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Google+ profile no longer needed for YouTube and other Google products

Google is finally splitting Google+ and YouTube and other Google products. Google+ profile will no longer be your identity in all Google products. This change will be push out in the coming months and YouTube will be the first to get the change.

This is great news since the Google+ integration with YouTube got the most negativity. Someone even wrote a song for Google.

For those who created a Google+ profile for other Google products but don’t plan to use Google+, the company says it will offer better options for managing and removing your public profile.

This is great news for many people. I hate to say this but Google+ is really in a big mess. Hopefully with this change, Google can concentrate on people who truly wants to use Google+ and not those who are forced to create a Google+ account for the sake of using other Google products.

Xiaomi Mi Note (64 GB) now available in Singapore

Xiaomi is bringing its flagship device, the Mi Note (64GB) to Singapore.

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The 5.7 inch Mi Note runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz processor and 3GB RAM. Despite its ultra-thin 6.95mm frame, Mi Note has been fitted with a 3000mAh Sony/LG 4.4V high density Li-ion battery.

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The Mi Note is equipped with a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera that comes with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). The 4MP front camera on Mi Note with 2-micron large pixels is great for selfie. The build in Beautify mode is able to intelligently guess a person’s age and gender in order to apply 36 smart filters. And I must say that the Beautify mode is able to guess my age pretty well.

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The Mi Note can manage calls and messages on two separate SIM cards with 4G dual SIM, dual standby. You can tailor your preferred network and data settings for each card with the intelligent dual SIM features. Mi Note can also automatically selects which SIM to use when you call or text someone based on history.

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The Mi Note (64GB) will be available in Singapore from 28 July 2015, 12pm at S$569 without contract.

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#UberIceCream Is Back

The weather is getting warmer lately. Luckily for us, the #UberIceCream is back on 24 July 2015!

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Uber is working with RedMart to make ice cream deliveries to you. Simply open your Uber app on Friday, 24 July between 11am to 5pm, set your location and request ICE CREAM. Once connected, you can make your ice cream orders and have it delivered to you within minutes. Each request is eligible for 4 servings of Ice Cream from RedMart for $15.

All payment will be made through the app so don’t worry about forgetting your wallet.

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 wireless mobile mouse

Logitech just released the MX Anywhere 2 wireless mobile mouse, the successor of the highly acclaimed and award winning MX Master.

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The MX Anywhere 2 is designed to be used on surface such as glass with the help of Logitech Darkļ¬eld Laser Sensor. It is compact yet comfortable. You can connect the mouse through the included Logitech Pico Unifying receiver or Bluetooth to pair the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 with up to three devices. Logitech Easy-Switch allows you to seamlessly switch between each device with the touch of a button.

The build in battery gives the MX Anywhere 2 wireless mobile mouse 2 hours of usage for every minute of charge. A full charge can last up to two months depending on usage. Best of all, there’s no down time while charging. This means you can still use the MX Anywhere 2 wireless mobile mouse even when it is charging.

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The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 wireless mobile mouse is now available in Singapore and will retail at S$129.

Experience Singapore’s first HD photo book and prints with FotoHub

FotoHub will be the first company in Singapore to deploy the Canon DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer. FotoHub will use the DreamLabo 5000 to provide high definition (HD) print services for its customers, offering a higher industry standard of 2400 x 1200 dpi print resolution

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FotoHub seek to modernize and reinvent its business to meet the needs of the customers with the new Canon DreamLabo 5000. For Canon, the introduction of the DreamLabo 5000 marks its entry into the production photo printing market and an opportunity to introduce technology that will revitalize the entire personal print industry.

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Besides the HD PhotoBook and Prints, FotoHub also plans to use the DreamLabo 5000 to support the high-end printing needs of its corporate customers including the production of books, calendars and other high-quality print-on-demand items such as bespoke photobook.