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walfridson
11-23-2010, 01:05 AM
http://vimeo.com/17098629
almost makes you wish lw had those big icons :P

akademus
11-23-2010, 01:36 AM
HA!

I'm contemplating between iphone and android phone....

Now you got me thinking :)

walfridson
11-23-2010, 02:24 AM
using galaxy s. so far don't regret my choice.. lot of my friends run around with eva's apple

wesleycorgi
11-23-2010, 02:41 AM
HA!

I'm contemplating between iphone and android phone....

Now you got me thinking :)

There are several VNC/rdc apps on the iPhone (free and commercial).

wesleycorgi
11-23-2010, 02:46 AM
What's fun is using a VNC client with LW on an iPad (with its larger screen), especially zooming in on a VPR viewport.

archijam
11-23-2010, 03:01 AM
team viewer runs pretty well on the iphone ..

tho that looks slick johan :)

but i will be switching to android soon .. maybe this nexus to, google sumsung s whatever thingy?

JohnMarchant
11-23-2010, 03:39 AM
Well if its available on android probably no reason why you can have it on iPhone as you can already run android on an iPhone anyway

walfridson
11-23-2010, 04:06 AM
really opened a can of worms :D

archijam
11-23-2010, 04:44 AM
my 2yo 3g iphone as so slow its unusable .. so yes, damn iphones :)

JohnMarchant
11-23-2010, 04:47 AM
Well im 3 month old iPhone 4 32Gb's fairly zips along ;);););)

JohnMarchant
11-23-2010, 04:49 AM
really opened a can of worms :D

Yeah it looks like we may have. Not owning anything else Apple anyway and the iPhone was free so im not a fanboy. Would be nice to see it on an iPhone though

walfridson
11-23-2010, 04:52 AM
hm really archi, i actually wanted an iphone 4 but the list of stuff I need to get and do to get the sdk fun going was just to long... but the samsung is all right. think it's pretty much got the same features.

Red_Oddity
11-23-2010, 05:09 AM
Like my HTC Desire so far, biggest hugest blunder on Google's part is that Android still doesn't support iCal via Caldav/Webdav, only their damn Google calendars, and those are hardly working with externally subscribed calendars.

archijam
11-23-2010, 05:16 AM
red - good to know. are there apps for a better week view as well?

the best for iphone is week cal - use it constantly:

http://www.pda-247.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/wk1.jpg

Red_Oddity
11-23-2010, 07:17 AM
Yes, enough calendar views, but since those all read the internal calendar system of android, Caldav/Webdav isn't supported on those either.

Some suggested i use ICS Bot, biggest mistake ever, it just imports the ics file into your build in calendar file, so for every entry in the calendar you'll get a confirmation popup whether or not you want to add that entry, which for a unified calendar where our entire company is on, that pretty much ended in me hard booting my phone after clicking okay for about half an hour.

If you have an Exchange server or don't use the company ics files, it's a really nice OS, really easy to program on as well (if you know Java and read the SDK help files you'll be programming Android apps in an evening.)

biliousfrog
11-23-2010, 07:42 AM
my 2yo 3g iphone as so slow its unusable .. so yes, damn iphones :)

If you're using the latest OS it is likely running loads of apps in the background as it is designed for the multi-tasking iphone4. You need to manually close them by double-clicking the main button and closing each one that's running in the background.

I have a Desire but my girlfriend has a 3gs and was recently told how to do that in the phone store after experiencing similar slow down.

warmiak
11-24-2010, 12:34 AM
If you're using the latest OS it is likely running loads of apps in the background as it is designed for the multi-tasking iphone4. You need to manually close them by double-clicking the main button and closing each one that's running in the background.

I have a Desire but my girlfriend has a 3gs and was recently told how to do that in the phone store after experiencing similar slow down.

Actually it doesn't run them. All these apps in the background are essentially "frozen" snapshots of their running state and don't get any CPU time ( unless they specifically request to be kept alive for certain notifications, network activity etc)

COBRASoft
11-24-2010, 02:31 AM
That's why I use a Nokia N900 for multitasking :D.

toby
11-27-2010, 10:53 PM
installed Mocha vnc lite for my iphone 3g, works great, fun stuff! But you have to be within range of the wifi, so I'm thinking about buying the world-wide access one, looks awesome, far more controls
http://www.iteleportmobile.com/iphone/features

archijam
11-29-2010, 02:26 PM
toby - if it's non commercial, check out teamviewer...

toby
11-29-2010, 08:38 PM
toby - if it's non commercial, check out teamviewer...
sweet and free!
thanks archijam

Philbert
11-29-2010, 08:41 PM
I had an iphone for several years and it was nice for it's time, I actually still have it sitting in front of me here, but I upgraded to a Droid X and I gotta say I love it so much more. So much freedom!

SBowie
11-30-2010, 09:56 AM
... and I gotta say I love it so much more. So much freedom!I'm very interested in this. Can you offer specific examples of advantages? I'm due for an upgrade, and have to decide which way to go.

Philbert
11-30-2010, 12:51 PM
Well for starters you don't have to deal with itunes, or any one specific store. You can get apps from anywhere you like. For example when TweetDeck's Android app was in beta I downloaded it right from their website. Nobody at Google had to approve it. Another big app store is http://www.getjar.com/ . http://AppBrain.com is the same apps as the Android Market, but it lets you browse and even install from your computer's web browser.

I also really like the home screens, I have 7 of them on my phone and it's really nice to have widgets for all kinds of things plus having apps and folders for apps mixed in however I like.

Here's how I have them set up (big image):
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4066/androidscreens.th.jpg (http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4066/androidscreens.jpg)

That's a live wallpaper, the leaves float around and the "water" makes concentric rings when you touch it like a raindrop falling in.

The Droid X in particular also has a much bigger creen than the iphone so it's great for watching videos and such.

It's also really great to have free built in GPS navigation that you never have to pay to update. The only down side I can think of is just that the number of apps isn't quite as big but that's rapidly changing for the better. That's assuming it even is a down side.

wesleycorgi
11-30-2010, 01:27 PM
I had the Google Nexus for a few weeks, and ultimately got rid of it because of no direct MS Outlook integration with my company's enterprise server (no Calendar support, etc).

Do you know if Droid X plays well with Outlook?

Philbert
11-30-2010, 01:38 PM
I don't use Outlook but I believe it does. I use Thunderbird for my mail and calendar. You can get plugins for both Thunderbird and Outloook that will sync it with GMail's calendar and then the phone syncs with that, this should be the same across all Android phones. The one for Thunderbird is called Provider For Google Calendar.

Red_Oddity
12-01-2010, 03:29 AM
As far as i know it only syncs with an Exchange server, there is no support for iCal (ics) files hosted on any other server but your GMail calendar account, which is a major pain in the butt as we host our own calendars on a WebDav/CalDav server.
There is a 3rd party solution though : http://www.hypermatix.com/products/calendar_sync_for_android
I have not tested it yet though (too much other priorities)

Red_Oddity
12-01-2010, 03:31 AM
http://wiki.davical.org/w/CalDAV_Clients/Calendar_Sync_for_Android

SBowie
12-01-2010, 06:49 AM
Well for starters ...Thanks.