Singtel launched Apple iPhone X

The Apple iPhone X was a highly anticipated smartphone in the Singapore market when it was first announced by Apple in California. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus first arrived into the market, followed by the iPhone X. Although I am in the midst of upgrading from my iPhone 7 Plus, I am quite curious to see, feel and touch the iPhone X.

On the morning of 3rd November 2017, I attended Singtel’s launch of the eagerly anticipated Apple iPhone X at ComCentre, catching the official launch and the first Singtel customer to get the much coveted iPhone X from Singtel.

Mr Wang Wei Hong, 33, arrived at Singtel Shop Comcentre at 6am this morning, making history as the first Singtel customer to get the much coveted iPhone X. The bank service manager is a huge Apple fan – he has every iPhone model made and also queued up early to be third in line for the iPhone 8 Plus when it was launched two months ago in September.

Mr Wang purchased the 256GB iPhone X in Space Grey and is most excited about its “all screen” design and the “optical image stabilisation” feature on the smartphone’s cameras.  He added, “I’ve taken the day off and will spend time exploring all the features of my new iPhone X”.

There was high demand for the iPhone X among Singtel customers, with pre-order stocks snapped up in minutes. Singtel customers who pre-ordered successfully will be collecting their iPhone X at a special three-day iPhone X launch event at Singtel Shop Comcentre.

Customers who are interested in purchasing the iPhone X can check for updates on availability at www.singtel.com/iphone.

* Information courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications *

After the official Singtel iPhone X launch was over, I stayed around for a while more with fellow tech blogger friend Hisham, to check out the features of the iPhone X, trying it out, testing the video quality, comparing the size and features of the iPhone X with my iPhone 7 Plus. Thanks to Hisham for posing with the iPhone X and helping me with holding the iPhone X and my iPhone 7 Plus together for comparisons!

I am probably going to continue and stick it out with my current iPhone 7 Plus (still working good) for now, till my 2 year Singtel contract expires next year and I shall wait for the next iPhone model.

If somebody is going to give me an iPhone X as a Christmas (December) + birthday (January) gift for me, I will accept it with open arms!

New Logitech Slim Combo for iPad Pro

The Apple iPad Pro is one of the technological devices available in the market today that represents the future generation of personal computing in both professional and leisure segments. They are popular and other brands in the market have design peripheral devices to complement the Apple iPad Pro.

Logitech announced the new Logitech Slim Combo for iPad Pro that users can consider to add on to their iPad Pro, turning into a personal computer on the move.

Let me share with you more information and pictures on the new Logitech Slim Combo for iPad Pro from the press release information:

“In the past, you were bound to a workspace with a PC, and used your tablet for quick messages or entertainment when you weren’t in the office; that’s not the case anymore,” said Moninder Jain, head of Video Collaboration for Logitech Asia Pacific and managing director for ASEAN. “To be a pro today, you need the power of the PC, but more easily available whether you’re on a train, at the park, in a meeting or wherever you need to be. The Slim Combo unleashes the power of iPad Pro to bring you the future of personal computing; a future that’s easier, faster and more fun.”

Key Features
Four versatile modes: The Slim Combo provides versatility through its four use modes — Typing, Viewing, FaceTime and Reading. You can comfortably shoot off an email using the full-size keyboard, pop off the detachable keyboard to sketch out an idea with your Apple Pencil, switch to portrait and take an incoming video call or just sit back and get lost in an e-book without distractions.

Laptop-like typing: Full-size backlit keys, smart iOS shortcuts provide the most laptop-like typing experience on the iPad Pro. Punch out emails – or an entire novel – on a backlit keyboard with carefully-crafted well-spaced and full-size concave keys. Three levels of adjustable backlighting keep you productive even in low light. And when you don’t need to type, simply detach the keyboard and enjoy the beautiful iPad Pro screen with nothing standing in the way. This is the future of personal computing.

Connect like a Pro: Batteries aren’t included, because you’ll never need them. Slim Combo connects to iPad Pro through the Smart Connector, meaning you will never have to pair or charge your keyboard again. Just click in and type away.

Pro-styled perfection: The Slim Combo provides 360 degrees of protection in an incredibly slim keyboard and case combo. The case is built to provide the right angle for every situation – and it’s not always 90 degrees. Two micro hinges ensure that Slim Combo smoothly reclines within a 50-degree range and stays in place once you’ve found the perfect viewing angle.

