Daily Archives: October 20, 2014

New Video Of Nexus 9 Hands-On

No need for screensnaps this time. See it after the break.

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Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

The first post published today was: The “Air” Version: Pipo P1+ Announced



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Teclast X89HD Repair Returned With New Damage

Someone sent in their month-old Teclast X89HD for repair and it was returned with new damage [Google Translate]:


When a domestic tablet maker screws up like that, it usually creates a pile-on. This time too.

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Xiaomi: Tiny Speaker, Smart Cup, Smart Scale

Via Weibo, Xiaomi announced three new products from others they’re now testing and selling.

A tiny speaker [Google Translate].

A smart water cup [Google Translate].

A smart scale [Google Translate].

I think the smart cup is one smart thing too far …

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Chinese Windows 8.1 Tablet Tip

CUBE, via Weibo, points to a post at the IMP3Net forum that provides some sort of tutorial for setting up what looks like a new way to create a restore partition for the iWork8 tablet [Google Translate].

Not being a Windows expert, this is mostly over my head. But it seems it might apply to other China tablets with Windows 8.1, so this could be helpful for others too. It’s supposed to speed up boot time as well as free up storage space.

I wouldn’t advise trying this unless you’re a Windows expert. Deleting the hidden partition that contains the Windows restore software will render a China tablet inoperative.

Someone needs to do a sensible English-language translation.

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Please don’t make us use iCloud anymore

Quoting a developer:

Don’t use iCloud. iCloud Drive is a complete mess. Stay away from it.

But hey, don’t worry, be happy! Apple certainly was, in their Amateur Comedy Time keynote last week.

Get back to your fucking roots, Apple: Why Every Company Needs A ‘No Bozos’ Policy

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Same Design: Vido M11Pro, Pipo P1+

Vido M11Pro

Pipo P1+
Pipo P1Plus003

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Tutorial For Mi Account And Mi Cloud

It’s in English.

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Fraud Alert: Fake Xiaomi Power Banks On Amazon India

Same-day update: Headline changed to reflect this is Amazon in India, not U.S..

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Men Are Bluetooth, Women Are WiFi

I swiped this from Weibo:


Men are like Bluetooth. As long as he’s next to you, he stays connected. But as you move away, he searches for others to connect to.

Women are like WiFi. They can see everything they can connect to but choose the best.

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