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September 16, 2016

7 has arrived

It's not Plus. It's not Jet Black. It's just Black. I had the Plus size iPhone 6 Plus back then, and it was a mistake as it was very difficult to fit into my pocket. So, not Plus this time.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Sep 2016 7:43 PM | read this entry

March 26, 2016

I got a watch now

Laurent surprised me yesterday with a special white box gift:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2016 8:01 PM | read this entry

November 10, 2015

iPad Pro coming

Apple has announced the exciting 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be available for online order from this Thursday 12 November (AEDT) at apple.com/au. iPad Pro features epic 12.9-inch Retina display, powerful 64-bit A9X chip and groundbreaking Apple Pencil and new Smart... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Nov 2015 12:06 PM | read this entry

September 25, 2015

rose gold is the new black (iPhone 6s)

Got it. (Photo taken by iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Store)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Sep 2015 9:09 AM | read this entry

September 11, 2015

yesterday's announcement

I did not stay up late (early morning Sydney time) to watch Apple's “Hey Siri” special event live. I did watch it yesterday. So there's new Apple Hermès edition. Don't worry, I don't have Apple Watch, and not intend to... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Sep 2015 12:01 PM | read this entry

September 23, 2014

Finally, the iPhone 6 Plus

Of course, I got the iPhone 6 Unfortunately, I missed out the first day of queuing. It was out of stocks. Thanks to those Asian scalpers. (I know they are making huge profits.) Anyway, my iPhone 6 Plus: (Oh, I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Sep 2014 6:47 PM | read this entry

September 11, 2014

pre-order starts tomorrow

Of course, I followed the Apple news. iPhone 6 (4.7-inch) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch) will be available for pre-order from tomorrow (12th September) from Apple Online Store (Australia) Apart from larger and faster (A8 and M8 chips), other features... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Sep 2014 6:51 PM | read this entry

November 17, 2013

a poor man's new mini toy.

Well, the ordering (or getting) the iPad mini with Retina Display (aka 2nd generation iPad mini) has proven to be difficult this time. It was available on 12th November (via online order or online reservation). However, Apple did not have... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Nov 2013 11:16 AM | read this entry

November 1, 2013

iPad Air is here.

The iPad has been a great gadget to me since the first day I got it. The original iPad was a bit heavy, then, the iPad 2 became lighter, but the best of all, the iPad mini released late last... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Nov 2013 5:56 PM | read this entry

September 20, 2013

poor man's new phone - 5s

It's about time the poor man (that's moi) upgrade his mobile phone. As usual, more photos follow:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Sep 2013 11:13 AM | read this entry

September 19, 2013

iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s pricing (outright)

Apple will release iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s tomorrow in Australia. iPhone 5c will be available in 5 different colours--blue, green, pink, yellow and white, and in two different capacities--16 GB and 32 GB. iPhone 5c without contract (unlocked):... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Sep 2013 10:10 PM | read this entry

June 12, 2013

iOS 7's new interface and layout

During yesterday's WWDC 2013 Keynotes, Apple announced the new iOS 7's simplified interface and new features. In this blog entry, I will focus on the new interface.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Jun 2013 3:25 PM | read this entry

April 17, 2013

poorman's setup

Unlike our Don with huge number of very high-tech gadgets and he carries the best of the best toys almost everywhere he goes. I only carry my computer out when I am out for travel. Well, our Don owns a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Apr 2013 11:11 AM | read this entry

December 31, 2012

poor man's iOS devices in 2012

Been pretty busy recently, I guess I shall end the 2012 with a post of what I got. In mid March, I got the iPad 3 (white, 64GB + Cellular model), then Apple released iPhone 5 in late September, I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 31 Dec 2012 8:50 AM | read this entry

December 3, 2012

the mini hath arrived

Finally, it arrived today. Unlike Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston can receive the first batch of shipment, I have to wait. Time to introduce my latest lightweight gadget: iPad mini... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Dec 2012 1:03 PM | read this entry

November 27, 2012

iPad family shots

It's the season for some important family photos. Anyhow, it's a tradition. I will cut off the introductions and get to the point. The box shot:... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Nov 2012 9:21 AM | read this entry

November 22, 2012

got it! iPad with Retina Display (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

Finally, I got mine delivered. Unfortunately, I did not live in Don's beautiful Boston or picturesque Quincy, the delivery date for outside Don's advanced America is a week behind. Firstly, I did not lie. Earlier I mentioned that I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Nov 2012 1:18 PM | read this entry

November 1, 2012

not getting an iPad mini nor 4th gen iPad tomorrow

Yes, tomorrow is the date - the releasing date for iPad mini and (4th generation) iPad. Don't worry, Antony is poor. For those who wonder, Antony did not order an iPad mini nor a 4th generation iPad for tomorrow's delivery.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Nov 2012 9:34 AM | read this entry

October 2, 2012

iPhone 5 vs 4S

Not convinced why you need an iPhone 5? Check this YouTube Video... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Oct 2012 8:59 PM | read this entry

September 26, 2012

a poor man's iPhones

Unlike our good friend Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston, I don't demand a device that is easily hackable. Over the past few years, I do have a few iPhones:. Let's start with the iPhone boxes: From... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Sep 2012 10:28 AM | read this entry

September 24, 2012

a poor man's new phone

As I mentioned in previous blog entry, I did not queue for the iPhone 5 this time, but I have it delivered to my friend's place on the first day of releasing (21 September) as I was still in Tasmania.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Sep 2012 6:50 PM | read this entry

September 21, 2012

of course I ordered

Today is the date. Like I mentioned before, I am not queuing at Apple Store or Telstra Store. Of course I ordered the iPhone 5 just after 5pm (few minutes after the online pre-order opens). It should be delivered today.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Sep 2012 8:39 AM | read this entry

September 20, 2012

I am not queuing this time

Don't worry, I am not queuing for tomorrow's iPhone 5. It is unlikely that I would get the iPhone 5 tomorrow. (to Don: Antony is poor) For those lucky ones getting iPhone 5 tomorrow, I hope you are with Telstra... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Sep 2012 8:26 AM | read this entry

September 13, 2012

iPhone 5 is coming to Australia with LTE (4G)!

We all know today's big announcement - the iPhone 5. iPhone 5 features a taller (4-inch) Retina Display (instead of iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S's 3.5-inch Retina Display). Faster A6 chip and more. And, best of all, the LTE (also... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Sep 2012 3:43 PM | read this entry

August 13, 2012

AluPen Pro

Unlike the very advanced and cutting edge Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston, I am sort of outdated. There are times when I use my iPad I still prefer the old stylus method. Of course there are... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Aug 2012 9:45 AM | read this entry

August 9, 2012

so, I bought an iPhone case

Yes, I know the next iPhone is rumoured to be released (or announced) on 12th September. I just bought my very first iPhone case for my iPhone 4S. Since the first day I got my iPhone 4 (30 July, 2010),... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Aug 2012 9:56 AM | read this entry

March 18, 2012

still people queuing (but not outside)

There are still people queuing for the new iPad (3rd generation). After doing the dirty laundry (cloth washing), I decided to visit Sydney CBD, since I haven't been to Sydney CBD that often recently due to miserable weather and many... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Mar 2012 7:05 PM | read this entry

March 16, 2012

love the Retina Display, new iPad (64GB + 4G)

After last Thursday's important announcement, I immediately placed the order. Today, I got my delivery from TNT this afternoon. (Another one expected next Monday.) As usual, the brown box: I am lucky this time, unlike the original iPad which I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Mar 2012 2:36 PM | read this entry

March 8, 2012

installing iOS 5.1 on my iOS devices

Apart from the exciting announcement, Apple today released iOS 5.1 for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (4th gen), iPad and iPad 2. Somehow, unlike the rich Don who lives in picturesque Quincy near beautiful Boston, the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Mar 2012 9:01 AM | read this entry

so I got up early today.

Well, I got up before 6am today, which is something I haven't been doing for a while. Well, it's for this important news of course. The exciting announcement news of the new iPad is just completed after 6.40am and Sunrise... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Mar 2012 6:48 AM | read this entry

March 7, 2012

one more sleep

All rumours are pointing to tomorrow morning's exciting announcement. Rumours believe it will be iPad 3 (or might be called iPad HD), and possibly new Apple TV. For whatever it is, I am excited. I was vary happy with my... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Mar 2012 7:26 PM | read this entry

February 29, 2012

won't be long

The long awaited iPad 3 won't be long. Apple has sent out invites to press that something (expected to be iPad 3) will be announced at 10am Wednesday 7th March 2012 (Don's USA time) which translates to Thursday here.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Feb 2012 7:56 PM | read this entry

February 22, 2012

beautiful Boston, Siri knows.

While scrolling around the photos, I saw this screenshot in my iPhone 4S. It was a while back. Not long after I got my iPhone 4S, I of course asked Siri some questions. It appears that Siri knows exactly where... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Feb 2012 7:05 PM | read this entry

October 21, 2011

1.38pm is a bit late for Good Morning

According to Siri (iPhone 4S), I shall start my conversation differently. Somehow 1.38pm seems a bit late for “good morning”. iPhone 4S is smart. Well, these days, people are having all day breakfast any time during the day. Siri is... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Oct 2011 5:40 PM | read this entry

October 15, 2011

Got it! (iPhone 4S)

Well, arriving in Sydney late last night, and if you live in Australia, the news of Qantas industrial actions shouldn't be escape from the news. Lucky my flights were not cancelled, but delayed. Even a 30 minutes queuing at taxi-way... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Oct 2011 12:37 PM | read this entry

October 14, 2011

I am not queuing

We all know today is the important date - iPhone 4S releasing in selected countries, including Don's very advanced United States. Don't worry. I am not queuing outside Apple Store or any mobile stores for iPhone 4S. After some... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Oct 2011 8:45 AM | read this entry

October 9, 2011

the plans.

The important plans many of us have been waiting for. Not all, but some. We all know that iPhone 4S will be available from Friday 14th October, which only have a few more sleeps to go. To get an iPhone... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Oct 2011 3:49 PM | read this entry

October 4, 2011

Let's talk iPhone, one more sleep

Just a gentle reminder, the important event the world is watching will be held tomorrow morning (Sydney time). What would be announced? Many rumour sites believe it would be an iPhone 5, an iPhone 4S and a white iPod... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Oct 2011 8:19 AM | read this entry

July 18, 2011

how do you save $62? drive 87km.

Well, when you are poor like Antony, you would drive 87 km to save $62 (AUD). Here's the story: Okay, it was not really intended to drive that far to save $62, but all the closer BigW have the item... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jul 2011 10:42 PM | read this entry

May 17, 2011

poor man's bargain hunt

Sorry for the lack of entries for the last few days. It has been cold here and I had a bit of cold. Rev. Dr. Wu Yi would be happy be know that he escaped Sydney during the right time... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 May 2011 5:13 PM | read this entry

April 24, 2011

all Americans' fault! finally, I got the Dock

It's all Americans' fault! The iPad 2 was available in Australia on 25th March (a whole two weeks behind lucky Americans), however, the iPad 2 Dock was only recently became available. The reason is simple, the lucky Americans must have... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 24 Apr 2011 5:51 PM | read this entry

April 20, 2011

real gold iPhone 4

Sorry, almost forgot about this. While queuing outside Apple Store for the iPad 2, the guy behind me had something really impressive. (sorry for the bad lighting and shaky hand photo.)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Apr 2011 10:53 AM | read this entry

April 15, 2011

the April Fool's joke becomes reality

Many iPad owners have heard of iCADE, an arcade style cabinet (an iPad dock with arcade sized controls) demoed by ThinkGeek. The device was an April Fools product (they did make a few playable demo units), the good news,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 15 Apr 2011 7:02 PM | read this entry

March 26, 2011

my latest exciting gadget: iPad 2

After long hours of “here we queue/camp again” thing, I finally got my iPad 2 at about 5.40pm yesterday, a whole two weeks behind lucky Americans. (iPad 2 starts selling at 5pm.) As a matter of fact, I bought two... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2011 11:31 AM | read this entry

March 25, 2011

some people are waiting for iPad 2

We know that this is like the once (or twice) a year "here we camp/queue again thing - the queuing or camping outside Apple Store thing. This time, there are some die hard Apple fans who decide to wait for... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Mar 2011 4:07 AM | read this entry

March 4, 2011

Americans, don't let us hate you again

Do us a favour, don't let us hate you again this time! Why do people hate Americans? Last year (2010), the year of iPad, Apple announced in late January that iPad would be available in late March 2010 for Americans,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2011 9:52 PM | read this entry

February 11, 2011

someone is going to hate Verizon now

We all know that, Don from beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy does not like AT&T. Don is not going to like Verizon for sure. This is why: Congratulations on getting the iPhone available on second network in the United States... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Feb 2011 10:51 PM | read this entry

January 8, 2011

the Express

I got my first AirPort Express in July 2004. Time flies. I used it mainly as a Wi-Fi router. Back then, it was only 802.11g speed. I of course use its AirTunes feature to stream music from iTunes to connected... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jan 2011 10:59 AM | read this entry

December 17, 2010

more 3G quota from Telstra (at no extra charge)

