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  1. Hi all, Today I released an updated version of my ShootNow! application with lots of improvements and some added functionality. I would like to ask you to try it out (the unlicensed version is free) and give your feedback in this thread. Thank you in advance. Application description ShootNow! is a profile-based camera automation application. A profile defines settings like picture size & location, camera settings, display settings and share/view taken pictures using other applications. The application allows you to create multiple shortcuts, each using their own predefined profile. For example, you could have the following set-up: Main application launcher, using the default profile, simply takes pictures at the maximum resolution, using automatic flash and focus modes, saving them to your regular camera picture location.TwitPic shortcut, using Twitter profile, takes pictures in a lower resolution and automatically invokes your Twitter application to share the picture.PicShare shortcut, using Sharing profile, takes pictures in a medium resolution and, after taking the picture, asks you which application to launch to share the picture.Notepad shortcut, using SpyCam profile, hides the camera preview and status messages, automatically takes a picture on launch, and saves it to a hidden folder.The main ShootNow! application can also be launched from a custom lock screen like WidgetLocker without first having to unlock the device. This allows you to quickly start taking pictures from your lock screen. Free & licensed version The ShootNow! application can be downloaded for free from the Android Market. This free version is fully functional but downscales all images to 320x240. In order to take pictures with higher resolutions, please buy the ShootNow! License, also available on the Android Market. Link to ShootNow Link to ShootNow! License.
  2. Thank you for your answers. I already bought WidgetLocker a few days after my first post; it completely fills my needs for a more advanced lockscreen and plays together nicely with the standard Android PIN lock. I've already been looking at Tasker a few times (could be handy for other things as well), so I'll probably give it a try.
  3. Hi all, Coming from an Omnia II Windows Mobile phone, I've purchaced the Samsung Galaxy S II yesterday. I really like the device so far, but I'm missing some features that were available on the O2. Any tips how to regain these features on the S2? The Omnia || has an option to mute all sounds when placed face down. So, when going to bed, I just placed my O2 face down for an undisturbed night. The S2 has a similar feature, but it works slightly different. For example, it allows you to quickly mute an incoming phone call by flipping the phone over, but it doesn't seem to mute on incoming messages etc. Is there any way to make the phone mute completely when it is placed face down? On the Omnia II you could quickly switch between three basic sound modes; Full Sound, Vibrate Only or Silent. On the S2 you only have two quick modes; Full Sound or Silent. Vibration can only be controlled via settings (never, always on, silent only, sound only). Is there any way to change this to be more like the Omnia 2? On both the Omnia II and S2 I'm using the PIN lock. The WM6.5 lock screen on the Omnia II displayed the date and next agenda item; the S2 lock screen immediately shows the PIN keypad without any other information. Is it possible to get it to show at least the current date (either in the notification bar or on the lock screen itself)? BTW I'm using the stock ROM, installed some regular apps but no other system modifications.
  4. The easiest way I've found to sync my contacts and calendar between Android and Windows Mobile is to set up Google Sync under WinMo; see http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/a...amp;topic=14299. This way you can easily sync your contacts and calendar from your WinMo phone to your Google account and thus Android. As this works both ways, you can easily switch between WinMo and Android and always have your contacts and calendar in sync (no need for manual imports and exports).
  5. I've got the same problem; the area around the camera gets very hot. Tried booting Froyo a few times, but this problem occurs every time. It could be related to data (3G) usage, not sure about that. I also haven't used Froyo long enough to say anything about battery usage.
  6. Thank you for this new version. Unfortunately, I'm having a small problem with audio in iGo with this version. Without a headset connected, if I set sound output to Speaker in HyperGPS I have no audio at all in iGo (no screen taps, no voice guidance). If I set sound output to Headset, I do have audio in iGo (again, without headset connected). I would expect audio to be routed to the speaker independent of the sound output setting if no headset is connected. With a previous version, audio in iGo worked correctly when sound output was set to Speaker. Kind regards, Ruud
  7. Hi all, With my current provider (Vodafone NL) I'm experiencing a lot of dropped calls while at home, even if signal strength is 2-4 bars. Calls are only dropped in 3G (WCDMA) mode, not in 2G (GSM) mode. So my question is, is it possible to change some settings on the Omnia (for example via the *#...*# menus) such that either: The device always switches to 2G (GSM) mode for voice calls (but remains on 3G whenever no call is in progress). The device switches to 2G earlier if the signal gets worse, preventing 3G drop-outs. This problem is not specific to the Omnia II, it is reproducable on my HTC Kaiser as well. On other networks (e.g. T-Mobile NL) I do not experience these drops, but they seem to automatically switch to 2G earlier due to reduced signal strength. Even though this is a network problem, Vodafone is not very eager to help, so if possible I want to fix this on my device. Manually switching to 2G (or leaving the device on 2G all the time) is not an option; I can't quickly switch when a voice calls comes in, and I use 3G internet much more often than voice calls. I've tried WMLongLife to leave the device on 2G unless data is needed; this works alright but it takes too long to set up a 3G data connection if I quickly want to look something up on the internet. Anyone any ideas? Kind regards, Ruud
  8. Thanks for noticing this; I used QuickMark on my HTC Kaiser before and was waiting for an Omnia II version to appear. Installed it today and working without problems so far.
