Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

New arrival: Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus in Singapore

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Apple’s iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus have arrived in Singapore. Telcos in Singapore saw long queues forming with customers vying to be the first to get their hands on the latest smartphones from Apple.

The first 10 Singtel customers to get their new iPhones.

Singtel, the largest Telco in Singapore, held its launch at Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Hall C.

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iPad plans in Singapore: SingTel price plans for iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

Friday, October 24th, 2014

SingTel will offer the much-anticipated iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular from today, 24 October 2014.

For complete details on pricing and availability, please visit www.singtel.com/ipadupdates.

Click on the image to enlarge. For complete details on pricing and availability, please visit www.singtel.com/ipadupdates.

The new iPads will be offered with a range of new 4G Mobile Broadband data plans that feature SingTel’s premium WiFi service.

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Apple unveils iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3 and other new products

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Following last month’s big launch of the iPhone 6, Tim Cook has just introduced the new iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Apple also unveiled a new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (from S$3,388), updated the Mac mini and made OS X Yosemite available today as a free upgrade.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in three metallic finishes: gold, silver and space grey.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in three metallic finishes: gold, silver and space grey.

This is the second big launch for Apple close on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch last month.

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

The iPad Air 2 is only 6.1mm thin and weighs less than 450g, featuring improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colours, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID so users can unlock their iPad with the touch of a finger.

Local prices for the new iPads are as follows.

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New arrivals: iPhone 6 ultra-protective cases from OtterBox

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

OtterBox has launched new protective cases for Apple’s iPhone 6 – Commuter (S$49), Symmetry (S$49), Symmetry IML (S$65), and Defender (S$69) series.

New OtterBox protective cases for the iPhone 6: Commuter (S$49, top right), Symmetry (S$49, top left), and Defender (S$69, bottom) series.

New OtterBox protective cases for the iPhone 6: Commuter (S$49, top right), Symmetry (S$49, top left), and Defender (S$69, bottom) series.

The new cases offer varying levels of protection and designs for different tastes and occasions.

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Apple finally unveils much anticipated Apple Watch

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Apple has launched its latest genre of consumer gadgets – the Apple Watch (without the “i”). Prices for the wearable device  start from US$349 – early 2015.

Apple Watch is available in three distinct collections — Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch is available in three distinct collections — Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch is controlled through a Digital Crown for scrolling, zooming and navigating – without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button.

Apple watch with Apple iPhone.

Apple watch with Apple iPhone.

You can use the Apple Watch to send/receive messages and answer calls to your iPhone.

Apple Watch also introduces comprehensive health and fitness apps that can help people lead healthier lives.

Apple Watch uses an iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device.

The Retina display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access controls within apps.

Apple Watch introduces the Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel.

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Apple announces new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

One year to the day from the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, Apple has unveiled the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, running iOS 8.

Prices range from S$998 to S$1,448.

The 4.7” iPhone 6 with 1334 x 750 pixels alongside the larger 5.5” iPhone 6 Plus with 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The 4.7” iPhone 6 with 1334 x 750 pixels alongside the larger 5.5” iPhone 6 Plus with 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The two new iPhones come in thin unibody enclosure of anodised aluminium and feature Retina HD displays, A8 chip, improved cameras and Apple pay.

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey; while the iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey.

iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space grey; while the iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey.

Both run on iOS 8 – a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive.

The 4.7” iPhone 6 has 1334 x 750 pixels which translates to 38 percent more viewing area than the iPhone 5s.

The larger 5.5” iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which gives 88 percent more viewing area and nearly three times the pixels in the iPhone 5s.

For the first time, 128GB versions will be available., for both models. Prices below.

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POTD: When your address is an expletive … expect tourists

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Did you know that there is an actual town in Austria which is called “Fucking”? And less than two hours’ drive to the east from Salzburg, you’ll hit the mountain named “Loser” which is also a popular ski resort.

Pit stop at Fucking, Austria.

Pit stop at Fucking, Austria. Photo taken with a Sony A7 with Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS full-frame E-mount zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Fucking is a tiny miniscule hamlet about 40km to the north of Salzburg. This Austrian town is about 40 minutes’ drive from Salzburg.

Located close to the border between Germany and Austria, the town comprises a cluster of houses on either side of the road.

I wonder what else is not allowed in this idyllic town. But seriously, that's just a sign to tell you that you're leaving Fucking behind you.

I wonder what else is not allowed in this idyllic town. But seriously, that’s just a sign to tell you that you’re leaving Fucking behind you. Photo taken with a Sony A7 with Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS full-frame E-mount zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

It is so tiny that less than 200m after passing the signboard that marks your entry into the town, you see the signboard that marks your exit from the town.

I’ve driven around Europe a fair bit and passed through many one-street towns – but Fucking is one of the tiniest we have driven through.

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Apple iPod touch lineup gets new colours & iSight camera

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The new iPod touch lineup starts at S$278.

iPod touch 16GB is available starting in the US today and worldwide in the coming days, in red, pink, yellow, blue, silver and space grey through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/sg) and Apple Authorised Reseller.

iPod touch 16GB is available starting in the US today and worldwide in the coming days, in red, pink, yellow, blue, silver and space grey through the Apple Online Store and Apple Authorised Reseller. Photo: Apple

Apple today announced its 16GB iPod touch is now available in vibrant colours and equipped with a 5 megapixel iSight camera.

Apple iPod touch lineup (SGD prices incl. GST)
16GB S$278
32GB S$348
64GB S$398

The entire iPod touch lineup features the 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, brilliant 4-inch Retina® display, Apple’s A5 chip and FaceTime camera.

iPod touch features an ultra-thin and light anodised aluminium design and is available in pink, yellow, blue, silver, space grey and (PRODUCT) RED.

iPod touch comes with iOS 7, offering more than 200 features including Camera app filters that let you easily add real-time photo effects.

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Events: Apple WWDC 14 from 2-6 June at Moscone West in San Francisco

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Apple’s 5-day Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off 2 June at Moscone West in San Francisco. Developers can now apply for WWDC Tickets until Monday 7 April (10am PDT).

WWDC14 - Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, June 2-6, San Francisco.

WWDC14 – Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, June 2-6, San Francisco.

At this year’s conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, and the latest tools and technologies to create apps for iOS and Mac® devices.

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Logitech

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Thinking of what to buy for Valentine’s Day?

Range of Valentine's Day gift ideas from Logitech.

Range of Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Logitech.

Logitech has put together a list of gadgets for the tech-savvy couple.

UE BOOM portable wireless speaker (S$299)

For the music-loving mum to enjoy her favourite tunes.

UE BOOM portable wireless speaker (S$299)Play soothing music to accompany that special home-cooked candle-light dinner.

With its 360-degree design, the UE BOOM projects your soulful tunes in every direction, no matter where you are.

It can also be paired with another UE BOOM unit for a larger sound.

Available in white, black, red and blue.

Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard (S$299)

Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse (S$135)Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard (S$299), Logitech G700s Rechargeable Gaming Mouse (S$135)

A good gaming mouse and keyboard makes the avid gamer’s lifemuch easier.

Just as the gaming mouse and keyboard go hand in hand, take this chance to test how well you can work with your Significant Other in the virtual world and you might just discover a new side of your relationship.

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