Apple has released the next version of iOS 7.1.2. Here’s the change log.
This update contains bug fixes and security updates, including:
- Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
- Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
- Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
According to statement from Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the use of laptops, tablets and other electronic devices is now allowed on Singapore’s national carrier, Singapore Airlines from the time of boarding until disembarkation, as long as there is no transmission of wireless or other data. In other words, these devices must be set to “Flight mode” during this period of time.
Such devices include, but not limited to, tablets, mobile phones, electronic readers, portable electronic devices and MP3 players. The new regulations took effect on 31 May 2014. Note, this may not apply to other airline carriers.
Effective July 20th, 2014, the Costa Sands Resort in Pasir Ris (Downtown East) will shut down its facility, after 20 years of operations. According to press release, NTUC said it will return the site to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and its 30 workers will be deployed to other roles within its organization.
Ever since I was a kid, I remember my parents bringing me to the NTUC chalet resort to stay for a couple of days. They were some of the most fun time ever, and stay-vacation wasn’t very popular at that time, but we thoroughly enjoy it. I even held one of my birthday parties at the NTUC resort.
Looking back, if the NTUC resort is no longer there; it will be such a loss to the public and families who would like to stay in Singapore during vacation period. NTUC resort offers this great opportunity to get-away. And, by the way… my personal thought, the East Coast one is never going to be the same.
Application to ballot for National Day Parade (NDP) tickets is now open at its website. Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for tickets, either to see the Preview on August 2nd, or the actual day on August 9th, at the Float@Marina Bay.
Applicants can choose to ballot for two, four or six tickets, which will be allocated via an electronic ballot system. Each NRIC holder is limited to one application regardless of the mode of application. If multiple entries are made, only the latest will be entered into the system. Upon submission, applicants will be presented with the following screen, which you can print it off.
Successful applicants will be notified through the contact number they provide in the application from June 5th to 14th and are to accept the tickets via an SMS reply. Failure to do so may result in a forfeit of tickets.
It is also important to note that the NDP tickets (including Preview tickets) are strictly not for sale.
Microsoft has announced that the software giant will issue a fix to Internet Explorer installed in Windows XP operating systems, which it has ceased global support since April. It issued an update on Thursday to fix a bug that let hackers gain access and user rights to computers.
Microsoft said that hackers could exploit the flaw by hosting a “specially crafted website” designed to exploit the vulnerability. If users visited the website, hackers could use it to gain access to their computer and get the same rights as the machine’s user. However, hackers would have needed to convince users to view and interact with the website, and would have had “no way to force users” to view the content otherwise.
Windows XP users can also gain benefits to the security fix, as Microsoft made an exceptions to this case, since the flaw was discovered days after the support for XP ended.
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As announced on last Friday, Apple offered to replace some older iPhone 5 smartphones that have flawed on-off buttons, which stop working or work intermittently. According to sources from Apple support website, only a small percentage of iPhone 5 models is affected. Owners can validate if their iPhone 5 is in the list from the qualifying serial number provided by Apple.
The California-based company said “…Apple will replace the sleep/wake button mechanism, free of charge, on iPhone 5 models that exhibit this issue and have a qualifying serial number…“.
Free repairs will be offered for iPhone 5 users that fall into the list of qualifying serial number. The replacement process began Friday in the US and Canada and will begin in other countries on May 2.
Special corporate plan (DataRoam Saver) is available with SingTel to provide unlimited data-roaming charges to mobile users. See below for more information…