Why you may be experiencing Galaxy S4 update problems

| Chủ Nhật, 23 tháng 3, 2014
When you upgrade not only is the firmware changed but all your app's and settings have to be reconfigured and integrated into the upgrade during the process. This is in an attempt by Samsung to retain everything on your phone so that you do not have to set it all up again after the change.

If you stop and think about the millions of app's and the myriad of settings that this has to take into account then maybe you can understand why there are sometimes problems with phones after new firmware is installed.

Some of these problems are caused by app's that are not suitable for the new firmware. Remember, not all app's on the Play Store may be compatible with your new firmware yet. Other app's, that work on your existing firmware, have to be updated for the new one, if possible, during the change over. No mean feat... particularly if you've moved apps to your SD card as the system folders for these apps will usually remain on your internal storage and this can cause big problems with separated app and data. Especially on the KitKat update.

These problems can manifest themselves in all sorts of ways... from non compatible app's continually running and causing high battery usage and over heating not to mention eating up your storage with constant log or dump files. Settings that are giving Forced Closes or very long screen lags. High RAM usage or screen freezes and shut-downs can all occur because the user app's or data have not, or can not, be integrated successfully into the new framework automatically during the change over.

Also, the downloaded firmware update itself may have been corrupted. This can easily happen with OTA, (Over The Air), updates where an interruption has occurred with the download. This has also been reported by some who have used the Samsung PC suite, Kies.

The Tokyo Metro Guide Map Now Available For Download on Your Phone


By Butterboom Writers March 19, 2014

Tokyo is a favourite destination for Hong Kongers. Its easy to get around by yourself and the Tokyo Metro system with 9 main lines connects the entire city and is a great way to explore this city. You can hit some of Tokyo’s most popular districts like Akihabara Shopping Area, Kiyosumi Garden and Sensoki Temple via Tokyo Metro.

We just want to let you on a little tip to help you plan your trip even better, go download the Tokyo Metro Map on your phone, sort out where you want to go and maximize your time in Tokyo. The map is available to download in 7 languages and highlight key popular destinations and attractions in Tokyo for the uninitiated.

Their website is in 5 languages: English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese providing more detail about riding the subway including fares and passes, subway etiquette and information on airport access.

Check out our little video here for a taste of Tokyo and discover the shopping districts of Shibuya, the temples of Asakusa and authentic Japanese restaurants of Ginza.

The most important feature of my new phone

I’ve been limping along on a very old smartphone for a few years (a mid-range version of Gingerbread, for you Android OS geeks) but it was finally time to go into my T-Mobile store and retire the old gal.

After reading lots of reviews and having several good models in mind, I went with an HTC One primarily because of its excellent camera.

My old phone was an HTC, and its camera was better than my point-and-shoot in low light and especially in the close-up Macro setting (I’m a big fan of finding unique photo opportunities using Macro.)

The camera software that came with the phone also had some built-in filter options that I liked better than many of Instagram’s, and there are even more with this new HTC.

Your phone is not simply a phone. It is a publishing machine.

If you are a communications professional, that phone must be able to swiftly create and transmit content – photo, video, audio, text – across multiple social media networks, even while you are “out and about,” because that’s now part of what you do for a living.