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Old 03-24-2011, 11:15 AM   #261
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Just got an app this week, and so far I really like it. It's called Logmein and it lets me see my computer desktop and access anything on my computer from my phone. It was $29.99 in the market, but so far, it has been very handy.
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:32 AM   #262
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Just got an app this week, and so far I really like it. It's called Logmein and it lets me see my computer desktop and access anything on my computer from my phone. It was $29.99 in the market, but so far, it has been very handy.
you can get teamviewer for free.

install teamviewer on your rigs, and access from your phone or another machine. i have people install it regularly so i can give them remote support when they inevitably screw up their computer. much easier than explaining that "my computer" isn't really MY computer, over the phone.

teamviewer works great, very smooth compared to some of the vnc apps i've used both on my phone and on my computers.
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Amazon is now selling apps.

I'll have to take a look at the team viewer later, sounds like a good April Fools joke on my wife at the very least.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:15 PM   #264
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Amazon is now selling apps.

I'll have to take a look at the team viewer later, sounds like a good April Fools joke on my wife at the very least.
it's fairly obvious to anyone using the computer you're taking control of. a box pops up in the notification area and they have an easy way to disconnect the remote user at any time. generally the desktop background will also change to black to save bandwidth.

vnc would be a bit better in an april fools sense.

i still like taking a screen shot of the desktop, setting it to the background wallpaper and then hiding the icons and task bar.
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I've had a BB curve for years. Loved it. But now moving all my business docs/emails/contacts/calendar etc onto google so going with a Droid.

Went to Verizon last night to get a Droid with slide out keyboard because I "never" would do a touch screen.

I walked out with a Thunderbolt Touch Screen. Amazing phone. The talk to text is simply stunning...I am like a little kid looking at the stars with this thing.
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i had the htc evo in my hand @ sprint store today, i could not get an answer from the sales girl . do these things have "push email" like my bb? i mean split second johnyy on the spot email.. its my understanding the htc androids "pull" email, the sign on in intervals, ex 5mni, 20,min etc... in the od days my treo's did this "pull email"
it was a battery killer. i find a rapid fire email volley with customers to be a major time saver. also, i heard battery life sucks on these, even w features throttle/off. its the lack of bb software that has me intrested in droid os..

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i had the htc evo in my hand @ sprint store today, i could not get an answer from the sales girl . do these things have "push email" like my bb? i mean split second johnyy on the spot email.. its my understanding the htc androids "pull" email, the sign on in intervals, ex 5mni, 20,min etc... in the od days my treo's did this "pull email"
it was a battery killer. i find a rapid fire email volley with customers to be a major time saver. also, i heard battery life sucks on these, even w features throttle/off. its the lack of bb software that has me intrested in droid os..

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gmail has push support, other email apps from the likes of yahoo may as well, but gmail for sure does.

the stock email app does check for mail at intervals.

if you use gmail already as your main email account your set.

if you don't, you can either get gmail or use an existing account and have it pull in your mail from other accounts, though it's not going to be instant notification for those outside accounts. it will push them to your phone when it checks and finds mail though.

part of push is limited by the email account. not all of them are push friendly, hotmail for instance. you can setup exchange accounts as well which i think would accomplish the same thing.

even when i had my bb, hotmail wasn't instantly pushed to my device, gmail was though.

i think after being properly setup it's nearly on par with bb. when i got my android i found myself wanting to migrate to everything google anyhow, meaning gmail is now my main email hub (pulling in my rarely used hotmail)

one last thing, if you do migrate to gmail, you can send email from any addresses gmail gathers mail from.
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(pulling in my rarely used hotmail)
'splain please?
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'splain please?
gmail can pull mail in from other email accounts and labels it accordingly. basically any other email account you might have, pop3, imap, whatever.

it's kind of like having a web/cloud based version of a typical email application like outlook, live mail, or thunderbird.

edit: gmail is easy to migrate to from an existing email account. just have it pull in your mail from the other account and change your email settings to each site you receive email from over time as well as informing others of your new gmail address. if someone is lazy to start using the new address or there's some account you haven't updated your email address to, no big deal, you'll still receive it in your gmail account only with label for your old account.

or you can just use both the way you always did choosing which ever address you want to reply from.

