WebRTC-based Video Conference with Jitsi


So the company i’m working for regularly held a grand meeting where participants from multiple cities Indonesia log into the meeting with Skype via crappy DSL lines. The result of course was far from satisfactory. So I searched around for a solution that I can deploy locally (since we do have stable, private connection to…

Review: TX5 Pro Android TV Box


My Dune TV101 has been tirelessly serving me as my main media jukebox. Unfortunately the tiny little fighter is starting to show its’ age. You see, for the purpose of space saving and improving quality, I’ve been slowly moving my video collections to X265/HEVC and the TV101 just can’t keep up. So I decided to…

Android apps on your linux (+chrome) box


This is a fairly simple tutorial on how to get your favorite android apps running on your Linux (or Windows, or Mac) boxen. Please note that not every android apps is compatible with ARC. Some apps are specific to certain framework such as Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense, and those that requires Google Play Service…

Review: Jabra Play Bluetooth Headset: 3.5mm jack and Multiuse!


I love my Jabra Clipper. It’s small, sounds good enough for music on the go, and has a decent battery life. I like its’ form factor and the ability to replace the headset part with any ear/headphone of your choosing. But one thing that I wish I have on it, is the ability to connect…

Review: Sony Smartwatch 2 SW2 Hands on


Nowadays, when people talk about smartwatches, they talk about Samsung Galaxy Gear, or The Pebble, kickstarter poster boy .. or well, toy. I am a somewhat satisfied owner of Sony’s first Smartwatch (the MN2, not the liveview), and from what I’ve read so far, the Smartwatch 2 (SW2) is better by leaps and bounds. Well,…

My Favorite Android Apps #3


There were the first one, and the second one about a year ago, so It’s time for an update of my list of fave android apps: Pie Control I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. While the screen is gorgeous, it also, at more than 5″, rather large and unwieldy. The distance my thumb needs  to…

Wireless Charging on Samsung Galaxy S4, the cheaper way


As you may know, almost all of Samsung’s flagship smartphones since Galaxy S3 are equipped with a wireless charging capabilities. They support the Wireless Qi charging standard, and you must purchase a separate back cover for the phone. For the galaxy S4, you need to have the wireless charging back cover and  wireless charging pad….

Getting the most out of your Galaxy Nexus battery


So, these are a couple of steps that I did to maximize my GNex battery life. I get about 14 to 16 hours on a single charge in the morning, with moderate use (taking and making calls, light browsing, games, twitter, WhatsApp and push mails). Some steps,  GNex specific, while others are applicable to any…

My favorite Android Apps #2


So, I’ve been using android since what.. 2009? I even own the very first android handset, the T-Mobile G1. Well, 4 handsets and 2 tablets later, here I am, with the very zippy Galaxy Nexus, sporting the 4.02 version of Android, the Ice Cream Sandwich. Back in 2011, I made a post about 10 android…