Archive for October, 2012

Will New iPad size Win vs. Quality

Posted: October 22, 2012 in Misc Tech

20 October 2012 |Melbourne Australia | Tech-News.TV

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It is the worst kept secret since it was told milk comes from cows Apple will soon announce something the great late Steve Jobs alluded he would never do, launch a smaller 7 inch (ish) Mini iPad. All of this on a functional but to many view boring out of date 6 year old operating news iOS 6. Apple this time is entering into already occupied waters. Android has everything from the market leading Nexus 7 (soon to release an updated model or 2) and runs a only few month old Operating System on the more popular Android Operating System, and even Microsoft soon to launch new tablets on Windows 8 have quality products that will far exceed those of Apple. Ironically thought, Apple will continue to be strong, as they have the best global distribution network. Apple’s amazing launch of the just average iPhone 5 was remarkable for nothing else but launching in 30 countries at the same time. Something that Google has to rely on their partners to do less convincingly. In any case I will likely not update my iPads, Nexus 7, or Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it will be fun as always to watch.

Author: LorenW (loren@loren.net.au)@mr_internet is a pompous shit, that thinks because he lead the introduction of Business  Internet Services, in the UK like business broadband British Telecom in the 90′s, introduced SaaS and Commodized Data Centre Co-Lo Services in Australia, has any opinion,  his 60,000 social media following hoards gives a rats ass about.  Hey ask him about his accidental agreeing to launch a patent infringement case again the Internet as BT owns the patent on hyperlinks.

Windows 8 Sink or Swim Time

Posted: October 22, 2012 in Misc Tech

The Choice is Now

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Update 15.10.2012

Looks like I made a mistake here also / mainly ?  as it was an Asus laptop that was on sale and I got an Acer Aspire. The situation started by me, also confused the sales staff, that did not see my mistake. The issue has now been resolved

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Galaxy Note 2 vs. Galaxy Note 1

Posted: October 7, 2012 in Android

The Choice is Not Clear at first but Inevitable.

6 October 2012

Melbourne Australia
Loren W – MrInternet

 Déjà vu – At 1st glance on paper the Samsung GN2 – Galaxy Note 2 (N7100), looks like a silly upgrade for anyone that already had the GN1 – Galaxy Note 1 ( N7000). Though slightly thinner, slightly heavier and only slightly longer than its predecessor even the case for the GN1 fits the GN2, but with one end of the GN1 is the same the side and the top end are slightly different to accommodate the longer length.

Ginger Bread to Jelly Bean Upgrade– For most, the GN1 runs Android Gingerbread on a dual processor, whilst the GN2 runs Jelly Bean 4.1.1. IN my case I had installed the factory Ice Cream Sandwich, (ICS), on the GN1, offering a much better experience with less of the Samsung Touch Wiz UI. For those unaware, the Samsung Touch Wiz UI, is designed to let users migrate form Samsung phone to Samsung phone with as little difference in experience as possible due to the common interface. For the purists out there it is ‘garbage-ware’ taking away from the pure Android experience that like Apple, Windows, etc. joy is achieved, in experiencing the new operating system, in its native state (Vanilla).

Lower Video Quality = Better Experience – WTF,  SO, one of the many mysteries here is that the actual specs of the GN2 is lower yes lower video quality than the GN1 at 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density) fpr the GN2, and 800 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches (~285 ppi pixel density) for the GN1. The GN2 uses Gorilla Glass 2, and the GN1 uses Gorilla Glass 1. The strange thing is no matter what video I play the GN2 looks brighter and clearer than the GN1. With the GN2 using a much faster processor, a Exynos 4412 Quadcore 1.6GHz Coretex –A9 vs the GN1 that runs a Dual Core 1.4GHz. The GN2 CPU is the same on in the Samsung 10.1 Tab but a bit faster than the Galaxy S3. The weight of the GN1 is 178g vs, 183g of the GN2. Ram gets doubled to an impressive 2GB, offering a great marriage for the quad core CPU. It is also worth noting the GN2 supports a 64gb SD MicroSim, whilst the GN1 has trouble with some cards, (they will get cheaper too).

Why Upgrade? – So why upgrade? Simply put the GN2 is a better phone. Jelly Bean over the previous stock Gingerbread, is like a windows XP PC vs. Windows 7 or 8, It is crisper and the experience of the GN2 is just better. Small details like the home button being slightly raised, is a good addition. Even the sound quality of the GN2 gets an uplift as does Bluetooth going from the new (4.0 vs 3.0) and NFC is native as well. Finally the battery life is pretty amazing, with the GN1 offer a 2500 mAh battery vs a 3100 mAH battery resulting in a whopping 25% increase talk time (35H) for the GN2.

Conclusion-  The OS, CPU Power Upgrade, Better Form Factor, and Overall Usability Upgrade, and even better Battery Life of the Galaxy Note 2 makes this a no brainer. I am excited about even contemplating a better phone on the planet coming out in the future as this is pretty mind blowing.

Author- A fan boy of tech, Loren has 20 years, in the tech space introducing business broadband in the 90’s (yeah he is old), and data centre services in 2000’s has android tablets, / phablets, and phones, iPads (4), 2 Macs, and an Uber PC, so not really biased.


Galaxy Note 2 Hits Australia – Unwrapped
5-Oct 2012
Melbourne Australia
by LorenW

First Impressions of the new Galaxy Note are quite good with a big increase in performance due to the Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU. Interestingly it is . Many might say the upgrade is only for enthusiasts or for new buyers only. But boy what an upgrade.