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i had the htc evo in my hand @ sprint store today, i could not get an answer from the sales girl . do these things have "push email" like my bb? i mean split second johnyy on the spot email.. its my understanding the htc androids "pull" email, the sign on in intervals, ex 5mni, 20,min etc... in the od days my treo's did this "pull email"
it was a battery killer. i find a rapid fire email volley with customers to be a major time saver. also, i heard battery life sucks on these, even w features throttle/off. its the lack of bb software that has me intrested in droid os..

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Brandito knows much more about this stuff than I do, but when I bought my evo last summer, what I did was set up a gmail account and forward my ***@gebcon.xom to the gmail account, at the same time I also set up a ***@gebcon.xom account on the phone.

I'll typically BCC myself on emails, when I send an email from my desktop my phone gets notification before I remove my hand from the mouse. But it comes through the gmail account, the @gebcon account is often quite a bit later for the notification.

I would imagine I can change the settings to get notified sooner on the strait to @gebcon account, but the gmail kicks it as fast as I could ever need.

On battery life, if I use the GPS or 4g, it will kill the bat. otherwise I can use the phone, email, text, easily 12 to 15 hours no problem.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:57 PM   #271
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i guess i was wrong about gmail supporting imap, they only fetch mail using pop3 it appears.

tgeb when you receive an email (other than your own bcc) does it push instantly to your device? or does it come delayed? that would be the true test as to how quickly gmail fetches from pop3 accounts.

according to my control panel in gmail it checks my hotmail once an hour, or i can manually refresh it from their web interface. it may depend on how much/often you get mail on that account. gmail may check more often if it notices a high volume of mail, and scale back for lower. i can't confirm any of that of course, just speculation.

at the end of the day, you WILL receive your mail pushed to your device if you go through gmail. it may be delayed a bit for your non gmail accounts, but it will still be pushed. the delay should be on par with BIS (blackberry internet service)

it is a bit more work to migrate everything to gmail, but it's well worth it in my experience. the gmail app is a pleasure to use, and gmail overall makes email simpler and more organized.

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tgeb when you receive an email (other than your own bcc) does it push instantly to your device? or does it come delayed? that would be the true test as to how quickly gmail fetches from pop3 accounts.
As a test I sent from my home account email (an @ verizon. net), to my ***@ gebcon. xom.

15 seconds later the gmail account buzzed my phone.

5 minutes later, but also coincidently the top of the hour, my [email protected] gebcon account buzzed the phone.

The gmail is always the first to notify, as far as I know everything on the phone is the default settings.
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When I get mail to a gmail account, my phone is the first to notify over the computer, always. I have the Gmail Notifier program running on my PC so it's always checking.
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I downloaded a free app called "smart protractor". It has two settings, you can either move it with your hand or free float it.

It's dead nuts accurate. My wings on my airplane have 3.2 degrees angle of incidence. When I checked it with my android I got 3.2 degrees. Pretty amazing.

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ok,,, i think i dig it.. to maintain my prized bb style push, i must have gmail... i have an aol mail account whick i have been using for 15 years or so.
so no go on android/aol mail push???

thanks for the feedback..
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ok,,, i think i dig it.. to maintain my prized bb style push, i must have gmail... i have an aol mail account whick i have been using for 15 years or so.
so no go on android/aol mail push???

thanks for the feedback..
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does aol mail have pop3 support? if so then yes you can get push. just add your aol account to gmail.

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I didn't read through this entire thread but I had to tell you guys I just downloaded the app "springpad" and it's a great task list, note pad, whatever you want it to be. I simply created "notebooks" for the jobs I have going on and you can then create notes, or tasks, of anything from reminders, to schedules, to stock lists. Really organized things pretty quickly and easily. Figured i'd let everyone know.
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Is there a way to forward my outlook to my Android? Gmail works but I still need my outlook...thanks
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You can access your email through pop3/imap on your phone, it's not really "forwarding" it's better, I recommend IMAP because if you read it on your phone it marks it read on outlook (If you have outlook accessing on the IMAP too)
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You can access your email through pop3/imap on your phone, it's not really "forwarding" it's better, I recommend IMAP because if you read it on your phone it marks it read on outlook (If you have outlook accessing on the IMAP too)
I tried an app called outlookrelflex but could not get it to work right. It got my outlook email but couldn't open emails. Went back and forth few times with support but finally deleted it.

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