Thursday, April 1, 2010

HTC Tilt 2 Cell Phone Review–Great If You Can Make It Work

via: Mobilewhack

You ever see that old movie Hellraiser? Yeah, the one with the guy with all the pins in his head. You might wonder why I’m making movie references in a review of a cell phone, but you’ll find it’s rather apt in describing the HTC Tilt 2.

The HTC Tilt 2 is a slider style smartphone that boasts the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system right out of the box. This in turn gives you immediate access to several Microsoft systems like Marketplace for Mobile and My Phone backup service. Also, you get mobile web, mobile email, conference call capability, speakerphone, voice recorder, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera, alarm clock, calendar, calculator, MP3 player and a battery capable of generating seven and a half hours of talk time on a single charge.

There’s no doubt that the HTC Tilt 2 has a lot of amazing stuff in here, but you’re probably still wondering about my earlier metaphor. Why is this thing like Hellraiser, you wonder? Because the HTC Tilt 2 is EXACTLY like the puzzle box.

There are incredible things in here–in cell phone terms they’re absolute wonders–but getting into them is incredibly complex and difficult. The controls on the HTC Tilt 2 are also the greatest problem with the whole thing. I had a really tough time getting around on this thing, and that shocked me.

But once you finally manage to get around, the variety of things available here should solve most any problem you may happen to have that can be solved by a cell phone. The HTC Tilt 2 is an incredible phone that just can’t help but get in its own way.

The Good

Dizzying array of tools

The Bad

Getting to them is a hellish ordeal

Score 7 / 10

Silicon Power Armor A70 Rugged Portable Hard Drive

Silicon Power launched the new Armor A70 Portable Hard Drive. It is in compliance with US military grade MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedure IV (Transit drop test). In addition to its abilities to withstand most shock and vibration forces, it is also in compliance with IEC529 IPX7 waterproof tests! The test places the Armor A70 one meter under water for 30 minutes and yet, upon retrieving A70 submersion, it is not affected in any way and is still fully operation. Passing the two rugged tests mentioned above, the Armor A70 also features dust and pressure-proof characteristics.

The water, pressure, vibration, shock and dust proof Armor A70 is perfect for people constantly on the move. It is ready for any unexpected situations such as rain, liquid-spillage or accidental drops.It is available in 250GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB storage capacities, it also comes with a 2-year warranty.

Product specifications:
- Dimension: 139.45 x 85.7 x 18.1mm
- Weight: 250 grams
- Interface: USB 2.0 / 1.1
- Transfer speed: Max. 480 Mbps (USB 2.0 Mode) Max. 12 Mbps (USB 1.1 Mode)"
- Power requirement: DC5V (power supplied through USB)
- Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, WinXP, Win2000, Mac 10.3.X above, Linux 2.6.X above
- Operation temperature: 5
℃~ 55℃
- Storage temperature: -40℃~ 70℃

- Capacities: 640GB, 500GB, 320GB, 250GB
- Colors: Mysterious red / black
- 2-year warranty

Product features:
- In compliance with IEC529 IPX7 water proof test
- In compliance with US military grade MIL-STD-810F 516.5 procedures IV (Transit drop test)
- Dust and pressure proof
- Delicate cable storage design
- Ultra storage capacity and high speed transfer (480Mbits/sec)
- LED status indicator light
- SP Widget software with 7 major protection and backup functionality (free download)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What is GoogleCrashHandler.exe and how to remove it

People do get freaked out when they see an extreamly suspicious file "GoogleCrashHandler.exe" running on in the processes tab in Task manager and everybody gets a little worried at the thought of it being a virus or spyware of some sort ( i was included in this "everybody" till i read about it at google's support.

According to Google support

"GoogleCrashHandler.exe runs continuously on your computer if you’ve selected to send anonymous usage statistics and crash reports to Google for certain Google software, like Google Chrome. It helps send crash details to Google when your Google software unexpectedly shuts down. We use this data to help determine how to prevent these errors from happening in the future."

To stop GoogleCrashHandler
.exe from running you need to turn off the sending of usage statistics and crash reports for all the Google softwares on your computer and if you want to get rid of it permanently you will have to uninstall Google update from your PC.

Uninstalling Windows Media Player 11

One of the major flaw with Windows Media player 11 is that there is no uninstall option so it is not so easy and simple to uninstall it. Basically there are three different ways of uninstalling Windows Media Player 11

Solution 1.
  • Open the Add / remove program option from Control Panel.
  • Upon opening the Add / Remove Program section you will see a list of programs that have been installed on your computer.
  • In the top section of the Add / Remove program section you will see a small check box saying Show updates click on that.
  • Scroll down till you see Windows XP – Software Updates.Remove everything that is related to the Windows media player 11
And thats how you can uninstall Windows Media Player 11 and if this doesnt work for you follow Solution 2.

Solution 2:
  • Start the computer in safe mode. ( You can do that by restarting the computer and by pressing F8 while the computer is restarting.)
  • Click Safe Mode, and the press ENTER.
  • Go to Start -> Run and type "appwiz.cpl" ( dont type inverted commas "), and then click OK.
  • Click Windows Media Player 11, and then click Remove.
  • Follow the prompts to uninstall Windows Media Player 11, and then restart the computer when you are prompted.
If Windows Media Player 11 is not removed, try Solution 3.

Solution 3:
  • Click Start -> Run, type "%windir%\$ntUninstallwmp11$\spuninst\spuninst.exe" ( dont type inverted commas "), and then click OK.
  • Click Next, and then click Finish.

Hope this post would help you uninstall Windows Media Player 11


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