Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Three New Apple Olympics Commercials


Mayday – An Apple Genius shows a fellow passenger how easy it is to make great home movies with iMovie. All before the tray tables are returned to their upright position.


Basically – An Apple Genius points out there are a lot of things that separate a Mac from an ordinary computer, like great apps that come built in.


Labor Day – An Apple Genius shows a soon-to-be father all the amazing things he can make with iPhoto.

Source – Apple

July 29, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Mac, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

New iPhone 4S Siri Commercial Featuring Martin Scorsese

Source – Television Promos

July 25, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iPhone 4S, Siri, Video | , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Look At The Nifty MiniDrive – Alternate Storage for Your MacBook Air/Pro?

10 more days to go and the Nifty MiniDrive have generated over US$300,000 in pledges on Kickstarter.  Is the Nifty MiniDrive the true alternative storage solution for your MacBook Air/Pro? Watch the following video and judge it yourself.

Source – Nifty MiniDrive

July 23, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Kickstarter, Mac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Released Software Update for MBP & MBA Increased Power Consumption

July 19, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Mac, MacBook Air, News Related | , , , | 1 Comment

iPhone Stock Contacts Alternative – Savi People for iPhone

Looking for a better contacts application for your iPhone? one that integrates your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram contacts? Look no further, here come Savi People for iPhone.

Source – Savi People

July 15, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Twitter App for Android – Carbon – Releasing Soon

Here’s a sneak peak video on Carbon for Android, possibly the best Twitter client for Android.  Word on the street is this app will be released the week of 22 July 2012.

Source – dot1ne

July 14, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Twitter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Emily Soto Seminar & Workshop Tour 2012 Hong Kong Session @ PASM Workshop – 25 & 26 August 2012

[Excerpt from PASM Workshop]

Emily Soto is an up-and-coming international fashion, celebrity and lifestyle photographer based in southern California. Since beginning her career only two years ago, her work has been chosen by editors to grace covers of countless magazines on newsstands worldwide.  In the process, she has gained tens of thousands of followers on Facebook and receives thousands of hits a week on her website.

Emily is handpicked by fashion editors to shoot their models and has experience working with the top model agencies and clients. She is sponsored by Mola lighting and last year received a “Best of Photography” award from Sigma.

Emily collaborates with creative directors to create one-of-a-kind photographs, whose look, feel and style sets them apart from everyone else. Soto also does her own editing so that from its inception, each photo is truly her creation.  Emily cites Tim Walker as an inspiration for her whimsical, dream-like images.  ”I absolutely love what I do,” Emily says. “To me, it just comes naturally, so I decided a couple of years ago to do what I love full time.

Emily will embark on a multi-country tour this summer and lead workshops across Asia that includes Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines & Malaysia.

PASM Workshop will be hosting Emily’s Soto‘s Seminar and Workshop Tour 2012 in Hong Kong on 25 and 26 August 2012.  Admissions is  now open and will be on a first come first serve basis. Emily has now over 35,000 likes on her Facebook Page and her YouTube Video Channel just rocks.

Workshop: 25 & 26 August 2012, 10am to 4pm

Admission Fee: HK$2,350

First Day (25 August 2012) 

The Overview
-How to put together a professional fashion photo shoot
-Overview of my experience and how I started in the industry
-How to become a fashion photographer
-How to plan a professional fashion photo shoot
-Planning concept
-Casting Models, Hair and Makeup Artists, and other creatives
-What is expected of you as a photographer

Hands on Interactive Fashion Shoot
-Start to finish hands on experience for attendees to create their own images through live fashion photo shoot
-Overview of my favorite lighting techniques
-Posing a model

Second Day (26 August 2012)

Post Processing & Lectures
-Start to finish of professionally editing an image using Lightroom and Photoshop
-Tips and techniques for added fashion flare
-How to make your images stand out against the crowd
-How to approach modeling agencies and magazines
-Favorite lighting techniques used
-The benefits of social networking
-Questions and Answers

What to bring:

First Day: something to write and a pen, DSLR camera with Portrait Lenses. In the range of 50mm to 135mm. Prime Lenses are Preferable but not required as a must.
Second Day: Laptop computer with CS4, 5, or 6, Mouse or a wacom table – Please bring your laptop charger as well.

To enroll, please deposit the correct amount for the workshop to the following bank account and email us the copy of the deposit slip via return email with subject stating “Payment for Emily Soto Workshop”. Upon receiving your deposit, we will issue you a confirmation.

Bank: HSBC

Account Name: Million Scene Limited

Account No. : 015-374010-838

Should you have any queries, please email to sales@pasmworkshop.com or call Victor at 3693 4044 / 6627 5277

The Workshop Facebook Event Page is up.

Emily Soto Fashion Photography Workshop from Purple Glass Studio on Vimeo.

July 13, 2012 Posted by | Event, Fashion, Hong Kong, Photography | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – My Android Experience After Five Years of iPhones

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “My Android Experience After Five Years of iPhones”. Click here for the full read.

July 13, 2012 Posted by | Android, Apple, Blogroll, CNET, Ice Cream Sandwich, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Jelly Bean | , , , | Leave a comment

This Apple Recruiting Video Shows You What’s Inside Apple

Source – 9to5vids

July 12, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Video | , | Leave a comment

Spike Keyboard Protective Case for iPhone Now On Kickstarter

The guys at SoloMatrix actually put out three variations of the Spike.  The Spike1, Spike 2 and Spike 3.

Spike¹ is a combination keyboard and protective case that can be easily and securely installed in a matter of seconds. You can effortlessly rotate the bottom section of the case with the keyboard, to the back or the front of the iPhone, for storing in either typing or full-screen mode.  We’ve also hinged the keyboard, so you’ll always have quick access to the full-screen even when typing.

This model is priced in the same range as the majority of ordinary iPhone cases. This means that even for many users that don’t feel they need a keyboard, it is so affordable that it’s tough to pass up. And once they try it, they’ll soon realize the advantages of real tactile keys even though they feel they are proficient typing on the touchscreen.

Spike² is our premium version keyboard and case combination. It differs from Spike¹ in user convenience features and overall appearance. Its industrial-strength case not only protects your iPhone, but incorporates a unique and specially-designed asymmetrical 360 degree hinge. This hinge enables you to quickly toggle the keyboard on and off the screen for full-screen access while you are typing.  In addition, it also allows you to fold and stow the keyboard in a flush pocket in the rear of the case when you’ve finished typing and return to the full touchscreen to run all those apps that you will probably never use more than once or twice.  At a touch of your fingers, it can instantly be brought to the front to bang out a quick text message, email, or even type your first novel comfortably!  And to make sure you are always in style, it features a beautiful, brushed metal accent band around the perimeter of the case.

Our Limited Edition Spike³ is for those of you that appreciate the very best. Similar in design to Spike², but with an all-aluminum, antenna-neutral case including the TypeSmart keyboard that is easily stowed out of the way when not needed.  We are CNC machining these right here in the USA from aerospace grade aluminum and anodizing them in at least two great colors, Neutron Gray and KickStarter Green, we anticipate a couple more anodized colors to come. To make it truly personal for you or someone special, we’ll custom engrave up to 30 letters on the back of the case.

For more information on the different pledges and their production keydates, head over to their Kickstarter page here.

July 8, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Kickstarter, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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