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OPPO Unveils Three Concept Gadgets at INNO DAY 2020

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

OPPO unveiled the OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset, OPPO AR Glass 2021, and OPPO CybeReal AR application, as the company rolled out its 3+N+X technology development strategy.

The OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset.

The OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset.

OPPO says that the three concept products demonstrate all-new possibilities of human-tech interaction and exploration of future technology.

  1. OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset
  2. OPPO AR Glass 2021
  3. OPPO CybeReal AR application

The OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset features a flexible display and structural stacking, offering users a more natural interactive experience.

The concept handset features OPPO’s three proprietary technologies.

  • Roll Motor powertrain
  • 2-in-1 Plate
  • Self-developed Warp Track high-strength screen laminate

The OLED display can vary from 6.7 inches to 7.4 inches, allowing users to adjust the size of the display based on actual needs.

OPPO AR Glass 2021 adopts a new split design, which is compact and ultra-light; making it nearly 75% lighter than its predecessor.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Mi 10T & Mi10T Pro Launched in Singapore

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphones are in Singapore – the Mi 10T (S$649: 8GB + 128GB) and Mi 10T Pro (S$749: 8GB + 256GB). Prices and introductory promotions below.

The latest Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro flagships phones from Xiaomi have been launched in Singapore.

The latest Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro flagships phones from Xiaomi have been launched in Singapore.

The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro from Xiaomi offers impressive cameras, AdaptiveSync display, powerful processors and long-lasting battery.

Purchases are covered with 24-month warranty and 6-month Screen Protection Guarantee.

The two Android phones were first unveiled earlier at the end of September this year.

Both devices will be available for purchase starting from this Saturday, 14 November 2020.

The phones can be purchased,at Authorized Mi Stores, Xiaomi’s official telecommunications partners including M1, Singtel and StarHub, as well as official online channels such as Lazada, Shopee and Qoo10.

Gifts come in limited units and are on a first-come-first-served basis only. Standard terms and conditions apply. Click to enlarge.

Gifts come in limited units and are on a first-come-first-served basis only. Standard terms and conditions apply. Click to enlarge.

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker has also been unveiled – priced at S$79.90, it will be available in Singapore at a later date.

The Xiaomi Mi Watch will also be available in Singapore at a later date, with pricing to be announced later.

 

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Nicholas Shi, General Manager of Singapore and Malaysia, Xiaomi, launched the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T in the Grand Ballroom of JW Marriott Hotel at South Beach in Singapore.

More details below about the Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro, from the press release.

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New Arrival: Apple Introduces 3 New Macs Based on M1 Chip

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Apple has launched a new MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini – powered by its latest in-house developed M1 chip. Price & Availability below.

Apple says that with M1, things users do every day on the Mac feel noticeably faster and smoother.

Apple says that with M1, things users do every day on the Mac feel noticeably faster and smoother.

The new M1 SoC (Systen on a Chip) is the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac.

With M1 and Big Sur, users get access to the biggest collection of apps for Mac.

All the new Macs come with Big Sur, the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system.

Big Sur is engineered, down to its core, to take full advantage of all the capability and power of M1, delivering a boost in performance, battery life, and stronger security protections.

The new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with M1 are available to order today on apple.com/sg and in the Apple Store app.

They will begin arriving to customers and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Resellers starting next week.

More details below about the three new M1-based Apple Macs from the press release.

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How to Sign up for Apple One – Available in Singapore Now

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Apple One is now available in Singapore, enabling subscribers to access four Apple subscription services including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage. Price & Availability below.

Access four services Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage with a single Apple One subscription.

Access four services Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage with a single Apple One subscription.

First announced in Cupertino in mid-September, users in over 100 countries and regions can now sign up and choose a plan that is right for them or their whole family.

You can sign up for Apple One on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV running iOS 14, iPadOS 14, or tvOS 14.

Later this fall, you’ll also be able to sign up on Mac running macOS Big Sur.

