Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard is now available. You can get it at the Apple Singapore Store for S$48. Pre-ordered mine on the 26th August 2009 and received it yesterday, 28th August 2009, at about 10am, couriered by DHL.

One advantage living close to DHL’s Keppel’s Distribution Center is that my house will always be the first stop which means I always get it at 10am. Tested and proven by me many times. I even asked the courier guy from DHL and he says that my house will always be the first stop when they plan the route.

Apple’s Push Notification Is Godsend

Apple’s Push Notification Is Godsend
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I have been addicted to Apple’s Push Notification Service ever since I bought Prowl. There are endless possibilities on what you can do with Push Notifications.

The Apple Push Notification Service is a mobile service created by Apple Inc. that was released with iPhone OS 3.0 on the 17th June 2009. It uses push technology through a constantly-open IP connection to forward notifications from the servers of third party applications to the iPhone or iPod Touch; such notifications may include badges, sounds or custom text alerts.

Motorola SURFboard SB6210 Cable Modem

Motorola SURFboard SB6210 Cable Modem
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My Starhub MaxOnline Premium broadband plan has expired a few months back. Rather then waiting till December 2009 for promotion, I decided to renew and go for the Enjoy 30% OFF MaxOnline Ultimate promotion (till 31st December 2009). The usual price for MaxOnline Ultimate is S$124.12 per month but with this promotion, it is just S$86.88 per month. The contract length is standard 24 months. Thus I made a savings of S$2,978.88 – S$2,085.12 = S$893.76 which is the price of a cheap laptop or a high end netbook.

The freebies include the delicious Motorola SURFboard SB6120 and free 12 months subscription of Norton 360 All-In-One Security Package Version 3.

Nokia Booklet 3G Mini Laptop Announced

Nokia Booklet 3G Mini Laptop Announced
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Nokia has jumped onto the netbook bandwagon. I have no idea why it calls it a mini-laptop. For me, I classify all laptops that is powered by Atom processor a netbook. Initial specification looks delicious featuring 10″ glass screen, 3G connectivity, A-GPS and it only weights 1.25kg. To add, it is powered by Microsoft Windows.

Lets hope Singapore gets this!

Sushi Tei’s 15th Year Anniversary Menu

Sushi Tei’s 15th Year Anniversary Menu
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Sushi Tei will be celebrating it’s 15th birthday this coming September. As part of the celebration, Sushi Tei will be giving back to the community. It has created a “Sushi Tei Anniversary Menu” with five menu items where 100% of nett sales proceeds from the anniversary menu will be donated to charity. The adopted charities for Sushi Tei are Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) and Home Nursing Foundation (HNF). The proceeds will be split evenly and it hope to raise S$150,000 for the adopted charities.

In addition to commemorating the organization’s anniversary, Sushi Tei will open a new restaurant at City Square Mall this September. Further expansion plans for this year include moving Sushi Tei’s very first
restaurant from its original location at Holland Village to a larger premise in the same vicinity. The new Holland Village restaurant will combine contemporary elegance and intimate ambiance with an expanded
alfresco dining area.

Winners Of Wii Birthday Party Bash Giveaway

Winners Of Wii Birthday Party Bash Giveaway
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Here are 5 winners from last month’s Wii Birthday Party Bash Give Away.

Congratulations to all winners! You all should have already been contacted via email on how to collect your copy of Birthday Party Bash from Take 2 Asia office. If not, just drop me an email and I will hook you up.

Hong Kong Here I Come

Hong Kong Here I Come
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Singapore Airlines is having promotion right now! S$464 (nett) per pax for a round trip to Hong Kong. The sales period is from 31st July 2009 to 30th September 2009. The outbound travel period for the tickets is from 31st July 2009 to 30 September 2010.

We have booked our tickets. We will be leaving on Saturday, 19th December 2009 at 8:30am via SQ860 and coming back on the Sunday, 27th December 2009 at 5:20pm via SQ863.

Dell Vostro 220 Mini Tower Desktop

Dell Vostro 220 Mini Tower Desktop
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My mom ordered 4 Dell Vostro 220 Mini Tower Desktop computers for her company last week. This week, 3 units came on Tuesday and 1 unit came on Wednesday. I was there on Wednesday to help her setup the computers. I managed to setup everything for the 3 units that came on Tuesday. So happen when I wanted to setup the unit that came on Wednesday, there was a problem! The first time I switch on the PC, I got a BOSD after reading Dell’s EULA. After rebooting, it will load Windows XP and then hang at the “Pre-installing Factory Settings”. I tried like 10 times, all the same results. Ran the diagnostics CD that came with the PC as told by the Dell telephone support personnel, but I can’t seem to find any problem with the hardware like the HDD or the RAM. So I suspect it must be either the motherboard or the integrated graphics card as those are not tested in the diagnostics.

Dell’s engineer came down today and said there was a problem with the motherboard bios configuration and he changed the whole motherboard and now everything is fine.

Gmail With Push On iPhone Using Prowl And Your Own Webserver

Gmail With Push On iPhone Using Prowl And Your Own Webserver
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Before I start this tutorial, I would like to give full credits to crimsontwo from xSellize forums and joshua.menke from cocoaforge. I merely improve on crimsontwo’s work.

In the thread, Gmail + push on iPhone w/ Prowl on xSellize forums, crimsontwo gave instructions on how to run the Prowl python script on your iphone. The downside to it is that if your iPhone connection change from EDGE to 3G or 3G to Wifi or any vice versa, the script will be disconnected from Gmail. To solve this problem, he recommends you to upload the script to your own web server instead.