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Old 29th January 2015, 23:39   #20551
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So now I'm left with the Lenovo A6000 and Huawei Honor Holly.
If you are looking for a phone in that budget, to use it for a year or so, you can't go wrong with either of them. Spec-wise they are at par but in my opinion...the Lenovo A6000 looks majestic compared to Holly. And they have better after sales service too.
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Old 30th January 2015, 01:24   #20552
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Also there is a new app from Google called 'Inbox' which was supposed to work as unified email app but don't know what happened, right now supports only Gmail. Though its got many useful features like to-do management, snoozing notifications, setting up reminders, grouping the emils etc. I am using it for Gmail. Works on smartphone as well as in computer browsers : http://www.google.co.in/inbox/

Inbox is not supposed to work as a unified email app. Gmail for Android is. Inbox is a completely different take towards email, where basic idea is that each email is a task that you need to take action on. You either pin it as important, snooze it to some later time or mark it as done to be done with it. That's exactly how I was using Gmail anyway, so Inbox works amazingly well for me.

New Gmail for Android app now supports all other providers (including Microsoft Exchange). https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.gm&hl=en
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Hi, can anyone suggest a good call recording app please?
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Old 30th January 2015, 06:48   #20554
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Hi, can anyone suggest a good call recording app please?
Buy a MIUI phone. Works out of the box, full stealth, well integrated in the OS too. Or put a MIUI ROM on your phone. Same result.

All other stuff is just too painful an integration (in 2013, it needed rooting + sometimes different kernel etc) to manage.
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Old 30th January 2015, 09:43   #20555
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Buy a MIUI phone. Works out of the box, full stealth, well integrated in the OS too. Or put a MIUI ROM on your phone. Same result.

All other stuff is just too painful an integration (in 2013, it needed rooting + sometimes different kernel etc) to manage.
Unfortunately, both are not possible. I've a Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H for which there aren't many custom rom available. I guess only one is there for now which is basically a debloated one of the stock rom.
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There is an useful app called Azumio
It measures your pulse rate when you place a finger on the camera with the flash switched on. I found it to be quite intuitive.
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Old 30th January 2015, 10:59   #20557
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Basic question: Why an extra app and why not the native email App?
That's used for my gmail ID. Wanted to keep the official one different, hence another app.

Downloaded OWA webmail. It seems to be doing an ok job at the moment.
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That's used for my gmail ID. Wanted to keep the official one different, hence another app.

Downloaded OWA webmail. It seems to be doing an ok job at the moment.
Confused here, bro.

GMail can be just for Gmail.

The "Email" app can be for exchange accounts like outlook 365. Its there in many distributions (Touchwiz had it) and should be available as an APK even if discontinued by google!
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To add to the confusion, MS Outlook preview is also out

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...office.outlook
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Buy a MIUI phone. Works out of the box, full stealth, well integrated in the OS too. Or put a MIUI ROM on your phone. Same result.

All other stuff is just too painful an integration (in 2013, it needed rooting + sometimes different kernel etc) to manage.
Most of the play store apps need you to put the call on speaker while the recording is done else the other party's voice is too low or not heard at all. How is it with MIUI?
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Most of the play store apps need you to put the call on speaker while the recording is done else the other party's voice is too low or not heard at all. How is it with MIUI?
Absolutely simple. You just click on the record button during the call just like you would click to activate speaker / mute yourself. The call quality does not change, nor are thre any audible beeps. Nothing. Its as good as making a regular call.

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This is the email client that i use.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid20.nitroid

Nothing has so reached close to what touchdown can do.
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Most of the play store apps need you to put the call on speaker while the recording is done else the other party's voice is too low or not heard at all. How is it with MIUI?
Exactly. My voice gets recorded whereas the other person's doesn't.
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Hi, can anyone suggest a good call recording app please?
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Buy a MIUI phone. Works out of the box, full stealth, well integrated in the OS too. Or put a MIUI ROM on your phone. Same result.
Cyanogenmod, on my phone, just has a setting option to record calls --- but it then records every call. I don't think there is a button as phamilyman describes ...but I haven't looked for it.

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Absolutely simple. You just click on the record button during the call just like you would click to activate speaker / mute yourself. The call quality does not change, nor are thre any audible beeps. Nothing. Its as good as making a regular call.
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Cyanogenmod, on my phone, just has a setting option to record calls --- but it then records every call. I don't think there is a button as phamilyman describes ...but I haven't looked for it.
Can you please share where that option is ?
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