Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac

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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.

Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Box
Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Box

Singapore Future MRT/LRT Map (August 2014)

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Here is the real future MRT/LRT map in Singapore as of 15th August 2014. It contains the newly announced stations of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) which will be ready by 2024.

PS: If case you haven’t notice, the Singapore’s Future MRT/LRT Map in my previous blog post is a fake. The above image is the real deal.

Singapore MRT Map 15th August 2014
Singapore MRT Map 15th August 2014

Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive

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Launched on the 8th April 2014 as well, the USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive is a 4TB harddrive that delivers fast data transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s.

The Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive measures (length x width x depth) 116.90mm x 82.50mm x 22.35mm, weighs 307g and is currently retailing for S$449 in black (only one color).

Seagate Backup Plus Fast - Disk Speed Test
Seagate Backup Plus Fast – Disk Speed Test

Western Digital My Passport Air

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The USB 3.0 Western Digital My Passport Air is the best looking portable harddisk to complement the design of your MacBook Air/Pro. Two different capacities are available, the 500GB is retailing for S$129 and the 1TB is retailing for S$219.

The enclosure is made up of anodised aluminium and it measures (length x width x depth) 112mm x 83mm x 11mm and weighs 160g. It is meant to be used with a Mac and hence it comes pre-formatted in HFS+ Journaled.

Western Digital My Passport Air - Disk Speed Test
Western Digital My Passport Air – Disk Speed Test

Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive

· · · Storage

Launched on the 8th April 2014, the USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive comes in three different capacities (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) in four different colors (Blue, Black, Red and Silver) and works on both PC and Mac.

The 500GB harddrive measures (length x width x depth) 113.5mm x 76mm x 9.6mm and weights 150g while the 1TB/2B measures 113.5mm x 76mm x 12.1mm and weighs 159g (just slightly thicker and heavier).

Seagate Backup Plus Slim - Disk Speed Test
Seagate Backup Plus Slim – Disk Speed Test

LG G Watch Now Available In Singapore

There are three official Android Wear devices in the market right now, two of which are already available for sale, the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live and the LG G Watch.

The most third and most anticipated Android Wear device is the Motorola’s Moto 360 which I am guessing will be on sale next month (September 2014).

LG G Watch
LG G Watch

Sony CP-B20 20,000mAh USB Portable Charger

The newly launched Sony CP-B20 USB Portable Charger is a 20,000mAh power bank that comes with four USB ports and that allows you to charge four devices at a time!

It is capable of outputting 6.9A in total and that means you can charge three iPads or four mobile phones at one go!

Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger - Packaging Front
Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger – Packaging Front

lesterchan.net On NewsLoop

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lesterchan.net is now on NewsLoop under the category Tech & Gadgets, joining in 600 other publishers on the platform.

What is Newsloop?
NewsLoop which is an app by SingTel, puts together the best news and lifestyle content from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines and Thailand, all into a single elegant app. With over 600 publishers and 30 categories of stories to choose from, NewsLoop lets you discover news that matters to you.

NewsLoop Badge
NewsLoop Badge

Jawbone UP24

The Jawbone UP24 was released back on the 10th April 2014 in Singapore and it currently retails for S$249. It comes in three sizes (Small, Medium and Large) and available in two colors (Onyx aka Black and Persimmon aka Red).

The Jawbone UP24 is an updated model of the original Jawbone UP which is still being sold for S$189.90.
The UP24 adds in wireless syncing via Bluetooth 4.0 LE which is missing from the original UP and it still manages to maintain the same weight; 19g (Small), 22g (Medium) and 23g (Large). Having used both the UP and UP24, I totally love the addition of this feature because it eliminates the hassle of removing the band just to sync.

Jawbone UP 24 - Packaging Front
Jawbone UP 24 – Packaging Front

Pebble Steel Smartwatch Officially Available In Singapore

2 months after the introduction of Pebble Smartwatch in Singapore, Leader Radio Technologies (LRT), the sole distributer of Pebble in Singapore, has made the Pebble Steel Smartwatch officially avialble in Singapore from 1st August 2014.

The Pebble Steel will retail for S$359 and to celebrate its launch in Singapore, the first 500 Pebble Steel units sold here will come with an exclusive custom made pouch and silicone sports strap.

Pebble Steel
Pebble Steel