October 29, 2011

How I spent my day in Ipoh??

Well, being back Ipoh is always good because mom will prepare food and ya, I don't have to think much. I got more time to sleep and more entertainment on the go.

Anyway, I went back yesterday on my birthday. My mom and eldest sister went to the church cellgroup. So, I my dad, brother and sister brought me to McD for supper.





Now, this is the thing...my favourite food is actually the simple Chicken McDeluxe...not any fish or expensive stuff....simply Fast Food...

On Saturday, I had Bak Kut Teh for lunch...yummy!! Home cooked!! loL!! I just got the feeling that food is easily available at home. Then, we went to the Wedding Castle to take photos with me in the graduation robe. I don't really like the idea but I guess it's the culture and tradition that passed down since my brother graduated from UM. (In my opinion, photos are the best tool to stop time, to capture memory but it must be genuine. Of course, I guess a lot of people like to take it in the Studio because it looks nicer. )




















Anyway, after that, we went for dinner in Yeolde English.
Well, I had Blackpepper Chicken...lalala!! It was pretty nice and Yen Leng really like the Fish and Chip there.















Later on, we head to the only hangout place in Ipoh, Jusco. We went for a walk and then I got a new book, a gift from Yen Leng as my birthday gift.
Title of the book: Benjamin Graham on Investing.





After that, we went to Coffee Bean.





Just to chill around. I wrapped up my blogging there. Will be hanging out with Addie, Jian Yao and Vemal later with YenLeng as well.

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iOS 5 reminder based on "location"

If you have been anticipating the iOS5, this is the first time that I'm blogging about this here.
One of the key factors that I have been looking forward is the reminder based on location. It makes sense that the reminder works in that way, as it will be cool to have the iPhone telling me about the things that I have to do when I enter my office.
It will also be practical for a lot of things. For example, when I go to the shopping mall, the reminder could tell me on what I have to buy.

Well, having try the new feature, I was impressed and yet disappointed at the same time. While it may be useful, it is difficult to set the reminder. The location that you want to set will need to be added into the contacts first before you can set it. This could be rather troublesome.

I was thinking in the line where one could search the location through Google Map or something like that.

Besides, when one set the reminder based on location, this will eat up the battery quickly due to the usage of the GPS to locate one's location.

Well, I believe there is still a long way for Apple to improve the functionality of this feature. Hopefully, there will be update to enable an easier method to set the location remnder.

October 27, 2011

How I spent my Deepavali holiday?

Well, it was a holiday yesterday and I made something for myself for my brunch...

I made half-boiled egg and followed the instruction from one of the website I found using Google. The website mentioned that I need to simmered the egg for about 3 minutes, which I did. Anyway, the result of it was somewhere near a disaster. 









Now if you actually notice, it looks more like an egg soup than half-boiled egg. Damn that website, which makes me think why Google don't create a dislike button, so as to allow people to notice their friends' distrust over certain websites which promote wrong information. Maybe that will be more interesting than having a + button. (maybe a ' - ' button will do)

Just as I was eating, I started to think, "Why half-boiled egg?" I mean we don't really boil the eggs after all. We just simmered the egg onto boiled water. How about simmered egg? Well, went to search using Google on the origin of the word and it probably has to do with the transition of the concept of boiling. 

After that, I tried to get myself to study and I'm in chapter 20 now...need to finish 30 chapters by Saturday. Geez....how am I gonna do that?!!
time to hit the PANIC button!!

Anyway that night, went out with Soon Aik, Tom, Clement and Amanda for a movie and makan session. First time meeting up with Ah Sou...and well, she's friendly. 

Wish I could post more but I guess that's it for now. 
I remembered a friend of mine who complained I posted too much on reflection and so I decided to post more on happenings here for a change.




October 23, 2011

Studying during the weekend

It has been a rather good weekend...had a good time checking out my devices after update to iOS 5, spend quite a good time for studying, went for a movie with Yen Leng, William, Sai Mun, Teikz and Sharon.

We watched the 3 Musketeers and it is really quite good.

Then, I have been studying for quite some time for my MLC exam...now only in chapter 15 and have another 35 more to go.

Time to attend church service for Sunday..


October 21, 2011

iOS 5 has its flaws

If you are new to Apple products, the iPhone 4 or 4S or the iPad 2, then you probably read this. While I enjoyed using the Apple products as much as most of the Apple big fans, I am a rational person that gets frustrated with the flaws that come with the new OS.

Now first of all, the new features of the iOS 5 is good and encouraging but lacking practicality in it can be rather frustrating.

