Saturday, November 30, 2013

Difficult Accessing Apple Store

It has been a while, a couple of weeks I think, I cannot access Apple Store. What I mean by that is that I cannot update my applications on my iPhone, iPad, dan Macbook. It just stalled. I can access the main page, but updating applications doesn't work. Those applications that I tried to update are not accessible right now. Arrrggghhh...

I have tried using different internet service providers, including my cell operators. All to no avail. Is this a specific case or a regional problem? I am in Indonesia.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

No more Barclays Premier League

One of the main reasons I subscribe to Indovision - satelite TV provider in Indonesia - is to watch English Barclays Premier League. I love soccer. But this season, for some reasons I don't know, this is not available in Indovision. I heard rumors about they could not get the license or something like that.

In any case, this is bad for English soccer in general. People are now watching Spanish LA Liga soccer instead. I think somebody should take good care of this. Or, English soccer is losing fans in Indonesia.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

From BlackBerry to Oppo

Gone are the days of BlackBerry in Indonesia. It is replaced by ... Oppo!

When I go to stores or malls that sell cellphones, there used to be many counters with BlackBerry signs. Nowadays, the view is diffrent. It is Oppo sign. At first, I thought the trend is Samsung. But, it is Oppo. I didn't see it coming.

Oppo phones are Android phones. They have great features similar to those of Samsung's (and some say are better) but are less expensive. Price is still the dominant factor in Indonesia. Although, lifestyle still dominates the buying factor. In this case, Oppo did the right thing; great lifestyle and less expensive.

[I still miss my Samsung Galaxy S4 though. It was a loaner and had to go back to the owner. I really like it.]