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Thank You Mr Lee Kuan Yew!

The time has come, the inevitable time that every human being on earth faces. It’s the moment when our time on Earth is up. That is when people looked back in time and asked, what is the legacy that the person has left behind? As Singapore mourn and honour Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the Founding Father of modern Singapore, who passed away on 23th March 2015 at 0318hrs. We all began to learn even more about Singapore’s Founding Father.

I was thinking really hard; there can be so many things/topics to write about Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, what should I be sharing? After a day of pondering and reading various articles, I decided that my personal article post is to pay my utmost respect and gratitude to Mr. Lee, giving thanks for everything that Mr. Lee did for Singapore.

There are different groups of camp that have different types of affection, views and opinions on Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, his style and policies. No matter which camp you are in, that is no denying the facts that

  • Lee is the founder and the mastermind behind modern Singapore’s phenomenal transformation and growth
  • Lee has the vision to plan ahead for the future of Singapore to ensure leadership renewal and transition to ensure peace and minimum disruptions to Singapore’s growth in the new era

What I have today, what I enjoyed today, the peace, and prosperity and growth opportunities, you also have it too. We are now enjoying the fruits of labour from Mr. Lee’s tremendous hard work, vision, sweat, tears, leadership and ideas that brought Singapore to her stature in the world today. Mr. Lee is a great leader who inspires and rallies great leaders around him to form a team that transformed Singapore from almost nothing, into what a modern prosperous country in the world.

I have the utmost respect and gratitude for Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, for everything that he had done for Singapore. I may not agree with all of his policies and ideologies, sometimes it was very strict and very stressful for us. I grew up in an era when failure was frowned upon in studies and work, thus the fear of failure strike a big fear and dislike in some of us (or maybe many of us). However, as we entered adulthood and started working, facing the local and international economies. We finally begin to understand why we need to keep on our toes in the working world, whether we are working in Singapore or overseas countries.

Mr. Lee Kuan Yew legacy goes beyond country and economics, his love for his wife, the late Mdm. Kwa Geok Choo, is very touching and heartwarming. Mr. Lee’s wish is to be reunited with his wife together in the afterlife again. His words and wishes touched many people, including myself. Their love stories, Mdm. Kwa love and support of her husband, are very sweet, caring and loving. They are a great loving and faithful couple, excellent role models for couples. I hope that one day I can find my life partner and be a loving and caring partner to my other half.

While Mr. Lee Kuan Yew passing saddens many of us, let us honour and remember his legacy that he had done for us Singaporeans. It is now up to us the current generation to ensure modern Singapore’s legacy laid by our Founding Father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, is carried on for many generations and beyond, that Singapore continues to prosper and progress to greater heights.

Mr. Lee gave many interesting and inspiring speeches and one of his speeches was from 1988

“Even from my sickbed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel that something is going wrong, I will get up. Those who believe that after I have left the government as prime minister, I will go into a permanent retirement really should have their heads examined.”

- Lee Kuan Yew speech during 1988 National Day Rally

Dear Singaporeans, let us continue the legacy laid down by Singapore’s Founding Father, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. It is now up to us to shape the future growth and prosperity for Singapore for generations and beyond. We don’t want Founding Father Lee Kuan Yew to get up and start lecturing and whipping us in the correct directions, do we?

Thank you Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, for everything that you done for Singapore! We will remember your legacy and hard work that you have done for Singapore and it’s up to us now, to continue Singapore’s growth and progress in the new century!

Lest We Forget, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew!

Dell at IT Show 2015

It’s Saturday 21st March 2015! It’s the IT Show 2015 now happening in Singapore, at Suntec City Convention Centre from 19th to 22nd March 2015. If you are looking for a new laptop, desktop and a powerful gaming system laptop/desktop  Look no further, let me share with you the great deals by Dell at IT Show 2015!

Here are the great deals! Check them out and come on down to IT Show 2015 and buy them!

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Happy weekend shopping for Dell’s products at IT Show 2015!

