Category Archive: Mobiles

App upgrade & name change

Graham | 21/03/2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Do you have and Android phone?  Looking for the Market icon to download an application (app)?

Well Google has quietly upgraded it to “Play Store”.  Real name is “Google Play Store.”

It is a bit irritating when they don’t tell you! 🙁


Category: Mobiles

Mobile phone apps

Graham | 18/02/2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Be aware of the “Cardio Trainer” app that comes preloaded on the Motorola defy+.  If you start it (to see what it does) you cannot interrupt, delete, or uninstall it.

This program constantly tells you that you have not lost any calories to date.  You can stop the app, through the settings, but as soon as there is a restart; there it is.  It will want to update all the time and will nag you to do so.

I have contacted the app provider and although there was a “nice” reply, the result is – you are stuck with it.

I am not obese, bulimic or anorexic.  However I would have concerns if this app was running on a phone whose owner had personal image issues.


This is not the end of this………  With Motorola or Telstra 🙁


Category: Mobiles

Mobile phone

Graham | 07/02/2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Mobile phones.

Well I have had my old Samsung for some time now and it is now time to move on.  On to what?   Asking around only brought up recommendations of $600 plus units on $50/m plans.  Not likely, too stingy for that.
Bought a Motorola defy+.  The + means it uses Android 2.3. and it has a Telstra blue tick indicating it is good for the remote areas and outback.  Although; have been to some areas where no mobile, TV or radio works.
Getting accustomed to it.

My first application was the CFA app.  So as to be aware of any fires in our district.  There must be half a million apps out there!  Should sharpen up the C+ programming skills and write one. 🙂

BTW the issue with poor reception in the centre of Australia was that I had a 2G card and not 3G.  Fixed that didn’t I.


Category: Mobiles