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Re: Poor battery life
Dec 3, 2012, 9:33 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T) forum

I have the GS3 and have no problem with battery life. I think it's because you are leaving the WiFi too much. WiFi takes less power than connecting to a cell tower (signal goes a few hundred feet instead of miles). I have WiFi at work and at home and can usually go a day and a half on a charge. But when I travel somewhere where there is no WiFi, my battery barely makes ...

heads should roll
Jun 17, 2011, 8:26 AM
in the Article: Board Condemns LightSquared's GPS Problems forum

How did they not find this problem sooner? I'm guessing they knew all along but hoped they could sneak it through somehow. Or upper management was only looking at dollar signs and not listening to their technical folks who said there was a problems. Or the technical folks didn't raise the issue adequately. Somebody should be fired for this.

Re: To clarify for everyone:
Apr 18, 2011, 1:18 PM
in the Article: Android Users Can Now Opt Out of Targeted Ads forum

Thanks for the clarification. The headline got it right by including the word "Targeted" but then the paragraph of details made it less clear.

Re: Go Sprint Go...
Mar 25, 2011, 11:34 AM
in the Article: Sprint Waiving Mail-In Rebates Indefinitely forum

Agreed - I wish they would all do their rebates this way all the time!

Re: FROYO UPGRADE LINK
Feb 25, 2011, 11:18 AM
in the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) forum

That link must have changed. I was able to find it here: http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/ jsp/faqs/faqs_view_us.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=2& PROD_SUB_ID=557&PROD_ID=558&AT_ID=368733 A lso it says that you need to be running 32-bit but I have 64-bit Windows 7 and it worked fine for me. The update went flawlessly. Everything seems to be working and it does seem a little bit quicker doing certain things, but not a huge difference.

Re: Finally!
Dec 7, 2010, 1:13 PM
in the Article: Google Announces Android 2.3 Gingerbread Details forum

Samsung and the carrier are both involved in the delay, aren't they? Samsung because they want to make the user interface "better" and the carrier to add their bloatware and try to block things like side-loading and tethering. At least that's true for my Captivate on AT&T. I've rooted my phone, but haven't ventured into installing custom roms. But seeing Gingerbread out when I don't even have Froyo yet is extremely annoying, so I may have to try ...

Thanks for the caching!
Dec 7, 2010, 1:02 PM
in the Article: Google to Add On-Device Caching and 3D to Mobile Maps forum

On-device caching is an excellent change. Thank you Google! Due to the lack of this feature, I was forced to purchase a standalone product (Navigon) that I've been very pleased with, but free is always better.

Re: errrrr ok?
Oct 22, 2010, 11:33 AM
in the Article: HTC and TomTom Team Up on Custom Maps Product forum

I hope that's true about a future Android OS doing the map caching. When I got my Captivate 2 months ago I signed up for AT&T's $25 data plan with the idea that I would lower it to the $15 if I didn't use much. But one of my concerns is what happens when I drive to Texas next summer and I end pulling down a lot of map data on the fly. Other than that, I ...

Re: errrrr ok?
Oct 20, 2010, 8:27 AM
in the Article: HTC and TomTom Team Up on Custom Maps Product forum

This is true gps using map data that is stored on the phone, and not delivered from the web when needed. There are pros and cons to both approaches. Having the data stored on the phone means you have good mapping data regardless of your cell phone covereage. So it works just like a stand-alone GPS device. The downside is that the maps will eventually get out-of-date, and probably cost something to update. Using ...

Re: Interesting
Oct 14, 2010, 8:31 AM
in the Article: Apple to Sell iPad at Verizon and AT&T Stores forum

Sure they'll start carrying it. Just not anytime soon. The rumors of a 5-year deal with AT&T and with production starting up on CMDA versions are probably true, but it will probably be more like 2012. Bundling the iPad with a MiFi is a good way to get something going with Verizon before the iPhone hits. People can get exposed to the device at their local stores and thus start to develop an interest in Apple ...

Re: Google Googles Googley Eyed for the Iphone
Oct 5, 2010, 4:05 PM
in the Article: Google Goggles Eyes the iPhone forum

I use Goggles every time I go to the video store to help decide what movie to rent. If I see a movie that looks interesting, I start up goggles and snap an image of it. It just about always correctly figures out what movie it is and comes back with search results based on that. And usually at the top of the list is an imdb entry that I click for more info or the user ...

Re: May as well put in a voice irritant
Sep 27, 2010, 11:50 AM
in the Article: Study Suggests Total Ban on Cell Phones While Driving forum

It's not Darwinism when it involves innocent victoms in other vehicles. That's why we have drunk driving laws. If only the offender was affected, that would be fine, but when other people can be hurt then a law is a good thing. The line should be only if other people can be affected, which is why I'm opposed to seatbelt and helmit laws (though I always wear them because it is safer). That said, there ...

Does Sense on WP7 even make sense?
Sep 24, 2010, 12:54 PM
in the Article: HTC: LTE Phone in 2011, No Sense on WinPho7 forum

Isn't one of the biggest features of Windows Phone 7 their new home screen layout??? Then it's probably a good thing that HTC didn't have time to add their own layer on top of it. It's not like it's Windows Mobile 6 that needs some help because it was just built on carryovers from previous windows UI concepts going all the way back to the desktop. We're talking about a brand new interface that was created ...

