Monthly Archives: October 2013

Install Viber in Wifi Only iPad

My brother bought a wifi only iPad and had asked me if we can install an application that can do free sms and calls. I was thinking of how to use those apps knowing that it needs a phone number to register before it can be used and the iPad wifi doesn’t have a SIM card. I tried to search an app that can do the trick and found out that the Viber app can actually be installed in wifi only iPad despite of some hurdles like the incompatibility warning message.

Watch Out Samsung, LG Unveils G Flex With Curved OLED Display

While most of us has not yet understood the practical function of a curved display in the Samsung Galaxy Round, LG has officially announced that it will release its own version of curved-screen smartphone. After long rumors with even leaked images circulating, the device dubbed as G FLEX will be available in Korea starting next month. No details have been disclosed for an international release.

How to set Auto Reply In Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013

When you’re going on a vacation and you want your officemates, customers, email correspondents and others to know that you will not be able to read your mails or not be able to have access to email, it is always good to send reply to them regarding this. Microsoft Outlook auto reply is easy to setup and is a very convenient way to inform others that you will not be able to reply to their email for a period of time.  You can also include in your auto reply information on who to contact to while you’re gone. This way your customers, officemates and others will be informed about your status and be able to course through their transactions to whoever you have designated to accommodate them while you’re gone.

Thinner, Lighter and Faster iPad Air

Nobody saw this coming. The fifth version of Apple’s iPad is called iPad Air.

It is 20% thinner at 7.55 mm, 28% lighter at 1 lb ( 469 g ) and faster with A7  chip, 64 bit processor ( featured in iPhone 5S ).  The 9.7 inch tablet will be available starting November 1, 2013. The retail price starts at 499 ( Retina display, 16GB Wi-Fi )

ipad air Unveiled yesterday, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president for Worldwide Marketing said, “iPad created an entirely new mobile computing experience, and the new iPad Air is another big leap ahead. It is so thin, light and powerful, once you hold one in your hand you will understand what a tremendous advancement this is”.

Unexpected Features of iOS 7 that I have Discovered

In my previous article I have shared with you some of my disappointments with the new iOS 7 on my old iPhone. Now, I would like to share with you some unexpected or unlikely features I have discovered while patiently playing the new iOS 7 for over a month now with my device.

Clock icon is moving

While in the MRT on my way home, I casually looked on some of the settings of the new iOS and when I came to the clock icon, I have noticed that the icon is showing an updated clock timing and as I stared right thru the new designed icon, my eyes caught that the seconds hand of the clock is actually moving. I have asked some of my associates if they have noticed this but all of them wasn’t able to notice it. I suppose that most of the users are the same. This may not be important to most of you but for me I find it cool when I discovered it.

Unemployed Couple Sells Baby To Buy iPhone

An unemployed couple from Shanghai, China sold their 3rd child for 50, 000 yuan ( US$8, 205 ) and thereafter bought iPhones, luxury shoes and other expensive items.

News agency China Daily reported  the couple identified by their surnames, Zhang and Teng are facing prosecution for human trafficking after successfully selling their baby girl through online site Baidu Post Bar.

How to Enable and restore File History on Windows 8

Imagine you have all your files in your computer and suddenly the hard disk crash. What would you do? In the old days you can’t do anything about it unless you’re pretty geeky and nerdy.  But if you’re just a beginner or an average user, you either hire a technician to recover your files or you just have to get over it. Fortunately in Windows 8 you can back up your files in the event such as this would happen.  You don’t need to be a computer wizard to do this. This features called File History in Widows 8

File History regularly backs up versions of your files in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders on your PC. Over time, you’ll have a complete history of your files. If the originals are lost, damaged, or deleted, you can restore them. You can also browse and restore different versions of your files. For example, if you want to restore an older version of a file (even if it wasn’t deleted or lost), you can browse through a timeline, select the version you want, and restore it. What is it?

I was troubleshooting my Internet connection and did a trace route, I want to check the transit and destination as to where a bottleneck might be happening when suddenly I came across a suspicious domain that is not related to the host I was expecting to end up with.

I was curious as someone might be eavesdropping so I fired up whois and investigated who owns or what this host or domain is.

It seems that the IP destination is correct but I wonder how come it is not the company who owns it, as the main registrar? This seems suspicious so I tried googling and found out that I am not the only one who became suspicious about it, there are discussions on forums and blogs that is something that we Internet users should be aware of.

iOS 7 not for iPhone 4

I am one of the millions of Apple users who eagerly waited for the new iOS7 to be installed on my iPhone. I was glad when they announced that the iPhone 4 will be included in the updates, feeling that I could still spend sweet time with my device for a while and not succumb to purchase the new iPhone. The day has come for the iOS7 and I was enthused to update my phone. I have had apprehensions of doing so but the excitement of its new features and design has overcome it and eventually the new iOS came out on my phone successfully.

What was my first impression upon looking at my new screen? Honestly, I felt as ecstatic as I was when I first got hold of my iPhone years ago, however when the setup was finished and entered my passcode, I was greeted with displeasure upon seeing the new iOS 7 icons on my iPhone. They looked awkwardly large on my phone’s display screen.

Galaxy S5 in January 2014

Watch out iPhone 5S, Samsung is set to launch Galaxy S5 as early as January 2014.  According to Naver, a South Korean site owned by some former Samsung employees, the follow up device in the Galaxy S series, could be unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas or at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona in February 2014.

The predecessor S4 would only be 9 months old by then. Why in such a hurry? Samsung is wary about the slow sales of S4. Furthermore, the tech giant, intends to feature 64-bit, eight-core Exynos processor. Other rumors cite that a fingerprint sensor could also be included in the upgrade. Hmmm… see the resemblance?