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Professionally: Former cognitive scientist turned IT consultant. I specialize in telecommunications systems for SMBs and call centres, systems administration, web application & site development and SEO/social media leveraging at my company, My Solutions IT. I also act as Head Tech at TechAlberta.ca supporting home and small office PC users.

Personally: Metaphysician and natural philosopher. Scrabble fiend. Chocolate snob (mmm, 73% dark single origin Cuban!) I blog about whatever happens to outrage me at the moment or catches my fancy on a whim - everything from consumer rights to the best restaurants in Mexico to Canadian politics. G+

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May
14
answered Is There Any Way To Increase Internal Memory?
Apr
24
asked Does MHL video out support both analog and digital signal conversion and output function?
Apr
13
answered Uninstalling app from specific device only
Mar
26
revised How can I share my files from mobile device to PC through wireless router?
added 23 characters in body
Mar
26
comment How can I share my files from mobile device to PC through wireless router?
I'll edit my answer then, thanks for the testing.
Mar
26
comment How can I share my files from mobile device to PC through wireless router?
Really? None of mine respond to a ping - I was under the impression it had been left out, like a lot of other services. Is yours rooted with BusyBox? It might be coming from that.
Mar
26
answered How can I share my files from mobile device to PC through wireless router?
Mar
16
revised Problem with Play Store on Samsung Galaxy Note II: Play Store does not open
edited title
Feb
28
comment What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?
@forums: the problem with XDA forum guides is that they are often geared at a higher level than the average noob, and assume background knowledge that might not be present. I'm no noob, and I've found them confusing myself. Plus there's often multiple guides posted, with different methods, and no way to discern which is the best/correct method between them for a more naive user.
Feb
18
answered Internal memory decreased even if no apps is installed
Feb
14
comment What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?
Ah. There is an app called App2SD, which is what I assume you were referring to. I don't think I've ever seen anyone use that term for Android's built in app manager's feature before.
Feb
14
comment What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?
Ryan is correct - I've done something similar on my old G1 to increase system memory enough to install Froyo, and it is not a simple task even for an experienced user.
Feb
14
comment What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?
@Izzy: that could easily break the app, though. Most modern versions of Android (Froyo on up) automatically install on SD card unless the app has to be installed in system memory.
Feb
14
answered How to get an alarm / warning when it starts to rain
Feb
14
answered Why do some applications have `Move to SD card` button disabled?
Feb
14
comment Why do some applications have `Move to SD card` button disabled?
@geffchang: actually, the thread you pointed out as a dupe DOES have the answer as to why. Not quite a dupe, either, as in that question all the apps were forced to internal.
Feb
5
comment Prerequisites of Installing New Launcher
You can switch back and forth between them. Android should ask you every time which you want to use, until you set a preference permanently. Even then, you can go into the settings and switch it back (or just uninstall the downloaded launcher).
Jan
18
comment How can I reset my phone without losing everything?
You should post the relevant content of the article in case of link rot, rather than just the link
Jan
12
comment How can I make direct phone-to-phone VoIP calls without Internet (on LAN or Wi-Fi)?
BOTH links are peer to peer solutions, though the second one does make use of any local wireless LAN (which doesn't require an internet connection. And you can use SIP without a third party - it's just a protocol, like TCP/IP.
Jan
11
comment How can I make direct phone-to-phone VoIP calls without Internet (on LAN or Wi-Fi)?
How is "direct phone to phone communication over wifi or BT without an intermediary server or telco" going against the OP's req of "without having any intermediate server (SIP server) or an Internet connection", exactly?