Samsung S3 Connection Settings for iCard Mobile

iCard mobile might be the UK’s cheapest PAYG mobile provider. Data connection settings for a Samsung S3 are described below. Although beyond the general scope of this blog, the information was hard to find and so worth repeating here.

At the time of writing, iCard charges customers 3p per minute to call fixed lines, 6p per min to other mobiles, 10p per megabyte of data and 6p per SMS text. All of which may represent good value for certain usage patterns. There is no roaming or picture messaging.

iCard data settings are very simple. From the home screen, hit the menu key -> Settings -> More settings -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names. Hit the menu key again and select “New APN”. Enter the following values: Continue reading

Deleting Awkward Files

Deleting any file under Unix/Linux is usually a simple matter of using the “rm” command. Some files are more stubborn. If the file name contains special characters, or begins with a dash (“-“), it can be hard to get rid of:

bash-4.2$ ls -l
total 0
-rw-rw-r--. 1 james james 0 Aug 25 14:46 -a
-rw-rw-r--. 1 james james 0 Aug 25 14:46 logfile
-rw-rw-r--. 1 james james 0 Aug 25 14:45 some'file
bash-4.2$ rm some'file
> bash: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
bash: syntax error: unexpected end of file

A Few Alternatives

One obvious solution is to use a GUI. Highlight the awkward file in any file manager, hit the delete key, and it’s gone. But GUIs aren’t available everywhere. You may have only shell access to a server, for example. Continue reading