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I bought a double battery from best buy and installed juicedefender from the app store. My eve battery now lasts two full days with heavy use.

i installed juice defender a weeks ago and notice longer battery life on my incredible
Question: are you guys running juice defender on default, or have you made some tweaks that you feel have made a difference? TIA

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Any one download Handcent SMS? What do you think?

I forget what specific issue I had with it, but I uninstalled it after only a brief trial.

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Any one download Handcent SMS? What do you think?

I forget what specific issue I had with it, but I uninstalled it after only a brief trial.
I couldn't get notification settings the way i wanted. Liked the pop up but reg messaging would notify as well. Turned off notifications in reg message and handsent would notify with pop up, sound and icon or any combination. Next day regular messaging was notifying again and handsent was selective of what it would use to notify.I use regular messaging but most of the time i'm using safe reader and vlingo so it doesn't matter what app it's on. Still trying to find something better than vlingo. Why the hell doesn't google voice app work with the freaking headset (for speech to text). Vlingo speaking to me in my ear for navigation is downright awesome though!

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Any one download Handcent SMS? What do you think?

I forget what specific issue I had with it, but I uninstalled it after only a brief trial.
I couldn't get notification settings the way i wanted. Liked the pop up but reg messaging would notify as well. Turned off notifications in reg message and handsent would notify with pop up, sound and icon or any combination. Next day regular messaging was notifying again and handsent was selective of what it would use to notify.
That sounds familiar... I can't for the life of me remember what my specific issue was. I was a fan of the UI for it and all, but something just annoyed the crap out of me. Maybe I will give it another shot in the future - I have a GB who swears by it.

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I use PDA Net, there is a free one month trial but after that you have to pay something like $20 for the program or you can keep using the trial but you won't be able to access any https sites. I probably only use it once every month or so, but it was worth the $20 for the 1.5 years I've had it. Only problem is it is against your contract with Verizon, but unless you are downloading tons of crap I don't think they would ever know.

I've found PDANet to be extremely useful.
I'm posting this tethered via PDAnet. Thanks fellas!I'm connected through the usb, if I wanted to go the bluetooth route, do I need to buy anything for my phone/computer?

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Any good recs for a podcast manager? I currently use beyondpod, and I'm beginning to hate it. Evo here

I use Google Listen....so no, I can't recommend a good podcast manager :confused:
Haha, I'm in the same boat. Listen does the job, I guess. Don't expect to find a podcast through Listen. Use Google Reader to set up your podcasts, and then use Listen to well, listen to your podcast. Even with that, I have issues with it. I'll be 15 minutes into a podcast, and it jumps back to the beginning. Also, sometimes it gives me an error and won't play. I'd heard good things about BeyondPod, but didn't want to pay the money for it.
Pay for BeyondPod? I got it for free. I love the features, etc. It just crashes on me. Drives me nuts.

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I use PDA Net, there is a free one month trial but after that you have to pay something like $20 for the program or you can keep using the trial but you won't be able to access any https sites. I probably only use it once every month or so, but it was worth the $20 for the 1.5 years I've had it. Only problem is it is against your contract with Verizon, but unless you are downloading tons of crap I don't think they would ever know.

I've found PDANet to be extremely useful.
I'm posting this tethered via PDAnet. Thanks fellas!I'm connected through the usb, if I wanted to go the bluetooth route, do I need to buy anything for my phone/computer?
you would need to root it

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I bought a double battery from best buy and installed juicedefender from the app store. My eve battery now lasts two full days with heavy use.

i installed juice defender a weeks ago and notice longer battery life on my incredible
Question: are you guys running juice defender on default, or have you made some tweaks that you feel have made a difference? TIA
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Installed juice defender and I'm definitely getting better battery life. I just left it on the default setting.s

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Any one download Handcent SMS? What do you think?

The best. Way better than the default app.
:popcorn: But how do you get rid of the default app?I always get 2 notices for every text, kinda aggravating.

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I never heard Mario complaining when he had Jay Caufield racking up 300 PIM while he was having his record setting season. Nor, did I hear Mario speak up when his lil girlfriend Cindy is slewfooting players around the league.Take your ball and go home Mario. The league will be better off without you, and your teams whining as you get every call under the sun.

You don't seriously think the "league will be better off" if an all-time legend of the game, possibly a top-5 player of all-time were to just quit and fade into obscurity....right?

Any one download Handcent SMS? What do you think?

The best. Way better than the default app.
:popcorn: But how do you get rid of the default app?I always get 2 notices for every text, kinda aggravating.
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is there any way to easily switch between active apps? I really just want to bounce between a browser, my email, and a notepad. But i have to go to the home page and then to the app every time to switch apps. There's gotta be a way to swipe and switch apps, or something simple like object dock

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But how do you get rid of the default app?I always get 2 notices for every text, kinda aggravating.

