Tag: android

Someone help me with this pop up screen i keep getting

by on Mar.13, 2013, under Other Posts

I was getting this too.   I uninstalled the updates since I cant uninstall the whole app, I just did the updates and Im no longer getting the message.

Incidentally I uninstalled all updates for the bloatware apps I never use–Backup Assistant Plus, Blockbuster for HTC, NFL Mobile, Slacker Radio, Verizon Tones, and VZ Navigator. My phone seems to be running faster and saves me ~32 MB of internal storage. The only update I do have is for My Verizon Mobile because the update is actually smaller than the stock version.

If you do this dont forget to uncheck Allow automatic updating for these apps, if you have it checked.

It sucks having all the updates listed in my Play Store and not being able to use Update All, but I usually install the updates from the web anyway.

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How Big Is Your Photo Library?

by on Dec.06, 2012, under Other Posts

I take a lot of pictures with my phone but find it manageable. I have an Android phone and use Sweet Home WiFi Picture Backup to upload new photos to my Windows Home Server. It organizes them in year-month folders which makes curation easier. Picasa is my photo manager of choice. Every month or two I’ll sit down and delete bad or blurred pictures.

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Samsung finds exploding Galaxy S III was due to ‘external source’, owner says it was a ‘mistake’ — Engadget

by on Jul.07, 2012, under Other Posts

They put it in the microwave in attempts to dry it out after getting wet, or they put it in the microwave to make it look like it blew up in attempts to get paid by Samsung?

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Hotspot Shield VPN for Android Offers Secure Browsing On the Go for Free

by on Jun.01, 2012, under Other Posts

I just searched online a found a guide for setting up my Windows 7 desktop to receive incoming connections from my Android phone. It seems to be working–don’t know if it’s secure or how to check it?

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PlaceMe is the always-on location memorizer you never asked for

by on Apr.18, 2012, under Other Posts

I’ve been using Google Latitude for this…it’s been useful “when was the last time we went to that restaurant?” or “when did we get to the venue last time, because doors still weren’t open?”

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General Really torn: Charge or Dinc 2? – Android Forums

by on Jul.18, 2011, under Other Posts

I just went from the Motorola Droid 1 to the DInc 2 last week, but considered both the Thunderbolt and Charge. Also my wife has the Samsung Fascinate.

I thought about the Charge and 4G in general but ultimately decided to turn it down. Although faster Internet would be nice a comment I saw summed it up nicely for me “batteries aren’t ready for 4G”. Maybe not entirely accurate, but from all I’ve read it seems like the phones switch back and forth between the 3G and 4G radios all day depending on quality of signal which results in short battery life (people are talking as low as 4-6 hours depending on usage). Some people can deal with that, with my Droid 1 I was used to plugging the phone in via USB around lunch everyday because my battery was old. Perhaps waiting for the second generation 4G phones might be wiser. Constantly dealing with a short battery life doesn’t seem a fair trade for the benefit faster web browsing when you need it.

There are only 2 – 4G phones on Verizon–doesn’t seem like much choice there.

To speak the question of the Samsung Charge, somewhat referencing the Samsung Fascinate my wife has: I personally didn’t like the TouchWiz interface. I found the color scheme ugly on the Charge. We waited for months and months for Samsung/Verizon to release an update. Personally what turned me off to the Charge, although perhaps minor: no notification LED. If your phone is sitting on the desk or bedside and you have a text or email there’s no blinking light to let you know. Not sure what the thought process was there.

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Best Service for Fast Image Sharing? – Lifehacker

by on May.20, 2011, under Other Posts

No vote (all I’ve used seem the same to me)

On my Android phone I like geotagging all my photos, but I’d like a photo sharing service that strips this out. More than once I’ve forgotten to turn off GPS before taking a picture at my house, posted it to Twitpic or yfrog and shared my address with world.

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by on Jan.30, 2011, under Technology

I thought I’d heard of and tried every multi-protocol IM client, but is new to me.  I don’t see anything pulling me away from Digsby when it comes to desktop apps, but I see they have an Android client.  I’m going to check it out.

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GPS Location in Photos

by on Oct.12, 2010, under Technology

Shafer Corn Maze, October 2010 - Viewed in Picasa

I’ve turned on “Store Location” in the camera settings of my Android phone.  It seems like a neat idea: be able to keep track which restaurant a friend’s birthday was at, or that great place we sat for fireworks last Fourth of July.

I guess it didn’t initially occur to me the privacy implications of sharing these pictures on some social media websites.  I tested out the availability of the location information on photos shared on Facebook and Twitter (via TwitPic).  These services both have some kind of resizing action performed on them which strips out this (and other) metadata from the file.  Tumblr however is one I’ve discovered which doesn’t do anything to the photo.

On the one hand this is good: you get to have your high-res photos unaltered on your Tumblr blog, and possibly you could update your theme to use this data some how.  For the average user however, this could be an easy way for someone to find out where you live.

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