Ulasan Ponsel Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

Microsoft, sebagai perusahaan yang mengakuisisi Nokia, mengeluarkan produk ponsel pertama yang menghilangkan identitas “Nokia”, yaitu Microsoft Lumia 535. Jadi, tidak perlu bingung mengapa dulu ada istilah ‘Nokia Lumia’, namun nama Lumia sendiri sekarang tidak disandingkan dengan ‘Nokia’.

Microsoft Lumia 535

Pertengahan Desember 2014 ini, saya memutuskan untuk membeli Lumia 535. Produk Lumia 535 ini saya beli melalui pre-order di Blibli dan saat itu saya mendapatkan penawaran harga sekitar Rp 1.250.000,00 (pembayaran menggunakan kartu kredit). Saya memang cukup lama tidak menggunakan produk Nokia Lumia/Microsoft (sekarang Microsoft Lumia). Sehari-hari, saya sendiri menggunakan produk Apple (iPhone 5, iPad 3, dan MacBook Pro 15″ Retina Display), dan juga OPPO (OPPO R819). Jadi, secara sistem operasi di ponsel, saya sehari-hari menggunakan iOS dan Android.

Spesifikasi dan Disain

Untuk spesifikasi, saya tidak akan terlalu membahasnya disini. Ulasan lengkap tentang spesifikasi teknis Lumia 535 bisa dilihat langsung di situs Microsoft. Beberapa informasi singkat tentang spesifikasi dasar yang mungkin perlu dilihat adalah:

  • Mendukung dual SIM
  • Ukuran layar 5 inchi
  • Sistem operasi:¬†Windows Phone 8.1 (Lumia Denim)
  • Kamera utama dan kamera depan dengan resolusi 5 MP
  • Dimensi: panjang: 140,2 mm, lebar: 72,4 mm, tebal: 8,8 mm, dan berat: 146 gram
  • Resolusi layar: qHD (960 x 540)
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Memory internal: 8 GB. Dapat ditambah dengan MicroSD sampai dengan 128 GB.

Pilihan warna cukup beragam sesuai dengan selera yaitu hitam, putih, oranye, hijau, dan biru. Saya sendiri memilih warna oranye. Untuk finishing material casing adalah dengan finishing glossy. Secara disain, saya menyukainya. Walaupun dari sisi ukuran bukanlah yang paling kecil, dan paling tipis, namun secara keseluruhan dari sisi disain tidak mengecewakan. Paling tidak, masih cukup nyaman untuk dipegang dengan satu tangan. Untuk yang berjari agak pendek, mungkin akan terasa agak kurang nyaman dengan dimensi yang ditawarkan.

Microsoft and me (for a beautiful web)

Today I learned that Microsoft have launched a beautyoftheweb.com site to promote Internet Explorer 9. The site’s tagline asks visitors to “Get ready for a more beautiful web”. Microsoft registered their domain name on 28th July 2010 and the URL and tagline are too close to mine to be mere coincidences.
Common sense and gut instinct tells me to do something, but what? [source]

Andy Clarke of forabeautifulweb.com

YouTube is about to say goodbye to IE6

A good news! YouTube will stop its support for old browser — in this case, Internet Explrorer 6. Visitors who visit YouTube website using IE6 will have an alert like this (click to enlarge). Let’s bring IE6 down!
yt_ie6
(info via TechCrunch)

Berkas Rekaman Audio Debat Capres dan Cawapres Pemilu 2009

Hari pemilihan presiden dan wakil presiden Pemilu 2009 sudah berlangsung beberapa hari yang lalu. Saya akhirnya memutuskan juga untuk menggunakan hak suara saya. Bagi saya, ini pertama kalinya saya menggunakan hak pilih saya. Yang pemilu legislatif kemarin saya putuskan untuk tidak ikut memilih. Karena tidak tahu siapa yang harus saya pilih.

Nah, kebetulan dalam rangkaian proses Pilpres ada acara debat di televisi. Menarik sih, not bad-lah untuk model seperti ini, apalagi belum pernah diselenggarakan sebelumnya. Saya juga akhirnya merekam acara tersebut, namun hanya dalam format audio. Alasannya ini lebih ekonomis dan lebih mudah dilakukan, dibandingkan dengan merekam audio dan videonya.

Dari total 5 (lima) debat yang dilaksanakan, hanya debat ke-4 saja yang saya lewatkan. Ini juga karena kebetulan saya tidak dirumah. Debat ke-4 tersebut adalah debat cawapres periode kedua. Kalau misal ada yang mau meng-unduh berkas audio-nya, berikut ini adalah daftar berkasnya.

You are using an incompatible web browser, Facebook said

facebook-browsers

I almost have no problems accessing Facebook site using many different browsers. But, I sometime I found problems when using Opera 10 browser. It says that I’m using incompatible web browser. But, it only happens randomly, even when I do the same actions like reloading pages, clicking on the links. And so far, it only happens on Facebook-related pages.

The error page suggests me to use these browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Flock. I do using Opera, but not the latest stable release. So, is it Facebook? Or, Opera 10 doesn’t play nice with Facebook yet? I’m using Opera Version 10.00 1 Build 1355 on Windows XP when I experience this problem.

Internet Explorer 8 Released

Internet Explorer 8 is available in 25 languages. It’s said that there are some improvements — faster, easier and safer — compared to the previous versions. Check the feature overview.

Zeldman on IE 6

IE6 is the new Netscape 4. The hacks needed to support IE6 are increasingly viewed as excess freight. Like Netscape 4 in 2000, IE6 is perceived to be holding back the web.

