Friday, April 25, 2008
This Rom does disable the use of a custom cube for now. Some are saying that video playback is better and wondering if this has some special video drivers. Another neat feature that I noticed is when you click on the icons in the top system bar it shows you a blown up menu with bigger buttons. It is very nice.
**Caution if you do not do this correctly you could kill your phone.** Just throwing that out there to protect myself, but seriously read up on this if interested. Do not just jump in head first with reckless abandonment. It is easy, but...
Here is a thread with instructions and links to downloads.
Many thanks to the guys at ppcgeeks and xda developers.
This will probably be available in many Windows Mobile 6.1 roms soon, so if you do not want to go back just hang on.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Reported by the Boy Genius Report.
Nokia and Spike Lee are hooking up with Yahoo to promote this monstrously monstrous marketing idea. The premise is to allow people o send in video that they have taken from their cell phones to go in to this contest. Lee will have some involvement that will result in short films and 3 winners. They say that this is not a marketing play, but it sure seems like one to me. They are wanting people to think more of their devices as devices and not phones.
Here is the official website. Who knows what other companies may jump on board with this.
Here is the NY Times article.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Be cautious, if you are not with Alltel and flash this rom, you will have an expensive paperweight. This is the link to the download ****FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK**** Alltel only.
Check out this video of this os in action. It looks pretty freaking sweet and this graphics engine will be just another step in the road of convergence. All these choices: Windows Mobile 7, Android, a new Palm OS, and now this.
Also check out this video that shows the concept device. A bit large but they can always shrink it down.
The Diamond is allegedly a replacement for the Touch and Raphael is apparently a replacement for the Mogul.
Apparently the info Engadget is getting is that Raphael is slated for September and Diamond for November.
Both devices are said to have EVDO Rev. A, WIFI and a 3 megapixel camera. Is this too bgood to be true? Go to the link to see pics via engadget here.
Let's hope for something official at HTC big hoopla on May 6th.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Crazy or creative, I don't know, but Samsung has few designs that are bit different than what we are used to seeing. Engadget is reporting 2 new technologies from the technology giant. One is a FCC filing for hand gesturing usage with cell phones (above). The other is water powered cell phones (below).
Yeah, not too long and we will being going to the water fountain to charge our cell phones and thrusting our fingers around with one hand in front of a cell phone and the phone in the other. Of course it will look normal then, but not so much if you saw someone doing it today (don't believe me, go in to public and try either.)
Friday, April 18, 2008
The internet has been changing ever since it's creation and that is not going to stop anytime soon. Anyone who follows what is going on in the world of the internet and the services offered on it, knows that we are shifting to a time (theoretically) when we will not have hard drives in our computer, and we will not download and install programs. We will be in an age of online servers and web apps in their place.
Enter the new age of Search Enginges. Yahoo announced a couple of weeks back a new function of search on mobile phones that will search by voice (pretty cool huh.) I also found this, it is a program that will allow you to take a picture with your iphone and email it to a search server. You will get an email back that will be your search results per say. Pretty cool. Check out the youtube video. I am going to try and find out if there is a version for anything other than the iphone.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Conundrum-b: an intricate and difficult problem (according to merriam webster online dictionary.)
I hate Apple. I hate Apple and I do not know why. How can I hate Apple when the last product I used that was made by them had a floppy drive, was command driven, and I played oregon trail on.
I guess the problem stems from Apple fanboys constantly bragging about the superiority of their product. I mean, if it was so great wouldn't everyone be going Apple (maybe not.) Apple fanboys also brag about lack of malware, but then there is the whole market share argument as to the real reason Apple computers are not as easily hacked.
The problem also is that Apple seems to rely on style and popularity to sell their products. I have been a bit of a nonconformist most of my life, and while windows maybe more wide spread, it is definitely not the cool thing to do (or at least in my generation and younger.) So i am left with a bitter taste in my mouth, and couple that with the Mac, PC commercials, I just get a bit peeved.
Could all of that change? I would have said no due to Apple's refusal to license out OSX for use on non Apple products, but that may not be a problem now. There is an online community that has been diligently trying to make it possible for people to run OSX on their PC. Their is osx86 project, hackint0sh, and this lifehacker post that got me interested. Now I can say that I am running osx on my old computer, and to be honest, I am impressed.
There are several things that I am liking about so far, and the only thing I am not liking is that some of my old hardware is not compatible. It will take a bit more time before I am an Apple convert (and I remain skeptical that i will completely leave behind my beloved Windows) but i am trying to stay out of the garbage fanboy game that causes people to draw a line in the sand, and refuse to be objective about a product.
Go ahead give osx a run on your old computer or you can even throw it on another hard drive and run it from there. Just keep in mind that this is not exactly legal.
What say you?
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