Android SIG

Android SIG
Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 2:304:00 pm
Use the virtual meeting procedure outlined below:

As you are aware, we cannot have our SIG meeting this month at the regular location. But, that doesn’t mean that we cannot try to have a virtual meeting. Joe Callison and your SenCom Board have been working on setting up virtual meetings for SenCom to maintain contact with as many members as possible. I am inviting you to join the Android SIG on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 2:30 pm.

We are doing our testing with an app called Free Conference Call that you can download from the Google Play Store. I have included a set of instructions that you can print and follow to join the meeting. I will set up my computer at 2:15 pm so that you may begin to join at that time. This app allows me to see you, talk to you, show you the screen of my phone, and try to answer your questions. This may be our reality for the foreseeable future.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. If you have any questions about Android that we can answer on Wednesday, send them to me as soon as possible to allow me to do my research before the meeting.
Using your Android device to access the Free Conference Call (PDF)→
You can also use your computer, if you would prefer, to conference into the meeting. These instructions were assembled by our Technical Director Joe Callison and he may join us on Wednesday as well. I will be happy to try to answer any questions you may have about these instructions. Although Joe mentions that Chrome is the preferred browser, I know that others have used Firefox without any problems.
Using your computer to access the Free Conference Call (PDF)→
Happy Computing,
Bob Bowser,


Bob Bowser convenes the Android SIG.
Call (785) 608-4904 if you have any questions.



Past Meeting Presentations:

Deleting old emails in Gmail, 3/25/2020
Since the topic came up at the Wednesday Android SIG meeting and my quick search didn’t give us a really good answer, I am distributing to all Android SIG members in my list the best answer that I found for deleting old emails in Gmail and that I tested myself. At the end it suggests that you empty your trash to completely remove the old emails, which I decided to do after careful consideration. I had over 16,000 pieces in my trash after deleting all before 1/1/2013 (the format used in gmail is 2013/01/01). Most of the 16,000+ was from the last 30 days, believe it or not. Gmail automatically permanently deletes mail in your trash after 30 days anyway, so you could just let that happen over time and still be able to review the last 30 days worth of mail in your trash if you wish. Here are the detailed instructions:

Emails can be deleted in large amount using the web browser if you follow the instructions below.
These functions are not available on mobile browsers and Gmail Apps.Basically you search for the mails and then remove them:

  • Find mails that you want to delete:
    • You can search for before:2009/01/01 in the top search bar, also use other parameters as found here OR
    • navigate to the label that contains the mails you want to remove OR
    • select the label All mail to remove all messages from your account.
  • Select the messages with the checkbox above the message list.
  • Click on the link Select all x,xxx conversations… that appears if you have more messages than displayed on the current page.
  • Click the delete button to send all mails to Trash.

To finally delete the mails please navigate to the label Trash and click on the link Empty Trash now.
Please remember that this action cannot be undone and once mails are deleted from Trash you can never get them back.

As it says, this must be done in your browser, not on your phone or tablet.


Here is a message I received from Roger Rhoades that he suggested we share with the Android SIG.
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