Archive for the ‘Launch’ Category

New Arrival: ApeosWide 3030/6050 Monochrome Wide-Format MFC Printers

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Fujifilm Business Innovation (previously Fuji Xerox) launches the ApeosWide 3030/6050 monochrome wide-format multifunction printers with three new products under two models for scanning and printing A0 size drawings with enhanced security functions to prevent leakage of confidential drawings.

The new ApeosWide 3030/6050 monochrome wide-format multifunction printers from Fujifilm Business Innovation support secure scanning and printing for engineering drawings in the manufacturing, construction and facility management industries.

The new ApeosWide 3030/6050 monochrome wide-format multifunction printers from Fujifilm Business Innovation support secure scanning and printing for engineering drawings in the manufacturing, construction and facility management industries.

The ApeosWide 3030/6050 multifunction printers with its existing security print and copy management are equipped with robust network security functions with the latest version of the network security standard – Transport Layer Security (TLS 1.3), which provides a stronger encryption for network communications.

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New Arrival: Apple MacBook Pro with New M1 Pro and M1 Max Chips

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Unveiled during Apple’s second fall event, the new MacBook Pro (14 and 16-inch) features a 1080p camera and better connectivity than previous versions of the laptop.

Featuring a beautiful, brand new design, the 14- and 16-inch models of MacBook Pro were designed with a focus on performance and utility.

Featuring a brand new design, the 14- and 16-inch models of Apple‘s new MacBook Pro were designed with a focus on performance and utility.

Apple today unveiled the new MacBook Pro powered by the new M1 Pro and M1 Max — the first pro chips designed for the Mac.

Available in 14- and 16-inch models, MacBook Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and a strong audio system.

The macOS Monterey is engineered to take full advantage of M1 Pro and M1 Max to provide a great user experience.

Apple has designed the MacBook Pro for developers, photographers, filmmakers, 3D artists, scientists, and music producers/

The new MacBook Pro joins the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 to complete the MacBook Pro lineup.

More details below about the new Apple MacBook Pro laptop, from the press release.

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Google Unveils Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Android 12 Phones

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

After months of leaks and teasers, Google has officially unveiled the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Featuring Google’s custom-developed Tensor chip, both versions will come to Singapore early next year. Details TBA.

The new Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are powered by the new Tensor chip and ships with Android 12.

The new Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are powered by the new Tensor chip and ships with Android 12.

Even though the launch price of the Pixel 6 is US$100 lower than the Pixel 5, it features top-notch hardware compared to the mid-range offering of its predecessor.

The new Tensor chip is a 5nm SoC with an octa-core processor with two Cortex-X1 cores, as well as two mid-level cores and four power-efficient ones.

I’m excited that the custom image processor will bring the computational photography on the Pixel to greater levels.

Camera smarts include Magic Eraser (for removing unwanted distractions from a photo) and Face Unblur (which selects a sharp face from a few photos and puts it onto an action shot.

Portrait Mode offers better subject separation and improved skin tone rendering.

Night Mode and Astrophotography have also been enhanced.

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Event: New Apple M1 Pro & Max Chips, MacBook Pro and AirPods

Monday, October 18th, 2021

In its October 2021 Fall event from Apple Park, Apple has introduced the new M1 Pro & M1 Max chips, a new MacBook Pro based on the new chips, as well as new AirPods. Prices below.

Apple's October 2021 Fall Event

Apple’s October 2021 Fall Event

The M1 Pro and M1 Max are the most powerful chips Apple has ever built.

Powering the new MacBook Pro, the new chips feature up to a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 64GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and “industry-leading” power efficiency.

“M1 has transformed our most popular systems with incredible performance, custom technologies, and industry-leading power efficiency. No one has ever applied a system-on-a-chip design to a pro system until today with M1 Pro and M1 Max. With massive gains in CPU and GPU performance, up to six times the memory bandwidth, a new media engine with ProRes accelerators, and other advanced technologies, M1 Pro and M1 Max take Apple silicon even further, and are unlike anything else in a pro notebook,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies.

The new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max offers “extraordinary performance and battery life, and features the world’s best notebook display”.

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro model starts at S$2,999, and S$2,769 for education; the 16-inch MacBook Pro model starts at S$3,749, and S$3,449 for education.

Apple has also updated Final Cut Pro 10.6 (S$448.98) and Logic Pro 10.7 (S$288.98) with new features and better performances on the MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max.

The updates are free for existing users, while new users can purchase the software from the Mac App Store.

The new AirPods (3rd generation) feature spatial audio and longer battery life and will be available for S$269.

AirPods (2nd generation) will have a new price tag at S$199, while the AirPods Pro now come with MagSafe Charging Case at the current price of S$379.

More details about the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Synology 12-Bay Tower Storage DS2422+ & DS3622xs+

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Synology is unveiling its newest 12-bay NAS units, the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (S$4,599) and DS2422+ (S$2,939), as well as the DX1222 (S$1,799) companion expansion unit. All three models are now available from Synology resellers and partners.

The company's two biggest desktop form factor products - the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (in this photo) and DS2422+ - boast computing power to match their storage potential.

The company’s two biggest desktop form factor products – the Synology DiskStation DS3622xs+ (in this photo) and DS2422+ – boast computing power to match their storage potential.

The DS2422+ promises reliable mass storage and efficient data protection for a wide range of scenarios.

