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Jan
23
comment How can I change the behavior of the volume buttons vs. the orientation of the screen
I think you've missed the question a bit. You see, on this device they ARE orientation sensitive. I have two buttons - '1' and '2'. When the tablet is in landscape mode with the buttons on top, '2' lowers the volume, and '1' raises it. When the tablet is in portrait mode, with the buttons on the right, '1' lowers the volume and '2' raises it. This orientation sensitivity is a SERIOUS pain in the neck because I have other devices that DON'T posses this feature, making it devilishly hard to change the volume when I switch devices. Also, see my edits about bluetooth keyboards.
Dec
20
answered What causes the error “No certificate found in USB storage.” when trying to import a certificate?
Dec
14
comment How can I read my epub books in Google Books for Android?
Another decent epub reader is Overdrive Media Console. I haven't compared it to others, but it works for me, and it's what my public library uses for some of it's e-book lending.
Dec
13
revised How do I avoid the server-specified security policies for my work e-mail?
URL to Moxier Mail trial went bad - replaced with working URL
Dec
13
suggested suggested edit on How do I avoid the server-specified security policies for my work e-mail?
Dec
7
comment Is there any way to install apps incompatible with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Just to be clear here - doing these things will make the app LOAD, but won't necessarily make it WORK. Don't be shocked if it turns out the app doesn't actually work once you do get it on there. It may be that the developer was just not thinking in how they setup the manifest, but it's possible that they've done something that means the app really won't run, or perhaps the app has serious bugs under your version, so they've locked it out. Either way, just don't be surprised if the app doesn't do so well once you've force it to run on your system.
Dec
5
comment pdf reader which has zoom and width locking?
Release version (October 14, 2012) in play store works great, but make sure to go into the settings to choose what various taps and presses do. To get it work to my liking, I disabled the zoom buttons, and make the top/bottom taps go page up/down.
Dec
1
comment Can I “clone” my credit card using the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus's NFC chip? If not, why not?
@Midhat - if it's intended for security, then you aren't going to be able to easily clone it (unless the vendor was a complete bunch of morons). Normally devices that are used for security are NOT just 'here's my number' kinds of things - they have some info internally, and when the reader asks, they do something and return an answer, so as to avoid just this problem. That's not to say that it's 100% foolproof, but you're not going to just sit it near your phone and clone it.
Oct
4
comment Dropbox export folder to SD card?
I use DropSync to keep a folder on my SD card synced with my Dropbox (it works more or less like the desktop app). The DropBox mobile app is more of a mobile app version of the web site, rather than a real sync tool.
Sep
21
answered Android as a Virtual Printer
Sep
20
comment Thermal receipt printer for Android
@t0mm13b - This SO question goes into it a bit.
Sep
20
comment Thermal receipt printer for Android
Also, I Googled around a bit and noted that some folks have even been able to use standard serial adapters with a serial terminal program - no rooting required! That could be very useful, because I'd bet that not a few USB receipt printers actually have something like the FTDI serial USB chips embedded in them, rather than anything custom.
Sep
20
comment Thermal receipt printer for Android
@AlEverett - according to the docs at USB Host, it's supported in Android 3.1 and up (so, from a software perspective, almost every tablet). Now that doesn't mean all hardware supports it, but since the OP seems to be in the early stages of the project, it would be simple to choose tablets that do have USB support, either with full sized USB connectors, or USB-on-the-go adapters.
Sep
20
answered Thermal receipt printer for Android
Sep
19
comment How is it that Rooting is always possible?
@RyanConrad - actually, in some phones exploits are NOT being fixed. For instance, the last DROID3 update I got did NOT patch the hole used to root the phones, so I had no problem (and no wait) after the update to re-root my phone.
Jul
30
comment Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
If you can't get it to happen with the UiModeManager, you might want to try doing a startActivity with the appropriate intent (if I read the docs right, you might use ACTIVITY_MAIN with CATEGORY_CAR_DOCK). That might trigger differently. (I was looking at developer.android.com/reference/android/content/Intent.html)
Jul
30
comment Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
I'm hoping that by having superuser prompt for everything, you'll gain more clues.
Jul
30
answered Strange/troubling behavior when putting phone in car dock
Jul
26
comment What Trusted Root CAs are included in Android by default?
Play Store link in previous comment is wrong - Here's the right one Play Store
Jul
25
answered My new phone came with super user but I didn't root it