I found a lot of improvements in Sense UI. The first things I found, the email client got a new interface. You can choose to view the email grouped by conversations, rather than the traditional inbox. That makes more "Sense"! Because in the most of cases, I was dealing with a few issues at the same time. So, a lot of replies back and forward. Without the "Conversations" mode, I will lose the track of discussions! Yes, that is the reason I love Gmail a lot. Now I can use it in my Android Phone Email client too!
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
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!