Motorola Droid Turbo – Disable QI charging popup overlay

I’ve had a Motorola Droid Turbo for almost a year now and one of my biggest complaints is that while wirelessly charging on a QI charger a overlay would popup every few seconds even if the screen was unlocked. Today I noticed a system app running called “Inductive Charger” so I thought maybe I can somehow mess with that app to disable the really irritating popup overlay.

Steps to disable overlay

  1. Goto Settings->Apps
  2. Swipe to the “All” tab
  3. Find the app called “Inductive Charger” and open it
  4. Click the “Disable” button

You’re done, your phone will still charge on a QI charger but you wont get that irritating popup.

PostgreSQL: Change column casting type to another type

Because there have been a few times that I have needed to adjust a column in PostgreSQL from one type of casting to another I am going to put it here so I can find it again and for anyone else that may be looking to do the same thing.


GMail: Revert back to the old inbox

By this time most of you probably have either converted to or been converted to the new GMail tabbed inbox layout and found that you dislike it. I searched for a way to get my old priority style inbox back with no avail tell today. Today I randomly came across how to convert the inbox back to the old look and feel and felt I should share it with the world.

It is really easy, just do the following:

  1. Put your mouse over the “Inbox” text on the left hand side of the screen.
  2. After you put your mouse over the “Inbox” text you will see a small arrow pointing down to the right of the text, click on it.
  3. A drop down menu will show up, one of the options will be “Priority Inbox”, click it.
  4. You’re done, your inbox should now look like it did before the change.


Google Drive “Unable to sync”

Google Drive ( has been long anticipated and finely here. I’ve been using it for the last three days and I put it through some tests and it has passed almost every one. One problem did arise, it got stuck with an error “Unable to sync” with no other information, to resolve the “Unable to sync” error I did the fallowing:

  • Restart Google Drive.
  • Enable diagnostic mode.
    1. Hold Shift and right click on the Google Drive icon.
    2. A new option “Enable diagnostic mode” will be in the list, select it.
    3. A new windows will show up, change the option “Log level” to “Debug”.
    4. Click the “Start logging” button.
  • After Google Drive gives you the Error “Unable to sync” open the debug file (Win7: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Drive\sync_log.log)
  • Look through the log file for an error about some file/s not being able to sync.
  • Once you find the file/s remove them from their Google Drive folder/s on your system.
  • Restart Google Drive.
  • If after a restart Google Drive it is able to sync without any errors then you can manually upload the file/s that you had issues with through the Google Drive web interface (

I have uploaded over 70GB of files and I have only had a problem with one file that happened to be one PSD file out of about 70 PSD files.