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[TIPS] Akses Wifi Gratis di Kota Paris

Terhubung dengan jaringan internet dimanapun dan kapan pun saat ini menjadi salah satu kebutuhan utama kita. Saat kita mengunjungi negara lain, hal ini bisa menjadi sebuah hambatan terutama biaya roaming internet yang tidak murah walaupun ada berbagai pilihan yang bisa kita lakukan. Dalam tulisan ini saya ingin berbagi sedikit tips untuk mendapatkan akses Wifi gratis di kota Paris.

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Sama seperti di Indonesia berbagai tempat publik di Paris seperti Bandara, Stasiun, shuttle bus, Kafe, Restoran menyediakan koneksi wifi gratis. Wifi gratis ini ada yang “gratis sepenuhnya” atau “gratis” dalam tanda kutip. Di tempat-tempat seperti kafe dan restoran kita membutuhkan password dan kita bisa mendapatkan passwordnya dengan  membeli sesuatu dulu entah kopi dan sebagainya. Password untuk mengakses biasanya tertera di struk pembelian atau kita bisa menanyakan kepada staf kafe tersebut.

Namun di kota Paris banyak tentunya kita tidak hanya nongkrong di hotel atau kafe, karena ada banyak hal yang bisa dilihat; taman-taman, museum, gedung-gedung dan area bersejarah dan sebagainya. Pihak pemkot Paris dan wilayah  Île de France berupaya menyediakan fasilitas Wifi gratis bagi pengunjung kota Paris. Saat ini ada sekitar 200 lebih titik di kota Paris mulai dari taman kota, museum, perpustakaan dan kolam renang memiliki akses wifi gratis yang disediakan oleh pemkot, silahkan cek daftar dan lokasinya di (dalam bahasa perancis saja)  http://www.paris.fr/wifi .

Lokasi-lokasi terkenal seperti seputaran Menara Eiffel (Parc Champs de Mars), Musée du Petit Palais di seputaran Champs-Élysées,  Trocadero dan sebagainya dijangkau juga oleh jaringan ini.

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Cara mendapatkan aksesnya adalah sebagai berikut:

  1. Kalau kita berada di sebuah gedung atau taman yang memiliki akses Paris Wifi zone (seperti yang disebutkan di dalam daftar), carilah tanda seperti ini:zone_wifi_sign
  2. Nyalakan laptop, tablet atau smartphone, pastikan terkoneksi dengan jaringan Orange. Buka pengaturan Wifi  di Laptop, tablet atau smartphone kemudian cari dan pilih jaringan PARIS_WI-FI_ XXXX (biasanya akan diikuti dengan sejumlah nomor yang mengidentifikasi wifi access point yang akan kita hubungkan)paris-wifi-louvre
  3. Buka halaman web yang biasa anda buka, Anda kemudian akan secara otomatis diarahkan ke portal milik Paris Wifi access. Halaman selamat datang akan muncul pilih Bahasa Inggris atau  Perancis. , masukkan informasi yang diminta (Nama dan email), setujui accept condition of use dengan tik pada kotak yang disediakan kemudian klik ‘CONNECT’ / ‘ME CONNECTER’
  4. Sesudah itu Anda bisa mengakses internet, mengecek email dan sebagainya.

Perlu diingat:

  • Koneksi dibatasi sampai dua (2) jam, sesudah itu anda harus login lagi dengan mengikuti langkah-langkah di atas.
  • Paris Wi-Fi bisa diakses sesuai dengan jam operasional fasilitas publik tersebut, misalnya untuk taman kota biasanya buka jam  09:00  pagi dan tutup jam 21:00 saat musim panas (1 may – 31 Agustus) jam 20:00 di bulan September dan jam 18:30 di bulan October. selalu cek jam operasional fasilitas publik yang kita datangi.