Jeffrey Zeldman

Bring Down IE 6

Bring Down IE 6 campaign — A campaign to encourage using more modern browsers and bring Internet Explorer 6 down.

Web Browsers' Homepage Designs

I only visit web browsers’ sites when I want to download — sometime, I don’t even have to go to their sites to get updates — or, only when someone/something refers me to an address in those sites. Those are some possibilities. Their websites have beautiful designs, and sometime can be a great inspiration. :)

So, here are some screenshots. I like their designs as inspirations. Not in a particular order:

Camino Browser Homepage

Camino: http://caminobrowser.org/

WordPress Troubleshooting: WordPress Admin Area (Dashboard) Redirect Loop

Yesterday, I helped one of my clients with her WordPress-powered blogs. When I tried to find the solution — using search engines — I could not find any exact solution.
Problem overview
Okey, here’s the problem: When I tried to login to WordPress dashboard — not WordPress.com, but self-hosted — I always got these errors:

Redirect Loop
The browser has stopped trying to retrieve the requested item. The site is redirecting the request in a way that will never complete.
The browser has stopped trying to retrieve the requested item. The site is redirecting the request in a way that will never complete.

  • Have you disabled or blocked cookies required by this site?
  • NOTE: If accepting the site’s cookies does not resolve the problem, it is likely a server configuration issue and not your computer.

I’m not sure what caused this problem. I thought it was my browser (Firefox), but I got the same problem on other browsers.

Google Chrome Download and Install: First Impression

When I heard about Google Chrome, I was very curious and really wanted to try it. Now, it’s available for download. I could not stop comparing Google Chrome with other browsers installed. Of course, I found that Mozilla Firefox and Opera are way much better than the first release of Google Chrome, at least right now.

Download an Install

Google Chrome Homepage (by Orangescale)
Unlike other browsers, we could not download the executable installation file. At first, we need to download an installer (around 475 KB), and run it. It will download the Google Chrome after we executed it. Wait for some moments, and you will be prompted to the next installation steps. The installation process was really straight forward. Everyone should be able to do it without problems. Anyway, Google Chrome is only available for Windows XP/Vista right now.

Pushup: Encourage others to upgrade their browsers

I just added some Javascript file and CSS in this blog. You probably will notice them, or not. You will not see something different in this page if you’re using an updated internet browser. But, if you’re still using old browsers, you should see a notification — it’s on the upper right of the browser window — telling you about your browser status (updated or outdated).
Pushup : Pushing up the web
Anyway, I got this from Pushup campaign.

Pushup is an effort to push the web forward by helping users upgrade their outdated browsers. Give your users a better web experience today by installing Pushup on your domain! A subtle upgrade link is shown when people visit your website using an outdated browser. They can click this link to visit the upgrade website for that browser, or choose to be reminded after a time you specify.

The installation (adding Javascript and CSS) is easy. Go to Pushup website, and you will get everything you need to get it installed in your website/blog. Demo is also available there. Anyway, remember Browse Happy?

WordPress.com is Gears-enabled now

wpcom-gears
If you’re using WordPress.com service, you probably notice that there is a new link in the upper right of dashboard navigation. It says “Turbo“. This is a new feature offered by WordPress.com, telling that WordPress.com is Google Gears-friendly website. In my other blog (using WordPress from SubVersion), I already enabled this. And, I can take benefit from this.
So, what is it all about? If you enabled this feature (this will work if you have Gears supported browsers like Firefox 1.5+, and also Internet Explorer 6.0+) and also have Google Gears installed:

  • We can have all images and other web components from WP admin area stored into our PC. By this, we can speed up our access to WP admin area and also reducing unneccessary web traffic.
  • All downloaded files will be used everywhere in the admin area.
  • We will have another great experience :)

This feature is not available for self-hosted WordPress 2.5.1. But, it will be a new feature for the coming WordPress 2.6. It will be great if this Gears can be made available for WordPress 2.5 via plugin. Possible? Well, if you use WordPress.com service, you can get this feature earlier.

Internet Browser Memory Battle

I have some internet browsers installed in my PC and laptop like Opera, Firefox, Flock, Safari (for Windows) and also Internet Explorer. For my OpenSUSE and Ubuntu, I only have Firefox and Opera. Among those, I only use two browsers regularly. For the other, I only use it for web development purposes.
Even I — think — I have enough memory to run some application at the same time, I love when those browsers do not eat too much memory. So far, I like Opera and Firefox (I use the latest version). Not only that I feel comfortable using them, but also because they have good memory management. If you want to reader some detailed analysis, there are some articles on the internet. Here are some:

The good think is that… I use my favorite internet browsers, and they’re also good. Nice.

Kompas Cyber Media: Let's give those ads some information

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo wrote:

I was wondering whether Kompas should change their text into “Kompas: Cyber Banner” (original: Kompas: Cyber Media) and “KCM – Hanya Berisi Banner” (original: KCM – Bukan Sekadar Berita) because it’s full of Banners, not information. Read more »

Logo Kompas
I do not visit Kompas website regularly, I mean everyday. And I can’t agrre more with what Willy wrote above. And, let’s try to find out what makes the site slow to load.
Here, we are talking about advertisement (static image and also flash ads). Are they annoying? I think so. This advertisements can be a great method for Kompas to make profit. I am not sure how much those advertisers should pay for their advertisements. But the point is: the ads are there, and we (as a user) can not do much about it. It’s is Kompas decision.