Archive for June, 2021

New Arrival: Dreamcore Launches Dreambook Productivity Laptop

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

The Dreambook Touch 15 is Dreamcore’s first laptop and promises to be a productivity powerhouse laptop that offers power, efficiency and portability. RRP ranges from S$1,895 to S$2,795.

The new Dreambook Touch 15 productivity laptop from Dreamcore.

The new Dreambook Touch 15 productivity laptop from Dreamcore.

Built in collaboration with Intel, the Dreambook Touch 15 is targeted at busy working professionals to provide them with productivity on the go.

Users who require a laptop that can last all day can expect up to 18 hours of battery life with a high-capacity 73Wh battery.

Even if the battery runs out, the 65W USB-C fast charger will take their battery life from 20% to 90% in only 1.5 hours.

The Dreambook Touch 15 is designed for multitasking and speedy processing with the latest Intel 11th Gen “Tiger Lake” Core i7-1165G7 with 4 cores and 8 threads.

It also houses integrated Intel Xe graphics with 96 Execution Units, 16GB LPDDR4X memory and supports fast PCIe 4.0 SSD storage speeds.

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New Arrival: Asus BR1100 Education Laptop in Singapore (S$699)

Friday, June 25th, 2021

The Asus BR1100 Education Laptop is a full-featured Windows convertible laptop with 11.6-inch touch display, tough chassis and easy management to boost learning efficiency. S$699 at Asus Exclusive Store and Asus Online Store.

Asus today announced BR1100 laptop in Singapore, an all-new, education-focused Windows 10 Pro convertible laptop with an 11.6-inch multi-touch display.

Asus today announced BR1100 Education Laptop in Singapore, an all-new, education-focused Windows 10 Pro convertible laptop with an 11.6-inch multi-touch display.

The new Asus BR1100 Education Laptop (BR1100FKA-BP0469R) ships with Windows 10 Pro and is designed for distance learning and easier IT management.

It sports an all-round rubber bumper, spill- and tamper-resistant keyboard, integrated safety grip and military-grade toughness.

The BR1100 comes with 128 GB eMMC, 10-hour battery life and 4,096-pressure-level stylus with integrated garage.

It features AI-powered noise-canceling technology, noise-reducing camera and loads of I/O ports

For easy Maintenance, the laptop has a modular construction for straightforward repairs or component replacement, plus captive screws to prevent falls and frustration.

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New Arrival: Microsoft Unveils Free Windows 11

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Microsoft Windows 11 will be available on new PCs and through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs beginning this holiday.

Microsoft says the new Windows 11 is optimised for working, learning, and playing and delivering great experiences for all - from intuitive design features that make multitasking a breeze to an all-new Microsoft Store that provides users with easy access to apps, games, and movies.

Microsoft says the new Windows 11 is optimised for working, learning, and playing and delivering great experiences for all – from intuitive design features that make multitasking a breeze to an all-new Microsoft Store that provides users with easy access to apps, games, and movies.

Windows 11 features a fresh, clean interface and intuitive features to empower users to get things done and inspire their creativity.

Users can easily find what they need by clicking the Start button which is located at the center of the screen.

“The past 18 months brought an incredible shift in how we used our PCs, from something practical and functional to something personal and emotional. This is what inspired us as we were building the next generation of Windows, a platform that over a billion people rely on. With Windows 11, we wanted to build a familiar place where everyone can create, learn, play, and most importantly connect in improved ways,” said Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Microsoft.

Start utilises the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show users recent files that were previously viewed across different platforms or devices, so users can pick up where they left off – even documents they were working on their Android or iOS devices.

Multi-tasking is made easier with new Windows 11 features like Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Desktops that help users organise their windows and optimise their screen real estate.

Users can now enjoy the flexibility of multiple windows and work on multiple apps simultaneously by snapping the apps side by side on their screens.

With Desktops, users can customise spaces for each aspect of their lives, such as work, gaming, or school, and easily switch between them.

Users also get faster access to information they care about with Widgets, which provides a curated news feed powered by AI and best-in-class browser performance from Microsoft Edge.

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New Arrival: Dreamcore Launches Dream Machine Pro & Dream Machine

Friday, June 18th, 2021

The Dream Machine (from S$1,660) and Dream Machine Pro (from S$2,495) from Dreamcore are sleek and powerful desktop PCs with a small form factor.

Beyond good looks, the Dream Machine lineup from Dreamcore promises performance that punches above its size.

Beyond good looks, the Dream Machine lineup from Dreamcore promises performance that punches above its size.

The Dream Machine and Dream Machine Pro join the Dreamcore family of custom PCs that power gamers, animation studios, content creators, and advertising and media professionals.

Available in full customisation or pre-configured Dream Builds options, Dream Machine and Dream Machine Pro can be fully customised for users who wish to put together their preferred combination of CPU, graphics cards, motherboards, and other hardware.

For users looking for a fuss-free purchase, the Dream Machine and Dream Machine Pro are also available as pre-configured Dream Builds where users can choose a particular tier with customisable options.

Those who purchase a Dream Build can enjoy same-day delivery for orders placed before 4pm on weekdays.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: StarHub Launches 5G-Bundled SIM Only Plans

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

StarHub boasts it is the first in Singapore to launch 5G-bundled SIM Only plans. Two new Mobile+ SIM Only plans are available for customers from today. Prices below.

New and re-contracting mobile customers will receive StarHub’s brand-new 5G SIM cards from today

New and re-contracting mobile customers will receive StarHub’s brand-new 5G SIM cards from today

Called Mobile+ SIM Only, both plans offer customers 1,000 talktime minutes, 1,000 SMS, and free incoming calls.

