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  1. mitchellvii

    Thread This screen burn is really terrible.

    Have owned many Amoled screened devices in the past but this Note 4 (SM-910P) by far has the worst screen burn in. My entire screen now has a mottled yellow cast with some areas worse than others. The amazing thing is that ive only owned this phone for 6 months and always turn off the screen...
  2. mitchellvii

    Thread [Q] Texting images saved from Google Search won't send?

    This is so completely weird I can't figure it out. If I do a Google Search for an image and then save it to my phone, if I try to text that image to a friend of mine (she has an iPhone - not sure if this matters), the image won't come through. On my phone it shows that it has sent properly...
  3. mitchellvii

    Thread Paid Store is UP!

    Some full games and some new games. Check it out. Here's Bandit Six teaser trailer. Looks bad ass. lACkyWtTzIM
  4. mitchellvii

    Thread Moga controller + 80mm fan = perfect cooling solution.

    Got this idea from another guy (steveelliss99) over at Oculus Forum then put my own spin on it. Pretty simple and can probably use parts you have laying around the house: 1) Need a Moga Controller to power the fan (or one that has full USB out power port). 2) 80mm case fan. 3) USB cable. 4)...
  5. mitchellvii

    Thread How to stream YouTube 3D SBS to your GVR.

    This is a bit of an inelegant solution, but it works and will allow you to enjoy YouTube Streaming to your GVR until Oculus enables it in the cinema. This only works with 3D SBS video. You need three bits: 1) Titanium Backup (to freeze Gear VR Service). 2) YouTube App. 3) Window Manipulator...
  6. mitchellvii

    Thread Good news on 360 videos...

    Word on the street is they are close to implementing something called "cube mapping" on 360 videos. This will dramatically improve image quality and focus. Can't wait. http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2v02d1/carmack_says_cube_maps_the_ideal_target_format/
  7. mitchellvii

    Thread $5 Gear VR cooling solution for non-stop gaming...

    Looking at two possible GVR cooling solutions for less than $5: TEST RESULTS: Metal Sponges - FAIL: At first I thought the copper sponges were causing interference and stutter but I then realized I was using the wrong governor in Synapse. Once I fixed that the lag disappeared. Unfortunately...
  8. mitchellvii

    Thread Gear VR getting new interactive movie to put you in the action!

    This looks cool. Hard to tell exactly but looks like we can get this from Milk Store (still weirdest branding ever) from Feb 27th through March 1st. I'll be curious to see if they have solved the focus issues with 360 video. If so awesome. :)...
  9. mitchellvii

    Thread Bestbuy has Moga Power A Bluetooth Controller for $23.99.

    I believe this is an in-store price because it is more online. This is supposed to be an excellent controller for use with the GVR. It's normally $59.99. Not all stores carry this so check online before venturing out. Here's the SKU: 1883244.
  10. mitchellvii

    Thread Where's the WOW? *Edit: More WOW now with a controller :)

    You know, leading up to my purchase of the Gear VR I watched countless Oculus Rift videos where the user was simply dumbfounded, dismayed and amazed by the complete immersion of the experience. Lots of swearing and laughing. A sense of "no longer being in the real world". The Gear VR has a...
  11. mitchellvii

    Thread Any rumors on when Hulu, Netflix and YouTube will come to GVR?

    Since your phone can already stream these and downloaded YouTube videos placed in the Movies folder look excellent in the GVR, what's the roadblock? Why not just apply whatever algorithm to the streaming video the Movie folder applies to stored video? It's all already in there, they just need...
  12. mitchellvii

    Thread Little trick to improve SDE (screen door effect)...

    Just stumbled upon this because the GVR was making my face sore after wearing it a while. I had already replaced the stock foam pad with the alternate one which has the nose bridge. For more padding I simply took the original "noseless" pad and put it on first. I then placed the full pad on...
  13. mitchellvii

    Thread Why are 360 videos SO out of focus?

