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Polaroid Pogo bluetooth printer and iPhone

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in Cameras, Phones, Technology | Posted on 02-08-2011

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Polaroid Pogo and iPhone (Jailbroken!)   

The Polaroid Pogo printer is a tiny handheld bluetooth photo printer. You can take a picture on your phone, and wirelessly print a photo to it.

Unfortunately Apple does not support OBEX printing which this printer uses. After some research and a bit of patience I found the answer I was looking for.

The program through Cydia called iBlueNova solved my problem. I am now able to print through Bluetooth to my pogo printer.

-This tutorial will show you how to get printing with your iPhone to the Pogo printer.

-Install iBlueNova
-On your Jailbroken iphone go to Cydia.
-Search for IBlueNova App.

Run iBlueNova
App Running
Enable the the Toggle
Go to Settings and Toggle “Send as JPEG”
GO to the main menu and select Pictures.
Choose the picture you want to print.
Hit the lower right button.
Choose the Pogo Printer (make sure its on and ready)
-Once you click on the Printer it will ask for a Code.
-Pogo’s Code is 6000.
-As soon as you put in the code it will start to transfer the jpg to the Pogo printer.
-Soon after the 100% mark the printer will start to print. (Some Cropping Happens).
1 – Turn Pogo on (solid green light)
2 – Open iBlueNova
3 – Change Enable to On
4 – Change Visible to On
5 – Tap Pictures
6 – Choose Picture
7 – Tap bottom right button
8 – Tap Polaroid
9 – Cross fingers
10 – PIN Request appears (Finally!!!)
11 – Enter 6000 and Confirm
12 – It says Connecting the Uploading
13 – Completed (Prints!)
Hope that helps you out!


New Fujifilm HS10

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in Cameras | Posted on 04-07-2011

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OK, so I bought a new camera:

The Fujifilm FinePix HS10 is a DSLR-style camera with a massive 30x optical zoom lens and 10 megapixel CMOS sensor. Offering a focal range of 24-720mm, the Fujifilm HS10’s 30x lens has a twist-barrel manual zoom control and triple image stabilization to help reduce camera shake. The FinePix HS10’s Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor offers a 200% increase in sensitivity over a conventional CMOS sensor. The HS10 also offers 10 frames-per-second high speed continuous shooting at maximum resolution, full HD movie mode (1080i) with stereo sound, a Super High Speed Movie function to freeze the action, 3” tilting up or down LCD screen and an electronic viewfinder.

Fujifilm HS10

Obligatory flower shots:

Flowers Flowers

Large 720mm (30x) zoom means you can shoot for the moon -literally !

Moon wide angle Moon - zoomed

Panasonic SDHC recovery – welcome back MTS files!

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in Cameras, Software | Posted on 16-03-2011

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Panasonic SD SDHC Camcorder

Panasonic SD SDHC Camcorder

We all know the horror – accidentally deleting photos from memory cards.

While there are many file-recovery programs out there to get your files and photos back, when similar happened to me with a SDHC camcorder, none of the programs I tried would find any video.

The 16GB SD card in question had been full of video, then formatted and a further 3GB of footage recorded on.

The usual suspects Ontrack EasyRecovery and PC FileInspector failed here, not showing any previous footage other than the current 3GB.

At the stage of giving up, I found panasonic’s software (though probably works with any AVCHD / SDHC SD card based camcorder.

Lo and behold,  despite the oddly translated english in the menus and the fact that an initial scan found nothing – I ended up with a directory containing 15GB of .MTS files after 30 minutes of crunching.

You can get Panasonic’s recovery software below:

Panasonic SDHC recovery [ 3.6MB]