CURRENT STATUS FOR ASTRA 2E - Testing ended at the Test position (43.5° east).
There is still no movement of the Astra 2E satelite, this must be a Christmas present for those who would otherwise lose their channels before Christmas.
“App” …… a self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfil a particular purpose; an application, especially as downloaded by a user to a mobile device.
"Apparently there are these new apps that will actually read your emails to you"
This scam has once again raised it's ugly head in the Algarve - Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft.
DO NOT believe what these fraudsters are saying... they WILL cause damage to your computer which is costly and inconvenient to rectify.
The following advice is from the legitimate Microsoft website.
Check out this Stargate-themed cinema room! The first themed Cinema in Portugal, in Pinhal Velho in Vilamoura, and featured in Europe's leading Home Cinema Magazine, Home Cinema Choice. Only a handful of companies worldwide produce themed Cinemas, because of the complexity of the subject and the ease with which it could turn into a disaster. Custom installers get given some very specific briefs, but Portugal's ProjectionDreams had never been asked for a Stargate-themed cinema room that offered 'a sense of mystery and movement; a mixture of sci-fi and ancient civilisations!'
After a two week delay to resolve technical problems the Proton rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday carrying the Astra 2E satellite that spells the end of free TV for a million expats.
The launch was flawless and the ascent on track as a Proton-M/Briz-M launch vehicle blasted off from Baikonur carrying.
The launch of an ILS Proton launch vehicle with the ASTRA 2E satellite was postponed yesterday for technical reasons associated with the launch vehicle. The satellite is being launched for SES of Luxembourg and was built by Astrium. The new launch date will be determined at a later time.
On September 11, Khrunichev engineers at the launch site received an out of tolerance reading in the first stage of the vehicle.
In December 2012 the BBC confirmed their plans to move their services from Astra 1N to Astra 2E in 2013 (see HERE). That time is now fast approaching, and as from the end of October/beginning of November 2013, all BBC, ITV, Ch4, and Ch5 TV channels will be unavailable via satellite in most of Mainland Europe.
The Astra 2E Satellite launch has now been scheduled for 15th September, and the final switch over to the Astra 2E satellite is expected to be around the end of October to beginning of November.
In recent days "pop ups" have again appeared on some people’s computers with the logo of the PSP (Direcção Nacional), with instructions for payment for alleged violation of the law of "copyright and adjacent rights" and / or disclosure of "Pornographic Content Prohibited".
In addition to containing a realistic identifying graphic, it's has indicators that induce users into taking various steps, in addition to automatically activating their webcam on their PC, leading the user to believe that they are being monitored.