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Tips: Screen Capture on MacOS X

February 25, 2009

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Mac OS X has a built-in ability to capture screenshots using simple keyboard commands, with shots saved to the Desktop as “Picture 1, 2, 3, etc.” This feature can be exceptionally useful for generating documents, or sending system configurations to friends and colleagues. Although most users are aware of the basic functionality of the screen capture feature, there are some hidden features that can really enhance the usability of screenshots.

Using “Screen Capture” Here is a list of the known features of “Screen Capture” (using key commands to take screen shots):

  • “shift-command-3” — The basic screenshot, will take an image of the full screen.
  • “shift-command-4” — The “selection” mode, will take a shot of the area outlined by dragging the cursor.
  • “shift-command-4” then tapping “Space” — The “Window” mode, will take a shot of the highlighted window.
  • “shift-command-4” dragging, then holding “space” — Drag mode, will allow the current sized box to be relocated.
  • “shift-command-4” then “options” — The “center” mode, will resize the box focusing on the center.
  • “shift-command-4” then “shift” — The “axis” lock, will resize while locking the movement to one axis, determined by initial mouse movement.

Pressing “escape” before releasing the mouse in any mode will cancel the screenshot.

Holding “control” in any mode (ie: “control-shift-command-3”) will output the results to the clipboard instead of to a file, allowing the contents to immediately be pasted into documents.

Go on, try it out yourself!

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New HTC Service Centre at Plaza Berjaya, KL

February 24, 2009

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SiS Distribution (M) Sdn. Bhd. will be opening yet another HTC service centre at Plaza Berjaya this 26th February 2009. Located in the heart of KL, this will be very convenient for customer staying nearer to KL like Cheras, Ampang and maybe even Bangsar.

Address:

Plaza Berjaya Branch
Lot G027F, Ground Floor, Podium Block,
Plaza Berjaya, 12, Jalan Imbi, 
55100, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2148 9457

Penang Branch
44-1-G-5,
Pulau Tikus Plaza,
Jalan Burma,
10350 Penang
Tel No. : 04-2266398
Fax No.: 04-2291768

Main Service Centre
SiS Distribution (M) Sdn. Bhd.
37, Jalan Kartunis U1/47, Temasya Industrial Park, Glenmarie,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 603- 5569 8878
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Video Review: Garmin Nuvi 205w

February 24, 2009

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Garmin is a very popular brand among the GPS user community. The “W” version of the Nuvi 205 stands for “Widescreen”. This is very useful when it comes to navigation as the screen is larger and glancing it would be easier on the eye as well. 

There are already lots of review available on the internet like here, here and here. What I have done is a video review whereby I did a routing simulation somewhere near Jalan Conlay to KLCC.

This unit is available at our online store at RM999

If you have more enquiries, please contact anyone of us.

Plaza Low Yat (Grd Floor, UG Floor and 2nd Floor)

  • Ji Hou @ 016-6379332

Digital Mall, Section 14 PJ (Grd Floor)

  • Kenny @ 012-2527718
  • Khuen Fatt @ 016-9975211

IOI Mall, Puchong (2nd Floor)

  • Allan Mah @ 016-2738693
  • Alan Sou @ 017-6450528

Digital Mall, USJ 19 Subang Jaya (Grd Floor and 1st Floor)

  • Kelvin @ 012-3332303
  • Johnny @ 012-9862417
  • Nicolas @ 017-3362472

Or simply email us at sales@freshgear.com.my

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Stock Clearance! Lots of Accessories for iPod and PDA

February 13, 2009

We are doing a stock clearance to clear out some of the older version of Apple iPod, PDA and PDA Phones accessories. All of the items are selling way way below costing and it is the best time to grab that casing or pouch for your iPod or PDA. Sometimes it is like getting a new coat of paint for that old car… A new shining metal case might just make you fall in love with your iPod all over again!

Check out the listing below for pictures of the items.

Participating outlets are:

  • Digital Mall @ USJ 19 Subang Jaya (Ground Floor) – Call Nicolas Teoh at 012-3362472
  • Digital Mall @ USJ 19 Subang Jaya (1st Floor) – Call Kelvin at 012-3332302
  • IOI Mall, Puchong (1st Floor) – Call Allan Mah at 016-2738693 / Alan Sou at 017-6450528

Clearance items are:

  • Leather case (RM20)
  • Silicone case (RM15)
  • Crystal case (RM15)
  • Metal case (RM20)
  • SPI case (RM15)

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I love Google Sync!

February 13, 2009

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Not too long ago, Google launched yet another FREE service; Google Sync. If you know what is Microsoft Exchange, then Google Sync is a scaled-down free version of that. 

We use Google Apps for our email hosting, so basically this is the best news for 2009! Before, I could only synchronize email using Google Mail’s IMAP service. But, I now can sync my contacts and appointments “over the air” just like Microsoft Exchange also. All I need is to first enable the service in the “Dashboard” by clicking on the “Mobile” Link.

This is a great tool for SME or small business owners. Something which had to pay premium for (Microsoft Exchange and Blackberry) is now offered free.

Go ahead and try it out now!

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Review: Papago Z-820 GPS Navigation System

February 11, 2009

 

PAPAGO! Z820 Box

PAPAGO! Z820 Box

Price: RM999

Specification:

  • Processor: Samsung Processor 2443/400 Mhz
  • GPS module: SiRF Star III
  • O/S: WinCE .NET 5.0
  • Screen Size: 4.3″ TFT LCD (Wide Screen)
  • Memory: 2GB NAND Flash
  • Battery Life: GPS Navigation – 5 Hours

Global Positioning System (GPS) is certainly not a new technology. It exist since WWII for war purposes and today is found in airline, shipping, trucking and now in normal home vehicle, handphone and PDA. Will not go explaining what is GPS since I have already done this before

Papago Z820 - Top view

Papago Z820 - Top view

Papago Z820 - Back View

Papago Z820 - Back View

Contents

Papago Z820 Content

Papago Z820 Content

It comes with quite a number of accessories.

  • Car Holder (rather sturdy but short)
  • Car charger
  • Pen Stylus (I wonder who will use this.)
  • Sync Cable
  • Manual + CD

What is missing is a travel adapter. 

Turning it on

Papago Z820 comes with a wide-screen bright LCD screen. 

Papago Z820 - Loading screen

Papago Z820 - Loading screen

Papago Z820 - Main Menu

Papago Z820 - Main Menu

Clicking on “Destination” icon shows the list of search options like Home, Office, Favorites, History, Roads, POI and Coordinate. The most common icon you will probably use is the “Road” icon.

Papago Z820 - Destination

Papago Z820 - Destination

Papago uses a ‘realtime’ search function whereby it will hide the alphabet or number not found in the database. Example, if you search for Jalan PJU 3/27, by the time you hit the letter “J” the only letter left for you to type is “U”. Get the idea?

Papago Z820 - Advance screen

Papago Z820 - Advance screen

Navigation

So, what is so different between this Papago! Z-820 with all the other GPS units out there like Garmin, Altina, K-One and Holux currently sold in Malaysia?

The most significant and refreshing difference is the 3D feature. Other GPS model usually also boost about their 3D view but those are merely just offering viewing it at a different angle. Papago actually offers 3D buildings, junctions and landmarks!

Papago Z820 3D KLCC Building

Papago Z820 3D KLCC Building

Papago Z820 3D Junction

Papago Z820 3D Junction

This is extremely useful when you are unfamiliar with the surrounding and wanted to make sure you see a familiar landmark according to the GPS.

The other usual stuff…

Papago Z820 - GPS Navigation

Papago Z820 - GPS Navigation

There are 4 different views when you are being navigated by Papago. 

Papago Z820 - Different Navigation View

Papago Z820 - Different Navigation View

  • 3D Mode
  • 2D Mode
  • Text Mode 
  • Travel Computer

You can also view a simulation of the navigation on YouTube here.

There was also a write up in theStar newspaper on this GPS device.

Conclusion

Pro

  1. Very fast connection speed
  2. Support lots of languages (English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujian & Hakka!)
  3. 3D Building, Landmark and Junction view
  4. Built in 2GB Memory
  5. Track Log

Cons

  1. 3D Building are mostly around KL city centre area only
  2. Does not comes with Travel Adapter
  3. No charging indication on the unit itself (no blinking light)
  4. Does not play video/music.

You can also visit our online store to purchase if you are interested in this device. 

If you have more enquiries, please contact anyone of us.

Plaza Low Yat (Grd Floor, UG Floor and 2nd Floor)

  • Ji Hou @ 016-6379332

Digital Mall, Section 14 PJ (Grd Floor)

  • Kenny @ 012-2527718
  • Khuen Fatt @ 016-9975211

IOI Mall, Puchong (2nd Floor)

  • Allan Mah @ 016-2738693
  • Alan Sou @ 017-6450528

Digital Mall, USJ 19 Subang Jaya (Grd Floor and 1st Floor)

  • Kelvin @ 012-3332303
  • Johnny @ 012-9862417
  • Nicolas @ 017-3362472

Or simply email us at sales@freshgear.com.my

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