In addition, when you sign up for individual Apple services, the right Apple One plan is automatically recommended if it’s a better value, taking into account any services you already pay for.

Prices and availability for Apple One below.

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New Arrival: Prism+ Launches Smart 4K Android TVs in Singapore

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Homegrown Prism+ attains Android TV certification and launches three new affordably-priced TVs measuring 55” (S$699), 65” (S$99), and 75” (S$1,599). Available online from today.

New Prism+ Q-series Android TVs launched in Singapore (from left): 55”, 75”, 65”.

New Prism+ Q-series Android TVs launched in Singapore (from left): 55”, 75”, 65”.

Having just entered the smart TV market last November with their inaugural E-series (32”, 43”, 55”), Prism+ is now launching their second generation of smart TVs that are Android TV certified.

That means that the new Q series Android TVs ships with the Android TV 9.0 operating system, more than 5,000 apps on Google Play, Google Assistant to voice control the TV, and built-in Chromecast to cast photos and videos from the phone or computer to the TV.

And the TVs are affordably priced because Prism+ sells directly to the consumer and removes the extra layer of middlemen mark-up that other makers have to price into their TVs.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Sony Xperia 5 II Smartphone in Singapore

Friday, October 16th, 2020

The Sony Xperia 5 II (S$1,349) is the most compact Xperia to date and focuses on photography, gaming and entertainment. Available in Singapore on 12 November, with pre-orders from 16 October with free gifts.

Xperia 5 II includes Photography Pro with technology from Alpha series cameras for fast and accurate AF/AE, Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” for similar parameters and colour settings as professional filmmakers and a 21:9 CinemaWide display for viewing pleasure.

Xperia 5 II includes Photography Pro with technology from Alpha series cameras for fast and accurate AF/AE, Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” for similar parameters and colour settings as professional filmmakers and a 21:9 CinemaWide display for viewing pleasure.

The Xperia 5 II features a fast camera with technology from Sony’s Alpha series cameras, including Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals for portraits, and up to 20 fps burst shooting with continuous Autofocus that performs AF / AE calculations at 60 times per second.

Sony boasts that the Xperia 5 II will be the first in the world to offer 4K HDR 120fps slow-motion movie recording in a smartphone – it can capture and playback up to 5x slow-motion when recorded at 24fps.

Its immersive 21:9 CinemaWide 6.1” FHD+ HDR OLED display offers colour accuracy with Creator mode “powered by CineAlta”.

The phone is built for gaming with 120Hz Refresh rate display and 240Hz Motion blur reduction for smooth action, plus 240Hz Touch scanning rate and Touch response improvements by around 35% compared to previous model (Xperia 5) for accurate and quick gaming.

The Xperia 5 II has a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging.

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New Arrival: OnePlus 8T Flagship Smartphone in Singapore

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

The OnePlus 8T offers fast charging with Warp Charge 65, smooth scrolling 120Hz Fluid Display and OxygenOS 11. Price & Availability below.

The OnePlus 8T’s 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display is the first flat 120Hz display to earn an A+ rating from DisplayMate.

The OnePlus 8T’s 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display is the first flat 120Hz display to earn an A+ rating from DisplayMate.

Warp Charge 65 offers a full day’s power in just 15 minutes.

It utilises twin-battery charging technology to rapidly replenish the large total capacity of 4,500mAh in just 39 minutes – no need for overnight charging.

“With the OnePlus 8T, we’re offering pro-level capabilities for even more users across our flagship smartphone portfolio. Featuring a class-leading 120Hz AMOLED display, our upgraded 65W fast charging technology and fresh, bold software in OxygenOS 11, the OnePlus 8T offers an impressive overall package of powerful hardware and smooth software,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus.

The OnePlus 8T is equipped with 12 temperature sensors, along with an extra encryption chip in the adapter and cable, to keep charging temperatures at a comfortable level while operating at a peak output of 65W.

