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HTC EVO 3D – OTA Update And 3D Games Galore

This is the promised (and much delayed) video of the recent OTA update from HTC, for European unbranded HTC EVO 3D’s. The OTA update installs 3 3D games; “Ultimate Spider-Man Total Mayhem 3D,” “Need For Speed, Shift 3D” and “The Sims 3D”  – and apparently also includes an important security update. I originally blogged about this update here: http://goo.gl/zAyMl.

Chances are that by now most EVO 3D owners already have this update (or found it was already installed on recently purchased EVO 3D’s), but just in case anyone hasn’t received the update or is considering buying this phone and wants to see what 3D content is available for it – I thought I would still post this vid. 🙂

The French site on which the original information was posted: http://goo.gl/Tzy6f

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HTC EVO 3D Display – Are 3D Phones Dimmer?

Hi all. This video should really be in two parts. First off I’ll be looking at whether or not there is a trade off in brightness with 3D screens. After that I’ll be answering a viewers query and showing you how you can install the “Amazing Sense” skin that you see here on my phone. This is directly in answer to a query from”Ghostsnoopy3.” You can find the link to the XDA page where you can download the “Amazing Sense” skin at the bottom of this text.

In the first part of the video I hope viewers can help me out with something – in my unboxing vid of the HTC EVO 3D the first thing I noticed was that the screen seemed a little dimmer to me than on my HTC Sensation. This is a bit of a worry as the 2 phones have exactly the same display screen specs.

Of course I was thinking that it could be just my imagination – or that it could be due to the 3D technology. However I haven’t been able to find anything that confirms that 3D screens are dimmer. So take a look and see if you can notice the difference in displays – let me know if you think this is an issue – and if you do know anything regarding discrepancies with 3D screens of this type I’d be grateful if you could let me know.



Link to “Amazing Sense” skin: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=16142131

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HTC Sensation OTA Update Gave Me Deathgrip? Not really but… – Part 1

In response to a comment on my YouTube channel, I started playing around with my WiFi etc on my HTC Sensation and noticed something curious indeed!Watch the accompanying video (Part 2 on it’s way), to see what I discovered.

P.S. I’m sure the fact that I only discovered this straight after the OTA update is purely coincidental – but it did get me wondering at first.

HTC Sensation Unboxing Video (Sim Free, Unbranded Version)

Welcome to my HTC Sensation unboxing vid. The Sensation has been available in the UK for over a month on Vodafone now, and has just gone cross network and unlocked, sim free. There have been some serious possible issues identified which may be of concern to punters considering getting this phone – specifically the possible “Deathgrip,” signal loss issue. Therefore I thought it might be time for a new glut of vids that seek to address and clarify this issue – as well as give info on other things that are always a worry, such as battery life etc. Don’t expect spec details or device tour (you’ve seen all that anyway) – instead just trimmed down vids giving you a good look at the phone, addressing issues and answering questions.

Blown away by this phone so far!

Good news! So far no matter how hard I try I have utterly failed to replicate the “Deathgrip,” signal loss problem. Will be posting a vid demonstrating this very soon.   If you’re after a much more detailed unboxing/review click here for Sam J Pullen’s video reviews. 

TwitterFollows – Making Friends and Changing the World in 140 Chars

So, there you are on your Twitter Home Page and you notice you have some new followers – so you decide to check em out.  Among the usual spammers, creeps and cretins, which are instantly blocked or reported – there are a few more interesting Follows.  So you click on them to take a look.

Now, first of all of course – your eye is drawn to the more attractive profile pics – and truth is, most of them probably get added and followed whether you share interests or not (that’s human nature ain’t it?)  Then of course there are those that are into the same things you are – and it’s obvious why they followed you.  They will probably get added too.

But then you come to the others – there are likely to be some that you have no idea why they followed you.  You seem to have nothing in common – not necessarily in a bad way – but it makes you ponder nonetheless.  Twitter it seems, is possibly almost unique among Social Networking services – in that, most of your contacts come to you, instead of you having to seek them out.  Even those that you follow first – still are likely to come back and check you out before following – thus experiencing pondering over the reasons for your TwitterFollow.

Chances are that non-obvious TwitterFollows probably just liked the general gist of a tweet you made – or found it humourous, inspiring or in some other way interesting.  It might have been a simple casual throwaway comment, that you neither thought too much about – or even remember.  Yet it still struck a chord with someone and had the power to make them want to be your friend – or at least gaze through a window to your thoughts.

And here, we come to the truly unique thing about Twitter – that seems to be a restriction – but as we all know, is actually it’s greatest power – the 140 chars format.  In Twitter we are forced to constrict our thoughts and comments – sometimes quite profound concepts or important news and information – to the tiniest soundbite (or should that be pressbite? typebite? Whatever..).  This restriction also adds to the immediacy of the dissemination.  Information can be recorded, transmited, received and passed on at breakneck pace.  The Retweet allows information to reach truely massive audiences at the most amazing speed (who ever invented the RT deserves a medal).  You send to all your followers – a number of them send to all their’s – they send to theirs and so on.  If your lucky your tweet gets picked up by a Twitter biggy – with thousands, or hundreds of thousands of followers – and before you know it you have Twitterfame.  People add to, comment on, or argue with your tweet – a buzz is caused and you’re trending!  Press and mainstream media publish articles, features and analysis – and then maybe your famous for real (for at least 15 minutes anyway).  And all of this, from your little off the cuff, 140 char or less remark.  It’s word of mouth – but on a Mega scale! 

The fact is though – that if you hadn’t been forced to restrict your comment in the first place, a lot of the people that liked it – wouldn’t have bothered reading it through.  If it had been an article or even a blogpost – people may not have stuck with it to the end (heresy!).  If it hadn’t been for the effortlessness of hitting the Retweet button – they wouldn’t have passed it on – and their followers wouldn’t have passed it on, and so on.

This digital, viral, Mega-word-of-mouth, really comes into it’s own with important breaking news (everybody say Egypt!).  Autocratic regime’s can no longer supress information – on how they are supressing their people – and people are inspired.  China blocked the word Egypt from websearches today.  – Finger in the dyke Mr. Chairman!

So I say to all you sneering self-superior idiots out there – you know – the ones who say:-    “Twitter is a load of craaaap!  Why would I wanna know that someone is having eggs for breakfast!” –  I say – your out of touch – you don’t know what’s going on!  The people on Twitter do!  You’ll all succumb to the Twitter Tsunami eventually!

If you like this Twitter-people, you know what to do – Work that Retweet button like there’s no tomorrow!

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