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Singapore government apps: SingStat gets it right, LTA not quite
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Singapore government apps: SingStat gets it right, LTA not quite

November 25th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Government agencies should only start developing apps when it provides a public utility that no private organisation is willing or able to provide, perhaps without any profit in...
Singapore sets up smart nation programme office
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Singapore sets up smart nation programme office

November 24th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Singapore has set up a new smart nation programme office to coordinate efforts by various government agencies that are already using IT to serve citizens. Speaking at the National Infocomm Awards this morning, Singapore Prime...
Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: what phone and tablet to buy?
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Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: what phone and tablet to buy?

November 23rd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Wondering what smartphone and tablet to buy this holiday season? You have to have these five gadgets on your shopping...
Samsung opens technical training facility in Singapore, offers certification programme
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Samsung opens technical training facility in Singapore, offers certification programme

November 23rd, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Samsung has opened a new facility at Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to equip students with technical skills to repair mobile devices made by the South Korean electronics giant. Called the ITE-Samsung...
Alcatel Onetouch Pop into Singapore with slew of promotions
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Alcatel Onetouch Pop into Singapore with slew of promotions

November 22nd, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
Alcatel Onetouch joins a growing list of Chinese brands looking to gain a foothold in the burgeoning mid-range value smartphone...
SAP sinks deeper roots into SMB space, extends financing scheme
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SAP sinks deeper roots into SMB space, extends financing scheme

November 21st, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
SAP is pushing deeper into the small and medium sized business (SMB) market in a bid to shed its image as a provider of expensive business software for large enterprises. “We want to bust the myth that SAP is only...
Goondu review: HP Envy Beats All-in-one
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Goondu review: HP Envy Beats All-in-one

November 20th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Few can compete on looks or features with the Apple iMac today, but the new Envy Beats All-in-one tries...
Trend Micro: More targeted cyber attacks in Asia in 2015
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Trend Micro: More targeted cyber attacks in Asia in 2015

November 20th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Organisations in Asia-Pacific will face more targeted cyber attacks that steal financial, personal and classified data in 2015, warned Trend Micro...
StarHub offers cable modem link as backup in 1Gbps fibre plan
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StarHub offers cable modem link as backup in 1Gbps fibre plan

November 18th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub, left with a slightly antiquated cable modem service, is bundling it as a sort of backup link together with its first 1Gbps fibre broadband service...
Gartner: Singapore government to spend US$3.2 billion on IT this year
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Gartner: Singapore government to spend US$3.2 billion on IT this year

November 18th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Fuelled by public sector spending on software, IT manpower and outsourcing, the Singapore government’s IT bill is expected to reach US$3.2 billion this year, according to estimates by Gartner. The technology research...
Microsoft goes big on open source with .Net
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Microsoft goes big on open source with .Net

November 17th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously called Linux a cancer over a decade ago, little did he realise that open source software would go on to become a big part of the technology industry. Around that time, Microsoft...
Goondu review: Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse
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Goondu review: Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse

November 17th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
While its looks lack the design finesse of previous Logitech mice, the G502 has advanced practical features that are not to be sniffed...
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Five IT security tips for SMBs

November 15th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
If you run a small and medium sized business (SMB) and think your company is too small to be targeted by cybercriminals, think...
Huawei’s Ascend Mate7 phablet in Singapore for S$749
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Huawei’s Ascend Mate7 phablet in Singapore for S$749

November 14th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
This is an alternative to the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Apple iPhone 6...
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ out in Singapore and it isn’t cheap
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ out in Singapore and it isn’t cheap

November 13th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The 4G+ version, which Singapore users are getting, is going for S$1,248, past the usual S$1,000 threshold for high-end Android...
ViewQwest to launch 2Gbps fibre broadband service by early 2015
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ViewQwest to launch 2Gbps fibre broadband service by early 2015

November 12th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
ViewQwest has fired the latest salvo in the red-hot fibre broadband market with a 2Gbps Internet service, the first of its kind outside of Japan. The Internet service provider (ISP) will start a trial of the service involving 20...
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StarHub users face intermittent issues with mobile voice services

November 12th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Following complaints from consumers, the telecom operator said at about 11am today that it was facing intermittent issues with its mobile voice...
Singapore-based Aftershock unveils desktop PCs for gamers
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Singapore-based Aftershock unveils desktop PCs for gamers

November 11th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
At a time when desktop PCs are getting rarer by the day, Singapore-based Aftershock PC is bucking the trend by revealing two new desktop PCs for...
With Redmi Note 4G, Xiaomi brings another low-cost 4G phone to Singapore
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With Redmi Note 4G, Xiaomi brings another low-cost 4G phone to Singapore

November 10th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The first Xiaomi device to feature 4G here, it costs a very competitive S$229. That's just S$30 more than the original Redmi Note that cost S$199....
Goondu review: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth
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Goondu review: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

November 9th, 2014 | by Hui Bin Yap
Be prepared for a bit of a learning curve, but the rewarding gameplay is well worth the...