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Nokia N8 Power Fault!

Posted by Elliott on April 10, 2011 at 3:22 AM Comments comments (0)

Popular phone maker Nokia has admitted that some of its N8 handsets have a power management problem.

Nokia has recently declared and confirmed that a problem exists with the N8's power management system, which could result in users not being able to turn on or turn off their handsets.

 

The firm recently launched the handset after repeated delays to a silenced reception. This news of this latest slip-up will do little to persuade punters, who have far better choices, to take a chance on Nokia's high-end N8 handset.

Nokia claims the fault only affects a small percentage of N8 handsets. However in a rare and praiseworthy move, Nokia didn't just end with poo-pooing the situation but saying, while in the grand system of things it is a small percentage, to those affected, it is the most important problem. Nokia even admitting that even one unhappy customer was not good enough for the firm. Of course, what Nokia said won't solve customers' problems but it's still good to hear that some firms try to whitewash the situation, like say, Apple.

 

Running the Symbian 3 operating system, Nokia's N8 has failed to impress. With a bog standard & average hardware coupled to an operating system that simply lacks design when sat alongside Apple's IOS and Google's Android, it's not surprising that the N8 is unsuccessful to set the sales charts on fire.

 

Questions are now being asked about Nokia's well-known build quality, the firm faces a very hard battle to stave off irrelevancy in the high-end Smartphone market.

Those who are suffering from power problems with their N8 handsets are advised to call Nokia's customer support. Nokia finally confirmed that the fault is covered under the firm's warranty.

 

More info here at: http://bit.ly/93zthE         &        http://bit.ly/bpUxXY

 

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Flash For iPhone Back After Sell Out!

Posted by Elliott on November 19, 2010 at 12:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Just after a day of being taken off the Apple's Application Store due to astounding demand, Skyfire, the Flash-playing iPhone browser is back, but in a very limited dosage.

 

The makers of Skyfire, Skyfire Labs brought it back to the browser today after slight alterations to reduce the overwhelming load on its servers. From now on, once a certain number of downloads are reached, Skyfire Labs would delay the availability until its servers work out the additional workload.

 

"We are taking this approach because Skyfire believes a good user experience should come foremost, and we would rather have less, happier customers, and add new users as we can support them," Jeff Glueck, the chief executive of Skyfire Labs, said in a post on the company's blog.

 

Weirdly, Skyfire Labs was forced to remove its software application from Apple's Application Store within just five hours of its debut due to the overwhelming demand which risked its server and bandwidth capacity an overload.

 

Skyfire Labs' capacity issues have arised due to how its technology deals with Adobe's Flash, which is used across the web to view video and other content, but is not supported innately by the iPhone. Instead, the Flash content is decoded first on Skyfire Labs' servers into HTML5, and then it instantly delivers it to the handset.

 

The popularity of Skyfire is evidence in the wide popularity of Flash in online video & game-playing. Apple has been pushing its new technology HTML5 for its iPhones stating that Adobe's Flash renders the performance useless of the iPhone and consumes too much battery power. Adobe has passionately denied all such claims.

 

More info at: http://bit.ly/9TBvov

 

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Yours Digitally – Elliott Veares.

 

 

Sony Builds Google TV Into it's LCD's

Posted by Elliott on November 6, 2010 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Recently Sony has announced the first “High Definition or HD” television based on the Google TV; the all time search engine giant, Google and its tiny efforts to combine traditional TV with the internet has been pulled of.

The “Sony Internet TV” will be obtainable in 24-inch, 32-inch, 40-inch, and 46-inch models with prices in the US ranging from $599.99 to $1,399.99 depending on size and specs when it become available in Autumn, European realise dates and prices have not yet been revealed.

Also last week, Logitech unveiled a $299.99 Google TV set-top box, but as Sony has integrated Google's Android-based system with the television itself. The corporation has also introduced a $399.99 Blu-Ray disc player based on the platform, which can be used in-line with existing TVs.