    I watch HD videos in the Oculus Cinema and although i can see pixels the focus is pretty good. But then I watch a 360 video and the focus is absolutely awful. The NYC and Iceland flyovers are awful quality. Just watched a Venice 360 and I could not distinguish peoples facial features standing...
  14. mitchellvii

    Thread Lovers and Haters...

    I've just ordered my Gear VR and it will arrive tomorrow. Have done a ton of reading online about user's impressions. Seems a real dichotomy. About 95% of users think it is an amazing can't-miss experience, while 5% claim it is absolutely horrific (pixelated, out of focus, uncomfortable...
  15. mitchellvii

    Thread Is there a way to independently set LCD density of S View window?

    I prefer a density of 560 over the stock 640 but this results in the S View window being too small. Is there a hack to fix this? Thanks in advance.
  16. mitchellvii

    Thread Sigh. Bluetooth constantly disconnects.

    I have a Note 4 and have zero problems with BT disconnects but this damned watch seems to disconnect every 10 minutes then won't reconnect. What a pain.
  17. mitchellvii

    Thread If you could buy the LG G Watch R again today, would you?

    I'll be the first to admit that a large part of my rationale for purchasing the LG G Watch R was gadget lust as opposed to a logical cost/benefit evaluation. Here's what I've learned: 1) I don't use the notifications nearly as much as I thought. Why? Because honestly it isn't that hard to...
  18. mitchellvii

    Thread Power button no longer "clicks".

    One of the things I have really enjoyed with my N4 over my N3 is the power button. The power button on my N3 had almost no give and was practically impossible to press. The N4 had good travel and a satisfying click. Now it seems my N4 power button has become just like my N3. There is no more...
  19. mitchellvii

    Thread How do I backup my Gmail Account settings?

    Now that Gmail is allowing us to add all of our pop and imap accounts to the Gmail client I would like a way to backup all of these account settings so that I can easily restore them after a full wipe and rom flash. I have about 10 accounts so this is a big deal for me. Anyone know the way...
  20. mitchellvii

    Thread How to keep the S-View Flip Case screen clean...

    The Samsung S-View Flip Cover is nice (even if wildly overpriced). One of the defects of it is that the plastic screen on the front can get very funky with finger oils and is hard to clean as there is no oleophobic coating (really Samsung, for $50 no oleophobic coating?!) and the oil just tends...
  21. mitchellvii

    Thread Anyone running the Gear VR?

    Have been thinking about grabbing a Gear VR headset. Has Sprint made the necessary firmware upgrades for it to work? Has anyone used it? What do you think? P.S. One if the things that annoys me the most about Sprint is that no one ever has any idea about an ETA for products in the pipeline...
  22. mitchellvii

    Thread Why does this Note 4 feel so slow?

    I just got the Note 4 and gave my S5 to my sister. Given the better processor I expected this thing to blaze but so far it seems quite laggy compared to the S5. The screen colors don't pop as well either. As a matter of fact it's hard to believe this is a super amoled screen. The S5 seems much...
  23. mitchellvii

    Thread Can I turn off the damned "Ok Google" splash banner?

    Google must think we are idiots. They force us to look at that stupid "Ok Google" banner every time the watch enters bright mode - as if we somehow forgot the magic words since the last 300 times we said them. Is there a hack to turn this off? Thanks in advance.
  24. mitchellvii

    Thread Navigation flaky...

    Seems like I need to turn maps on on my phone at least once in order for any subsequent navigation requests to work from my watch. Any idea how to fix this? If maps have been initiated at least once on the phone navigation works without a hitch.
  25. mitchellvii

    Thread Watch face completely locked up! Can't turn off.

