+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 31
Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Got a shiney new HTC Desire in Technical; Anyone got a handsfree voice dial widget - I can't b*&^y believe that it doesn't come with one - my ...
  1. #16

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,808
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168
    Anyone got a handsfree voice dial widget - I can't b*&^y believe that it doesn't come with one - my ancient XDA Vario used to have voice dialling - I was fairly knarked that my omnia didn't have it and I can't believe 18 months later a new smartphone doesn't either!

    Simon

  2. #17

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,607
    Thank Post
    514
    Thanked 2,441 Times in 1,889 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    828
    You don't need a widget - it should work using the call button on the phone. ie. Hold it down and then say 'call' followed by a name, or 'dial' followed by a number. (You can also do 'call voicemail' and 'redial' to call the last number dialled'.

  3. #18

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,808
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168
    Nope - does nothing - currently playing with vlingo beta

  4. #19

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,808
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168
    Well the Google Maps speaking sat nav did hte business - it told me how to turn out of my street onto the A49 and then down to the motorway junction and then kept its mouth shut until I got to the M6 toll split.

    Obviously, a hunter-gatherer knuckle dragger like myself doesn't need such things - just an experiment

    Si

  5. #20

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,446
    Thank Post
    1,438
    Thanked 1,168 Times in 797 Posts
    Rep Power
    707
    If you haven't already tried it, Dolphin Browser HD is a very good browser replacement that gives you tabs and add-ons Firefox style (I've tried out the Firefox Mobile/Fennec Alpha too, it's really quite awful at the minute, I hope it improves drastically before release!)

    Also, Apps Organiser is a very handy utility that allows you to categorise your apps and then create folders on the home screen to show all apps in that category, plus you can uninstall apps much quicker using it.

    And my final recommendation, although I haven't really found a use for it yet, is to get the Android Scripting Environment (ASE) from Google labs, it's in the early stages at the moment but I can see it becoming a fantastic tool in the future

  6. Thanks to LosOjos from:

    SimpleSi (17th May 2010)

  7. #21

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28 31' 48.89", +28 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,253
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    173
    'Setting Profiles' is good. Lets you setup up profiles by time or location and also auto runs Apps. It will even take a word from your calendar, such as 'meeting' and set a profile for that. It's about $4
    Still learning how to use it but it works well.
    Last edited by creese; 17th May 2010 at 03:34 PM.

  8. Thanks to creese from:

    SimpleSi (17th May 2010)

  9. #22
    Nick_Parker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dainfern, South Africa
    Posts
    436
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 18 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    I have a question regarding the Desire/Android - My Girlfriend has a Blackberry, what's the easiest way to talk to her on it seeing as you can only use blackberry chat from blackberry to blackberry? Google Talk? MSN?

  10. #23

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,446
    Thank Post
    1,438
    Thanked 1,168 Times in 797 Posts
    Rep Power
    707
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Parker View Post
    I have a question regarding the Desire/Android - My Girlfriend has a Blackberry, what's the easiest way to talk to her on it seeing as you can only use blackberry chat from blackberry to blackberry? Google Talk? MSN?
    Call her? Text her? MSN client?

  11. #24

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    11,751
    Thank Post
    1,622
    Thanked 1,876 Times in 1,394 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    422
    MSN Client or XFMobile, thats a free messenger for Blackberry (well it was a month ago, not sure about now!), Iphone, Android phones, and the PC version is Xfire!

  12. #25

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    11,751
    Thank Post
    1,622
    Thanked 1,876 Times in 1,394 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    422
    oh, and it also works on windows mobile as well!

    http://www.xf-mobile.com

  13. #26

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,808
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168
    Ok - next problem is the calendar - on my old WM6 Omnia - any events get binged at me and on screen message appears at bottom of screen with options to dismiss or remind again in 5,15,30 mins,1 hour, 1 day etc.

    That works for me

    Desire is binging me but when I look at home screen (or even switch to calendar) I see nothing

    is there a setting (or are people using diff calendar app)?

    regards

    Simon

  14. #27

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,808
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168
    And can I forward txt msgs?
    Si

  15. #28
    soveryapt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    2,402
    Thank Post
    648
    Thanked 277 Times in 244 Posts
    Rep Power
    78
    Just don't do what the ICT Coord did at one of my schools today. She's got a new Blackberry Curve and had all her contacts copied over at O2 when she got it. She then went to move the numbers from being in the Work field to being in Mobile or Home etc.

    Anyway, she went through adjusting them as she used them using the following method:

    First number: highlight > copy > clear field > select relevant field > paste
    Rest of the numbers : clear field > select relevant field > paste

    She then wondered why she had 30 or so contacts in her nice shiny new Blackberry that shared the same mobile number! lol .. DOH! Was a fun morning working out that one for her.. I said, are you sure you've not copied the numbers over when you've been changing things, but being a woman, it wasn't her fault! lol ..

  16. #29

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,808
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168
    OMG Google Sky Map :-) :-)

    The ultimate geek app!!!!!!

    I wish I'd had instead of my I-Spy book for Astronomers when I was 7!

  17. #30
    mossj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    1,466
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 189 Times in 174 Posts
    Rep Power
    52
    Out of interest which networks did you switch to/from? and was it easy coxing the phones4u people to buy you out?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. HTC Desire Case?
    By LosOjos in forum General Chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 25th August 2011, 02:24 PM
  2. iPhone 3GS vs. HTC Desire
    By LosOjos in forum General Chat
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 7th January 2011, 11:38 AM
  3. HTC Desire OR HTC Legend ? ? ?
    By jamin100 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26th April 2010, 11:39 AM
  4. HTC Legend and HTC Desire mobiles reviewed by Click
    By JJonas in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd April 2010, 02:08 PM
  5. Which HTC Shall i have?
    By EduTech in forum General Chat
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 21st July 2009, 03:43 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •