How to auto redial busy line with Android?

As with the iPhone, automatic redial is not really directly supported. You have to use secondary apps to do this. Update: Just noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 does have auto redial feature. Is it now part of Android or just a Samsung thing?

Perhaps in the Android platform there is more choice, at least last time I looked for an iPhone app. Search for an Android app turns up interesting possibilities. One blog post was really helpful in this.

References

GPS Embedded Into Eyeglasses

Sure you can put stuff into eyeglasses, however why not put it into smartphones and use eyeglasses as an optional output device?

Sure you can put stuff into eyeglasses, however why not put it into smartphones and use eyeglasses as an optional output device?

Wherein Japan Stuffs a GPS System Into a Pair of Eyeglasses – Techland – TIME.com.  In this project a GPS system is embedded into a pair of eyeglasses.  Awesome!

But, if you take a smartphone like an iPhone which already has a map and GPS system, you can also, using Bluetooth for example, drive the eyeglass LED to provide directional signals for walking or riding things like bicycles.

Not only that, if you really do need more info, the system can detect whether you are really moving or not and then allow you to trigger the Head-Up-Display (HUD) output.  Thus, you then have access to a full map and its associated social location-aware applications.

I’m sure this is not a new idea, its in Science Fiction novels and computer games. It is probably also found in hundreds of patents around this “meme” (?).  Anyway, my brain read the article and flashed the ‘real’ solution.

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iTunes streaming server on readyNAS X6

Can iPhone stream from a DLNA server?

This is a surprise, my NAS has a FireFly server built in. Using iTunes on a PC I can connect to the server and stream my music.

Never noticed it, or if I did, paid attention to it. After getting an iPhone, had to deal with iTunes. So, today while tweaking the NAS to enable Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) access, I turned on the FireFly server. It works! Listening to “Double Concerto in D minor” by J.S. Bach.

But streaming to the iPhone?

Now I’m searching as to how to stream from the FireFly server to the iPhone over WiFi. So far have not found any answers yet.

I found this:  http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=21037&sid=e96f2993776b71ea73d659545c6baaaa  but it wants me to install PHP on the NAS.  Hmmm.

NAS box is:

Model: ReadyNAS X6
Firmware: RAIDiator 4.1.6 [1.00a147]
Volume C: Online, X-RAID, 3 disks, 57% of 912 GB used

Further reading

Network-Attached Storage
DLNA
FireFly
J.S. Bach
NETGEAR ReadyNAS
Nexenta Systems’ NexentaStor 3.0

iPhone 4.0.1 has a Folder limit?

I updated to OS to 4.0.1 on my iPhone 3G. Was looking to using folders then I hit a wall. Desktop folders can only store 12 items. Huh????

I updated to iOS to 4.0.1 on my iPhone 3G. Was looking to using folders then I hit a wall. Desktop folders can only store 12 items.

This blog postiOS folders; Usable, but poorly implemented” gives a good critic of this.  I wonder why Apple made this decision, I’m sure it was UI concerns and practicality.

One comment on that blog also mentioned a lot more memory being used for folders.  Another comment mentioned the inability to nest folders.  Well, at least it still looks “purdy”.

And, no multitasking on 3G model. 🙁      That was expected.