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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nicely done video by Droid-Life. 25 tricks and tips in under 10 mins. Even though I've had the Droid since day 1, there are a couple tips they had that I never knew you could do!

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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm, may check it out when i get home. i bet it is all pretty standard, or joe (aka messenger13) has told us most of it, but it still may be good to watch, learn a bit.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nicely done video by Droid-Life. 25 tricks and tips in under 10 mins. Even though I've had the Droid since day 1, there are a couple tips they had that I never knew you could do!

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Great find. Thanks.
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I learned a couple things
Nice find thank you!
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Old February 27th, 2010, 03:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What's that clock/weather widget he's running?
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Old February 27th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I learned ... umm ... well ... OK, nothing. But you guys knew that, right? LOL But I have to say that is a really great job of recording 25 tips in under 10 minutes. And the guy actually sounds like he has an IQ above a primate. Impressive! Bravo Droid-Life!

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Joe,

How do I get a "Premium" android tag on my thing like yours? Do I need like X amount of posts? hahaha
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How do I get a "Premium" android tag on my thing like yours? Do I need like X amount of posts? hahaha
Just costs $$$ baby, that's all. CLICK
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Ahh so i see now...lol
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I see that for the $, you also get a "warm and fuzzy feeling".
When I read Messenger's posts, I get that for free.
Would I be able to handle a double dose?

ok, back to the thread -- didn't know about holding down the camera key to launch the camera. Intuitively, I had tried it before with no luck, wondering if it would work. I must have been releasing a nanosecond too early. Tried it again with conviction and poof -- camera! Yee-ha!

It really is the little things in life...
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Old February 27th, 2010, 11:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I see that for the $, you also get a "warm and fuzzy feeling".
When I read Messenger's posts, I get that for free.
Would I be able to handle a double dose?

ok, back to the thread -- didn't know about holding down the camera key to launch the camera. Intuitively, I had tried it before with no luck, wondering if it would work. I must have been releasing a nanosecond too early. Tried it again with conviction and poof -- camera! Yee-ha!

It really is the little things in life...
Same here. I also didn't know that holding down the search button a little longer also goes right to voice search. I use that a lot to search faster than the wife on her PC and it ticks her off to no end when I have the answer first
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This video inspired me to go looking for other things that aren't obvious, and I found that by holding the home button, a little window comes up and shows you the last 6 apps you used. Some of you probably knew that, but I don't think I've ever seen it mentioned anywhere. So, if you didn't know it, enjoy the new info. If you did, well, move along, nothing to see here.
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... I found that by holding the home button, a little window comes up and shows you the last 6 apps you used.
I'm seeing a trend here. It's almost like long-pressing is the key that opens many doors.
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press menu...now press and hold menu...shows shortcuts to certain menu things...for instance...with keyboard open press and hold menu and then press "w" to open wallpaper options...

Pretty pointless but just found this hahahaha
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press menu...now press and hold menu...shows shortcuts to certain menu things...for instance...with keyboard open press and hold menu and then press "w" to open wallpaper options...

Pretty pointless but just found this hahahaha
i didn't learn anything new from the video, but that is something totally new to me! cool (if pointless)
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nice tips but im not able to sinc facebook contacts like he did in the video
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credit for talking that fast and giving me useful tips.
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I learned two things, do I remember them?
Nope! Wait one was the facebook contacts lol the other yeah no... lol.
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That was a very entertaining video and I learned a few things in the process. Thanks.
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HOLY CRAP I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR HOW TO MERGE FACEBOOK CONTACTS FOREVER! THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! Awesome Video
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HOLY CRAP I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR HOW TO MERGE FACEBOOK CONTACTS FOREVER! THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! Awesome Video
Haha, glad you found that tip useful.
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I thought it was 25 tips and tricks to get awesome video on the DROID. I was disappointed.
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I thought it was 25 tips and tricks to get awesome video on the DROID. I was disappointed.
LOL, I guess I should have put the Video in brackets or something. Sorry about that
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thk you! had the droid since it came out, still learned a few things!
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Haha, glad you found that tip useful.
BTW, nice job on the video for the 2.1 U1 demo. I sure hope what is pushed to the Droids operates that fast! I'm actually excited about the update now. The only thing I wish for that is missing is 5 screens.
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