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Jackson Chung

Chief Executive Officer / Joined 1 March, 2008

Jackson Chung, M.D. is MakeUseOf's Chief Executive Officer. Despite having a medical degree, he's always been passionate about technology, and that's how he came to be MakeUseOf's first Mac writer. He has close to 20 years of experience working with Apple computers.

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Bitrix24 Android Application Review + HTC Butterfly Giveaway

Android

Bitrix24 Android Application Review + HTC Butterfly Giveaway

Back in October last year, I wrote about an interesting web service called Bitrix24. Basically, it’s a project management service and allows for teams to assign tasks, track progress and discussion, as well as providing a platform for interaction between employees — in other words, a social intranet for companies. Today, almost every cloud service is accompanied by some sort of mobile platform; and Bitrix24 is no different. So in this review, we’ll take a look at their free Android application which is available from Google Play. What’s more, we’ll also be giving away 25 Bitrix Startup licenses, and a HTC Butterfly!

11-03-2013
Bitrix24 Android Application Review + HTC Butterfly Giveaway
ZIIIRO Saturn Watch Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

ZIIIRO Saturn Watch Review and Giveaway

The last time I reviewed a ZIIIRO watch, I absolutely fell in love with it. To be honest, I nearly didn’t want to part with it. Now, the designer watch company has just released a brand new model called the ZIIIRO Saturn. Will it fill the void left by the ZIIIRO Celeste? How will the ZIIIRO Saturn, a somewhat digitised version of the ZIIIRO Celeste, hold up against my expectations? Will I like this €179 watch as much, and be willing to recommend it as highly as I did for its predecessor? We’ll just have to find out. We’re also giving away this designer watch away, so read through the review for more details about how you can win it!

24-01-2013
ZIIIRO Saturn Watch Review and Giveaway
Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini: A Comparative Review

Product Reviews

Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini: A Comparative Review

If you’re shopping for a 7-inch tablet, there’s absolutely no shortage of options. It’s undeniable, however, that the leading choices are Apple’s iPad mini and Google’s Nexus 7. We’ve reviewed both of these devices individually, but it’s time to put them head-to-head. We’re also extremely pleased to announce that we’ll be offering five 32GB Nexus 7s as a hardware Rewards.

15-01-2013
Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini: A Comparative Review
iTwin SecureBox Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

iTwin SecureBox Review and Giveaway

A few months ago, Joshua reviewed the iTwin — an interesting device ($99) which when plugged into a computer, automatically creates an unlimited and secure file sharing network. Now, the iTwin has been updated to include SecureBox, an encryption feature which utilises Dropbox. We’ll take you through iTwin SecureBox and show you exactly how it works. We’re also giving away 5 iTwins at the end of this review! So if you’re into file security and encryption, or if you’re someone who values privacy, you won’t want to miss this giveaway.

14-12-2012
iTwin SecureBox Review and Giveaway
Apple iPad Mini Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Apple iPad Mini Review and Giveaway

This is a much overdue review, I’ll admit, but instead of publishing a breezy overview of the iPad mini, I wanted to experience and integrate it in my daily life in order to truly tell you if Apple’s latest creation — this overpriced 7.9″ tablet — is really worth spending so much money on. Before we begin, here’s a disclaimer: I love all Apple products from iPhones to iMacs. But when the iPad mini was announced, I wasn’t so sure. Anyway, we purchased a Slate 16GB iPad mini (WiFi-only model) for $329 to find out if Apple poured as much heart and soul into it; as they have for their previous products. After the review, we’re giving this 16GB iPad mini away to one MakeUseOf reader!

11-12-2012
Apple iPad Mini Review and Giveaway
Bitrix24 Review and iPhone 5 Giveaway

Internet

Bitrix24 Review and iPhone 5 Giveaway

Today, we’ll look at Bitrix24, a cloud service that will allow you to create a social intranet for your company within minutes. Bitrix24 provides the tools to interact with your fellow colleagues, assign and manage tasks, assign tasks, share files, collaborate on projects together, and in doing so, glue the entire company together. We’ll be giving away 25 Startup licenses (a exclusive, customised plan), each valued at $1200/year for a total giveaway value of $30,000! Plus, we’ll also be giving away a 16GB Slate iPhone 5 to commemorate the launch of their new mobile application. More information about the giveaway after the review.

24-10-2012
Bitrix24 Review and iPhone 5 Giveaway
iPhone 5 Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

iPhone 5 Review and Giveaway

On 21 September 2012, people all over the world queued up for the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone — the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is the fastest, largest, thinnest and lightest iPhone Apple has ever made. It is also the very first Apple product which features a Lightning connector. We will be giving away an iPhone 5 at the end of this review! Read on to find out exactly which one it is.

09-10-2012
iPhone 5 Review and Giveaway
MacBook Air (Mid-2012) Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

MacBook Air (Mid-2012) Review and Giveaway

In my mind, people who purchase the MacBook Air have should have a clear idea of what they wish to accomplish with it. There’s only one reason you should own a MacBook Air: for the portability. I’ll take a close look at the latest MacBook Air from Apple, more specifically the $1099 mid-2012 11-inch 128GB MacBook Air released in June 2012. If you’re thinking of getting one, then you’re in luck — I’ll show you everything you need to know about the 11-inch model, how it performs on a daily basis and whether it’s suitable for your needs. Then at the end of this review — you guessed it — we’re giving it away!

10-09-2012
MacBook Air (Mid-2012) Review and Giveaway
Never Fumble In Darkness Again with Flashlight for iOS

iPhone and iPad

Never Fumble In Darkness Again with Flashlight for iOS

At your seat in the cinema. In your car’s footwell. Under the bed. These are all places where you will inevitably drop stuff, and retrieving them can be tricky, especially if it’s dark and you haven’t got a flashlight. Let’s be honest now, how many people have you come across who has had a flashlight at the ready? In today’s world, you would be mad to carry a torch or a flashlight around if you’re not a tradesperson. Why should we? Our phones can double as a decent flashlight in an instant.

