Veterans Day - what’s open or closed?

Nope, this is not about which store was open or closed, go search, please ;) This is about open or closed platform strategies. But seriously, it’s very confusing, and a holiday always works better when everyone gets it. As AI is going to do all our work soon, we shouldn’t need to work that much anyway, right dear employers? There has been some interesting conversion to blog in the future.
“All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again” BSG - Last Supper
After 2 blogs on Apple products, I’m probably looked like A fan. Well, I’m not. It’ll be over simplification to judge only by results. Facts: Apple does have good product, strategy and execution. That does not mean it is the right way nor the best model for the whole wave cycle nor the whole market. Furthermore, one can try to beat Apple on its own game. Good luck, I’ve not seen nor expected anyone comes close anytime soon. To the fellows of “iPhone killers”, you should really stop thinking like this. The point is: a…

Smartwatch Renaissance

Smartwatch Renaissance Third Time’s A Charm Anything is great at the 3rd version, e.g. MS Windows really became a hit at 3.0 Here comes another example, Apple Watch Series 3. The chance of Smartwatch becoming A thing is high this iteration. Don’t get me wrong, anyone may claim nothing “new” here indeed. However, novelty is often overrated. The highlights here are “utility” and “just works”. Apple Watch 3 happens to have 3 killer utility features: Telephony and mobile data connectionMusic streamingMobile payment Finally, one can leave the mobile behind for a few hours, such as go to jog, gym, dinner and movies. Note, I’m not saying this is for everyone imminently. They are for premium users for now. Those utility features may be also a good fit to a few user groups, such as elders and little kids. One More Thing Being Apple, they all come with secret sauce.
AirPots makes Telephony on watch much nature. Not everyone wants to be as COOL as Michael Knight all th…

Random thoughts of the X

The Mobile is different since Apple announced iPhone X this week, and there is no going back. Sorry, all “iPhone Killer” makers, you have a lot to catch up. Nevertheless, I’m very exciting to see a few significant changes staging the Super Premium Mobile market. WWDC 17 Keynote is the best Apple Event in the past few years, and I highly recommend to check it out if you haven’t. As I can not stop talking about them with friends, it’s time to blog them. It should be fun when the future me to do reality check.
Caveats I’m always too optimistic.  It’s a feature, not a bug.  Take it with X a grant of salt. Most of them are not new nor original.  Keeping the quotes casual for readability because it’s not A pager. Not going to put too much effort to proper organize them, and it'll take a few more blogs to complete. Hello Super Premium Yes, the Premium(~$700) may still keep its volume for now. But: It's the growth, stupid. All new mobile launches …

1.2 Chinese Versions are on, PDF文字閱讀器 已上市

For those interested in Chinese versions, there, you have it.

txtReader.PDF 1.1 is on

Finally txtReader.PDF is on Android Market on my birthday :)
The source is also on , which is under LGPL.
Time to go to bed now.

New toy arrived, i7500

Tried it on i7500, performance is a bit better comparing with Android emulator.

TextReader.PDF 1.2 is coming

Three more enhancements for TextReader.PDF 1.2 reaching general public: Refine the algorithm for the sphere rotation control.Skip font glyph process in PDFRenderer to seep up as TextReader.PDF doesn’t need it anyway.Make TextReader.PDF understand other languages, mainly Chinese which I am after.