Singapore General Election is coming

In case you haven’t seen the local news, Singapore’s 12th Parliament has been dissolved. Which means Bo Zheng Hu Lor! (No Government)

Nomination date is set on 1 September and Polling date is on 11 September. Cooling Day is on 10 September. Since September 11 falls on a Friday, it will be a public holiday.

Do note that voting is compulsory for all eligible Singapore citizens. You must go to your allocated polling station on Polling Day to cast your vote. If you do not vote in the election, your name will be removed from the register of electors and you will not be allowed to vote in subsequent presidential or parliamentary election. You will also be disqualified from being a candidate at any subsequent presidential or parliamentary election.

You can submit an application to the Registration Officer with an explanation as to why you did not vote to restore your name in the register of electors. A fee of S$50 will be imposed if you do not have a valid or sufficient reason for not voting.

Some of the valid reasons are:
– working overseas (including being on a business trip) at the time of the poll;
– studying overseas at the time of the poll;
– living with your spouse who is working or studying overseas;
– overseas vacation; and
– illness, or delivering a baby.

So remember to vote on 11 September unless you have a valid reason.

Oh by the way. The Returning Officer for the General Election is Mr Ng Wai Choong. No more Mr Yam Ah Mee.

WhatsApp Web now available for iPhone users

Rejoice iOS users. WhatsApp Web is finally available for iPhone users! Yes, after being available for Android, Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1, Nokia S60, Nokia S40 EVO, BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10, WhatsApp Web is now available for iPhone with iOS 8.1 and above.

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For the uninitiated, WhatsApp Web is a computer web based extension of the WhatsApp account on your phone. The messages you send and receive are fully synced between your phone and your computer, and you can see all messages on both devices. Any action you take on the phone will apply to WhatsApp Web and vice versa.

To use WhatsApp Web, simply go to https://web.whatsapp.com on your Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari browser. Open WhatsApp on your phone and go to Settings > WhatsApp Web. Scan the QR Code on your computer screen from your phone and you are good to go.

iPhone 6 Plus camera replacement program

If you bought your iPhone 6 Plus between September 2014 and January 2015, you might want to take note. Apple has determined that a small percentage of those iPhone 6 Plus devices may take blurry photos due to a failed component in the iSight camera.

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To find out if your iPhone 6 Plus is affected, go to Apple Support page and key in your iPhone serial number. If your iPhone 6 Plus is affected, simply head down to an Apple Authorized Service Provider to have your iSight camera replaced. Remember to backup all your data.

And for the rest of you, this is still not an excuse for the blurry photos you have taken in the past.

MOOV NOW

If you are a fitness enthusiast, this new wearable device might interest you. MOOV NOW is an advanced fitness wearable that coaches you with real-time feedback. Its like having a fitness trainer with you while you are doing your workout.

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The advanced motion sensors read your body movement and syncs with your smartphone to give you real time feedback. MOOV NOW is great for running, swimming, cycling and bodyweight workouts. It even track your sleep and daily activities. All these on a social app which encourage you and your friends to compete against each other.

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You can pre-order your MOOV NOW and enjoy 40% off. Usual price US$99, get it now at US$59.99. Shipping begins Fall 2015. Available in Stealth Black, Blizzard White, Aqua Blue & Fusion Red. For more info, visit MOOV NOW website.

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Android M is for Marshmallow

It’s official. Android M will be called Android Marshmallow. Sorry Milkshake fans.

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If you haven’t notice, Google has been naming Android version after tasty treats. It started with Cupcake, Donut and now Marshmallow. Android M is expected to be released in Q3 2015.