Archive for February, 2007



Email Newsletter For Bloggers

Saturday 24 February 2007 @ 3:28 pm

One of the hardest job bloggers are facing nowadays is to retain the readership of their blogs. Some readers read our blog entries by directly dropping by our blogs, some read them via RSS syndicates. Well, coming over to our blogs or read the blog posts via RSS may be a hassle to the blog readers, now we have another option – by emailing them the latest post using blog email! So, why wait for the readers to come while we can go to them?

Zookoda provides free email marketing application designed specifically for bloggers, where we can send a daily, weekly or monthly summary of our latest blog posts directly into our blog readers’ email inbox. No, this is not like email spamming! Your blog readers have the full right to subscribe/unsubscribe themselves to/from the mailing list.

By using the free email newsletter service by Zookoda, you can design your own eye-catching newletters to match your blog design. Besides, you are able to track the visitor habits and whether emails are successfully sent. Each email is tracked during delivery, providing you with open, bounce and click through information in a real time reporting system.

In fact, Zookoda email newsletter service does not only limit to bloggers, you can still use the service if you are a service provider too. Well, since it’s free, why not try it out!




Smart2Go Video Review

Saturday 24 February 2007 @ 2:58 pm

Hafiz Ismail, the author of Smart2Go review I posted last week, has done another excellent review with a couple of video shots.

If you have not downloaded the well written review, it is still available here (PDF, 573KB).

While a picture speaks a thousand words, a video speaks tenfolds more I would say.
Below are the supplement videos he generously provided.

2D navigation in Kuala Lumpur map

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Smart2Go Video Review




Smart2Go Review

Monday 19 February 2007 @ 2:35 pm

Hafiz Ismail sent me a comprehensive review of Smart2Go he did last week. He is a Malaysian reader of this blog who currently stays in the UK. Not to mention he is an enthusiast of mobile application too. I sincerely thank him for the wonderful review and for informing me Smart2Go now supports maps in Malaysia!

Download Hafiz’s Review of Smart2Go (PDF, 573KB)

In this review, Hafiz discloses 2 popular free navigation application for mobile phone as alternatives to some fee-based satellite navigation applications. Anyway, Smart2Go is the main focus of the review after all.

Smart2Go

Basically, the review covers from the installation of Smart2Go to navigating the Nokia Maps using the Smart2Go. As a Malaysian, Hafiz tried on navigating from Jalan Ampang to Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia map. On top of that, Hafiz generously offers his priceless insight of the newly launched Smart2Go as well as provides some useful screen shots too. A picture worths a thousand words ya!

Thanks Hafiz for your time and efforts!




Nokia Launch Mobile Mapping Service

Friday 9 February 2007 @ 2:36 pm

Just about a year ago, I blogged about Nokia Mobile Search, which is a free application for Nokia mobile phones to search local services, websites, images and mobile contents. Besides, I also blogged about the free mobile mapping service provided by Mobile GMaps for viewing Google Maps on Nokia mobile phones.

Well, today I present you another free service by Nokia, its latest mobile mapping service : Smart2go!

nokia mapping service

Smart2go is basically a new service for Nokia mobile phone users to browse high resolution map with locations details on mobile phones. With Smart2go, when you come across any happening places you can save them as your favourite spots then share with your friends.

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Nokia Launch Mobile Mapping Service




7x Optical Zoom Webcam

Thursday 8 February 2007 @ 10:48 am

Have a webcam? What other purpose you use your webcam for other than having video chat or video conferencing with friends/family? I don’t know about you, but I do use my webcam as a surveillance camera. My webcam is a cheap one (costs about RM25/US$7) and it is able to zoom digitally for about 5x only. As you might have known, the picture quality is not good using digital zoom.

7x optical zoom webcam

This 7x optical zoom webcam is definitely a perfect webcam to act as a cheap solution for surveillance, while you can zoom more without compromising the picture quality. In fact, this webcam is just like normal CMOS camera of 1.3-millon pixels. However, it has an edge over other webcams as it has a special telephoto lens to get fixed onto it in order to leverage the optical zoom capability!

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7x Optical Zoom Webcam




Ringgit To US Dollar Gone Below 3.50 !

Wednesday 7 February 2007 @ 2:18 pm

After been labeled #2 most influential blog in Malaysia, I better write something related to the blogphere here. Well, since many bloggers in Malaysia are earning through blogging these days, we should really pay attention to the currency exchange.

Sad to say that we don’t always get good news from this blog. Yesterday, the foreign exchange rate Ringgit Malaysia (RM) to 1 US Dollar has dropped below 3.50 since November 1997 during the economy crisis in Malaysia. The exchange rate was 3.4963 as at 5.32pm yesterday.

RM to USD

Please note that the rate at 3.4963 is just the market exchange rate, you will have lower rate when you exchange locally, depending on which bank you exchange with. In other words, the bank will buy your US Dollar at a lower rate than 3.4963.

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Ringgit To US Dollar Gone Below 3.50 !




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