Saturday, September 22, 2012

The new Apple IOS 6

A few days ago I made a FB post that Apple will be releasing a new OS for its mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod). Well was able to upgrade my iPad a day after the release date. Network traffic was a bit slow. I guess a lot of people were excited also to try the new operating system.

So far, not so impressed with the new features. The biggest change for me is the Maps. Yes, Apple just kicked google maps out of the iPad and replaced it with its own. The images are the same, the only big differences are the 3D and the route functions (This one has improved a lot!) but still not as good as Google in terms of map updates and information. I guess that will improve in time because I believe they are still trying to update a lot of spatial information on their maps.

I had the impression that they will be incorporating Siri on iPad but it's not there. The Siri is only available in iPhone (plus some enhancements they say) for now and I think it will remain in the iPhone platform. I'm still a Blackberry user and in my opinion, the iPhone still have so many areas of improvement when it come to apps on information collaboration and data interchange as compared to the Blackberry.

Another thing I've noticed in this new release is that the picture importation from the card reader is much slower than before. I bought an accessory card reader and it worked quite well before than now and both are supposed to be apple products.

Well now, I'm swamped with a lot of apps updates and still going. I guess it's going to be like this for a couple of weeks when all app makers will make their apps compatible to IOS 6. ;-)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Big Zero...

For some, life begins at some point in life and many says "Life begins at Forty". For me, life begun several decades back but to be alive and healthy at this age with no major health issues is a big blessing and I say thank you to the big guy up there!

Exercise everyday, swim in the evenings and walk (not jog) for about an hour is for me enough exercise to keep my muscles moving and metabolism at its current pace.

A few days from now, I'm turning the big zero. So many things in my head. So many things to do, so little time. With some of my classmates gone already from this world at a very young age, I still believe that life would have been better with them around.

At one point in my life I wanted to live forever. And then I realized that immortality would be scary. Imagine you live life that long with all the people you love and cared for are gone at that point. Yes, immortality I realize is scary and lonely. If I get to live another forty years or more, I guess that would already be a life well lived. ;-)

Some say, I should have children of my own, others a family. If it comes, it comes. Besides, life is to short to live the expectations of others. What is important is that you are happy with what you have and who you are with. Life is full of uncertainties but that does not mean that you have to stop living.

Again, what is the most important thing is that YOU, yes the big "YOU" are happy. ;-)