Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Just got myself an Iphone 4!!!!

Yeah, it's been a difficult decision, giving up my preference for an android phone like the Samsung Galaxy S. In the end, I got really pissed off with waiting for the Froyo 2.2 update (that would have meant true flash browsing, wifi tethering for my iPad and storage card support for applications), and the lack of android marketplace paid apps access for those of us in Singapore. I was also disappointed that Google Turn by Turn Navigation does not seem to be coming to Singapore In the near future. Furthermore, fring's highly publicized breakup with Skype also meant that the hitherto android advantage of skype video call support had vanished in the near term and Apple's Facetime will be far superior for now.

On the other side, the Iphone 4 pricing was pretty affordable at $280 with the Starhub sun surf 300 plan ($58) per month on a two year contract. Since I was already with Starhub cable tv and broadband, I will also get an additional discount if I switched my cellphone plan to Starhub.

I've also managed to find 1 more cool app to add to my Top 10 List of Ipad apps:

7. Mover (incredibly fuss-free app to transfer photos from Iphone to Ipad)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

3 months with the Ipad - Top 10 Apps

It's been a hectic 3 months, relocating back to Singapore from Boston and settling down with the family back into life at home. I've also been surfing the app store every now and then looking for interesting apps. Mostly, I use my Ipad as an 'instant-on' web surfing device whenever I have a little time. Nothing else boots up faster than the Ipad for that moment when I need to check something online. However, my Ipad usage has increased ever since I downloaded this wonderful app W.TV . Like some bloggers, I have no idea how W.TV hasn't gotten sued by Hollywood but it's there! I don't see any ads so I have no idea how the company Rumtel gets its revenue from this app.

ANYWAY, 3 months with the Ipad also gives me the knowledge and experience of which app really MATTERS... to me anyway! So here is my top 10 App list:

Compiled on 4 Aug 2010
1. W.TV (free movies - IT'S FOR REAL!)
2. Perfect Browser (allows true tabbed browsing)
3. Scrabble
4. Flight Control HD
5. Kindle for Ipad
6. Skype (Much faster than having to take out and boot up the laptop)
7. ...
8. ...
9. ...
10 ...

Well, I haven't been able to come up with top app 7-10 cos the 1st six are by far much more heavily used on my Ipad than the rest of the 90 apps on my Ipad.