Category Archives: Phone tips

Motorola OTA update for Photon (DETAILS)

Today I received a notification from Motorola about the availability of an OTA (over the air) update for my Photon. Down below you can find the full details.  But first, three important notes: If you have your Photon rooted, reports are that this update removes root. 🙁 There is no mention of a fix for the no-audio problem on Lapdock 500 etc. when using the phone as a WebTop 🙁 This does not update the Photon to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) 🙁 Details

Adjusting color balance on Android phones

One of the beautiful things about Android devices is that they are so configurable. Case in point, adjusting the color balance on my phone. My Motorola Photon has a nice resolution screen (256 PPI) but I never found it comfortable  to my eyes 🙁 Today I had my Photon setting next to my iPod touch and found that on the Photon screen whites were too white. It really looked less appealing and caused more eyestrain than the otherwise antiquated iPod touch screen.

Automatic app download on iPhone iPod

Recently my iPod displayed a message telling me that I had purchased an app on my computer and that I could turn on automatic app downloads on my iOS device. Here are the steps to do so: Go to Home screen -> Settings -> Store (you may have to scroll down) Wait for the “Automatic Downloads” listing to display (you may have to login with your Apple ID if you haven’t already) Toggle the “Apps” option to “ON” Now you

Verizon Double Data plan ANSWERS

I had some questions about the Verizon ‘Double Data’ promotion they are currently running. Here is the chat transcript of the questions I asked the Verizon representative. I hope these answers are helpful to you if you have similar questions about their data plan promotion 🙂 Please hold for a Verizon Wireless sales representative to assist you with your order. Thank you for your patience. You are now chatting with ‘Stephanie R. ‘ Stephanie R. : Hello. Thank you for visiting our

Disable Sprint proxies for faster DL/UL speeds

I recently disabled the proxies that were set at the defaults on my Motorola Photon phone. After that, my 3G download speeds were noticeably faster 🙂 4G is spotty in my area but I will do more testing on that next time I have good coverage again. Here are the screenshots of the process: (click the thumbnails for larger non-cropped images) I also plan on posting speedtest results and detailed instructions eventually, but if the screenshots aren’t enough for you

Download ShootMe 0.8.1.apk [latest for Android]

Here is a mirror of the highly useful ShootMe screen capture app for rooted Android users: NOTE: this app did not work on my rooted Motorola Photon Android phone, but it does work extremely well for many other rooted phones! PS if you download the APK and use the ShootMe app, please rate it in the comments on a scale of 1 to 5. Thanks! Current rating: [starreview tpl=16] Frequently searched for:  shootme apk enterupload, shootme apk 4fastfile, shootme apk easy share [end]

Motorola Bionic / Photon webtop/lapdock cables and hacks

Some misc links, threads and products related to interfacing Moto’s lapdocks with various Moto phones: Lapdock Extension Cableshttp://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-razr-maxx/202185-lapdock-extension-cables.htmlLapdock Extension Cables OK, so I was p*ssed that my Razr Maxx could not dock properly in my Lapdock 100 (like my Bionic) for ease of moving it around as a true netbook on your… Motorola ATRIX 4G Upgrade Kit-1 Micro HDMI To Micro HDMI+Micro USB To Micro USB | eBayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorola-ATRIX-4G-Upgrade-Kit-1-Micro-HDMI-Micro-HDMI-Micro-USB-Micro-USB-/140729362204?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item20c41fa71c#ht_2322wt_1021Cell Phones & PDAs > Cell Phone & PDA Accessories > Cables &

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