BBM will be available soon for Samsung Galaxy Devices

BBM will be available soon for Samsung Galaxy Devices

Aug 6, 2013

Samsung mengumumkan bahwa BBM akan segera tersedia untuk pengguna Samsung Galaxy di Afrika. Aplikasi BBM ini akan dapat didownload melalui  Google Play dan Samsung App store. Sementara itu tanggal resmi peluncuran BBM untuk Android dan iOS juga masih belum diketahui.

Menurut press release ini, BBM di Acang Samsung akan menawarkan fasilitas BBM chat, multi-person chats dan BBM Groups untuk penggunanya di Afrika.

bbm logo    berikut petikan press releasenya:

Press Release

Samsung to offer BBM in Samsung App store for all GALAXY Smartphone devices.

5th August, 2013 – Today, Samsung has announced that the upcoming BBM™ app will be available in the Google Play and the Samsung App store soon and available to all Samsung GALAXY smartphone consumers across Africa. Says George Ferreira, VP and COO of Samsung Electronics Africa: “At Samsung we are all about collaboration, innovation and driving consumer experience based on choice, value and customisation to suit every lifestyle. As such, bringing a top tier messaging service such as BBM is another way that we are expanding the catalogue of our messaging services and offering customers an amazing way to stay instantly connected with colleagues, friends and family.”

BBM will form part of Samsung Messaging Hub as a complementary addition to the current slate of propriety and third party messaging services that Samsung customers enjoy – all aimed at empowering consumers to connect with each other in better ways using text messaging. Offering BBM on GALAXY smartphones in Africa will give Samsung customers access to the BBM social network, including BBM chats, multi-person chats and and BBM Groups, which allows BBM customers to create groups of up to 30 people, as well as the ability to share photos and voice notes.

“It is important to strike a balance between developing high-tech smartphones that carry brands in to the future and creating a sustainable ecosystem that primarily supports the needs of consumers that use these devices. Value added services are considered a prerequisite in the fast-paced, challenging environment that exists today and as a result, we will continue to drive innovation through our smart hub functionalities to ensure our consumers have the choice which they desire,” concludes Ferreira.

“BBM provides one of the best and most robust mobile messaging experiences today. BBM has always set the standard for mobile instant messaging and we are thrilled to bring this experience to Samsung customers across Africa,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President BBM at BlackBerry. “BBM is loved by people who rely on fast, trusted messaging, along with the immediacy that our delivered and read statuses bring. Samsung customers will soon join the BBM nation in its love of the “D” and “R” notifications.” The companies have also agreed to joint marketing efforts to showcase BBM for Android to customers and to mobile users across Africa. At launch, the app will be available for download from the Samsung and Google Play Stores, at no cost.

 

Sumber: Crackberry.com 

Blackberry Playbook will not get Blackberry OS 10

Blackberry Playbook will not get Blackberry OS 10

Jul 3, 2013

Blackberry CEO, Torsten Heins, made an announcement several days ago during investor call that The Blackberry OS 10 will not come to Blackberry Playbook due to lack of performance issues. This news shocked the blackberry playbook owners who keep on his promise  made earlier this year when he said the Blackberry Playbook OS 10 update will come.

This unfortunate announcement was made during latest investors call showing the Q1 2014 earningsreport of the company. Blackberry latest financial report shown  a huge operating loss of almost $84 million despite its 15% revenue increase as compared to the previous quarter.

Heins added that the company now intends to focus more on its core products(clearly referring to it’s smartphone devices like the Blackberry Z10, Q10 and upcoming Q5) and to cut down expenses outside of this direction. This leaves behind the Blackberry Playbook tablet into a dying product, unable to compete with faster and updated tablets available in the market today. this is inline with what he has said earlier this year that tablet will be obsolete.

 

[Tips] Install Blackberry 10 Apps Using Google Chrome or Firefox

[Tips] Install Blackberry 10 Apps Using Google Chrome or Firefox

Jun 28, 2013

This tips will guide you on how to install Blackberry Playbook and Blackberry 10 Apps.  unlike the conventional side loading *. bar files into your Blackberry Playbook using  Software called DDPB or Sachibar, now we can install the apps we need using an internet browser (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

My experience showed that using this method is better and more efficient  than using the cable data.

