Monday, December 20, 2010

Internet Calling using your smartphone

Full Internet Calling has been built into the Gingerbread OS that allows you to make and receive voice call over your internet connection either via 3G (or 4G) or WiFi.

It actually works like Skype but the different is that it is built into the OS itself and thus you don't need a third party app for it. On the other hand, Skype will only allow you to make call and not receive call unless you purchase a Skype Online Number. Click here more detail on Skype Online Number.

Watch the Internet Calling in action below:-
One last thought before I end my post. With this feature, we might just sign up for a data plan and there's no more need for a voice call plan from the carrier. Do you think that carriers will disable this features?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

LG Optimus 2X - First dual-core Tegra 2 powered Android phone

LG has officially launched the world's first and fastest dual-core smartphone which will be able to offer top multimedia features. This device was previously known as the LG Star and...well let's just jump to the specs which interest most of us.


  • 1Ghz Dual-core Processor (NVIDIA Tegra 2)
  • 4-inch WVGA screen
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo), upgradeable to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 8GB memory (up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • HDMI mirroring
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and recording
This device will be available in Korea next month and countries like Europe and Asia will be available soon. The upgrade to the latest Android 2.3 os (Gingerbread) will be available soon as well.

This is going to bring the smartphone into a new height and we might really be able to ditch our laptop soon :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lonely single men's comfort. Virtual Girlfriend saves your day!

There's a new iPhone app from Korea basically act as your virtual girlfriend. The app was launched 30th November and is already a hot with 80,000 download a day! Since this app act like your virtual girlfriend, here's what you can expect from this app.

  • You'll received virtual video call from the virtual model (Mina, 22 years old)
  • She'll whisper some sweet nothings that will brighten your day and make you feel like somewhere actually care about you
  • There are over 100 messages such as 'Good Night, Sweet Dreams' which will make you smile in your sleep
The app will be available in other countries such as UK, China and Japan and best of all, the app is absolutely free. Maybe there will have different virtual model for different countries. Who might you want to be your virtual girlfriend?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Google's eBook App

Google's eBook app is officially released and is available on Android, iOS and the Web.

However, if you are using Android, you must be running at least Android 2.1 to be able to use it.

There are over 3 millions ebook available now and you can browse the lists from the Google ebookstore.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wirelessly Sync or Stream your music

I'm not sure about you but I find syncing or transferring music to my phones either through USB cable or through my external memory card a bit tedious and troublesome and how I wish that I have the ability to sync them without doing all these. Thank goodness my call has been answered.

Sync or Transfer your music wirelessly
Now you sync or transfer your music to your phone wirelessly thanks to Winamp. Winamp has recently released an app for Android (not available for Apple currently) and it will work with your Winamp on you PC to sync music to your phone wirelessly over a wifi connection. The app is currently in Beta version but that stopping us from trying this cool features, right. Anyway, for the detailed tutorial of how the wireless sync is done, you can check out the Winamp Blog. You can also download the app here and the latest version of Winamp for your PC here.

Stream your music wirelessly
Apple has also released their AirPlay feature which allow you to stream your music, playlist and even your music information to your i-devices through an ethernet and/or wifi connection. This means that your whole iTunes library in your mac computer will be available to you anywhere and anytime as long as you have your i-devices and are connected to the same connection. There are also AirPlay certified third party speaker docks, receiver and stereos available in the market from companies such as Bower & Wikins, Denon, Marantz, JBL, iHome and many more to come. You can get more details from Apple's Website.

Our life has just gotten easier with these features coming out. If you have an Android phone, you save yourself the trouble of syncing or transferring your music to your Android phone through a cable and if you have an iPod, iPhone or any other i-devices, you can just stream your music and you save yourself the trouble to sync your music (unless you want to carry away from your mac computer).

Friday, November 26, 2010

HTC Desire HD and Z officially launched in Malaysia

Finally, the long awaited HTC Desire HD and Z has officially launched in Malaysia yesterday (25th November 2010).

Recommended Retail Price
The RRP for both the device is RM 2,299 which is a bit unexpected since the Desire Z was priced slightly cheaper in other countries.

The Desire Z will be available through Maxis while the Desire HD will be offered by Digi. However, no details of plan is announced but the plan offered should be similar to what is available right now.

Stock Availability
Stock availability is targeted to be soon for Desire Z and early December for Desire HD due to high demand worldwide.

I'll keep you guys updated when the plan is available and hopefully the subsidies will be attractive enough.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

HTC HD7 officially launched in Malaysia

The HTC HD7 has officially launched in Malaysia on 24 Nov 2010 brought to you by Maxis. This is the first Windows Phone 7 that hits Malaysia market and hopefully there are more to come.

