Motorola X alarm clock does not go off

I recently upgraded the Operating System of a Moto X to Android Kitkat 4.4.4 when the update was released.

After the upgrade, the built-in alarm clock would not go off each morning.

Googled around and found that it was not the only one. Here is the link to the Motorola support page https://forums.motorola.com/comment/767870.

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How to change default app in Android for a file type

On the Android phone you may have chosen to Always Open a file with a particular app. This means that from the File Explorer a press on the filename will lead to the file being opened in the default app.

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Firefox on Android

After a long time, finally Firefox works very well on Android. Download it from the Google Playstore. Make sure you also get the following add-ons: 1. Adblock Plus (blocks ads while surfing) 2. Ghostery (Blocks cookies, trackers) 3. Quit Now (Gives a quit menu option)

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Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

There are several websites world over that track users. Originally, tracking mechanisms included Cookies, Flash Cookies. Historically too, I have written about Firefox add-ons in the articles below: Firefox add-ons you should never surf without Watching you silently – Flash Cookies / LSOs

As mitigation measures were developed to counter cookies and flash cookies, old . . . → Read More: Web sites track users with invisible canvas fingerprint rather than cookies or flash cookies

Add Calendar ics files into Android calendar in Android

Many times we receive calendar or meeting invites as ics files. When you get such files you can directly add the ics file into your Android calendar by long press on the ics file. You will then be prompted to add the file into your Phone’s calendar.

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Great Android app to import .ics files into Android phone

After lot of attempts to import .ics files onto the Android phone, I finally came across this one named Calendar Processor on the Google Play Store at this link.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marhinri.calendarprocessor.free

I tried ICS importer, but it only allowed import to the Google calendar. Calendar Processor allowed selection between Phone calendar and the Google calendar.

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View Brighttalk Webinars on Android phone

If you constantly use Brighttalk (https://www.brighttalk.com) to educate yourself or attend Webinars they host, you can now view those on your Android phone. Use the Chrome browser or the new Brighttalk mobile app from the Google Play Store.

Android Development in Eclipse on Ubuntu 64 bit install error

When installing android development toolkit in Eclipse, you get following error: adb: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Fix above error is by installing the packages below $ sudo apt-get install lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6 lib32z1 lib32z1-dev <enter>

Start eclipse and it should work now.

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How to calculate the Anaerobic Threshold

Maximum Heart Rate = 220 – Your Age Anaerobic Threshold = Maximum Heart Rate * 0.65

So for a 50 year old: 220 – 50 = 170 170 * 0.65 = 110.5

Work out at this level for 3 days a week for 45 – 60 minutes

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Create VLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router with isolation

The TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router has an Atheros Chip. Due to this, it is not easy to set up VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) on it. Below explains how this can be done with the kind of problem that was overcome.

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