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My friend Adel

A short tribute to my dear friend, Adel Gabot, who passed away last March 25, 2020.

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Palm TX: The Return of the WiFi

Author’s Note: This is a review that came out in January 2006. This was an awkward time for Palm. Its success with the m515 followed by the discontinuation of the Tungsten series and the creation of the LifeDrive line would be their slow road to perdition – not just for them but for their loyal users who really wanted to keep within the Palm ecosystem.

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The ‘need to know complex’

Author’s note: This piece originally appeared as a column entry in the May 2006 issue of MPH where I was one of the founding editors at large. MPH was literally the biggest tech magazine in the local industry that focused on technology that could fit in your pocket. This piece brings me great joy, emanating from the fact that the thoughts are frozen in time – frozen in 2006. Updating RSS feeds. EDGE. WiFi as a novelty. This piece is more than a decade old. And you know what? Some things just don’t change.

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I ended up with an Oppo A9 2020 Edition and have no regrets

A quick review. But more photos.

Phones. I used to review a lot of these back in the day. Then I took a hiatus after covering Mobile World Congress. That was back in 2011. Barcelona was the summit. I stopped. Fell in love with other things. Mobile phones took a backseat – not from the usage, but from the writing. It was tough to move on with life, putting all your hobbies and interests into compartments. The mistake people make is they leave nothing for themselves and in this age of Alexa, surveillance, social media, the sacred is what is not shared. It is the exception, not the norm.

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Did Facebook replace Frame Studio for Spark AR?

Actually, no. The link is just broken.

If you’re like me — someone who wants to create a custom Facebook profile photo frame but can’t seem to find where the feature is, you’re in luck.

Back then, you could easily create a Facebook Frame using Facebook Frame Studio. But every time you click on a link from the developer help pages you get led to another site — Spark AR.

Let me save you the trouble. The old link is still active, but for some reason it got hidden and you really can’t find it in any Google search. Luckily someone posted the link on the Spark AR community group.

HERE IS THE LINK TO FACEBOOK FRAME STUDIO – https://www.facebook.com/frames/manage/?hc_location=ufi

That should lead you to this page. What a load off my chest.