Ever since I started being able to talk to my Android phone, I’ve wanted to be able to tell it to lock my screen. And ever since then, Google Assistant has stubbornly refused to do it. I can’t imagine why Google hasn’t implemented this feature; they obviously know people want it, since when you ask… Read More »
Over on Github, I just published some code I wrote to implement support for “tel:” links for Google Fi’s Messages for Web app on Linux. In other words, if you have Google Fi and you use Google’s Messages for Web app on Linux, then once you’ve deployed my solution, if you click on a phone-number… Read More »
Google’s Pixel support is terrible. Here’s a story demonstrating how terrible it is.
T-Mobile is lying about their high-speed mobile hotspot add-on. It doesn’t work. It isn’t high-speed.
UPDATE: On September 7, 2018, the people responsible for handling complaints sent to the office of the CEO of Verizon finally agreed to refund the charges for the five lines I only switched to VZW because their sales representative lied to me. I shouldn’t have been lied to in the first place, and their customer… Read More »
If internet access on your phone exhibits weird behavior including being able to browse to non-SSL web sites but not to SSL web sites, try turning off “Data Saver”.
Where I work, we have employees who use (in decreasing order of popularity) Mac OS, Windows, and Linux as their desktop computers. We’ve deployed a large, complex remote administration / MDM application for managing the Mac OS and Windows desktops. It’s big and complicated and difficult to maintain. It does much more than we will… Read More »
Migrating all of your 2fa codes to a new smartphone is a huge pain. Here’s one way you can make it easier.
Passport Parking’s pay-by-phone service charges exorbitant fees, doesn’t inform customers about the fees up-front, makes it hard to obtain a refund, issues refunds slowly, has a broken web app, and has poor security.
OnePlus phones come with glaring software bugs, including inexcusable bugs in new features, and customer service that is beyond awful. If you want a phone that Just Works™ and customer service that actually solves problems, avoid OnePlus at all costs.