Yup, that’s the new Mac Pro that Apple announced at WWDC that will be coming later this year. I’m guessing no one in their wildest dreams would imagine the Mac Pro looking like this. It’s sleek, it’s shiny, it’s metallic black, it’s cylindrical and it’s powerful. Phil Schiller was hurling specifications of the machine and [...] Read more – ‘WWDC 2013 Thoughts: Mac Pro’.
Wow. What a day. Apple had their keynote for their developer’s conference today and boy was there heaps for them to talk about in the 90 minutes they had on stage at Moscone West. Mac OS X Mavericks Personally, I was a huge fan of the big cats naming convention for Mac OS X and [...] Read more – ‘WWDC 2013 Thoughts: Mac OS X Mavericks’.
The black collar compliments the red very well. The simplicity of design oozes elegance and doesn’t look as busy as last season’s. I’m sure I wouldn’t look out of place wearing this top walking down the streets of Melbourne. Can’t say the same thing about Liverpool’s away kit or Sevilla’s home kit. Someone at Warrior [...] Read more – ‘Manchester United Kit 2013/14’.
I finally got my Fitbit Flex delivered 2 months after ordering it! The Flex was announced at CES in January and I’ve always wanted to get a Fitbit One but prefer something wearable like the Nike Fuel Band instead of a clip on one tracker which was easy to lose. The Flex syncs wirelessly to [...] Read more – ‘Got My Fitbit Flex!’.
There was a flurry of reports last week that Harry Kewell was poised to make his return to A-League football to join either Newcastle Jets or Melbourne Heart. Both teams have been linked with Kewell for a while now and with serious offers on the table, it was up to him to choose which team [...] Read more – ‘Kewell – The Saga So Far’.
Apple released another “quiet” iPhone 5 ad 2 weeks ago after their Photos Every Day ad. Surrounded by other loud, attention grabbing ads, Apple’s ad with soothing piano music stands out from the crowd. The only difference I noticed in this ad is that we don’t see the iPhone as much as in the Photos Every Day [...] Read more – ‘Music Every Day’.
It’s fair to say that Google has been fairly fragmented in the messaging space before Google I/O 2013. Google+ Messenger, GTalk, GChat, Google Voice and Google Hangouts were just some of the company’s messaging/communications products and even Vic Gundotra, Google’s VP of Engineering admitted at the Google I/O keynote that it wasn’t ideal. Wasn’t ideal was [...] Read more – ‘Google Hangouts’.
It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that Google is giving more free storage space to its users. In doing so, Google is also unifying the storage space used between Gmail, Google Drive and Google+ Photos across the 15GB bump that they are going to bestow upon users in the next few weeks. I’m [...] Read more – ‘15GB For Google Users’.
Can’t believe I just got the news that Sir Alex has announced his retirement at the end of this season. It’s a shocking blow. I knew it was going to come sooner or later but didn’t think that this season would be his last. There was news this morning that he might announce something about his [...] Read more – ‘Goodbye Sir Alex’.
These are the apps I have installed on my Macbook Pro for my texting, messaging and IM. Messages (default app from Mac OS X), Skype, Facetime, Adium (For MSN only), Tweetbot, Tweetdeck, Wedge (for App.net) and Viber. And these are the chat services I use on my browser for other IM needs. Facebook chat and Google Talk. These are the apps I have on [...] Read more – ‘Messaging Wars’.
Tickets got sold out in TWO MINUTES flat. Apple’s developer conference isn’t like Google’s I/O event where they give out free stuff and it’s still as popular. It’s also much more expensive at $1500 per ticket compared to Google’s at $900. Read more – ‘WWDC 2013’.
Reviews for Samsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4 are popping up on the internet and the feeling from tech enthusiasts are that this is a gradual upgrade to the S3 with a ton of new features to bait you in buying the phone, but useless during your day to day usage. I’m sure it’s [...] Read more – ‘Samsung Galaxy S4 Reviews’.
I’m not expecting it to blow up like Gangnam Style is but this new video of Psy’s new song Gentleman is what the South Korean star is all about. Lavish costumes with outlandish colours and lots of weird dancing. A lot of hate seems to be directed towards the fact that he was mean to [...] Read more – ‘Psy’s Gentleman’.
I like it. The UI is clean and it shows you photos your friends have posted right on the lockscreen of your Android mobile. And the fact that you can chat with your friends on Facebook Messages even when you’re in another app is awesome because the friends I chat with most are all on [...] Read more – ‘Facebook Home’.
As a kid growing up in the 90s with a feverish passion for football, the Singapore national team playing in the Malaysian League was the pride and joy of the nation. Even though we were playing as a country, we were allowed to “purchase” foreign players during our time in the league. We had a [...] Read more – ‘90s Aussie Heroes of the Singapore National Football Team’.
So Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 amid a huge Broadway style show and dance event in New York. The CEO of the company opened the keynote by announcing the new device, spent 10 minutes giving a quick run down of hardware specs before making way for a song and dance presentation headed by what can [...] Read more – ‘Thoughts On The Galaxy S4’.
After last night’s drama of missing out on a Google I/O 13 ticket because of Google Wallet’s inability to handle the vast amount of traffic on its server, Google dropped another bombshell this morning by announcing that they will be shutting Google Reader off on the 1st of July. WHAT THE FUCK GOOGLE? Google Reader [...] Read more – ‘Google Reader No More’.
Pretty glad that Facebook has finally put some love back into their website after recent updates have been focused on their mobile apps. The current news feed design has too much whitespace for my liking and the graphics used on the left column reminds me of websites from the early 2000s. The new feed is [...] Read more – ‘Facebook Announces News Feed Design Update’.
Jess and I can’t wait for the third season of Game of Thrones to start again at the end of this month. Seems like the dragons have grown up and Joffrey hasn’t changed from being a bitch king. Was kinda disappointed we didn’t see much or any of the White Walkers at all. Things are [...] Read more – ‘Game of Thrones Trailer’.
Twitter has decided to can TweetDeck. At least for the iOS, Android and Adobe Air versions of the Twitter client. These versions will cease to work come May when Twitter turns the switch off on its 1.0 API. It’s not all bad news though, the OS X and PC versions will remain but no new [...] Read more – ‘TweetDeck Is No More’.
Technology and Silicon Valley personalities speaking out for code.org about their enthusiasm for coding and their sentiments reflect mine exactly. I like meddling with code, I love it when I manage to find a bug in code, the sense of satisfaction when you compile a bunch of code and it does exactly what you want. [...] Read more – ‘Why I Do What I Do’.
I got wind of that App.net is turning on a free tier with a freemium model and is allowing users to sign up for free accounts. This got me exciting because previously, to get an App.net account, I’d to pay $50USD/year. I’m not exactly keen to pay for a social networking service that’s not likely to [...] Read more – ‘App.net Goes Freemium’.
News out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona indicates that Samsung is set to announce their mid size tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Seems like the photocopying machines have truly been moved out of Redmond to Samsung Town. I know I know, it’s not the first time Samsung has released a 7-8inch sized tablet but [...] Read more – ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0’.
I know just two days ago I was dissing whether Google Glass would be an actual product and Google’s video didn’t give me any indication when the technology will be available to consumers. This morning as I got out of bed, I saw that The Verge post a video on YouTube. Editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky spends a [...] Read more – ‘I Want A Pair Now’.
Seems like this week is a week for product announcements. Google announced the Chromebook Pixel, a high end ChromeOS notebook priced at $1,299USD for a wifi version and $1,499USD for an LTE one. Google’s new notebook has the best retina display (234ppi compared to the 13 Macbook Pro Retina’s 227ppi) on the market right now. [...] Read more – ‘Chromebook Pixel’.
It’s another day and another company decides to do an announcement. And this time, it’s about a half baked product they can’t even show. No price, no shipping date and the company happily and proudly announced that it’s available for preorder. Sony announced the company’s next generation game console the Playstation 4 in New York [...] Read more – ‘Sony Playstation 4 Annoucement’.
Google posted a new video depicting how regular people like us would use Google Glass on a day to day basis. It looked really useful but I wonder how much would it really replace our mobile phones and how is it going to impact people like me who are already wearing glasses? I give Google [...] Read more – ‘Google Glass’.
I’ve just read the previews and saw photos of the newly announced HTC One but couldn’t help but notice that it looks exactly like the Blackberry Z10 at a quick glance. Maybe it’s just me but I noticed that the distinct two toned, top and bottom bar look of both devices resembles the rear of [...] Read more – ‘HTC One Annoucement’.
I forced everyone in the family to say some Chinese New Year greetings on the camera and made this little greeting video that I could send out to family and friends. Trust me it’s way better than those shitty videos you get spammed with on Whatsapp from friends. It’s not a very professionally done video [...] Read more – ‘Chinese New Year Greetings From The Family’.
A couple of days back, I was going through my RSS feeds via Google as usual, skimming through stories my as fast as my beady eyes could keep up with. And then I saw this article by Lifehacker - I’m Guy Kawasaki, and This Is How I Work I asked Jeremy when I was writing this [...] Read more – ‘Your Name Is Guy Kawasaki and You Are A Douche’.
Happy new year everyone who reads my humble little blog! (By everyone, I’m just referring to you Jeremy) Time passes when you’re not keeping an eye on it and before you know it, 2012 has already departed and 2013 has plonked its big fat ass upon us already. Just take a moment to think about [...] Read more – ‘Happy New Year! Begone 2012! Cometh 2013!’.
