Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/02/14
Now that the Google Play Services 4.2 have been rolled out to enough Android devices, and the Google Play Services Library version 15 is out, this is my list of Play Services 4.2 versions I have seen in the wild:
- 4.2.39 (997510-038)
- 4.2.42 (1013934-034)
Sorry, I didn’t note the build number for 4.2.34.
Anyone that can help complete this list?
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/01/18
Not sure what went wrong, but I could not use 2 factor authentication, but somehow the codes generated by the Google Authenticator didn’t work at all. When entering the codes, I got this message:
“The code you entered didn’t verify. Learn more Tip: codes are time-dependent. Make sure your phone is set to the correct local time.”
Of course both devices were having the same time, were in the same time zone, etc.
The “codes are time-dependent” – Google Search got me on the right track.
The fix was the second steps from this article (I updated the steps as some of the UI changed): Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/06/19
A while ago, I posted Google Reader alternatives: did you make a choice yet? indicating this about Feedly:
PRO: GR imported posts contains all history (even from blog feeds that are now defunct)
Well, I was proven wrong by this Feedly posting about the migration to their own cloud: [IMPORTANT] Preparing to be upgraded to the new feedly cloud | Building Feedly.
The one part we did not migrate from google reader is your history (too much data) so you have to expect that you are starting from a blank history and your unread counts will be reset. This is a one time issue.
Is there any Google Reader replacement that imports full history?
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/04/05
On my brand new Google Nexus 4, I had this problem that some contacts were merged based on their last name.
They were merged only on the phone: at the Google Contacts web page, they still were separate.
The issue was very much “in my face”, as one of the merges was my brother and mother. For which I am pretty sure they are separate entities, both alive and kicking.
Browsing for a solution, I found these links (the first one got me to the others):
The issue is still there (I synced 3 weeks ago).
The solution is per device (the sync breaks on your device, not on Google Contacts).
The steps of the solution were not completely clear, so below are screenshots. Click on each screenshot to get a larger crisp 768×1280 HD image. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/02/21
A couple of weeks ago, Scott Hanselman posted a great Windows 8 instructional video.
It contains all the stuff that geeks like me will find out themselves over time, but in a well paced and complete manner:
… to give new users to Windows 8 a near-complete understanding of the major features including the Start Screen, Hot Corners, Full Screen Apps, Desktop Apps, The Store, Browsing, Doing Social Stuff, using the Mouse effectively and exploiting keyboard Shortcuts.
It also shows what a power user like Scott uses besides the standard Microsoft Windows/Office combo.
Oh: and it includes the “Windows-X” shortcut (:
(no: not the mobility center any more)
via: (12) Scott Hanselman – Google+ – The Missing Windows 8 Instructional Video. It’s 25 minutes….
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