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Old June 28th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Once you enable it you open the camera, you will notice a new icon on the screen a face with little waves. Now if you say shoot or one of the other words it takes a picture when u say the word. It's pretty cool, just don't say shoot on in a airplane.

The answer reject calls should work the same way, but I haven't had any luck with the answer or reject yet.

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To answer calls hold the phone face up in your hand and semi close to your face and say answer and it answers the call, same for reject.
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Hold down menu key for search. From an idle screen, pulls up Google Search. In apps that would react to a press of the search key (magnifying glass) it will launch their search.
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To answer calls hold the phone face up in your hand and semi close to your face and say answer and it answers the call, same for reject.
If I have to pick up the phone, and bring it towards my face to say answer or reject, isn't it easier to hit answer or decline on the phone anyway?
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Once you enable it you open the camera, you will notice a new icon on the screen a face with little waves. Now if you say shoot or one of the other words it takes a picture when u say the word. It's pretty cool, just don't say shoot on in a airplane.

The answer reject calls should work the same way, but I haven't had any luck with the answer or reject yet.

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To answer calls hold the phone face up in your hand and semi close to your face and say answer and it answers the call, same for reject.
i see and can it be used for other apps on the phone and or third party apps
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If I have to pick up the phone, and bring it towards my face to say answer or reject, isn't it easier to hit answer or decline on the phone anyway?
Not if it's in your GPS mount on your windshield. It will already be facing your face, too, so all you'd have to do is say "answer" or "reject." Can't wait to test this, but right now it seems like quite a win when on long trips where you're using your google nav.
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Once you enable it you open the camera, you will notice a new icon on the screen a face with little waves. Now if you say shoot or one of the other words it takes a picture when u say the word. It's pretty cool, just don't say shoot on in a airplane.

The answer reject calls should work the same way, but I haven't had any luck with the answer or reject yet.

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To answer calls hold the phone face up in your hand and semi close to your face and say answer and it answers the call, same for reject.
Cant get the answer and reject with voice ti work at all
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I stumbled across the "Assistive light" and OMG this is amazing!!

We were at an outdoor movie (picnic style) last night and with 8 kids along we had so much crap to gather up when it was over at midnight. This flashlight worked as well as a handheld $100 spotlight. It lit up the entire area like daylight and we found my kids missing shoe LOL

We then made it back to the car using it to avoid mud and puddles and even used it as a beacon to help one of our group to find us across an entire soccer field (while I was on the phone with them I told them to look for the waving light and I help up the phone and waved it back and forth) with 200+ people around, many with lame flashlights and glow sticks. I bet someone would see it from a search plane LOL
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The negative colours widget is pretty cool. It turns whites black etc so saves battery when browsing as most of the pixels will be turned off. If it didn't turn my guide tag and name pink I'd probably use it more often
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[QUOTE=Dieselbud;4589402]I stumbled across the "Assistive light" and OMG this is amazing!!

where is the assistive light?

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It is one of the widgets
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If I have to pick up the phone, and bring it towards my face to say answer or reject, isn't it easier to hit answer or decline on the phone anyway?
Prolly so, if it's enabled u can answer with voice or the default method. It's just another thing the phone can do.
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Cant get the answer and reject with voice ti work at all
Took me a while, but it works. Just hold it like you do when u use s voice
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I like that when I am connected to my home network the phone automatically searches for computers and displays thumbnails of pictures and music on those computers so I can surf those pics and play music from the phone itself.

ALSO, I noticed the "bluray" player that popped up when I was in the music player, when I clicked it the song from my phone automatically started playing thru my bluray surround system... I didn't have to do anything else. This kinda took me by surprise because I was used to it with my apple tv and ipad but this had no setup to do, it was all automatic!
How do you do that?
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Moderators please bump this post to the top (if possible lol). Everyone I'm enjoying everything that people are posting, but please also tell how do you do these features and how can we find these features.
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I stumbled across the "Assistive light" and OMG this is amazing!!

