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Alvin and the Chipmunks – Soundtrack

Dec
29

1. Bad Day – Alvin & The Chipmunks – 3:34
2. Chipmunk Song, The (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin & The Chipmunks (DeeTown OG Mix) – 2:32
3. Follow Me Now – Alvin & The Chipmunks/Jason Gleed – 3:08
4. How We Roll – Alvin & The Chipmunks – 3:53
5. Witch Doctor – Alvin & The Chipmunks/Chris Classic – 3:02
6. Come Get It – Alvin & The Chipmunks/Rebecca Jones – 3:33
7. Chipmunk Song, The (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin & The Chipmunks (DeeTown Rock Mix) – 2:15
8. Funkytown – Alvin & The Chipmunks – 3:34
9. Get You Goin’ – Alvin & The Chipmunks – 3:16
10. Coast 2 Coast – Alvin & The Chipmunks – 2:47
11. Mess Around – Alvin & The Chipmunks – 3:20
12. Only You (And You Alone) – Alvin & The Chipmunks – 2:50
13. Ain’t No Party – Alvin & The Chipmunks/Chris Classic/Rebecca Jones – 2:43
14. Get Munk’d – Alvin & The Chipmunks/Al D – #;01
15. Witch Doctor (Classic Version) – David Seville – 2:22
16. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) (Classic Version) – The Chipmunks – 2:20

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You Call This a Democracy?

Dec
28

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Enraged crowds rioted across Pakistan and hopes for democracy hung by a thread after Benazir Bhutto was gunned down Thursday as she waved to supporters from the sunroof of her armored vehicle. The death of President Pervez Musharraf’s most powerful opponent threw the nation into chaos just 12 days before elections, and threatened its already unsteady role as a key fighter against Islamic terror.

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Intel X38 Express Chipset

Dec
28

Desktop PC platforms based on the Intel® X38 Express Chipset, combined with either the Intel® Core™2 Duo, Intel® Core™2 Quad or Intel® Core™2 Extreme processors establish a new standard for performance. Designed with headroom and engineering passion, the Intel X38 Express Chipset supports new dual-channel DDR3 memory technology, next generation dualX16 PCI Express 2.0 and Intel® Extreme Tuning to unleash exceptional performance in today’s gaming application.

The Intel X38 Express Chipset adds a new chapter to the lntel® chipset legacy and establishes new levels of performance with headroom and capabilities designed specifically to deliver the fastest platforms. The X38 Express Chipset achieves this by supporting Intel® next-generation 45nm dual- and quad-core processors, enabling increased system bandwidth by supporting industry-leading technologies, such as 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, 1333 MHz system bus speed and PCI Express* 2.0, to keep up with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Quad processors. Intel® Fast Memory Access and Intel® Turbo Memory further improve performance, while removal of overspeed protection1 and ability to easily tune the system for optimum performance nable extreme power users to achieve performance levels beyond its industry-leading baseline performance.

With the growing imbalance between CPU and memory performance, t is critical to optimize the memory controller design to obtain the maximum possible performance from the memory subsystem. The redesigned Intel® X38 Express Chipset Memory Controller Hub (MCH) architecture significantly increases overall system performance through the optimization of available bandwidth with the new 1333 MHz system bus and reduction of memory access latency with Intel Fast Memory Access. These technology breakthroughs result in optimized system architecture ith built-in intelligence, greatly improving system memory performance.

The updated MCH also includes support for Intel 45nm next-generation Intel® Core™2 processor family and wider internal data buses that support dual-channel DDR3 memory technology at 1333 MHz.

[source: Intel]

Comparison Between Symbian and Windows Mobile Smart Phone

Dec
26

When talking about smart phones, 2 operating systems might appear in your head which are Symbian and Windows Mobile. In order to determine the best operating system (OS) for a smart phone, I’ve done several tests on my devices which are Nokia 6600 and HTC P3600i.


Personally, I’m neither on Symbian side nor Windows Mobile, but it is up to you to conclude which is the best operating system for a smart phone. What I’m doing here is just to highlight the strengths and the weaknesses of Symbian and Windows Mobile.

Start-up Time (Booting)

I’ve found that Symbian takes more time to complete the boot process compare to Windows Mobile. This is because Windows Mobile smart phone usually equipped with higher RAM compare to Symbian smart phone. So it can perform the booting process faster.

