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Jaldi

912 posts

121 months

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SR7492 said:
Thanks guys; may try the widget.

Ok now this is going to be a silly question, but how do you root the phone?
Simple Root Guide for Galaxy S3

ZesPak

14,341 posts

82 months

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james_tigerwoods said:
I'm going to ask an idiot question: NFC tags, what now? What can I used them for?
Check out this vid I've posted earlier:

ZesPak said:
Pretty cool video of what you could do with NFC tags:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1GFa1DO3k
Pretty cool.

I do something similar using "Tasker", for example, if you put an nfc tag in the dock in the car:

1) "Driving Mode" on
2) Brightness max
3) Autorotate off
4) Nav application open
...

Or, one on the nightstand:
Turn all sounds off except alarm.

smile like he demonstrates in the video, one on the laptop: start wifi tether.

Rib

1,931 posts

75 months

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thats just sorted my sisters xmas pressie! thank you! still cant decide between this and the new note though :/

james_tigerwoods

11,976 posts

83 months

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ZesPak said:
james_tigerwoods said:
I'm going to ask an idiot question: NFC tags, what now? What can I used them for?
Check out this vid I've posted earlier:

ZesPak said:
Pretty cool video of what you could do with NFC tags:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1GFa1DO3k
Pretty cool.

I do something similar using "Tasker", for example, if you put an nfc tag in the dock in the car:

1) "Driving Mode" on
2) Brightness max
3) Autorotate off
4) Nav application open
...

Or, one on the nightstand:
Turn all sounds off except alarm.

smile like he demonstrates in the video, one on the laptop: start wifi tether.
Great. I need an excuse to spend more money on things I don't really need..

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A lex

12,169 posts

119 months

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james_tigerwoods said:
ZesPak said:
james_tigerwoods said:
I'm going to ask an idiot question: NFC tags, what now? What can I used them for?
Check out this vid I've posted earlier:

ZesPak said:
Pretty cool video of what you could do with NFC tags:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1GFa1DO3k
Pretty cool.

I do something similar using "Tasker", for example, if you put an nfc tag in the dock in the car:

1) "Driving Mode" on
2) Brightness max
3) Autorotate off
4) Nav application open
...

Or, one on the nightstand:
Turn all sounds off except alarm.

smile like he demonstrates in the video, one on the laptop: start wifi tether.
Great. I need an excuse to spend more money on things I don't really need..

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Yup, this is what I am going to be doing with my 10 pack - one for the 'office' stuck in my locker to turn the phone into flight mode etc. Seriously cool stuff!

Anyone have a recommendation for a good car holder (either vent or windscreen)?

Ta!
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james_tigerwoods

11,976 posts

83 months

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Am watching the video.

I'm so getting some of these.

Incidentally, what, exactly, is car mode?

ZesPak

14,341 posts

82 months

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james_tigerwoods said:
Am watching the video.

I'm so getting some of these.

Incidentally, what, exactly, is car mode?
Mainly, but these are settings, it usually means that notifications are "read" out loud using TTS (text to speech). So instead of hearing the ring of your phone, you hear "Incoming call: John Doe". Or "1 new mail message". It can even be set to read SMS out loud.

ApexJimi

9,868 posts

129 months

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Was having a play with a Galaxy S3 belonging to a chap in the office today, I had a look at his battery status / use, and it had been off charge for over two days, and had something like 6hrs of use - yet it still had 60% remaining!

Nearly fell off my chair!

Tiggsy

8,210 posts

138 months

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4hrs of failing to get odin to work and a bricked phone....now fixed by using a different USB cable!!! And the one I used first was brand new!

Roop

5,996 posts

170 months

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Crafty_ said:
EE will be the only supplier of LTE until next summer, so its them or no-one for now.
Arse. Thanks for the info.

Kermit power

16,882 posts

99 months

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Right. Definitely want some of these NFC stickers! When did RFID become NFC, btw?

I know I want some, but there seems to be quite a wide range at very different prices. Is this something where you just go for the cheapest you can find, or is there a benefit to spending a bit more?

Also do they need some sort of device to program them?

Lastly, what sort of range do they have? If I want to have two by the front door - one for changes to the phone on the way in and the other for the way out - will that work, or would they be too close to each other and interfere with each other?

TheEnd

14,319 posts

74 months

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The phone will program them, and there are different memory sizes inside. The more memory, the more they can do.

I haven't seen if they are fully reusable though.
They work at up to about 20mm

http://nfcdirect.co.uk/content/8-nfc-tags

Some info there on the different types and the uses for each.

Jaldi

912 posts

121 months

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ApexJimi said:
Was having a play with a Galaxy S3 belonging to a chap in the office today, I had a look at his battery status / use, and it had been off charge for over two days, and had something like 6hrs of use - yet it still had 60% remaining!

Nearly fell off my chair!
Something's wrong there. 60% battery remaining after 6 hours of screen use is impossible.

Murph7355

10,521 posts

142 months

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TheEnd said:
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Kermit power said:
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The YouTube video posted earlier answers the questions smile

ZesPak

14,341 posts

82 months

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Kermit power said:
Lastly, what sort of range do they have? If I want to have two by the front door - one for changes to the phone on the way in and the other for the way out - will that work, or would they be too close to each other and interfere with each other?
Hmm, isn't it easier to use tasker with the trigger being your home WiFi? I've posted some interesting tasker videos earlier.

Kermit power

16,882 posts

99 months

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ZesPak said:
Hmm, isn't it easier to use tasker with the trigger being your home WiFi? I've posted some interesting tasker videos earlier.
Quite possibly yes. But the magic won't feel as special if I don't get to do the little tappy thing! tongue out

Tiggsy

8,210 posts

138 months

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Is there any way of using nfc to pay for stuff as you can with some nfc devices

wiffmaster

2,300 posts

84 months

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Tiggsy said:
Is there any way of using nfc to pay for stuff as you can with some nfc devices
As soon as Google release Google Wallet in the UK (should be any time soon) then you'll be able to use your phone to pay for loads of things.

Fletch79

1,570 posts

83 months

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wiffmaster said:
As soon as Google release Google Wallet in the UK (should be any time soon) then you'll be able to use your phone to pay for loads of things.
Are there many places using NFC tech at the checkouts?

wiffmaster

2,300 posts

84 months

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Fletch79 said:
Are there many places using NFC tech at the checkouts?
Mainly fast food places at the moment I think. Pret a Manger, Subway and McDonalds being a few examples. It works well though - takes less than a second to pay for things, which is pretty useful as it means the lines tend to move quicker during rush hour. But you still see people with the contactless cards who insist on using the regular chip & pin method, which takes 10x longer!
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