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  • Mohd Hisham 10:17 am on February 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ian kittichai, , michel roux, , natgeo, ross lusted, sharone hakman   

    [Sponsored Video] MasterChef US Season 1 Top 10 Sharone Hakman Talks to Chef Michel Roux, Chef Ross Lusted and Chef Ian Kittichai on NatGeo People 

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  • Mohd Hisham 7:36 pm on February 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: d-link, D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender, dlink, , powerline, range extended,   

    Review: D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender 

    D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender

    Most homes these days are equipped with wireless routers for internet access. It provides the unplugged, untethered experience, to watch videos and to shop online. In highrise buildings like those in the Singapore heartland, concrete walls often become a cause of great discontent, as it cuts away precious bandwidth and network fidelity. Many solutions are available on the market and I have written about wireless extenders and powerline adapters.

    I recently checked out the D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender. The user interface for this, surpassed all the previous wireless extenders that I have tested. More details after the technical specifications.

    Technical Specifications

    Device Interfaces
    802.11ac/n/g/b/a wireless LAN
    WPS button
    Reset button
    LEDs
    Status/WPS
    Standards
    IEEE 802.11ac (draft)
    IEEE 802.11n
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.11b
    IEEE 802.11a
    Physical
    Dimensions
    92 x 58 x 34.2 mm (3.62 x 2.28 x 1.35 inches)
    Antennas
    Two internal antennas
    Plug Type
    Region dependent
    Functionality
    Wireless Security
    Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)
    WEP 64/128-bit encryption
    WPS (PBC)
    Weight
    104 grams (3.67 ounces)
    Advanced Features
    D-Link One-Touch Extender Setup
    Device Management
    Supports QRS Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android mobile devices
    Web UI
    Power
    Input: 110 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    Temperature
    Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
    Storage: -20 to 65 °C (-4 to 149 °F)
    Humidity
    Operating: 10% to 90% non-condensing
    Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing
    Certifications
    FCC
    IC
    CE
    C-Tick
    EMI/EMC
    UL
    Wi-Fi Certified

    The initial setup was the easiest and most convenient way to install. It offers a custom SSID and you can then link two separate SSID or even merged with your existing wireless network. This portion, may be the same for most range extenders, with the exception of one particular highlight. Accessing the D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender, can be easily done via the custom SSID, instead of resetting the range extended back to factory default, if you ever have a need to access the settings, or move it to another location which has a different network. Once you installed the range extender, it is a plug and forget.

    For the most part, you won’t even know which network your computer is running on, and that is the beauty of seamless connectivity. All you care about is that live stream of Liverpool defeating Manchester United won’t be affected. How the technology work, shouldn’t be a concern for you.

    Having used this, and checking with the folks at home, they have come to a mutual acceptance that using the D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender, is one of the easier way to connect everyone in my residence. Check out an old image I did of the installation of the network infrastructure for my house. You can zoom in at where the bedrooms are located. Those are easily the major blind spot for the wireless router which is situated in the living room.

    Residential Network Infrastructure

    If you notice the small red triangle, that is the current location for the network router. Please ignore the ellipses as that was designed for an older wireless router; which still failed to cover the bedrooms. I placed the D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender in the Study room. The D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender has access to enough bandwidth to extend and amplify the network to the bedrooms without much latency. Being able to watch videos before sleeping is certainly a good testament to the strength of the D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender.

    The D-Link DAP-1520 AC750 Dual-Band Range Extender is available at the recommended retail price of S$69.99 and it comes with a limited one-year warranty as well.

     
  • Mohd Hisham 1:32 pm on January 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , revo   

    Review: Jabra Revo Wireless Headphone 

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    Technical Specifications

    Accessories
    • Protective Bag
    • 2.5mm Braided Audio Cable
    • Braided USB Cable
    App
    • Jabra Sound – The Jabra Sound app is the music that adds full Dolby sound to music – your playlists as well as your YouTube streaming content
    Connectivity
    • Wireless Technology: Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth version: 3.0
    • AVRCP: Yes
    • NFC Near Field Communications – Perimeter Pairing: Yes
    • Music: Yes – Device can stream music from a source such as a smartphone, Bluetooth-enabled laptop, tablet or MP3 player.
    Speakers
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
    • Impedance: 32 Ohms
    Battery & Power
    • Talk Time: Up to 12 hours
    • Standby Time: Yo to 240 hours
    • USB Charging: Yes
    Weight
    • 8.4 oz or 240.12 gm

    When I tried the Jabra Revo Wireless Headphone, I was amazed by the range of audio it can handle. I will give my assessment based on songs, so you can make your own comparisons too.