    Ok this is new and weird. My watch face just completely froze. Can't do anything. Can't turn it off. Long pressing the face makes it vibrate but frozen face remains. Have no idea what to do. ** Update: Ok, held the on/off button down for about 30 seconds and watch finally turned off...
  26. mitchellvii

    Thread Yes, the black paint on the bezel will scratch :(

    Just in case you were hoping that the body of this watch was a solid piece of black metal, it's not. If you bang the edge of bezel it will expose shiny silver metal. I know this because my desk at work is glass and I banged the bezel against it's edge when standing up. Nothing I couldn't...
  27. mitchellvii

    Thread Are the dial markings supposed to be white?

    All of the images I see of the LG G R online show the markings on the bezel to be bright white. However, on my Sprint LG G R the markings are very dull white, basically taupe colored. Is this normal? I would prefer bright white as in the images so the bezel would match my watch faces with...
  28. mitchellvii

    Thread GMAIL can now handle your YAHOO and OUTLOOK accounts!

    GMAIL can now handle send and receive for both your YAHOO and OUTLOOK accounts. Why does this matter? Well because Android Wear REALLY REALLY likes Gmail and REALLY REALLY hates Yahoo and Outlook. The benefits of using Gmail: 1) You will receive individual notifications for every email...
  29. mitchellvii

    Thread A tip for improving watch face activation...

    I prefer to leave my watch face off until I look at it. The problem is that the accelerometer on this watch isn't always as sensitive as you might like (probably to prevent accidental activations). Unfortunately this means that if you have your wrist on the desk and then look at the watch...
  30. mitchellvii

    Thread LG G Watch R vs Gear S...

    I've actually owned both of these watches so I think I can draw a good comparison: First of all, the approach of these two watches is completely different. The LG G Watch R assumes you will always have your smartphone with you. It is basically for notifications and quick responses. It...
  31. mitchellvii

    Thread Getting no or very lagged email notifications

    I am getting almost zero email notifications on the watch. I will occasionally get the list of emails (useless) type notification and then just a few individual emails about 2 hours after I received them. No idea what the issue is.
  32. mitchellvii

    Thread Surprised by the antiglare screen...

    When I first got my new LG G R I thought that the screen had a plastic coating on it since it was quite dull as you would see if using an antiglare screen protector on your phone. Tried to remove the film but there was nothing there. So I guess the permanent screen is antiglare? Odd choice...
  33. mitchellvii

    Thread Question regarding email on Android Wear.

    Ok, so we get email notifications on this watch. 1) Am I able to read the entire email or just the subject and a quick bit? 2) Can I use voice to respond to the email? 3) Is my voice response editable in case Google Now misinterpreted what I said? 4) Is keyboard input of any type possible? 5)...
  34. mitchellvii

    Thread Screen does not light when I look at it.

    When I first bought my Gear S, the screen lit up when I looked at it. Now if I raise my arm it remains dark unless I press the home button. Any ideas?
  35. mitchellvii

    Thread How is S-Voice?

    One of my greatest hesitancies in going with a non-Android smartwatch OS is the terrible lagginess of S-Voice in the past compared to the lightning speed of Google Now. For those who own the watch, how responsive is S-Voice as far as texting, asking for information, etc? Thanks. First look at...
  36. mitchellvii

    Thread Why I (WILL BE RETURNING) the Gear S after all...

    Let me preface my comments by saying I have REALLY been looking forward to this watch and am very disappointed that I have now decided I do not want it. Here are my reasons: 1) It's HUGE. I'm a big guy, 6'5", 250 and this watch is HUGE. 2) The geek factor is 11. It's like wearing a...
  37. mitchellvii

    Thread Nov 7th here, Gear S nowhere on Sprint website?

    Just checked the Sprint website. NOTHING about Gear S. Not even a picture. Isn't it supposed to go on sale today?
  38. mitchellvii

    Thread Any word on improvements in S-Voice?

    For me, the only deal-killer for Tizen as compared to Android Wear is the speed of S Voice vs Google Now. In the past S Voice has lagged terribly while Google Now is almost instantaneous. Has anyone heard about S Voice improvements in the most recent Tizen?
  39. mitchellvii

    Thread Why not put the battery in the band?