We were at an outdoor movie (picnic style) last night and with 8 kids along we had so much crap to gather up when it was over at midnight. This flashlight worked as well as a handheld $100 spotlight. It lit up the entire area like daylight and we found my kids missing shoe LOL

We then made it back to the car using it to avoid mud and puddles and even used it as a beacon to help one of our group to find us across an entire soccer field (while I was on the phone with them I told them to look for the waving light and I help up the phone and waved it back and forth) with 200+ people around, many with lame flashlights and glow sticks. I bet someone would see it from a search plane LOL
I could very well be wrong about this but I read somewhere that it isn't a good idea to leave the "Flashlight" on for too long. Supposedly (Maybe) it can overheat or damage the flash LED with it staying lit too long. Considering it's primary function is to just flash momentarily it seems plausible. On the other hand, if they put a flashlight widget on the phone maybe it's ok. I have used the dual LED flash on my Droid X as a flashlight quite a few times but I try to limit the time it's on to maybe 10 or 15 seconds or so. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

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I could very well be wrong about this but I read somewhere that it isn't a good idea to leave the "Flashlight" on for too long. Supposedly (Maybe) it can overheat or damage the flash LED with it staying lit too long. Considering it's primary function is to just flash momentarily it seems plausible. On the other hand, if they put a flashlight widget on the phone maybe it's ok. I have used the dual LED flash on my Droid X as a flashlight quite a few times but I try to limit the time it's on to maybe 10 or 15 seconds or so. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

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unlike a filament based light an LED has a much much longer lifespan. the flash LED in the phones are just white LED's, if you were to leave it on all day every day it would last you about 5.5 years
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unlike a filament based light an LED has a much much longer lifespan. the flash LED in the phones are just white LED's, if you were to leave it on all day every day it would last you about 5.5 years
I'm quite familiar with LEDs and how they work. Maybe I wasn't saying it quite right but I wasn't saying that the LED itself would burn out. I was suggesting that the circuit tht handles it wasn't designed to be on all of the time. I didn't make this up myself. I wish I remember where I saw it written but I don't right now. I also know not to believe everything that's written. If a circuit isn't intended or expected to be on for more than a very brief instant very infrequently it's not beyond possibility that the circuit that supports it wasn't designed to be on for extended periods of time...Such as in regular use as a flashlight or for 5.5 years.

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Not if it's in your GPS mount on your windshield. It will already be facing your face, too, so all you'd have to do is say "answer" or "reject." Can't wait to test this, but right now it seems like quite a win when on long trips where you're using your google nav.
Okay, but the poster said "To answer calls hold the phone face up in your hand and semi close to your face and say answer and it answers the call, same for reject".

That's why I asked why pick it up and hold it semi-close to my face instead of just hitting accept or decline
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I stumbled across the "Assistive light" and OMG this is amazing!!
Is this appreciably different than any other flashlight app that uses the LED. I currently use Flashlight HD LED, but they mostly seem the same
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Okay, but the poster said "To answer calls hold the phone face up in your hand and semi close to your face and say answer and it answers the call, same for reject".

That's why I asked why pick it up and hold it semi-close to my face instead of just hitting accept or decline
I can think of a ton of instances where I might be too involved in something to look at my phone and f with the buttons, but could very easily pick up my phone and say answer while remaining on the task at hand...

And its a nice feature to show off to others..
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...Such as in regular use as a flashlight or for 5.5 years. Benny
Five and a half years! How long do you keep your cell phone? Are you upgrading from the Nokia 5110?

I don't know what the LED circuitry is either, but I would think it's defined more as a backlight than flash circuity. I've used Moto Torch on my Droid X quite a few times. It's very handy to always have a flashlight with you, when you don't have a flashlight with you. Never had any issues, but I've never had it on more that probably 30 seconds. The high intensity dual LED on the DX tends to get warm after a while. All that being said, yes, used as a flashlight isn't the intended function and you could be taking the health of the flash at risk.

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I love the new lock screen! It replaces it with a meeting reminder when you get one!


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For me it has to be the wireless transmitting of video over wifi to my tv. Found this by accident when I clicked on a symbol whilst playing a video, it just appeared on my Panasonic plasma no setup whatsoever!
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Here's another find: you can delete individual notifications by swiping them to the left after you pull down the notifications bar. This is so much better than having to tap "Clear" to get rid of a bunch of notifications when you want to save just one or two.
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That's a standard Ice Cream Sandwich feature.
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Five and a half years! How long do you keep your cell phone? Are you upgrading from the Nokia 5110?

I don't know what the LED circuitry is either, but I would think it's defined more as a backlight than flash circuity. I've used Moto Torch on my Droid X quite a few times. It's very handy to always have a flashlight with you, when you don't have a flashlight with you. Never had any issues, but I've never had it on more that probably 30 seconds. The high intensity dual LED on the DX tends to get warm after a while. All that being said, yes, used as a flashlight isn't the intended function and you could be taking the health of the flash at risk.

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No, I couldn't keep any phone that long. That "5.5 years" part was quoted from dracozny's post saying the LED should last that long. Actually, I have had the DX for almost 2 years now and as I said earlier, I've used the dual LEDs as a flashlight. I've had about the same as your usage where I've probably never had it on for more than 30 seconds and I try to limit it to much less than that. It absolutely does get hot and I'd rather carry around a tiny LED flashlight that costs a buck or two and takes up less space in my pocket than my keys than risk screwing up my expensive phone.

I use a black TPU case on my phone. A while back I was briefly using the flashlight function and I put the phone back into my shirt pocket. I thought I had shut it off but apparently I hadn't. I think it was about a couple of minutes later I noticed my chest was getting hot in one spot. It was the LEDs and they do get hot after a while. This sort of thing is probably not what the engineers had in mind when they designed that circuit and considering space and money is at such a premium when designing these ultra compact devices it's not hard for me to believe that long term use of the flash might be harmful to the circuit.

Speaking of the dual LED flash on the DX, I wonder how the single LED on the SGS3 will compare to it. Unless it's a much higher output LED it seems likely that we will now have half the flash power/distance. Maybe not exactly half but probably greatly reduced. A powerful flash is a great asset on a camera. I wonder why they went with just a single LED? If you have one it doesn't seem like adding a second along side it would be that hard to squeeze in. With all of the talk about the awesome new camera the SGS3 has I hope they didn't cheap out on the flash.

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For me it has to be the wireless transmitting of video over wifi to my tv. Found this by accident when I clicked on a symbol whilst playing a video, it just appeared on my Panasonic plasma no setup whatsoever!
Could you go into a little more detail about this? What were the phone settings? What were the TV settings? Was the symbol you clicked on your phone or the TV? Must've been the phone, right? I think I saw something about the GS3 being able to easily connect with a Samsung TV but I didn't know it could do it with another brand. If I could get mine (Whenever FedX delivers it) to do this with my Vizio Wifi I'd be very happy.

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I love the new lock screen! It replaces it with a meeting reminder when you get one!
That's awesome! Does it repeat the notification sound every few seconds by any chance? I use Calendar Snooze on my Droid X to do that, but it would be nice not to have to use another app just for that.
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Another inadvertent find: swiping up and down on the clock/weather widget on the home screen cycles through your predefined locations with a nice zoom animation.
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For me it has to be the wireless transmitting of video over wifi to my tv. Found this by accident when I clicked on a symbol whilst playing a video, it just appeared on my Panasonic plasma no setup whatsoever!
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Could you go into a little more detail about this? What were the phone settings? What were the TV settings? Was the symbol you clicked on your phone or the TV? Must've been the phone, right? I think I saw something about the GS3 being able to easily connect with a Samsung TV but I didn't know it could do it with another brand. If I could get mine (Whenever FedX delivers it) to do this with my Vizio Wifi I'd be very happy.

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Not positive here, but BBB might have a Samsung tv. If so this could be done through the Samsung All Share program. I'll be checking out the same feature when my phone arrives.
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Could you go into a little more detail about this? What were the phone settings? What were the TV settings? Was the symbol you clicked on your phone or the TV? Must've been the phone, right? I think I saw something about the GS3 being able to easily connect with a Samsung TV but I didn't know it could do it with another brand. If I could get mine (Whenever FedX delivers it) to do this with my Vizio Wifi I'd be very happy.

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TV and s3 need to be connected to the same wifi/ router. I think s beam needs to be on but that is all
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Could you go into a little more detail about this?
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Sounds like DNLA. I know I can show my gallery images from my Droid X on my parents LG 55" TV, but not on my LG 42". Both devices have to be DNLA compatible.
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I used the flash on my sgs2 as a flashlight quite often and for several minutes at a time, it did get hot sometimes but never had any problems with it. Probably wouldn't recommend leaving it on for real long periods of time but I'd use mine for 5-10 minutes and let it cool down.

Also there is a feature you can turn your on in the settings where, if you have a missed notification, and pick up the phone, it will vibrate to alert you. As well as a ton of other motion related things.

There is one where you can swipe the side of your hand from left to right, or right to left, and it will take a screen shot
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I use the Torch LED app on my DX, and it gives a warning about using the LED for long periods of time. It says the dev tested it to 30 minutes of stable light and at 45 minutes the LED started to flicker, but didn't have any long term effects.

I've used it for a few minutes at a time but haven't tested the 30 minute claim.
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Not positive here, but BBB might have a Samsung tv. If so this could be done through the Samsung All Share program. I'll be checking out the same feature when my phone arrives.
He said he had a Panasonic plasma.

I do too, so I'm intrigued!
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That's awesome! Does it repeat the notification sound every few seconds by any chance? I use Calendar Snooze on my Droid X to do that, but it would be nice not to have to use another app just for that.
I just get the one notification unless I hit the snooze button.
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Okay, but the poster said "To answer calls hold the phone face up in your hand and semi close to your face and say answer and it answers the call, same for reject".

That's why I asked why pick it up and hold it semi-close to my face instead of just hitting accept or decline
To counter your question, why use a spoon when you can use your hands to eat?

I believe this option is useful when your hands are occupied (for obvious reasons ) and the phone rings, you want to answer it but you can move only your face or lean towards the phone? How do you answer it ? Simple just say 'Answer'

Just kidding, not all options on a phone are constantly used but they are still there, it is upto the user if he wishes to use it or chooses to ignore.
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This sort of thing is probably not what the engineers had in mind when they designed that circuit
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On the other hand, if they put a flashlight widget on the phone maybe it's ok.
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it's not beyond possibility that the circuit that supports it wasn't designed to be on for extended periods of time...

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I think that between these speculations we might find the answer. Since the phone comes with Assistive Light as a stock feature within the pull down toggle menu, we could assume that it is intended to be used in this manner, and this is not just an abuse of the camera flash feature.

However, as people have pointed out, it will get hot if left on, and it makes sense not to leave it on for extended periods.

Having a torch in your phone is a very useful feature! I also have Tiny Flashlight + LED installed, and I can turn my flashlight on from the lock screen by shaking my phone. Awesome cool.
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I stumbled across the "Assistive light" and OMG this is amazing!!
There's a better app out there called Telsa LED and it's free.
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Very helpful thread for when my phone finally gets delivered. I think it would be most helpful if the first post in the thread had a summary of everything so far and how to do them.
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I'd like to see this, or another thread, turned in to a Tips & Tricks thread. Just bunch of one liners on how to do cool stuff, or everyday stuff. That way when people search (do people still use the search?) for things like copy & paste, notifications, camera shutter sound, nfc tags, this thread will come up. Or just make for quick, easy reading like an owners manual with only the good stuff in it.
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The headphone comes with the phone sounds amazing. I like it I can adjust volume as well. I tested it the play button, press one time to play and pause. Double press will skip to the next track in the Music player app.

I use PowerAmp instead. With PowerAmp, I can do double press to skip to next track. Triple press to go back to previous track.

Now I don't have to reach my pocket to change track or adjust volume. Loving it.
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I could very well be wrong about this but I read somewhere that it isn't a good idea to leave the "Flashlight" on for too long. Supposedly (Maybe) it can overheat or damage the flash LED with it staying lit too long. Considering it's primary function is to just flash momentarily it seems plausible. On the other hand, if they put a flashlight widget on the phone maybe it's ok. I have used the dual LED flash on my Droid X as a flashlight quite a few times but I try to limit the time it's on to maybe 10 or 15 seconds or so. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

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I've used the led flash as a flashlight on my droid x for 2 or 3 continuous hours on several occasions, and for 10 to 15 minutes on dozens of occasions over the last two years. Doesn't seem to have effected the LEDS in any way.
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LED is known for it's long life.
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Also, taking a picture by voice is really handy, since you can steady the camera with both hands and tell the camera when to shoot.
WOW just experimented with that, great feature!
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The headphone comes with the phone sounds amazing. I like it I can adjust volume as well. I tested it the play button, press one time to play and pause. Double press will skip to the next track in the Music player app.

I use PowerAmp instead. With PowerAmp, I can do double press to skip to next track. Triple press to go back to previous track.

Now I don't have to reach my pocket to change track or adjust volume. Loving it.
Double press now works in Spotify too
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