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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Standalone Android Flashing Tools Now Available

One of the fun bits about using an Android device is being able to flash device software on your own. You might get these software from open source development community, or even from your own device manufacturer. In the latter case, you might have to do the update manually because the manufacturer hasn’t officially release it to you yet. I’m sure many novice users have heard…

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ASUS ZenPad 3 8.0 Review

ASUS launched a new sorta high-end Android tablet late last year, the ZenPad 3 8.0. It’s perhaps a little like other ZenPad tablets that preceded it, but I find it decidedly reminiscent of the Nexus 7 from 2013, a tablet that I’ve been using for many years. The ZenPad 3 8.0 has a lot to like for, including some high-end specs and…

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Cheapest Non-Free SSL Certificate

One of my SSL certificates expired recently. It wasn’t something really important. It’s only for my personal pfSense router, after all, and the only person impacted is myself, and then only when I made the rare access to its admin interface. The original SSL certificate issuer had sent only one prior email reminder before the expiry. They could do better….

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Air Force Museum

Despite having served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (for my national service), I’ve never set foot in the Air Force Museum previously. It was only earlier this month, while thinking of places to bring the kids to, during this long year-end school holidays, that we decided to check out this museum. It’s a really cool place to go!…

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