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Does sharpest fall in PC shipments signal the start of the end?
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Does sharpest fall in PC shipments signal the start of the end?

April 12th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
There have been numerous warnings about the death of the PC but none has been backed by such a devastating fall in...
Hands on: Microsoft Surface RT
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Hands on: Microsoft Surface RT

April 8th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
The Surface RT is going to split opinions. It's got so much going for it, yet it is limiting in ways that can be...
Microsoft Surface RT to cost from S$668 in Singapore
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Microsoft Surface RT to cost from S$668 in Singapore

April 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
The Microsoft Surface RT is finally here in Singapore this Friday, starting from S$668 for a basic model, months after its entry in the United States as a challenger to Apple and Android...
Singapore nursing homes turn to cloud, mobile technologies
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Singapore nursing homes turn to cloud, mobile technologies

March 29th, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
Seven nursing homes in Singapore have turned to cloud and mobile technologies to cut down on day-to-day manual processing, raising productivity by a claimed 10 per...
Microsoft touts Big Data wins in Asia-Pacific
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Microsoft touts Big Data wins in Asia-Pacific

March 19th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Microsoft today brought out recent wins in its Big Data efforts in Asia-Pacific, promising its technology will be easy to use for anyone who knows how to set up a Powerpoint slide. Well, anyone who is backed up by a team of...
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Study: malware caused by piracy could cost APAC companies US$129 billion

March 12th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
Companies in Asia-Pacific could spend as much as US$39 billion this year to counter problems that are caused by malware found in counterfeit software, with the cost going up to a staggering US$129 billion if data loss is...
Singapore finally gets the Microsoft Surface… but only RT version for now
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Singapore finally gets the Microsoft Surface… but only RT version for now

March 2nd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Singapore users will finally get their hands on the Microsoft Surface, though only on the less powerful "RT" version, when the company starts shipping its much-touted tablet in more countries this...
Microsoft confirms Singapore pricing for Office 365, pushes for subscriptions
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Microsoft confirms Singapore pricing for Office 365, pushes for subscriptions

January 30th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Microsoft is selling its new Office software for S$138 a year, or S$11.50 a month, to home users in Singapore, as part of a new subscription service that it hopes will change its fortunes against Google and Apple this...
Goondu review: Windows Phone 8
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Goondu review: Windows Phone 8

December 10th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
At first glance, you may not notice anything different about Windows Phone 8 compared to its previous version. Well, except for its obviously different Start screen, which now sports tiles of three different sizes. But Windows...
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Geek buy: Microsoft Wedge Mobile keyboard

December 9th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
This well-designed and easy-to-use keyboard made me bring my tablet and leave my laptop behind on a recent...
Microsoft pushes enterprise social tools, but issues persist
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Microsoft pushes enterprise social tools, but issues persist

November 20th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
About 52 per cent of companies in Singapore already have a corporate social network in place, while another 23 per cent plan to roll out one in the next 18 months, according to a survey released today by research firm...
Goondu review: Asus VivoTab RT
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Goondu review: Asus VivoTab RT

November 5th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
For folks who want a "tablet-plus" to bring on their frequent work trips, the Asus VivoTab RT is a contender you should consider before taking out the money for an iPad or Android...
Hands-on: Windows Phone 8 launch devices from Nokia, HTC, Samsung
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Hands-on: Windows Phone 8 launch devices from Nokia, HTC, Samsung

November 2nd, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Windows Phone 8 is finally official. Microsoft’s new mobile OS is packed with so many new features and other refinements that Windows Phone 7 is beginning to seem like a worldwide beta test before the real product arrives....
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...
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Microsoft trains 400 salespersons in Singapore for Windows 8 launch

October 25th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
It stresses choice for consumers, amid some concerns that users will be confused by the sheer variety of options reaching shops...
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...
Goondu review: Windows 8 on non-touch PCs
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Goondu review: Windows 8 on non-touch PCs

October 18th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Windows 8 makes for an excellent upgrade over Windows 7, even if you are not using a...
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...
Touch a fancy new screen at DBS’ new NUS outlet
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Touch a fancy new screen at DBS’ new NUS outlet

October 12th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Microsoft's PixelSense digital table top, previously called Surface 2.0, makes an appearance at DBS' branch at...
Windows 8 tablets and hybrids: to buy or not to buy?
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Windows 8 tablets and hybrids: to buy or not to buy?

September 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Despite the most innovative designs in years from the likes of Asus, Dell and Samsung, will consumers bite? Will they junk their iPads and fat laptops now and go for a single device that does it...