64 bit — Do We Really Need It?

Apple is the only company who always make us surprise by their new innovation and creative ideas. Recently, they released an unthinkable mobile CPU with the brand new architecture, 64bit architecture.

Speaking about 64bit CPU architecture, we already knew about this years ago with Intel’s CPUs, but bringing 64bit CPU into level of mobile devices is still the things that no one thought about.

This is a good move for Apple, but the question is, do we really need that 64bit CPU in our mobile device?

Currently, not so many people are really care about this architecture because most of the applications that we’re using either on our laptop or desktop were design to work both in 32 and 64bit. We rarely to see any different in terms of speed, calculation and algorithm if we are just entry-users.

In fact, 32bit architecture is still enough for entry users like you, and me while we are mainly use for simple works like emails, word processing…

At the mean time, it is just not 64bit era on mobile yet and 32bit is just enough for you complete and finish your works without any doubt.

New Generation of Microsoft Surface will Come with LTE, Early next Year

Surface 2

Clueless to what Microsoft is doing then. They introduced their Surface tablets and Surface Pro tablets last year without any LTE or 3G add-on. Last night they also introduced their new generation of their Surface and Surface Tablets as well, but it still no 3G or LTE included.

What are they doing? Where are they marketed these tablets? Are they targeted for all PC users? Are they targeted for just developed countries like USA, UK? Asian countries need 3G devices and i am sure that if USA or UK businessmen come to work in Asia countries, will also need 3G while they traveling or they’ll missed their work.

WPCentral posted that, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will come with LTE in early next year. Is that make any sense while the Apple always comes with both WiFi and LTE version with just a few weeks after they introduced. Do you think that Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 will help Microsoft to gain some market share? I don’t think it would help.

Microsoft Unveil Its 2nd Generation Surface and Surface Pro Tablets

After nearly a year of marketed Surface and Surface Pro, Microsoft today has introduced to the world its 2nd Generation of these tablet line with tons of upgrade both in terms of performance, hardware and software.

Surface 2 will still come with Windows RT 8.1 with full Offce RT offers that including Outlook apps. This tablet is the mid-range tablet from Microsoft targeted for end users who need more mobility tablet with more productivity on-the-go. Speaking of hardware upgrade, Surface 2 will comes with new Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC with 4GB of RAM, Full HD screen, 32GB/64GB internal storage with 200GB SkyDrive cloud storage as default and with new design kickstand that allow you to view in 55 degree angle. Last but not least, Surface 2 will also come with USB3.0 which will allow you to backup, transfer large files with 10x faster compare to USB2.0.

Surface 2 will come with $449 without Type or Touch Cover included.

Surface 2

Surface Pro 2 will still come with the same screen resolution, full HD. But major upgrade is its hard-core CPU. It will come with the latest Intel Haswell CPU, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 512GB of storage with 200GB SkyDrive for 2 years. It will has the same as kickstand to Surface 2 and will also come with USB3.0

Surface Pro 2 with start with $899 without Type or Touch Cover include.

Surface Pro 2Microsoft also upgrade Surface 2nd generation accessories with new design touch cover and type cover. These both accessories will come with LED Backlit light, but thinner 1mm compare to previous generation. For type cover, they also add 30Wh battery so that it can boost up Surface’s battery life. Last but not least, Microsoft also introduced Surface Dock with USB3.0,

Surface dockSurface Docking station

Touch Cover 2Touch Cover 2 with LED Backlit

Type Cover 2Type Cover 2 with LED Backlit

The first generation of Surface Pro and Surface RT was a painful experience for Microsoft with nearly $1 billion lost, so let’s see how will these 2nd generation will help Microsoft gain the share from Apple iPad product lines?


Nokia Lumia 620 Review – 7 Days After


If you might aware, I post some topic(s) which talked about smartphones and technology. I like technology because it can changes your life even easier, better and much faster that traditional style. Me, myself, I am a pharmacist, but I see the value of understanding the technology and that’s the only reason why I am in love with it.

This reason days, I bought a Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone which it is the Windows Phone 8 smartphone. It cannot be compared to the iPhone or any Android phones out there in the market due to some lack of support and applications. But however, I do really love it (not like) and here are my review:

  1. The Feeling: When you first hold Nokia Lumia 620 you’ll feel “Wow!” Yeah, because this phone is made of polycabonate chases with double-layer backdoor. It looks very interested since the day I hold it. The phone is very light and feel very solid in hands then, not just easily to be broken like the iPhone(s) does. The screen of this phone is fit in the small-palmb like me. I can reach the tope or the side of the phone without any doubt
  2. Battery: Believe me once you call a phone as smartphone, that’s mean you have to charge your battery once/day or even more often. The battery in Lumia 620 is just only 1300mA but it can live up to one full day. I think, the battery is okay but you might need another extra if you wish you bring it with you to another place which lack of electricity that really common in Cambodia. Beware of that. Image
  3. The Software – Windows Phones 8 OS: The Nokia Luma 620 is operated by Windows Phone 8, which it is the most advance OS for smartphone. Windows Phone 8 runs very smoothly, easy to use, and always update with Live Tile and i am sure that there’ll no other smartphones can do that. For the iPhone users they might think that iOS is way faster than any other smartphone OS in the market but iOS will just have to Windows Phone one day if they’re still keeping things the way they’re doing right now. Windows Phone 8 is just really good and probably the best in its class then…


4. Applications: Once we are talking about an iPhone, we’ll always reflect the       applications that Apple and their partners are providing to there customers. But not all of those apps will use proper, some apps they just want to try 20 or 30 minutes then they remove it. This makes sense because, I am believe that just only a few apps that will be use frequently such as Office, Email, Chat (Viber, WhatsApp, Skype…). All of these common apps already for use for Windows Phone 8.

So, that’s just the first review of my Lumia 620 and I think, it is a great phone with reasonable budget if you compare to any other luxurious smartphones such as iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 or else.

The next topic I will go through the cost effectiveness of Lumia 620 versus BB10 or even iPhone/Samsung. It is a really need for us before we do/prepare anything, we should to think twice about its’ cost-effective or what?