If you have been anticipating for the new Reminder feature on the iPhone and the iPad 2 that allows reminder based on "location", you will be very much disappointed as myself. The location needs to first be saved into your contact location, which I find it to be rather frustrating. Other applications available on the App store could allow one to search for location using Google Map, which is much more convenient.

Then, the iCloud which is a good thing has flaws as much as the cool stuff that comes with it. The Photo Stream feature is cool but imagine having to sync it only via WiFi...I find it to be rather ridiculous. Why can't one just sync it via iTunes then? It wouldn't make much a difference. It probably should consider allowing upload via data plan as well. (another limitation just as when FaceTime roll out...but FaceTime was logical because most people would only video call via WiFi and not while on the go.)

Then, PhotoStream has its' dangers. If you are not careful and used the iPhone 4 to capture "compromised" or "embarrassing" photos, it is probably best that you disable the PhotoStream feature but you will not be allow to delete the photos on your device.

Of course, you can log into iCloud.com on your PC (and I suggest using Chrome because both Firefox and IE9 comes out with error when resetting the photos). Then, login and click on your name at the top right corner. Click advance and you can reset the photos, but you will have to delete all of the photos from the iCloud...not any particular.

After updating iPad 2 into the new iOS 5, I thought Apple will allow the users to delete photos sync from the iTune but it actually still cannot. Of course, you will be able to delete all the photos taken using the iPad 2 but any photos synced into the device using the iTunes cannot be deleted unless one managed it using the PC. (This defeats the whole purpose of Apple saying that one no longer needs the PC. While it works in certain ways such as the setup, it fails in a lot of ways.)

Having say that, I believe Apple is on the right path, just as many of its competitors...at the end of the day, the device is a beautiful and useful tool that helps one get through the day more effectively. However, you really should get to know your device now that iCloud is there, to avoid any embarrassing moment. I guess that's all for now.

October 08, 2011

Convocation Day - live blogging

Busy

It has been some time since I update the blog...time has passed...some things have changed, some things have not...

Steve Jobs is no longer around anymore...
The economy is as bad as ever...
People (including myself) still claim to be as busy as ever...
I started going to the gym in my company and I liked it lots (will blog about it some other time)
Exam is around the corner...
Team building on Sunday while convocation on Saturday (can't believe my weekends are taken by activities that are not of my priority)
The rich is still getting richer while the poor is poorer...the same old story.

Looking back at these times, I realized that there are so many that we could do and yet chose not to....

Were you to slow down and reflect on your life, you will see how much is missing...

I write this blog, with the deepest regret of the things that I have neglected...

I believe it is time to ponder on one of the quote by the late Steve Jobs, who have been remarkable and proactive in his days: “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Anyway as tomorrow will be my convocation, I decided to do a live feeds or live blogs here: so do follow my blog as early as 7.30 if you are interested...

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October 05, 2011

iPhone 4 VS iPhone 4S




It is finally happen. The latest generation of Iphone is out, but it is not the iPhone 5 as many of us speculated. All the hype about the most up to date generation of the Iphone comes to an end with slight disappointment from the consumers as well as from the Wall Street. Well, we can see that the shares drop to 350ish level when it announced the iPhone 4S.


So, what is the most closely kept secret about the iPhone 5? There isn't one - yet. The new iPhone might be a little bit faster, has a better camera and allows you to sync content without needing a computer. It includes a futuristic, voice-activated service that responds to spoken commands and questions such as "Do I need an umbrella today?". But the real question is, do the current iPhone users need to upgrade to the iPhone 4S?

Anyway, back to the topic. I am comparing the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S at the moment, and will be comparing the iPhone 4S with the current "king" of smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S2 in the near future.



iPhone 4S

iPhone 4

Processor

Dual-core Apple A5

Apple A4

Display

3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640

3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640

Primary camera

8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture

5 megapixel AF with flash

Secondary Camera

VGA at 30fps

VGA

Video Recording

1080p at 30fps, optional iMovie

720p at 30fps, optional iMovie

Cellular

Hybrid GSM / CDMA "World Phone", Bluetooth 4.0

Quadband GSM, pentaband HSPA

WiFi

802.11b/g/n

802.11b/g/n

Orientation sensing

Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope

Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope

Facetime

Yes

Yes

SIM

Micro Sim

Micro Sim

Battery life

Up to 8 hours talk time on 3G

14 hours talk time on 2G

Up to 6 hours data on 3G

Up to 9 hours data on WiFi

Up to 40 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video

Up to 7 hours talk time on 3G, 14 hours on 2G

Up to 10 hours data on WiFi

Up to 40 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video

Weight

140 grams / 4.9 oz

137 grams / 4.8 oz.

Dimension

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm





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