Goggle TV has a Google Chrome web browser on top of an Android incarnation that's been taken to an Intel Atom system with a chip intended specifically for consumer electronics devices. The plan is to combine the internet with your television, offering an all in one interface for organising, searching and viewing broadcast TV - as well as stuff from across the net.

The project copies Google's original Android project. Google is also providing a free, (kind of) open source platform to third-party manufacturers in a bid to expand its online add empire. At the moment, Google does serve ads into the Google TV interface. The platform currently just shows ads that you would normally see on the web or on normal television, but it makes sense that the company will one day use the device as a means of improving its ad targeting. The company has hinted this for years that this is goal.

Goggle TV also can run some small applications from third-parties, such as including CNBC, Napster, NBA, Netflix, Pandora, and Twitter, and early next year, Google will open a special version of the Android app marketplace for the TV platform.

Sony also offers a wireless mini-keyboard for navigating its TVs and, eventually, you will also be able to control the device via your Android-based Smartphone. Sony TVs also can connect to DVR set-top boxes from satellite television provider “Dish Network.”

All of the devices can now be pre ordered at the SonyStyle online store and Best-Buy retail outlets. They will officially ship on the 16th October.

There is more information at: http://bit.ly/dk2Bb3


And at: http://www.google.com/tv/

Yours Digitally - Elliott Veares                   [email protected]

 

 

Has the iPhone 4 Gone Wrong Again?

Posted by Elliott on October 13, 2010 at 12:59 PM Comments comments (0)

You would not believe it but apple could be facing another potential design problem with the new and latest iPhone.


The utilization of slip-on protective cases designed and created for the iPhone 4 can cause potential scratches on its glass back panel that ultimately could lead to cracks and even shattering of its glass back so called “GlassGate”, this information is from sources inside and outside of Apple.


Particles of debris such as grit can get trapped between the rear of the phone and the case, resulting in the scratches that could ultimately result in fracture the glass although there apparently have been no complaints about this scenario ever having occurred -- at least none that have been made public. Also there have been suggestions that the rubber bumper case to rectify the problem with the “Antenna Flaw” could also cause scratches leading to the glass shattering.


Scepticism seems to be a common reaction to the report  but personally I would have though the problem would have shown up allot by now and would be wide spread, but obviously not and whether that’s because it is a gradual problem I don’t know why it has taken so long.


Of course, one might assume that Apple had thoroughly tested the iPhone 4's antenna, which it acknowledged as a problem only after dragging its feet and this could be similar thin. With other minor flaws such as yellow spots or bands appearing in the fist few days of it release, the iPhone 4 could be facing a hard time and could result in a bad public image, whether its just jinxed or the structural and functional design stage was overlooked it is not helping consumers attention or faith for the reliable (USUALLY) product.


This possible account of the “GlassGate” issue has not been confirmed by Apple; Most likely as they are trying to hush it down until more is known , or at least as that is what I think could be a possibility.


More Info is available at: http://www.intomobile.com/2010/10/08/glassgate-iphone-4/


Your Digitally – Elliott Veares                                      [email protected]

 

Modification to ?BIOS? could result in PC?S that boot in seconds!

Posted by Elliott on October 8, 2010 at 8:51 PM Comments comments (0)

New PCs most certainly will start in just seconds, thanks to an update to one of the most ancient parts of desktop computers. The improvement will spell the end for the 25-year-old PC start-up/instillation software known as Bios that initialises a machine so its main operating system can get going. The BIOS code was never planned to live nearly this long, and adapting its self into modern PCs, this is one reason they take a very long time as they do to warm up.

Bios' replacement, known as UEFI, will dominate in new PCs by 2011. The acronym stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and is intended to be more flexible than its admired predecessor. "The old and trusted Bios is up there in the history books with some of the physical pieces of the chip set that have been going around PC’S since 1979," The developers of the unique Bios only expected it to have a life span of about 250,000 machines - a number that has long been passed.

