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Google Nexus 4 emerges without LTE, but Nexus 10 tablet wows with high-res screen
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Google Nexus 4 emerges without LTE, but Nexus 10 tablet wows with high-res screen

October 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Google finally took the wraps off the much-rumoured Nexus 4 smartphone yesterday evening (Singapore time), as it also launched a new stab at the 10-inch tablet market with an interesting high-res Nexus 10 made by...
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE
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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE

October 20th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
With everything you want in a smartphone, packed into a svelte frame and fronted by a bright screen, the Note II will impress both geeks and "lifestyle"...
Hands-on: Lytro’s light field camera lands in Singapore, 3D features to follow
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Hands-on: Lytro’s light field camera lands in Singapore, 3D features to follow

October 18th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
It’s been almost exactly one year since Lytro launched its “light field camera”, and the revolutionary gadget is now officially available in Singapore at a pricey S$648 for the 8GB version and S$778 for the 16GB version....
Microsoft’s first branded tablet Surfaces, but you can’t buy it in Singapore yet
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Microsoft’s first branded tablet Surfaces, but you can’t buy it in Singapore yet

October 17th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The much-awaited Surface tablet from Microsoft has gone on sale from US$499 in the United States and seven other markets, but fans in Singapore will not get to buy them in stores just...
Commentary: Singapore gets stricter with data protection, but issues persist
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Commentary: Singapore gets stricter with data protection, but issues persist

October 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
After years of being spammed by irritating SMSes to buy a house or insurance policy, Singapore's consumers will finally be able to say no to these messages with a data protection law passed for the first time...
Five things to note when posting on Facebook, after Amy Cheong case
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Five things to note when posting on Facebook, after Amy Cheong case

October 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
When she posted those insensitive remarks on Facebook, Amy Cheong probably never expected, in even her worst nightmares, that she’d be sacked the next day and hounded out of the country by an angry online community. Yet,...
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StarHub ups its game with fibre broadband service aimed at demanding users

October 6th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
After seeing smaller rivals muscle into the fibre broadband scene with faster services aimed at gamers and other demanding users, StarHub has now thrown its hat in the ring as well with a couple of similar 100Mbps and 150Mbps...
Tired of your small TV? What about a 75-inch ES9000 from Samsung?
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Tired of your small TV? What about a 75-inch ES9000 from Samsung?

October 2nd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
That's if you have S$12,888 of spare change for the Korean electronics firm's really big...
Nexus 7 finally comes to Singapore, costs S$399 for 16GB version
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Nexus 7 finally comes to Singapore, costs S$399 for 16GB version

September 28th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
That is the only version of the 7-inch Asus-made tablet to ship here from September 29, and it will not come with Google's store for books, music and movies for now, because they are not available for sale here...
Yelp ventures into Asia through Singapore debut
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Yelp ventures into Asia through Singapore debut

September 16th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Online community review site Yelp launched a local version of its website on Friday, which lets Singapore residents post reviews of local businesses including restaurants, shopping and entertainment centres, laundry services and...
Singapore telcos rush to roll out iPhone 5, but what’s the deal?
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Singapore telcos rush to roll out iPhone 5, but what’s the deal?

September 13th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Apple is the laggard when it comes to technology and is banking on users who only know the iPhone as the one smartphone they'd...
StarHub joins the fray as LTE battle looms in Singapore
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StarHub joins the fray as LTE battle looms in Singapore

September 12th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub will be rolling out Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 4G services in Singapore on September 19, pegging its prices closely to rivals SingTel and M1 which have unveiled their services...
Singapore smartphone users: to 4G or not to 4G?
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Singapore smartphone users: to 4G or not to 4G?

September 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The first nationwide 4G service is going online in Singapore on September 15. Should you be going on 4G...
M1 to roll out Singapore’s first nationwide 4G network on Sept 15
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M1 to roll out Singapore’s first nationwide 4G network on Sept 15

September 6th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
M1 looks set to be the first in Singapore to offer a nationwide 4G network on Sept 15, providing speeds of up to 75Mbps in a much-needed boost for smartphone users angry with congested 3G networks...
HTC drops One X price for Singapore
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HTC drops One X price for Singapore

August 28th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Taiwanese phone maker HTC is dropping the price of its top-end One X smartphone from S$898 to S$848 in Singapore, as it seeks to grab hold of market share from rivals such as...
Lenovo not quite done with new ThinkPads, brings two new ultrabooks to Singapore
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Lenovo not quite done with new ThinkPads, brings two new ultrabooks to Singapore

August 24th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Even with its slew of business machines launched last month, Lenovo isn’t quite done with its ThinkPad line-up this year. The company on Wednesday launched another two ultrabooks here in Singapore: the razor-thin X1 Carbon and...
Help log where the “potholes” are in Singapore’s 3G coverage
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Help log where the “potholes” are in Singapore’s 3G coverage

August 18th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
There's now an Android application that lets smartphone users in Singapore mark the areas where there is poor 3G...
Goondu review: LG Optimus 4X HD
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Goondu review: LG Optimus 4X HD

August 13th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The Optimus 4X HD has a zippy interface and lots of features packed into a very portable frame but does it possess the X factor that rivals HTC and Samsung seem to...
Euro 2012 broadcast boosts StarHub quarterly earnings
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Euro 2012 broadcast boosts StarHub quarterly earnings

August 8th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The broadcast of Euro 2012, the first pay-TV content to be licensed under Singapore's cross carriage regime, has helped boost StarHub's net profit after tax to S$87 million for the quarter ended June...
Goondu review: S$488 Sony Xperia go is a great mid-end phone
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Goondu review: S$488 Sony Xperia go is a great mid-end phone

August 5th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The hardy non-slip finish, meant to give it a sporty accent, is a nice change from the usual metal, faux metal or plain cheap plastic you get even in some high-end...