G65 – HP Mini 1000 First Look Posted on: November 28, 2008 at 7:01 pm Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

Daniel takes a look at the Mini 1000, HP’s latest addition to the netbook line, and shares why he thinks the Mini 1000 is different from other netbooks in the market today.
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C65 – Intel Core i7 Launch Event Posted on: November 26, 2008 at 12:11 pm Posted in: Channel65,VideoCasts
The Tech65 crew head down to Intel’s Core i7 Launch event at the top of Equinox Singapore and find out what’s the deal with the brand new Core i7 processor, as well as check out the sights (i.e. cool looking machines and set ups) there.

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Download podcast directly on your iPhone…. WAIT A MINUTE! Posted on: November 24, 2008 at 11:30 am Posted in: Blog,Thoughts

Remember Episode 95 when we talked about the downloading podcast directly on your iPhone feature which is expected to be released with firmware 2.2? Apple released the much awaited iPhone firmware 2.2 update on 20th Nov. I installed it on my iPhone the moment I book out from my reservist.

The first feature I tried is the podcast downloading feature. That is one of my biggest wishlist for iPhone. So I went to the iPod applications, click to 65 bit podcast (Shameless plug) and at the bottom of the page is feature to “Get More Epsiodes…”

I click on it and the iPhone switches over to iTunes and…… *BANG*.

“Cannot Connect to the iTunes Store. The iTunes Store is not supported in this country”

Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Which means those who are living in countries without iTunes Store (like Singapore) still will not be able to download podcast directly from their iPhone. Let’s hope its just a minor oversight.

Other bug fixes and enhancements on firmware 2.2:

  • Enhancements to Maps
    1. – Google Street View
      – public transit and walking directions
      – display address of dropped pins
      – share location via email
  • Enhancements to Mail
    1. – resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
      – improved formatting of wide HTML email
      – improved stability and performance of Safari
  • Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
  • Decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
  • Improved sound quality of visual voicemail messages
  • Pressing the Home button from any Home screen takes you to the first Home screen
  • Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings
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    Channel65: Palm Treo Pro Review Posted on: November 22, 2008 at 10:20 pm Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

    Daniel takes a look as well as reviews the Palm Treo Pro, the latest Windows Mobile smartphone.

    Palm Treo Pro Official Page
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    65Bits Episode 96Plus: Mooooooo… Posted on: at 8:34 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

    We actually planned to take a break this week when we came across this story that we just could not resist talking about. Seriously, you have got to hear it. I’m not even going to spoil it for you. All I’m gonna say is that it is udderly insane, and has something to do with very creative cows. Nuff’ said, and enjoy.

    Mooooooooooving swiftly along,

    Daniel, NTT, Farinelli and Hisham

    P.S.: We’ll be right back to our normal program next Saturday at Geek Terminal!

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    Write naturally and still touch on a Tablet PC Posted on: November 19, 2008 at 5:11 pm Posted in: Blog,Thoughts

    I’ve been a Tablet PC user for more than 3 years now, and I really like my Tablet PC, even until today. As much as Tablet PCs are now nothing more than “an extra feature” compared to being a “special class of notebooks”, I still think that Tablet PCs are perfect machines for students. There are many kinds of technologies that make Tablet PCs work, each with it’s pros and cons, but none that brings all the advantages together.

    Taken from laptopmag.com

    There’s a lot of technical jargon in this article that I will attempt to explain in great detail to what it is, and how they work. Just thought I’d warn you first. Oh, and all this is based on what I’ve read up in the past. I’m no expert in this, so if you are, please tell me if I made something up!

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    65bits Episode 96: Daniel is crazy about CS4 Posted on: November 17, 2008 at 2:13 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

    So Adobe just launched CS4 in Singapore last Friday, and now Daniel just can’t stop talking about it. To be honest, if you’re a heavy user of adobe products, you’ll be as impressed as Daniel was. Fortunately, if you’re not, there’s always the show notes to help you skip Daniel’s “omigosh, omigosh!”s to hear about stream computing, mobile operating systems and how to have video conversations right inside your browser, because we’re all more geek than designer. NTT more than anyone else.

    Oh, and “rm -r /” to you too!*

    Daniel, NTT (welcome back!), Farinelli and DK.

    *Refer to [40:55]

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    65bits Episode 95: Touchsmart has a fan club?? Posted on: November 9, 2008 at 2:32 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

    This week’s recording was a race against time because we weren’t at our usual location, and had a dying laptop and no power plug. This week’s recording also successfully proved that we’re in the pre-Christmas lull, that equally magical window of the year where 3 weeks worth of stories turn out to be less than one week’s usual worth. Well you’ll see the other extreme real soon. HP released Touchsmart’s codes to developers, Windows 7 is shown off at PDC and it looks promising, and Starhub malu-ated as they fail to deliver their declaration of all Singaporean telcos selling the iPhone by the end of this year.

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    Channel65: Sanyo Xacti HD1000 Unbox Posted on: November 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm Posted in: Unbox,VideoCasts

    Join Daniel as he unboxes the new camera that will be used to film all of Tech65’s future productions, the Sanyo Xacti HD1000, as well as find out why he chose this camera for that purpose.

    Camera homepage
    Warehouse123 HD1000 page

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    Presenting the new Tech65 Crew! Posted on: November 5, 2008 at 9:59 am Posted in: Announcements,Blog

    The new Tech65 crew!
    Tech65 is proud to have been THE source for Singapore tech podcasting for the past two years and of course time has been very kind to us. With great support from the community, and great support from our listeners, we are proud to announce a whole new crew. Naturally with some old hands and fresh blood we intend to grow from absolutely brilliant to simply stellar. You can bet your butt that with these additions, you won’t be able to predict, let alone figure out what we’ll come up with next. That’s the fun of it all and that’s what we’ll strive to do. Give you the absolute best in Tech podcasting!

    Tech love abounds in this team of vagrants, misfits and cranks. And we’re dedicated to educating and entertaining you! This is only the beginning of an awesome time ahead!

    Here’s to your tech lifestyle, We’re glad to be here for the ride.

    The Tech65 Crew

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