Thursday, April 27, 2006

Review: Think Free

ThinkFree Online Office ( provides 1GB free web storage space to store the ThinkFree documents. The free online service provides applica tions that are 100% compatiable with Microsoft Office. The user has choice to save the documents locally or online (within the 1GB free web storage).

I have played with the 3 applications (Write, Calc, and Show) for a short while. The first impression is the applications look and behave very similar to Microsoft Office (Anyone know if Microsoft Office UI has been patented or not?). The big plus of the ThinkFree is you can save the documents as PDF format without having Adobe Acrobat installed.

ThinkFree Online Office is written in Java. The applications are runnin g off as Java applet, which means you have to have JRE installed on your machine (They do have a thick client version which is also written in Java). I have tried it on Linux, Windows XP, and Mac OS X and they work just fine.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Nokia's New N-Series Phones

Nokia just announced 3 new high end models of its N-series smartphones, N93, N72, and N73. The N93 is the updated model of the current N90 video-camera multimedia camera phone. The N72 is the updated model of the current N71 smartphone phone. However, N73 is the totally new animal. Both of the phones are based on Symbian Series 60 3rd Edition that takes advantages of bigger screen size. In addition, the S60 3rd Edition comes with Apple WebKit based mobile browser and Flickr integration.

The N73 comes with a 3.2 megapixel auto focus Carl Zeiss lens. It also comes with a mechanical shutter so it can have better control when taking high-speed action photos.

All these new N-series phones will be available around July of this year.

New Apple's iWork Updates

Apple computer issued updates to iWork product suite applications. The updates include Keynote 3.0.1 (39MB) and Pages 2.0.1 (21MB). In addition, rumors say Apple will release 802.11n (claimed 5 times faster than the latest WiFi protocol) related WiFi products probably next year.

Crystal Cove Sunset

Crystal Cove Sunset
Originally uploaded by Icey Cake.
Crystal Cove locates on PCH in Newport Beach.