December 27, 2016



This one of reason I didnt want to waste my time modding ROMS based on CM or publicised the use of CM ROMs. I have never touched CM ROMs since the days of Android 2.2. about 7 years ago. now CM has announce that it will stop any future development of CM ROMs immediately.

I guess the financial returns is not there or the owners is taking a core group of his developer and be acquired by a phone company. Either way or nothing at all there will not be anymore CM ROMS. 
Good riddance as far as I am concern, although I know there are users who sweras by CM ROMs but I have always held on to the view that none of the CM ROMs works at 100% as per expected, the best I would say is 99%. It is not that the OEM ROM is any better or worst. But I would try to avoid any further anomalies on my devices. I want to enjoy the device instead of finding unknown bugs every now and then on my CM powered devices

December 18, 2016

How to change QQ Mail password

Tencent QQ Mail services

For those of you who is wondering why would you use a China based services there are many advantages to it most of the big names Internet service providers like Weibo, Tencent, Baidu provide decent services that are inter linked with one another like if you subscribed to any of their Cloud services and certain Messaging apps you can log-in using either one of the services. Much like linking your user account to some US services via Facebook, Google or Twitter acoounts.
I said decent services but not excellent (even US services are not excellent with probably Google as an exception) is because they provide most of their services in Chinese only interface and apps with a few exception like Web based QQ Mail which is my focus of this guide. Their access outside the China mainland (even within China itself I see a lot of complaints about slow uploads /dowloads) is horrendously slow and you will most likely get "404 Not Found" or "504 Gateway timeout" errors. That is the contras but on the plus side if you are a "librarian" type of guy who likes to store every bit of what was and is currently from your backups, 1970s PC programs, grandmas pictures and every scrap piece of info that you have read or written since childbirth, then you should try out Weibo or Tencent Cloud storagewhich could get you upto 10's of Terrabytes of Cloud storage. Just head on to their site and register thats the plus side.
Again I would like to warn you guys that the upload and download speed is slower than a modem connection. But overall most China Cloud storage services are "generous" but please try to use the welknown sites a sothers startup could close shop and with it all your files are gone.
So after setting up your QQ Mail account  and you have got your Cloud storage activated and you decide to change your password if you think it is straight forward ike Outook, GMail, YahooMail you are wrong. The Chinese has a peculiar way of doing things. normally you would go to settings "Accounts" and rest password but it took me on a roller coaster ride to a dead end. So the actual correct way is to go to QQ Security center best to do it from web base on PC and change. If you try to change it through the QQmail settings it will meet a dead end.