Just recently at the MWC (Mobile World Congress), Kingston unveiled their latest memory / flash drive related invention – the DataTraveler Micro Reader. As you would probably have imagined from its name the DataTraveler is a simple, lightweight USB tool which aims to help increase flexibility in data transferring between your mobile phone and computer.
With most phones nowadays using micro flash memory cards, the DataTraveler supports exactly just that, popular formats including microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2). Not only is the DataTraveler just an adapter / tool for transferring data, it also offers you its own storage capacity of up to 4GB, very handy!
One problem that many iPhone users have noticed after the recent 1.1.3 firmware / software upgrade is poor signal, low and/or continuously fluctuating signal strength no matter where you might be positioning your iPhone – resulting in poor reception and calls being unexpectedly dropped. It seems that this does not apply to a large majority of 1.1.3 firmware / software iPhone users, but certainly a significant number enough to raise awareness of its problem, the problem itself is also not limited to 1.1.3 firmware users on non-jailbroken iPhones but also those with iPhones that have been jailbroken via whatever method available.
Hopefully the following tips may be worth trying in order to help restore your iPhone’s proper signal, at least near where it should be. We certainly don’t understand why it is behaving the way it is, but the signs of the problem are mainly:
- Signal dropping suddenly to zero or very low without any warning
- Or the display of the message ‘Call failed’
- And most annoying and frustrating of all: the signal coming back straight after a phone call which was experiencing poor signal reception (we experienced this quite a few times!)
Just over the weekend, Sony Ericsson announced their latest clamshell mobile, the Z770, the main feature being a HSDPA mobile phone with web capability allowing users to stay up-to-date with feeds and favourite websites, as well as email.
Here’s the press release:
Barcelona, Spain ? 10th February 2008 ? Sony Ericsson today announced the launch of the new Z770, an elegant clamshell phone optimised for the web and benefiting from HSDPA data speeds. This classic-looking clamshell phone offers capabilities beyond expectation. It is designed to make it straightforward to surf the web or receive the latest news, and the ?email set-up wizard? makes it simple to access your inbox. The Z770 can also be connected directly to a laptop (via USB cable) and can be used as a modem.
?The Z770 is deceptively powerful for such a compact clamshell phone,? said Martin Winkler, Director Global Marketing and Head of Multimedia Web at Sony Ericsson. ?It appeals to busy people who demand hassle-free email and high quality Web access on the move. These people need to be in-touch, need to be on top of their email, but don?t necessarily want a smartphone or PDA. The Z770 is the uncomplicated answer.?
Z770 phone ? Gets you online with effortless style
* Easy email set-up ? for ultimate convenience
* High-speed web access and intuitive navigation features for fast web browsing
* Google? Maps for Mobile ? receive step-by-step directions on your screen to your destination
Gadgets for musicians! Never thought of that before, the e-paper music score (EMS) is an excellent concept, in fact, it is also a piece of bluetooth gadget. The EMS helps musicians by shedding some of their heavy weight, what I mean by that is the music scripts that they carry. By using the EMS, a musician could easily transfer scripts from a computer via bluetooth to their music stand in no time. Plus with the help of the bluetooth foot peddle, he / she could easily turn the page on the flexible EMS screen without necessarily ‘lifting’ a finger…
If you’re looking at this post, you are probably still pondering about whether or not to upgrade to the recent iPhone / iPod Touch 1.1.3 update and go for the 1.1.3 jailbreak which was released last week. Like many, the chances are that you must be worried about problems such as bricking or locking up your device. Hopefully in this post, by explaining and introducing the “Official 1.1.3 Upgrader” we will be able to help you make up your mind
So here is how it works, if you already have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch running the last firmware: 1.1.2, the iPhone dev team has now released a quick and easy way for you to upgrade straight from 1.1.2 to 1.1.3. The Official 1.1.3 Upgrader is an automatic, graphical method for upgrading to a jailbroken 1.1.3 device without any host computer interaction.
You might have read about something similar to this called ?iJailbreak?, it’s another similar jailbreak method not requiring any host computer at all but rather a solution not recommended by the iPhone dev team – so definitely don’t opt for the iJailbreak! What iJailbreak does is that it uses the same process as Nate True’s hack, meaning it breaks Nikita. (Nikita is the crucial component on the iPhone / iPod Touch responsible for installing signed official software, such as the iPod App Pack and SDK applications in the near future. And it is this component which ?Nate True?s jailbreak has disrupted.)
Anyway, the new method that we’re explain: Official 1.1.3 Upgrader, preserves Nikita and is also less prone to error. So here is how to use it…
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Forget about the modern technologies for just two seconds, forget about computer mouses with fancy wireless infra-red technologies, bluetooth compatibility or those that don’t even need to be held under the palm of your hands and can easily clip to your index finger – behold the first mouse ever to be built / created!
The mouse itself was invented by Doug Engelbart in the year 1964, at the time he and his team were heavily criticised and doubted for his idea and imagination to promote computers (especially the mouse) as a future tool of communication, rather than just a machine for writing out papers more neatly.
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When I read the words USB wine dispenser, I thought this would be a USB-compatible electronic wine corkscrew of some kind but actually I was wrong. This piece of USB gadget is actually a wine dispenser! How it works, I still have no idea but from the video it’s meant to dispense you wine from nothing your computer… If you understand French, please do explain to me how this works!
All I know is that it comes in three different colours and for just ten euros, it is compatible with Mac and PC and you get all the wine you’ll ever need??? (No i don’t think so…)
The people who invented this are actually serious about it and have got a website which you can visit here, watch the video after the break.