:popcorn:
go into the default messaging app and turn off notifications

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is there any way to easily switch between active apps? I really just want to bounce between a browser, my email, and a notepad. But i have to go to the home page and then to the app every time to switch apps. There's gotta be a way to swipe and switch apps, or something simple like object dock

hold down the "home" button and your most recent 8 apps will appear. Kind of like alt+tab on windows

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But how do you get rid of the default app?

I always get 2 notices for every text, kinda aggravating.

:popcorn:

go into the default messaging app and turn off notifications

Whoa...... I said the exact same thing!

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But how do you get rid of the default app?I always get 2 notices for every text, kinda aggravating.

:popcorn:
go into the default messaging app and turn off notifications
Thanks Gator, can't believe I didn't think of that.

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But how do you get rid of the default app?I always get 2 notices for every text, kinda aggravating.

:unsure:
go into the default messaging app and turn off notifications
Thanks Gator, can't believe I didn't think of that.
It was a good idea, but I cannot find the original app anywhere. It's not in the running apps and the only time I see it is when I get a text.:unsure:

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But how do you get rid of the default app?I always get 2 notices for every text, kinda aggravating.

:unsure:
go into the default messaging app and turn off notifications
Thanks Gator, can't believe I didn't think of that.
It was a good idea, but I cannot find the original app anywhere. It's not in the running apps and the only time I see it is when I get a text.:unsure:
Under applications, just go to "messaging".

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Thanks Gator, can't believe I didn't think of that.

It was a good idea, but I cannot find the original app anywhere. It's not in the running apps and the only time I see it is when I get a text.:goodposting:
Under applications, just go to "messaging".
I don't have a category called "messaging".I have: Unknown Sources - Quick Launch - Manage Apps - Running Services - DevelopementGoing to look around some more

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Thanks Gator, can't believe I didn't think of that.

It was a good idea, but I cannot find the original app anywhere. It's not in the running apps and the only time I see it is when I get a text.:goodposting:
Under applications, just go to "messaging".
I don't have a category called "messaging".I have: Unknown Sources - Quick Launch - Manage Apps - Running Services - DevelopementGoing to look around some more
No. Open up your application list. Not "applications" under settings.It's called "Messages"

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Thanks Gator, can't believe I didn't think of that.

It was a good idea, but I cannot find the original app anywhere. It's not in the running apps and the only time I see it is when I get a text.:confused:
Under applications, just go to "messaging".
I don't have a category called "messaging".I have: Unknown Sources - Quick Launch - Manage Apps - Running Services - DevelopementGoing to look around some more
No. Open up your application list. Not "applications" under settings.It's called "Messages"
I just found it, really freaking buried. I just did a force stop. Once I get a text I'll see if it works.thanks!

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Well that didn't work. Maybe I'll try to reboot the phone after forcing the stop.

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Well that didn't work. Maybe I'll try to reboot the phone after forcing the stop.

Ok, I'm not trying to be rough here, but you're really not understanding what is being said. You are going into your settings. DO NOT GO THERE.There is an application list. It's the list where all your applications are. It's the list with the icons of the applications that, when you touch it, actually opens the application. GO THERE.One of the applications is called "Messages". Open it. This is the default text program. Once you open up the application, THEN you go into settings and turn off the notifications. You are not trying to force stop or anything like that.

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you guys are talking about two different things. there are no notification settings when you go to the app through managing applications. open the text messaging app, hit menu, hit "messaging settings" and turn off the notifications.

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Well that didn't work. Maybe I'll try to reboot the phone after forcing the stop.

Ok, I'm not trying to be rough here, but you're really not understanding what is being said. You are going into your settings. DO NOT GO THERE.There is an application list. It's the list where all your applications are. It's the list with the icons of the applications that, when you touch it, actually opens the application. GO THERE.One of the applications is called "Messages". Open it. This is the default text program. Once you open up the application, THEN you go into settings and turn off the notifications. You are not trying to force stop or anything like that.
Why didn't you say that in the first place!I got it.:goodposting:Thanks

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never mind, then. I can't read too goodly.

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Well that didn't work. Maybe I'll try to reboot the phone after forcing the stop.

Ok, I'm not trying to be rough here, but you're really not understanding what is being said. You are going into your settings. DO NOT GO THERE.There is an application list. It's the list where all your applications are. It's the list with the icons of the applications that, when you touch it, actually opens the application. GO THERE.One of the applications is called "Messages". Open it. This is the default text program. Once you open up the application, THEN you go into settings and turn off the notifications. You are not trying to force stop or anything like that.
Why didn't you say that in the first place!I got it.:moneybag:Thanks
No problem :):goodposting:

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is there any way to easily switch between active apps? I really just want to bounce between a browser, my email, and a notepad. But i have to go to the home page and then to the app every time to switch apps. There's gotta be a way to swipe and switch apps, or something simple like object dock

hold down the "home" button and your most recent 8 apps will appear. Kind of like alt+tab on windows
oooo, ty!

