Monthly Archives: November 2010

Using Allshare on the Samsung Galaxy Tab

I just got the DLNA feature working between my Galaxy Tab and my Windows 7 Home Premium machine. It was kind of tricky until I figured out what the problem was. I could see my Windows 7 PC as a media server just fine, but it had no content, although the library on the PC had lots of content. After checking that the media sharing/streaming options in Windows 7 was all enabled an all devices where allowed to pull content from the PC I tried to disjoin from the Windows 7 HomeGroup, which I don’t use for anything anyway – and after then again enabling the media sharing on the PC, I could see all the different content and also play it on the Galaxy Tab.

Apple Wireless Keyboard connected to HP laptop

Finally got my new Apple Wireless Keyboard working with my HP 2540p laptop. One “small” little trick did the job, I use an external USB bluetooth dongle – a noname cheap one I had in my drawer that I haven’t used for years. After a lot of unsuccesful tries with the HP integrated bluetooth module, the keyboard connects just fine but disconnects quickly without installing as an input device, and services tab under device properties shows no available bluetooth services. I thought I was out of luck getting the keyboard to work, but since both my iPhone and my Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android both connected just fine to the keyboard, I guessed it was something about the module. This irritates me a lot, since I now have to bring my USB BT dongle if I want to use the keyboard with my HP laptop. I searched a lot of forums, and most posts mentioned how it just works out of the box with Windows 7, most problems were funny enough had when running Windows XP/Vista/7 inside Boot Camp.

[UPDATE] Same bluetooth dongle works under Ubuntu Linux, set up took under 1 minute from plugging in the BT dongle. Tried another old MSI Bluetooth dongle and it didn’t work. It’s found by Ubuntu, the keyboard is also found afterwards and connects, but as with the HP module the input doesn’t work. If I remember correctly the working BT dongle is a low-priced Trendnet dongle.

[UPDATE 2(4 months later)] Just tested the keyboard again with the built-in dongle and now it works in Windows 7, I’ve recently added the Service Pack 1 and I probably also updated whatever was available from the HP driver section. So now I am happy happy happy 🙂

links for 2010-11-23

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Jeg har erhvervet mig 1 stk af ovennævnte og sidder lige og komponerer det første blog indlæg fra den. Jeg må sige at jeg er meget positivt overrasket over responsen i screen keyboardet, kombineret med en rigtig god autokorrektur/gættemekanisme er det bestemt godt nok til at man godt kan producere indhold fra den. Langt de fleste af de programmer og spil jeg har prøvet har kørt fantastisk på Tab’en, og jeg er igen overrasket over hvordan opløsningen i de forskellige applikationer bare passer til skærmen, der er ikke noget med pixeleret grafik.

Lad mig vide om der er noget i ønsker jeg skal prøve med Tab’en.

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Dan