September 9

Apple has just announced its traditional fall iPhone launch, sending out invitations to the press for an event on September 9th at 10AM PST,

iPhone 6S will reportedly have animated wallpaper like the Apple Watch

9to5Mac is reporting that at least one thing separating the iPhone 6S from its predecessor will have to do with wallpaper. Similar to Apple

Cyanogen OS 12.1 begins rolling out to the OnePlus One

Cyanogen OS 12.1 is now rolling out to the OnePlus One! This is probably the biggest update Cyanogen OS is going to get ahead of Marshmallow

Amazon replaces Free App of the Day with new Underground app

It's official: Amazon's "Free App of the Day" program -- where they'd offer up popular Android apps and games free for 24 hours -- is offici

YouTube Gaming – Програми Android у Google Play

YouTube Gaming keeps you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you. Featuring videos and live streams with chat — incl

I'm pretty much the opposite of an avid fair goer, but it's a decent place for kids. You'll find your typical fair food here and the demolition derby isn't bad. The quality of the rides has gone downhill over the years.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
I've been coming here my entire life to see movies. Their prices are very fair and the service is always great.
Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
This is a great place being so close to Broadway. I'd stay here again.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Beautiful scenery.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
146 reviews
Great beer and great food. I often go here for lunch or after work and always enjoy the atmosphere.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
I've been camping here since a child and now I camp here with my own children. If you have a boat, get a spot down by the water.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I love going here with family. Its rarely crowded and the scenery is always beautiful.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago