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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall

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So it’s been 2 weeks since we were contacted by Harvey Norman to recall our Note 7 mobile phone due to the internal battery exploding issue that is going around. So we took it back for a new replacement which will be available on 21st September 2016.

Harvey Norman and other resellers are also offering a courtesy Samsung J1 Mini phone that we get to keep, or get a loan S7 and swap it back for your Note 7 when it arrives. Also we get to keep all the accessories that came with the Note 7 inside the box too! So now I have an extra fast charger to USB-C and headphones.

I’m still considering if I should get a full refund while still waiting for the new replacement. The reason is because I have a feeling that when the phone goes back on sale to the public in October the price might drop.

I recommend that you go to Samsung’s web site for more information on the recall process, or contact the place of purchase.

 

Lumia 640, 5 months later…

So I have been actively using the Lumia 640 as my main mobile phone for 5 months now, with Windows 10 Insider’s Preview installed. I taken it overseas, to work, basically everywhere!

14052016_00I have been receiving regular updates for Windows 10 Mobile. Unfortunately not all features are currently working 100% and some are still buggy, which I completely understand. For exampleBluetooth on my car’s hands-free sometimes get cut out and back during the conversation and some custom lock screen features don’t work. But those are just some of the common features I use mostly on daily basis. Continue reading

My Lumia 640

So last month my mobile contract finished and have been thinking about buying a new mobile phone. I have been looking at getting the Windows Lumia 640 for a while, so I did some research and reading up a lot on reviews.

20160124_020637Just at the beginning of the new year 2016 Dicksmith was clearing out the Lumia 640 prepaid phone for only $99.

Since I have moved over to Optus as my provider, I made the jump and bought myself a new mobile phone.

Straight away I downloaded the Microsoft Insider’s App and upgraded my mobile to Windows 10. The look and feel is consistent with the desktop version, but the only disappointment I had was the lack of apps for windows mobile compared to Android and iOS. I was so disappointed that I couldn’t find any of the apps I used to have on my old Android phone. Continue reading

ChromeCast in Australia

s5-productheroChromeCast is now available in Australia for only $49 and current available at JB Hi Fi, Dick Smith and Google store. When it was released I had to buy one on the next day.

Connecting To Your TV

Connecting the device is very simple, you just plug it into one of your available HDMI ports at the back of the TV and if you have a USB port connect the USB to it so that it can power the ChromeCast. But if you don’t have a USB port on your TV you can use the power supply that came with it. I also like how it’s tucked away behind my TV so that it doesn’t use up space. Continue reading

Writing Python Scripts on Android Mobile

I found a cool app on Google Play recently, QPython 3 which allows you to write Python scripts and run it under a console on your Android mobile phone. I tried typing using the built in keyboard, but if you’re a coder like me and need to type fast you can still connect a USB or Bluetooth Keyboard to your mobile phone.

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In the console window you can still enter your code and run it on the fly or you can choose to write your script in their text editor called QEdit from the menu.

wpid-tempFileForShare.jpg Console Screen.

wpid-tempFileForShare.jpgQEdit – Text Editor

 

My New Samsung Galaxy S Android Mobile Phone

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My Optus mobile contract has finished, and it was time to upgrade to a new phone. I was tossing between the Apple iPhone 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S. But I decided to go with Samsung because it has a bigger screen, very sharp graphics, YouTube loading time is faster compare to my Apple iPhone 3G; no restrictions not like the iPhone where you need to jailbreak to run apps that is not available on the Apple Appstore.

I am still going to keep my Apple iPhone for development, and now it’s time to start learn and develop on the Android platform.