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Monday, October 16, 2017

How to open HEIC format images in Windows PC

How to open HEIC format images on a Windows Computer

1. Download XNView (image viewer)
I prefer not install a new soft ware on my system unless it's really necessary. XNView has a portable version available. Link: Portable XNView

2. Download the XNView HEIF Plugin
Download the XNView HEIC Plug-in (the X32 version works on X64 systems), and extract the contents into the Plugin folder (\XnViewPortable\App\XnView\Plugins). You might have to enable under Tools>Option>General>Display all image file types to make this plugin work.

3. Associate the HEIC format with XNView
In order for you to directly open the HEIC format images by double-clicking on them, you need to associate the HEIC format with XNView. Find a HEIC file > Open with.. > on the next dialog, Choose XNView and make sure you check the box the says "always this app to open HEIC files". If XNView is not listed as one of the apps (likely, if you installed a portable version in #1), scroll down to the bottom of the list and click "more apps" and then "look for another app on this PC". Point to the location where you extracted XNView Portable and point to "XnViewPortable.exe"

Enjoy not having to convert all your HEIC photos and view them on your PC using XNView. Maybe native support for HEIC is coming for Windows in the future, but this is one of the best things you can do right now while waiting for that to happen

XNView Image Viewer

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Samsung AllShare Play PC Software v1.50.1301241209

Samsung AllShare Play Software v1.50.1301241209
Date of release: 24-JAN-2013

PC x86 | PC x64 | OSX x64

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Samsung Kies v2.5.1.12123_2

Samsung Kies is the PC Sync Manager for Samsung devices (phones and tablets)

1. Photoeditor, Create collage
2. Readers Hub service withdrawn

Samsung Kies v2.5.1.12123_2 [23-DEC-2012 | 66.4 MB]

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes released 13-DEC-2012

What's new:
Addresses an issue where new purchases in iCloud may not appear in your library if iTunes Match is turned on, makes iTunes more responsive when searching a large library, fixes a problem where the AirPlay button may not appear as expected, and returns the ability to display duplicate items within your library. It also includes other important stability and performance improvements.

32-bit : iTunes x86 [83.11 MB]
64-bit : iTunes x64 [84.83 MB]

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Opera Mini v3.0

Opera Software on Tuesday released the final version 3.0 of its Opera Mini Web browser, which is designed for mobile phones. The upgrade introduces a number of new social networking features, such as photo sharing and a built-in RSS reader.

Other additions include support for secure connections and speed improvements. Opera Mini uses server-side compression to make browsing the Web faster. The software is available free of charge, but a data plan is required from a wireless carrier to use Opera Mini. Most mobile handsets are supported, but recent Cingular phones are not compatible due to the carrier's Java Virtual Machine that asks the user to approve each data connection as it is made.

Download : Opera Mini v3.0

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Four new Nokia mobiles: 6300, 6290, 6086, 2626

Nokia gives consumers greater choice with four new mobile phones

New models offer balance of design and functionality for every lifestyle and budget

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - At Nokia's annual Capital Market Days taking place in Amsterdam today, Nokia announced four new mobile phones including three mid-range models -- the Nokia 6300, Nokia 6290 and the Nokia 6086 -- as well as the Nokia 2626 targeted to consumers in entry markets. All four models are expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2007.
Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Phones for Nokia unveiled the new models along with the company's vision for the next year. "These new products underscore our commitment to offer a range of mobile phones that give consumers a choice in selecting the right balance of technology and design to meet their lifestyle and budget."
The four new mobile phones launched at Nokia Capital Market Days are:

Nokia 6300

Nokia 6300 - Clean styling, compact size
The Nokia 6300 is a mid-range model that represents an evolution of the modern monoblock design. Less than 13.1mm thin, the slim Nokia 6300 has a stainless steel frame that adds both design interest and strength. In addition to its organic curves and appealing design, the Nokia 6300 offers a robust range of easy-to-use features. The estimated retail price of the Nokia 6300 is €250 before subsidies or taxes.

Nokia 6290

Nokia 6290 Smartphone - advanced technology made simple
The Nokia 6290 smartphone combines the collective power of S60 3rd Edition and 3G in an easy-to-use, attractively designed package. It supports a number of practical new features, multiple alarms and handy Quick Cover access keys which enable instant access to a wide range of the device's useful features, including an interactive world travel application. The estimated retail price of the Nokia 6290 is €325 before subsidies or taxes.

