Ask NerdGirl: Phantom Phone Calls, Can’t Buy Apps!, Browser Won’t Upload, and Palm and Blackberry to Android!
Jul 25, 2010 8:20 AM –
So now 75% of my household has Android phones! We have my beloved Eris, a Motorola Droid, and our newest edition a Samsung Captivate. That phone is beautiful! I’ll be doing a review on it soon so keep an eye out for that! Now if we could just get rid of that Nokia phone that lives upstairs…
I have a myTouch, and I think it calls people in my contact list on its own at any given time. When the random person “returns” the missed call, I’ll check my call log and it shows that I never dialed anyone. HELP!!
I seemed to have this issue as well with my Eris, except that it did show when it was doing it. Every time I turned it on it would text my friend. The way I fixed it was I deleted his number, let Google sync it away on both ends, power cycled the phone, and then put his number back in. It never bothered him again.
Now if your phone isn’t showing that it’s making these calls, it sounds like something is wrong with T-Mobile’s network regarding your device. Something probably got crossed in their system. I would go into a T-Mobile store and talk to someone there. They may need to change something in your phone or in their computers.
Why I can’t I buy apps from the Android Market? I can view all the apps, but as soon I try to buy some of them, I can´t!!
Depending on where you live you will not be able to buy paid apps. The only countries that allow paid apps right now are:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
If you look at this article, it may help you get some of the apps you are looking for.
You can’t upload images through the web browser. If you are trying to upload to a site like Facebook or Picasa you need to use the app to do that. The other option is to enable your phone to be able to send emails or texts to a website to upload an image. This can normally be done fairly easily by going into your account settings on the site you are trying to upload images to.
I would appreciate your assistance.
I’ve been using Palm’s PDA software for my calendar/appointment alarms, tasks, memos, etc. for many years. Now that I’m about to retire my worn out Palm Treo smart-phone and possibly upgrade to a Motorola Droid X, I have a serious concern about what to do about the transition to a similar (Palm OS) PDA software.
Are you aware of a Droid application that emulates the Palm OS PDA?
I’ve tried to search the Droid apps without success. The search program linked to Verizon’s web site isn’t very user friendly.
Actually, I wish Palm had just upgraded the Treo smart-phone, and kept their same PDA software. For me it has been the best available. It’s features and layout is much better than MS Outlook.
There are no direct emulations of the Palm OS on Android. However, there are tons of different applications that you can use to make it work even better than the Palm OS!
If you go to a site like ours here or to AppBrain you can easily search the Android Market without having to use your phone!
I’m leaving my Blackberry Storm behind and moving to an Android based phone. I’m not sure which one yet. My question is I want to save my contacts, calendar, memos and to do’s from my Blackberry. Do you know an app/method/best format to make this happen? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Well most of the data can be moved easily by the service provider when you purchase your phone. I know Best Buy, AT&T, and Verizon do it for sure. Not everything will transfer perfectly because some things are laid out differently in the Blackberry than they are on the Android.
Now to do it yourself there are a few steps. Most importantly, if you don’t already have one, you need to get a Gmail account. Then immediately download Google Sync on your Blackberry. This will sync your contacts and calendar to Google. When you get your new Android phone, it will automatically grab all that information into your new phone.
As far as your memos the best bet would be to email them to your new Gmail account. For the to-do’s I don’t believe these will transfer over with Google Sync. The place you buy your phone from may be able to fill in the gaps that Google Sync can’t do.