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New arrival: Google Wifi mesh Wi-Fi home router in Singapore

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Google has launched its home Wi-Fi system in Singapore – the first in Southeast Asia and the 8th country in the world to begin shipping the mesh router. Prices below.

Customers will be able to get a three-pack Google Wifi at $0 upfront cost when they sign up or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans.

Customers will be able to get a three-pack Google Wifi at $0 upfront cost when they sign up or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans.

Google Wifi will be available in Singapore from 31 August, 2017 – exclusive to StarHub customers.

By setting up two or more Google Wifi routers around the home, a mesh Wi-Fi network is set up in the home that extends the range of a traditional router and provides coverage to dead Wi-Fi zones plaguing most home Wi-Fi networks.

Alex King, Google Wifi Product Manager explaining features of the app. Google Wifi was launched at the offices of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Alex King, Google Wifi Product Manager explaining features of the app. Google Wifi was launched at the offices of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

This is especially useful for larger apartments or homes with physical layouts that are introduce Wi-Fi dead zones.

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New arrival: Hunt for classic games on Google Search

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Google is making classic games like Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe available for play directly from Google Search.

Take a break from Pokemon Go, simply type

Take a break from Pokemon Go, simply type “solitaire” or “tic-tac-toe” into Google Search to play these classic games instantly online.

Other games available include Pac-man, Flip-a-coin and Roll-a-die.

More games will be released as Easter Eggs for netizens to discover.

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Is Google making playing cards too? No, this pack of cards are just a teaser to classic games that are now available on Google Search.

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New arrival: New Google Chromecast (S$65) in Singapore for TVs

Friday, July 8th, 2016

From today, the newest version of Google Chromecast will be available in Singapore from M1 and Lazada retailers at S$65.

The new Google Chromecast (S$65) has a brand new look and is now available in black.

The new Google Chromecast (S$65) has a brand new look and is now available in black.

Chromecast turns any TV into a smart TV by streaming the display of a Chromebook or an Android, iOS, Windows device onto a any television with an HDMI port.

With fresh content and an updated app to find entertainment, the new Chromecast promises to make streaming easier and up to 6.5x faster than its predecessor.

The new Chromecast has an updated design, making it easier to fit into TVs with crowded ports.

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New arrivals: Nexus 6 phablet from Motorola & Google

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The new 32GB Android Nexus 6 will be in Singapore from tomorrow (28 February) at S$998.

The 32GB Nexus 6 is available in Midnight Blue and Cloud White, and will retail for S$998 exclusively through open channel (retail stores).

The 32GB Nexus 6 is available in Midnight Blue and Cloud White, and will retail for S$998 exclusively through open channel (retail stores).

The phablet-sized 6-inch Nexus 6 is the first to run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

“Every one of our Moto phones is built on a foundation of pure Android – it’s easier to use, delivers amazing performance and lets you choose how you want to use your phone,” – Motorola Mobility.

The new Material Design interface responds to touch and voice in more intuitive ways, while its 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with quad-core CPU makes it easy to switch between apps.

The phablet has 3GB RAM and is water resistant.

Nexus 6 measures 83 x 159.3 mm and weighs 184g.

It has a 5.96-inch AMOLED display with 1440p Full HD, 16:9 aspect ratio, 493 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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Google launches Great Online Shopping Festival for Singapore

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Google has collaborated with its partners to offer 3 days of online bargain shopping from 2-4 February to shoppers in Singapore. A list of participating vendors is at the end of this article.

From right: Joanna Flint (Country Director, Singapore, Google Asia Pacific) launching the GOSF.SG with partners, Lim Bee Bee (Head of Marketing for Consumer Banking Group Singapore, DBS Bank; and Marcelo Wesseler (SingPost’s Senior Vice President of eCommerce).

From right: Joanna Flint (Country Director, Singapore, Google Asia Pacific) launching the GOSF.SG with partners, Lim Bee Bee (Head of Marketing for Consumer Banking Group Singapore, DBS Bank; and Marcelo Wesseler (SingPost’s Senior Vice President of eCommerce).

Google, along with DBS and SingPost, revealed the categories and deals on offer which range from travel to beauty, fashion and electronics.

“We’re excited to be teaming up with businesses across Singapore to celebrate the best of eCommerce here, and bring great deals from around the web to shoppers in the run up to Chinese New Year. Singaporeans are sophisticated shoppers and the Internet is a key part of the shopping process for them,” said Joanna Flint, Country Director, Singapore, Google Asia Pacific.

The 72-hour-long Great Online Shopping Festival on gosf.sg will commence from midnight on February 2, bringing deals from more than 60 brands onto a common platform to customers across the island nation.

Discounts include up to 90 percent off electronics, over 80 percent off fashion brands, up to 75 percent off travel deals, up to 70 percent off beauty products and many more from favorites like Courts, Zalora, Agoda and Luxola.

The festival is also supported by DBS and SingPost.

The first 2000 registered shoppers to spend over a total of S$168 with their DBS/POSB cards will receive an additional 15 percent rebate or up to S$100 off.

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Tips: Google’s seven top tips for Safer Internet Day

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Since today is “Safer Internet Day”, here are seven “Don’t” tips from Google that can help you stay safe on the Internet.

Are you ready for a Safer Internet?

Are you ready for a Safer Internet?

Here are seven tips from Google of things you need to start doing right away to stay safe online.

  1. Don’t use the same password for everything: It’s like handing your house keys (and every other key) to everyone you meet.
  2. Don’t have an “easy” password: If your password contains the word ‘password’ or numbers in sequence, think again. One way to create (and remember) a complex password is to think of a phrase or sentence (perhaps the lyrics to a song you like?) and use the first letter of each word to create the password. Or think of places you’ve lived, and spell them backwards. Something, anything!

  3. Don’t rely solely on a password: It’s so yesterday to have only a password for your most important accounts. Turn on two-factor authentication. Like your bank’s OTP, an SMS code or mobile app that gives you a second code when you’re accessing your account from an unfamiliar computer will give you extra peace of mind.
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New arrivals: 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) LTE & Wi-Fi hits Singapore TODAY

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) LTE model (S$529) and Wi-Fi only model (S$429) from ASUS and Google are now available in Singapore TODAY. The 16GB Wi-Fi model (S$379) first debuted in Singapore last month.

32GB version of the Nexus 7 from ASUS and Google is available in Singapore from today in Wi-Fi only (S$429) and LTE (S$529) models. Shown here with optional Premium Cover (S$49).

32GB version of the Nexus 7 from ASUS and Google is available in Singapore from today in Wi-Fi only (S$429) and LTE (S$529) models. Shown here with optional Premium Cover (S$49).

In terms of technical specifications and physical dimensions, the new models are identical with the 16GB Wi-Fi model.

The new 32GB Wi-Fi model has twice the internal memory while the LTE model has 32GB plus LTE network connectivity.

  • LTE Uplink: 100Mbps
  • LTE Downlink: 50Mbps
  • LTE: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600

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New arrivals: ASUS & Google launch Nexus 7 tablet in Singapore

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The new Nexus 7 boasts a sharp 1920 x 1200 Full HD Display with built-in wireless charging. The 7-inch Android tablet will be available in Singapore at S$379 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model from 21 September.

Update (18 October, 2013):

The 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) LTE model (S$529) and Wi-Fi only model (S$429) are now available in Singapore from tomorrow (19 October).

Nexus 7 by ASUS and Google. The 16GB Wi-Fi model sells for S$379 in Singapore. Shown here with optional Premium Cover (S$49) that’s available at a later date.

Nexus 7 by ASUS and Google. The 16GB Wi-Fi model sells for S$379 in Singapore. Shown here with optional Premium Cover (S$49) that’s available at a later date.

Developed by ASUS and Google, the new Nexus 7 is the first full-fledged Android tablet 7-inch Android 4.3 tablet in an extremely slim package, at only 8.65mm thick and 290g weight..

Consumers will also be able to purchase the Nexus 7 Travel Cover at S$15 (Usual price: S$29) for every 16GB WiFi model purchased.

Consumers will also be able to purchase the Nexus 7 Travel Cover at S$15 (Usual price: S$29) for every 16GB WiFi model purchased.

The Nexus 7 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and a vibrant full HD IPS display packed with more than 2.3 million pixels for a sharp 323ppi.

The new Nexus 7 also features dual-band Wi-Fi for smooth HD video streaming, responsive web browsing and fast downloads.

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Samsung launches Nexus 10 Android 4.2 tablet in Singapore

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

The new 10-inch tablet boasts the world’s highest resolution tablet display.

The Nexus 10 will be available in 32GB WiFi version in charcoal gray from 3 August 2013 at $668.

Nexus 10 is the latest tablet from Samsung and Google's collaboration.

Nexus 10 is the latest tablet from Samsung and Google’s collaboration.

The Nexus 10 is the latest joint effort from Google and Samsung, featuring the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and new multi-user support.

Samsung Nexus 10 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and multi-user support.

Samsung Nexus 10 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and multi-user support.

Nexus 10 measures 263.8 x 177.8 x 8.9 mm and weighs 603g. It has a 9,000mAh Li-ion battery.

The 10-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display has a resolution of 300ppi.

The tablet has a 1.9MP front-facing camera and 5 megapixel main (rear) camera.

Users can use the front-facing camera for video chats with up to nine friends at once with Google+ Hangouts.

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HP Slate 7 Android tablet to hit Singapore on 6 June (S$199)

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Following the availability of HP’s 10.1-inch ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet in Singapore 2 weeks ago, HP will be debuting their first Android tablet three weeks from now on 6 June.

The HP Slate 7 has a stainless steel frame and is available in silver or red in Singapore.

The HP Slate7 has a stainless steel frame and is available in silver or red in Singapore.

Pre-orders for the 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet is open now at S$199 while stocks last. That’s S$50 off the regular RRP of S$249.

HP Slate7
OS Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Screen 7″ HFFS Panel
Resolution 1024 x 600
Battery 3,500 mAh Li-Po
Processor ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM
Camera Rear: 3 megapixels
Front: VGA
Audio Beats Audio
Others Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Memory Int: 8 GB
Ext: microSD slot
Size /mm 197 x 116 x 10.7
Weight 370 g
Price S$199 (S$249)

Embedded with Beats Audio, the 7-inch tablet is an affordable consumer device for enjoying music on the go – with headphones that possibly cost more than the tablet itself.

In fact, the HP Slate7 is cheaper than Google-backed ASUS Nexus 7 that came out last year.

While the business-ready HP ElitePad on Windows 8 is targeted towards enterprises and governments, the HP Slate7 aims to be an entry point for for consumers.

The High-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) panel of the Slate7 offers wide viewing angles even in outdoor lighting conditions.

The Slate7 comes with HP ePrint application, which enables users to easily print at home or on the go via the Internet to a web-enabled printer.

There is also a native printing capability in the tablet to print directly from most applications.