Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SOLVED! "...There is insufficient space on the device."

A friend has a Samsung Note android tablet, which continually failed to install any apps from Play Store, with an error message like "...There is insufficient space on the device."

To fix (or workaround) the problem, go to Settings, Apps, find Google Play Service. Then,  clear cache and uninstall updates. Now, try to install apps again from Play Store.

Sometimes, this only temporarily work around the problem. If you have a chance to install Clean Master, before the problem reappears again, Clean Master is able to reveal to you the actual cause of the problem. In the case of my friend's Samsung Note, it's really the lacking of user memory that causes the problem. It's actually a design problem!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

HOW TO: Copy Files from Your PC to Android Without Using USB Cable

A simple way to copy your files from a Windows PC or Mac computer to your Android tablet or smartphone, is by using ES File Explorer on your Android mobile device. No USB cable is needed.

Assuming that both your computer and Android mobile device are in the same network. Here're the step:

On Your Android:
1) Go to Google Play Store and install ES File Explorer
2) Start ES File Explorer, swipe right to get the Fast Access menu from the right.
3) Select "Network", "Remote Manger"
4) Press the "Turn On" button to turn on the FTP remote access. It shows you the FTP address to use, such as

On Your Computer
5) Start Windows Explorer, type the FTP address on the address bar (as above)
6) You are ready to copy files to your android device

For a selection of options to copy to your device memory or your sdcard, go to ES File Explorer's Settings, Directory Settings, Home Directory, Go up to your device's root.

From your computer, you can browse to the folder "mnt" of your device to gain access to device's internal storage or external sdcard storage.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

SOLVED! Cannot Remove "Song of Innocence" (U2) from My iPad!!

Suddenly, an unknown music album has shown on my iPad, as well as my friend's. Named, "Song of Innocence", a name not quite fitting...After frustratingly trying to remove it for a while, here's the fix (actually provided by Apple Support):

To remove this album:
  1. Go to https://itunes.com/soi-remove.
  2. Click Remove Album to confirm you'd like to remove the album from your account.
  3. Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store.
  4. You'll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.
If you downloaded the songs to iTunes on your Mac or PC or to the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you'll need to delete them manually.

Reference: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201396

Apple is really wasting much of our time!!