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World Backup Day: Join Twitter Party to learn about backup & win prizes!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Have you done your backup recently? There’s no time like NOW!

Join the Twitter Party on #AcronisWBD at 4pm today to learn about backup and win prizes!

Established in 2011, World Backup Day serves to remind people the importance of protecting their data.

So backup now by making a copy of your data so you won’t lose it in case something happens to your computer.

So even if you’re hit by a virus, hardware failure, natural disaster, or anything else, you can restore your system from a reliable backup.

Here are three ways you can backup your data.

  1. External media. There is a wide variety of external storage media you can choose, including USB drives, external hard drives, DVDs and more.
  2. Cloud storage. Your internet connection means there are many cloud storage services available to you. Some are free, some you pay for.
  3. Network drives. If your computer is on a local area network (LAN), you can backup to a network folder or network attached storage (NAS) device.

N.E.mation! 11: Vote for your favourite teams & win prizes

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

The top 10 teams have completed their animation clips. These are now available for viewing at www.nemation.sg. You can now vote for your three favourite clips, and stand to win attractive prizes such as iPad tablets, Apple Watches and MacDonald’s vouchers.

Voting ends 5 February 2017.

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Student animators from the Top 10 teams at the Downtown Picnic, which marks the commencement of public voting for N.E.mation! 11. With Ryan and Sylvia from Night Owl Cinematics.

There are four methods to vote.

You can vote on one or all of the following:

  1. N.E.mation! website if you’re on a desktop/notebook.
  2. N.E.mation! mobile website if you’re on a smartphone/tablet.
  3. Facebook app on mobile or non-mobile. Remember to “Like” first before voting.
  4. SMS to 76677 in the format below.

SMS format (to 76677)

NE11<space>WEB<space>C1,C5,C8<space>NRIC<space>Full Name

Example below:

NE11 WEB C1, C5, C8 T0123456D Darth Vader

The above example assumes you’re voting for C1, C5 and C5.

As you may guess, my favourite animation clips are:

  • C01 [Blank Space]: “Our Five Fingers of Defence” (Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School)
  • C05 Finding Sanity: “Building Our Nation” (CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School)
  • C08 MADEit: “Our SG Dollar” (Cedar Girls’ Secondary School)
  • C09 N.E. HEH HEH: “Just A Little Something” (Singapore Chinese Girls’ School)
  • C10 Passionfruit: “Shields of Singapore” (Evergreen Secondary School)

Do check out their clips and vote for them if you like their animation as well.

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Event: Canon Chinese New Year Lohei media lunch in Singapore

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Canon ushers in the Lunar New Year in Singapore with an early Lohei lunch.

Canon Singapore hosted the annual Lohei lunch with media at Aura restaurant at the National Gallery Singapore.

To the left of the menu in the cover photo above, you can see the PowerShot SX430 IS.

The immediate reaction upon lifting up the camera is that it is incredibly light.

Preview of the new IXUS 190 (left) & PowerShot SX430 IS. These were part of 4 new compact cameras Canon has just unveiled. Prices & availability TBA.

So light that I thought it was a plastic prototype with nothing inside.

But it’s a fully functional superzoom with 45x optical zoom going from 24 to 1080mm.

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Canon Lunar New Year media lunch in Singapore: Black Cod with Caciucco Sauce & Seasonal Vegetables – served at Aura in National Gallery Singapore.

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Singtel TV & Oh!K Saimdang sends Korean Song Seung Heon to Singapore

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Singtel and Oh!K hosted a visit by Korean superstar Song Seung Heon, who met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers today as part of a promotional tour for upcoming drama, Saimdang.

* This story first appeared in The Travel Memoir.

Hallyu fever hit Singapore as Korean superstar Song Seung Heon met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers during a visit to Singapore hosted by Singtel and Oh!K. Photo credit: Singtel.

Hallyu fever hit Singapore as Korean superstar Song Seung Heon met with fans and Singtel TV subscribers during a visit to Singapore hosted by Singtel and Oh!K. Photo credit: Singtel.

200 Hallyu fans got up-close with the charismatic actor, who is here to promote highly-anticipated drama Saimdang (师任堂), at a meet-and-greet event just for Singtel TV subscribers today.

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Song Seung Heon takes a welfie with 1,500 excited fans at the public meet-and-greet event at The Cathay. Photo credit: Singtel.

The fans had the opportunity to take photos and interact with him, ahead of a public meet-and-greet event at The Cathay.

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A very lucky fan (Jolene Ang) receives a 10-second back hug from Song Seung Heon. Photo credit: Singtel.

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Event forecast: N.E.mation! 11 Downtown Picnic @ The Cathay

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

The Downtown Picic marks the commencement of public voting for N.E.mation! 11.

Highlights of the afternoon of fun include games, lucky draw, food, and Ryan and Sylvia from Night Owl Cinematics.

