So you are busy and your phone rings. In previous versions of Android you could slide the slider to the right and answer the call, or slide it to the left and route the call to voicemail.
Ice Cream Sandwich allows you to go one stage further with the call rejection, slide the slider up and you get a txt icon:
Releasing the slider over this icon then gives the option to send 1 of a set number of pre-defined messages, or you can send a customised message:
Clicking on one of the pre-defined messages will automatically send that message to the called number and send the call to voicemail.
The customised message one, lets you type in a txt before sending it to the called number.
Now you can quickly give the called number, some information on your status rather than just blindly transferring the call to voicemail!
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Mozilla demos standards-based video chat in Firefox
Recently Mozilla published a demo of a standards-based video chat in an experimental build of Firefox. This demo relies on the WebRTC standard, aiming to support streaming audio and video communications on the Web without the need of any third-party plugin. Watch the demo here.
Qt 3D and Qt5 / Qt4 news – Qt SDK 1.2.1 update released
Lots of news coming from Qt Labs.
Along with today’s announcement that Qt 3D is now part of Qt5′s essentials as a front feature, the team has also released an update of the Qt SDK. Further information about the SDK update release on Qt Labs Official Blog, while here is the link to the download section.
With over 5 millions downloads and after Facebook’s acquisition for an estimated value of $1 billion, Instagram released an update which beside some bug fixings, improves also compatibility with HTC One X and all nVidia’s Tegra3 based handsets/tablets. Here is the direct link to Google Play Instagram’s page.
NOTE: This document is written with the steps required for the Froyo (version 2.2) and Ice Cream Sandwich (version 4) of Android, similar steps are available in Gingerbread (version 2.3) and Honeycomb (version 3), however as I do not have devices running these two versions to hand, the steps are not detailed in this how-to.
NOTE2: Some networks actively discourage tethering, or expect you to be on a more expensive price plan to take advantage of it. This how-to describes the process, but the decision to tether is left with the end-user to decide whether to do it or not. In reality there is little the networks can do to detect whether tethering is in use, as all data is sent from/to the mobile device, so this is no different from the traffic profile from normal browsing using the device. So long as this is kept within reasonable limits it should be ok.
What is tethering?
Tethering is the ability to use your mobile phones data connection, e.g. over the 3g network and to share this with other devices by way of turning the mobile device into a wireless access point.
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