Wrong. iPhone is my favorite phone. I did give my opinion that the Windows 7P phone had superior visual appearance and operation cues that were also more attractive. In my opinion, it sets the mark for user interface. I would recommend it over my Android phones given that it doesn’t yet have the breadth of apps. I surmise that Microsoft hired someone from Apple and put money into having a role in the UI and appearance of some key apps. I also surmised that Steve Jobs might have been reincarnated at MS due to a lot of what I see and feel with this phone making me think of a lot of great Apple things.
I have been using this BlackBerry Torch 9860 (also known as Monza) for about 2 months. So far, I’m enjoying it even I don’t use all BlackBerry features. Well, I only use features like BlackBerry Messenger, email, internet browser, social networking applications, and of course… camera!
I will not write the whole technical specifications. You can go to GSM Arena, and read the details. About the camera, it’s equipped with 5 MP. I have to say that the photo quality is not bad at all. When I look at photos taken using BlackBerry, I usually didn’t expect much on the quality. On this Monza, I’m really impressed. It’s really good.
Here are some photos taken using BlackBerry Torch 9860. All photos are directly uploaded to Flickr without any extra editing processes.
Instaport — “A simple way to export all your Instagram photos to other social services or your local hard drive. Instaport is a simple way to export or backup all your Instagram photos by downloading a single zip file. You can then use it in combination with Google+, Facebook or any other (photo) application.”
- “We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.”
- “At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.”
- “This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all.”
It might be.
Got the tweet from Daniel Giovanni (@qronoz), and I spent my time exploring the statistics at Wikipedia about World’s busiest airports by passenger traffic. Some interesting numbers there. According to the statistics in 2011, Soekarno-Hatta was ranked as the 12th busiest airport (by passanger traffic) in the world after Hong Kong International Airport and Denver International Airport. It’s bussier than John F. Kennedy International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport.
Still according to Wikipedia, “a passenger” is described as:
“someone who arrives in, departs from, or transfers through the airport on a given day”.
Seeing from the figure, I think Soekarno-Hatta might be on the top 10 list in 2012. Or, probably in 2013. Of course, there are some other factors involved, but let’s look closer on some facts about Soekarno-Hatta airport:
- Soekarno-Hatta began to operate in 1985. The current operator is PT Angkasa Pura II, anyway.
- Currently, there are 3 terminals (Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3). According to the plan, Terminal 4 will be build in 2013. In total, there are 45 gates.
- By passenger traffic, here are some statistics:
- In 2008, it was ranked number 36
- In 2009, it was ranked number 22
- In 2010, it was ranked number 16
- In 2011, it was ranked number 12 (19.3% change from the previous year, with the total passengers of 52,446,618). Compared to the other 29 airports on the list, Soekarno-Hatta had the biggest growth followed by Atatürk International Airport of Turkey (16.3%)
So, what do you think about the statistics in 2012?
Ompong is a 27 year-old male orangutan with fully developed cheek-pads. He was rescued from one of the local plantation in Palantaran back in July 2004. And on March 31, 2012, Ompong was finally returned to the forest. Ompong is home!
ZDNet has a list of 10 patents that Facebook is using to attack Yahoo. This is a simple list:
- Generating a feed of stories personalized for members of a social network (U.S. Patent No. 7,827,208)
- Tagging digital media (U.S. Patent No. 7,945,653)
- Headline posting algorithm (U.S. Patent No. 6,288,717)
- Method for enabling a user to fetch a specific information item from a set of information items, and a system for carrying out such a method (U.S. Patent No. 6,216,133)
- Customizing database information for presentation with media selections (U.S. Patent No. 6,411,949)
- System and method for dynamic profiling of users in one-to-one applications (U.S. Patent No. 6,236,978)
- System and method for dynamic profiling of users in one-to-one applications and for validating user rules (U.S. Patent No. 7,603,331)
- Architectures, systems, apparatus, methods, and computer-readable medium for providing recommendations to users and applications using multidimensional data (U.S. Patent No. 8,103,611)
- System for controlled distribution of user profiles over a network (U.S. Patent No. 8,005,896)
- System for controlled distribution of user profiles over a network (U.S. Patent No. 8,150,913)
Go to ZDNet for complete details of each patent. Other reading: Facebook countersues Yahoo over 10 patents.