Apple Watch Series 3

The Apple Watch Series 3 is still the best smart watch to go along with the Apple iPhone. It is available in either GPS or GPS + Cellular version. The GPS version was available since 22 September 2017 but the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + LTE Cellular) was only available recently (February 2018) in Singapore. My friend helped me to get the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm at ¥36,800 (~S$450) from Japan. It is retailing for S$498 in Singapore.

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Zero1 virtual mobile telco offers unlimited mobile data plan

Zero1, Singapore’s third mobile virtual network operator, is offering unlimited mobile data plan at an incredibly low price. But there is a catch, you enjoy full 4G network speed for your first 3GB and mobile data speed gets throttled afterwards until the end of your bill cycle.

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Ledger Nano S Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet Review

Cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP)) are all over the news lately for their spectacular price movements or them getting stolen from hacked exchanges. For the latter issue, it makes me ponder if I should continue leaving my cryptocurrencies (or rather private keys) with custodians (e.g. Coinbase, Binance) or manage them on my own. Being a techie, I decided to take things in my own hands with the Ledger Nano S hardware wallet.

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Returning items back to Lazada? It’s simple.

Lately, I am on a awesome shopping spree on Lazada Singapore. Buying Raspberry Pi 3 and 8Bitdo gaming controllers for my RetroPie retro gaming platform; buying Merries diapers for my two kiddos; and a bunch of discounted nonsensical stuffs. One of the items was sent wrongly by the seller – 8Bitdo Xtander. I purchased the version for 8Bitdo NES30 Pro but the one for 8Bitdo SNES30 Bluetooth controller was sent instead. I need to return this item for the correct product and that is when I realised that Lazada Singapore’s return process is so darn simple.

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My First 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

My first Mac is the iMac 27-inch (mid-2011) and my experience has been awesome! It was a refreshing change from Microsoft Windows.The iMac, back then, also allows for a fair bit of customisation (i.e. adding SSD, boosting up to 32GB RAM). It is actually still serving me well now. However, for something that is more portable, I decided to go for a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Grey. My first five minutes of using the MacBook Pro? The macOS High Sierra is a lot smoother on this new piece of hardware compared to my aging iMac.

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Building a retro-gaming machine

I have a soft spot for retro games. I remember spending hours clearing stages in Shining Force with my elder brother on our Sega Mega Drive when we were young. Spending afternoons with friends at the arcade trying to defeat Deimos using Elf in the side-scrolling game of Dungeon & Dragons: Tower of Doom; and figuring out how to do 99-hits combo in Marvel vs Capcom. For some, their hands might be itchy for a game of King of Fighters ’98 after seeing these game titles.

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Applying for SGS Bond using SRS Fund

Little did I expect that applying for Singapore Government Securities (SGS) bond issues using funds from Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) account is a lengthy process filled with question marks and confused looks from bank staffs. In fact, it is just involves filling up a two-page form but it took me almost two hours at DBS Bedok branch. I reached there at 4.10pm, was attended to at 4.30pm and only left the place at 5.45pm on a Thursday.

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