Posts tagged tips & hints
NOTE: You will probably incur additional monthly charge by using your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot or for USB tethering. See MyCricket.com or ask your local retailer for details.
Back in January 2012 PCMag.com posted a review on the Huawei Mercury saying:
There’s no Wi-Fi hotspot mode…
That may have been true at the time, but since I am typing this post on my Kindle Fire, using my Mercury as a hotspot, I assure you if your phone and Cricket plan are new enough you can.
Ok, time to post this so I can switch back to my PC.
So if you are toting your laptop or netbook around and don’t want the hassle of looking for a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Huawei Mercury is a great alternative so long as you don’t need to use the apps on the phone while its working as a hotspot. Also, you should know what you are doing More >
DISCLAIMER: I’m complaining about a computer I’ve owned for less than 48 hours … I still have a lot to learn, tweak and “get to know” about it.
Why is my Windows 7 Computer sleeping, I set it to NEVER sleep?
I just bought a new computer with Windows 7 Home Premium and I’m disappointed about a few things, especially considering I opted NOT to buy a bargain-priced PC but to invest in my budding business. I decided there were 3 or 4 important things my computer must do, and went out and bought a computer that wasn’t extravagantly priced but did what I needed. I was pleased to find that Alienware had such a PC at Best Buy!
I promptly got setup after finding out that the “Important Information – 512e Hard Drive” warning, an Orange pamphlet with entirely too little useful information, did not apply to me – but I diverge. After getting set up I installed anti-virus, and a video capture program which was one of the things that made me realize my old “prize computer” which is about 4 years old wasn’t doing everything I needed, and after I re-evaluated it wasn’t doing some of the things I wanted it to do either.
So I installed the video capture, captured some video, set the More >
Well, here we are with another Huawei smartphone, the Huawei Mercury. Last week I did a video on how to open the back cover of the Huawei Ascend II. If you are interested, I believe Huawei is pronounced “wah-way” or “hwa-way”. If you know which pronunciation is right for sure, please comment.
I think the engineers at Huawei are either trying to protect the MicroSD in their smartphones or maybe they just have a really good sense of humor. At any rate, the back of your Huawei Mercury has a little sticker on the back, and if you feel like staring at it to figure out what it means you’ll see that the phone’s back comes of by prying open the plastic case by pulling down on a small notch below the Home button, while holding up on the case by the camera lens near the top.
But if you are on the Internet and you found this, you either gave up on the sticker or didn’t see it. In any case its almost useless anyway and the user guide isn’t too much help either. Here’s avideo I hope is useful.
Remove Back Cover on the Huawei Mercury
Remove the Huawei Mercury’s back cover to change the battery or microSD card
If you have any questions or comments feel free to hit me up in the comments section below.
Its worth noting that I use a Huawei Ascend II running Android™ Gingerbread 2.3 OS, so not all of these tips will apply if you are not.
Don’t Stop Here
I’d love it if you only read my blog, but you really have to read what others have written about Android phones to get a better picture of what you can do. Also, I’m new to the Android, that’s why I’m writing this post because it will help me get to know Android better!
If you are new to Android try these searches in your favorite search engine(s):
new android tips and hints
beginner android tips and hints
Consider an Extra Battery & Chargers
You’ll need one sooner or later, why not have a battery for work and home? Have a charger for your car, home and work. Either way you can charge your battery or replace it if it starts to die.
More tips for newbies and Android beginners soon to follow!
If you have the Huawei Ascend II android phone, you might need to remove the back to change a battery or remove or upgrade the microSD card. Regardless, you will need to know how to access the SD mini card to remove it.
The Huawei Acsend II comes with a 4GB microSD card, and 3GB are dedicated to music. Keep in mind whatever microSD you use
you will lose those 3GB for music and a small amount of space will be used by the Android OS, as with any operating system.
NOTE: If you buy a new Huawei Ascend II it will come with a 4GB SDMicro that is hard-wired to give you 1GB of storage and save the other 3GB for music. If you put your own MicroSD card in that is not made by/for this phone, you will get the entire space minus a small amount for the Android OS.
I saw this online today and its got several exciting MOD REWRITE Rules I’ll use on a regular basis. Below, I’ll list some of the rules you can find on this excellent post, then give the link.
The author has MOD REWRITEs for basic redirect, remove www. from your URL, block an IP address, strip Query Strings, set a default image and more!
Go and read 10+ Mod_Rewrite Rules You Should Know.
Part one of Crysis 2 Semper Fi or Die, mission #10 gameplay & walkthrough video. This video has annotations at some key points. Also, see more Crysis 2 game tips and hints.
Later some step-by-step down here, for now watch the video check out the notes on the video.
The Gmail Blog yesterday posted a tip on using stars in Gmail. I’ve been using the free version of Active Inbox (AIB) to manage my email for probably over a year now. However, as Gmail makes routine changes that break the Active Inbox interface, and since AIB hasn’t rolled out changes addressing some features that went missing in Firefox 5 (and 6) and since Gmail is evolving nicely to do much of the same, I’m looking at not using AIB any more.
Anyway, I thought these search codes when searching Gmail are very useful, and saw them on this post, so I’m including them below. Later, I am thinking of posting more about searching Gmail:
As mentioned, just added these when searching Gmail to find posts that have stars.