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Archive for the ‘Android Devices’ Category

Signal messaging downloads

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/23

I forgot about the announcement that Signal had also become available on the Desktop, but it is via [WayBack] https://signal.org/download/:

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Debian based x64 Linux:

$ curl -s https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://updates.signal.org/desktop/apt xenial main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/signal-xenial.list
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install signal-desktop

I like the mix of echo and tee to update the [WayBack] /etc/apt/sources.list.d folder with the signal-xenial.list file.

These links will always give you the latest download filename:

The files you get there will be relative to the path https://updates.signal.org/desktop/ so will be similar to:

You can get the sources at https://github.com/WhisperSystems/Signal-Desktop/releases

Via:

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, Android Devices, Apple, Debian, iMac, iOS, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Power User, Windows | Leave a Comment »

How to activate ADB & Helium on OnePlus 2 on Mac – OnePlus Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/05

The quoted link wasn’t in the end what I used to get my config from a OnePlus 2 to a OnePlus 5

How to activate ADB & Helium on OnePlus 2 on Mac – OnePlus Forums « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.

This is what I had to do instead:

  1. On the OnePlus 2:
    1. Enable developer mode (see Android 4.2+: enable USB debug mode (Nexus 4, Nexus 7, etc) orA few OnePlus One CyanogenMod tips)
    2. Enable USB debugging
    3. Install the Helium Android App from play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.backup
    4. Run Helium
    5. Wait for activation
  2. On my Mac:
    1. Install the Mac version of Helium from http://download.clockworkmod.com/carbon/carbon-mac.zip
    2. Run the Mac version of Helium from
    3. Connect the USB cable to the OnePlus 2
    4. Wait for the Mac version of Helium to have “enabled” Helium on the One Plus 2
    5. Quit the Mac version of Helium
    6. Install the Chrome version of Helium from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/helium-backup/gpglbgbpeobllokpmeagpoagjbfknanl?authuser=1
    7. Run the Chrome version of Helium
    8. Wait for the Chrome version of Helium to complete the activation of Helium on the Ons Plus 2
  3. On the One Plus 2:
    1. Select the applications to backup
    2. Back up

Relevant links:

–jeroen

Posted in Android Devices, Helium, OnePlus Five, OnePlus Two, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Sending SMS from your PC using a web browser through your Android Phone

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/29

I have been a long-time PushBullet user, but I bumped into an alternative if you just want to send SMS from a PC using a web browser through your Android Phone.

You will miss out all the other neat PushBullet features (like clipboard support), but it does work:

There is even a Mac warpper for it:

–jeroen

Posted in Android Devices, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Reminder tip: Disable Wi-Fi during sleep to dramatically increase idle battery life on tablets and devices you don’t often use

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/08

I agree: [WayBack] It’s so obvious I hadn’t thought about this.. – Roderick Gadellaa – Google+.

[WayBackReminder tip: Disable Wi-Fi during sleep to dramatically increase idle battery life on tablets and devices you don’t often use

–jeroen

Posted in Android Devices, LifeHacker, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Quick Intro Into Actions on Google | Grokking Android

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/30

Hopefully by now the Google Assistant and Google Home have made their way into the Dutch language. If so, then it’s time for me

[WayBackQuick Intro Into Actions on Google | Grokking Android: Find out which options exist to develop apps for the Google Assistant with Actions on Google and to bring the Assistant to devices with the Assistant SDK.

–jeroen

 

Posted in Android, Android Devices, Development, Google, Google AI, Google Assistant, GoogleHome, Mobile Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

 
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