Friday, May 4, 2018

4th April, 2018:  Welcome home Kevin Lim, Auckland, New Zealand, @kevinlim, #kevinlimnz, #zzkevinlim

4th April, 2018:

Another gorgeous day in Auckland!  Had my medical check up done today and all are going swell.

Today is a day for us And it will be a busy week for the family. Kevin is coming home after he left New Zealand for his OE almost three years ago.

The whole family will attend Adeli’s graduation ceremony at University of Auckland (UoA).

How To Turn Your Old iPhone Into A Cute Minimalistic Feature Phone? Dr Mobiles Limited, Auckland, New Zealand, #iphonexrepair, @davidlim

How To Turn Your Old iPhone Into A Cute Minimalistic Feature Phone?

If you still own an iPhone 4, chances are it's sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. You've probably thought about throwing it out, but now there's finally something useful you can do with your old smartphone instead: turn it into a feature phone.

That's what one Reddit user did before sharing a picture of their simplified iPhone 4. After the photo shot up to the front page of Reddit, they offered a full step-by-step guide, which involves jailbreaking the phone, redesigning the home screen, and disabling a ton of software features.

It takes a little work to setup, but it's the perfect solution if you need a basic backup phone or you have a grandparent who's uncomfortable with technology but wants to stay in touch.

Read the full details here....

How To Post To Facebook, Twitter And Google+ At The Same Time, @davidlim, #davidlim

How to Post to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ at the Same Time

Google doesn't make it easy to crosspost from other networks to Google+, but that's OK -- turn it around and use Google+ as the feed for your other social networks instead! Here's how to funnel all of your Google+ posts (or just the posts you want) over to Facebook or Twitter using IFTTT.

This tip comes to us from Magenta River Photography, who uses a similar approach to share photos across networks easily. You'll need two tools to make this work. IFTTT, of course, and Yahoo! Pipes, which will give you an RSS feed of your public (not your private or circle-only) Google+ posts. Here's how to set it all up:

(1)  First, you'll need your Google+ ID number. Log in to Google+ and click "Profile" on the left sidebar.
(2)  Grab the string of numbers in your profile URL (should be
(3)  Visit this Google+ RSS Link Yahoo Pipe and paste in your profile ID Number.
(4)  Run the pipe, then right-click "Get RSS" to copy the RSS link to your clipboard.
(5)  Log in to IFTTT and activate the Facebook and Twitter channels (if they're not already). You'll have to log in to each service and authorise them to post on your behalf.
(6)  Use this G+ to FB recipe or this G+ to Twitter recipe if you want to post from Google+ to Facebook or Twitter based on a specific keyword. Paste in your RSS URL in the "Feed URL" and the keyword you want IFTTT to look for in order to crosspost in the "Keyword or simple phrase" field.
(7)  Use this G+ to FB reicpe or this G+ to Twitter recipe if you want to everything you post to Google+ to go to Facebook or Twitter, with no exceptions.
(8)  Activate your selected recipe, and you're finished. Any future posts (or future posts that match your keyword) will be automatically posted over at Facebook or Twitter (or both).

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2nd May, 2018:  Night views of Queen Street, Auckland CBD, New Zealand.  @davidlim

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018

Night views of Queen Street, the heart of CBD, Auckland, New Zealand.

#davidinauckland, #davidlim, #0800429429, #drmobileslimited, #iphonexrepair, @davidlim

2nd May, 2018: Bon Voyage, Allan Ng!   Safe journey back to Bidor, Perak, Malaysia

02 May 2018:

My youngest brother-in-law flew back to Malaysia after spending a few week vacation in New Zealand.

He is no stranger here as he often come here for holiday since 2002 or so.

Well, we are going to miss you!  See you soon in Malaysia when we go back for holiday!

#ngkokloong, #allanng, #allanng2018

BBC News: Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89. Movies, 007, British Actor

2nd February, 2018:  Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.

He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill.

