- 06-10-2010, 12:40 PM #101
I swear I also saw a question on here (even though questions are non grata) about how to limit the number of past calendar entries that the phone keeps. I'm assuming this person is talking about an Exchange calendar, since he mentioned the ability to limit this on Blackberry.
The setting is in Settings > Accounts & Sync > Exchange > Account Settings > "Sync Events for Past" (all the way at the bottom). Chose from 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or All.
- 06-13-2010, 12:13 AM #102
Videos to sd
Also on my Moto. Droid, which I'm sure is the same as the Incredible (Assuming), I have TubeDroid were you do a search for a video from Youtube, or on the web, when you find the one you want, click on it & it will give you the options to open it in web/youtube, download it as video or audio file. When its done, it will be in that program & your Video folder on your card. What I do, in the programs settings, by default it saves the video to the video folder; sdcard\videostube, but I changed it to sdcard\videostube\videos creating a new folder that won't show on phone Mem. If you want, you can copy or move it to the sub folder I mention in the media sub folder, video. Or leave it where it is.
- 06-13-2010, 12:41 PM #103
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I have the Astro File manager app and placing items on the SD card is simple. If I open an attachment it asks me if I would like to open with Astro or normal, when placing movies, music, etc I just drag and drop it in the folder I have created in Astro. When you connect your phone to your PC it opens two folders, the internal memory and your SD card, just rename the SD card as external mem to keep them straight.
- 06-15-2010, 01:42 PM #104
Here is my trick though I am sure everyone else probably already knows it. I use touchdown to access my work exchange server. I love it. Does almost everything I want. Only downside was there agenda widget. It is useless. I really like the one that comes from HTC but I could not get it to use the exchange calendar from Touchdown. Then I got another idea. I setup the stock message app to pull ONLY the calendar. On the widget you can select the "Exchange" calendar but it only works with the HTC messaging app. Anyway, added that to my widget and BAM, personal and Professional appointments on the agenda view but still kept separately at Google and work.
- 06-22-2010, 10:28 AM #105
Playing phone's movies on my HDTV-through USB!
Still no news on the TV Out cable we want but I just bought a Samsung BlueRay player that has a USB port and I was able to plug my Incredible into it and play videos, music, and pictures off my phone on my HDTV! Of course, I still want the TV Out cable, since most places I go won't have a USB port, but this is pretty cool, all the same.
- 06-24-2010, 02:34 PM #106
- 06-24-2010, 06:17 PM #107
My best Droid Incredible tip is:
I marked my USB / Power cables so I could FEEL the top from the bottom, without looking at them. I used a finger nail file to crease a line on the back side. No, I am not blind, just lazy.
This is also on my web site with a few other hints.
- 07-09-2010, 03:50 PM #109
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As stated before, when you hold down the search key (in most apps and home screen) a google voice search will come up and you can say, "Call <>," "Navigate to <>," "Find <>," "Map of <>," (i.e. "Call John Smith" or "Find nearest gas station"). Or you can just say anything and it will look it up in a google search.
However if you want to do things such as say "Dial 123-456-7890" you need to use Voice Dialer instead. Voice dialer can also do things such as "Open <app name>," "Call <contact name>," and "Redial." Such commands as "open battery info" etc.
Admittedly holding the search key recognizes and works much more effectively than Voice Dialer, IMO. Hope this is helpful
- 07-09-2010, 08:46 PM #110
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- 07-16-2010, 05:45 PM #112
Haven't seen this tip here yet, so here is how to improve the in-call sound quality:
How to change the audio codec to EVRC-B:
Go to Phone and Dial ##778
Choose Edit Mode
Password is 000000
Go to CDMA Settings
Scroll all the way to bottom
Change Home Page, Home Orig, and Roam Orig from EVRC to EVRC-B
Hit Menu and Commit Changes
Phone reboots and no more muffled voice calls!
I definitely can tell there is a difference!
NOTE: Don't mess with other settings while you are in ##PROGRAM mode, this can make your phone unusable!
- 07-16-2010, 07:42 PM #113
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- 07-17-2010, 12:34 AM #115
Many of my other favorite tips involve apps that provide the features I wish were built in.
• MyBackup Pro : Backup apps, messages, contacts, calendar, etc. automatically to the cloud and your SD card - If you only buy one app, buy this one. $5
• Missed Call : Set repeating reminder alerts for calendar, messages, emails, etc.
• AppBrain plus Fast Web Installer : Search for and install Android Marketplace apps directly from your computer. Great app recommendations for you based on your interests.
- 07-17-2010, 10:49 AM #116
Enhanced Variable Rate Codec B
Quote: 'This provides lower average data rates (ADRs) compared to EVRC, for a given voice quality.'
I tested this on my Incredible - I used to get not so clear 'muffled' sound on some calls, it is better now. No negative consequences so far. :-) And you can always switch it back if you don't like it.
- 07-17-2010, 01:50 PM #117
Thanks for the tip!
- 07-21-2010, 05:10 PM #118
- 07-28-2010, 08:48 AM #119
- 07-28-2010, 10:59 AM #120
- 07-28-2010, 11:43 AM #121
Of course EVRC-B will sound better. It is a new vocoder that is more efficient and sounds better. The problem you have is that not all cell towers support EVRC-B, especially the older towers. If you are on an EVRC-B call and move to an area where there is EVRC only, then the call will drop if you have you phone configured for EVRC-B only. The best bet is to leave this function alone and allow Verizon to deal with it. The overall gain in call quality is not worth the risk of dropped calls.
- 07-28-2010, 12:25 PM #122
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- 07-29-2010, 08:57 AM #124
I live in a more Rural area. I guess the take-away from this is taht if you live in a pretty urban area, this might be a great idea. If you're more "out of the way", it's more harm than good. At least until all the infrastrucutre upgrades are done.
- 08-02-2010, 10:52 PM #125