* Posts by Neil Skinner

2 posts • joined 7 Jan 2008

PC tune-up software: does it really work?

Neil Skinner

services.msc

What about switching off some services using services.msc typed in run dialog?

Use Black Viper list to see which ones you can turn off , if any doubt switch to manual.

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

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How can I get better browsing with a smartphone?

Neil Skinner

N800 paired with 6120 HSDPA

I have an N800 paired via Btooth with a Nokia 6120 classic on 3 network.

Fast 3.5 G connection in most locations and very easy to setup.

I can also use phone as a modem with my laptop with the Nokia software.

(You arent actually supposed to use the 6120 as a modem but 3 do not seem to be able to check what you are using it for so yah boo sucks to them.)

Call plan and free data is about £ 25 / month and phone was free.

New OS2008 on N800 is now much faster / more stable (and comes as standard on N810).

I use for web browsing in front of telly and checking gmail.

Screen has good resolution but is a little small for extended use.

I take it when I travel and it is just about useable for business emails and keeping in touch but lack of keyboard is a killer (not an issue on N810).

Battery life is also woeful when using HSDPA on 6120. Make sure you pack a charger.

Asus eee seems such good value and it may be a more usaable option although not pocket sized.

No btooth though so make sure you can connect a phone by wire (6120 needs Nokias software to run - not sure if Linux version?)

Personally I would wait to see if they release a larger screen version in the coming months.

Hope this helps.

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