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Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



Hipster_Doofus posted:

I've got an LG aristo 3 updated (officially) to pie and they are still separate. Is that an LG thing like with Samsung?

Possibly! I'm guessing LG isn't 100% stock. A lot of the complaints on various Google forums specifically mention the Pixel.

Google does really annoying stuff like that a lot. Another one off the top of my head is that Google Calendar for Android used to show something that went past midnight across two days. For example, if I am working 9 pm to 9 am from Monday night to Tuesday morning, Google Calendar used to show I was working on Monday and Tuesday. Now for some godforsaken reason it only shows Monday.

They try to oversimplify stuff way too often and it drives me nuts. I should be able to tell in "month view" in the Calendar that an event might actually span two days. But ever since a Calendar update like two years ago, I can't.

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redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

LG does android a LOT better than Google if you ask me. The last G7/G8/V30/V40 have been just beautiful. No bugs, long battery, no crap interface. Whats not to love?

taiyoko
Jan 10, 2008




I use Bluetooth Volume Manager to control media/ringer/call volumes per device and it automatically adjusts them on connection. I also use "disable absolute volume" in the developer options menu. This is on a Pixel 2.

LastInLine
Mar 15, 2006

Why stay in the Cape when you can be in the WAVE?




Fun Shoe

Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

Possibly! I'm guessing LG isn't 100% stock. A lot of the complaints on various Google forums specifically mention the Pixel.

Google does really annoying stuff like that a lot. Another one off the top of my head is that Google Calendar for Android used to show something that went past midnight across two days. For example, if I am working 9 pm to 9 am from Monday night to Tuesday morning, Google Calendar used to show I was working on Monday and Tuesday. Now for some godforsaken reason it only shows Monday.

They try to oversimplify stuff way too often and it drives me nuts. I should be able to tell in "month view" in the Calendar that an event might actually span two days. But ever since a Calendar update like two years ago, I can't.

As someone who has worked overnight for two decades, let me assure you that in your scenario it's Monday until you go to sleep on Tuesday at 10am. Google is correctly depicting how anyone whose waking life straddles the arbitrary delineation between one day and the next accounts for time.

That being said, doesn't Google Photos consider days to end at like 0200 or some weird time so your party pics all end up on the same "day"?

the_lion
Jun 8, 2010

On the hunt for prey...

taiyoko posted:

I use Bluetooth Volume Manager to control media/ringer/call volumes per device and it automatically adjusts them on connection. I also use "disable absolute volume" in the developer options menu. This is on a Pixel 2.

This solved my problem. Thanks!

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

Is there a good app that will immediately upload a video you are taking to the cloud? Ideally, one that could punch through airplane mode to do it (I realize that may be asking too much)?

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICKARUS

It's Moot baby!






Thanatosian posted:

Is there a good app that will immediately upload a video you are taking to the cloud? Ideally, one that could punch through airplane mode to do it (I realize that may be asking too much)?

It's not possible to "punch through" airplane mode. That's not how it works. It turns off the radios.

As for apps that upload videos like that, even Google Photos will do it (if you enable it in the options to work on cellular data) right after you film it.

Vykk.Draygo
Jan 17, 2004

I say salesmen and women of the world unite!

If you're asking about uploading WHILE recording (since the time between recording and an upload completing is long enough for bad actors to destroy your phone, which I assume is what this is about), I have to imagine the bottleneck of upload speed would cause the recording to stop, and I don't think things like Dropbox will upload actively-changing files. I think Facebook Live records and stores streams though, if that's an option?

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICKARUS

It's Moot baby!






Vykk.Draygo posted:

If you're asking about uploading WHILE recording (since the time between recording and an upload completing is long enough for bad actors to destroy your phone, which I assume is what this is about), I have to imagine the bottleneck of upload speed would cause the recording to stop, and I don't think things like Dropbox will upload actively-changing files. I think Facebook Live records and stores streams though, if that's an option?

