Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple iPad

The best way to experience the web, email, photos, and video. Hands down.

All of the built-in apps on iPad were designed from the ground up to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch screen. And they work in any orientation. So you can do things with these that apps you can’t do on any other device.

The large Multi-Touch screen on iPad lets you see web pages as they were meant to be seen — one page at a time. With vibrant color and sharp text. So whether you’re looking at a page in portrait or landscape, you can see everything at a size that’s actually readable.

See and touch your email in ways you never could before. In landscape, you get a split-screen view showing both an opened email and the messages in your inbox. To see the opened email by itself, turn iPad to portrait, and the email automatically rotates and fills the screen. And iPad works with all the most popular email providers, including MobileMe, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and AOL.

With its crisp, vibrant display and unique software features, iPad is an extraordinary way to enjoy and share your photos. And there are lots of ways to import photos: You can sync them from your computer, download them from an email, or import them directly from your camera using the optional Apple Camera Connection Kit.

The large, high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching any kind of video: from HD movies and TV shows to podcasts and music videos.

The YouTube app organizes videos so they’re easy to see and navigate.

With the iPod app, all your music is literally at your fingertips. Browse by album, song, artist, or genre with a simple flick.

A tap of the iTunes store icon lets you browse and buy music, TV shows, and podcasts — or buy and rent movies — wirelessly, right from your iPad.

iPad runs almost 140,000 apps from the App Store. Everything from games to business apps and more.

The iBooks app is a great new way to read and buy books.* Download the free app from the App Store and buy everything from classics to best sellers from the built-in iBookstore. Once you’ve bought a book, it’s displayed on your Bookshelf.

See more of the world with high-resolution satellite and street view images. Even see topography with the new terrain view.

With its expansive display and large, onscreen keyboard, iPad makes jotting down notes easy.

iPad makes it easy to stay on schedule by displaying day, week, month, or list views of your calendar. You can see an overview of a whole month or the details of a single day. iPad even shows multiple calendars at once, so you can manage work and family schedules at the same time.

The Contacts app on iPad makes finding names, numbers, and other important information quicker and easier than ever before. A new view lets you see both your complete contacts list and a single contact simultaneously. Need directions? Tap an address inside a contact and iPad automatically opens Maps.

The Home Screen gives you one-tap access to everything on iPad. You can customize your Home Screen by adding your favorite apps and websites or using your own photos as the background. And you can move apps around to arrange them in any order you want.

Spotlight Search allows you to search across iPad and all of its built-in apps, including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, iPod, and Notes. It even searches apps you’ve downloaded from the App Store. So no matter what you’re looking for, it’s never more than a few taps away.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Old Manila

     Just sharing the photos of old Manila taken way back before.  I got these from forwarded email.

     There were no Metro Aides and people cleaned their own area.  Pedestrians were well disciplined. No holes on cemented roads and manholes were clean and clearly visible to pedestrians. People were so disciplined.  That even the streets were shiny just like of that with Singapore now.

     Dencia’s was famous for Pansit Mami, much like Mamonluk or Ricebowl. Mami’s cost for only P1.50, 10 cents for coca cola and 5 cents for sarsaparilla. This was very near Villalobos and Carriedo. Even the jeepneys were not overloaded.

     Pasig was very clean, like in Venice.  But Pasig, during summer would have beautiful water lilies, tiny Quiapo’s floating amidst white, yellow and purple water.  Water from our rich and abundant river was emerald green and blue.  There’s no foul smell at all.

     Manila was just a beautiful city.

     From above, you’d be so proud to say that the place is much better than Cote’ d Azure.  Environment was just so very clean, air was refreshing, and the sea was so blue like the sky.

     Sidewalks were not extended to suit pedestrians.  Quiapo Church was a blessed monument.

     Avenida Rizal was a treat to everyone.  No prostitutes or human traffickers.  Avenida was not a fickle place.  It was a simple avenida where everyone enjoyed seeing the latest movie and shopping for goods.  It was just a big clean place.

     Ayala Avenue was just like Wilshire Boulevard.  You can walk, enjoy the sun, and smell a fresh air.  No trash bins but the streets were so clean.  No trash, not even a single candy wraps or cigarette butts.

     Even parks like Fort Santiago were much better.  No vendors, no caf├ęs.

     It’s so nice to know that our city before was so clean and beautiful.  People were so disciplined.  Is there anything that we can do to make our country now as what it was before?  Lets stop comparing and envying the progress of other countries.  Each and everyone of us must do our part.  A few people acting for a common good is not enough.  Let us do it all together to achieve this common goal.

Friday, January 15, 2010

18 Android Apps To Get You�Started

18 Android Apps To Get You�Started

The Android Market pales in comparison to Apple's App Store based on number of apps, but that doesn't mean the quality of apps available to Android users aren't up to snuff. We've listed 1218 apps that cover a wide range of interests and genres but is not indicative of the Android Market as a whole. Think of this as a starting point in your collection of Android apps. If you have other favorites then feel free to voice your opinion in comments. Actually, we welcome it.
Update: Lists can never be perfect and this one is no different. The number of Android devices available in the market is constantly growing and the version of the OS varies based on carrier and hardware. If you recently purchased the Nexus One then chances are you don't need a news and weather app because Android 2.1 comes with a built in widget. If the Droid has captured your heart then Google Maps Navigation negates the need for a turn-by-turn nav app (same goes for the Nexus One). And let's not get started on the various Android “skins” from HTC or Motorola. In any case, we've added a few more apps to round out the list. Enjoy. *Note: Our gallery is a little wonky, so we can't include the QR code. I know. Sorry.*