Nokia 6086

Nokia 6086 Cameraphone - Compelling feature set, seamless connectivity
The Nokia 6086 allows consumers to stay in touch - in any environment. This quad-band GSM and UMA-enabled cameraphone hides its sophisticated circuitry in a classic design with a large keypad and intuitive user menu. The estimated retail price of the Nokia 6086 is €200 before subsidies or taxes.

Nokia 2626

Nokia 2626 - Tune into style
The Nokia 2626 is a colorful mobile phone designed for style-conscious consumers in emerging markets. The Nokia 2626 will be available in a range of bold colors, such as Fiery Red and Spatial Blue, and includes an FM radio for music on the go. The estimated retail price of the Nokia 2626 is €75 before subsidies or taxes.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

SAMSUNG 1GB Multimedia SIM Card Supports Mobile Multimedia Environment

Paris, France - November 8, 2006:

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today announced the introduction of a 1 Gigabyte (GB) subscriber identity module card solution, S-SIMTM that expands customer experience in multimedia intensive services.

The 1 Gigabyte S-SIM card will be demonstrated at booth 3C 029 at Cartes 2006.
The subscriber identity module (SIM) card is a smart card IC-based card used to identify users in GSM mobile environments. As multimedia features increase on hand-phones, high data capacity and high-speed transmission has been added to the encrypted SIM solution.
Instead of carrying a separate memory card, Samsung's 1GB S-SIM incorporates a system-in-package (SiP) technology to carry high gigabit-density NAND flash memory without growing the area size of the conventional SIM card. The small form factor supports the compact size of multimedia phones.

The new SIM solution provides added convenience to the user. High data storage capacity with tighter security features ensures safer transmission of personal information and data.
The added memory on the security tight SIM solution improves the user experience. Data intensive files such as multimedia messaging, email, digital photos and video, music files and online gaming are among the features now capable with this SIM solution.
Samsung's new S-SIM is based on SIM interface to ensure compatibility with conventional systems and supports high-speed MultiMediaCard and USB interface for faster transmission of larger data volumes.

"This new high-performance S-SIM demonstrates Samsung's technology leadership and vision to provide ultimate technology and solutions for the fast evolving mobile and IT environment. The added data storage feature coupled with security measures of the SIM card is a powerful token in the hands of the end-user," said Dr. Chil Hee Chung, senior vice president of chip card and microcontroller development team at Samsung Electronics.
After developing 128 Megabyte (MB) S-SIM in 2004, Samsung achieved the industry first giga-level density card, 1GB S-SIM last June. Working with leading Smart Card companies, Samsung displays the 1GB S-SIM solution at Cartes 2006.

Samsung expects the new S-SIM to support the explosive growth of next-generation mobile network services and multimedia content.

S-SIMTM is the registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Helio "Drift" Samsung phone

Helio "Drift" Samsung phone
Size: 3.8" (H) x 1.8" (W) x 0.7" (D)
Weight: 3.53 ounces
Screen: 2.12" QVGA, 262K colors, landscape mode
GPS capability
Bluetooth, with stereo support
128MB internal memory
microSD expansion slot
USB storage mode
Camera: 2MP, built-in flash, digital zoom, video camera function
Multimedia: Stereo media player, MP3 and MP4 support, 3D games
Band: CDMA 1xEVDO 800/1900MHz
Standby time: 7days

Other basic functions:
-Address Book - up to 1000 contacts
-Video Caller ID
-T9 predictive text
-Picture Caller ID
-Alarm Clock
-Voice Memo Recorder

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

FIC OpenMoko Linux Mobile

FIC OpenMoko Linux Mobile

  • Samsung 2410 266MHz ARM9
  • 128MB Flash and 128MB DRAM
  • 2.8-inch VGA touch screen
  • microSD slot
  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • USB for connectivity and charging
  • 2 1W stereo speakers
  • Globallocator GPS
  • TI Quad Band GSM
  • 2mW battery
Cons: no Wi-Fi connectivity, planned for future models

Source: µ

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