My wife Rachelle turned 31 last Tuesday, December 6. To celebrate her birthday, I took her out for a dinner.
We agreed to meet at Bugis Junction. As always, I never told her the details of my plan. I just told her where she has to go and from there my surprises will one by one be revealed. I decided for us to have dinner at NYDC (New York Dessert Cafe), a favorite chill out place here where friends and family share a meal, celebrate over a slice of cake or just simply catch up over a cup of coffee. They are well known for their cakes and pastries, but they also serve a variety of mouth-watering dishes (as we always see on their menu whenever Rachelle and I passes by). I made sure I arrived at the restaurant before her so I could set-up. With the help of the restaurant staff I was able to prepare my surprise.
After All Things D reported that a Facebook phone is real late in November, I stumbled upon Nitrozac and Snaggy’s (joyoftech.com) comical infographic of the Facebook phone. Really funny.
Thanks to the folks at HackCollege, a number of Google Search “secrets” are out. The infographic below offers a helpful primer for how to best structure searches using advanced operators to more quickly and accurately drill down to the information you want. This is by no means an exhaustive list of search operators and advanced techniques, but it’s a good start that will help set you on the path to becoming a Google master.
Steve Jobs have had a very meaningful, successful and inspiring 56 years of existence. He had contributed so much to the computing world, notable of which is helping to popularize the personal computer and launching phenomenal products like the iPod and iPhone. Apple became one of the most admired companies in the whole world under his stewardship.
The below infographic from Infographic World shows us Steve’s life and accomplishments.
October 4 has been one of my most anticipated dates this year. The rumor mill has it that Apple would unveil an iPhone 5 at the scheduled event. I have work the following day but I stayed up late just to follow live blogs by tech sites that have representatives covering the event. Every blog post, every picture taken at the event I followed and ardently read. And the moment came when Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook unveils the latest iPhone. I even got up of my bed to give the announcement my full attention. Then I heard the inevitable.
No iPhone 5, only iPhone 4S.
There is no rumor, no guesswork, Apple has started sending invites for an iPhone event at Apple’s Cupertino campus on Oct. 4.
Okay, I am getting ahead of myself a bit. The invite does not explicitly mention an iPhone 5. It just promises we’ll talk about the iPhone.
This will be Apple’s first iPhone event since June 2010, when it released the iPhone 4. iPhone 5 demand is expected to be strong, thanks to the lack of a phone release this summer and the addition of the iPhone on the Verizon network. Sprint is also expected to get the iPhone.
Apple has finally approved and released the much awaited Google+ app for iOS today, much to the delight of iPhone users. Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President for Social of Google, posted in his Google+ profile this morning that Apple would be rolling out the app. Initially, it was only available at the US and UK App Stores which frustrated most of Google+ users from other countries, including me. Luckily, I have a jailbroken iPhone and I have the Installous app installed. Some good Samaritan uploaded the app there and I was able to download it.
Google finally launched Google+, the search giant’s answer to Facebook. I’ve been using it for a few days now and I think that is already enough time to be acquainted with majority of its features. I should say, it has all it takes to become the so-called Facebook-killer unlike other previous attempts at social communities like Google Wave and Google Buzz and Yahoo Mash. Here are some of my first impressions.
On celebrating my Mom’s birthday last May 21, we ate at the Pancake House in Katipunan. It was my first steak meal at Pancake House in almost 4 years! While happily munching my medium-well cooked rib eye steak, I can’t help but notice the movie posters adorning the restaurant’s walls. These posters reminded me of my fascination with movie posters way back in 2008! More…