The NewsDemon Blog
April 27th, 2009
Two Android powered devices have recently been announced, growing the exposure and the adoption of the Google OS. The open source operating system is being displayed in new phones and netbooks. The Android OS currently supports Usenet newsgroups by means of the mobile version of Google Groups as well as a 3rd party newsreader application.
Samsung released its first handset based on Google’s Android platform, the I7500. O2 Germany will launch the phone in June. The candybar handset will have tri-band 7.2 Mbps HSDPA (in the 900 MHz, 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz bands), WiFi, a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of internal storage (with a microSD slot capable of holding up to an additional 32GB). It also has Bluetooth 2.0, GPS and a 3.5 mm headset jack. The phone does not have a physical keyboard.
This model will have a tablet shape and an HVGA display. Users will need to depend on the touchscreen for text input and dialing numbers, as there is no hardware keyboard.
With the introduction of the I7500, there are now two handset makers currently selling Android phones. HTC has unveiled both the G1 and the Magic, and plans on releasing at least two more Android handsets by the end of the year. LG Electronics and Motorola have also indicated their intentions to release Android phones this year, as have smaller firms such as Acer and Huawei.
In the netbook market, Skytone announced the first Android-powered netbook earlier this week, when the Alpha 680 quietly appeared on the company’s website. The Alpha 680 is to be the first netbook to carry the Google Android platform from Guangzhou Skytone Transmission Technologies Company LTD. The Alpha 680 will run a low cost ARM chip and is expected to become available possibly within the next 3 months.
Roughly priced at $250, the Alpha 680 will run on Google’s Android operating system, and will make use of the economical and energy-efficient ARM processor – used in mobile phones, including iPhone – rather than the commonly-used Atom processor used in most netbooks.
The current prototypes measure 8.5 inches long, 6 inches wide and 1.2 inches thick, which is small enough to inside a small bag. The unit will also be very lightweight at just 700g (1.5lbs) and between 2 to 4 hours of battery life out of the Alpha 680’s 2-cell battery. ARM 11 533MHz processor,128MB RAM and 1GB of flash storage are standard on the device. An optional upgrade to 256MB RAM and 4GB flash storage is possible. For those that want more, a SDHC slot is also supported.
They were showcased at Hongkong’s electronics trade show last week and will likely be readied by June, with the final product to become available within a couple of months after that.
Currently, the only supported newsreader for the Android OS is the Groundhog Newsreader.
March 2nd, 2009
Usenet hosts thousands upon thousands of newsgroups that can be subscribed to with a newsreader. A newsreader client allows the user to subscribe to these newsgroups and download the headers and messages from Usenet.
There are a variety of newsreaders that fit most any operating system and user preferences by the amount of features each have. Newsdemon.com now offers tutorials and information on some of the most popular newsreaders. These newsreaders cover Windows, OSX and Linux platforms.
The tutorials are specifically made to go alongside your Newsdemon.com Usenet access account.
Newsdemon.com members receive a free version of the award winning Newsrover newsreader. The version of Newsrover is preconfigured with your Newsdemon.com access account. You can find details in your member login page on how to download, set-up and configure your Newsreader. A video newsrover tutorial is also available.
We want to be able to cater to all of our customers. If you have a newsreader you would like us to feature and offer a tutorial on, please send your request to your support department.
November 11th, 2008
As one of the pioneers in the newsreader market, News Rover remains as one of the most popular newsreaders available today. Currently up to version 14, the automated newsreader has grown to host a multitude of features while still remaining fairly light on system resources.
The program excels when properly setup to download newsgroup posts and attachments. Extremely fast working in the background, some of the automatic functions include being able to download specific files to designated locations unattended.
By scanning each newsgroup the user specifies, News Rover downloads the messages that match the selection criteria – minus the spam. News Rover includes a built-in RAR/PAR processor for handling RAR file posts, MIME and uuencoding.
Like Outlook Express, News Rover is also capable of sending and receiving emails as well via conventional email protocols as well as acting primarily as a Newsreader. The program also includes a JPG picture gallery which can create a thumbnail gallery of images.
On the security side, Newsrover has the option to be password protected and includes file encryption capabilities. The file encryption is dependent on the Usenet providers availability for SSL. Newsdemon accounts are all eligible for this SSL capability.
Running on Windows solely, News Rover is compatible with most Windows versions from 98 to Vista.
News Rover is a robust and trusted name as a Newsreader solution. With each iteration, it has matured. Now at Version 14, and moderately priced at $29.95, News Rover remains a top-tier level consideration for all of your Usenet and Newsgroups needs.
You can find out more about Newsreaders and Newsrover on Newsgroups:
September 23rd, 2008
Newsdemon.com will be upgrading all users currently using the following nntp addresses to our new data center:
With this change, which will take place between midnight and 1am on September 24th, 2008, the Newsdemon.com US based data center will be better equipped with new equipment, better stability, increased retention and redundancy.New members will automatically be routed to these new servers. Existing customers will be notified before being automatically transferred over to the upgraded servers.
The new data center also represents a change in article numbers for each newsgroup. Only current users that have stored their headers in their newsreader will be affected and will have to re-subscribe to their newsgroups to retrieve the newly numbered headers. This represents the only change current users will experience.
All other changes are automatic and will not affect Newsdemon.com member’s configuration or any other user access. All members should immediately notice better stability and a higher quality of service in this release.
The new Newsdemon.com data center extends current capabilities and will be a positive change in the end user experience. Further details on the increased retention and redundancy will be updated here throughout and after the transition.At Newsdemon.com, we appreciate your patronage as we continue to demonstrate our dedication in providing our customers with superior service and support. Any inquiries, questions or concerns regarding this matter can be directed to our technical support team.
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