Singtel Dash ~ 1st all-in-one mobile payments solution

Singtel recently launched a new version of its popular payments solution app, Singtel Dash, along with the launch of the Singtel Transit NFC SIM. Let me share with you more information of the new Singtel Dash from the press release information below ~

Singtel Dash is Singapore’s first all-in-one mobile payments solution – offering fast and secure transit payments and top-ups, in-store and online retail payments, as well as local and overseas money transfers. Everyone in Singapore can access Singtel Dash for their payments needs, regardless of their telco relationship or device.

The Singtel Transit NFC SIM effectively transforms NFC phones into ez-link cards. Via the Singtel Dash app, customers can enjoy the ease of checking and topping up their ez-link balances on the go. Customers using the Singtel Transit NFC SIM will also enjoy added peace of mind as Singtel will assist in registering them for EZ-Link ‘Activate!’.

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Singtel demonstrates how commuters can now use Singtel Dash with their Singtel Transit NFC SIM cards on public transport.

Ms Gan Siok Hoon, Singtel’s Vice President of mCommerce said, “Singapore has the potential to be the next mobile payments hotspot with its pervasive mobile connectivity and 150% smartphone penetration rate. Singaporeans should move forward with an efficient and trusted payments solution and Singtel Dash offers these capabilities. We are excited to enhance our payments ecosystem with everyday services such as transit, and end-to-end security features, giving our customers unprecedented convenience and peace of mind. Singtel Dash is truly a mobile payments solution designed for life in Singapore!”

To celebrate the launch of the Singtel Transit NFC SIM and the new Singtel Dash, Singtel is teaming up with Samsung to offer free rides on buses, MRT, LRT and taxis from today until 31 May 2016. This is exclusively for Singtel Dash customers who register for the Singtel Transit NFC SIM on selected Samsung phones. All Dash customers will also be treated to special Dash $1 Deals near MRT stations and bus interchanges at all Singtel retail shops, 7-Eleven, Cheers and Watsons outlets island-wide, from now until 31 May 20162.

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Screen shot of the new Singtel Dash

“Samsung tops the list with most phone models approved for the NFC SIM with 10 approved phone models, including the Galaxy S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+. Our participation in the NFC SIM is another avenue for us to enhance the Samsung ecosystem beyond hardware and innovation, to enrich the total mobile experience for consumers,” said Mr Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

In addition to its new transit payment and top-up, the Singtel Dash app has introduced several new features:

  • Top-up from any bank account: Customers can now easily top-up their Singtel Dash balance via any bank account. This means that customers can carry the convenience of cash on their smartphones in just a few taps.
  • Send money overseas: Customers can send money to their friends and family in Indonesia, Philippines, India and China when they sign up for the remittance service.
  • Deals and rewards: Customers can access the latest deals and rewards on the app and can be notified if there is a promotion near them.

Singtel Dash will also welcome Prime Taxis to its extensive taxi network with a progressive rollout starting today. The taxi payment experience has been further enhanced where customers no longer need to enter the taxi number in order to complete the payment.

The Singtel Transit NFC SIM is now available at all Singtel retail stores. For a limited period, the usual S$5 EZ-Link registration fee will also be waived. New and existing Dash customers can download the new Singtel Dash app for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. More information on Dash is available at www.dash.com.sg

*Information and pictures courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications*

 

Introducing Wills & Wills

A few months ago, after I left my previous job, I was approached by my friend to help out and handle the marketing aspects of his business. After a few discussions over the past two months, the website is up and I am able to kickstart the marketing efforts and outreach, via traditional, digital and social marketing channels.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce Wills & Wills!

Wills & Wills specialises in

For Will writing and Deed Poll, these two services can be easily completed and submit online, at your own time and convenience.

With my previous work experiences in the financial advisory industry (financial planning, estate planning) customer service and marketing, I believe that I am able to contribute and share in these areas of work through marketing, sharing of knowledge and articles in the professional services listed above.

Moving forward, on top of writing and sharing articles (on Wills & Wills, as well as on my personal blog) relating to the above services that Wills & Wills provide, estate planning from different perspectives, I would also be working on seminars, collaborations, marketing, outreach, publicity and awareness.

The areas of marketing and outreach are pretty huge, it will not be easy! I am looking forward to the challenges ahead! This is also a time to piece together my various work experiences over the years, combine them together to get things kickstarted and working towards growth and expansion.

