Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category

New Arrival: Apple iMac with M1 Chip, Vibrant Colours & 4.5K Retina Display

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Apple unveiled the new iMac as part of its slew of gadgets and services in its Spring Event 2021, globally broadcast from California. Prices and availability below.

Plenty of vibrant colours to choose from for the new M1-powered Apple iMac.

Plenty of vibrant colours to choose from for the new M1-powered Apple iMac.

This is the first iMac to ship with Apple’s new M1 CPU.

Orders begin on Friday, 30 April, with availability in the second half of May.

“M1 is a gigantic leap forward for the Mac, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new iMac, the first Mac designed around the breakthrough M1 chip. With its striking design in seven stunning colours, its immersive 4.5K Retina display, the best camera, mics, and speakers ever in a Mac, and Touch ID, combined with the amazing performance of M1 and the power of macOS Big Sur, the new iMac takes everything people love about iMac to an entirely new level,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The new iMac joins the Apple’s family of Mac models powered by M1, including MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, taking another step in Apple’s transition to Apple’s own silicon.

The new iMac is only 11.5mm thin and comes with a large choice of vibrant colours.

It features a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness, and over a billion colours.

The new iMac also includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system — the best camera and audio ever in a Mac.

Also, Touch ID comes to iMac for the first time, making it easier to securely log in, make purchases with Apple Pay, or switch user profiles with the touch of a finger.

The combined power and performance of M1 and macOS Big Sur in the iMac renders demanding workloads like editing 4K video and working with huge images faster, making the iMac suited for those working or studying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More details below on the new Apple iMac from the press release.

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Apple Spring Event 2021: New iPad Pro, iMac, AirTag & Podcast Subscriptions

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Apple launched a slew of computers and tablets powered by its own M1 processor, as well as new services – as it targets users working and schooling at home. Prices and availability below.

The new iMac (left) and iPad Pro, both with the new M1 chip, were among the products unveiled at Apple’s Spring Event 2021.

The new iMac (left) and iPad Pro, both with the new M1 chip, were among the products unveiled at Apple’s Spring Event 2021.

The new products and services were launched by Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook in a recorded video broadcast from California.

“The revolutionary M1 chip has been a breakthrough for the Mac, and we’re incredibly excited to bring it to iPad Pro, … and the all-new iMac,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The new iPad Pro, iMac and Apple TV 4K will be open for orders beginning 30 April with availability in the second half of May in more than 30 countries and regions, including the US.

Apple also introduced a new Purple finish for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

The new colour, as well as the AirTag will begin pre-orders on 23 April, with availability from 30 April.

Below are the list of new gadgets and services as well as their prices in Singapore.

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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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New Arrival: Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac is now ready for macOS Catalina (10.15) and moves to Apple Metal API with support for DirectX 11 for better speed and graphics for users. Prices below.

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac also features Sidecar support with full Apple Pencil integration, including tilt, and a new Touch Bar pane for Apple Pencil 2 double-tap.

Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac also features Sidecar support with full Apple Pencil integration, including tilt, and a new Touch Bar pane for Apple Pencil 2 double-tap.

Highlights of Parallels Desktop 15 include the following.

  • DirectX 11 support: This brings more windows programs and PC games to Mac. Parallels Desktop 15 users can now run many Windows programs and PC games which didn’t run on prior version.
  • Play any Xbox Game in a Windows 10 Virtual Machine: Bluetooth Low Energy support in Parallels Desktop 15 enables Xbox Controller, Logitech Craft, IRISPen and some IoT devices (such as smart home appliances and smart bands) to be used with a Mac.
  • Seamless Mac and Windows Integration: Enhanced integration features that provide the best of both worlds on one computer so users can experience new levels of productivity.
  • Improved Performance: Users can enjoy up to 80% faster Microsoft Office application startup, 15% faster 3D graphics improvements, and a more responsive Parallels Desktop user interface.

The recommended retail price (RRP) of Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac is US$79.99 for an annual subscription, or US$99.99 for Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac Pro Edition and Mac Business Edition.

More details below from the press release.

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Apple unveils iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3 and other new products

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Following last month’s big launch of the iPhone 6, Tim Cook has just introduced the new iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Apple also unveiled a new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (from S$3,388), updated the Mac mini and made OS X Yosemite available today as a free upgrade.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in three metallic finishes: gold, silver and space grey.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in three metallic finishes: gold, silver and space grey.

This is the second big launch for Apple close on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch last month.

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

The iPad Air 2 is only 6.1mm thin and weighs less than 450g, featuring improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colours, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID so users can unlock their iPad with the touch of a finger.

Local prices for the new iPads are as follows.

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Event: Second Apple WWDC 2013 with Tim Cook – iOS 7 unveiled

Monday, June 10th, 2013

This is Tim Cook’s second Apple WWDC at the helm of Apple, with a slew of announcements after a dearth of new products.

Tim Cook's second WWDC at the helm of Apple.

Tim Cook’s second WWDC at the helm of Apple.

The annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year is being held from June 10 – 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.

Tickets went on sale on 26 April earlier this year – with each ticket going for US$1,599.

A compilation of the main releases from the keynote can be found at the Apple WWDC 2013 event page on the tech4tea Facebook page.

