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What’s Great with Windows 8: The Features

Looks like cloud computing is influencing the next-generation PC operating system with more and more mobile-like features are introduced for PC OS, starting with Apple’s OS X Lion and now Microsoft’s Windows 8. Here are some features that would be introduced in the new Windows OS. 1. New Windows Phone-Like User Interface Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 will have a tiles-based interface and it is called Immersive. It looks similar to the one seen on Windows Phone 7 and it is going to be used targeted for tablets as well. 2. Windows Live Integration Windows 8 preview suggests that you’ll be able to use your Windows Live (or Hotmail) account to log into your Windows 8 computer 3. Cloud Integration The Windows 8 Explorer interface…

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Samsung Galaxy S I9000 Gingerbread 2.3.3 Update for Malaysia

Samsung has released its Gingerbread 2.3.3 Update  for Samsung Galaxy S last month but as noted, not all countries are getting the update at the same time. For Malaysian users, the update is available for download and install via Samsung KIES. To get the update, please ensure you get the latest version of KIES here. Once your Samsung Galaxy S is connected, a prompt for new firmware update will appear. For step-by-step guide, if you’re new, please refer to this post by Adino. The upgrade from Froyo 2.2/2.2.1 to Gingerbread 2.3.3 offers even greater user experience, with features including: Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience. Upgraded Usability…

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The 5 Irresistible A’s of Exabytes’ EBiz Plus Package

When I first decided to switch from free blog hosting to a paid home, it took me about 3 months to finally come to decision. Yes, I spent 3 freaking months in 2005 scouting for a reliable and value-for-money web hoster and when I was introduced to Exabytes by a friend, the rest they say was history. I aimed for a local web hosting company as my target audience is largely from Malaysia. The first package that I subscribed to was Ebiz Plus 1 for my university project and it was registered on 05/05/2005 (It was unintentional, in fact I only realised this special date like weeks later). A few months later, two days before Christmas (23/12/2005), I registered the same package for my current…

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Xunlei Thunder 7 Free Download and English Guide

China’s Thunder Networking Technologies, released the latest version of their famous download manager (Xunlei or Thunder 7 Version 7.1.8.2300) not so long ago. Despite its update, its consistency in ensuring high-speed download has never been questioned. However, recently  Xunlei web portal has blocked external IPs (except from China, Hong Kong and Macau) from getting access to their pool of download resources (e.g. Gougou). It can still be used to download files from other resources. It includes support on direct http download, emule and torrents. Another downside of the latest version is that Thunder Networking Technologies has made it difficult to add other language packs. This could be their efforts to ensure that the software can only be used by the Chinese community. So you’ll just have…

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iPhone 5 will be named iPhone 4S and released in September 2011 (Rumours)

According to the latest rumours (which are not confirmed nor denied by Apple), the much-anticipated iPhone 5 will be named as iPhone 4S to signal a minor upgrade from its predecessor iPhone 4. Peter Misek (an analyst from Jeffries), as quoted on Forbes, mentioned that the upcoming iPhone 4S will include minor cosmetic changes and HSPA+ support (no mentioning of 4G though), with an upgrade to A5 dual-core processor and better cameras. The iPhone 4S powered by A5 dual-core chip has been started to making the round in April 2011 after a new iPhone prototype seeded to high-end game developers had been known to have an unofficial name of iPhone 4S, and was spotted running on an A5 chip. There is still some uncertainties on…

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Office Web App: Office Suite is Now Free and On the Cloud

Microsoft recently launched Office Web App, which actually place its No .1 productivity suite Microsoft Office on the cloud. It’s available for free and users can access it via their Live account at http://office.live.com. This is sort of challenging Google Docs as one of the favourite productivity apps on the cloud. However, Office Web App has its value since it is directly linked with the desktop software. Do try it out and share your views! Kuala Lumpur, 11th May 2011 – Today, Microsoft Malaysia launched Office Web Apps and gave all Malaysians free access to the world’s leading suite of office productivity tools. Office Web Apps are the free online companions to the Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications that many people already…

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Maxis Now Offers Motorola Xoom and Dell Streak 5

Maxis now offers two new models into their list of tablets for Maxis subscribers, Motorola Xoom and Dell Streak 5. The Motorola Xoom is priced at RM2,499, which is bundled with Motorola Defy to allow better connectivity for your Xoom. Dell Streak 5 is offered for 12-month and 24-month contract on Maxis Value Plus plan plus data plan.     Check out Maxis website for more details.

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