Custom made Leather case for your Padfone 2 and tablet!

Whether you’re a millionaire and want your case covered in diamonds or just a regular guy looking for a stylish leather case, Noreve got your phone covered!

Getting a nice protective case for your Padfone 2 and the tablet is not that easy. We’re not spoiled like iPhone users with thousands of different choices. There’s some however, and some of them really nice and exclusive.

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Leathers and textures is manufactured by Noreve’s craftsmen on demand within 14 days.

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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!

ASUS fonepad review – a C3PO for the whole family.

I was hoping to give you a review of the new Padfone Infinity, but instead this weekend I got my hands on a 7″ phone. Or should I say tablet?..

Well it’s both – It’s the ASUS fonepad!

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 Small enough to put in the pocket of your jacket 

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New Firmware for PadFone 2 brings slow motion feature

New FW released yesterday with focus on the camera software. The thing I noticed right away was a new slow motion feature for video recording (yet to be tested). OTA went smooth and the Padfone 2 works as smooth as it did before. Go update!

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New software slow motion feature

PadFone2 Firmware: V10.4.16.8 Only for WWE  SKU (Android 4.1)
1.Optimized camera performance
-Enhanced focus sensitivity
-Improved video quality and image clarity
-Noise reduction function helps to improve the quality of low brightness image
2.Improved camera and video light functions
3.Improved the WI-FI stability
4.Improved system compatibility and performance”

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Mobile_Phone/PadFone2/WWE_PadFone2-10_4_16_8-UpdateLauncher.zip

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

Facebook for Windows Phone Beta

The facebook app for windows phone have been getting a lot of heat since it’s release. Compared to the Android app it honestly sux and I can understand why people are getting frustrated. Now you can try out the next generation of facebook for Windows Phone with there new beta program here http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=93da5d29-daf0-4783-9ed5-a87b33247ec6

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I’m in love!
At first it doesn’t looke like much, but after a coupple of seconds tinkering I get it. It’s so much faster, easier and lot more fun to use. The  app is undergoing a major redesign and now includes several much-requested features, including new support for high-res photos, post sharing, and Facebook Timeline(!).

Everything is better, and this is what the app should have been right from the start. With swiping left and right to get your groups, friends etc. Now get this this ready and public!

How to install facebook home on any device

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Facebook home on the ASUS Padfone 2

Thanks to the XDA Developers hacker theos0o. A engineered modified version of Facebook Home can be  installed as long as you allow your phone or tablet to install unofficial apps that aren’t  in the Google Play store.

  • Uninstall the original Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook Home  applications if you already have them. If any Facebook apps are pre-installed on  your device, you will likely need to root your phone to remove it.
  • Download the hacked version of Facebook Home (link here) and hacked version of Facebook Messenger (link here). Extract the .rar  files.
  • Install the official Facebook app (com.facebook.katana), then the Facebook  Home launcher (com.facebook.home), and then the Facebook Messenger app  (com.facebook.orca).
  • Enable Facebook Home under the Facebook app settings. Reboot your  device.
  • If you have any serious issues, reboot into recovery mode and wipe the  Dalvik cache. (Power + volume down)

The offcial app
Can be found in Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.home with only a  rating of 2.4 at the moment. Right now only released for  HTC First, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S3 och Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and will support Galaxy S4 and HTC One when there released.

So what about it?
I’m probably not considered as a “poweruser” of facebook. But it looks nice and seems to work as it should. It’s easy enough to get to the usual view I had before the update when needed. But as you can drag shortcuts to the apps you need and get to your normal startscreen with just one click, there’s really not much use to go back. It works flawless when docked to the Padfone station as well.

I have to try it out some more later tonight (with Netflix, Skype SMS etc.) but it i had no performance issues so far and and as far as my initial feeling it just adds value to my PadFone 2 so far.

*edit*
Everything works fine so far on the ASUS Padfone 2. Would have been great if the home screen could have more settings though. I would like to get e-mail notifications right on there etc. Guess that’s coming later.