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Thursday, November 29, 2012

What's New in the Tech World?

Gadgets seems to be "in" these days. Mobile phones which used to be big became smaller and it has now evolved into something called the "smartphone". Smartphones varies in sizes but the latest Samsung Note 2 has a 5.5" size screen. Is it a phone or a tablet? The answer is up to ones individual perception.

What else is new .......

Is notebook computers becoming a thing in the past with the upcoming market of Tablet computers? Has been hearing so much about iOS and Android bickering and trying their best to upstage one another. Quietly, Microsoft (or maybe not so quietly) released its newest OS - Windows 8. With W8, M tries to enter the tablet market and maybe out do the previous two.

Anyone out there tried W8 yet? I recently purchased a 11.1" notebook which runs on W8. Liked it so far. Apart from its new UI, it is basically like any other Windows OS. Understand that it is based on W7 which is by far the most stable Microsoft OS to date? Is it true?

But whatever it is in the tech world out there, I believe it would benefit all of us consumers out there.

One day would come when "beam me up Scotty" is no longer from a movie but a reality. Scary but kind of looking forward to it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

.... moving on....

Haven't posted anything for a long time. Don't like posting up stuff without pictures as "they" said, "Pictures paints a thousand words." Let's move on.

My iPhone plan with DiGi ended on 2nd April 2012 after 2 long years. With that I took opportunity to jump into another plan with a spanking new phone - HTC One X. Thus I bid adieu to the good old iOS and welcomes the Android. No, I have put it wrongly. Android is not new to me as I already own a Android Tablet (see previous post). So, far I'm loving the new phone but too lazy to post up any photos of it. Please google it if you need to know what it looks like.

Another preoccupation - my new healthy hobby. Actually haven't started yet. Just got myself a folding bike. Pricey but nothing like my gadgets. makes me poorer by RM740/-. Not a big bike but just a humble 20" bike for leisure cycling around my taman. Since it is foldable, can also bring it along to other tamans to cycle. Looking forward for my daughter to grow bigger so can cycle together. The bike I got is the Raleigh Ugo. There's a story behind this - earlier I bought a similar one (as in type and NOT brand/quality) from Giant Hypermarket. Cost RM249 but the quality is very poor. A lot of things is below par. Back tyre went flat on the second day so I decided to returned it and be refunded. For replacement, that's how I got the Ugo. Being wiser, I got the Ugo from a bicycle retail shop in USJ.

Let's get fit!!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Go green.

My buying habit is at it again! This time, BIG time!!!

I recently sold of both my cars (Perodua Kelisa 2002 and Honda City 2007) to buy the Toyota Prius. Loving the car as each day goes by. Initially I find the shape a little "off" but one tends to grow to like it.

Driving style seems to have changed too. I am now becoming less aggressive with the fuel consumption as the main concern (unless I'm late for an appointment of course). My average fuel consumption I am getting is about 5 litres/100km. Technically it should be about 3.8 litres/100km.

Friday, September 16, 2011

My Story with Yes 4G

I have gotten into Yes 4G "trap".

Sometime back when Yes 4G was launched, they were offering people to sign-up and choose your preferred 018-Xxxxxxxxx number. No payment was require
d. So I think..... why not? Let's see how it works. That time there was no UniFi for me yet. Not that I have to pay anything at the moment. I knew I only need to start paying upon activating the account.

However, when Yes Life app came to the iPhone, I installed it and started playing around with it not realising that the account became activated. Was until a couple of days back when I was toying with the idea to use Yes 4G service to replace my poor DiGi 3G service when my contract ends, I check my account status online. Lo and behold! I owe them RM119+ (RM30 min per month)!!!!

So, decision was to either to cut the line or continue. After some research, I found that the service is pretty promising therefore I decided to continue. To continue and pay with out a device???

I went to SenQ and got myself a Huddle Modem (cost me RM399) and after paying what I owe to Yes, I manage to get online. Speed was astounding especially when your modem shows green color signal strength. Faster if not equivalent to UniFi VIP5.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Why Android and the NOT iOS?

I was actually contemplating getting the ipad3 when it comes to the stores. What changed my mind? I've talked to a friend and he convinced me how good/powerful the Transformer was as compared to the ipad.

Personally, I think the ipad is a wonderful machine. Especially if you do not intent to fool around much with the operating system. On the other hand, Android operating system allows you for more flexibility if you are one who likes to "hack" into stuff.

I am still learning the android system. So far it has been fun. BTW, I also owned a China Pad. comes with Android 2.1 but was pretty awful to use. The touchscreen sensitivity is horrible. Fortunately, I was successful in upgrading it to Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo a couple of days back. The sensitivity of the screen is much improved. However I am unable to sign-in with my google account. Why?? Only time and more hacking will tell.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (TF101)

This is my new toy. It's an Android Tablet Computer. What makes it stand out amongst other tablet in the market is it's keyboard dock!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Toy

Watch out for this space....

My new toy is coming ........