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Now You Can Upload Your iPhone/iPod Touch Movies to YouTube Via Capture App

Only available for iPhone and iPod Touch via the App Store for the time being, Android version coming soon.

Source – YouTube

December 18, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iPhone 5, iPod, iPod Touch, Video, Youtube | , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Look Videos of the New Evernote Skitch

Source – Evernote

September 20, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 5, iOS 6, iPad2, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod, Mac, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Red Friday Sale – Today – 6 January 2012

This is it, Apple Red Friday Sale, hop over to this link to check it out, http://store.apple.com/hk/browse/lunar_new_year/red_friday. The following are some of the hot items at a not so much surprise discounted price –

  • iPad 2 starting from HK$3,888 reduced to starting from HK$3,578, savings of HK$310 to HK$410 for different models
  • MacBook Air starting from HK$7,688 reduced to starting from HK$6,918, savings of HK$770 for all models
  • iMac starting from HK$9,188 reduced to starting from HK$8,418, savings of HK$770 for all models

Stingy is the only word that came to my mind. Apple, thought you could do better.

Source – Apple

January 6, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Event, Hong Kong, iMac, iPad2, iPod, Store | , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Skype iOS App to Launch Soon for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Skype iOS app to launch soon for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch”. Click here for the full read.


December 26, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Applications, iOS 4, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Skype | , , , , | Leave a comment

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


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

Rumored Apple Keynote Event on 9 September 2009 – Possible New iPods?

Multiple sources indicated that there might be a new release of the new generation of iPods with the possible inclusion of a camera and microphone.  Speculations indicated that the three possible versions are of 16, 32 and 64GB were a price tag of US$199, US$299 and US$399 respectively. Possible upgrade to iTunes 9 is said to be included as well.

As for the Apple Tablet, according to Gizmodo, “They went on to say that although the project (Apple Tablet) has been going on under various names between four and six years, the first prototype was built around the end of 2008. Adding, “The time to market from first prototype is generally 6-9 months.” That would place the device’s release date in this holiday season. (Think not) They then said, “There was a question of what OS the device would run, too.” So the chances of it being announced at the upcoming keynote event is highly unlikely.

Stay tuned for more.

Source – Gizmodo

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Event, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPod, iTunes, Mac, Tablet PCs | , , , | 1 Comment

My Gears + Review – Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 on iPhone 3Gs

Ever since I got my iPhone 3Gs, been wanting to get a new pair of Bluetooth headset to listen to my podcasts as my Plantronics Voyager 855 finally gave up on me (the connection on the detachable earpiece cable worn off), though still work on mono.  Been shopping around this past weekend and didn’t do much research into what the newest BT headsets have to offer (now this is dumb).

The design of the Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 caught my eyes and I ditched out the dough right away, purely shopping on impulse and this is where the problem starts…..(only apply to iPhone 3G or 3Gs)



For the sound quality, the HBH-IS800 is considered one of the best BT headsets I’ve used (Plantronics Voyager 855, Philips SBH7100, Jabra BT8010 and Plantronics Pulsar 590A). The design is neat and clean with one button controlling practically everything, see pic below.



The headset comes with a clip for you to add onto the headset cable so to allow you to clip it to your shirt collar or jacket.


So the sound quality is good and the design neat, what’s the catch then….

Continue reading

July 28, 2009 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Bluetooth, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPod, My Gears, Review | , , , , , | 23 Comments

Three Hong Kong is Updating all iPhones 3G with MMS

Just received a SMS from Three Hong Kong saying that they will activate my MMS account before 26 June.  The SMS also stated that iPhone 3.0 OS will be ready for download for locals in Hong Kong from 1am onwards on 18 June 2009.  WOOT.

June 17, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPod, Mobile Phone, Software | , , , | Leave a comment

Are We Ready for iPhone 3.0? Two More Days to Go

Extracted from my CNET Asia Blog.

Mark your calendar if you haven’t , two more days to go before the launch of iPhone 3.0 OS.  If you don’t own an iPhone, quit reading.  If you do, apart from just sitting here waiting, start wondering what the new OS would do good for you.

What’s good? well…. maybe

  • cut, copy and paste;
  • MMS (hmm… can your carrier handle that?);
  • tethering – act as modem to your Mac or PC so to be able to share internet connection (only if you’re that mobile);
  • find my phone (gee, this is a joke…. only if you’re subscribed to MobileMe);
  • HTTP-based streaming audio and video (isn’t your iPhone slow enough?);
  • full GPS (again, we hit the speed issue here); and
  • Bluetooth muti-player gaming capabilities (no comment on that one).

As for what’s bad….. my only concern is how the laggy would the iPhone 3G be with the new 3.0 OS.  Guess we will find out in two days.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, CNET, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPod, Software | , , , | Leave a comment

iPhanatics 2.0 @ California – 21 April 2009


iPhanatics’ second gathering is on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at California @ Ground floor,California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street in Lan Kwai Fong, Central.

Come and join them for another hour of iPhone fun: This month’s focus will be on games, how to use your iPhone overseas and there’ll have a bunch of local iPhone developers come out and do live demonstrations of their Apps for the Hong Kong and International marketplace.

Co-organized by Beansbox and Popcorn Media Network. With Popcorn’s blogs Butterboom.com and Neonpunch.com as media sponsors.

For more info and sign ups, go to www.iphanatics.com.

April 16, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Event, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPod | , , , | Leave a comment

Finger – Turning Your iPhone/iPod into a Chinese Writing Tablet


My buddy Belle Liu over at Beansbox just teamed up with Headnix and Zendesk this past week by launching one exciting application for both your iPhone/iPod and Mac (PC Support coming soon).  Finger is a great application that automatically pairs up your iPhone and your Mac over WiFi and then turning your iPhone as an input tablet.  Just like using your Chinese input method on your iPhone while composing email or SMS.

The app currently cost US$7.99 and is available via http://thisfinger.com.

Check it out, sure you’re gonna love it.

March 22, 2009 Posted by | Applications, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, iPod, Mac, Productivity | , , | Leave a comment

All You Want to Know About iPhone 3.0

Finally cut and paste is here, LOL. Well, what else is new? Apple also added spotlight search; shake to shuffle; notes sync; WiFi auto-login; voice memo; MMS and many more. Check out the following articles for more info, all good read.

Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, adds copy and paste, Spotlight search, plenty more from Engadget

Engadget’s article with some nice pics on the new OS, iPhone OS 3.0 hands-on!

Apple posts iPhone event video from MacWorld

Apple sets $10 price for iPod touch 3.0 software, free for iPhones from iLounge

and lastly, the official iPhone OS preview page where you can watch the presentation.

Source – Engadget, ChillaFrilla, MacWorld, iLounge, Apple

March 18, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Event, iPhone, iPod, Review, Video | , , | Leave a comment