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New Arrival: vivo Y35 Entry-Level Phone Launch in Singapore

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

The vivo Y35 is priced at S$359 (without contract) and comes with 16GB RAM and 128GB storage, as well as a 5,000mAh battery and 44W FlashCharge. Available in Singapore from this Saturday, 24 September 2022.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours -- Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is available in Singapore from 24 September 2022 in two colours — Agate Black and Dawn Gold.

The vivo Y35 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor built on 6nm process, offering a maximum clock speed of up to 2.4GHz.

“The Y35 grants today’s smartphone users ease of access with its excellent value for money. Powered by multiple top-level specifications and features, we aim to provide the best possible user experience with our Y35, which is also matched by a remarkably affordable price. With this latest device in vivo’s Y series, we are redefining the status quo by incorporating elements of a fun-loving lifestyle and best-in-class features. Prioritising a fun and intuitive user experience coupled with the impressive specs in this price range, you could say ‘That’s Y, Unleash the Double Fun’,” said Liu Hong Bin, CEO of vivo Singapore.

It has a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 2408×1080 resolution and P3 color gamut, providing an immersive visual experience.

The Y35 sports a triple-camera system at the rear comprising a 50-megapixel main rear camera, 2MP bokeh camera and 2MP macro camera.

The front camera has 16 megapixels.

The phone’s 128GB internal storage can be expanded to 1TB with its three memory card slots.

The large 5,000mAh battery enables more than 14 hours of screen-on time for High-Definition video streaming, or over 7 hours of graphic-intensive gaming.

Its 44W FastCharge allows the phone to be charged to 70% battery in just 34 minutes

The entry-level phone is rated at IPX4 water-resistance and IP5X dust-resistance.

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New Apple iPhones, AirPods Pro & Watches at September 2022 Keynote

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

The September 2022 Keynote for Apple happens in two days time. Here are a slew of new products you can expect.

Live Updates (8 September, 2022):

Here are the availability and prices of the new gadgets from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote.

  • iPhone 14 (Pre-orders from 9 Sep)
    • iPhone 14 (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,299)
    • iPhone 14 Plus (6.7”, 7 Oct, S$1,499)
    • iPhone 14 Pro (6.1”, 16 Sep, S$1,649)
    • iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7”, 16 Sep, S$1,799)
  • AirPods Pro (Pre-order: 19 Sep, Available: 23 Sep, S$359)
  • Apple Watch (Orders: 8 Sep)
    • Apple Watch Series 8 (16 Sep, S$599)
    • Apple Watch SE (16 Sep, S$379)
    • Apple Watch Ultra (23 Sep, S$1,199)
Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Expect a slew of new iPhones, AirPods Pro and Apple Watches from Apple’s September 2022 Keynote event.

Here are the new gadgets you may see during the event.

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New Arrival: Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro in Singapore

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Starting TODAY, the Google Pixel 6a (S$749) and Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) are available for pre-orders in Singapore. They will physically hit the shelves on 28 July 2022.

 

The Google Pixel 6a (128GB, S$749) is available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage while the Google Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) is available in Charcoal.

The Google Pixel 6a (128GB, S$749) is available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Sage while the Google Pixel Buds Pro (S$299) is available in Charcoal.

First unveiled globally during Google I/O 2022 in May, online pre-orders for the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro begin today on the Google Store, Amazon SG, Courts Online, Challenger Online, and Shopee.

They will be available online and in-stores from 28 July 2022.

Pixel 6a is positioned as a premium phone at a more affordable price.

The mid-tiered phone is powered by Google Tensor – the same brain behind Google’s flagship Pixel 6 phones – and offers the same features in the flagship.

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New Arrival: Huawei Mate Xs 2 Foldable Phablet in Singapore

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

The HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 will be available in Singapore from 25 June 2022 at a recommended retail price of S$2,598.

Designed to be highly durable, the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 adopts a bullet-proof Composite Structure Screen and layered design, making it an excellent shock absorber and buffer.

Designed to be highly durable, the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 adopts a bullet-proof Composite Structure Screen and layered design, making it an excellent shock absorber and buffer.

Huawei Consumer Business Group has launched for Singapore its Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable phablet.

“HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 has fully evolved design aesthetics, smart communications, imaging technology and the large-screen interactive experience. This exciting new flagship is set to lead the era of ideal foldable phones,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

Keywords that Huawei uses to describe the Mate Xs 2 include “ultra-light, ultra-thin, ultra-flat and ultra-reliable”.

The new Double-rotating Falcon Wing Hinge gives the HUAWEI Mate Xs 2 a unibody design with a flat and seamless fold.

The phone is also equipped with Huawei’s signature flagship features, including a 7.8″-inch True-Chroma Foldable Display and a 50MP True-Chroma Camera System that supports Huawei XD Optics.

Its new dynamic folding visual effect and the upgraded Smart Multi-Window provides an innovative and interactive experience to its users.

More details below from the press release.

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Interview: Gigamon President & CEO on Winning the Cybersecurity Cat-and-Mouse Game

Monday, May 9th, 2022

One week into being promoted to the top job of President and CEO of Gigamon, Shane Buckley sat down with tech4tea.com to share his strategy for Gigamon and how Deep Observability can help enterprises turn the table on sophisticated hackers in the cat-and-mouse game that is Cybersecurity.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO of Gigamon.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO of Gigamon.

Cloud adoption has come into its own in recent years, with the COVID-19 pandemic spurring more digital transformation around the world in two years than the preceding 10 years.

