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M1 beefs up Internet TV service with MiBox

2 Aug


M1 became the latest fibre broadband provider to offer a new Internet TV service in Singapore last week, when it unveiled a Mibox service that comes with an Android set-top box and a bunch of free content such as drama serials and variety shows.

On offer are some 18,000 video-on-demand titles, 116 TV channels, 1,200 e-books and its own app store which boasts 370 apps. The “orange” operator also promises more interactivity with the big screen at home.

Tagged in: android, broadband, Internet, IPTV, Media, Pay-TV, Internet TV, M1, MiBox, Pay-TV,  

Sony’s Portable Wireless Server lets users share content easily

29 Jul
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Sony Portable Wireless Server WG-C10

Sony has come up with a Portable Wireless Server that works as an all-in-one device for smartphone users – it’s a content storage device, a card reader and writer as well as a battery charger.

Somewhat similar to the Seagate Wireless Plus, it enables smartphone users to transfer content to and from the wireless server via a Wi-Fi connection. The server also allows up to eight users to connect and access content simultaneously.

Tagged in: Cellphones, Singapore, Storage, Singapore price and availability, Sony Portable Wireless Server,  

Geek Girl Review: HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One Printer

24 Jul
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HP has touted that its Officejet 150 is the world’s first all-in-one inkjet mobile printer. Geek Girl gets her hands on a unit, priced at a hefty S$599, to find out if the mobile workhorse is worth what you’re paying for.

Tagged in: Printers, Singapore, HP, mobile printer, Officejet 150, review,  

Tigerair provides pilots with tablets, eliminates heavy flight bags

17 Jul
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Tiger Airways pilots no longer need to carry heavy flight bags on board, after the the Singapore-based airline recently turned to new tablets to carry all the information they need on a flight.

Tagged in: Singapore, Software, Tablet, AirWatch, Tiger Airways,  

Monster launches extensive 2013 headphone lineup in more colours

15 Jul
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Monster released an extensive 2013 line-up of headphones in Singapore last week, as it looked to target every segment of the market, including youths, gamers, gym rats and business professionals.

Tagged in: Audio-visual, Singapore, Monster, Monster headphones, Singapore price and availability,  

Geek Girl Review: The Battle of the Fitness Bands

3 Jul


The Fitbit Flex (left) or Jawbone UP?

Fitness enthusiasts and techies may have already heard of the fitness bracelets that hit the sunny shores of Singapore this year – the Jawbone UP and Fitbit Flex. One of my New Year resolutions for 2013 was to exercise more and get more active, so when the Jawbone UP and Fitbit Flex arrived in Singapore, I had to check them out.

Both bracelets are essentially fitness trackers, which claim to be able to track the number of steps you take a day, as well as log your sleep. The question is: which of the two fitness trackers takes the cake? I spent about two weeks wearing both of them, and here’s the lowdown.

Tagged in: Geek Buys, Singapore, Smart accessories, Fitbit, Fitbit Flex, fitness tracker, Jawbone, jawbone up, pedometer, review, wearable technology,  

Samsung Evolution Kit and TV camera out in Singapore this month

3 Jul
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Couch potatoes who feel that their Samsung smart TVs need a bit of sprucing up can look to a “CPU upgrade” in the Evolution Kit SEK-1000/XS and a camera add-on in the Samsung TV Camera VG-STC3000, when the accessories ship in Singapore later this month.


The Samsung Evolution Kit SEK-1000/XS

The Evolution Kit’s software and hardware updates include access to the 2013 Smart Hub and other Smart features. The TV’s dual-core processor will also be upgraded to quad-core.

Tagged in: Audio-visual, LCD TV, Singapore, Evolution Kit SEK-1000/XS, samsung, TV, VG-STC3000 TV Camera,  

OtterBox cases promise to protect your Galaxy S4

27 Jun
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If you deem yourself a klutz and have been busy kicking yourself in the shins for buying the Samsung Galaxy S4 before the rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active had launched – fret not. OtterBox, known for their protective cases for mobile devices, has launched a range of protective cases for the Galaxy S4.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Galaxy S4 case, Otterbox,  

Geek Girl review: Beats by Dr. Dre Pill

26 Jun
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Beats by Dr. Dre Pill

The Pill is the latest Beats speaker to join the array of portable Bluetooth speakers on the market. With a hefty price tag of $310, is this stylish speaker worth the bucks you’re thinking of shelling out? This resident Geek Girl gets her hands on a unit to find out.

Tagged in: Audio-visual, Singapore, Speakers, Beats, Dr Dre Pill, portable speaker, review,  

4 tips to protect yourself against cyber crime this shopping season

21 Jun
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The Great Singapore Sale is here again this year, and many shoppers are turning to the Internet to avoid the squeeze at the brick-and-mortar stores. Yet, many don’t take enough precautions against online threats when shopping online.

Tagged in: security, Singapore, Software, cybercrime, Great Singapore Sale, Internet security,