AhTim Tech Blog http://www.ahtim.com A Friendly site for Technology, Internet, Mobile, Computer, Travel Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:03:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.7 Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts (Infographic) http://www.ahtim.com/myths-about-project-management-busted-by-hard-facts-infographic/ http://www.ahtim.com/myths-about-project-management-busted-by-hard-facts-infographic/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:48:29 +0000 http://www.ahtim.com/?p=4936 In this social demanding Internet world, online collaboration tool has become a part of social network integrated too. It is not an ordinary Online Collaboration tool, but go beyond traditional task and project management.

How does it work? Wrike, an online collaboration tool that combines project management with a real-time workspace for discussion and documents sharing! All in one workspace without hassle.

Who need Wrike online collaboration tool? Before answer the question, let’s look at the infographic of the myths about project management busted by hard facts. See why old school style of project management is useless. Think about it to make your courier more productive.

Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts (Infographic)Infographic brought to you by Wrike – Workspace collaboration tools

In fact, anyone that deal with a team everyday should have already into online collaboration. Wrike is not limit you on PC or laptop, but provide native iOS and Android app that serve you on the go. In other words, you are sync with your team and track your projects wherever you go on smartphone, tablet, iPad, etc.

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Top 3 Best Smartwatch in 2015 http://www.ahtim.com/top-3-best-smartwatch-in-2015/ http://www.ahtim.com/top-3-best-smartwatch-in-2015/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 02:45:56 +0000 http://www.ahtim.com/?p=4926 There will be hot smartwatch war in this year. I’m still considering which smart watch to go for because it is still a luxury thing to me. If you are planning to get one and already have budget on hand, not hard to make a decision after you read this post. I’ll tell you which are the best 3 smart watch to choose from.

Ready to connect your smart watch with your Android or IOS phone. Don’t buy a smart watch if you don’t want to connect to phone.

Pebble Steel

Pebble has thousands of apps and watchfaces in the Pebble appstore. It is compatible with iOS and Android. Build with marine grade stainless steel and paper display. Battery life sustain up to 7 days per full charge. Drawback is no touch screen, but all works like charm!

Full Pebble steel specs read here. It’s metal band sold separately, set selling at $250 USD with free International delivery.

Moto 360

I love round watch design that look classic like Moto 360. It is stainless steel built, color touchscreen and come with voice control. New set come with a wireless charging dock which look cool! It’s optical heart rate monitor is a bonus feature.

Drawback is poor battery life compare to Pebble due to the use of color and crispy screen. And it only compatible with Android phone. Selling at $300 USD (with metal band).

Apple Watch

Apple has announced first wearable Apple device last year, we expect to arrive this coming April 2015. It is not only new product line for Apple, but also a giant rival in this smartwatch industry.

Why? Because it is the first time Apple make it’s iDevice so customizable, the watch’s theme, the choice of band and the information that you need all at a glance. It is the most personalized iDevice I have seen so far!

Without smart feature, a smartwatch is not smart enough. Apple watch was design to monitor your health, fitness activity, control music and camera all from your watch. It is selling at $350 USD. Drawback is only work with iPhone, not Android compatibles as expected.

Are you going any one of above? Which smartwatch do you think work best for you? Please share your opinion in comment below.

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HP Sprout PC with built-in Projector http://www.ahtim.com/hp-sprout-pc-with-built-in-projector/ http://www.ahtim.com/hp-sprout-pc-with-built-in-projector/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:12:36 +0000 http://www.ahtim.com/?p=4916 What will happen when a projector merge into PC computer? It means no more keyboard and mouse! Then replace with RealSense 3D camera and touch mat for input.

HP has released the first keyboard-less and mouse-less Sprout PC in the World! It let you have better and more natural interaction with the PC computer. You can just touch, tap, pinch, drag, with your finger like what you see in Sci-Fi movies! ;)

Further, it’s 3D RealSense sensor could scan a real object and insert into the PC software as an artwork. Pretty good feature for art or multimedia task huh?

Let’s check for the HP Sprout PC Specifications:

OS: Windows 8.1

Input: HP High Resolution 14MB camera, and 20″ Touch Mat

Processor: 4th Gen Intel Core i7

Graphics: Nvidia 2GB DDR3 Memory

Display: 23″ Touch Display

Memory: 8GB DDR3 RAM

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA with 8GB SSD

The built-in projector project the virtual keyboard on the touch mat, and allow you to key in on it. HP Sprout PC is selling at $1899 USD which I think is quite reasonable price for graphic designer dealing with real objects. What do you think?

Jump to watch the HP Sprout PC in action!

[source: The Verge]

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A Healthy and Active Life with Fitbit http://www.ahtim.com/a-healthy-and-active-life-with-fitbit/ http://www.ahtim.com/a-healthy-and-active-life-with-fitbit/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:02:48 +0000 http://www.ahtim.com/?p=4911 I have to admit I’m getting old and start to seek for a healthy lifestyle. Start to execute a long-planned plan in my mind to build a vegetable farm, it is in progress and I hope to share with you guys soon.

Consistency of exercise is vital to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Probably you have heard about the recent guideline about walking 10,000 steps daily to keep yourself active and gain better health benefits.

I know most people will say too busy for working, myself too have not gone for gym for more than 6 months! And I have to tell myself can’t let this bad habit get worst. Let’s encourage together to start today, every big steps start with a small step.

