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1. You become the computer repair guy.

Can you fix my computer
Truth: Most of the time you just Google the problem.

2. You suddenly forget how to code because… Stack Overflow is down.

3. When you change one line of code.

When you change one line of code
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4. When you try to solve a bug.

Fixed a bug but more bugs come out

5. End user have no idea how to use your software.

end user

6. Critical issue… cannot reproduce.

Can't reproduct bug

7. JavaScript.

8. When your manager thought more developer means faster development.

When manager thought more developer means faster

9. More tasks on Friday afternoon.

More tasks on Friday afternoon

10. Hey can you please add a button before it goes live?

When client wants to change requirements at last minute

11. CSS in a nutshell.

CSS

12. This code looks like crap, let me refactor it.

Code refactoring

13. When you try to fix something else’s code.

When you try to fix something elses code

Congratulations, it’s now your problem!

14. Everyone thought you are a hacker.

Everyone thought you are a hacker

15. When you read other people’s code.

Reading other people's code

16. When you are given 2 days instead of 3. Because you don’t have leadership skills.

When you have 2 days instead of 3.

17. This sums up programming.

Sums up programming

   

A thriving app ecosystem is vital to the success of a mobile device and it seems that the Apple Watch has what it takes to succeed.

Aside from the plans to launch the Apple Watch in more countries by late June, Apple CEO Tim Cook also revealed that there are over 3,500 apps available for the wearable device. The interest and response from developers have been overwhelming, which helped Apple exceed its own expectations.

TechCrunch – “We’re far ahead from where we expected to be from an application point of view,” Cook said in today’s briefing. “We had an internal goal of beating that 1,000 [that the iPad had] and we exceeded that.”

It is noteworthy to mention that developers were only allowed to start submitting their apps for approval from March 31st and within a month, there are already more than 3,500 apps designed specifically for the Apple Watch. To put that into context, the first generation iPhone and iPad launched with 500 and 1,000 apps respectively. Here are the app numbers at launch for some of its rivals:

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear – at least 70 apps
  • Pebble – more than 1,000 with the launch of the Pebble App Store
  • Sony Smart Watch 2 – more than 300 apps

The Apple Watch App Store currently has a variety of categories such as communication, family, work, travel, creativity and health & fitness. If you are one of the fortunate ones to have received your Apple Watch, do check out the App Store and try the apps out.

Google's Project Loon proposes internet distributed by hot air balloon

No, we’re not joking. Google is seriously proposing hot air ballon-powered internet access, and has already launched a pilot project in New Zealand with 50 testers trying to connect via a helium-filled, solar powered balloon. One of the Google[X] moonshot projects, there are a couple of videos embedded after the break explaining the issue, and the technology Google wants to use to address it. Project Loon’s playful logo reflects the custom designed antennas users will use to receive their signal from balloons floating twice as high as commercial airplanes fly. The signal goes from ground based antennas, up to the balloon, which use their high-altitude placement to broadcast much further than other methods. In the future, the company envisions cell phone users connecting to the balloons to extend service where none exists today.

According to Google, in “more than half” of the countries in the southern hemisphere and for two out of three people on earth, internet access is far too expensive. It’s trying to set up pilot projects in other countries on the same latitude as New Zealand, so interested 40th parallel south residents should forward this info to the appropriate officials immediately. Meanwhile, curious Kiwis can sign up to take part in the project on its website, or attend the Festival of Flight in Christchurch on Sunday to meet the team and learn more about it.

Update: Check out another video of the launch of the first balloons embedded after the break, shot via Google Glass by Trey Ratcliff and see even more photos on his site Stuck in Customs.

 




Want To Find Your Phone? Just Google It

I lose my phone in more stupid places than I can possibly count. I seriously considered installing a landline so that I can call my phone the three times per day it goes missing. But Google just made something even better. Type three magic words into search, and you’ll find your missing handset.

Type “find my phone” into Google, and provided you’re logged into your browser with the same Google account as your phone, you’ll instantly get a map of its location, along with the option to ring it.