"AMI is a company that develops Bios software. Brian Richardson, of AMI's technological advertising team, mentioned the era of the Bios was starting to hinder development as 64-bit computing and became more frequent and machines mutated beyond the most basic of desktops and laptops.

The Bios tells the computer what input and output devices are installed (Hence Basic Input Output System) and various other things,

"Drive size limits” that were natural to the original PC design - of two terabytes - are going to become an real problem pretty soon for those that utilize their PC a lot for pictures and video," he said. Like wise he said, as tablet computers and other tinnier devices grow to be more popular, having to get them functioning with a PC control system was going to cause great problems. The trouble emerges he said, it is because the Bios needs the machine it is getting going to have the same basic internal set-up as the first PCs. consequently, adding extra peripherals - such as keyboards or mice that connect by USB and not PS2 was a really difficult thing to achieve at the time. Similarly, the Bios demands that USB drives to be recognized to a PC as either a hard drive or a floppy drive and this possibly will cause problems when those flash sticks are used to get a system functioning while installing or re-installing an operating system.

UEFI frees any computer from being created around the blueprint and conditions of the original PCs. For example, it does not state that a keyboard will only attach via a specific port. "All it says is that somewhere in the machine there's a piece of equipment that can create keyboard-type information," Under UEFI, it will be allot easier for that input to come a virtual keyboard, gestures on a touch screen or any potential input device. UEFI is proving to be an advantage to those managing lots of computers in data centres. "The extensible part of the name is critical because we are going to have to live with this for an extended amount of time,"

UEFI began life as an Intel-only specification known as EFI. It manipulated into a general standard when the need to replace the Bios industry-wide became more widely known. The initial to see the benefits of exchange of the old-fashioned Bios for UEFI have been system administrators who have to supervise hundreds or thousands of PCs in data centres or in offices around the world. Until now, making those machines work correctly has been "attractive painful and long process" because of the limited features of Bios.

The biggest advantage of course is a machine running UEFI will be the speed by means of which it starts up. At present at the moment it can be 25-30 seconds of boot time before you see the OS being to load files, With UEFI it will be in a handful of seconds. Some PC and laptop manufactures are already starting to use UEFI as are many firms that make embedded computers.

"I would personally say we are at the edge of the tipping point right now and in a few years all mother-boards will support it”

More information is available at:  

http://www.techeye.net/software/uefi-says-instant-on-pcs-may-arrive-in-2011

Yours sincerely – Elliott Veares                            [email protected]

Facebook for iPhone Is Going Places

Posted by Elliott on October 1, 2010 at 11:12 AM Comments comments (0)

Facebook's iOS app now does geolocation, which allows users to "check-in" and tell others where they are , i personly think this is a great feature!

If you're like me, when you find a place you really like, you want to tell your friends you're there. Maybe it's a new restaurant, a beautiful hiking trail or an amazing live show.
 
Starting today, you can immediately tell people about that favorite spot with Facebook Places. You can share where you are and the friends you're with in real time from your mobile device. Users of the app will certaintly discover moments when they are in the same place, at the same time, by using the feature to share location. Users can simply "check in" to that place and alert friends and family know where they are and you can easily see if any of your friends have also chosen to check in nearby
 
To use the feature, the latest version of the Facebook application for iPhone is needed, Mobile Web browsers that support HTML5 and geolocation also support the new feature. For now, Places is only available in the United States The service should be available to more countries, as well as on additional platforms soon hopefully.
 
Version 3.2.1 delivers bug fixes ass well, according to the changelog posted on iTunes.
 
Much of the “desktop” functionality of Facebook is also available with Facebook for iPhone, Users of Facebook for iPhone can simply start a conversation with Facebook Chat, check your friends' latest photos and status updates, look for phone number, and even upload photos on the move, it is all as simple as pie!
 
The iOS app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires firmware version 3.0 or later which can easly be downloaded adn updated.
 
Fore more information go to: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Facebook-for-iPhone-Is-Going-Places-153029.shtml
 
Or email me at: [email protected]
 
 
 

Is Music Getting Worse and is it Starting To Suck , If so why

Posted by Elliott on August 20, 2010 at 1:16 PM Comments comments (3)

I think the answer for this question is unfortunately a reflection on society as many other things.

