The HP TouchPad is perhaps the best discontinued product in the market. HP recently roll out WebOS 3.0.477 for the TouchPad. To get the update, simply go to Settings/System Updates. The update is 53mb and can be updated over the air.

This is just a minor update. The biggest noticeable difference is the left and right scrolling in the Launcher. The update made the scrolling much smoother and easier. There is supposed to be some changes to the App Catalog but I didn’t notice much difference.
Oh, and HP finally include a Camera App on the TouchPad. Haha.

iPod is 10 years old today. Happy Birthday!

The iPod was announced on 23 October 2011 at a rented auditorium near Apple’s Cupertino campus.

The first iPod used a 5GB Toshiba hard drive, can store up to 1000 songs and has a battery life of 10 hours. It uses Firewire and is only supported on Mac.
The first iPod wasn’t a huge success. It cost $399 and does not have Windows support. It took Apple almost 1 1/2 years to sell 1 million iPods. But they managed to sell their 2nd million 6 months later. By end of 2004, Apple had sold 10 million iPod. And the rest is history…..

Remember the SBS Transit IRIS iPhone App? They just rolled out a new update recently and here’s the description.

Enable advertisement feature? Seriously, why would anyone want to update their app for this “feature”?
I can understand if a 3rd party developer put advertisement to earn money. But this App is by SBS Transit to inform their customers of the bus arrival time. Like that also want to put advertisement? The recent fare hike not enough meh?
By the way, this picture was stolen from mrbrown. I don’t know why he still using this App. I deleted it after a few weeks.

I know it’s call a Smart Cover. But I didn’t know that it is so smart until it can help you break into a password locked iPad 2. Apparently, there is a security flaw with the latest iOS 5 update which allows anyone to easily bypass the iPad 2 password easily with a Smart Cover. (Or any cover with magnets)
How to re-create it:
1) Lock a password protected iPad 2
2) Hold down power button until iPad 2 reaches turn off slider
3) Close Smart Cover
4) Open Smart Cover
5) Click cancel on the bottom of the screen

The good thing about this is that you can only access the last opened Apps. And if you are on the home screen before you lock your iPad 2, then whoever bypass the password using this method can only see what kind of apps you have on your iPad.
It’s not a very major flaw. Apple will definitely fix this bug soon in the next update. In the meantime, if you have anything confidential, just make sure you exit that app before locking your iPad 2. Or disable Smart Cover unlocking.
PS: This is not the first time Apple have such security flaw on their iOS. Previously there is a flaw which allows people to bypass iPhone password via the emergency call.

Canon recently launched the Canon EOS-1D X, an integration between the EOS 1D and 1Ds product lines. This integration realizes Canon’s vision of combining shooting speed and image quality into a single form factor.

The best part about the EOS-1D X is the record breaking 12 frames per second continuous shooting speed, making it the fastest full frame DSLR in the world.
Other key features include:
– Dual DIGIC 5+ image processor
– 18.1MP full-frame (35mm) sensor
– Image noise control improved by 2 stops
– Next generation high-density reticular 61-point AF system
– New shutter unit with carbon fibre shutter blades promises 400,000 shutter count
– Advanced EOS Movie features for better compatibility with video production workflows
– Dust-proof and drip-proof magnesium alloy body, with new carrier wave-based dust removal system