Sold my first generation iPad mini and upgraded to a 64gb 4G LTE iPad mini with retina display. I got this device for my trip next year to USA, Europe and Maldives and it will serve as a handy little hotspot for my girlfriend and I! Can’t wait for the trip to happen!
Google announced the Nexus 5 last week and I managed to snag myself a white 16gb one. I have to admit it I really like the build quality of the phone although I’m struggling to adapt to the larger screen and it’s messing up with my typing.
Android 4.4 KitKat is really polished but the UI do seem a tad tired coming from iOS 7. It wouldn’t hurt if they used brighter colours to liven the OS a little but I’m just nitpicking at this point.
Anyways here are some photos I took of Google’s new vanilla Android flagship device.
Everyone knows that the moment you get your hands on a new iPhone, you embark on a journey to find the best case to protect your new toy with. The current case I’m using with my iPhone 5 is the Belkin Grip Candy Sheer Case but the kind folks at MobileZap sent me Twelve South’s SurfacePad for iPhone 5/5s, a luxury leather case for the iPhone 5/5s.
When I read about Throwboy making an iCEO plush toy in tribute to Steve Jobs after the Apple CEO passed away a couple of years ago, I really wanted to get my hands on one but was too late and before I knew it, they were all sold out! Things took a turn when I emailed the founder Roberto Hoyos in August last year to see if he has any left over stock and he kindly let me purchase one which unfortunately got lost in the mail.
It almost seemed like I was never meant to own one but luck was on my side when Roberto started a Kickstarter campaign for the iCEO doll earlier this year and I didn’t hesitate to put my name down for one. Roberto was also kind enough to send me two iCEOs to make up for the one that got lost in the mail. He didn’t have to do that but it shows how much he cares about his customers and he goes out of his way to make them(me) happy. He even autographed the box of one of the the iCEOs!
The iCEO is really well made and sewn, comes in a good quality display box and wouldn’t look out of place of someone who likes collecting Apple related memorabilia. Unfortunately, you’re out of luck if you want to purchase these dolls because they’re not for sale anymore.
Last Sunday was the annual Melbourne Heart Family Day at La Trobe University’s playing fields and I attended the event for the first time as a Melbourne Heart fan. I’ll never been to an A-League club’s Family Day before so I wasn’t sure what to expect but was excited at the prospect of meeting the players there.
There were quite a few stalls set up on the football field and players rotated around the stalls so that fans get spreaded around for autographs and photos.
Everyone gathered at my mum’s place over the weekend to for Ashley’s 8th birthday celebrations. There were balloons, streamers, presents and most importantly…cupcakes! It almost seemed like yesterday that my family received the call from Cheryl, my sister, in Singapore that she has given birth to my niece Ashley at the hospital. I vividly remembered that my Ryan, my brother-in-law was shaking when he tried to relay the news to my mum on the phone.
Cheryl told us that it wasn’t a long labour but the nurses in the birthing wards at the National University Hospital weren’t the friendliest bunch and were on the verge of being mean to her. At the end of it all, nothing really mattered when Cheryl had her bundle of joy placed in her arms.
8 years on, Ashley has grown to be a confident young lady, eloquent, extremely friendly and well loved. My only regret is that she loves One Direction too much. Happy birthday Ashley! Stay healthy and be nice to your parents and little bro Clayton!
Apple announced the iPhone 5s and 5c today. I’m mostly interested in the fingerprint sensor and camera features of the 5s. The TouchID feature could mean no more entering passcodes to use my iPhone! The improved camera could also mean the death of point and shoot cameras. I own a iPhone 5 myself and wouldn’t be upgrading for another year but these two features are seriously tempting my self control to sell my iPhone 5 and drop the dough for a 5s. Continue reading
The next version of Android is going to be called Kitkat. It came as a surprise to many because it was also rumoured and understood that it was going to be Key Lime Pie. It turned out that Google approached Hershey, who owns the KitKat brand in the US, about the naming rights.
So what’s the next versions of Android going to be? Android Lindt? Android Lemonheads?
Seems like it’s official. This is the invite for Apple’s event on 10th of September. Pretty obvious that iOS 7 will be a part of the presentation with the flat shapes and colours in the invite. But would Apple announce the budget iPhone 5C with multiple colours? Could that what they are hinting about in the tagline and colourful circles in the invite? I wonder if we’ll see anything iPod or iPad related in this event. Or even a hint of what the iWatch is going to be?
So many questions, so little answers. Another week to go before some good old Apple mayhem.
Can’t say I’m overly excited about Manchester United’s transfer window activities this season. Ed Woodward left Australia during the tour in July for urgent business and all we managed was Fellaini on transfer deadline day. I think the club has a lot of explaining to do to its fans.
At the end of the day. I would have preferred Fabregas, Ozil or even a home coming for Ronaldo but Fellaini will do for now. In Moyes I trust.