A home for Apple Pencil: The Apple Pencil brings a whole new creative experience to your iPad Pro, and the Slim Combo has an Apple Pencil holder to makes sure it’s always by your side. Slide your Apple Pencil into the holder– where it won’t get lost, or in the way.

Product Specifications

Product dimensions for 10.5-inch iPad Pro:

  • Height: 258 mm
  • Width: 184 mm
  • Depth: 27 mm
  • Weight: 528g

Product dimensions for 12.9-inch iPad Pro:

  • Height: 310.5 mm
  • Width: 230 mm
  • Depth: 26 mm
  • Weight: 640g

Warranty

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability

Price:

  • SGD$219 for 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • SGD$249 for 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Availability:

  • October 2017
  • Available at www.logitech.com
  • Colour: Blue

* Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech and SPRG *

New Logitech Slim Folio for iPad

Logitech recently launched their latest keyboard case for the fifth generation iPad. For owners of the the fifth generation iPad, this would definitely interest you! If I do own an iPad in the future, I am going to get the keyboard case from Logitech!

Let me share more details of this fifth generation iPad:

“The fifth-generation iPad is Apple’s most affordable iPad to date, but there’s still a learning curve typing on the new device if you’re used to a laptop or desktop keyboard,”   said Moninder Jain, Managing Director, ASEAN and Vice-President for Logitech. “With four years of battery life, a lightweight design, and overall great typing experience, the Logitech SLIM FOLIO can help take your mobile computing to a new level, allowing you to enjoy laptop-like typing anywhere.”

Key Features 
  • Laptop-like layout with iOS shortcuts: The Logitech SLIM FOLIO gives you comfortable and fast typing. The keys are large, well-spaced and stretched from edge-to-edge, so your hands won’t feel crowded. And, a full row of iOS shortcut keys put iPad control at your fingertip.
  • Flexible stand with magnetic lock: Lock your iPad in the perfect typing position, and type or browse on any surface, from your desk to your lap.
  • Slim and light protection: The folio is slim and light, and provides everyday protection in a streamlined design that doesn’t add extra bulk.
  • Four-year battery life: Thanks to a smart power management system and low-energy Bluetooth connection, the replaceable coin cell batteries last up to 4 years*.
  • Easy setup, reliable connection: Advanced Bluetooth Smart Technology provides a reliable energy-efficient connection that won’t drop.. Set up your connection one time and the Logitech SLIM FOLIO automatically connects every time you the iPad is in typing position.

Availability

The Logitech SLIM FOLIO is available for pre-order today at Logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $139.00, and will be available at retailers globally in June. For more information, please visit Logitech.com, our blog or connect with us on Facebook.

* Information and picture courtesy of Logitech and SPRG *

Singtel partners Microsoft to offer Office 365

The Microsoft Office productivity suite is one of the most well known software in the world, from the home user, student to the businesses, it’s being utilised by many people from all walks of life. A Mac user myself, I have the older Microsoft Office for Mac installed on my MacBook Pro, using Microsoft Word for writing/typing my articles/documents and the powerful Microsoft Excel software.

Singtel is bringing Microsoft Office 365 to her customers in Singapore, with a partnership with Microsoft. This is good news for Singtel customers, I might consider this offer by Singtel.

Let me share with you more details below –

Singtel and Microsoft announced a new partnership for Singtel to offer Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite – Office 365 – to Singtel Consumer customers. With this new offering, customers who subscribe to Singtel’s fibre broadband and postpaid mobile services can sign up for either Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal plans through Singtel. They will enjoy savings of at least $46.80 per year or over 30% off regular online price. In addition, customers can enjoy the added convenience of paying for their Office 365 subscriptions together with their monthly Singtel bills.

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO Consumer Singapore, Singtel said, “This collaboration marks a new milestone for Singtel. We are excited to be the first telco in Asia to provide Consumer customers the best value for Office 365 applications. With this new offering, customers will also enjoy ease of payment and enhanced productivity. We will continue to engage different partners to offer solutions that are suitable for our customers’ digital lifestyles, whether for work or play.”

Singtel customers can select the plans that best suit their needs:

  • Office 365 Personal caters to people who are looking to have Office 365 for personal use. Subscription for Office 365 Personal starts at $6.90 per month (U.P. $10.80 per month) for a 12-month subscription, and comes with installations on one PC or Mac device, one tablet and one smartphone, as well as 1TB of OneDrive storage.
  • Office 365 Home, on the other hand, caters for the entire household. Subscription for Office 365 Home starts at $9.90 per month (U.P. $14.80 per month) for a 12-month subscription, and comes with installations on five PCs or Macs, five tablets and five smartphones, as well as 1TB of OneDrive storage per user.

