These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Early Spring Cleaning

Screen CaptureThe guy at the phone shop thinks mine needs a new speaker. I was thinking the problem stemmed from a problem with its headphone jack. Whenever I have headphones plugged in, the sound on my aging Nexus 5 is fine; however, when I unplug them I hear nothing. Either way it is going to be a $35 fix.

The kid working today said I'd have to leave my phone for an hour. Jay asked if I wanted to leave it unaccompanied. We've been watching a TV series where US/Canadian border security personnel regularly review people's devices to learn more about them. That seems pretty extreme considering how much private information we carry around on them. I surely didn't want my Google or Facebook accounts compromised by a repair guy.

It got me thinking about different ways to use Android. I created a different account for the main logon to the phone. Then, I was able to add my regular Google Account to the phone. I had to reevaluate exactly what I needed on my phone. I used to keep my cell and tablet pretty similar, but they each have different strengths. I found that I had dozens of apps no longer being used on the Nexus. It ended up being time to reload each app on a need-only basis.

I'm a nerd at heart. I really loved playing with this self-tasked chore for the most of the afternoon. At least with Android, one can dress up or 'plain-ify' the screens as one sees fit.


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