Contacts List

For contacts list, Symbian performs better than Windows Mobile. Nowadays, one person might use more than one mobile phone, so they going to have more than one mobile phone numbers. Windows Mobile can only store one number for each category (e.g.: mobile, work, home, office). Let say person A have 2 mobile phone numbers, in Windows Mobile we have no choice but to store one number as mobile number and another one as another category for example home. But in Symbian, we can store both numbers as mobile number.

Java Applications

Running Java applications using MIDlet Manager in Windows Mobile can sometime cause the device hang. The start-up process of java application in Windows Mobile is also slow. But it is different in Symbian. Java applications start and run smoothly in Symbian smart phone.

Alarm Manager

In Symbian, we can only manage the alarm within 24 hours time and we need to set the alarm again and again if we want it to be rang every day. But in Windows Mobile, the alarm manager is awesome. Let say we want to wake up at 5.30am on Monday till Friday and 6.30am on Saturday and Sunday, we can easily do it in Windows Mobile without any extra application to be installed.

Dialling or Search Contacts List

Dialling or searching contact in contacts list is easier to be done in Windows Mobile. This is because Windows Mobile provides suggestion of person to contact every time w type something in the search area. For example we have a person Xanda Centrino Quad stored in the contact list, and we search for “Quad” in the search area. Windows Mobile will come out with suggestion that match the keyword and surprisingly Xanda Centrino Quad will appear. This will make the process of searching faster.

SMS

Report delivery in Symbian is better than Windows Mobile. Report is receive in notification from and not as a message as in Windows Mobile. The report also clearly states the contact person’s name while in Windows Mobile it only shows the contact person’s number.

Browser

The default browser in Windows Mobile is much better than default browser in Symbian in term of usability and accessibility. I’m not saying that Internet Explorer is the best browser because Opera Web Browser is always the winner in my heart. But we are comparing Symbian and Windows Mobile, so the winner in this review is Internet Explorer.

Organizer

If you want to choose a smart phone as your organizer, smart phone with Windows Mobile is exactly what you are looking for. Tasks, Upcoming Appointment and many more application can help you to organize your daily routine.

P/S: This page will be updated from time to time. Any suggestio, correction or ideas? please leave it in comment area. Thanks

Review on YMTiny – Free J2ME Yahoo Messenger

Dec
17

Hard to find FREE instant messenger that can support Yahoo Messenger for your mobile devices? Don’t want to pay for commercial product? Now yo have a perfect solution, YMTiny.

YMTiny is a free J2ME Yahoo Messenger. Directly connects to the Yahoo’s server.

Just connect with your Yahoo! ID, no other registration needed.

It should works on all CLDC 1.0 and MIDP 2.0 devices.

Features

  • Settable message alerts: sound (midi), vibrate, flash backlight, open IM window
  • Bitmap fonts for consistent interface
  • “Smart Ping” maintains connection and minimizes bandwidth usage
  • Receives offline messages, new mail and typing notifications
  • Set status and custom status
  • View a friend’s status, show and hide offline friends
  • Send and receive BUZZ!!!
  • Run in background and auto-restore
  • Window and scroll animations
  • Stylus support
  • 54+2 Emoticons!
  • Data counter

Limitations

  • Does not support HTTP/WAP connection yet
  • Minimize function only works on some devices
  • Stylus support is not tested yet
  • Bitmap fonts could be invisible on some devices. Requires devices that support transparancy drawing.
  • Emoticons only works on bitmap fonts
  • Data counter may be inaccurated

Next features

  • Sends typing notifications (settable)
  • More sounds
  • Message archive
  • Conference
  • Skins

YMTiny can be downloaded from YMTiny project’s website and from Getjar.

I have tested YMTiny on 4 devices (Sony Ericsson k750i, HTC P3600i, Nokia 6600 and Nokia 7390) and surprisingly YMTiny work perfectly on those device. But at the same time, YMTiny won’t work on Nokia 6230.

From my opinion, YMTiny v1.1 is even better than IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger v4.22 (comparisons has been made on Yahoo! Messenger features only) based on their user friendly features and graphical user interface.


4 stars from xanda.org for YMTiny!

Hopefully one day, the source code for this application will be revealed to public as open source