It’s a great feeling to breathe new life to old outdated devices. After I bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for my wife, she passed me the first-generation Note for my disposal. The Note 1 running on the official Samsung ROM is kindda laggy and…

IFTTT: If This Then That

September 16, 2013 0

If you have noticed that this blog started publishing Instagram images, then I am here to tell you that it is the result of an webapp automating service. IFTTT (If Thus Then That) lets you create “recipes” of connections among your web applications. What it…

APPvisor, an Android app by StarHub, recently added my blog as one of the channels to recommend Android apps. Termed “Tried and Tested”, I will be recommending regularly (scheduled by StarHub) on apps that I have personally tried and tested. Download at Google Play Store

Today, I uploaded my first Instagram video from my Samsung Galaxy S3! And I thought the Instagram video capturing feature is seriously awesome. It’s not just another video recorder. Here’s what I find (reviewed with Instagram v4.0.2): Capturing video requires you to press and hold on…

The New Microsoft Office is now available. The traditional one-time license-based version is branded “Office 2013” while the new subscription-based version is called “Office 365”. Like most people, I am rather skeptical about upgrading my current Office Suite. I mean, what’s there to improve on…

There are many to-do and task apps in the market, but none of them could convince me to actually use one. I do invest time in using note-based apps, and my favourites are Color Notes and Catch. I use Color Notes because of its widgets,…

A China-based developer created an Android launcher that replicates the Windows Phone 8 interface, and I must say they did a real good job. Each tile is resizable and customisable, just like WP8. The animation, apps list, context menu, settings menu, status bar (optional), all…

Enjoying Windows 8

January 25, 2013 0

Microsoft Windows 8 has launched since 26 Oct 2012. I am one of the few among my peers who have embraced the new Windows OS. I was so pleased with the initial Windows experience that I actually bought a new laptop to fully enjoy the…

If you are looking for apps to access your smartphones via computers, TeamViewer has released one. The free app TeamViewer QuickSupport for Samsung smartphones and tablets enables you to remotely control these devices. The app supports Samsung phones and tablets with original firmware and Android operating…

As part of the invite to the Microsoft Windows 8 launch yesterday at the Esplanade Roof Terrace Singapore, I received a version upgrade DVD (VUP) of the next-generation operating system. Upgrade Me? While I am extremely excited to embrace the new Windows experience, I have…

Gene Goh, a good friend who is a great wedding and lifestyle photographer, is also an Android phone user. Like me, he has been waiting for the launch of Instagram on Android. This morning at 2am, it is finally live. Here’s his brief note, published…

For the past few days, I have been working on a Powerpoint presentation on my Windows desktop. Little by little, I added the slides and by late afternoon, I had an almost complete product. At some point in time, I saved it and went out…

Over its useful product life, the iPhone 3GS experienced 2 major iOS updates, from the factory-released iOS 3 to the present iOS 5. I must say it is certainly the most value-for-money smartphone I have owned. I managed to update my phone within 12 hours…

Ever wonder why most iPhone users use the same ringtones? That’s because Apple ringtone format is proprietory. However, there are many apps that can help you do that easily. Technically-speaking, as long as you can convert any music file to .M4A format, then rename it…

I was trying out Angry Birds Rio on my Android (free download, yeah!) and was getting past level after level rather effortlessly (I hate it when I get stuck in one level and would give up on the game thereafter. So game developers, take note!).…

Do you use the Android phone as a music player in your car? Do you find that it’s a hassle to use it while driving? One, the touchscreen turns off after a while (unless you plug the car kit which keeps the screen alive). Two,…

Woohoo! WhatsApp is now open for public beta for Symbian phones running Nokia S60 3rd or 5th edition. The App (no pun intended) is available free for 90 days, after which US$1.99 per year applies. Eh, what’s WhatsApp? In a nutshell, it is an application…

Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit

November 25, 2009 2

Those who follow me in Facebook or Twitter would know that I just purchased a new Intel i5 Core processor PC installed with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OS. Why upgrade to Windows 7? Well, I completely skipped Vista, but Vista did have some visual improvements.…