I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Melbourne derby on Saturday between Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory and what a match it was. Victory hasn’t done well in the derby in the last couple of occasions so it doesn’t sit well with both the supporters and players alike. It was absolutely paramount that [...] Read more – ‘Victory Wins Melbourne Derby. Singapore Wins Suzuki Cup.’.
Ever since news broke two days ago that Instagram was going to update it’s Terms of Service in January, users have been up in arms about how the new Terms of Service would affect them. It seemed like many believe that the updated policy grants Instagram the right to license all public photos to companies or organizations, [...] Read more – ‘So Instagram Pissed Off Some Hipsters. Or Did They?’.
How good was the Dexter season finale last night? It wasn’t awesome but there were some good bits. I just wished they tied up the loose ends in the final episode a little tidier. Maybe it’s because they had to squeeze everything into a single episode but I reckon a longer episode might have been [...] Read more – ‘Dexter Season Finale – Surprise Motherf**ker!’.
With RIM announcing the release of its latest Blackberry 10 OS on 31st January 2013 a couple of months back, we’re finally seeing leaked photos of its purported L-Series handset surface on Tinhte.vn. I have to admit the device does look extremely attractive with its black stealthy design. Despite my hatred for RIM as a [...] Read more – ‘Blackberry 10 L-Series Mobile Surfaces’.
News on the web this morning was that Twitter has announced that it is bringing photo filters to its iOS and Android applications. The updated application allows users to apply filters, crop, edit and auto-enhance photos before tweeting them. It’s interesting that Twitter’s photo filters feature happened so quickly after Instagram, who are owned by Facebook, removed [...] Read more – ‘Twitter Introduces Instagram Like Photo Filters’.
I swear to God you can’t make up shit like this. Robin van Persie has been in scintillating form since moving to United and having scored 10 goals this season, his 11th marked an injury time winner against cross town rivals Manchester City. The win wasn’t without drama though. Wayne Rooney put United two nil [...] Read more – ‘Good Day To Be A Man United Fan’.
I was surfing The World Game recently for Barclay Premier League highlights when I noticed that the AFF Suzuki Cup is currently being held in Malaysia/Thailand. Two group matches have already been played and I quickly scourged the web to find out how Singapore has been doing in the competition. My last memories of this [...] Read more – ‘Suzuki Cup 2012: Come On Singapore!’.
I know this isn’t technically tech related and only mildly Apple related but when I saw this video, it was probably one of the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while on YouTube. Maybe it’s trying to tell its owner that these Apple earphones are shit and that he should upgrade to Apple earpods soon? [...] Read more – ‘Baby Squirrel Munching On Apple Earphones’.
Amid the popularity of Pinterest-esque sites popping up on blogging networks like Tumblr and WordPress, my friends, Sonti, Anthony and I decided to start our own little project a couple of months back called The Humble Mind. It’s a photo collection of super cars, watches, gadgets, fashion, architecture, beautiful women and spectacular holiday destinations displayed [...] Read more – ‘Tumblr Wars!’.
I’m so sorry for the hiatus! I’ve been away last weekend to Maldon in central Victoria and couldn’t find time to do the photos for the iPad mini I got on launch day but here they are. I got the black wifi 16gb version and really love the size of the iPad mini. The thinness [...] Read more – ‘Photos: Apple iPad Mini Black 16gb WiFi Version’.
Seems like iPad mini reviews embargo has been lifted. Most reviewers seem to really like the iPad mini and the benchmark for the small tablet market has been once again set by Apple. The common complains were the old generation chip used in the iPad mini and the fact that it lacks a retina display [...] Read more – ‘iPad Mini Reviews Are Trickling In’.
Seems like Tim Cook is doing some shake up in the executive ranks at Apple today with the company releasing a press info stating that John Browett, head of retail at Apple and Scott Forstall, VP for iOS would would be leaving Apple. Browett will leave Apple with immediate effect and Forstall will leave Apple [...] Read more – ‘Scott Forstall and John Browett Leaving Apple’.
Sonti and I dropped by Streetwise at lunchtime and grabbed these nifty Belkin Grip Candy Sheer cases (blacktop/gravel) for the iPhone 5. The case is pretty sturdy and fits the iPhone like a glove. I don’t think dust could make it into the case and scratch the phone but it’s happened before so don’t take [...] Read more – ‘Photos: Belkin Grip Candy Sheer Case For iPhone 5’.