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite featuring Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, as well as OneDrive cloud storage. With the availability of Office apps on Windows and Android tablets and phones, as well as iPads and iPhones, users can enjoy the flexibility of using Office on-the-go, with the ability to access, view and edit files seamlessly, wherever they are.

“We are pleased that Microsoft and Singtel have come together to offer the best-in-class productivity suite to Singtel Consumer customers. In today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world, constant connectivity and productivity is becoming more important for people in Singapore, and Office 365 is designed to meet that need. Whether they are at home, at their favourite café, or simply moving around and about, Singtel customers can now have easy access to all the features and functionalities of the Office they know and trust, and empower their personal productivity wherever they are,” said Mr Kevin Wo, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore.

To sign up for Office 365 with Singtel, customers can visit the IT Show from 16 to 19 March 2017, or any Singtel Shop and Exclusive Retailer. Singtel postpaid mobile customers can also sign up via MyAccount or MySingtel App.

For more information, visit http://office365.singtel.com.

* Information courtesy of Singtel *

Singtel iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus price plans

For Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus fans that are looking forward to the price plans by Singtel, here they are! Singtel has released their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus price plans on iphone.singtel.com.

Spread the word, share this news on the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus price plans by Singtel with your family, loved ones and friends!

For those who are looking at Singtel Combo plans –

Combo Plan
Combo 1 Combo 2 Combo 3 Combo 4 Combo 6 Combo 12
iPhone 7 32GB S$698 S$568 S$378 S$188 S$28 S$0
iPhone 7 128GB S$858 S$718 S$538 S$338 S$188 S$0
iPhone 7 256GB S$1,008 S$878 S$698 S$498 S$338 S$0
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB S$878 S$748 S$568 S$368 S$208 S$0
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB S$1,038 S$898 S$718 S$518 S$368 S$0
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB S$1,188 S$1,048 S$868 S$678 S$518 S$0

For those who are looking at Singtel Easy Mobile plans –

Easy Mobile
S M L XL
iPhone 7 32GB S$657 S$550 S$371 S$14
iPhone 7 128GB S$812 S$705 S$527 S$170
iPhone 7 256GB S$967 S$860 S$682 S$325
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB S$839 S$732 S$553 S$196
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB S$994 S$887 S$709 S$351
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB S$1,144 S$1,037 S$858 S$501

* Information courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications *

Singtel customers can pre-order their iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Singtel mobile customers, if you are planning to own the upcoming Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, you can pre-register for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from today here at iphone.singtel.com.

Singtel will offer Apple’s latest products including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever beginning Friday, 16 September.

For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/sg/iphone.

Spread the news and share with your family and friends!

* Information courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications *

 

Logitech Introduces CREATE for iPad Pro 9.7

Logitech has produced a wide range of excellent accessories and peripherals for different electronic gadgets and devices. For those who own an Apple iPad Pro 9.7 and you are planning to look for a keyboard case with a dual purpose, Logitech recently introduced their new backlit keyboard case CREATE for your iPad Pro 9.7.

I personally owned a keyboard case from Logitech for my iPad (not iPad Pro though) previously before I sold it away. It’s pretty good and I really like it to have a keyboard and a case to protect my iPad. I currently own an iPad Air 1st Gen, I am considering to look for a keyboard case for my iPad Air 1st Gen.

Let me share with you more information on the Logitech CREATE for iPad Pro 9.7 from the press release information below –

Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector for the 9.7inch iPad Pro™. The CREATE Keyboard Case is a toolkit that gives you everything you need to make the most of your iPad Pro? a protective case, backlit keyboard, and integrated holder for the Apple pencil all in one lightweight package. Whether you are posting an update, watching a video, or drawing a sketch, CREATE empowers you to unleash your creativity and productivity wherever you go.

“CREATE is like the Swiss Army Knife of keyboard cases,” said Michele Hermann, vice president of tablet accessories at Logitech. “It puts all the tools you need at your fingertips, and the keyboard charges through the Smart Connector so you can just set your iPad Pro into a typing position and go. It brings typing on the iPad Pro to a whole new level.”

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Designed to work exclusively with Apple’s new Smart Connector, the CREATE Keyboard Case automatically powers on and pairs with your iPad Pro when placed in the typing position – no Bluetooth® pairing needed. And because the backlit keyboard is powered by the iPad Pro, you never have to think about charging your keyboard again.

