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Pokemon Go now in Singapore

**Sorry, was a little bit late on this blog entry. Busy catching ’em all**

After almost a month of waiting, Pokemon Go is finally in Singapore. Besides Singapore, Pokemon Go also went live in 14 other countries across across Asia and Oceania. These countries are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.

As expected, the whole Singapore was in Pokemon Go craze yesterday. You’ll most likely see someone playing it if you step out of your house. In fact, I even see some players walking around my neighbourhood after 1am.

The Singapore Police Force has issued an advisory on Pokemon Go. You might want to check it out before playing.

So have fun, stay safe and catch ’em all!

Happy Pi Day

OK, I know today is not March 14. But it is July 22 which is another way to represent Pi. Lol. So happy Pi Day again.

Do you know that the earliest approximation of Pi was discovered by ancient Babylonians nearly 4000 years ago? Here’s a light-hearted infographic on some interesting facts about Pi from Parallels.

Infographic - Pi Day with Parallels

Grab a free GrabHitch today

If you are reading this on 22 July, you might have a chance to hitch a free ride today. Grab is offering GrabHitch passengers free ride island wide. Each passenger is entitled to two free rides.

Offered by regular drivers, GrabHitch is a social ride-sharing service aimed at making the everyday commute more enjoyable, convenient and affordable. GrabHitch fares are kept low as fares go toward covering the drivers’ costs and are not for profit.

To claim your free rides, simply open your Grab app and tap on GrabHitch. Enter the promo code “HitchFriday” to enjoy your free ride.

To make a GrabHitch ride a better experience, do let your GrabHitch driver know if you are bringing extra passenger, pets or luggage. Give the driver a heads up if you are late.

And do take the front seat. 40% of GrabHitch drivers surveyed would like their passengers to take the front seat as it is good for conversation and a more sociable experience. After all, one in three GrabHitch drivers drive because it offers them a chance to meet new people and to contribute to a car-lite society. Addiitonally, more than 40% said that they have grown their social or business network since driving with GrabHitch.

Happy GrabHitch-ing.

Last call to upgrade to Windows 10

If you are running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, this is your last call to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. The one year free period will be ending on 29 July 2016. So if you haven’t upgraded, now is your last chance.

Windows 10 is now running on more than 350 million devices with more than 135 billion hours of use since launch.

Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, is coming on 2 August 2016. The Anniversary Update includes notable updates and features such as Windows Ink, enhancement to Cortana and Edge, new gaming experience for Windows 10 and Xbox One with Xbox Play Anywhere and many more. So if you are on Windows 10, look out for the Anniversary Update.

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HP flagship store at Marina Square

HP Singapore just launched a flagship store at Marina Square.

1. HP Singapore Flagship Store

The new flagship store is set to deliver easy, fuss free shopping experience for consumers and SMBs as they hunt for the latest HP PC and print technologies. The sleek, clean and modern layout offer various experience zone that cater to specific buyers needs.

The HP flagship store at Marina Square will be managed by Newstead Technologies.