Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e notebook

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e notebook now available for $399 and up
Here's a distraction; instead of a convertible PC, what if I bought a notebook and a tablet separately, in this case a AMD Zacate notebook (either the Lenovo here, or a HP DM1z, or a Sony Vaio-YB), and a Samsung Galaxy Tab.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Chrome extension: block sites from Google’s web search results

Official Google Blog
Nice to see Google offering a choice for users to tweak their search results, as content farms seem to have infiltrated the 1st page of several of my Google searches.

One example is thetechjournal dot com. First domain to be "banished" by me using this new Google Chrome extension. :)

Sum 41- Screaming Bloody Murder

Where is the mega-screen QWERTY smartphone?

Nice to see the announcement of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, but why is it a 3.7-inch screen again?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Motorola Milestone 2 finally in Singapore

This Android QWERTY handphone has just gone on sale this weekend, but it's a bit too late for me.

But perhaps I should try it out physically just to test out it's keyboard and touchscreen.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Testing the official Blogger android app

Finally managed to find a apk file online. This post is posted on the app. It is also a good time to say a sad farewell to the Symbian OS, as today's announcement by Nokia pretty much means the end of the road for one of the first smartphone platforms. Really sad. On the other hand, the future for Android knows no bounds.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fujifilm FinePix X100 unboxing by CNET Asia

The X100 is finally in the hands of reviewers. Only an unboxing, though we get to see it powered on for a while...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

HP Pre 3

HP Pre 3: 1.4GHz Qualcomm CPU, 3.6-inch WVGA, coming this summer (video) -- Engadget
Good news of new WebOS products, including the Pre 3 above. However, I noticed that editing of Office documents (via Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite) is still a work in progress.

Even though I don't use this function everyday, it is a feature that I require. That's just too bad, as the way WebOS handles certain functions (e.g. Just Type) is refreshing.

An easy way to use Opera Mini on the desktop

Java in the Field: OMLDSuite V0.2 released
Regular offthebeatenpath readers will know that my favorite internet browser is Opera Mini. So I was glad that I found an easy way to use this mobile browser on a PC desktop environment.

Click on the link above and follow the steps. You do have to click on 'Accept' a few times during the installation process (slightly omitted from the instructions provided), but overall, it's really easy.

Now I can surf at a reasonable speed, even when the internet speed is slow. Using the mobile browser also means access to mobile versions of websites, which I normally prefer as I do not need to scan the content horizontally. Many websites these days can be quite cluttered, and using the mobile version is faster and easier.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Earth - Old Black

Just heard this on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show; nice and dreamy

Introducing Blogger Android App

Blogger Buzz
Google has finally produced an official Android app for Blogger. But I can't seem to find it on Market. Found the app on the website version of Market, but wasn't able to install it, with a "This item is not available on your carrier" message shown. :(

Fujitsu T580 First Impressions

Tablet PC Forums
Pretty good comments from a user who just got himself a new T580.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Pentax K-R body at $717

Yet another tempting price from SLR Revolution. Just spotted on their Facebook page; promotion runs from now till 28 Feb...

My K100D has been underused for quite a while, but will I shoot more with another Pentax body in my bag (that also shoots video)?

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Torres Liverpool Nike Ad

It all seems so long ago...

Xperia arc - Camera Improvements

A big f2.4 aperture sounds impressive. With so many similar Android flagship handphones out there, one of the ways to stand out is great hardware, in this case, a good camera. With the Nokia N8 rather underwhelming in terms of its OS (but great camera), the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc could potentially provide a good compromise between a progressive OS (Android), big screen (4.2 inch) and a good camera.