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Cloud start-up unveils business contact card service
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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Yet, most consumers still find incorrect or outdated contact information on the Web.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.

 
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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,  
 

Will StarHub’s new set-top box matter with streaming video?

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11 Apr
2014
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Okay, the answer is yes, for now. Clearly, with half a million households on cable TV in Singapore, StarHub’s newfangled set-top box unveiled yesterday will still matter to some couch potatoes in Singapore.

Made by Samsung, it is the first of three to be launched and which promises an experience that is four times faster. So now, you don’t have to wait that long for the annoying menu to pop up. The interface is also less cluttered and makes you feel you are controlling a smart device, like a WD Live streaming box.

Yet, therein lies the difference. The set-top box, like it or not, is still based on old cable TV technology. There will always be a slight lag between menus, because it still needs to pull stuff down over the cable network, one made for broadcast not interactivity.

 
Tagged in: Internet, Media, Pay-TV, Singapore, Software, cable TV, Nagra, samsung, set-top box, StarHub, video streaming,  
 

Easier Wireless@SG login now for phone and tablet users

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28 Mar
2014
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Cellphone and tablet-toting users who log on to Wireless@SG hotspots throughout Singapore will get online easier now with a new technology aimed at solving one main bugbear – getting connected.

As long as they have a device that uses a SIM card, they can use it to authenticate with the wireless network automatically, without having to log in each time they access the free hotspots. They also set up their devices only once.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Internet, Singapore, Tablet, EAP-SIM, HetNet, login, Wireless@SG,  
 

M1 offers fixed IP add-on for home broadband users for S$2 a month

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27 Mar
2014
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M1′s home broadband users will be happy to know that it is offering a fixed IP address for just S$2 a month, enabling them to run their own servers and share files more easily.

 
Tagged in: broadband, cloud, Featured, Internet, Singapore, DDNS, fibre broadband, fixed IP address, M1, Singapore,  
 

Top five moments of Sochi 2014 closing ceremony, as measured by Wi-Fi traffic

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17 Mar
2014
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When tens of thousands of athletes, fans, media, officials and volunteers descended on Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games last month, the organisers faced a considerable challenge: to ensure a reliable and efficient network experience to match a world-class event.

It took 18 months leading up to the event for network equipment vendor Avaya to develop and deploy 2,500 wireless access points across all venues, including Olympic Villages, competition venues, data centres and more.

 
Tagged in: Internet, Media, Avaya, infographic, Sochi 2014, Winter Olympics,  
 

How collaboration can work for your business

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13 Mar
2014
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Team collaboration is the lifeblood of success in any business, so it’s no surprise that many tech companies – from Internet start-ups to IT bigwigs – are cracking their heads to create tools that help workers collaborate better.

That said, collaboration should be seen as a strategic business asset, and goes beyond messaging and document sharing tools. The ability to harness the collective knowledge and expertise from your workforce is a powerful competitive advantage and source of innovation.

 
Tagged in: cloud, Enterprise, Internet, Software,  
 

MiCloud service adds shine to Xiaomi’s MiUI

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13 Mar
2014
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Visit http://i.xiaomi.com and use the same login credentials to access the MiCloud services.

The Xiaomi Redmi phone may have taken Singapore by storm mainly through its low price, but the S$169 phone also comes with an interesting cloud offering from the Chinese phone maker that doesn’t get enough mention.

 
Tagged in: android, cloud, cloud services, Mi3, micloud, Redmi, Xiaomi,  
 

World Cup 2014 to come to both SingTel and StarHub screens

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12 Mar
2014
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You’ll be able to watch the World Cup in Singapore on either SingTel or StarHub, when the biggest sporting event kicks off in June. However, you’d have to pay more than S$100, unless you sign up for a contract with a pay-TV operator.

SingTel today said it had won exclusive TV rights to the live matches. Thanks to Singapore’s cross carriage rules, it will have to show the matches on StarHub set-top boxes as well.

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

Commentary: Switch between wireless networks seamlessly? Not so fast

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11 Mar
2014
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How nice it would be if you could switch seamlessly from using 3G or 4G to a public Wi-Fi network that is faster and possibly cheaper, when you want to stream a video on the go.

That’s the idea that the Singapore government seems to be driving at, according to the Minister for Communications and Information, Yaacob Ibrahim.

He told Parliament on Monday that Singapore could be among the first to deploy a HetNet, or heterogeneous network, to enable users to automatically pick out the best network to view content on their mobile devices.

 
Tagged in: broadband, Cellphones, Enterprise, Internet, Singapore, Wi-Fi, HetNet, Singapore telecom, Wireless@SG,