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Event Forecast: Lazada Online Tech Show (4-8 June) Singapore

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Lazada’s Online Tech Show offers tech deals and discounts of up to 80% off, taking the place of PC Show 2020 which has been postponed from the usual June window to 16 – 19 July due to COVID-19.

Deals (full list below) include the new Apple iPhone SE (2020), 64GB (S$609), PRISM+ X300 ultrawide gaming monitor (S$399) and a 49 inch LG UHD 4K TV(S$949).

Deals (full list below) include the new Apple iPhone SE (2020), 64GB (S$609), PRISM+ X300 ultrawide gaming monitor (S$399) and a 49 inch LG UHD 4K TV (S$949).

Customers can expect daily flash sales, storewide vouchers, attractive deals and discounts at up to 80% off while shopping from the comfort and convenience of their homes.

The latest gadgets like the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 are exclusively available on Lazada, while the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus and the widely anticipated AAA game, Cyberpunk 2077 are available for pre-order.

The Lazada Online Tech Show will kick off with midnight flash sales that go till 2am on Thursday, 4 June.

More details below from Lazada.

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Google Meet Video Conferencing Solution To Become Free

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Google Cloud will be making Google Meet, Google’s video-conferencing solution, free for everyone with availability starting in early May.

The new expanded tiled view in Google Meet.

The new expanded tiled view in Google Meet.

Anyone with an email address will be able to sign up for Google Meet to enjoy many of the same features available to G Suite’s business and education users.

These include features such as simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including the expanded tiled view.

Google Meet operates on a secure foundation, keeping users safe, data secure, and information private—including between patients and caregivers in a TELEHEALTH environment.

Google Meet operates on a secure foundation, keeping users safe, data secure, and information private—including between patients and caregivers in a TELEHEALTH environment.

Starting in May, Google will be gradually expanding Meet’s availability to more and more people over the following weeks.

While users might not be able to create meetings at meet.google.com right away, they can sign up to be notified when it’s available .

More details below from Google.

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Revolut, StashAway & PolicyPal Launch “Medical Energizer”

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The “Medical Energizer” programme aims to support medical heroes in Singapore fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines.

“Being in the frontline is a challenging task, therefore we would like to extend our support to protect their health and families. We believe that together we would be able to support each other through this crisis,” said Val Yap, Founder and CEO of PolicyPal.

“Being in the frontline is a challenging task, therefore we would like to extend our support to protect their health and families. We believe that together we would be able to support each other through this crisis,” said Val Yap, Founder and CEO of PolicyPal.

The program offers local heroes financial, insurance and rides benefits, to support their wellbeing during this crisis.

Revolut, a Visa partner, offers medical personnel 3% cashback for every transaction made on their Revolut Visa cards without any caps and up to S$50 rides rebates per week for any ride sharing services and taxi rides.

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New Arrival: Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Earbuds

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

The Jabra Elite Active 75t (S$318) is the active lifestyle edition of the Jabra Elite 75t (S$288) that was launched three months ago in Singapore back in mid-January.

The Jabra Elite Active 75t will be available in Navy, Grey, Sienna and Mint.

The Jabra Elite Active 75t will be available in Navy, Grey, Sienna and Mint.

Built for active lifestyles, the Elite Active 75t features an IP57 rating with a 2-year warranty against sweat and dust.

With up to 7.5 hours of battery life from a single charge and up to 28 hours in total on the go, most users do not need to worry about the battery depleting before their workout finishes.

The Elite Active 75t also comes with rubberised coating which provides enhanced grip when worn.

This allows the earbuds to stay in the ears more securely during workouts.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Microsoft 365 Personal And Family Subscriptions

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Microsoft has announced the refresh of Office 365 to Microsoft 365, along with the preview of two new experiences – the Microsoft Family Safety app and new features coming to Microsoft Teams.

The refresh of Office 365 to Microsoft 365 will be fully rolled out by 21 April 2020.

The refresh of Office 365 to Microsoft 365 will be fully rolled out by 21 April 2020.

An evolution of Office 365, Microsoft 365 builds on the foundation of Office 365, infusing new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences to empower people to become better writers, presenters, designers and finance managers, as well as deepen people connections.

These experiences start rolling out today and will reach over 38 million Office 365 subscribers over the next few months.

In addition, Microsoft today unveiled two new Microsoft 365 experiences that will be available for preview in the coming months.