31-08-2012
Never Fumble In Darkness Again with Flashlight for iOS
Expensify’s Mobile and Web Client Duo Makes It The Only Expense Tracker You’ll Ever Want To Use

Internet

Expensify’s Mobile and Web Client Duo Makes It The Only Expense Tracker You’ll Ever Want To Use

A while ago, I was searching for a dependable expense tracker and budget planner. Presumably, a mobile app would be the answer, since it’s more convenient to record daily spendings on the go, right after the purchase is made. Along that that presumption, the mobile app should also feature an export or desktop companion. After trying several apps, I decided on Expensify. Did I mention that was in 2011? I’ve been using it ever since.

29-08-2012
Expensify’s Mobile and Web Client Duo Makes It The Only Expense Tracker You’ll Ever Want To Use
Mobee Magic Charger Review

Product Reviews

Mobee Magic Charger Review

The Mobee Magic Charger is a cost efficient solution for powering Apple’s Magic Mouse. Instead of replacing the batteries in your Magic Mouse every 2 weeks, the Mobee Magic Charger utilises a rechargeable battery pack and clever induction charging technology to keep your Magic Mouse charged up and ready to go. We’ll take an in-depth look at the Mobee Magic Charger today. Plus, when we’re done, we’re giving this review unit away!

17-08-2012
Mobee Magic Charger Review
Edge Design Alfa for iPhone 4/4S Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Edge Design Alfa for iPhone 4/4S Review and Giveaway

I’m a sucker for iPhone cases. Most of the cases I’ve owned leaned more towards functionality rather than aesthetics. In other words, they weren’t pretty. When Edge Design came long with their Alfa and Aktiv cases, I couldn’t resist dumping my old mantra and using a case purely as a case.

30-07-2012
Edge Design Alfa for iPhone 4/4S Review and Giveaway
PhoneSuit Elite for iPhone 4 Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

PhoneSuit Elite for iPhone 4 Review and Giveaway

My search for the perfect iPhone battery case has finally come to an end. At long last, I’ve found it. The PhoneSuit Elite iPhone battery case is the perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality. I’ve used several iPhone battery cases in the past and this is my absolute favourite. Today, I’ll tell you why I picked the PhoneSuit Elite as my go-to iPhone battery case. We’re also giving it away — so if you often find yourself running low on battery, read on and join the giveaway!

20-07-2012
PhoneSuit Elite for iPhone 4 Review and Giveaway
Eton Mobius Solar Panel iPhone 4 Case Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Eton Mobius Solar Panel iPhone 4 Case Review and Giveaway

When I stumbled upon the Eton Mobius Solar Panel and Battery Case for the iPhone 4, three words crossed my mind: perpetual renewable energy. Wow, never having to charge my iPhone by plugging it in to a wall socket certainly is an enticing notion. In this review, I’ll quickly run through the Eton Mobius, its strengths and weaknesses, so that you can decide whether it is something you’ll want to use. Plus, we’re giving away this $80 review unit to a reader. But first, let’s take a look at the Mobius.

29-05-2012
Eton Mobius Solar Panel iPhone 4 Case Review and Giveaway
Egofly Hawkspy LT-712 Helicopter with Spy Camera Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Egofly Hawkspy LT-712 Helicopter with Spy Camera Review and Giveaway

Geeks will go crazy over anything that can be remotely controlled. So I am fairly certain that this is up a geek’s alley. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Egofly Hawkspy radio-controlled helicopter (LT-712) from Xenon Project which retails for $69.99. We’ll also be giving this review unit away to a MakeUseOf reader so be sure to join the giveaway and be in the running to win it.

03-05-2012
Egofly Hawkspy LT-712 Helicopter with Spy Camera Review and Giveaway
8 New Chrome Extensions Added to Our Best Chrome Extensions Page

Announcements

8 New Chrome Extensions Added to Our Best Chrome Extensions Page

There are so many extensions in the Chrome Web Store that it can be quite overwhelming to pick the right ones. Luckily, we did the work of sifting through the thousands of extensions for you, narrowed it down to just over 100 of the best extensions and came up with our Best Chrome Extensions page. And we’ve just updated it.

20-04-2012
8 New Chrome Extensions Added to Our Best Chrome Extensions Page
iRobot Roomba 760 Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

iRobot Roomba 760 Review and Giveaway

Who doesn’t like a clean house? Actually, let me rephrase that – who doesn’t like a self-cleaning house? Imagine a world where you needn’t lift a finger to sweep or mop your floor. We’ll be taking a look at a cleaning robot from the most dominant manufacturer available in the market today — the iRobot Roomba 760. Rest assured that the unit wasn’t sponsored by iRobot — we bought it ourselves, so be prepared for a clear and honest review of the Roomba 760. We’re also giving this Roomba 760 away and so if you’d like to be in the running to win it, simply join the giveaway after the review.

19-04-2012
iRobot Roomba 760 Review and Giveaway
The BEST Portable Apps You Will Ever Carry Around in Your Pocket

Windows

The BEST Portable Apps You Will Ever Carry Around in Your Pocket

Who doesn’t love portable apps? You can carry them around in your thumbdrive, or launch them from a cloud drive. They don’t need to be installed and yet, allows you to commandeer any computer with your choice of applications.

Today, we’d like to announce the release of our Best Portable Apps page!

29-02-2012
The BEST Portable Apps You Will Ever Carry Around in Your Pocket