Tuesday, October 11, 2011

iPhone 4S, is it really worth it?


Few days ago, the long waited iPhone 4s has finally made its first appearance. Although pretty much iPhone users thought that it was iPhone 5, but it's not. And rumour has it iPhone 5 will be in the market 6 months later. So here's the question, "iPhone 4s, is it really worth it?" Should I buy or wait for iPhone 5?



Fact #1- iOS 5

iPhone 4S come with the all new iOS 5. Every one of us knows that Apple products will never fail to have a better, upgraded and more improved iOS each time with their latest products. But weeks later and you'll find upgrade and jailbreak for free for the older generation of iPhone.

Fact #2- Dual-Core A5 Processor


The A5 processor gives you better graphics, more speed, all these with lesser power consumption! You'll understand the major difference if you are an existing iPhone user.

Fact #3- 8 Megapixel Camera

Finally, Apple decide to improve on their camera and this time with 1080 Full-HD recording, better and sharper image even with low-light. Apple claims "it just might be the only camera you'll ever need".

Let the image do the talking.... (Click To Enlarge)






*Unretouched photos taken using iPhone4S*


The pictures are sharp and rich in colours and I love it. But if you are really interested in cameras, just get a proper ones.

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1080 Full-HD Recording Video Sample

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Stabilizer helps to stabilize your footage and it makes a major difference with it.

Fact #4- New Antenna System

iPhone 4 was troubled by the "deathgrip" issue on the bottom right side. If you hold that particular spot while communicating with your phone, you'll pretty much end up with low signal or no signal. And this time, iPhone 4S has finally overcome the antenna issue.

Fact #5- SIRI

SIRI is the major function in the iPhone 4S. Now you can interact with your phone! You can give command to your phone such as setting reminder, note or alarm with the voice recognition system. (Samsung Galaxy S2 has it too.) 


Yes- Wake me up tomorrow morning at 8am.
No- Lick me tomorrow morning at 8am.

So if you are a iPhone fan boy, I'm very sure that you would like to get your hands on the all new iPhone 4S by now. But if you are not and you are not impress, probably you should consider Samsung Galaxy S2 or HTC Evo 3D which comes with latest Andriod.

So what's your decision?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Apple Co Founder, Steve Jobs dead at 56

(CNN) -- Steve Jobs, the visionary in the black turtleneck who co-founded Apple in a Silicon Valley garage, built it into the world's leading tech company and led a mobile-computing revolution with wildly popular devices such as the iPhone, died Wednesday. He was 56.
The hard-driving executive pioneered the concept of the personal computer and of navigating them by clicking onscreen images with a mouse. In more recent years, he introduced the iPod portable music player, the iPhone and the iPad tablet -- all of which changed how we consume content in the digital age.
Fortune: Ten ways Steve Jobs changed the world

His friends and Apple fans on Wednesday night mourned the passing of a tech titan.

"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," Apple said in a statement. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

See reactions from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and many others

More than one pundit, praising Jobs' ability to transform entire industries with his inventions, called him a modern-day Leonardo Da Vinci.

"Steve Jobs is one of the great innovators in the history of modern capitalism," New York Times columnist Joe Nocera said in August. "His intuition has been phenomenal over the years."

Jobs' death, while dreaded by Apple's legions of fans, was not unexpected. He had battled cancer for years, took a medical leave from Apple in January and stepped down as chief executive in August because he could "no longer meet (his) duties and expectations."

Born February 24, 1955, and then adopted, Jobs grew up in Cupertino, California -- which would become home to Apple's headquarters -- and showed an early interest in electronics. As a teenager, he phoned William Hewlett, president of Hewlett-Packard, to request parts for a school project. He got them, along with an offer of a summer job at HP.

Jobs dropped out of Oregon's Reed College after one semester, although he returned to audit a class in calligraphy, which he says influenced Apple's graceful, minimalist aesthetic. He quit one of his first jobs, designing video games for Atari, to backpack across India and take psychedelic drugs. Those experiences, Jobs said later, shaped his creative vision.

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future," he told Stanford University graduates during a commencement speech in 2005. "You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

View a time line of Steve Jobs' work

While at HP, Jobs befriended Steve Wozniak, who impressed him with his skill at assembling electronic components. The two later joined a Silicon Valley computer hobbyists club, and when he was 21, Jobs teamed with Wozniak and two other men to launch Apple Computer Inc.

