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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy S23 Series Android Phones

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Samsung has just unveiled its latest flagship series of Android phones comprising three models: Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. These phones will arrive in Singapore on 17 February 2023, with pre-orders beginning today for delivery from 10 February. Prices and introductory promotions below.

The new Samsung Galaxy S23 Series at a media preview/hands-on a few days prior to Galaxy Unpacked. From left: S23 Ultra, S23+, S23.

The new Samsung Galaxy S23 Series at a media preview/hands-on a few days prior to Galaxy Unpacked. From left: S23 Ultra, S23+, S23.

Samsung first subsumed the flagship Note-series phablets into its flagship S-series smartphones last year with the S22 series.

The S23 series is a continuation – offering the strong photographic chops of the S-series and the productivity afforded by the S Pen (S Pen only available in the Ultra model), in conjunction with the top-notch hardware and performance of both the flagship series.

 

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Nightography in action. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has a remarkably bright display. Taken using a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Highlights of the S23 series include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, and “Nightography” videos with AI,

More details below about the Samsung Galaxy S23 series from the press release.

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Event: Samsung Unpacked Feb 2023 Unveils Galaxy S23 and Book3

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Samsung has just unveiled globally two new product series during the February 2023 installment of its biannual Galaxy Unpacked event – the S23 series flagship smartphones and the Book3 series of “ultra” notebooks.

* This story was published on 1 February 10am PT (2 February 2am SGT).

Both the Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones and Galaxy Book3 series notebooks will begin to hit the shelves on 17 February 2023.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones and Galaxy Book3 series notebooks will begin to hit the shelves on 17 February 2023.

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked February 2023 event is is now happening at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco, US,

The Samsung Galaxy S23 series comprise three smartphone models.

  1. Galaxy S23 Ultra
  2. Galaxy S23+
  3. Galaxy S23

All three models of the Galaxy S23 series come in four colours – Phantom Black, Cream, Green and Lavender.

The phones will be available worldwide, including Singapore, on 17 February, with pre-orders commencing today.

The Galaxy Book3 series comprises the following models.

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New Arrival: Huawei FreeBuds 5i True Wireless Stereo Earbuds

Friday, January 20th, 2023

Huawei FreeBuds 5i, a True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds, will hit the shelves in Singapore from 1 February 2023. Prices and promotions below.

The Huawei FreeBuds 5i comes in Isle Blue, Nebula Black, and Ceramic White.

The Huawei FreeBuds 5i comes in Isle Blue, Nebula Black, and Ceramic White.

The Huawei FreeBuds 5i continues to offer multiple ANC (active noise cancellation) and EQ modes, as well as Dual Device Connection for seamless switchover between different devices and operating systems.

It weighs only 4.9g and is 29mm long – that’s 7mm shorter than the FreeBuds 4i.

More details below, including promotional prices and availability, from the press release.

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New Arrival: Apple Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro Chips

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Apple introduces the new Mac mini (starting from S$849) with M2 and the new M2 Pro chip. The new Mac mini with M2 chip starts from an affordable S$849.

The M2 Pro model (top) includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to three displays; while the M2 model (bottom) features two Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to two displays.

The M2 Pro model (top) includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to three displays; while the M2 model (bottom) features two Thunderbolt 4 ports and support for up to two displays.

The new M2 Pro chip boasts pro-level performance to Mac mini for the first time, enabling users to run high-performance workflows that were previously unimaginable in such a compact design.

Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro promises faster performance, more unified memory, and advanced connectivity, including support for up to two displays on the M2 model, and up to three displays on the M2 Pro model.

For Intel-based upgraders, Mac mini with M2 promises up to 22x faster machine learning image upscaling performance in Pixelmator Pro.

For Intel-based upgraders, Mac mini with M2 promises up to 22x faster machine learning image upscaling performance in Pixelmator Pro.

Customers can order the new Mac mini models beginning Monday, January 30.

More details below about the new Mac mini from the press release.

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New Arrival: Apple MacBook Pro With M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Apple unveils MacBook Pro featuring the new M2 Pro and M2 Max, for greater performance and longer battery life in a Mac.

New MacBook Pro from Apple features up to 6x faster performance than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and support for up to 96GB of unified memory for demanding pro workflows.

New MacBook Pro from Apple features up to 6x faster performance than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and support for up to 96GB of unified memory for demanding pro workflows.

