Private Travel Cloud WIFI

One of our biggest problem was to store all those beautiful photos and videos we took with our camera during our trips. We are not a big fan using Smartphone for travel pics, resolution is a big negative point and the storage is limited.

Those days we have a laptop with us everytime we travel but somehow to carry 2kg of adpators, chargers and so on is not ideal. Laptop charger already weighs half the laptop weight.  

Design for iOS, Windows, Android 

After much research looking for an App so that I could locate my friends and family members. Finally came across this platform which performs rather well. At the moment I have my partner and few friends testing it out. 

I do have Google location, yes I can see my families but Google location has it limitation. Unlike Life360, beside the ability to check on friends and family, it can be used for phone calls and messaging. Sending our Panic alerts when needed.

However being a non-US user there are few limitations, such as using it to make calls. Been trying to register our phone numbers but was not successful. Sending messages and Panic Alert was not a problem.    

Sony Xperia Unlock the Boot Loader

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Boot Loader is a system in which how your device will be startup running. Most of the time it is locked so that you do not mess up the device and keep the service center busy. However manufacturer like Sony gives user an option to unlock it. The process is not difficult if you follow the instructions below carefully. This will also lead to resetting the device and a fresh startup is required. Factory updates will no longer work. 

Normally when we do this, our next step will be rooting. We are prepared to make changes to our device, change factory setup, overclock it and many other goodie stuff to improve our devices but if you do not have any clue, suggest do some research such as XDA Development Forum. That is your best start. 

Guide to Installing Google Map Version 6.9.2

Over the last few years Google Map have made many improvement and changes both on Desktop and Android. It is very frustrating when we took pain staking years to create a map for everyone and suddenly everything started to shift. 

On the Android Devices when we upgraded to the newer Google Map version 7, everything was lost. Could not download Offline Maps from our current location nor view Maps that we have created or bookmark.

At this current Google Map development stage Google Map Version 6 is still the best to use if there is no 3G or WiFi Network. 

Here is a guide how you can have the earlier Google Map version back on the Android (No Root is required). This is not a permanent option however if needed you can still upgrade back to the latest version through Google Play Store.

Renaming Google Map Starred Location

Google Team has been extensively enhancing the Google Map, over the last 5 years we have been using it to create Camping in Taiwan Map locations. However there are some setbacks in Navigation or pin point a location that is not highlighted in the Map thus making Navigation rather difficult. 

Our last backpacking trip in South East Asia, we had our Garmin Oregon 400t GPS and Smartphone however we did not use the Garmin or any 3G just WiFi. We were able to find our way using Starred location, find the nearest hotel, restaurants and transportation. Locating free WiFi was the biggest challenge however most accommodation provided that.