Firstly, a new Microsoft Family Safety app designed to keep families safe across the digital and physical worlds.

Next, to provide one application to help manage work and life and deepen connections with those who matter most, Microsoft also previewed new features coming to Microsoft Teams for users’ personal life today.

With these new features, users can connect, stay organised, and collaborate with family and friends.

They will be able to connect in group chats, make video calls, collaborate over shared to-do lists, assign tasks to specific people and coordinate schedules, as well as share photos and videos all in one place.

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Digital Well-Being Tips For International Day Of Happiness

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Here are some tips from Google on digital wellbeing and how our devices can contribute to our daily happiness.

The first step toward digital wellbeing is often understanding more about how you interact with technology in the first place. Tools like the Digital Wellbeing Dashboard in Android 9 Pie and YouTube’s Time Watched offer ways to keep you more informed about your habits.

The first step toward digital wellbeing is often understanding more about how you interact with technology in the first place. Tools like the Digital Wellbeing Dashboard in Android 9 Pie and YouTube’s Time Watched offer ways to keep you more informed about your habits.

Despite being one of the wealthiest nations globally, research has shown that Singaporeans are amongst the unhappiest people in the world.

Disconnect when you need to. Take advantage of tools that help make it easier to take a break from your devices, and switch off at the end of each day.

Disconnect when you need to. Take advantage of tools that help make it easier to take a break from your devices, and switch off at the end of each day.

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New Feature: Google Translate App Gets Real Time Transcribe

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

The Google Translate app has just launched Transcribe – a new feature that enables you to translate and transcribe audio in real time.

The redesigned home screen of Google Translate (left) and options to change the settings for a comfortable read (right).

The redesigned home screen of Google Translate (left) and options to change the settings for a comfortable read (right).

Transcribe began its roll-out early this morning, and a full roll-out will be happening within the next few days.

Real time transcription in action in Google Translate.

Real time transcription in action in Google Translate.

The new feature will support any combination between the following eight languages: English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai.

Previously, Translate wasn’t well suited to translate lectures over video conferencing or in a classroom, longer discussions, or stories from grandparents who speak another language.

To address this gap, Google is introducing this new feature that transcribes audio into translated text.

While the feature is only available on Android devices currently, Google is planning to launch it on iOS in the future.

Here’s how Transcribe in the Google Translate app works:

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Wirecard & Grab Announce Payments Partnership For MSMEs In SEA

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

The payments partnership between Wirecard and the Southeast Asia super app Grab will drive cashless economy for MSMEs across the region.

Wirecard partners Grab.

Wirecard partners Grab.

Grab offers a variety of services to consumers in Southeast Asia ranging from ride-hailing and food delivery to digital financial products across payments, lending and insurance.

Wirecard will process card transactions made via the GrabPay e-wallet and integrate it as a payment method for its merchants.

More details below from the press release.

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Fitbit Adds SpO2 Monitoring With Estimate Oxygen Variation Graph

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Fitbit’s new Estimated Oxygen Variation graph is now available to all Charge 3, Ionic, Versa, Versa Lite, and Versa 2 users.

Fitbit’s new Estimated Oxygen Variation graph.

Fitbit’s new Estimated Oxygen Variation graph.

This new feature was originally announced at Fitbit’s Fall 2019 launch event and began rolling out to some users in January.

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New Arrival: Listen To Web Pages On Android Phones

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

You can now ask Google Assistant to read aloud the text on a webpage – basically turning any webpage into a podcast! The new functionality is now available on all Android phones.

Check out the video about the new Read It feature for Google Assistant in Android phones.

Check out the video about the new Read It feature for Google Assistant in Android phones.

Nowadays we consume so much content on our tiny smartphone screen – news, articles, stories etc.

For older folks with failing eyesight, or anybody with visual or reading difficulties, Google Assistant can now read web articles on your smartphone browsers out loud.

I’ve always wished that I could consume web content while I’m driving.

At the moment, you can only do that if it’s a podcast, or unless you just listen to the audio of a video, because you got to keep your eyes on the road while driving.

So I listen to the news or radio, or my own music while I drive.

With the ability of Google Assistant to read aloud web pages, I don’t have to postpone perusing a web article until when I can read it myself.

I can listen to it when I’m driving, or taking a bus or train (using earphones) so that I don’t have to strain my eyes reading on a moving vehicle.

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