Posts Tagged ‘devices’

Maxis LTE (4G) Speed Test

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Since while I was doing some 3G speed test comparison, I may as well did the LTE / 4G speed test from Maxis. However my Nokia Lumia 925 is a Windows Phone, I decided to share the internet connection to my other devices instead of directly testing it. This may produce higher latency as the data signal need to hop from cell towers to a WiFi Hotspot then to my Acer Iconia and Samsung Note phone. Still it was just a rough estimation for the kind of data speed we should be receiving from the telco operators.

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Speed Test: Maxis vs Celcom vs DiGi

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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 informatio

n 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

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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. (more…

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Samsung Note 3 Endless Reboot Loop

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

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. (more…)

Using Aluminum Foil for Extending my WIFI Signal Coverage

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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 800 Windows Phone

Friday, January 4th, 2013

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. (more…)

Rooting Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

After successfully rooting my HTC, I decided to root my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro. After all, it was great to gain more memory and thus able to install much more Android apps then it would otherwise be able without me having to buy another new higher end Android model just so to have more memory to install apps. I’m planning to save up some money to go for Android tablets instead to replace my netbook stolen by my runaway Indonesian maid.

Having used this Xperia X10 mini pro for almost 2 years now, my main grouse with it is the insufficient working RAM memory of 176MB. With the many application running in the background most of the time I get a balance of about 30MB or RAM memory which really slows down my X10 mini pro. The internal ROM memory was 212MB which was about 50MB more than my HTC Cha Cha still gives the X10 mini pro an edge for App installation especially it has less bloatware in comparison with HTC too helped to save up on the ROM memory usage.

My rooted Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro with the Superuser icon
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Rooting your HTC Cha Cha to gain more memory

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

I have my HTC Cha Cha for more than six months now. Their qwerty keyboard was one of the reason why I chose this model over the full screen display version because of the ease of typing. However HTC Cha Cha is considered a budget end mobile phone and thus the provided internal ROM memory is severely limited at 150MB. I read somewhere the reason for such low memory is because this mobile was just meant for simple users who would just want the phone for simple communication and not install much application. Boy did HTC get it wrong. Before even installing any other apps the build in apps (and other bloatwares) and other system function already took up more than 50% of the 150MB available and the user ended up with about 70MB. And when you completed putting a few essential apps and signing up the various accounts like emails, facebook, twitter, etc and downloading your gmail contacts you would be down to about 20MB. (more…)

Multi Boot USB Linux with Pendrive Linux Yumi Software

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Multi boot USB Linux comes in really handy and recently I just discovered this Yumi software by Lance of Pendrive Linux website that can be used for booting multiple live distros of Linux! Previously my linux project was to install linux itself into my SanDisk Ultra 64GB flash drive, however I could only limit myself to boot 2 linux flavours in the thumb drive namely Ubuntu for its productivity suite and Puppy Lupu for its small size and speed. (more…)

Dual Boot Ubuntu and Puppy Linux in USB Pendrive

Monday, November 14th, 2011

How to dual boot Ubuntu and Puppy Linux in USB pendrive. It was actually rather easy although it took me a long while to figure it out. All along I was carrying two thumbdrive, one with Ubuntu Linux installed and the other with Puppy Linux. Why bring along so many Linux distros? Well, each has its own pros and cons. Ubuntu is more complete with its software and GUI interface plus other heavy duty application, but it runs a little slow in my SanDisk 32GB flash drive. Puppy Linux is blazingly fast for its small size distro, and perfect for those times when you need to do quick fixes to your PC.

Dual boot Ubuntu and Puppy Linux in your thumb drive

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