Friday, 15 August 2014

Ebola, All you need to know

Ebola is not like the flu. You're not going to catch the disease from simply being across the room from someone who has it.

Basically every health agency in the world agrees on this point. In order to catch Ebola, you have to come in contact with bodily fluids — such as sweat, saliva, vomit, or diarrhea — of someone who already has Ebola and is exhibiting symptoms. (A person who is infected but not yet showing symptoms generally isn't infectious.)

And yet, remarkably, many readers have been unconvinced by this point. They keep e-mailing and pointing to a 2012 paper finding that, in a single laboratory study, Ebola spread from pigs to monkeys that hadn't directly touched each other. Some readers claim this paper is proof that Ebola can travel miles through the air to kill people.

Friday, 1 August 2014

BlackBerry Passport: Fat, weird, but BlackBerry addicts might love it

Well, it's certainly different. Source C|Net
That was my first thought as I finally got my hands on the BlackBerry Passport, which has a squat, squarish look thanks to the mash-up of a compact physical keyboard with a 4.5-inch-by-4.5-inch (11.4 cmx11.4 cm) display.

OK, I didn't exactly get my hands fully around the Passport -- the BlackBerry rep insisted on holding it at all times -- but I got to touch it, test out the keyboard, and in one awkward moment, have the rep shove the phone down my front jeans pocket.

The Passport is BlackBerry's attempt to veer away from the norm with a peculiar design that instantly stands out. Imagine a phablet -- one of those oversized smartphones with jumbo displays -- squished so it almost looks like a square. It's wider than most phablets, and is nearly twice as wide as the iPhone 5S.

The smartphone won't be for everyone. BlackBerry's head of global enterprise services said the device will find its use in certain industries, such as healthcare or finance. You can see someone who types emails all day at least consider the Passport. For fans of the old-school BlackBerry look, there's the BlackBerry Classic (formerly known as the Q20).

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Lagos Hospital Confirms Ebola-Related Death

The worst outbreak of Ebola in history has touched Africa's biggest city, with a hospital in Lagos confirming the death of a visiting Liberian government official.
Patrick Sawyer, a consultant at the Liberian Finance Ministry, flew into Lagos earlier this week, then checked into a Lagos hospital with a fever, according to Nigeria's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu. Laboratory blood tests confirmed Ebola shortly before Mr. Sawyer died on Friday.
It is unclear to what extent or even whether Mr. Sawyer infected others with the deadly disease. Ebola isn't airborne; it spreads from one person to another only through contact with blood or other bodily fluids, usually in a hospital or among family members caring for a sick person.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Malaysia Airlines Confirms The Nationalities Of 298 Passengers Aboard MH17

Saturday, July 19, 11:40 AM GMT +0800 Media Statement 6: MH17 Incident
Media Statement 6: MH17 Incident
The below table shows the latest number of passengers and their nationalities of those on-board MH17, as of 19 July 2014:-

Nationality Total

Netherlands 192 (including 1 dual Netherlands/USA citizen)

Malaysia 44 (including 15 crew & 2 infants)

Australia 27

Indonesia 12 (including 1 infant)

United Kingdom 10 (including 1 dual UK/S. Africa citizen)

Germany 4

Belgium 4

Philippines 3

Canada 1

New Zealand 1

Total 298

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Monday, 2 June 2014

The Samsung Z is the world’s first Tizen smartphone, will go on sale in Russia in Q3 2014

Samsung has finally announced the world’s first Tizen smartphone, the Samsung Z. It will be available in Russia in the third quarter of this year, and Samsung says there are plans to expand it to other markets.

Other than being equipped with the new Linux-based mobile operating system, the Samsung Z comes with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and a 2600mAh battery. It also comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor, which Samsung first introduced in its Galaxy S5 flagship. The Samsung Z has an eight-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, while it also supports 2D and 3D graphics, and boasts a better scrolling experience and improved rendering performance for web browsing.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Boko Haram video claims to show missing girls

Video obtained by AFP news agency says girls will not be released until all Boko Haram prisoners in Nigeria are freed.

Boko Haram has released a new video claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls who were abducted last month, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all of its prisoners held by Nigeria were freed.

In the video, obtained by the AFP news agency on Monday, Abubakar Shekau, the group's leader, is shown speaking for 17 minutes before showing what he said were about 130 of the girls, wearing full-length abayas and praying in an undisclosed rural location.

 Nearly 300 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Fifty-three girls managed to escape.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

iOS 7.1 Personal Hotspot APN settings FIXED ! ! !

Well Apple finally fixed the tethering issue with the release of the iOS 7.1.1, below are some of the comments on the Apple support Forum.

"Finally(better late than never) Apple published iOS 7.1.1 which fixes our issue. I also upgraded and managed to tether my internet. Anyway I feel very sorry for those who were affected by this issue(because they need it for their job and/or studies) and I unterstand their reaction. But keep in mind that at least they fixed it, and we shouldn't blame Apple for unreal things(like they did it on purpose, even if any evidence says it was a bug). Keep using our iphones until we can."

"I'm happy to report that iOS 7.1.1 has also fixed the personal hotspot bug for me.

For reference, I have an iPhone 5 on Base, Belgium.

Carrier settings have also been updated from 16.0 to 16.1

Outstanding issues still to fix:
- unblocking of 4G for all Belgian operators
- enabling voicemail button for Base customers
  (I still have to use my workaround of programming voicemail as a contact)

Back to Apple, it was interesing that Apple didn't admit in their 7.1.1 release notes that they fixed (or put back after complaints) the personal hotspot bug. They just slipped the fix in, just as they slip features out when it suits them!"