Patent Wars Between Samsung and Apple, More Bloodshed Ahead?

September 5, 2012 — by RG. Chew2


The tech world heard a huge thud (crash?) when a US court awarded Apple $1.05 Billion in their patent infringement case against Samsung.  While the amount only represents 25% of Samsung’s last reported annual profits, the payout amount is unprecedented.

In the wake of all this news, Apple is proceeding to have any infringing phones banned from sales in various countries.  While all this is happening, results of other lawsuits fought in other countries are mixed.


Newsify: A Refreshing Way to Consume Google Reader Newsfeeds

August 27, 2012 — by RG. Chew1


There has been much said about the iPad as a device for consumption, while I don’t use it to create anything, I do use it to consume a massive amount of information.  I say massive in comparison to my pre-iPad days where I had to sit by the laptop to read my news via Google Reader.  An excellent reader app out there is Newsify – a mix between Flipboard and Reeder.


iPhone Newbies Part 4: How To Use iPhone to Access Your Computer

August 25, 2012 — by RG. Chew0


This is a continuation of my introduction for Apple Newbies or people just thinking about switching over to using the ubiquitous iPhone.  In Part 1, I covered how to never lose your contacts on your iPhone, the many uses of an iPhone thru the numerous apps available.  In Part 2 – I discussed the option of Jailbreaking to get more of your iPhone. In Part 3 I covered ways to have a permanent way to send and receive messages without incurring SMS fees or being limited by them.

For this post, I will tell you how my iPhone/iPad has virtually replaced my computer (except for cases for heavy usage such as writing and heavy spreadsheet manipulation)


Clear Vision App Review: Simple Stickmen that tell quite a story

August 4, 2012 — by RG. Chew0


Clear Vision has been on my radar for quite a while but I kept downloading it on the backburner as I am not really into sniper games.  One reason why it stands out is because they had so many ratings on the App Store (3000++).  You get ratings for 2 reasons – being good or being really bad.  Usually being really good.

I downloaded the game and completed the game (and story) in an hour.  What amazed me was how a simple game featuring stickmen would be so captivating.  Here is the storyline: