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Chromecast vs AppleTV vs Raspberry Pi vs Roku vs Others (2015)

Never waste your money on buying SMART TV's :)  But buy one of these to make your LED/LCD tv smart and control with your phone/home automation Let's compare between  Chromecast vs AppleTV vs Raspberry Pi vs Roku vs Others in 2015. Previous version comparison can be found here Chromecast 2 Google came with a new design for Chromecast 2, with a much better antenna (802.11ac) and perfect price ($35) Built in apps like HBO, Spotify, Youtube, Netflix (but all its competitors have these apps) Though aesthetic is much better, In my opinion it doesn't matter as it sits behind the Television Much improved casting from your phone, Laptop.. almost any devices with a cast option Also I liked that it doesn't have a remote, coz you can control from your phone Lacking power to play games Apple TV4 Coming with Top Specs and a cool Remote Control (Though I feel your iPhone is more than sufficient), Apple TV4 released in 2015-September boasts of (Price around $150

Google Chromecast vs Raspberry Pi vs Apple TV vs Roku vs Cubieboard (&others)

Let the "Living Room" media entertainment start ....  Who will be the winner? Dont know, but surely, everyone loves to have a bite including samsung, htc, lg etc..   Let's try to compare the strategy , specifications and Tech Specs of Google Chromecast , Raspberry Pi, Apple TV and other less known brands For an updated list for 2015, please visit this link Apple TV  I have owned Apple TV3 from when it was released. Cost varies around £60 - £100 in the UK from various sellers.  Apple TV3 is very powerful at time of launch. A5 chip, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), HDMI, 1080p full HD, Airplay support  ( Full Specs here ) within Highly restrictive and till now NOT able to jailbreak AppleTV3 (at time of writing). Very limited set of inbuilt apps unless jailbroken. This would feel restrictive for advanced users and for poor apps (like Lovefilm) which doesn't have airplay support.  In Summary, AppleTV requires more of an apple Environment. You could buy mirroring softwares like

Android Bios aka Recovery console

Hope you must be aware of Windows BIOS? A similar concept do exist in Android devices, but special thanks to Koush who exploited this and created a simple to use Recovery console with some powerful options. ClockwordMod (also known as CWM) has been used extensively by Android fellas to get control and manipulate Android devices. Theory apart, let's deep dive into some of the ClockwordMod procedures Pre-requisites. Unzip /Archive Software. I prefer  7zip . Either ( Android SDK )  OR else (Install  ADB + Wrapper scripts) Device specific Clockwork Image ( List here ). ClockworkMod Installation Unzip the above ADB or Android SDK into a directory (eg   C:\myTestLocation\<unzipHere>\) Ensure your phone has sufficient charge to run in battery mode for sometime. Ensure your phone is ON. Connect the phone to your PC. Most of the cases, device specific (OEM) drivers will be installed. Now enable Debugging. (Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging)

Android quick tips to remove and install an APK

Pre-req Need to have ADB installed Our aim is to install an old version of Music.apk onto a custom version. So the steps are like... adb devices     #(shows list of devices attached) adb remount   #mounts the directory for writing. adb shell pm list packages -f     #Lists all apps (.apk's) you have installed on phone adb shell rm /system/app/Music2.apk                #Removes the apk. adb push C:/pgms/"Music.apk" /system/app    #Specify full directory adb shell pm list packages -f         #Confirm Music.apk  installation exit   [ad#ad-3]

Huawei Ascend G300 Phone Reviews and Unlocking

Last year, it was the Orange San Francisco which stole techies heart by being value for money. 2012 has been already hit by another gem "Huawei Ascend G300" Vodafone is having exclusive sale Why G300? 1. Simple comparison of SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE S5830 vs Huawei Ascend G300 Shows how better G300 is !! 2. Pure technical details Keythings with Huawei Ascend G300 aka Huawei U8815 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, 1 GHz, MSM7227A RISC 32bit , ARMv7-A, ARM Cortex-A5 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 , GPRS Class 10, and 3G EDGE Class 10, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA 5.76 RAM: 512 MiB, 393MiB usable (which is very good compared to other phones) ROM: 4GB built in, external SD upto 32GB (microSD, microSDHC) Bluetooth, USB Hi-Speed Micro-B (Micro-USB) connector, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n GPS, FM radio with headset, Geotagging capacitive touch screen, TFT screen, 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches, 232.3 pixel/inch (much better than other rivals) Size: 122.5 x 63 x 10.5 mm and 140g weight Battery