Tuesday, May 31, 2016

bcmon for Android Smartphones

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For download and installation information on the latest versions of bcmon please see my website.

Versions for all Samsung Galaxy and Edge handsets for all wireless chipsets including the new Samsung Shannon.

Sony Xperia with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and also those running Windows 10.

MediaTek phones - LG, Huawei, Google Nexus, Xiaomi, Speedup, ZTE, SonyEricsson, Smartfren, OnePlus, Nokia, Motorola XT1031 Moto, Mobiistar KOOL, Micromax, Meizu, Lenovo, Intex Aqua, HTC, DOOGEE, CCE and Asus

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The end of the year post

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There is still so much nonsense relating to wireless penetration.

...... and, of course, Windows 10

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lauri Love and TalkTalk

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I am surprised that Lauri had not found my page on him.

As a "bedroom hacker" for rural Suffolk who was the target of a US (FBI Most Wanted CyberCriminal) and was under an extradition order for hacking into the Department of Defense, it is amusing that he was an expert on the ins-and-outs of SQL injection on the BBC's Newsnight program.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Windows 10 pre-installed in the UK

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I am getting very frustrated that there is nothing to buy with this specification apart from an expensive Microsoft Surface.

Sure I can purchase all manner of hardware with 8.1 but I don't see why I should do either the manufacturers or retailers jobs for them! Windows 10 has been out for a month now and still nothing.

Additionally if I get a Windows 8.1 machine and decide that I will stay with 8.1 that I will be constantly "nagged" to do so? I have nothing against Windows 8 and would be perfectly happy to run with it. It is just that I feel that it is a stupid move to purchase an old technology.

Who's to say that I can either successfully upgrade to 10 if I buy such a machine. It is not that I think that 10 is going to be any "better" that 8.1, but I do have an interest in the way that 10 works with limited amounts of memory (16-32G of eMMC and only 2G for the o/s)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Where to buy the Medion Akoya S2218

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There are only a few reports of these computers being found in Aldi stores.

I have a full review of my findings on my website - tempusfugit.ca

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Windows 10 TV ad

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What a load of nonsense.

Smile - puke more like!

and I am actually waiting to purchase a new pc with W10 pre-installed.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Windows 10 is released today!

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There don't seem to be many retail outlets offering Windows 10 computers (with Windows 10 pre-installed).

Best Buy has pre-order on 3 laptops in Canada that is). John Lewis are just listing Windows 8.1 machines with free updates to 10.

If is also interesting that my "bootleg" copies of Windows 7 are not showing the "Update to Windows 10 for free" icons on the task bar. My computer that I am using Windows 7 as it was pre-installed does. It looks like Microsoft have worked out a way to determine copies of Windows that have been activated using programs such as the Daz Loader.

The BBC, in a news article and an interview with Microsoft, were saying that owners of Windows 7 computers will get a free upgrade. This is only part of  the story as owners of machines with Windows 8 and 8.1 will also get the free upgrade.

However, I am of the opinion that upgrades are "bad news" and I am waiting for a machine with Windows 10 pre-installed. This is not because I think that Windows is the superior operating system or that there will be vast improvements seen in Windows 10, it is just the fact that I can return to factory settings by just doing a simple "restore".