* Pictures Courtesy of Dell Singapore *

Canon at IT Show 2015

It’s the weekend and The IT Show 2015 is back in Singapore, happening now at Suntec City Convention Centre from 19th to 22nd March 2015. If you are looking for DSLRs, compact cameras and printers. Look no further, let me share with you the great deals from Canon at IT Show 2015!

Here are the great deals from Canon! Check them out and come on down to IT Show 2015 and buy them!

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Have a great weekend fun and happy shopping with Canon at IT Show 2015!

* Pictures Courtesy of Canon Singapore *

Logitech & UE Sweet Deals at IT Show 2015

The IT Show 2015 is back in Singapore, happening now at Suntec City Convention Centre from 19th to 22nd March 2015. If you are looking for IT accessories and peripherals such as gaming keyboards, portable music speakers, headphones, bluetooth keyboard cases for your tablets. Look no further, let me share with you the sweet deals by Logitech and UE at IT Show 2015!

Here are the sweet deals! Check them out and come on down to IT Show 2015 and buy them!

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Happy shopping for Logitech and UE Sweet Deals at IT Show 2015!

* Pictures Courtesy of Logitech Singapore *

Full line of Belkin Keyboards for iPad Air 2

Belkin, a well known brand for tablet accessories, recently launched a full line of keyboards for the Apple iPad Air 2, the QODE series. Tablets are now a common and essential gadget for the internet savvy and social media connected user today, the Apple iPad Air 2 is one of the tablets that many people in the world are using. Having a keyboard to complement the tablet is useful for both work and leisure.

Here are the 3 new QODE series keyboards for the Apple iPad Air 2

QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L176) – S$269

  • Aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feel
  • Improved keyboard layout for more accurate typing
  • Backlit keys with three brightness levels
  • Adjustable landscape and portrait modes with two viewing angles
  • Detachable case works with the keyboard or alone; case is Smart Cover compatible when detached
  • Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
  • Bluetooth Smart technology pairs with up to two devices simultaneously
  • Up to one year of continuous battery life at average usage rates
  • Available in two colors: Black and White 

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QODE Ultimate Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L178) – S$199

  • Aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feel
  • Three viewing angles with dual neodymium magnets for extra stability
  • Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
  • Keyboard folds into case for comfortable handheld tablet use
  • Up to six months of active battery life at average usage rates
  • Available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver

QODE Ultimate Keyboard

QODE Slim Style Keyboard for iPad Air and iPad Air 2 (F5L174) – S$149

  • Folio-style cover and Bluetooth keyboard in one
  • Improved keyboard layout for more accurate typing
  • Innovative stand for multiple viewing angles; magnets securely hold tablet at ideal angle
  • Bluetooth Smart connectivity pairs with other devices
  • Handheld media mode—keyboard tucks away flat for touch-screen use
  • Slim, lightweight, stylish design in Blacktop/Gravel
  • Flexible corner tabs hold iPad securely in place
  • Available in two colors: Plum and Black

QODE Slim Style Keyboard

Availability and Compatibility

The Belkin QODE Slim Style and Ultimate keyboards are available at reputable Apple Premium Resellers, Challenger, and other key Consumer Electronic and IT stores across the nation. The Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro keyboards will be available nationwide from March 10, 2015.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Belkin and Cohn & Wolfe XPR *

Introducing Dell Venue 8

Dell recently launched the world thinnest tablet, the Dell Venue 8 to the Dell family lineup. I was at the Dell event to watch the launch of the Dell Venue 8 in Singapore and had my hands on the thinnest tablet in the world. At just 6mm thick, it was really thin, the feel and built of the Dell Venue 8 was pretty impressive and sturdy. We were also introduced to the features of the Dell Venue 8, the interesting features and things that it could do. The dimensions of the Dell Venue 8 wasn’t too big and it was comfortable holding it on my palm.

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The Dell Venue 8 is the first tablet to integrate the Intel RealSense SnapShot Depth Camera, it’s a very interesting feature that is built into the Dell Venue 8 and it does make mobile phone photography more interesting. More information can be found in the press release information further down the article.

