Wednesday, May 8, 2013
You have the BBC media player app and the BBC iplayer app installed but when you click the iplayer app it launches your browser and you get a page that says that your device is not supported. And/ Or when you try to use the default Android browser or Chrome (which also comes on the device pre- installed) to view the BBC iplayer it appears to work up until when you try and play a video.
What is causing the problem?
There are three identified and conflating problems.
1. The BBC iplayer app currently does not work properly for Android devices with a screen size of over 7.2 inches. The BBC work around of this "temporary" problem is to have the iplayer app launch the iplayer web site via the tablets browser rather than the app itself. http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/tablets/android_app_browser
When you first click the iplayer app it will give you a choice of browsers, the default android Browser, Chrome (unless you have removed the pre- installed Chrome) and any other browsers you may have subsequently installed. Here we are dealing only with the pre- installed browsers that the Sumvision 10.1" Cyclone Voyager BT tablet is shipped with ie Browser and Chrome.
2. Chrome does not work with BBC iplayer. No fix for this here.
3. The default Android Browser will work with BBC iplayer but not with the browsers default settings.
How to fix it.
Firstly don't use Chrome. If you chose Chrome to "always" launch when you click on the iplayer app you need to clear that. Do this by going to system settings/ Device/ Apps/ All/ Chrome/ Launch by default and click "clear defaults".
Secondly you need to change a setting on the default Android browser.
Launch the Android default browser "Browser".
In the address bar type "about:config" without the quotes and hit GO.
Absolutely nothing will appear to happen. However when you then click the three dots in top right corner, then settings, then Advanced you will find that new settings have appeared.
The setting we need to change is "UAString" we need to change it from the factory setting "ipad" to the more appropriate "Android".
All you need to do now is click the BBC iplayer app and when offered the choice of browser select the default browser and click "always". Fixed.
CREDIT paulrw for the browser setting fix.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
This works for checking the domain names accessed by a specific PC using any browser including Chrome Incognito. The advantage of this method is that you don’t need to install software the disadvantage is that only domain names will be logged not specific web pages.
First go to https://store.opendns.com/get/premium-dns/ and sign up for a free account.
Next for a windows XP pc login with an administrator account. (Windows Vista see here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-TCP-IP-settings Windows 7 see here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-TCP-IP-settings )
Start/ My Network Places/ View Network Connections/
Right click Local Area Connection or WiFi connection.
Scroll through the list and highlight Internet Protocol (TCIP/ IP) then click on Properties.
Leave the first IP check box alone.
Click OK. Test browser works. Done.
Your OpenDNS account will now log domain names (but not specific web pages) accessed by the PC that you have set to use the OpenDNS servers regardless of whether or not Chrome Incognito is used.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
When analysing this ad it is important to remember that Clint Eastwood does not need need the money from doing the voice over for a car advertisement, indeed he has apparently donated his fee to charity. This begs the question, why did he do it?
It would be fair to assume that Mr Eastwood's agreement to doing the ad would have been conditional, clearly not on financial gain, but on his having a great deal of sway over the contents of the script. After all he is perhaps as well known now as a director as he is an actor.
So to answer the question "why did he do it? it seems evident that he has used this ad as a vehicle (excuse the pun) to express his "political opinion", we can say his "political opinion" because when we consider the question of whether this ad is political or not it should be borne in mind that Mr Eastwood has a track record as politician and has a continued interest in politics.
However before we get carried away with over interpreting the politics of the ad we must take into account what Mr Eastwood has said. He expressly rules out any notion that the ad supports either political party, the incumbent President, or any of the Republican candidates for nomination.
Rather than Mr Eastwood's "political opinion" what we have here would be better described as his "opinion on US politics". Plain and simple the ad it is a call for co- operation in the face of adversity.
Oh and by the way, why not buy a Chrysler, they are made in the USA.