Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Trigger Fist Free for iPhone/iPad Now

Source - iTunes via App Chronicles

August 26, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Gaming, Gaming Related, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

InstallFree Nexus Bringing Cloud Based Office to Any Mobile Devices and Desktop


This nifty application is in beta and sure looks promising. The developers announced that Dropbox and Google Drive support are coming soon, probably by their launch this month.  According to ZDNet, InstallFree Nexus will come in two versions,

InstallFree Nexus Basic

  • The full LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice) application suite for creating and editing documents from any device or browser
  • Full-fidelity viewing of Microsoft Office files
  • Seamless integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, SkyDrive, SharePoint, Office 365 and other storage services
  • Free

InstallFree Nexus Premium

  • All the capabilities available in Nexus Basic
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) subscription license
  • $4.99 per month / $49.99 per year for academic licenses
  • $19.99 per month / $199.99 per year for standard licenses

The downside is….. well the beta is not available in our region, aka Hong Kong, so we cannot test-drive it….. real bummer.  Hope it’s available by launch.

Source – InstallFree via ZDNet

August 19, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Cloud, Microsoft, Mobility, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video on Outlook.com on Windows 8 Tablet

Are you impressed? I’m not.

Source – Pocketnow

August 1, 2012 Posted by | Applications, Tablet, Tablet PCs, Video, Windows 8 | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Check Out The All New Evernote Interface For Android

Source – Evernote

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

New iPad Feature – Siri Dictation – Quick Look Video

Apart from the new processor, new Retina Display, additional battery capacity, improved camera, Siri Dictation has to be one of the great new features of the new iPad.  Check out what it can do in this video, totally awesome.

Source – iDownloadBlog

March 16, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iPad, Review, Siri, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scrivener – 20% Discount Code

Always wanted to get a decent writing tool for my mac and Scrivener (US$44.99) been on my shopping radar for quite some time.  Tonight as I was writing up my blog post for CNET Asia, this urge came back and I googled it to see if there’s any discount code out there.  Thank God I found a 20% off coupon off S. M. Worth’s site.  So, if you’re like me, in for a really nice writing app, check out Scrivener.

Source – Literature and Latte

March 8, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Blogroll, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Productivity | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sneak Peak Videos on Adobe Photoshop CS6

As Adobe is rolling out these sneak peak videos every week or so, we’re gonna be keeping them all under this post, will be updating along the way as they add new ones, so stay tuned.

More videos after the jump

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March 6, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Applications, Photoshop, Photoshop, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video on Awesome Calendar for iPhone/iPad

February 1, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 4, iOS 5, iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4, Productivity, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Best App to Transfer Pics from iOS Devices to Mac

There are no doubt a handful of apps that can help you transfer pics from your iOS devices (iPad/iPhone/iPod) to your Mac, such as WiFi photo, Pic Transfer, Transfer, Photoshare, Simple Transfer and the list goes on and on.  Some uses Bluetooth, WiFi or both but the most reliable way especially if you are transferring a lot of files is definitely via WiFi.

One great app I tried out and am sticking with is the Pics Assistant  for Mac (Free via App Store) and “Pics” for iOS devices (iPad/iPhone/iPod) (US$1.99) from Phyar Studio. The transfer is fast and it imports not only pictures but HD videos as well without losing any quality.  The “Pics” app for iOS devices act as a standalone photo album as well, a easy notch or two better than the native photo album.  The animated 3D interface is neat and resembles that of the Windows Mobile 7.  Check out the 3D interface in the video below.

Features:

  • View your photos in full resolution, no compressing, no quality losing.(*)
  • Very fast import photos and videos from camera roll, start organize your thousands of photos from now on!
  • Import HD videos without any quality losing.
  • View your photos in camera roll directly, it’s also treat as an album in App.
  • Add, delete, order albums, edit album name and properties. Move, delete photos and videos.
  • 4 Desktops. Organize your albums into different desktop, and you can lock the desktop instead of lock albums.
  • WiFi downloading and uploading, access photos and videos in all albums including camera roll.
  • Accept ZIP packet for uploading, you can upload hundreds of photos by one click! Progress indicator displayed on your device while uploading.
  • Synchronously display in web browser, all your changes made on your device would update to web browser automatically.
  • Photos and Videos filter inside the App and also provide for web browser, find videos much easier.
  • Passcode protection for locked albums and admin operations.
  • Native iPad support, now Pics is a universal App.
  • P2P Transfer. Transfer photos/videos to another iPhone/iPod touch/iPad with WiFi or Bluetooth connection.
  • AlbumSync with p2p transfer. Compare albums on two different devices and send photos not exist in remote album by one tap. if album not exist, Pics would create a new album on remote device to receive all photos. Your AlbumStyle settings would also be applied to remote album.
  • Complete retina display support…. and more.

