Category Archives: Milestone X

Motorola MotoCast – Back Up / Restore / Sync Your Media

NO CORDS ATTACHED

Photos, podcasts, documents and more – it doesn’t matter what it is, MotoCast can pull it, stream it and sync it. Out and about but want to listen to your iTunes playlist? MotoCast Wireless can get that for you. Need to add a bunch of files to your phone before you jet off? MotoCast USB* has what you need. Maybe you forgot your phone altogether. That’s ok. You can get the same unlimited access to your personal files from MyMotoCast.com. It’s like have your own personal cloud of content without limits or worries.

An option for everyone
Connect with MotoCast USB* and get wired access to all your media and software updates. Or use MotoCast Wireless to stream your favorites when you’re on the move. Away from your phone, but still need your documents? Visit MyMotoCast.com. Stay connected in all scenarios.

So secure
It’s your content and it should stay with you. With MotoCast it does. Everything you save stays on your personal computer only to be accessed by your unique user name and password so you stay in control

Sync and swim with ease
Move large amounts of media between your phone and PC with ease.

Ready for your files!**
Don’t worry about converting files – MotoCast works with both PC and Mac. And forget about hassling with different media players. If it plays on your computer, it will play on your phone.

No storage or data worries
Whether you just want one song or your entire photo library, MotoCast will grab them from your PC, keeping your phone’s storage free. And when you use MotoCast USB you can put data usage concerns away.

Replacement Email App for Stock Email on Android Phones

Here at Illinois Valley Cellular in R&D we have realized that all email providers don’t work with the stock email on the Android phones. In searching we found a great replacement email client called K9 Mail. One of the providers we know is not working is MTCO. Below is a walk through of how to set up a MTCO email using K9 Mail.

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Android Tech Tips: Mobile Hot Spot

If you are a tablet user, or need to set up a wireless hotspot, we  show you in the following video how to set up a mobile hotspot on the Motorola Milestone X.

If you are interested in adding “tethering” aka “mobile hot spot” to your android device, please contact your local IVC Retail or Agent location.

Step by Step Instructions from dummies.com

Android Users: Make Sure Your Contacts are on Google

Motorola’s recent release of a software update for the Motorola Milestone X may cause issues if you are not syncing your contacts to Google.  Like, you could lose all of your contacts…

All Android useres should make sure your contacts are stored on google, if you lose your phone, you have to replace your phone… you’re not hand typing in all of your contacts.

Here’s a step by step guide on the Motorola Milestone X update.

Here’s a post about making sure your contacts are on google on the Samsung Showcase i500.

Watch Jon show you how to back up your contacts on the Motorola Milestone X.

Hot Mobile Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

Need to pick up a few stocking stuffer ideas?

You can never go wrong with mobile accessories!  Check out the hot IVC accessories, and stop by a Wireless Solution Center to pick em up!

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See the accessories below!

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MotoX Users: BACK UP CONTACTS B4 Update!

ATTENTION MILESTONE X CUSTOMERS!!!

There is a new software release 2.3 update for the Motorola Milestone X.  If you see that there is an update available, please do the following to make sure that you are able to keep all of your contacts.

Syncing your Google contacts
-Go to settings
-Select accounts
Select your Google account
-Make sure CONTACTS is checked (You should see a syncing process next to the check box)

Exporting your contacts to your SD Card
-Go to your contacts
-Press the Menu Button
-Press on Import/Export
-Press on Export contacts to: SD CARD

To update your phone
-Go to settings
-Press on About Phone
-Press on System Updates

To import your contacts (IF NEEDED)
-Go to contacts
-Press the menu button
-Press on Import/Export
-Press on Import contacts from: SD Card

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Motorola Milestone X Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

X peeps….  Your Gingerbread has arrived!!

GO TO:  Phone Settings–>about phone–>check for update

Motorola Milestone XTM Android 2.3 Update Overview

This Android 2.3 update includes the following items:

  • Improved Battery Life: This update more efficiently manages the way your device uses resources while you enjoy your favorite apps, increasing battery life.
  • Downloads Management: A new downloads application provides easy access to view, re-open, delete, and manage files downloaded in browser, Gmail, or email.
  • Improvements for: Calendar, camera, contacts and security

No cookies here but we have released the new 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Motorola Milestone X. Take a gander

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Theme Your Android

Thanks to Terri at IVC Wireless Solutions Center in Streator…. Jon and I have been addicted to the Go Launcher.

“Go” Crazy –>  Download “Go” stuff 

IVC Powers Data for Tiskilwa First Responders

So, was showing Adam Lind of Spring Valley around on his smartphone at this past Wednesday’s Smartphone class at Streator’s Wireless Solution Center… and as I’m showing the EMT and his wife cool apps for their Motorola Milestone X’s (ie. Tikl Talk, HeyTel, and TuneIn Radio) he tells me about how his brand new phone powered the data for the first responder’s laptops at the train derailment and explosion in Tiskilwa last week.  Once again, another reason to be on the IVC network… Rural coverage.

At Illinois Valley Cellular, we thank all of those men and women in uniform who put their lives in danger to keep us safe.  Thanks to the Firemen, EMTs, Police and Sheriff’s deputies who took the call last week and prevented what could have been a much bigger disaster for those living in Tiskilwa and Bureau County.

VIDEO: HTC Sense, MotoBlur, TouchWiz

HTC, Motorola and Samsung all have different Android “user interfaces.”

They have each added a “layer” or “user interface” that gives users of their Android phones a different experience.

Here, Alex walks through the HTC Merge, the Motorola Milestone X and the Samsung Showcase i500… each running Android 2.3 gingerbread.

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HTC Sense vs. Motoblur
The Showcase can now be updated to 2.3
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