Do help to share the word on Wills & Wills, the services provided, easy online submission for Will Writing and Deed Poll. Stay tuned for more articles on Will Writing and Estate Planning, coming soon!

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus

A smartphone that recently made the headlines among the smartphone users and photographers, it is a smartphone equipped with dual lens technology from a world famous iconic camera brand, Leica Camera AG. The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are the latest flagship devices from Huawei, with this special partnership with Leica, I personally think they would be a good fit together and attract the mobile phone photography users to these two models.

Being a smartphone / mobile phone photographer myself, this is an attractive smartphone that I can use for both work/leisure and mobile phone photography. The opportunity to take monochrome photographs from the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphone, is pretty exciting and attractive for me! I am keen to own the Huawei P9, let’s hope there is a chance in the near future to test it out too!

Huawei P9

Let me share with you more information regarding the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus from the press release information below:

Huawei Consumer Business Group launched the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, the first smartphones co-engineered with the global iconic brand, Leica Camera AG. The P9’s dual-lens camera takes smartphone photography to the next level, allowing people to capture both vivid colours, as well as striking black and white images.

“Huawei is excited to give P9 users the best smartphone photography experience by leveraging the unrivalled capabilities of Leica, the leader in the world of imaging for more than 100 years,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Consumers around the world use their smartphones to take billions of pictures each year, making photography critical to the user experience. P9 users can now capture images with unmatched clarity, richness and authenticity, with a masterfully designed and powerful smartphone that looks and feels incredible.”

Reinventing Smartphone Photography
Integrating the design values and engineering excellence of both Huawei and Leica in a smartphone photography system co-engineered by the two companies, the P9 brings together best-in-class hardware and software, from optical lenses and sensors, to image processing algorithms, empowering users to capture the highest-quality images.

Key to the P9’s superlative imaging capabilities is a dual-camera design that fully unleashes the power of Leica’s optical lenses, renowned for precision and attention to detail, and subject to the industry’s most stringent quality screening requirements. The RGB camera on the P9 specialises in capturing colour, while the monochrome camera is outstanding at acquiring picture detail. The two rear cameras of the P9 work in tandem to enable users to create images of superior detail, depth and colour. The P9 truly excels in low-light conditions, as the dual-camera design guarantees that more light and detail can be captured.

Each picture taken by the P9 carries the unique emotional resonance and timelessness that are the hallmarks of Leica, as users may choose between three film modes: Standard, Vivid Colors, and Smooth Colors, depending on their personal preferences. With meticulous calibration of the P9’s camera parameters, each film mode faithfully renders the authentic color and style of Leica. By selecting the monochrome mode, P9 users can use their devices as a true monochrome camera to capture powerful and evocative black-and-white images of superior quality.

Deploying Huawei’s Hybrid Focus technology, the P9 captures images with superior speed, accuracy and stability. The P9 supports camera focusing based on three methodologies – laser, depth calculation, and contrast – and automatically selects the one that yields the best result in any given environment.

The wide-aperture photography feature on the P9 allows users to experiment with innovative visual effects to create unique images and content. The P9 makes it easy to adjust the camera aperture to create bokeh and other depth-of-field effects, while keeping the main object in sharp focus.

“Leica and Huawei share an uncompromising commitment to imaging excellence, and our partnership will put outstanding photography into the hands of more consumers around the world,” said Oliver Kaltner, CEO, Leica Camera AG. “We are deepening our collaboration to give users a more optimal smartphone photography experience.”

Taking Industrial Design to a Higher Level

The P9 is a masterpiece of state-of the-art industrial design, with the same minimalist design DNA as earlier products in Huawei’s acclaimed flagship P-series premium smartphones. Each P9 device is a perfect construct of superior-grade 2.5D glass and an aerospace-class aluminium, with diamond-cut edges rounded out by carefully balanced curvatures.

The 64GB version of the P9 comes in a stunning and unique Haze Gold finish, setting new industry standards in industrial design, with the use of techniques including brushed hairlines and metal polishing at micron-level precision to create a translucent metal surface. The 32GB version comes in Mystic Silver, Titanium Grey and Prestige Gold, offering a myriad of choices to consumers.

Power and Performance

The P9 is equipped with the power, connectivity and speed that today’s high-end smartphone user expects from Huawei. With a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the P9 is powered by the new Kirin 955 2.5GHz 64-bit ARM-based processor for class-leading mobile performance. The 3,000mAh high-density battery offers P9 users outstanding mobility and battery life.

