Last week, finally, I got a chance to see a Microsoft Surface Laptop in JB HiFi. This product is available in Australia! I got about one minute to try this laptop. Firstly, I found it looks like Surface Book, just only it cannot detach its screen to become a tablet. Secondly, it has a fabricskin keyboard. I found that is very comfortable. Also, the fabric cover made me feel warm when I type. Thirdly, the screen is sharp too.
Well, there is the usual downside again. The price tag is not cheap. The Core i7 with 8GB and 256SSD costs $2499.
In the end, it cost too much, I cannot have it!
I have used my LG V10 for one and half year. In general, that is not bad. A few days ago, I got the latest update for Android OS. That is Android 7. I used Samsung before; I only got 2 OS updates. But LG sounds a better deal. My LG V10 came with Android 4.4, then I got Android 5.5 not long afterward. About a year ago, I got Android 6.0. Now, I got Android 7.0. I like it.
After the upgrade, my phone is still smooth. Moreover, I love the notification hub. The new way is more organized. Lastly, I found the icon sets are changed, the style got more flatten.
Last week, I was in JB HiFi. I saw a real Samsung s8. That looks fancy. The screen is big and occupied every space on phone surface to be a screen.No Physical keys at all. It looks good. Moreover, the screen is very sharp and beautiful. This kind of screen is a signature feature of Samsung. The curved edge of the screen looks too! But I don't know the usage of this. Also, it has Android 7.0. I believe that will be a good price. But the price tag is $1199 which is a bit of too much for me!
Today, I got updates from Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. The major change in these updates is to allow the user post a status with picture and stickers. This feature is in Snapchat before. This is a kind of social media feature. Facebook is social media, that is making sense to have this feature, but Whatsapp is an Instance Messenger, it is to have this feature, that is a bit strange. Moreover, a lot of contacts in Whatsapp are not my friend, they are my clients. This is not good to share my personal status. I need to change my privacy setting, I selected my friends can view the status(I have to select them, one by one, so far, I cannot find a way to select a group of friends in one go), thus this feature in Whatsapp is not very useful for me.
I came from Hong Kong. The high-speed internet is an essential item at home. A lot of my friends in Hong Kong got 100Mbps internet at home, some of them got 1Gbps. What Even I have heard about the fastest speed is 20Gbps in Hong Kong, that is crazy. I believe Hong Kong is the highest density of optic fiber networks. In contrast, Australia population are more density. Even in the urban area, the population is less density than Hong Kong. Thus, we need to spend money on the infrastructure, but fewer people can use, comparing to Hong Kong.
I have used ADSL2+ for 10 ten years. Normally, that is 6Mbps download. Nowadays, even 4G is faster this speed. Recently, NBN is finally available in my area. Then I ordered an upgrade from ADSL2+ to NBN. The NBN I can have is the best option which is fiber to the premise. That is not using the old copper telephone line. Therefore, rewiring is required. The NBN Co. Technicians did wiring from outside my house to my living room where my router is siting. Then they installed an NBN box which is a kind of optical fiber modem. Finally, my router and phone need to connect to this box. Then I got the fastest speed broadband is 100Mbps download, 40Mbps upload. Well, I need to pay $30 extra per month. Unless, I only can get 12Mbps download and 1Mbps Upload.
That is a bit downside to use NBN, we have to use VOIP over NBN, the old copper phone line will be phased out. In Australia, if the area has NBN, the phone line will be phased out within a year after the date of NBN activated in your area.