Apple macOS Sierra Is Here

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Apple’s latest OS version for the Mac was released yesterday. Instead of OS X, it’s now called macOS Sierra, coming closer to the naming format used for Apple’s other devices like iOS and watchOS. It’s also another step closer to unify all Apple products. In macOS Sierra, for example, iOS’ Siri finally makes its debut in the Mac. macOS Sierra supports Macs…

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D-Link DIR-895L Review

D-Link DIR-895L

At one time, external antennas disappeared from broadband routers because they look better without them. External antennas, however, are back in style. These days, the more the merrier, more than they ever had in the past. D-Link now joins the spider-gang with their all new DIR-895L, a tri-band router with eight antenna that pushes out some 5300Mbps of Wi-Fi bandwidth. The…

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More Galaxy Note 7 Woes

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It’s been a really bad week for Samsung. They voluntarily recalled the Galaxy Note 7 following some concerns over a few cases of the device exploding or catching fire while charging. They would exchange all Galaxy Note 7 devices for new ones, or allow customers to swap to the Galaxy S 7 or Galaxy S 7 Edge. But it wasn’t enough. The new…

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Mac and macOS Updates

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Apple just concluded their ‘See You on the 7th’ media event, and although it’s clearly for the new iPhone 7, and perhaps Apple Watch too, some of us were hoping to get news about refreshed Mac notebooks. Well, to cut to the chase, nothing was heard about upcoming notebooks. Apple did announce macOS release will be on 20th September. The speculation is still…

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ASUS ROG GX700 Review

ASUS ROG GX700

I’m not quite a PC gamer, but I was excited when ASUS offered a review unit of their ROG GX700 gaming notebook. Everything about the GX700 is super cool, including the fact that it’s the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming notebook. You’ve probably heard or seen liquid-cooled gaming desktop computers, but this one is a portable notebook, albeit a rather big…

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Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Unveiled

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition

If you’re an Xbox One fan, you probably love the new Xbox One S. It’s sleeker, 40% smaller, has an integrated power brick, and does 4K and HDR. But before you get too excited about it, there’s something even more exciting coming up. It’s the special, really cool, Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 4 TB Bundle. Announced…

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Launched

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ASUS today launched the ZenFone 3 and the ZenFone 3 Ultra, the latest Android smartphones in their highly-successful ZenFone lineup. The ZenFone 3 is available in 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes, while the ZenFone 3 Ultra features an impressive 6.8-inch display. Both ZenFone models have exquisite all-glass-covered design with contoured sandblasted aluminium frames. Alongside the ZenFone 3 and ZenFone 3 Ultra, ASUS also announced…

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Aeon Labs Minimote Review

Aeon Labs Minimote

One of the most common pieces of any home automation setup is a remote controller. This could take the form of a wall button switch, a handheld remote, or key fob remote. I have here the Aeon Labs Minimote handheld remote control for this review. This is a Z-Wave device, which should work with pretty much any Z-Wave controller. Having had…

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Parallels Desktop 12 Arrives

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Parallels today updated their virtualisation software, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac (PD12). With PD12, Mac users can run Windows, Linux, Android and even other OS X virtual instances on their Mac computers. The new release of PD12 comes ahead of Apple’s release of macOS Sierra later this year. Support for the new macOS Sierra will of course, be one of…

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Apple Service Experience at A.Lab

A.Lab Apple Authorised Service Provider

One of the most frustrating things about owning a Nokia phone, in their Symbian OS era, was having to experience Nokia Care, their customer service centre. I almost practically relived that experience, not with a Nokia device, but taking my Retina MacBook Pro to A.Lab, one of Apple’s authorised service provider. My previous experience with A.Lab, also at their same outlet at Plaza Singapura,…

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