Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Google already launced Google Buzz but not quite success in the market. So what can we expect in this new Google Plus project ? "We want to improve the experience of sharing on the Internet" said Google senior vice-president, Vic Gundotra, as quoted by the Bangkok Post, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. So what kind of experience are we talking about ? Read through to read the review about new awesome features that Google Plus have.
Right now, Google Plus is in closed trial process. Only people that invited directly by Google can experience and test the features. But Google promised that Google Plus will be open tu public soon. Actually, Google plus is quite similar to Facebook. The users can write at Google Plus status, upload photos and links, as commonly done on Facebook. The difference, according to Gundotra, Google Plus (Google +) can separate the members on its website with groups. For example, working groups and groups of coworkers easily (not making group like in facebook).
|Google Plus Screen Shot|
"Because not all of our relationships can link together. As our relationship with the boss definitely different from our relationship with our parents, "Gundotra said. Facebook face a lot of criticism about the groups. Many user status is intended to be seen by only several people their network. Google Plus provides these features. Google Plus (Google +) that allows users to separate the members in its network in different groups (circles) according to their individual interests.
Here is several key features of Google Plus that claimed can beat facebook.
- Circles. This function can be used to insert the names of friends into groups and users can share content with different formats in every different circle of friends.
- Hangouts. This is a video conference service for more than two people with a video call.
- Huddle. This service provides the groups in this network to send instant messages.
- Sparks. This feature connects the individuals in this network to people who have the same interests towards something.
|Google Plus Circle|
Well, how Google Plus (Google +) will be in the competitive battle of social networking world ? Let's wait and see.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Google Maps Navigation can be downloaded free from Android Market or you can just visit the website directly. What make Google Maps Navigation better than other GPS application ? Google Maps Navigation have features that other GPS application don't have, such as satellite view and street view. Google Maps Navigation is available for Android 1.6 or later version. Below is the features that Google Maps Navigation can do (taken from Google official website)
|Google Maps Navigation features and compability|
And here is several screen shot (also taken from Google official site) :
As you can see from the screenshot, and the table, Google Maps Navigation is very suitable for people with high mobility. If you have a tablet PC like Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or maybe iPad, these applications definitely will help you a lot. I think, Google Maps Navigation is the best GPS application for Android so far.
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Saturday, July 9, 2011
In the world of Kungfu Online, there are seven class you can choose. These seven class can be separated into two main class : Internal type class and External type class. So I'll separate this character build guide into two main part.
There are six stat you can add each time you level up in Kungfu Online. They are Str (Strength), Stam (Stamina), Spi (Spirit), Stab (Stability), Prec (Precision), Agi (Agility). Adding some stat point into these stat, will add your character attributes : Str increase External Atk, Vit. Stam increase Vit, External Def, Chi. Spi increase Int Atk, Chi, Vit. Stab increase Internal Def, Vit. Prec increase Accuracy, Critical Rate, Casting Time. Agi increase Dodge and Atk Speed. And there's also some gems you can add to your gear to increase these stat too.
I. Internal type class character build guide
Most of internal type class character best build focused on Stability (Stab) attributes. Only Tien-Shan build is different, other class also have their own combination, but still the main attributes is Stab.
I.1. Wu-Tang Clan
For a Wu-Tang I recommend to put attributes into Prec until you reach 250, Agi until 250, and the rest to Stab and Stam 2:1. Gem suitable for Wu-Tang is Stab, Prec, Agi, and Stam for Def Gear, and Int Atk, Element Atk, Accuracy and Critical for Atk Gear.
Wu-Tang weakness is against Ming-Cult because of high Int def and many reduce Int Atk spell.
I.2. O-Mei Clan
I.3. Tien-Shan Clan
II. External type class character build guide.
External type class character focused mainly on Stamina (Stam). External type class have much slower Atk speed than Internal type class. But their Atk is better than Internal type class.
II.1 Beggar Clan
II.2. Tang Clan
II.3. Shao-Lin Clan
This Kungfu Online Character Build Guide is very basic and general. You will have to combine yourself for best performance. There's is no best stat for each clan as the stat and gems will have to be adjusted according to which clan you'll fight. In the next post I will cover about the guide to win in Mt. Hua Swordmanship Tournament.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Various new interesting features added in Android 3.0 Honeycomb is that Android Honeycomb can support multi-core processors, high-quality 2D and 3D graphics, making marvelous speed when users operate the tablet device. The panel on the main page of Honeycomb stretch to a larger bar and provide a global status info that is placed below the screen. While on the upper right side panels give the user convenience in managing applications that currently active.
For users who likes reading e-books or e-reader, Honeycomb present the appearance that allows you to read it as easy as reading a book in general, supported by Google eBooks feature. There's also design changes when you access the YouTube site that allows users to choose more video options on the tablet screen. In the security sector, Honeycomb provide ease for a company when storing data with encryption features for both the password and email. Chat with Google Talk integration becomes easier, even able to chat via video, which of course you must have a dual camera tablet device. Google Maps will change shape with the presence of a 3D Google Maps that makes localization becomes more real than ever.
|Google Maps 3D|
Saturday, June 25, 2011
First let me introduce a little about Kungfu Online. As I said earlier, Kungfu Online is a game made by Koramgame. This game at first was a facebook connected game, just like many other Koramgame games. But now, other than connected with your facebook account, you can also create user ID by using your e-mail. You can also bind your facebook account into Koramgame e-mail ID.
The background story of this Kungfu Online Game is chinese kungfu story. And the game itself is not too good in graphics as this game focused on text. Another unique feature in this game is that the game provide some kind of Bot that allows you to go AFK while leveling up or gathering resources. So this Kungfu Online Game is suitable for you guys who dont have much time to play game.
In the world of Kungfu Online, after you create account, select server, then you have to select which clans you want to play. There are 7 clans you can choose in Kungfu Online Game. Each clan have unique ability and speciality. This 7 clans divided into 2 main type which are internal type and external type. Internal type clans are Wu-Tang, Tien-Shan, Ming-Cult and O-Mei. while external type clans are Shao-Lin, Tang, and Beggars. Shao-Lin and Ming-Cult focust on Defense, Wu-Tang and Beggars have advantage on their attack, Tien-Shan is a clans that have very high attack speed, Tangs speciality is critical attack, and O-Mei is the only clan that can heal.
There are six character attributes that you can increase as you level up. They are
- Strength (Str), which affects maximim Vitality and Ext Atk
- Stamina (Stam) affects External Defense, Vitality, Blind Resistance, and Stun Resistance.
- Spirit (Spr) affects maximum Chi, Internal Atk
- Stability (Stab) affects Vitality, Internal Defense, Chi, Paralyze Resistance and Amnesia Resistance.
- Precision (Prec) affects Accuracy, Enchanting Time, and Critical strike.
- Agility (Agi) which affects Dodge, Slow Resistance, Attack Speed and Depression Resistance.
Which attributes is important ? Well, this differ for each clan, but External type clan usually pump on Stamina while Internal type clan pump on Stability. Precision is a very very important attributes for every clan and Agility is a very important attribute for Tien-Shan. I will give you more detail on Character build in my next post.
Other feature in Kungfu Online Game is similar to other MMORPG game. There are guild that you can join, warehouse to put items, gathering system, PVP, guild war, etc. I won't put it here as you can see it yourself in their official website.
Beside leveling up and leveling up and leveling up (which is boring after you reach high level), there are one more goal that you can reach in this game, It's to become the Mt. Hua Champions. Mt. Hua Swordsmanship Tournament is a cross server fight that allows you to fight other player in all server. The winner of this Mt. Hua Tournament will receive title, marvelous item, and of course some pride. I will cover the guide how to win Mt.Hua Tournament in my later post.
So this end my first Kungfu Online Game Guide. Wait for my next post to get more deep guide about Kungfu Online Game.
Monday, June 20, 2011
One article that catch my eyes there is Kisah Legenda Kuliner Nusantara. It's about a festival happens in Indonesia, It's an annual culinary festival, held in several big cities. The food stand in that festival come from many legendary dining place in Indonesia. So if you want to taste yummy traditional Indonesian food, you can just visit the festival. This year, the festival will we hold in 5 city : Bekasi, Kediri, Depok, Sidoarjo, and Malang.
For more information about the festival, just visit the complete review about Kisah Legenda Kuliner Nusantara written by my best friend. See you in next article... about computer trend of course :)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I've already said that Nintendo Wii U strong point is it's new controller. This new controller is the star of Nintendo's presentation at the event E3 2011. The controller itself is equipped with two analog sticks to control the unique precision, a control pad and number buttons. Nintendo Wii U user will be able to play some mini games with a touch screen on the controller, which would also affect the progress of the game and new experience beyond our imagination. This device also include a microphone, small speakers, gyroscope and a camera that can capture players face and can be used in some games. The other feature of this new controller is it's capability to be used to browse the Internet and make phone calls.
You can see the Nintendo Wii U picture below, for me it's amazing and I think we can say it's a Next-Gen console.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered by 1GHz Dual Core Processor, internal storage capacity of 16Gb, 32Gb and 64Gb, 8 Megapixel camera at the back that can record HD quality video in 1080 Pixel, and camera for video phone at 2 Megapixel in front with 3G/HSDPA network installed
I can't say much about this Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 because it's not released yet, but with the slim and light design and the newest Android OS, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sure will be a serious challenger to other Tablet PC especially iPad 2 that will be released this year too.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Specification according to the released press conference :
* Dimensions and weight: 25.6 x 17.2 x 0.8 cm 595 grams.
* Screen: 10.1-inch, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors.
* Resolution: 1280 x pixels.
* OS: Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
* Processor: 1 GHz dual-core Tegra2
* Memory: 16/32/64 GB.