It's long been Silicon Valley legend: Jobs and Wozniak built their first commercial product, the Apple 1, in Jobs' parents' garage in 1976. Jobs sold his Volkswagen van to help finance the venture. The primitive computer, priced at $666.66, had no keyboard or display, and customers had to assemble it themselves.

The following year, Apple unveiled the Apple II computer at the inaugural West Coast Computer Faire. The machine was a hit, and the personal computing revolution was under way

Jobs was among the first computer engineers to recognize the appeal of the mouse and the graphical interface, which let users operate computers by clicking on images instead of writing text.

Apple's pioneering Macintosh computer launched in early 1984 with a now-iconic, Orwellian-themed Super Bowl ad. The boxy beige Macintosh sold well, but the demanding Jobs clashed frequently with colleagues, and in 1986, he was ousted from Apple after a power struggle.

Then came a 10-year hiatus during which he founded NeXT Computer, whose pricey, cube-shaped computer workstations never caught on with consumers.

Jobs had more success when he bought Pixar Animation Studios from George Lucas before the company made it big with "Toy Story." Jobs brought the same marketing skill to Pixar that he became known for at Apple. His brief but emotional pitch for "Finding Nemo," for example, was a masterful bit of succinct storytelling.

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In 1996, Apple bought NeXT, returning Jobs to the then-struggling company he had co-founded. Within a year, he was running Apple again -- older and perhaps wiser but no less of a perfectionist. And in 2001, he took the stage to introduce the original iPod, the little white device that transformed portable music and kick-started Apple's furious comeback.

Thus began one of the most remarkable second acts in the history of business. Over the next decade, Jobs wowed launch-event audiences, and consumers, with one game-changing hit after another: iTunes (2003), the iPhone (2007), the App Store (2008), and the iPad (2010).

Review Jobs' top moments as a showman

Observers marveled at Jobs' skills as a pitchman, his ability to inspire godlike devotion among Apple "fanboys" (and scorn from PC fans) and his "one more thing" surprise announcements. Time after time, he sold people on a product they didn't know they needed until he invented it. And all this on an official annual salary of $1.

He also built a reputation as a hard-driving, mercurial and sometimes difficult boss who oversaw almost every detail of Apple's products and rejected prototypes that didn't meet his exacting standards.

By the late 2000s, his once-renegade tech company, the David to Microsoft's Goliath, was entrenched at the uppermost tier of American business. Apple now operates more than 300 retail stores in 11 countries. The company has sold more than 275 million iPods, 100 million iPhones and 25 million iPads worldwide.

Jobs' climb to the top was complete in summer 2011, when Apple listed more cash reserves than the U.S. Treasury and even briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the world's most valuable company.

CNNMoney.com: Apple stock under Jobs

But Jobs' health problems sometimes cast a shadow over his company's success. In 2004, he announced to his employees that he was being treated for pancreatic cancer. He lost weight and appeared unusually gaunt at keynote speeches to Apple developers, spurring concerns about his health and fluctuations in the company's stock price. One wire service accidentally published Jobs' obituary.

Jobs had a secret liver transplant in 2009 in Tennessee during a six-month medical leave of absence from Apple. He took another medical leave in January this year. Perhaps mindful of his legacy, he cooperated on his first authorized biography, scheduled to be published by Simon & Schuster in November.

Jobs is survived by his wife of 20 years, Laurene, and four children, including one from a prior relationship.

He always spoke with immense pride about what he and his engineers accomplished at Apple.

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do," he told the Stanford grads in 2005.

"If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."


*Article taken from CNN 6 October, 2011, Steve Jobs, Apple Founder, Dies, http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/05/us/obit-steve-jobs/index.html?hpt=T1*

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Four Injured In Shopping Mall Blast in Subang (Empire Mall)

SUBANG JAYA: Four people were injured while more than 300 people rescued and evacuated when an explosion occurred at the lower ground floor of the Empire Gallery shopping mall in Subang which houses the food court here early Wednesday.

Firemen assessing the damage from the explosion

Firemen from the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department also rescued four other people who were trapped at the lower ground floor of the complex.

The injured, including a Nepali security guard and a local, who sustained cuts caused by falling shattered glass, were sent to the University Malaya Medical Centre (PPUM) for treatment.


In the 3.45am gas-piping explosion, the blast damaged two other floors in the complex. It also caused damages to the adjoining office block and studio apartment.

The scene at the Empire Shopping complex Wednesday morning.
Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department station chief Mohd Khairi Daud said they were assisted by their colleagues from PJ and surrounding areas in evacuating the hotel guests, numbering more than 300 people.


