Archive for October 2009

Mac Vs PC bashing

When Apple came up with the Mac Vs PC series of ads, it was brilliant. And it kinda helps a lot when Vista is full of problems. The advertisement actually addresses some of the problems that Vista users encounter.

Now that Windows 7 is out, I wasn’t really surprised that Apple released 3 new Mac Vs PC ads. It’s still the same style, except this time Apple is trying to bash something that isn’t exactly that bad actually. In fact, Windows 7 is still so far so good for most people.

Which makes you feel kinda sick when you see this advertisement. Seriously guys, time to move on.

HTC Flash Mob at Orchard Road

Remember the Flash Mob at Raffles place last friday? Well, there is another last Saturday at Orchard Road just outside Wisma. I went down to check it out. Didn’t managed to find a good position to record it. It’s the same dance move as the one at Raffles Place.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, the Flash Mob is organised by HTC to promote the upcoming launch of their latest mobile phone. They didn’t say which phone is it on the press release but I think most of us can guess it. *Cough* HTC Tattoo *Cough*. More on it after I attend their launch on Thursday evening.

On the side note: I think my camera is dying. The photo/video quality isn’t as good as before.

Bad news! Singapore will not be getting Palm Pre or WebOS device anytime soon

I just saw this bad news on a PreCentral. It was an email from a Palm spokesperson regarding the availability (or rather unavailability) of Palm Pre or any WebOS devices in Australia. Although the reply is to Jason from Auto Lingography in Australia, it also reveal that Palm Pre or any WebOS device will not be available in Singapore (or rather, the entire Asia Pacific region) anytime soon.

At this moment in time, we do not yet have any plans to launch the Palm Pre or any of our new WebOS products in Asia Pacific. Our focus right now is to establish a strong presence in North America and Europe. However, we do not discount the possibility of offering this new range of products at a later date.

It is therefore not a rumor that Palm has significantly reduced its presence in the region to one of operational support to our existing customers requiring our in-warranty services and technical support for our sold products.

This is a pretty sad news to all the Palm Fans out there. We thought that the recent launch of the 3G version Palm Pre in Germany means that Palm Pre might be coming to Singapore soonish? But I guess we are wrong. Palm is going to focus on North America and Europe for the time being. It might be a good strategy for the Palm in the short term but they will definitely need to make their product available in more countries in order to get a bigger market share. iPhone is doing very well and Android is slowly picking up pace. Palm need to get more users and developers onboard the WebOS platform. They already lost PalmOS. I hope they don’t make any big mistakes and lose WebOS too.

I wonder if anyone in Singapore is going to buy a Palm Pre from Germany.

Don’t just read your notes, you must practice too!

Uber cool video done by Meridian Junior College Mathematics Department. Power.

How come I don’t have such stylo teachers back in my poly days?

Flash Mob at Raffles Place

This happen yesterday at Raffles Place (23 Oct 09)

I know this is not the first time that we had flash mob in Singapore. But always nice to see people doing it in Singapore.