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
* GPS: A-GPS.
* Camera : 8 MP camera at the back, 2 MP camera in front.
* Flash video, Adobe Flash 2.10
* SNS (social network service) integration, include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace
* Digital compass
* Quickoffice HD editor / viewer
* Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
I'm sure most of you have already heard about Apple iPad. Probably it's way too late to review iPad now, since the second generation iPad2 is already out. But I'll review it anyway cause I think Apple iPad is the most beautiful & amazing gadgets on earth until now.
Apple iPad is positioned in a new category of portable computer devices between laptops and smartphones (called tablets). Most of the features provided is no different than the iPhone but with a wider screen display. However, Apple also include some new features in this device. Apple offers iPad in six variants with a price range from US$499 up to US$829 depends on the size of the memory which is 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, and choices between WiFi connection or WiFi and 3G GSM.
Apple iPad's strong points from my point of view which are :
1. Design. Apple iPad have a very elegant design. The back is clad in aluminum casing wrapped by a glass front panel (just like the iPhone / iTouch with a larger size.) iPad also very thin but fit perfecly in your arms. For me the designs give perfect score 10/10.
2. Performance. Apple iPad use 1GHz processor made exclusively by Apple. From my experience, it's still slower than iPhone 4 (tried by playing a few same games which iPad frame rate is a little low compared to the iPhone 4 although they both use 1GHZ processor. Perhaps this is because of the RAM. iPad use 256 MB RAM while iPhone 4 use 512 MB. Overall, the performance is very good. Score for performance 8 / 10.
3. Applications. Applications is the power of Apple iPad. There are so many applications in the iPad. (almost all the iphone applications can be run on the iPad). Scores for Application 10/10.
There are also some weak points in Apple iPad :
1. Without Adobe Flash
2. Not equipped camera
3. Can not do multitasking
4. Storage capacity is not big enough
5. The battery is not easily replaced
6. Does not have HDMI port.
Overall Apple iPad is a superb gadget for everyone, from children to adults, from housewives to businessman. Overall score 9/10
Full specifications :
- Dimension : 24.8 cm x 18.97 cm x 1.34 cm
- Weight : 0.68 kg (WiFi) and 0.73 kg (WiFi + 3G)
- 9.7-inch LED backlit glossy widescreen multitouch with IPS technology
- Resolution : 1024 × 768 pixels with 132 pixels per inch
- Coated with oleophobic fingerprint resistant
- Supports the writing of many languages and characters simultaneously
- 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB
- Apple A4 1 GHZ
- Ambient light sensor
- Lithium Polymer Battery with up to 10 hours of active time and one month standby time
- Supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
- Supports MP3 format (16 to 320 Kbps)
- Support MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2.3, and 4), Apple Losless, AIFF, and WAV
WiFi model :
- WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
WiFi + 3G model :
- UMTS / HSDPA tri-band (850, 1900, and 2100 MHz)
- GSM / EDGE quabband850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz)
- WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Input and output:
- Dock connector
- 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
- Built in speakers
- SIM card tray (WiFi + 3G)
- Mobile (WiFi + 3G model specific)
- Digital Compass
- Assisted GPS (special model of WiFi + 3G)
TV and video:
- Supports up to 720p H.264 video format, M4v, Mp4, Mov, MPEG-4.
- On / off / sleep / wake
- Volume control
Main Features and Application:
- Safari Browser for web access.
- Mail to read your e-mail.
- Photos to manage the photo archive.
- Video to play video files.
- iPod to play music
- iTunes to download music and videos
- App Store for download applications
- iBooks to read and download e-book from iBooks Store
- YouTube to view YouTube videos directly without going through the web.
- Notes to take notes
- Contacts to record data phone, email, and web-friends.
- Home screen to set the display screen
- Spotlight search for quick searching just by typing in keywords.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Nowadays every business need a website not just to promote their products but also to get closer to their customer. In order to do this, everyone who wish to have a website need a host for their websites. There are so many Web Hosting services out there. Most of them offer similar sevices, but if you get in details there are several key services that only provided by several web hosting. If you pick the wrong one, you will get disappointment in the future. One web hosting services that I can recommend here is Superb.net. Superb.net provides superb service to all of you. It's very exccellent choice for hosting your company website.
Superb.net provides you with a lot of excellent service that meets everything you need. One of the great features they provides is managed hosting service. Their managed hosting services come with superb support, use the latest hardware and customize each server depending on your needs.
Other service that Superb.net provides is Colocation. Maybe your web-based businesses already have your own servers, but if you want to place your hardware in an enterprise-class facility with adequate space, temperature control, and security, Superb.net provides world-class SAS-70 Type II Certified & Audited data centers, in your choice of three convenient high-tech hubs. That ensure your servers get the most secured place with excellent maintenance.
So you can just visit Superb.net for more information and you will see that Superb.net is the best place to get all your web-based businesses needs.