OPPO Neo 5 Review


OPPO launched their Neo 5 entry-level 4G smartphone in Singapore in August this year. With many smartphones headed toward the 5″ and above display-size territory this year, the Neo 5’s 4.5″ display will be a welcome relief for people who are finding those other smartphones too large for their comfort. Will the OPPO Neo 5 work for you? Let’s find out. The OPPO Neo…

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Are Cheap Nexus Devices Over?


Google Nexus smartphones have in recently years been synonymous with flagship specifications at budget prices. The last Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 5, starts at US$349 off-contract. Before that, the Nexus 4 launched at US$299. It’s about the same with Nexus tablets. The Nexus 7 (2013) started at US$229, while the one before it was US$199. This has changed. The Nexus 6, just…

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Nexus 6 Preview


Google has quietly announced their next flagship Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6, via a Motorola blog post. It’s quite an unceremonious affair, unlike how Apple or Samsung conduct their flagship product launches. While most people are probably swooning over the new flagship, and news sites are pouring with excitement as they write about the new Nexus, I beg to offer a…

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ASUS Unveils Transformer Book T300 Chi


ASUS today unveiled Transformer Book T300 Chi, the world’s thinnest 12.5″ detachable 2-in-1 fan-less tablet cum notebook measuring just 7.3mm thick. With an attached keyboard, the T300 Chi measures 14.3mm thick, which is still thinner than Apple’s MacBook Air at 17mm. This is nothing short of awesome for anyone looking for the ultimate in ultra-portability. The T300 Chi will sport Intel’s latest…

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X-mini KAI2 Review


Singapore company Xmi Pte Ltd launched their X-mini KAI2 capsule speaker in June 2014. It joins the company’s extensive line of portable self-powered mini speakers that boast awesome sound quality in a tiny form factor. I recently reviewed the X-mini WE and was pleasantly surprised by its audio capabilities, so I approached the KAI2 with much expectations. The KAI2 is a 2nd…

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Quick Look at OPPO Neo 5


This is the OPPO Neo 5, a budget friendly 4G Android smartphone. It’s a smallish smartphone, which is a welcome relief for those who are finding other smartphones too large for their comfort. The hardware specifications are mid-range, but it should be quite sufficient for people who just need basic functions on their smartphones. OPPO is reputed for building pretty good quality phones, and the…

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The One Phone


With some smartphones, you’ve got to wait in line, a very long one, to lay your hands on them. With others, you need to make a mad rush for an online order or preorder system. Which smartphone, can you make a guess, requires you to get invited to buy the gadget? How absurd can that be? You can’t just buy the phone….

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Will We Survive Cyber Security


I was at GovWare 2014 last week, an annual conference and exhibition on cyber security ecosystem. IT security conferences like this one have the tendency to send you away sad. It’s not so much I learn something new, but more so that I’m reminded our vulnerable our society is to cyber security threats and cyber terrorism. IT is everywhere, in…

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X-mini WE Review


X-mini, a brand of Singapore-based Xmi Pte Ltd, has made a name for themselves with their line of small portable self-powered speakers. At CES in January 2014, they announced two new tiny thumb sized speakers, the X-mini ME and X-mini WE. The WE is reviewed here. The X-mini WE is so small, I honestly did not have much expectations from it….

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Shellshock for Mac Users

Shellshock hit us last week. It’s a severe IT security vulnerability that threatens to affect most Unix type of operating systems. Now, Mac users, do you know that OS X is also a Unix based operating system? Well, if you didn’t, you just learned something, and you know that, OS X has also fallen prey to the same vulnerability. Well, fret not. Apple…

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