I think I have made my decision to leave Blogger.
It's not that I'll stop blogging, but I'll probably go for something else.
After much consideration, and after much trial and error.
Perhaps it's time to let go and open for other opportunities.
I'm still searching and learning, hoping to find my next stop as soon as possible.
Till then, see you guys in a short while.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I have an iPad mini, and I like the size of it very much. I hesitated for awhile until finally I decided to switch, from 7.9" to 9.7" screen. It sure take a little getting use to, but I'll be okay real soon I guess. Anyway, this is not going to be the usual review you saw from other website, comparing soecs and comparing with previous generation iPad and etc. I'm just sharing my thoughts about this piece of gadget that I have been using these few days.
I really love the mini, but seriously, it is really slow. And I always have issue with it's wifi, the connection always seems weak. And after the iOS 7 update, the chipset's age gets even more apparent. So, why Air and not the mini with retina display, or maybe something else like the Nexus 7 or Galaxy Note 10? Well, seriously, in the market, currently there's only two tablet you can consider: iPad or Nexus. Oh, if you need water proof, Sony has something to offer. Other than that, forget it. So I decided to go for Air instead because: free iLife and iWorks suite from Apple, and the retina display for mini will surely hit by some production issue (and it's already proven with user reporting with image retention issue on their screen).
I wanted to start making full use of the iLife and iWorks apps, on a mini, with the limited screen estate, it is going to be hard and tuff. While I still think that the mini serves better in terms of reading books and playing games, but we have to compromise somewhere, don't we? So I trade in my mini for the Air. It's light, it's fast, it's slim. But that pretty much sum it all. I'm amaze by the engineering effort put behind this device, I'm already aware of the speed of the A7 chip as I have the iPhone 5s, the weight... Well, it's lighter obviously, but it doesn't have that WOW factor in lightness like the iPhone 5 during it's debut. No touch ID is really a bummer, I guess Apple is saving it for next year, otherwise there will be no new feature to talk about in their keynote. The speaker is too bassy to my liking, otherwise every other thing just works fine like the iPad you use to know of.
All in all, the hardware of iPad Air is amazing, really, no doubt. But there's really nothing much to talk about other than that. Is it because there's no innovation in it? Well, not really. I would say iPad was already a great and refined product to begin with during it's first debut, therefore there's really nothing much can be done to take a leap other than making it faster slimmer lighter. But one thing that I really can see for room of improvement is on the software side. Sure iOS 7 is great and nice, but seriously, on the iPad... A lot of times it just feels like a blown up iPhone. Apple really should focus on making iOS better for iPad, as currently there's a lot of potential in it that's got wasted.
So what's the problem with iOS on iPad? The waste of screen estate. On the iPhone, you get a 4" screen, I can surely forgive Apple for only allowing app icon to show on screen while we need to get into notification centre for other information that we need, but on the iPad, with such huge screen being used to just shiw rows of icons... It's a total waste. Well, maybe they have to make sure the OS is not that much different from the iPhone than on the iPad, but it really is degrading my user experience with it. On the androids, you can choose to put all sorts of widget to display info that you need, and now with KitKat coming, there's a home screen for Google Now which shows you all information that you want and need in a single page. That's something really useful, and if iPad can do that, it would have been great.
Another things that can be improve will be multi window or multi apps running simultaneously on screen. On a phone, this feature is rather meaningless, but on the tablet... It's going to be a whole new level of experience. It will make the tablet gets closer to replace your laptop or desktop. There are all sorts of apps that designed for iPad, which is one of the main reason I have switched from android tablet to iPad (yes, I used to own an android tablet until I fed up with it), and this is really good. If only Apple can improve the iOS for iPad further, otherwise we will probably be seeing just incremental upgrade for years to come.
All said, I have some plans on my mind to make my new toy really work it's ass for me. Even now this post was completely typed out and posted from my iPad Air, which is something I normally do only on my laptop. I'm exploring the possibilities of spending the money on an iOS devices (where you can literally get yourself a laptop with the same amount of money) and we'll see how things work out ultimately. And if android tablets really catches up someday in terms of overall product built quality and user experience, who knows I might even switch back to android for their "openness". Till then, I'll still enjoy tourturing my iPad while still hoping deep down in my heart that the iOS can really improve further on the iPad.
Sort: Living Life
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sometimes I'll wonder... How long will I be able to remember today. Honestly, most of the time I just barely able to recall about this day not until it's almost here. Anyway, I'm glad that I still remember about it until now.
Maybe it's not that important after all whether or not I remember today as the day. What's important is probably having myself thinking about him once in awhile, remembering the past, dreaming about him, and get the little smile on my face when I do so.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Been working for 3 months here in Singapore. There are times when I think back my decision for leaving my previous company and job, and come to a different place and a different jobscope. I can still recall my boss asking me whether I know what I want, if not, why not just continue to work until I know what I want. Until today, maybe I still can't be sure on what I really want for my career. Yes, and I believe most of us are the same. But for me, I don't feel regret for leaving. It's not scary to venture into something that you are not sure about, it's scary that if you do not know what you want and yet you did not do anything about it.
For my new life, I'm starting to get used to it, and slowly I will plan out something to improve it. It's been awhile since the last time I really play my guitar, it's been awhile since the last time I really work on the photography. It's been awhile since I really read through all my books collection. For my new job, there are still a whole lot to learn. I'm lucky to have always been able to work for someone who is willing to teach and share his/her experience. Although I do complain from time to time, at least for now I'm comfortable with what I'm doing, and hopefully I can really gain something out of this.
Hope that things will become better in the future. Take care all my friends.