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Wireless power smartphones and laptops coming out by Intel



Intel has said it’ll start shipping laptops and smartphones that can share power wirelessly towards the end of next year.

The system will see laptops and smartphones sharing power with an integrated transmitter and receiver chipset from semiconductor designers Integrated Device Technology (IDT). Intel says it’ll begin building the tech into ultrabooks, smartphones, and standalone chargers by the middle of next year, which should mean a full commercial rollout in 2014.

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This article from Life hacker shows us a great way to stream media to any pc or phone (smartphone). So instead of downloading all your music to your phone, just stream it as you need it. This is a great alternative to getting a high capacity iphone or andriod. Don’t have the space for your media, no problem with Skifta. This is similiar to ORB product we reviewed earlier.

“Windows/Mac/Linux and Android: If you’ve been longing to stream your home media to your Android phone on-the-go, Skifta will do that and more. Not only will it stream to your phone, but will also stream to your friend’s TV or stereo.

Skifta allows you to play media pretty much anywhere, on any device. You can stream media—whether it’s music, photos, or video—from your phone to a TV, from your home PC to your phone, or even from your home PC to your friend’s TV using your phone as an intermediary. All you need is a DLNA-compatible device, which includes lots of different things, from a PlayStation 3 to an XBMC box to a simple Windows 7 computer.

Skifta Streams Media to Your Phone or TV From Anywhere, Is Like Air Video for AndroidMost of the setup is pretty simple, too—you can do almost everything from the Skifta app on your phone. When you start it up, you go through three steps: you pick the source of the media (which could be your home computer, your phone’s SD card, or one of its online content channels like Revision3), then pick where you want to watch it (which could be on your phone or on another computer or TV), and then get to watching. If the media’s on your phone or on the web, you can just install the app and go.

If you want to stream media from your home computer, you’ll need to do a little bit of extra preparation. First, you’ll want to install the Skifta helper app. Note that this only alerts Skifta to your media’s presence; you’ll still need to set up sharing in XBMC, Windows Media Player, or your other favorite program to access it on your device. Once you’ve done that, though, Skifta should detect your shared media at home the next time you start it up and pick a source.

The big downside of Skifta is that it doesn’t transcode media on-the-fly like Air Video does. As such, your videos will need to be in a format your phone understands—and probably of lower quality if you want to stream over the net—but so far, it’s one of the best Android apps we’ve come across for this sort of thing. Hit the link to check it out.

Skifta is a free download for Android devices, and the desktop app works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Skifta is still in beta, so there are bound to be a few snags here and there, but in our testing it worked pretty darn well and without too much fuss.


York PA PC Repair

We all need our some help from time to time with our computers.  Help doesn’t have to be so hard to find. Technicians at York Computer Repair can help you with your  laptop, Viruses, and desktops. With the average home having more than one computer in the house, chances are you need some professional assistance.

That’s were we can help, offering the highest quality service is what makes us York’s leading on site repair service. If we can’t fix it remotely over the internet a skilled technician will come to you with parts to make the repair. Don’t lug your desktop down to the shop. Avoid having your laptop sent to Michigan for depot repair. No need to worry about privacy concerns when the tech makes the repair right in your home.

Laptop repair is York Computer Repair’s primary service offered to customers. We repair all makes and models of  Widows family laptops.  Laptop repair’s can range from power jack replacements to screen replacements.
Do you need a qualified expert give you an estimate for repair. Call today to have YCR review your laptop and make diagnosis.  YCR offers free pickup and delivery and in home service. If we can’t repair your computer on site we can have your laptop back to you fast!
Many times it’s more affordable to upgrade or repair your computer. Don’t let the high prices and low service quality of the “Big Guys” scare you from having your laptop repaired. Call now to have a friendly support representative help determine what your laptop needs to be running in prime condition.