Apple has just announced the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring their latest cutting edge M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, and running on the macOS Ventura.

“MacBook Pro with Apple silicon has been a game changer, empowering pros to push the limits of their workflows while on the go and do things they never thought possible on a laptop. Today the MacBook Pro gets even better. With faster performance, enhanced connectivity, and the longest battery life ever in a Mac, along with the best display in a laptop, there’s simply nothing else like it,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Apple boasts that the MacBook Pro tackles demanding tasks, like effects rendering, at up to 6x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro, and colour grading, at up to 2x faster.

MacBook Pro now has a battery life of up to 22 hours; supports Wi-Fi 6E, which is up to twice as fast as the previous generation; as well as advanced HDMI, which supports 8K displays for the first time.

The new MacBook Pro now has up to 96GB of unified memory in the M2 Max model for creators, and sports features such as the Liquid Retina XDR display, an array of connectivity, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, six-speaker sound system, and studio-quality mics.

Customers can order the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro beginning Thursday, 19 January, with availability beginning Friday, 3 February.

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

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Apple Unveils M2 Pro & M2 Max Chips in Mac mini & MacBook Pro

Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

Apple has just unveiled the new M2 Pro and M2 Max next-generation chips to join the flagship M2 chip. The new top-flight M2 Max features a more powerful CPU and GPU, supporting up to 96GB of unified memory with industry-leading power efficiency.

The newly introduced M2 Pro will feature in both the Mac mini and MacBook Pro, while the M2 Max will debut in the MacBook Pro.

The newly introduced M2 Pro will feature in both the Mac mini and MacBook Pro, while the M2 Max will debut in the MacBook Pro.

Apple today announced M2 Pro and M2 Max, two next-generation SoCs (systems on a chip) that further pushes the envelopes of power-efficient performance of Apple silicon.

M2 Pro scales up the architecture of M2 to offer an up to 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU, together with up to 32GB of fast unified memory.

“Only Apple is building SoCs like M2 Pro and M2 Max. They deliver incredible pro performance along with industry-leading power efficiency. With an even more powerful CPU and GPU, support for a larger unified memory system, and an advanced media engine, M2 Pro and M2 Max represent astonishing advancements in Apple silicon,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies.

The M2 Pro features 40 billion transistors and 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth.

M2 Max builds on the capabilities of M2 Pro, including an up to 38-core GPU, double the unified memory bandwidth, and up to 96GB of unified memory.

The M2 Max has 67 billion transistors and 400GB/s of unified memory bandwidth.

Apple boasts that its industry-leading performance per watt makes it the world’s most powerful and power-efficient chip for a pro laptop.

Both chips also feature enhanced custom technologies, including a faster 16-core Neural Engine and Apple’s powerful media engine.

M2 Pro brings pro performance to Mac mini for the first time, while M2 Pro and M2 Max take the performance and capabilities of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro even further.

More details below about the new Apple Silicon from the press release.

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New Arrival: myFirst Circle – Social Community App for Kids

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Singapore kids-tech company myFirst has launched a social community app for children – myFirst Circle. It provides a safe, walled social network for kids that enables their parents to monitor, control and guide them on the dos and don’ts of posting and interacting on social networks.

myFirst Circle can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple iOS devices or Google Play for Android smartphones or tablets. It can also be accessed through a myFirst Fone smartwatch.

myFirst Circle can be downloaded from the App Store for Apple iOS devices or Google Play for Android smartphones or tablets. It can also be accessed through a myFirst Fone smartwatch.

The new myFirst App provides a social community platform where children can post and share messages, photos and videos with their family and friends.

The parents are able to monitor and control who their children allow into their “circles” of family, besties and friends, as well as the information that they share with these circles.

Parents may change a child’s post settings to enable access by “lower” circles (eg. Acquaintances) or to restrict access to only the inner circles (eg. Family and/or Besties).

Parents may change a child’s post settings to enable access by “lower” circles (eg. Acquaintances) or to restrict access to only the inner circles (eg. Family and/or Besties).

This enables parents to supervise and guide their children on the etiquette and precautions to take when sharing on online social networks so that when they are old enough to get onto “grown-up” social networks such as Facebook, Instagram etc, they would be well-coached on the ins-and-outs of sharing media on these networks as well as dos and don’ts in interacting with others on the Web.

Basically, contacts can be accepted into one of four circles: Family, Besties, Friends and Acquaintances.

