Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all have a good night!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

iPhone 4S

Source: BBC
Apple has unveiled the latest iteration in its iPhone range, but there was no sign of the widely rumoured iPhone 5.
The iPhone 4S, as the model will be known, boasts an improved camera and significantly extended battery life.
It will run the latest iOS5 operating system, which is set for release on 12 October.
The event was the first major announcement for new boss Tim Cook who took over from Steve Jobs in August.
The iPhone 4S, which will go on sale on 14 October, will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models - in both black and white.
It has the same look and feel as the existing iPhone 4 which was launched 15 months ago.
However, Apple said that updates to iOS meant the phone would boast some "200 new features".
Shares in Apple fell by almost 5% within minutes of the eagerly anticipated launch, with analysts saying that investors and Apple fans had expected the latest version to be a more radical improvement over its predecessor.
However, the company's shares later regained most of their losses to close down just 0.6%, albeit underperforming the NASDAQ index as a whole.
Voice control
Among the additions is an "intelligent assistant" that allows users to ask questions aloud and receive detailed answers back.
Siri, which began life as a third-party app, was purchased by Apple in 2010 but has yet to appear within its software.
Luke Peters, editor of gadget magazine T3, said that the software announcements would do just enough to keep Apple fans interested in the face of strong challenges from rival smartphone manufacturers.
"Some people were looking for a brand new phone and they haven't got that today, so some will be disappointed," he told BBC News.
"But with the update to iOS5 and Siri that could be enough to sway people to make the investment."
Other industry watchers were less charitable about the iPhone refresh, and the non-appearance of the iPhone 5.
Gareth Beavis, phones editor at TechRadar said that the new hardware would leave many people underwhelmed.
"It was quite disappointing. I think there is going to be a lot of anger from users expecting something big bold and quite exciting after a long time of waiting from the iPhone 4.
"People will buy this in their droves, but Apple has missed a trick by just releasing the exact same phone again with marginally upgraded specs."
Details of the new phone were unveiled by Apple's Philip Schiller
For Apple's new chief executive, the event was as much about making a statement about his leadership as it was new products.
Tim Cook had previously acted as interim boss, looking after the company while Steve Jobs was on sick leave.
Unlike his charismatic predecessor, Mr Cook left the biggest announcement of Tuesday's event to a colleague - marketing boss Phil Schiller.
"Maybe he wants to bring other people to the forefront by letting others speak on his behalf," said Gregory Roekens, chief technology officer at marketing firm Wunderman.
"But in terms of style, it was underwhelming. People were expecting iPhone 5, but instead it's almost fixing the weaknesses the previous phones had.
"It will be interesting to see how people react to that."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Installing CyanogenMod 7.1 Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on a Vodafone 845 (Huawei U8120)

The Vodafone 845 is one of the best budget Android phones on the market that is below 100 Euros. 
The only downside to the phone is it comes with Android 2.1 Eclair; today I will be showing you how to install a fully working version of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread onto your phone. This ROM comes with ADWLauncher, Overclocking built in up to 748MHz, and more.

I am not responsible for any damage to your phone

We begin by making a NAND backup of your phone in recovery mode, to do this power on your phone while holding Accept call and Volume Up. Once you have completed this restart your phone. Open up the app market and install "ROM Manager". Flash the phone with ClockworkMod Recovery 3.0.05 for Huawei Ascend in ROM Manager. Download CM7.1.0 with Kernel 2.6.32-9-perf here, Copy it to your microSD. Restart your phone into Recovery mode again by powering it on while holding Accept Call and Volume Up. Wipe your phone with Recovery mode and install the .zip file from SDCard. 

To get SD Mount to work format your SDCard in Recovery for Ascend.

To get Google Apps download the version for CyanogenMod 7 here. Rename the .zip to and install it as an update from SDCard in Recovery. 


  • RIL
  • Audio
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Key lights
  • Sensors
  • D-pad
  • OC Kernel (122-748MHZ)
  • SDCard mount via notification bar (only read file)
  • Fixed GPS
  • Fixed AGPS
  • Fixed layout in usb mass storage screen & dialer
  • Fixed Framework
  • YouTube fixed
  • Better screen adjustment
  • Camera Fixed
  • Video recording Fixed
  • Calibration support

    Bugs/Not working/TODO:
  • Missing FM
  • There is some lag after some apps are closed
  • Fix broken clock layout
  • Headset mic problems (maybe fixed)
  • SD card mount not working. use Qtadb
  • Saturday, October 8, 2011

    Steve Jobs Dead at 56

    From Reuters, (( Steve Jobs, who transformed the worlds of personal computing, music and mobile phones, died on Wednesday at the age of 56 after a years-long battle with pancreatic cancer. ))
    This comes at a total shock to me.  While I knew he was sick, before retiring, but I didn’t think it was that bad. 
    While I am not an Apple guy, I have to give Jobs credit for retaking his company and completely reinventing it.  Jobs had the iMac and the Power Mac look completely different from the PC market and design, thus giving the Apple brand a different vibe and customer base.  Out of that brand, another group of products were born via the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. 
    Jobs also bought Pixar from George Lucas.  From there, he helped turned the company from a FX branch to a movie studio that still makes millions today and has reshaped Disney.  Jobs’ influence has changed the creative way Disney runs its company. 
    Anyway, Steve Jobs will be missed. 

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Razer Blade Specs

    Here are the technical specifications for Razer’s new gaming laptop called, Blade. Razer claims it to run next-gen games like a breeze and is the ultimate weapon for gamers who love portability.

    Technical Specifications


    • Intel Core i7-2640M processor.
    • Dual core – 64Bit.
    • CPU: 2.8Ghz / 3.5 GHz (Base/Turbo).


    • Intel Mobile Express Series 6 PCH “Cougar Point” chipset.


    • 8GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory.


    • 17.3″ (Diagonal).
    • 16:9 ratio.
    • 1920 x 1080 LED back-lit.

    Graphics & Video

    • Integrated graphics for mobile mode.
    • Next generation Nvidia discrete GPU (GT 555M) with 2GB dedicated GDDR5 and Optimus Technology.
    • Built-in HD webcam.


    • 320GB 5200RPM SATA.

    Connections & Expansions

    • HDMI connector.
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 2x USB 2.0 (always on power).
    • 3.5mm audio microphone/headphone combo jack.
    • Gigabit Ethernet port.


    • Integrated 60Wh battery.


    • Wi-Fi wireless networking 802.11 b/g/n compatible.
    • Bluetooth 3.0

    Size & Weight

    • Width: 16.81 inches (42.7 cm).
    • Depth: 10.90 inches (27.7 cm).
    • Height: 0.88 inches (2.24 cm).
    • Weight: 6.9 pounds (3.16 kg).