Archive for October 2010

Review: iTwin

Some of you might have heard of this product call iTwin from TechCrunch 50 2009. iTwin is a consumer device which provides Plug & Play Remote File Access. It is designed in Singapore and assembled in Malaysia.

When I first heard about iTwin, I thought to myself: Why would anyone want to buy this? There are many ways to do file transfer between 2 computers. You can do remote desktop. You can send thru msn or email. Most of the methods are free of charge. Why bother spending money to get the iTwin?

Well honestly, the iTwin might not be a suitable product for the geeks. The geeks most slightly won’t appreciate the simplicity of the iTwin. But I do see the beauty of iTwin among the normal computers who are not so tech savvy. iTwin is very easy to use. Just plug it into your computer, run the setup and you are ready to share file on your end. Simply drag and drop the files you wish to share into iTwin application (Which looks a lot like Window’s File Explorer). It’s that easy. Anyone who know how to plug in a USB device will know how to setup remote file access. I think my 7 year old nephew can do it too.

And you don’t need to worry about security. The files transfer are in 256-bit AES encryption. You can password protect your iTwin to prevent unauthorized access. And if you lose 1 of the Twin, just login to iTwin’s website to disable it. That’s how secure and simple the iTwin is.

But the whole iTwin system is still a little rough on the edges. You can still see iTwin System folder in My Computer even when the Twin is not being plugged in. Ideally, it should be hidden until you plug in a Twin into your USB port. But that’s not a big issue.

Currently, iTwin only supports Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. No MacOS support yet but understand that they are working on it.

iTwin is great for non tech savvy computer users who wants to share file remotely. And those geeks who are lazy to setup remote file sharing. Like me.

In short:
Easy to setup remote file access system

Likes:
Easy to setup
256-bit AES encryption
Disabling access remotely

Dislikes:
No MacOS support

PIONEER Magazine now available on iPad

PIONEER Magazine is now available on the iPad.

I don’t have a iPad to try it out. But from the video, it seems like you can get videos and additional pictures related to the article. And it’s definitely more stylo to read it on the iPad.

Have you tried the PIONEER Magazine on iPad? Let me know how you feel about it. :)

Your phone is dirtier than toilet handle

It’s not surprising that your phone is dirtier than toilet handle. After all, previous reports shows that your keyboard is 5 times dirtier than a toilet bowl.

So you might ask how much dirtier is a phone? Well, according to a recent study, a touchscreen phone is 18 times dirtier than toilet handle. YES! Mobile phones harbor 18 times more bacteria than a flush handle in a typical men’s restroom.

And if you think about it, we usually wash our hands after touching the toilet handle. But do you wash your hands after touching your phone? EEK!!!!

I’m not going to borrow touchscreen phone from others ever again.

PS: The report didn’t include Candy Bar or Qwerty form factor phone. But I guess it’s more or less the same. Still…… EEK!!!!

Sesame Street Old Spice parody: Smell like a monster

More Old Spice spoof. I just can’t get enough of these. This time, its Sesame Street. Brilliant!

I’m on a horse….. moo… cow.

Will it blend? – Old Spice

Blendtec’s Will it blend made a spoof on the Old Spice. Super funny.

Where are you? You are on the set of Will it blend with the man your man can blend like