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Just replaced my iphone with an android phone (Samsung Capitvate) and am stoked about it. Anybody here root their phones? If so, wondering if there are any major cons to doing it? My phone is unlocked and not issued by my carrier so I don't have to worry about any of those kinds of issues (if there are any).

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Just replaced my iphone with an android phone (Samsung Capitvate) and am stoked about it. Anybody here root their phones? If so, wondering if there are any major cons to doing it? My phone is unlocked and not issued by my carrier so I don't have to worry about any of those kinds of issues (if there are any).

With the Samsungs you will probably want to root them, they are super slow with the upgrades to the latest Android versions. For instance I think yours is still on 2.1. If you follow the instructions there is minimal risk.

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Just replaced my iphone with an android phone (Samsung Capitvate) and am stoked about it. Anybody here root their phones? If so, wondering if there are any major cons to doing it? My phone is unlocked and not issued by my carrier so I don't have to worry about any of those kinds of issues (if there are any).

With the Samsungs you will probably want to root them, they are super slow with the upgrades to the latest Android versions. For instance I think yours is still on 2.1. If you follow the instructions there is minimal risk.
Cool thanks. This should be fun.

Words now is cross platform.

Is this some kinda typing app?

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Just replaced my iphone with an android phone (Samsung Capitvate) and am stoked about it. Anybody here root their phones? If so, wondering if there are any major cons to doing it? My phone is unlocked and not issued by my carrier so I don't have to worry about any of those kinds of issues (if there are any).

check this out: http://forum.androidcentral.com/t-captivate/

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:goodposting:

Just got the wife a MyTouch 4G, and I've been using it for the past week. This is our first smart phone, and I'm amazed at how much this thing can do. It's fast, has plenty of memory, and is very capable.

Very impressed.

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Words now is cross platform.

Is this some kinda typing app?
I'm sure you played words with friends on your iphone.The game is now multi-platform.............meaning, android users can now play with iphone users.

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Words now is cross platform.

Is this some kinda typing app?
I'm sure you played words with friends on your iphone.The game is now multi-platform.............meaning, android users can now play with iphone users.
Never heard of it actually. I only played angry birds on my previous phone and that was to kill time while on the throne (TMI? maybe). Thanks for the link Jaysus. really excited about all the customizable things you can do with this phone. Its gonna be a fun few months. :goodposting:

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I installed Juice Defender and my phone seems really sluggish now.

Found the same thing. It also would take a few starts to get my podcasts to stream properly.

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Sorry if this has already been covered. But anyone have help for troubleshooting my gmail synching?

Just stopped today for some reason after months of working great.

My gmail on my desktop is working fine. I did enable multiple inboxes on my desktop gmail yesterday and set up a couple of new areas to sort mail into. Would that cause trouble?

I turned off and removed battery and turned back on.

Thoughts?

Thanks.

J

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Ok. Went to settings>manage applications> gmail and cleared cache and data.

Now phone is "waiting to sync".

J

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I've been using "Sleep as an Droid" for two nights now. Absolutely amazed at this app.

You use it as an alarm clock. But instead of my usual routine--set the alarm for 8 AM, hit the snooze a few times, get up around 8:30--this you set up the opposite way. You tell it the absolute latest time you want to wake up, and the size of the window you are OK with waking up beforehand. So I set it to 8:30 AM, with a 30-minute window prior (covering 8 to 8:30).

You turn the app on when you get into bed, then put your phone on the mattress, right next to you. The app tracks the accelerometers & tilt sensors, keeping track of when you're rolling over in bed, and when you're lying still. It uses this to determine your sleep cycle during the night--when you're moving around you're in "light sleep", when you're still, you're in the deeper, REM sleep.

Once the alarm window opens (8AM), the app waits for you to cycle out of REM sleep and wakes you up sometime between 8 and 8:30 as you're transitioning into lighter sleep. This morning, for example, it decided 8:07 was the time for me to get up. As a result, I haven't been groggy at all in the mornings. It's like waking up at just the right time.

14 day trial, then I think it's $1.50 or so for the full app. There are places to get the full version for free, of course, in the darker corners of the internet.

ETA: it also has some other quirky features I haven't really tested yet, including one that says it will record your snoring and if you talk in your sleep so you can review it in the AM.

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Ok. Went to settings>manage applications> gmail and cleared cache and data.Now phone is "waiting to sync".J

OK. Not exactly sure what I did but after turning off and then back on it's now synching.J

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I've been using "Sleep as an Droid" for two nights now. Absolutely amazed at this app.

