Added sent messages to the Wear notification page, and recent messages to the phone reply UI too

April 26th, 2015 1 comment

Added sent messages to the Wear notification page, and recent messages to the phone reply UI too. Starting to look like a real app!

 

In Album 2015-04-26

Did a bit more work on my iMessage / Android Wear hack:

April 25th, 2015 No comments

* Added a UI to reply to messages from the phone too
* Added a sync adapter to integrate with the Android contacts app
* Photos / files can be shared from the phone to iMessage using the Android ACTION_SEND intent

Also had to move the server into a Mountain Lion VM until Apple fixes an annoying bug that stops the AppleScript handler from working after a while in Yosemite.

 

In Album 2015-04-25

Deleted my Origin account because @EA doesn't take security seriously

April 20th, 2015 No comments

I have 2 factor auth and security questions on my account and use a password generator to create unique passwords, and yet someone is still able to reset my password every few weeks and try to charge fraudulent purchases to my account.

Can't get their phone support reps to take the issue seriously and actually look into how someone is able to exploit their password reset process without even needing access to the account's email to get the reset URL.

Having a really annoying issue on my Moto 360 where it switches to ambient display mode while I'm in the middle of scrolling through lists / notifications / interacting with an app

April 16th, 2015 No comments

Having a really annoying issue on my Moto 360 where it switches to ambient display mode while I'm in the middle of scrolling through lists / notifications / interacting with an app. Surely there should be some kind of timeout that gets reset whenever I touch the screen?

Replaced the strap on my Moto 360

April 15th, 2015 4 comments

Replaced the strap on my Moto 360. Much more comfortable now!

 

My first hack for Android Wear: forwarding iMessages from my Mac to my Moto 360 using Google Cloud Messaging, and sending voice replies back via Node.js, with a splash of AppleScript to glue it all together: https://github.com/c99koder/wear-imessage

April 15th, 2015 3 comments

It's quite complicated to set up, and requires registering your own GCM API keys and running your own Node.js server on your Mac, so I wont be providing any binaries.

 

Come on, Google

April 14th, 2015 No comments

Come on, Google. Is this really the first impression you want to give people when they first power on their device?

 

The ellipsis at the end of the notification makes my Pebble sound super passive-…

April 14th, 2015 1 comment

The ellipsis at the end of the notification makes my Pebble sound super passive-aggressive about being replaced

 

Google+ made an interesting auto-awesome when I synced my 3DS's SD card

April 10th, 2015 No comments

Google+ made an interesting auto-awesome when I synced my 3DS's SD card. Forgot I had even enabled that option in the uploader!

 

So Best Buy has the Moto 360 on sale for $179 and I've also got a 10% off co…

April 10th, 2015 8 comments

So Best Buy has the Moto 360 on sale for $179 and I've also got a 10% off coupon for any item… guess I'm finally joining the Android Wear club!