I was reading my RSS feeds and saw that Microsoft had posted their first Surface tablet ad on YouTube. I must say, even though the ad didn’t demonstrate what the Surface tablet could do except for the fact that it has a clicky Apple smart cover like cover, I kinda dig the Stomp-esque ad. The [...] Read more – ‘New Surface Tablet Ad’.
I didn’t want it to be a huge fuss. Didn’t want people in the office to stop what they were doing to come into my office and celebrate my birthday. Really appreciated it that Anthony and Sonti got me a slice of cake (from a place I really hate…haha!) and I really liked the “gift” [...] Read more – ‘I Turned 30 Today’.
I remembered vividly a year ago, a day after Tim Cook and Phil Schiller announced the iPhone 4S, I saw this tweet from Sarah Lane on 5 October 2011. And then it struck me that Steve Jobs has passed on. It wasn’t even on Google yet when I tried searching for news of his death. [...] Read more – ‘Steve Jobs’ Passing One Year On’.
iPads are getting more common place in today’s society. Parents use it to entertain their children, medical professionals use it in hospitals to access patient information, I use it to read my RSS feeds with Reeder while I’m on the can (don’t judge me, have you tried using a laptop on the can? It’s impossible.). [...] Read more – ‘Fabrix Folder Case for iPad Review’.
The Maps app in Apple’s iOS 6 has been getting very negative press in the last week or so after the launch of the company’s iPhone 5 and it’s no secret that dropping Google’s maps have always been in Apple’s sight for a while now in their war against Android. What many consumers who have [...] Read more – ‘Tim Cook Apologizes For Lacklustre Maps App’.
It was Maria’s (Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering’s HOD’s PA) birthday today and my manager decided to have a 1977 (not sure why this exact year though) party in the office today after lunch and there were heaps of food! Some of my colleagues even made the effort to dress up but as usual, I [...] Read more – ‘1977 Party At Work’.
Perfect Vegetarian Foods Dim sum in Hong Kong! It’s like having pizza in Italy, but Asian. We really stuffed ourselves here because it was the only dim sum meal we had on our entire trip in Hong Kong. This restaurant’s food was probably the one I enjoyed most. Wong Tai Sin Temple People have always [...] Read more – ‘Hong Kong Final Day 3 Holiday Photos! #sghk2012’.
Day 2 Hong Kong Disneyland Park Promenade, Hong Kong What more can I say? It’s apparently the happiest place on Earth. The weather was extremely hot and threatened to make this a less than comfortable day but we were not to be undone. We went on a weekday and practically didn’t had to queue for [...] Read more – ‘Hong Kong Day 2 Holiday Photos! #sghk2012’.
The family and I decided to take a holiday together this year to Hong Kong and Singapore. It was really cool spending time with my parents on a trip because god knows how many years ago was the last time we went anywhere or do anything together. Hong Kong was EXTREMELY humid and hot and [...] Read more – ‘Hong Kong Day 1 Holiday Photos! #sghk2012’.
Manchester United travelled to Anfield for Liverpool’s first home game since the release of a report by the Hillsborough Independent Panel exonerating their fans from blame for the 1989 tragedy. The spotlight wasn’t just on the occasion though as all eyes were on Evra and Suarez. The latter was charged with racially abusing the Frenchman [...] Read more – ‘Barclays Premier League 2012/13 Game 5: Liverpool vs Manchester United’.
I’m finally back from my holidays in Hong Kong and Singapore! Photos from the trip will come soon but as fate would determine it, my flight back to Melbourne would arrive on the morning on the 21st of September, the day the iPhone 5 is launched. Initially, I wanted to sign with Telstra for it’s [...] Read more – ‘Photos: Black 64gb iPhone 5’.
Tim Cook and gang were out on full force on Wednesday announcing the iPhone 5 to the world with a slew of updates to the iPod lineup and major revamps to iTunes. We’ve also got new Earpods and new Lightning connectors and iSight cameras for all iPod and iPhones. The following is a summary of what was announced at [...] Read more – ‘Apple’s 12th September iPhone, iPod and iTunes Event Summary’.
Greetings from Hong Kong! If you are an avid reader of this blog/site (not sure if I have any but let’s just assume you are one), you would have noticed that I haven’t written a post in 5 days now. I have a perfectly good reason for this. I’m currently on holidays with my family [...] Read more – ‘I’m On Holidays!’.
1. Bands Are Cool Right? Make a crappy band that no one knows play for 20 minutes non-stop (Seriously?!). After the band stopped, Motorola’s keynote after that was just a little over 30 minutes 2. Make Everyone Sing! Or Not. Make the crappy band force the journalists in the room to sing along with them [...] Read more – ‘10 Steps To A Successful Keynote Event: Motorola Style’.
