World Backup Day + Acronis True Image 2015 Giveaway

Every year on the 31st March is World Backup Day. World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups. This independent initiative aim to raise awareness about backups and data preservation.

For this year’s World Backup Day, I will be giving out a copy of Acronis True Image 2015 for PC and Mac (1 computer) with Unlimited Cloud Subscription for a year worth US$99.99 (S$140) to three lucky winners, thanks to Acronis.

Acronis True Image 2015 - Settings - Backing Up
Acronis True Image 2015 – Settings – Backing Up

Krusell Malmö Wallet+Cover 2-in-1 for iPhone 6 Plus

Krusell
In case you are not familiar with the brand Krusell, Krusell is a manufacturer of smartphone and tablet accessories. They are a Swedish company and have been around since 1991. I remember seeing Krusell cases being sold at Singtel shops when my Dad got his first mobile phone back in the 90s.

When the smartphone era came, I didn’t see much of Krusell cases around. But I guess now they are back.

Krusell Malmö Wallet+Cover - Box Front
Krusell Malmö Wallet+Cover – Box Front

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

lesterchan.net on nginx/php-fpm & MariaDB

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Previously, lesterchan.net 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.

lesterchan.net Response Times
lesterchan.net 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 apply.wechat.com 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.

apply.wechat.com
apply.wechat.com

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