Microsoft & Yahoo! Take On Google

Microsoft & Yahoo! Take On Google
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This news is a day late! Pardon me for that. Microsoft and Yahoo! has finally joined forces to take on Google after all the fiasco about Microsoft taking over Yahoo! which started last year.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. – 29 July, 2009 – Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide relationship sales force for both companies’ premium search advertisers.

Brother Charity Auction

Brother Charity Auction
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Another charity post to accumulate my good karma. Brother will have a charity auction this Friday, 31st July 2009 at the Brother Customer Service Centre located on Level 1, Gateway East, 152 Beach Road, Singapore 189721.

This charity Auction is to raise funds for Brother’s adopted charity organization: Asian Women Welfare Association (AWWA). The Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) is a registered voluntary welfare organization that has a membership body, its own constitution and by-laws. AWWA was established in 1970 and has been maintaining comprehensive programs that target children, youth, adults and families to empower them by maximizing their potential for independence. As a charitable organization they do not receive regular corporate support and hence Brother Singapore is the ‘pioneer’ of corporate participation in AWWA activities.

Windows 7 RTM

Windows 7 RTM
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Got this off my mailbox from Windows newsletter, Windows 7 has finally RTMed and it should hit our shelves on 22nd October 2009.

Announcing: Release to Manufacturing
It’s almost here! We’re very happy to tell you that we’ve hit the last big milestone on the way to Windows 7: Release to Manufacturing. We’re packaging copies and manufacturers are putting it on new PCs. On October 22, you’ll be able to get the final shipping product. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done; you helped make this an operating system we’re all going to enjoy.

Free Mattress For The Needy

Free Mattress For The Needy
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Before you read this post, I am not affiliated with Beds.sg, I am just doing my part in bringing awareness to this program for the needy and accumulating some good karma.

Many of us sleep with a thick and comfortable mattress when we get home after a tired day of work. However, there are many unprivileged people who do not even have a mattress to sleep on.

Leadtek PX9800GX2 RMA

Leadtek PX9800GX2 RMA
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My mom had help me Return merchandise authorization (RMA) my Leadtek PX9800GX2 at Ban Leong after it decided to give up on me last Sunday.

What happen was Li Xiang was using my desktop half-way and the screen started to show grey horizontals lines and then some purple squares and finally it got so lagged that the computer restarted by itself. Tried several times to revived it, plug it out, clean the connector, waited for a few hours and put it back in again. But still no go.

Nokia Ovi Store Showcase

Nokia Ovi Store Showcase
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Went to the Nokia Ovi Store Showcase at Ben & Jerry’s at The Cathay. I always like the fact that Nokia always try new places for their events. Anyway we can order anything on the menu we like in Ben & Jerry’s. Even the S$88 item which contains 20 scoop of ice cream! I only managed to eat 1 scoop and drink 1 cup of smoothies as I was pretty bloated.

The Nokia Ovi Store showcase was to give bloggers a brief on the Ovi Store. Ovi Store supports up to 75 devices (even those 3 years ago models) running S60 or S40 OSes. When you launch the Ovi Store, it will detect your device and will only show applications that are compatible with your devices.

Teach a Technophobe – Challenge #3

Teach a Technophobe – Challenge #3
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Challenge #3 from my Nokia’s Teach a Technophobe has arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Finally my dad was at home and hence he is able to received it on my behalf and hence I am able to complete this challenge earlier.

This challenge is slightly more complicated and even I myself have to figure it out for sometime before I can teach my mother. It involves sending a location using email on Nokia Ovi Maps as well as attaching a picture of my mom.