The Verge has gotten their hands on an assembled mockup of an Apple’s next generation iPhone at IFA 2012 in Berlin. It seems like the rumours of an elongated screen with minimal design changes might be true as this mockup was acquired via a case maker who had the device at his booth at IFA. [...] Read more – ‘The Verge: iPhone 5 Mockups At IFA 2012’.
Laptops before the current Macbook Pro and Macbook Air designs. Laptops after the current Macbook Pro and Macbook Air designs. Enough said. Source: It’s Not Just Phones Read more – ‘It’s Not Just iPhones’.
So I was minding my own business this morning, going through my RSS feeds quickly and chance upon this article about Samsung preparing to sue Apple if their next iPhone has LTE on it. It does seem a little hypocritical to me that Samsung released a press statement after their lost to Apple in [...] Read more – ‘I Think I Just Got Trolled On Twitter By An Android Fan.’.
I’ve been wanting to get one of these Eye-Fi cards for a while now and finally decided to drop the dough for the X2 Pro 8gb one. It is a little fiddly to set up out of the box but once it’s done, it works beautifully. Transferring my photos from my Canon 550D over to [...] Read more – ‘Photos: Eye-Fi X2 Pro 8gb SD Card’.
[highlight]Note:[/highlight] This article was written for Mactalk Australia and you can read the slightly refined version here. If you haven’t heard by now, Apple won a decisive victory against Samsung in a San Jose California court last Friday and the jury awarded $1.049 billion in damages to Apple for Samsung’s design and software patent infringements as well as trade dress. Even [...] Read more – ‘Apple vs Samsung Rant: Andy Ihnatko Makes Me Mad.’.
Nobody should be surprised by Real Madrid’s capture of Tottenham’s play maker Luka Modric when it was annouced this morning that the Croatian midfielder was moving to the Santiago Bernabeu for £33million. I wonder where Modric is going to feature in Madrid’s line up. They have Ronaldo down the left, di Maria on the right and [...] Read more – ‘Where Will Luka Modric Play In Real Madrid?’.
Microsoft announced the new design of their logo on Thursday. It’s basically a simplified metrolized version of their Windows logo which they’re going to adopt as the company’s main logo. A Spanish design blog decides to see what would happen if the Microsoft logo designers worked on other companies’ logos as well and this is what [...] Read more – ‘What If Microsoft Designed Other Logos?’.
I managed to catch up with the boys at Chadstone for their Euro Gap Year DVD signing with my sister and much to my astonishment, the boys still remember me from the whole tooth emergency incident. Cheryl was a little skeptical that the boys will remember me before it was our turn to meet them [...] Read more – ‘Hamish and Andy Euro Gap Year DVD Signing’.
I was reading on Gizmodo about how Telstra got Australian fashion design house Ginger and Smart to design their new retail uniforms and for some unbeknownst reason, they decided to design it to look like the new 2012/2013 Manchester United home kit. There is not too much to it but all I can say is they [...] Read more – ‘Telstra’s New Uniforms Look Familiar’.
Someone asked why I haven’t put up photos my Samsung Galaxy Nexus (similar to the Nexus 7 one) even though I’ve written about why I ditched it and went back to the iPhone. The Galaxy Nexus photos were uploaded into an album on Facebook but since I’ve deactivated my Facebook profile, they’re not accessible anymore. So there you [...] Read more – ‘Photos: Samsung Galaxy Nexus’.
Let’s face it. I’m not a fan of Android devices and probably will never be one. On Monday, Sonti, Anthony and I were talking about installing tablets into the dashboard of their cars, the Nexus 7 came up and all of us agree that it was selling at a very attractive price point. We wouldn’t [...] Read more – ‘I Probably Shouldn’t Have Bought The Nexus 7’.
Robin van Persie has passed his medical and signed a 4 year contract with United and is now officially a Manchester United player. The photos of van Persie’s first training session with United on Friday has been released. Looks like he’s fitting in well with the boys and should start on Monday night against Everton. [...] Read more – ‘Robin van Persie’s First Training Session’.
It was just like any other morning when I stepped into the office and when onto Soccernet and there it was, splashed onto the front page of the website with headlines screaming about Manchester United’s capture of Arsenal talisman, Robin van Persie. I wanted to shout at the top of my lungs and I did. The [...] Read more – ‘We Got Him: Robin van Persie Moves To Man United’.
I was chatting with a friend last night about her dancing, found out she was doing Ghanian dance classes and without a second thought, Kevin Prince Boateng popped into my head. Kevin is a Ghanian football player plying his trade with Italian giants AC Milan and is probably the most prolific player after the great [...] Read more – ‘The Ghanian Prince’.
I’m sure I’m not the first to notice this but my Facebook news feed has started to become so flooded with images, links, videos and updates that I don’t care about from “friends” that I don’t see or catch up with enough that it’s starting to get really tiresome to sift through the rubbish to [...] Read more – ‘Bye Bye Facebook!’.
