More Breakdowns on East-West Line from February

With the completion of sleeper replacement works, speed limits on the East-West Line (EWL) will return to the normal 80 km/h, allowing for faster train rides. Don’t be too happy though. With faster train movements, we should expect greater wear-and-tear, likely resulting in more breakdowns in the system overall. Train faults, track faults, power faults, sleepers sure also can fault. That…

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No Bola at Cocoa Colony

Many moons ago, we came across this nice dessert shop. They offered, among other things, this interesting Cocoa Bola, which I had blogged about previously. I see their stores around from time to time, and I’ve been meaning to go back there to eat again that Cocoa Bola. We finally got around to making a purposeful trip to to Cocoa Colony. We were…

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AGVA Notebook Sleeve

I’ve been looking around for a simple sleeve to carry my notebook in, and I recently found this AGVA notebook sleeve that seems to work for me. It’s quite basic, and looks good enough, something I can conveniently take around for a meeting across a couple of buildings away. For a while, I’ve been making do with a padded envelope to carry around…

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Browser Autofill Leaking Data

Our computers, and IT in general, are fraught with all sorts of security issues. Every day, I read about something or other that will give rise to concerns. Most of the time, they don’t demand immediate action from casual computer users. But once a while, there’s something that perhaps everyone should check out and take action if needed. Reported in The Guardian…

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Best MacBook Pro Prices In Town

Apple’s late-2016 MacBook Pros are cool, but they cost more than before. Even the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is without the Touch Bar, costs more than its comparable model in the previous generation. For students who are looking to save some money, Apple’s educational pricing is an attractive option. Or, there’s also the campus notebook deals to consider. It wasn’t…

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Google Daydream View

Virtual Reality (VR) headsets used to be very costly gadgets. Then, Google surprised us with their Google Cardboard in 2014. It was made with cardboard, and you could make it yourself. It brought VR to the masses. It was workable, but it wasn’t great. Last year, Google introduced Daydream View. It costs more, but still quite affordable. Daydream View is the…

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Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 20000 mAh

Apart from their budget-friendly Android smartphones, many of us also know Xiaomi for their affordable battery power banks. Their first Mi Power Bank, with 10000 mAh capacity, launched in 2014 at just S$13.99. They’ve since adjusted the price up to S$22, still very price competitive. They’ve also several other models with various capacities, including this 20000 mAh one launched last year….

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Late-2016 MacBook Pro USB-C Ports Are Fine

When the first 12-inch MacBook was launched in 2015, many people were concerned about Apple’s switch to USB Type-C (USB-C) ports. USB-C was still very new, and there was just one port on that MacBook, apart from the 3.5 mm audio port. People continued to complain about the late-2016 MacBook Pro’s abandonment of legacy ports in favour of USB-C. The complaints…

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A Decade of iPhones

Your news stream may have been flooded with a lot of iPhone news these couple of days. No, there’s no new iPhone, not yet anyway. It’s about yesterday, 9th January, being the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone announcement, when Steven Jobs revealed Apple’s iPhone plans at Macworld convention. The iPhone was eventually released later on 29th June 2007. From…

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Bear Motion Case for Pixel XL

The Pixel XL may be Google’s flagship smartphone, the first all made by themselves, but there just aren’t enough of them around to attract attention from case manufacturers. If you’re looking for a case to protect your Pixel XL, the choices are limited. I’m using one from Bear Motion that seems good enough to share in this review. Different people look…

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