Nov 19 2014

Review: OnePlus One

OnePlus One

Early in 2014 a new startup smartphone manufacturer OnePlus created quite a unique buzz among the technology sector when they announced their first product, a super powerful high-end smartphone that would cost half or even ⅓ of the mainstream flagships (Samsungs, HTCs and Apples). It received immediately its famous nickname “The Flagship Killer” and the moniker was was later mimicked by many others. Is the OnePlus One worthy of its self-proclaimed title?
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Jul 30 2014

Howto: Fix Samsung Xcover 2 Issues (Old Android, Low Memory, Slow UI)

Samsung Xcover 2 Supercharged

*** UPDATE September 14, 2014: I did not get my Samsung Xcover 2 to recognize the SIM card with any of the CyanogenMod versions 10.1, 10.2 or 11. I also tried the OmniROM but it did not recognize the SIM card either. Some people have reported that their Xcover 2 works fine with the CyanogenMod. The only way I could get it to recognize the SIM card was to use a pre-rooted Samsung ROM that enabled me to change the default installation location to the SD card. Read about the method below. ***

*** UPDATE August 1, 2014: Some people have reported that the Samsung Xcover 2 does not recognize the SIM card after installing CyanogenMod. I will investigate this and provide a solution if/when I will find one. ***

My colleague gave me his old Samsung Xcover 2 to be updated to CyanogenMod as it constantly ran out of memory with the heavy Samsung TouchWiz. I searched the Internet for a while but I could not find any comprehensive step-by-step howto guide in English so I decided to write one myself. Continue reading


Jul 25 2014

Doogee Dagger DG550 Arrived

Doogee Dagger DG550

I am happy to announce that I received the Doogee Dagger DG550 today and I am writing a review of it. Here are the specs as a sneak preview: Continue reading


Jul 16 2014

OnePlus One Arrived

OnePlus One

I am happy to announce that I received the OnePlus One today and I am writing a review of it. Here are the specs as a sneak preview: Continue reading


May 19 2014

Review: Huawei Honor 3C

Huawei Honor 3C

Huawei Honor 3C was introduced in December 2013 and shipments started in January 2014. There has been a huge demand since because it offers exceptionally good hardware for a low price. In this review I will write about how it felt and performed during my two week test period.
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Apr 29 2014

Huawei Honor 3C Arrived

Huawei Honor 3C

I am happy to announce that I received Huawei Honor 3C today and I am writing a review of it. Here are the specs as a sneak preview: Continue reading


Apr 29 2014

Giveaway: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SOC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

*** UPDATE May 06, 2014: The lucky winner is “Bob”. ***

I recently won a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SOC in a OnePlus giveaway. I am now giving it to one lucky reader of my blog! Continue reading


Apr 21 2014

Review: TCL (Alcatel One Touch S950) Idol X

TCL Idol X

TCL Idol X, or Alcatel One Touch Idol X in Europe, is a beautiful and slim smartphone that offers great features for its price. Continue reading


Apr 18 2014

Howto: Can’t Update Synology DSM

Can't Update Synology DSM

The latest problem with the Synology DSM is that the DSM can’t be updated as it normally would. This problem occurs at least with the DSM version 4.2-3211. In this tutorial I will show you how to update it manually.
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Mar 26 2014

Review: Cheap Basketballs From China

Cheap Basketballs From China

The official basketballs that are sold in the US and Europe are made in China so it could be possible to get such a ball without intermediate agents for a cheaper price, straight from the factories. So my quest for a good yet affordable basketball game ball shifted to China. I had earlier bought a Spalding NBA Zi/O and a Spalding Neverflat in the United States and a Wilson Solution in Europe. The Wilson Solution turned out to be far superior compared to the Spalding balls. The only problem with the Solution is the high price (60 €/$85) in Europe. Therefore I wanted to find out are the cheap basketballs sold in China any good? Continue reading