Google’s Android 5.0 OS, Motorola’s X-Phone job posting, and the Nexus 7 HD are among this week’s juiciest rumors.
Android rumor roundup is a weekly column that gathers the top rumors each week in the Android space.
This week gave us a bunch of new rumors to file away as fact, and new rumors to savor — including some early suspicions of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and new revelations about Motorola’s X-Phone flagship.
Sprint announced the rugged and waterproof Kyocera Torque this week; however, the carrier did not provide pricing or exact availability. Expected in early March, the Android 4.0 smartphone features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, 4G LTE, and 2,500mAh battery. For more information and early impressions, check out CNET’s review of the Kyocera Torque.
Red Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
A garnet-red version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is now available, confirming reports that surfaced this past December. Available for a limited time, the 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Beantablet comes with a matching carry case. The Galaxy Tab 2 will be offered through select retailers over the coming weeks.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Also last week, Samsung head J.K. Shin confirmed that a midsize Galaxy Note experience is not far off. Without officially recognizing the model or name, it is nearly certain that this will be the Galaxy Note 8.0. Leaked roadmaps and “in the wild” photos surfacing over the past few days suggest a Mobile World Congress announcement is in order.
So far, chatter points to 3G and Wi-Fi variants, and that dovetails with earlier reports of GT-N5100 and GT-5110 model numbers. Specifications are said to include a 1,280×800-pixel Super Clear LCD display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB internal storage capacities.
LG Optimus G Pro
The LG Optimus G Pro became official last week as Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo tapped the handset for an April release. Specs include a 5-inch full HD display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon Pro CPU, 32GB of storage, and 2GB of internal memory. In other words, the rumors from last week proved to be right on the money. It’s worth noting, however, that LG currently does not plan to offer the Optimus G Pro outside of Japan.
January 28-February 1, 2013
Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie
Leaked slides from a Qualcomm presentation give credence to rumors and expectations of a spring release for Android’s 5.0 Key Lime Pie mobile OS. The name and time frame are not exactly new, though Qualcomm’s insistence that the slides be removed is telling. Perhaps the chipmaker’s Octa 8-core processor is included in the first handset or tablet?
Motorola X-Phone (February 1, 2013)
It likely won’t be called Motorola X-Phone when the project hits the prime time, but the project is at least very much real. A job posting on Linked In advertised an “X-Phone” product manager. Plenty of other rumors swirl around the suspected device, including one that the X-Phone may offer hardware choices that resemble the Droid Razr Maxx HD, suggests a PhoneArena source.
Newly tipped rumors include that it will have up to 128GB internal storage, a 3,000mAh or larger battery, and a Kevlar body. Expected as the first Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie device, the X-Phone could also boast a 4.8-inch display and a Sony Exmor camera sensor. It’s worth noting that most of these new specs line up with last week’s speculation of an unbreakable case, extended life battery, and wireless charging.
HTC M7 (February 1, 2013)
Verizon could be late to the HTC M7 party this spring, though the other big carriers are said to be ready to roll. An HTCSource insider alleges that AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will offer the flagship handset as soon as March 8, just weeks after the presumed February 19 reveal. We’re also told to be on the lookout for two color options: black and white/silver.
White Nexus 4 (January 29, 2013)
Images of a white Nexus 4 handset surfaced this week, promptly sending Android geeks into a tizzy. A PhoneArena tipster suggests the Nexus handset will soon see a second color option, though exactly when remains unclear.
Nexus 7 HD (January 28, 2013)
Google is prepping a Nexus 7 refresh for release this spring, or says semi-reliable Digitimes. Little is known about the internals, however the display alleged to be “full HD” with a thinner bezel. Presumably, this means either a 1728×1080 or 1920×1080 pixel resolution. In terms of software, the new Nexus 7 is expected with the latest version of Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus (January 30, 2013)
Samsung may introduce a Galaxy Tab with a 2,560×1,600 pixel resolution as soon as Mobile World Congress, reports Unwired View. Bearing the same display as the Nexus 10 tablet, the so-called Galaxy Tab 3 could also boast a quad-core Exynos processor and 2GB RAM.
