I have been waiting for HTC Magic Sense UI ROM Update very long. Today, I go to HTC website. I found they have released the ROM Update in Australia last week. I downloaded and installed it tonight.
The sense UI is much nicer and the on-screen keyboard got better touch experince too. Moreover, I love the digital clock. That is more stylish! Another great feature of Sense UI is those HTC Widget, such Bookmark. They are very nice.
The one I love most is the weather widget, becuase I like to go out for bush walking. I wish to know the latest weather forcast for planning my trip!
I am living in Australia but I came from Hong Kong and I have not backed to there for around two years. I don't know what does my home in Hong Kong look like now. Then I heard about Google Street View is avaliable in Hong Kong. I did a search for my home address. I found it. Moreover, the photo in Street View seems to be very recent. In the photo, I can see there are some constructions on the external wall of the buildings which I lived in Hong Kong. I remember my family told those constructions near the end of last year. So, the photo should be taken not long ago.
Google Street View Hong Kong
I was trying to align some buttons in the center of a windows form. I was tried to find any properties in a button can set it to be center aligned. But there is no such property! I tried to use layout controls. The table layout control can be very similar stuff. That is still not what I want. Of course, I can do it in the windows resizing, changing the button positions by codes. But that is too complex! Finally, I found a simple way. I just drop a panel at the center position and set no achor. I think that makes it flow at the center.
And then, you can drop buttons in the panel and set their achor property to "Top, Bottom, Left, Right"
Then it will move to the center position when the windows is resized.
One of my twitter friends mentioned "Microsoft Tag", so I had a look in Mirosoft Tag website. That looks like a Bar code. Actually, that is very QR Code. But you need to download the scanner program from Microsoft. No worries, it supported in the most of platforms,Windows Mobile,iPhone,Blackberry,Symbian S60 2nd, 3rd Editions,J2ME. Even I tried on my Android phone as well, there is a Microsoft Tag reader app in the Android Market. The app worked fine in my HTC Magic. One interesting point I found is all URL directs need to go through Microsoft Servers. When I scan a QR Code with a web address, a web browser will be poped up and load the URL directly. But when I scan a Microsoft Tag, it will load a URL with Microsoft Server Address. I believe the reason for this is tracking the scan. After I logined at Microsoft Tag, I can generate a report about the number of scans for each tag!
Well, that is another interesting technology. But I am more prefer to use QR Code because that is a "opened" standard!