Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | ... | 55
JellyWeb
67 posts

Master Geek


  #327243 6-May-2010 09:41
Send private message

TimazNinja: Rightly oh.. so Im playing with my new desires. It doesn't want to send txts am I supposed to set something up, I'm on prepay and have toped up, I can receive txts.and can call people. Help please :)

SMS should really work without any set up.  I had to confirgure APN settings for MMS though (search Geekzone for 'vodafone apn settings' if you need to set that up).  You could try use Handcent SMS and see if you can send using that - get it free from the Market.  you'll be wanting to use that rather than the standard Android Messaging app anyway.   

TimazNinja
29 posts

Geek


  #327264 6-May-2010 10:03
Send private message

Yeah tried that Hmmm may have to ring Vodafone.

 
 
 
 


dpw

dpw
835 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #327267 6-May-2010 10:09
Send private message

TimazNinja: Yeah tried that Hmmm may have to ring Vodafone.


What do you mean by "...doesn't want to send txt..."? Did it complain with any particular error? Or the txt just never arrived at the destination?

I read somewhere Vodafone NZ had some problems with distribution of SMS - the symptoms range from non-delivery to delayed delivery. Not sure if that affected you....worth asking VF for sure...




Android user, software developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com | https://nz.linkedin.com/in/danywu

kiwitrc

4123 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #327279 6-May-2010 10:31
Send private message

JellyWeb:
TimazNinja: Rightly oh.. so Im playing with my new desires. It doesn't want to send txts am I supposed to set something up, I'm on prepay and have toped up, I can receive txts.and can call people. Help please :)

SMS should really work without any set up.  I had to confirgure APN settings for MMS though (search Geekzone for 'vodafone apn settings' if you need to set that up).  You could try use Handcent SMS and see if you can send using that - get it free from the Market.  you'll be wanting to use that rather than the standard Android Messaging app anyway.   


The MMS settings are towards the beginning of this thread if you need them.

TimazNinja
29 posts

Geek


  #327409 6-May-2010 15:27
Send private message

Hey guys cheers for the help. Either something wrong with Vodafone or my sim so I got a 2degrees dim and now it sends fine.

kiwitrc

4123 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #327410 6-May-2010 15:31
Send private message

TimazNinja: Hey guys cheers for the help. Either something wrong with Vodafone or my sim so I got a 2degrees dim and now it sends fine.


I had a similar problem ages ago with a particular number, JohnR sorted it out for me, might pay to make contact with him to see if he can help. Dont try their help desk, they wont have a clue what to do.

deyur
19 posts

Geek


  #327479 6-May-2010 18:02
Send private message

Is anyone using some sort of power usage app? My Desire went from full to flat in about 10 hours today. I did a lot of installing and setting up of stuff. But I'd like to be able to keep a closer eye on exactly what the hungry apps are.

 
 
 
 


Jerry123456
88 posts

Master Geek


  #327483 6-May-2010 18:12
Send private message

this tells you a little:
settings > about phone > battery > battery use

dpw

dpw
835 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #327509 6-May-2010 19:44
Send private message

Is anyone using an app that manages syncs over WiFi only? I have just installed WiSync and seeing how it goes. Looks kinda promising but I have a slight niggling feeling it doesn't give fine-grained enough level of control. We shall see...

Would love to hear from anyone who has used anything similar, especially if you have multiple Google Apps accounts on your phone. 




Android user, software developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

http://savitarbernese.com | https://nz.linkedin.com/in/danywu

NZtechfreak
4649 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #327524 6-May-2010 20:17
Send private message

I have tried any, but I know some individual apps offer this functionality (like NewsRoom), and there are several apps that will offer this sort of thing (I recall one being discussed at Android Forums that will do things like turning on WiFi in certain cell areas, say for example near your home, that sounded promising).

You can de-select using mobile networks when WiFi unavailable in settings too, along with turning off "always on mobile network", which would offer you what you're asking for too I would think?




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


meanderingmark
65 posts

Master Geek


  #327702 7-May-2010 13:53
Send private message

Hi.

I visited the android market website on my Desire, but it says i need to view it from a handset. But i am! does anyone know how to fix this?

(I in aussie using virgin mobile, if that makes any difference)

meanderingmark
65 posts

Master Geek


  #327718 7-May-2010 14:26
Send private message

meanderingmark: Hi.

I visited the android market website on my Desire, but it says i need to view it from a handset. But i am! does anyone know how to fix this?

(I in aussie using virgin mobile, if that makes any difference)


Cancel that, I figured it out.  you can't go to market via googling on the internet.  you have to click on the market application on the phone

Brendan
703 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #327773 7-May-2010 16:22
Send private message

kiwitrc: Hi Brendan, what process is the HTC, is it HTCVBT?

Oh and yaeh it is a piece of crap software.


The process is HTCVBTServer.exe , and it lives under a instance of svchost.exe.


I use process explorer to suspend it (right click on the process pick suspend), but apparently there is some command line you can use and make a batch file etc. I'll look into that when sufficently bored lol...

It'll occasionally get snotty when you un-suspend it, and play dead. In that case, I just sort the output by pathname, and KILL all the tasks unde \htc\.... and reload. It usually works then.
Process explorer is a really useful bit of software - I add columns for process cpu usage and pathname. It's really useful for tracking down those intermittent cpu hogs. You can also search via file handle - see what is locking some file all the time...

As I say, a crap piece of software for a $1000 phone....

If I couldn't sync via my gmail account i'd be really pissed off. Even when htc sync IS going, it's a bit flakey. Loses the phone sometimes.


ryan1019
122 posts

Master Geek


  #327978 8-May-2010 16:06
Send private message

Android market Compass i have tryed a few times yes cool, but after a few days has an error message " Abnormal magnetic field detected please recalibrate phone" so i did with the figure 8 but error still comes up,any help?

Dingbatt
4570 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #327991 8-May-2010 17:24
Send private message

ryan1019: Android market Compass i have tryed a few times yes cool, but after a few days has an error message " Abnormal magnetic field detected please recalibrate phone" so i did with the figure 8 but error still comes up,any help?


Have you done anything different with the phone.  I bought a new cover for my HTC Hero that had a magnetic clasp on it.  It screwed up the compass in a big way.  Took about a week after removing the magnet and a number of calibrations before it calmed down.

From reading on the 'net, the compasses in HTC phones have never been that flash.

Incidentally make sure you do the figure-8s to calibrate in 3 dimensions.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

1 | ... | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | ... | 55
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted 25-Sep-2020 09:09


Jabra announces wireless noise-cancelling airbuds, upgrade existing model
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:43


Nokia 3.4 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:34


HP announces new HP ENVY laptops aimed at content creators
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:02


Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17


Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48


HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.