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WiFi problem and Skype on Samsung Corby

Sometimes WiFi just won’t work on Samsung Corby (WiFi Version) and you wonder what is wrong? Sometimes it gives DNS error, sometimes it says that select Wireless Network etc. but nothing works.

There is an easy fix for that, works 100%.

You can follow either one of the following method.

1. Hard Reset: go to keypad and type this code:- *2767*3855#

as soon as you press # a message will appear saying that phone will restart with factory settings (your memory card data will remain, only profile settings and WiFi/Network settings will disappear).

2. Soft Reset: go to Settings -> Reset Settings -> Phone Profiles and there you go.

Search WiFi again and connect, will fix all connection issues (tested).

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Now I would like to show how you can run Skype on Samsung Corby.

From your cell phone, go to mobile9.com

Select Touch Screen version of website (if it doesn’t auto redirect to touch screen).

You will see a Search Box at top, asking for app id.

Provide this ID :- 1841493

Download and install, and use skype.

This will be a Java Version Skype and will not support Free Calls, will support calls with Skype Credit, but it will support free chat over WiFi.

If the application asks you for updated version, you can go ahead and update. If update fails don’t panic because this version works fine without update as well.

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Apple iPhone 5 Features

According to news – iPhone 5 will certainly have an improved operating system, (iOS 5), which may have the ability to access 4G networks. It will additionally boast of extraordinarily quick processor (1.5 GHz), improved battery life which may have up to 14 hours of discuss time on 3G and 7 hours on AG. The fifth-era mannequin may also have further carriers apart from AT&T. Verizon is more than likely to be another career. Video chat on 3G and 4G networks will also be a actuality, which is at present usable only on WiFi. The groundbreaking face recognition expertise and excessive video decision capacity may also be full of newer features. And to top all of it, a robust 8 megapixel camera is meant built-in with iPhone 5. The brand new telephone might also have radio frequency identification as well. Think about this, with the characteristic, you need to use the iPhone identical to use your credit score card. If this occurs, you’ll be able to forget about ready in the queue on the checkout forever. You may merely pay for your gadgets wirelessly by waving your iPhone over the panel. This is the brand new patented technology that is going to be introduced by Apple. The patent depicts how a strong RFID loop could be constructed into the circuitry of the iPhone or iPod contact screen.

And that’s not all, the subsequent iPhone memory goes to be a big sixty four GB. It will additionally embody extra storage as against the current capacity of a iPhone 4 which only has 16 GB and set it to GB of memory.

In case you thought iPhone for is absolutely modern and thinner than 3gs, iPhone 5 will shock you more. It’ll be even thinner than the current one and will have a shiny glass back piece. The screen will likely be completely scratch and shatterproof. The mobile phone users will be able to assign different tones to completely different e-mail accounts. True GPS shall be constructed-in too.

Further discussed at iPhone 5 Forum.

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What is iPad and How it changed Technology

The first ever Apple iPad was released by Apple on April, 2010. It was an instant hit with over 3 million devices sold within first 80 days while over 14.8 million devices sold around the globe. The credit to its success goes to Apple brand name and its previous mega successes like Mac Notebook, iPod and iPhone. The stats itself tell the story how popular Apple is.

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The 2nd release of iPad is called Apple iPad 2 and it was a hit as well which arrived in market on March 2011, both the devices have 1GHz processor. Apple A4 in iPad and Apple A5 in iPad 2. Memory in First Gen is 256 and 512 in 2nd Gen. The devices comes with iOS and Graphics Cards, Camera and Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth also.

After the first release of Apple iPad, many other companies like Acer, Samsung, Dell etc started releasing their similar touch pad devices. We can say that just like Apple’s iPhone, the iPad started a new technology war between many Hardware making companies and hence started the Patent war as well.

Recently Apple released an Ad showing What is iPad? You can see this Ad from Apple website here.

iPad is basically a mix of Laptop and a smart phone. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs wanted the device to be at least 10 inch display because according to him, a 7 inch display would have been very small to display and express the software.

Similar to iPhone, this device is multitouch and uses Capacitive liquid display. So this means that it is controlled via fingers and not with styli or pen. Although there comes special style and gloved made for these kind of display screens.

iPad comes with a SIM slot as well and it feels like a laptop, which fulfills the latop+cellphone feel. Many new applications are developed every day and the Software industry have grown a lot after the release of iPad and similar devices. Release of such devices means more and more advancement in technology and resulting in more technology jobs as well.

This device syncs with Windows or Mac if it contains iTunes. Also the new iCloud technology supports iPad as well. Several application of iPad are enhanced version of applications that were available in iPhone and Mac. Few of these applications include YouTube, iPod, App Store, iTunes, Notes, Maps, iBooks and Spotlight Search.

Just like iPhone, this can be Jailbroken as well. Because Apple is very strict on its applications and most are paid apps therefore hackers are forced to release jailbreak methods to be able to install Cydia and other pirated apps.

The iPad is used a lot in our life, such as in office workplaces it is linked to the goal of increasing productivity, reduced paperwork and ease of carry, compared to laptops. All these helping to increase the mobile-office application market especially in North America and Europe.

In internet many blogs, forums and iPad forum etc have been created and people discus and express further enhancements, jailbreak methods, development, games and other issues related to this device.

In education iPad serves several enhanced methods for students and especially for homeschooling. It is also considered a helping tool for children with autism. Similarly it is helpful in Sports industry with players watching tactics etc with more ease and in Travel industry with Alaska Airlines becoming first airline to replace paper manuals of pilots with Apple’s iPads (Howzzat?)

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What iPhone did to Lifestyle, Internet, Blogs, Forums and Social Media

It was 2007 and Apple released its first ever iPhone. It then became an astonishing and distinct Cell Phone Family with further releases of iPhone series. Apple CEO Steve Jobs directed his engineers to complete the iPhone in 2005 and this project completed in 2007. The iPhone went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time, while hundreds of customers lined up outside the stores nationwide. The first iPhone was made available in the UK, France, and Germany in November 2007, and Ireland and Austria in the spring of 2008. (wikipedia)

But what does that initial release changed in our world? Well many things, including life style, much more mobile buying, better web experience in smart phones and a war of companies to release comparative Operating Systems and Cell Phones.

We then saw the Release of Android Operating System, and also the new Windows Phone 7. Although Windows Operating system for mobiles existed but they either operated on a Resistive Touch screen that required a pen, or on mobiles with no touch screen.

Apple iPhone made touch screen to new era with Capacitive touch screen which ran brilliantly with thumb and no Pen was needed. The earlier competitor with Apple was BlackBerry but no way in design or functionality were both similar. It was mostly the ease and services they were providing. Now a days Apple finds competition in Android and Windows Phone 7 and also mobile companies that make cell phone for these operating systems like HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

With the release of this wonderful cell phone came many technology changes, as the phone came locked to only one carrier AT&T (although now it comes with Verizon also) and most of the applications were paid. Hackers started jailbreaking and unlocking this device and introduced a famous software name Cydia which runs inside iPhone. We can say that with the release of iPhone, the hacking world stepped up its speed because other OS like Android and Windows normally are much open than Apple’s iOS. Many Mobile Phone makers tried to break or Kill the iPhone and hence the world was looking for an iPhone killer for years but still many people believe that not a single mobile phone has killed the iPhone yet. Although now Android and Windows Phone 7cell phones are becoming more and more popular in the world because of its cheaper price and different design.

What effect this device from Apple made on the internet world is worth mentioning here as well. After the arrival of iPhone series came all the discussions and analysis on iPhone Forum and many other forums and Blogs. And also now websites consider making Touch Phone friendly versions because of the popularity of Touch Screen phones. Social Media websites like twitter and facebook have gained a lot from Apple iPhone and Also iPhone have gained a lot from Social Media websites, so both parties are responsible for the success of each other. Mobile gaming also went to advanced level with the release of iPhone, which contained high end Graphics card. Although now it seems Microsoft has gone very advanced in Windows Phone gaming, but we will have to see what the new iPhone 5 brings out.

One more thing that came after Apple’s Cell phone release was the Patent War. Nokia’s claim on Apple and Apple’s claims on Nokia and Samsung are one of the few famous ones. Now Apple is looking to introduce new technology to its devices, technologies like iCloud; which is like a Network hub. Through this technology a user can sync though its various Apple devices running Mac OSX or iOS like, Mac Notebook, iPhone and iPad etc.

As the world becomes GPS-linked now and also Google Maps linked, many expectations are from Google and Apple to bring real good to the end user.

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Android 2.2 on Xperia X10 via Custom ROM

Sony Ericsson have earlier announced that, the popular Xperia X10 handset will not be upgraded to the Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, and it will remain upgraded to only Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS. But no sir, bad news for them and good new for the Xperia X10 users.

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Upgrade your Xperia X10 to Android 2.2 (FroYo)

This can easily be done from custom ROM for the Xperia X10 smartphone that have been tested to perfection by many users. It allows the users to enjoy the benefits of the Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, on their Xperia X10 smartphone. Zdzihu from the XDA-Developers forum, has released a new custom Android 2.2 (Froyo) ROM for the Xperia X10, named as the “FreeX10 Froyo 2.2 ROM”. It is currently available in a beta flavor and you can install it only via xRecovery.

According to the XDA Developers forum, “FreeX10 is a clean, fast and stable ROM for Xperia X10 based on AOSP and CM sources.” A hot fix has already been released, which solves the ringtone loop and Wi-Fi DNS issues. If you are planning to install this custom ROM, then you should note that, it requires a rooted 2.1 ROM on your device.

To learn more about this custom ROM and how to download and install the FreeX10 Froyo 2.2 ROM, head over to the XDA Developers Forum and post your question.

 

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New Version of Facebook for iPhone Launched

Just few days after new version of Facebook for Android, now Facebook for iPhone ver 3.4.3 is launched, this update fixes many bugs and enhanced security.

Facebook refrained from providing a change log or a list of enhancements and improvements. The update app is said to be more secure than its previous versions and more or less delivers the same user experience as seen on the previous version of the app.

Facebook for iPhone is without a doubt one of the most widely used iPhone apps, and also Facebook’s one of the most downloaded mobile app in comparison with Android and WP7 operating systems. The application delivers an absolute enhanced Facebook experience on the iPhone completed with news feeds, chats, photo uploads, games and more.

This app is compatible with Apple iPad and Apple iPod touch but the words are in the air of a separate application for iPad users. We will have to wait and see if it is true.

As said on Application page: “Facebook for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Use your iPhone to start a conversation with Facebook Chat, check your friends’ latest photos and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook while on the go.”

The company is said to be working on a desktop client which can introduce Facebook video chat service that would be seen as an in-browser feature and can replace the traditional text-only chatting tool now offered by Facebook. Never the less this new application is a must have for all the Facebook addicts owning an Apple Hand held device.

It is yet to see how people response to this update, but many users believe the changes were useless and they don’t like this update. Please let us know how you find this?

iPhone Forum – Delivering the solutions for queries.

You can download Facebook for iPhone from iTunes store by clicking here.

Apple iPhone 5 would have same base design as of iPhone 4 according to reports

Apple iPhone 5 Launching in September

Apple iPhone 5 would have same base design as of iPhone 4 according to reports

According to reports – Apple iPhone 5 is on the way to be released in September 2011. Sources say that it will have same form factor as of iPhone 4, with Camera could be 8 Mega Pixel (iPhone 4 had 5 MP Camera).

Sources say it could be called iPhone 4G or iPhone 4S, while another iPhone could be released after that in 2012. Some reports suggest that iPhone 5 will have an A5 processor like in iPad 2.

Apple iPhone 5 version will have latest Apple iOS 5, which includes the iCloud capability, allowing users to sync data between different Apple devices,  updating phone without PC connectivity, twitter and photo sharing etc.

These reports are coming rapidly now on various news websites. While we know Apple’s behavior to play it cool. That’s why fans would have to wait and see how much of this is true.

Further discussed at iPhone 5 Forum.

Apple Fixes an important iPhone Problem

Last week Apple talked about the location database that triggered lawsuits and investigative hearings both here and abroad. The fix, in a free software update for iPhones and iPads called iOS 4.3.3, arrived Wednesday afternoon.
According to Apple, the 666.2MB update, its largest, updates three issues: it reduces the size of the location database cache, stops backing the cache up to iTunes, and deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off. We have tested these claims and found this to be mostly true.

The fix, which Apple announced last week, comes in the form of a free update to the iOS operating system that runs on the iPhone and other Apple mobile devices including the iPad. Owners of such devices can install the iOS update when they sync them to iTunes on their computers.

This covers one of a major iPhone Problem and we will hope in future for more of these type of fix.

 

Apple iPhone4 Review

One of the most commonly asked questions by people these days is weather should I buy an iPhone 4. When a discussion comes upon Apple products, opinion of people is divided on one corner we have Apple enthusiast enjoying technology innovation and aesthetics but the other side presenting Apple as control freaks who are selling limited features by  superior marketing, convincing there customer on visual appeal.

Apple iPhone 4 is the latest smart phone offering by Apple. iPhone 4G features are to be viewed and discussed before buying one but the question remains Why iPhone. So here is how we can help you decide. We will have a look at what iPhone is offering and then we are going to compare it with the competitor’s offerings. So the first argument is in favour of buying iPhone.

iPhone 4G has a 640×960 pixels Retina Eye display. This is the best resolution available in the market and no other device offers sharper image then this. Apple store offers more then 300,000 iPhone applications including games and entertainment or pretty much any other activity you enjoy doing. iPhone 4G has iOS4.0 operating system that supports multitasking a thing which was not previously offered by Apple devices.

iPhone 4G comes with a secondary camera facing front with the phone. This feature enables you to video call. But this can only be done using WiFi with some one also using iOS4.0. iPhone 4G has rest of the slandered features present on it. It could be use for recording HD videos, the visual appeal and design is also very exceptional.

These are some reasons that are compelling one to spend his money on iPhone 4G. Now to complete our argument we discuss the other side of it for not buying an iPhone 4G. The biggest limitation of using an iPhone is that it needs Apple iTunes to transfer videos and music unlike symbians android and other operating systems where you just drag and drop also iPhone does not play all audio and video format so you might have to look for converters to transfer your music.

Antenna-gate is a problem faced my iPhone uses. The device significantly drops network signals when it is held in a certain way. This has resulted in major drop in there stocks. The camera interface not so special on iPhone 4G and offers only limited features but there are applications that can enhance its features. Also there is no hardware shutter for camera on the device. iPhone Forum, iPhone Problem, iPhone Support Fast Answers from iPhone Experts…Guaranteed!!!!

The device does not support flash content browsing on web due to their deal with Adobe. But again flash content makes browsing slow. Other smart phones are provided with option to increase storage space by adding microSD slot but if you buy 16GB model then you are stuck with that much space or buy 64GB iPhone. The provided information should help you make up your mind why you should or should not buy iPhone 4G. Different people have different requirements for a smart phone and no device can please everyone. You should know your usage needs and take an informed decision.

Portable Speaker Systems

Now days speaker systems are consider very important for us as after the display it is the second main feature we look for to be of great quality while working on our computer systems. But the things are becoming very different due to the technological advancements that are occurring around the world. The standard computing and entertainment devices don’t attract us any more and now we have quite a choice when it comes to such devices.

As we have to travel a lot these days and it consumes a great deal of your daily time travelling with in the city from going to work and other social places. That is why we have the need to carry out work or entertainment stuff on the go that is where hand held devices such as laptops, I-pads smart phones, I-pods and other mp3 and mp4 player. Same way now days the speaker systems are being design in such a way that we can carry them with us where ever we go very easily.

Portable speakers are great treat for you if you want to give your music some room. You get great tunes out of your media player or phone and start the party any place you want. Portable speakers are great source of entertainment for frequent travelers who don’t want their ears to be jammed with headphones or tired of listening to the poor quality of there integrated speakers of laptop or other devices. These kinds of speaker systems are handy and good to cover space of medium size room. Weather it’s a night out with friends or a family gathering portable speakers can make your evening.

Portable speakers are of superior quality when compared to the standard set of speakers that comes with hand held devices. These speaker systems run either on batteries of charging. Some system offers both infect there are some charging devices in the market that can charge through solar power device which is also hand held to carry along. Most of these speaker system have 3.5mm connector pin so they can be attached to the most of the media players and smart phones like I-phone, new Nokia and Black Barry devices as they are now days coming with same size audio out jack. There are also different connectors available in the market that converts from 3.5mm pin to others devices specific connectors. Music Balloons are Portable Speakers and rechargeable USB speakers. They serve double duty as cute accessories and deceptively powerful speakers. Each speaker comes with a 3.5mm audio plug, lasts up to 4 hours, and recharge on your computer.

There are also some speaker systems in market that are Bluetooth enabled which can easily connect to any Bluetooth enabled device. Portable speaker system can be of a pair or single device with single or dual out put. There are also mini sub woofer systems that are portable and provide awesome music experience. You can find these speaker systems from retailers or with the ease of internet we can buy them online from popular e-shopping websites.

You would find a vast variety of these portable speaker systems online and it might get heard for you to choose. They will vary from quality features and have low to high price range. So select one with best suit your needs and pocket.