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How to Make Quick Links in Gmail Work on Android Phone

I did not find anything on enabling the Quick Links (saved searches you use over and over) labs feature for desktop gmail when using gmail on your android smartphone. I also did not find an alternate email client for Android that has something similar to Quick Links. So here is a work around:
1. Open Chrome and go to mail.google.com
2. Login to your gmail account
3. Click Search
4. Type the text of your Quick Link for example (without quotes) "Alert in:inbox" or "Ifttt in:inbox"
5. Tap the menu key
6. Choose  Save to Home Screen
7. (Optional) Move all your saved searches to a folder called "Quick Links" 
8. Repeat the above steps for each quick link saved gmail search

Now, when you tap the shortcut on the smartphone screen, your saved search comes up with your current email inbox. 

Note: To make typing the searches (which may contain long complicated email addresses and quoted language) on the  smartphone easier, I used an OTG USB cable to connect a keyboard and mouse to my smartphone. You only need this when typing the search the first time.
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This is an awesome app. You call a number. When they put you on hold you press two keys to call up "Lucy." Then you hang up. Lucy waits in the hold queue for you. This saves your cell phone minutes. Then when the company picks up the phone Lucy introduces you to the agent and rings your phone. You pick up the phone and start talking. I cannot wait to use this on Medicare. They have put me on hold for 2 hours before. For iPhone and Android.
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How I Solved Low Internal Memory Problems On My Nexus One

I have a rooted Nexus One running CyanogenMod 7. I like the Nexus One and although I could buy a new phone to replace this less-than-two-year-old phone, I wanted to see if I could fix the low internal memory problem. When you have low internal memory (less than 20 MB) your phone will not sync with Google to get your email, apps updates through the market, etc. Go low enough, and you can't install new apps at all. It is a real problem.

I tried several ways to solve this problem. I tried to install apps to the SD card, but not all app developers allow this. CyanogenMod 7 allows you to force apps to install to the SD card even if the developer says they should not. Another drawback to forcing apps to install on the SD card is the widgets will not function. I want the apps and their widgets! Of course, one way to fix the problem is to cut down on the number of apps I install. But this defeats the purpose of a smartphone. So here is how I solved the problem (note: you must have root (administrator) privileges):

1. I partitioned my SD card using Amon Ra Recovery. The phone will think that part of your SD card is its own internal memory. This partition is called the ext partition. You can also use Clockwork Mod Recovery, but I prefer Amon Ra Recovery because it allows you to choose the size of the ext partition. Clockword Mod makes you choose from a selection of sizes. I like a large ext partition because I install a lot of apps. I have approximately 240 apps on my phone. I made the ext partition 1.91 GB. Note: This will erase everything on your SD card so backup first. Benefit: The phone thinks the ext partition on your SD card is internal phone memory. Drawback: The space left on your SD card is less. This was not a problem for me because I use Google Music to stream my music to the phone. I use Google+ to upload all my photos and videos to the cloud immediately.

2. Here is the step that took me a while to figure out: You have to mount the ext partition. I wasted a weekend before I realized this. I used an app called Link2SD. This was simple once I realized it must be done.

3. Move your apps to the ext partition. You have to set CyanogenMod to install apps to internal memory. Settings>CyanogenMod Settings>Application>Install Location>Internal. This is counter intuitive, because, if you are like me, you have been trying hard to install apps to the SD card until now. With a partition the size of mine, I was able to put all my apps on the ext partition.

4. Use S2E to move apps to the ext partition. If you do not have too many apps, this will solve the problem. And it worked for me for a awhile. Did I say I like to install apps? Eventually, just the app data (which stays on the phone internal memory even if the app is moved to the SD card or ext partitition) took up too much space on my Nexus One internal memory and caused low memory errors. So I wondered if you can move the app data to the ext partition as well.

5. I went back to S2E, chose Settings>Advanced Mode. This allowed me to move the app data to the ext partition as well. This solved the low internal memory error again, but presented a new problem. With the app data on the SD card, the apps were very slow—almost unusable. Launcher Pro would not even work. I tried a faster laucher called Zeam, but that did not solve the problem. I considered buying a new faster SD card. But, I decided against spending $50 on this phone, when my next phone will likely not need the new SD card. I tried moving the app data back to the phone's internal memory and moving the Dalvik cache and download cache to the SD ext partition. But this did not save me enough space. The app data was what was taking up too much space. So I wondered is there a way to move only some of the app data to the ext partition? S2E does not offer this option. S2E moves all the app data or none of it.

