Saturday, September 27, 2014

BlackBerry Passport review – after 30 minutes hands-on


Background: currently use a BlackBerry Q5 (phone), Nokia 808 (camera), and Samsung Galaxy Tab (tablet) on a daily basis. I also lug around a Asus Vivotab Note 8.

Keyboard 
The new hybrid keyboard is softly sprung (yeah, less stiff than Q5), good amount of travel (more than Q10); but as expected, the bottom row of keys is difficult to reach with your thumb, as it is too close to the bottom edge of the device.

The Passport is so wide that one-handed typing is difficult; this is compounded by the usual security attachment behind handphones when placed as demo units inside a telco shop.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

VivoTab Note 8, and a new journey


Just purchased the Asus VivoTab Note 8, 64GB version (8 Aug 2014); was on offer for S$399 [free VersaSleeve, Wedge keyboard].

To be honest, it's not been a bed of roses.

It's my first experience of Windows 8, and it seems the curse of alternating good and bad Windows OS continues.
  • Windows XP [good]
  • Windows Vista [bad]
  • Windows 7 [good]
  • Windows 8 [bad]
Anyway, back to the VivoTab first; some of the issues I had to deal with; hopefully this is helpful for those considering a VivoTab Note 8.

Monday, July 16, 2012

New kid on the block

Dynamism - Tainell U-Touch 500
UMPCs have been virtually extinct ever since Apple's iPad appeared.

As usual, I was moaning about this on UMPC Portal. One comment recently pointed out a new UMPC.

Haven't heard of Tainell before, but the specs look respectable. Price is quite expensive though. The highest spec version is selling at US$1,199.

Didn't manage to find a review online.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Pomodoro (Italian for tomatoes) Technique

Been using this tool recently. Working quite well for me, although I am still refining my workflow to incorporate this process.

More info at the official website below.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Modern Family

ABC.com
Am hooked on Modern Family; now catching up from Season 1 onwards... Finding it difficult to find streams that work. Just remembered a trick that my brother discovered. English shows found on Chinese video sites. Chinese shows found on English video sites.

Prime example here.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

BBC Formula 1 2012 - 06 Monaco GP - McLaren duo Hamilton and Button swap...



An example of why BBC is still better than Sky in its coverage of F1. Great segment, with the sporting Mclaren drivers trying out presenting and producing respectively.