18 December, 2012

Learning HTML with Google Chrome 'Inspect Element' Tool

Ever stumble upon a website and ask yourself how that wonderful interface is done? Well, fortunately Google Chrome comes with a built-in tool that lets you do that—Inspect Element.

In this post, I am going to show you how to learn HTML with it.

14 May, 2012

You Don't Have to Pay For Antivirus on Windows

About 2 weeks ago, my antivirus subscription (Kaspersky) of 3 years expired. It has served me well over these past years of keeping viruses or malwares out of my Windows system. Then came the question:

Should I, or should I not, continue with the subscription?

After some thoughts, I decided to discontinue renewing my Kaspersky antivirus license and here's why.

05 May, 2012

Upgraded My SGS2 to ICS!

Downloading ICSJust this afternoon, out of curiosity, I checked if there is any software update available for my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) and surprisingly, there is. So I choose, as any eager technology enthusiast would, to update!

Be warn that the update itself is over 200+ MB, so you best do it over your own wi-fi than 3G. It takes around 19 minutes for me to download the updates. More or less, depending on your internet connection speed.

It is also equally important that you backup all your important files on your phone to your pc or dropbox before updating.

In case you are wondering, I am with Vodafone Australia. Some other parts of the world probably already have Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) available as a software update. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and are still running Gingerbread, Android 2.3.5, you can try to check your phone if there's any updates available.

In this blog post, I am going to show you how you can upgrade your S2 to ICS and some of my initial thoughts about ICS.

03 May, 2012

Why is Chrome So Slow?

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Google Chrome is usually fast for me. Until recently, when I was sending an article link to my friend via Facebook, it suddenly become so slow.

It was abnormally unresponsive.

What is going on? I suspected that something mischievous is going on. So, I put on the detective hat *not literally* and began an inquiry...

16 April, 2012

Milestone: 5K Pageviews!

Can't believe it. Compared to my personal blog which received very few visitors for being around longer, this blog has passed the 5,000 pageviews mark within just a short period of time.

Now, a few words from me:

First of all,
Thank You For Visiting

Secondly, I would like to ask

How can I serve you better?
What do you like to see appear more often here?
Is there any unanswered questions from my previous posts?

Especially, from my popular posts:
Also, not forgetting my latest post 3 PC keyboard sortcuts that everyone should know.

Finally, of course, I would like to say that I valued the feedbacks given by my visitors :
ajinkya, Clayton Freitas, Tamikka, Mary Junriza Cimeni, Adrian Melia, katie and Unknown.

Thank you for your time and input. Two honourable mentions also goes out to Ez and G5 for their valuable advices.

(Update: Poll have been removed and its results finalised. Thanks for voting.) P.S. Remember to vote in the poll on your right too, which will end in 4 days.

12 April, 2012

3 PC Keyboard Shortcuts That Everyone Should Know

What do you do when you just type a long word, counterrevolutionaries for example, to have changed your mind and decided to delete it?

Do you perhaps hit the 'Backspace' 22 times? Or move your cursor to highlight the whole word and delete it?

What if I tell you that there is a better way?

Well today, I am going to share with you 3 keyboard shortcuts that have change the way I work. It has cut down my editing time not only in Microsoft Word, but also to the times when I surf the internet or even when I rename a file. Read on to adopt this shortcuts in your workflow and boost your productivity.

04 April, 2012

Instagram for Android is Finally Here!

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Android smartphone users have been left out for some time now if they want to take amazing photos, as compared to their iPhone peers. Personally, I had been using Picplz to take and edit photos on my Galaxy S2, but nothing can be compared to Instagram.

No doubt about it. It is simply the best tool out there for taking beautiful photos. It is FREE too. I had been wishing for it to be available on the Android market (it's Google Play now) for ages. Finally, today is the day!

For those of you who is unfamiliar with Instagram, I am going to show you what it is in this post and the amazing things you can do with it.

27 March, 2012

How to Read Mobile-Unfriendly Webpages On Your Android Phone Effortlessly

I commute on public transport on a regular basis and will usually redeem my time by reading articles online with my Galaxy S2. However, some of these websites are not mobile-friendly. They are not optimised for mobile users. In the past, when I came across one of them, I would zoom-in on the page until I find the text to the size of my liking. Trying to get the block of texts to fit nicely with my phone's screen was indeed a tedious task. How many of you have the same experience?

Then, one day I accidentally discover this tip that I am about to share and it has since changed my experience of reading articles online with my phone. With just a blink, I can have texts formatted nicely for me to read. I can say that I now enjoy fulfilling my learning addictions very much on my phone.

If you're like me in the past, read on to see how this might help you make reading an enjoyable experience again on your phone. Let's go!

26 March, 2012

How To Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S2 with 100% Accuracy (pre-ICS)

Why another tutorial on taking screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S2?
I know, I know. You are probably asking that question right now.

There is a ton of tutorials about this out there on the internet, so why another tutorial?
The problem is, they are not comprehensive enough. They failed to address the problems that may arise when applying these steps, which I'm going to show in detail. Time to capture screenshots like a ninja master with 100% precision execution.

No rooting or additional apps required. Just a stock phone will do.