Recently I read an article in Lifehacker describing the supposed to be Sparrow (an email client in iOS) for Windows. I downloaded the application and tried to installed it. However it seems that if you run the .exe of Mailbird, you’re CPU will run into an infinite loop. I do not really know what is the cause for this but I think this is due to my account permissions (Poweruser). I hope Mailbird issues a fix for this kind of error.
I was able to get a Nokia 808 Pureview last January. However, its language default was on Middle East so I downloaded APAC version of it. The firmware was updated to .107 Belle FP2 and I updated it to the unofficial .108 from Navifirm. Then I wanted to get a CFW (The ONE) for my 808. I thought flashing from a higher to a lower version of firmware is okay. Well, I was wrong. After I have flashed my .108 Pureview back to .107, it was bricked. The Menu lights and the Nokia Logo just keeps on looping whenever I turn it on. I thought there was no other choice but to bring this baby back to Nokia Care. However, I remembered that there is what we call “Dead USB Flashing”. So I tried to flash my Pureview with the Dead Mode ticked. Of course, I still wanted the lower firmware. So what I did is place the .107 firmware back. However, it did not work. So I replaced the files again to resemble the .108 firmware. I flashed it and poof! I gave life to my Nokia 808 Pureview again! Now I do not have any other choice but to wait till the.One ports his firmware to version .108. So if you are reading this post, please DO NOT Flash your phone to a lower version firmware.
If you’re like me that constantly experiments with the computer (installs stuffs, removes them and installs other stuffs), there would be a point wherein those programs that you have installed and played on with will give your computer a slower feel. Maybe it is due to some left over garbage that the uninstaller failed to clean up. Even though if we say that the uninstaller works perfectly, there would be a point in time where you will have to reformat or reset your computer. Of course this means that you will lose your license + data on the computer (if you bought a copy of the retail DVD and installed Windows 8 in an aging laptop like mine. [I got a Toshiba Satellite M300. Its original OS was Windows Vista].) Of course some of our reader out there will say “why not use the built in back up / reset tool in Windows 8?”. I admit its better to use that. However in my case, I don’t have the luxury of making an image of my Windows 8 installation in my hard drive. Just so you know, here is my disk details:
See. No more space. That 5GB is pretty much essential to me since I am trying to make my mind in installing Visual Studio on it or other programs like Vegas Pro or a game like Rise of Nations or Empire Earth.
So my only option in case something broke in my machine is to get a reformat so that Windows 8 will be installed fresh without the updates and other leftover stuffs from other programs. Well of course, I will lose its license. However, after researching, I found out that you could actually back up your license. Well, I did not try the method since I am scared of reformatting my device since I already installed a bunch of applications on it:
So how do you back up your Windows 8 license?
Its easy. First fire up the computer. Then press:
Windows Key + E
This will open My Computer. Then head to:
There you will find 3 folders:
All you have to do is:
Copy the store folder
Then after reformatting your machine, you can just head to:
and paste there your store folder replacing everything as you go.
Well, that’s about it. Some says it works. However, I myself could not confirm this since I don’t have a separate test machine. If it happens that this method works for you, please comment so that I can add it on this post as a reader verification that this method actually works.
Oh. By the way, I learned this method from a forum. It weird though. I could not remember the name but I think its pretty much easy to search.
I am currently using a micro-SIM iPhone while waiting for my Symbian smartphone to get out of service.
So I thought to use this occasion to compare the two, from a 'what I miss on the Apple phone' perspective.
The Nokia Store has 'only' 120 kiloapps and Apple's AppStore has over 1 million. However, I still find the Nokia device more useful…
I may have been too late for this trailer but I wanted to share this trailer to everyone who did not watched it yet. The first trailer was a funny acapella song by the minions. This one is all about a frightening confrontation (yet its funny). Here is the clip:
Can’t wait for more minion clips + the full movie!
Picture this, you are surfing the internet (probably researching some stuff) and have multiple tabs open in your favorite browser. During the course of the night, you fell the fatigue creeping in and the last thing that you do is sleep with the computer on. Then after a long deep slumber, you fired up the computer expecting that all your tabs are there – all unaltered and in one place; but to your surprise, your computer suddenly rebooted itself without you asking due to an update from Microsoft losing all your work. That sucks right?
However do not be turned down. After searching for some answers, I have found out that there is a way to stop your computer from rebooting itself. According to Superuser user Louis (pretty much redundant right?) , you can turn this off. All you have to do is edit the local policy of your computer.
So how do you do this on Windows (I’m using Windows 8)?
First, you have to go to Local Group Policy Editor.
On the start screen type: Policy and select Settings then click Edit Group Policy and this screen will appear:
Then, click Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Windows Update.
Then, on the right side, double click No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic update installations. Click Enabled and click ok.
This will stop your computer from automatically restarting itself after an update. I’m going to test this if this actually works since I have a pending reboot 1 day from now. Hope it works!
As I was reading my twitter feed, I noticed a tweet by @factbook:
One episode of Pokémon sent almost 700 people to the hospital.
— Fact Book (@FactBoook) January 9, 2013
So I read the comments and a user posted to Google:
Porygon Seizure Episode
I Googled the Episode and it turns out its true. The episode was only aired on Japan and more than 600 viewers were rushed to the hospital. I found a clip of one part that gave people seizures. A warning thou, IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, DO NOT WATCH THIS. THIS CLIP COULD GIVE YOU SEIZURES AND BE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. IF YOU FELL FUNNY WHILE WATCHING IT, GET AWAYS FROM THE SCREEN OR TURN OFF THE SCREEN!
I am not liable to any medical injury that you will encounter. You have been warned.
Here is the clip: