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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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I Really Miss Microsoft Voice Command

There are a few things that I miss about Windows Mobile, but by far I miss Microsoft Voice Command the most.

Sure, my Xperia Play has some type of Voice Command software but it’s garbage.

I have a Bluetooth speaker in my car and there is no reason I need to actually touch my phone to make a call, but when I can only get the damn Voice Command software to correctly dial about 10% of the time, I’m basically forced to manually dial the call.

As a result, I rarely ever use it any more.  It kinda sucks that it’s come to this.



Sony Says No Android 4.0 for Xperia Play

According to a post made on the Sony Mobile Blog site, the Xperia Play will be the only 2011 Xperia model to not get Android 4.0 – code named Ice Cream Sandwich.

This is in spite of the fact that they explicitly stated that all 2011 Xperia phones would get the update back in November.

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First Attempt Using Cineplex Free Movie Code

Last night I decided to try to use one of my free movie codes to see what the new process is like.

I didn’t want to plan ahead or read up on what all would be involved.  I simply cut out the code from one of my cereal boxes and headed out to the theatre.

Before getting to the theatre, I knew I would somehow have to redeem the code online, but that was it.

After getting there, I first tried the Cineplex Mobile app on my Android powered Sony Xperia Play.  The Cineplex app already allows you to purchase tickets, so it seemed like the easiest solution.

In the app, I found the theatre and movie I wanted to watch.  Entered the time and then entered the coupon code in the “promotion code” field located at the bottom of the page where you choose how many tickets you want.

Unfortunately, I received a message that although the code was valid, it had to be entered on the full non-mobile Cineplex web page.  By this point, the movie had just started.

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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.


iPhone 4 in stock – Finally!

Back on Sept 1st, I mentioned that I had taken on the task of finding a shiny new Apple iPhone 4 for my lovely wife.  At the time the iPhone had been in Canada a little over a month.

It really shouldn’t have been that difficult.  According to Rogers Wireless, I was eligible to upgrade to the 16 GB model for $160; assuming I could find one.  They didn’t have any in stock so they advised me to pick one up at a Rogers Wireless dealer store.

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Windows Phone 7 Released in US & Canada

Although launched almost a month ago in Europe and Australia, today marks the official launch of Windows Phone 7 in North America.

As of today, phones should be available either online or in store for Rogers, Bell and Telus.

Online, Rogers lists the Samsung Focus for $200 on a 3 year term ($600 with no term).

Bell lists the LG Optimus Quantum for $100 on a 3 year ($450 with no contract).

Telus lists both the HTC 7 Surround and LG Optimus 7.  Prices are $100/$450 for the Surround and $100/$500 for the Optimus.

As usual, Rogers pricing is the worst and Telus has the best selection.  I would be temped to upgrade to the LG Optimus Quantum since I prefer a hardware keyboard, but Windows Phone is missing too much of what I need.  Most importantly Remote Desktop.  Currently, nothing matches Windows Mobile for Remote Desktop support and I can’t see switching to Windows Phone until it does.


iPhone 4 still sold out in Canada!

Tomorrow morning, the iPhone 4 will be released in China.

I guess that’s all nice and dandy for them, but how exactly can Apple start selling iPhone 4’s to the most populous country in the world, when they can’t even build enough iPhone 4’s to meet demand in Canada?

Like seriously, WTF!

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iPhone 4 Now Available In Canada

Honestly, I could care less, but there appears to be a lot of interest in Apple’s newest creation.

Despite the acknowledged antenna design flaw, hundreds of interested buyers lined up this morning so that they could be some of the first in the country to own one.

For fun I went and checked and the Rogers web site informed me that I am “eligible” to upgrade both of my cell phone accounts to an iPhone 4 if I so choose.  I guess that means that they give me permission to sign my cell phone rights over to them for 3 more years and likewise agree to pay excessive data charges for said privilege.  Personally, I’m happy with my LG eXpo (review coming soon).

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