  1. Its integrated with your internet browser
  2. Simple
  3. faster  to install
  4. wired and wireless install supported

Main Features

  1. Save your password in the browser for auto login (or not if you choose not to).
  2. List all the apps installed. Query run status, launch, terminate, or uninstall any individual app.
  3. Install apps by a queue. Multiple apps may be added to the queue by choosing files in a dialog or a simple drag and drop. Apps may be removed from the queue and installation may be aborted. Installation status is displayed in two steps: file uploading (to the PlayBook) with a progress bar and the actual installation with echoed messages.
  4. Auto retry for any incomplete installation or uninstallation.
  5. Log and categorize all the results of installations. Locate each one of them by a simple click

Requirement:

  1. minimum Google Chrome version 17.0 or Mozilla Firefox version 6.0
  2. Install specified  extension for chrome and firefox
  3. Wifi is turned on and ensure you have the ip address of the Playbook or BB10 device (I am using Z10)

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How to do it:

1.  BB10 Side:

  • Activate the development mode SETTING > SECURITY and PRIVACY > DEVELOPMENT MODE >Set ke ON > create PASSWORD
  • Then to see you IP Address for wireless access Setting > About > change Category to Network – Take a look at IPv4 and note down the IP address 

2. Browser side

Installation for Google Chrome:

  1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and install the Chrome Extension PlayBook App Manager
  2. once installed then bookmark the page. On the popup page, fill in the hostname/IP of your PlayBook, and follow the instructions on that page.

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4. Connect the Device (using cable or wireless)

Connect your device to your computer. Once recognized, click the IP address listed under Manage Your Device on the page.

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ssl cert

 

 

5. Login to the PlayBook App Manager

login pbappmgr

 

6. Choose apps to install

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Installation for Mozilla Firefox

it’s a bit complicated using firefox since basically the extension was designed natively for Google Chrome. here’s the workaround

  1. Find and install an extension which can set User-Agent based on the site you visit, such as UAControl (easier), or Mason (more advanced)
  2. Get the hostname or IP address of your PlayBook. Assume it’s 192.168.12.34.
  3. For UAControl, add site 192.168.12.34, and set the custom User-Agent to “QNXWebClient/1.0”.
  4. For Mason, add a rule including URL “^https://192\.168\.12\.34/” (regular expression), and set the custom request header User-Agent to “QNXWebClient/1.0”.
  5. If you don’t already have Greasemonkey installed, I don’t think you are actually using Firefox. But anyway, install the Greasemonky extension if this is the case.
  6. Click here and install the Greasemonkey script.
  7. If the Tablet Network Name (hostname) of your PlayBook is not exactly “playbook” (or you don’t know what it is), go to Firefox » Add-ons » User Scripts » PlayBook App Manager » Options » Add Included Page “https://192.168.12.34/*”.
  8. Visit and bookmark https://192.168.12.34. Ignore any SSL certificate error.Pros
  • Note:
  • You can add an exception to ignore the SSL certificate error.
  • Setup is a hassle.
  • No configuration page. So each time you add/remove/change the hostname/IP of your PlayBook, you need to add/remove/change the corresponding value in the settings of both Greasemonkey and UAControl/Mason.
  • No auto update.

 

 

[OS Update] Blackberry OS 10.2.0.341 BETA version for all B10 Device

[OS Update] Blackberry OS 10.2.0.341 BETA version for all B10 Device

Jun 14, 2013

Blackberry sudah meluncurkan Beta OS 10.2 untuk dicoba para developer untuk semua device BB 10. Beta OS ini tersedia untuk device mulai dari Alpha – sampai Q 10 series ( Dev Alpha, STL100-1/2/3/4 dan SQN100-1/2/3/5).  OS Beta terbaru ini adalah versi 10.2.0.341 dan dalam bentuk autoloader.

Bagi yang mau coba silahkan download Download Blackberry OS 10.2 Beta

OS 10.2 Beta