Just discovered this wonderful little company call Click and Grow selling smart flower pots that helps you water and fertilize your plants automatically without any intervention. All you need is fill the pot with water and batteries (separately of course) and the smartpot does everything automatically. Seems like a pretty interesting concept and thought it [...] Read more – ‘Mac Mini With Plants?’.
I’ve always wanted to visit the Shrine of Remembrance at the Botanic Gardens but have also put it off for various reasons. Earlier this year, I was adamant I that I would go to the dawn service on Anzac Day and check out the parade and nothing was going to stop me. Well, it rained [...] Read more – ‘A Visit To The Shrine Of Remembrance’.
So Apple released a trio of ads during the Olympics depicting an Apple genius helping out regular folks on performing tasks on some of Apple’s apps like iPhoto and iMovie. The ads mainly got negative feedback from the Apple masses but I thought they were fine. They were not the pedigree of the Mac vs [...] Read more – ‘Apple Mac Guy Ad Meme’.
Pretty much all Olympic coverage for free to air television in Australia is exclusively broadcasted by Channel 9 so when Sally Pearson won the women’s 100m hurdles final a couple of days ago, ABC News Breakfast came up with a refreshing way to reenact the race for its viewers – using Legos! I have to [...] Read more – ‘ABC News Reenact Olympic Highlights With Lego’.
Meghan Casserly on her piece at Forbes about the perks of being a Google employee and specifically, what happens when a Google employee passes on while still employed at the tech giant. Instead, Bock, who joined the company in 2006 after a stint with General Electric, blew me away by disclosing a never-before-made-public-perk: Should a U.S. [...] Read more – ‘What Happens When Google Employees Die’.
I chanced upon this video from TechRadar showing a 3D render of what the next iPhone might look like up close. It seems pretty spot on with the two tone back, stretched screen with an extra rows of icon and the back and screen of the phone flushed with the metal band that is surrounding [...] Read more – ‘Apple’s Next iPhone Rendered in 3D Video’.
Seems like even though Google tried to trump Apple 2 months ago by announcing 3D maps before Apple’s WWDC event, their 3D maps quality might pale in comparison to Apple’s. Apple currently has 3D renders of cities in USA, Canada, Australia, UK and France, Google’s 3D render only consists of cities in USA and Rome, [...] Read more – ‘Apple Trumps Google in Map Details. Wait What?’.
Google announced today that it is bringing enhanced voice search to its iOS app and would be rolling out its release in the next few days on the iTunes Store. Voice search has been part of Google’s iOS app for awhile now and when the company released Google Now for its Jelly Bean platform, it [...] Read more – ‘Enhanced Google Voice Search On iOS To Compete With Siri?’.
It’s that time of the year again where Singaporean pride is at its epitome. The red and white flag of Singapore flags adorning the blocks of HDB flats in housing estates, the constant booming of fireworks weeks before National Day if you lived close to where the National Day Parade was being held and families [...] Read more – ‘Happy 47th Birthday Singapore!’.
Gizmodo has some renders of what Apple’s new iPhone will look like when they announce it in September. I’m not really a fan of the white and silver two toned back but the matte black one looks really classy and it’s probably the one that I will purchase when the phones become available. The renders [...] Read more – ‘How The Apple’s New iPhone Will Look In Your Hands’.
Finally an Australian Olympian who lives up to her reputation. I know Tom Slingsby won Australia our second gold medal yesterday in sailing but because of his terrible performance in Beijing four years ago, everyone’s not giving him too much pressure for his event. Sally Pearson on the other hand was impressive in her heats [...] Read more – ‘Sally Pearson Wins Gold In 100m Hurdles’.
I was just reading Matt Honan’s account on Wired on how hackers managed to gain access to his online services and essentially wiped data off his Macbook via Find My Mac. The worse thing was Matt didn’t have any back ups for his Macbook and that meant that the photos he had over the past year of his [...] Read more – ‘Remember To Back Up!’.
New court documents submitted by Apple seems to suggest that Apple feels that Samsung’s proprietary icons for its phones are similar if not exactly identical to ones on the iPhone. Personally, I think Apple might have a case for the Telephone Calls, Contacts and Notes icons but the rest of Samsung’s icons seems to have enough subtle [...] Read more – ‘Samsung Copied Apple’s Icons?’.
I was catching up on the Apple vs Samsung patent trial which finally started last week after a year of evidence gathering by both companies and was reading up articles from The Verge when they liveblogged what was happening when both Scott Forstall and Phil Schiller took the stands to testify in court. It was [...] Read more – ‘Apple vs Samsung Thoughts: Early Days’.
