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MDA proposes tougher rules, more consumer protection for pay-TV services
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MDA proposes tougher rules, more consumer protection for pay-TV services

September 25th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The new rules could give more power to TV viewers, who currently have little recourse even if a pay-TV operator changes important details such as prices or content...
Trend Micro: Singapore users not well-protected against privacy breaches
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Trend Micro: Singapore users not well-protected against privacy breaches

September 22nd, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
Singapore users are worried about privacy but fail to do enough to keep their personal information safe, according to a report put out by Trend...
Cheaper mobile roaming for Singapore and Brunei users
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Cheaper mobile roaming for Singapore and Brunei users

September 10th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Mobile phone users in Singapore and Brunei will get to call, SMS and go online more cheaply when they travel to either country from January 1, 2015, after an agreement was reached to cut such international roaming...
What to look for in a broadband plan?
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What to look for in a broadband plan?

July 28th, 2014 | by Staff Writer
While prices and speeds have become more attractive over the years, the online experience could still differ widely from one service provider to another. The key is finding one that matches your online activities the...
SingPass breach: time for government agencies to take security more seriously
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SingPass breach: time for government agencies to take security more seriously

July 8th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Perhaps the worst thing that can happen after the recent SingPass security breach is to assume it cannot happen...
Google lets users add own locations on Singapore map
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Google lets users add own locations on Singapore map

June 18th, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
With a few quick clicks, folks in Singapore can now share their favourite cafes and chill out spots with everyone else by adding them onto Google...
Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in
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Commentary: IDA’s smart nation vision needs buy-in

June 17th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore is starting early, which is a good thing. It just has to expect issues that have no ready...
UnoTelly offers free access for World Cup streaming
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UnoTelly offers free access for World Cup streaming

June 15th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Didn’t pay the S$112 to SingTel to watch the World Cup? Well, you can stream the matches online, and no, we’re not talking about going to pirated streaming sites. You can turn to UnoTelly, a service that lets users...
M1 unveils 10Gbps fibre broadband for Singapore businesses
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M1 unveils 10Gbps fibre broadband for Singapore businesses

May 5th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It signals the smallest of Singapore's Big Three operators' intention to muscle into an increasingly competitive corporate...
Can a new cellphone operator boost competition in Singapore?
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Can a new cellphone operator boost competition in Singapore?

May 3rd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Ask any Singapore cellphone user if he is happy these days and chances are you will hear a litany of complaints. From frequent network outages to higher 4G prices, users here have had to contend with a frustrating experience when...
IDA looks to mobile virtual network operators to spur competition in Singapore
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IDA looks to mobile virtual network operators to spur competition in Singapore

April 22nd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
But this won't be the first time that Singapore has welcomed such...
Samsung Galaxy S5 to cost more than HTC and Sony rivals in Singapore
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Samsung Galaxy S5 to cost more than HTC and Sony rivals in Singapore

April 2nd, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
Despite keep much to formula, though with some hardware upgrades, the top-end phone will cost more than the previous Galaxy...
M1 offers fixed IP add-on for home broadband users for S$2 a month
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M1 offers fixed IP add-on for home broadband users for S$2 a month

March 27th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
M1 is offering a fixed IP address for just S$2 a month, enabling users to run their own servers and share files even more easily than...
M1 voice and SMS services restored after disruption
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M1 voice and SMS services restored after disruption

February 4th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
While the IDA can only keep meting out heavy fines to repeat offenders, the ultimate punishment that the "orange" operator will get is frustrated customers switching to its "red" and "green"...
Commentary: Singapore hacking cases show importance of deep infocomm expertise
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Commentary: Singapore hacking cases show importance of deep infocomm expertise

November 12th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
What's lacking are the battle-hardened code warriors, the experienced network engineers who begin their careers doing the boring stuff like administering a Windows...
So, are Singapore’s telecom networks resilient?
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So, are Singapore’s telecom networks resilient?

October 26th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
The answer should be pretty straightforward for users, but Singapore's industry players are not helping by pointing...
Souped up BlackBerry Z30 to cost S$828 in Singapore
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Souped up BlackBerry Z30 to cost S$828 in Singapore

October 5th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the company, BlackBerry carried on with the show in Singapore this week and trotted out its new, souped up Z30 phone, a model that isn't too shabby,...
Record S$1.5m fine for M1 for Singapore’s worst mobile service disruption
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Record S$1.5m fine for M1 for Singapore’s worst mobile service disruption

October 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
In causing an outage that lasted several days, the telco had not fulfilled its obligation to provide resilient mobile telephone services, said the government regulator today, as it meted out the country's heaviest punishment to...
Hands on: HTC One mini will find competition tough
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Hands on: HTC One mini will find competition tough

September 29th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Will users like the HTC One mini, a rather stripped-down version of the excellent HTC One unveiled earlier this...
Books on Google Play now in Singapore, while other e-bookstores close
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Books on Google Play now in Singapore, while other e-bookstores close

September 26th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Google is finally opening its e-bookstore in Singapore today, bringing with it millions of titles, from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to Singapore’s own non-fiction Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew to phone, tablet and PC...