Photoshop World 2009 Live Blog Posted on: October 29, 2009 at 9:21 am Posted in: Blog,Events

Farinelli here at Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore live blogging with my MBP and BBOM. Thanks to Terng Shing from Porter Novelli Singapore for the invite.

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Singapore’s Unofficial Windows 7 Social Party – A Report Posted on: October 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm Posted in: Blog,Events

Justin organised a Windows 7 social party at Microsoft Singapore with the rest of our crew recently, and here’s a little video we made for those of you who missed the party.

Read on for an impromptu video shot by Melvin Yuan at the party where Willy shows of 7 things he likes about Windows 7. A great video where you can learn about some tricks on Windows as well! I know I learnt a few tricks from it.
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HP Touchsmart 600 & Touchsmart 300 First Look Posted on: at 10:00 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Back at the HP Fall 2009 launch event in Singapore, HP announced the HP Touchsmart 600 and Touchsmart 300, an update to their line of all-in-one touchscreen computers. With these two computers, they introduced a brand new version of their Touchsmart software that finally allows developers to build custom tiles for people to download and install. This new Touchsmart software is also a lot more customisable than before, and has more powerful tiles that are more than just shortcuts to external applications.

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65Bits Episode 141: Buy Windows 7, Get Snow Leopard free Posted on: at 7:30 am Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

Everyone is launching something this week. Barnes & Noble launched the Nook, Apple refreshed their iMac and MacBook and Mac Mini and Microsoft launched their much awaited Windows 7. Yes, Windows 7 is finally here. Goodbye Vista. We won’t miss you.

By the way, we are just kidding about the title.

Daniel, DK, Justin, Nicole

Stories this week

[1:15] Windows 7 has landed in Singapore
[8:30] Easing XP Netbook owners’ path to Windows 7
[10:52] Amazon: Windows 7 is ‘the biggest pre-order product of all time
[13:30] Linus Torvalds Gives Windows 7 a Thumbs Up
[14:22] Apple Targets Windows 7 With Three New ‘Get a Mac’ Ads
[17:00] Microsoft partners with Facebook, Twitter on search
[19:18] Google strikes a Twitter search deal, too
[20:43] Barnes & Noble Nook dual-screen reader officially announced
[25:05] Apple redesigns iMac and 13-inch MacBook, revamps Mac Mini
[36:35] Nokia sues Apple for patent infringement
[39:05] Dell Adamo XPS Can Only Be Opened By Rubbing It

[45:56] Bonus: Leave a comment and stand a chance to win one of the three T-Shirt (Thanks to Kevin)

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Sony Vaio X First Look Posted on: October 26, 2009 at 10:00 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

The crew was down at the Sony Vaio Fall 2009 Launch event in Singapore a few weeks ago where we got to see the Vaio X, Sony’s new ultra-thin and light notebook running on Intel’s dual core Atom processor and Windows 7. The people at the event claimed that the machine wouldn’t be as expensive as we all expect it to be, but we’ll have to wait for the official price to be announced before we take their word for it.

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65Bits Episode 140: Justin and Fari’s opinion does not represent Tech65 Posted on: October 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

M1 joins the “Telco selling iPhone” club while the guys in green are still nowhere to be seen. The crews talks about E-Books again although I think most of them aren’t avid readers. We also discuss about the latest “feature” on Snow Leopard which deletes all your user data when you use the guest login. There is a new Google wave invite scam that is going around and quite a number of Techie people fell for it.

And I would like to say again that Justin and Fari’s opinion does not represent Tech65. Neither does DK and Nicole. But if that it the case, then whose opinion does? Hmmmm……

DK, Farinelli, Justin, Nicole

Stories this week

[1:22] Singapore’s M1 to Start Selling the iPhone
[4:20] Kindle in S’pore soon?
[6:05] Problem with Kindle international
[7:55] First Photos of Barnes & Noble’s Double Screen E-Reader
[10:30] Google challenges e-readers by taking e-books directly to browser
[13:25] Major bug in Snow Leopard deletes all user data
[16:35] Warning: Do not change your Twitter username, email address or reset password
[17:15] What problems does Google Wave solve?
[24:00] PSA: Beware of Google Wave scam sites
[27:05] Apple relents: in-app purchase for free apps allows demo-to-paid

[31:40] Byte of the week: Dim Dim

PS: Sorry for the huge delay. The Tech65 hamsters are having some problems lately. Barnes and Noble has since launched their E-book reader. My fault for the delay. I promise I’ll stop feeding the hamsters with McNuggets and Hoegaarden.