Sir Roger's family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after "a short but brave battle with cancer".

The statement, from his children, read: "Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people."

"With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated," they said in a Twitter post.

Read the full news here...

#rogermoore, #jamesbond007, #jamesbondmovies, #aviewtoakill, #davidinauckland

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats. Apple iPhone Repair, North Shore, Auckland

With each generation, the Apple Watch's purpose has seemed to shift. The first one demonstrated what Apple thought a wearable should be, and the second tried to be the perfect workout companion. When it came time to build the Series 3, though, Apple took everything it got right with the fitness-friendly Series 2, polished it up, and threw an LTE radio inside.

It is the time now for you to upgrade your Apple Watch 1 to Apple Watch 3?
Read the detail review here. . . .

Tech News: 2018 Samsung Galaxy S9 Review. Dr Mobiles Limited, 1, Huron Street, Takapuna, Auckland, Toll: 0800429429

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is, in terms of hardware and design, an iterative update of last year's Galaxy S8. The S9 features the exact same screen as last year's phone, the same amount of RAM and storage, the same capacity battery, and an almost identical design, too. And, the same is true for the S9 Plus (check out our Samsung S9 Plus review for details), too.

Indeed, only the Samsung S9 range's 12MP dual-aperture rear camera system is legitimately leap-ahead new, which explains at least in part why Samsung has been so keen to push its "The Camera Reimagined" slogan in the marketing run up to the phones' release date.

See what the professional have to say and the review of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone....

Samsung Galaxy S8 review, DR Mobiles Limited, North Shore, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand, repair unlock

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a phone that should be one of the very first you look at when deciding which new phone you buy. The large, bezel-less display is truly iconic and beautiful, and the screen quality excellent. The fingerprint scanner being placed on the back of the phone is a poor decision from Samsung, as well as the iris scanner / facial recognition not working anywhere near well enough to be a real consideration. However, these aren’t deal breakers, and the improved battery life and tweaked camera will be among the best you’ll find on a top-end flagship. The Galaxy S8 is an expensive phone - have no doubts about that - but it’s one that we consider to be well worth the investment.

Read the full review from Phone Arena....

