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How to add to your mobile desktop

What's that? You got yourself a brand spankin' new phone for a gift? You'll probably be playing with it for the next 24-36 hours straight, without sleep, without showering, muttering “grph moar apps” under your breath like a downtown hobo grumbling about aluminum cans.

Whilst in the middle of your new phone activation / moar apps hysteria, a gentle voice of wisdom and knowledge (I imagine Cate Blanchett, but you might prefer Morgan Freeman) whispers in your ear:

“Dearest loyal Spokesman-Review reader, don't forget to add to your mobile desktop as a bookmark, so you can access the most rad daily newspaper in Spokane, 24/7.”

With that, here is how you can add to your mobile desktop on a number of devices. It's actually quite simple.

(Beware, thar be .gifs ahead.)


Go to Since you're probably on the site right now, you should open a new tab or window so that I don't go away. You might end up on if you're on mobile, but the process is the same whether you're on a tablet device or phone.


Follow the easy to understand .gifs below for your appropriate device





Drink cocoa. With some of those tiny crunchie marshmallows, which, I dunno. I don't think they're actually marshmallows. I think they stole the ingredients for those from the Lucky Charms factory, and they should expect an angry leprechaun on their doorstep any day now.

Thanks to Toyota 4x4 lover Patrick Hanley for the Android screenshots and Kaitlin Gillespie for the iPhone shots.

Introducing the Tech Deck blog

Welcome to the Spokesman-Review's new Tech Deck blog, where we discuss all sorts of different nerdy things, with an Inland NW slant. As one of the online developers for, I fortunately/unfortunately cannot escape the moniker, so I might as well represent.

One goal of this blog is to live up to the awesomeness that is this Spokesman-Review commemorative coin from 1981 that I found at an antique store:

rad spokesman coin with a deathstar

First of all, Death Star. Second…

There's a DEATH STAR on the 1981 commemorative Spokesman-Review coin. That is all.

In case you were wondering, here are a few of the subjects that I plan on covering in the near future:

  • SteamOS - Awesome or not?
  • Building the ultimate gamer's box
  • 3D printing and the local maker scene
  • Cool stuff you can do with Arduinos
  • Minecraft for moms and pops who have no clue what Minecraft is
  • The science behind Kinect

That's just what I have written down on my notepad here, so if you have any suggestions or ideas, please comment below or send me an email at

There's one more thing™: Let's make sure we're all on the same page with regards to the term “nerd”:

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