Hand-crafted case for Padfone 2

Hi guys!
Won’t write a review this time. Just letting you know I’m still trying to get my hands on a Padfone Infinity for a Padfone 2 versus Padfone Infinity article . So far I had little luck with ASUS Nordic but I have still hope they will lend me one as soon as the hype cools off.

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Presents comes in a stylish red bag from Noreve

I have however got my hands on a Hand-crafted elegant leather case for the Padfone 2 thanks to the nice people over at Noreve Saint-Tropez www.noreve.com. Testing it right now and expect a write-up soon. So far I have one word for you – stylish!

Later!

Do you still use your Padfone 2?

I get some questions here on the blog and by e-mail regarding my padfone 2 review(s).
https://blackmoore.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/4-weeks-with-the-asus-padfone-2/

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It seems like there some questions going over and over again – I’ll try to answer them here once and for all.

– Do you still use your Padfone 2?
Yes, I use it daily and I’m very happy with the Padfone 2 and the ASUS brand

– Problems with the Padfone 2?
I had none. I know you can get caught up thinking there’s a lot of problems with a product or a brand when reading forums but forums are nothing more than opinions.
I have tried to review the Padfone 2 from a “day to day” user perspective and trust me if I had any problems you would know about it.

– Are you sponsored by ASUS?
Certainly not! I use a lot of brands but in this case there’s not many to choose from. The Padfone 2 is unique and it’s far better than the earlier Padfone models and I believe in the 2 in 1 concept 100%.

– Should I wait for the Padfone Infinity?
If you have a lot of money and need to have the absolute latest tech – then yes. However, I had (have) a lot of tablets and the Padfone 2 is the absolute best so far. For most of us the Padfone 2 will be more than enough.

– Will you review the Padfone Infinity when it comes out?
Good question, I would love to but it’s far to expensive for me to buy. I will however check if I can borrow one from ASUS to test and compare it with my Padfone 2

ASUS Padfone 2 – Fast Bootup

Let’s talk about one of the ASUS customized settings options called “Fast Bootup”.
I’ve seen a lot of questions about this around the community forums – but no real answer that humans can understand. I feel I have to sort out what it is, and of course show you how it works. If you are a geek you already know how this works and why, so go ahead to skip ahead to the video below.

What is “Fast Bootup”?
I Short, it enables you to boot your Padfone 2 in under 4 seconds when powered off. Yes it sounds crazy fast and almost unbelievable. It’s not all without it’s disadvantages, but almost. When enabled, it saves your current state to a cache and then loads it up again on boot. Kind of like when you set your PC to sleep mode. One minor disadvantage, just like when you set your PC to sleep mode, your Padfone 2 still uses some power to keep the saved state alive and ready for your next boot. So with that in mind – use your own judgment.

Anyway, this feature can be pretty handy if you power off your phone often and have a need for a really superfast boot when powered on. In the video below I have compared the boot times, first a normal boot and then with the setting “Fast Bootup” enabled. Enjoy!

And no, it’s not a trick. It’s really this fast.


I have a strong feeling this setting might be trouble when updating etc. so be sure to disable it before you try to boot into recovery or doing an OTA update just to be safe.

If you enjoyed this post, please let me know below. I like to connect to both humans and machines.. 😉

End of the world (again)

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Year 634, 1658, 1999. There all been wrong. But according to The Dresden Codex, also known as the Codex Dresdensis The end of the world will come 21 dec 2012.
That’s not really true tbh. The only reference by the Mayans to 2012 is in a partially defaced stone inscription which says:

“The Thirteenth Bak’tun” will be finished (on) Four Ahaw, the Third of K’ank’in. ? will occur. (It will be) the descent(?) of the Nine Support (?) God(s) to the ?.”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortuguero_%28Maya_site%29

Whatever happens on the 21th you better be ready. I know I am: https://blackmoore.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/my-morbid-facination-for-the-post-apocalyptic/