 

First, the recording industry has become way too hungry & fanatical with profits. They will only sign artists that will make them money, even if they have little or no talent. And performers want to be stars will get first choice and then performers second. Many individuals / groups that want to actually make good music with meaningful lyrics are encouraged to conform, & discouraged from being the unique artists they truly are. And no matter how good you are, if you are over age 30, forget it!

 

On the other side, people in the world are becoming increasingly poor listeners. We don't listen to one another, and we are losing the ability to really listen to music. Our attention spans are getting shorter, and people are becoming more impressed with visual impressions made by the artists (i.e. Lady Gaga). We like videos instead of songs. We like artists because they are sexy, not because they are talented. We like concerts whose focus is on 4th of July fireworks displays, in its place of great performances of inferiority music.

 

Also people are using computers, Auto-Tune, and technology way to much!, for a start trying to copy big hits of the 80’s is not the way to go as you will never get the same fell with the modern attitude of people. Computers and Auto-Tune are now being used so much they are overused, if you can’t sing; don’t correct it massively with Auto-Tune, just DONT SING! This only leads to over realistic and annoyingly false, unnatural and not unique and it makes it all sound over sterile. Another problem I have is they also use computers to create a song with mainly effects or and to many effects and rubbish to other music.

 

Today, we hear nothing but a beat, or a rhythm track, and we tell ourselves "that's music!” Maybe it's because it's so simple to do, we imitate them & feel we are making music ourselves, just like they are. We tell ourselves if we master "Guitar Hero", or even if we play "Air Guitar", we are great musicians.

Good grief! We would rather to pretend, and believe we are special.

 

It's sad. Still, I would like to encourage you to keep real music alive! Continue to listen to it, make it yourself if you can, and support artists that do! Let's continue to hold to a higher standard than most people around us. Let's hope that as more & more are exposed to "the real thing" that they will come to their senses & start to understand what they are missing!

 

On the up side there is a tiny bit of good music if you know where to look, but it is quite rare and is definitely not in mainstream market + allot of popular modern singers can sing but let them self’s down with all the technology . I wish the 70’s-90’s would come back where true music existed!

This is only my oppinion and does not affect your views.

How to keep your computer running at a manageable speed

Posted by Elliott on August 14, 2010 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Being myself Elliott Veares, I have had the chance to use allot of computers over the years and surprisingly allot of the modern ones running anything between windows XP and Windows 7 have been quite sluggish and unresponsive , especially when starting up. There for I am giving some simple tips and solutions so you can bring your computers speed up to a tolerable level. I shall share my advice and tips bellow.

 

Tip 1) Defragment your computer at least every few months at least if not even more frequently. This will give you more usable space on your hard drive or storage means by defragmenting the fragmented files across your storage device. Files naturally become fragmented over time as you Modify, Move or delete files. You may also notice you can find files & folders faster.


Tip 2) Offten computers have or come with many pieces of software installed on them which load up automaticly with windows, you can make your computer load up faster by only selecting the programs and applications you want automatically load with windows. You can do this by typing “msconfig” in  "Run" on " Windows XP" or in the search bar on Widows Vista and Windows 7.

Then by going to the "Startup" tab in the system configuration (Which you have just opened) you can Uncheck the programs and apps you don’t want to automatically to load up with Windows. WARNING, don’t disable your Antivirus!


Tip3) As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced. To run the error checking utility, first close all programs that are open then go to My Computer then right click the Hard Disc Drive you want to search for bad sectors, click the Tools Tab once the properties dialogue box has opened, then click the Check Now button, In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start. If bad sectors are found, chose to fix them.