The high-end tablet should be part of a larger Galaxy Tab refresh, including new 7-inch and 10-inch variants. Both sizes will be made available in 3G and Wi-Fi iterations, reports SamMobile. Specifications are light at this time. However the so-called “Santos” project device will have a 5-megapixel camera when it ultimately arrives.
HTC M4 (February 1, 2013)
HTC may introduce a mid-range Android experience this spring, reports Unwired View. A handset with a code name of M4 could very well be kin to last year’s HTC One S. Hardware should include a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.3-inch 720p display, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. Powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the M4 is expected to feature a lighter Sense 5.0 UI.
HTC G2 (February 1, 2013)
Not to be confused with the another HTC smartphone of the same name, a low-end Android model is also rumored for a spring 2013 release date. Details obtained by Unwired View include a 1GHz processor, a 2.5-inch HVGA display, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and 5-megapixel camera. Presumably aimed at first-time smartphone users, the G2 could run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
January 19-25, 2013
Sony Togari (January 25, 2013)
Sony may introduce the largest smartphone experience to date, if the rumored “Togari” proves to be real. A photo of the alleged full HD panel surfaced recently, showing a massive 6.44-inch display size.
Larger than the Huawei Ascend Mate, it is also expected to be faster and more powerful in nearly every aspect. Components are reported to include 3GB RAM, a 2.3GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 32GB of internal storage, and 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera. Powered by a 3,500mAh battery, the Togari should also feature a stylus, NFC, LTE, and IR-blaster.
LG VS870 (January 23, 2013)
Verizon may soon introduce a version of the LG Escape, if FCC documents are any indicator. Spotted by Engadget, the VS870 may one-up its AT&T counterpart with wireless charging capability. Hardware details are unknown but are likely to include the same 4.3-inch display, 1GB RAM, and 5-megapixel camera.
January 12-18, 2013
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (January 14, 2013)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will not only be bigger than its predecessor at 6.3 inches, but it will also employ an eight-core processor, reports Korea Times. Allegedly, the gigantic device will feature Samsung’s own Exynos5 Octa CPU, recently announced at CES 2013.
Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus (January 15, 2013)
Perhaps in an effort to prove it can still make smaller devices, Samsung will debut a pint-size Galaxy Pocket Plus in the coming weeks. Specifications picked up bySamMobile tell of an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich phone with a 2.8-inch QVGA TFT display. Additional features include 4GB internal storage, a 2-megapixel camera, and an 1,200mAh battery. Due in the first half of 2013, the GT-S5301 will be offered in Latin America and other markets.
Samsung Godiva (January 14, 2013)
In the final bit of Samsung news, Verizon appears to be readying another member of the Stratosphere family. An SCH-I425 “Godiva” making the rounds this week could have a 1,280×720-pixel display, a 1.4GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 305 graphics, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
While the model number indicates a direct successor to the Stratosphere is in order, a photo obtained by Engadget suggests otherwise; note the lack of a physical keyboard. My instincts tell me that Verizon may quietly introduce this entry-level experience in the next few weeks.
Huawei Ascend P2 (January 14, 2013)
Huawei will debut yet another model in the Ascend line, this time in the form of a midrange Ascend P2. According to a PhoneArena source, the handset will feature a 5-inch 1,280×720-pixel display, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a 13-megapixel camera. Powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the Ascend P2 will also boast a 3,000mAh battery, and the same quad-core processor found in Huawei’s Ascend D2.
ZTE V987 (January 16, 2013)
The recently announced ZTE Grand S will be joined by a smaller sibling, reports Engadget. Details for a V987 found in a Chinese regulatory database include Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and a 5-inch 720p display, 8-megapixel camera, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and 2,500mAh battery. Considering the dual-SIM support for the phone we should not expect this one to come stateside anytime soon.
Sony Tablet Z (January 14, 2013)
In our only bit of tablet news this week, Sony appears to be readying a successor to the Tablet S. Using some of the same design cues found in the new Xperia Z, the Tablet Z is said to be a waterproof and dust-proof 10.1-inch Android 4.1.2 device. Hardware details are reported to include a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 32GB internal storage, 2GB of memory, an 8.1-megapixel camera, and support for 4G LTE.
Other rumors we’re tracking
Samsung Galaxy S4 (January 4, 2013)
The first alleged image of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has found its way online, via SamMobile. Rumored to arrive sometime this spring, the photo shows a device that looks equal partsSamsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Premier. Considering the level of secrecy that shrouded the release of Samsung’s current flagship phone, I would be very surprised if this is the real deal.
The most recent chatter around the Samsung Galaxy S4 indicates that it could arrive as soon as tax day, April 15. What’s more, the phone is reported to boast a larger, 2600mAh battery. We’re keeping a watchful eye on this one and invite you to follow along at the Samsung Galaxy S4 rumor roundup.
ZTE P945 (December 27, 2012)
ZTE will jump into the “phablet” game this year and is expected to debut a 5.7-inch experience late in the first quarter. The details, which come fromUnwired View, include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.
Unlike other large-screen devices, however, the ZTE P945 will feature a 720p display. The first leaked image render suggests China Mobile will be the first — and perhaps only — carrier to offer the smartphone. Presumably, ZTE will announce this handset at Mobile World Congress in late February.
Amazon Kindle Phone (December 17, 2012)
In rumors that just won’t die, Amazon has tasked Foxconn with building the Kindle Phone, Taiwan Economic News reports. Allegedly expected in mid-2013, Amazon is said to have already ordered 5 million of the smartphones, which are said to run $100 to $200 each. If this is the case, we could anticipate a skinned Android experience which resembles that found on the Kindle Fire.
Samsung Galaxy Young (December 18, 2012)
Samsung will announce a Galaxy Young and Galaxy Young Duos at Mobile World Congress, according to SamMobile. Thus far, only the model numbers (GT-S5360 Galaxy Y, GT-S6102 Galaxy Y Duos, GT-S6312 Galaxy Young Duos) and color options — grayish blue (yep, that’s what they’re calling it) and white — are suggested. Historically, the Duos models are offered internationally as single-SIM and dual-SIM models.
Come back next week for more rumors and possible resolutions!
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It took four years to hit 21 billion tweets. Now Twitter users generate nearly half a billion a day, and the Library of Congress will be archiving and indexing all of them. The U.S. Library of Congress said today that it has completed a process of collecting a full, ongoing stream of tweets, and that it has begun work to archive and organize more than 170 billion tweets.
Under an agreement struck between the government institution and Twitter in 2010, the microblogging company is providing the Library of Congress with a full stream of all public tweets, starting with 21 billion generated from between 2006 and April 2010, and now supplemented with about 150 billion more posted since then. In an announcement about the status of the project today, the librarywrote that:
Twitter is a new kind of collection for the Library of Congress but an important one to its mission. As society turns to social media as a primary method of communication and creative expression, social media is supplementing, and in some cases supplanting, letters, journals, serial publications, and other sources routinely collected by research libraries.
Though the Library has been building and stabilizing the archive and has not yet offered researchers access, we have nevertheless received approximately 400 inquiries from researchers all over the world. Some broad topics of interest expressed by researchers run from patterns in the rise of citizen journalism and elected officials’ communications to tracking vaccination rates and predicting stock market activity.
The Library of Congress isn’t entirely clear how the ongoing archive will be utilized, but it has issued a white paper (PDF) outlining the project. This project, of course, is different than Twitter’s recently announced initiative to make every user’s full tweet history available to them. That effort is under way, though only some users have been given access to date. Interestingly, the Library of Congress reported in the white paper that its two full copies of the entire archive of 170 billion tweets comprise about 133 Terabytes of data. Each tweet, the library wrote, contains about 50 accompanying metadata fields.
Welcome to Hack Attack, where we take a light-hearted look at building your own photographic tools on the cheap.
Photography is an expensive hobby. With new toys being released all the time to make you lust after pricey photo gear, Hack Attack provides the wallet-friendly version of doing it yourself. Over the coming weeks, you’ll be able to watch the projects grow in complexity, and possibly see some epic DIY fails along the way.
A follow focus is a tool used by film-makers to get that nice, smooth shift in focus. Professional rigs cost a lot of money, so here’s how to get a similar effect on the cheap. You will need:
- Plastic jar opener
- Long bolt
- Two 1/4-inch screws
- Cable ties
- Electrical tape
You may have seen this follow focus trick done a few times online, but this variation uses a lever rather than just relying on the good old pull-and-push action of the jar opener itself.
Selling off my Apple iMac 27” Mid 2011
OS: Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2
Processor: 2.7 Ghz Intel Core i5
Memory: 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR 3
Graphic: AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512MB
Purchase Date: 26 July 2012
Warranty: Yes! Still under warranty.
Reason for selling: Going to upgrade.
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Looking for new ways to avoid raids and the seizure of its information-full servers, the file-sharing service moves all of its content to the cloud. In the midst of threats of a possible police raid, the Pirate Bay decided to armor itself and become literally raid-proof. It’s ditched its servers and moved to several cloud-hosting providers in different countries around the world. ”Slowly and steadily we are getting rid of our earthly form and ascending into the next stage, the cloud,” the Pirate Bay wrote in a blog post. “Our data flows around in thousands of clouds, in deeply encrypted forms, ready to be used when necessary. Earth bound nodes that transform the data are as deeply encrypted and reboot into a deadlock if not used for 8 hours.”
Switching to the cloud makes sense for the file hosting service — it cuts down on resources and should reduce the site’s downtown for users, according to TorrentFreak. Additionally, the data should be more secure since it’s not being hosted in just one place. ”Moving to the cloud lets TPB move from country to country, crossing borders seamlessly without downtime,” the Pirate Bay told TorrentFreak. “All the servers don’t even have to be hosted with the same provider, or even on the same continent.” The file-sharing service has taken several steps to buffer itself against a possible shut down by the authorities. It first got rid of trackers, then it tossed its torrents in February and started using magnet links, and now it’s servers are gone.
“All attempts to attack The Pirate Bay from now on is an attack on everything and nothing,” it said in the blog post. “The site that you’re at will still be here, for as long as we want it to. Only in a higher form of being. A reality to us. A ghost to those who wish to harm us.” The Pirate Bay caught wind of a possible police shutdown in March and announced that the Swedish authorities had launched a new criminal investigation into its activities. This would be the second investigation into the site. The first investigation started in 2006 and culminated in a high-profile trial in Sweden in which four defendants were found guilty of copyright violations, sentenced to a year in jail, and ordered to pay the equivalent of $3 million.
Since March, the Swedish authorities have taken down one of the site’s kingpins in ahigh-profile arrest and extradition from Cambodia to Sweden. Gottfried Svartholm Warg, who is one of the co-founders of the file-sharing service, is now being tried on charges of hacking tax records in Sweden. The Swedish authorities have become increasingly more serious about clamping down on sites that deal in copyright infringement. Earlier this month, they raided Web host PRQ and seized a handful of servers for Web sites that allegedly partook in illegal file sharing. The Pirate Bay used to be hosted by PRQ but no longer uses this provider.
If you know what a USB port looks like, chances are you’re regularly called upon as the ‘IT expert’ by friends and family whenever a computer goes bust or a window mysteriously disappears.
Below are some of the most useful tips I’ve gathered over many years of troubleshooting PCs and despairing at the number of browser toolbars unsuspecting pensioners install. And no, I’m not going to come around to “take a look”. Work your way through all of these first…General problems
1. Be Google smart
Google can be a huge help when it comes to specific error codes and very detailed problems. It’s less useful for “my PC is running slowly” queries. Include as much detail as you can, putting “+” before keywords that must be matched and “-” before keywords to exclude.
2. System Restore
Windows’ built-in roll-back feature will undo recent changes to the registry and hardware and software setup of your computer, without affecting your personal files and holiday photos. It’s a good place to start if something has very recently gone wrong. You’ll find System Restore via Control Panel.
3. Safe Mode
Tap F8 during boot-up to access the boot menu. Choose Safe Mode to launch a special stripped-down version of Windows that keeps drivers and background utilities to a minimum and looks like it’s straight out of 1995. Safe Mode can be used to uninstall programs or devices, or run fixes, if you can’t get into Windows normally.
If your PC crashes at seemingly random times — in other words, there’s no particular software program or hardware device that prompts it — it’s possible that your computer or laptop is overheating. Invest in another fan or a laptop cooler if you think this may be the cause.
5. On-demand scans
A whole bundle of problems are caused by viruses and spyware, from slow performance to unexplained reboots. It goes without saying that you should keep your anti-virus and anti-spyware tools right up to date, but you might want to run an on-demand scanner as well to get another opinion – Spybot Search & Destroy and Microsoft’s own Safety Scanner are two good choices that won’t interfere with your existing security tools.
6. Background noise
Sluggish performance that degrades over time can be due to more and more programs deciding they’d like to run in the background. Open Task Manager (right-click on the taskbar) to see what’s actually using up the RAM and CPU time on your PC — if any of the entries under Processes and Services don’t make much sense, run a quick Google search for details of what they are.
7. Selective startup
If you find any superfluous entries in Task Manager, chances are they’re being launched with Windows. Scour the Startup folder on the Start menu to find and remove anything you don’t really need all of the time. For more control over the Windows startup process, type “msconfig” into the Start menu search box and hit Enter — the subsequent dialog lets you make detailed changes to which services and tools can launch automatically at the same time as the operating system.
8. Restoring files
When Windows deletes a file, it doesn’t move the 1s and 0s, it simply removes the references to them and marks the disk space as free. Unless you’ve overwritten the file with something else, you might be able to get it back – Recuva is one of the best and most straightforward free tools for the task.
9. Windows won’t start
Windows comes with various system recovery options (besides Safe Mode) that you can use if the operating system won’t boot. Tap F8 when booting and choose ‘Last Known Good Configuration’ to revert back to the settings in place when Windows last launched. Another trick you can try is to unplug all non-essential peripherals — sometimes a badly configured device will cause the startup process to hang.
10. Motherboard beeps
If your PC gets so far and no further, and you find it beeps at you and shuts down before Windows even starts loading, the problem is at a lower level. Motherboards will alert you to what’s gone wrong by the number of beeps — check the user manual to find out what they mean, or look for a digital copy on the manufacturer’s website.
11. No power
If the PC or laptop doesn’t get going at all, either you’re in the middle of a power cut, your power cable is faulty, or the power supply unit/battery is bust. See if you can source a cheap spare cable or battery first, as a PSU replacement will cost significantly more.
If you do have to turn to the web, locate the developer or manufacturer’s official support forums before you turn to Google. You may find there’s a particular fix available or advice from other users. For smaller freeware programs, you may even find posts from the developer.
13. Ask Microsoft
It turns out MIcrosoft does know a thing or two about their own systems — it offers anautomated Fixit tool, which will try and detect what’s going wrong and then do something about it.
14. Registry cleaning
The labyrinthine settings file that is the Windows registry can cause errors, program crashes and system restarts if something has gone wrong deep within it. There are plenty of third-party tools that will scan it for problems for you, though not all of them are trustworthy – Glary Registry Repair is one of the ones you can depend on (though as with any advanced tweaking tool, use at your own risk — you do back up, right?).
15. Re-install Windows
This is the scorched earth policy — but it’s not as drastic as you might think. Many PCs and laptops come with recovery discs or a recovery partition on the hard drive that you can use to return your computer to the state it was in when it arrived from the factory. Of course, it goes without saying that you’ll need to install your software again and you’ll lose all your personal data, so you’ll need copies of your important files (photos, university essays etc). This process is set to be made even easier in Windows 8.
16. Test on another computer
Use another computer to test your malfunctioning mouse/camera/printer, or just another USB port, to help you work out where the fault lies. If the problem vanishes, it’s not the device itself that’s to blame.
17. New drivers
Head to the manufacturer’s website and hunt down the latest drivers and/or firmware for your device — installing these updates will replace damaged files, add the latest bug fixes and improve compatibility with other hardware and software.
18. Old drivers
Windows and devices themselves sometimes install new drivers without asking and these occasionally cause problems. To roll back to a previous version, find the hardware in question in Device Manager, right-click and choose Properties and open the Driver tab.
19. Uninstall drivers
Staying in Device Manager — there’s an Uninstall option that will remove all traces of the hardware in question from your system. Reboot and reattach the device to launch the installation process from scratch, which may resolve your issue.
