The Giving Week: Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit to the Rabbit School

Starting December 12, The Giving Tree School will host the Giving Week with several initiatives and events to give back to children in need. My son, Tom, has been a kindergartner with the Giving Tree School for over a year.

I will be giving a set of Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit to the Rabbit School, selected by the Giving Tree School as one of the recipients of donation. If you’re interested in giving, please let me know. You can email me the items you want to donate to tharum at gmail dot com. Happy 2017! 

How to remove your personal info from your iPhone

In our digital age, much of our privacy is in our pocket. It’s in our personal gadgets.

Apple has it all: What to do before selling or giving away your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch! This is an important step to do before you decide selling your Apple idevice.

You can use these steps to remove your personal information from a device, even if you don’t have it anymore. This is very very important because there are a lot of personal content, including your Gmail and Facebook account you don’t others to have access to. This also applies to your other electronic gadgets and computers.

If you still have your iOS device
You shouldn’t manually delete your contacts, calendars, reminders, documents, photo streams, or any other iCloud information while you’re signed in to iCloud with your Apple ID. This would delete your content from the iCloud servers and any of your devices signed in to iCloud.
On your device with iOS 10, make sure that you sign out of iCloud before you erase your device.

Follow these steps:
If you paired an Apple Watch with your iPhone, unpair your Apple Watch.
Back up your iOS device.
Tap Settings > iCloud. Scroll down and tap Sign Out. In iOS 7 or earlier, tap Delete Account.
Tap Sign Out again, then tap Delete from My iPhone and enter your password.
Go back to Settings and tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If you turned on Find My iPhone, you might need to enter your Apple ID and password.
If asked for your device passcode or Restrictions passcode, enter it. Then tap Erase [device].
Contact your carrier for help transferring service to a new owner. If you aren’t using a SIM card with your device, you can contact them to get help transferring service to the new owner.
When you erase your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Find My iPhone and Activation Lock is turned off.

If you no longer have your iOS device
If the steps above weren’t completed and you no longer have your device, use these steps:
Ask the new owner to erase all content and settings using the above steps.
If you’re using iCloud and Find My iPhone on the device, sign in to iCloud.com or the Find My iPhone app on another device, select the device, and click Erase. After the device has been erased, click Remove from Account.
If you can’t follow either of the above steps, change your Apple ID password. This won’t remove personal information that’s stored on your old device, but it will prevent the new owner from deleting your information from iCloud.
If you’re switching to a non-Apple phone, deregister iMessage.
If you’re using Apple Pay, you can remove your credit or debit cards at iCloud.com. Choose Settings to see which devices are using Apple Pay, then click the device. Next to Apple Pay, click Remove.

Learn more
Make a backup of your iOS device or restore from a backup.
Get help if your iOS device is lost or stolen.
Learn about Find My iPhone Activation Lock.
*When you tap Erase All Content and Settings, it completely erases your device, including any credit or debit cards you added for Apple Pay and any photos, contacts, music, or apps. It will also turn off iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Game Center, and other services. Your content won’t be deleted from iCloud when you erase your device.
Last Modified: Oct 11, 2016

source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201351

TekHub: new co-working space for Cambodian tech startups

The Cambodia Daily’s Hang Sokunthea quoted me in her latest about ‘Incubator Opens a New Home for Tech Startups.’

Bun Tharum, a tech blogger and communications specialist, said the hub provides a “great combination of hybrid resources where new and successful startups continue to grow organically.”
“TekHub might be an ideal place where tech startups can benefit the development and nonprofit sector as they tend to execute fast,” he said. “This is something you don’t find in the nonprofit DNA—to improve and iterate if something doesn’t really work.”

My complete email interview:
I think the new Tekhub is a strategic collaboration. The Asia Foundation, the Impact Hub, and internet provider SINET are all a great combination of hybrid resources where new and successful startups can continue to grow organically. Tekhub might be an ideal place where tech startups can benefit the development and non-profit sector as they tend to execute fast. This is something you don’t find in the non-profit DNA to improve and iterate if something doesn’t really work. Tech startups can be a catalyst of change in this regard to come up with tools and business models for this so called sustainable development.

A lot of startup founders usually start working on their ideas from their bedroom and cafe. But a place where a good group of skilled people can ideate and collaborate is a just starting point to create social impact.

Full news story: Incubator Opens a New Home for Tech Startups
BY HANG SOKUNTHEA | NOVEMBER 4, 2016

Jammed by traffic in Phnom Penh?

The thing about traffic jam is everyone on the street is jammed. You move so slow as if a snail is walking on the snow. No matter what car you drive, either a Toyota Corolla (1980) or an UberX or a Tesla Model 3, you share the same street. There is an exception, though. A flying car! 

A friend, Chhor Veyhong, nicely put it here: Traffic Jam in Phnom Penh.

From Twitter to coffee chat with Jose B. Collazo

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Morning coffee chat with Jose B. Collazo, a self-claimed ‘accidental expat’, about Cambodian/US politics and how foreign businesses starting out in Phnom Penh. And of course, compared note on social media/communications landscape.
From Twitter chat to coffee chat. @josebcollazo thanks again for the coffee treat! A good chance to check out Starbucks flagship store Boeung Keng Kang 1.

Starbucks BKK, the Phnom Penh’s first flagship store by the American coffeehouse chain. Wondering whether Howard Schultz ever dreamed of opening the store in the far east country like Cambodia when he first started out.

To learn more about Starbucks, you might want to check out this book by Howard Schultz the CEO.
‘Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time’

Professor Dumbledore to run Hogwarts University of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Cambodia?

Phnom Penhers woke up with a major news story of the month, published by The Phnom Penh Daily Prophet, that professor Albus Dumbledore is trying to get a license to run Hogwarts University of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Cambodia. 

While the news remains very vague for the time being, people are curious about the curriculum. Will the students learn how the fly ‘up’ in the air with broomstick so that they can avoid the city traffic jam and flood after heavy rainfall?  Some people wonder how their Muggle kids are eligible to enroll the Hogwarts University. But one thing for sure, the main concern is “The Phnom Penn Central Station will have to expand in order to have platform 9 ¾.”

Pathmazing: Cambodia’s tech giant

Had a tour at Cambodia’s tech giant Pathmazing.
and its academy this morning. A large, open space where 80+ young Cambodian coders take on global projects and for clients like eBay. Some new in-house products for local market are coming out in a couple of months. The future of Cambodian tech sector is here in the heart of Phnom Penh. Thanks Steven Path for the amazing one hour tour.
Kounila Keo and I will try to catch up with you for lunch soon and we might be the early users of the your Tes Jor app.