The damage to the lower and ground floor of the mall was caused by the impact of the explosion rather than fire, said Selangor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director of operations Mohd Sani Harul.


“The first fire engine arrived at the scene took only about five minutes to put out the fire in some areas,” he said.


Mohd Sani said inspectors from the Public Works Department (JKR) and civil construction consultants had examined the pillars and structures of the building to determine how extensive the blast had damaged the mall.


*Article taken from The Star*
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/9/28/nation/20110928082918&sec=nation


Sunday, September 25, 2011

You don't learn

You just don't learn do ya?
You still think that you have what it takes?
You never consider about other people's opinion.
You are still that desperate bout being someone that you are not.

It's like a pain in the ass, everytime I saw the updates, without failure you are always trying to be a rockstar. Oh man, you should really stop doing that.

- Know your role.
- Start something small and slow.
- Stop acting like someone that you are not.
- Don't be naive and thinks that everyone supports you.
- Learn to listen to other people's opinion and advice.
- Rockstar always look good on stage, it's natural, not something that you have to imitate.
- Rockstar looks arrogant on stage but friendly off stage.
- Just nod your head even you don't agree, keep it low.
- People don't pay your tix to watch you play like shit.
- Discover your own weakness and work on it.
- Don't ever come to me and say it's not my kind of music and I'm not playing that. A true musician appreciates all different kind of music.
- Fast to think, slow to talk. You always talk before you think, you got a bad mouth.
- If you are fat, DIET! Don't ever say 'Yeah, I know I'm fat, and there's nothing I can do about it'.

The list can go on and on forever, bottom of the line, if you always put yourself ahead of everyone, nobody is going to work with you and you will walk the journey with different kind of people, not friends. Don't blame others for your own mistakes. Instead, learn from it and walk the journey together.


Big Fat Bully


Is it a myth, a joke, or reality? There's always a reason behind every words and I believe somehow there's a certain truth behind this!

I've come across bullies in my life tons of time, and just the same with any other kids I was a victim. Did I ever offended the bullies? Did I saying anything wrong? Well bullies don't need any reason to bully you, that's what made them a bully!

So far, 80% of the bullies that I met they are big, fat, short, ugly, bad personality and certainly bad attitude. Why big? Why fat? Why short? Why ugly? Oh well, the root of it is low self-esteem and no confidence in who they are. The only way they achieve confidence and self-esteem is by bullying others and making their life miserable.

I'm very disgusted by the way they act, they talk and the way they walk. But I don't fully blame them because they might experience something that bad.

I have this 'friend' who likes to make jokes out of me, the way I overcome is ignorance! I think that's the best medicine because they'll get tired if their victim have no responds on their jokes. ^^

PS: If you're reading this, you know who you are.. You big, fat, short and ugly fella~ ^^

3.57am

I've been back to Ipoh for a week now. Besides editing video my day job is just going on internet and watching movie. It kinda sucks to be honest. Because I feel completely restless and useless. Well usually most people will say that it's way too awesome doing nothing but just stay in the house. I would agree to it but not for long.

I can't finish up the video editing due to footage was not sufficient. I've to re-shoot the interview again when I'm back to KL, hopefully by then I can finish everything.

Lately it kept me thinking, how does it feel again if I have a partner? But of course multiple question pops out my mind at the same time. Are you ready? Are you willing to spend time with her? Are you willing to travel far just to see her? Etc...

I must say that I'm a person that are tied up with my own things most of the time, I'm not really sure that I will actually sacrifice my time for other person. So I guess it's a no.

I remember once my friend said this "You won't get what you want, instead attracts who you are." If you attracts people that come into your life, it reflects what kind of person you are. If you hate that, then I guess you should start to change! 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend gateway

Finally I'm back at Ipoh for 2 weeks holiday. I still don't get any internet connection at my PJ house that's why my blog have been inactive ever since. I really need an internet connection for work and fun but too bad, streamyx disappointed me again and again.

How I wish that I received the news from TM that they are going to develop UNIFI at my house. I'm so willing to pay the amount for every month just for the sake of the internet connection.

Anyway, I got 2 weeks in Ipoh. What am I going to do? Well today is the 1st day and I did nothing but just place my lazy bum on the sofa. Once in awhile it's seems to be fun to do nothing but I know that it won't last long for sure!

I will get my work done before this holiday finish! Work Work Work!