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  • #83750
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @woogy wrote:

    I discovered an app on android called ‘Auto Answer’ (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dreambit.autoanswer). It’s meant to be for drivers & the idea is, assuming they’ve got the handset in a cradle or connected to bluetooth, the phone rings for a time in seconds you determine & then the ringer stops (but, doesn’t alter the status of the incoming call). Now, once the ringers muted you can either whistle & that will automatically answer the call in a hands-free speaker/speaker mode or just ignore it.I’ve set mine at twelve seconds & my phone is left in the bedroom as such that I can see the display when somebody rings but, if I’m too tired to reach for the handset, I just whistle. You don’t have to see who’s calling to answer, I just like to. Countless times I’ve reached out & actually knocked the phone across the room out of reach. I don’t have to risk that now. This app wasn’t intended for the purpose I use it for but, it’s made a big difference.

    This is very nifty, thanks Woogy!

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83751
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Chrome To Phone

    Occasionally I want to share a link either with a friend or from my desktop to phone or tablet. Some sites now give you that option on the page but, many don’t. For my day to day browsing I use Firefox mostly because with the add-ons I’ve installed I feel it’s the most robust & resistant to malicious sites & attacks, as much as it can be.

    I don’t limit myself to one browser though & use one type/brand solely for banking & that’s all, another solely for shopping, one is not altered with add-on’s or had any settings adjusted at all so I can copy & paste a link to this browser if the page doesn’t function on any of the others with add-ons installed that prevent a page from loading or functioning properly & so on (on the desktop I use Chrome, Firefox, IE, Maxthon & Opera.

    Anyway, for those sites that don’t give you the option to share I’ve found an add-on for the Chrome browser that allows you to “send to phone”, if you’ve got an android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.chrometophone.

    If I’m on a browser other than Chrome I just copy & paste to Chrome & then hit the Chrome To Phone symbol in the add-ons bar. You have to be signed in on Chrome to do this with your gmail account. Once it’s on my device if you press & hold the link in the app it will give you the option to open in browser or share with contacts.

    Also, if you’ve got an android tablet & get frustrated at the amount of pages that won’t load video as flash isn’t available/supported anymore you can try flashfox browser. Unfortunately it’s ad supported. I have also tried photon but, that over stepped the line & started spamming activity & being intrusive on the whole tablet. Quickly removed.

    Personally, I have installed the last version of flash available to android (there’s a way) & live with the risk. Also got avast mobile free installed as a minimum precaution.

    I’m sure I’ve mentioned this already, anybody playing free versions of games they’ve downloaded that are ad supported, in order to free you of these, play the game with your device in airplane mode/offline. Voila, no ads.

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self

    I, Disabled Bloke
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    #83752
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Goodness.

    I do all this same stuff without working out how to do all these clever things.

    Thanks Woogy.

    ‘will try them out.

    Even the airplane mode one at the end is a stunner.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #83753
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @woogy wrote:

    I’m sure I’ve mentioned this already, anybody playing free versions of games they’ve downloaded that are ad supported, in order to free you of these, play the game with your device in airplane mode/offline. Voila, no ads.

    Top Tip :yes: :Post:

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    #83754
    Re: The Appy Corner…..amazon local

    amazon local are giving away £2 for a free android amazon app.

    looks like they also doing a free paid app every day.

    worth a look

    I got quiz for the tv show “the chase”

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    #83755
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Thank you, let’s get there.

    Must order “Plex”, and a calendar one that gives me a “year view”.

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    taungfox
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    #83756
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    just got a thank you email with £1 music file

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    #83757
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    My favorite app at the moment is :

    Wordament – Free word finding game played against people around the world in real time

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wordament/id580935508?mt=8

    I am also playing SnapAttack on Windows 8.2, but I don’t think that’s available on iOS yet.

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    #83758
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @stevef wrote:

    My favorite app at the moment is :

    Wordament – Free word finding game played against people around the world in real time
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wordament/id580935508?mt=8
    I am also playing SnapAttack on Windows 8.2, but I don’t think that’s available on iOS yet.

    Thanks.

    Get annoyed over things that do not get to IOS. Very annoyed over my gesture control keyboards
    Apple won’t go near them.

    App : 1.FM

    Price : Free

    Access thousands of radio stations all round the world free of charge.

    Same as having a internet radio !

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    #83759
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Being a typical Englishperson I’m obsessed with the weather. Found two new additions:

    YR is a Norwegian weather app recommended by my Estonian taxi driving brother-in-law. On the phone it looks quite basic but, on a tablet it’s quite comprehensive & every taxi driver in Tallinn swears by it.

    https://itunes.apple.com/no/app/yr.no/id490989206?mt=8
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.nrk.yr

    I maintain the families pc’s & lappy’s & have had to negotiate windows 8 during the course of which I started to warm to win 8 once I tweaked it a bit to look like win 7 (install classic shell to bring back win 7 start button style pop up menu). I switched from 7 to 8 & doing this because I discovered win 8 is not such a resource/power hog on the system compared to win 7 & the other feature that distinguishes the two is the win 8 apps. Nothing to write home about but, I discovered ‘Rain Alarm’.

    Now on win 8 it’s relatively unintrusive & works very well. On the phone & tablet it’s ok but, can announce a few false alarms cos you can’t adjust it as much as the win 8 app without paying. I still say give it a try though & you decide.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.mdiener.rain.usa
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/rainalarm/id397676100

    Incidentally, typically on android the stock weather app is accuweather whose forecasts are based on the same source as the met office app & the bbc weather app. My first choice is always the weather channel app cos I know they use local weather stations based in my town & not predictions based on collective area/county centrally aggregated information. At the end of the day though, you’re better off sticking your head out of the window :D…

    Just make sure you open it first ;)

    Too tired to type about it extensively but, brief summary of phones I had & returned recently: Nokia Lumia 930 = well made & tactile hardware & nice bright display/screen but, did not get on with win 8 mobile op system & battery wasn’t great & as soon as I realised the sky go app wasn’t available on windows mobile, TA-LA :waving: .

    HTC One (M8) = much improved battery life since I last had a HTC. Sounds good cos of speakers at front (as it should be). Well made & looks good but, it was just boring. I thought maybe I’m getting old for this stuff & then…

    LG G3 ! Love it ! Vodafone was good enough to give me the previous two phones as upgrades on 14 day approval that I returned & on a whim I asked if they had or was getting the G3 & luckily they had it. If they hadn’t I was gonna either try the Xperia Z2 or give up contract & go on Giff-Gaff.

    The only minor grumble I have with the G3 is considering it’s a 3000amh battery it doesn’t last as long as you’d think, maybe a day but, unlike the other two phones I’d trialled the LG isn’t a sealed unit & you can buy a spare battery. It can also charge wirelessly (like the Lumia 930).

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    #83760
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Have tried YR and it is very good.

    It us going crazy giving me rain alerts at the moment, but they are mostly
    real ones.

    Accept you points on “The weather channel”

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    #83761
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Has anyone played Farm Heroes Saga?!

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    #83762
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Wow! I have discovered something pretty cool :D

    I have the sky+ app on my iphone and have noticed that a camera symbol has appeared on the home screen… It means that I can put any of the photos in my camera roll on the TV screen!! So now I can bore several people at once with my cruise photos :yes:

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

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    #83763
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @sar78 wrote:

    Wow! I have discovered something pretty cool :D

    I have the sky+ app on my iphone and have noticed that a camera symbol has appeared on the home screen… It means that I can put any of the photos in my camera roll on the TV screen!! So now I can bore several people at once with my cruise photos :yes:

    Yes, just tried it today.

    Absolutely amazing. Tiny little pics suddenly enormous on the big screen.

    Could not find the remote, so was using Sky + App to control the TV when
    just as you say there is suddenly a new button.

    Going Places!

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    #83764
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    The Incredible “Skype”, gesture control App is now free
    on The App Store.

    Only a short time ago Apple opened up their products to third party
    keyboards. Just after we all paid for it, suddenly it becomes free.

    Superb product though.

    Type with just one finger our just a few swipes on the touchscreen. You
    do not even have to be accurate. It learns all about you! Just right for weak muscles
    and gammy hands.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #83765
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @taungfox wrote:

    The Incredible “Skype”, gesture control App is now free
    on The App Store.

    Only a short time ago Apple opened up their products to third party
    keyboards. Just after we all paid for it, suddenly it becomes free.

    Superb product though.

    Type with just one finger our just a few swipes on the touchscreen. You
    do not even have to be accurate. It learns all about you! Just right for weak muscles
    and gammy hands.

    :scratch: did you mean sKype or sWype? Mind you, as my machine just wanted to do, i typed right and it changed it :roll:

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    #83766
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @amgmod wrote:

    @taungfox wrote:

    The Incredible “Skype”, gesture control App is now free
    on The App Store.Only a short time ago Apple opened up their products to third party
    keyboards. Just after we all paid for it, suddenly it becomes free.
    Superb product though.
    Type with just one finger our just a few swipes on the touchscreen. You
    do not even have to be accurate. It learns all about you! Just right for weak muscles
    and gammy hands.

    :scratch: did you mean sKype or sWype? Mind you, as my machine just wanted to do, i typed right and it changed it :roll:

    Drat and double drat!. Botheration and umbuggeration!

    This makes me look a complete fool.

    It has just failed to do exactly what I was saying it does (and I had to edit this
    twice).

    Now you just will not believe that since I wrote this, it has been even better than
    I said. There is a small learning Curve!

    …….. And it is “Swype”.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83767
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @taungfox wrote:

    …….. And it is “Swype”.

    :lol: thought so.

    We are moving into a new techno era, our machinery will no longer ask us if we were wrong with little wavy lines but will instead butt in and assume what we were doing ….. rude!

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    #83768
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    I am currently using a free health app called health memo. This App helps me to store all my health records electronically and I feel easy to use this app. Would recommend others to use as it helps more during emergencies.

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    #83769
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Good idea, Jenny!

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