Tag Archives: Google

Titanium Backup, I Think I Love You!!

I really like my Sony Xperia Play, but if I get another “Out of Memory” error while doing an update, I’ll smash the damn thing on the ground!!!!

Luckily, that shouldn’t happen any more and that’s all thanks to Titanium Backup PRO.

For some background info, I guess this is common with a lot of Android phones.  Many manufacturers simply do not provide/configure enough free internal memory to install as many apps and games as the average user would like to install.

Common tricks to free up internal memory include using the app App 2 SD to move applications from internal memory to the SD card.  This is a no brainer if the app allows it.  Unfortunately, many apps will not allow themselves to be moved.

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GoogleMaps – MIA Update 3

Previously I wrote on how my home area was initially missing from GoogleMaps, but that after sending in a complaint it was updated.

The initial response from Google stated that I would be notified after the update.  After I noticed that my area was added back in I assumed I would hear back from Google, but I didn’t.  At least, not until a couple a weeks ago when I received this e-mail….

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Windows Mobile IM App Round-up

In the same vein as the Windows Mobile Emulator round-up I did a few weeks ago, I ended up doing the same type of thing while looking for an Instant Messaging application for my LG IQ.  I mostly wanted to use GTalk, but figured I might was well get something that can also handle Facebook IM and MSN.

Sadly, many of the IM applications for Windows Mobile are no longer being updated, but that doesn’t mean we are out of luck.  You can read the full round-up here.


GoogleMaps – MIA Update 2

As an update to my previous post about my area disappearing from GoogleMaps, I just checked and it is back up.

I have no idea when it was updated.

After originally sending an e-mail to Google about it, I was told they would update it and send me an e-mail to let me know when it was done.

I didn’t get the follow up, but at least they did the update.  1 out of 2 ain’t bad.  😀


GoogleMaps – MIA Update

Last week I wrote about how my whole area disappeared off of GoogleMaps.

I did a little searching and apparently they changed their map information supplier at some point and a lot of people noticed things missing.

It was suggested by some to use the “Report a problem” link at the bottom of the maps window to report the missing information.

I figured, what the hell and gave it a shot.

To my surprise I received a reply a few days later….

“Your Google Maps problem report has been reviewed, and you were right! We’ll update the map soon and email you when you can see the change.”

It reads a little like an automatic response, but I guess we will see.


GoogleMaps – My street is no longer listed!

I don’t know what exactly has changed recently with regards to GoogleMaps, but I have noticed that things are going missing, in that they are no longer listed.

I live in a new area, so I wasn’t surprised that it didn’t show up on GoogleMaps when we first moved in.  The same thing happened at our last house, which was also new.

It’s not a huge deal I suppose, I can just pick the nearest intersection for plotting routes.

Despite the workaround, I was very happy when the maps were updated and my area showed up.

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