A special row of dedicated iOS shortcuts puts the commands at your fingertips, without ever taking them off the keyboard. You can get to the home screen, search your iPad and the web, adjust brightness, and control audio or video playback with one tap. And an integrated holder keeps your Apple Pencil within easy reach at all times so it is there when you need it.

With careful attention to color, materials and finish, the CREATE Keyboard Case design gives you all around protection in a beautiful form. Custom sculpted curves provide structural integrity to help protect your iPad Pro on the inside, while on the outside the tightly woven premium fabric resists bumps, scratches and spills.

Availability

The CREATE Keyboard Case for the 9.7inch iPad Pro is available from Logitech and Apple for a suggested retail price of $ 219.00 . For more information, please visit Logitech , our blog or connect with us on Facebook .

Key Features

  • Apple Smart Connector : The CREATE Keyboard Case is designed to work exclusively with the Smart Connector so it automatically powers on and pairs with the iPad Pro when placed in the typing position – no Bluetooth® pairing needed. And because the keyboard is powered by the iPad Pro, you never have to think about charging your keyboard again.
  • Full featured keyboard : Tablet typing never felt so good. The well spaced 19 mm keys and familiar layout make typing fast, comfortable, and efficient. Backlit keys with adjustable lighting intensity ensure you can work any time of the day or night. With a special row of dedicated shortcut buttons, CREATE puts the power of iOS at your fingertips. Get to the home screen, search your iPad Pro and the web, adjust brightness, and control audio or video playback with the push of a button.
  • Integrated pencil holder : The integrated pencil holder helps keep your Apple Pencil in easy reach at all times so it’s there when you want it.
  • All around protection : Custom sculpted curves provide structural integrity to protect your iPad Pro on the inside. On the outside, tightly woven premium fabric resists bumps, scratches and spills. Careful attention to color and finish means your keyboard case is beautiful and protective.

System Requirements

  • iPad Pro 9.7

Product Specifications

  •  Dimensions (L x W x H): 248.2mm x 178.45mm x 22.89mm
  • Weight: 277g
  • MFi Certified: Passes rigorous testing with Apple to work perfectly with the iPad Pro

Warranty

  • 1year limited hardware warranty in U.S. and Asia
  • 2year limited hardware warranty in EMEA and Japan

* Information and picture courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Logitech CREATIVE Protective Case

The iPad PRO is the latest Apple gadget that is now available in the market. Personally, I am pretty keen on the iPad PRO and I have a feeling that it would suit me perfectly (Somehow!). While I am not likely to be getting the first generation iPad PRO, I might invest if I have sufficient funds that I can set aside after investing in other toys on my priority list! However, for my friends and readers planning to get the iPad PRO, let me share with you an accessory designed by Logitech for the iPad PRO, the Logitech CREATE Protective Case from the Logitech press release ~

Logitech unveiled its first accessories designed in collaboration with Apple to perfectly complement the aesthetics and features of the new iPad Pro : the Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any-angle Stand.

The Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any-angle Stand

The Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any-angle Stand adjusts to whatever adventure comes your way. The case’s flexible stand has a hidden hinge that firmly holds your iPad Pro in the perfect viewing angle within a 60degree range. Place the iPad Pro upright in the stand for watching video in comfort or nearly flat for sketching with the Apple Pencil – there’s an angle for nearly every activity or work setup. The Logitech CREATE protects the front and back of your iPad Pro without adding unnecessary bulk or weight.

Key Features

  • Any-angle stand with stayinplace hinge : The case’s flexible stand has a patent pending hidden hinge that provides the perfect viewing angle within a 60degree range. The powerful smooth glide hinge firmly holds your iPad Pro in the chosen angle, until you decide to change it.
  • Thin and light protective case : When surprises come your way, the case’s durable and water repellant materials have you covered. The Logitech CREATE protects the front and back of your iPad from accidental bumps, scratches and spills while keeping ports accessible and without adding unnecessary bulk or weight.
  • Autowake, autosleep: Your iPad Pro is always ready. The case wakes your iPad when you open the cover and puts it to sleep when you close the cover.

