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Defining quotes:

"The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter."
— Blaise Pascal

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
—Steven Wright


May
8
comment Voicemail app that doesn't require carrier voicemail
Reference material from G+ plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnKaneD/posts/1NT3gSj78QK
Aug
23
comment Google+ app does not launch live video hangout
You were correct. The new YouTube 5 app released this week supports Hangouts On Air.
May
30
comment How to share a Google+ public post outside of the Google+ app?
Excellent news, thank you. It's worth noting this technique only works on public posts, as it should.
Jan
9
comment How to specify a different audio player for use with Google Reader?
Maybe it was specific to my phone. Removed the word "now" from the answer because it seems speculative under the circumstances. Thanks.
Dec
16
comment How to share a Google+ public post outside of the Google+ app?
One thing I've found since making this post and assigning a bounty is that G+ Public posts aren't visible unless user's are logged into their Google account through a Google service like Gmail, Google+, etc. So in a way, there's the question of: why would a user want to share out a public G+ post when it's still behind the Google wall in a way, and not necessarily immediately accessible to the masses from other platforms.
Dec
16
comment How to share a Google+ public post outside of the Google+ app?
Thank you. It's a shame, that fact, because that limitation makes me shy away from G+ on my mobile device in favour of other services in which sharing of content is more open and easy. Even with the official Twitter mobile client I can share out to many other services in addition to simply retweeting.
Oct
6
comment Looking for Location-Specific Screen Locking Behaviour
Success! I was able to glean the proper Tasker steps from this example @ tasker.wikidot.com/keyguard-off by substituting a "Wifi" context for the "Power" context seen in the example.
Oct
6
comment Looking for Location-Specific Screen Locking Behaviour
I'm trying the Tasker app now to disable keyguard when my home network SSID is detected, but haven't figured out how to program a Task to do this. If you could update your answer to provide pointers for somebody completely new to the Tasker app to achieve keyguard disablement it would be much appreciated. I'm sure I'll eventually get there on my own.
Oct
3
comment Looking for Location-Specific Screen Locking Behaviour
Llama's Screen Lock action reports itself "buggy" and I haven't been able to get any incarnation of it to work on my Nexus S (have given it admin privs). Otherwise I'm impressed at the slew of options in Llama and that it doesn't use a lot of battery. It also supports WiFi (experimental) in addition to phone masts for better location resolution. (Next I'll try Tasker to see if that suffices the requested screen lock behaviour.)
Oct
2
comment Looking for Location-Specific Screen Locking Behaviour
Apologies @t0mm13b, I didn't read "tasker" in your comment as the app named Tasker until I saw it referenced in the answer below.
Oct
2
comment Looking for Location-Specific Screen Locking Behaviour
Usually a combination of GPS and WiFi is used. GPS doesn't necessarily know exactly what floor I'm on but WiFi SSIDs and strengths helps support a more granular location. Indeed, location-based services are prevalent. I wonder if they're available in the kind of app that I'm seeking.
Sep
29
comment How to offload browser audio links to background player for continued listening.
The browser plays MP3s using one player and Google reader another but they both suffer me the same issue by not allowing me to leave the app without breaking the audio stream.