Fitbit, a fitness and health product leading company found in 2007 at San Francisco. Their high tech wristband help people keep track their health trend. It is a device that keep track daily activity, track steps, distance, calories burned and sleep hours as well.

Fitbit just release their new wristbands: Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge. Personally, I think Firbit Charge serve my day-to-day fitness needs. Other than count steps, it is a watch and alarm too! It works as a personal coach to urge you active to reach your goal. With the real time fitness stats, you may access to the life pace history.

You may compare Fitbit devices side-by-side to find the best for yourself.

See Fitbit Charge in action! Better understanding on how it lead you to healthier life.

PS: You still can have healthy life without Fitbit. Walk at least 30 minutes continuously daily!

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YotaPhone, The Dual Screen Hybrid Smartphone http://www.ahtim.com/yotaphone-the-dual-screen-hybrid-smartphone/ http://www.ahtim.com/yotaphone-the-dual-screen-hybrid-smartphone/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:36:50 +0000 http://www.ahtim.com/?p=4899 While smartphones are busying with hardware and software upgrade, a Russian manufacturer Yota Devices is quietly launch it’s dual screen hybrid smartphone with e-ink back screen!

The e-Ink screen or electronic paper display (powerless display) is always switch on so that you could send content to the back screen for easier eye reading, and see notices, emails, tweets and other information in real time without picking up or even activating your phone.

The best part is even if the battery dies, the most recent information on the EPD will remain visible. You can use it to save important information. Super comfortable for heavy book readers!

This is how the back screen looks like!

YotaPhone Specifications

Nobody can resist the first ever dual touch screen smartphone with front and back 4.3-inches screen. Of course the back screen is grayscale without colors.

OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
CPU: Dual 1.7Ghz Krait
Main Screen: 4.3” 720×1280 LCD, 16.7M colours; capacitive multi touch
Back Screen: 4.3” 360×640 EPD, 16 grayscale; capacitive touch zone below the EPD for gesture controls
Main camera: 13 MP AF, LED flash, front camera 1MP
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC
Battery: 1800mAh

The dual screen smartphone is not cheap! It is selling at £ 419.00 (~$710 USD) in Yotaphone web store. Do you like the dual screen design? Will you invest in this smartphone? Give your comment below.

See the first ever dual screen Yotaphone in action! ;)

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Free Google Web Designer Tool http://www.ahtim.com/free-google-web-designer-tool/ http://www.ahtim.com/free-google-web-designer-tool/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 02:33:40 +0000 http://www.ahtim.com/?p=4885 Web design is not as difficult as you think anymore! Google Web Designer is free to download and use to replace your Dreamweaver with its web illustration tools, designer and code view, full 3D authoring support, as well as animation modes.

Google Web Designer is available in multiple platform: Mac OS,  Win 7 and Linux. It is not only a WYSIWYG editor, but also capable to create interactive HTML-5 based design and motion graphic that can run on any device, any desktop, any mobile, and any tablet.

Click here to download Google Web Designer for Free.

If you are not familiar with multimedia animation, refer to the tutorial on how to create animations in Quick mode. In Quick mode, you create your animation scene by scene.

Last but not least, Google Web Designer allow you to insert and publish ads from DoubleClick Studio or Admob without coding required.

If it doesn’t fit your requirement, try out the Professional Web Design software by 1&1 , a website builder that help to build a website with just a few simple steps. Enjoy design your own website!

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Apple iOS 7.1 for iPhone and iPad new features http://www.ahtim.com/apple-ios-7-1-for-iphone-and-ipad-new-features/ http://www.ahtim.com/apple-ios-7-1-for-iphone-and-ipad-new-features/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:54:27 +0000 http://www.ahtim.com/?p=4874 Apple has just release its iOS update version iOS 7.1 with bud fixes and new features after 6 months of iOS 7 released! iOS 7.1 update is available for iPhone 4 and above as well as iPad 2 and above. You may upgrade to iOS 7.1 with single touch On The Air just like me if you are on iOS 7!

The upgrade need at least 1.9GB free space. Make sure you have enough space before the upgrade.

It took me about 20 mins to download the upgrade package. It automatic upgrade the operating system an reboot once complete.

The first view of my iOS 7.1. A bit darker contrast at home screen compare to the last one. The reduce transparency feature make the icons better contrast and easier to locate.

My iPhone 4s is now more responsive to call out control center, browsing app, etc with iOS 7.1. Total performance has been enhance significantly in iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

New Features in iOS 7.1

So far no defect report for this update yet. My recommendation is you should upgrade your iPhone and iPad for total improve experience no matter you need the new features or not.

  • Siri improvements: Including natural-sounding voices for U.K. English, Australian English, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese. You can also use it in push-to-talk mode by holding the Home button for the duration of your query.
  • Calendar changes: The list view has returned in month view, and the update has also included country-specific holidays added for many locales.
  • iTunes Radio updates: The radio feature, first introduced in iOS 7, has been updated with new features, including the ability to buy albums over-the-air from “Now Playing”.
  • Accessibility additions: The “parallax” motion feature option now includes Weather, Messages, and multi-tasking user interface animations.
  • Camera settings bolstered: Including a setting that allows users to automatically enable HDR mode for iPhone 5s users.
  • CarPlay: formerly known as iOS in the Car, which supports iPhone calling, music, maps, and messaging. It also allows users to control certain functions through iOS’ in-built voice-activated assistance Siri.
  • Touch ID improved: The software that controls the bio-metric reader has been improved to make fingerprint recognition better.

Tell me your experience after the upgrade?

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