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  #1897627 8-Nov-2017 15:03
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Anyone got a battery case they can suggest and where on earth to buy one that will actually ship it to me?


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  #1897917 9-Nov-2017 00:06
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How do you all find the GPS accuracy and Maps?

I'm not sure if I have something set wrong but navigationally it's pretty inexact on occasion.





 
 
 
 


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  #1897922 9-Nov-2017 05:39
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Geektastic: How do you all find the GPS accuracy and Maps?

I'm not sure if I have something set wrong but navigationally it's pretty inexact on occasion.

 

Mine seems good, don't have a problem with it in the car for maps or for my security system and geo zones


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  #1897930 9-Nov-2017 06:41
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tripp:

Geektastic: How do you all find the GPS accuracy and Maps?

I'm not sure if I have something set wrong but navigationally it's pretty inexact on occasion.


Mine seems good, don't have a problem with it in the car for maps or for my security system and geo zones



I've found several times it has no idea which way I'm facing in relation to my surroundings.
Also it frequently misrepresents where I am. Yesterday I got Google Maps to direct me to cafe. It showed me as being about 40m away and facing in a different direction even when I was stood outside the cafe.





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  #1897931 9-Nov-2017 06:53
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Geektastic:
tripp:

 

Geektastic: How do you all find the GPS accuracy and Maps?

I'm not sure if I have something set wrong but navigationally it's pretty inexact on occasion.

 

 

 

Mine seems good, don't have a problem with it in the car for maps or for my security system and geo zones

 



I've found several times it has no idea which way I'm facing in relation to my surroundings.
Also it frequently misrepresents where I am. Yesterday I got Google Maps to direct me to cafe. It showed me as being about 40m away and facing in a different direction even when I was stood outside the cafe.

 

Well that just means that the cafe was in the wrong place.... you should tell them to move 40m up the road :P

 

 

 

 


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  #1898226 9-Nov-2017 12:15
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Hi Geektastic, I had this issue on an old phone I ended up rebooting the phone would get confused but in your case I would not think this was the issue, there is also an option to Re-calibrate the compass for Google Maps.

 

Google Instructions say.

 

  • Open Google Maps
  • Make a figure 8 with the phone until your compass is calibrated. Do this a few times.
  • The Blue beam next to your location should become narrow and points in correct direction to your phone.

Hope this works.

 

 


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  #1898230 9-Nov-2017 12:21
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Geektastic: How do you all find the GPS accuracy and Maps?

I'm not sure if I have something set wrong but navigationally it's pretty inexact on occasion.

 

So far my Note8 has been fine. In the past I had issues in specific locations with my last phone, a OnePlus One and I do wonder it's more to do with interference then phone hardware. For example, when I was up in Auckland I had no issues but in certain areas of Palmerston North, my old phone would just freak out, it couldn't get a lock or figure out exactly where we were. Yet I used that phone when I traveled back home to Toronto and when using Maps as part of Android Auto it could tell me what lane I was in on a 5 lane highway.


 
 
 
 




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  #1898826 10-Nov-2017 11:41
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Received my whitestone dome protector from mobile fun today and installed it. One thing i have to say is that if you bought this like me to intend on keeping it for a long time, this is definitely worth it. The installation is fairly easy, especially with the alignment tool. Just a heads up however, i would not rush this, would carefully read the instructions and also watch a few videos. Not something you want to make a mistake with. A couple of points i would focus on would be to make sure you do it on a flat and clean surface, making sure there is absolutely no dust prior to placement of the protector. Also when you go to place the protector on the placement tab, make sure its flush at the bottom to make sure the install is even.
Lastly the glue can seep into places, so do make sure you center the glue before you drop the glass otherwise you could get too much overflow and get gunk in your buttons or earpiece. I did mine perfectly and it still managed to work its way around to the back of the phone. Luckily it missed my buttons.

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  #1898844 10-Nov-2017 12:05
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^ thanks for this.  Mine arrived today and will hopefully be installed this weekend.

 

I've seen other install videos that show the adhesive getting in and around the buttons.  How easy was it to clean off?  Did you just use a clean cloth or did you use some other method?




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  #1898872 10-Nov-2017 12:19
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I think if it had drooped over the buttons it could have been difficult to clean. Thankfully mine was away from the buttons so i just did a dry wipe after it was all dry, i personally wouldnt use the alcohole wipes.



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  #1898880 10-Nov-2017 12:24
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I lie, i did use the alcohole wipes as it was dry and difficult. I did however do this lightly and then followed with a dry wipe. ;)

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  #1898881 10-Nov-2017 12:28
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DANOFDANGER: I lie

 

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  #1898884 10-Nov-2017 12:31
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DANOFDANGER: Received my whitestone dome protector from mobile fun today and installed it. One thing i have to say is that if you bought this like me to intend on keeping it for a long time, this is definitely worth it. The installation is fairly easy, especially with the alignment tool. Just a heads up however, i would not rush this, would carefully read the instructions and also watch a few videos. Not something you want to make a mistake with. A couple of points i would focus on would be to make sure you do it on a flat and clean surface, making sure there is absolutely no dust prior to placement of the protector. Also when you go to place the protector on the placement tab, make sure its flush at the bottom to make sure the install is even.
Lastly the glue can seep into places, so do make sure you center the glue before you drop the glass otherwise you could get too much overflow and get gunk in your buttons or earpiece. I did mine perfectly and it still managed to work its way around to the back of the phone. Luckily it missed my buttons.

 

I like the idea of this protector, but your warnings and the possibility of it ending up in the buttons, even if that risk is very low, means I'd probably pay someone else to install it, so it's their liability, or not do it at all, as to me the risks are too high


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  #1898885 10-Nov-2017 12:36
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Has anyone had a update to their firmware yet, my security level is still at aug 2017


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  #1898890 10-Nov-2017 12:42
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With a decent flip cover (read genuine Samsung), i don't think there is even a need for a screen protector.
I haven't bothered with my last two Notes. They both had said genuine flip covers.
The benefits of a "naked" screen is you get the best touch response possible. And with this curved edge issue, this argument applies all the more?

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