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Forum: Mobile Phones 18-04-2014, 15:51
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By pi r squared
As qasdfdsaq says, GPS is only a battery drain...

As qasdfdsaq says, GPS is only a battery drain when it is being actively used. If no apps are accessing GPS then, for all intents and purposes, GPS is effectively off. If you have a look at the...
Forum: Mobile Phones 18-04-2014, 15:45
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By pi r squared
You need to think carefully about what you're...

You need to think carefully about what you're actually saying here. You can't seriously think that a 2GB allowance didn't drop below 2GB until you used more than 48MB, as this is like thinking a 2...
Forum: Mobile Phones 02-04-2014, 20:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By pi r squared
Depends what specific features you're after, but...

Depends what specific features you're after, but if you just need 'show me my phone on a map', 'ring my phone so I can hear where it is', and 'wipe my phone 'cos I've definitely lost it/had it...
Forum: Mobile Phones 20-03-2014, 07:13
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By pi r squared
That makes sense. Thank you for the detailed...

That makes sense. Thank you for the detailed explanation.
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-03-2014, 23:26
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By pi r squared
Well, help me out then. I understand (possibly...

Well, help me out then. I understand (possibly not as well as you, but certainly in principle) how APIs work, but if APIs launching under the umbrella of Google Play Services that concern themselves...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-03-2014, 21:54
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By pi r squared
The Android developers themselves...

The Android developers themselves (http://android-developers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/google-play-services-40.html) seem to think otherwise, but I'm happy to stand corrected if you know better than...
Forum: Mobile Phones 16-03-2014, 11:38
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By pi r squared
Sounds like a good plan. You can also set a hard,...

Sounds like a good plan. You can also set a hard, "switch off" limit, which I used to set at 485MB when I used to have a 500MB allowance.

Google Play Services concerns itself with location, app...
Forum: Mobile Phones 16-03-2014, 00:48
Replies: 31
Views: 2,064
Posted By pi r squared
Hi, Welcome to the world of Android! For your...

Hi,

Welcome to the world of Android!

For your purposes (and, for most purposes) the distinction is not relevant. Both will have an impact on your data allowance when allowed to, and both with be...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 14-03-2014, 19:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,578
Posted By pi r squared
I can't speak for LostFool but most Android File...

I can't speak for LostFool but most Android File Managers will pick up NAS drives pretty easily. Alternatively, if your NAS drive supports DLNA/UPnP sharing (most WD devices do, for instance), you...
Forum: Radio 05-03-2014, 22:35
Replies: 2,110
Views: 223,870
Posted By pi r squared
I think we're clutching at straws somewhat if we...

I think we're clutching at straws somewhat if we think that's "having a pop at Heart". Surely it's taking more of a pop at previous Eurovision entries sounding like they belong in times gone by?
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 05-03-2014, 22:12
Replies: 35
Views: 3,478
Posted By pi r squared
Obviously if you walk to work then the journey...

Obviously if you walk to work then the journey time is going to be the same every day. That feature is more for people like me, whose driving journey to work is around 30 minutes and involves the...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 02-03-2014, 13:56
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By pi r squared
There is no DS app. There is a mobile version of...

There is no DS app.

There is a mobile version of the DS website. But no app.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 02-03-2014, 13:05
Replies: 36
Views: 2,188
Posted By pi r squared
One other plus point of using, eg., The Cloud as...

One other plus point of using, eg., The Cloud as suggested earlier on is that it is likely that the sorts of people who oftentimes use Wi-Fi in public places are probably going to have a The Cloud...
Forum: Mobile Phones 21-02-2014, 18:57
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By pi r squared
Just to confirm, you are ABSOLUTELY sure they are...

Just to confirm, you are ABSOLUTELY sure they are syncing with Google+ - ie. You can go into your Google+ on a *different* device or PC and those photos you've taken since turning autosync off are...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 20-02-2014, 22:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By pi r squared
Depends on the version of Android, I think, but...

Depends on the version of Android, I think, but on newer versions you can long-press on the notification to get an "app info" button, which in turn will lead to the app info page for whichever app...
Forum: Mobile Phones 15-02-2014, 16:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By pi r squared
Sometimes the media library takes a while to...

Sometimes the media library takes a while to refresh itself, so often you can copy music across and Play Music won't recognise it for some time until it decides to do a refresh. It's one of my few...
Forum: Radio 13-02-2014, 22:27
Replies: 28
Views: 3,587
Posted By pi r squared
Regardless of people's views on the dangerousness...

Regardless of people's views on the dangerousness or harmlessness of Neknomination, is a supposedly children's radio station really a suitable place to be promoting it? If it were a balanced...
Forum: Mobile Phones 08-02-2014, 13:11
Replies: 54
Views: 5,652
Posted By pi r squared
Maybe if you had said that from the start,...

Maybe if you had said that from the start, instead of branding it as "utter rubbish" and saying ridiculous things like "toy phone", people might have been less hostile.

Neither the phone, nor...
Forum: Mobile Phones 03-02-2014, 20:20
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By pi r squared
If it's faulty then you're entitled to a fix or...

If it's faulty then you're entitled to a fix or replacement regardless of whether the 28 days have expired or not.
Forum: Mobile Phones 01-02-2014, 15:57
Replies: 44
Views: 2,114
Posted By pi r squared
Ultimately, how fast it is or isn't being charged...

Ultimately, how fast it is or isn't being charged by the 12V car adaptor is a secondary issue - the Nexus 4 shouldn't be haemorrhaging battery that fast, even unplugged. Before I upgraded to the...
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-01-2014, 10:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,344
Posted By pi r squared
It was disingenuous of T-Mobile not to give your...

It was disingenuous of T-Mobile not to give your mum a call back once they'd established they weren't going to be able to offer her the contract, but they do have to make the offer before they do the...
Forum: Mobile Phones 23-01-2014, 21:47
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By pi r squared
The music apps will generally pick up your music...

The music apps will generally pick up your music wherever you put it, so either pick a folder that looks suitable or just create your own called "Music" and dump them in there.
Forum: Mobile Phones 22-01-2014, 08:37
Replies: 55
Views: 2,884
Posted By pi r squared
And that has been 100% confirmed, has it? If so,...

And that has been 100% confirmed, has it? If so, can you please point me in the direction of the confirmation so that my question ("has it been confirmed?") can be answered in a less patronising way?...
Forum: Mobile Phones 21-01-2014, 23:36
Replies: 55
Views: 2,884
Posted By pi r squared
By the same logic, "OK Google" should work on the...

By the same logic, "OK Google" should work on the Nexus 5 because it's a feature of Android 4.4. But, it doesn't, unless...which is exactly what I said two posts ago. This really is a kludge rather...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-01-2014, 12:49
Replies: 55
Views: 2,884
Posted By pi r squared
Yeah, sorry, I was talking specifically about the...

Yeah, sorry, I was talking specifically about the "OK Google" hotword detection, which currently only works if you set the language to English (US), which then has the nasty side effect of...
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