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Santa Claus is so busy he needs Siri’s Help [Video]

Everyone is very busy during Christmas season, buying of gifts, sending of Christmas cards and visiting friends. But the busiest person in the world will be Santa Claus, so how is he managing his time and how does he find the way to each house?

Santa Claus got his help from Apple iPhone 4S’s Siri! Don’t believe? Check out Apple’s new iPhone 4S TV ads:

I would say Apple’s commercials are always so creative, heartwarming and cool.


Alfred 1.0 Free in Mac App Store

Alfred is my favorite App launcher Software on Mac. In short, Alfred works like spotlight, in fact alfred is kind of like a enhanced spotlight. It is much faster and looks much more cleaner than spotlight. Alfred is actually tapping on to spotlight’s database, thus whatever you can search in spotlight, alfred can too, but quicker.

You can download Alfred for free at the Mac App Store

Summary of changes for the Mac App Store version:
* Improved performance
* Drop folders directly into search scope list
* Allow for + for space encodings in custom searches to support more site searches
* Improved look to the “Alfred should have found something” fallback result
* Update to newer Growl framework
* Improve accuracy when using double tap hotkeys, ensuring that shift doesn’t interfere
* Better URL recognition, including .local, localhost and URLs without http
* Cmd+c now copies information for the current result in Alfred’s default results (e.g. file path or URL)
* Word based matching for the ‘quit’ keyword, e.g. ‘quit chrome’ will now quit Google Chrome
* If {query} is used in a custom search’s title, no longer automatically appending {query}
* Alfred can now eject all items in /Volumes (set this in the preferences)
* Improve the ‘play’ keyword to also look at file name as well as track name
* Run “empty trash” command in the background to prevent blocking Alfred with very many trash items
* Fix subtext for iCloud synced contacts for correctly showing in Alfred
* Make the numpad “enter” key work the same as the “return” key
* Work around Lion bug where isCaseInsensitiveLike was failing for certain strings causing a hang
* Stop custom search icon from being lost when adding a second custom search with identical URL
* Fix help text on reindexing shell script, changing ‘any key’ to ‘enter’ for continue
* Update the Google Docs web search URL so that it doesn’t show the old style theme
* Fix Alfred’s default window position quirks when using a second screen with Alfred’s preferences showing
* When running .scpt files with the ‘MS Office’ experimental option selected, ensure Alfred correctly hides
* Improve defence against odd unicode character entry into Alfred search box
* Pre-compile regular expressions to improve performance
* Added defensive code for rare situations where the metadata query may be invalid / null



HP’s Chairman uses Apple Macbook Air

This is one of the most amazing photo I have seen so far in Tech world. HP Chairman of Board Ray Lane is actually a Mac User. Apple is one of the most important competitor of HP’s Business, but HP’s Chairman himself is using Apple’s Macbook Air 13 inch!

I really don’t know what he is trying to convey, but I really can’t believe he even allow this picture to be taken and posted on reuters. At least now we are sure Ray Lane is someone who know what a good computer should look and feel like.

 


Apple air new iPad 2 ad – Love [Video]

Apple just air their new iPad 2 ad – Love. As usual, Apple’s Ads always touch people’s heart. In this ad, it shows how iPad 2 is part of what people are passionated about and loved about. Things like basketball coaching using iPad 2 to show formation during a competition, band mixing their music, a car designer, a artist drawing on iPad 2 and just a kid loving his iPad 2.

Love iPad 2.

 


iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone are the top 3 most desired gadget among kids for this Christmas!

Nielsen just did a survey, among the kids in US most of them want Apple Products for their Christmas this year! With iPad getting 44%, iPod Touch 30% and iPhone 27%, it seems like Apple is really popular among kids.

Apple really have a very special touch in their design of their products. Kids, Adults and Aged all love to use them. Simple is really the way to go for consumer products as the results and surveys all proved so.

 


iPhone 4S is now the 2nd Most Popular Camera Phone on Flickr

Apple’s iPhone 4S has been just out in the market for just close to a month, but it is already the second most popular Phone Camera on Flickr! This is a very impressive result for Apple, and also clearly shows that Apple’s iPhone 4S is not just selling well, but its 8megapixel camera is shoot really beautiful pictures.

The only phone on top of iPhone 4S is iPhone 4! Apple has been creating very user friendly phone and phones that shoot sharp and pretty photos. In fact, iPhone 4 is the most popular camera on Flickr, on top of cameras like Nikon D90 and Canon 5D mark II.

[via cultofmac]

 

 

 


Amazon Kindle Fire vs Apple iPad 2 [Video]

iPad 2 vs Kindle Fire

Apple iPad 2 is the best selling tablet in the market right now, even though companies like Samsung and Motorola are pushing out Android tablets, none of their sales are as good as Apple’s. One of the main reason why Android Tablet is not selling as well is the iTunes, iBooks and Apps Eco-System that Apple has.

Apple’s iPad is not only one of the best tablet hardware available right now, but Apple also have Music, Video, eBooks, Apps market. Thus users are able to buy and consume all of the above. This not only make iPad more useful, it also drive Apple to reduce the profit made from the hardware as they will be able to gain back by selling music, video, books or apps.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire might be the only real competitor with iPad as Amazon like Apple have the same eco-system. So can $199 Kindle Fire’s hardware be on par with iPad 2?

Check out the video below:

By looking at the video, Kindle Fire is not in anyway on par with iPad 2. It is more like a budget tablet which have very similar¬†functionality¬†with iPad 2, but is cheap. Although there is no match with the performance and responsive, but with less than half of the price of iPad 2, you will be able to read books, watch videos, play games and listen to audio books via this tablet with a 7 inch screen. I would say it is pretty worth it, if you are on a budget or you enjoy Amazon’s stores.


Apple TV is now cheaper and named Apple TV 2010

Apple TV is now cheaper in Amazon and they have named it Apple TV 2010 Model. Amazon normally have some clues when it comes to Apple’s product updates. So with this movement of dropping Apple TV price and renaming it to 2010 model, does it means that we might be getting a new Apple TV very soon?

I have been waiting for Apple TV refresh for quite some time, Although Apple TV 2010 Model is not sold in Singapore, but there is just more and more reasons for getting Apple TV. One of them is AirPlay, which you can mirror everything from your iPad/iPhone to your big screen in your living room.

In the recent Steve Jobs Biography, he mentioned that he cracked how TV should work, I really can’t wait for the product that he cracked to be out.

 

 


Water-Proof iPod Nano Watch Strap! [Video]

We all love iPod Nano, and we all love iPod Nano watches right?! It has been a growing trend that people use iPod Nano as their watch and a strong growth on iPod Nano watch straps.

Most available iPod Nano Watch Straps are not water-proof, which cause users not to wear them in the end. Boombotix started a new Kickstart project, to make Proof, a water-proof iPod Nano Watch Strap! It is not only IP68 grade seal to protect the Nano up to 3m depth, it also have 3 adapters, purple adapter to provide complete water seal, green adapter to allow headphone/speaker jack(but does not provide IP68 seal), blue adapter to provider Bluetooth transmitter to allow bluetooth audio transmitted to any bluetooth headphone or speakers.

Check out their KickStart Project here