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Monday, October 31, 2011

Marvel's The Avengers Official Trailer


The S.H.I.E.L.D. agency brings together a team of superhumans to help save the Earth from annihilation by extraterrestrial invaders.

Another Marvel movie that I'm looking forward to. Release date according to IMDB is 27 April 2012.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Blackberry Is Not Working! - The One Ronnie, Preview - BBC One

Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield star in this fruity sketch from the BBC One show "The One Ronnie" that was at the end of December 2010.



More Info: The One Ronnie - BBC One

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Forza Motorsport 4 - The Making of Forza Trailer




WOW. Now where is my Xbox360? Will have to get one!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Batman: Arkham City unofficial launch trailer



Looking forward to this game!

iPad and iPhone Users Get 50 GB FREE Starting 14th October 2011 #Box50GB


"As evidenced by the overwhelming crowds during past iPhone and iPad launches, it’s clear that our lives revolve around mobile. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we’re giving away 50 GB of free storage to anyone who uses a Box Personal account on an iOS device. That’s right, it’s 50 GB in the cloud completely free, forever. Your 50 GB of storage isn’t just limited to your mobile device – you get it anywhere you use your Box account, like on your laptop at home or your desktop at the office.

This promotion starts at midnight tonight and runs for only 50 days, so get your free space in the cloud by following these steps:
  1. Visit the app store and download the Box app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  2. Log in to your account or register for a new one directly from the app
  3. Start sharing and collaborating in the cloud
  4. (optional but recommended) Tell the world how you’ll use your 50 GB with the hashtag #Box50GB
Keep in mind you’ll need to download or update to the newest Box for iPhone and iPad app, version 2.4.3, then log into Box in order to get 50 GB. Something else cool: Your account will have an increased file size upload limit of 100MB instead of the usual 25MB!

We also updated our app with a few features that’ll make your free 50 GB even more powerful. Using AirPlay, you can now wirelessly stream Box content to an Apple TV for effortless projection of photos, videos, presentations and more. Of course, Box gets even better when you use it with others, so be sure to tell your friends, colleagues, and really, anyone with an iOS device to take advantage of this offer before it’s over.

When we originally launched our iPhone app three years ago, we suspected our users would get pretty pumped about sharing and collaborating from anywhere. In addition to the tremendous amount of interest we’ve seen with our own app, mobile adoption across the entire tech industry has been massive. For example, analysts estimate that over 100 million people will have iPads or iPhones by the end of this year; to put that figure in perspective, that’s larger than the entire population of France by a pretty huge margin – nearly 30 million.

The future of mobile is about being free of storage restrictions and closed systems. With this offer, all iOS users will see the benefit of having all of their critical information available at their fingertips, from anywhere. And if you’re already using Box, I’m sure you won’t mind getting some extra room in the cloud. Be on the lookout for tips, contests and other info about your free 50 GB over the next 50 days.

Welcome to the cloud!"

Article from: The Box Blog by Mark Saldana/The Box Blog

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Apple iTunes 10.5 and iOS5 now available

Apple have just released iOS 5 to the general public for download. In order to install it on your iDevice, you'll need iTunes 10.5 which is also available for download from Apple. The download size for iOS 5 is just under 800MB, depending on the device you're updating. With iOS 5, you no longer need a computer to update your iDevices as everything is now done over the air and everything can now be backed up and restored onto your iDevice automatically using iCloud.

iOS 5 is said to include more than 200 new features. Here are a few to name…

- Notification Center - All your alerts. All in one place.
- iMessage – iPad and iPod touch join the conversation.
- Newsstand - A custom newsstand for all your subscriptions.
- Reminders - A better way to do to-dos.
- Twitter - Integrated right into iOS 5.
- Camera - Capture the moment at a moment’s notice. (Shutter button)
- Photos - Enhanced photo enhancements. (Edit, crop, auto-enhance, remove red-eye)
- Safari - Even better site-seeing. (Reader, reading list, private browsing)
- PC Free - Independence for all iOS devices.
- Mail - Feature set from a desktop mail app.
- Calendar - Share calendars with friends and family, and it keeps your events in sync on all your devices.
- Game Center - Profile pictures.
- Wi-Fi Sync - Wirelessly sync your iOS device to your Mac or PC over a shared Wi-Fi connection.
- Multitasking Gestures for iPad - iOS 5 includes a few new moves and shortcuts to help you get around even quicker on your iPad.
- AirPlay Mirroring - Wirelessly and securely stream whatever’s on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your HDTV via Apple TV.
- Accessibility - LED flash and custom vibration settings let you see and feel when someone’s calling.

* From http://www.apple.com/ios/features.html

Like everybody on the planet who was trying to update their iDevices to iOS 5 on the day of release, I was prompted with the update as soon as I had both iTunes started and the iDevice connected via the data-sync cable. The download of the firmware update took just over an hour to download (if you have a fast connection line that is). On the installation it failed giving me an error code of 3194. It said the iDevice is not authorised to install the update. Weird as I was given the prompt to download it in the first place in iTunes. Read that it could be due to a corrupt download of the file so I went into the iTunes cache and deleted the file.

For those running a Windows 7 configuration, your iTunes cache folder is in the Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\ then "IPhone Software Updates" folder for iPhone. If you’re updating an iPhone 4, delete the file named “iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw”. Then download again from the Apple Servers http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-8358.20111012.FFc34/iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw using a Download Manager.

3-4 hours gone by (my guess is everyone is hammering the Apple Servers now to get the update), once finished I restarted iTunes and reconnected my iPhone and tried to install the update again. This time round it gave me a 3200 error code. Looked it up and the problem was that iTunes could not connect to the Apple signing servers. The first thing I did was to go into the hosts file and remove the line for gs.apple.com if there is one there. Restarted iTunes and this time it updated it happily.

It took a while for it to update as it had to restore all of your apps, data, and settings. Once done though, just go through the setup process and just run through the Settings app to configure to your liking.

On review, I think the new software update is running fine. Battery seems to be draining slightly quicker than before but I hope after running the battery flat and do a cold restart will fix that issue.

Edit: Here is a list of official firmwares for all iDevices.


  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4 GSM
  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPad
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi
  • iPad 2,2 – GSM
  • iPad 2,3 – CDMA
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • Apple TV2
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