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Software architect with experience on variety of platforms.


Jun
10
comment What settings does Sprint Gingerbread (2.3) update reset?
It also appears that some form of fiddling with the app will allow them to render again. Not sure if it's close/open or change tabs, but I've seen them disappear and re-appear after being re-created after upgrade.
Jun
9
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Jun
7
asked What settings does Sprint Gingerbread (2.3) update reset?
Jun
4
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May
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Apr
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Apr
26
comment Easiest way to reduce power consumption to phone only
Yes, purchasing or rigging a mobile charger would be a possibility. However, there are situations in which I don't have access to all my gear and need to be able to keep voice communiation alive even if I have to sacrifice lower-priority features.
Apr
16
comment Can Google Voice Search be configured to confirm name before calling?
Yes - for well-known numbers, that works, but I don't always have the recipient's number memorized.
Apr
16
comment Can Google Voice Search be configured to confirm name before calling?
For some reason, it only worked the first time I tried it. Then it started continuously re-prompting for the same call, preventing me from actually making the call. Uninstalled.
Apr
15
revised Can Google Voice Search be configured to confirm name before calling?
Clarified prompt should only occur with voice dial; explained preference for audio prompt
Apr
15
comment Can Google Voice Search be configured to confirm name before calling?
Just tried it. It does work with Google Voice and carrier dial. It is a bit slow, but works. However, it intercepts EVERY call, whether or not dialed with Google Voice. Good find!
Apr
5
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Apr
5
comment Can Google Voice Search be configured to confirm name before calling?
@TomG - removing contacts... good point. That would probably have some value for me, even if not the solution I'm looking for. Not the ultimate solution, but my contact list could use some spring cleaning.
Apr
4
comment Can Google Voice Search be configured to confirm name before calling?
Clever, but If it doesn't show the name or number, I how will I know it's going to dial the wrong one - and whether or not I want to cancel?. ;-)
Apr
3
comment Can Google Voice Search be configured to confirm name before calling?
@TomG - thanks. By the time it's mis-dialed, It's too late for me. I don't want to risk causing a ring on the other end.
Apr
2
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Mar
22
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Feb
24
comment Send fax directly to or from phone without going through a web-based service?
E-mail is not an option for some use cases, so acceptable risk with e-mail is irrelevant for my objectives. Being able to send a fax image to a recipient is the point and I'm OK with the risk and have had more then one occasion when I would've appreciated an application that allowed me to send one.
Feb
24
comment Send fax directly to or from phone without going through a web-based service?
As above - I'm not convinced that for my use cases (which are infrequent) that it's less secure.
Feb
24
comment Send fax directly to or from phone without going through a web-based service?
I guess I figure that there's a lot more sniffing of web traffic than GSM/3G call traffic. I'm not worried about determined hackers because my usage is to infrequent and random to justify the effort - it would be FAR less work to break into my house and take it info. I'm concerned about casual and I guess I haven't seen anything that leads me to believe that I'm likely enough to be the victim of un-determined hacking on my calls.