Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mac to Android (jellybean and onwards) File Transfer Issue and Solution

I recently updated my HTC oneX to jellybean 4.1.1 along with Sense 4+.
it added the smoothness of project butter and a lot of other jelly bean goodness
it also brought in some of the problems, the biggest one of them all is loosing the ability to send file from my Mac to my phone using USB cable, (The bluetooth worked just fine)

It was working fine with the old IceCream Sandwich update and the Main reason for this is that Google dropped the FTP or USB mass storage protocol via USB from Android and replaced it with MTP which is their new protocol.

Mac don't recognise that so it wont transfer anything.

I tried downloading the HTC Sync but that was another headache altogether.


Well you have to download a software called "Android File Transfer"
The link for that is :

Download the software following the instructions given below
Install it and open it for the first time.

After that it will Open automatically when ever you connect an Android Phone.
Only Limitation is that you can't transfer any file bigger than 4GB, but that not going to be a problem for most people.

So here it is my experience.

Hope it helps you :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Qmobile A5 Classic

A friend of mine bought the Qmobile A5 Classic, it was suppose to be a cheap phone with enough features to get him past a month or so,
The reality was different, apart from the low resolution screen, which is HVGA and 4" of size.
The rest of the phone proved to be more than enough and it's worth.
It has nearly all the features of a full grown android phone but also packs in quite decent hardware.
Single core 1GHz ARM v7 cpu
Power VR SGX531 GPU
512MB ram with 4GB rom
Dual sim and a slot for micro sd card.
5megapixel camera with decent quality video shooting
1700mAh li-pol battery
And a rubberized back for extra grip
And last but not least, android 4.0

Only downside here is the low res screen and the fact that there will be no update, well for now. Qmobile has done a couple of OTA updates in the past. So fingers crossed.

Monday, January 21, 2013

MacBook pro and Ram

I recently bought a MacBook pro 15 base model. Which has a corei7 3rd gen quad core cpu 4gigs of 1600MHz Ram and a slow spinning 5400rpm 500gig hard drive.
After a month or so of using it I realized that a mac consumes a lot of ram, running idle it consumes about 2 gigs of Ram.
So I believe an upgrade is in order


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