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PSA: If your Google Opinions app stopped sending you… • r/Android

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/30

In case it still doesn’t work when I’ve been in the USA (or/and back), then I need to try the things below.

It used to work both in the USA and in The Netherlands.

What I’ve tried so far is this:

  • uninstall the app
  • clear all application data
  • install the app
  • run it again

So far still very few surveys.

–jeroen

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

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 »

 
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