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World is a Stage now has an icon for your iOS home screen + how to create it.

See that awesome icon. Let me teach you how to add it onto your home screen!

Step 1:
Visit http://jameslsy.com with your iOS device and click on the lower middle button.

Step 2:
Select ‘Add to Home Screen’

Step 3:
Entire desired name because ‘World is a Stage’ is just simply too long for the iOS home screen.

How to create it for my website?
Creating this icon is pretty easy. All you need is your favorite graphic editor.

1. Create a 114px x114px icon in PNG format. This is a retina screen proof icon size. You can get away with 72px x 72px for iPads and 57px x57px for other iOS devices. (always 72dpi and you don’t have to worry about the corners and the iconic reflective shine, iOS does it for you!)

2. Name this icon ‘apple-touch-icon.png’

3. Put this file in your root folder of your website or in your HTML add this line if you decided to name your icon differently <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/your-custom-icon.png"/>

Real men switch on airplane mode for a proper date.

The Inevitable
With the growing adaption of smart phones in the generations to come. It’s inevitable that we will all meet people with horrible smart phone etiquette.

My Bad
I have to admit that my iPhone did get me into trouble when I was dating one of my ex-girlfriend. She’s always saying that I gave all my attention to my phone instead of her. Well, you can’t blame me cause I’ve just bought it. There is a break-in period. Excuses aside, it’s still my bad.

The Situation
I think it’s very important for the generation to come to understand smart phone etiquette. Many times, I’ve seen couples sitting in cafes hanging out with their smart phones instead of each other. Why bother coming out in the first place? If this is how you both interact with each other in public, most likely it’s pretty much the same when you’re both at home. Have you both exhausted all the topics or conversations under the sun?

Let’s take a look at some horrible smart phone etiquette.

  1. Leaving the phone on the table and get distracted with every blink or vibrate.
  2. Taking pictures. This includes of food, each other with food, each other eating food.
  3. Checking & tagging into multiple social networks.
  4. Blog, micro-blog about the situation.
  5. Replying countless text message.
  6. Laughing to self after receiving something funny and not appropriate to share.
  7. Pressing the home button now and then just to make sure you don’t miss any notifications

The only time it would deem appropriate to whip out your smart phone is when you’re expecting an urgent call or you have something you would like to share/show your date.

Let’s not give in to the horrible side of smart phones. Humans has come through a great deal of wisdom to have created such a wonderful device but don’t let humankind fall on the device we’ve created.

The Challenge
So here’s my challenge to you. Turn on airplane mode the next time you’re out on a date. Be a gentleman and make it a proper date.

But here’s a free tip for the ladies.
“You know that a guy is extremely interested in you when he doesn’t whip out his smart phone every other minute.”

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How to create a US iTunes account with no payment method.

The perks of having a US iTunes account includes:

  1. Free songs every week  (picture below)
  2. Get apps before they are available in your country (most apps are released in US first eg: Google+)
  3. Get apps which are not available for your country (Scrabble app is only available for US & Canada)

Each account can be used up to 5 iOS devices and each device can be sync with 5 accounts. Let’s continue onto how to create your US iTunes account!

Step 1: App Store
Make sure you’re signed out from your current account and click on App Store.

Step 2: Free App
Click on the Free download button of any free app.

Step 3: Create New Account
You will be greeted with this screen. Do not sign in with your current Apple ID account but instead click on Create New Account.

Step 4: Continue
Click on Continue button.

Step 5: Billing Address
Make sure the billing address is stated in the United States. Else, click on the small arrow and change it. (If this option is not available to you, click continue)

Step 6: Personal Details
Fill in all your details and click Continue. It’s important that you use a new email address that is never registered as Apple ID or it will not work.

Step 7: Congratulations on your new US iTunes account
Again, ensure that your billing address is in United States. Click on the small arrow if it is not stated United States.
Click on None in the payment options.
Use any US address (mine is a hotel address) and congratulations, you have a US iTunes account. Happy downloading!

Steve Jobs, not for a moment but forever.

3 days after his passing. Everyone talks about his character & values & ideas. Here is what I admire about him.

“You know, I’ve got a plan that could rescue Apple. I can’t say any more than that it’s the perfect product and the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me.” – Fortune, 1995

“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it’s worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – Fortune, 1996

1996. The year he returned to Apple. The new era begins, Steve Jobs told us what we needed before we knew.

When he put an ‘i’ in Apple products and made them translucent – did you notice how the World embraces ‘i’ and translucent material on pen, staplers, tooth brush and just about any other daily life products.

When he unveiled iPod – did you notice how most MP3 player pioneers ran out of business and how we identify most MP3 players as iPod.

When he launched iTunes Store – did you notice how major recording companies were fighting the wrong battle with illegal downloads. Today iTunes is the largest online music retailer in the world.

When the first series of Mac VS PC ad was aired – did you notice how we all chuckled inside and nodding in agreement.

When the iPhone was launched – did you notice how every phone looks like iPhone shortly after.

When he showed us iPad – did you notice how every PC maker trampled over their own feet figuring how the hell they never thought of that.

Steve Jobs is not for a moment, he is forever.

 

My favorite story about him is from Vic Gundotra – Icon Ambulance

Favorite moments of Steve Jobs – Steve Job’s prank call to Starbucks during keynote speech.
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“Steve Jobs, not for a moment but forever you have changed the face of technology. Human race thank you for your attention to detail in the things you do.”

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If I were a Bitizen in Tiny Tower.

If I were a Bitizen…

I’ll stay at Electic Apartments

or High Tech Apartments.

My business would be Mapple Store (Apple Store)

but I secretly work at the Private Eye.

I’ll eat at Asian Cuisine mostly

but also occasionally goes to BBQ Place for their Beef Ribs.

I’ll be the gentleman

and you’ll be my lady.

We’ll dine at Fancy Cuisine

before we watch a play at the Theater.

If everything goes well, I’ll bring you to meet James Dean who stays above me.

But if you’re like Ruben Taylor who is a fan of Justin Beiber.

I’ll evict you off my tower as fast as I did for Joyce McDonald who clearly has got zero talent.

Else, if everything goes well. We might visit the Wedding Chapel and live happily ever after.

The End.