Hong Kong Tech Phooey

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Pic of the Day – Carry Your iPhone in Your Bra

I know what you are thinking but this thing is for real.  This is the JoeyBra (http://www.joeybra.com/) which is now a Kickstarter project.  Not only can it carry a phone, but also an ID, credit card, and a key.  For more, check out their Kickstarter page here.

Source – JoeyBra

April 29, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, Kickstarter | , , , | Leave a comment

Record iPhone Video With Stereo Sounds on the Fostex AR-4i Audio Interface for iPhone 4/4S

Repost from PASM Workshop

Check out this hot little gadget, the Fostex AR-4i Audio Interface for iPhone 4/4S (US$119.99) which enables you to record video with stereo sound or use it as a recording device using external mics or line in. Initial reviews indicated that it works pretty well with iPhone 4 but not the iPhone 4S as users reported that some statics are picked up with the iPhone 4S. Hope they can come up with an updated app to solve the problem. You can get it from B&H now and the link is here.

Source – B&H

April 28, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Applications, Cameras/Camcorders, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ultimate iCloud Guide

When you call a guide an ULTIMATE guide, it usually means serious business and that’s what the guys over at iMore did with their Ultimate iCloud Guide.  Warning: there’s a lot to digest in the article but nonetheless, very useful information answering just about any questions you might have with the whole iCloud mess. Hop over for the read, link here.

Source – iMore

April 26, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Cloud, iCloud, Mobility, Productivity, Tips and Tricks | , , , | Leave a comment

Google Drive is Live – WOOT!

Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

With Google Drive, you can:

  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just… there. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.
  • Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.

You can get started with 5GB of storage for free—that’s enough to store the high-res photos of your trip to the Mt. Everest, scanned copies of your grandparents’ love letters or a career’s worth of business proposals, and still have space for the novel you’re working on. You can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

Drive is built to work seamlessly with your overall Google experience. You can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+, and soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail. Drive is also an open platform, so we’re working with many third-party developers so you can do things like send faxes, edit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive. To install these apps, visit the Chrome Web Store—and look out for even more useful apps in the future.

This is just the beginning for Google Drive; there’s a lot more to come.

Get started with Drive today at drive.google.com/start—and keep looking for Nessie…

Source – Google

 

April 25, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Cloud, Google, Google Drive, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

What Samsung Galaxy Note’s Ice Cream Sandwich Taste Like?

Sure looks promising but given the slightly slower processor under the hood especially with what the new HTC One has, I’m pretty sure we will be seeing the next generation Galaxy Note soon.

Source – Samsung Mobile

April 25, 2012 Posted by | Android, Galaxy Note, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Phone, Samsung, Video | , , , , , | 2 Comments

HTC One vs iPhone 4S Comparison Chart & Extras

Source – TechCrunch, TechnoBuffalo aka jon4lakers

April 24, 2012 Posted by | Android, HTC, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Phone, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Tweetbot’s iCloud Sync Across Platform is Awesome

This ain’t rocket science, why can’t someone come up with this a lot sooner.

Source – iDownloadBlog

April 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iCloud, iOS 5, Social Media, Social Networking, Tweetbot, Twitter | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nifty Sushi Roll Maker- SushiQuik – 50 Hours Left on Kickstarter

Click image to see video on Kickstarter page

Found this nifty sushi roll maker on Kickstarter, the SushiQuik.  The basic kit (US$30) is pretty cool and comes with the training frame which let you know how much sticky rice to use for each roll, the non-stick rice paddle and the SushiQuik Roll Cutter and you’ll also get the recipe ebook which includes 25 recipes.  The project deadline is 50 hours away and they are still a bit off from their pledge goal.  Take a look and see if this interest you and maybe you can help to get this project off.

Source – SushiQuik

April 22, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Food, Gadgets n Gizmos, Kickstarter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

New iPhone 4S/Siri Commercial Featuring Samuel L Jackson & More

All new iPhone 4S/Siri commercial featuring Samuel L. Jackson

and this one from last year…….

Source – televisionpromos, sh00tertsn

April 17, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iPhone 4S, Siri, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Check Out the Canon 5D MKIII Bible

Repost from PASM Workshop

Too lazy to read the manual or finding the manual a bit to dull or not enough when it comes to explanations for different functions, wishing there’s more examples to demonstrate the new features, well, this book might just be for you.

The Canon 5D Mark III Experience – The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an e book user’s guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated, powerful, and highly customizable camera. Most importantly, it explains not only how but also when and why to use the features, settings, and controls in your photography.