Ohhhh if you mean that, you have to look for a livestreaming app - Some like Youtube live will save the stream automatically afterwards. Correct, Dropbox, Google Photos, OneDrive, etc, don't save/sync files until the handle is closed, ie. once you hit "stop" on the record and it finishes writing it will start the upload.

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

Vykk.Draygo posted:

If you're asking about uploading WHILE recording (since the time between recording and an upload completing is long enough for bad actors to destroy your phone, which I assume is what this is about), I have to imagine the bottleneck of upload speed would cause the recording to stop, and I don't think things like Dropbox will upload actively-changing files. I think Facebook Live records and stores streams though, if that's an option?

Seems like it might be the best way to do it. And you have correctly surmised my desire, but I do not under any circumstances want anything owned by Facebook on my phone.


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It's not possible to "punch through" airplane mode. That's not how it works. It turns off the radios.
Yeah, I didn't know if maybe there was an Android permission you can enable for allowing this or not (in spite of being an IT person, my knowledge of Android permissions is woefully lacking).

CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICKARUS

It's Moot baby!






Thanatosian posted:

Seems like it might be the best way to do it. And you have correctly surmised my desire, but I do not under any circumstances want anything owned by Facebook on my phone.

Yeah, I didn't know if maybe there was an Android permission you can enable for allowing this or not (in spite of being an IT person, my knowledge of Android permissions is woefully lacking).

Unfortunately it's not just a permission thing, it's a toggle on the radios. Is youtube live okay for you to use? You could probably make your stream private so no one can view it, and then it would still save the livestream. Caveat: I haven't used it before, so I'm making educated guesses here.

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009



If you have the concerns we're all assuming you have make sure to turn off fingerprint or face unlock.

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

KICK BAMA KICK posted:

If you have the concerns we're all assuming you have make sure to turn off fingerprint or face unlock.
Yeah, I have a legal-adjacent background, so I know that much. Switching messaging apps to Signal, been using Brave browsing on my phone and PC since Chrome stopped letting me use Adblocking... Any other app-related steps I should be taking?

EDIT: Also trying to figure out a good balance between wanting to be secure/difficult to trace, and wanting the ability to take high-quality videos where you can easily make out what is happening and ideally who is involved. Vacillating on the use of burners and/or airplane mode. I have a Pixel 3XL, so the camera quality is very high; airplane mode locks out the locations and the tracing/capture devices used by the police, but doesn't allow for immediate upload of videos/photos. Burners obviously make it next to impossible to trace.

Thanatosian fucked around with this message at 23:34 on Jun 2, 2020

KICK BAMA KICK
Mar 2, 2009



Thanatosian posted:

Burners obviously make it next to impossible to trace.
Simply avoiding the risk of losing or damaging your IRL phone or not giving access to all your daily poo poo to anyone who comes into possession of it unlocked probably makes a burner a good idea. I started to type up some reasons why you shouldn't get overconfident (buy it in front of a camera? forget to turn it off before you went home? leave fingerprints on the screen?) but I'm just some dumbass spitballing so I'd recommend you seek out some advice on this topic published by whatever sort of organization you consider trustworthy.

sweart gliwere
Jul 5, 2005

better to die an evil wizard,
than to live as a grand one.


Convoluted and clumsy and probably a total horrible PITA, but I'd imagine USB OTG +adapters coupled to a hotspot/router could allow airplane mode uploads.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

The problem is going to be bandwidth if you want high quality streaming video. Especially if you are in an area with a ton of (internet) traffic.

You may wanna look at using a VPN, though you'll take a battery hit.

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CLAM DOWN
Feb 13, 2007


RICKARUS

It's Moot baby!






sweart gliwere posted:

Convoluted and clumsy and probably a total horrible PITA, but I'd imagine USB OTG +adapters coupled to a hotspot/router could allow airplane mode uploads.

That....might work! Interesting.

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