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Is it possible to download apk files for these? I'm trying to test on my Blackberry via a sideloaded apk file, but I think I need the apk file to do that. The links on this page just redirect me: https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Android_sideloading
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By "LDS Tools for Android" project, do you mean this Google+ community? If so, I am a member here, but I only joined yesterday. No change on the visibility of the other files. Thanks for looking into this for me!
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Good perspective.

"Here was an Director of Athletics showing that integrity still has a place in college athletics. That conducting business the right way is still a possibility, the madness of modern day athletics notwithstanding."
The world of sport can be a tremendous teacher. The games we love, watch, and cover can educate and index our own thoughts, emotions, and beliefs into a clearer reality. We all can remember those moments when sport meant something more than the play on the field or the final score. Whether it's President Bush throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium shortly after the 9/11 attacks or the Penn State/Nebraska football squads coming together fo...
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I love this post about money - it hits the question of "why are we penny-wise but pound foolish" right on the head.
We're bad at it. And marketers know this. Consider: you're buying a $30,000 car and you have the option of upgrading the stereo to the 18 speaker, 100 watt version for just $500 more. Should you? Or perhaps you're considering two jobs, one that you love and one that pays $2,000 more. Which to choose? Or... You are lucky enough to be able to choose between two colleges. One, the one with the nice campus and slightly more famous name, will cost you...
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I love this. I'd definitely be willing to give this a try, but wouldn't you know, I'm in the middle of my two-year contract on another network. I'm definitely looking at this the next time it's up.
Republic Wireless is beta-testing a service that can route most cell activity over WiFi to give customers a contract-free phone for $19 per month. But step away from your router and you get access to ...
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I'm getting my republic wireless phone order in on the 20th of Sep! I'm in beta wave "E" . I'll let you know how things go. The phone that is available is the Motorola Defy - very similar to the Triumph on virgin mobile, but of course with the hybrid calling and I guess it's waterproof and dust proof (along with still having gorilla glass).
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Do any of you keep a family or personal budget? We set a New Year's Resolution to keep one and it has been going pretty well using software program called "You Need a Budget". Entering expenses in has become like a game, which probably makes me sound pretty weird.
Personal home budget software built with Four Simple Rules to help you quickly gain control of your money, get out of debt, and reach your financial goals!
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I Like MINT on the web.
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This guy is crazy. Here's his quote: "But normal people don't think about TV that way. TV is passive. The last thing we want to do is work at it."

Who are these "normal people"? Apparently they're the ones who don't even want DVR. They want to pay their cable company for hundreds of channels and complain that there's never anything on. They're happy to watch online videos on their tiniest screens they own (computers and smartphones).

I don't know any of these people. People are cutting the cord because they're not getting what they want from TV. They use DVRs but wish the DVR did more, and did it better and easier. They want their CNN without NBA TV, or vice versa. They want their favorite movies to a couple of button presses away. But the thing is that these are the normal people. My parents and their in-laws love their Roku boxes. They even have wish lists of other things they realize they should be able to do. Technology is enabling greater freedom to decide what we want to watch. Are the "normal people" okay with watching what the big content providers tell them to?

Is it the idea that these "normal people" are opposed to change? I'll give them that. But sooner or later they're going to realize that they will get what they want from this revolution, too. I think they're scared that they won't be able to complain about how there's nothing on TV anymore.
The technology industry is absolutely bent on reinventing television, but some of us are fine with the way TV is now.
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I definitely can agree with "If I had a dog, it would bark at Ruby code".
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Clean your room? Apparently there's an app for that.
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Great comment on a post about Raspberry Pi. Since I first heard about it, I've thought of this system as something like a brainstorming generator - if you can't think of something fun to do with it, you're doing something wrong.
The founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation says that the graphical capabilities of the low-cost Linux board can outperform the latest iPhone.
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I think it's great that a value-oriented company is bringing their manufacturing into the U.S. I wonder what this will do for their sales. Will people have opinions for buying American TVs the same way they buy American cars? Do any of those mean anything anymore?
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I'm definitely not against producing things outside the U.S., I just think that it sometimes doesn't even get considered. The "American Car" is a myth in 2012. I'd like to see more data, but it wouldn't surprise me to see that foreign car companies have similar numbers of U.S. employees.
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This is a good way to both teach children safety and help them become acquainted with classical music.
I came up with a new way to show my son which things he can’t touch.
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  • Brigham Young University
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I'm a BYU Information Systems grad (and huge Cougar fan) and UNM Computer Science alum. I'm currently involved in Software Quality, Testing, and Development.
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