- From: Rick Murray <heyrickmail-usenet@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 05:45:46 +0100
On 31/12/2011 01:35, Chris Newman wrote:
Strangely, SD card reports Total space 1.81 GB Available space 1.81 GB
although on it there are 4 folders with files
What are the files? I find applications have a habit of creating small temp files and leave them lying around.
Between Deezer (660Mb) and Mango/PocketManga (2.7Gb) and the MP3 library, there's not a lot of space left on an 8Gb card. ;-) I'm still utterly blown away by how SMALL a microSD really is. I mean, surely the active electronic part can't be much bigger than the die of a 16K EPROM, like in the Beeb? How things have changed in 20 years!
[though, I guess, to be fair, an EPROM would have been awe-inducing to somebody who grew up with wound-magnetic core memory twenty-odd years previous!]
in so they must be very snall or somewhere else.
Your personal rubbish that you are expected to be able to access easily goes on the SD card. Photos, downloads, music, all that kind of stuff.
Stuff that works only through the phone's API (emails, web browser history/cache/etc, Google Maps tiles...) tend to get dropped into the /data folder which is on internal memory and inaccessible to mere mortals. [this is something "rooting" grants access to]
Internal phone storage reports Available space 142 MB but no reference
to Total space
This is normal. Your internal memory is used, mainly, for phone data (as I said: emails, web cache, settings, blah blah) and apps. I guess restricted-memory phones are why people like to use the App2SD patch? I've had my phone a year, got a load of apps (must tidy it up, really) and I have 831Mb free internally. I think I started with about 1.4Gb? Don't remember.
A tip - you can access your email "transparently" on your phone. Set it to log in and pull your messages, but *LEAVE THEM ON THE SERVER*. Set your email folder expiry to 1-2 weeks (as you prefer). Then when you get a message, you can read it instantly (and reply if you like), but it'll still be there for loading into your main mail software on your primary computer.
Looks good. I've found the documents folder on the SD card& put my documents
in it so maybe I don't need a file manager. I'll review the situation again
File managers are useful if you want to do some stuff without having to fart around hooking the phone up to a computer.
Scenario: You haven't yet upgraded your SD card, so you have the little one supplied by default in the phone. You realise you missed "The World Tonight" on Radio 4. No problems, it is a podcast, 19Mb. But, oh no, you only have 12Mb free space. If only it was possible to delete that 57Mb video your friend sent you with those two kittens rampaging around the living room. Then there would be space so you could download now and tidy up your SD card some other time.
Enter the need for a (decent) file manager. Tappy-tappedy-tap. Done.
Just sorted it out. Changed the settings in the phone WiFi menu from auto to
my type of security& SCII type input etc& it worked.
Strange. Auto ought to work... Well, I guess it depends how well "auto" is implemented. :-) At least you're on. WiFi is a lot better than GPRS. For a start, it doesn't cost/deduct. It is also a fair bit faster unless you're in a place where you can get 3G reliably.
Oh for a Virtual Acorn for Android. Then I could put !Organizer on it. Dream
I'm not overly familiar with !Organiser; doesn't the Contacts do most of what you need? You can put in multiple phone numbers, email addresses, URLs, DOB (though I don't think it does much with that), plus a Real Address which if you tap the little red teardrop thingy will open Google Map on the address.
That said, having a RISC OS emulation running would be pretty sweet (even if emulators and pop-up touchscreen keyboards sounds like an exercise in applied masochism).
Hope you are surviving the seasons festivities.
Not really having any. Apart from my mother, there's no friends/family/kids/in-laws to worry about. In fact, the biggest trauma I'm having (aside from working most of the festive period) is how *little* there is on TV; and this is with a free-to-air satellite and feeds from 28.2E (the Freesat/Sky stuff) *and* 19.2E (French/Spanish/German stuff, but mostly for NHK World).
Ah. I'm allergic to alcohol. My beer days are long over. One silly little "Mon Cherie" sweet can trigger a reaction not unlike severe food poisoning. :-( I liked Mon Cherie too! Wah!
So, hey, have another for me! ;-)
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