For Experienced Photographers to get up and running with the 5D Mark III:
For experienced photographers coming to the 5D Mk III from the 5DII, 7D, 60D,etc., this guide explains the new and advanced features in order to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities, including the sophisticated new 61 Point Autofocus System and all its Modes, Area Modes, Menu options and AF Case Presets. Plus it explains the new camera controls, the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposures features, introduces the new video capabilities, and guides you through all the 5D MK III Menu and Custom Function items in order to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Mk 3 af autofocus metering spot partial Canon EOS 5D Mark III Mk 3 af autofocus point zone expansion spot

Canon 5D Mark III Mk 3 HDR shooting mode Experience Canon 5D Mark III Mk 3 comparative playback side by side image review
Example images from Canon 5D Mark III Experience:
Metering Modes, Autofocus Area Modes, HDR Shooting Mode, Comparative Playback.

You can preview Canon 5D Mark III Experience at the following link. The preview shows the Table of Contents and Introduction, sample 5D Mark III Menu Settings pages, Custom Functions pages, Camera Controls pages, and sample text pages from the PDF version:

click to Preview Canon 5D Mark III Experience ……. more after the jump

Continue reading

April 15, 2012 Posted by | Camera, Canon, eBooks | , , , | Leave a comment

The Hottest Kickstarter Project Ever – Pebble – E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android

Definitely the hottest project ever. Pebble have received a pledged of over US$1.875M, yes M for million already with still 35 days to go. Definitely the hottest item and will be the most talk about item this year.  Check out the video for what it can do and if you’re an app developer, check out their SDK and jump onboard quick for this baby is making it into the big time in no time. There’s so much info to cover and I’m not going to repost anything off their Kickstarter page, just click over and marvel.

Source – Pebble Kickstarter Page

April 14, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Android, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iOS 5, Kickstarter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Introducing the Feinger – Gadget to Prevent Phone Drops

Now, does this look geeky or what? Check out the Feinger, an easy to use accessory that allows you “Hands Freedom™.” and never drop your mobile device again! The Feinger easily attaches to any smartphone, cell phone, handheld gaming device, and 99% of other handheld devices. Once attached, The Feinger allows you to pop & lock your device to your hand, around your neck, on your arm, car, home, or office.  More information here on their website.

Source – feinger

April 12, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

PressReader 3.1 Released – 2,100 Newspapers from 95 Countries in 54 Languages for Your iPad – WOW

Over 2,100 full-content newspapers from 95 countries in 54 languages in just one app!

Now optimized for iPad Retina Display and available with instant translation in up to 12 languages, PressReader 3.1 takes newspaper and magazine reading to a whole new level.

★ “The PressReader app from NewspaperDirect is second-to-none for newspaper reading.” Gregg Ellman, Technology Columnist for McClatchy/Tribune

★ “PressReader offers a more traditional newspaper-reading experience than any other iPad app.” Rick Broida, C NET

If you’re looking for the ultimate reading experience for your favorite newspapers and magazines, then you have to try PressReader 3.1. With its SmartFlow content presentation design, PressReader is without a doubt the most engaging, feature-rich and entertaining newspaper and magazine reading application you’ll ever use.

Browse and read full digital replicas of thousands of newspapers and magazines from 95 countries just like you would in print. Or journey through the attention-grabbing SmartFlow stream of articles where visual clues will not only enhance your reading experience, they will reveal new gems of content you’ll be delighted to discover.

PressReader 3.1 is rich with features, including:

✓ Auto-delivery of your favorite publications
✓ Attention-grabbing SmartFlow stream
✓ Printing full pages or articles
✓ Sharing stories by email or on Facebook or Twitter
✓ Saving articles to Evernote or Instapaper
✓ Listening to articles using on-demand audio
✓ Copying & pasting entire articles into note taking applications
✓ Sharing your opinion by supporting or opposing a story
✓ Adjusting font size and type
✓ Automatically aligning with the beginning of an article using the option SmartZoom feature
✓ Cross title search
✓ Authorization of PressReader with a PressDisplay.com subscription

What’s new in 3.1:

✓ Full Retina Display optimization for iPad 3
✓ Instant translations of full publications in up to 12 languages
✓ Auto-translation of all publications into a specific language with the ability to specify exceptions
✓ Saving articles to Evernote and Instapaper

Download link from iTunes Store here.

Source – PressReader

April 11, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iPad, iPad2, News Related, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

StartupsHK’s Startup Mixer on 19 April 2012 @ Fly

StartupsHK, Hong Kong’s Tech Startup Community us having their spring mixer next Thursday night. They will be having some startups from Silicon Valley in town attending the event, a great chance to network, share stories, talk to angels, find co-founders and have a drink with the startup community that has grown so massively in Hong Kong and was featured in TimeOut magazine recently. Check it out if you’re interested in startups.

For more information, check out the StartupsHK blog site here.

Source – StartupsHK

April 10, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking | , , , | 1 Comment

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