Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Scratch that screen!

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Apparently the iPhone/iPod touch screen is so scratch resistant that keys and blades don’t hurt it a bit. Even so, I will definitely not try it on mine. Oh yes, I did get my iPod touch at the store last week, before my pre-order was shipped… as someone said it on the web somewhere, “Note to self: never pre-order from Apple.”

iPhone unlocked

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Hackers released the free iPhone unlock process last night, and my colleage in the office just unlocked his iPhone, for free. We popped in my T-Mobile SIM with GPRS and boom, it works!!!

How can we resist…

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

…the cult of Apple and the evilness of consumerism… I can’t, and I already have my order in line. The, oh, so expected iPod Touch. iPhone sans the phone. Next in line to watch out for: iPhone version 2 with VoIP over WiFi functionality.
ipod touch

iMac unboxed

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Yes, I do know that I am a geek. I am such a geek that I keep checking the status of the delivery of my new iMac obsessively every hour, until it finally arrived. Documenting the unboxing of my new computer probably won’t make me geekier.

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iMac arrived, boxed, longing to be opened. The ceremony begins.

iMac unboxed - 2
First, I retrieved and opened the accessories box.

iMac unboxed - 3
The Mac manual and the “Everything Else” package: CDs and warranty. On the top left hand corner, there is the cleaning cloth.

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iMac is ready to be taken out.

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iMac, still wrapped, sits on the desk.

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The wrapper seen from the back.

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iMac unwrapped, with the protective film.

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iMac is alive! I named it as “iMac2″. I have no doubt that OS X would run amazing smooth on this new machine, however, I really wanted to see how well Windows runs on it. Immediately I installed Vista on a seperate partition, and boy, was I amazed! Vista runs so smooth and snappy on the iMac. It supports the fancy Aero effects and has a performance index of 5.0!

So, who needs a PC anyway?

Oh yeah…

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

What a great surprise this morning! I thought I was going to get it tomorrow, but before I left home for work, it arrived! Looks like I am going to have a long night tonite. Welcome, baby! I am crazy…
iMac FedEx delivery

Arrived at Memphis!

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

My computer has just arrived at Memphis… in a few days I will have it!

So getting this

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

This will be my new computer!!! I am so getting this. Beauty.
new imac

HK to get Wi-Fi in subway!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Kudos Hong Kongers! Although the MTR (subway system from HK) is totally cell-phone covered, meaning that you can get on to the Internet with any smartphones, now it’s going to be even better and faster, Wi-Fi in the MTR!
Read article from Engadget

Sunrocket gone… jinxed?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Today our SunRocket VoIP is down. Apparently SunRocket “out of business”. The interesting thing is that its call center operators were out of business Monday, and the same call center was the former MCI call center, before they folded, of course. So is that call center just jinxed?

Article from the local newspaper, News-Leader.com, where the call center is located.

Makes me want to own a PS3

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Little Big Planet demo for the PS3. (Thanks to JP for the temptation.)