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Missing applications from iPhone AppStore?

I have reading many rave reviews on Bejeweled 2 by PopCap and Tetris by EA and decided to purchase it. To my surprise, I could not locate it from the Singapore's AppStore. A check with the Australian's AppStore indicates that Tetris is missing from there. However, these apps are available from the America's AppStore. So is selling an application in AppStore global?
In fact, products by EA are conspicuously missing from the Singapore's AppStore.

The search result of "Tetris" from the Singapore AppStore

The search of "Tetris" from the America's AppStore

Me and my Zyxel NBG-460 Wireless-N Gigabit Router

I was at the PC Show 2008 last week and thought that I got a damn good deal. A Wireless-N Gigabit router for SGD165! It's a beautiful D-Link DIR-655 lookalike Zyxel NBG-460 wireless-N gigabit router. 
Let's look at the feature of the NBG-460 router. Wireless LAN 802.11n (Draft 2) with 300 Mbps
4-Ports Gigabit Switch
3 x 2DBi external antennae
Virtual DMZ-Zone
Built-in DDNS Support
IPSec-VPN Tunnels
WPA/WPA2 Personal Support
The feature set looks great and it's definitely value for money. However, I learnt the bad way... Good things are not cheap and cheap things are not good!

The Web-GUI looks cool and easy to use and configure. The first incident was that the router hanged on saving my settings. No joke, I am connected wired to the router. I assumed that this might be one-off incident. Next, I got my D-Link DNS-323 gigabit NAS connected to the NBG-460 gigabit port.
After getting my iMac and Macbook Air hook up wirelessly, I started copied a 259MB file from my iMac wireless…

Palm Emulator on iPhone

If you are migrating from Palm to iPhone and likely to miss some of you Palm applications or games, then StyleTap's Palm OS Emulator will comes handy. The Palm OS emulator will run on an iPhone or iPod Touch and allows you to run the many thousands of Palm applications and games out there in the market.
Here's a video demonstration of the StyleTap on an iPod Touch.

What's the latest?

I find it hard to have any interest in any of the mobility gadgets now. Look at it this way, nothing really attract or interest me now...
Mobile Phone - Ever since I owned the iPhone, I found that Nokia Series 60 phones suck. I used to show great interest in Sony Ericsson's phones but it's no longer the case. 
PC - I got my iMac 2 months back. A great choice to me due to the design and OS stability. Lesser mess of wiring and no need to worry of where to place the CPU box.
Laptop - Yes, I own a Macbook Air. After having the iMac, I no longer wanted to be a slave to Windows. I do not want to mess with the registries, viruses and boot-up time. With the Macbook Air, I have mobility and no worries for the problems that Windows bring to us. 
So, all Apples for the moment...

The iPhone Ripple Effects

iPhone is one of the most successful product that Apple has ever made. Not only did it capture the whole wide range of audience, it has a ripple effects on the sales of it's other products.
The wonderful interface and usability of iPhone introduces many people to Apple and it's range of products. 
Prior to iPhone, I only have 3 iPods - the mini, nano and shuffle. Ever since the ownership of the iPhone, I have added a 20-inch iMac and the latest Macbook Air!
There's only ONE setback... the ever nagging of the woman in your life!

Goodbye Windows, Welcome Mac!

I have becomes the latest Mac switcher. 
To be honest, it takes quite a lot of thoughts and many sleepless night to make the first move.  And finally I bought a 20" 2.4GHz iMac 3 weeks ago. It was a tough decision but it is never a regrettable one. All I need now is just ONE power cable to the machine. No more messy and unsightly cables. No more for warm and noisy CPU box. 
Gone are the days that I need to worry about anti-virus.
No more dirty registries when installing/uninstalling programs. Oops... you don't install app in Mac, you drag the app to the Applications folder.
No need to shutdown my Windows and wait for it to boot up. My iMac never needs to shutdown, it just go to sleep!
It's easy to use.
Life is never the same after that.

The Amazing Macbook Air!

It's amazing how Apple did managed to pull-off another "wow" after the iPhone! I have to give a thumbs-up to the designers and engineers in Apple. I'd wish that our local Singapore's Creative could give Apple a run for its money... fat hope!
I believe that Steve Jobs have given his team tons of freedom to come out with a product. The designers did not have to worry about how the engineering team is going to incorporate the internal circuitry. They also have the blessing of Steve to exclude ports, replacement battery and etc etc.
And here's the latest product from Apple - The Macbook Air! If you do not know what is a Macbook Air, then you are out of touch with the technological world! Macbook Air is the latest ultra-slim and ultralight notebook from Apple. The thinnest part of the notebook is 0.4cm and it tappled to the thickest part at the rear at 1.94cm. It weights about 1.36kg.
Here's are some worthy features to consider. It does not have any protrusions or…

A Black iPhone!

Customizing a BLACK iPhone!

I have just customized my iPhone to an Black powder-coated iPhone. My friend who have access to all sorts of coloring and plating facilities did a black coating on the iPhone bezel and the back casing. The coating is scratch proof.

Here's the pictures of the my prize.