The S$38 plan comes with 70GB of data, made up of 60GB with a launch bonus of 10 GB.

For S$7 more monthly (at S$45), customers will get extra 20GB of data (90GB).

Both plans offer customers 12 months of Disney+ on StarHub, 1,000 talktime minutes, 1,000 SMS, and free incoming calls.

In conjunction with today’s launch, StarHub has also started issuing brand-new 5G SIM cards to customers who renew or sign up for Mobile+, Mobile+ SIM Only and Biz+ plans, free-of-charge (Usual price: S$37.45).

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot Device with Wi-Fi 6

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

The addition of this new 5G Mobile Hotspot device extends the networking ecosystem that Linksys offers from home networking to mobile networking on-the-go. Available in Singapore now at S$799 at all authorised outlets.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The new 5G Mobile Hotspot device from Linksys provides Wi-Fi 6 connectivity to up to 15 mobile devices.

This is great for providing Internet access at event venues with no Wi-Fi networks.

Or during vacation for sharing a local mobile data plan with the rest of the family.

It can also serve as a backup networking solution in case the home broadband connection is down (as in the recent telco outage), or when the Wi-Fi network in an event venue is weak or down.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateBook D 15 Ultralight Budget Notebook

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

The new 15.6-inch Huawei MateBook D 15 (S$748) will be powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor and ship with 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD. Launch promotions below.

The polished aluminium body – available in a Mystic Silver colourway is 16.9mm thick and weighs 1.56kg.

The polished aluminium body – available in a Mystic Silver colourway is 16.9mm thick and weighs 1.56kg.

Huawei will be launching the new MateBook D 15 as an online exclusive laptop in Huawei official stores on Shopee (26 June) and Lazada (from 1 July).

The Huawei MateBook D 15 is designed to offer all-round performance with portability in a sleek, robust chassis.

It supports Huawei’s technologies such as Multi-screen Collaboration and Fingerprint Power button to create a seamless cross-device and personalised experience across the company’s devices.

From attending virtual meetings to multi-tasking for work and entertainment, the new Huawei MateBook D 15 is a productivity machine made for everyday use.

More details about the Huawei MateBook D 15 below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Signify Launches New Philips Hue App

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Signify has improved the new Philips Hue App with better app performance and enhanced user experience with easier automations, a new Hue scene gallery and more.

The new Philips Hue App serves as the foundation for the future of Signify’s smart lighting and includes familiar user interface elements from the previous Philips Hue app but is now sleeker.

The new Philips Hue App serves as the foundation for the future of Signify’s smart lighting and includes familiar user interface elements from the previous Philips Hue app but is now sleeker.

Rebuilt from the ground up, the fourth generation Philips Hue app has been designed with new technologies to improve app performance both in overall function and in communication with your smart lighting system, while also delivering an intuitive and enhanced user experience.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Apeos Printers & MFCs from Fujifilm Business Innovation

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Fujifilm Business Innovatin Singapore has launched new printers and multifunction devices in its ApeosPro, Apeos C and ApeosPrint Series.

The latest printers and multifunction devices from Fujifilm Business Innovation cater for the entire range of use cases, from over-the-counter printers to high-performance multifunction devices.

The latest printers and multifunction devices from Fujifilm Business Innovation cater for the entire range of use cases, from over-the-counter printers to high-performance multifunction devices.

The new printers were launched in conjunction with the unveiling of the company’s new office and customer experience centre (CEC) at Mapletree Business City in Singapore.

Featuring a new Apeos logo, the exterior of the new multifunction devices and printers have undergone a design facelift.

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#tech4WorkFromHome: Turbocharge Home Wi-Fi with Linksys E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Want to improve the quality, speed and coverage of your home Wi-Fi for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning? I’ve been using the E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router from Linksys since its launch half a year ago and I’m very happy that it has delivered.

The Linksys E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router to expand Wi-Fi coverage and performance for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning, as well as for gaming.

The Linksys E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router to expand Wi-Fi coverage and performance for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning, as well as for gaming.

I’ve been using a telco-provided router for years – it has served me well although it could not reach the study, the bedrooms and the garden outside – so Internet access has always been confined to the kitchen, living and dining rooms.

Beyond the reaches of the old router, we had to switch on the mobile data connections on our handphones and hotspot the data to devices (speakers and computers etc) without a mobile data connection.

You can imagine how frustrating and limiting (and expensive) that can be.

And as the number of Internet-lusting devices being used in the household began growing rapidly, connection quality began to deteriorate, with slow speeds and dropped connections occurring more frequently.

Which was why I decided to upgrade the old router with the Linksys E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router.

To expand the coverage of my home Wi-Fi network, I deployed a 2-node (1 parent + 1 child node) mesh network.

This was because a single-node network provided roughly a similar spatial network as my old router, probably because it was a matter of physical topology due to the layout.

The optical network terminal (ONT) for Singtel’s fibre optic network is located at one end of my apartment near the main entrance – instead of the center of the entire apartment – hence the distance between the router (which is connected by wire to the ONT) and the bedrooms tend to render the Wi-Fi signals too weak for connection.

 

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I have a Network Attached Storage (NAS) connected (by wire) to the E9450 so that devices can upload/download files/photos and stream music/videos wirelessly via the Wi-Fi network. Another reason why I need a good Wi-Fi network with reach and performance.

So with a second E9450 router placed at the far end of the living room, the coverage of the Wi-Fi network was successfully extended to every bedroom – because the second router was located at the center of the entire apartment.

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