To get at more serious settings — like the option to wipe your phone, before anyone can Facebook those nudes — you’ll still need Android Device Manager installed. But if you’ve lost your phone down the back of the couch (or had a particularly immemorable night out), a Google browser is all you need from now on.

Ahead of the Apple Watch’s launch on April 24th, Apple has released a series of video guides showing how the Watch works. You can catch them on Apple’s website or on Apple’s YouTube channel (or just watch them all here).

 

Right now, you can watch an overview video, see how to use Messages on the Watch, change the Watch face, as well as how the new Digital Touch function works. These are the first of 11 videos, with seven more videos listed as ‘coming soon’.

 

The Apple Watch will launch first in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US, with pre-orders opening on April 10th.

 

From April 10th, Apple Watch will be available for preview, try-on by appointment in Apple’s retail stores in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. On April 14th, Apple Watch will be available online or by reservation in Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers in China and Japan, one of which looks like this store in Isetan, Japan.

 

The Apple Watch will be on sale, starting from US$349 for the Apple Watch Sport to a whopping US$10,000 and above for the Apple Watch Edition.

 

No word yet on when the Watch will arrive in Malaysia, the only clue is that the Apple Malaysia site has the words “Available in 2015” on it. Not sure if the Watch is for you?

 

 

Depending on which report you read, sales of smartwatches are expected to reach somewhere between 200 and 400 million units annually by 2020. Although analysts cannot agree on how much the smartwatch category will grow, what they can agree on is that growth over the next few years will be exponential and that the Apple Watch will be a catalyst for this.

The world’s first glimpse of the Apple Watch was in September last year when Apple finally revealed it has been working on a smartwatch.

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the Apple Watch and it is not hard to see why. Not only is the Apple Watch the company’s first wearable device and smartwatch, it is also Apple’s first all-new device in five years – the last being the iPad. Apple first announced the Apple Watch in September last year and we were there to see it. Like so many other Apple devices, the Apple Watch looks and feels like a premium product. However, apart from its looks, and the fact that it will be available in two sizes (38mm and 42mm) and that it will be offered in various case materials and watch bands, we know little other details. Fortunately, Apple has just spilled all the beans and this article will cover all the important bits that has just been announced at Apple’s Spring Forward event, which was held specially for the Apple Watch.

What can the Apple Watch do

The Apple Watch is interesting because it has a couple of features that are not found on any other smartwatch in the market. First and foremost, the Apple Watch will work only with the iPhone at this point, and will feature a display that is highly customizable. And like any other smartwatch, the Apple Watch will display notifications from your phone. By default, the Apple Watch will display any notification that you programmed your iPhone to display and that can be weather updates, sports results, app notifications and so on.

Take calls on your Apple Watch like Dick Tracy.

Needless to say, the Apple Watch can also receive calls and text notifications (SMS or third-party messaging apps). However, what’s cool about the Apple Watch is that you can use it to take calls – a functionality missing on most smartwatches. This is because the Apple Watch has a built-in speaker and microphone. Users can also use the Apple Watch to reply text messages. In the demo, we saw Kevin Lynch, Apple’s VP of technology, reply text messages using SIRI and emoticons. There does not seem to be an option for an onscreen keyboard, which is logical since the Apple Watch’s display is not going to be large enough to display a full QWERTY keyboard anyway. SIRI can also be activated simply by uttering, “Hey Siri” and can be used just as you would on your iPhone.

Speaking of notifications, what’s cool about the Apple Watch is that it connects to your phone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so you need not be within Bluetooth range of your phone to receive notifications. This was a severe restriction with other activity trackers and smartphones and it is good to see that Apple is taking a different approach with the Apple Watch.

Glances is like Control Center on the iOS. Here, the user can use Glances to control music on his/her iPhone.

There’s also a new feature called “Glances”, which is similar to the Control Center on iOS. Simply swipe upwards from the bottom of the Apple’s Watch’s display and you will be greeted with quick summaries of the information that you use most, such as your weather, music controls, your heart rate, and your daily activity progress.

