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June 9, 2012

GibberBot 0.9.0 android XMPP client more featured than any ONE other client

Filed under: DARPA,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 11:43 am
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https://guardianproject.info/apps/gibber/
download apk outside evil-google market: https://dev.guardianproject.info/projects/gibberbot/files

June 28, 2011

actual freeware android games

Filed under: bargain,bookmarkified — Sagacious Himself @ 9:57 am
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http://tmtg.net/

ping?

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June 27, 2011

android task manager app free with free clouds

Filed under: bookmarkified — Sagacious Himself @ 9:43 am
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replete with entertaining Engrish

https://i.doit.im/about_us

 

May 23, 2011

Amazon selling privacy-rape? STOP allowing amazon abuse! Trade not privacy for cash. “discount” kindle is not a bargain and AdMash is more evil

Filed under: AdNoyances,BULLSHIT — Sagacious Himself @ 10:29 am
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Who is insane enough to “sell” their privacy for $25?

Twenty five WHOLE dollars off a kindle to tolerate malware? *

NO

NO

NOOO

Here’s how it works. AdMash will show you two different screensavers and then ask you to vote for the one you like best.

NEITHER!  I like zero ads.  I see zero ads.  I am certainly not paying to see ads! WTH

adservers are “privacy rape”.  That’s the best turn of phrase I’ve yet seen.

How many of the feckless  hoard will give [waste] their time helping the evil adservers craft eviler ads with Amazon AdMash?

A malware powered kindle ought be ZERO out of pocket cost AND CONTINUE paying the user at the very least for the high privacy loss cost. AND in n-ambiguous terms should explain the actual cost of using such evil software

No statement on privacy assurance?  even on not voting tablets?

Where’s the “I changed my mind here’s twenty five dollars turn off this evil amazon crapware” option?

Amazon giving away “free” software?  That’s incentivising DRM installation.  And a secure platform too.  Why it was minutes before that aviary genocide rio game was cracked, liberated of its drm wrapper.  DRM encourages piracy and amuses crackers.  My android device has few drm teeth not kicked in and those remaining bite nothing.  I sync my life through exchange and tinker with funambol.  I don’t trust ad purveyors with my privacy: I don’t trust google and now I have reason to distrust amazon who has so well served me as a retailer.

[insert SIP call me widget here]

too bad wp hosted blogs are widget hostile.  Let’s have a wp wrapper for sip call widgets!

* Adware is by definition malware

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May 5, 2011

Exchange for android calendar hotmail activesync ditch google “free” services

Filed under: bookmarkified,DARPA — Sagacious Himself @ 11:26 pm
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update:  Z-push, dpush

 

Exchange (ActiveSync hotmail) for mobile devices
http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=46bd910c-ed99-497d-80d7-ab8b11237ed0

Exchange (ActiveSync hotmail) for android
http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=f49bdf1f-8bb9-47e4-9633-e3a6ba15e2f8

Alternatives of infecting android phone with gmail credentials:

  • Microsoft ActiveSync for mobile
  • Funambol  (F-droid build)
  • CalDav

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March 9, 2011

solutions: CalDav applications for android phones and devices

Filed under: DARPA,Geeky goodness,Software_ — Sagacious Himself @ 11:13 am
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update 2, 2014 Apr:  The default android mail client and contacts app cannot be bothered to export ALL fields for a contact entry.  To overcome this perverse limitation license- and install Marten Gajda‘s DMFS.org Contact Editor Pro.  While at DMFS also license DMFS CalDav Sync, and DMFS CardDav Sync.  Contact Editor is mentioned in the original entry but everyone needs this awesome app if they have contacts.  Of greatest import Contact Editor Pro offers

  • copy/move contact between accounts
  • basic group membership management
    • spent hours organizing contacts into groups only to find on restore/import that you wasted your time?  Thanks google

 

update:  escape google entirely without third party apps by using a hotmail account. Google licenses ActiveSync from microsoft.  Not surprisingly ActiveSync on android functions flawlessly with a hotmail account.  (If you use the Enhanced Email app do NOT try to sync calendar/contacts with it).