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System Requirements

  • iPad Pro

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 315 mm x 228 mm x 14.8 mm
  • Weight: 521g

Warranty

  • 1 year limited hardware warranty

Shipping

  • December 2015

Price

  • $149.00

Colour and Availability

  • Apple Online Store – Black, Blue and Red

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of Logitech and SPRG *

Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case for iPad PRO

The iPad PRO is the latest Apple gadget that is now available in the market. Personally, I am pretty keen on the iPad PRO and I have a feeling that it would suit me perfectly (Somehow!). While I am not likely to be getting the first generation iPad PRO, I might invest if I have sufficient funds that I can set aside after investing in other toys on my priority list! However, for my friends and readers planning to get the iPad PRO, let me share with you an accessory designed by Logitech for the iPad PRO, the Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector from the Logitech press release ~

Logitech unveiled its first accessories designed in collaboration with Apple to perfectly complement the aesthetics and features of the new iPad Pro : the Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector. The Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case is the first third party keyboard on the market to leverage Apple’s new Smart Connector , eliminating the need to power on, connect or charge the keyboard.

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“The iPad Pro coupled with iOS 9 opens new ways to create, work and play on the tablet,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director for Logitech Southeast Asia and India. “With this in mind, we worked closely with Apple to design the Logitech CREATE, and unleash even more possibilities. The result is a functional yet beautiful case, and the best iPad keyboard we’ve ever created. From compatibility with the Apple Smart Connector to the color and finish of the keyboard, every detail was meticulously crafted to perfectly complement the iPad Pro.”

The Logitech CREATE product offer thin and light front and back protection, and the tightly woven premium fabric resists accidental bumps, scratches and spills.

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The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case is designed to work exclusively with Apple’s new Smart Connector for seamless communication between the iPad Pro and the keyboard. Through leveraging the Smart Connector, the Logitech CREATE keyboard automatically powers on and securely connects with the iPad Pro when placed in the typing position – no Bluetooth® pairing needed. And because the keyboard is powered by the iPad Pro, you never have to think about charging your keyboard again.

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case is built for productivity. The keyboard features full size 19 mm keys, adjustable backlighting and an intuitive layout, helping you take full advantage of the iPad Pro’s expansive workspace and new iOS® 9 features. The iOS shortcut keys also put the power of your favorite apps at your fingertips – you can activate search and media controls without ever leaving the keyboard. The case provides two viewing angles, so you can make the most of the iPad Pro’s big, beautiful screen whether you’re posting an update, watching videos, or using the Apple Pencil to take notes.

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System Requirements

  • iPad Pro

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 315 mm x 230 mm x 19.9 mm
  • Weight: 725g
  • MFi Certified: Passes rigorous testing with Apple to work perfectly with the iPad Pro

Warranty

  • 1 year limited hardware warranty

Shipping

  • End November 2015

Colour and Availability

  • All Logitech Authorized Stores – Black
  • Apple Online Store – Black, Blue and Red

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case will be available for a suggested retail price of S$249.00.

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of Logitech and SPRG *

Latest News on your wrist with NewsLoop for Apple Watch

Apple’s latest and newest product, the Apple Watch has recently arrived in Singapore. The Apple Watch has attracted quite a bit of attention and fanfare worldwide and now it’s available in Singapore. Singtel announced a few days ago, on 26th June, for their support and customisation for the Apple Watch with the popular news app for local news and lifestyle content, the NewsLoop, customised for the Apple Watch.

Let me share with you more information on the NewsLoop app for Apple Watch from the press release –

With over 2.2 million downloads, over 600 publishers and 30 content categories, NewsLoop is the highest rated news app on Singapore’s Apple App Store and Google Play. It was named “one of Singapore’s essential apps” by Stuff magazine in 2014, and ranked “one of the world’s best apps” by HardwareMag in the same year.

Synced with the iPhone and designed for the wearable’s user interface, NewsLoop now incorporates quintessential Apple Watch features such as Glances, actionable notifications and Handoff to offer users a highly customised and convenient multi-device app experience. Users can keep track of top stories, receive breaking news notifications and key images of top articles and save them to read later on their iPhone. The NewsLoop for Apple Watch app can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store.

Featuring a newly revamped iPhone and iPad user interface, NewsLoop now showcases a sleeker Dashboard with one-touch access to “Add/Manage Categories”, a more visually appealing grid-style “Categories” layout and a “Do Not Disturb” setting to manage news alerts.

Curating content customised on users’ preferences, NewsLoop presents the latest in local and international news and a myriad of top trending lifestyle topics ranging from luxury, health, beauty, to sports news and tech news. Users can choose what matters most to them and personalise their NewsLoop experience with news they can use from respected sources such as Channel NewsAsia, BBC, New York Times, ESPN, CNET Asia and MTV.

* Information Courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications *