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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Yet, most consumers still find incorrect or outdated contact information on the Web.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,  
 

Microsoft should offer home and business editions for Office for iPad

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30 Mar
2014
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It should come as no surprise that Microsoft’s Office for iPad apps topped the App Store charts shortly after their debut last week.

Clearly, there is a demand for Microsoft’s own Office apps that let you create documents, spreadsheets and presentations – even among folks who have been using third-party apps on tablets and smartphones.

However, while the Office iPad apps are free to download, you will only get to view documents unless you have an Office 365 subscription – from S$138 for five PCs or Macs, plus up to five tablets – to unlock the apps’ editing and creating features.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Enterprise, iphone, Software, Tablet, Microsoft, Office for iPad,  
 

The battle against Windows XP

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30 Mar
2014
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From this Tuesday, PCs running the decade-old Windows XP operating system will no longer receive security patches and other updates from Microsoft.

As with all operating systems that have been retired, users who continue to rely on Windows XP will be open to malware and hackers. 

That’s because every new security loophole found and patched in Windows 7 and Windows 8 can potentially be reverse-engineered for Windows XP, which means hackers can wait until they have an opportunity to strike.

 
Tagged in: PCs, security, Singapore, Software,  
 

Hands on: Thuraya SatSleeve for Android

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27 Mar
2014
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Not many urbanites have use for a satellite phone since cities are often blanketed by cellphone signals.

Yet, if you decide to head for the occasional hike in the outback or perhaps get on a cruise ship, there’s now an easy way to keep in touch – by turning your regular Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 phone into a satellite phone.

The Thuraya SatSleeve, essentially a snap-on satellite phone that uses your smartphone’s screen for calls and SMSes, now supports Android as well, after it debuted as an iPhone add-on last year.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Software, android, satellite phone sleeve, Thuraya,  
 

Goondu review: TomTom Runner GPS watch

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24 Mar
2014
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If I reviewed the TomTom Runner GPS watch based only on how fast it made me run, it would score top marks. With this sports watch strapped to my wrist one afternoon, I ran like no tomorrow, clocking a speed I had not seen in years.

 
Tagged in: GPS/maps, Singapore, Smart accessories, Software, review, Runner GPS watch, Singapore price and availability, sports watch, TomTom,  
 

Microsoft: Enterprises spend S$635bn annually combating malware

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23 Mar
2014
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Organisations worldwide are expected to spend nearly S$635 billion this year to deal with issues caused by malware-infected pirated software, according to a study commissioned by Microsoft.

 
Tagged in: Enterprise, Singapore, Software, enterprise security, malware, Microsoft,  
 

Hands On: Oppo N1 stands out from the crowd

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22 Mar
2014
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If you are tired of a Samsung, Sony or Apple, and want a smartphone that stands out from the crowd, the Oppo N1 just arriving in Singapore now may be something to check out.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, google, Singapore, Software, N1, Oppo, Singapore price and availability,  
 

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.

 
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