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Gartner: mobile phone sales slow, but Samsung and Android stride forward

February 14th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
If there’s still any doubt that the two big phone makers – Apple and Samsung – are the ones making most of the money, the latest figures now show that they together gobbled up 52 per cent of global smartphone...
Hands-on: LG Optimus G finally comes to Singapore
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Hands-on: LG Optimus G finally comes to Singapore

February 1st, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
LG’s Optimus G was unveiled in September last year – an age ago in mobile electronics – and will finally be available in Singapore this Saturday for  S$798 without a telco contract. The Optimus G is undoubtedly the...
HTC Butterfly flutters into Singapore on January 26 for S$928
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HTC Butterfly flutters into Singapore on January 26 for S$928

January 23rd, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
We’re still waiting for Sony to announce a definitive launch date and price for its newest flagship smartphone Xperia Z, and HTC is leaping into the gap with information about its own next-generation smartphone — the...
Predictions for the new year: eight tech trends in 2013
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Predictions for the new year: eight tech trends in 2013

December 31st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
We expect 4G to go mainstream, Big Data to get bigger, and a PC "game console" from Steam to rival the Xbox and Playstation. 2013 looks to be an interesting 12 months in technology...
Redesigned Yahoo Mail now faster and sleeker
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Redesigned Yahoo Mail now faster and sleeker

December 20th, 2012 | by Zen Soo
Yahoo promises e-mail that's 40 per cent faster to access from the logon...
What Google’s new augmented reality game “Ingress” is really about
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What Google’s new augmented reality game “Ingress” is really about

November 22nd, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Last week, Google launched Ingress, a mobile augmented reality game that depends heavily on your Android phone’s location and imaging capabilities. In the game, there are two groups of people vying for dominance, and you...
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Beware of spoof SMSes that could appear on Android phones

November 11th, 2012 | by Zen Soo
If you have been receiving suspicious text messages on your Android smartphone recently, do check to see if you’ve downloaded any malicious applications of...
Latest Loozfon malware takes aim at women Android users
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Latest Loozfon malware takes aim at women Android users

August 29th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
A piece of malware infecting Android phones in Japan has targeted women by promising them easy money and ways to meet rich...
Nikon beats Samsung to the punch with Android-powered Coolpix S800c
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Nikon beats Samsung to the punch with Android-powered Coolpix S800c

August 22nd, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Samsung is already the king of Android smartphones and has a line of smart cameras to boot, so it should be a no-brainer for it to make an Android-powered smart camera, right? Except Nikon just beat it to the punch with the new...
Adobe says goodbye to Flash on the Android phone
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Adobe says goodbye to Flash on the Android phone

August 15th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Some time today, Adobe will be pulling it off the download store as part of a long goodbye to a multimedia format once popular with hundreds of thousands of...
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Ouya’s US$8.5 million and the crowdfunding effect

August 13th, 2012 | by Chan Chi-Loong
With the smashing success of open source Android console Ouya's crowdfunding experiment on Kickstarter, there is little to doubt that crowdfunding has matured to the point where it will be a disruptive force in the...
Turn your photos into real postcards with SingPost’s new app
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Turn your photos into real postcards with SingPost’s new app

August 2nd, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Singapore Post has come up with a new app that turns the photos in your Android or iOS smartphone into a physical postcard that can be mailed automatically to anywhere in the...
What next for the PC with Windows 8?
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What next for the PC with Windows 8?

July 23rd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Three scenarios that we think might play out as mobile phones and tablets converge with computers in the next 12 to 18...
Hands-on: Sony shows off Xperia ion in Singapore, no sticker price yet
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Hands-on: Sony shows off Xperia ion in Singapore, no sticker price yet

June 21st, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Sony on Wednesday unveiled a range of smartphones for the region, with the new Xperia ion standing at its...
Motoactv finally comes to Singapore for a rather expensive S$399
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Motoactv finally comes to Singapore for a rather expensive S$399

May 4th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
This nifty sweat-proof and rain-proof player runs on Android and can fire up a number of GPS-enabled apps that better track your run or cycle. Plus it comes with Bluetooth connectivity out of the box to hook up wireless...
Samsung bets on bigger screen, smarter features in new Galaxy S III
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Samsung bets on bigger screen, smarter features in new Galaxy S III

May 4th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The Galaxy S III, which will ship in Singapore by June the latest, is set for a stay at the top of the smartphone charts....
Smartphone malware is real – here are some tips to keep clear
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Smartphone malware is real – here are some tips to keep clear

April 21st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Sometimes, fear-mongering can have the opposite effect – it makes you feel that you are safe because the people crying wolf seem to have raised the alarm once too often. Then, one day, the wolf really turns up. Last week, I...
Popular Instagram camera app now on Android
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Popular Instagram camera app now on Android

April 4th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
   Always wondered how your iPhone-toting friends shot such nice pictures on their phones? Well, that Instagram camera app that lets them create, transform and share photos with friends is now coming to Android phones for free....
New Sony XBA earphones released for Android and BlackBerry smartphones
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New Sony XBA earphones released for Android and BlackBerry smartphones

April 3rd, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Both feature the same tiny balanced armature units that allow the earphones to be so small yet produce clear...
Hands on: Sony Tablet P is a little bit “niche”
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Hands on: Sony Tablet P is a little bit “niche”

March 21st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Truly foldable one-piece screens may be the future, but the Tablet P is not that. It will likely only succeed in convincing a small group of users it has a place in their bags...