Re: What is rooting and how to do it?
Sep 2, 2010, 12:33 PM
in the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) forum

Service providers normally block root access so they can control your use of the phone. For example, to keep you from deleting the bloatware in case you change your mind later, but more likely so that you might click it by accident, sign up for some extra service by accident (like navigation service), and then forget to cancel that extra service. They also block root access to keep you from side-loading appd, which is to load an ...

Didn't know there was a problem...
Aug 14, 2010, 5:26 PM
in the Article: Samsung Testing Fix For Galaxy S GPS Problems forum

I've had my Captivate for a few weeks and have not experienced problems with the GPS. It always seems very quick to get a lock, and I get several satellites while in the middle of my house (not even by a window). I do usually have the wifi on, so maybe that's helping. Serioually, I have several Garmin products, including an iQue 3600 PDA/GPS, a ForeRunner 201 and a ForeRunner 205 for running. And none of those ...

Re: Voice Dialing
Aug 13, 2010, 8:43 AM
in the Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) forum

I just read that Google has come up with something called Voice Actions that improves this, as well as offering many other commands besides just dialing. Here's a link to one article about it: http://www.fastcompany.com/1681011/and roid-leapfrogs-iphone-4-with-voice-commands?p artner=rss But it only applies to Android 2.2 (Froyo) so you'll need to wait for that update to be pushed out (hopefully this fall).

Re: calendar/reminders
Jul 27, 2010, 9:01 PM
in the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) forum

Yes, the Captivate has a very good built in calendar that allows setting up an alarms for events. The alarm can even be set to go off a certain amount of time prior to the event. For example if you have a meeting at 4:00 in the afternoon, you can enter the meeting as 4:00, but then have the alarm set to go off 15 minutes before that. The length of the interval can be anything ...

Re: swype
Jul 27, 2010, 9:40 AM
in the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) forum

It's there, you just need to turn it on from the settings menu: http://att-phones.us/how-to-set-up-s wype-on-samsung-captivate.html

Re: Sync with outlook
Jul 25, 2010, 6:28 PM
in the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) forum

There is a windows application from Samsung called Kies, but it's not bundled with the phone, and not found on the Samsung US support site. This applicaton does all kinds of syncing including Outlook contacts and calendars. I have successfully synced my contacts, but I'm having an issue getting my calendar sync, but hopeful that I'll get it figured out. The big thing was the contacts though, so I'm please overall. To get the app ...

Re: LOL, it's the SAME Review........
Jul 21, 2010, 11:07 AM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Captivate forum

As stated in the 2nd paragraph, the reviewer acknowledges that much of the reviews are the same because the phones are basically the same: "Since the Samsung Captivate and Vibrant are so similar, many parts of this review are identical for both the Captivate and Vibrant. The Body, Three S's, and Wrap-Up are all unique, but most other segments of both reviews are the same."

Re: To change the bottom 4 icons is easy
Jul 18, 2010, 10:47 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Captivate forum

Yes, changing the primary shortcuts is covered on page 29 of the user manual. I wish the reviewer would have researched that a bit more before stating "These four icons can NOT be changed or altered..." I know there is a lot of stuff to cover with these phones, but if something can't be figured out, it would be better to state "I couldn't figure out how to change the primary shortcuts", instead of saying it ...

Re: Memory question
Jul 14, 2010, 10:37 AM
in the Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) forum

From everything I've read, it comes with 512Mb of internal RAM, PLUS 16GB of internal storage (not regular ram but sd-like storage) and the card slot is empty to let you put in an additional 16GB or 32GB (depending on which source is correct)

Great idea
Mar 26, 2010, 2:32 PM
in the Article: GSMA Collecting Text Message Spam Data forum

This is a great idea. I it is successful in reducing/eliminating junk text messages. I've had several instances of spam text messages to my cell phone. Recently I had one that was so long it spanned 3 messages. I don't use text message so I don't have a plan. So it cost me 60 cents (20 cents each) and AT&T was no help when I called. My number is on the do not ...

Re: So it won't power laptops? and...
Jan 13, 2010, 9:29 AM
in the Article: New Charger Harvests Energy from Wi-Fi Signals forum

It's not complicated, and it's not magic. This works be detecting the electrical energy of the Wi-Fi radio waves, not the actual content of the data that can be sent. It is a passive method that requires no connection and does not create any more or less load on the system. The waves are in the air regardless if something is picking them up or not. Think about a crystal radio like the one kids make in high ...

Re: So it won't power laptops? and...
Jan 13, 2010, 9:18 AM
in the Article: New Charger Harvests Energy from Wi-Fi Signals forum

I think by ghost electricity you're referring to phantom loads which refers to devices that draw power even when they're off. Think about a TV for example. When you turn it off you're not really turning it, but just putting it in standby mode. There has to be a minimal amount of circuitry powered up to be able to turn it on using the remote control. It's a small amount, but still not zero.

Re: what is the best blue tooth ear piece to get
Mar 5, 2007, 1:22 PM
in the Nokia 6103 / 6102i forum

I concur on the Plantronics Voyager 510. I used it primarily in the car and it is excellent. It use it with a Nokia 6102i and all the features work as they should, including voice dialing. (with the 6102i the voice tags have to be set up ahead of time, but once that's done, it works great)

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