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SingPass breach: time for government agencies to take security more seriously

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8 Jul
2014
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Perhaps the worst thing that can happen after the recent SingPass security breach is to assume it cannot happen again.

This idea that everything is working fine is foolhardy, after news last week that three of the 1,560 compromised SingPass accounts were used to apply for work permits.

Thus it’s disappointing to hear the government saying there are no vulnerabilities with the existing SingPass system. In Parliament yesterday, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim instead repeated the advice to users to strengthen their passwords and be more security-savvy.

 
Tagged in: Enterprise, Internet, security, Singapore, e-government, Singpass,  
 

Get your team on SkyDesk Projects

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7 Jul
2014
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One of the most difficult things about working with teams, especially ones from all over the world, is ensuring the smooth delivery of a project or completion of a task on time.

One solution to that is SkyDesk Projects. A part of Fuji Xerox’s SkyDesk suite of online tools, Projects is an easy way to bring together people virtually and keep track of goals throughout a project’s lifespan.

 
Tagged in: Enterprise, Software, collaboration, Fuji Xerox, Projects, SkyDesk,  
 

Goondu review: Toshiba Satellite P50t laptop

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3 Jul
2014
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It may not be the sexiest laptop around, but if you want to carry around the sharpest screen, then Toshiba’s latest Satellite P50t is one machine worth checking out for its attractive 4K display.

Featuring four times the detail of a regular Full HD display, the laptop’s 15.6-inch screen is capable of showing off an eye-popping 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That means text is extremely crisp and high-resolution photos are stunningly detailed.

 
Tagged in: laptops, PCs, P50t, review, Satellite, Singapore price and availability, toshiba,  
 

Tata: Indonesia most active Asian nation on Twitter this World Cup

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2 Jul
2014
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Indonesian users posted nearly 10 per cent of all World Cup-related tweets globally, behind the United States and United Kingdom but ahead of football giants Brazil, Spain, Argentina and France.

This and other interesting nuggets of data collected on Twitter in the past two weeks were released this Monday by Tata Consultancy Services, which has been tracking the sentiment of football fans on the social media network.

 
Tagged in: social media, Tata Consultancy Services, Twitter, World Cup,  
 

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S looks bright and sharp

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1 Jul
2014
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S – pop-up colours or oversaturated?

Finally, a Super AMOLED screen in a large Samsung tablet. Fans of the bright, vibrant display will jump at the Galaxy Tab S, the “flagship” tablet from the Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled a fortnight ago.

 
Tagged in: android, Featured, Tablet, Galaxy Tab S, review, samsung, Super AMOLED,  
 

Goondu review: Oppo Find 7a

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30 Jun
2014
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If Xiaomi and Huawei are two names that pop up when Singapore users are asked about mainland Chinese phone makers, then Oppo may well be the next manufacturer to join the list.

After a modest foray into Singapore with the N1 which featured a swivel camera (see our review), the company is back with the Find 7a, an updated, smaller model with a more familiar and pocketable size.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Singapore, Oppo Find 7a, review, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Hands on: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the tablet to replace your laptop

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27 Jun
2014
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In its ads, Microsoft has been saying its new Surface Pro 3 tablet cum laptop can take the place of your current carry-around PC. After trying it out yesterday at a Singapore media event, I can say it lives up to its boast – mostly.

 
Tagged in: Singapore, Tablet, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, review, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Goondu Review: Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB

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25 Jun
2014
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Backing up data can be confusing business these days. Files are getting larger as we demand higher resolution from video, audio and images. Slow transfer speeds between storage devices are something that time-starved workers don’t look forward to.

Enter Seagate’s Backup Plus Fast, the first external hard disk drive that has two 2TB hard disks in a RAID 0 array set up to give a combined 4TB of storage space with the theoretical data transfer speed of 220MB/s.

 
Tagged in: networking, Storage, Backup Plus Fast, network attached storage, review, Seagate, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Goondu review: Bluesound Node N100

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23 Jun
2014
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If you want to stream your music at home, there are lots of ways today. Connecting your smartphone to a supporting amplifier via Bluetooth or hooking up a USB hard drive are two popular optipns.

But there are times you want more. If you want your thousands of songs centralised in a network server that everyone can access from their PCs and tablets, besides your living room hi-fi, then the Bluesound Node is what you might be interested in.

 
Tagged in: Audio-visual, Bluesound Node, hifi, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, music streaming, review, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Say goodbye to sketching on napkins with Adobe’s new mobile iPad apps

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23 Jun
2014
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Adobe unveiled three free iPad apps last week that gave creative professionals more power on the go.

Adobe Mix, Line and Sketch are meant to showcase what the new hardware can do for professionals who don’t want to be tethered to the desktop, or even pen and paper.

Unfortunately, the software company’s first pieces of hardware – the Ink and Slide stylus and ruler set – accompanying the software launch won’t make it to Singapore for now. They will go on sale in the United States for US$199.

Thankfully, the new apps are pretty good.

 
Tagged in: Software, Tablet, Adobe, Adobe Line, Adobe Mix, Adobe Sketch, iPad,