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Commonly Used Phrases at the Office and What It Really Means

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  • For your information (FYI). Means: I don’t know what to do with this, so please keep it.
  • Noted and returned. Means: I don’t know what to do with this, so please keep it little while.
  • Review and comment. Means: Do the dirty work so that I can forward it.
  • Action please. Means: Get yourself involved for me. Don’t worry, I’ll claim the credit.
  • For your necessary action. Means: It’s your headache now.
  • Copy to. Means: Here’s a share of my headache.
  • For your approval, please. Means: Put your neck on the chopping board for me please.
  • Action is being taken. Means: Your correspondence is lost and I am trying to locate it.
  • Your letter is receiving our attention. Means: I am trying to figure out what you want.
  • Please discuss. Means: I don’t know what the hell this is, so please brief me.
  • For your immediate action. Means: Do it NOW! Or I will get into serious trouble.
  • Please reply soon. Means: Please be efficient. It makes me look inefficient.
  • We are investigating/ processing your request with the relevant authorities. Means: They are causing the delay, not us.
  • Regards. Means: Thanks and bless you for reading all the crap.
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Links – Google Wave Trial

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This is one valid link to preview/try Google Wave. May the fastest clicker win!

(If you do not have a Google account, you will be prompted to create one)

Happy waving!

 

Apple Answers on FCC Questions

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For you tech fanatics, you must have heard of the banned Google Voice from Apple App Store.

Because of it, FCC is asking explanation from three sides, AT&T as they are the exclusive network provider, Google – of course! and Apple as the eStore proprietor.

To my logic, is this legal answer is the true answer?

Apple Answers on FCC Questions

We are pleased to respond to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau’s inquiry dated July 31, 2009, requesting information regarding Apple’s App Store and its application approval process. In order to give the Bureau some context for our responses, we begin with some background information about the iPhone and the App Store.

Apple’s goal is to provide our customers with the best possible user experience. We have been able to do this by designing the hardware and software in our products to work together seamlessly. The iPhone is a great example of this. It has established a new standard for what a mobile device can be—an integrated device with a phone, a full web browser, HTML email, an iPod, and more, all delivered with Apple’s revolutionary multi-touch user interface.

Apple then introduced something altogether new—the App Store—to give consumers additional functionality and benefits from the iPhone’s revolutionary technology. The App Store has been more successful than anyone could have ever imagined. Today, just over a year since opening, the App Store offers over 65,000 iPhone applications, and customers have downloaded over 1.5 billion applications.

The App Store provides a frictionless distribution network that levels the playing field for individual and large developers of mobile applications. We provide every developer with the same software that we use to create our own iPhone applications. The App Store offers an innovative business model that allows developers to set their own price and keep more (far more in most cases) of the revenue than traditional business models. In little more than a year, we have raised the bar for consumers’ rich mobile experience beyond what we or anyone else ever imagined in both scale and quality. Apple’s innovation has also fostered competition as other companies (e.g., Nokia, Microsoft, RIM, Palm and Verizon) seek to develop their own mobile platforms and launch their own application stores.

Apple works with network providers around the world so that iPhone users have access to a cellular network. In the United States, we struck a groundbreaking deal with AT&T in 2006 that gives Apple the freedom to decide which software to make available for the iPhone. This was an industry first.

We created an approval process that reviews every application submitted to Apple for the App Store in order to protect consumer privacy, safeguard children from inappropriate content, and avoid applications that degrade the core experience of the iPhone. Some types of content such as pornography are rejected outright from the App Store, while others such as graphic combat scenes in action games may be approved but with an appropriate age rating. Most rejections are based on bugs found in the applications. When there is an issue, we try to provide the developer with helpful feedback so they can modify the application in order for us to approve it. 95% of applications are approved within 14 days of their submission.

We’re covering new ground and doing things that had never been done before. Many of the issues we face are difficult and new, and while we may make occasional mistakes, we try to learn from them and continually improve.

In response to your specific questions, we would like to offer the following:

Question 1. Why did Apple reject the Google Voice application for iPhone and remove related third-party applications from its App Store? In addition to Google Voice, which related third-party applications were removed or have been rejected? Please provide the specific name of each application and the contact information for the developer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Read the rest of this entry »

How to get traffic? – INSTANTLY

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Sometimes people blog just for fun, some are just for the ‘dear diary’ while some want to spread their vision. Some others may want to do a small business, blogging to create awareness. But, when it comes to traffic, I bet bloggers – with whatever purposes – want traffic!

Here is a very simple step to get traffic, proven!

Go to Google trends

You can see the top ten trends for USA and click on ‘More hot trends’. Here you will find the top 100 things that people are looking or in other words the ‘hot trends’.

Pick the topic title that you like and make postings with the title. I would recommend you to pick the top 20 circle for sustainable traffic – with only one posting!

Don’t forget include tags on it, to increase the search rankings over search engine(s).

And make sure you the content is correlated with the title you choose, if not you will marked as SPAM.

– That’s all, enjoy your traffic! –

BTW, if you want to find other countries trends, you can modify the URL to other such as .com.sg (Singapore).

Unfortunately, to date, I only find Singapore. Country such as UK and Australia do not have their trends tracked

Things I like on Google Chrome

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In the past, I used to use Mozilla Firefox when it comes to browsing and I practically have tried all the browsers available – the major one of course which are Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome.

Just FYI, so many internet browser is around but not many people use it. Below are some of the less popular players.

But now, I am using my faves, Google Chrome. Best so far in my point of view.

Many interesting features on Google Chrome. Say, you can (1) see the top 9 pages you open from the home screen. The browser is also (2) optimized for Google service such as Offline Gmail, Google Maps etc – faster to open. You have the option to (3) make your browsing experience invisible – say feel like going to xxx site, hehe. Some say its the fastest browser and yet everytime an internet browser launch a new version, its always faster than the competitors. Anyway I personally satisfied with the current speed, especially with the 2.xx version which is 30% faster than the 1.xx version. Not sure how it compares with other browsers yet I am not too concerned over it.

But the things that I really like are:

  1. You can search by simply write on the address bar. So, no more hassle moving to different field. Very convenient!
  2. If you want to close other tabs yet wanting to keep some tabs, you can use close tabs to the rightfunction. Literally said, it will close the tabs/ages on your right. A suggestion – sometimes we have tabs on the left as well while we want to keep some tabs on the right. To further reduce the hassle, would be great if ‘close tabs to the left’ function available.
  3. You can reopen a recently close tabs. You know, we sometimes spontaneously just close the tabs while we still have some errand on the page.
  4. When a tab crash, it will not affect other page/tabs. Other browser makes you start everything over. You can feel relieved is something happen. Very useful.

To my knowledge, except for point (3) – as IE8 benchmark it, no other browser has these prominent features.

Yeah, I would definitely recommend this browser to you. Indeed that the phenomenon of Mozilla Firefox is everywhere but when you give Google Chrome a try, I guarantee you will churn to Chrome.

Salute to Google.