Monday, 19 September 2011

Android: Starts in Car Mode

When I turn on my HTC Desire android phone, the device is automatically in car mode. I get a notification item allowing me turn it off, so that does the job. But I couldn't find any way of stopping it starting automatically.

Now if like me, you couldn't find the "dock" app (that seems to be mentioned all over the Internet) anywhere you need to do following:

  1. From the home screen: Menu > Settings > Search > Searchable Items
  2. Make sure the Settings options is checked
  3. Press the physical search key (usually a magnifying glass)
  4. Click the Google logo and choose Settings
  5. Type car
  6. Choose Dock
  7. Make sure the Auto-launch option is un-checked
Hey presto!
Android version: 2.2

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Compressing JPG/JPEG Images

If you need to compress and reduce the disk footprint and reduce bandwidth use, then check out JPEGmini. They are managing a 5 times reduction in the size of images!