With a Just Noticeable Color Difference (JNCD) of around 0.3, OnePlus boasts that its 8T display has the highest colour accuracy in the industry.

The FHD+ 2.5D flexible display has a peak brightness of up to 1,100 nits, with 8,192 levels of brightness.

Price & Availability as well as more details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 Notebook with 11th Gen Intel CPU

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

The ultrathin 13.3-inch 2-in-1 convertible laptop enables mobility and connectivity with full-size I/O ports. The ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 (UX363) retails in Singapore for S$1,698/S$1,998 (i5/8GB RAM, i7/16GB RAM).

The new Asus ZenBook Flip 13 in various deployment configurations.

The new Asus ZenBook Flip 13 in various deployment configurations.

The new ZenBook Flip 13 is only 13.9mm in thickness and weighs 1.3kg – but includes full-size USB Type-A, HDMI and two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports.

Specifications for the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13. Click to enlarge.

Specifications for the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13. Click to enlarge.

Its 360° ErgoLift hinge allows it to be used in laptop, stand, tent or tablet configuration.

The 67Wh battery is rated for 14-16hrs on a single charge, with fast-charging support with its 65W charger and ASUS USB-C Easy Charge technology.

The 13.3-inch FHD NanoEdge touchscreen supports ASUS Pen with 4096 pressure levels.

Beneath the hood, the ZenBook Flip 13 is powered by (up to) 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics; 512GB PCIe 3.0 SSD; and up to 16 GB DDR4X RAM.

More details below from the press release.

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Cybersecurity: How to Protect Your Children From Online Threats

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the school’s curriculum has been migrated to online learning from home. With the threats out there in the World Wide Web, how can concerned parents better safeguard their children from online predators? Here are some tips.

How to protect our children during #HomeBasedLearning. Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash.

How to protect our children during #HomeBasedLearning. Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash.

My kids have never used the computer and the Internet so much before the pandemic set in at the beginning of the year.

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It started with a bang when school was closed to students during the nationwide lockdown, and students had to do ALL their lessons online, using online video conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet.

Parents had to scramble to help their children be ready for #HomeBasedLearning – the new buzzword for families with school-going kids.

From buying laptops, to setting them up, to teaching the kids how to use the video conferencing software.

There was hardly any time and energy left to figure out how to secure the laptop and online learning sessions from Internet predators.

So parents – below are some areas to watch out for when preparing your child for #HomeBasedLearning.

  1. Dubious websites and content
  2. Dubious “Friends” in chat rooms and social media
  3. Cyberbullying
  4. Scams

Dubious websites and content

The World Wide Web is full of interesting stuff, much of it inappropriate for children e.g. pornography, racism, hate and violence.

So keep a close eye on what your kids are surfing – check their search/browser histories and designate an open location in the home for the kids to use the computer, so that everybody can help keep an eye out.

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New Arrival: Oppo A53 and Oppo FindX2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

Oppo has launched in Singapore the Oppo A53 entry-level smartphone, and announced a new variant of the Oppo FindX2 Pro 5G – the Green Vegan Leather Edition.

The new Oppo A53 smartphone and Oppo FindX2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather edition.

The new Oppo A53 smartphone and Oppo FindX2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather edition.

The Oppo A53 sports a fast 90Hz screen refresh rate for its Neo-Display, with up to 120Hz touch sampling rate.

A large 5000mAh battery is capable of 18W Fast Charge, with Super Power Saving Mode to extend battery life with 5% remaining, and Sleep Standby Optimisation consuming only 2% of the battery to provide 8hrs of standby time overnight.

The Oppo A53 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 460 processor, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1-based storage, which can be expanded to 256GB through a 3-Card Slot.

The phone comes with Oppo’s first RAM+ Memory Optimisation, an anti-lagging algorithm that is being introduced to Oppo phones for the first time.

Below are more details from the press release about the new Oppo phones.

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