With the hundreds of options for Keyboards on Android, I’ve always been one who prefered the stock Froyo and Gingerbread ones.
Never really getting on with Swype (and it’s clones), missing some of the shortcuts with others.
However recently in the market place I came across Hacker’s Keyboard.
Back in May I got my upgrade, in the end I opted for the Samsung Galaxy S II. It’s on Vodafone, 12 month contract, £49 up front, £50 a month (minus a nice staff discount). The phone came with the first three Pirates of the Caribean DVDs (no idea why), and amazingly my phone was unbranded out of the box (all others appear to have light Vodafone branding).
So what to say about this phone.
Gmail is great, with nearly 8gb of storage there really is no need to delete old emails, instead just archive them and then when you need to find an email from 4 years ago you can find it via the powerful search engine.
However I have a collection of emails which are auto filtered from my webserver letting me know that the firewall has blocked access to an IP or that I’ve logged in with the root password. Whilst useful at the time, not really need for more than a month, let alone years. You might have the same with a discussion board, or freecycle.
So the quick way to delete them all:
In the search box enter
Once loaded you should be able to click on the select all button (although it’s no longer labelled).
Just above the first email you should now see “All 20 conversations on this page are selected. Select all conversations that match this search”. Click on the link.
You can now click on the Trash/Delete button.
All the old emails have now been trashed.
For the search field the date is in YEAR/MONTH/DAY format, instead of label: you can use from: so
from:firstname.lastname@example.org older:2010/06/12 for all emails from Lincoln Freecycle older than a year.
The other night whilst in bed I thought
* ooh could do with a book to read,
* think I still have £10 of Amazon vouchers,
* what was that book called which featured God in the title and was in the Radio 2 book club the other month,
* quickly launch www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 on the phone,
* find the “desktop version” link, then the book club link,
* discover the book is called “When God Was a Rabbit“,
* launch the Kindle app and search,
* price is £4.99, reasonable,
* press Buy
all done in under 5 minutes.
It’s this reason why I really like having the Kindle App on my mobile. It gives me instant access to a book, on a device I already carry around with me all day long, so if I’m in a queue, in bed, on a train, in a coffee shop, I can continue to read from where I last left off.
If you live in Lincoln you should have recently received the pamphlet from digitaluk explaining the TV digital switchover.
However if you haven’t or have questions here is further information:
It’s that time of the year where I can now upgrade my mobile, and I’m stuck with the dilemma between picking the HTC Sensation or the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Both appear to be great phones and spec wise not much between them.
1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
Gingerbread (with the promise of 18 months worth of firmware upgrades)
8mp Camera with 1080p video capture
TV Out via MHL cable
Play the TV shows I’ve “recorded”
Both available for the same price on the same contract
Earlier today I highlighted why and what your Android phone is storing about you (turns out not too much).
Now the reason why your phone is doing this is because YOU opt’d in. You might not have noticed but the first time you opened Google Maps you would have got this popup:
So after it turned out ios4 has been storing nearly all the wifi and cell sites you’ve been near since you upgraded to the firmware is an sqlite file which is backed up to your PC unencrypted via iTunes, @packetlss has found the Android equivalent.
Having finally installed iOS4.1 on Heathers phone, I managed to get the AirPrint installed (hacked) on to my Windows 7 machine.
Several test prints worked fine, but then when Heather gave it a go nothing came out.
Looking at the print queue I could see the incomplete job “printing”, but attempt to cancel or delete did nothing. With this item at the top nothing else would print.
Turning the printer off for a few minutes did nothing, nor did rebooting the PC.
So in the end with a bit of Google this was the solution:
In Control Panel open “Administrative Tools” (might be in “System and Maintenance”). From here double click on “Services”. Scroll down until you see “Print Spooler”, right click and select “Restart”.
Wait a minute or two and your print queue should now have finally deleted the job.
Finally a radio app for Android worth getting.
TuneIn allows you to listen to pretty much every online radio station (well all the UK ones I wanted). Unlike other radio apps, this won’t try to open the stream in the build-in player, which then fails to open anything. Instead it handles the steaming itself.