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#26 OFFLINE   lewmur

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:12 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 23 July 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:

Actually there is something similar if you use Google Cloud. Just wish there was a built in way to backup like in iTunes that's drop dead easy...without having to root the device.

But I like rooting an Android device since it's just a matter of being able with a password to get to areas to do full backups and side loading apps from well known developers that we know are safe, and when I used that tablet I also used Titanium and it did a great job backing up the Android tablet that Jim now has.

But they do have those ones mentioned in the article. But they are not as good as Titanium on a rooted device.
I don't know about your device but all I have to do is turn my Galaxy Note on and it backs up data and settings to Google.  What could be easier than that?  In /Settings/Accounts/Backup and Reset, check "Back up my data" and forget about it.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

Unfortunately that would not work for me due to data caps and outrageous costs for data overages for cellular 3G/EVDO in our area on Verizon Wireless.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 23 July 2014 - 03:28 PM, said:

Unfortunately that would not work for me due to data caps and outrageous costs for data overages for cellular 3G/EVDO in our area on Verizon Wireless.
How would that differ with an Apple device?  If you're backing up to the "cloud", you're backing up to the "cloud".

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:51 PM

iOS devices allow for backups to a local machine too as part of the sync process. It is also automatic. I use both.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:38 PM

I don't backup to iCloud. I sync locally via iTunes.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:34 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 23 July 2014 - 03:28 PM, said:

Unfortunately that would not work for me due to data caps and outrageous costs for data overages for cellular 3G/EVDO in our area on Verizon Wireless.

Also, backing up Settings and Account info uses very little bandwidth.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 01:24 AM

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Congrats on the new tablet.  How do you like it so far?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:04 AM

Well, I'm still stumbling around but I do like it more than I thought I would. I've learned the "important to me" things : how to take pictures, putting in and safely removing my micro sdhc cards so I can listen to music and watch movies and installing apps. One I use is the local news channel weather.
I'm still a keyboard and mouse person so I was happy when the OTG cable I bought and attached to a powered USB hub allowed me to connect a keyboard and use it with no problem.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

Maybe you could post the image of attaching to your cable since you got a nice inexpensive cable and USB keyboard instead of having to use an expensive Bluetooth one?
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

BTW not all devices support OTG.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

I watched a YouTube video with someone using an ASUS Memo 7" (2013) before I decided to spend $1.47 on the cable. :teehee:
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the white cable goes to the powered USB hub. I also attached two external hard drives and a USB stick. Not all at the same time. I need to try my mouse too.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

Very nice! I have one similar for my nexus 7. I really just bought it to play around and try to play a movie from an external disk. It worked fine so I tossed the cable in the drawer and it has never left since.
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

The ASUS has a slot. That's why I favored it over the Nexus. I can play my music and watch movies that I put on cards. All my movies are on sdhc cards so I copied two from the normal size card (that I use in my 7" ASUS and 11.6" netbooks) to the micro sdhc that fits in the tablet.
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:45 AM

I usually just stream them from my main rig via nfs share and my Nexus 7 has enough room for one or two while on the go. That and I always have the latest version of Android on my Nexus devices. My phone and tablet are at 4.4.4. now
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 25 July 2014 - 11:45 AM, said:

I usually just stream them from my main rig via nfs share and my Nexus 7 has enough room for one or two while on the go. That and I always have the latest version of Android on my Nexus devices. My phone and tablet are at 4.4.4. now
There is an app in Play Store called Wifi Transfer Pro that makes transferring back and forth from Android devices to/from PC browser simple.  It cost a few bucks (about $4 as I recall) for the Pro version, that doesn't limit file size, but it is well worth it.  You only pay once and can then load it on multiple devices, so long as you set up Play Store with the same account.

You start the app on the Android device and it shows a URL you type into your browser on the PC.  Your browser then shows a page that has a file manager for the Android device plus the file transfer to/from the PC.  Of course, you can bookmark the page in your browser so you don't need to type in the URL each time.  It allows transfer of multiple files or whole folders.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:38 PM

Yeah, there are a lot of apps like that... Airdroid, andftp etc. I have been using andftp (ssh transfer) for about 5 years now. There is a pro version but since I only use it for file transfers, I do not need the extras that the Pro version offers:

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AndFTP is a FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP client. It can manage several FTP configurations. It comes with both device and FTP file browser. It provides download, upload, synchronization and share features with resume support. It can open (local/remote), rename, delete, update permissions (chmod), run custom commands and more. SSH RSA/DSA keys support. Share from gallery is available. Intents are available for third party applications. SCP and folder synchronization are available in Pro version only.

https://play.google....ft.andftp&hl=en
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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:22 AM

I use Wifi Transfer (not the pro version) to transfer pictures I take.

How do I find out the version of Kitkat? I know it was updated the other day but all I know it was 4.4 and not sure how to find the last digit.

Ooops, as usual, I found it after I asked the question. Under settings and about 4.4.2

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:11 PM

View Postzlim, on 26 July 2014 - 11:22 AM, said:

Ooops, as usual, I found it after I asked the question. Under settings and about 4.4.2

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

Tonight's goal was to add a 2nd gmail account and be able to check the inbox. I'm not sure exactly what I did but I managed to add my husband's alumni account with gmail. I could not figure out how to sign out of mine so I did a workaround. Mine comes up when i click the gmail icon. For his, I launch FF and scroll through the bookmarks until I find his. It isn't pretty but it works.
Not: I do not do google+ and I do not browse with chrome. It might have been easier under different circumstances. BTW I am signed into 4 gmail accounts on my devices. B)
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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:31 PM

You could of also made another User account so you can log into one or the other. It is located in Settings--Device Header--Users.
How to: Enable Multiple User Accounts on Android 4.2 and Above
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:44 PM

Thanks. I'll have to look that over.
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