Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Mon, 2016-04-25 19:21
Bigwigs, celebrities and ordinary people are saying no to smartphones and going - or staying - old school flip.
On the subway, commuting into the heart of New York City, Danny Groner stands out. He is one of the only people in the carriage not staring at a small screen.
He's proud to not be one of the more than two-thirds of Americans who own a smartphone.
Submitted by ashelyl@a1 on Wed, 2016-04-20 14:10
"Photojournalist? Got such a thing, huh?" asked the condominium manager when he looked at my name card.
This was in 2006 when I was on assignment for another local newspaper.
"These days, everyone is a photographer, what. Just take a camera and shoot. What's so difficult?" he continued with the insults.
I remember having the urge to whack him on his head with my DSLR camera.
It was not the first time I had heard such slights, but that incident somehow stayed with me.
Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Sun, 2016-04-10 20:27
Keep your gadgets fully juiced while you're abroad with these nifty, convenient-and less ho-hum-travel adapters
For the Fun-Loving
Submitted by ngkaiqi@a1 on Wed, 2016-03-02 14:16
Service will allow users to pay at almost all retail outlets that accept credit cards
When Samsung Pay makes its debut in Singapore this year, its users will be able to tap their phones to pay at almost all retail outlets that accept credit cards, including those that have yet to upgrade to newer contactless payment terminals.
Rival mobile payment service Apple Pay, which is slated to launch here later this year, requires merchants to upgrade to new contactless card readers with Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless capabilities.
Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Thu, 2016-02-25 08:04
If there were ever any doubts about the Government's intention to pave the way for a fourth telco operator in Singapore, they were dispelled by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) last week.
Despite the industry's chorus that there was no need - or room - for a new mobile phone operator (MNO), the IDA stuck to its earlier decision, taken last July, and unveiled more details about the reserved spectrum to be allocated to a new MNO.
Submitted by ngkaiqi@a1 on Sun, 2016-02-21 18:08
Growing up with tiny gadgets at their fingertips, a young person of today is likely to spend more time consuming media than sleeping in one day.
According to a 2015 study by Common Sense Media, a US non-profit group that helps children, parents and educators navigate the world of media and technology, teens aged 13 to 18 spend an average of nine hours a day consuming media for enjoyment, such as watching shows, playing games, accessing social media and chatting via video.
Tweens aged six to 12 are reported to spend six hours on media a day.
Submitted by ngkaiqi@a1 on Fri, 2016-02-19 10:50
If you're in Asia and single but want to turn that status around, there's a mobile app which even has a date-guarantee programme for you.
Paktor is a Singapore-based mobile-dating app which offers users the chance to reject (swipe left) or approve a match (swipe right) over 5 million users across Asia.
The app operates in six Southeast Asian countries and in Taiwan, and often draws comparisons to Tinder, except that it has some Asia-specific tweaks.
Submitted by sjching@a1 on Mon, 2016-02-15 13:15
This article was originally on GET.com at: 10 Best Apps To Boost Your Productivity
If you commute via public transport in Singapore, you would have noticed how smartphones have taken over our world, making them truly indispensable. Well, with the exception of old grannies and grandpas of course.
Submitted by tliting@a1 on Fri, 2016-02-05 18:11
The high-end smartphone category is one of the most competitive consumer markets out there. It's the place manufacturers showcase their latest and greatest developments, plus the most luxurious designs. We've rounded up five flagships to find out which is truly the best of the best.
APPLE IPHONE 6S PLUS
Submitted by ngkaiqi@a1 on Fri, 2016-02-05 17:41
Unless you're the proud owner of the Huawei Nexus 6P, you probably haven't had the chance to experience the latest version of Android yet. Google's latest Nexus phone may have shipped with Marshmallow, the yummy moniker slapped onto the most polished version of Android so far, but it'll likely be a while before other manufacturers roll out their own updates.