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I like to make programs and devices smarter and easier to use. I experiment with new, brilliant interface concepts, data structures, and algorithms. I'm a programmer, web developer, and a Mormon.


Aug
25
comment Remote factory reset and changing Google password
I never thought of wiping/erasing the phone as a sync, but I guess I learn something new every day...
Aug
24
comment Remote factory reset and changing Google password
Then I don't understand your question: "why would you want to change the password in the first place if you would want it to be synced on the phone?"
Aug
24
comment Remote factory reset and changing Google password
I don't want the new password to sync automatically. If I understand how the system works, when you change your Google password, you have to re-enter it on your device manually.
Aug
23
comment Remote factory reset and changing Google password
Do you have a source or anything you could add to your post for a little extra validation?
Aug
21
comment Remote factory reset and changing Google password
2-factor authentication already enabled. Problem: Android device already authorized to access Google account, and 2-factor authentication only protects new logins. Could you elaborate on revoking privileges from Google Account settings page? Also, I appreciate the alternative ideas, but I still would like my actual question answered.
Aug
15
comment Remote factory reset and changing Google password
In case I merely lost my phone, and I happen to find it un-attended and un-accessed just a few hours later. In those cases, a reset isn't necessary and might destroy any data on the phone that doesn't get synced.
Jun
27
comment My Nexus 4 says it's charging but it's actually discharging
@svarog Yes, no, no. For the record, I haven't seen this behavior lately... it may come up again, as it does, but we'll see.
May
23
comment My Nexus 4 says it's charging but it's actually discharging
@TronicZomB That seems to work. Also, a few hours later, it seemed to have changed to the normal "discharging" status.
Aug
6
comment What is this “wvm” file, and can I get rid of it?
Quick update: I deleted the files in question with the File Transfer program. Of course it won't let me copy the DRM'ed file to my computer. Perhaps for another topic, I'd like to learn how to get the file off my device and onto my computer (for safe keeping).
Aug
6
comment What is this “wvm” file, and can I get rid of it?
Well, the Nexus 7 came with a free Transformers movie purchase. I downloaded it then I removed it when I was finished (I tapped the pin icon) a while ago. So just now I long-tapped the movie and touched "Remove from Device." It no longer appears in my Play Movies app. Yet now, and even before, "Settings" said the Movies app was taking only 6.12 MB. But the file transfer program still shows the same files there. And thanks for that link; I wonder how to extract it. (The movie isn't rented; it's purchased, and I prefer to liberate my data.)
Aug
5
comment What is this “wvm” file, and can I get rid of it?
Is WMV the same as WVM then? (And there's no videos that appear in the Play Movies & TV app. That's what I thought too, though.)
Jul
30
comment How usable is the Android browser on “average” web sites?
For the record (this question is old, I see) -- Chrome for Android is now available...
Jul
28
comment Nexus 7 screen is flickering
I've seen it across several apps including Chrome, Google Play, Currents, Google+, etc. I do think it happens when there's WiFi transmissions. It's pretty subtle. (Certainly not a deal-breaker.)
Jul
27
comment How to manage Android's filesystem from a Mac?
As an extension question: I am wondering if the Android File Transfer program works on rooted devices? I ask because if it does, then that's one possible answer to your question.
Jul
26
comment Nexus 7 screen is flickering
+1 Thanks for contributing this (even after I already accepted an answer, at least temporarily). Since the issue appears to be ongoing, perhaps we can keep this question updated until a more permanent solution is found.
Jul
24
comment Nexus 7 screen is flickering
It looks like it's a somewhat common issue, and it's really not even a big deal (I'm just picky about new toys) -- I still love the device. I'm going to accept this answer since turning off auto-brightness does seem to help considerably, esp. if I turn the brightness level up above 50%.
Jul
24
comment Nexus 7 screen is flickering
So, I notice the flickering extraordinarily less when the brightness is at least 50% with auto-brightness off. Do you think this is a software or hardware issue? (ie. Should I wait for an update or see about replacement?)
Jul
23
comment Nexus 7 screen is flickering
Unfortunately, it appears to flicker even with auto-brightness disabled (esp. in low light; I have yet to try it with full brightness).
Jul
22
comment Nexus 7 screen is flickering
I hope it's just the auto-brightness. I'll turn it off for a while, see if it still flickers, and report back.
Jul
21
comment Nexus 7 screen is flickering
Lighter and darker: brightness. It's a similar effect to a lightbulb with a loose filament.