Another unique feature of the Apple Watch is something called “Digital Touch.” Using the touchscreen display, users can draw on the display and then send their sketches to other Apple Watch users. They can also send taps and even their heartbeats to other Apple Watch users. This is something new and while it sounds a little gimmicky at this point, it should be quite interesting to see how people will end up using it. We would imagine that it is a little creepy to be receiving someone’s heartbeat.

According to Apple, the Apple Watch will offer up to 18 hours of battery life from a “typical day.” This confirms earlier rumors that Apple was targeting for around 19 hours of battery life. As for water resistance, we hear early reports from people who have had hands-on time that the Apple Watch will have a water resistance rating of IPX7, which means it is only water-resistant and not waterproof. More specifically, this means it is fine to take it into the shower, but it cannot be submerged and it most definitely cannot go swimming. This makes sense as the the Apple Watch does not have a screw-down crown like dive watches do.

Apps, apps, apps

Track your activity levels and progress with the Activity app.

The iPhone and iPad are so popular not only because of their design and performance, but also because of the apps that they could run. Likewise, Apple demoed a lot of cool apps on their new Apple Watch. To kick things off, the Apple Watch will come with some standard apps like your iPhone and iPad, and one of this Workout. As its name suggests, Workout is an app that tracks and measures your workouts. However, it’s worth pointing out at this point that the Apple Watch does not have an in-built GPS, so it remains to be seen how the Workout app will map your runs. Moving on, there’s also the Activity app that tracks your daily activity progress and even sends you a summary at the end of each week and provides advice on how to be healthier. Apart fitness apps, Apple also demoed the Apple Watch running Instagram, WeChat, and even Shazam. Now, you no longer need to pull out your phone to find out what song is playing, simply use Shazam on your Apple Watch.

Check into the hotel with your Apple Watch and later use it again to unlock the doors to your room.

But beyond these apps, the Apple Watch can also be used in ways to make other lives easier. The Uber app will let users call for a ride without pulling out their phone. And if you are near the airport, the Apple Watch can automatically retrieve your boarding details from the Passport app. Already, Starwood Hotel and Resorts have developed an app that will allow Apple Watch users to automatically check into the hotel and unlock their hotel rooms with the watch.

Apple CEO Tim Cook was obviously very excited about these developments and said that he cannot wait to see what kind of apps developers will come up for the Apple Watch. To learn more about the Apple Watch, there’s a new Apple Watch app that will be available on iOS 8.2, which is available for download right now. Apart from managing the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch app will also let people learn more about the watch itself.

Pricing and availability

Pre-orders of the Apple Watch will begin on April 10 and shipping will begin later on April 24, but only in selected countries. There are nine countries and they are:

Malaysia is not on the list.

Sadly, Malaysia and Singapore are not in the list and there is no mention on when Apple will bring the Apple Watch to countries outside of this list.

As for pricing, Apple will adopt different prices for the two sizes. With the exception of the Apple Watch Edition, the 42mm model will cost US$50 more than the 38mm model. Additionally, the choice of strap will also affect the price. The most affordable model will be the Apple Sport Watch, which has an aluminum case and elastomer sports band. The smaller 38mm Apple Watch Sport will cost US$349, whereas the larger 42mm model will cost US$399.

The Apple Watch, which has a stainless steel case, will be available in a variety of different straps – sports band, leather, steel bracelet and milanese loop. Prices of the 38mm model will begin at US$549 and can increase up to US$1,049, depending on your choice of strap. The 42mm model will be priced between US$599 andUS$1,099. The priciest models are the ones with a black DLC stainless steel case and steel bracelet.

We are not kidding, the Apple Watch Edition can cost as much as US$17,000.

Finally, prices of the Apple Watch Edition, which Tim Cook has called the most beautiful expression of the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Edition has an 18k solid gold case and prices will begin at US$10,000 and will top out at a staggering US$17,000. This not only makes it Apple’s priciest ever product, the Apple Watch Edition is also now amongst the most expensive digital watches in the entire watch market. Again, the final price is dependent on your choice of strap. The Apple Watch Edition will only be sold at select retailers and is available only in limited quantities.