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs
Technology CDMA2000 1X / GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
Type Smartphone
Integrated Components audio player, front-facing camera, heart rate sensor, navigation, rear-facing camera, voice recorder
Navigation BeiDou, GLONASS, GPS, Galileo
Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/1900 / CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Mobile Broadband Generation 4G
Phone Form Factor touch
Service Provider AT&T, Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
Operating System Family Android
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Payment Technology Samsung Pay
Intelligent Assistant Bixby
SIM Card Type nano SIM
SIM Card Slot Qty single-SIM
Input Device Multi-touch, capacitive
Phone Functions Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, flight mode, voice dialing, vibrating alert
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity sensor, barometer, gyro sensor, hall sensor, RGB sensor, heart rate, pressure sensor, geomagnetic sensor
Additional Features Face Unlock, Samsung KNOX
Security Devices Fingerprint reader, eye scan
SAR Value 0.93 W/kg (body) / 0.75 W/kg (head), 1.53 W/kg (Simultaneous)
Integrated Components Rear-facing camera, front-facing camera, audio player, voice recorder, heart rate sensor, navigation
Body Color Arctic silver
Sensors RGB sensor, accelerometer, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, gyro sensor, hall sensor, heart rate, pressure sensor, proximity sensor
Messaging Services MMS, SMS
Supported Social Networks and Blogs Yes
3G UMTS Band Band 1, Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 8
Wireless Interface ANT/ANT+, Bluetooth 5.0, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, NFC
Bluetooth Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth low energy (BLE), HID Over GATT Profile (HOGP), Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Human Interface Device Profile (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP), SIM Access Profile (SAP)
Clock Speed 2.45 GHz
Type QUALCOMM Snapdragon 835
Processor Number MSM8998
Manufacturer QUALCOMM
Processor Core Qty Octa-core
64-bit Architecture Yes
Technology Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
Display Resolution 2960 x 1440 pixels
Color Depth 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Pixel Density (ppi) 570
Diagonal Size 5.8 in
Diagonal Size (metric) 14.7 cm
Smartphone Diagonal Size 5.8 in
Color Support color
Features Always-on display
Supported Digital Video Standards MKV, FLV, AVI, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, 3GP, M4V, WebM
Supported Digital Audio Standards WAV, WMA, PCM, AMR, MP3, FLAC, XMF, OGG, MIDI, M4A, DSF, DSD, MXMF, OGA, 3GA, AWB, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DFF, MID
Graphics Accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 540
Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDXC - up to 256 GB
User Memory 51.4 GB
Run Time Details Talk: up to 1200 min
Active online usage (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hrs
Active online usage (3G): up to 11 hrs
Active online usage (LTE): up to 12 hrs
Playback (MP3 (AOD off)): up to 67 hrs
Playback (MP3 (AOD on)): up to 44 hrs
Playback (video): up to 16 hrs
Self-Timer Delay Yes
Special Effects Bokeh effect, Grid Line, HDR, Motion Effect, Stamp, Stickers
Brand Samsung
Product Line Samsung Galaxy
Model S8
Edition SM-G950U1
Packaged Quantity 1
Type touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)
Touchscreen Technology capacitive
Sensors RGB sensor, accelerometer, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, gyro sensor, hall sensor, heart rate, pressure sensor, proximity sensor
Phone Functions call timer, conference call, flight mode, speakerphone, vibrating alert, voice control, voice dialing
Security Devices eye scan, fingerprint reader
Additional Features Face Unlock, Samsung KNOX
Supported Digital Audio Standards 3GA, AMR, AWB, DFF, DSD, DSF, FLAC, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, PCM, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Supported Digital Video Standards 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, WebM
Installed Size 4 GB
Technology LPDDR4 SDRAM 

Kiwis to pay GST on all online shopping from next year! @davidlim, Auckland, New Zealand #davidlim

1st May, 2018. Auckland, New Zealand: 

Kiwis to pay GST on all online shopping from next year! 

Read the full article here!

Merry Christmas 2017 and a Happy New Year 2018! @davidlim, #drmobileslimited, Auckland, New Zealand

25th December, 2017:  
Merry Christmas 2017 and a Happy New Year 2018 to all my blog followers, family member, friends, Facebook mates and my two dollars friends!  Wish you all happiness and health!

I was bogged down with busy business activities, eldest daughter’s graduating from university, getting ready with new stock purchase and gardening work at home; that is why I have neglecting my blog of 11 years old!

Touched down at my hometown, Alor Setar, Kedah

10th March, 2018

Finally, touched down in my hometown, my own town....(Remember the song by Bruce Springsteen, the Boss?).

Jonas Lim, my nephew picked me up from the Alor Setar local airport.  We went straight to have breakfast at Keat Hwa Old Bot’s Assiciate Building, Jalan Ambar, Teluk Wanjah.

This time around, the weather isn’t that bad and it was not muggy.

For this trip, Jonas was the only family member I notified as I want to surprise everyone! 

Short trip to Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, 9th March, 2018.  @davidlim

1st May, 2018:  It had been a very Challenging year for 2017. I’ve lost three male cousins by natural causes within 12 months (from March 2 0172 much 2018).  My cute Smart ForTwo car died on my in February, 2018.  We survived 140km/h storm in Auckland two months ago.

What else is new and how many more challenges are coming for The remainder of 2018.

This is the first posting my blog for 2018.

9th March, 2018:  Departed from Auckland International Airport.  Transit in Gold Coast, Australia.

First meal at KLIA2 Airport.  Wolfe’s down 7 or 8 local pastry or food.

I was served by the same gentle last year when I was back for a month’s vacation in Malaysia.

 #davidinkedah, #kedahtrip, #kedahhokiday, #davidlim, @davidlim