Category Archives: Galaxy Note

Mojo Not Within Normal Operational Parameters

I’m not sure I know why, but our leading hardware providers are definitely suffering a distinct deficiency in the Mojo department. Take Apple. I’m really very happy with my 2015 MacBook Pro, even though it was bloody expensive for what … Continue reading

Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Galaxy Note, Thoughts on the World

Developing for Android

Regular readers will realise that I’ve been rather quiet recently. The reason is that over the last couple of weeks I’ve bitten the bullet and started seriously developing an “app” for Android. As always when I have a programming project … Continue reading

Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Android, Code & Development, Galaxy Note, VMWare

USA 2012 – Technical Review

Or, “What Worked and What Didn’t” As usual, I tried to take a few notes regarding the more “technical” aspects of our holiday, which may be useful to others planning a similar trip. One spectacular success was having Laurent Matres’ … Continue reading

Sunday, December 30, 2012 in Galaxy Note, Photography, Travel, USA 2012

Why the Galaxy Note is a Better Business Tool than the iPad

It seems barely believable that I’ve had the 10″ Galaxy Note in my hands for just four weeks. Like its smaller brother it just feels “right”, in a way the iPad failed to achieve in two years. It’s already delivering … Continue reading

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Galaxy Note, iPad, Thoughts on the World

Keeping Current

One of the great frustrations with the iPad was that although it should have been a great blogging tool, between the limitations of available software and input processes, it just wasn’t. (See An Ideal Blogging Platform for my reflections after … Continue reading

Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Galaxy Note, iPad, Thoughts on the World

Time to Change My Tablets

As the iPad had reached 2 years old, without ever really ceasing to be a regular source of frustration, and as I’ve been very impressed with the Galaxy Note phone, last week I bit the bullet and purchased the iPad’s … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Galaxy Note, iPad

Galaxy Note Battery Problem – Update

I’ve identified one cause of the problem afflicting my Galaxy Note and some other phones running Ice Cream Sandwich. I’ve been progressively synchronising all my various calendars with Google Calendar, which has worked fairly well, with one exception. Google Calendar … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in Galaxy Note

Galaxy Note Battery Problem

My new Note was suffering the dreaded “Ice Cream Sandwich Power Drain” problem, but it looks like I have found a solution. You have to install the app “Cpu Spy” and confirm whether it’s going into “deep sleep” or not. … Continue reading

Friday, June 22, 2012 in Galaxy Note

Did I Speak Too Soon?

After pride comes the fall. My upbeat post yesterday about the Galaxy Note was slightly premature, as I suddenly ran slap bang into a problem with calendar synchronisation. It turns out my phone was upgraded on Thursday to Android 4.0 … Continue reading

Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Galaxy Note, Thoughts on the World

Notes on the Note

I have just taken delivery of my brand new Samsung Galaxy Note, and I must say so far I’m very pleased. After the rather aggravating experience of the iPad I was a bit wary of going to another new operating … Continue reading

Friday, June 15, 2012 in Galaxy Note, iPad, Thoughts on the World