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1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 now available in Singapore

Good news for the Nikon photographers. The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 now available in Singapore at limited Nikon Authorised Dealers such as Alan Photo, TK Foto, iPhoto and Gope’s Photo.

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The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is the world’s smallest and lightest super-telephoto zoom lens. It is the first 1 NIKKOR lens designed with a focus limit switch, which enables a faster autofocus for capturing fast-moving objects at a distance. Its compact design, coupled with the powerful Vibration Reduction function on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 makes handheld shooting a breeze.

The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 will be retailing at S$1,259.

The King of Fighters 20th Anniversary

The King of Fighters is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Wow. Did you still remember how many 50 cents you spend in arcade on this game?

The King of Fighters ’94, was released by SNK on 25 August 1994. The game featured characters from SNK’s previous fighting game series Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting, as well as original characters (including characters from older games such as Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier, adapted for a versus fighting game).

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To celebrate, SNK is offering all their iOS games at a special discounted price of US$0.99 (S$1.28). The full list of games are:
- The King of Fighters ’97
- The King of Fighters ’98
- The King of Fighters-i
- The King of Fighters-i 2012
- Metal Slug
- Metal Slug 2
- Metal Slug 3
- Metal Slug X
- Samurai Shodown II
- Blazing Star

Google Doodle for Singapore’s 49th Birthday

It’s National Day here in Singapore and as usual Google Singapore is celebrating this day with a Google Doodle.

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Happy Birthday Singapore.

When all things fail, hold Cmd-R during start up

I seem to be getting quite some gadget problem lately, especially with my 3 year old MacBook Pro.

First the battery went dead. That was my fault for abusing the battery. So I got it replaced at the local Apple authorised service centre.

Then something went wrong with the Battery Indicator display light. It refuse to turn off. It was so bad that it is draining 10% of the battery even when the power is turned off. Even resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) doesn’t help. Eventually I decided to let the battery drain completely and that solve the issue.

Just when I thought all my hardware issues were solved, the MacBook Pro decided to crash on Start up. Somewhere some file registry or something must have been corrupted. Even Disk Utility can’t fix it.

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So I’m left with no choice but use the ultimate fix for MacOS devices: hold Command-R during startup. This bring the MacBook Pro into OS X Recovery. Yes, I format the harddisk and reinstall MacOS on my MacBook Pro. It is amazing how easy and straight forward the process is.

Luckily for me, I don’t have any important data in my MacBook Pro. All important files have backups somewhere. I should have turn on Time Machine to make the process less painless. But it doesn’t matter. Now I have a brand new MacOS install. Good to restart and reinstall all the required app. And I notice something…… actually I don’t use a lot of apps on my MacBook Pro. Most of the stuff that I use are online. The most frequently used app is actually Chrome Browser.

So yes, just remember: When all things fail, hold Cmd-R during start up. Someone should print a T-Shirt for this. And if only everything in life is so easy to fix.

Newstead Technologies Opens Largest Digital Style At Suntec City Mall

Newstead Technologies recently opened the largest Digital Style at the newly renovated Suntec City Mall. The 9044 square feet Digital Style Suntec City is fully decked out with the latest trending gadgets technology can offer. It is designed for customers to get hands-on with gadgets by allowing them to plug-and-play, mix-and-match products.

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Digital Style Suntec City boasts Newstead Technologies’ first ever Store-in-Store concept in the market, in which six consumer electronics brands feature their hottest and latest gadgets in dedicated spaces of approximately 353 square feet each. The six brands are ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo, Acer, Dell and HP. Each brand has focused product categories – the ASUS brand corner showcases its thin and light ultrabooks while Samsung features its tablets, smartphones and accessories. Desktop computers and laptops are offered in all Acer, Lenovo, Dell and HP brand corners.

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Catering to every digital need, Digital Style Suntec City offers a comprehensive range of audiovisual equipment from headphones to mini home theatre systems. Digital Style continues to meet small business and home computing needs with printers, digital cameras, home networking and storage solutions among the many electronics available.

Gadget lovers can rely on Tech Aid, the store’s refreshing take on traditional customer service counters. They can approach any staff at Tech Aid to resolve technical-related queries and issues that they face before, during and after purchasing their gadgets. Staff will provide on-site evaluation and technical support as part of their commitment to deliver the best in-store services.