Phil Nickinson

Phil is the father of two beautiful girls and is the Dad behind Modern Dad, and the head cord-cutter at CordCutters.com. Before that he spent seven years at the helm of Android Central. Before that he spent a decade making newspapers. Before that — well, we don't talk much about those days. Subscribe to the Modern Dad newsletter!

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Early build of Firefox for Android looks like ... a very early build of Firefox for Android

Early build of Firefox for Android looks like ... a very early build of Firefox for Android

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Here's the problem with developing your application in public, with the source code readily available: Next thing you know, what's really not meant for widespread dissemination is bring run by every Tom, Dick and Harry with a phone and incorrectly dubbed "leak," "beta" or at least "pre-Alpha." And that's fine. that's part of the deal. (And it's why we have to go rumor hunting on...

Google clarifies revenue-sharing report, says it only pays on search, not apps

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Google has clarified a recent report that stated it was paying manufacturers and carriers a percentage of search revenue from its Android applications. In fact, Google said, it's only sharing revenue from search, and not from the likes of YouTube and Google Maps, and that this has been Google's across-the-board business model for some time. MocoNews updated its previous story, and eweek...