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StarHub offers cable modem link as backup in 1Gbps fibre plan
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StarHub offers cable modem link as backup in 1Gbps fibre plan

November 18th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub, left with a slightly antiquated cable modem service, is bundling it as a sort of backup link together with its first 1Gbps fibre broadband service...
With Redmi Note 4G, Xiaomi brings another low-cost 4G phone to Singapore
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With Redmi Note 4G, Xiaomi brings another low-cost 4G phone to Singapore

November 10th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The first Xiaomi device to feature 4G here, it costs a very competitive S$229. That's just S$30 more than the original Redmi Note that cost S$199....
4K streaming is here, get ready for it
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4K streaming is here, get ready for it

November 6th, 2014 | by Staff Writer
Here are a few pointers to getting 4K streaming over the Net in...
Commentary: black sheep give Sim Lim Square a bad name
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Commentary: black sheep give Sim Lim Square a bad name

November 5th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Many store owners make an honest living selling electronics and computer games, some having been there for years....
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Singapore tops in smartphone adoption, says Google, but no Nexus phones here?

November 3rd, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Google's Asia executives are talking up the region as an important place for mobile technology, but the company doesn't even sell its Nexus devices directly in...
Ears on: Dolby Atmos impresses, but room treatment may be key
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Ears on: Dolby Atmos impresses, but room treatment may be key

November 1st, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
A big step up from existing surround sound offerings, it promises a more immersive experience, with sound "enveloping" you from all...
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"...