    All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor 3 minutes 9 seconds The sounds coming from the double bass is pretty clear. One of the things I was keen to check out is how low in terms of frequencies, that the Revo Wireless is able to reproduce.
    Journey To The Island (Jurassic Park/Soundtrack Version) – John Williams 8 minutes 53 seconds One of the ultimate test for a headphone for me, is how it handles classical instruments with very varied range. The entire soundtrack for Jurassic Park was reproduced very well, from the treble of the triangle to sudden introduction of the bass, snare drums and concert toms. A moment to savour.
    Carmen Suite No. 2. Marches Des Contrebandiers – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1 minute 53 seconds One of the most recognizable tunes. Although this is a short piece, the headphone handled the switch from low pitch to high pitch very well, as can be heard toward the end of the song.
    Beg For It – Iggy Azalea, MO 2 minutes 58 seconds From pop to classical to hiphop, the Revo Wireless handled the songs very well. No doubt that, this song is mostly electronically produced, there are very clear highlights for the vocal range – the very reason I chose this track. So, if you are to listen to a podcast for instance, there will not be any muffled track.

    The Jabra Revo Wireless Headphone is available for retail at the recommended retail price of US$ 199 or SG $ 248 at your nearest electronic, IT and audio retail chains.

    For more details, check out http://www.jabra.sg/products/bluetooth/jabra_revo_wireless/jabra_revo_wireless 

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  • Mohd Hisham 12:12 am on January 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , bmw, ford, i8, motorshow, mustang, p1800, , toyota, volvo, x6   

    Singapore Motorshow 2015 Opens 

    It was my first time visiting the Singapore Motorshow 2015. I had no prior knowledge of what to expect. I certainly enjoyed looking at the cars on display. Check out the images below the necessary information you may need.

    16 Jan 2015 Friday (Open to Public) 1130 – 2200hrs S$6
    17 Jan 2015 Saturday (Open to Public) 1030 – 2200hrs S$6
    18 Jan 2015 Sunday (Open to Public) 1030 – 2000hrs S$6
    • $6 tickets purchased are valid for single entry on any day, from 5pm on 15 Jan till end of the Motorshow on 18 Jan 2015.
    • Ticket sales only available at the concourse of Suntec Singapore Level 3.
    • Opening hours of Ticketing Booths will follow that of the show hours and end 1 hour before closing.
    • FREE Admission: Persons < 1.2m
    • Singapore Motorshow 2015 is on Level 4 of Suntec Singapore.
    • No ticket sales available on this floor.
    • More details on http://www.motorshow.com.sg/2015/home/

    If you have nothing to do this weekend, head on down to the Singapore Motorshow 2015 with your friends and family – plus your camera. Catch the stunt actions by Russ Swift, which will be available at regular intervals.

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  • Mohd Hisham 2:10 pm on January 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chat, google hangout, microsoft office, skype   

    Collaborate on Your Microsoft Office Documents Better with Skype 

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    If you have used a Google Docs, Spreadsheet or Slide, you will have noticed a small arrow that reveal a chat box, for you to chat with anyone who is presently viewing the document you are in. Skype (a division of Microsoft), has unveiled a similar feature, for anyone who works on their Microsoft office Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.

    Skype describe this inclusion as a way to “Speed up and simplify document editing with quick Skype group chats instead of long e-mail threads.”

    Read more on this new feature on the Skype blog.

     
  • Mohd Hisham 8:03 pm on December 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Sponsored Video: Singapore – PIXMA – Meet the PROs – In Singapore with Olivia (PRO-10) 

    Catered to professional photographers and serious amateurs, the Canon PIXMA PRO series produces professional quality prints with vivid color reproduction.

    For more videos, check out their YouTube Channel.

    You can also check out their Facebook Page.

     
  • Mohd Hisham 7:17 am on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: gowireless,   

    Jabra Enjoins You to Its Year-End Deals 

    From top, in clockwise. Jabra Stealth, Jabra Step Wireless Earbuds & Jabra Halo2 Headphone

    From top, in clockwise. Jabra Stealth, Jabra Step Wireless Earbuds & Jabra Halo2 Headphone

    Jabra invites you to its year end sale with fantastic deals. Check out the press release below for more information.

     
  • Mohd Hisham 8:08 pm on December 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , blackberry classic, , ,   

    BlackBerry Launches the Classic in Singapore 

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    BlackBerry launch their latest smart device, the BlackBerry Classic in Singapore today. This BlackBery Classic takes loyal fan back to the days when the BlackBerry Bold 9900 rules the world of smart devices. From the President of the largest democracy in the world, to leading CEOs & CTOs of many corporations, to the mobile warriors, celebrities, the day traders and even the soccer mom & dads, the BlackBerry Classic hold sway with their appeal of the familiarity.

    Although familiar in appearance, BlackBerry Classic upgrades the BlackBerry® Bold 9900 experience with:

    • Three times faster browser
    • 60 percent more screen space
    • 50 percent longer battery life
    • Greater variety of applications through BlackBerry World and the Amazon Appstore

     

    Top features of the BlackBerry Classic that drive productivity, communications and collaboration include:

    • BlackBerry® Keyboard & Trackpad – The QWERTY keyboard has stood the test of time as the iconic BlackBerry feature that users know and trust. Crafted for optimal speed and accuracy, the BlackBerry Classic’s QWERTY keyboard gives users the control and confidence to communicate quickly and clearly using one hand with a trackpad and classic navigation keys.
    • BlackBerry® Browser – The BlackBerry 10 web browser is amazingly fast and astoundingly beautiful. That’s why HTML5TEST.com rates it amongst the top mobile browsers for web fidelity. Access your favorite online content as it was meant to be seen, faster than ever before and with unlimited browser tabs.
    • Screen & Battery – The BlackBerry Classic offers a form factor optimized for power communicators with a 3.5-inch touch screen display, 294 dpi HD resolution and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for greater durability. The BlackBerry Classic also offers a large battery capacity and state-of-the-art battery optimization software. With up to 22 hours of battery power, you can be confident that BlackBerry Classic will be ready to deliver results when you need it.

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    In 1998, BlackBerry launched a wireless handheld called the RIM 950. That launch forged a relationship with the various telecom carriers, software developers and hardware manufacturers. It handled e-mail, contacts and featured the QWERTY keyboard that set the usage precedent to-date.

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    The BlackBerry Classic is available in Singapore at the recommended retail price of S$598.00. Included below are the links to the various telco for their ongoing promotions with BlackBerry Classic.

    Check out the images below the technical specifications for a comparison with the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and all other related images.

    Technical Specifications:

    Size

    • Height 131 mm / 5.16 in
    • Width 72.4 mm / 2.85 in
    • Depth 10.2 mm / 0.40 in

    Weight

    • 178g / 6.28 oz

    Navigation

    • QWERTY keypad, Capacitive touch screen with intuitive gestures, optical trackpad and classic navigation keys

    Keyboard

    • 35 key backlit physical keyboard

    Dedicated keys

    • Front: Send, End (Power), Menu, Escape
    • Top: Lock/Power (On/Off)
    • Side: Volume Up/Down, Mute

    Resolution

    • 294 PPI
    • 720 x 720 resolution
    • 24-bit colour depth

    Screen size

    • 3.5″ diagonal
    • 1:1 aspect ratio

    Operating system

    • BlackBerry 10 OS

    Desktop software

    • BlackBerry® Blend software to bring the power of your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet
    • BlackBerry® Link software for your computer to enable synchronisation of data and media

    Processor

    • Qualcomm MSM 8960 1.5GHz

    Memory

    • 2 GB RAM
    • 16 GB Flash

    Expandable memory

    • Expandable memory via hot-swappable MicroSD memory card (up to 128GB)

