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Since 'the geek shall inherit the earth', this geek is just waiting for his day to rule the world. In the meantime, he is a young Padawan for CNET Asia whilst toying with a myriad of fun stuff disguised as work and pretending to advise companies on tech business and new media strategies. His playmates range from startups, (un)Fortune 500s, to government organisations.
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Now in this geek's bag:

. iPhone 4 32GB
. Kindle Graphite
. Canon Legria HFM32
. Samsung Galaxy Tab
. Algo Tablet
. LG Optimus 7
. Nokia N8
. Sony VAIO VGN-P23G
. Blackberry Bold 9780
. Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds a.k.a. "Chewie"
. Canon PowerShot G11
. Lenovo S10-2
. Jawbone 3rd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. Ultimate Ears Triple.fi Pro

Formerly in this bag:
. Lenovo Ideapad U260
. Blackberry Bold 9700
. Nokia N900
. iPhone 3GS 16GB
. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro
. HTC Snap
. Plantronics Discovery 975 headset
. Acer beTouch E100
. Zune HD
. Nokia N97 Mini
. HP Probook
. Apple iPod Touch 2nd Gen with Ultimate Ears super.fi
. Nokia BH-902 Bluetooth Headset
. Blackberry 8800
. Nokia N96
. Blackberry Bold 9000
. LG WM6.5 Prototype
. Jawbone 2nd Gen Bluetooth Headset with Noise Assassin
. HTC Touch Cruise
. Lenovo Thinkpad T400s
. Canon Powershot G10
. Lenovo IdeaPad U350
. Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS
. Samsung Galaxy
. Canon Legria FS200
. Canon SX10 IS
. Blackberry Curve 8320
. Canon EOS 5D Mark II
. Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
. Gigabyte Netbook M912V Tablet
. Lenovo Ideapad S10
. Lenovo Thinkpad X200
. Samsung Innov8
. Samsung Omnia
. Apple iPhone 3G
. Apple iPod Shuffle
. Kohjinsha SX Series
. Kohijnsha SC Series
. Canon Powershot S5 IS
. Canon EOS 1000D
  • 07Jun

    This geek is a PC user but this OS refresh looks really interesting. For the Mac users out there:

    SINGAPORE, Singapore— June 7, 2011—Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X Lion, the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system with more than 250 new features and 3,000 new developer APIs, will be available to customers in July as a download from the Mac® App Store™ for US$29.99. Some of the amazing features in Lion include: new Multi-Touch® gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software, built right into the OS; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.

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  • 04May

    iMacs refreshed!

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    SINGAPORE, Singapore —May 3, 2011—Apple® today updated its signature all-in-one iMac® with next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, groundbreaking high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera. Starting at S$1,648 the new iMac is up to 70 percent faster and new graphics deliver up to three times the performance of the previous generation.*

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  • 25Feb

    This geek is not an Apple fanboi but Sandy Bridge with Thunderbolt and 7 hours battery life at this price point? I’m seriously considering one now.

    Macbook Pro Feb2011

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    CUPERTINO, California—February 24, 2011—Apple® today updated the industry-leading MacBook® Pro family with next generation processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera. Featuring the very latest dual-core and quad-core Intel Core processors, the entire MacBook Pro line is up to twice as fast as the previous generation.*

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  • 25Jan

    ref_iphone4_2up_angle[1]This geek wrote about the advent of the App Store 2 years back. This is definitely an irreversible trend that has gone past it’s tipping point many years back. 10 Billion is a significant number, no matter how you look at it. More details in the release after the break.

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  • 07Jan

    Looks like 2011 hails the start of a brand new way to buy software as the App Store is used not only for mobile apps but serious software from Autodesk, etc.

    CUPERTINO, California—January 6, 2011— Apple® today announced that the Mac® App Store℠ is now open for business with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac, so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes® account, download and install them in just one step. The Mac App Store is available for Snow Leopard® users through Software Update as part of Mac OS® X v10.6.6.

    “With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps.”

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  • 15Sep

    For those interested in a Windows on Mac experiece, you might find this interesting, which by the way was just showcased at DEMO Fall 2010 in Silicon Valley today.

    Mobility, improved performance and visual capabilities plus immersive surround-sound and 3D graphics give customers an unmatched Windows experience on Mac and remotely via iPad and iPhone

    Singapore, September 15, 2010 – Parallels (www.parallels.com) today announced the availability of Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac, the fastest, smartest and most powerful version yet of the number one selling software for running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting. With more than 80 new and enhanced features, Parallels Desktop 6 delivers unprecedented advances in mobility, productivity, performance and graphics – the areas people care about most – including remote access to Windows on a Mac from Apple iPads and iPhones.

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  • 03Aug

    One of the reasons this geek gave up using his Powerbook G4 was due to the Office experience on the Mac being inconsistent with my experience on Office for Windows. Hopefully that will change with Office for Mac 2011. More information in the press release below (Qualifying new purchases of Office 2008 will include a full upgrade to Office 2011):

    SINGAPORE, August 3, 2010 — Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, the next version of the leading productivity suite for the Mac, will be available in more than 100 countries around the world at the end of October. The suite will come in two editions to purchase at retail — Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011. For better alignment across platforms, the Office 2011 pricing and edition options map closer with Office for the Windows operating system. In addition, starting today, if customers purchase Office 2008 for Mac, they will be able to upgrade to Office 2011 when it is available at no additional cost through the Microsoft Office for Mac Technology Guarantee Program.

    “We develop Office for Mac to give you the tools to create great looking and compatible documents – with options to pick the right edition for your Mac needs,” said Katherine Teu, Regional Marketing Manager, Southeast-Asia, Microsoft Hardware. “More than ever before, Office 2011 brings the familiar productivity tools and features of Microsoft Office to a suite of applications that work great on the Mac.”

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