Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Next Generation iPhone - iPhone 4G found?

A prototype iPhone, the next generation iPhone 4G has been found at a bar in California. Apple have now claimed the phone back from website Gizmondo who had revealed its existence thus proving that it is a genuine iphone under development.

Key features shown on the next generation iPhone 4G are camera with flash, front facing camera and squarer design.

More information on their website http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Acer Aspire Dead/Black screen and not booting?

I love my Acer Aspire netbook but recently it refused to switch on and although powered up nothing was showing on screen. I initially thought the screen may have switched to external so tried an external monitor but that made no difference.

Having done some research on Google I found that there is a known problem with the Acer Aspire One that if the battery powers off while it is in sleep mode then it can corrupt the BIOS. Totally bizarre and no something I have every encountered in twenty years of PC use but I followed the instructions below and it is now working fine! In fact I am typing this up on the Acer while at the studio.


to summarise the info

The AA1 has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, making it possible to flash the BIOS even if the system doesn't boot anymore. It's only meant for emergencies and may void your warranty, so use at your own risk.
Follow the steps at the link above and then the BIOS has been flashed and all settings reset to default.

It worked for me and my Acer Aspire is back to normal. In future I will ensure that I shut it down rather than the battery running out while it is in hibernate/sleep mode.