Science & Technology

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Pandora steps up personalisation in battle of the streaming apps

2015-12-16 INTERNET radio giant Pandora on Monday introduced a feature to improve personalisation of musical selections as it hopes to prevent potential defections to on-demand sites.Unlike major streaming sites such as Spotify that allow listeners to pick...

Facebook releases free Star Wars sticker emoji

2015-12-16 WANT to tell a Facebook friend they’re the Chewbacca to your Hans Solo? Or send a sibling a virtual pint as only Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker would? There’s now a Facebook sticker for that.As the days dwindle until the international release of...

Bangladesh lifts ban on all social media

2015-12-16 BANGLADESH has lifted a ban on all social media blocked over security concerns, officials confirmed Monday, as authorities have struggled to quell militant violence and opposition unrest.The removal of the em bargo came just hours after the...

Underworld Wide Web: Moscow to launch WiFi in cemeteries

2015-12-16 RESIDENTS in Moscow already enjoy free wireless Internet in cafes and on the metro system but now authorities in the city have also decided to bring WiFi to a more unusual setting – some of its most storied cemeteries. The free services are set to...

Google’s next step – creating own hardware

2015-12-16 THEY say imitation is the finest form of flattery, and lately, Microsoft has been getting a lot of this from its competitors. First, the iPad Pro with Apple claiming it to be a working man’s tablet without the full OSX on it; and now, Google is...

A glimpse of the future with the iPad Pro

2015-12-16 JUST who is the iPad Pro for? I’ve been hearing this question a lot, from many people over the past few weeks, that I just had to test the product to understand it better and find out whether or not it can replace a laptop, as Apple claims. I was...

The latest iOS update improves Apple Music

2015-12-16 APPLE is offering a new update for its iOS 9 mobile operating system aimed at all devices launched since the iPhone 4s, the iPad 2 and the fifth generation iPod touch. It includes numerous security fixes and some improvements to Apple Music.This...

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The next iPhone could ditch the headphone jack

2015-12-09 APPLE is no stranger when making controversial design choices on its products. If it wasn’t for all that though, we’d probably still be using floppy disks today. So when rumours of Apple planning to ditch the traditional 3.5 millimetre headphone...

XiaoMi rushes Note 3 launch

2015-12-09 CHINESE manufacturer XiaoMi is doing with the Redmi Note 3 – launched just three months after the Redmi Note 2 – what Korean car manufacturers typically do to their vehicles: face-lifting to keep up with the latest designs. This essentially kills...

Signal encrypted messaging app available on desktop

2015-12-09 SOFTWARE organisation Open Whisper Systems has launched an open beta version of its free encryption app Signal, available from Google’s Chrome store. The Signal app is available on both iOS and Android, and is now in testing phase for desktop....

Buy and sell with ease with Shopee

2015-12-09 SHOPEE – a mobile-first social marketplace where everyone can browse, shop and sell – has officially launched here. With over 400,000 items available for consumers, the latest customer-to-customer shopping marketplace places a strong emphasis on...

Canon goes big with 25th anniversary campaign

2015-12-09 CANON is marking the 25th anniversary of its pro level consumer EOS Rebel SLR camera range with a huge campaign. Called “Rebel With A Cause” the advertising extravaganza will focus on challenging convention and recording the results via a Canon...

Apple Maps now dominates iPhones

2015-12-09 APPLE Maps quickly became the butt of jokes when it debuted in 2012. It overlooked many towns and businesses and misplaced famous landmarks. It marked New York’s Madison Square Garden arena as park space because of the word “Garden”. The service...

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Future-proof your home entertainment with the Apple TV

2015-12-02 IF YOU’RE still watching your movies on your Blu Ray or DVD player at home, you’re left in the dust. Physical discs are a dying medium. The future of home entertainment is digital and online streaming, and with superfast Internet broadband now...

Windows Phone from Microsoft – workable?

2015-12-02 MICROSOFT is finally doing something that they should’ve done years ago – manufacture hardware. The Surface Pro was a good example in a tablet format, and Microsoft went ahead with the Surface Book, a full-fledged 2-in-1 laptop, which is a step in...

Swatch, Visa come up with ‘pay-by-the-wrist’ watch

2015-12-02 PAY with a swipe of the wrist using the upcoming Swatch Bellamy, the result of a collaboration between the watchmaker and Visa.Swatch announced their collaboration with Visa to produce a “pay-by-the-wrist” watch that can be used for contactless...

Brit + Co to create holiday-themed Snapchat channel

2015-12-02 LIFESTYLE website Brit + Co is the latest channel to take on Snapchat's Discover, reports Fortune.Brit + Co announced that it will come out with a holiday-themed content channel for the popular messaging app, featuring gift ideas, DIY projects,...

Alert issued on malware that targets mobile banking users

2015-12-02 THE Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) has issued a warning against a software update for messaging app WhatsApp, not initiated by the app maker, that is targeting mobile banking customers here.A malicious malware hidden in the update has...

The bigger bang for your buck

2015-12-02 WHEN I hear the names Bang & Olufsen, the impression that immediately comes to mind is luxury. Most of us have been there, on Scotts Road, downstairs of Grand Hyatt Hotel in Orchard, opposite Royal Plaza on Scotts, when we walk past the...

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Upbeat feds revising self-driving car position

2015-11-25 FEDERAL transportation officials are updating their position on self-driving cars, with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public’s hands.Just two years ago, the US Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Its...

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