Whatsapp on Web

By on January 23, 2015

whatsapp webWhatsapp release a new major breakthrough features – Whatsapp Web. This a good news for million of whatsapp user where we have the ability to use Whatsapp on the web browser. It will mirrors the converstations on your mobile device to the web, this means all your message still live on your mobile devices

 

To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open https://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Unfortunately for now, Whatsapp will not be able to provide web client to iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.

 

 

Everyone on Facebook has that one friend that posts outlandish stories that end up being a hoax, but usually they’re utterly convinced that it’s the real deal.

Today, Facebook has added the ability to flag a news story as a hoax. When you see something that is obviously not real like a made-up celebrity death or fake start up, you can choose to report posts as a “false news story.”

 

news feed fewer hoaxes report a story as false Facebook now allows you to report links to fake news stories

When many people flag a post as a false story, it’ll show less in the News Feed and eventually will show a warning that a number of others have reported it for false information.

news feed fewer hoaxes hoax story example Facebook now allows you to report links to fake news stories

The company says that most people share fake news before quickly deleting it once their friends point out that it’s not real. This mechanism helps prevent the spread of those kinds of stories on Facebook.

Facebook isn’t quite targeting satire sites like The Onion, however, saying “we’ve found from testing that people tend not to report satirical content intended to be humorous, or content that is clearly labeled as satire.”

Will this mean the end of arguing over inflammatory stories? I hope so.

facebook-dislike-button

For years people have been either asking Facebook to add in a ‘dislike’ button, or spreading rumors that one is going to be coming in the near future.  At Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s second “Q&A With Mark” session, this idea has finally been put to rest.

 

Zuckerberg said, “Some people have asked for a dislike button before.  They want to be able to say that a thing isn’t good and that’s not something that we think is good for the world.”  He went on to say specifically, “So we’re not going to build that.  I don’t think there needs to be a voting mechanism on Facebook whether posts are good or bad.”

 

He did, however, acknowledge that there may be an option for expressing sentiments for situations when the ‘like’ button just doesn’t fit.  With most people using Facebook to share news stories about disasters, or even announce the death of a loved one, it seems like something other than a like button would be needed.

 

Zuckerberg commented on this saying, “We’ve been thinking about it for quite a while.  What’s the right way to make it so people can easily express a broader range of emotions, to empathize.  Or to express surprise or laughter or any of these things.  You can always just comment.  But there’s something so simple about the like button.”

 

He went on, “I think giving people the power to do that in more ways with more emotions would be powerful.  But we need to figure out the right way to do it so it ends up being a force for good and not a force for bad and demeaning the posts that people are putting out there.”

 

It seems like Facebook is seriously looking into other options, so we may be seeing some type of update in the future, which would be a nice improvement.  It would definitely give marketers more options on how they can interact with users, and find out what types of posts are the most effective.

Gloria Food Logo

 

The online ordering system for restaurants by http://www.gloriafood.com allows restaurant owners to take online orders straight on their smartphones/tablets and process them extremely fast and easy. With our online ordering restaurant app, online orders are retrieved and confirmed in real time, providing a smooth real time ordering experience both for the customer and the restaurant owner.

 

Once an online order is placed via the restaurant’s website or Facebook page, the restaurant app on the mobile device generates a ringing sound notification. The restaurant owner needs only check the order and customer details, accept the order and set an estimated time for order delivery or pickup.

 

What make the www.gloriafood.com great is they cost nothing for every restaurant owner to use, no commission charges, no monthly commitment, no hidden charges (except for premium features), and it’s also come with web, social and mobile integration.

 

 

Turning your smartphone or tablet into order taking device, Gloria Food provide the native apps which can download from the online store easily to start taking your online order

Turning your smartphone or tablet into order taking device, Gloria Food provide the native apps which can download from the online store easily to start taking your online order

Gloria Food allow you to easily plug in the online menu ordering system into your Facebook Page with just few click

Gloria Food allow you to easily plug in the online menu ordering system into your Facebook Page with just few click

Sample food ordering page in Gloria Food

Sample food ordering page in Gloria Food

The following are the introduction video for Gloria Food and also the product screen shot:

Learn more and create your restaurant account at http://www.gloriafood.com