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Another cool video on the upcoming Palm Pre

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February 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm

PointUI 2 coming… check out the preview video!

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The power of software! Windows Mobile strategy should be like Windows on the desktop… built the fundamentals stuff and allow all 3rd parties to easily program / customise areas like home page navigation (giving different phone manufacturer / carriers some areas to be unique / creative), skinning the apps layer but not changing the behaviour as that would be inconsistent and with the app store thingy, give 100% profit to developers as Microsoft charges a license for the OS anyway… that would fuel the ecosystem!!!

Windows Mobile 6.5 – 7… where are you? 

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December 18, 2008 at 6:39 pm

Windows 7 vs Vista Boot Drag Race!

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The question after this video is how usable is Windows 7 after entering the desktop? Hope the 3rd state that was brought up on the services’ enable, disable, delay thingy will help make the desktop usable.

That should be the ultimate verdict, though it seems to improve significantly on the boot time… can’t wait. Downloading the M3 6801 build now… 🙂

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November 6, 2008 at 4:56 am

All Windows 7 this week

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The biggest news this week is all Microsoft PDC (professional developer conference) 2008 and here’s the quick link to the different news / previews on the much anticipated Windows 7 and the Azure (Windows in the cloud thingy).

Paul Thurrott’s preview of Windows 7

10 best features in Windows 7 for IT professionals

Ray Ozzie steers Microsoft into the cloud

Microsoft lays out Silverlight Ambitions

Activewin review Windows 7 Pre-beta M3 Build 6801 – “… It’s safe to say I am overwhelmed, overjoyed and most of all excited about Windows 7. This is the release of Windows everybody has been waiting for, it’s what Vista was meant to be and beyond that. Windows 7 puts the user first; it’s about going back to the fundamentals of what an operating system must do. Managing and maintaining your PC is exceptionally seamless in Windows 7 and users will appreciate the tremendous improvements and advancements this update will offer on both existing and new hardware form factors in the future. Windows Vista set the foundation for a lot of what is happening in Windows 7 today. Windows 7 makes security Essential, but not aggressive like Windows Vista. The improved UAC will no doubt give consumers confidence in this feature, just the fact that you can tweak it to a certain degree is a welcome change. Businesses will appreciate the improvements to how the OS is managed and deployed while mobile users can get better experiences between their work and home environments. Home Networking has finally reached a level of ease of use that will make even the novice to make those PCs in the home talk to each other. There is still a lot of work to be done as this early glimpse shows. But Microsoft is on the right path with Windows 7, focusing on ease of use, compatibility, better ways of interacting with the PC and managing the personal data. This is an upgrade I am looking forward to and you should too.”

ExtremeTech review Windows 7 – “…

If Windows 7 is to be successful, it’s not going to be because of a set of neat new features, cool multi-touch interface additions or better integration with the Internet cloud. It will succeed because of Microsoft’s revamping of its development process, and of the new focus on quality as customers define it, not as a software engineer might define it. It’s those two changes that give Windows 7 a real shot at becoming a classic operating system, much in the way that Windows XP became.

The need for redemption is a strong driver whenever we make a mistake, real or perceived. We not only want to do better, we want others to acknowledge it. Windows 7 looks like Microsoft’s stab at redemption.”

Neowin introduction to Windows 7 UI

Here’s some video for your enjoyment :

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October 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm

A good video review of the new MacBook

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From jkOnTheRun, a good mobile review source for gadget lovers. Here’s their video review of the new aluminium MacBook built on the Unibody process.

It’s beautiful. Well done Apple.

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October 17, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Gigantic RC Plane in action

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Boeing C-17 GlobeMaster III in action!

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October 16, 2008 at 12:21 am

Windows Mobile on iPhone!

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I can’t believe my eyes… Check it out at 1:25…

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October 14, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 unboxing… on video

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The screen resolution is probably the most desired part of the phone! The slider is nice but not ‘wow’ in any way. The shell is a nice mask for WM6.1 underneath.

But how come the screen is still not capacitive touch? Can’t WM6.1 phone use that? I mean… with a nice screen resolution / size like the Sony… a simple application tweaks can make all the buttons and scroll bars on WM6.1 large enough to be treated like an ‘iPhone’… wide enough to be used with fingers. How come? Anyone?

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October 13, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Why hint? Just copy all!!!

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That’s the way China do things!!! No need to hint on the inspiration from Apple iPhone… Just copy all!!!

