Teach a Technophobe – Challenge #1

My first challenge of the Teach a Technophobe has arrived on Friday. I choose my mom (Jas Ngan) for the challenge as she requires email access on the go pretty often as she is a businesswoman. I am using the very excellent free Symbian application called Best Screen Snap to capture a screenshot on the E75 and I tied the shortcut key to the camera shutter button.

I guided her throughout the setting up of the email and she managed to set up her email on the E75 within 15 minutes. It is slightly more complicated than setting up a Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo Mail account on it as we need the incoming and outgoing mail server address.

Challenge #1
Challenge #1

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SingTel iPhone 3GS Launch Event

I was there last year at the Singtel iPhone 3G Launch queuing up for the iPhone 3G as a normal consumer. This year I was also there, but with a media pass. I was there pretty early at about 1.30pm because I have to go to Funan to run some errands. The media event started at about 3.30pm. We are brought around the Comcenter by Yuen Kuan Moon, the EVP of Consumer from Singtel. He explains to us the various part of the queue structure and how the customers will move about when queuing. Apart from that, Singtel announced a new service called Mio TV on Mobile. Customers can get to stream live tv stream from Channel 8, Channel News Asia, Bloomberg and a few others. It is not an iPhone App, but rather the streaming is done in Safari itself. It is pretty impressive as the quality is watchable and it doesn’t lag.

According to Kuan Moon, this year the response was much better than last year. He did not give an exact figure but he says in thousands. Last year the launch of iPhone 3G is basically register of interest and user still have to queue up. But this year, Singtel did a pre-order and require the customers to make a deposit of S$50 before queuing. There is also a separate queue for walk-in customers which closes at about 9pm due to the overwhelming response on the pre-order queue.

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Command & Conquer 4 Announced

Command & Conquer 4 has been announced by EA and it will ship sometime next year.

Behold disciples of Nod, the end is soon upon us. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that, after almost 15 years and 30 million games sold, EALA is bringing the award-winning Tiberium series to an epic conclusion with Command & Conquer 4. Shipping in 2010, Command & Conquer 4 will introduce a multitude of innovations to the to the classic fast and fluid Command & Conquer gameplay while retaining the core compulsions that fans have come to love over the series’ history. Introducing new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and persistent player progression throughout all game modes, Command & Conquer 4 offers players new, innovative and compelling strategic depth.

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Tampines 1’s SWOP Party For Charity

Tampines 1 will celebrate its official opening ceremony next week on the Friday, 17th July 2009 and on the Saturday, 18th July 2009, there will be a SWOP party at its Roof Garden.

The SWOP Party helps encourage recycling where anyone can come by to exchange their clothes and accessories with others. Highlights of the SWOP Party include donations from popular fashion brands like Adidas, Diva, Dorothy Perkins, Esprit, G2000, Springfield, and Topshop, free flow of ice-cream for participants, and live DJ music. Additionally, there will be a SWOP-me Cosy corner, to keep accompanying partners who are there to support their friend/ spouses entertained.

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Google Chrome OS

Google announces Google Chrome OS! But it would not be out till the 2nd half of next year. Looks like it will give Microsoft a run for its money for its Windows 7 Starter Edition targeting at netbooks.

Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.

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SingTel Launches iPhone 3GS On 10th July 2009

Singtel will be launching the new iPhone 3GS on Friday, 10th July 2009. Hopefully it will NOT be during office hour.

IPHONE: You have a date next Friday 10 July with your new iPhone 3GS – keep it free! We will email you early next week with launch event details, prices and upgrade options. Have a good weekend and see u next Friday! It’s going to be huge!

Received this SMS From Singtel

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