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I am using iPhone now!!

Yeay! I finally took the jump!

Despite all the bad things I heard about iPhone, I went to Maxis Centre on Saturday & bought a 16GB 3Gs iPhone at RM2490 using my Hotlink (prepaid) account. Of course I am not gonna use Maxis line. I am using Celcom…. *evil grin* So tested it for one day & loving the phone despite some rants about it……of which I’ll tell soon.

Yes, the phone is unlocked! So you guys can use it with any line.

It is solid. Very very user friendly. No multi tasking. So? I am OK so far.

What I did to it. I bought &  install few apps.

  1. Power Search - to search contact by letter – USD1.99 – which is a built-in feature in Nokia E71/72
  2. Quickoffice & Connect - USD7.99 – for Office documents – The connect app is free. Its to sync with my docs stored in GoogleDoc. Somehow iTunes can’t sync documents stored in PC.
  3. Pocket Informant – USD?? (forgot) – a calendar replacement – Another frustration – Not able to sync with Outlook! Haiya. The built-in calendar can sync with Outlook tho’ but the calendar itself is pretty basic.

Free useful apps are:

  1. uQuran (not the pro one tho’)
  2. iPray – athan app
  3. XE Converter

I’ll explore more when I have the time.

Oh btw….Microsoft Exchange sync very smoothly with iPhone. So that’s my way to sync my calendar & contact actually. Only that I have to use iPhone basic calendar to access the task & appointments.

And….one more thing….almost forgot about it. The battery life is horrible! Need to bring my mobile charger every where now. I browsed the net for solution, in the Apple website, they recommend us to shut down almost everything to save battery! If that’s the case, then better don’t use all the features. Ntah hapa hapa.

I am a convert!

To Mac!! *evil grin*

With the excuse that my old Dell Precision is getting slow…….and my photo editing is getting sluggish, and not to mention the crashing Windows, I open Apple website & ordered a 27″ iMac with 3.33GHz CPU, 8GB RAM….& 1TB HDD. And I am now a happy little pussy cat (instead of dog lah).

What is my first impression?

WOW!!!!! *speechless*

The screen is so huge! I can’t view the browser at its full width or else I’ll get strabismus. The speed…of course it is faster. Even internet speed is faster. I am not sure why that happens. Maybe there were so many applications running in the background when I were using Windows last time.

However, this Mac is for my photography & photo editing work. I am still more comfortable using Windows & all the relevant apps for my office & statistics works. I am not ready to migrate everything to Mac. It will consume too many time.

Mac: Why so defensive?

Just have a chat with a Mac representative. Wah…he was so defensive. Me & a friend, previously a hardcore Mac user, were challenging him with questions about ‘why Mac’? He admitted that Mac is expensive but he believe that anyone should buy Mac because it is good. Better than PC. Even students should buy Mac….and students should not buy expensive toy or phones. We were merely suggesting that Mac to produce cheaper version of machines for students or home users.

As usual, the main reason for one to switch to a  Mac is because PC crashes a lot. I would say, any machine crash. But poor hardware-kernel-OS integration is the culprit. I love IBM Thinkpad, because it rarely crash & the Thinkvantage technology to update necessary drivers when OS upgraded.

With Thinkpad, I rarely need to reformat my PC & it seldom crash.

As for the virus problem, Mac is indeed protected (for the time being). Once it is popular, no worry Mac, there will be people who will develop those worms or virus or trojan for you.

The ease of use? Out of the box, to use Mac you better configure those mouse or trackpad. Because they are sluggish. The file & folder management also different. So those who are switching to Mac, start learning the different layout.

Again & again I would say, let people buy anything that they find useful & worth their hard-earned money. Both Mac or PC are just tools. Choose the right tool for your work. For the time being I choose PC.