Specifications for the new Synology NAS models

Specifications for the new Synology NAS models. Click to expand.

Expandable to 24 bays, the DS2422+ is suited for serving and protecting large data sets in multi-user environments.

A new processor gives it an edge over its predecessor.

A step up in capabilities, the DS3622xs+ boasts processing and ample built-in connectivity to support heavy duty applications, including as networked surveillance or backup server, or storage for virtual machine storage and direct video editing.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Philips All-in-One 8000 Series Steaming Iron

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

The Philips All-in-One 8000 Series combines steam and iron technology to provide an innovative precision, performance, and ease of use. RRP: S$519.

De-wrinkle your favorite outfits with ease with the Philips All-in-One 8000 Series steaming iron.

De-wrinkle your favorite outfits with ease with the Philips All-in-One 8000 Series steaming iron.

The Philips All-in-One 8000 Series Steaming Iron has an integrated multi-angle board which offers convenience, while its Dual Heating technology generates powerful and continuous steam instantly.

The OptimalTEMP heated steam plate guarantees no burns on delicate garments.

Continuous steam removes odors and kills 99.9% of bacteria and dust mites.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Oppo First to Launch Android 12 with ColorOS 12

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Oppo has officially launched the global version of its ColorOS 12 which is based on Android 12. The new ColorOS brings a clean, inclusive UI with smoother performance.

Aiming to provide users a seamless experience that is closer to stock Android 12, ColorOS 12 introduces a user interface with smoother performance and rich features that boost everyday productivity.

Aiming to provide users a seamless experience that is closer to stock Android 12, ColorOS 12 introduces a user interface with smoother performance and rich features that boost everyday productivity.

As one of the first OEMs with phones that run on Android 12, the new OS will first be rolled out on the Find X3 Pro in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia

Oppo plans on expanding to more models covering more countries and regions in the coming months.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Philips Fresh Air Mask

Friday, October 8th, 2021

The Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066 retails at S$159 and is now available in Singapore online as well as Best Denki and Amazon Singapore (coming soon). The Fresh Air Mask Filter FY0086 (S$39, available now) and Fresh Air Mask Filter FY0087 (S$39, available from mid-October 2021) are also available for purchase in a box of 5 pieces.

* This story first appeared on Haleness Me.

The Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066’s air filtering technology promises enhanced protection, optimized fit and design.

The Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066’s air filtering technology promises enhanced protection, optimized fit and design.

Royal Philips has launched the Philips Fresh Air Mask ACM066 which incorporates a customised Air Power module to help the wearer breathe better.

The Philips Fresh Air Mask combines enhanced protection, design and comfort that is backed by Philips’ heritage in Respironics and extensive research and development.

More details below from the press release.

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Unveil: Apple iPhone 13 mini, Pro, Pro Max; iPad; iPad mini & Watch Series 7

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Apple’s Tuesday event unveiled a new iPhone 13 with more storage, major iPad mini upgrades and a new Apple Watch. The next date to watch is Friday, 24 September when the hardware hits the stores in major markets. Below is the sum-up of the products, their local prices, pre-order dates and more.

The anticipated Apple iPhone 13 event unveiling a slew of new devices.

The anticipated Apple iPhone 13 event unveiling a slew of new devices.

The whole slew of new iPhone 13 has been unveiled, with big changes to the iPad mini, a refreshed 10.2-inch iPad and a new Apple Watch Series 7.

The iPhone 13 series gets the new A15 Bionic chip – a six-core CPU with two high-performance cores, four high-efficiency cores and a quad-core GPU.

TL;DR; summary of new Apple devices, local prices, availability and specs from Apple’s Tuesday event.

TL;DR; summary of new Apple devices, local prices, availability and specs from Apple’s Tuesday event.

The back cameras have been upgraded with wider apertures and new video features, including a Cinematic mode, which transits in-shooting focus smoothly from one subject to another.

There is also a macro lens, and smarter software to recognise skin tones to enable adjustments in tone and warmth filters.

Apple boasts that the iPhone 13 will have a longer battery life than its predecessor, despite its faster chip, 5G, better cameras and new features.

It is also intelligent enough to conserve power consumption by switching to LTE “when 5G speeds aren’t needed”.

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New Arrival: Asus Introduces Windows 11 Products for Creators

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

The slew of products that Asus unveiled included the ProArt Studiobook, Zenbook Pro, and Vivobook Pro series; as well as OLED displays for their laptops. Prices and availability TBA.

Asus announced a major expansion of the brand’s ecosystem of solutions for empowering creators at its “Create the Uncreated” launch event.

Asus announced a major expansion of the brand’s ecosystem of solutions for empowering creators at its “Create the Uncreated” launch event.

The ProArt Studiobook, Zenbook Pro and Vivobook Pro series are designed to enhance workflows and elevate productivity for creative professionals and prosumers.

“At our core, we are innovators who take pride in bringing our best ideas to life. So today’s lineup delivers incredible experiences for creators, by creators — to turn imagination into reality,” noted ASUS co-CEO Samson Hu.

The OLED displays are spec’ed up to 16:10 4K resolution and spans Asus’ high-end creator laptops to everyday laptops.

The new ProArt Studiobook models debut ASUS Dial to provide creators with instant, precise fingertip control over parameters in creative apps.

Asus is partnering with Adobe to offer complimentary 3- and 1-month subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud on selected creator solutions.

More details below from the press release.

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