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Getting Pumped Up

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Some of you might have been wondering where I have been the past week. I have been quiet. I am still around, alive and kicking. In fact as I type this, I am getting pumped up for the launch announcement of the Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. It’s only a few hours away and yes, I am staying up late tonight to watch the live stream and read the numerous live blogs. However, what have I been up to?

Apple iPhone 5S - Finger Print Scanner Home Button

I have been working on a new extraordinary and magnificent project which has been eating the majority of my time. WiredMash has become a favorite for Samsung Galaxy S2 owners and tech geeks who regularly visit and read and watch the latest ROM guides and reviews, so also as other technology related articles and gadget reviews.

I have always had a passion for technology and gadgets, and will probably will do till until I am six feet under. Nonetheless, I have regularly shared my travel journeys, photographs, personal experiences and geek related stories with you, however, I felt like it wasn’t the right place to share it on, thus, at the end of July, I limited WiredMash just to technology.

The project which I will soon be introducing to you folks will incorporate topics and content ranging from technology, mobile, business, travel, photography and web. At this moment in time, I am still in the planning stage, brainstorming and conceptualizing plans for this fantastic project which will include a new website and a fresh brand.

This new project will be HUMONGOUS and will become a significant part of my life. It’s time to put my entrepreneurial knowledge and skills I garnered up from my toddler years (I sold rubber bands in plastic bags when I was 5) up to my tertiary years at University into play.

I have only shared with you a slice and a bite of the larger picture. Things like this need to be planned out well and precisely. Plans will materialize in the forthcoming few weeks. I don’t have a definite launch date, however, I hope to have everything up and running by the end of the month.

With your patience, I hope you can join me soon with my new project.

Stay tuned!

Jose Farrugia
Founder and Content Creator
WiredMash

P.S. By the way, I am shifting to Apple. I am getting myself an iPhone 5S and probably a MacBook Pro. Don’t worry, I haven’t (yet) abandoned Android.

Install Cyanogenmod 10.2 (Android 4.3) on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have been using a WIndows Phone 8 device for the past couple of months as my daily driver and it was a breath of fresh air when I decided to install Cyanogenmod 10.2 on my wrinkled Samsung Galaxy S2. The latest version of Cyanogenmod is based on Android 4.3 which is the Google’s freshest.

I intend to use the Cyanogenmod as my daily driver for the next week to see how it’s changed from its previous version. Moreover, I’ll be updating it a few times with stable nightly builds being compiled. I have already encountered a few issues with the ROM which I’ll be sharing in my upcoming review.

Cyanogenmod 10.2 for the Samsung Galaxy S2

In the meantime, why don’t you give Cyanogenmod 10.2 a try? I have been continually praising the ROM on YouTube especially when many of you ask me for the “Best ROM”. Cyanogenmod is always first on my list.

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Biftor ROM Review for the Samsung Galaxy S2

The Biftor ROM is the latest ROM to create a few sparks in the community. The ROM was developed by an individual who decided to create his own ROM after trying out several ROMs which didn’t quite please him. I’ll be honest with you, I had a hard time remembering the name of the ROM. In fact, I interchanged the letter “t” with the “f”, thus, calling it Bitfor.

Biftor ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S2

The Biftor ROM is based on Samsung’s Official Jelly Bean Firmware specifically build XWLSW. One can expect the ROM to be stable and reliable. Additionally, when it comes to performance and battery life you would be getting the same experience as you would get on the official firmware.

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HTC 8X Review – A Beautiful Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

HTC 8X

The HTC 8X is HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 Smartphone which was released late 2012. I have been using the the 8X for the past few months as my daily driver ever since I promised to give the Windows Phone 8 platform another chance.

Design

One can easily fall in love with the HTC 8X at first sight. It’s gorgeous, striking and beautifully crafted. The sleek and sharp edges make the device stand out though I found the edges a little bit too pointy.

HTC 8X

The 8X comes with a outstanding Corning Gorilla Glass 2 4.3 inch screen (1280×720) which fuses with the body elegantly. The color depth of the display is rich and at times magical. The rubberized matte back provides a sense of security when held in hand. Strangely, the coating on the back peels off, perhaps due to heat and humidity?

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Samsung Galaxy Gear on Wrists this September

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

September is about to kick in a few days and we’re about to be drowned with new Smartphones from Samsung, Sony, Apple and Google. On the same day the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be announced, the company will also be unveiling their own Smartwatch version dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

A Little Bit of History

Smartwatches have existed for decade now as Microsoft was the first company to silently come out with one back in 2004. It was called SPOT. It worked on retrieving news, weather and appointments via a GPRS signal linked with a particular network carrier. Sadly, the product didn’t quite kick off and later was axed.

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