For those who doesn’t want to spend money on any apps, there’s a free native solution which is direct importing to iPhoto upon connecting the USB cable to the iOS device (from eHow).

Procedures as follows -

  1. Launch the iPhoto application on your Mac computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using an iPhone USB cable.
  3. Highlight the name of your iPhone from the “Devices” list on the left side of the iPhoto window. You will now see thumbnails for the images stored on your iPhone.
  4. Click on the “Import All” button to transfer all of your iPhone pictures in your iPhoto library, or highlight specific images and click “Import Selected.”
  5. Wait for iPhoto to finish importing the pictures from your iPhone and then choose whether you want to delete the images on the phone.
  6. Click on the eject symbol next to the name of your iPhone, and then disconnect it from the computer.

Source – Phyar Studio, eHow

May 8, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iMac, iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4, Mac, OS X | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Writing App for Writers, Students or Just Anyone Who Writes on Mac – Scrivener 2.0 with Coupon

For those who write quite often, no matter whether you’re a student, housewife, screenwriter, poet or author, a good writing tool is definitely something that you should not overlook.

Be it a school essay, a thesis paper, a poem, a report, a script, a book or as minute as a household recipe, this application Scrivener just might be the perfect tool.

According to Scrivener, “Scrivener puts everything you need for structuring, writing and editing long documents at your fingertips. On the left of the window, the “binder” allows you to navigate between the different parts of your manuscript, your notes, and research materials, with ease. Break your text into pieces as small or large as you want – so you can forget wrestling with one long document. Restructuring your draft is as simple as drag and drop. Select a single document to edit a section of your manuscript in isolation, or use “Scrivenings” mode to work on multiple sections as though they were one: Scrivener makes it easy to switch between focussing on the details and stepping back to get a wider view of your composition.

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April 26, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Blogroll, Mac, OS X, Review | , , , , | 2 Comments

Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone, iPod & iPad now on Promotional Price – 50% Off

Wi-Fi Sync is reduced to US$4.99 until June 11

Wi-Fi Sync is currently on sale – 50% off over the next week. Get it from the Cydia Store today.

Wi-Fi Sync enables wireless syncing with iTunes at the touch of a button. Never go looking for that USB cable again. Sync from the car, bed or shed whenever it suits you.

Available now on the Cydia Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You won’t find it on the App Store. The app costs $9.99 $4.99 until June 11!

  • What can it sync? Everything that iTunes can sync over USB – music, apps, photos, contacts, calendars, email accounts, etc.
  • Does this work with iPhoto? No, and it never will, due to the way iPhoto connects to the iPhone. However, you can still sync photos using iTunes.
  • Is there a Tiger version available? Not yet, but I’m working on it.
  • Can I restore or update my iPhone using this app? No, you will be prompted by iTunes to connect the USB cable at some point during the process.
  • Can I temporarily exit the app on my PC or Mac, while I don’t need it? Unfortunately this isn’t possible due to the way Wi-Fi Sync takes over the entire sync process. Closing it would also disable sync via USB (until you restart or uninstall).

Source – getwifisync

June 5, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iPad, iPhone, iPod | , , , , , | 3 Comments

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Hiding your iPhone Pics

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Hiding your iPhone Pics”. Click here for the full read.

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Applications, Blogroll, CNET, iPhone, iPod | , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video & Review – Facebook for iPhone 3.0

For more details on the newest version of Facebook for iPhone 3.0, check out TechCrunch’s article, Facebook 3.0 May Be The Most Useful App On The iPhone Yet.

Source – TechCrunch, parislemon

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Applications, Facebook, iPhone, iPod, Review, Social Networking, Video | , , | 1 Comment

First Look Video – Bodega (App Store) for Mac

Caught this video from SoldierKnowsBest on Bodega, an iPhone/iPod App Store look-a-like for Mac applications.  Well, there isn’t a lot of apps on Bodega as of now but I’m sure this concept would be catching.  Check out this review video from SoldierKnowsBest.

Product link – Bodega (http://appbodega.com/)

Source – SoldierKnowsBest

August 9, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Mac, Review, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

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