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Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Lab: HTC Magic

HTC Magic
Thanks to the Apple iPhone, suddenly everyone wants to have a touchscreen smartphone to call their own. And phone manufacturers are answering the call by rolling out such devices to meet demand. It also helps that Google has jumped in the fray by providing its free Android software for these smartphones.

HTC is one such manufacturer that has produced a few Android-based phones. I had the chance to try out its HTC Magic recently. Over at Mocca's "Techie Monster" tribe, I've written a review of this Google Android-based smartphone, "The Lab: HTC Magic". My biggest problem with it: typing. Read on to find out!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hack your Apple TV 2.4

Apple TV
For a long time, I've been resisting the urge to upgrade my Apple TV to version 2.4 of the firmware. That's because I watch videos that don't necessarily come through iTunes. As such, anything that removes the hacks that I've already applied would be very unwelcome.

But as luck would have it, after accidentally pressing the "Update Now" button, I was forced to re-hack my Apple TV. It took some research and trial-and-error, but I've pretty much succeeded in "restoring" my Apple TV to its hacked glory.

Over at Mocca's "Techie Monster" tribe, I provided a recount of my experience with hacking my newly upgraded Apple TV, "Hack your Apple TV 2.4". Hopefully, I help to reassure any other upgrade-wary Apple TV user as well!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Lab: Targus USB Hub for Mac

Targus USB hub for Mac
A long time back, I was given the chance to try out one of Targus' Mac-targeted products, a USB hub for notebooks. With its rubber exterior and four USB ports, it's designed for maximum connectivity while ensuring that it can survive the hard knocks of mobile usage.

Over at Mocca's "Techie Monster" tribe, I've written a review of this computer peripheral, "The Lab: Targus USB Hub for Mac". Did I give it the thumbs up or thumbs down? Read on to find out!