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Microsoft Wedge Keyboard - It comes with a stand.

Review: Microsoft Wedge Bluetooth Keyboard

[caption id="attachment_2598" align="aligncenter" width="603"] Microsoft Wedge Keyboard - It comes with a stand.[/caption] Bluetooth keyboards come in all shapes and sizes. Such keyboards used to be a niche product. However, ever since the rise of

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Encryption: Essential yet underused.

Bitlocker: Your Drive is Worth Encrypting

[caption id="attachment_2556" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Encryption: Essential yet underused.[/caption] Bitlocker has been a feature of Windows since the Vista days. It shipped pretty fully featured and has gone from strength to strength. Now that almost all

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Built for Windows 8: Logitech T650 Wireless Touchpad

Review: Logitech T650 Wireless Touchpad

[caption id="attachment_2479" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Built for Windows 8: Logitech T650 Wireless Touchpad[/caption] I was fortunate to be gifted a touchpad built primarily for the launch of Windows 8. Logitech's T650 is considered to be one

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The Traditional Start Menu: How to find everything in Windows 8

Finding Your Way In Windows 8

Windows 8 removes the traditional start menu and replaces it with a Start Screen. At first glance, doesn't look as robust as the original Start Menu. However, the new Start Screen actually allows both flexibility

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Google's & Microsoft's Phone Announcements Wrapped Up 2012 for Mobile OSes.

Completing 2012: Android 4.2 and Windows Phone 8

[caption id="attachment_2347" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Google's & Microsoft's Phone Announcements Wrapped Up 2012 for Mobile OSes.[/caption] Android 4.2 was launched on the same day as Windows Phone 8. These announcements concluded 2012 for mobile operating systems.

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Windows 8: Microsoft's Goes All In

Windows 8: A Detailed Review

[caption id="attachment_2325" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Windows 8: Microsoft Goes All In[/caption] It is not easy to cover Windows 8 within a post but I will attempt to do so here. This review will look at Windows

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US$39.99 buys you a full legit copy of Windows 8 Pro

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Experience

[caption id="attachment_2233" align="aligncenter" width="615"] US$39.99 buys you a full legit copy of Windows 8 Pro[/caption] Microsoft launched the US$39.99 upgrade offer to allow home users to upgrade from any versions of XP, Vista and 7

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The iPad Mini will shake up the consumer tablet market.

iPad Mini: Sweet Spot Challenges Google & Apple

[caption id="attachment_2208" align="aligncenter" width="615"] The iPad Mini will shake up the consumer tablet market.[/caption] The key takeaway from Apple's event was the iPad Mini. The interesting part of the Mini's launch was its size and

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RT or 8? Microsoft has not been upfront on the differences and it is hard to tell visually.

Read Before Buying: Windows RT vs. Windows 8

[caption id="attachment_2155" align="aligncenter" width="615"] RT or 8? Microsoft has not been upfront on the differences and it is hard to tell visually.[/caption] Microsoft has not been very upfront in explaining the differences between Windows RT

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Tanking: Traditional desktops and laptops, both Windows and Macs, are failing to hit sales targets.

Common Sense, Future Tense: PC Sales Crawl

[caption id="attachment_2065" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tanking: Traditional desktops and laptops, both Windows and Macs, are failing to hit sales targets.[/caption] Personal computer sales are limping along. These include both Windows and Macs. Manufacturers affected range from

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Digitalized: 425 CDs and more than half a month of continual playback

Media Digitalization: Converting 425 CDs to FLAC

With cheap storage available, it is almost a no brainer to digitalize important documents and media. My family has an extensive CD collection most due to my dad's keen interest in music. My dad is

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Amy Cheong: What Was She Thinking?

What Amy Cheong Taught Us About Ourselves

I woke to news that Amy Cheong launched an angry tirade against a Malay wedding. Her foul mouthed comments roped in the entire Malay population in Singapore. Needless to say, she received a near instant termination from

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SamKnows

SamKnows: Putting SingNet to the Test

SamKnows is an organization that works with consumers, academics, governments and industry leaders on measuring internet connection quality. They extended their reach to Singapore a month ago and I signed up to put my 15mbps

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Opportunity Lost: Adobe's Creative Suite is one of the most pirated pieces of software.

Profits, Not Piracy: Reducing Barriers to Revenue

Piracy is illegal but I'm willing to bet you've done it before. Music piracy was all rage during the IRC, Napster and KaZaA days. Then software piracy took over with shady shops in Sim Lim

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The armband and simple Creative earphones.

Equipment for Continued Weight Loss

In my last post, I lost 7kg and had an enforced 3 weeks break due to a nasty shin splint. I'm back running again and have taken the weight loss tally to 12kg. Based on

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I turned my new iPhone 5 into something more practical

iPhone 5 Resale Experience: Exploiting Shortages

Within 4 hours, I queued, received, sold and banked $1,240 from the sale of Apple's new flagship - its iPhone 5. The following account is an experience that I hope people in the market hoping

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Chrome started its version-less model from the beginning

Subscriptions: The Death of Version Numbers

Geeks love updates. Mainstream users and enterprise technicians hate it. It is no surprise that we have been and will continue to move head first into digital world without version numbers and visible updates. The

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The iPhone 5 launch turned into an iPhone + iPod event

A Post-Jobs Apple – Meandering Directions

There's nothing much to write about the iPhone 5. Every rumor was correct and there were no surprises. It is hard to find anything that the iPhone 5 can do that current phones can't. What

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Sony - Sharp, clean and high contrast.

The 3 Technological Giants in Product Design

With the court rooms often filled with design based technology patents, it seems to be a good time to break down where the main schools of design are and how technology has made way for

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Securing the Digital You

Online Security: Common Sense & You

After Mat Honan's epic hacking thanks to ridiculously insufficient security measures from Apple and Amazon, a few security matters must be mentioned. These are not the usual online advice you can pick out from an

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My Dell 1457 is up and running again.

Service Experience – Dell Laptop Studio 1457

I repair my own PCs. But in the case of a laptop, you just can't get replacement parts on your own. My laptop was serviced today and here's how things went under Dell's On-Site Service

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