Singapore Mobile Operators Launch Donation Drive via SMS To Aid Japan Disaster Victims

Singapore Mobile Operators Launch Donation Drive via SMS To Aid Japan Disaster Victims
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Just sharing a good cause by our local telecos. All administration fees will be waived by them as well.

Singapore, 28 March 2011 – The three mobile network operators in Singapore – M1, SingTel and StarHub, and Ericsson’s global mobile commerce enabler IPX are pleased to announce that post-paid mobile customers in Singapore will be able to make a $5, $10 or $20 donation to aid victims of the Japan disaster by sending an SMS to the common short-code 78888. Donations will go towards the Singapore Red Cross Society’s relief efforts in Japan. This mobile donation campaign will continue for one month, starting from 6am on 28 March 2011 till midnight on 25 April 2011.

Site Response Time Optimization

Site Response Time Optimization
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Every since my WatchMouse Public Website Health Status was setup for this site on 17th March 2011, I have been getting “Performance issues” with a yellow icon besides it everyday.

That kinda irritated me. So on Saturday, 26th March 2011, I decided to optimize the site. I switched the home page to display 5 posts instead of the previous 10 posts so that it loads lesser stuff, but apparently it does not make a significant difference.

HP’s Everybody On

HP’s Everybody On
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Li Xiang and I was invited to the HP’s Everybody On Blogger event located at The Gallery in Hyatt Hotel on Tuesday where they showcase to us 5 new consumers products:

Everybody On is HP’s new marketing campaign. This new campaign is the next chapter of HP’s marketing vision, spanning music, fashion, community activism, business and is supported by an integrated marketing campaign featuring print, broadcast, online and social media, and builds on the highly acclaimed “The Computer is Personal Again” campaign.

Happy 27th Birthday To Me

Happy 27th Birthday To Me
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I am Twenty Seven today! Damn, looks like now I can be classified under late twenties!

Li Xiang got me there when she ordered 2 cakes from Pine Garden to be delivered to my office. I was shocked when I received the cake. My colleagues even lighted up the candle and sing a short verse of the birthday song, making it even more embarrassing! Suddenly the whole office knew my birthday!

Apple iPad 2 Available In Singapore In April 2011

Apple iPad 2 Available In Singapore In April 2011
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In the press release today to announce the availability of iPad 2 in 25 more countries this Friday, it also states that the iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea & Singapore in April 2011.

CUPERTINO, California – March 22, 2011 – Apple today announced that iPad 2, the second-generation of its third post-PC device, will go on sale in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store (www.apple.com) beginning at 1 a.m. Apple today also announced that all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.

LG Blogger Night – LG Optimus 2X & LG Optimus Black

LG Blogger Night – LG Optimus 2X & LG Optimus Black
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Went for LG Blogger Night on Thursday at Black Coffee Dessert Bar located in TripleOne Somerset where they show us the LG Optimus 2X & LG Optimus Black.

The main feature of the LG Optimus 2X is the dual core NVIDIA TEGRA 2 Processor running at 1GHz and the overall experience of the phone is indeed snappy. If a stock Android ROM instead, I am sure it will be even faster. I am not a fan of any manufacturer customizing their own Android UI. I just prefer the stock Android UI. Having said that, the LG Android UI do have some similarities with the Samsung TouchWhiz UI.