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Samsung Galaxy S5 to cost more than HTC and Sony rivals in Singapore

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2 Apr
2014
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The next big thing from Samsung, specifically the Galaxy S5, started going on sale last week in Singapore for a rather hefty S$1,068. Despite keeping much to formula, though with some hardware upgrades, the top-end phone will cost more than the previous Galaxy S4, which went on sale for S$998 last year.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Galaxy S5, pre-oder, price and availability, samsung, Singapore,  
 

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,  
 

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,  
 

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,  
 

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,  
 

Commentary: HTC tries again to set itself apart with new One

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26 Mar
2014
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The new phone may have the same name as last year, but in the HTC One unveiled yesterday, the Taiwanese phone maker is looking to succeed where it has not done so 12 months ago.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, HTC One, M8, Peter Chow,  
 

Hands On: HTC One (M8)

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25 Mar
2014
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Unveiled in New York just minutes ago, HTC’s newest flagship phone – the new One – is the much-anticipated follow-up to last year’s similarly-named Android gadget from the Taiwanese phone maker.

In keeping with the familiar, it hopes to retain fans of that stunning phone (see our review of 2013′s HTC One), while improving several areas to enhance user experience.

 
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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,