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A taste of L’Entrecote: Simple Affordable Steak-Frites

A taste of L’Entrecote: Simple Affordable Steak-Frites

I was recently invited to have a taste at the newly opened L’Entrecôte Singapore (second outlet), located at the basement 1 (Tower 5 escalator) of the newly renovated Suntec City Mall. The unique concept of L’Entrecôte is offering only one main dish in the entire menu - Entrecôte Steak; a steak-frites dish with a lean portion of the Entrecôte cut, smouldered with a complex butter-based ... Read More »

An Analysis of Microsoft’s Purchase of Nokia Devices and Services Business

An Analysis of Microsoft’s Purchase of Nokia Devices and Services Business

Microsoft has bought Nokia’s phone business for a paltry $7.2 billion USD on the 3rd of September, about half what Google paid for Motorola’s handset business in 2012. The dust has settled somewhat, and by now, speculation on several issues has now been replaced with facts. Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, will lead the entire Microsoft’s Devices Division. What’s interesting is that ... Read More »

Lenovo plans to beat the downtrend of PCs with PC+, targeting the “Corporate Consumer”

Lenovo plans to beat the downtrend of PCs with PC+, targeting the “Corporate Consumer”

Lenovo Group was largely unknown outside its native China. That all changed in 2005, when the company’s $1.75 billion purchase of IBM’s personal-computer business, including the iconic ThinkPad line, catapulted Lenovo into the ranks of the world’s biggest personal-computer makers. Today, the Chinese company is among the world’s largest PC manufacturers and is aggressively pursuing fast-growing markets for tablet devices and ... Read More »

A Late Night at Jamie’s Italian Singapore

A Late Night at Jamie’s Italian Singapore

Jamie’s Italian just opened not long ago in Singapore at 1st floor of VivoCity, next to StarBucks and across from Poulet, and I’ve been meaning to try out the food there ever since I found out that Jamie’s Italian is coming to Singapore a few months ago. So I finally decided to head down to Jamie’s Italian yesterday, and just recounting the experience and possibly ... Read More »

SIM Card Root Attack – Beware, anyone can hijack your phone

SIM Card Root Attack – Beware, anyone can hijack your phone

Karsten Nohl, a German security researcher from Security Research Labs, demonstrated the SIM card root attack in his talk at the Black Hat USA 2013 conference a few days ago. Titled – “Rooting SIM Cards” – he described a rooting technique that makes use of the management interfaces that network operators use to deploy or reconfigure Java applets on the SIM ... Read More »

Mobile Phone Usage Sky-rocketing in Singapore, Endless Mobile Possibilities

Mobile Phone Usage Sky-rocketing in Singapore, Endless Mobile Possibilities

Guest article by Alec H, edited by Justin Lee  As one of the world’s richest countries, with an economy reliant to a large extent on the manufacture of advanced technology, it’s no surprise that in Singapore there is significant mobile phone use. Nonetheless, the sheer volume of mobile phones in Singapore is staggering, with the latest figures from the Infocomm ... Read More »

[Presentation] HTML5 for ASP.NET Developers

I did this talk at this year’s Community Technology Update 2012 at Blk 71 on 7th January 2012. Apparently, HTML5 is the highlight for the Developer Track. HTML5 is the next wave of development for the web, with the support from IE9 and IE10. Even Windows 8 will support native apps written in HTML5. This session will give an overview and ... Read More »

FOSSASIA 2011 in Vietnam – Open Source and Microsoft (Presentation)

I had the opportunity to go to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) over the weekend to attend FOSSASIA 2011 and to speak about what Microsoft has been doing on the Open Source front. I met a lot of amazing people over there that are all passionate about Open Source. Check out Nancie Sever’s travel blog post on HCMC/Saigon and Foss Asia. ... Read More »

Is Apple completing Microsoft’s 3 screens and a cloud strategy with the final piece of the puzzle – Apple iTV?

Back in 2009, Steve Balmer introduced Microsoft’s new strategy of “three screens and a cloud” – namely the mobile screen, the PC screen, and the TV screen, all interlinked together by a unifying cloud. Let’s take a step sideways and looking at what Apple has done over the past few years, and my personal prediction of Apple’s strategy going forward ... Read More »

Google+ is the Glue between the Google Services (Part 1)

Google launched Google+ just a few weeks ago, and it has boomed into a relentless hunger from the Social Media scene to be on the newest and hottest social media platform from one of the most popular brands on the planet, Google. However, I still hear a lot of people asking what exactly is Google+, why they should want to be ... Read More »