iPad first TV Ads live on Oscar!

Apple’s First ever iPad TV Commercial broadcast live on Oscar Awards, and as always Steve Jobs don’t wish to miss his day. Thus he attended Oscars Award.

iPad is really getting alot alot of attention on international TV, and we know it is marketing that makes Apple what they are now. 🙂

Opera Mini set to release on iPhone. And it is very fast!


If you think safari in iPhone is not for you, or you think it is not fast enough when it is rendering the page. There might be a alternative soon. Opera is set to release Opera Mini on iPhone, and they have given a demo at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress.

Opera Mini has a very different approach in displaying web pages. When opera mini send request for a page, the request will be sent to Opera’s Server which acts like a proxy server. The web page sent to Opera’s Server will be processed, rendered and compressed by Opera’s backend server before sending the page back to Opera mini on iPhone. Due to the compressed format, the page sent over will be smaller thus faster. But time is not the only factor reduce, size of the file is also reduced. Opera Team claimed that page is 90% smaller than the original file, thus saving bandwidth for iPhone users who are not on unlimited data plan.

Cool har?

As Reported, Opera Mini is very fast!

This is a unique opportunity to introduce the fast, feature-rich Opera Mini experience for the iPhone, and to showcase our latest beta releases of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini on other platforms and devices. Opera’s mission is to bring the Web to the world, and by making Opera Mini available on yet another platform, we are one step closer.

People from wired was also very impressed with the speed of Opera Mini:

we were very keen to see how it would fare. Our first impression? It’s fast. …… Scrolling through webpages is silky smooth, with nary a glitch or stutter regardless of the size of the page. The interface is instantaneously responsive as well, just as you’d expect from the iPhone. However, those expecting a tightly integrated browsing experience will be disappointed.

According to Reuters, Opera Mini for iPhone has not been submitted to Apple for review, and it remains unclear if Apple will approve the App as it seems to be a direct competitor to iPhone’s Safari.

As Opera Mini is not out yet, please stay tuned to UsingApple for more information on it!

Apple 3rd in Customer Service in US


BusinessWeek has release their result for best customer service 2010. Apple is now ranked 3rd in US for Customer Service! We all have heard stories on how Apple treat their customers, how responsive and how responsible the Genius are in Apple Store.

Not Surprisingly Apple took the 3rd place, but Apple actually ranking higher than Service-Oriented business like Hotels, eg Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton Hotels. Impressive in my opinion, and hope that Apple’s Customer Service will continue to improve even with the growing market share.