Apple iOS 6.1 is Out!

January 30, 2013 · Posted in Applications · Comment 

iOS

Apple has finally released the next version of iOS 6.1. Below is the changes:

  • LTE support for more carriers
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising Identifier

In addition, the update comes with several improvements and bug fixes. Upgrade to the latest version using iTune today.

iOS 6.1 Update

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ITunes 11 Released with Sleek Design

December 2, 2012 · Posted in Applications · Comment 

Apple has finally realized the needs of its consumer, introducing the new sleek design of Apple’s iTunes 11! So, what has Apple done to the latest version?

The overly-cluttered interface has been improvised to look cleaner; it is also faster in starting up and accessing (typically in Windows operating system); and introduced some new features. One may feel weird and unfamiliar during first-time use of iTunes 11, however, it is not too difficult to restore back the original look, but I guess it still works for me in the new interface.

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Outlook is the New Hotmail

August 4, 2012 · Posted in Applications · 1 Comment 

Outlook from HotmailMicrosoft has taken a bold step to revamp the Hotmail completely, now calling it Outlook, which most people are familiar with. When I first heard the news of the new release, I did not hesitate to quickly log on to Outlook and try it out.

Unlike other free web-based email, such as Google Mail or Yahoo, Microsoft has a good reputation to be relatively stable and secure. That’s the main reason why there is no hesitation.

My initial experience is really good. The interface looks like that of GMail, but it’s relatively better for organization of emails and folders. Remember, GMail uses indexing to get the speed. On top of that, Outlook integrates with Contacts, SkyDrive and Calendar very well.

What truly blows me away is the SkyDrive that Microsoft is offering – free 7GB Cloud service, which is practically almost unlimited. Furthermore, Microsoft has developed applications for use in multiple devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and Microsoft Windows. Nothing really comes close to what Microsoft has produced this time round.

Great work, Microsoft! I can sense MSFT share prices going up now.

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Google Chrome Browser for iPad and iPhone

June 30, 2012 · Posted in Applications · Comment 

20120630-142455.jpgI happened to be browsing through the news today on Channel News Asia, before I came across the article announcing that Google has released an iPad and iPhone app on Apple App Store – the Chrome browser.

Without hesitation, I downloaded the Chrome app on my iPad 2 and started using it right away. This could not have come at the right time as being a user of Apple, but I don’t particularly enjoy Safari browser. Google simply gave me an option.

My experience was simply a breeze. It started with installation of the app through the Apple App Store, which took less than a minute over wifi. Setting up the configuration is also very user-friendly. It allows users an option to disable sending of data or information back to Google, or simply known as opt-out capability. The settings were easily configured without much challenges.

Well, needless to say, I’m enjoying every part of Chrome on iPad right now. You should too,

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Browsers Upgraded Flash to Version 11.1.102.55

November 22, 2011 · Posted in Applications · 1 Comment 

Adobe Flash

Today is the time to upgrade my Adobe Flash plugin to the latest version. Having two browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer, I wasted no time to run the installer.

Installation process was smooth. It took me roughly less than 5 minutes to complete all the upgrades, including on the 64-bit Internet Explorer browser.

If you are still using the older version of the Flash plugin, perhaps it is time that you start doing the same too.

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Skoob – Singapore’s First eBook Service

November 15, 2011 · Posted in Applications · Comment 

skoobSkoob is Singapore’s first eBook service! Launched by SingTel Idea Factory Pte Ltd, this service is a first-of-its-kind that publishes the works of local and foreign writers, including but not limited to study guides and educational books for local primary and secondary school students.

Available on both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform, the apps can be downloaded for free. Furthermore, e-book service tends to offer more savings than traditional hard copy paper books, as much as 60% savings! Not to mention, some e-books can be downloaded for free.

According to SingTel spokesman, payment for e-book material can be made via Singapore credit cards, whereby each purchased book can be downloaded on up to five devices. SingTel customers are also given the option to have purchases charged to their monthly bills.

For more information, Apple customers can access iTunes to check out this app, and Andriod smartphone owners can access their account to search for Skoob.

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Firefox 9 Beta is Out!

November 11, 2011 · Posted in Applications · 1 Comment 

Mozilla Firefox 9 BetaGrab it now. I have just upgraded to Firefox 9 Beta. It wasn’t too long ago that I upgraded to version 8. Mozilla developers are really doing a great job to keep up with the pace of the browser war.

Existing Firefox users can simply upgrade to this latest version directly from the browser, by choosing the beta channel. Personally, it has been performing pretty well and quite stable. Good work!

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WhatsApp is Available Free for iPhone Today – 16 October 2011

October 16, 2011 · Posted in Applications · Comment 

WhatsApp for iPhone or iPad

What a surprise today when I logged on to Apple’s AppStore this morning and found out that WhatsApp is offering its iPhone users free to download this application. It used to cost US$0.99 to purchase this app.

If my memory serves me well, I recalled that WhatsApp also offered this one-day promotion to iPhone users several months back. A lot of users took the opportunity to download this application onto their iPhone (and probably iPad now).

This is one of the most reliable Internet text messaging service that I know of. For those who missed out the offer, do quickly download the apps from Apple iTune or AppStore via your Apple device. Whilst stock last!

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