Beautune: Beauty at Your Fingertips

Written by Ronald Lye Who doesn’t want to look good? The widespread availability of smartphone cameras has given rise to a social phenomenon: Selfies. A new term “Selca” is also coined, adding to today’s dictionary of abbreviation. Selca means Self Cam picture. For the unaware, a selfie is a self-portrait photo, usually taken with a [...]


NetSpot: Great App to Analyse your Wi-Fi Coverage

Written by Ronald Lye Setting up your Wi-Fi network can be a pain. Which area in the house has the best connection? Where is the ideal location to place your modem? Are the thick walls and clutter in your room interfering with your connection? These are just some of the common questions people have about [...]


6 Alternatives to the Mac App Store

Written by Ronald Lye You may be surprised to learn that there are other alternatives, besides the official Mac App Store, where you can download Mac Apps. The Mac App Store is heavily regulated by Apple, and only those that pass their scrutiny are made available for download. While this strict criteria helps to ensure [...]

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Revolutionising learning experiences with the iPad

Written by Ronald Lye The iPad is transforming the way we teach and learn. The educational system is no stranger to revolutions, having fostered close and symbiotic ties with technology advances. In the not so distant past, classrooms used VHS cassettes to play videos and add variety to textbook-dominated learning environments. When personal computers became [...]


Challenges Ahead for Apple

Written by Ronald Lye Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, unfortunately passed away in Oct 2011. In the following year of 2012, Apple was still flying high, seemingly unaffected by the absence of their visionary leader. The iPhone 5, despite a flawed map application, was selling fast. Profits were still soaring, with a market capitalisation of $629.4 [...]


All about the OS X Mavericks

Written by Ronald Lye The OS X Mavericks will be the 10th major release by OS X, the server operating system for Mac. The developer edition is already out, and it will be available in stores later this year. The naming scheme is a change from previous versions, shifting from big cats to places in [...]


4 Best Point-of-Sale iPad Apps

Written by Ronald Lye The iPad has enabled point-of-sale (POS) apps to become mobile. Most of these apps are compatible for the iPhone as well, but we’re of the opinion that looking through a long list of numbers and figures on a relatively tiny screen is not something we’ll enjoy. So we recommend that you [...]


8 Remarkable iOS photo apps

Written by Ronald Lye The iPhone camera has evolved from a run-of-the-mill afterthought to a key product feature of genuine quality. The original iPhone and iPhone 3G had mediocre 2MP cameras, the iPhone 4 came with a better 5MP one, and the iPhone 4S was equipped with a really nice 8MP camera. The latest iPhone [...]


Fotor: Simplifying your Photo Editing

Written by Ronald Lye

Let’s face it: most of us are not great at using complex photo editing apps. Everyone wants to make their photos look great; to add cool effects to them, refine the picture tone, or change various colours within a selection. However, apps like Photoshop are better left in the hands of professionals or serious users, as many of the functions would probably leave an average user confused and frustrated. The recently released Fotor may be the saving grace general users are looking for: an intuitive, fast, easy-to-use, and effective photo editor.

iOS 7: Hit or Miss?

Written by Ronald Lye

Apple recently gave us a preview of what we can expect from the new iOS 7. Based on reactions from connected consumers, it hasn’t been as universally acclaimed and highly anticipated compared to previous versions. Initial reviews have been mixed, with praise and criticism dished out in equal measure. Now, let’s cut to the chase and let you know what we think.

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