Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Best New Mobile Phones of 2010

Tech Blog - Where would we be without our mobile phones? A recent study of mobile phone users found that more people in the UK would rather have their wallet or purse stolen than their mobile phone. This is mainly due to all the everyday necessities they now seem to have lurking inside their printed circuit boards and solid state disk drives. It is now easier and cheaper to cancel a bank card than it is to replace a mobile phone, with its wealth of contacts and personal or business information now stored within its slender confines. We are all now learning that there is more to mobile phones than making calls.

Gone are the days a mobile phone required its own briefcase to store the battery and text messaging was a distant dream. Today the best mobile phones are judged on their OS (Operating System) Camera, functionality, ease of use and looks.

So, for this article, I have split the competition into the different operating systems they use and picked the cream of the crop.

Blackberry Torch
Research in Motion (RIM) are relative newcomers in the smartphone market and made their name instead by producing the best phones a busy, international business person could buy. Now however, they are hitting the majority of phone users needs for social networking, media streaming, internet use and ergonomics.

The Blackberry Torch is the latest offering from RIM which boasts a large touch screen as well as a full QWERTY keyboard, the best blackberry camera yet seen on their range, more customisable options and has been designed specifically for social networking.

Samsung Omnia 7
Samsung has a good track record for making reliable, no nonsense phones, which sell well. Their new Omnia 7 smartphone runs Windows Phone 7, the new mobile phone OS from Microsoft. Windows Phone 7 makes use of ‘Live Tiles’ which are the hub to everything you need on the phone. Whether that is social networking, media or internet, the tiles keep you up to date quickly without the need to constantly update the screen. The Windows Phone 7 OS is designed for people on the move who require information as fast as possible.

Out of all the current WP7 phones I have singled out the Samsung Omnia 7 as the phone of choice because it has the best screen, which makes the WP7 interface, with its reliance on deep black, look gorgeous. It runs the OS well and has all the functionality one needs to keep up in the fast paced mobile phone scene.

iPhone4
I obviously couldn’t finish this article without mentioning the iPhone4 from Apple. Apple is somewhat of an international electronics engineering phenomenon. Let’s face it, unless you’ve been living as a hermit for the past eight years or so you will have heard of an iPod or an iMac.

The iPhone4 is Apple’s next generation of the hugely successful iPhone series. These mobile phones are the must have for many groups of people from the fashion conscious to the business person. The iPhone4 is literally an update of the technology to the previous generations of phone and includes engineered glass, so the phone is strong and looks beautiful, ‘Retina Display’ which is a super high resolution screen, Multi touch display which makes the phone easy to navigate and use, 5mp camera, internet and all the common new additions we have come to expect from our phones.

In Closing
There are hundreds of phones on the market and by the time this is written I’m sure another hundred or so will have been projected for the future, each has its merits and it is really down to the consumer as to which they prefer rather than one being better than another. Choosing one of the phones mentioned will definitely keep you connected to family, friends and business, even if you only actually use 10% of its functions.
Now, how do I call someone on this thing?

If you're looking for all of the best cheap mobile phones then visit the best online mobile phone retailer- Dial A Phone.co.uk and have a browse on their website

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Basic Laptop Buying Guide

Tech Blog - Searching for the best and most cost-efficient laptop can be simple once you know what to look for. Before choosing a laptop, consider what purpose the computer will serve. A computer should fit the needs of each user. Personally tailored details include the physical design of the computer as well as technical aspects.

If you're purchasing a laptop for casual use, you can keep it simple. Laptops that are used for personal entertainment don’t need much RAM or hard drive space. You may want one that has a big screen and comfortable key placement. A speedy processor is important for casual use, because it allows you to quickly browse the internet, download music, or tend to personal tasks such as bill paying or managing online accounts. Casual use may also consist of watching movies or listening to music, so a DVD or CD reader is recommended. An Acer laptop is ideal for the casual user.

Laptops with high-functioning graphics cards are the best choices if you are a gamer. A suitable card will generate enough power to work well with the bright colors and rapid movement of video games. A laptop that is used for games should have at least a fifteen inch screen. Look for a laptop with a powerful, long lasting battery because video games rapidly drain the energy of a computer.

If you plan to use a laptop for educational or business purposes, consider purchasing one that has a larger memory. A laptop that is less than ten inches is perfect for students because it is easy to transport. However, smaller varieties have less internal space, so they may only be used for basic tasks like word processing or research. For business purposes, a bigger laptop will allow for more complex tasks. An Acer laptop that is lightweight and portable may be the optimum choice if you are a student or business person.

With so many laptops on the market, you can easily find one that will match your tastes and needs. Determining what purpose a laptop will serve is the best way to begin your search.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Apple iPhone 4 | Mini Review

Tech Blog - Here is a mini review of the much awaited Apple iPhone 4, the key features of the much-desired Apple iPhone4 include engineered glass panels and a casing with a stainless steel edging. The unique Smartphone also offers a 3.5 Inch Multi Touch 16 Million-Colour Screen which is of 960 x 640 Pixels. The handset enables WiFi Technology and is compatible with YouTube and offers a FaceTime video-calling feature.

The handset allows for up to 14 Hours Talk Time when using 2G and an impressive 300 Hours of Standby time. The iPhone4 houses a conversation style-messaging feature as well as an iPod Music Player complete with a Touch Screen Search application and also an iBooks application.

The iPhone4 operates on an Apple A4 Processor with the iPhone Operating System 4.0. The device houses an assisted GPS System with Google Maps and operates on 3G HSDPA & HSUPA Technology.

This stylish handset is available in two styles, either in a white glossy finish or alternatively in the black glossy finish. Both styles of the iPhone4 handset are available in either 16 Gigabytes or 32 Gigabytes of Flash Memory.

The uniquely designed handset has a 5 Megapixel Digital Camera, which works with a Tap to Focus feature and houses an LED Flash, this allows users to capture images whilst on the move. There is a video recording device complete with LED Video Light, this allows users to record motion pictures and short videos, and they can then directly upload these images and videos to the web.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Buffalo LinkStation Mini - LS-WSXL/R1

Tech Blog - Network Attached Storage drives (or NAS) are just about one of the most important devices these days in anyone’s computing arsenal. NAS solutions provide you with a convenient way of taking backup of your critical data in event of any PC problems, NAS allows you to backup or store data from any computer on the network that the NAS is attached to.

There are many NAS suppliers, but Buffalo has been in the business of making NAS devices for a long time now and it produces some of the best products in the industry. Below is a short review of the Buffalo’s dual drive LinkStation Mini network attached storage.

The Buffalo LinkStation Mini offers two 2.5” hard drives and is the smallest NAS on the market, supporting RAID 0 and RAID 1. This gives users the choice between maximum capacity and performance or maximum redundancy and reliability. This particular model is currently available (as of September 2010) in 3 different sizes, as 250GB, 500GB and as a 1TB external hard drive.

The fanless design ensures silent operation and it also features gigabit Ethernet connectivity for fast and reliable data storage. The Buffalo Linkstation Mini is probably one of the most reliable and smallest available in the market today, so if you’re looking for a convenient way of taking backup of your data or just simply looking for convenient way of storing and sharing data over the network this is probably one of the most viable solutions for you.

What is so amazing about the Buffalo Linkstation Mini is the fact that it will stream videos across a home network to any DLNA-enabled media receiver, like the PS3. This enables you to watch HD movies stored on your NAS in amazing quality on your TV. This was the icing on the cake for me.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Optimizing VLC Media Player for h264 Playback

Tech Blog - Here is a simple howto on configuring your VLC player to play h264 or MKV files(720p and up) without lagging or with minimal lagging, for this howto I'm using VLC Media PLayer 1.1.4 running on Windows Vista.

Below is are thing need to be selected on your VLC media player, this configuration are base on my experience I dont guarantee it will work for you, however if your experiencing lagging issue with video files encoded in h264 give this howto a try.

Now to the howto - open your VLC Media Player


Go to Tools > Preferences > Input & Codecs Settings > then Make sure

"Skip H.264 in-loop deblocking filter" is set to All

Then select "Show setting" at the bottom right corner of the Window click on All it should show "Advance settings" now

Click on Advanced make sure on the "Performance options" the following are selected
  • "Allow only one running instance"
  • "One instance when started from file"
  • "Increase the priority of the process"
Now click on "Input / Codecs" -> "Video codecs"

Click on FFmpeg make sure the following is selected
  • "Hurry up"
  • "Allow speed tricks"
  • "Quality level" is rd

Then click on x264 on "H.264 profile" select "main"

Thats it Hope this works for you too!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nokia 5230 | Phone Review

Tech Blog - The Nokia 5230 is good looking and easy to navigate. It has a large 3.2 inch screen, which although slightly smaller than the iPhone comes with a higher resolution of 640 by 360 pixels. The touch screen is resistive and therefore not oversensitive, and also comes with a useful stylus. You can take photos on the 5230, but as the camera is only 2 megapixels it is best suited for quick snaps.

In terms of internet and connectivity features, this Symbian S6O smart phone comes with 3G but no Wi Fi, although it also has Bluetooth and USB connectivity. It’s high speed HSDPA means that the 5230 boasts download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps. One interesting feature is the built in A-GPS receiver, which also comes with Ovi Maps supplied. The phone has built in access to the Ovi Store for downloading any other apps you may want.

This phone has a substantial amount of storage, with 70MB of memory initially that can be expanded to anything up to 16GB with the addition of a microSD card, although this will have to be bought separately. Although it is quite a chunky, heavy model compared to some of the lighter models on the market, the extra weight can be attributed to the bigger battery, meaning the 5230 comes with excellent battery life.

The Nokia 5230 comes in black and white. The sleek white version can be obtained for free at the Dial A Phone website.
Find all the top Nokias such as the Nokia 5230, Nokia N8


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Saturday, August 14, 2010

LG Pop GD510 | News and Reviews

Tech Blog - Have a recently released their all new smartphone, the LG Pop GD510, a touchscreen device that demonstrates how handsets can be loaded with features, yet still retain a sleek and lightweight aesthetic. The phone is essentially following on from the highly successful LG Cookie, another fairly cheap yet stylish looking smartphone from the people at LG, and the new POP model will be hoping to emulate the 7 million ‘Cookies’ that LG managed to sell. They’ve given themselves every chance of doing so however, with the POP GD510 avoiding most of the bloated specifications of many smartphones, and dealing with just the essentials – just the features and apps that their customers want.

LG are all about satisfying customer needs. So, the excellent LG POP is giving owners of the ‘Cookie’, and indeed new customers, the best of both worlds. They’ll get an extremely easy to use smartphone, with a touchscreen display, but they’ll also get a classy and sleek device that’s fun to use. Also, they’ll get a handset that’s much cheaper than the top-end alternatives on the market, despite little difference in features of specifications.

The front of the LG Pop is dominated by a 3” WQVGA touchscreen, which is phenomenally responsive, and allows users to navigate to any application on the phone instantly. There’s also a 3 megapixel camera on the back of the handset, and any images taken can be easily edited with LG’s specialist application.

For the music types, LG have added an MP3 player to the POP, so that users can enjoy their favourite albums or playlists on the move, either by plugging in headphones, or listening to the tunes through the high quality integrated speakers. As expected, the manufacturer has, this time, placed much emphasis on multimedia playback (as many smartphone manufacturers are beginning to do), and there’s evidence of this in the video player and video camera in the POP. Users can enjoy movies, trailers, and web content in the dedicated player, and they can also shoot their very own home movies!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

onemanga.com is Closing

Tech Blog - I don't usually blog about websites or manga, but this one is very close to my geek heart since it has entertained me in a lot of late night work and boring days, the website is onemanga.com the site is virtually a treasure trove of scanlation of manga, if it manga has been scanlated you will find it there, anyway yesterday they announce that the site will have too close, as quoted below :(

"There is an end to everything, to good things as well."

It pains me to announce that this is the last week of manga reading on One Manga (!!). Manga publishers have recently changed their stance on manga scanlations and made it clear that they no longer approve of it. We have decided to abide by their wishes, and remove all manga content (regardless of licensing status) from the site. The removal of content will happen gradually (so you can at least finish some of the outstanding reading you have), but we expect all content to be gone by early next week (RIP OM July 2010).

So what next? We're not really sure at this point, but we have some ideas we would like to try out. Until then, the One Manga forums will remain active and we encourage all of you to continue using them. OMF has developed into a great community and it would be a shame to see that disappear.

You can also show us some love in this moment of sadness by 'liking' our brand new Facebook page. It would be nice to see just how many of you came to enjoy our 'better than peanut butter and jelly' invention.

Regardless of whether you stay with us or not, on behalf of the One Manga team, I would like to thank you all for your unwavering support over the years. Through the ups and downs you have stuck with us, and that is what kept us going.

As a certain Porky was fond of saying... That's all folks!

Time for me to go lay down and let this all sink in.

