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Tenvis IP Robot3 - v264 Format and Demo Videos

12/17/2012 12:24:00 PM 9
It is difficult to find videos recorded with the IPRobot3 because of the v264 format (not h264) used by the camera. So I'm sharing some native files for an accurate demo of the video quality.

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CyberNova WIP604MW Firmware

12/07/2012 09:24:00 AM 9
And yet another firmware from CyberNova. The version 05.20 brings a user interface localized in French.
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Picture comparison between 4 popular IP cameras

12/04/2012 10:31:00 AM 22

 I lined up some of my IP cameras and took snapshots from the same position and distance...

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Tenvis IPRobot3 review

12/03/2012 11:04:00 AM 22
All the entry range IP Cameras tend to look similar. The Tenvis IPRobot3 is a welcome exception...
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Add your logo to the IP Camera interface

11/30/2012 03:20:00 PM 5
On most MayGion V3 compatible IP Cameras, the free access to the WebUI via FTP allows some easy customization, like adding your own logo...

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CyberNova WIP604MW Firmware

11/29/2012 11:05:00 AM 5
CyberNova is releasing a new firmware today to resolve a problem with some 3rd party Smart Phone software. Again, they shown a great reactivity in solving problems reported by their customers...
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CyberNova WIP604MW Firmware

11/27/2012 02:49:00 PM 4
A new firmware ( has been released by CyberNova on 19th of November 2012.
While they didn't publish any changelog, so we have to figure out by comparing with an older version, like

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My First 720p IP Camera

11/22/2012 03:50:00 PM 98
I decided to replace my older IP cameras with some of the newer mega pixel models available. One is the CVLM-I234-2GEN (aka CN-WIP604MW), and the other, the Tenvis IPRobot3. Both are supposed to have identical  specifications.

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Quick'n Dirty way to Fix a fake SD Card

7/06/2012 03:55:00 PM 33
If you're shopping on eBay for cheap memory cards, you are likely to receive one of these numerous fake products. Hopefully, you can get your money back through a Claim process. But still, should you throw your 32GB card into the bin ?
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Crackling Sounds from LG Home Cinema Speakers

6/29/2012 03:48:00 PM 2

If you're experiencing cracking noises coming from your LG Surround speakers, and didn't return the whole thing to shop yet, this solution might work for you... 

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While waiting for Jelly Bean...

6/24/2012 02:22:00 PM 0
Onda is announcing the arrival of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for VI40 Elite tablets.  

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Firmware update for Dericam M801W

6/19/2012 09:51:00 AM 6
I had lost hope to see any firmware updates for the Dericam range but there's one now available for M801W (and also M202/203/204/205/206). Very little change but still good to take...

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ICS Google Talk for Onda Vi40

6/12/2012 04:56:00 PM 0
Finding a fully working Google Talk for your Onda tablet might be a little more difficult than other apps, so here is a simple way to have it fully working...
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Onda Vi40 Elite Tablet

5/28/2012 11:25:00 AM 20
No matter how hard I tried to resist, I finally acquired a 9.7" Android tablet! And a non-brand one on top of that! ...yes... but I have excuses...

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Installing Recovery on Onda Vi40 Elite

5/27/2012 11:26:00 AM 10
It's now an old habit, I only start to feel safe with any Android device once I managed to install a Recovery partition such as ClockWorkMod.  This is how to do it on the Onda tablet Vi40 Elite...
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Security and IP Cameras

2/24/2012 02:46:00 PM 29

While being a security device by vocation, an entry-level IP camera is rarely secure itself: the embedded server does not offer any way to encrypt your login and the data stream. Fortunately there are ways around it, as well as common sense practice to reduce the risks.

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Upgrading to Gigabit and Wireless-N

2/14/2012 03:57:00 PM 0
There are many WiFi-N routers on the market, but add the Gigabit requirement, and this choice drops dramatically. Add a further requirement for an embedded ADSL modem, and you're left with just a handful of candidates left.

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VPN through Billion 7402GXL

2/02/2012 04:21:00 PM 0
Until recently, setting up a PPTP VPN passthrough on my Billion  7402GXL router was impossible, and for once, it turns out it was not all my fault...
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Recovering from "Error Web UI '(app_ver = '0 .0.0.0')" with cURL

1/26/2012 10:02:00 AM 4
This post is just based on the comment #113 left on the popular page "Bring your FI8908W paperweight back to life" so all the credit goes to Eduardo Yoshida.

It describes an alternate method to recover from "Error Web UI '(app_ver = '0 .0.0.0') following a firmware update. In this situation, the Web UI is unavailable for re-flashing and some version of IP Camera Tool will not work well.

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Blogger Threaded Comment Replies: why not...

1/24/2012 12:03:00 PM 2
Certainly it's a cool feature to have at last the in-line replies in comments but this comes to a price...

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