Google Chrome and Google Drive now on iOS

Google Chrome and Google Drive now on iOS
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Google Chrome on iOS
Been waiting for this day! Google Chrome is finally here for iOS and it is an universal app! Played with it on both iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and it works beautifully, it has replaced Safari on my iOS devices!

The sync (bookmarks, history, tabs, preferences and devices) works great out of the box after entering my Google credentials!

Apple Launches iTunes Store In Singapore

Apple Launches iTunes Store In Singapore
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The day has come! Apple launches iTunes Store in Singapore alongside with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. iTunes Match will be available as well for S$31.98 per year! The iTunes store is live on my Mac, but it seems it has not yet been made available on my iTunes app on my iPhone.

Music pricing starts from S$1.28 for a single track and typical price for an album is S$9.98.

Apple Singapore App Store Now In Singapore Dollars (S$)

Apple Singapore App Store Now In Singapore Dollars (S$)
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Finally! Prices in both the iOS App Store and Mac App Store in Singapore are now displayed in Singapore Dollars (S$ or S$) instead of United Stats Dollars (US$). This means that the price of an app will not fluctuate because of the horrible currency exchange rate between Singapore and United States given by banks.

Last month, when I bought a US$0.99 app, my credit card bill will reflect S$1.30, but now the app just cost S$1.28. Apple uses very reasonable exchange rates, according to Google the exchange rate today (13:45 on Friday, 22nd June 2012) is:

Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive
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I also ordered the Apple USB SuperDrive for S$98 together with the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.

The only reason why I got it is because my brother and Li Xiang are getting their MacBook Air/MacBook Pro with Retina Display soon and I thought I might as well get the drive so that I can share it with them (and also blog about it). My brother would probably need it to install the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium, and Li Xiang would probably need it to burn her artwork for printing shops or for her clients.

Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
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Ordered the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter for S$38 on the day it was announced at WWDC 2012 and it was delivered to me the following day!

Looks like they already have ready stock in Singapore. I went to Funan’s Multimedia Integrated and could not find it, apparently they have not distributed it to the resellers yet. I really wish Apple would open a store here in Singapore, like what they did in Hong Kong.

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
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Got the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter for S$35.51 (normal price is S$38) from iStudio located in Changi Airport Terminal 3 while I went to Malaysia for my birthday celebration.

As you are aware by now the MacBook Air does not come with an ethernet port because of its slim design, so if you need to use a LAN cable for MacBook Air, this adapter is your best and only bet. Call me old fashion but I still prefer to transfer files over LAN as it is the speed is much faster and more stable.

Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch (Mid 2011)

Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch (Mid 2011)
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When I first joined mig33 back on 1st February 2010, I got a brand new MacBook Pro 15″ (Mid 2009) running on Intel Core 2 Duo (2.66 GHz) and with 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM. Over the years, my MacBook Pro became slower and slower as applications get more and more intensive and OS gets more and more resource demanding.

I made a couple of “complains” to my immediate supervisor and eventually he approved my Purchase Order (PO) to get a new MacBook.

Apple TV (2nd Generation)

Apple TV (2nd Generation)
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Bought the Apple TV (2nd Generation) from San Francisco’s Apple Store for US$99 (after tax is US$107.67 = S$136.96).

I wish they sold it in Singapore but because there is no iTunes Movies/TV Shows rental service in Singapore, I doubt it will happen anytime soon. Nevertheless, it is still not a bad media player for that price. Not forgetting that the Apple TV is powered by Apple A4 chip.