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September 2, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Dell adds multi-touch to Latitude XT Tablet PC

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Microsoft touted multi-touch integration when it gave the world a first look at Windows 7 earlier this year, but Dell isn’t going to wait around for them to release their next-generation OS sometime in 2010 to start supporting the feature. In fact, their Latitude XT already has the necessary hardware to support a multi-touch experience, but starting today, Dell will offer a firmware update that will finally enable it.

Article originated from TechSpot.

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July 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm

90s music video… looking back… it’s funny.

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Can’t believe those are actually the clothes that I wore when I was in my high school years… Great memories.

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July 15, 2008 at 1:13 am

How is your desktop like today?

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For at least 7 years now, I have been obsessed with having a dual monitor setup to increase desktop real estate. From the early days in 2000 which I had two 17” CRT monitor side by to the current setup of one 22” wide LCD and one 17” LCD (which lasted my over 5 years now, it’s a Philips).

I am of the notion that every one, regardless if you are a power user or a normal user, that having two LCD side by side will benefit you in a lot of ways. It is not about being ‘cool’ but rather allowing one to be more productive. Below are some benefits of having a dual LCD setup:

  • Maximize or minimize application will be minimal. Having two LCD, one can place two documents side by side when you need to refer to another. Instead of alt-tab or going to the taskbar, two LCD give you quick reference to documents / web site you need without losing sight of what you are doing.
  • It is a lot cheaper to extend you desktop real estate by adding another LCD to it as compare to say, buying a much bigger LCD screen. Some people argue that instead of having two LCD, they would rather just get a bigger one! If you can afford a bigger one, by all means please. It is always nicer to have larger LCD (in my opinion, 24” would be rather ideal as compared to the 30” which to me is an overkill… for now), no doubt about that. Even if you get a much bigger LCD, don’t throw away your old LCD! Stick it to the side and you will find good use for it. But if you really want to get productive by having more space on your desktop for different application, then you might want to consider just adding a reasonably size LCD to your existing one. For example: before I got my 22” Chimei LCD two years ago, I only have an old 17” Philips LCD (my two CRT monitors died on me before that). At that time there was a PC Fair here in Singapore and the 22” was going for $565. 24” were all costing around $800 ~ $1200. 30” were already out… and the temptation was to get a 24” which gives me a screen resolution of 1980 x 1200. My 22” only gives me 1680 x 1050 but due to budget constraint and knowing that my 17” LCD can be reuse, I opted for the 22” Chimei. Two years has passed and I am still loving my dual LCD setup.
  • Most modern day graphics card support dual LCD monitor and all modern drivers has the dual setup option very easily setup in Windows or Mac, so no worries on that.
  • Landscape + Portrait combo setup! There’s one thing I realized lately and that is a lot of documents I worked on a regular basis do require me to scroll up and down as most LCD manufacturer has turned to wide screen LCD and has completely dropped the standard definition (4:3) LCD… for different reasons. Some manufacturers do produce 22” and above wide screen LCD that could be rotated to portrait mode (Dell, Samsung, Philiips, Hp…) and that became a hope / obsession for me. Imagine having a wide screen LCD on one side and another wide screen LCD in portrait mode on the other side! That would be awesome! My emails and media player sitting on my wide screen while my browsing, document editing, configuring web sites are on the portrait LCD!!!

Below is my current desktop setup, on two LCD. Running Vista Home Premium, Stardock ObjectDock (free), and Switcher (free) as my expose-like desktop manager!

My Desktop Edited

I am currently checking out the HP 2207w (22” wide screen LCD) that can be rotated to portrait mode and will add that to the setup… hopefully soon. By then I might have 3 monitor setup or mostly likely, remove the 17” and place that in my bedroom for watching online media via my Eee PC.

Below are some other articles on dual lcd setup and its benefits. Enjoy.

Tech tips from Geeks.com

Joel on Software

This following video is rather extreme… on 4 display but you get the idea. 🙂

 

There are many solution out design to support / hold multiple monitors and allowing for adjustable heights… Here’s one from 9X Media which is really on the high end… My current two LCD setup is elevated using four pack of A4 printer paper, which only cost me $20! Or you could use any books you have. With the A4 paper, the height are even.

I ever pondered two years ago about why LCD manufacturers themselves do not built such holding mechanism into the back of the LCD series. So rather than having additional 3rd party stand to hold / stick the two LCD together, the same manufacturer could promote the extensibility of that series, simply by getting another LCD from the same series and just ‘hook’ it up! The cost would be higher, yes I know… the weight support has to be the considered, yes I know… and I believe those can be solved. It is about marketing and promoting the series as say a professional LCD series and differentiate itself from the rest of the LCD manufacturer. Just a thought…

Anyway, what is your desktop like today?

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June 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm