I haven’t been blogging on this blog for four days, which seem like quite a long time. Well, it’s quite normal though but this time, it has a good reason behind the delay. In less than a week’s time, hopefully, this blog will be completely overhauled as I am moving on. It is currently running on Flatpress and I shall convert it to Wordpress. Thanks to a script provided by the Flatpress owner, I can easily export all my posts and import them in to Wordpress. However, the categories cannot be exported and I have to find a way to relink the pictures. That shouldn’t be too much of a problem, I think.
Well, the reason behind all these fuss is quite simple. I have started paying for web hosting service with another company. With my current free web hosting service, I cannot host a Wordpress site unless I pay a certain amount of money. That’s not too much of a problem but my current web hosting service is not that stable and I can only hope for the worst if I am still with them. By moving over to Wordpress, I can manage my blog better and easier. One sad thing is that I will not be able to use my custom theme and I will have to settle with one of the thousands Wordpress theme out there. I can make some effort in creating my own Wordpress theme but it’s certainly not now.
Anyway, there are pros and cons but pros definitely outweigh cons.
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At the moment, one of the hottest topics is about HP’s decision to discontinue its WebOS development, which effectively terminates its tablets production as well as Palm mobile phones. The decision actually shocks the technology world even though the WebOS is yet to be a worthy competitor to Android and iOS. Still, many were eagerly waiting for HP Touchpad and Palm Pre mobiles when they were first announced. And to many, WebOS is different but in a good way. I have never used WebOS before but expert reviews have made me believe that it can be big.
In US, there were already speculations about a huge discount on HP Touchpad where the 16GB model will be priced at US$99. The speculations were correct though retailers and e-retailers do not seem to have the stock. They might not even have any stock in the first place and reducing the price might just be a tactic to lure customers to visit their site. I didn’t hold much hope for UK market but I just found out that HP Touchpad is selling at £89 and £115 for 16GB and 32GB respectively a couple of hours ago. Well, of course they are all out of stock. I would love to grab one when they become available.
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I have ditched SPB Mobile Shell 3D now. It’s a little bit heavy in memory usage and the biggest problem that I have, is that it doesn’t support scrolling widget. While the 3D stuffs and other bits and bobs look great, it’s just not practical enough to use SPB Mobile Shell 3D as the home screen. I am sure it will improve later on but for now, it’s just not for me. By the way, it costs £9.12.
I am now on Go Launcher EX (picture). Similar apps with the word EX or Plus or Pro would have been a paid app but Go Launcher EX is free. Free! It looks great and smooth too. It has its own animation stuffs like the transition from screen to screen. Uninstalling apps or games from the app drawer is similar to the one in Apple iPhone. You can even create folder inside the app drawer
Go Task Manager is the best add on. It is a widget that displays all running apps and games. You can just tap on the apps and games that you wish to end or even end all by tapping the ‘X’ button. I can now uninstall all my task manager apps.
Did I mention that it has no ads? Ads can be annoying at times especially when new developer does not know how to position better. A couple of weeks earlier, I installed an app where the ads were positioned right in the middle of the app. The first ad on display was Iphone accessories and I couldn’t really relate an Android phone with an app which displayed Iphone accessories ad right in the middle of the app. How weird and certainly not so coincidence!
Anyway, I kind of configure my HTC Desire to how I want it to look. However, at the back of my mind, I keep thinking that it’s only a matter of time until I get bore with it again, just like the previous custom ROMs and home screens that I have used. I hope not!
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