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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Is this iPhone for you...??

Its out now... the new iPhone 3GS. Its very very much better then the predecessor. With a better battery life, video capability, MMS, Cut & Paste option, enhanced Camera and a 32gb storage... I guess it getting closer to being a complete mobile device. After using the 16gb 3G iPhone for nearly a year now, I am quite pleased with all the enhancement. It really covers all the grievances that an existing iPhone user like myself are facing now. And with better pricing package, I am pretty sure there will be alot of crossover user from other makes that will be getting their hands on the new iPhone. Thats Apple, placing another nail into the coffin of all the other makers of the mobile devices.
But what I am concerned about are users that just cross over for the wrong reason. Let me explain, I have had met more than 6 users who have tried their hands on the iPhone 3G and revert back to the other makes. Their feedback was that it is difficult to use and not as advanced as the other makes in the market. But after personally talking to them, my personal conclusion is these guys are just not suitable for the iPhone. Yes, the iPhone is for everyone but not everyone are suited for the iPhone. How I derived to my conclusion? Well for one, most of these guys dont even bother to setup their iTunes account. Without this, how are you able to appreciate all the fantastic apps? Second, they are just not into emailing and web browsing, when iPhone are basically created with this in mind. Thirdly, most them are PC users,., this is where they find it a little disoriented with Apple Operating platform. And at the end of it, most of these guys are just not IT savvy enough to appreciate the technology that iPhone is putting in their hands.
So my advise to those that are thinking to crossover to the iPhone... Please look at your lifestyle closely... make sure you know what you want from the devices before you commit into something that you will regret later..

Monday, June 1, 2009

Be a real Family...

Last Saturday was supposed to be the day that we should have dinner with the family. Another one of those National Campaign to build family bonding. Its a good initiative no doubt, but have we ever tried to look at the whole picture? Or is this going to be another one of those futile campaign where everyone will just go through the motion with no significant meaning in their action. Ok, lets see... mummy & daddy cooks for kids, everyone sits together for dinner,. eat,.. daddy ask son, "hows school?", son replied: "Its still there..., not closed yet", Daddy asked daughter: "hows school", daughter replied: "Yes, its still there too..", Mummy ask son: "Hows the food?" son replied: "its ok, have not suffered the stomach ache yet.." Mummy ask daughter: "Hows food?" Daughter replied: "Not as good as the hawker's centre food that we usually had.." continued eating and wash-up. Thats it family bonding... The real truth is most families just needs to work the extra hours just to make ends meets. And if the family is lucky, where only Daddy will be working, dinner for most daddy will be around 9pm. I just find these campaign a little superficial. The real truth is, I believe, the standard of living here is a little too high for one to have LUXURY moments of having family dinner together for most of the the time. Thats is why as a Muslim I loved the month of Ramadan (the fasting month). During which, most will observe the break of fasting time and have dinner together, be it with family or friends. I guess we need to prioritise with discipline, and may be someone should look into the high cost of living here for a normal average earner could have the time and spend quality time with the family... And create real bonding...