Apparently, competition does a great benefit to consumers. I switched to Telstra from Vodafone when I got my iPhone 4 on the launch date. Telstra's iPhone 4 plans weren't that bad at all, at very least, much better than the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Dec 2010 9:03 AM | read this entry

December 14, 2010

two's better than one, part 13: the display chapter

As we all know, two is better than one. A while back, the poor Antony has decided to use the opportunity to make the best bargain of it. When Laurent ordered his Don approved 21.5-inch iMac (Intel Core i5), I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Dec 2010 10:43 PM | read this entry

December 2, 2010

a poor man's setup

Nowhere as many as Don's, but still. I slightly re-arranged the poor man's office, so I took a photo. Still, the cables on the floor needs to be further re-arranged. A very important message to Don: Antony is poor.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Dec 2010 8:21 AM | read this entry

November 28, 2010

I did not get lost this time; AluPen

About 10 days ago, I got lost on the way to Burwood (previous entry). On Friday, I called Mac1 Burwood, and they had received the Just Mobile AluPen. Somehow, Mac1 did not call me (as they said they would). So... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Nov 2010 2:36 PM | read this entry

October 12, 2010

some nice dress up

Many of you know that I don't like bulky cases (unless absolutely necessary). I never had any cases for my iPhone 3G except the very thin invisibleSHIELD to prevent scratches. With the iPhone 4, I of course have the invisibleSHIELD... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 12 Oct 2010 10:39 PM | read this entry

September 3, 2010

my thoughts on the Apple Special Event

Firstly, sorry for lack of new entries recently. I've been pretty busy these days. Of course, I watched Apple Special Event (September 1, 2010) yesterday. My thoughts? It has been a long way for iTunes! It really has. I was... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Sep 2010 10:34 PM | read this entry

August 27, 2010

iPhone 3G unlocked, officially

Unlike Don who has lots of exciting news to share from beautiful Boston, I have nothing exciting here to report. Well, I have my iPhone 3G officially unlocked by Vodafone (and Apple). I am not sure if Vodafone charges me... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Aug 2010 10:32 PM | read this entry

August 6, 2010

the Dock

I received following item two days ago. It is a small accessory ordered from Apple Online Store (Australia) with Apple Gift Package. And inside the package? Apple iPhone 4 Dock. (as usual, more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Aug 2010 11:12 PM | read this entry

July 30, 2010

finally, I got myself an iPhone 4

After watching lucky Americans (and a handful of first tier countries) using the iPhone 4 for more than a month, and a very long queuing, I finally got myself with an iPhone 4 in the wee hours this morning. Here's... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 30 Jul 2010 10:44 AM | read this entry

July 29, 2010

the clock is ticking...

And only few hours until the iPhone 4 to be available for sale midnight from selected mobile carrier outlets (on contract) and 8am from Apple Retail Stores (outright, unlocked). Don (surprisingly) agreed with me that getting an iPhone 4 on... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Jul 2010 4:48 PM | read this entry

July 28, 2010

it's the math game again

Well, just a few more sleeps until the iPhone 4 will be officially available in Australia that plenty of Australians have been waiting impatiently for. It's just like two years ago, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, 3 have all released their pricing... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Jul 2010 4:54 PM | read this entry

July 23, 2010

one more week to go

Only one more week to go until the important 30th July, and millions of people not in first tier countries such as Don's advanced United States have been impatiently waiting. During this time, we have been watching Americans (and a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 Jul 2010 11:46 PM | read this entry

July 18, 2010

30 July is the date

During yesterday's Apple Press Conference, Apple announced that 30th July is the date for the second tier countries to have the product (to Don's dismay) millions of people are waiting for - the iPhone 4. It is without a... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 Jul 2010 10:05 PM | read this entry

July 13, 2010

I can wait, again

Like last time, I can wait again. This time, for the replacement of my over 2 years old iPhone 3G. Unlike Don who lives in the advanced United States of America, we don't have the new iPhone 4 yet. Not... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Jul 2010 10:42 PM | read this entry

July 7, 2010

a few more poor man's accessories

As expected, nothing much exciting happening here. After all, this is not beautiful Boston with countless of exciting events. It has been pretty cold here in Sydney, and I was a bit sick in the last few days. Anyhow, the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jul 2010 9:23 PM | read this entry

May 29, 2010

a poor man's tablet

I received three deliveries from TNT yesterday. What are those? A poor man's tablet, and accessories. And this poor man's tablet is better known as Apple iPad, the one our good friend Don from beautiful Boston and picturesque Quincy... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 May 2010 1:06 PM | read this entry

