Archive | April, 2011


I’m super busy at the moment, busy doing assignments and some more shits. So no blog posts for the moment. I really have a lot to write but unfortunately 24 hours are not enough. I do tweet some time, follow me there last @joshuatly



The future of NFC on phone

Recently I had some sweet time with my Nexus S which you can read my little review here.

And one of the selling point (I guess) or the feature of the phone is come with an NFC chip in it. If I’m not wrong this is the first smartphone with an NFC chip.

I didn’t know how widely used NFC chips are in my life until one day my phone just beep and said one unknown tag collected.

At first i dont know whats happened, but after some days, i discover that if i put my Touch N Go card near my phone, it will react. Because Touch N Go uses the NFC technology too.
Other than that, i read that a lot of credit cards also uses NFC chips and enable the “wave to pay” function.

I think this feature is very handy, i think in Japan, people can already use their phone to pay for almost everything, and act like touch and go d.
What i want to see in the near future is more phones equipt with NFC chips, hopefully iPhone 5 cos that will be the reason that everyone is on board of this NFC thing, and i want an Touch N Go app on Android, then i can use my phone to pay on highway, and public transport.
If you didnt know, i just lost my touch n go card, so sad, right after i reloaded RM50 into it.
Im still waiting for them to process my refund.

Anyway, im quite excited to this NFC on phone thing. And btw, if you study in APIIT/UCTI, your student card is also NFC enabled. I dont know why they dont take advantage on that, which is sad. If you know anything around us everyday that uses NFC on it? Please let me know.
I would rather carrying one phone than carrying my credit card, touch n go card, and many other cards that uses NFC chip in it.

Let me know if there is any interesting use of NFC in Malaysia. I would love to know.



My Nexus S

If you read this post, I won a Nexus S from Maxis. YAY!!!
Had been playing with it for about a week plus and here is my little review for it.
Between my Nexus S and my HTC Desire Z, i decided to keep one for myself and will give one to my brother @mrtlchen (his blog). I heard you wondering which device will I give to my brother, and I think I heard quite a lot of you all guessing i will give him the Desire Z while keeping the new phone to myself. But I tell you, you are wrong.
I’m keeping the old desire z while he will get the new nexus s. I have a lots of love to the nexus s and if you continue read it, you will know why.

**psst, see, being my brother is so good, cos he got to play with my psp, ps3, and now he got an awesome phone! 😛 BTW, he did great free music. Check it out here. **

The Nexus S can easily be the sexiest gadget is had ever own, and it’s the nicest android phone that you can get at this moment. The piece of big black glass at the front,with a big 4″ screen, minimal button at the side of the phone, super slim black body all these are the sign of google’s minimalistic i guess.
On,when you flip the phone around,what you can see are the big camera lense, and the silver Google logo in the middle, and Samsung logo on the bottom,  super damn sexy fuyoh!
Owning a google phone feels very good. Vanilla android is the best experience you will ever find on an android phone.  The setup is dead simple, just sign in your google account and you are done. While the phone has everything essential you need,  Gmail app and Youtube app, plus thousands more via the android market. With the latest version of Android OS on phone installed, always get the update first, makes it becomes the perfect geek and developer’s phone.

But there are small small things here and there that I don’t like about the Nexus S and they all are included in the smaller one size but much more heavier Desire Z.

1. No Camera Button.

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