I will be the first to admit that I’m a little slow when it comes to finishing video games. I’m definitely not one of those gaming nerds that rush to a store when a new triple A titled game is released. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I just don’t see the [...] Read more – ‘Assassin’s Creed 2 & Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood’.
As an iPhone owner for the last 5 years (gosh has it been that long?), I’ve owned every iPhone, including the first one, used every version of iOS so far and have been a well documented Apple fanboy. But what I need to empahsize is, I’m not just an Apple fanboy, but a fanboy of [...] Read more – ‘I Ditched The Galaxy Nexus And Went Back To My IPhone.’.
I popped by the SS Anderson Reserve, home ground of the Port Melbourne Soccer Club, last night to catch Melbourne Victory’s first pre-season friendly against the Port Melbourne Sharks and at the same time, had a first hand look at how some of our new signings would fare against local opponents and they didn’t disappoint. [...] Read more – ‘Melbourne Victory vs Port Melbourne Sharks’.
Late last year, Jason started watching HBO’s Game of Thrones and told me it was quite a good show and I HAD to watch it. He loved it and he wasn’t even into TV shows set in the medieval times. Everyone he knew were watching it and he wanted to see what the hype was all [...] Read more – ‘Discovered This TV Show Called….Game of Thrones’.
Melbourne Oz Comic Con is on this weekend and I dropped by today hoping to get some photos of people in rad costumes and it turns out nerds do not disappoint. There were heaps of fat Spidermen and wonky looking Thors but it was pretty fun seeing how everyone dressed up (some pretty badly) and [...] Read more – ‘Oz Comic Con 2012’.
For the past eight years that I have been in Melbourne, four were spent living in and around the Brunswick area which was a stone’s throw from the Melbourne Zoo. For some reason, I have never been inclined to visit the place. Werribee Open Range Zoo has been my preferred zoo of choice instead but [...] Read more – ‘We Are Going To The Zoo Zoo Zoo..’.
So I was lying in bed watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory on Channel 9 last night when my bed started to shake uncontrollably. I was pretty sure I wasn’t doing anything untoward to myself (LOL) so there was no explainable reason for the bed to be shaking so much. Then it came to [...] Read more – ‘I Survived The 2012 #MelbourneEarthquake’.
I have to admit, I’ve been busy for the past week trying to hunt down the MacBook Pro with retina display after it was announced by Tim Cook and had no fucking luck at all. The Apple stores in Doncaster, Southland and Chadstone had no or minimal stock of these wonderful machines and the online [...] Read more – ‘Apple WWDC 2012 Aftermath’.
Caught this article on The Verge and I can’t believe it’s going to be happening in our own backyards here in Melbourne. The only other one I’ve known about was the mall one in the UK where they use air soft guns but the one here would probably be using laser tag guns. Fuck, I [...] Read more – ‘Shoot Zombies In Real Life? I’m There!’.
With the English Premier League season ending about a month ago and with the A-League not starting until October, it’s tough being a football fan in Australia. It’s an even TOUGHER task wanting to support our very own Socceroos but we have to accept the inevitable that the golden generation of Australian football is truly over. The [...] Read more – ‘Socceroos To Make It For Brazil 2014?’.
This is apparently a leaked photo of the specs of an updated MacBook Pro 13 inch. I got this shot from 9to5Mac and if this was real, I’m glad I didn’t sell my current generation 11 inch MacBook Air to fund myself for a new macine.(if it Apple does decide to update it) The only [...] Read more – ‘New MacBook Pro 13 Inch Leaked?’.
I’ve been lamenting to Sonti for the last couple of weeks how boring tech news has become and the only exciting news that really stirred everyone up was the new iPad release about 3-4 months ago. Beyond that, there was really nothing to look forward to. The Samsung Galaxy S3 event was not of much [...] Read more – ‘Power Packed June For Tech Geeks’.
There was a frenzy of apps sales across various platforms this weekend and my credit card’s getting a pounding paying for them. It seems like developers are discounting their apps across the Memorial Day weekend and I thought I’d share with everyone what apps I’ve indulged myself with. The big purchases were definitely the Coda [...] Read more – ‘Week Of App Purchases And Congrats Jase!’.
What a big weekend at Facebook for Mark Zuckerberg. First Facebook was listed on the Nasdaq and the company went public and news broke today that the co-founder of Facebook married his long time girlfriend Priscilla Chan. Kudos to the guy who becomes one of the youngest billionaire at age 28. All I can say [...] Read more – ‘Big Weekend At Facebook’.
What a season it’s been for football. First the dramas at Manchester for the English title decider and now Chelsea displays a masterclass performance full of grit and never say die attitude to finally hand Roman Abramovich his first Champions League title since taking over the club in 2002. Bayern Munich was definitely the better [...] Read more – ‘Chelsea Finally Wins The Champions League’.
