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3
Sep

Popcorn Hour A400 hands on.

The future belongs to media players. We have seen some great media players such as the Apple Tv, Roku, WD and so on but none have actually wanted to make me shift from my Bluray players to them till I used the Popcorn Hour A400.

CaaptureThe A400 is the fourth generation media player from Syabas(Now Cloud Media) and is their latest and greatest(my personal opinion). Measuring at  7.2 inches wide, 6.2 inches deep and 2.2 inches high and weighs 2.86 pounds, don’t let the size fool you. This is one powerful device.

I transferred the heaviest movie I had( Life of Pi which was in excess of 45GB) and hit the play button thinking it would take a good few minutes so play but surprisingly in less than 5 seconds it did the trick. The same file when played thru Apple TV………well I just got tired of waiting.  Read more

15
Aug

Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar

Sonos is one of the greatest things to happen to music in some time now. For those of you who dont know what Sonos is, you must check it out here.

Their latest is the Playbar. Personally Ive heard Read more

1
Jul

Roomba 780

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I have used a few robots in the past such as Robosapien series including the V2, Rovio, iSobot etc which have really never had any practical utility as such so I was hesitant in buying the Roomba 780 fearing that it might be the same.  Read more

20
Jun

Brief Review Lumia 925

Lumia 925Lumia 925 is the latest Windows based handset from Nokia. With specs almost identical to the Lumia 920, this feels like a slight upgrade from the previous Lumia. The biggest issue I personally had with the 920 was its size/weight and no option of expandable memory. Read more

11
Jun

IOS 7. Worth the hype?

Apple yesterday released its beta version of its new OS, IOS 7 for developers. That hasnt stopped people from getting their hands on it, including me. Before we get to the download links and review, please make sure you do not install this on your daily driver. Being in a beta stage it is bound to have bugs.

Ive been using it for the past few hours so thought to share my initial findings. Read more

22
Feb

HTC One brief review

HTC one

  • Processor: 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Display: 4.7-inch 1080p LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Cameras: 4 megapixel “UltraPixel” camera, 1080p video, optical image stabilization (OIS), front-facing camera
  • Storage: 32/64GB storage. Unfortunately no expansion slot.
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA, GPS, NFC, microUSB, MHL port, LTE, IR Blaster
  • Audio: Dual stereo speakers, Beats Audio integration
  • Battery: 2,300 mAh battery, non-removable
  • Software: Android Jelly Bean, Sense 5 UI Read more »
7
Feb

Installous Alternative

Lets face it. With installous shutting down its doors permanently a jail broken IOS device just isn’t the same. Lets take a look at a few of the alternatives.

Before you can install these, you would need to add the following repos in Cydia.

01) repocydia.com
02) cydia.iphonecake.com

Vshare-AppVV
The 1st one and my personal favourite is vshare-AppVV I actually prefer this over installous because there is no waiting time. Also no more captchas before you download. There are more apps here than you can think off. Compatibility: IPhone and Ipad

Appcake
Similar to Installous, this is basically the same. Although it has a decent selection of apps, I found it coming in at a close 2nd to Vshare. Compatibility: IPhone and Ipad

Combined, these 2 would replace Installous in every way possible, or at least it has for me. Happy app hunting.

5
Feb

IOS6.1 Jail borken

JailbreakMonday’s…………while most are dreaded; I along with a lot of others were actually looking forward to it. We all have evad3rs to thank for it. As expected(actually a day late) they have finally released the Jailbreak for IOS6.

Without further adue following is the step by step guide. Now Ive successfully jailbroken both my Ipad mini and my Iphone 5 running on IOS6.1 and can confirm it to be 100% working. Any issues let me know.

Before you begin. Read more »

29
Jan

Iphone 5 Jailbreak

IOS 6 JailbreakWell this isn’t the 1st time news about the Iphone 5 jailbreak has come up. While people havent been as lucky as they have in the past this time,  Evad3rs team plans to change that.

Planetbeing have been running untethered jailbreaks on their devices but havent released it as yet because they didnt want Apple to plug it with the release of IOS6.1. Since IOS6.1 was just released, Planetbeing has tweeted “iOS 6.1 appears to be vulnerable to the exploits we are planning on using. :)” and soon after another team member, MuscleNeard tweeted “Hey, did everyone know the Super Bowl is this Sunday? What will you be doing? /cc @evad3rs” which makes me believe that the JB would be released this weekend. Now my primary use of the JB is for the added customization. An Iphone just doesn’t cut it without being jailbroken which Im sure most of you will agree.

Keep an eye out on my blog over the weekend for a step by step guide along with links related to how to go about this.

22
Jan

Surface Pro sales begin in 2 weeks.

Microsoft Surface ProI have been eagerly waiting for the release dates of Microsoft Surface Pro. Personally I feel that this would revolutionize the tablet market because Microsoft Surface pro runs a full version of Windows 8, meaning it will run existing desktop applications in addition to the new Windows 8-style ones. With millions of softwares already available for Windows it would be interesting to finally see how the tablet leader, The Apple Ipad, hold up to this.

If you’re anything like me you would be glad to know that finally Microsoft has announced the release dates today. February 9 2013 is the US and Canada dates. International buyers wont be this lucky as Microsoft hasn’t announced any dates for them however a Microsoft spokesperson has said that it should be available in additional markets in coming weeks.