Let me share with you more information about the Dell Venue 8 from the media press release -

Pushing the boundaries of design

Taking razor thin to a new level, the Venue 8 is the world’s thinnest tablet at 6mm. The tablet has an anodized aluminum finish which gives it a sleek and premium look. It also features the best tablet display available today, a stunning 8.4-inch OLED infinity edge-to-edge display that provides sharper viewing from all angles. The tablet’s vivid 2560 x 1600 resolution delivers crystal clear images that enables users to immerse themselves in their photos and videos.

Based on Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” OS, the Venue 8 drives performance with the latest Intel® AtomTM processor Z3500 series, allowing for faster web browsing and photo editing. Users can also enjoy an immersive audio experience through the tablet’s premium audio technology from MAXXAudio Waves and its front-firing stereos.

“Dell is at the forefront of introducing innovative solutions which fulfill users’ need to combine work and play in a single device. With its sleek form factor, revolutionary camera and features that bring greater productivity, the Venue 8 fulfills Dell’s commitment to deliver only the most cutting edge technologies to professionals,” said Harjeet Singh Rekhi, general manager for Client Solutions, Dell South Asia.

A new dimension to digital photography

The Venue 8 is the first tablet to integrate the Intel® RealSense™ Snapshot Depth Camera, which captures a high-definition depth map for every picture taken. The tablet has an 8MP main camera and two 720P cameras separated by 80cm that capture a stereoscopic image with every photograph. Together with the Dell Gallery application, users will have much more flexibility when editing photos with selective filtering and refocus functions. Users can change the brightness of a foreground object or background object, or refocus on any part of the picture. In addition, they will be able to do simple linear or area measurements with a photo, like measure the length of a sofa or the area of a room. The Dell Gallery, a new innovative software, empowers the tablet’s photo viewing experience and enables users to view all their photos from their social media sites in a single location. The application automatically sorts images into smart albums by timeline, geography or facial recognition.

“Here at Intel, we’re designing solutions that free people to think and to express themselves with their own style. In creating a truly personal experience, we want our technology to link us to the world, and to the things and people that really matter to us,” said Chetan Gohil, Intel User Experience Ecosystem Manager for Asia-Pacific and Japan at the launch event. “Technology has always served as a way to communicate – from the first printing press through today’s latest mobile technology and we’re ready to go to the next level with easier, more natural, and seamless communications with devices like Dell’s Venue 8 7000 series. We offer our heartiest congratulations to Dell for the launch of this marvelous tablet and look forward to further collaborations and to bringing more product design wins into the market.” 

Enhance productivity with an ecosystem of accessories

Whether for work or play, Dell’s ecosystem of accessories enhances the experience of the Venue 8 and offers unrivaled tablet productivity.

  • When it is time to take the Venue 8 on-the-go, the Dell Venue 8 Folio provides protection in an elegant frame that enhances the tablet’s sleek design.
  • Productivity is also improved on-the-go with the Dell Venue 8 Keyboard Folio, a slim and lightweight wireless keyboard that makes replying to emails or editing documents easier.

One of the most exciting and innovative devices Dell has ever produced, it is fitting that the Venue 8 is recognized as a 2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Innovation Honore.

The Venue 8 is now available at S$659 with the Dell Venue Folio and at S$699 with the Dell Venue Keyboard Folio.

* Information and details courtesy of Dell Singapore an Cohn & Wolfe XPR *

Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 Review

The Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 was introduced not too long ago and I shared about this new Multi-Device Keyboard from Logitech in an earlier article post. Before I proceed to share about my review and user experiences with the Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480.

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Photo Courtesy of Logitech Singapore

Let me refresh some key information about the Multi-Device Keyboard -

Key Features

  • Type on anything: A computer keyboard for your desk that also works with your tablet and smartphone.
  • Easy-Switch™ dial: Simply turn the dial to seamlessly switch among up to three Bluetooth wireless devices.
  • Multi-OS: A familiar keyboard layout with all the shortcut keys you use the most, whether you’re typing on a Windows, Mac or Chrome computer, or an Android or iOS tablet or smartphone.
  • Integrated stand: Hold your mobile device at just the right angle to read while you type in comfort.

