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bio website twitter.com/alastair_hm
location United Kingdom
age 43
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Mar 25 at 14:02
Seem to be the Jack of all programming trades these days, know a little bit of everything, enough to be dangerous anyway.

Jul
2
comment How can I download files if there is no SD card?
Dropbox has an automatic picture sync option which uploads new pictures which I find useful.
Apr
12
comment Motorola Atrix 4g reboots itself
Since I've had a replacement handset I only had around 1-2 reboots every couple of months, usually when downloading and installing apps.
Jan
11
comment Motorola Atrix 4g reboots itself
Yes, I contacted my network provider (Orange UK) and they send me out a new handset.
Oct
1
comment Motorola Atrix 4g reboots itself
Started to get a dead spot on the camera sensor as well, so it is being replaced by my carrier tomorrow.
May
19
comment Other manufacturer's USB data cable for charging?
My HTC Desire and Kindle share the same style USB connector which is handy while traveling, I wish everyone would standardize on the same connector :)
Apr
21
comment How can I receive phone calls through Wi-Fi on an Android phone?
I used Skype app to keep in touch with the UK while in India, it worked really well.
Apr
21
comment Reducing the memory usage of Contacts Storage
After removing the sync from Facebook and Twitter the contents didn't reduce much. I had to delete all the contacts and let them resync from my Google account to finally get it to reduce the size.
Mar
8
comment Copying files from web to phone?
You can get apps which will rescan you SD card to pickup any new files downloaded from DropBox. For example appbrain.com/app/sdrescan/com.bero.sdrescan
Mar
2
comment Reducing the memory usage of Contacts Storage
Thanks, I'll try removing the contacts sync from Facebook etc. Will doing this shrink the memory usage or will it hold on to what it has got already?
Feb
17
comment Is there a way to move the caret in a text box without using the hard keyboard and without a bunch of single touches?
I use the optical trackball on my HTC Desire to adjust the cursor position.
Feb
17
comment Is there any good micro USB cable (not loose)?
With my HTC Desire all the 3rd party cables I have bought seem to make a looser connection than the one supplied with the phone.
Jan
25
comment Is 150 MB / month enough for limited use?
I tend to use around 100-200Mb a month while checking email, weather, Foursquare & maps on 3G.
Jan
20
comment Is moving apps to SD only available to rooted devices?
Take note, not all apps can be moved to the SD card.
Dec
17
comment How to root HTC Desire (Froyo 2.2) without putting in a custom ROM (flashing)?
Does Unrevoked 3 wipe the phone during the process? Will I require to install and use a backup app before I do the rooting?
Nov
11
comment How Can I Access My Desktop's File System Over 3G?
It might be an idea to setup a VPN on your local machine so it is more secure.
Nov
9
comment Android SVG and VML support
The new Opera Mobile browser for Android has better SVG support appbrain.com/app/opera-mobile-web-browser/com.opera.browser
Oct
25
comment How do you remove Facebook birthday from “My Calendars”?
I have the same issue with a Facebook event I accepted by mistake, can't get rid of it off my calendar either. Even although I've removed it in Facebook.
Sep
23
comment How can I sync the bookmarks in the web browser?
Opera mini my.opera.com/chooseopera/blog/2010/07/14/opera-mini-5-1-final-for-android
Sep
23
comment what backup/sync app is recommended for android phones (without computer)?
I've have DropBox installed, I don't think or can find a way to get it to sync automatically.
Sep
22
comment How to close (shutdown/kill) the Android web browser?
The xScope browser has an "exit" option in its menu, worth a look.