20. Test the memory
It’s not easy to tell when your memory is failing you and it doesn’t happen often — intermittent system instability and software crashes are the usual signs. A decent memory diagnostics tester like MemTest86+ can help by scanning the installed modules and alerting you to any potential issues.
21. Test the hard drive
Modern hard drives have something known as SMART (Self Monitoring And Reporting Technology) built into them. It’s a standardised technology the disks use to report their status and general health back to Windows. Plenty of free applications can read and report this SMART data – HDD Health is one example, which also supports SSD drives — and they will display warning signs if you need to buy a replacement drive in the near future.
22. Windows disk checking
Windows has its own disk-checking tool that looks for problems on your installed hard drives — right-click on a drive in Windows Explorer, choose Properties and then the Tools tab to find it.
23. Screen issues
Problems with the display can be caused by the graphics card, the monitor itself or the connecting cable (if you’re not using a laptop). Using a spare cable (if available) or switching to on-board graphics (again, if available) can help you work out exactly which link in the chain is the one going wrong. If your monitor or screen is found to be faulty, there’s not much you can do except dig out the warranty or pay a visit to the local repair shop.
24. Open her up
You don’t have to be a PC-building expert to take a peek under the case — just make sure you ground yourself to remove any static electricity first, and unplug the computer from the mains. Check for loose connections and screws or an excessive build-up of dust (a can of compressed air can help here). Laptops are less easy to poke around in, but some do allow access to the memory and hard drive, so you can check these connections. You may find more guidance from the manufacturer’s website or the supplied documentation.
Unfortunately, there are times when there’s just nothing you can do, and you have to accept that your hard drive or power supply unit is kaput. It’s vital that you have backups of your important files and folders, and there’s no shortage of services willing to help out – Google Drive, SkyDrive, Dropbox and Backblaze, to name just a few.
29. Clean up
Many applications will create caches of temporary files that can occasionally interfere with program behaviour — look for an option that will wipe these files. CCleaner is a handy third-party freeware utility that cleans up temporary files for many different applications.
30. Conflicting programs
Is the troublesome application having problems because of another program on the system? This can be particularly common with security tools that try and do the same thing at the same time. Try temporarily disabling other programs that might be causing interference.
31. Find the fault
First step: find where the problem is. Check if you can connect to the web on other computers and devices. Ideally plug a laptop into the router directly and run the router’s built-in testing diagnostics — your ISP may be experiencing issues. If there’s only one PC that can’t get online, there’s likely to be a problem with its network adaptor or settings.
32. Adaptor problems
If you suspect the adaptor is to blame (a wireless USB dongle, for example), check the hardware tips above. Try updating the adaptor’s driver, uninstalling and reinstalling, or simply plugging it in another USB port.
33. Update firmware
It’s possible there’s a firmware update for the router that you’re using, though some ISPs frown on users taking this much control over their network setup. The best place to start looking is the customer forums for your ISP, where you should find details of which free router you’ve been lumbered with and how you can update its firmware.
34. Reboots all round
The reboot process is something of a troubleshooting cliche, but that’s because it often works — turn the router off for 30-60 seconds to re-establish the connection and reset the router. Reboot your PC for good measure to attempt to connect again.
35. Change channels
Routers typically share the same frequency as other devices, like microwaves and baby monitors, which can slow down your connection — either move other wireless devices away, or change the channel used by your router (see the router settings for help with doing this).
Has the program you’re struggling with made an update available? Perhaps to support new hardware or operating system features? It’s worth checking via the developer’s website or the built-in update tool that most software has, though the majority of updates now install automatically.
If problems persist, strip out all traces of the program in question using a third-party uninstaller –Revo Uninstaller will do the job for free — then start the installation process again from scratch with a fresh download or the original discs. Why? It ensures any corrupt or damaged files are replaced and all of the software’s settings are reset.
Bear in mind that the problem may not lie with the software itself but with one of the program’s plug-ins or extensions — try disabling these add-ons one by one to see if the issue is resolved.
36. Is it down?
If you’re having issues with a particular site, look it up on www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com – the problem may not be at your end. Note that if something large scale suffers a failure — like Amazon’s S3 storage — it can affect many different sites and services at once.