These four hierarchical circles determine which of a child’s posts that other members of a his/her circle can and cannot see.

For example, all members in a child’s Family circle will be able to see EVERYTHING the child shares.

Those in the Acquaintances circle will have access to the least number of posts.

 

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Founder and CEO of myFirstG-Jay Yong – briefs how children can access the app through myFirst Fone S3 smartwatch.

So if a child marks a photo as viewable by Besties, only members of his/her Family and Besties circles will see the photo.

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SGMotorshow2023: Volkswagen Showcases Golf R and ID. Family

Sunday, January 15th, 2023

At the Singapore Motorshow 2023, Volkswagen debuted the new Golf R and showcased its new, all-electric ID. family which includes the ID.4, ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo.

 The new all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUV.

The new all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 SUV.

The Golf R debut sees Volkswagen bring technology from the racetrack to its new performance hatchback.

The Golf R is the most powerful production Golf in Singapore boasting 320 PS and 420 Nm of torque.

 

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#t4tSgMotorshow2023: Unveiling of the new Volkswagen Golf R at the #SingaporeMotoshow. It is the 8th generation Golf on the road.

It features the 4MOTION system with R-Performance Torque Vectoring for ultimate agility.

Optional equipment includes an Akrapovič titanium sport exhaust system and R-Performance Package with “Special” (Nürburgring mode) and “Drift” driving profiles.

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SGMotorshow2023: Skoda Previews Fully Electric Enyaq Coupe iV

Saturday, January 14th, 2023

Škoda gave a preview of its new fully-electric Enyaq Coupé iV and launched two improved models at Singapore Motorshow 2023. Prices below.

Enyaq Coupé iV has not gone on sale yet in Singapore. Interested buyers may register their interest on Skoda Singapore’s website.

Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV has not gone on sale yet in Singapore. Interested buyers may register their interest on Skoda Singapore’s website.

Škoda Singapore is the first market in Asia Pacific to unveil the brand’s long-awaited fully-electric Enyaq Coupé iV at the Singapore Motorshow 2023.

Built on the MEB platform for Škoda electric vehicles, the Enyaq Coupé iV is the second addition to Enyaq iV family.

The two improved models are the mild-hybrid Octavia and hatchback Scala – both with a better fuel efficient 1.0 TSI engine.

 

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#t4tSgMotorshow2023: Unveiling of the new Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV at the #SingaporeMotoshow.

The improved Octavia 1.0 TSI eTEC drivetrain has a reduced fuel consumption (4.3 litre/100km 1.0 TSI eTEC versus 5.3 litre/100km 1.5 TSI eTEC) and CO2 emissions (98 gram/km 1.0 TSI eTEC versus 122 gram/km 1.5 TSI eTEC).

The improved Scala is now equipped with features such as full LED headlights with daytime running lights, full LED rear lights with dynamic indicators, Virtual Cockpit, Multi-function steering wheel and Drive Mode selection.

More details below from the press release.

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SGMotorshow2023: Lexus RZ and Lexus RX (350h, 450h+, 500h F Sport)

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Lexus showcased its new electrified eco-friendly car models at the Singapore Motorshow 2023 by launching the Lexus RX SUV and previewing the Lexus RZ BEV.

The 5th-Gen Lexus RX (right) and the Lexus RZ (left) at the Singapore Motorshow 2023. Jasmmine Wong (center), CEO of Inchcape Greater China and Singapore.

The 5th-Gen Lexus RX (right) and the Lexus RZ (left) at the Singapore Motorshow 2023. Jasmmine Wong (center), CEO of Inchcape Greater China and Singapore.

At the Singapore Motorshow 2023, Lexus also displayed an extensive hybrid lineup ranging from Luxury Sedans to SUVs: Lexus IS, ES, UX, NX.

The preview of the RZ at the Singapore Motorshow 2023 is its first public preview ahead of its official launch.

 

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#t4tSgMotorshow2023: Unveiling of the new Lexus RX (right) and Lexus RZ (left) at the #SingaporeMotoshow.

The battery electric vehicle (BEV) is built on a new dedicated all-electric platform, with the adoption of the new Lexus spindle body, a minimalist design and athletic silhouette that will set the new design direction for Lexus’ all-electric vehicles in the future.

One key focus of the Lexus RZ is the DIRECT4 all-wheel drive system.

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