- Zabi

Anyway for your guys that are looking for Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Kenichi weekly scanlation you can check out mangastream.com and for other you can also check out mangafox.com hope this help :)


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Explorer.exe High CPU Utilization on Vista | Fixed

Tech Blog - Recently I run into a problem on one of my laptops running Windows Vista, the problem was explorer.exe is using up 40% to 60% of the CPU resources when it is idle and up to 100% when it is not, anyway I search Google for solution for this problem and I have only found one that actually work, apparently Windows attempt to show video thumbnail on large media filed is using up all the CPU resource, the solution is to remove the registry key below, below is a step by step how to on removing the key.

- Go to "run" and type in "regedit" then hit enter
- Browse to the path blow in red
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590}\InProcServer32
- Right Click on InProcServer32 select Export and save (this is for backup purposed to restore key)
- Then Right click and select delete, this will disable the video thumbnail on Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Reboot your computer, after rebooting computer your explorer.exe should be running normally around 0.50% during idle.

To monitor the CPU utilization on Windows Vista hit CTRL+ALT+DEL, then click on select Start Task Manager, select the Performance tab, then click on Resource Monitor













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Thursday, June 17, 2010

ACER LIQUID E | Mobile Gadget

Tech Blog - Acer is now presenting Liquid E, the latest version of the well known Liquid smartphone. Acer Liquid E features the latest Android 2.1 Operating System (or Eclair). It has a high-definition TFT capacitive touch screen measuring 3.5 inches; which means, the user can enjoy watching videos and photos. The handset has a 5 MP camera and allows users to capture moments in high quality pictures. It can also support .mp3 and polyphonic ringtones. The Acer Liquid E can store unlimited number of contacts in its address book and it allows the users to switch from the address book to social network applications. You can also maximize your browsing experience since the Acer Liquid E has an updated version of the Android browser that supports HTML5, video tagging support, double-tap zooming, and geo-location API support, and it is powered by QualcommT SnapdragonT processor allowing instant access to web pages, smooth streaming and instant response to mails, search applications, and maps. Aside from its Internet capabilities, the Acer Liquid E also has Bluetooth, 3g, EDGE, and USB. In summary, Acer Liquid E is an improvement for multimedia, web browsing, and social media integration. It should exite both users of the mobile internet and new users wanting to experience a different dimension of cellular phones offered by this innovative device.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Nokia X6 | Mobile Phone

Tech Blog - Nokia, the world's leading marketer of phones, has launched another of its latest handsets which is the Nokia X6. It measures about 111 x 51 x 13.8mm and weighs 122 grams. Music-wise, the Nokia X6 has a built-in FM tuner, and the same features of the Nokia N-series like the stereo widening, bass booster, and loudness. This phone supports such audio formats like .mp3, .aac, .wma, SPMidi, and eAAC+. With Nokia X6, you can choose to have the normal version or the “comes with music” version which gives you access to unlimited music downloads. It also has a 5 mega pixel Carl Zeiss Optics camera, auto focus, Geo-tagging, and duel LED flash which gives good quality pictures. However, its display screen is still very identical to the older one which is a 3.2” 640x360 pixel display making it slightly smaller than the Samsung Wave. Adding to its functionality, Nokia X6 has been provided with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microUSB, HSDPA, Edge, GPRS technology for synchronization, connectivity and downloads at a maximum of 6 mbps. Sites like YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Windows Live, Yahoo! and Ovi can be accessed easily using this phone. Nokia X6 is also supported by Flash Lite, and the email client supports Microsft Exchange and standard protocols. It comes with 32GB worth of non-expandable memory, thus making mentioned applications possible. Not only that, the Nokia X6 is an S60 smartphone which is , which means that new applications can be added into it. Basically, the Nokia X6 is a modification of two previous Nokia phone models - Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic, and Nokia X3. Nevertheless, aside from the ones mentioned above, there is not much difference among the phones.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz | Mobile Phone

Tech Blog - The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is the high definition video shooting successor to the Satio model. Now, you can experience real entertainment through HD videos and downloading applications through Play Now and Symbian with the Sony Ericsson Vivaz. A person can avail services of leading network providers like O2, Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Three, Virgin on the Sony Ericsson Vivaz. It has a 3.2 inch TFT resistive touch screen monitor that can auto rotate due to its accelerometer sensor; it's designed to fit the contours of the hand and with social networking and multi-media features. Although it's not as smooth or accommodating as the capacitive screens found on handsets like the iPhone and HTC Legend, it is still quite responsive and swiping through menus doesn't require much pressure on the screen. The handset comes with a microSD memory card slot that can expand its memory upto 16GB. Sony Ericsson Vivaz is equipped with 720 MHz processor operating on Symbian OS series. The camera is worth 8 mega pixels and has auto focus, LED flash, video calling, touch focus, face and smile deterction, and geo-tagging. Aside from photos, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz can also capture videos at 24 frames per second. It has also been provided with WLAN, Edge, GPRS, Bluetooth, USB, and 3G, though it is also compatible on 2G networks. With these mentioned, it's easy for YouTube addicts to watch and upload videos. The handset itself has been designed in a curved manner so it does feel really nice to hold.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