  1. register a free hotmail account (windows live mail)
  2. add hotmail account to DEFAULT email client in android
    1. options: add account
    2. enter email address and password
    3. click “manual”
    4. click “exchange”
    5. set domain\username to \[email address] — prefix email address with backslash
    6. set server to:  m.hotmail.com   (even if address is @live.com)
      1. \bob@live.com
  3. modify account settings
    1. enable: sync contacts
    2. enable: sync calendar

You do NOT need to pair a google email (gmail) account to your android device.  Interweb search “tap four corners” or “bypass android activation” to find instructions for your device to skip the OPTIONAL [activation] step.  If you have already paired a gmail account create a nandroid backup, export data as needed, factory reset, and start with a not-evil setup.  Ideally install a ROM *without* “GAPPS”.  You will “lose” access to google’s malware market, oh noes!  Replace with clean OSS from F-droid.org and purchase apps from ethical developers. See also NOGAPPS Project

Under “Accounts & Sync” your email address should be listed, Default accounts check after address.  Prefixed by a white square intersected by transparent cross (exchange account symbol)

For BEST contact management results please purchase DMFS Contact Editor PRO: http://dmfs.org/editor/  You’ll be supporting an AWESOME developer.

Beware of youmail app versions after 2.3.9 as they will inflict a contact provider which will FLOOD your address book with junk.  Please therefore patch your framework with PDroid to be alerted on_install of impending inanity to stop it.  Hey, youmail, that “feature” ought be disabled by default, much like the “encourage users to [populate] caller id” interweb  “feature”.

A less-horrible contacts export utility: http://code.google.com/p/vcardio/

ActiveSync alternative: Z-push, or dpush

Finally: cancel sms.  upgrade to XMPP. See also: http://guardianproject.info/wiki/Always_Secure_Messaging

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descending preference (combined: stability, functionality, frequent builds, responsive developers)

Funambol
http://funambol.com/
http://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.funambol.androidsync : trustworthy F-droid builds

two way sync
.

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aCal, morphoss
http://wiki.acal.me/wiki/Main_Page
http://andrew.mcmillan.net.nz/projects/aCal
http://wiki.davical.org/w/ACal

two way sync
unwilling to support Yahoo CalDav
.

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CalDav sync, dmfs
http://dmfs.org/caldav/

two way sync
change android calendar color
.

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Hypermatix android calendar sync
*discontinued*

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aDal, Hypermatix
http://hypermatix.com/products/andal_caldav_calendar_for_android

supports Yahoo calendar
two way sync
alarms
.

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[WebDav for ICS] ICSSync
http://icssync.com/

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free CalDav service providers

Funambol
Yahoo Calendar ** : alleged not fully CalDav compliant
dotCal *
n1
n2

not-free CalDav service providers

m1
m2

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false claims of free service:
(ads are antithetical to free)

dotCal plans
q2

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* DotCal future : possibly malservice [malware service analog]
** must upgrade to latest calendar version: http://switch.calendar.yahoo.com/m/landing.php

android CalDav comparison that inspired this list of CalDav android applications

http://Himself.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/adav-the-caldav-android-client-or-hypermatix-caldav-sync-for-android/

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instead/additionally hotmail live free ActiveSync — includes otherwise inaccessible hotmail live alarms

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October 6, 2009

mobile phones: how is it as a phone?

Filed under: CIO,iTard,Motorola phone,sigh — Sagacious Himself @ 9:27 pm
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Why is Motorola targetting the iTard market with the Motorola Droid?

Should not phones primarily BOTH

(1) have excellent signal reception/relay
AND

(2) have excellent audio fidelity / vocoders

???

YES!

Does the motorola droid? who knows?!  The engineers might not have bothered testing.  What has happened to the motorola name? merely YAPP (yet another phone producer)?

Does anyone test PHONE network connectivity or test PHONE voice quality anymore?

As long as a phone is SHINY, small, light, and run programs to delight the feckless surely it will be a winning selling product…

Soon the generation who inflicted contraceptives on society will in turn receive the similar gift of euthanaia. … iTards and useful idiots first.. then second generation iTards.. then public school employees and overseers…

I want a slimmer motorola e815.  HTC has one passable PHONE, but I am not interested in paying a $60/month verizon FINE.  One cannot opt-out of the verizon penalty fee.  I want to use the PHONE as a PHONE and nothing more (than the occasional SMS).

edit: even eWeek doesn’t bother to review PHONES  as a PHONE per se... seems like eWeek has moved to the iTards column

Where are the QUALITY PHONES????

edit:  droid “does” stuff but how well IS it a PHONE?


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