The official retail price of the phone is RM 2,399 and Maxis is offering savings through their data plan. Here's more details of the offered savings:-

- 12 Months Contract: RM 1,699 (Savings of RM 700)
- 24 Months Contract: RM 1,399 (Savings of RM 1,000)

The good news is that Maxis is offering the phone without any contract which means that if you do not want to be tied up with a contract, you can purchase the phone at its official retail price of RM 2,399.

There will be some road shows going on and if you want to see the phone in action, you can go to Tropicana City Mall on 27th and 28th November 2010, eCurve on 4th and 5th December 2010 and Plaza Low Yat on 11th and 12th December 2010.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

HTC Sense

HTC has just released their latest Android phones, the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Desire Z which uses the latest version of Google's OS, the Android 2.2 a.k.a Froyo.

The new phones also come with HTC's latest version of HTC Sense where they offers a lot of insightful features that allow the user to do a lot of great stuff online through

Here's some of the great features offered at
1) Peace of mind when you can't find your phone
    - You can make your phone ring LOUDLY even when you've put your phone in silent mode.
    - You can locate your phone on the map.
    - You can make you phone forward all calls to another number in case you've left your phone at your house.
    - You can lock and erase all personal data from the phone if your phone is lost or stolen.

2) Hold on to your memories
    - You can sync all your messages and easily view and track them back online.
    - You can send and receive messages even without touching your phone.

3) Manage your contacts comfortably
    - You can add details and pictures from your computer to all your contacts in your phone.

4) Discover new places, grab your phone and go
    - You can keep track of what you've done and where you've been using Footprints.
    - You can even add what you would like to see and go using the integrated Google Maps to create Footprints and the Footprints will appear in your phone.

5) Discover fun, useful and trusted apps
    - You can find large selection of HTC tested and reviewed apps so that you can install all the apps with ease

6) Share cool apps with friends
    - You can recommend apps that you've tried to your friends if you think that they would like the apps.
    - You can also  see the apps that your friends recommend to you.

7) Make it yours
    - You can choose from hundreds of cool wallpapers, sound-sets, scenes and useful widgets to suits your personality

As you can see, all these can be done online using your computer without the need to even touch your phone. However, the cons for this great service is can only be used with your HTC phones. If you are not using HTC phones then maybe it is time to get one. :P

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Adidas Refresh Your Gear

Adidas has just launched their Refresh Your Gear Campaign where you can bring in your old gear and trade them in for up to RM 80 discount off any new Adidas shoes or apparels.

In conjunction with this campaign, Adidas has also launched its Refresh Your Gear app for the iPhone and Facebook. This app will show you the Performance Reduction of your sport gear.

This is how the app works:-
- Specify when was the gear purchased

- Snap a picture (iPhone) or upload a picture (Facebook) of your gear


- Align your gear to the predefined shoe template

- Confirm after aligning and wait for result

The result consists of the Performance Reduction of our gear. This app is free to use and is pretty fun to check the condition of your shoe. I'm not sure if it works for your sandal. If anyone tried it with their sandal, please let me know if it works. So what are you waiting for, try it out today.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Talking Tom App for iPhone, iPad and Android

Talking Tom is actually an app that has a talking cat that repeats whatever you say in a funny voice. You may also pet him, poke him, punch him and even grab his tail.

The best part of this app is that you can even record the video of the cat repeating whatever you say and then share it with your friends. If you are trying to impress someone or trying to tell someone about how you feel, just make the cat repeat your message, record the video and send it to the one.

Here's how to play with the app:-
- Talk to the cat and it will repeat everything you say in a funny voice.
- Pet his body or head to make it purr.
- Poke his belly, head or feet.
- Grab its tail.
- Pour it a glass of milk.
- Ignore and forget about it and he'll yawn and sneeze.
- Record a video and share it with your friends.

Here's a sample video taken from

This app is available for iPhoneiPad and Android.And best of all, this cool app is totally free. So grab it now!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What is an app?

Before I start to review any app, I would like to first introduce what app actually is. An app is actually a software that runs on electronic devices such as your smartphone, your computer or even on the internet.

There are many types of apps in the market right now which includes apps for Business, Entertainment, Education, Productivity, Social Networking and many more. I will not go into details on what apps are for business, entertainment and so on since there are just too many to be able to list out.

Since there are so many apps available, one thing for sure is that there is always an app out there that can cater for your needs whether you want an app to boost your productivity or an app that can help you kill time. However, browsing through all the apps that are available and finding the one that really suits you is not going to be easy and can be tedious.

Thus, I hope my blog can help you to find an app that suits your needs so to save you precious time from searching yourself. I will provides some reviews on apps soon and make sure you stay tuned to find out apps that might suit your needs.