Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Google’s own Facebook App – Social Gadgets for iGoogle

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Google’s own Facebook App – Social Gadgets for iGoogle”. Click here for the full read.

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET, Google, Social Networking | , , , | Leave a comment

iPhone 3GS (Import Version) – Hong Kong Street Price for Import Version

[Updated: 13 August 2009] The going rate for 16GB is HK$6,348 (US$814) whilst the 32GB is faring HK$7,358 (US$943) from http://www.cheaphk.com, TEL:3488-4804 FAX:3007-3425.

[7 June 2009] Prices dropped following 3HK’s announcement of the official launch on 10 July.  Street price for imported 16GB version now HK$6,680 (US$856) and for the 32GB, HK$7,680 (US$985).

[30 June 2009] Wow, the prices jetted back up this week.  Latest 16GB version going for HK$8,398 (US$1,076) and HK$9,668 (US$1,239) for 32GB (available from http://www.cheaphk.com, TEL:3488-4804 FAX:3007-3425)

[24 June 2009] Two days, what a difference it made.  With the influx of imported iPhone 3GS, the prices dropped drastically today.  The 16GB version of iPhone 3GS is faring HK$5,500 (US$705) whilst the 32GB at HK$6,800 (US872).

[23 June 2009] They’re here in Hong Kong, just 3 days after the offical launch in US, the iPhone 3GS 16GB import version finally made it here.  Take a wide guess on the price tag……

HK$8,500 (US$1,090) for 16GB version….ouch.

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Street Price | , , , | 7 Comments

Next Mac OS X Version – Snow Leopard Close to Release

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With the release of the Developer Preview seed, build 10A432, as well known as the Golden Master for 10.6 today, we can expect the release of the newest version of the Mac OS X Snow Leopard sometime next month.  Stay tuned.

Source – GearLive

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Mac, Software | , , | Leave a comment

HTC Hero is Almost Here

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They’re almost here.  PCCW mobile is now taking orders (HK$300 deposit) for HTC Hero. According to local sources, the phone should be available by end of August. Still no details on pricing yet, but expect the formal announcement within a few days.

August 12, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, HTC | , , , | 2 Comments

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 and High Speed Sync

Once again, Mark Wallace over at SnapFactory got yet another great tutorial vid on PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 and high speed sync. So far, Pocket Wizard only have the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 out for the Canon (HK availability soon). Nikon will be shipping later this Fall and still no words on Sony.

August 10, 2009 Posted by | Accessories, Canon, Photography, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Falling in Love All Again with Pocket Informant for iPhone

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Falling in Love All Again with Pocket Informant for iPhone”. Click here for the full read.

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August 10, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Applications, Blogroll, CNET, iPhone | , , , , | Leave a 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

My Gears – iPhone 3G 16GB Unlock for Sale

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Prime condition and no scratches.  16GB version.  Unlock from 3HK, warranty have expired.  Email me (gadget@hkphooey.hk) if you’re interested.  Selling price is HK$3,400 (non-negotiable).

Thanks for the great response guys, the iPhone is sold.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, iPhone, My Gears | , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Facebook Letting Third-party Advertisers Use You – SAY NO

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Facebook Letting Third-party Advertisers Use You–SAY NO”. Click here for the full read.

August 4, 2009 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET, Facebook, Social Networking | , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – iPhone 3GS vs HTC Hero

Awesome versus video of the iPhone 3GS and the HTC Hero from phonedog.com.  Check out this 10 minutes long video, enjoy.

I don’t regret getting my iPhone 3GS.

Source – phonedog

August 1, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, iPhone, Review, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment