New Firmware for Visture V97HD (20131120)

Dec 12, 2013

After nearly 6 months without noticeable activity around the RK3188 devices from most tablet manufacturers, any new release is good to take...




Aug 30, 2013

The Visture V97HD is the quad-core successor of the V5HD and shares the specs with most RK3188-based tablets on the market like the Cube U9GT5, Chuwi V99, Yuandao N90FHD, and Hyundai Play X900.
With so many similar tablets on the market, the difference is in the details...



Aug 5, 2013


I have a preference for the 9.7" tablets, but almost changed my mind earlier for the 10.1" because Pipo only had the M9 available.

But all is well now as the Pipo Max-M6 is here, and with interesting twists that made it worth waiting for...





Aug 4, 2013


If your brand new Android device was not set in your own language, finding the right settings can sometimes be challenging without visual clues.


This very short illustrated guide can be used for Android smartphones version 4.x onward.






Aug 1, 2013

The THL W100 phone does not have any notification LED for missed phone calls and text messages.

A simple software solution exists if your phone is rooted.


Jul 29, 2013

The latest firmware from Maygion brings various improvements and a special attention to non-IE users.




Jul 25, 2013

I've been using the Harmony remotes since their very start with the SST-745 from Intrigues Technologies, and several Logitech remotes later, decided to try the Harmony Smart Control, convinced that I would return it to the
shop early, but it seems I'll keep it after all...




Jul 12, 2013

HitMob's IP Camera Viewer for Android and iOS can be configured to access the IP Cameras through Synology Surveillance Station, with the distinctive advantage that such connection can be encrypted.

The process is not over-complicated but deserves to be properly documented.





Jul 1, 2013

The Maygion H264 IP Camera is a very open device with great customization potential.
This article contains some examples of hacks that enable telnet, load an alternate ftp daemon, extract
information, etc...
If keeping the camera under guarantee is no longer a concern for you, please read on... (-:




RK3188 Tablet: Cube U9GT5 Review

I had to use patience to avoid repeating my previous Onda VI40 misadventure with a new tablet.
Now, time has come to try one of the first, long awaited RK3188-based and 9.7" tablet on the market.




Jun 27, 2013

This latest firmware from Maygion is mostly a security update in reaction to vulnerabilities documented by
coresecurity.com last month.

Jun 21, 2013

One of my favourite games is to find the best price/performance values.
This is particularly challenging when it comes to Smart Phones. The new THL W100 (aka Changjiang W100) quad-core Android phone has many strong points to stand out as a safe choice amongst the huge crowd of Chinese phones.






May 29, 2013


Since the first release of the Maygion H.264 IP Camera in 2012, there's been a lot of progress made both on the software and the hardware side.

While the price didn't change, the value has increased...




May 21, 2013

Several users of the Dericam H502W (Cybernova WIP604MW, and equivalent...) have reported the appearance of an "Invalid License File" warning in their System Information page after a firmware update.
While the exact cause is still undetermined, some precaution should be taken before applying a new firmware.

May 8, 2013

Wi-Fi SD cards are becoming more democratic with some decent Class 10 around 45€. I've tested 2 of the most affordable ones on the market.




Apr 22, 2013

For once, this update was not published by Cybernova but directly posted on MayGion web site.
It brings further improvements to the ONVIF compatibility with special attention to Synology DSM 4.2.





Apr 19, 2013

If you updated your apps lately, you may have noticed that ES File Explorer icon changed. Version 3.0 is out and the most remarkable changes are not always the most visible...






Apr 15, 2013

The current ONVIF implementation in Dericam H502W/Cybernova WIP604MW IP Cameras does not allow High Resolution and Pan & Tilt control in Synology Surveillance Station.

This method initialy published on the Polish web site, webcam4.eu, will  bring some improvement on that regard.

Firmware x.7.19 for JPT3815W 2013

Tenvis has released another firmware update for their 2013 editions of JPT3815W and JPT3815W+.

This one brings more fixes plus the VLC support.

Mar 20, 2013

Tenvis has just released the update 1.7.17 for its new JPT3815W 2013 Edition and the JPT3815W+






Mar 19, 2013



This official 05.39 update from CyberNova is a first step to bring the ONVIF compliance to the WIP604MW, well...sort of...



Mar 7, 2013

A second, newer release of Android 4.1 is now available for Probox2. 





Mar 4, 2013

After a beta phase slightly longer than usual (2 months), DSM 4.2 is now officially released.




Feb 28, 2013

Android sticks are a great way to convert a normal TV into a "Smart" one,  with some of them available from ~40€. However it is worth reading the forums to avoid those many with antenna, power and overheating issues...


Feb 25, 2013

This article applies to Dericam H502W, Cybernova WIP604MW and compatible models.
Although they're hard to brick, some operations may sometimes produce similar symptoms.

Feb 6, 2013


According to Tenvis, the JPT3815W was their best seller in 2012 despite of the emergence of IR-cut and HD models.
So they decided to give the 2013 edition a little refresh.





Jan 23, 2013


This update is not from CyberNova, neither from Dericam (who didn't publish any firmware for the H502W yet), but has been successfully tested on my WIP604MW.
It brings a few interesting changes actually...


Jan 18, 2013

The latest release 6.0-2383 of Synology Surveillance Station brought some further support for the ONVIF-based IP Cameras.


Jan 10, 2013

A common problem seen in Dericam H502W and Cybernova WIP604MW is the LED turning on and off continuously at times. In my initial review, I suggested that isolating the light sensor with a tube of black tape would help. There's now also an updated version of the LED ring that does just that.

Jan 8, 2013

I've set  high expectations on DSM 4.2 to boost my now old DS109 with more features and improved performance. The beta is out!