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Goondu pro-tip: enhance your Windows 8 Store experience
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Goondu pro-tip: enhance your Windows 8 Store experience

January 4th, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
Geographical restrictions are the bane of consumers who want the freedom of accessing content wherever they choose, and Windows 8 is no different. Log in to the Store with your home country set as Singapore and you’ll see the...
Tips for upgrading to (and getting used to) Windows 8
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Tips for upgrading to (and getting used to) Windows 8

October 28th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The new interface, built with touch screens in mind, can be a bewildering for users who are used to seeing their old Windows...
Picking the right Windows 8 version and device
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Picking the right Windows 8 version and device

October 21st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Even some folks in Microsoft are confused with the various versions of the new software out next week. Here's a quick primer if you are buying a Windows 8 tablet, laptop or...
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,...
Goondu DIY: Watching Netflix and Hulu in Singapore
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Goondu DIY: Watching Netflix and Hulu in Singapore

September 17th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Many broadband users in Singapore are hooking up to these services even though they are only available to folks in the US. It's simple: you just trick them into believing that you're in the...
Goondu DIY: Data roaming? No thanks, I’ll have a local prepaid card, please
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Goondu DIY: Data roaming? No thanks, I’ll have a local prepaid card, please

August 20th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Not only does it offer cheap local calls, it gives you usually unbeatable mobile Internet rates while you're...
Goondu DIY: build a rocking Ivybridge desktop PC
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Goondu DIY: build a rocking Ivybridge desktop PC

August 2nd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
A geek's adventure in building a desktop PC using the latest Core i7...
Update your Singapore Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to Ice Cream Sandwich
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Update your Singapore Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to Ice Cream Sandwich

July 13th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Get your Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update manually for your Samsung Galaxy Tab...
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Goondu DIY: Installing CyanogenMod 9 on Samsung Galaxy S II

July 1st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
CM9 is well worth checking out, if you are confident with updating the software on your phone. It's stable, good-looking and frankly, what my phone should have come with...
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Goondu DIY: Components for a “bang for buck” gaming PC

June 18th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
It's not the cheapest, or over-the-top, but it should hit the sweet spot for games and everyday tasks like video...
Goondu DIY: check your smartphone’s mobile data usage
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Goondu DIY: check your smartphone’s mobile data usage

June 11th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Telcos have slashed the amount of free data you use to go online on your smartphone each month. Here are some ways to make sure you don't exceed the usage...
Goondu DIY: get your Skype calls on your Bluetooth headset
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Goondu DIY: get your Skype calls on your Bluetooth headset

April 28th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Even though Skype and Bluetooth have both been around for a while, it's still a mystery to many users when it comes to connecting an Internet call to a wireless headset. Here's one way to get that conference call on your...
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Goondu DIY: Choosing and switching your mobile, broadband and TV plans

February 20th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
What should you be aware of when you next sign up for those two-year contracts, after the big changes in the telecom market in the past few years? Here's a Techgoondu...
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Goondu DIY: Recovering data “lost” in a hard drive

January 27th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Of all the things that can happen during Chinese New Year this week, I accidentally made the data on my network attached storage (NAS) device unreadable – and could easily have wiped out all the years of reports, financial...
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Goondu how-to: Setting up two-factor authentication for Gmail

September 16th, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
If you’ve been paying your credit card bills online, you should be familiar with the token PIN that’s required to access most Internet banking services in Singapore. This security mechanism is commonly known as...
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Goondu DIY: Optimising your Samsung Galaxy SII interface

July 21st, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Okay, so you've just bought your spanking new Samsung Galaxy SII but hate it that Samsung has put in those kiddy icons along with a lot of junk from your telecom operator? Fret not. There are ways around these little...
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Goondu DIY: installing an SSD in your HP Envy 14 laptop

July 17th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
So you’ve just bought your laptop and want to swap out the hard disk for a speedy solid state drive (SSD) instead? This is usually a straightforward task thanks to the modular designs these days, like on the Apple MacBook...
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Goondu DIY: building your own digital music system

February 28th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Here's a detailed Techgoondu guide to building a hi-fi grade digital music system that gives you finger-tip access to thousands of...
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Goondu DIY: Three tips for a better Galaxy Tab

November 21st, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
The Samsung Galaxy Tab may be a great tablet out of the box, but it won't stop us from customising it to work even better, would it? Here are three essential tips for the Android...
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Goondu DIY: FreeNAS

May 5th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
First off, I'm going to share my experience with FreeNAS, the freebsd-based, open-source NAS software for turning your old PC or new, low-powered Atom-based PC into a NAS (networked attached storage). Since NAS is all the rage...