Highlights of the afternoon of fun include games, lucky draw, food, and Ryan and Sylvia from Night Owl Cinematics.

Student animators from the Top 10 teams will be present to showcase their completed 1-minute animations.

Admission FREE, registration NOT required. Bring along family & friends.

Batman v Superman meals & postage stamps in Singapore

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Fans of the movie can order a film-themed menu at the DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe from today, and purchase a limited edition MyStamp Collection from 24 March. Prices below.

The action adventure movie - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in Singapore on 25 March.

The action adventure movie – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in Singapore on 24 March, 2016.

The collaboration between Singapore Post and Warner Bros. Consumer Products will see the launch of a limited edition MyStamp Collection in conjunction with the Singapore premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Superman’s Pasta Crevettes Carbonara (S$28.90++). Fettuccine Pasta | Poached Organic Egg | Mentaiko Cream | Red Prawns | Ikura | Parmigiano Shaved.

A specially designed menu will also be launched at the DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE.

 

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Batman’s Truffle Pasta (S$26.90++). Squid Ink Linguine | Alba Truffle Sauce | Sauteed Garlic White Shrimp Tall | Arugula Salad | Parmigiano Shaved.

Fans may also win movie tickets through contests from SingPost and DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE.

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New arrivals: Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge arives in Singapore

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ (from S$998 for 32GB) and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ (from S$1,168) will be available in Singapore from 10 April 2015.

Pre-order and registration of interest commences from 31 March 2015 – from M1, Singtel, StarHub as well as Samsung Experience Stores.

Update (1 April, 2015):

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were launched in Singapore this evening at a showcase celebrating fashion, technology and the best of regional artistes, signaling the start of the Galaxy S6 World Tour 2015.

Models in stylish outfits posing with the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ at the Galaxy S6 World Tour event at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa in Singapore.

Models in stylish outfits posing with the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ at the Galaxy S6 World Tour event at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa in Singapore.

For now, both models will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. Blue Topaz will be available for the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Green Emerald for the Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ at a later date.

For now, both models will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. Blue Topaz will be available for the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Green Emerald for the Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ at a later date.

Samsung first unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphones during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain in the beginning of March this year.

Registration of interest with Telecommunication Operators for the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ will commence from 31 March 2015, 10am.

Pricing

Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ S6 edge 4G+
32GB S$998 S$1,168
64GB S$1,148 S$1,298
128GB S$1,288 S$1,448

All successful pre-order customers will be getting exclusive pre-order complimentary gifts worth S$146 comprising a Samsung Wireless Charging Pad and Clear Cover on collection date.

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POTD: Water spray in Sentosa in sunny Singapore

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Photo of the Day: The weather in Singapore is Summer all year round. So a shower, be it in the stall or from heaven, or in this case – from a water spray in Sentosa – is always a welcome treat.

The red water jet spray stands dormant for the moment while the water sprinkler sprays cooling water droplets into the air. Photo taken using a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

The red water jet spray stands dormant for the moment while the water sprinkler sprays cooling water droplets into the air. Photo taken using a Sony A7R full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, with a Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

We were at the “Port of Lost Wonder” in Sentosa in Singapore to enjoy the sun, sand and beach for the weekend.

The water theme park had this watery playground for little children to revel in slides and water sprays.

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Infographic: Intel in smartphones & tablets – #IntelMobility

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

I was wondering how well Intel has penetrated the mobile market. Here are some quick updates from Jonathan Ong, Area Sales Manager of Intel Singapore & Malaysia.

Intel's Atom processors are being adopted in smartphones and tablets in the mobile devices market.

Intel’s Atom processors are being adopted in smartphones and tablets in the mobile devices market.

According to the September report of the Strategy Analytics, Intel ranked second in Application Processor Shipment in Q2 of 2014.

The keys to their mobile strategy:

  • Compute performance based on true 64-bit architecture
  • Global communications platforms
  • Leading manufacturing technology
Intel Atom processors focus on providing the performance demanded by today's road warriors.

Intel Atom processors focus on providing the performance demanded by today’s road warriors.

There are now more than 200 smartphone/tablet designs currently in the market or coming this year in over 150 countries.

Examples of their latest smartphone partner products include:

Tablet partners include Acer, Dell and Lenovo, amongst others.

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POTD: Singapore celebrates her 49th National Day

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Here’s wishing all Singaporeans a Happy National Day.

Fireworks over the bay. Photo taken with a Sony A7R with Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Full-frame E-mount Prime Lens. Post edited using Photoshop. Photo credit: John Tan.

Fireworks over the bay. Photo taken with a Sony A7R with Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Full-frame E-mount Prime Lens. Post edited using Photoshop. Photo credit: John Tan.

One highlight of the annual National Day celebrations is the fireworks, which are usually fired off in the evening towards the end of the National Day Parade (NDP) and mass display.

Here’s a video of the fireworks.

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