  9. I usually leave Opera open all the time; it is easier to minimize opera using a single hardware button than to close it, which requires three screen taps. This also reduces loading time (especially when switching back and forth between RSSHub and Opera for reading the full story) and allows me to leave some interesting tabs open and quickly return to them at a later time. So for me it is actually a big issue. For the people that don't like this behavior as well; I've opened a topic at the Opera forum (http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=470991) so please reply there in the hope that Opera fixes this issue.
  10. I'm having a problem with my Omnia II in that calls are getting disconnected in the middle of a conversation quite frequently. For example, this morning somebody had to call me back three times because the call got interrupted. Afterwards I managed to reproduce it at the same spot in my home by calling myself with another cellphone. However, the O2 shows full 5-bar signal at that specific spot. I've also had the problem at other places, again with a good signal. I'm currently running Gary Crutcher's JC1 18 March ROM (first flashed complete official MobiPro JC1 ROM, then nb0 from Gary), but had the same problem with previous ROM's, including official ones. Anyone else experienced similar problems? Is it a regular problem with the O2, do I have a faulty device, or could it be a problem with my operator (Vodafone NL). Any additional tests that I can perform to find out the cause of this problem? BTW I also noticed a few times that when receiving a call (before answering), the phone changed from 3G to G(PRS). At other times, during the call no data connection was available (e.g. instead of the 3G or G icon, it shows two arrows and a cross, and for example Opera couldn't connect to any site), so I guess the connection had switched from 3G to 2G mode. However, signal strength in all cases was still 5 bars. Any idea why the phone switches to 2G mode during a call, even though signal strength seems OK? Could a switch between 3G and 2G result in a dropped call? Just to be sure, could it be related to the fact that I disabled the Samsung dialer? Is there any way to force 2G mode while making voice calls?
  11. I've already set up my device this way, but unfortunately Opera has auto-rotation built in independently of Samsung's RotationSupport. So, it will still auto-rotate. What's even more annoying is that it will always auto-rotate while running; even when just running in the background it will auto-rotate the current foreground-application (including today-screen, games etc). This makes applications unusable that are landscape by default; when holding your phone on it's side (landscape), Opera will rotate those apps another 90 degrees to the top of your screen. This includes Asphalt4 and the scientific calculator.
  12. I just found out that WMWifiRouter also has English language files included. Just delete (after backup) all italian* files from Program Files\WMWifiRouterOEM, start WMWifiRouter, and it will ask you for the language to use.
  13. Some more info on this topic can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=5658033 and http://translate.google.com.hk/translate?h...Ftid-98483.html
  14. Thanks for your input, I guess you're right. I just had a look at a backup of my HTC Kaiser registry, which also has DisableGwesPowerOff set to 1. For me, I would rather have fixed (or hard to change) backlight off and suspend time-outs instead of programs auto-closing while having lots of memory available. But I agree with you that we should try to find a better solution that will also work for the more average user. I've attached the power registry settings from my Kaiser; maybe we can use similar settings on the O2? I've also done some more testing on my O2, looks like the Samsung Settings application and the default WM Backlight and Power control panel applets change the same registry keys (both change HKCU\ControlPannel\Backlight\*Timeout for backlight time-out, HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\Timeouts\*SuspendTimeout for suspend time out). So the registry hacks for enabling the regular WM control panel applets seem unnecessary after all. Also, as noted before disabling TaskMon may have additional side effects apart from the backlight/suspend problem. So I still think the best solution would be to complain to Samsung about the auto-close problem (and not necessarily the lack of memory) and have them fix this. Another idea; would it be possible to write some application that simply intercepts all WM_CLOSE messages originating from the TaskMon service and discard them, and/or patch taskmon.dll to send WM_HIBERNATE messages instead of WM_CLOSE messages? Kaiser_Power_Settings.txt
  15. I've done some more reading on the topic; if I understand correctly the taskmon service is also responsible for turning off the device after the time-out that you can set in Samsung settings. I always turn off my phone manually and have the time-out set to 5 minutes, so didn't encounter this problem yet myself. The thread I mentioned earlier suggests to set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\DisableGwesPowerOff from 0 to 1 to solve this problem; I think this should be the other way around (e.g. set from 1 to 0 to enable GWES power off). I think this also means that you can no longer set the inactivity time-out via Samsung Settings, but that you have to use the standard Windows Mobile Power settings. You can enable the relevant settings applet by setting HKLM\ControlPanel\Power\Group to 1 and by removing or renaming the HKLM\ControlPanel\Power\Redirect key (of course, you need to have the original WM settings menu enabled as described in other threads). I think we should not (only) complain to Samsung about the amount of reserved memory, but complain that their taskmon service auto-closes applications even if there is plenty of memory left. Why don't they just let Windows Mobile handle low memory situations?
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