Tip 4) Clean your registry, the registry stores all the programs and system settings and configurations. Cleaning the registry is a good idea because it can often become corrupt or faulty due to files,programs and other technical related things being changed,moved or deleted. This leads to many various problems ranging from  slow speed to error messages. I personally recommend the free registry cleaning program "CCleaner" which is available here: http://bit.ly/pkRpJ  

You can also see about the 10 best and free registry cleaners. (Results may be out of date)


Tip 5)  Uninstall Programs/Applications which you no longer need or frequently use, do this because they just clutters your system and take up space. Also make sure your drivers are all up to date and perform a full virus scan regularly.


More help can be found here: http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-xp-tips/99-ways-to-make-your-computer-blazingly-fast/

 

Apples Hardware Refresh

Posted by Elliott on July 27, 2010 at 11:38 AM Comments comments (0)

Apple releases Mac Pro and Imac hardware refresh

Not quite brand new hardware, creator of fashionable gadgets apple has graced its fan-boys with an update to its range of desktop computers and the release of a pointing device.

 

Earlier today the firm closed its online store to prepare for the modernize, which had been alleged for some time. Many of the rumours dreamt up by over-eager fan-boys were inaccurate; however apple did announce that its imac range will feature Intel’s core i3 processors. There is also a quad-core core i5 model for those not happy about spending a fortune on a desktop machine that has a chip intended for bargain basement tin boxes.

Also the high-priced Mac pro, often the core of apple jokes, received major surgery with hexa-core inlet xeon chips mated with an AMD Radeon HD 5770 graphics card as standard. Take a moment to realise that a £2,000 machine that is pitched as a workstation doesn't even have a workstation graphics card, nor is the “customer grade” Radeon HD 5770 graphics card the top of AMD's graphics card range.

Apple has saved that as an optional extra, with the Radeon HD 5870 available at added cost. Still, at least it's an option. Nvidia fermi based gtx 4xx graphics cards are nowhere to be found on the Mac pros.

 

For those feeling particularly flush, apple announced the availability of a 512 GB solid state drive (SSD) with the option of specifying up to four in a single Mac pro. Apple claims that the SSD’s provide up to "two times faster than the average performance of a standard disk drive." that's absolutely great, if you happen to have your own gold mine as they do come at a high price.

 

Finally, apple released the magic track-pad, a stand-alone track-pad control device. Akin to a laptop's track-pad, the device will bring multi-touch interaction to desktop users. Clearly the firm realised it could not milk any more money out of redesigning its minimalist single button mouse over and over again. The slab of metal allows the firm to peddle its own battery charger, which no doubt will be snapped up by eager fan-boys who want the toymaker's label on every single object they own.

Those thinking of buying apple's latest products might want to hold off for a small while, as its online store hasn't been updated yet to reflect all of the changes in its product line.

 

Google Chrome - Is it going to dominate?

Posted by Elliott on July 26, 2010 at 11:36 PM Comments comments (0)
Google Chrome!
To all my fans out there, i want to know what you think about googles web browser - Google Chrome. Google chrome is a web browser that has been out for a few years but is becoming incredibly popular over the last year. It is also available in an open source version/project called "Chromium".

One thing is for sure is that Google chrome versions will likely be in the double figures within next year , as Google said they will be releasing new and stable versions of it every 6 weeks. The purpose of this is to make new features available when they are done. It also seems that Google may be trying to dominate the market like they try and do with everything else, while Microsoft only release new versions of there web browser every 18-24 months and Mozilla only twice a year. It looks like they are going to succeed in stealing the gap in the market.

But this is not all good news as the pace that they are managing is likely to result in bringing really annoying bugs and problems with it as they try and rush the beta versions out although bugs are not often found in stable versions of Chrome. With more features, more complexity , etcetera;  this would usually guarantees that more bugs will crop up and will the coders at google keep doing a good job.

Finally, what will happen when chrome passes version 9.xx ,as programs for the windows operating system rarely goes above version 9   with out adding some sort of extension so that the numerical designation can return to 1 and the sequence repeat. The described pace of chrome versions will yield double digits by the middle of next year, meaning it wont be to long to see how it all pans out.

Written by: Elliott Veares



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