Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Tweetbot’s iCloud Sync Across Platform is Awesome

This ain’t rocket science, why can’t someone come up with this a lot sooner.

Source – iDownloadBlog

April 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iCloud, iOS 5, Social Media, Social Networking, Tweetbot, Twitter | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday Hong Kong v.56.0 – 14 March 2012

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday, 14 March 2012, at Bisous Hong Kong, 9th Floor, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, 0000 Central District, Hong Kong.

A regular and vocal member of the Web Wednesday audience, Peter Dingle will be sharing the future of computing, be it tablets, ultra-thin laptops, brain plug-ins or holographic touch screens. Peter is the Interactive Marketing Manager for Intel in APAC so has plenty of great and inside-out stories to share.

Check out Intel’s latest creative move, “Pop-Up Theatre” – 60 Ultrabooks, choreographed to create the first human digital billboard: http://popuptheater.intel.com/

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, which includes one complimentary drink, an enlightening talk, high-quality networking and the chance to win lucky draw prizes.

The event will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

March 12, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Google’s Buzz to take on Facebook


My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Google’s Buzz to take on Facebook”. Click here for the full read.

Source – Google

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET, Facebook, Google, Social Networking | , , , , | Leave a comment

Facebook 3.0 for iPhone is Out But Not Showing Up on Application Updates

Just installed mine and loving the all new interface.  One thing though, for a lot of us, the new update won’t show up on the Applications Update Page on the App Store, so the best way to work around it is to go to App Store and download it as a new app.  Since it’s a free app, there should not be a problem.  Just install it over the old version and you’re done.  Enjoy.

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Applications, Facebook, iPhone, Social Networking | , , , | Leave a comment

Skype for iPhone is Live

Image from Engadget

Image from Engadget

Back in January, we blogged about Skype coming to iPhone.  Well, it’s finally here.  According to Engadget, Skype is releasing the iPhone version on Tuesday, Japan’s version went live earlier, nothing for Hong Kong yet.  Also BlackBerry users will have their own Skype around May.

An interesting point noted in Engadget’s article is that “the Skype app works over WiFi only (not over EDGE or 3G data) and supports calls to SkypeOut contacts in addition to many of the other features you’ve used from the desktop client. iPod touch owners will require earphones with an embedded mic to talk.”

Source – Engadget

March 31, 2009 Posted by | Applications, BlackBerry, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Skype, Social Networking | , , , , | 2 Comments

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Geekamania–solution to social networking?


My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Geekamania–solution to social networking?”. Click here for the full read.

Extracts from the article……

“When I scrolled down the list of the so-called awarding-winning services that Geekamania provides, I just can’t stop wondering who would have come up with a such a whacky idea. Its services include:

  • Design, setup and maintenance of personalized profile pages on all the popular Web 2.0 “social-networking” sites, including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Tumblr, Flickr, and more.
  • Daily updates to your pages with smart, “hip” musings and status quotes, so you can focus on your real life, like paying bills, enjoying movies, playing with the kids, drinking heavily at work, and not having sex.
  • You give us all your personal information–your darkest secrets, weirdest fantasies, frequent medications, favorite foods, bitterest resentments, embarrassing musical tastes, sexual hangups, and so on–and we do the rest. No logging in, no passwords to remember, and best of all, no actual personality to worry about. Don’t have a personality? No problem. We can make one up for you.
  • Monthly reports of all account activity–funny messages, revealing pictures, and so on–printed out and mailed straight to your home via the trusty ol’ post office, because you hate your damn computer and can’t remember your AOL login and don’t even get you started on those f__king cell phones.
  • Hopeful Hookup Detection–Our proprietary algorithm scans all your incoming messages for suggestive keywords and flirty behavior, on the remote chance that you might actually get laid some time in the near future, but of course, you probably won’t because you’re too terrified to followup and/or appear naked in front of another human.
  • Ex-Lover SlutMaker–A special addon service where we casually befriend your ex-lover or spouse, and then start dropping nasty hints and posting ugly rumors about what a true bastard/bitch he/she really is, not to mention his/her secret obsession with bestiality and German fetish porn.
  • And so on…”

February 22, 2009 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Blogroll, CNET, Social Networking | , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – I Officially Quit Twitter


My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “I Officially Quit Twitter”. Click here for the read.

The above vid from MegaWhatTV talks about why people hates Twitter, do you agree?

Source – MegaWhatTV

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Blogroll, CNET, Gadgets n Gizmos, Social Networking, Software | , , , , , | Leave a comment