I accompanied Joey to his X Factor auditions 2 weeks ago and it’s my time spent there that I realised that reality TV is a whole lot of bullshit. There is so much acting involved it simply blew my mind. Crowds were ordered to gather around to make it look like there were heaps of people [...] Read more – ‘X Factor Auditions Fail’.
What a dramatic finish to the 2011/12 English Premier League season. Manchester City score 2 late goals in stoppage time in a dramatic 3-2 win over QPR to win the championship by goal difference over my beloved Manchester United. Kudos to City for giving us a good fight this season. It continues to amuse me [...] Read more – ‘Manchester City 1, Manchester United 19’.
I worked at Accenture Australia for a year before moving on to become the Chief Timetable Systems Analyst Product Architect (totally not a made up position by the way. #sarcasm) at Monash Uni and it’s fair to say I’ve met some of my best mates during my time at Accenture. Our friendship was cemented on [...] Read more – ‘Pingie Brotherhood: One Is Getting Hitched’.
In my eyes, Apple’s iPhone 4S is the best mobile phone I have used in my adult life and with Apple refreshing the product every year, it’s hard to imagine what new features Apple will be adding to their flagship mobile device in October this year. This video was made by an LA-base 3D artist [...] Read more – ‘Magical 3D iPhone With Pop Up Animation?’.
There were lots of action in the footballing world overnight with Real Madrid sealing up it’s title with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao but all headlines seem to point towards the match between Chelsea and Newcastle. Chelsea had their season revived under Di Matteo, reaching both the FA and Champions League finals, and it [...] Read more – ‘Cissé Scores Wonder Goal, City Up Next’.
In all honesty, I didn’t even know Blackberry World 2012 was going on until the major tech blogs were live blogging Thorsten Heins’keynote event, RIM’s newly appointed CEO from earlier this year. It seemed all the hype was about RIM’s Blackberry 10 OS and it’s developer’s device, the Blackberry 10 dev alpha. The Blackberry 10 [...] Read more – ‘Blackberry 10 Seems Promising… Too Little Too Late?’.
I chanced upon this event (Dutch Orange Day) on the What’s On In Melbourne website and decided to check it out in the city with a mate over the weekend. Apparently it’s the Dutch Queen’s birthday on the 30th April so there would be celebrations among Dutch communities around the world on the weekend itself. [...] Read more – ‘Gelukkig Nederlandse Dag van Melbourne!’.
It’s really been a bad day for me in terms of football. United lost to City with only two games left in the season and City is now level on points with United but in top position due to a better goal difference. I’m absolutely gutted that we couldn’t finish off Everton last weekend, lost [...] Read more – ‘United Loses Derby And Victory Dumps Covic’.
I’m not normally a huge fan of reality TV but for some reason, Channel 9′s new season of The Block has me captivated. I can’t seem to peel my eyes away from this show and the fact that the houses that were to be renovated this season were based in South Melbourne definitely adds to [...] Read more – ‘Houses From The Block Australia 2012’.
All I can say is just go and watch this movie. Pronto. I’m not an Hollywood action movie kinda guy, usually tagging along with mates (or chick) for the odd Too Fast Too Furious or Bourne Identity at the cinemas but my preferences are more along the lines of Twilight. Maybe the fact that it’s [...] Read more – ‘The Avengers Movie….Not Bad!’.
I’ve always noticed that I’m a tad hairier than most of my Asian peers and I’m pretty sure it’s due to the fact that I am (maybe) part Portuguese. If you haven’t heard this already, my maternal grandmother is from Indonesia and the Dutch and Portuguese were there yonks ago so a little European blood might have [...] Read more – ‘Beard Chronicles’.
It almost seem like the Google Drive was no longer a secret a couple of days back with leaks of the service showing up on tech blogs and when Google finally unveils their cloud storage service, I was genuinely excited about it and was ready to dive in and see what it is all about. [...] Read more – ‘Google Unveils Google Drive Cloud Storage Service’.
It’s ANZAC Day today so I got the day off work and it just so happens that it coincided with the first 2nd leg semi-final of the Champions League match between Barcelona and Chelsea. I wasn’t really looking forward to this match to tell the truth (My blood bleeds Red Devils) but I was sure [...] Read more – ‘Epic UCL Semi Final Match Between Barcelona and Chelsea’.
Yes I know, we’ve all heard this one before – I’m starting another blog. After the train wreck that were my previous attempts at blogging, I’m starting this one, afresh, a clean slate and hoping would last more than a couple of weeks. I’ve been sorting my digital photos over the past weekend and looking [...] Read more – ‘Yet Another Blog? What The Fuck Alvin?’.