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Latest Stories
Singapore telcos told: no 4G add-on fee for users on contract
Moto X to sell for S$568 in Singapore
IDA looks to mobile virtual network operators to spur competition in Singapore
Goondu review: Nikon Coolpix P600
 
 
 

Singapore telcos told: no 4G add-on fee for users on contract

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24 Apr
2014
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While Singapore’s smartphone users celebrate a rare consumer victory today, they should not be so quick to think that the temporary reversal of a 4G price hike will lead to free add-ons like caller ID in future.

Goodwill was probably topmost on the minds of StarHub executives yesterday, when they decided not to charge an additional S$2 for existing 4G customers still on contract.

This doesn’t mean it is no longer charging that additional fee. It just won’t do so, for now, for those customers who have said they did not know that 4G would be priced separately when they signed up.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, 4G, IDA, M1, Singapore telecoms, SingTel, StarHub,  
 

Moto X to sell for S$568 in Singapore

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23 Apr
2014
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Motorola’s much-hyped Moto X smartphone is finally making its way to Singapore stores, months after it first went on sale in the United States.

The Android phone will come with its much-talked about voice instructions, which let you get directions and set alarms by simply saying “Okay Google Now”. Another selling point is its unique curved back that has its fans.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Moto X, Motorola, Singapore price and availability,  
 

IDA looks to mobile virtual network operators to spur competition in Singapore

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22 Apr
2014
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The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) is looking to bring some much-needed competition to the Singapore mobile market by turning to new mobile operators that “ride” on existing infrastructure in the years ahead.

Such mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) do not own any spectrum or network equipment, instead leasing them from incumbent operators to sell repackaged services to consumers.

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Singapore, IDA, MVNO, Singapore, telecoms,  
 

Goondu review: Nikon Coolpix P600

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22 Apr
2014
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Bridge cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix P600 are designed for those who want good zoom capabilities in a lightweight package for the holidays, without the need to change any lenses.  

 
Tagged in: Cameras, Singapore, Coolpix P600, Nikon, review, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Cloud start-up unveils business contact card service

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19 Apr
2014
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As more consumers use their mobile devices to search for locations of cafes, retailers and other amenities, it becomes even more important for businesses to ensure their contact details are found easily.

Yet, most consumers still find incorrect or outdated contact information on the Web. As a result, they may lose trust and confidence in a brand or business, especially if they get lost because of bad directions from wrong location information.

Conttact.us, a Malaysia-based start-up, aims to help businesses nip the problem in the bud. Its cloud-based contact card software allows businesses to create a mobile-optimised “contact us” webpage, complete with information on opening hours, instant click-to-call buttons and travel directions.

 
Tagged in: cloud, Enterprise, Internet, Software,  
 

Commentary: StarHub starts charging for 4G

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17 Apr
2014
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Much of the unhappiness with StarHub charging for 4G services has nothing to do with the seemingly small S$2 hike, but the surprise that it brought to customers.

They never expected to pay more for the faster speeds promised over existing 3G services. Like free incoming calls, the new service was not expected to cost extra, despite StarHub quite clearly stating that possibility in its terms when people sign up.

It’s not that consumers are daft, for not reading the fine print. They just don’t expect the cellphone market to be less competitive over time. 

 
Tagged in: Cellphones, Singapore, 4G, competition, IDA, M1, Singapore telecoms, SingTel, StarHub,  
 

Commentary: SingTel not making money from World Cup? That’s good news

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16 Apr
2014
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So, SingTel may not make any money after all for bringing the World Cup to TV screens in Singapore.

Don’t expect any football fan here to shed a tear for the pay-TV operator though, despite Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Lawrence Wong’s disclosure in Parliament on Monday.

 
Tagged in: Media, Pay-TV, Singapore, Singapore broadcast rights, SingTel, StarHub, World Cup 2014,  
 

Hands On: Asus Zenfone

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16 Apr
2014
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If you think smartphone users on a budget had it good with Xiaomi’s entry into Singapore, there are now even more choices in the shape of Asus’ Zenfones, which come in not just one but three versions, and at prices from as low as S$120.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, asus, Indonesia, review, Singapore price and availability, Zenfone,  
 

Stemming the heartbleed

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13 Apr
2014
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The Internet community got a wake-up call last week when news emerged that a bug in a piece of encryption software had been lurking in cyberspace for two years.

Announced last Tuesday, the bug, known as Heartbleed, lets hackers obtain user names, passwords and even encryption keys from websites that use OpenSSL, an open source software used to secure a majority of online communications.

 
Tagged in: cloud, Enterprise, google, Internet, open source, security, Software,  
 

Goondu review: Microsoft Surface 2

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12 Apr
2014
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If you were tempted to buy the original Microsoft Surface RT, but held back, the updated Surface 2 is now even more tempting with a lighter frame, sharper screen and a number of other enhancements to match the impressive design.

 
Tagged in: Singapore, Tablet, Microsoft, review, Surface 2,