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Goondu review: Jabra Rox Wireless

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19 Jul
2014
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For frequent runners who like music on the go, one thing that has been missing is a sturdy pair of Bluetooth earphones to go with a smartphone or iPod. The Jabra Rox Wireless, released here in April, probably comes closest to fitting the bill.

 
Tagged in: Audio-visual, Music, Jabra, review, Rox, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Hands on: Fiio X3

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14 Jul
2014
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I had heard of Fiio’s well-regarded and nicely-priced X3 player for a while now, but nothing quite prepared me for the surprisingly good audio that comes out of this portable player until I heard it for myself in the past week.

 
Tagged in: Audio-visual, MP3 player, Music, digital audio player, Fiio, review, X3,  
 

Hands on: Xiaomi Redmi Note offers great value for S$199

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10 Jul
2014
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Like it or not, the first thing you have to bring up about the latest Xiaomi phone to turn up in Singapore is its price. At S$199, the Redmi Note is a no-brainer – it’s a phone that has people readily saying shuddup and take their money.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Redmi Note, review, Singapore price and availability, Xiaomi,  
 

SingPass breach: time for government agencies to take security more seriously

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8 Jul
2014
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Perhaps the worst thing that can happen after the recent SingPass security breach is to assume it cannot happen again.

This idea that everything is working fine is foolhardy, after news last week that three of the 1,560 compromised SingPass accounts were used to apply for work permits.

Thus it’s disappointing to hear the government saying there are no vulnerabilities with the existing SingPass system. In Parliament yesterday, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim instead repeated the advice to users to strengthen their passwords and be more security-savvy.

 
Tagged in: Enterprise, Internet, security, Singapore, e-government, Singpass,  
 

Goondu review: Toshiba Satellite P50t laptop

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3 Jul
2014
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It may not be the sexiest laptop around, but if you want to carry around the sharpest screen, then Toshiba’s latest Satellite P50t is one machine worth checking out for its attractive 4K display.

Featuring four times the detail of a regular Full HD display, the laptop’s 15.6-inch screen is capable of showing off an eye-popping 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That means text is extremely crisp and high-resolution photos are stunningly detailed.

 
Tagged in: laptops, PCs, P50t, review, Satellite, Singapore price and availability, toshiba,  
 

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S looks bright and sharp

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1 Jul
2014
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S – pop-up colours or oversaturated?

Finally, a Super AMOLED screen in a large Samsung tablet. Fans of the bright, vibrant display will jump at the Galaxy Tab S, the “flagship” tablet from the Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled a fortnight ago.

 
Tagged in: android, Featured, Tablet, Galaxy Tab S, review, samsung, Super AMOLED,  
 

Goondu review: Bluesound Node N100

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23 Jun
2014
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If you want to stream your music at home, there are lots of ways today. Connecting your smartphone to a supporting amplifier via Bluetooth or hooking up a USB hard drive are two popular optipns.

But there are times you want more. If you want your thousands of songs centralised in a network server that everyone can access from their PCs and tablets, besides your living room hi-fi, then the Bluesound Node is what you might be interested in.

 
Tagged in: Audio-visual, Bluesound Node, hifi, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, music streaming, review, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Hands on: PixePlay Kuro

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21 Jun
2014
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It isn’t the first to come up with an Android TV box, but Singapore-based PixePlay sure has one of the most high-powered ones around in its recently-unveiled Kuro Smart Player.

 
Tagged in: Audio-visual, Featured, Internet, Singapore, HD box, PixePlay, review, Singapore price and availability,  
 

CommunicAsia 2014: time for telcos, industry players to unlock the content

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19 Jun
2014
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If content is king, then telecom operators are queen. Or maybe the audience is queen.

To a panel of broadcast and telecom executives yesterday at CommunicAsia, the analogy seemed funny enough to be worth re-spinning so many ways.

Yet, in a world where they themselves are no longer the king of the hill, each of them will be smart to realise the future will be shaped by smaller, nimbler and more innovative over-the-top (OTT) players such as Netflix.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Internet, Media, Pay-TV, Singapore, 4K TV, fibre broadband, mediacorp, SingTel, StarHub, ViewQwest,  
 

Hands on: Huawei Ascend P7 at CommunicAsia 2014

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17 Jun
2014
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If you think that Huawei’s new Ascend P7 smartphone looks familiar, you are right. It looks a bit like a cross between a Sony Xperia and Apple iPhone, and that’s not a bad thing.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Ascend P7, Huawei, review, Singapore price and availability,