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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Added life...

The biggest gripe about the iPhone and may be all smartphone is it's battery life. People who have tried the N series, the HP Compac, Samsung Omnia have experienced the same old thing of dwindling battery life within a day or less with normal usage.

But after going thru the Forum and reading feedback and suggestions, I managed to extend my iPhone battery life to 2 days of normal usage after 100% charge. These is what I did:

1. Wifi, 3G & Data Roamimng
I switched all these off when not in use, And on it when I need it. Yes it can be cumbersome but why leave it on? When 80% of the time you are not even using it? Wifi is for internet excess,.. Are you on the net all the time..?, I am not. And the 3G, basically this is for better downloading and faster net excess. So it goes hand in hand with the wifi. And data roaming is yet another element required for net excess. It helps you to connect to the net and when this is off, you wont be able to get excess. This is good practise if you frequent overseas, (like to JB). As the Data Roaming charges can be very high over there.

After switching off these 3 items, I can get the iPhone to be able to last me for 2 days without charging. Yes, there will instances where the usage of the iPhone is not a norm, like if you watch 3 movies, and listening to music for 5 hours or more. But I am pretty sure, these suggestions above will atleast helps you in your abnormal use of the iPhone...

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Snow Leopard...

For all Apple System's user, the Snow Leopard is an extremely good OS. Its one step up from the Leopard, which have a couple of bugs that lag the system. The Snow leopard is fast and have lots of cool features. And the Snow Leopard can be upgraded directly from the Tiger, no need to upgrade to Leopard. I have tried it and it works fine.

But beware.. it does not support the Freehand Program. So for all those Freehand addict (like what I used to be).. may be you should try to switch to Illustrator before you install the OS. It support other design programs from the CS3 pack, like Photoshop and InDesign well...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good Apps for iPhone

Here are two of the Apps that I found to be very useful and good in features.

The first App is the Singtel Data Usage. I have come across cases of people who sign up for Data plan from Singtel but have yet knows how to really gauge on the usage. And there are letters to the forum saying how they being charge as high as $500 - $800 per month for their unintentionally excessive usage of their data plan. So this App (for iPhone only) helps us to keep track of our usage. And I found this to be useful and informative. Make me manage my usage and bills better.

The second App is the "AlQuran" to be mistaken for the "iQuran"... The latter is much better. With better audio and clearer translation, personally, I find this App is a much better version than the "iQuran".

Friday, November 6, 2009

Its that time of the year...

Its been a while since i put up something here... Been slacking quite abit. Never thought anyone would be interested to read my blog anyway,.. until someone just email me and say:."hey, I have been to your blog...'" and I say: "WHATTT!!! its been about 5 months since my last posting... Talk about having a writers' blog (its supposed to be "Block").. well, yeah ok its lame bigtime... I know. What do you expect from someone who have not been writing for months.. Anyway its year end, I have to attend to stress-up Wife as kid's are having their final exams. Its been routine for every year during this exam period, jittery, sleepless, insomnia and severe headache.. and this is from the Mum not the kids. The kids... well... they are fine.. Revising History with iPods plug-in on both ears.. Wonder how they do it?? I guess they not only able to partition their System hardisk,.. They are able to to it to their brain too.. Cooolll. For me, they are fine... No worries. I just to make sure my supply of cup noodles are abundant at this time..