2012: A Year In Brief

December 31, 2012 0

2012 has come and gone. I usually don’t look back intentionally to count my achievements. In fact, I have forgotten a lot of my life’s events since birth, except for a few significant (and oddly random) ones. All I know is that, what happened in…

With Windows 8 launch supporting touch interaction comes hoards of new computer models with innovative designs to cater for consumers with different needs. One of them is the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13, a 13.3-inch ultrabook that literally bends over backwards to offer multiple ways of…

We all heard of “AllShare”, a system created by Samsung to allow wireless sharing of content across devices, from TV to smartphones to tablets and even cameras. Ever since the first Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung has made it possible to transmit your phone display onto…

Samsung NX1000, 16mm, F2.4, 1/30s, ISO 800 With year end comes Christmas lightings, and one of the ways to capture the Christmas spirit – literally – is to roam the shopping belt of Orchard Road where the decoration lights glisten. If you carry a consumer…

The Sony MDR-1R has been aggressively compared to the MDR-Z1000. Since I have the Z1000, I asked Sony to pass me a review unit of the MDR-1R and listened for myself. And after several rounds of comparison, it is hard for me to clearly name…

Asus VivoTab RT: Review

December 10, 2012 0

The VivoTab RT (TF600T) is a lightweight tablet running on the latest Windows RT. Its hardware spec is similar to its Android-based Transformer series. – NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3GHz processor – 2GB RAM – 32GB user memory – 10.1″ Super IPS+ Display, 1366×768 –…

If you are looking for apps to access your smartphones via computers, TeamViewer has released one. The free app TeamViewer QuickSupport for Samsung smartphones and tablets enables you to remotely control these devices. The app supports Samsung phones and tablets with original firmware and Android operating…

When I reviewed the first Galaxy Note last year and compared with the Galaxy S2, I felt that while it has its merits from the size perspective, its feature set wasn’t that enticing for me to switch to a larger device. This time round, the Samsung…

Asus PadFone 2, the highly anticipated phone-and-tablet Android device, will commence selling in Singapore from 22 Nov 2012. Pre-orders start tomorrow at Asus Singapore Facebook page and StarHub page. Retail prices before telco subsidy: PadFone 2 + Station: S$1099 (32GB), S$1239 (64GB) PadFone 2: S$848…

The ET2701 features built in SonicMaster technology optimized by audio experts — it features a finely-tuned digital signal processor that produces every note in pristine clarity with near-zero distortion. Also onboard is DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC™ ll audio technology, which delivers the most realistic, three-dimensional…

Whenever Google launches a new Android version, they would showcase with a new device. For Jelly Bean, it is the Google Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus. The Nexus 7 showcases the Android 4.1’s improved features to support small tablets. Specs: – Android 4.1 (upgradable to…

I have to admit: I am a Nikon DSLR user and lover. Having used the brand for decades, I am accustomed to the handling and the interface. Putting my film SLR usage history aside, my first digital SLR was the Nikon D60, then D200, then…

As part of the invite to the Microsoft Windows 8 launch yesterday at the Esplanade Roof Terrace Singapore, I received a version upgrade DVD (VUP) of the next-generation operating system. Upgrade Me? While I am extremely excited to embrace the new Windows experience, I have…

ASUS has probably broken the record with the most number of Window 8 devices announced in a single launch event. Here’s a breakdown: Gaming Desktop PC Delivering the highest specs for the most demanding user. ASUS ROG TYTAN CG8480 The ROG TYTAN CG8480 Desktop PC…

The Nikon Coolpix S800c is an Android-powered compact camera that treads on the 2 worlds: the compact camera realm and the Android device domain. The great part is that the camera handles both aspects pretty well. While it is not a fantastic camera nor a…

The Sigma DP2M is a niche-market camera built with the sole purpose of capturing the best quality image per pixel using its Foveon X3 sensor which I have shared in my previous blog post. It is a rather highly-acclaimed camera, and several photographic websites have made…

This is a prelude article to my upcoming review on Sigma DP2 Merrill compact camera. When I received the Sigma DP2 Merrill compact camera, I wondered how I should approach my review. The Sigma DP2M, like many of its sibling models, is a very niche-market…

The great thing about Microsoft Windows 8 OS launch is the overwhelming volume of computing products that every manufacturers are pushing out these few months, and in my opinion, has leveled the playing field. Since the operating system is identical, each brand has to innovate…

In my previous post, I shared with you how I managed to connect my own better-performing wireless router to the StarHub-issued Home Gateway router for WiFi home networking access. Now I have another situation: my Fibre Terminating Point (TP) is in my living room, and…