37. Network management
Delve into the Network and Sharing Centre in Windows to make sure there aren’t multiple programs trying to manage your wireless connection. Laptop manufacturers will often bundle their own network management software with their machines, which is fine as long as these applications aren’t trying to work concurrently with Windows’ own utilities.
38. Browser woes
Switching to an alternative browser is a simple way to test if your Internet-related problems are being caused by your favourite browser. If the browser is to blame, try some of the software tips I mentioned earlier, and take a long hard look at the plug-ins and extensions.
39. Firewall settings
Firewalls can be temperamental and might be blocking the site, service or program you’re trying to use. Consult the incoming and outgoing settings when you’ve found them (if you’re using the Windows Firewall, head to Control Panel). If you’re struggling to get online with a particular game or networking tool, you might find instructions for allowing firewall access in the supplied documentation.
40. View connections
Head into the Network and Sharing Centre to make sure your PC is trying to connect using the right connection (wireless versus wired, for example). While all of this should configure itself automatically, rogue programs or security tools can make changes they shouldn’t. There are also some troubleshooters built into the Network and Sharing Centre, which are surprisingly useful.
Malaysia Slalom Series – Penang Open Freestyle Skating Competition 2012 was held on 1st June 2012 to 3rd June 2012. Which i was invited by Dexter Lim Thong Soon to attend the event. I’m one of the skater from Queensbay Mall, i had been skate in Penang seen i was small as 6 Years Old. But i did not see any event like this happen before, this will be the first event was held in Penang and it go internationally. Its awesome for me and i would say well done to Dexter Lim Thong Soon and organizing team to make this event a very success. Malaysia Slalom Series – Penang Open Freestyle Skating Competition 2012 will be Malaysia Selection for 6th World Freestyle Skating Championships 2012 which will be held in Lishui City, China – (Only Speed Senior Male and Female, Classic Slalom Senior Male and Female, Slide Male and Female will be Malaysia Selection). Event information are as below:
Malaysia Slalom Series – Penang Open Freestyle Skating Competition 2012
Date: 1st June 2012 – 3rd June 2012
Time: 09:00am – 09:00pm
Venue: Time Square, Penang
Sponsors & Partners:
- Penang Government,
- Free Style Skating Club,
Venue Sponsor By:
- Time Square Penang
Design Sponsor By:
- Demence”s Design Studio
- Freestyle, SEBA,
- OG Uniform Trading Sdn Bhd,
- Golden Claypot Restaurant Sdn Bhd,
- Fulian (M) SDN BHD,
- My Roller Sport (MRS),
- KL Motor,
- Juz Skate,
- Hvper Sport,
- K&T Dance
Prizes for the Competition:
Senior Male & Female Classic slalom, Senior Male & Female Speed slalom and Male & Female slide (Malaysia Selection):
- 1st RM200, + Medal + Certificate.
- 2nd RM150,+ Medal + Certificate.
- 3rd RM100 + Medal + Certificate.
Junior Male & Female Classic slalom, Junior Male & Female Speed slalom, Pair Slalom and Battle:
- Medal + Certificate only.
**All Result Will Be Submit to WSSA for World Ranking**
* Slide *
* Classic Slalom *
- Male Junior
- Female Junior
- Male Senior
- Female Senior
* Speed Slalom *
- Male Junior
- Female Junior
- Male Senior
- Female senior
* Freestyle Slalom Battle *
* Pair Freestyle Slalom *
*** All Categories will follow WSSA Latest Rules***
Malaysia Slalom Series – Penang Open Freestyle Skating Competition 2012 was held on 1st June 2012 to 3rd June 2012 was really Awesome! I meet a lot of new friends on this event and i wish they would organize it more on Penang. Its fun and i was really enjoying with taking photograph on this event. I would like to say Congratulation & Well Done to all the Skaters from Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia. Nice to meet you all and Nice to be your friend. Are you guys enjoying it? Hope you all enjoy the night in Penang. See you guys next time and hope you enjoy the photo gallery and video gallery on below. Thanks to iSkate Club & Frozwheel for the nice and awesome video! Well Done!
Malaysia Slalom Series – Penang Open Freestyle Skating Competition 2012
Photos Gallery and Video Gallery
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