Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mono Ace Dual SIM Smartphone [still to be edited/added]

Specification according to tradus(who never let my review appear on their site) where I bought it.
Features:
  • Android 4.1 OS
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 2MP Camera
  • 256 RAM, 128 ROM
  • Bluetooth, Wi-FI, 3G
  • Dual Sim




Pros:
Large screen, not bad feedback from screen.
Loud sound (Remember those China phones from few years back?)
Battery life sucks(3200mAh, my #$#)


Cons:
Loud sound not clear.
No accelerometer or sensor.
Android 2.3.6 (modified version which won't let you install Google's apps)




Info to help you if you own this phone.
BSNL detects this phone as GLX W33.
Windows detects it as sprd or Spreadtrum phone.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Airtyme GTX75 Torrid Mobile Phone - The Stuff Lost In Fine Print


I bought the above phone last month thinking it was a steal at that price. But since then I've have found that "not everything that shines is gold".

You can see the given specs at the link provided below:


Now Let me show you what the left out.

*    The phone supports java apps, but they run way too slow. I had to hunt older versions of the apps to get them to run(Opera Mini 7 doesn't even start.). The overall phone working itself is sluggish.
*    Touchscreen is resistive one, so no expectation were involved. But the b@#%%$ touchscreen stops working when being charged.
*    BTW if you didn't know its a china-made phone.
*    The charger, earphone and data-cable go into the same port, so only one can be used at a time (Data cable not provided).

*    Charger comes with EU Plug[above]. And the charger itself is rare one should yours go kaput.

*    They say the ear-set is 3.5mm, but in reality there is a adapter cable involved[above]. And the sound through the earpiece is dead low.

I tried calling them about the charger on a saturday afternoon and I was left listening to the dial tune after a automated voice.

Tradus.com wont let me leave a review.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recover Lost Laptops, Android Smartphones

With the cost of a new laptop and smartphones burning a hole in your pocket, recovering them seems like a better option and not to mention the data that you worked on, on it. So here is a software that can help you recover you prized item.


Prey lets you keep track of your laptop, phone and tablet whenever stolen or missing -- easily and all in one place. It's lightweight, open source software that gives you full and remote control, 24/7.

Prey supports Windows 32/64 bit, Mac OS, Ubuntu linux and Android handsets.

How it works:

You create an account with prey project. There is a 3 device limit with the free account though.

Basically you install a tiny agent in your PC or phone, which silently waits for a remote signal to wake up and work its magic.

This signal is sent either from the Internet or through an SMS message(SMS for android phones), and allows you to gather information regarding the device's location, hardware and network status, and optionally trigger specific actions on it.   

If enabled, Prey will attempt to hook onto to the nearest open WiFi hotspot when no Internet connection is found. Prey uses either the device's GPS or the nearest WiFi hotspots to triangulate and grab a fix on its location. It's shockingly accurate. 

Also, Grab a screenshot of the active session -- if you're lucky you may catch the guy logged into his email or Facebook account! Take a picture of the thief with your laptop's webcam so you know what he looks like and where he's hiding. Powerful evidence.

And Fully lock down your PC, making it unusable unless a specific password is entered. The guy won't be able to do a thing!

Go to http://preyproject.com/ to get started.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Profile pictures as emoticons on Facebook chat

Facebook's new update is letting you use profile pics, page pics as emoticon on facebook chat. To use this in chat type in [[username/page-name]] i.e., two open square brackets followed by username or page name and then by closed square brackets and the current profile pic will turn up as emoticon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Aakash: World's cheapest tablet from India

After a lot of speculation the $35 tablet is here, albeit at a higher price. Named Aakash and not Sakshat.

The specs of Aakash tablet are as follows:

Manufacturer:                               Datawind
Price :                                          Rs 2,276 (about $50)
Dimensions:                                 190.5x118.5x15.7mm
Screen:                                        7" resistive touchscreen with 800×480 pixel resolution
Weighs:                                       350gms

Processor:                                   366MHz
Connectivity:                               2 full USB ports
Memory:                                     256MB RAM
Storage:                                      2GB Flash memory + 2GB Micro SD card (expandable to 32GB)
Power and Battery:                     2100mAh, AC adapter 200-240 volt range.   (Lasts 1.5 to 2 hours                                            when watching HD videos & 3 hours on average use)

                                                   Inbuilt cellular modem and SIM to access internet
                                                   Wi-fi enabled
                                                   Plays 1080p HD videos
                                                   Separate application for online YouTube video
                                                  Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack


Operating System:                        Android 2.2 Froyo
Supported Document formats:      DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP
                                                   PDF viewer, Text editor
Image viewer supported formats:  PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF
Supported audio formats:             MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA
Supported video formats:             MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV
Web browser                              Standards Compliance: xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant

Safety and other standards compliance - CE certification / RoHS certification

Downsides include:
No Android marketplace, has Getjar instead.
Resistive touchscreen.