LEEDS ELEMENT WATER POWERED CLOCK

Tech Blog - Compared to other devices the clock is way too small to pay attention to. Insignificant as it is, it still uses energy and power to function. Thus, clocks can also be switched into eco-friendly and renewable power user.

The Leeds Element Water Powered Clock, as the name implies, pulls its energy from water, and this makes it possible to run in poorly lit rooms deficient in solar energy. It has both a time and date function, but it has no alarm on it, just a basic little clock that tells time and date.

It's a good idea to offer this water powered clock to someone who cares for the environment. There's one problem though. This clock doesn't fill itself up with water. So one has to fill its tube with water every ten days. If you're not good at remembering things, you wouldn't be able to enjoy it's full functionality.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Dreamate Sleep Induce | Gadget Review

Tech Blog -Some people suffer unusual sleeping patterns. And they would do anything just to fix their screwed body clock. Fortunately, there is one gadget that can induce sleeping and be able to bring back the normal sleeping patterns. This is the Dreamate Sleep Inducer.

The Dreamate Sleep Inducer uses accupressure methods to massage the so-called "golden sleeping triangle" pressure point on your left wrist. It's very simple, just use it 30 minutes before bedtime, and this sleep inducer will do the rest. You can see changes in your sleeping habits in just a week's use. But it is strongly recommends to use this gadget for eight weeks before you completely take it out of your system.

Personally, it's better to use this Sleep Inducer, since it relaxes the body and reduces stress. Unlike sleeping pills, you could eventually get addicted to it and make your sleeping habits worse, since they contain barbiturates. You don't have to deal with this gadget forever since it just serves as an aid to have better sleeping habits.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Apple iPad 3G for Sale Now!

Tech Blog - The Apple iPad 3G is now available to purchase at the Apple store of course US Apple store only order will shipped by May 7th, iPad 3G boast the same features as the regular iPad Wifi, except for the additional 3G and Assisted GPS capabilities on the iPad 3G as well as some cosmetic changes as can be seen on the image below of the Apple iPad 3G.













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ACL Permission on Unix | Howto setacl and setfacl

Tech Blog - What is ACL or Access Control List on Unix - Access Control Lists extend the standard Unix permission model. This feature will allow administrator more flexible control over permissions. most modern Unix file system support ACL, below are some basic command for adding, modifying, querying ACL on Linux, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX.




Linux and Solaris ACL command

Adding modifying users or group to ACL
$ setfacl -m u:montoya:rwx filename

Viewing ACL of a file
$ getfacl filename

HP-UX ACL command

Adding modifying users or group to ACL
$ setacl -m user:brucewayne:rwx filename

Viewing ACL of a file
$ getacl filename

AIX ACL command

Adding modifying users or group to ACL

Before doing acledit on AIX you must set the editor first using the command
$ export EDITOR=/usr/bin/vi
Then
$ acledit filename

Then you should see something like the one below, changed disable to enable to enable the extended permission if it is disabled.
attributes: SUID
base permissions:
owner(root): rw-
group(root): r-x
others: ---
extended permissions:
enabled
permit r-- u:oracle
permit rw- u:robin
deny r-x u:catwoman
deny rwx g:intergang

Viewing ACL of a file

$ getacl filename

Hope this help!




Thursday, April 29, 2010

iPhone Pebble Portable Charger Review


Tech Blog - Most people nowadays carry phones with them - to school, to work, to anywhere. And 'anywhere' doesn't guarantee you of having a full battery all the time, neither does it have sockets to cater to the needs of your phone whenever it runs out of juice. We depend on these gadgets in order to be able to communicate with the world. If they run out of batteries, they would become no more than useless. Thus, keeping a portable charger in hand is a necessity.

