Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 - NFC TecTiles - Australia

Samsung US have released the TecTiles NFC Tags for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Can I get them in Australia?
If not, can I purchase them from the US store and will they work on my Australian SGS3?

I sent an email to Samsung Australia, and here is their reply:

"The TecTiles NFC Tags are only available in USA and Canada at the moment and we don't have a release date for it in Australia yet. It will be released once the TecTiles settings are compatible with the network providers in Australia. If you buy it from the US store we can not grantee if its going to work in Australia as there might be a compatibility issue. We suggest wait for TecTiles release in Australia so that there are no compatibility issues. "

Not sure what compatibility issues there might be with carriers when it is a phone hardware thing?

Anyway, I hope they arrive here soon....or maybe someone can send me one from the US to try? ;-)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Connecting the Samsung Galaxy S3 to Kies via USB

Connecting my new Samsung Galaxy S3 to Kies via Wi-Fi worked first time, but trying to connect it via a USB cable failed every time.

Here is what worked for me:

  • Unplug the USB cable from the GS3
  • go to "Settings" > "Developer Options"
  • Enable "USB debugging"
  • Connect the USB cable from the GS3 to the PC
  • The PC will now install a bunch of drivers automatically
  • When the drivers have installed, unplug the USB cable from the GS3
  • go to "Settings" > Developer options"
  • Disable "USB debugging"
  • Connect the USB cable from the PC to the GS3

After doing this, the SGS3 connected to Kies

Saturday, June 2, 2012

ElcomCMS: Place arrow on panalbar menu item with sub items

The default ElcomCMS panalbar menu does not have functionality to place an indicator on menu items that have sub items. This is very important for usability.

You can implement this by inserting the following code in your PostCustomJavaScript.js file.

// Place arrows on each panalbar menu item that has sub-items
$(document).ready(function() {
        if($(this).css('display') == "none"){

You will also need to add something like the following to your site CSS file.
Obviously this will depend on how your menu is styled and where the indicator images are located :

    background: url("/images/UserUploadedImages/arrow_blue_side.gif") no-repeat scroll 160px center;
    background: url("/images/UserUploadedImages/arrow_blue_down.gif") no-repeat scroll 160px center;