i was looking for a decent game pad to play some Mac games. to be exact, i wanted to play the action/puzzle game LEGO Indiana Jones. my requirements was simple, it must be functional and it must be stylish. before i could find my ideal game pad, i stumbled upon something interesting that ended my search for a game pad: using your PS3 dualshock sixaxis controller on your Mac. i am currently on Snow Leopard, and all i have to do to get my PS3 controller to work with my Mac is to install the PS3 USB driver and i am good to go. i have yet to try with other games but it does works with LEGO Indiana Jones. ain’t it cool? 😉 my iMac also detects the PS3 controller as a bluetooth device, so i can either use the controller via the USB cable or via bluetooth connection. Continue reading simple tips: how to use your PS3 controller with your Mac
i can’t access GMAIL the whole of yesterday. i was using Safari 5.0.2, it just stop working yesterday. i was stumped. i tried accessing GMAIL by both taking off my bookmark and entering the URL (i.e. www.gmail.com) directly into the URL bar a.k.a the address bar of my Safari, but nothing works. i tried googling for a solution but my search came up empty. the problem was Safari detected multiple redirection by the website that i was trying to access, and stop loading the website. at least that was the notice that Safari gave me. i am not sure why this occurs. if you have the same problem as me, there are 2 ways which you can go about searching for a solution (other than googling): you can either head down to the Apple Support forums and wait for some helpful soul to answer your question (or any Mac forums) or try figuring it yourself by the manner of trial & error. i did the latter.
if you are having the redirecting issue on Safari, the solution is simple: RESET your safari. so how do you reset Safari? just click on Safari menu bar, scroll down to ‘Reset Safari…’. under the ‘Reset Safari…’ you have a bunch of check boxes for options such as empty cache, clear history, remove all cookies et cetera. check the box corresponding to the ‘clear history’, ’empty cache’ and ‘remove all cookies’. depending on you priorities, you can check other boxes as well. for me, i unchecked stuff like ‘reset top sites’, ‘remove all website preview images’ et cetera and made sure that i checked ‘clear saved names and passwords’. this is a good time to clear those, especially if you are sharing your PC/Mac. once you are satisfied with your selections, just hit the ‘Reset’ button and you are done. you should now be able to access GMAIL 🙂
a design-in-Japan iPhone 4 case. this is a silicon case which has anti-dust coating, which is necessary because typical silicon cases tend to be a dust magnet. the package comes with the silicon case, screen protector (with leveler), microfiber cleaning cloth and a dock cover. the dock cover lets you cover the dock of your iPhone to keep out the dust – a rather nice touch. there’s a little loop with the dock cover which allows user to loop through a twin hole at the back of the silicon case. in this way, you wouldn’t loose your tiny dock cover. how thoughtful 🙂 Continue reading review: Simplism silicon iphone 4 case
this isn’t exactly the newest news but it is definitely worth mentioning again, this time by yours truly 🙂 Blest Corporation in Japan came up with the technology to convert your every day plastic waste back into useable oil. this oil can further be refined into petrol, diesel and kerosene. well, some may think this may not be a solution to the world’s problem but it is definitely a good start and it is definitely going to make a difference – in term of world’s waste problem and resource awareness. the world needs to be educated. check out the video 🙂
read more @ OurWorld 2.0 | United Nations University.
(credit: screenshot by mike)
if you are a LEGO fan and an iPad user or a ‘LEGPLE’ fan (aka LEGO + APPLE fan), then you will be just about as excited as me about this custom LEGO motorized iPad stand. how cool is that? and it uses a stepless motor meaning it can be at any position you want. want one? it’s not for sale but if you are adventurous enough, you can build one yourself using parts from the ‘8052 LEGO container truck’ set, else you have to wait for the instruction to be made available. needless to say, i chose the latter.
visit www.legostand.com for more information.
just when the world is still gasping over the new iPhone (both the pros and cons about it), Apple introduces the new generation iPod touch (read touch, not itouch) and the iPod nano (i’ve lost count on which generation of nano is at now). the new iPod touch now comes with the goodness carried over from the new iPhone 4, i.e. Retina display, HD video recording, FaceTime et cetera and there’s a new thing called Game Center (which is one of the feature of the iOS 4.1 software update). it also runs on the new A4 processor. which is nice and good news for iPod touch gamers.
along with touch, there’s a newly designed ipod nano. there are so many generations that i’d lost count. this time the nano comes with Multi-Touch. yeah, you know Multi-Touch? the usual swipe to browse, touch to play stuff and now there’s a home screen with icons in it, which like the Touch and iPhone, you can rearrange them. it is even smaller (width 40.9mm; height 37.5mm; depth 8.78mm) & lighter now, as if it wasn’t already small & light enough, and you can clip nano to your belt now, as in directly with the nano, without any other add-on or cases. oh, there’s accelerometer built into it too. sweet.
finally got my made-by-hand DODOcase for my ipad. there’s not much packaging to talk about but the highlight is the product itself. the quality of the case is impeccable. i like the idea of bamboo material for the frame where the ipad seats. of course the foam pieces securing the ipad seems a little risky but i just couldn’t get over how cool this ipad case looks. it is hard to make justification over a pic, you got to see it for yourself. i also like the idea of ‘cut-out’ portions for access to the volume rocker, power button et cetera, which enable easy access with obstruction. previously, with my apple ipad case, it is rather awkward trying to adjust the volume cos’ the case makes the volume rocker become ‘recessed’. Continue reading Finally DODOcase has arrived!
i have seen many homemade videos on youtube, i got to say this one is climbing the chart. the music used compliments the video and the editing sure beats the hell out of The Last Air Bender hands down. i kid you not. not that i supports what Jesse did but the key is the video. it’s fun, it’s light hearted. check it out.
love your multitouch trackpad on your unibody macbook? now you can do the same gesture on your Mac desktop with this ‘upsized’ magic trackpad. the magic trackpad enables you to scroll, click, swipe and rotate with your fingers, just like what you will do on your macbook. Apple seems to be read users mind. all this while i have been thinking ‘why no one develop a trackpad for desktop?’. looks like it’s a dream come true. along with the magic trackpad, Apple also announced the new line of iMac running on i3, i5 and i7 processors. screen sizes are still 21.5 inches and 27 inches.
visit Apple website.
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ok, this isn’t exactly the newest news but i’m still awe by the reality of human flight – that is with a human jetpack. with the Martin jetpack, you can make your james bond dream come true. capable of ceiling of 8000 feet (2438 meters) and a range of 31.5 miles (approximately 50 kilometers) at a top speed of 63 miles an hour (101 km/h), it will get you to work minus the traffic jam. this provides a new meaning to taking short-cuts. that is if you can find a place to land & park this thing, securely. make sure you get your crease-free shirt to go with it. now, where do i store my brief case… Continue reading Martin Jetpack takes personal flight to the next level