Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Macros of Mac

April 13, 2009

^ Unmistakable design.

^ Evolving to suit customer’s requirements.

^ Magnificient MacBook.

4 things you probably never knew your mobile phone could do

October 8, 2008

You may have come across this email circulating in the internet about the things your mobile phone could do. Here’s the content of the email.

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:

1. Emergency
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked.

2. Have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone. If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other ‘remote’ for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). Editor’s Note: It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a mobile phone!’

3. Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# and your mobile phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.

4. How to disable your mobile phone when it is stolen?
To check your mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone!: *#06#. A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card. Your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

If you happen to be in one of the above situations and have tried these, did it work? Share your comments.

Demise of the PAGER

July 2, 2008

During the early 80s before the stocky Motorola handphone known as the `tai kor tai’ (referring to big brother chieftian) came into the scene, a humble credit-card size mobile equipment known as the “pager” or “beeper” made its first appearance in Singapore. Hooked to your belt with a thin chain that clips to your pants to prevent it from falling off undetected, it epitomised the social status of the person who has one in possession. A person who is probably a VVIP that has to be easily reached via the paging service and probably to decide on some very important matters when paged.

As technology improves with the proliferation of a variety of mobile equipments available today such as 3G mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs, this humble little pager will make an exit from the technology scene as Singtel will cease the paging service on 10th July 2008.

Another piece of electronic trash? Or perhaps I’ll just keep it as a piece of technological artefact.

F1 steering wheel

April 10, 2008

F1 drives do not have foot pedals. In fact, all controls of the race car and communications with the Pit Stop Team is carried out using the steering wheel.

Read more about “How Lewis Hamilton’s 2007 Mclarens steering wheel works”

Wi-Fi detection

November 20, 2007

Read an article on page 2 in today’s issue of Digital Life segment. A t-shirt, which is worn like any other normal t-shirt, but has the ability to detect if you are in a Wi-Fi surf zone. Definitely useful for those who often surfs the net looking for Wi-Fi hotspots. Read about the Wi-Fi detection shirt or browse at

SITEX 2007

November 20, 2007

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