In case you haven’t been following me, I left migme (previously known as mig33) after 4 years and 7 months there. I went in as a Web Engineer and along the way I got promoted to Senior Web Engineer. It has been an awesome ride with my fellow colleagues in migme.
On the 27th August 2014, Dropbox announced that the Dropbox Pro plan now comes with 1TB (1,000 GB) of storage for US$9.99/month (S$13/month) or you can pay upfront for the year and that will cost you US$99/year (S$125/year).
Previously, US$9.90/month will only give you 100GB of storage, while 200GB will cost you US$19.99/month and 500GB will cost you US$49.99.
Some of you may recall that earlier this year I did a review on the Fitbit Flex. Just a quick recap, for those of you who don’t remember, the Fitbit Flex is a wireless activity tracker that allows the user to monitor and track all the fitness and lifestyle related metrics such as distance walked, distance ran, number of hours slept, calorie consumption, and calories burnt. It also comes with a silent wake alarm that gently vibrates to wake you at your desired time.
The Fitbit Flex is the fourth fitness band that I own. I was seeded with the Jawbone UP24 (S$249), bought the Jawbone UP (S$189.90) and Nike FuelBand (US$149 = S$190). Among the four fitness bands, the Fitbit Flex in my opinion is the best one of the lot as it offers many features, making it the most complete product of its kind. The Fitbit Flex is also extremely lightweight (13g) when compared to the Jawbone UP24 (~21g), Jawbone UP (23g) and the Nike FuelBand (32g).
Timbuk2 was having a 25% off all backpacks (including custom ones) and I could not resist the sale and hence I got myself a Custom Swig Laptop Backpack since I do not have one.
The original price was US$124 (S$144) and after 25% discount, it became US$93 (S$116). Shipping is additional US$35 (S$44) via UPS International Expedited. After everything the backpack cost about US$128 (S$160) which is still about S$40 cheaper than getting it from Timbuk2 Singapore Store.
The OPPO N1 Mini and OPPO Neo 5 was officially launched on the 16th August 2014. The OPPO N1 Mini will retail for S$549 (without contact) while the OPPO Neo 5 will retail for S$219 (without contact). You can get them from Singtel exclusive retailers, M1 exclusive distributor and authorised OPPO retailers.
OPPO N1 Mini
As smartphones continue to explore the notion of bigger screens, OPPO goes back to basics with its signature twist – a 5-inch handy-sized successor to the popular N1 phablet. The N1 Mini, which comes in White and Cool Mint Blue, sports features much like its predecessor such as the impressive 13-megapixel rotating camera for that extra clear selfie!
The Asus RT-AC87U is the world’s first AC2400-class dual-band 802.11ac wireless router with a four-transmit, four-receive (4×4) antenna configuration. It is also the first in the world to employ multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology. It offers 5GHz speeds of 1.7334Gbit/s along with 2.4GHz speeds of 600Mbit/s for a combined total of 2.334Gbit/s. It comes with feature such as Asus AiRadar universal beamforming, adaptive Quality-of-Service (QoS) and AiProtection with exclusive Trend Micro security.
It was announced back in January 2014 at CES 2014 and it will finally be launching in Singapore at COMEX 2014. COMEX 2014 will take place at Level 4 and 6 of Suntec City Singapore from the Thursday, 28th August 2014 till Sunday, 31st August 2014. Opening hours are from 12pm till 9pm and admission is free. After COMEX 2014, you can get the router from all authorised Asus reseller like Challenger.
Parallels today launched Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, the industry-leading software for running Windows applications on Macs. New built-in intelligence and support for Apple’s latest operating system, OS X Yosemite. It provides ease-of-use for both business users and consumers, allowing them to forget about the operating system and focus on the task at hand.
Parallels Desktop 10 will bring many of the announced features of Mac OS X Yosemite Windows and Windows applications, supporting iCloud Drive, iMessages and SMS text sharing from Windows, and control of virtual machines from Spotlight preview and Finder QuickLook. New ease-of-use improvements include Wizards that guide users through optimising their experience, improved performance and battery life, and improved usability between operating systems so that people can complete tasks more quickly. Parallels Desktop 10 gets out of the way so customers can think less about the tools being used and more about what’s important. It also offers the choice and freedom to use whatever operating system fits your needs – including OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Windows 7, Chrome OS, Android and a number of Linux operating systems – all on one computer.