Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Earbuds Review

The Jabra Sport Coach is retailing in Singapore for S$248 and is available in three colors, Blue, Red and Yellow. It is sort of the younger sibling of the Jabra Sport Pulse (S$298) which I reviewed back in May 2015.

Jabra Sport Coach - Box Front
Jabra Sport Coach – Box Front

Jabra Sport Coach - Box Back
Jabra Sport Coach – Box Back

Jabra Sport Coach - Box
Jabra Sport Coach – Box

Jabra Sport Coach - Box Open
Jabra Sport Coach – Box Open

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Google’s New Logo

· · · Software

Google unveiled it’s biggest change to it’s logo for the first time in 16 years! The design is flatter and the font used is now Sans-Serif. I think the logo now looks younger, brighter and more cheerful.

Google New Logo
Google New Logo

The blue “g” logo has also been replaced with a four-color “G” to match the new logo.

Google New Logo - G
Google New Logo – G

Google New Logo - Animated
Google New Logo – Animated

You can read about how Google designed the new logo from Google’s Design Blog Post entitled, Evolving the Google Identity.

Today we’re introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens. As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs (such as tap, type and talk).

It doesn’t simply tell you that you’re using Google, but also shows you how Google is working for you. For example, new elements like a colorful Google mic help you identify and interact with Google whether you’re talking, tapping or typing. Meanwhile, we’re bidding adieu to the little blue “g” icon and replacing it with a four-color “G” that matches the logo.

Source: Google’s look, evolved

Algolia Search

· · · Site

Algolia is a French startup that provides hosted cloud search as a service with lots of developer-friendly API.

Integration is really easy regardless of what language you are using. They have 11 API clients and 4 mobile SDKs, including a WordPress plugin if you are using WordPress.

I came to know of Algolia when I was searching for a replacement to Google Custom Search for Tech in Asia as both Algolia and Tech in Asia are part of Y Combinator.

What I like about Algolia is the speed, ease of integration with PHP/JS and the nice dashboard. Not forgetting the price is pretty reasonable as well starting from US$49/month (S$69/month).

Algolia Dashboard
Algolia Dashboard

Algolia Indices
Algolia Indices

Algolia also has free plans for community projects but the quota is a little low: 1,000 records and 50,000 operations per month.

They do offer higher quotas to selected open source and nonprofit projects and since I created a lot of WordPress plugins, I tried my luck to see if I qualify for it. After dropping them an email, I was pleasantly surprise that I am qualified.

I immediately switched over my custom search engine based on slightly complex MySQL queries to Algolia.

Algolia does query highlighting, so you do not need to perform Regular Expression (Regex) on your content to highlight the search query. You can specify the HTML class and element for Algolia to use to highlight the search query and you just have to style it on your own CSS file.

Algolia also does snippet results and you can specify how many words to return before and after the search keyword because you do not want to display a long wall of text in search results.

You can give it a try here lesterchan.net/site/search/ or the search box above.

lesterchan.net - Algolia Search - Search Box
lesterchan.net – Algolia Search – Search Box

lesterchan.net - Algolia Search - Search Page
lesterchan.net – Algolia Search – Search Page

Acronis True Image Cloud & True Image 2016

· · · Software

Acronis True Image Cloud
Acronis True Image Unlimited is now known as Acronis True Image Cloud and it now supports multiple devices and mobile devices. This means you can backup your Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows devices using the Acronis True Image App on the respective platforms.

  • Protect all devices – PCs, Macs and newly expanded support for Android, iPhone, and iPad devices, and Windows tablets, extends protection to the world’s most popular computers, laptops, and mobile devices in use today.
  • Manage multiple device backups in one place – new online dashboard is an easy-to-use management console that allows a single user to manage the backup and recovery of multiple devices from one place – with the ability to access it from any device and location via a web browser.
  • Store and archive data in the cloud– unlimited cloud space and the new personal archiving capability for moving large and rarely used files to the secure Acronis Cloud makes sure that users never run out of storage, while freeing-up hard drives to keep computers running smoothly. Users can access and view archived files from any device and can archive data by type and size.

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Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh

· · · Battery & Power

Received the Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh as a door gift when I went to Cooler Master Make It Yours Seminar two weeks ago.

The Power Fort is Cooler Master’s series of power banks. I didn’t even know they do power banks.

However, I think the Power Fort series is being discontinued as I cannot find it on the Cooler Master’s product page. I basically have to Google for “Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh” to get to the direct page of the product.

The Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh measures 70.8 x 48.8 x 23.4 (mm) and weighs 120g. It has a built-in LED Flashlight and only one USB port which outputs 1A.

Similar to all Xiaomi Power Banks, it has over-charge, over-discharge, over-current, over-temperature and short-circuit protection.

Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh - Box Front
Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh – Box Front

Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh - Box Back
Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh – Box Back

Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh - Box
Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh – Box

Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh - Box Contents
Cooler Master Power Fort 6,000mAh – Box Contents

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