“Here in Asia, the growth of hybrid cloud is phenomenal. 73% of organisations in Asia Pacific that were surveyed will deploy hybrid cloud – more than just a multi public cloud solution – because they want to leverage the existing infrastructure and data centres they have; and to enjoy the flexibility, scale, automation, orchestration, that you get from any of these different cloud based technologies, such as Nutanix, VMware and others,” Buckley said.

This growth and move to the cloud is the driver behind the increased challenges of cybersecurity in this era – because of the complexities of operating on hybrid multi cloud IT infrastructure, and the increased sophistication of hackers.

Buckley shares that “one of the biggest lessons from 2021 is that the nature of the threat is continuing to get more sophisticated, with nation state actors, as well as nefarious groups that have become extremely adept at hacking into some of the world’s supposedly most secure networks and infrastructures”.

Enterprises need all the help they can get securing their IT infrastructure and fending off attacks arising from the increased exposure of the cloud environment.

Buckley observes that this battle is like a “cat-and-mouse” game in which – unfortunately – the mouse is winning. His role at Gigamon is to make sure the nefarious actors don’t win, by teaching and equipping companies and organisations with the ability to better provide security for their infrastructure.

“Gigamon is the leader in visibility and analytics for organisations worldwide, we help secure some of the most secure, most complex, most challenging networks on the planet. Our ability to see, control and secure workloads, no matter where they sit in the hybrid, multi cloud is what we’ve delivered through the Gigamon labs,” says Shane Buckley, President and CEO, Gigamon.

Research has shown that in 2021, 68% of all US organisations were hacked, which was up from over 50% in 2020. Many of those cases – some 25-30 percent – are ransomware attacks where organisations have to pay literally billions of dollars to these actors to release data that had been illegally encrypted and beyond use for those organisations.

“In that environment, where the nature of the threat is getting more sophisticated, we companies who actually provide protection for customers, we’ve got to move faster, because the level of sophistication of these people is becoming exponentially higher. We have to make sure that we can respond,” said Buckley.

“We’re in a unique position to provide those customers with the foundational visibility analytics they need to enhance their security posture and ensure they can minimise risk, maximise compliance, and try as much as we can to get the bad actors out,” Buckley added.

More details from the interview below.

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Event: Huawei Launches MateBook 14, MateBook E & MatePad in Singapore

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Having announced the new products at the beginning of the week, Huawei has launched today the new MateBook 14, MateBook E and MatePad, with availability in Singapore from Friday, 29 April, 2022. Promotional deals below.

The new Huawei MateBook E (right) and the latest MateBook 14 (left) & MatePad were launched for Singapore at Huawei’s flagship store at 313@Somerset.

The new Huawei MateBook E (right) and the latest MateBook 14 (left) & MatePad were launched for Singapore at Huawei’s flagship store at 313@Somerset.

The new devices are the newest additions to HUAWEI’s smart office Super Device system, which enables seamless connectivity and cross-device collaboration for flexible working and on-the-go productivity.

From 29 April – 31 May 2022, Huawei will also be offering a special deal for its wider range of laptops at an attractive value with free gift bundles, terms and conditions apply.

From 29 April – 31 May 2022, Huawei will also be offering a special deal for its wider range of laptops at an attractive value with free gift bundles, terms and conditions apply.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateBook 14, MateBook E and MatePad

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Huawei is launching the new MateBook 14, MateBook E and MatePad with availability in Singapore from Friday, 29 April, 2022. Prices and promotional deals below.

The new Smart Office products from Huawei are the MateBook E (in this photo), MateBook 14 and MatePad.

The new Smart Office products from Huawei are the MateBook E (in this photo), MateBook 14 and MatePad.

The three new products will be launched in Singapore on Wednesday, 27 April, with availability on Friday.

The trio are Huawei’s addition to its growing portfolio of smart office computers that feature the company’s Super Device system.

Super Device enables users to enjoy a seamless smart office experience through cross-device connectivity and collaboration between the latest Huawei laptops, tablets and smartphones – allowing files to be moved easily through simple drag-and-drop from one device to another.

More details below from the press release.

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Appointment: Shane Buckley as Gigamon CEO and President

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Gigamon has appointed Shane Buckley as the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, 18 April 2022. After 10 years, Paul Hooper is stepping down from the CEO role but will remain an active member of the Gigamon Board of Directors.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO, Gigamon.

Shane Buckley, President and CEO, Gigamon.

As a leading deep observability company, Gigamon provides the tools and expertise required in today’s evolving threat landscape to help optimise and secure over 80 percent of Fortune 100 enterprises and 9 of the 10 largest mobile network providers.

“Enterprises are quickly shifting toward hybrid and multi-cloud deployments to accelerate digital transformation initiatives but, unfortunately, they must contend with an ever-more dangerous threat landscape. I look forward to entering this new phase of growth focused on addressing the evolving requirements of our customers by investing in the deep observability solutions required to achieve the full agility of a resilient digital infrastructure without risk,” said Paul Buckley, incoming President & CEO, Gigamon.

The company also serves hundreds of government agencies and educational organizations, as well as over 4,000 marquee enterprise customers worldwide including Lockheed Martin, AWS, Clemson University, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Under Armour and the Department of Defense.

Under the leadership of outgoing CEO, Paul Hooper, Gigamon became a trusted market leader in network visibility and security solutions.

A New Frontier: Deep Observability

Buckley will lead the next evolution of Gigamon as the company invests in and seeks to lead the emerging deep observability market.

Gigamon offers a deep observability pipeline that harnesses actionable network-level intelligence to amplify the power of cloud, security, and observability tools.

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