I was given the opportunity to test and review the Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 recently and it was a good experience for me to use and share my thoughts and experiences with this Multi-Device Keyboard.

Pros

  • Easy to use, setup and pair with devices
  • Can pair up to 3 devices
  • Ideal for connecting different devices such as a smartphone and tablet
  • Easy to switch between the 3 devices just by turning the dial button

Cons

  • Thick and bulky
  • Not light for a keyboard

The Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 can be a good fit for office or home usage. Due to my workload and having to multi-task on various devices, I connected and paired up my iPhone 6 and iPad 3 to the K480 keyboard at my work desk. Having to switch between the 2 devices was easy and I can just type from the K480 keyboard.

If you are looking for an accessory to connect your various gadgets smartphones/tablets together, the Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480 is worth a consideration!

I would like to thank Logitech Singapore and SPRG for the opportunity to review the Logitech Multi-Device Keyboard K480.

ALIENWARE Launched New Gaming Systems

Alienware, a leader in high performance gaming systems, recently launched their highly anticipated new gaming systems. I attended their launch event for their new gaming systems and got to see their latest Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 laptops and also for the first time in Singapore, the Alienware Alpha Console. With the new gaming devices added on to the Alienware family lineup, the Alienware 13, the Alienware Graphics Amplifier and the legendary Area 51 Desktop.

The Alienware suite of high performance gaming systems, making them a leader in the field of gaming systems. Gamers, whether amateur or professional gamers would find their suite of gaming devices enticing and attractive with their powerful technical specifications and build up. Oh, the new gaming systems looked pretty cool too!

Let me share with you the press release information on the Alienware latest gaming systems!

Futuristic designs for the new age of gaming

In line with Alienware’s commitment to superb gaming experience, the new Alienware laptops are designed to be thinner without compromising on performance. The recently launched Alienware 13 is by far Alienware’s thinnest laptop ever, and the new Alienware 15 and 17 are both more than 20 percent thinner than their predecessors. Built with elements such as copper, aluminum and aerospace-inspired carbon fiber-filled materials for a rigid and performance-focused mechanical design, the Alienware 13, 15 and 17 focus on components that matter to gamers. The laptops also have a premium full-size keyboard with reinforced metals for uniform typing feedback, ensuring comfortable travel and quick responsiveness for gamers in action.

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Alienware 13 Touch Screen

Engineered for advanced gaming, and redefining the immersive gaming experience

Alienware pushes the boundaries of bringing gamers the best visuals of the future. Packed with the latest gaming technologies, gamers are now able to enjoy even the smallest of details and appreciate the most graphically stunning games. Despite its small frame, the Alienware 13 does not compromise on visual clarity, offering an optional display powering a 2,560×1,440 QHD resolution.

Alienware 15 Touch Notebook

Alienware 15 Touch Screen

Alienware also presents its first Ultra HD 4K screen on a notebook with the Alienware 15, which also comes in FHD option. The optional Ultra HD panel boasts an impressive 3,840×2,160 resolution — 4x the base LCD option -– bringing users the ultimate visual revolution on their laptops. Gamers who demand a large screen will favour the Alienware 17 which prioritizes screen size and picture quality, providing gamers with wide, vivid viewing experience on a notebook. All three laptops also provide optional touchscreen technology for maximum usability.

Alienware 17 Notebook

Alienware 17

The new Alienware 15 and 17 are also packed with Intel Core i7 quad-core processors and NVIDIA GTX 980m graphics to deliver maximum graphics performance for even the most intensive games. The Alienware 17 offers a higher base graphics option and higher maximum CPU option than any other Alienware notebooks, promising supreme speed and performance as gamers immerse themselves in the action.

“For more than 40 years, Intel has invented and produced industry-leading microprocessor technology to power a wealth of devices, ranging from massive data centers and sleek 2in1 devices to smartphones and tablets. The close cooperation we have with partners like Dell enables us to bring these innovations to market and I would like to offer my heartiest congratulations to the Dell team on the launch of these cutting-edge devices,” said Sumner Lemon, Country Manager, Intel Malaysia and Singapore.

