Top 10 reasons to root your Android mobile phone or tablet

Some of you may have heard of it in whispered tones : "you can do this (or that) if you would only ROOT your phone". You might wonder what is this "root" thing and what it might do for you ...

How to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800

The steps below show how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800. Note that this guide is for the 3G+Wifi version only. Be sure you know what you are doing ...

Singtel 3G APN settings for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

One of the first things that I did upon getting my Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was to ensure that the Singtel 3G APN settings are correct. I've read that you can configure it with slightly more optimized settings as follows ...

Singapore : Telco authority IDA to mandate improved 3G mobile coverage standards, cap mobile roaming charges

IDA, the overall Singapore telco authority, has recently come up with a couple of mandates to try to resolve two of the most pressing issues faced by mobile phone users in Singapore.

Apple nets $46.33 billion revenue, Samsung gets $42 billion in Q4 2011

Tech earning season is in and we are looking at some incredible numbers out there. For Apple's Q4 2011 results, the official press release noted that the company "posted record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion".

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Updates on the Apple vs Samsung Patent War


Latest updates in the Apple vs Samsung patent lawsuit aka thermonuclear war. CNet reports that :

A key patent that Apple successfully used against Samsung in its multibillion-dollar courtroom brawl earlier this year is at risk following a re-examination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office All 21 claims of U.S. patent No. 7,844,915 - also known as the "pinch to zoom" patent -- were rejected by the Patent Office today, following a re-examination.

That makes 3 major patents invalidated or close to getting invalidated that Apple had been using against the other side :

1. Multi-touch
2. Rubber-banding effect
3. Pinch-to-zoom

Interesting to see that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is finally making some common-sense decisions after the billion-dollar verdict had already been handed down. It's either that, or as they say, that the wheels of justice move slowly - but they do move.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S4 tech specs


According to sammobile.com and some other tech websites, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 tech specs are rumored to be as follows :

Exynos 5450 2.0GHz quad-core processor based on Cortex A15
5" Super AMOLED Full HD 1920x1080 display
13-megapixel camera

If any of these specifications is even near true by itself, it would be pretty awesome. 2.0GHz quad-core CPU? Unreal.

And that holy grail of all OLED screen aficionados, the Full HD Super AMOLED display, hopefully with a "+" non-Pentile arrangement. If they could pull that off, itwould be a technical coup of the highest order. After all, Samsung did show that they could pull off a Retina-busting 2560x1600 display with the Google Nexus 10, albeit with PLS tech, so the next logical step would be to do something close to that with AMOLED.

However, these are all early stage speculations. The photo is a purported early rendering as well. We shall watch and see what the actual product specs will be like.

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