Is your fingerprint reader on the back of the phone working fine, but after you install a case on your phone, the number of retries needed to unlock the phone increases? There is a reasonable reason why this happens and a simple way to solve, or at least improve upon this problem!
How to insert a microSD card into the Sony Xperia L2
The Sony Xperia L2 has a microSD memory card slot, and the slot is in the same area of the phone as the SIM card. Adding or removing a microSD is has similar steps to installing a SIM card, but the microSD card does not go into a tray, instead it goes directly into the body of the phone.
So here are the step by step instructions on how to do this:
Why do some Amazon eBook orders close immediately and others take half a day?
This was a mystery that was driving me crazy, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one puzzled by it. But I finally found the answer by checking Amazon order receipts. The mystery being, why do some of the Amazon Kindle/digital orders close immediately, while others take half a day?
In other words, sometimes when you buy an ebook (or other digital content) you get the order confirmation email immediately, and other times you get it half a day later.
How to Install a SIM card in the Sony Xperia L2
The Sony Xperia L2 smartphone, as almost all the 2018 smartphones do, accepts a nano SIM card. Its system tray can only fit a nano size, the smallest available at the moment. If you are transferring phone service to it that uses a larger SIM card, you either have to trim the SIM card down (if it’s the modular kind; there are many tutorials online) or get a new SIM card from your cellular service provider.
How to Quickly Switch between Windows of the Same Kind on ChromeOS
Chromebooks have the MS-Windows carry-over windows-switching ALT TAB feature, but what if you want to quickly switch between windows of the same app? If you have an intermediate or advanced Chromebook with 4GB or more of RAM, you can open up all sorts of windows at the same time. And if you have many windows, it can be hard to find that Chrome browser window or that file manager window.
So here’s a quick shortcut I discovered accidentally while fumbling on the keyboard: there is an easy and quick way to switch between windows of the same app, faster than ALT-TAB if you don’t care for what’s happening in the other active ChromeOS apps!
Partially Working Task Manager for Android Nougat
Google changed Android with Nougat (7.0) making it much harder for existing “Task Manager” style apps to work on an un-rooted phone. However, hope is not lost. It turns out, some of the app manager apps work partially…
By partially I mean they work with some apps, but not all Android apps. For example, most of Google’s apps DO NOT appear in the list of running apps, but other popular apps do, and they can be killed this way.
The Dash Buttons are not as easy to install as you may think
Amazon advertises the Dash Buttons [see our Unboxing post here] as a simple way to re-order consumables, but the configuration of the physical Dash buttons is not as easy as they make it out to be. There are a number of pitfalls you may run into during Setup.
TOP TIPS TO HAVE A SMOOTH DASH BUTTON INSTALLATION
These tips here can save you from a number of potential problems when trying to activate a Dash button:
- a number of Dash buttons are not compatible with 5GHz Wifi. You have to use 2.4GHz
- turn ON Bluetooth on your phone during configuration. It can help with the connection. Once it is setup, you can turn off Bluetooth on your phone
- have the Dash and phone button near the Router to make it easier/faster
You can still buy Android phones from Virgin Mobile USA in July 2017
Virgin Mobile USA is doing the ultimate in unpredictable twists. They are becoming an iPhone-only carrier and they are doing so with the blessing of Apple as they have co-promotions of their new service with the Apple B&M stores. Perhaps a backroom deal between Tim Cook and Richard Branson? 🙂
All the Android phones are gone from the publicly accessible part of their website, HOWEVER, you can still buy Android phones from them IF you are an existing customer. When you login to your VM account, look at the “I Want to” section on the right hand side. One of the options is “Upgrade to new Android”.