Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

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

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Videos

Starting at US$199, gee, I want one.  This baby has the horsepower, battery, screen estate …….. ah…… too bad Hong Kong not one of the first available cities.

Source – bayridge0329, CNET

June 28, 2012 Posted by | Android, Gadgets n Gizmos, Google, Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Wall Street Journal’s Take on Microsoft Surface Tablet

“A lot of open questions” pretty much sums up what most people think about the Microsoft Surface.

Source – WSJ

June 24, 2012 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Microsoft, Tablet, Video, Windows 8 | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad Reviews and Walkthroughs

With the release of the Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad, more and more video reviews are coming out.  Today, we take a look at the first couple ones to find out more about the app.

Source – Photoshop, myjailbreakmovies, MattsMacintosh via PASM Workshop

March 4, 2012 Posted by | Adobe, Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iPad2, Photography, Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop Touch for iPad, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – Honeycomb vs Ice Cream Sandwich on the Motorola Xoom

Great video review from guys over at Pocketnow where they square off the Honeycomb against the Ice Cream Sandwich.  If you want to know a bit more on the shortcomings of the Honeycomb on tablet, check out the following video from Pocketnow as well. Enjoy.

Source – Pocketnow

January 26, 2012 Posted by | Android, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Review, Tablet, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video(s) at the Galaxy Note

The Galaxy Note is officially launched last week in Hong Kong and the price tag for it is HK$5,590 (US$717) for no contract. Check out the video. More videos after the jump.

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November 14, 2011 Posted by | Android, Mobile Phone, Tablet | , , , , , | Leave a comment

7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab 16GB WiFi Version now HK$2,988 Only

This just in. Samsung just announced the 7″ Galaxy Tab 16GB WiFi version for US$349 and Hong Kong list price is officially set at HK$2,988.

This comes ahead of Apple’s iPad 2 launch in Hong Kong.  For those who bought the 3G+WiFi version a while back, hmm…. I know how you all feel.  With the Personal Hotspot available on the iPhone, who needs 3G on the tablet really.  For those who want to get their hands on the Galaxy Tab, now’s the great chance with this new WiFi version.

According to Samsung, we should expect local availability after the official U.S. launch on 10 April 2011, probably towards the end of the month.

April 8, 2011 Posted by | News Related, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Tablet | , , | 6 Comments

My iPad is in DA HOUSE

Just a quick post.  Finally can’t stand the heat and grabbed one on Friday off the Wanchai Computer Center, HK$6,500 for 32GB, fairly steep price.

Been playing around for two days and have noted that there are still a few questions amongst the users out there, see if I can clear out some of those.

  1. USB charging.  Noted a lot of people been posting the question regarding charging the iPad via USB, or problems should I say as for most of the non-Mac machines, the screen shows “Not Charging” when plugged into a PC.   I tested this extensively on three PCs and noted that since the iPad needs / requires 10W to charge up, it would show “Not Charging” on the screen, however, the iPad IS being charged under the hood, just a lot slower.  Reason behind this is that most PC’s USB doesn’t produce 10W power.  So fear not. Example, say if you have 50% left on your iPad and you plug it into your PC’s USB slot, wait half an hour or so and you will notice that the battery has gone up.  Another way to check it is just install the free app, “Pad Info”, once launched, you’ll noticed that it would state whether the battery is currently under charged.
  2. Do one really need a US iTunes account to get iPad apps? the answer is no.  Say for Hong Kong’s iTunes Store, although under Apps it would not show the iPad-specific apps, you can still search for them and they will show up, allowing you to buy it right on the spot, tnly thing that doesn’t show are the comments from US users.
  3. How to get / open a iTunes US account in Hong Kong? The easiest way is to get hold of an iTunes Gift Card, best to get it from a reputable outlet, say like Mactivity, but the rate of course is a lot higher (HK$188 for US$15 face value) than on eBay or Taobao.

Well, so much for now, gonna go watch some hoops playoff games.  Will update more along the way.

April 19, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, iPad, My Gears | , , , | 16 Comments

iPad Alternative – Neofonie WePad Tablet

cnet-logo.jpgMy new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “iPad Alternative – Neofonie WePad Tablet”. Click here for the full read.

We first saw the Neofonie Wepad at this year’s CES (see the following video shot by the guys at Neofonie), the final spec was finally announced this week, let’s see how it matches up with the iPad.

Screen size: 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display [WePad][WINS] vs 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display [iPad]

Processor: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor [WePad][WINS] vs 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip [iPad]

Battery life: 6 hours [WePad] vs 10 hours [iPad][WINS]

Webcam: YES, 1.3 megapixel camera [WePad][WINS] vs NOT YET HERE [iPad]

Flash Adobe Air: YES [WePad][WINS] vs NO [iPad]

Expansion: 2 USB ports and flash card reader [WePad][WINS] vs NONE [iPad]

Radio: UMTS modem [WePad][WINS] vs Wi-Fi + 3G (depends on model)[iPad]

Apart from the above, the WePad also features the Google Android OS (meaning access to Android Market) and open eBook standards.  Sounds neat right? The WePad is expected to be available in April (in Germany).

Source – WePad

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Android, Apple, Blogroll, CNET, iPad, Tablet PCs | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video Preview – Microsoft Courier

Coming from a tablet user for the past 10+ years, I can tell you that this Microsoft Courier idea, if it works, would surely be one of the hottest thing to come but given Microsoft’s past track record, especially with their half heart support for OneNote and other Tablet devices and associated softwares…… I don’t know.  I surely hope it will be different this time around. Guess only time will tell.

Source – Gizmodo via myblogiphone

September 30, 2009 Posted by | Applications, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, Microsoft, Software, Tablet PCs | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Wacom Intuos 3 6×11 Tablet is in DA House

Loving it, working great with Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom 2 as well.  The pen-strokes are just awesome.  Goodbye to my Wacom Bamboo.

Source – Inago1278

September 22, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears | , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

source – TabletBlog by thoughtfix

October 23, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Nokia, Review, Video | , | 2 Comments

   

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