The Pebble Portable Charger would be the most likely to meet the needs of having a fully charged battery while you're on the go. Measuring only 9.8cm x 7.2cm x 1.8cm, the Pebble Portable Charger can hold upto a whopping 500 mA (milliAmperes) worth of battery.It would take someone around five hours to fully charge the Pebble. Nevertheless, it would be worth the time since this portable charger can fill up an iPhone upto four times its capacity in just over an hour for each time you recharge. Aside from iPhones, the Pebble Portable Charger is compatible with other Apple devices, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and any other devices that can be recharged using a mini USB. Its rubbery finish will assure you that it would be slip-proof from your hands.

Having the Pebble Portable Charger handy all the time eradicates all excuses of having run out of juice along the way. At around $80.00, this portable charger would be very essential to every traveler, and eventually, to everyone.

Specifications:
  • Capacity: 5000mA
  • Battery type: Polymer Li-ion
  • Input: 5V 1000mA
  • Output: 5V 950mA
  • Takes 5 hours to fully charge the Pebble
  • Will charge an empty iPhone in just over an hour

Friday, April 09, 2010

Shape Collage Review | Free Software

Tech Blog - I have been looking for a collage software recently to be used for my fiances project and been searching on Google for a full feature collage software that is of course free :) then I found Shape Collage the software is very good that allows you to collage images in various shape, it gives you a lot of control over how your collage will look like such as randomness, transparency, shapes, size, and image quality, I know that Picasa also offers a collage feature but I find it very limiting compared to Shape Collages, if your looking for a good collage software checkout Shape Collage, check out Demo video below.



Check out Shape Collage Demo Video



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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Etymotic HF5 In-Ear Earphones Review

Tech Blog - I just purchase a new in-ear earphones after my old one an Etymotic ER6i earphones cable came loose after 6 years of use, I decided to go with Etymotic HF5 after looking around for several other in-ear earphones including Sleek Audio SA6 and Ultimate Ears, on of the factor for me on choosing Etymotic is due to past experience with the product which impressed the durability of the build the sound quality, anyway here is a short review of the Etymotic HF5.

Packaging: the Etymotic HF5 is packed very well and compact very practical as you can see below.




















Build and comfort: The build quality of the HF5 I find it very good, the HF% is made of plastic that is painted like metal, the cord is much thicker than the Etymotic ER6i as can be seen below, the flanges are very surprisingly comfortable, comfortable enough to sleep.
















Sound: The sound quality of Etymotic HF5 is very accurate and very good, there is more bass here compared to the Etymotic ER6i, the instrument separation is amazing, the sound isolation is fantastic with this on you will not hear anything around you, In my opinion this is the best and most accurate in-ear earphones on this price range, however this is not an earphone for people that wants a lot of bass.

Accessories: the Etymotic HF5 comes with 3 pair fo flanges, one extra filter, a pouch to put everything in and a small tool for replacing the filter.












In conclusion I highly recommend the Etymotic HF5, I bought mine at Amazon for $121 not including the shipping.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Apple iPad up for Pre-Order now


Tech Blog - Apple iPad is now available for pre-order here , that is if you live in the US or have US based credit card and shipping address, the pre-order is US only both Wifi only Apple iPad and Wi-Fi + 3G Apple iPad is available for pre-order.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials Review | Free Antivirus

Tech Blog - Microsoft Security Essentials is a free downloadable antivirus and antispyware from Microsoft that was release last year, features of the Microsoft Security Essential are quick scan, full scan, realtime scanning, auto updates, customized action, customized scan, and scheduled scan, I found the Microsoft Security Essentials to be light and fast, what surprises me the most is that it runs quietly in the background as most antivirus should do, there doesn't seems to be any bloat on the software unlike most of the free antivirus out there, it doesn't try to be what it is not, the instalation f the Microsoft Security Essential fast and easy, configuration and customization is easy to understand, there are very good documentation on the Microsoft Security Essentials website if you need support, I my opinion Microsoft Security Essentials is better than most free antivirus out there such as AVG which doesn't actually get rid of your virus unles you pay for it and it bloated which makes your system slow, if Microsoft Security Essentials is installed and partnered with a good firewall like Agnitum Outpost which is also available free, I think you are very well protected, do note however during installation of the Microsoft Security Essentials it does check for Validity of your Windows installation meaning if your running a bootleg/pirated copy of Windows your out of luck you can refer to the images below regarding the validation screen, Microsoft Security Essentials is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 32/64 bit users, as well as Windows XP 32bit users, You can get it here

Some screenshot of Microsoft Security Essentials Installation and GUI

































































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