May 27, 2010

not looking good so far

Many Australians are impatiently waiting for the 28th of May. Don't believe me, check out this Whirlpool thread and this MacTalk thread. Well, it seems like the Apple Store Bondi is not ready yet today, according to news.com.au. And surprisingly,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 May 2010 2:26 PM | read this entry

May 26, 2010

Vodafone and 3 (THREE) finally released their plans

May in Australia has been the talk month of iPads, especially when Telstra first to release their iPad plans which surprised many people. (Telstra has been known for being the most expensive in mobile and mobile broadband, despite their much... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 May 2010 2:37 PM | read this entry

May 18, 2010

some good news from Telstra

As a general speaking, Telstra mobile and mobile broadband does not have very good reputation among youngsters, despite having much much better coverage, and much more reliable network, simply because Telstra charges higher than other mobile carriers. Just before the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 18 May 2010 9:10 PM | read this entry

May 9, 2010

'tis the night before the important pre-order

On Friday night, Apple released iPad pricing information on 9 selected countries including Australia, and stated that the iPads would be available on Friday 28th May. And people can start pre-ordering through Apple (online) Store from tomorrow. In Australia,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 May 2010 8:40 PM | read this entry

September 25, 2009

3 iPhones

Unlike Don who play games in high tech Xbox 360 networking with HD screens, I once played Monopoly on iPhone with two other friends. I went to their place the other day, and took this photo. All those iPhones are... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Sep 2009 10:23 AM | read this entry

June 27, 2009

the iPhone 3GS upgrading plan

Michael Jackson's death was certainly the news yesterday. Seven News had almost the entire first news segment covering Michael Jackson's death for 11min 40 seconds; Channel 9's Nine News extended the news to an hour, and the entire first segment... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 27 Jun 2009 10:55 AM | read this entry

June 25, 2009

'tis the eve before iPhone 3GS

Vodafone has released the outright pricing for iPhone 3GS (no contract, on prepaid): 8GB version is AU$759, 16GB version is AU$929, and the 32GB iPhone 3GS is AU$1129 outright. There are no upgrading information for current iPhone 3G owners... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Jun 2009 10:13 PM | read this entry

June 9, 2009

big announcement from WWDC Keynote

Quite a number of announcements from WWDC (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2009) today. New releases today are the new MacBook Pro family, 13-inch unibody MacBook are now MacBook Pro with powerful features never available on its class before. The... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jun 2009 9:20 PM | read this entry

January 10, 2009

Griffin Simplifi

Griffin Simplifi one of the best gadget designed for iPod/iPhone I've seen recently. This gadget will be loved my iPod/iPhone owners who also like photography. (more photos follow...)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Jan 2009 8:56 PM | read this entry

December 28, 2008

2008's important headlines

Well, year 2008 is coming to the end. Lots of things happened this year. Just before we say goodbye to 2008, we shall take a look what happened this year. Two major products dominated the news headline around the world,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Dec 2008 9:16 PM | read this entry

October 29, 2008

one small appliance and some accessories

Christmas is coming. To people live in Sydney it simply means scorching summer is coming, not beautiful snows. In early October Sydney experienced hottest October in record, then last week, we also experienced coldest October in record. To overcome the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Oct 2008 3:20 PM | read this entry

September 10, 2008

Apple releases new iPods, return of Xena

Apple today held a special event and announced new iPod touch (2nd generation, MacCentre701 article), new iPod nano (4th generation, MacCentre701 article) as well as iTunes 8. My iPod touch (32GB, personalised) bought in March this year is no... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Sep 2008 5:10 PM | read this entry

August 5, 2008

more iPhone 3G news

To best of my knowledge, Australia is the only country with most carriers that sells iPhone 3G in the world. Last week, Virgin Mobile joined Vodafone, Optus, and Telstra to sell iPhone 3G, making the total number of carriers authorised... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Aug 2008 8:50 PM | read this entry

July 22, 2008

invisibleSHIELD for iPhone 3G

Well, since I got my iPhone 3G on the first day of sale, I've been using it extremely carefully. In fact, I've been using it with the plastic wrap on when I was in Melbourne last week. Thanks god the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 22 Jul 2008 12:53 PM | read this entry

July 11, 2008

I got my iPhone 3G!

If you have been reading my blog for the last days (or perhaps weeks), you should notice that I've been talking about iPhones and iPhones. I guess none of you should be surprised that I got an iPhone 3G... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jul 2008 2:12 PM | read this entry

July 9, 2008

Vodafone releases iPhone 3G pricing

Naturally, I'd prefer to stay with Vodafone for the iPhone 3G. Vodafone (Australia) finally released plans for iPhone 3G. Vodafone provided 8 new exclusive plans for iPhone 3G. According to Vodafone, those new plans provides heaps of credit to talk,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Jul 2008 9:40 AM | read this entry

July 8, 2008

the count down...

Today is 8th July 2008, one month to go until Beijing Olympic; one week to go until World Youth Day to be held in Sydney; and most importantly, 3 more sleeps until iPhone 3G released in Australia and many other... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Jul 2008 7:43 PM | read this entry

July 7, 2008

exciting week

Well, today is not the Desperate Monday as channel 7 has finished airing season 4 of Desperate Housewives. However, there are two things to get excited this week. On Wednesday, the second settlement of Prison Break (season 3) will return... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jul 2008 1:24 PM | read this entry

July 3, 2008

Optus released iPhone 3G prices

Optus has released the pricing for iPhone 3G following Telstra's surprise news few days back. Compared to Telstra, Optus is much more clear with the plans. Anyway, to get an iPhone 3G outright (no contract) with Optus, 8GB iPhone 3G... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 Jul 2008 10:51 PM | read this entry

July 1, 2008

Telstra to sell iPhone 3G confirmed, price released

There's an update on Telstra to sell iPhone 3G news update I first mentioned 10 days ago. Yesterday, Telstra has confirmed that they will sell iPhone 3G and has released the price plan. The cheapest plan for iPhone 3G from... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jul 2008 12:29 PM | read this entry

June 21, 2008

iPhone 3G news update

Well, Thursday's Apple Store Sydney grand opening was a big news. What is the next? iPhone 3G to be released in Australia on 11th July. I received an email response from Vodafone regarding my pre-registering of iPhone 3G. Basically, it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Jun 2008 11:14 PM | read this entry

June 11, 2008

iPhone 3G is coming to Autralia, finally

Apple announced the next generation iPhone yesterday morning, you can read more about iPhone 3G's features here or in Apple's iPhone website. The important part, it will be available in Australia on 11th July. It will be available from Vodafone... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Jun 2008 12:53 PM | read this entry

May 3, 2008

my iPod touch has a Dock

Finally, I got a Dock for my iPod touch. Thanks to Jimmy from Taiwan, he helped me acquired a prior version of the Universal Dock released in 2006, Apple iPod AV Connection Kit. This is not the new Apple... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 03 May 2008 10:53 PM | read this entry

April 10, 2008

3G iPhone is finally coming to Australia?

According to a totally unverified news from MacTalk Australia (formally AppleTalk Australia), Apple will sell an unlocked 3G iPhone, which will work on any Australian carrier, from the last week of June, 2008. MacTalk Australia said that resellers have... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Apr 2008 8:36 PM | read this entry

March 26, 2008

Invisible Shield

I received my 32GB personalised (engraved) iPod touch on 3rd March. The first night, I was using it extremely careful, trying not to create any scratches. The following day, I bought Belkin Leather Sleeve for iPod touch. (It comes... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Mar 2008 9:24 PM | read this entry

March 6, 2008

my PDA, my touch

I've been playing with my new toy - iPod touch since I got it few days ago. Previously, I had an iPod Clickwheel (4th gen, mono screen), then I have an iPod shuffle. The impression of iPod touch is still... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Mar 2008 10:08 PM | read this entry

March 4, 2008

iPod touch hath arrived

Some of you should know that I placed my order on Apple Store last Thursday. I did not tell many people exactly what I ordered besides a 15-inch MacBook Pro. There was a bit of drama yesterday about the second... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Mar 2008 8:53 AM | read this entry

February 29, 2008

here endeth the dilemma

On Tuesday afternoon, I went ahead and bought a Crumpler bag. It is a laptop/photo back bag. The size of the bag suits 15-inch MacBook Pro. That night, actually, Wednesday morning (Australia time), Apple released new MacBook and MacBook Pros... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 29 Feb 2008 9:49 AM | read this entry

February 6, 2008

new iPod touch and upcoming MacBook Pro

Apple has released new iPod touch with 32GB capacity. The new 32GB capacity is just right for me. However, it is a bit pricy - 32GB for US$499 or AU$629. The prices of 8GB and 16GB models remain the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Feb 2008 9:18 AM | read this entry

September 28, 2007

Sam's got his iPod touch

Sam (samelf) has got his iPod touch 16GB version. Congratulations. And now, I am jealous. Here's his iPod touch unboxing video clip on YouTube. Can I really afford an iPod touch? Actually I can, but Laurent has been telling me... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Sep 2007 11:21 PM | read this entry

December 6, 2006

iPod owners are not criminals.

Last week ago, a purposed law would make all iPod owners as criminals. The then purposed law won't allow anyone to copy legally owned music CD to iPod, record TV shows etc for copyright reason. (Detail at this Sydney Morning... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 06 Dec 2006 6:46 AM | read this entry

September 5, 2006

iTeeth, brushing can be fun

Brushing your teeth is boring? Scientists have a way to make brushing somehow energetic. News from Courier Mail. It is called Tooth Tunes, although I think the nickname iTeeth is more interesting. Tooth Tunes will play for two minutes, the... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 05 Sep 2006 10:08 AM | read this entry

August 10, 2006

Levi's Jeans joins iPod-wear

Remember iBoxer from Play Underwear I reported last year? Levi has joined the iPod-wear with iPod enabled jeans. Pictures are from this blog in Netherlands. Enjoy :-) I am not sure if the control in the small pocket works,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Aug 2006 2:41 PM | read this entry

July 7, 2006

I sold my iPod again

I sold the free iPod shuffle (1GB) I received from the opening of Apple Store at Bondi Junction. This is the iPod shuffle listing page on eBay for AU$ 119.01. It's a very good value. (A new iPod shuffle 1GB... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Jul 2006 9:15 PM | read this entry

July 1, 2006

two's better than one, part 4

Previously, I showed some two's better than one photo series. Today, I am showing another photo of this series... two shuffles It's obvious that two shuffles are better than one. I bought one shuffle late March, then on 15 June,... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jul 2006 11:16 AM | read this entry

May 23, 2006

iPod commercial, a Chris Diaz rendition

I found this video from taxiplasm. His friend Chris Diaz has a take on Apple's iPod ads - iPod shuffle ads featuring Jerk It Out by Caesars. It's very amazing. Do take a look. You can buy the song... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 23 May 2006 11:22 AM | read this entry

May 11, 2006

iGod?

Australian MP3 player lets you download godcasts, instead of podcasts.

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Posted by Antony on 11 May 2006 9:46 AM | read this entry

March 21, 2006

back to da club

I sold my iPod last December, after I got it a new replacement from Apple as it was under AppleCare Protection Plan (in plain word: warranty). I've been living without iPod. Life was fine without an iPod, but I need... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Mar 2006 2:58 PM | read this entry

February 21, 2006

when I still had my iPod

I sold my iPod last December, and I've been living without it. Life is good without an iPod. But now, I am missing it. Now, I am thinking about getting an iPod shuffle or the new 1GB iPod nano. (I... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 21 Feb 2006 2:50 PM | read this entry

December 20, 2005

looking for last minute gift idea?

Looking for last minutes gift idea? A new product from Play Underwear - iBoxer. A perfect gift idea for him. iBoxer works perfectly with iPods, and if you buy two pairs at same time, you will receive 3 free songs... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 20 Dec 2005 2:11 PM | read this entry

December 10, 2005

I've left da club

I sold my iPod on eBay, and all iPod accessories of course. It was a good iPod, but since I sent my iPod for warranty service, I haven't used it since. Not even after I got it back. I figured... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 10 Dec 2005 1:33 PM | read this entry

November 28, 2005

got the socks for Christmas?

Have you hung the socks for this Christmas? I bought six of them today. The iPod Socks from Apple.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 28 Nov 2005 8:29 PM | read this entry

November 16, 2005

my iPod is back

Last week, I reported my iPod stopped functioning and I sent it to a nearby Apple retailer the following day. Today, My iPod is back, and it's a new one! They replaced it with a brand new one (same model).... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 16 Nov 2005 11:17 AM | read this entry

November 14, 2005

still don't have iPod, but internet is fast

Well, I still have got my iPod back yet. But I like my ADSL 2. It's really fast. Downloading the newly released XCode 2.2 from Apple, 834 MB of XCode Disk Image is downloaded in 11 minutes. I am content.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 14 Nov 2005 2:01 PM | read this entry

November 8, 2005

off to service centre

Continued from yesterday's problem with my iPod. I took my iPod to local Apple retailer, I can't believe how easy it is to get serviced. I was expecting to explain to them exactly what happened, and they would test it... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Nov 2005 11:30 AM | read this entry

November 7, 2005

my iPod is not functioning

Bad news, I can't use my iPod. When I came home tonight, I tried to switch on my iPod, but it won't play any songs. So I restarted it. After restarting it, it showed Apple logo for a few seconds... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2005 10:52 PM | read this entry

October 25, 2005

iTunes Music Store Australia opens

iTunes Music Store (iTMS) opens in Australia. Some disappointments: Songs are priced at AU$1.69 per song, $16.99 per album, and AU$3.39 for Pixar shorts/music videos; (price at iTMS USA: US$0.99 per song, US$9.99 per album, US$1.99 per video) Sony BMG... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 25 Oct 2005 1:57 PM | read this entry

October 17, 2005

Don't steal music!

Most regular SillyDog701 member would know a famous three-word thing... Don't steal music." Today I noticed the following phrase in iPod Technical Specification page. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don't steal music. Not new, but... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 17 Oct 2005 10:55 PM | read this entry

September 8, 2005

new iTunes, new iPod, and new iTunes enabled phones

How could I not talk about Apple's new releases? Apple released iTunes 5, featuring Mail.app (Tiger) like skin and parental control, iPod nano, a new iPod line 62% smaller than iPod mini, colour screen, a new iTunes enabled mobile phone... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 08 Sep 2005 2:02 PM | read this entry

August 19, 2005

there are some who hate iPods

Read this site from The iPod Observer, well, somebody really hates iPod, or perhaps he can't afford one. http://www.anti-ipod.co.uk/ Well, I did not know 6th August was Anti-iPod Day. It's quite interesting to read what people in the other group... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Aug 2005 5:54 PM | read this entry

March 19, 2005

I've been to Cronulla

I came to Cronulla last year with Adrian. He had oysters and wine for his lunch in Cronulla, I can't remember what I had, but I am not that into oysters. My second visit of Cronulla. Nice sunny day, just... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Mar 2005 9:49 PM | read this entry

January 1, 2005

Sydney Harbour Bridge and iPod

Continued from the popular iPod silhouette series, the Antony Show, another iPod ads style, and Antony has a camera and Photoshop Elements Under Sydney Harbour Bridge, in iPod ad style. And the original picture of Antony holding his iPod. More... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 01 Jan 2005 2:35 PM | read this entry

November 13, 2004

Antony has a camera and Photoshop Elements

continued from the popular series of iPod commercial styled photos seen in the Antony show, another iPod ads style, and the making of iPod motion ads. Antony has a digital camera, and he has Photoshop Elements. It was a fine... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 13 Nov 2004 11:39 PM | read this entry

November 11, 2004

the making of iPod motion ads

Digital Producer has a news on the making of Apple's iPod TV commercial, Company 3's Alex Brodie Rocks with Apple's iPod. Brodie, who has a background in fine art and design and is a graduate of Londons Ravensbourne College of... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 11 Nov 2004 11:30 PM | read this entry

November 9, 2004

another iPod ads style

Another iPod ads style picture (silhouette). My first iPod style picture was shown in the Antony show blog entry. enjoy!... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 09 Nov 2004 11:15 PM | read this entry

November 7, 2004

the Antony show

The Antony show. More iPod ads silhouette style? Well, I did not carry an iPod with me.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 07 Nov 2004 1:56 PM | read this entry

October 19, 2004

free iPod Remote Control and Earphone

Received free iPod Remote and Earbuds from Apple Australia.

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Oct 2004 8:04 PM | read this entry

October 2, 2004

iPod everywhere

iPod everywhere How could I not taking a picture of this? On Perisher Blue, a skiing location in Snowy Mountains, that nice green sign just so noticeable there.... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 02 Oct 2004 5:10 PM | read this entry

September 4, 2004

now, in da club

Antony's new 20GB (4th generation) "click wheel" iPod and pictures of Apple adapters

(read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 04 Sep 2004 7:26 PM | read this entry

August 19, 2004

iPod is quite big actually

The world's most popular music player - Apple iPod is actually quite big, when it is held by a baby. (picture stolen from Netscape's front page.)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 19 Aug 2004 4:40 PM | read this entry

July 26, 2004

Antony does not have an iPod

No, I don't have an iPod, can't afford one. And I started a club for non-iPod users in AppleTalk Australia. For iPod owners, they are in da club; and people like me... in dather club :-)... (read this entry)
Posted by Antony on 26 Jul 2004 4:05 PM | read this entry

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