“With Moore’s Law celebrating its 50th year anniversary this year, Intel is committed to driving the PC evolution even further through our ongoing collaboration with partners like Dell.”

The Alienware 13, 15 and 17 help gamers outpace their rivals with the latest performing networking technologies such as the Killer gigabit Ethernet and the Killer Wireless 802.11ac WiFi. Powered by Klipsch and Creative Soundblaster X-FI technologies, users will enjoy the best sound quality they need when playing their favourite videogames.

Amplifying the legendary gaming performance

When paired with the optional Alienware Graphics Amplifier featuring a desktop GPU of your choice, gamers now have the perfect solution for the full rush of ultimate gaming. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier boosts the already potent gaming performance of laptops, providing desktop graphics quality gaming at home. By simply rebooting, users can get lost in the vivid display and massive performance boost of desktop-class graphics. It also features four powered USB 3.0 ports, so gamers can have instant access to their favorite peripherals and output directly to their gaming displays. The latest Alienware 15 and 17 laptops includes an Intel Core i7 processor configuration that is automatically overclocked when paired with the Graphics Amplifier for a more complete system performance.

Alienware Graphics Amplifier

Alienware X51 Desktop

Desktop gaming at a whole new level

The legendary Area-51 features an iconic new Triad functional design that exceeds gamers’ requirements for easy access to front and rear ports, providing DIY enthusiasts with an open and comfortable chassis design for future upgrades. It also optimizes airflow for exceptional heat dissipation that ensures maximum performance. Loaded with Intel’s latest six or eight core Haswell-E Core i7 K-series processors, graphics options from both AMD or NVIDIA, and up to 32GB of Quad Channel DDR4 memory, the Area-51 can support up to three full-length double-wise graphics cards to enable 11,520×2,160 resolution across triple Ultra HD 4K monitor providing users with superb speed and visuals for extreme gaming action.

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Alienware Area 51

More than just a console

The Alienware Alpha brings the best of both worlds together by combining the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. The exclusive Alienware user interface allows gamers to navigate all of Alpha’s core functions with the included Xbox 360 controller. Users can choose to launch Steam Big Picture, adjust core system and AlienFX settings and access their media – without needing a keyboard and mouse. Featuring the 4th Gen Intel Core i7 Processors, graphics powered by a custom-built NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5, gamers can enjoy gaming on a big screen in 1080p Full HD beauty.

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Alienware Alpha

Availability

  • The Alienware 15is available now starting at SGD2,499
  • The Alienware 17is available now starting at SGD2,699
  • The Alienware 13is available now starting at SGD 1,999.
  • The Alienware Graphics Amplifieris available now starting at SGD 418.99.
  • The Alienware Area-51desktop is available now starting price at SGD3,999
  • The Alienware Alpha console will be available from early March 2015 at a starting price of SGD1,699

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Singapore and cohn&wolfe XPR *

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2015!

Today marks the first day of  the new year, the Year of the Goat! I would like to wish all my friends and followers

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2015!

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Let’s all enjoy this festive period, a time for family reunion and friends gathering! May the Year of the Goat be a great year for all of you! Wishing all great health and prosperity for the Year of the Goat and may this year be like the River Hongbao 2015 CNY eve countdown fireworks, big and shining bright for you!

A Time for Family and Friends Reunion

Today, 18th February 2015, it’s the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The eve is always an important day, for family reunion and gathering, enjoying the family dinner together. While some may have gone overseas for their holidays, or unable to spend their reunion dinner and gathering with their family since they are living overseas.

Let’s take the time to enjoy the festive Chinese Lunar New Year, welcoming the Year of the Goat tomorrow on 19th February 2015! It’s not just family reunion, this is also a time for friends gathering. Let this be a time for gatherings and reunions, I would try my best to catch up with family, relatives and friends.

Have a great and fun time at your family/relatives/friends reunion and gathering over the Chinese Lunar New Year festive period! Happy holidays too!