One of my biggest complaints following Google’s integration of SMS into their Hangouts app (seen first on the Nexus 5 and then subsequently on all handsets following the update to the Hangouts app on the Play store) was that if I wanted to send a group message, I was forced to do so as MMS, […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
About a year ago, I wrote a user review about a the Samsung DA-E670 Bluetooth audio dock, which I have continued to use with a variety of devices, including some made by Samsung (such as the Galaxy S3) and some made by other manufacturers (such as the LG Nexus 5). The audio dock has provided […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Update: Since writing this article, it would seem as though English UK is now supported. I’ll leave the article here as it may be of relevance to other languages. I read about an issue with the constant-listening feature of the Nexus 5, where saying “OK Google” would not work if you had any language other […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
I managed to order a Nexus 5 about 5 minutes after they became available on the Play store. (The Nexus 4 was still listed as a device, but there was a banner advert for the Nexus 5). It has arrived this morning (I would have had it earlier had I not ordered it to work). […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
One feature of the Samsung Galaxy S3 which has really annoyed me since Samsung adopted Chrome as the default browser (following an OTA update some time ago) was the enforced bookmarks folder which came with the browser. The folder contains a bunch of bookmarks to Samsung’s own sites, none of which I have ever used […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have a large text file (over 4GB in size) and need to remove the very first line. Opening the file in a text editor naturally doesn’t make any sense (and would likely cause the editor to run out of memory). The easiest and fastest solution I have found so far is, in the terminal […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Google discourages the use of the <compatible-screens> option in the AndroidManifest XML file, but there are certain occasions when it is very useful. For example, in a picture gallery-based app, it is desirable to split the application into multiple apk files so that someone with a low resolution handset does not need to download a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Update 20/07/2015: For quite some time now, the app has become unusable under Android Lollipop (it still works fine under iOS 8). When launched in Android, the app force-quits immediately. The fix to the problem is to uninstall and re-install the app – though this is pretty annoying. Given that Lollipop was released almost a year […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
When developing an Android app recently, I wanted to make a change such that I could add a button to the ActionBar as I was using a context menu to access a single option. It seemed to me that a dedicated button with an obvious icon would make more sense than the current setup. Initially […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Pros Speed (38ppm) OS Compatibility (offering Android/iOS printing among others) Current cash back offers make it great value (printer can be had for free) High detail printing Duplex printing out of the box Cons Cost – Expensive without cash back offers (£170) High priced consumables Pointless buttons – I have not yet found a use […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.