You use it as an alarm clock. But instead of my usual routine--set the alarm for 8 AM, hit the snooze a few times, get up around 8:30--this you set up the opposite way. You tell it the absolute latest time you want to wake up, and the size of the window you are OK with waking up beforehand. So I set it to 8:30 AM, with a 30-minute window prior (covering 8 to 8:30).

You turn the app on when you get into bed, then put your phone on the mattress, right next to you. The app tracks the accelerometers & tilt sensors, keeping track of when you're rolling over in bed, and when you're lying still. It uses this to determine your sleep cycle during the night--when you're moving around you're in "light sleep", when you're still, you're in the deeper, REM sleep.

Once the alarm window opens (8AM), the app waits for you to cycle out of REM sleep and wakes you up sometime between 8 and 8:30 as you're transitioning into lighter sleep. This morning, for example, it decided 8:07 was the time for me to get up. As a result, I haven't been groggy at all in the mornings. It's like waking up at just the right time.

14 day trial, then I think it's $1.50 or so for the full app. There are places to get the full version for free, of course, in the darker corners of the internet.

ETA: it also has some other quirky features I haven't really tested yet, including one that says it will record your snoring and if you talk in your sleep so you can review it in the AM.

Interesting. I'll give it a try. How exactly do you set it up on the mattress? I charge my phone over night and have never thought about leaving it in bed with me. What did you do there?

J

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I've been using "Sleep as an Droid" for two nights now. Absolutely amazed at this app.

You use it as an alarm clock. But instead of my usual routine--set the alarm for 8 AM, hit the snooze a few times, get up around 8:30--this you set up the opposite way. You tell it the absolute latest time you want to wake up, and the size of the window you are OK with waking up beforehand. So I set it to 8:30 AM, with a 30-minute window prior (covering 8 to 8:30).

You turn the app on when you get into bed, then put your phone on the mattress, right next to you. The app tracks the accelerometers & tilt sensors, keeping track of when you're rolling over in bed, and when you're lying still. It uses this to determine your sleep cycle during the night--when you're moving around you're in "light sleep", when you're still, you're in the deeper, REM sleep.

Once the alarm window opens (8AM), the app waits for you to cycle out of REM sleep and wakes you up sometime between 8 and 8:30 as you're transitioning into lighter sleep. This morning, for example, it decided 8:07 was the time for me to get up. As a result, I haven't been groggy at all in the mornings. It's like waking up at just the right time.

14 day trial, then I think it's $1.50 or so for the full app. There are places to get the full version for free, of course, in the darker corners of the internet.

ETA: it also has some other quirky features I haven't really tested yet, including one that says it will record your snoring and if you talk in your sleep so you can review it in the AM.

Interesting. I'll give it a try. How exactly do you set it up on the mattress? I charge my phone over night and have never thought about leaving it in bed with me. What did you do there?

J

Outlet by the bed, plug in the charger and the cord and the phone are on the mattress. Probably easiest for those that sleep solo.

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I've been using "Sleep as an Droid" for two nights now. Absolutely amazed at this app.

You use it as an alarm clock. But instead of my usual routine--set the alarm for 8 AM, hit the snooze a few times, get up around 8:30--this you set up the opposite way. You tell it the absolute latest time you want to wake up, and the size of the window you are OK with waking up beforehand. So I set it to 8:30 AM, with a 30-minute window prior (covering 8 to 8:30).

You turn the app on when you get into bed, then put your phone on the mattress, right next to you. The app tracks the accelerometers & tilt sensors, keeping track of when you're rolling over in bed, and when you're lying still. It uses this to determine your sleep cycle during the night--when you're moving around you're in "light sleep", when you're still, you're in the deeper, REM sleep.

Once the alarm window opens (8AM), the app waits for you to cycle out of REM sleep and wakes you up sometime between 8 and 8:30 as you're transitioning into lighter sleep. This morning, for example, it decided 8:07 was the time for me to get up. As a result, I haven't been groggy at all in the mornings. It's like waking up at just the right time.

14 day trial, then I think it's $1.50 or so for the full app. There are places to get the full version for free, of course, in the darker corners of the internet.

ETA: it also has some other quirky features I haven't really tested yet, including one that says it will record your snoring and if you talk in your sleep so you can review it in the AM.

Now that is a cool sounding app, and if it works as good as it sounds, will be the first app I actually will purchase (what can I say, nothing has yet to jump out and made me pull out my wallet yet.)

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No one (myself included) like pay apps, but I was not a big fan of the Google listen app and wanted to find something out there for my podcasts.

I found DoggCatcher and have been very happy with it. $6.99 is a little steep but worth the $ in my opinion. I also broke down and bought Power Amp, great app for all of the music I have on my phone.

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BeyondPod is free and I've liked it so far.

*Actually, I'm still on my free trial for another few days. We'll see what features it eliminates after that.

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