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  2. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

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  4. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

    Heh, thanks for the stream of positive feedback. Concerning the notifications, I think I'm just going to give up on the 'stop geosort' button for now. I read what little information I could find and asked around online. Seems you should be able to get it working by setting 'priorities', but for one reason or another I can't seem to get it working. I'll try to upload a new version for testing this evening.
  5. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

    Good call on sorting out the blank folders issue.
  6. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

    Update time: I'm still trying to get notifications to work as intended. I got them working, but there is a delay between pressing the 'stop Geosort' button and the notification disappearing. This is because Tasker places all commands in one queue. So if the app is still searching for a GPS signal, or a wait command is still in the queue, it'll take some time before the app actually stops and the notification disappears. There are ways to circumvent this. You can have parallel systems running, but they're of a different kind (profiles) and contextual. Do this if this task is excecuted. But the contexts you can work with are pretty limited. I'd need to create a whole string of tasks to trigger, while up till now I would just have a command overwrite the existing notification whenever required. One thing I managed to improve on is that now folders with locations will only be created when you take a picture. Before, a folder would be created whenever you'd find a new location. But during testing this resulted in a lot of empty folders. I presume this would be less of an issue during regular use, but it's an improvement, so why not? Anyhow, I'm slowly getting there. I'm comfortable with general functionality and dependability. If I can get the notifications sorted, I'll upload a new build. After that it'll be adding in extra features and improving the UI.
  7. Web Browsers....... ?

    Well despite raising the issue with Opera and SurfEasy via Twitter and then following up with SurfEasy support via email (as requested), and that folks have reported the error all over the web it's obvious they have no interest in fixing it in the near future.. So I've paid up my IPVanish subscription again and I'm back to using goof old Firefox. Still feeling very 'grrr' over the situation ....
  8. News: SquareHome 2 Launcher revisited!

    Cool, I've flown in a Tiger Moth, but not a Chipmunk ... or a Spitfire or Hurricane!
  9. News: SquareHome 2 Launcher revisited!

    Don't worry about digression! We do it all the time here if there is an interesting subject We do have an 'off topic' section for general discussions, hobbies etc. My nephew is a commercial pilot but also has a Chipmunk and part share in Tiger Moth. It's his ambition to fly a Spitfire or Hurricane!
  10. News: SquareHome 2 Launcher revisited!

    Thanks all. Also playing around with deleting the borders. Yup, all things aviation. All the photos seen on the various start screen captures are those I've taken. The background is of the Lightning flown by the late Dave Stock. The aircraft sufffered an inflight fire during an airshow the following day, with Dave unfortunately unable to eject due to ejection seat failure. But I digress ...
  11. News: SquareHome 2 Launcher revisited!

    Very nice! I assume from your user name and the images that you are an vintage aircraft enthusiast?
  12. News: SquareHome 2 Launcher revisited!

    Yup, liking that new set up Mustang!
  13. News: SquareHome 2 Launcher revisited!

    There you go, much more harmonised....
  14. News: SquareHome 2 Launcher revisited!

    Looks much better with the Whicons icon pack!
  15. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

    Ouch! I'll wait until the next revision is out then
  16. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

    Experiencing some issues with the notifications. This is something I added last minute, and apparently the notifications aren't terminated when my app closes (or crashes). This then gives the false impression that the app is still tracking your pictures, when in reality it's not running at all. I'm pretty close to having it solved.
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  18. Microsoft are giving Fast lane Insiders a heads up: Hello Windows Insider, Great news! As we have recently wrapped up the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update (RS3) builds, we’ll soon begin rolling out our early RS4 builds to all Insiders in the Fast ring.1 This means that Insiders in the Fast Ring will get the same RS4 builds as those who chose to join Skip Ahead and have already started receiving RS4 builds. If you want to be one of the first to preview these early RS4 builds, make sure that you have selected the Fast Ring in your Windows Insider Program settings. (Go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program).2 Just remember: these Fast Ring releases may include more bugs and other issues than our other releases. If you prefer to wait a bit longer for Windows 10 Insider Preview features to get more stability, select the Slow Ring or Release Preview instead. Find out how to check your settings and make any changes you may need. We are excited for the next set of Windows 10 Insider Preview builds and hope you are as well. Thanks for being a Windows Insider. The Windows Insider Team I've just switched back to the production stream myself View full article
  19. Microsoft are giving Fast lane Insiders a heads up: Hello Windows Insider, Great news! As we have recently wrapped up the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update (RS3) builds, we’ll soon begin rolling out our early RS4 builds to all Insiders in the Fast ring.1 This means that Insiders in the Fast Ring will get the same RS4 builds as those who chose to join Skip Ahead and have already started receiving RS4 builds. If you want to be one of the first to preview these early RS4 builds, make sure that you have selected the Fast Ring in your Windows Insider Program settings. (Go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program).2 Just remember: these Fast Ring releases may include more bugs and other issues than our other releases. If you prefer to wait a bit longer for Windows 10 Insider Preview features to get more stability, select the Slow Ring or Release Preview instead. Find out how to check your settings and make any changes you may need. We are excited for the next set of Windows 10 Insider Preview builds and hope you are as well. Thanks for being a Windows Insider. The Windows Insider Team I've just switched back to the production stream myself
  20. Indeed, I always use Windows Pro, even though a lot of the Pro features have been retired in recent OS releases alas. The bigger concern is that the hardware I use may not support current OS builds in the future which means big cost updating hardware every 2-3 years!
  21. News: SquareHome 2 Launcher revisited!

    For Square Home 2 fans the latest layout I'm now using on the Note 8. I've gone with a 5 column layout and also experimenting with 'negative' coloured tiles. (Oh the screenshot went a bit wibbly when updating the Dark Sky widget row).
  22. Adobe and MS Office are available on iOS as well, so it's not like there aren't any alternatives. I also don't see the problem with paying a yearly fee for an OS. It's no different from paying for Adobe Creative Suite. I'd take that model over being overcharged for a limited selection of hardware. I can see how it'd rub home users the wrong way though, as they won't be familiar with the model and will feel they are being charged for something that used to be free.
  23. I'm not a gamer (as you all know) so apart from Office the big requirement for me are the tools needed to keep SPG going, and hopefully that'll last for a few more years yet. As always though we'll see how move in the technology world and I'm sure we'll all adapt as required to new technologies etc.
  24. I actually *need* Windows on the desktop for web site design and updates, dtp and graphic work.I use Adobe suite and MS Office a lot, so it would be a pain to migrate to a different platform. Have just obtained a charity licence for Google G-suite for non-profits, which easily replaces MS Office for most tasks, with group G-mail (complete with personal domain if you wish), group Docs and web hosting and shared drives. I have always used the pc for gaming, so i can use big RAM and a serious graphics card. I dont actually *need* Windows in the mobile environment and could happily run Android on phone and tablet.
  25. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

    Downloaded and we'll see if I get chance to test it later in the week.
  26. If they go down that path that will be the time I'll get myself a chromebook and give up on Windows completely.
  27. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

    One more thing: the app is probaby quite the battery drainer at the moment. When active at a location it constantly alternates between checking for new pictures and checking if your current location is still within the set radius. I had first set this loop to an interval of about once a minute, but for testing purposes I increased it to about 3 times a minute. Once the app is nearer to finished, I'll probably play around with the interval a bit to see what the sweet spot it between immediate action and battery drain.
  28. Recreating the Winphone 'Glance' screen in Android

    Great stuff. I will definitely try this in the next few days, and report back here.
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