Speed Test: Maxis vs Celcom vs DiGi

I decided once and for all to check telco connection using speed test app. This may not be accurate but gives a fair idea between Maxis vs Celcom vs DiGi. To set it up, I downloaded the Android App: Internet Speed Test by V-Speed.eu version 1st August 2014 and installed it in my Acer Iconia A501 tablet and Samsung Note II mobile phone.

The telco SIM card package that I used for this test were the Maxis Surfmore 30 postpaid, Celcom XPAX 24 prepaid and DiGi Best Prepaid plans. Other than the information that they provided from their websites, there weren’t much info about their max data internet speed and how they cap and throttle your data connection when large amount of internet data was being shuffled about.

Celcom 3G signal coverage on Acer Iconia A501 screenshot

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TP-LINK TL-ANT2408C Antenna Extending the WiFi Signal

Since my previous project attempting to use aluminum foil to enhance the WiFi signal in my house didn’t bring much fruition, I decided to give this TP-Link TL-ANT2408C antenna to boost my indoor WiFi signal coverage. Read the rest of this entry »

Samsung Note 3 Endless Reboot Loop

Sometimes mobile phone updates can be a little risky. Just this morning, I saw the update symbol prompt for the Samsung Note 3. Little did I know, I would end up in an endless reboot loop!

I thought the update would have been automatic, when I pressed the Samsung software update button and left the phone alone and came back to it later thinking the update process would have been done. Read the rest of this entry »

Using Aluminum Foil for Extending my WIFI Signal Coverage

Trying to get wired and connected should have been a easy thing to do. Not so if your home or office has blind spots where the WIFI signal coverage is so poor you get zero connection!

I decided to find a way to extend the WIFi signal coverage in my house. Being a 3 storey house it wasn’t an easy thing to do. My fiber optic UNIFI broadband connection was placed right at the top of floor in a corner of my computer study room. Granted it was not the best of the location for a router and WIFI placement as there was no way the signal could reach from the top floor all the way to the ground floor.

Using aluminum foil to extend WiFi coverage
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My Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone

Finally, I have decided to upgrade to Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8 having used my Lumia 800 for about a year and a half. The Lumia 800 was running on WP 7.8 and it wasn’t supporting the new apps and I really want to use those apps (plus a few other features)!

The jump over came when Nokia made a promotional offer at RM1,099 which was quite a huge drop from RM1,599! I was actually mulling about whether to go for the Lumia 1320 but felt it was too large with a 6” screen (there was an offer from it too but the price drop wasn’t as much). The 925 has a 4.5” screen was more handier friendly plus it has some good camera features too.

My Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8
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WordPress Posting gets 403 File Permission Error

Here we go again! After shifting my website to another host, some things just didn’t work right. I attempted to make a WordPress post but got a 403 File Permission error. Other than that, my entire WordPress website is running smoothly. I could view the post and pages, I could log into the dashboard and bring up the add post page.

But when I attempted to preview or make a post, my server elicit a 403 File Permission error. Tried a few times but if it didn’t work, it wouldn’t work. I recall I had some similar issues some years back, giving my blog a quick searched showed a different error that I encountered, a 404 file not found error. That time it was far worse, because no post would show up!

This time it is just not able to make any preview or post. Other than that, my WordPress was rather fine. There are two possible scenarios to this issue: Read the rest of this entry »

Google Gmail New Compose Box and Message Tabs

So Google decided to ditch the old compose box and came out with the new pop out Gmail compose box. Whoever thought up this idea didn’t have the frequent email user in mind. Frankly I found it very clunky to use. Unfortunately there was no way to go back to the old compose style box as Google has completely switched it off.

Gmail new compose box

Initially the new compose box only sits in the bottom right corner and you have to write your message on a cocked-eye basis. After listening to the many user’s complaints, Google now allows you to set the compose box right smack in the middle of your webmail. It helped some but still not good enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Replytocom duplicate content error in Webmaster Central

While browsing around the Google webmaster central, happened to bump into HTML improvement section and saw the replytocom duplicate title tags content warning. I was pretty sure what I wrote would not be duplicate within my website domain or my other sites. After all, Google frowns upon such duplicate content. Read the rest of this entry »

Posterous Spaces closes down

Posterous Logo“Another one bites the dust” and so Posterous Space would bid adieu come 30 April 2013. Fortunately for me, I didn’t really use this service in a big way. Thus it was not a big loss for me. The way social services closing down their doors one after another seemed to be the trend recently.

I suppose free is not a good business model. Eventually they have to come up with some kind of monetizing method in one way or another. Take Linkedin for instance, sure they are very popular among the working professionals trying to link up with other working professionals, eventually they have go for advertising revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

My Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone

The Nokia Lumia Windows Phone flashy display certainly caught my eye! Eventually with the sales promotion, I decided to give this mobile phone a go! I did had my apprehension initially as I had bad experience with an O2 Microsoft Windows Mobile based smartphone. I suppose with iPhone and Android hammering at the smartphone market, Microsoft had to redesign their mobile O/S platform from the ground up, and they sure did a good job at it this time round.

My Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7

Nokia was the pioneer for the Windows Phone platform as they were given first mover advantage before Microsoft moved on to HTC and Samsung. Given that Nokia was doing very poorly with their Symbian O/S platform, they needed a more powerful operating system to tackle the smartphone market now dominated with the likes of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android partnering with Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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