November 25, 2011

Apple Wireless keyboard



I was not sure if I made the right choice to buy the Apple keyboard but eventually I did and it was working pretty good. The wireless keyboard is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, Macbook and also PC, connected via bluetooth. 






Well, if you asked me, the Apple keyboard is a very beautiful add ons to the iPad and it is pretty useful at home. However, it is not really that portable. Holding onto the Apple keyboard, it makes me feels like if I dropped it by accident, there goes my RM200++. 
 

I have played with the Wireless keyboard manufactured by Samsung specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and I must said that it beats the one that I'm holding by far in terms of functionality. 

However, I must said this beautiful add on is worth the money, given that I spend a lot of time reading and writing as well. 

 

November 20, 2011

Thoughts

I am thinking a lot recently about a lot of things. I read stories about people who make a difference in the lives of others, taking the burden to reach out to the broken hearted.
I look into my own life and I wonder if I actually did anything meaningful. A friend who used to call me bro wouldn't want to have anything to do with me at all...if my friend couldn't even feel what I've done for him and her, just how much more lacking is it towards the poor and the less fortunate...
I chill out too often, and maybe I was way too selfish..
Questions come one after another...I would have taken the alcohol if not for the shops being close so early in Port Dickson...and instead I drink coffee and the alertness makes the reality even more painful.
It is difficult to grasp this because I remember when I was once lost and stupid, someone teaches me to be strong...but the mentor no longer stays on...time continues to move as we stay stagnant in our struggles...
Is time waiting for us? I don't think so...I'm no longer the young kianhin...at 23, I felt I should have done much more now, but the much more is always delay..

I've tried and failed but at least I try to walk the path to see the final destination...

Hopefully it is something that I could say with conviction this time...

November 16, 2011

How to convert calendar planner into outlook calendar??

I have a 2012 planner for some of the events that Great Eastern will be organizing and I thought of converting this file (Excel planner) into the outlook or Google calendar. 



November 15, 2011

Futsal night!!

Well well the day has come...time for futsal game tonight...it has been quite some time since I play futsal, seriously looking forward to it.

November 14, 2011

looking for suitable songs for exercise...

Music has always been said to play an important part in motivating one person. It has the ability to create certain emotions depending on the beats and rythm of the music. And since tomorrow is time to head back to gym, I believe music will be my inspiration...

Exercise

AND
Music

November 13, 2011

Test try with iPhone 4 on battery life

After updating to the new iOS 5.0.1, I am trying the battery life of the iPhone 4...at the moment it seems pretty weak, with 29 minutes of usage and 2 hours 19 minutes standy, the device is at 94% already...a drop of about 6% with only 30 minutes of usage...

Anyway will be hoping to see how it goes before it drop below 20%...

November 12, 2011

sick and play FIFA 2012

Was feeling quite sick lately. Been coughing a lot and thus, losing my voice already. Anyway, as it was the weekend, I take the opportunity to be back home and rest. 

Sick sick!!


Update to iOS 5.0.1

For those of you who still do not know, the update to iOS 5.0.1 is available. 
Well, apparently, it fixes some bugs that causes the low battery lifespan in iOS 5. I have yet to try on the reliability of the update but will post more updates on it once I test the battery lifespan on my iPhone 4.

 Well, anyway in the update, I try updating it directly onto my devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4) instead of using the iTune on my PC. 

You will find the software update under settings>general
Well, when I tried it on my iPad 2, the battery is less than 50% and thus, I was told that I cannot update directly onto my device. I will have to have the power cable charging my iPad 2 if I wanted to directly update the iOS 5.0.1 onto it. 



So, battery is an important concern if you want to update it directly onto your device. 
Anyway I tried it on my iPhone 4 and since the battery is about 83%, it works perfectly well. It took about 15 minutes given that this is not a major update.














Well, there is not much about this update. Basically, it fixes bugs that affect the battery life of the iOS 5 devices. It adds multitasking gesture for the original iPad (which doesn't really concern me but for first gen iPad users, you are lucky!). It resolves bug with Documents in the Cloud. It also improve voice recognition for Australian users in voice dictation.


I will test on the battery life once I charge mine to full blast. So, stay tune on the update. (although rumours have said the iOS 5.0.1 is buggy) 

November 11, 2011

Launching of the Samsung Galaxy Note

 
For those of you who do not know, the Samsung Galaxy Note is launched today. 
Well, you may not believe it but Samsung believes this is a breakthrough of mobile world. 





I'm the kind that normally would buy into advertisement trick but since I'm there, I'm gonna test the device to see just what breakthrough did Samsung actually meant. 


When I first have a look at the Galaxy Note, my thought was "It looks just like a bigger Galaxy S2."
Well, nothing wrong with that statement given that the S2 is such a good product. 

