Friday, December 30, 2011

HTC Sense UI 3.0 Update

I just updated my HTC Desire HD and Incredible S FOTA.
This is the new home screen where you pull the ring up to unlock. Drag the shortcut into the ring to start application immediately.

Home Screen Roll Out

The new home screen appears rolling out and rolls in a 3D carousel style.

Home Screen Roulette

The home screens now roll continuously instead of stopping at last home screen on left or right.

Type Interface

The type word prediction comes with a slight twist.

Text Message Interface

The message interface has a face lift as well. This is the nested view.
This is the new message mode where it is "Whatsapp-ish" or a blatant copy of iOS message style where conversations are illustrated in shout-boxes.

Gallery Interface

A new appearance for gallery, nice but does not give a better preview at a glance compared to the older version.

Slight changes to the button layout in thumbnail mode.

Customizable Home Screen

Customize home screen to your liking with various widgets such as flying Gallery, FriendStream update, Weather, Stock Quotes or Clock.

This is the lock screen with the default mail shortcut changed to Gmail. I could switch Messages to Whatsapp too. I have chosen a flying Gallery home screen.

Other Features
  • When a call comes in sleep mode, the interface has changed to a stylish design.
  • Task Manager app is made available to allow quick task kill. But I prefer Advanced Task Killer for a more effective kill.
  • Android Market app gets a facelift to resemble that already present in Samsung Galaxy S II.
Most importantly, if you are wondering how I managed to post those screenshots?
Yes! This update allows HTC users to do Screen Shot!
To capture screenshots, simply Hold Sleep button briefly and tap Home button.
You then hear a camera sound, followed by a flash on the screen and a message.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Brunetti @ Tanglin Mall, Singapore

The Melbourne chain of cakes and coffee is here in Singapore at Tanglin Mall #01-35. Brunetti brings the bistro culture of Melbourne to Singapore along with their famed coffees and cakes.

Start with a brew at self-service counter.

Start the day at Brunetti with brunch.

The Sicilian Egg Benedict that cost me no more than S$15.

Mushroom Omelette

The highlight of the Brunetti has to be their galore of cakes and pastries.

A grand selection of gelato in dozens of flavours to win you over!

Since its almost Christmas, how about taking home a giant Panettone?

Brunetti @ Tanglin Mall

If you are looking for the best of Lygon Street, you need not fly to Melbourne anymore.

Overall, cheap and nice place to have a quick meal or dessert. Brunetti is self-service and no service charges except GST. A must visit for foodies and dessert hunting fans.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Fixing my old PSP Slim & Lite

My PSP Slim & Lite gave up on me slightly after a year warranty. The screen start to have a narrow column of white out pixels, which slowly started to spread until the whole screen eventually started to "jump".
It was almost considered unusable.
I seek out repair services locally which started at S$80! I might as well DIY!

An original LCD screen was ordered and replaced.

In less than 15 mins, the screen is back to brand new condition!
I did not even have to pay half of what was charged out there!
All that I needed was a pair of steady hands and care!