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Online storage service provider Box.net is giving away a whopping 50GB free online storage to all iOS (iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch) users if you log in to your account or register for a new account directly from their iOS app. This is Box.net latest promotion which starts from today and lasts for 50 days until 2nd December, 2011.
It’s easy to get this free 50GB online storage, just follow these steps :-
- 1. Visit the app store, search for “box.net” and download/update the latest Box app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- 2. Log in to your account or register for a new account directly from the app
- 3. Enjoy the free 50GB online storage on your device. :)
This special offer is valid for anyone using a Box.net Personal account on an iOS device. Your account will have an increased file size upload limit of 100MB instead of the usual 25MB too!
I come across this video shot by Nokia N8 and was very impressed with the video quality. The objects like trees are correctly and sharply focused at close-up. You gotta view the video at 720p to see how clear and astonishing it is.
After viewing it, I was wondering how could possibly such high quality video be produced by a smartphone. It turns out that some tweaks were needed and the creator of this video revealed his tricks in the following video :-
I’ve always been looking for a way to connect a phone and a camera without the need of a PC for instant sharing and backup. Finally, I found my answer 2 days ago when I had a crazy thought to connect my Nokia N8 to Sony NEX3 dSLR camera using USB On-The-Go.
Nokia N8 has a cool feature called USB On-The-Go, which enables the user to connect the phone to USB storage devices such as thumb drive, mobile phone, etc. So, I thought why not try to connect the N8 to my camera and see if they recognize each other. To my surprise, both devices connected without a problem and the N8 was able to read all files in the camera.
I love to travel and one of the problems I always have while traveling is to worry that my camera will run out of storage space. With the USB On-The-Go feature of Nokia N8, I don’t have to worry about this problem anymore because I can now backup my photos from Sony NEX3 to the phone’s 16GB storage (expandable to 48GB) without the need of a PC or laptop.
On top of that, I can instantly share any photo in my camera across the Internet via Twitter, Flickr or Facebook directly from the storage of the camera as well! How often after you snapped an amazing picture with your digital camera but found out that you can’t tweet it from the digital camera? Now you can, using Nokia N8!
Watch the video below to see it in action :-
You like this cool feature of Nokia N8 too?
I wrote a post about the 5 Unique Things You Can Do Using (Only) Nokia N900 in May. Today I’m gonna show you another 5 to make it a total of 10 unique things you can do with Nokia N900.
The number continues from my previous post, hence starting from #6 :-
6. Run 3 widely used web browsers (Firefox, Opera & Chrome)
I have no idea how I left this out in my previous post. I should have included this in my first post.
Anyway, Nokia N900 is able to run all 3 popular browsers :-
Firefox Mobile is exclusively available for Maemo devices only at the moment, making Nokia N900 one of the first few devices to have the honour to run it. Besides, Opera Mobile runs smoothly on N900 as well, all thanks to the huge virtual memory the device has. Last but not least, you are able to run Google Chrome in n900 too, even though Google Chrome is not officially available for Maemo phone yet. Anyway, it runs. :)
On top of the above 3 browsers, the default web browser of Nokia N900 is capable to load Flash content such as Facebook and Youtube videos right inside the web browser itself.
Don’t you just hate it when you see the following picture while surfing on the Internet using Nokia N900 or any other phones?
Well, no more frustration as I’ll show you a trick to play flash right in the web browser of your Nokia N900. This trick works for many sites, including Facebook and Youtube videos.
You’ll need this application installed on your N900 :-
- Tweak Flash Plugin Version
Below are some simple steps to play Flash in your Nokia N900 web browser :-
- 1. Search for the above application in Application Manager and install it.
- 2. Launch the application once you’ve installed it.
- 3. Start surfing! :)
For some reasons, the application might not be able to run by double-clicking the application icon. No worries, you just need to launch the application via X-Terminal. Below are the steps to launche the application from X-Terminal :-
- 1. Search for rootsh in Application Manager and install it.
- 2. Open X-Terminal and type sudo /usr/bin/tweakflashver then hit Enter. This command will launch the Tweak Flash Plugin Version application.
- 3. Once Tweak Flash Plugin Version application is running, you can start surfing! :)
Below is the video showing you this trick :-
If you think this trick is useful, please feel free to share it with your friends who are using Nokia N900 as well.
I’ve been receiving a lot of phishing emails sent from Maybank2U.com asking the users to secure the account by clicking a link in the email. See the screen shot of the phishing email below :-
The email looks very suspicious when I first received it :-
- 1. The title has obvious spelling mistake.
- 2. The email was sent from an unknown source outside Malaysia.
- 3. The link to secure your account looks legit when you hover your mouse over the link.
- In fact, the link is actually pointing to franchiyhancevic.biz (phishing website)
The Whois Record of Maybank2U.com does not have any information about Malayan Banking Berhad. However, the link Maybank2U.com is pointing to Maybank2U.com.my though.