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Apple new MacBook and MacBook Pro

, posted: 27-Feb-2008 07:56

Now they come with Penryn core. With MacBook speed bumped to 2.4GHz on the "Better" and "Best", and not just that... they too come with 2GB memory as standard (about time!)

The MacBook Pro has got the speed bumped up to 2.5GHz on 17" with option to CTO to 2.6GHz.

And they all will have multitouch pad built in, so they can be as cool as their sister Air.

I have hold off trying/wanting to get a MacBook/Pro because the imminent upgrade was due very very soon a (read the entire post)...



[Update] Logitech Harmony 880 Review

, posted: 21-Feb-2008 19:40

Recently I just got a Logitech Harmony 880 after many months of consideration, and to replace a handful of remote controls. So head over here and have a read.

It is also my first proper review... hope it is worth the read.

Cheers.

Update: I've added a link to the Harmony Remote member site. From here you can create an account and check out the (poor) web version of the application you use for Harmony Remotes. If you're a new buy, this can be useful to check (read the entire post)...



Faulty RAM sparked a reborn for SBS@home

, posted: 20-Jan-2008 11:43

On the third week of 2008 (14-18 January 2008), my once honky-dory SBS 2003 R2 was running happily and quietly on our dresser drawer, doing its job with sorting out incoming and outgoging emails without worries.

However during this particular week, Mohican has been running quite erratically and BSoD few times during the week. It's not just a "Oops! Did I do that?" of BSoD and restart, it is a "BOOM! SURPRISE!" BSoD and restart.

On Friday morning, as I checked on it remo (read the entire post)...



Creative Zen Stone Plus 2GB [Black]

, posted: 11-Dec-2007 16:36

Mmm... I have never thought I'll get a digital audio player with small capacity like 2GB... but Creative Zen Stone Plus is small and petite and very very nice to hold and operate. It's slightly larger than Apple Ipod Suffle Gen-2, but it has more functions than that - FM radio, OLED 64x64 display, Date/Time, Equaliser, Microphone/Recorder.

I got mine from DSE for $129.95, which I reckon is a good buy.

2GB is amble for most audio satisfaction. I have loaded 233 songs, wh (read the entire post)...



Imate Ultimate 9502 Announced

, posted: 23-Oct-2007 21:21

This may ultimately be my next WinMo device. Just announced in USA the latest Imate WinMo6 Pro device with so far the best features any WinMo users have been asking for.

Imagine a VGA screen, HS*PA 3.5G Quad Band GSM and TriBand UMTS. XGA output, slidescreen reveal-thumbboard. 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM. with integrated GPS and WIFI and Bluetooth. All packed into a case same as a Jasjam. That's an impressive device! And I want one!

Head over to Imate's website and check ou (read the entire post)...



[Update] PS3 40GB Backward Compatibility goes AWOL

, posted: 9-Oct-2007 11:24

I'm sure this has been mentioned in few other tech and games sites, and I feel contented to voice my opinion with this Sony's move.

It's bad enough to have an overpriced game console (or is it an affordable Blu-Ray player?). Despite it is potentially be used as Digital TV PVR in the coming months (perhaps?), a good DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) device.

The new 40GB model will be totally stripped of any backward compatibility with PS2 titles, previously PAL syst (read the entire post)...



New HP WM vs Imate WM

, posted: 11-Sep-2007 09:26

Seeing that, HP recently relaunching-reannouncing their new iPaq line for business sector... their iPaq 600 series looks pretty good. While on the other corner, imate has finally revealed a couple of their "Ultimate" range.

The two that I think may win my appeal for the next upgrade are both HP iPaq 610c and imate Ultimate 8150.

In short comparison, imate wins an edge with its 2.6" VGA touchscreen (vs. HP's 2.8" QVGA). Both are similarily built in terms of physical dime (read the entire post)...



My secret admiration for...

, posted: 6-Sep-2007 09:59

... Ipod Touch.

Before anyone calling me an hypocrite... I like technology and gadgets that work towards my favour and my needs...

I have Creative PMC and when it first came out, it suits my need and I was very much in love with it. (I still do though). Seeing its potential to sync with Media Centre PC was a huge bonus in my book. However PMC development seem to have scaled back to near non-existence, though Toshiba been keeping it alive, just faintly. Much of PMC's gut (read the entire post)...



Vista on TabletKiosk eo i7210

, posted: 8-Jun-2007 08:55

Right... many weeks have passed and after a bit of trouble with my UMPC (it broke but repaired now...), I finally had the time to use it again. And life couldn't be better this week when I noticed TabletKiosk has released the beta BIOS and beta Vista drivers. *mysteriously the BIOS has gone 404.

So I tried (once again) to see how useful i7210 can be with Vista installed. As with many other UMPC users, good 80% of us have our UMPC preinstalled with Windows XP Pro with Tablet PC and T (read the entire post)...



Vodafone flagship store in Chch

, posted: 17-May-2007 22:27

Vodafone store at Colombo St in Christchurch is undergoing a renovation since late April. Just today, as I walked past the front of the store, I stole a peek at the inside and it is looking very much like the Wellington's flagship store at lambton Quay.

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