Chromecast Now Officially Available in Singapore

After it was launched nearly two years ago, Chromecast is now officially available in Singapore (since 19th March 2015).

What is Chromecast you may ask? Well, Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to your television.

Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast on nginx/php-fpm & MariaDB

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Previously, averages about 1,900ms in response time according to Pingdom Public Status Page. When I switched over to HTTPS, the response time increased to 2,600ms. I was still on Apache 2.4.7 running PHP 5.5.9 via mod_php.

When I made the switch to nginx 1.6.2 running PHP 5.5.22 via php-fpm, the response time decreases back to 1,900ms. Response Times Response Times

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android Tablet Now Available in Singapore

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I am very impressed with the built of the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android Tablet. It is the most well-built Android tablet that I came across so far.

The body of the Dell Venue 8 is made up of machined aluminium to give it a premium design and it is only 6mm thin and weighing only 305g.

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android Tablet
Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Android Tablet

How to create an official WeChat account?

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To create an official WeChat account, just go to and fill up the online form. You need to have a copy of your proposal document, official company certificate, company profile and business card of contact person.

The process is free and has no associated registration costs. WeChat has not authorised any agency as the official Official Account (OA) registration partner so all applications has to go through the above mentioned website.

Estimated Apple Watch Prices in Singapore

*UPDATE 26th June 2015* Apple Watch is now available in Singapore, checkout this new post: Apple Watch Prices in Singapore.

Apple Watch will be launched in nine countries on 24th April 2015. These nine countries are: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

Apple Watch First Tier Countries
Apple Watch First Tier Countries

Singtel Prestige (2015)

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Received my Singtel Prestige Card for the year 2015. The design of the card has been changed. I did blog about the design for 2011 and 2014.

To qualify for Singtel Prestige, you need to be an existing Singtel Mobile, Home Broadband or mio TV service user for at least a year, and have a minimum spending of at least S$250 per month on your Singtel bill for the last 6 consecutive months and you will be automatically enrolled into the Singtel Prestige programme.

Singtel Prestige (2015) - Package
Singtel Prestige (2015) – Package

Linksys EA9200 Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

The Linksys EA9200 Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router was launched in Singapore on the 6th February 2015 and the recommended retail price of it is S$399. It is only available at Challenger stores for now.

Linksys EA9200 is the new flagship router after the Linksys E8350 AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router and personally I think the EA9200 is the true successor to the Linksys WRT1900AC Router which was launched last May.

Linksys EA9200 - Box Front
Linksys EA9200 – Box Front