 
The display of the Galaxy Note is definitely a winner. The large screen and Super AMOLED display is just amazing on this device. My friend, Clement and I were amazed by the crispness of the device. I decided to lower the brightness in the setting and the Galaxy Note's display still look amazingly beautiful even in comparison to my iPhone 4. I think it has everything to do with the larger screen display which makes messaging, surfing the internet and getting things done pleasing to look at. 

Galaxy Note showing the video on Galaxy Note large screen...the display looks flawless!!
Of course, the Galaxy Note is known for the S-pen that apparently feels like a pen when you are writing on the device. Well, we tried it and it does not feel like a pen but it works. The best way to put it is probably that the device has a size of a small notebook that could easily be written using the pen. We test try by writing names as the photo below shows.
 
It feels pretty good writing with the pen.
We also try using it for messaging and while it feels good to use the pen for writing message, I personally feel typing using the hand would still be more comfortable. When I am using the Galaxy Note to get things done, I felt that I prefer using the finger to navigate and control than the Pen. Probably this is a habit cultivated after using the Apple iPhone 4 but it makes it weird to navigate using the Pen. But the idea of having the S-Pen for writing and jotting notes are pretty useful especially for students or during meetings. (I always imagine doing that using my iPad...haha!!)


As an Android phone, Google Mail will surely not fail you on this device.
The Galaxy Note is definitely as good as the name suggests: for taking down notes purpose. 

Other than that, it feels and look pretty much just like S2. While the camera 8 megapixel is amazing with the shots, both my friend and I find that it takes a longer time to take snapshots in comparison to the iPhone 4. I felt that this is very much a let down as it will be more difficult to take impromptu snapshots. 

We tried taking the snapshot of me using the device...we used the Smile shooter function...
The camera has other function such as the smile shooter as well. A good camera but like I said, I still don't like the time taken for the shots to be taken. Anyway other than that, the Galaxy Note feels pretty good to use.


WRAP UP

Well, the Galaxy Note is a good phone to use, providing a big screen that makes note taking amazing or one could look at it as a compact tablet. I personally feel the Note will be a good companion for note taking, web browsing, taking snapshots and others but as a phone, no...it feels bulky and weird holding a phone as big as the Note for that purpose. Battery lifespan I'm not sure but given that it is another Samsung product, I believe I can count on it for my daily usage. 

However, a breakthrough it is not. It feels pretty much just like S2 and in fact, I prefer S2. Samsung Galaxy S2 has the perfect size and shape in my opinion as a smartphone. In fact, the S-pen could easily work just fine on the Galaxy S2. Anyway, for those of you who like the large screen, then forget about HTC Desire HD now...you've got the Galaxy Note...not a breakthough in the mobile world but definitely a good and worthwhile smartphone for the Android fans. A thumbs up! 

And with the price offered, I think the Note is something worth considering...another good job from Samsung.... 

Haven't you heard? The Samsung Galaxy Note is here...

Haven't you heard? The Samsung Galaxy Note is here. Well, for those of you who do not know the Galaxy Note, it is one of the rare obnoxiously large smartphone in the market and yet very thin as well. 


introducing the Galaxy Note


The right way of putting it to describe the Galaxy Note is the world's largest smartphone and the incredibly compact tablet in high resolution all at the same time. Who could have kill two birds in one stone with such success? Well, I believe at the moment, only the creator of the Galaxy S2 could do such thing....sorry to HTC, Apple, or any other brands...you're just not the same standard as the Samsung. 




If you have been following, DiGi has revealed its Samsung Galaxy Note plans on their online store with bundling options on DG Smart Plan.
Apart from choosing between Smart Plan 48 or 68, you do get an option of either 12 or 24 months contact as well.


Well, Digi plan is pretty straightforward if you know about the Smart Plan. It is basically the same concept. So, check out the prices as below:

DG Smart Plan 48 (12 months) – RM1,899
DG Smart Plan 48 (24 months) – RM1,749

DG Smart Plan 68 (12 months) – RM1,799
DG Smart Plan 68 (24 months) – RM1,549





There is an upfront payment between RM50-RM500 depending on which contract you choose.
For those of you interested in taking up to 24 months contract on Smart Plan 68, you will be entitled for a 12 months rebate of RM10 as well.


On the other hand, Celcom offers a much more cheaper price of the device at RM1,368 for the Celcom Exec 250 with 18 months contract.


Celcom has a better offer for business users who use a lot on their phone calls and messages. 




Well, I'm not too sure about the reliability of this new smartphone at the moment so I'll be making a trip over to Pavillion to catch up on the reliability of this new smartphone. Stay tune for the review...


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