    USB Ports

    • Micro USB 2.0 high speed port—allows charging and data synchronisation of the device with a USB cable
    • Physical Video out via SlimPort®

    Battery

    • Up to 22 hours mixed battery life1
    • 2515 mAh (minimum) non-removable Lithium Ion battery

    Battery Life1

    • Up to 17.2 hours GSM talk time
    • Up to 15.2 days GSM standby time
    • Up to 11.7 hours UMTS talk time
    • Up to 14.5 days UMTS standby time
    • Up to 70 hours audio playback
    • Up to 13.7 hours video playback

    Rear camera

    • 8 megapixel auto-focus camera
    • Backside Illumination
    • Flash, continuous and touch to focus
    • Image and video stabilization
    • 5 element F2.2 lens
    • 5x digital zoom
    • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
    • 2DOF video stabilization

    Front camera

    • 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera
    • 720p HD video recording
    • 3x digital zoom

    Image formats

    • BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, SGI, SVG, TSG, TIF, WBMP

    Audio & video formats

    • AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, 3GP, 3GP2, ASF, AVI, F4V, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV

    Audio & video encoding/decoding

    • H.264, MPEG-3, H.263, AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA 9/10, VC-1, VP6, PCM, LPCM, MPEG-2, FLAC, GSM, Vorbis, QCELP, MJPEG

    Pre-loaded apps

    • Multimedia: Music, Videos, Pictures, Camera, Picture Editor, Story Maker
    • Productivity: BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Assistant, Calendar, Contacts, Browser, Text Messaging, Clock, Calculator, Documents To Go, File Manager, Box, Dropbox, Adobe Reader, Remember (memos/tasks combo), Evernote, BlackBerry Blend, Password Keeper
    • Other: Phone, BBM, BlackBerry World, Amazon Appstore, Facebook**, Twitter**, LinkedIn**, Foursquare, YouTube, Weather, Maps/Navigation, Smart Tags (NFC), Compass, Setup, Settings, Help, Tutorials

    Password protection, screen lock, and sleep mode

    Network bands

    • Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia
    • LTE : 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 (2100/1900/1800/850/2600/900/800 MHz) – Cat 3
    • HSPA+ : 1, 2, 5/6, 8 (2100/1900/850/900 MHz)-DC 42Mb DL(Cat 24), 5.76 Mb UL(Cat6)
    • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    • Canada, Latin America, United States (LTE/HSPA+)
    • LTE : 1, 2/25, 4, 5, 7, 13, 17 (2100/1900/AWS/850/2600/700/700 MHz) – Cat 3
    • HSPA+ : 1, 2, 4, 5/6 (2100/AWS/1900/850 MHz) – DC 42Mb DL (Cat 24), 5.76 Mb UL(Cat6)
    • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

    Wi-Fi®

    • 802.11 bgn 2.4GHz
    • 802.11 an 5GHz
    • 4G Mobile Hotspot
    • Miracast

    FM Radio

    • FM Radio receive (headset as antenna)

    GPS

    • Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS and GLONASS
    • Preloaded with BlackBerry® Maps Maps application
    • Support for User Plane and Control Plane A-GNSS

    Bluetooth®

    • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and EDR

    NFC

    • BlackBerry® Tag with NFC technology enables communication between BlackBerry smartphones and other NFC-enabled devices with a tap

    Advanced Sensors

    • Accelerometer
    • Magnetometer
    • Gyroscope
    • Proximity
    • Ambient light
    • Hall sensor

    Other Features

    • BlackBerry® Magnify, for customers with partial vision –
    • Face-to-face video chat with BBM Video
    • Voice Control for sending messages, placing calls, search and more
    • Adjustable screen brightness, scalable fonts
    • Teletypewriter (TTY) Suppor

     

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  • Mohd Hisham 6:54 pm on December 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: lta, taxi-taxi@sg   

    Tweet on LTA App As Seen on ChannelNewsAsia 

    So I was quoted for my tweet on LTA’s Taxi-Taxi@Sg app. You can view the video below.