Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 26

Comcast and Time Warner Cable TWC merger Deal

Comcast announced that it wants to merge with TWC in a $45.2 Billion deal.

Time-Warner-Comcast-MergerComcast and Time Warner Cable are currently the two biggest cable and internet providers in United States. Many believe that the merger would eliminate competition when it comes to TV and internet providers as the only other competitor is Verizon. If the two companies merge than the deal could be better for consumers or worse. Comcast Customer satisfaction has fallen over the years and prices have increased. The new deal could rise prices of internet and TV service and that is the biggest worries for current and New customers.

Comcast assures the they will maintain current pricing a service speed but the agreement will expire after certin number of years and Comcast will be able to do what they wish

Time will tell if the deal will hapen or if it is going to be a bust.

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Feb 24

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs & Features – Available worldwide on April 11 2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Official

Samsung Galaxy S5 Official

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S5 Phone  will be available for purchase on April 11 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features

  • Download Booster Double the download by using LTE + WIfi
  • Water & dust resistant
  • Hart Beat Sensor for Fitness
  • Finger Print Scanner To make secure payments
  • Private Mode
  • Kids Mode
  • Home button
  • 5.1in Full HD screen
  • 12 hours of video playback
  • 3840×2160 Resolution (UHD)
  • 16GB and 32GB options
  • 10GB of usable internal storage on a 16GB Device

s5_waterSamsung Galaxy S5 specs

  • Dimensions: 142mm x 72.5 x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core application processor
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Display: 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
  • Memory: 16/32GB microSD slot up to 128GB
  • Camera: 16 megapixels (rear), 2 megapixels (front)
  • Battery: Removable 2800mAh
  • Standby time: 390hrs, talk time: 21hrs
  • Wi-fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)
  • Other features: NFC, IP67, Dust and water Resistant, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart-rate sensor

FULL SPECIFICATIONS OF GALAXY S5

TYPE

Galaxy S

Form Factor

Bar (Candybar)

Color

Charcoal Black

OS

Android™ KitKat 4.4.2

CPU TYPE

2.5GHz Quad-Core

Display

1920 x 1080 Pixel, 432 ppi

5.1” Full HD Super AMOLED™

Size & Weight

5.11 Ounces

5.59″ x 2.85″ x 0.315″

Camera

2 Megapixel (FRONT)

16 Megapixel(REAR)

4x Digital zoom

FEATURES

Auto Focus; Dual-Camera; Dual-Recording; Geo-Tagging; HD Playback: Full HD(1080p); HD Recording: Full Ultra HD(2160p); LED Flash; Online Image Uploading; Photo Editing; Sharing Capabilities: AT&T Locker, Bluetooth®, Buddy Photo Share, ChatOn, Email, Flipboard, Gmail™, Google+™, Group Play, Messaging, NFC, Picasa™, S Beam™, S Memo, Samsung Link, Share Shot, Wi-Fi Direct™; Shot Modes: Auto, Beauty Face, Shot and more, Panorama, Virtual Tour, Dual Camera, Download; Slow Motion Recording; TV/Video-Out: HDMI, Samsung Link, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi®; Video; Video Editing; Zero Shutter Lag

Battery

3G: Up to 480hrs (20 Days) STANDBY

4G: Up to 480hrs (20 Days) STANDBY

Up to 29 Hours TALK TIME

3.85 Volt, Lithium Ion, 2800 mAh

Up to 77 Hours MUSIC PLAY

Up to 14 Hours VIDEO PLAY

3G: Up to 11 Hours; 4G: Up to 12 Hours; Wi-Fi: Up to 13 Hours INTERNET USE

Memory

2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM  INTERNAL MEMORY

Up to 128GB SDHC/SHD SD CARD

Network

LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/17; HSPA+/UMTS: 850/1900/2100MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz;

 

Audio Format Support

Audio Streaming; Compatible Music Files: 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF; MP3/MP4/Music Tones; Music Player; Ringtones, Polyphonic: 64-note poly

Video

Compatible Video Files: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, WEBM, WMV; Video Player; Video Streaming

Fun and Entertainment

Downloadable Content; IR Remote Control; S Translator; S Voice™; Samsung Widget Gallery; Wallpapers, Animated; WatchON™

Business & Office

Enterprise-Ready; Corporate E-mail/Calendar/Contacts; Microsoft® Office-compatible; Mobile Device Management; OCR/Business Card/Photo Scanner; On-Device Encryption (ODE); SAFE™; SAFE with KNOX; Virtual Private Network

Messaging Options

Email; Picture Messaging; Text Messaging; Video Messaging

Calling Functions

Airline Mode; Call Block; Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC): M3; Multitasking; Picture Caller ID; Speakerphone; Speech-to-Text; Text-to-Speech; TTY; Voicemail; Voice Recognition

Sensor Type

Accelerometer; Barometer; Geomagnetic; Gyro; RGB Light; Finger Scanner; Heart Rate Monitor

 

GALAXY S5 FEATURES

Bluetooth® Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP; NFC; Wi-Fi® Hotspot: 10

WI-FI

USB 3.0

Bluetooth® 4.0

GPS NAVIGATION

PREMIUM CAMERA

NFC

NOISE CANCELLATION

Accelerometer; Air Gestures™; Air View™; Barometer; Geomagnetic; Gyro; Proximity; RGB Light; Samsung Traditional UI; Smart Gestures; Smart Pause™; Smart Scroll™; Smart Unlock; TouchWiz®; Finger Scanner; Heart Rate Monitor; Widgets

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Feb 24

Update : Available April 11 Samsung Galaxy S5 Leaks Just Hours Before Official “Unpacked5” MWC 2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung  Galaxy S5. Available to the public on April 11 2014

What looks at this point is that Galaxy S5 will be just a little smaller them Galaxy Note 3. So that’s how they going to fit all those pixels.

Some specs/features that have been confirmed.

Download Booster Double the download by using LTE + WIfi

Water 7 dust resistant

Hart Beat Sensor for Fitness

Finger Print Scanner To make secure payments

Private Mode

Kids Mode

Home button

3840×2160 Resolution (UHD)

I am sure there a Allot more to come soon as Samsung finally releases all the info

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Feb 17

7 Port USB 3.0 Hub with 4A Power Adapter Review and USB 3.0 missing Driver Fix

7 Port USB 3.0 Hub with 4A Power Adapter Review and USB 3.0 missing Driver Fix

 

 

USB 3.0 7-Port HUBTechnology moves fast and the most popular device we use are powered and used via USB port.

Because I recently bought a USB 3.0 Flash Drive and Memory card reader that runs un USB 3.0 and learned that USB 3.0 has transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s, which is 10 times as fast as USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s) before taking into account that USB 3.0 is full duplex whereas USB 2.0 is half duplex, giving USB 3.0 the potential total bandwidth if utilized both ways to 20 times that of USB 2.0.

Now that I had few USB 3.0 devices I wanted to have a way to easily access the ports without pulling my PC tower to plug in my Flash Drive.  So I searched online and found A 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub.

I found one on eBay for $25. It’s a USB 3.0 7-Port Powered Hub. The reason I said powered is because It comes with A power supply. There are bunch of hubs that come without a power supply however you need to understand that USB devices consume power and USB port provides limited amount of power. With few USB devices plugged in into a USB hub you will noticed that your computer will throw a warning indicating that some of your devices are not working properly or will show other indication stating that there is a problem. This error or  device not working properly is a result that all available power has been used and you need to turn off one or more devices from your hub. This is where powered hub comes is and fixes that problem by providing additional power to your USB Devices.

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When you purchase a USB HUB especially like mine 7 Port USB 3.0 you will need that extra power especially without addition power you will not be able to use all 7 Ports.

 

The USB 3.0 Hub that I purchased is a NO name USB Hub. The box states that it is Win/Mac Compatible and that it supports windows 7.

When I finally got it I was so excited and I will be able to plug in all my devices and any future devices I will have.  This particular Hub has 7 ports, Light indication that indicate when a device is ON and a ON/OFF switch for each port just in case you want to leave your device plugged in but you don’t want it to be used. The Hub came with USB 3.0 2 feet cable and 4A power supply. The thinks that it did not come with was any CD or manual. No big deal Right? Wrong!!!

I quickly unpacked it and plugged it in to a USB 3.0 in the back of my PC and connected the power supply to AC outlet. The computer recognized that it is a Hub and started to load Drivers but after one minute a notification came up stating that the device was not installed correctly.

The box stated that this Hub supports Windows 7 but the problem is that I have Windows Vista Professional 32Bit installed on my system. I automatically knew that the problem is that I need to find a driver for this Hub.

USB 3.0 Connction

After spending some time on the web I was able to find something similar to what I was looking for.

I found a Driver On Lenavo website USB 3.0 Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP – ThinkPad which I installed and my USB 3.0 Hub Started working.

If you are need a driver for your USB Hub than CLICK HERE to Download USB 3.0 HUB Driver directly from Lenavo Website.

 

 You can try one from Intel CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 You can try one from Via Labs (slow download) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLAD

 

I hope this fixes you USB 3.0 Driver problem.

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