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XM-I X-Mini Max II Unbox Posted on: at 10:00 am Posted in: Unbox,VideoCasts

We finally got our hands on the X-Mini Max II, the highly anticipated stereo capsule speakers by Singaporean company XM-I. These stereo speakers are based on the X-Mini II that we reviewed a while back, and they certainly sound like X-Mini IIs, except being stereo speakers they bring a better dimension to the music you play on them.

Of course, like the X-Mini II, we’ve done an unboxing video the moment we got the unit. Stay tuned for Gear65’s full X-Mini Max II review!

UPDATE 27th October 2009: The guys at XM-I have gotten back to me and informed me that the package I got is not the final version although the speaker is. They are aware that the case in the packaging you see in the video where I have trouble fitting the speakers into was the wrong case, and assured me that they are rectifying the issue as far as the final retail package is concerned.

In any case (no pun intended), I think it’s a small issue, since you’re buying it for the speakers, which have served us well during the Windows 7 Social Party.

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How To: Turn Audio CDs into Audio Books on iTunes Posted on: October 19, 2009 at 10:00 am Posted in: How Tos,VideoCasts

Based on popular demand, I’ve decided to update our classic How To video on creating audio books on iTunes. What’s an audio book, you ask?

It’s a special audio file that is organised separately from your music, and has the ability to automatically bookmark itself so that you can always carry on from where you left off, and the ability for you to control the speed of a speaker without distorting his or her voice. In otherwords, an audio file designed specially for long spoken audio!

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65Bits Episode 139: Kevin is back, while stocks last Posted on: October 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

The crew finally found a quiet place for recording, thanks to cl0udi3. This week, we talk about all the things that we aren’t getting in Singapore like Kindle 2 International and Amazon MP3 for DoubleTwist. Well, at least we are getting Kevin from theory is the reason until end of October, while stock last.

Daniel, DK, Farinelli, Hisham, Justin, Nicole and special guest Kevin

Stories this week

[2:10] Hotmail passwords leaked online (Gmail, Yahoo Mail affected too)
[4:20] Flash 10.1 Full Flash for Everyone Except iPhone
[10:20] AT&T Allows VoIP Over 3G for iPhone
[14:25] Kindle 2 goes to $259, International GSM version coming October 19 (List of countries getting Kindle 2 international)
[19:05] DoubleTwist Unveils An Alternative To The iTunes Music Store, Powered By Amazon MP3
[21:05] New Ways to Try and Buy Microsoft Office 2010
[26:25] Norton 2010 Launch
[28:40] Sony Notebook Launch
[32:45] Canon Camera Launch
[38:05] Windows 7 Social Party

[40:35]Bonus: Google Wave Is Easier To Understand Than…
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DigressCast Episode 5: The Virgin Night, and a Special for Auntie Posted on: at 9:30 am Posted in: DigressCast,Podcasts

Disclaimer: This episode is not suitable for people sensitive to certain topics. Listen at your own discretion.

We’ve been saying we wanted to do a DigressCast with alcohol involved, and now we have done it. The topic for the night, “Virgin”. Yes. That’s what happens when you mix DigressCast and alcohol. Tonight, we have DK, Justin, Nicole, and our friend Tian Hong, with Rizuan joining us later in the night. This episode is slightly long, running at about 1 hour, and it’s not even done yet!! I’m wondering if I should release the 2nd part as Episode 5.5.

Enjoy your latest DigressCast, with alcohol involved.

DK, Justin, Nicole, Tian Hong, Rizuan.

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