Huawei is also unveiling the P9 Plus, featuring a 5.5-inch Press Touch display and a larger 3,400mAh battery. The P9 Plus also offers dual-IC Rapid Charge, giving users six hours of talk time after a 10-minute charge.

Leveraging Huawei’s industry-leading capabilities in telecommunications, the P9 and P9 Plus offer unrivaled new features including a virtual-triple-antenna architecture, designed for users who need robust and seamless connectivity to cellular and Wi-Fi networks to fully harness the power of the mobile Internet no matter where they are in the world.

The P9 and P9 Plus also protect users’ privacy and information security with Huawei’s world-leading biometric fingerprint recognition technology. The enhanced fingerprint sensor allows users to personalize and safeguard their devices by significantly lowering the possibility of fraudulent or accidental device access, while also ensuring users can quickly and securely access their smartphone.

Dedicated After-Sales Care

The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus comes with Huawei HiCare – a first-of-its-kind service specially designed for Huawei’s customers in Singapore. Huawei HiCare offers a suite of premium after-sales services to Huawei customers, as a further commitment from Huawei in unparalleled end-to-end consumer experience. These services include access to the warranty status of your Huawei device via the Huawei HiCare application, 24-month product warranty for your Huawei handsets, as well as hassle-free door-to-door repair pickup and delivery for selected Huawei devices.

All Huawei handsets launched after November 2015 are covered under Huawei HiCare – CLASSIC pack, which entitles the users to;

  • Extended assurance with 24-month warranty
  • Peace-of-mind with three-day repair promise – Users who sent in their phones (under warranty) for repair will be issued a loan phone. If their phone is not repaired within three days, a brand new phone will be given as a replacement.
  • Hassle-free data transfer – All Huawei users can enjoy data transfer service from our friendly staff at the Huawei Customer Service.
  • One-stop convenience with Huawei HiCare App – Huawei users can download the Huawei HiCare app that gives users access to the warranty information of their Huawei device/s. This app also provides a convenient platform for users to feedback to Huawei Customer Service, locate Huawei Service Centres, and find Huawei Hotline numbers.

The Huawei Mate and P-series range of handsets launched after November 2015, with exception of the Huawei P9 Lite, are covered under Huawei HiCare – PRESTIGE pack. This pack offers the full suite of services from Huawei HiCare – CLASSIC pack as well as the following privileges;

  • Hassle-free door-to-door delivery – Users may dial in to Huawei’s after-sale hotline to have your device repaired and delivered back to their preferred pick-up location
  • Free screen replacement – Users may enjoy a one-time free screen replacement within the first year of purchase at no charge.

Huawei handsets covered under Huawei HiCare – PRESTIGE: Mate S, Mate 8, P9 Plus and P9.

Huawei Flagship store and Customer Service Centre is located at Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #03-78, Singapore 238839, operating from 11a.m. to 8p.m. daily, except Public Holidays.

  • Service Hotline: 800 852 666 (9a.m. – 9p.m., daily)
  • Web Chat: http://consumer.huawei.com/sg/support
  • Huawei HiCare App

Pricing and Availability:

Models Version Colours Price
P9 4GB + 64GB (Deluxe version) Haze Gold SGD888
3GB + 32GB Prestige Gold, Titanium Grey and Mystic Silver SGD768
P9 Plus 4GB + 64GB Haze Gold and Quartz Grey SGD998

P9 (Deluxe version) will be available from 12 May 2016 for pre-order at Lazada.sg. As part of the pre-order & launch special, an exclusive Leica leather phone case is available while stocks last.

P9 (32GB) will be available in Huawei Flagship Store (Plaza Singapura), all telecommunication outlets and selected of the Telecommunication’s Exclusive Partner store. It is also available in selected mobile, computer and electronics stores. Huawei smart cover will be available while stocks last as a launch special.

P9 Plus will be available in Singapore from late June 2016.

*Information courtesy of Huawei Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations*

Singtel Data ExStream

An interesting question, “Can a mobile network replace your eyes?”. In this film recently released by Singtel, titled “Data ExStream”, you can see find it inside the film. Singtel Data ExStream demonstrates the speed, coverage, reliability and low latency of the Singtel mobile network by putting it to three extreme tests in real-world conditions.

Take a look at the extreme challenges conducted inside the film, testing Singtel’s tri-band 4G+ network. The overall performance of the Singtel 4G+ mobile network – low latency, high speed, data capacity, and far-reaching coverage.

Researching, Planning, Networking and Action

For the month of April 2016 and second half of March 2016, I was on my own, starting fresh, climbing up from the bottom, carving out my own route, my journey ahead. Having some years of various work experiences in different industries help yet there were times when the journey ahead seems daunting at times due to the current economic climate and outlook. Competition is tight and intense in pretty much almost all of the industries and businesses that operate in Singapore.

Researching, Planning, Networking and Action, the headline on my article today. In a way, it was a bit of foolishness, complacency, thinking that my careful and meticulous planning nature would help me to make the business setup smoother and faster. Alas, I was given a wake up call that my usual careful and meticulous planning is not good enough! This came about when I was doing my strategic planning and research on setting up the business, many more things and matters pop up unexpectedly, that meant that I missed them out!

It’s not like learning the 26 alphabets of the English language, it can be difficult, challenging and stressful. However, when I reflect, a salaried job sometimes can be pretty much facing the same music too. We all face it together except in different situations and circumstances.

Some of you will understand, some of you make an effort to care, know and understand, some of you will not understand and do not want nor wish to understand.

This stage is putting the final bits and pieces of the puzzle together, each puzzle represent a business. I have two puzzles on hand and in due time, I will share more on them. I am putting my previous work experiences, marketing (social/digital/traditional) and social media to maximum leverage in those two.

Taking another step, one at a time. Keep walking, with a photography backpack on my back.

The Performance Series Race 1 @ Coney Island/Punggol Waterway

First and foremost, I can’t recall when I last participated in a community competitive run before I completed the 10km race of the The Performance Series Race 1 @ Coney Island/Punggol Waterway. It could have been a few years since I last ran a 10km run!

When I saw and read about The Performance Series Runs, consisting of 5 races at different locations around Singapore, having each distinct medal to form the whole of Singapore, it caught my attention from a runner who had not been actively participating in the Singapore running calendar (Personal opinion: I think there are a bit too many runs in a calendar year for Singapore, although you can choose which runs you would like to participate though).

I confessed that I went lazy with my running and exercising over the years, even though I do walk a lot for my photography shoots on weekends. In year 2016, I wanted to get out of my laziness and start exercising/running again. As we all start to age, we need to take care of our health and body even more than ever. Exercising/running regularly is key and crucial to a healthier body, mind and soul. With some serious injuries on my body, I am more than mindful and cautious of my body well-being, I am just as guilty of slacking and lazing. Therefore, I decided to start the change again with the Performance Series Race 1 at Coney Island/Punggol Waterway.

One thing that strikes me about The Performance Series Races is how they use different social media channels for runners engagement, through their website/blog/Instagram/Facebook. Being an avid runner before, I can sense and see that this is a group of runners planning/writing/sharing for runners, they know how the runners think/feel/want. Great job to the folks at The Performance Series, keep up the good work for the future races!

For Race 1 at the Punggol Waterway and Coney Island (10km route), it was a scenic route along the waterway into Coney Island, along the reservoir and back into the waterway route. The waterway running track is a bit narrow for a big community run event, however that’s understandable and the organiser knew about this with different waves starting time for the runs. The morning weather was really nice and sunny but it was very humid! Personally, the high humidity zapped my out by the time I turned out from Coney Island along Lorong Halus area. From my Runkeeper app, I clocked around 1hr28mins, I am satisfied with my timing for this run, taking into consideration my not ideal exercising/running preparation and the very high humidity! Next target for Jurong Lake Run is to improve on this timing!

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When I crossed the finishing line, I was ecstatic! Collected my finisher tee, medal and Lucozade drink. I sat down on the grass patch, in a shaded place provided by the tree, started drinking my Lucozade drink. Due to heat and humidity, I finished the cold isotonic drink pretty quickly! While resting, I took this photo, it’s everything “orange” for The Performance Series Race 1!

Ok, now to prepare for Race 2 at Jurong Lake!

Random and Summarised Update 22nd April 2016

It’s close to two months since I left my previous organisation, at the end of Leap Day 2016. At times, there were quite a number of things on my mind, strategic planning, partnership planning, multi-business philosophy, networking, catching up with friends, reading/personal development etc etc … The list goes on and on sometimes, when something was cleared, more things to do enter my list.

Let me just write down my thoughts towards some topics in this random and summarised update post 22nd April 2016, with topics in random order ~

Economy Outlook 2016

The times ahead for year 2016 is getting more uncertain, getting more challenging and difficult. Whether you are an employee, or a business owner, we will all be affected, some more badly affected than the others. Some will say this, some will say that, who’s right, who’s wrong, nobody knows. We do not have a crystal ball to tell us what the future will turn out and be like, if not, all will break loose, everybody will be queuing to buy lottery instead of working hard.

Watch your spending, lifestyle, the wants versus the needs. Save and get ready to invest when an economic crisis hits because opportunities arise at a pretty good discount.

Health and Fitness

Getting my lazy bum off and back into running. I want to reduce my weight to a more acceptable BMI level. Running and exercising helps to keep my body and mind fresh, energised, relax and de-stress. Seen my specialist doctor recently and ordered to return next year for a follow up, still can’t be released yet.

Multi-business philosophy

To some of you, this is not conventional, not the norm. After reading, learning, working and experiencing in various industries such as self-employed financial services, hospitality services, freelance photography, digital marketing, B2B consultant, Small Medium Enterprise (SME) business running. I observed and viewed things differently from my different perspectives and angles.

Deciding to embark on sole proprietorship, establishing a One Man Show business, helping an old friend to run his subsidiary business and finding a 3rd business to setup/run, along with a 4th and 5th business model/plan down the next 1-2 years.

Multi-business philosophy = multiple sources of income.

Yes, I am not concentrating on just 1 type of job or business like the old school of thought of just doing only thing.

In this modern era of more interdependence, more exposure to different industries, “cross pollination” of jobs/industries, does the various old school of thought still holds? Is it still relevant? Have you learned them and fine tune it to version 2.0 or 3.0 or 4.0? Some old school teachings will be/still be relevant and continue to play a major role. They are like the foundation bricks that you need to learn and build up.

Is it time to Learn, Un-Learn, Re-Learn and Learn new knowledge?

Personal

In the month of March 2016, it was a rest period for me especially for my mind, heart and soul. Some of my friends here knew about the amount of anger, hurt and disappointment buried inside me. It was very unhealthy, during this rest period, it allows me to get this detoxed out from my system away slowly. There were times whereby I wasn’t even keen to go out for group outings.

Returning to my books, reading, learning, unlearning and relearning through books by Fernando Gros and Jack Ma, it started to nourish my mind, learning, knowledge and enlightenment.  My friends who rallied, supported me, giving me valuable information and knowledge for my business planning, what I need to do next etc. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate it!

Oh, a reminder to some people – Once you broke my trust, you WILL NEVER get my trust back.

I am not perfect, I am 100% imperfect. I have my flaws, I have my strengths.

Looking ahead

These two months were a testing period for me, this particular university of life experience is priceless. Yes, I learned it through some very hard and tough ways. My business strategic planning took a bit longer time than expected, to me, it is careful meticulous business planning to start, manage, maintain and grow the business for 1, 3, 5 years and beyond.

Very challenging times ahead for everybody in year 2016 and 2017, not just me alone. Let’s all take this time to grow and move beyond our comfort zone.

Dell announced new additions to XPS and Inspiron series

Dell recently announced two new additions to their XPS, Inspiron and also to the Dell monitor series. Let me share with you more information and pictures of the XPS 12 2-in-1, Inspiron 11 3000 series, Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor and Dell Services and Support from the press release information –

Dell Singapore announced two recent additions to the XPS and Inspiron series, the XPS 12 2-in-1 and Inspiron 11 3000 series respectively. Taking home entertainment experience to the next level with over 8 million pixels of sharp Ultra HD clarity on an expansive 28” screen, Dell also introduced the Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor.

“Consumers are becoming more varied in their usage preferences. Size, power, style and price are all concerns no matter if you’re a student, working professional or anywhere in between. The expansion of our Inspiron and XPS brand is a reflection of our commitment to meet a diverse array of computing needs with devices that are easy to use and offers exceptional value,” said Rakesh Mandal, director and general manager, Client Solutions, Dell South Asia and Korea.

XPS 12 2-in-1 – Innovative design with a magnetic connection for transitioning from laptop to tablet

Perfecting the laptop to tablet experience, the new and innovative XPS 12 2-in-1 is designed to easily switch between laptop and tablet with a magnetic connection that enables one-handed transition. It is the only 2-in-1 device with a 4K Ultra HD display option, with 6 million more pixels than a Full HD display. The 2-in-1 comes with a choice of XPS 12 Premier Keyboard or XPS 12 Slim Keyboard with sleek magnetic folio covers designed specifically for the XPS 12. The keyboard options provide full laptop productivity, each with a backlit keyboard and precision touchpad. The folios magnetically connect to the XPS 12, provide a stand for the tablet with variable angle positions and include a holder for the optional Dell Active Pen. Fold it around the tablet, or tablet and keyboard to keep the XPS 12 safe during travel. This new addition to the XPS portfolio further enhances Dell’s offering to power users who need the best of both work and play.

Dell XPS 12 (Model 9250) 2-in-1 notebook computer, shown with tablet screen hovering over  Mobility Dock keyboard attachment.
Dell XPS 12 (Model 9250) 2-in-1 notebook computer, shown with tablet screen hovering over Mobility Dock keyboard attachment.

Inspiron 11 3000 series – Affordable and ultraportable laptop wrapped in a visually arresting design

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is the latest addition to the award-winning Inspiron product family which is built for the long haul with durable materials and rigorously tested to last for years. This new laptop comes with the latest Intel® processors to easily handle today’s software and provide zippy, responsive performance. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series also boasts a vibrant HD resolution (1366 x 768) display that provides crisp, bright images on-screen and is easy to position for clear viewing. Featuring long-lasting battery life of 10 hours and Dell Backup and Recovery software, the laptop ensures that precious pictures, music and files remain safe. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series is also great for multi-taskers who keep several applications open at one time and switch between them, with hard drives up to 500 GB. The laptop comes in three vibrant color options: Bali Blue, striking Tango Red and sleek Alpine White.

Extended view of Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3162, Rocket) Non-Touch 11-inch notebook computers.
Extended view of Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3162, Rocket) Non-Touch 11-inch notebook computers.

Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor (S2817Q) – Dell’s first consumer Ultra HD 4K monitor

Designed to take customers’ home entertainment experience to the next level, the Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor combines powerful dual 9W integrated speakers with extraordinary Ultra HD 4K clarity. Users will get to enjoy smooth and blur-free images while viewing sports and movies, as well as minimum input lag while playing games with its extremely rapid 2 ms panel response time. The Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) features also allow users to view content from two different sources simultaneously on one large monitor screen, making multi-tasking a breeze. Best of all, the monitor rocks a stylish design that will be suitable for any user.

Dell 28 (Model S2817Q) 28-inch monitor.
Dell 28 (Model S2817Q) 28-inch monitor.

Get the most out of your technology with Dell Services and Support

Dell customers can get the most out of their technology with Dell proactive Services and Support. Dell ProSupport is dedicated to keeping customers connected and productive, providing maximum support with minimal customer effort. ProSupport combines 24×7 access to expert technicians, onsite service after remote diagnosis1 and support for both hardware and software issues[1]. Customers are provided a one-year Dell ProSupport warranty as standard with their new consumer systems but can also choose to extend their ProSupport warranty with additional one-year or two-year options.

[1] Dell ProSupport includes Dell Comprehensive Software Support for select OEM end-user applications, operating systems, hypervisors and firmware on Supported Products (the “Covered Software Products”) over the telephone, or by transmission of software and other information through electronic means, or by shipping software and/or other information to Customer. Covered Software Products include pre-installed end-user client applications such as Norton AntiVirus™ software, Microsoft® Office software suite, Intuit® QuickBooks® accounting software, Adobe® Photoshop® software and Adobe Acrobat® software. http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/shared-content/services/en/Documents/ProSupport-Comprehensive-Software-Support-List-Enterprise-and-End-User.pdf

*Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Singapore and Cohn & Wolfe*

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Gaming Mouse

Gaming fans, Logitech recently launched a new professional gaming mouse, the G900 Chaos Spectrum professional gaming mouse. Let me share with your more information and details of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum from the press release information –

Logitech recently announced its best gaming mouse yet, the Logitech® G900 Chaos Spectrum™. The new professional-grade wireless gaming mouse features industry-leading wireless technology, an advanced optical gaming sensor, a flexible ambidextrous design, customizable lighting, mechanical pivot button design and lightweight construction, for maximum performance and comfort over long gameplay sessions. The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum delivers a lag-free wireless performance and long battery life that’s trusted by professional eSports gamers.

“We talked with eSports pros and none of them love the cable on a wired mouse,” said Ujesh Desai vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. “They wish they had the freedom of wireless but the performance and reliability of a wired mouse. So that was the design goal we gave our engineers, to build a wireless gaming mouse that was faster than the competition’s wired gaming mice. G900 delivers on this promise, and we’re confident it’s the best gaming mouse we’ve ever built.”

Professional Grade Wireless Technology

With a one-millisecond report rate, and highly optimized 2.4GHz wireless connection, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum outperforms both wireless and wired competitors. Thanks in part to the exclusive clock-tuning technology that significantly reduces power consumption, you can play continuously for 32 hours — an entire competition weekend — on a single charge (24 hours with default lighting). When you’re running low on power, the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) Battery Assistant will notify you. There’s no need to stop playing to recharge as the mouse seamlessly switches between wireless and wired modes when plugged in. Since a full charge from empty only takes about two hours, you’re never attached to the cord for long.

Most Accurate Optical Gaming Sensor 

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum features the PMW3366, Logitech’s state-of-the-art optical gaming sensor with our exclusive clock-tuning technology. Widely accepted by enthusiasts and professionals as the best gaming mouse sensor on the market, the PMW3366 precisely interprets every hand movement onto the screen for smooth, responsive performance, even at high sensitivity. It has zero smoothing or filtering across the entire DPI range (200-12,000 DPI), delivering exceptional tracking accuracy and consistent responsiveness at any speed.

Fully Customizable to Fit Your Hand and Style

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gives you the freedom to configure your mouse exactly to your preferences. Going beyond ambidextrous, the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum can be transformed into a truly left- or right-handed mouse, using the included magnetic button covers. The mouse is constructed for a non-prescriptive grip that accommodates a variety of palm, claw and fingertip holds. Using LGS, lighting color and brightness can be programmed to match your style, system and environment from a palette of up to 16.8 million colors. Bring your mouse to life with “breathing” light patterns, or set your lighting to sleep when you aren’t using your system.

Mechanical Pivot Button Design

The buttons of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum have been engineered to deliver a crisp, clean click feel with rapid click. A metal spring tensioning system and exclusive mechanical pivoting hinges are built into the main left and right keys. This system reduces the pre-travel distance between the buttons and switches, while also minimizing the force required to click, enabling faster recovery after each click. The result is a heightened response and a consistently fast, accurate and reliable click performance.

Precisely Engineered Lightweight Construction

Every component of the Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum has been optimized to reduce weight while maintaining stability. All elements of the construction have been analyzed and adjusted to remove fractions of grams, from the thin wall molding to the hollow “spoked” hyper-fast scroll wheel design. The result is a wireless gaming mouse that weighs in at 107g, making it comfortable to use over long periods and delivering quicker response to motion.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum is expected to be available in Singapore beginning April 2016 for a suggested retail price of $249.00. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

*Information courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG*

Reflection Q1 2016 and Revise Goal Settings 2016

On 31st March 2016, the last day of Q1 2016, I sat down in a McDonald’s outlet, to have a quiet time with my pen, paper, Iced Milo and Decibullz wireless earphones plugged in. I began to draw a mind map, writing down in pointers on two main areas (1) Reflection Q1 2016 (2) Revise Goal Settings 2016. The diagram was messy and ugly, probably not many people will be able to know and understand what I am writing, reflecting and planning. It’s alright, no worries about that. For those who can decipher the “secret words and codes” inside my mind mapping diagram, you are probably someone whom I shared with on what I was planning to do.

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Reflection

Time to put the past 3 months behind me, bury it away. It’s time to look ahead and move on. Don’t look back in anger.

Revise Goal Settings 2016

Due to the unforeseen circumstances that happened in the first week of January 2016, my goals for 2016 were kind of thrown totally off the planning table. The following months of January and February were really difficult, March became a “rest and recovery” month for me, time off was needed for the emotional and mental health recovery. During the month of March, there were elements of planning and discussions with friends on business partnerships and setting up of my own small business.

In my mind map, I had a mix of personal and professional goal settings. Some of my secret codes and words can be cracked easily, some may not be. This is also to remind myself that health is very important, no amount of richness and wealth can bring us back the health that I/we lost. I must run and exercise regularly, in a disciplined manner.

Moving on, moving forward. Trekking there.