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    I think you can actually close an app now. If you go into settings->Apps->Manage Apps
    Then hit menu->filter apps.
    If you click on an app to get details and scroll down, you can force stop an app.
    It worked when I had the browser freeze on me.

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    I’ve done some testing on the video recording in Cupcake, and it’s not great, but it’s usable. More information here.

    Dan’s not the only other Android fan in San Diego. 😉

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    Gina Trapani

    @Aaron: Hey, you’re right, thanks! Didn’t see that. Updating the post. (I love finding out hidden treasure like this!)

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    Thanks Gina,

    Don’t know if I can wait, I’d love to have it now. 🙂 Exciting stuff, did you find updating as difficult as they say it is?


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    I found a video detailing the update to 1.5 if others don’t want to wait for T-mobile (no rooting required). I love cupcakes! 🙂 haha, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90ldmgt0zdk


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    You don’t need to hold shift to select text in the browser. After you choose “select text” you should see an arrow pointer, move this to the start of the text you want to select using the trackball, click the trackball once, then as you move the trackball the text will be highlighted. Once you have all the text you want to copy highlighted click the trackball again and it will be copied to the clipboard.

    Hope this helps 🙂

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    Gina — what Android device do you use? I’m thinking about getting one in the next few months.


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    Soes anyone find a difference in battery life with 1.5? My G1 seems to get about 20% better, but I haven’t run any tests yet.

    And Steel is the best mobile browser by far.

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    Skyler Bauermeister

    I got my update this morning =)

    Also new to 1.5 are widgets, there are several options for toggle widgets (Useful Switchers could be obsolete!).

    Have you had a chance to review any of these?

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    I’ve been running JesusFrekes cupcake builds for probably two weeks now and so far I have nothing to complain about.

    Also, the “Spare Parts” app is great. It adds alot of useful settings that aren’t built into cupcake out of the box.

    Do you run a custom rom at all Gina?

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    I’m getting cupcaked right now. 🙂

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    The new Gmail redesign is awesome. Love the batch labels and archive!

    The kids will be glad to know my phone now supports emoticons. 😀

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