iPhone makes quick astronomy

I’ve always wanted to get into astronomy since the late 1990s but could not make it due to busy schedules (yeah lame excuse, I know), lack of mentor, not having a clue how to find and identify objects in the sky, etc. Then, last night I stumbled upon an iPhone app, SkyView which uses Augmented Reality…

Android is a dirty phone

Android has been regarded as a savior to those who hate to be controlled and tied down by Apple’s strictly guarded iPhone. It is also one of the competitors closest to iPhone. While Apple’s latest iPhone 4 has a new feature called “FaceTime”, the Android on the other hand gets Sex. FaceTime is a feature…

iOS 4.0.1

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 4 update, which was one day before its press conference. The iOS 4.0.1 has obviously made the signal bar look taller. According to various media and blogs, the update is reportedly to have new software (new formula) to calculate the signal strength and to display it more accurately. Read here and…

Embrace Life

It was a beautiful morning, starting with a cup of coffee and a few slices of toast, I began to read some articles on the Internet. The articles are related to my software project as well as some other stuffs regarding productivity and supplementary. Among all I was reading, there was one that caught my…

Today, Tomorrow and Todo

Last night, I was reading a blog post at Time Management Ninja (aka TMNinja). In “The Secret of Today Versus Todo“,  what did you get done today is important. But sometimes it will not be the case. Someday, things just don’t work out as you wished. For the past two weeks, I had been bugged…

Rumors Around iPhone 4

There were rumors before Steve Jobs launched the long awaited iPhone 4 during WWDC 2010 early this month. Apple, Inc. is probably the only company in the world that is able to spur worldwide thrill about its products, especially iPhone. Just look at the number of people eagerly queueing for hours to receive their pre-ordered…

Macintosh – Insanely Great

I remember that I was waiting to be accepted as a member of my school’s computer club. No Macintosh but Commodore Vic 20 with only 4 (or 8 ) 5 KB of memory and cassette tape drive. I came in contact with a Macintosh in a computer shop in 1987 and I fell in love…

The dining philosophers problem

Five philosophers sitting at a circular table do one of the two things: eating or thinking. While eating, they are not thinking, and while thinking, they are not eating. A large bowl of rice is placed at the center of the table. One chopstick is placed in between each pair of adjacent philosophers and as…

Transverse Myelitis

I just came back from the hospital after visiting my uncle. He had been admitted to a private hospital last evening. Before this, he was admitted to the General Hospital last Thursday and was discharged this Sunday. There was no diagnosis from the GH. When I was there, his doctor came in and said to…

Flash of the titans

Apple’s decision for not to implement Adobe’s Flash into iPhone OS has turned Adobe-Apple relationship sour. In an open letter from Steve Job, he has written clearly about Flash’s weaknesses and a firm stance against Adobe’s Flash. I absolutely agree with Steve based on my experience with Flash. I would say: “Flash is nice to…