Category: Tips

What Android Version is my Phone? 0

What Android Version is my Phone?

The following charts I came across on the website. Although US biased they represent a good state of affairs of which Android phones are available and which OS version they’re using. Click on the image for a larger version.

ZyXEL NSA210 – Firmware fix to iTunes problem 3

ZyXEL NSA210 – Firmware fix to iTunes problem

About a month ago I blogged about some excellent customer service from ZyXEL where, after a hesitant start, they fell over themselves to help me with a problem with my recently purchased NAS. It’s taken a month to resolve the problem, but a lot of that was due to me, but it is now fixed! As mentioned, I was finding that iTunes wasn’t reading any contents from the in-built iTunes server. It was recognising the NAS but not listing any...

Creating a random number in Excel 0

Creating a random number in Excel

To create a whole random number in Excel, place the following into the equation line : =INT((RAND()*max)+min) Where min and max are the minimum and maximum values. For example… =INT((RAND()*10)+1) This will generate a number between (and including) 1 and 10. This will be recalculated every time the spreadsheet is opened. Alternatively, press F9 to update the number. If you don’t want the numbers to change every time the cell is calculated, you can enter the equation into the formula...

Changing the location of Firefox bookmarks 0

Changing the location of Firefox bookmarks

If you wish Firefox to look elsewhere for the bookmark file Type about:config in the URL bar Right click within the window and add a new string entry The entry name should be browser.bookmarks.file Set its value to the new location (eg F:\bookmarks.html)

Synchronising Files Across Computers 2

Synchronising Files Across Computers

For some time now I’ve used Microsoft’s Live Mesh software to synchronise folders across a number of computers. It’s a little tricky to set up at first but otherwise is relatively easy to use. The idea is that you mark folder that you wish to add to the Mesh. On your other linked computers, it then creates matching folders where the data is shared. These folders aren’t short cuts, so even though you would have set one up initially on...

T-Mobile G2 Touch & MMS Picture Messages 1

T-Mobile G2 Touch & MMS Picture Messages

Well, I got it fixed in the end. After much discussion with T-Mobile on Twitter and then email, they phoned me. And it was fixed in, well, seconds. It turns out that you can’t download MMS message when you’re using Wi-Fi. Now, this maybe a T-Mobile limited thing, but when you received an MMS, you get a simple text inviting you to download the media that’s attached to it (usually a picture). In my case, I’d click on the download...

Recommended Android Apps – Update 0

Recommended Android Apps – Update

Two weeks ago I posted a list of recommended Android apps. Two weeks is a long time, though, and some of those recommendations have changed and I’ve stumbled across some more. So, here’s an update… Changes WikiMobile has been replaced with Quickpedia for viewing Wikipedia – overall, it’s a much better viewing experience. Advanced Task Manager and ASTRO have been replaced by ES Task Manager and ES File Explorer. There was nothing wrong with the original apps, but the two...

7 Apps that don’t yet work on the HTC Hero 0

7 Apps that don’t yet work on the HTC Hero

There are some apps that I’d love on my Hero but, for one reason or another, I can’t currently get. Talk To Me This is a language translator, which uses both text and speech facilities. Sadly, it needs Android 1.6 onwards. HootSuite HootSuite, an online Twitter client, have had an iPhone app for a while. Now they’ve released an Android version, but it only currently works for Android 1.6 onwards. Thankfully they’re working on a 1.5 version… Google Apps There...

Recommended Android Apps 0

Recommended Android Apps

I’ve had my HTC Hero now for over a month, and have already settled on a number of apps, after much installing, trialling and uninstalling. I therefore thought I’d share my results, all neatly categorised. I haven’t linked to any of the apps, as they should all be searchable in the Android Marketplace. Oh, and I haven’t listed games (they’re a lot more of a personal choice, I find). Information The BBC news widget is particularly useful, providing easy access...

Xmarks and star ratings! 0

Xmarks and star ratings!

The latest version of Xmarks for Firefox has added a new feature where, in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window, there are 5 stars, allowing you to easily rate websites that you visit. Unfortunately, they’re a bit of an “estate” hog and can only be turned off along with the Xmarks icon (which is useful for quick synchronisation). However, there is a way to turn off just the rating stars… Enter about:config in the Firefox address...