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.
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.
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.
I would like to wish all readers a very happy Chinese New Year in 2014, the year of the horse!
May you be blessed with good health, luck and prosperity.
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From today (1st November 2013) onwards, Apple’s newest device – the iPad Air – will go on sales at the 3 local Telecommunication companies in Singapore. All the prices provided below are for two-year contracts. For instance,
- SingTel is selling the 16B iPad Air at $539 with a 5GB data plan at $29.90 a month.
- M1 is selling the 16GB iPad Air at $339 with a 10GB data plan at $49.90 a month. It will cost $459 with an 8GB data plan and at $40 a month.
- StarHub is selling the 16GB iPad Air for $548 with a 6GB data plan for $30 a month. It will cost $412 with an 11GB data plan at $45 a month.
For more detail, refer to the table below.
I 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.
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.
Where would you get your mobile devices? If I guessed that correctly, most users would have actually obtained their personal mobile smartphones from the local telco service providers, where they would bundled special price on the handsets in a bid to sign on a one or two year contract.
Blackberry is now providing an options for buyers to purchase unlocked BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models directly from their online store, via blackberry.com. A 16GB Z10 in black or white will set you back $449, and is compatible with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. However, it will only ship to U.S. addresses.
The situation in BlackBerry, previously known as Research in Motion (RIM), does not look good. A week ago, news were reporting that a consortium, led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, will takeover the troubled Canadian phone maker in a $4.7 billion deal. It was shortly followed by an announcement of a global job cuts of nearly 5,000 employees.
Personally, I am a corporate owner of BlackBerry Z10, hence, I am concerned what’s the outcome should the company be taken over by another corporation or split up of its businesses. Z10 is a really good phone, unfortunately, its target audience is too niche (mostly business users) and end-user consumerism did not take off as quickly as it should be.