ERP Rates Increases to $6 for 4 Gantries

October 29, 2013 · Posted in Rant Corner · Comment 

Singapore ERP Gantry

Unbelievable! I just happened to browse the news on Google, and report has announced that Land Transport Authority (LTA) has increased the ERP rates for 4 CTE southbound gantries with effect from November 4th, 2013.

This is a decision taken after LTA has its quarterly review of traffic conditions on Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)-priced roads and expressways. Well, drivers just have to take extra note; either pay more to the government or take public transport if you intend to travel during the stipulated time.

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iOS 7.0.3 Available for Upgrade

October 24, 2013 · Posted in Applications · Comment 

iOS 7 Logo from AppleThis morning, I coincidentally checked my iPhone for any operating system upgrade, and surprisingly, there is iOS 7.0.3 available. Users can now access their Apple devices to upgrade their iOS.

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
  • Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
  • Updates lock screen to delay display of “slide to unlock” when Touch ID is in use
  • Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
  • Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
  • Improves system stability when using iWork apps
  • Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
  • Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
  • Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
  • Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website.

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Gallery of posts up to 10-22-2013

October 22, 2013 · Posted in Thumb Gallery · Comment 
Thumbnail gallery plugin by SoftSift
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Marina de Bourbon

October 21, 2013 · Posted in Pictures · Comment 


Perfume by Marina de Bourbon

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Upgraded Site to WordPress Version 3.7 RC 1

October 20, 2013 · Posted in Site Info · Comment 

WordPress LogoFinally, I have some time to myself on a Sunday afternoon. I decided to take the opportunity to upgrade my current WordPress version to Release Candidate 1.

Usually, non-production versions are not pushed out to the public for automatic upgrade. Therefore, I have to approach this in the traditional fashion of importing the setup file directly to the WordPress folder for installation.

The entire process took me less than 3 minutes; voila! It’s all done – up and running… So far, everything looks fine and good. Keep it going, WordPress.

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Google Shares Break $1,000 Barrier

October 20, 2013 · Posted in Economy · Comment 

Google Share 1,000Last Friday, the search engine giant, Google, shares have topped the $1,000 for the first time after the company reported better-than-expected earnings in Q3.

Google posted a 36% jump in net profits to $2.97bn for the last quarter, and beat revenue forecast with 12% year-on-year achievement.

The overall result gave Google a market value of $334bn, but was well below Apple’s $461bn.

In August 2004, Google shares were floating at $85 per share, giving the company a market value of $23bn at that time. If I have withhold some Google shares during that time, imagine how rich I would have been.

All the stakeholders, who started withholding shares for more than 5 years ago, would be extremely delighted by now. There is no sign of slowing down of Google.

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BlackBerry OS 10.2 is Available for Q10, not Z10

October 18, 2013 · Posted in Inventory · Comment 

BlackBerry 10

Today, my colleague just showed me something on his BlackBerry Q10 – he has just upgraded his operating system to 10.2. I thought, that was great! There were some nice features and functionalities that I was pretty impressed with.

Unfortunately, when I tries to perform “Check for Updates” on my Blackberry Z10, I was notified by the device that I am already having the latest version… 10.1?

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HubSpot Rejects Internet Explorer 8

October 17, 2013 · Posted in Anything · Comment 

HubSpot - Inbound MarketingI was recommended by a colleague to read this article on “Inbound Marketing Definition” from HubSpot, well… surprising, it does not allow me to view on my system default browser, that is, Internet Explorer 8. Instead, it directed the page to this site, displaying a few recommended browsers to choose. And one of them is Internet Explorer!

Well, does that make any sense? What if I do not wish to upgrade my web browser to the latest version, or perhaps I am using Microsoft Windows XP, which limits my Internet Explorer to version 8 – remember, the lifespan of Windows XP is yet to expire until next year.

Web Browsers for HubSpot

Anyway, I am surprised that some websites force people to upgrade version of web browsers, before visitors are allowed to read the content. Sometimes, technology just brings people backward.

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