Below are the main revelations at the keynote of WWDC 2013

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IT Show 2013 promotions: Nubox and tech@vogue from Newstead

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Newstead Technologies will be at IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at B2, Booth B138 and Level 1 Booths 1229, 1413, 1521 and 1528.

At the same time, Nubox and tech@vogue Gallery will both be on Level 1 at Booths 1329 and 1429 respectively.

Get the Apple products including the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini at the Nubox booth. Offers include 70% off iPearl M Cover, 63% off Uniq iphone 5 covers, 30% off Griffin lightning cable and hourly workshops on OSX and Mountain Lion.

Get the Apple products including the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini at the Nubox booth. Offers include 70% off iPearl M Cover, 63% off Uniq iphone 5 covers, 30% off Griffin lightning cable and hourly workshops on OSX and Mountain Lion.

Newstead Technologies is offering discounts of up to 70% on accessories and gadgets during IT Show 2013.

Nubox will also be extending the IT Show 2013 promotions for Apple products to its eleven APR stores island-wide.

Offers from tech@vogue Gallery during IT Show 2013 include tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, MeMO Pad ME 172V and Padfone 2. Customers can also get up to 50% off a wide range of premium accessories including earphones, power tube and phone cases.

Offers from tech@vogue Gallery during IT Show 2013 include tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, MeMO Pad ME 172V and Padfone 2. Customers can also get up to 50% off a wide range of premium accessories including earphones, power tube and phone cases.

IT Show 2013 Contest: Norton 360 Multi-Device

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

With IT Show 2013 coming into town, here’s your chance to win a copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device that provides protection, backup and tuneup for up to 5 devices for one year. Worth S$118.99. Contest ends 11 March 2012.

Update (15 March, 2013):

The result of the Norton 360 Multi-Device contest is out. The winner is Darren Jiunn.

“It’s great that Norton 360 Multi-Device works for both Windows and Macs. I have a Windows notebook while my brother has a MBP. I have an Android smartphone while he has an iPhone and iPad. Norton 360 Multi-Device will cover all of these devices!” – Darren Jiunn.

He intends to use his copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device to protect his Windows notebook and Android smartphone, as well as his brother’s MBP, iPhone and iPad.

That maximises the 5 licenses that Norton 360 Multi-Device entitles him to and exploits the software’s ability to cover Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices.

Dear Darren, I will be contacting Darren by email to arrange the mailing of your copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device (worth S$119).

To all the others who took the time and effort to submit your entries, THANK YOU!

Keep a lookout for the next contest starting tomorrow.

Protect those mobile devices that you're planning to buy at the IT Show 2013.

Protect those mobile devices that you’re planning to buy at the IT Show 2013.

Purchasing more devices during IT Show 2013? With more and more of our lives spent online via our mobile devices, it is imperative that we protect ourselves from cybercriminals.

Norton 360 Multi-Device is one such tool that can help.

To win a copy of the security software from Norton by Symantec, simply share – in less than 50 words – why you need Norton 360 Multi-Device. Post your responses as comments to the end of this post.

Check out the rules of the contest below.

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Review: Norton 360 Multi-Device protection for all your devices

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Norton 360 Multi-Device is a security software suite that protects Windows and Mac desktops and notebooks, as well as Android and iOS tablets and smartphones from Cyber-criminals.

A one-year subscription of S$118.99 includes licenses for the software to be installed on five devices (regardless of users).

Norton 360 Multi-Device works on Windows PCs, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

Norton 360 Multi-Device works on Windows PCs, Macs, Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.

Many people today possess multiple devices – a home desktop computer, a notebook, a tablet and a smartphone.

And we use all these to access the Web for online activities – surfing, banking, social networking etc – which opens our devices and us to cyber-criminals out there in the Wild Wild Web.

Main user interface for Norton 360 Multi-Device showing the main functionalities for Security, Identity, Backup and Tuneup.

Main user interface for Norton 360 Multi-Device showing the main functionalities for Security, Identity, Backup and Tuneup.

Our personal information and passwords could be stolen, as well as confidential work documents, even our identity.

It is therefore paramount to safeguard our devices and ourselves when going online.

Norton 360 Multi-Device scans your disks, programs and even your Facebook Wall.

Norton 360 Multi-Device scans your disks, programs and even your Facebook Wall.

It can be a quite a hassle to evaluate, install, and manage different security software on individual devices separately.

Norton 360 Multi-Device offers a one-stop security solution for users to protect up to five different devices with a single one-year license.

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SITEX 2012 promotions: EpiCentre Apple products and accessories

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

EpiCentre Pte Ltd will be at SITEX 2012 in Hall 6, Booth 6E01. They will be retailing Apple products as well as third party products, some at more than 70% discounts.

SITEX 2012 promotions from EpiCentre.

Click to view or download Nikon promotions for SITEX 2012.  (Caution: 5MB PDF file with 5 flyers)

EpiCentre’s full range of Apple products includes the latest MacBook Pro with Retina display, iPad with Retina display, iPhone 5 (with SingTel contracts) and iPods

Purchases of laptops or tablets from EpiCentre’s SITEX booth or at any of the eight EpiCentre stores located islandwide will come with gifts worth more than S$400.

Below are EpiCentre’s promotions for SITEX 2012.

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