I have been having a few reports from people recently regarding the new message window not popping up on the PC when a new message is received. This is due to 3rd party messaging apps stopping an internal notification that is sent through the Android OS that alerts other apps that a new message has arrived. In order for SMS2PC to notify you of a new message this notification needs to be able to be unblocked.
Go SMS Pro:
Uncheck the box 'Disable other message notifications'. If you want to stop the native app from showing a notification as well as the go sms pro app, goto the native app's settings and uncheck the 'show notification' setting.
Should be fine. If not, look for an setting that disables other app notifications and uncheck it.
I apologize for these issues but these apps are aggressive in the way they stop other apps for receiving notifications and this is a fundamental way SMS2PC works. Hopefully this post will allow you to get the application working.
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One thing I find really confusing is Google's lack of enthusiasm for Google Talk. If I was on the team at Google I would be going out my way to market it as an awesome "free inter-phone messaging" service that supports "voice, video, photo and text based chat". One of the reasons RIM is so successful (subjectively) is that they have the "unique" BBM (Black Berry Messenger) service. I am betting that a lot of people with Android devices do not understand what GTalk even is..... If Google marketed it as a feature of Android, I would bet that people would slowly move over to Android and GTalk.
Just a thought.
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Some of the most useful functions are:
$myString = new String("Hello There");
Creates a new String instance. Simple yeah?
Returns a truncated version of the string and using the ".." or whatever you specify to end the truncated string. Example output would be "Hello..".
Checks if the string instance contains the word "There". If it does it returns true and if not it returns false.
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SMS2PC v2.0.1 has now been released into the Android market. There were a few teething problems over the last few days but hopefully these are now sorted.
I will post a change log here in the next day or so.
If you have used the previous beta this update contains a few more bug fixes as requested by users (thanks Mike). Connection between desktop and device should now be much more stable, tray icon can now be double clicked to open compose window and there are also a number of small optimization improvements here and there.
Hope you likely!
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Thanks for anyone who gave feedback! I appreciate it! The final beta is now available for public consumption. Please report any other bugs/quirks that you find to me directly on in the comment section for this news post.
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The SMS2PC v2 beta is now in a stable state and ready for public testing. The update changes the way the networking stack is utilized, hopefully allowing a more secure and reliable connection between the desktop and the device. It should also help with any issues regarding firewalls.
Please note that this beta will expire on Thursday the 24th and is currently only available for Windows users.
If you are testing please play particular attention to the USB support and email me with any problems. If the beta goes well the update will go live in the next week or so.
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