    The reason smartwatches are so thick is the battery. Also a reason they only run for a day. Any longer and the watch face would be ridiculously large. But imagine this for a moment. A metal link band where the battery is embedded in the links? Also imagine a mechanism in the band where upon...
  40. mitchellvii

    Thread CNET declares Tab S 5th best product out of 100!

    Thats not just 5th best tablet. Thats 5th best consumer technology product of any kind and the top pure tablet on the list. Considering CNET's love affair with Apple this is impressive. http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-10-5-inch/
  41. mitchellvii

    Thread Can I remap hardware buttons to open bookmarks?

    When I am browsing in the stock launcher and I want to open my bookmarks it is always a hassle to reach to the top to click the bookmark button. Is there a way to map the hardware back button on the right to do something so specific as expand bookmarks if I long press it?
  42. mitchellvii

    Thread What's up with the bookmark Nazis?

    Seems it used to be very easy to share bookmarks between browsers. Stock could run Chrome no problem and you could import your Dolphin marks easily using an .html file. Now it seems like everything is blocked. Stock no longer will run Chrome bookmarks and the .apk that made that possible has...
  43. mitchellvii

    Thread Improve YouTube HD streaming speeds - try this!

    This works very well for me, especially with embedded videos: HOW THIS WORKS: http://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/1az6f0/how_to_load_youtube_faster_on_your_phone_or *Apparently this works by affecting the way your tablet connects to the YouTube servers rather than going through your ISP...
  44. mitchellvii

    Thread [Q] Launch YouTube Player from embedded video?

    YouTube player rocks. Embedded videos suck. Is there a way to launch an embedded YouTube video in the YouTube player? An apk perhaps? Clicking the YouTube icon on an embedded video just launches it in the browser which is the same problem. I don't see any way to make the YouTube player the...
  45. mitchellvii

    Thread What are safe CPU temps?

    Does anyone know the safe temperature envelope for the Tab S? CPUTemp is the app I use to monitor mine. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yanyan.cputemp In the past I have disabled DVFS using Xposed to reduce CPU throttling without issue. However this morning my 10.5 started...
  46. mitchellvii

    Thread GUIDE: What to do in the event of "soft bricking" your tablet...

    If you have flashed a rom and your tablet "soft bricks", i.e. it gets stuck at the Samsung splash screen or boot loops Recovery there is an easy way to recover without having to reflash the original firmware in ODIN (assuming you were smart and made a NANDROID backup before flashing your rom)...
  47. mitchellvii

    Thread A word of WARNING regarding flashing roms (for the new folks)...

    Experienced users already know this but we have lots of new people who come in ready to flash anything and everything. Here are a few pointers to keep yourself out of trouble: 1) You CAN break your new toy and turn it into a $500 paperweight. This is referred to as "bricking" your device...
  48. mitchellvii

    Thread Flipboard images won't download...

    This is odd. Have never had any Flipboard issues but starting just yesterday none of the images will download. I either am left with a down arrow symbol or what looks like a small pie chart where the image should be. I attempted to uninstall and reinstall but no luck. Anyone else? Ideas?
  49. mitchellvii

    Thread YouTube app amazing, embedded videos not so much...

    Since the most recent OTA YouTube videos played in the YouTube app are nothing short or miraculous. HD video loads almost instantly and rarely stutters or lags. Sadly, embedded videos don't enjoy the same performance. They can take a long time to load, hang, stutter and sometimes lock up the...
  50. mitchellvii

    Thread Did Tab Pro receive he Touchwiz Nature UX 3.0 upgrade?

    I believe it released with 2.5 but since 3.0 is designed to work best with 4.4 it would make sense Samsung has pushed this upgrade. The Samsung rep I spoke to said that yes, it was running 3.0 but they didn't sound completely sure to me. I believe the Note 10.1 is upgradable to 3.0 and the...