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Things you didn't know the Hero could do

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  1. mbell75

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    Thought this would be a cool place for people to add things others may not know about. For instance, today I bought a cable so i could plug my Hero into my car stereo deck and listen to Pandora. Had no idea you could also make and receive calls and hear the other person thru your car speakers. So its basically a hands free device in the car and saves me from having to buy a Bluetooth, love it.
     

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    any phone with a headphone jack can do that but it often creates a lot of feedback and echo and people will ALWAYS say "am i on speaker phone" or "take me off of speaker phone"

    plus there usually isnt a convenient spot to set ur phone that's close enough for the mic to pick up ur voice clearly... but yes to stay on topic that is something the hero can do.
     
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    The metal detecter and the Barcode scanner surprised me.
     
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    Well... I didn't know it came with this amazing support group, filled with people so patient and willing to help. I honestly thought I was only buying a smart phone, not a whole smart community!
     
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    hehe u sound like a verizon commercial. ya android forums is the sh*t
     
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    The one thing I was suprized to find out was if the phone is ringing and you want it to be silent, just flip it over so it's face down.
     
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    I didn't know it could keep me up till the wee hours of the morning!
     
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    I just called my phone to check this out. THATS AWESOME! lol

    thanks :)
     
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    Just don't keep your phone in your pocket and take a nap on your stomach...haha
     
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    Thanks for the great ideas! I didn't know these things
     
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    after playing with the hero so much... I was suprised you could actually make phone calls on it too. That was a nice little easter egg
     
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    I had to do that too! lol
     
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    fantastic, had my wife call me from her iPhone to check it out...she was jealous :)
     
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    the 360 compass / street view in google maps..
     
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    Does it have the "security" feature like in the super bowl commercial?
     
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    I actually learned this somewhere cant remember if it was here or xda but if you hold down the send and the menu and hit end it will reboot your phone, saves the time of pulling the battery or holding down the end/power button
     
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    that's good for people who haven't rooted. but if you have, you can just download the reboot app.
     
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    What's the reboot apps name? wouldn't mind snagging it.
     
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    "reboot" :rolleyes:
     
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    My favorite so far is the non-market remote for XBMC that's put out by one of the XBMC devs. The Boxee remote worked but the XBMC remote is just amazing in its functionality.

    [​IMG]

    I didn't find this until yesterday and I am huge HTPC nerd and phone geek so I figure someone else might like it.
     
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    What does this do??
    thanks
     
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    Hi how do access the goggle maps compass? I tried, couldnt find it, thanks
     
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    in Google maps
    find an address you want to view
    go into street view
    press the "menu" button..
    select "compass mode"

    :D
     
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