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Ants Attack for iPhone/iTouch

My 4-year old son was afraid of ants. He would scream every time an ant crosses his path, no matter how tiny it is. I thought why don't I create virtual ants, let him squeezes it and kill his phobia. He felt bored shortly after that.  I thought if I could bring in something interesting, it might attracts and retains his attention. It did but I felt bored... I pondered for a while to get myself interested. You need some challenges. So there came the Ice for freezing and halting the ants, and the bomb to help you kill all the ants. And there are obstacles (in terms of trashes) that obstruct you from kill the ants. If 3 tiny ants get away from you, there is it - Game Over! And to add more challenges and fun to it, the ants will drop thumb pins that will prick you and kill you instantly.  That's how the story and the gameplay are formed. It is simple enough for casual play yet challenging enough to keep retain. I hope to have your support so that I will have more motivation to work on…

My take on Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Singapore has launched Lumia 800 last Wednesday. It's the company first Windows Phone 7 having abandoned Symbian and Meego earlier during the year. How does it goes for them?




Nokia Lumia 800 is a quality-made product. It is "carved" out from a single piece of plastic, or I should said polymer. The OLED is fantastic with a ClearBlack display on a corning's gorilla curved glass. Touching and sliding on the glass is great. It has 3 buttons - the volume, standby/on-off and camera. On top on the phone is the micro-usb connector for charging and data transfer covered by a pop-up door. It is using a micro-sim just like an iPhone 4/4S. Overall, the impression of the phone is great physically.

Lumia 800 is running WP7 Mango. I will not go into the detail of the OS as this is written all over the internet. I will provide my short take on the experience in the 5 days that I have using it.

The WP7 OS is incredibly slick most of the time but launching an app takes a while es…