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Category Archives: Mobile

Suse Linux 10 SP2 – rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) <= 4.4.6-1 is needed by

If you try to install or update a package and the following error message appears

root@suselinux10sp2:~ # rpm -Uvh supportutils-1.20-81.1.noarch.rpm
warning: supportutils-1.20-81.1.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 823559f0
error: Failed dependencies:
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) <= 4.4.6-1 is needed by supportutils-1.20-81.1.noarch

You need to verify if the compression method is supported by rpm.

root@suselinux10sp2:~ # rpm —showrc | grep Payload
rpmlib(PayloadIsBzip2) = 3.0.5-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) = 4.0-1

In this machine, only bzip2 is supported. One work-around is to update the rpm package before trying to install/upgrade the package where the error message appeared.

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Share videos from your Synology DiskStation and watch them on your Android phone

Once you checked the box “Enable DLNA/UPnP media server” on your Synology DiskStation’s Control Panel it will create three folders: music, photos and video

Put your videos on the folder called video (preferred videos encoded as MPEG4 – they have the extension ended in .mp4 or .m4v)

To watch your videos on your Android phone, you should use two programs (actually, you can use just one if you use MPEG4 videos)

To browse your DLNA server, install BubbleUPnP

You can also install the MX Player, a video player that opens almost all videos available.

Open BubbleUPnP and click on Library then select your DiskStation and browse the folders that are shared. Once you find an item that you would like to play, click on it and BubbleUPnP will ask you which video player do you want to use. You can choose MX Player.

What is a QR Code?

A QR code is the evolution of the barcode. It’s a 2D barcode that can represent an internet address, text or a phone number.

To read the QR code you need an app on your phone to scan the code.

You can install i-nigma Reader.

Open the app and scan the code.

Try scanning the QR code below:

TechCrunch lays the Google’s strategy in Japan

Here is why I think Google’s Strategy In Japan: Avoid Yahoo And Take Over The Mobile Web First will fail.

Softbank mobile phones have a Yahoo! key.

You can see from the Engadget pages about Softbank pages where they show a close up from the mobile phones where the key is located. Softbank being an investor in Yahoo! Japan has a huge leverage and I don’t think that being inside the operator/carrier menu will bring market share to Google.

Being a physical key in your phone is an advantage that can’t be dismissed because not everyone knows how to access every function of their mobile phone.

Samsung E215

Samsung released a new mobile phone here in Brazil officially called Samsung E215L. It is currently advertised as an exclusive item by Submarino (a brazilian online retailer) and I didn’t find anywhere mentioning about this mobile phone so I decided to post some information.

Samsung released a press release saying that it could be found July 2008 but it was released August 2008.

This is what the sales package has:

  • Samsung E215 phone
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Stereo earphone
  • 512MB MicroSD card
  • User guide
  • Warranty certificate

It features 19MB of internal memory, a VGA (640×480 pixels) camera, bluetooth and a memory slot to use up to 2GB MicroSD card.

Measuring 91 x 45 x 18mm and weighting 85g can be considered a small phone

The Samsung E215 is a quadriband phone and has an estimated 180 minutes of talk time and 250 standby time and retails for R$349,00.

Samsung E215 Box cover - Top
Samsung E215 Box cover - top front
Samsung E215 - Front closed
Samsung E215 - Front open
Samsung E215 - Battery Cover
Samsung E215 compared with a credit card
Samsung E215 - Left side
Samsung E215 - Right side

Twitter and SMS international agreements for interoperability

I questioned Claro Brazil, my mobile phone carrier, why I can’t send messages to Twitter – +44 7624801423.

They answered that Claro has international agreements for interoperability with Argentina, Canada, Singapore, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, Ecuador, Spain, Estonia, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zeland, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela and United States.

So, no Twitter for me 😦

I also don’t get SMS from Facebook, Google Agenda. I wonder why…

GPhone – it still not impressive

With the news that Google is releasing a phone getting closer to a launch, I still believe that the GPhone still not impressive enough to change the mobile landscape.

But it does create a working mobile phone with the specifications that Google think is important in mobile phones.

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