Getting your contacts into Nokia 3310

by admin on November 20, 2017

The wonderful folk at Nokia Power User have a post on how to get your contacts into the Nokia 3310. Now if only we could get an email and WhatsApp client!

 

 

Formatting FAT 32 Drives on Mac OSX

by admin on September 14, 2017

When formatting a FAT32 drive in MacOS X using Disk Utility, the queastion is whether to format for GUID or Master Boot Record (MBR).

If you’re looking to set up a disk for use on a Mac, then the short answer is to use a GUID Partition Table (GPT) disk

If you’re going to use these as Mac OS X boot disks or as local data disks, then you will want to use the GPT-partitioned disks.

If you’re planning to swap the disk with a Microsoft box or another platform, then you may want to use the older MBR format disk partitioning scheme.

From here.

Best Router For Network Monitoring

by admin on August 24, 2017

Turns out the Xiaomi Mi Router 3C is an awesome router for your home or small office which lets you monitor network traffic. Who’s connected, how much bandwidth they are using and you can individually also block certain users. Loved it.

 

Itanda connects your Touchbar MacBook Pro with Apple Cinema Display

by admin on August 5, 2017

Itanda USB-C to MiniDisplay Port Adaptor

The Itanda USB-C to Apple Mini Display Port Adaptor works fine with my 2016 MacBook Pro 15 Inch TouchBar and Apple Cinema Display 27 inches.

Mac OSX Sierra : Don’t Have Permissions To Edit File : Solved

by admin on July 14, 2017

From the Apple Support Knowledge base :

 

Reset permissions

If the issue occurred after changing the permissions of items in your home folder, follow these steps to reset the permissions:

From the Finder menu bar, choose Go > Home. Your home folder opens.
Choose File > Get Info. An Info window for your home folder opens.
If the “Sharing & Permissions” section at the bottom of the window isn’t open, click the triangle in that section to open it.
If the Lock button at the bottom of the window shows a closed lock lock , click the lock and enter an administrator name and password.
Click the Action menu in the bottom corner of the window, then choose “Apply to enclosed items.” Click OK to confirm the action. A progress bar appears at the top of the window.
When the progress bar completes, open the Terminal app from the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
Paste or type this command in Terminal, then press Return:

diskutil resetUserPermissions / `id -u`

On U.S. keyboards, the ` character is just above the Tab key. After entering the diskutil command, if Terminal says that permissions reset on user home directory failed (error -69841), enter chflags -R nouchg ~, then enter the diskutil command again.

When the process completes, quit Terminal.

 

The 2017 Nokia 3310

by admin on March 3, 2017

The 2017 Nokia 3310

This awesome classic is back! I love the display and the UI. Would buy it today only if it supported the basics

  • 4/5G
    Email
    Basic Social Apps like Twitter, FB, WhatsApp
    GPS Navigation
    Apps like the Old Nokia…

The 2017 Nokia 3310

Navmii : A Free Voice Guided Navigation App For Blackberry 10

by admin on August 12, 2015

Navmii is a free smart navigation and traffic app for drivers. The company is a leading provider of connected navigation solutions globally. The company is headquartered in London UK, with offices in San Francisco and St Petersburg, Russia. Navmii launched Navfree in September 2010 and was the very first free navigation app on iPhone. It uses OSM maps.Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 7.04.49 pm

Here Maps for iOS are here.

by admin on April 1, 2015

Finally. We have another good offline maps solution for iOS. Here Maps.

Nokia’s Here maps are amongst the best in the world. Having turn-by-turn navigation, that too, offline, makes this an absolute must for your iPhone.HereForiOS-5

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How to send photos from iPhone to Mac

by admin on August 29, 2014

Its really very simple. Just connect your iPhone to your Mac using the USB iPhone cable. Open Applications : ImageCapture on your Mac. Your iPhone will want to know if it can trust this computer (in case it’s not your default synced Mac). Say ‘Yes’.

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Now ImageCapture displays all your photos. Import as many as you wish.

Suunto Ambit 3 Wish List

by admin on August 28, 2014

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Much as I love my Suunto Ambit, I wish the following things were possible. Will keep adding to the list:

– Easier calibration of built in 3D Compass.
– Ability to load .gpx tracks created from other apps like JOSM.
– Ability to export recorded tracks to apps of my choice (for example OpenStreetMap)
– An app to map Temperature against Time (just like we can see Altitude against time right now).
– An app t record tracks and place WayPoints with the click of a button.
– I know this is asking for too much, but support for Windows Mobile and Blackberry 10 if possible.
– A more detailed App store which has photos, screenshots and more info on the Apps.
– A discussion board on Suunto site. Currently its very difficult to seek help, discuss issues and ideas etc.

Will keep adding to this wish list.