6. Enter Titanium Backup. I had purchased the pro version of Titanium Backup and was using it to make backups and sync them to Dropbox. After messing around with the app I discovered that if you long press on an app listed in Titanium Backup it gives you a menu. The menu allows you to move the app data (for only this app) to the SD card. It is not clear from the Titanium Backup menu, but it means to the ext partition. Excellent benefit. But which apps to move? Let's start with the app that has the largest app data. But how to find that out?

7. I found an app called 1Tap Cleaner whose main goal is to clear your app cache to give you more space. But it also allows you to sort apps by their data size (not the app size). 1Tap Cleaner>Cache Cleaner>Settings>Sort By>Data size. The app with the largest data was TWiT.tv by Mediafly. I am not about to uninstall this app because I use it everyday to listen to TWiT pod-casts like All About Android while working out. It probably needs this data to remember where I am in each podcast. But, the app data for this app was 5 times as much as every other app. Moving it to the ext partition would free up 16 MB of precious internal phone memory. Google Music was the next largest app data at 3 MB.

8. Back in Titanium Backup I moved the app data for TWiT.tv by Mediafly to the ext partition. I opened TWiT.tv by Mediafly and noticed, as expected, it took the app longer to start up but, it did not affect playing the video podcasts. So this longer start up time was the only tradeoff. But remember, it is only for one app, not all apps like before. I could live with this because I usually start the app, then start working out while it loads. I am not sitting there waiting for it to load.

9. Success! My Nexus One runs snappy, syncs to Google well, and the only trade off is a little extra time loading up TWiT podcasts.
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i have Micromax HD A116.

1. i have update manually my Android 4.1 to 4.2

2. i creat partition of my 16 gb sd card. 1 part 9gb FAT32 & second part EXT2 file system about 6 gb

3. i root my phone succesfully

3. i install superuser

4. i install Link2SD

5. i move all apps to my sdcard partion EXT2

6. clear all apps catch, dalvik catch

but still Internal storage is low.

 Please help me to clear some space of my internal storage (Phone Storage)
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Hi. I would like to try an open jam hangout. Anyone interested? I play the guitar. I would like to see if this works with Google + hangouts. Let's try it tomorrow, October 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. central time (-6:00 GMT).
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hi +Roy True . Yeah, I got to jam with Matt a little bit the other night. It was interesting, and he's definitely getting a good grasp on what is possible and what isn't. Seems like things where one person drones and the other plays some kind of lead can work. Anything that relies a lot of rhythm or having multiple players changing chords doesn't quite work, just because there is no way to know how much delay your sound will have when it comes out on their side. It's still fun to try, though. If nothing else, it seems like Hangouts are a good way to share your music with new people, and get the word out. +Suite 709 has been having some great On-Air concerts, where they have a full band going. Definitely worth checking out, too. +Ryan Van Sickle , +HEATHER FAY , and +Daria Musk have all used Hangouts brilliantly for sharing their music with the world. It's an interesting time to be a musician.
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YouTube debuts royalty-free music library, get your free tunes right here

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/25/youtube-royalty-free-music/
Do all your awesome dance-troupe videos keep getting pulled from YouTube for copyright violation? If so, there's finally an answer. The video-sharing
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#lighting  What is the best way to prevent reflection off of glasses (spectacles). I notice that Iyaz's spectacles do not reflect much of the light.
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Thanks +Brent Bye it's great to get an answer from someone with so much expertise! 
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Here is my new app idea. You upload photos to the online fashion community to get feedback on your outfits. The app is called Does This Make Me Look Fat? There will be an in-app purchase called Does This Make My Butt Look Big? Let me know what you think!
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I bet the one in the picture would outsell those that have "yes" as an option.
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Is the an app for video chatting that will put a suit on me? So I wouldn't have to get dressed up for business meetings. Maybe the free version puts you in a regular suit and the premium version let's you choose an Armani suit.
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Technology is soooo wonderful!!!
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Thanks in advance for the help. I have a rooted Nexus One running CyanogenMod 7.1 stable release. Yesterday the phone stopped getting a GPS fix. The app GPS status shows it is only receiving one satellite, when it used to get 8 or so. I have reflashed CyanogenMod and have cleared the agps data and redownloaded it. I have rebooted, taken the battery out, etc. Can anyone give me some suggestions on what else to try?
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Never mind. It just started working again.
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