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Logitech 2015 Play Collection Mice

Logitech recently unveiled its seventh annual design collection, the 2015 Logitech Play Collection. Inspired by the latest trends in fashion, furniture design and accessories, these distinctive new mice feature the friendly faces of playful characters, and colourful patterns and shapes.

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When the Logitech design team attended Milan Design Week, they were inspired by playful themes and elements whih led to the new approach for the in-house creation of the 2015 Play Collection. This year’s collection features the Logitech Wireless Mouse M238. The 2015 Logitech Play Collection is as bright, playful and high-spirited as you are. And the best part is that the battery life can last up to 12 months.

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The 2015 Logitech Play Collection will be available in Singapore in June 2015 at a recommended retail price of S$29.

Epson renewed their global sponsorship with Manchester United

Epson had renewed the global sponsorship agreement with sporting icon Manchester United. Having first joined forces in 2010, the latest agreement reconfirms Epson as the club’s Official Office Equipment Supplier until the end of the 2017/18 season.

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The renewal reflects the success to date of the partnership in helping Epson to engage more with its customers in key markets and enhance its global brand awareness. Now seeking to leverage its unique technologies in the office, commercial, healthcare, sports and other markets, Epson believes the relationship will continue to play a key role in boosting its global profile and supporting business growth for products such as inkjet printers, scanners, projectors and smart glasses.

According to the agreement, Epson will continue to benefit from stadium advertising rights and hospitality while supplying Manchester United with core office and front-of-house printing and imaging equipment. Although they compete in different environments, Epson believes the two organizations share a common commitment to continuous improvements in performance and innovation and to being an indispensable part of the community and the lives of customers and fans.

Spotify Running

Spotify recently announced a new feature call Spotify Running. Basically it is a running companion that motivate you to push on.

Once you start Spotify Running, the Spotify app will detect your tempo and match the perfect music in tune with your step. It select music using recommendations based on your listening history, multiple-genre playlists and original running compositions written by some of the world’s foremost DJs and composers.

Spotify Running will be availablein Singapore for iPhones and gradually rolled out to all users. I’m still waiting for the feature to appear on my Spotify. Who knows, I might bring it out for a run just to try out.

Oh and that’s not all. Spotify is also teaming up with Nike to bring new music experiences by accessing Spotify Running through Nike+ app later this year. Spotify Running will also be integrated with RunKeeper app later this year. So happy running.

Obama now tweeting from @POTUS

US president Barack Obama finally got his own Twitter account @POTUS (initials for President Of The United States). He send out his first Tweet from the Oval Office yesterday.

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Tweets from @POTUS will be send out exclusively by Obama himself. And for those asking on behalf of a “friend”, the Twitter handle stays with the office.

So they say I didn’t follow the Facebook’s Community Standards

Warning: Ranting ahead.

Yesterday I received a notice from Facebook when I tried access the app on my iPhone. Apparently, a post of mine was removed because it doesn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards.

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It was something that I posted many months ago. In fact, I don’t even remember where did I post that comment until I used Google Cache to search for it. It was actually a comment that I left on Straits Times Facebook page regarding the heckling at Hong Lim Park. According to Google Cache, that comment received more than 100 Likes.

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I don’t understand. Why was my comment deleted? Which Facebook Community Standards did I not follow? The notice from Facebook wasn’t clear. It just said I didn’t follow their Community Standards. As far as I can see, there is nothing wrong with my comments.

And here’s my issue with Facebook’s Community Team. There is no avenue for us to dispute their decision. I personally feel that there is nothing wrong with my comment and it shouldn’t be deleted. By deleting my comment, Facebook is denying my freedom of speech. But there is no way that I can contact Facebook’s Community Team. It’s as if their say is final and we have to accept all their decision, whether right or wrong.

And if Facebook’s Community Team is really doing their job, how come they didn’t take any action on The Real Singapore earlier? What about sites like STOMP? What is their stand on these Facebook page that are promoting hate? You mean they are not going against Facebook’s Community Standards?

What exactly is Facebook Community Standards anyway? I see so many things that are not following their standards everyday yet no action was taken. My comment clearly didn’t go against their standard and was deleted from Facebook. What nonsense is this?

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And to make things worse, after deleting my comment, Facebook logs me out of every single application that uses Facebook login. At first I thought they just log me out of the Facebook and Messenger app on my iPhone. So I just re-login to those app. Then I discovered that they also log me out on desktop. OK, fine. I’ll just login again.

To my horror, they even log me out of all other apps that uses Facebook login. I have to re-login my Spotify app. Then I have a few games on my iPhone that is linked to Facebook which I need to re-login again. Even Tinder needs to re-login. Basically for the whole yesterday, I’ve been re-logging in to all the apps that uses Facebook login.

Which makes me realise something. I am depending too much on Facebook. What if Facebook decides to ban me one day for another stupid “not following Facebook Community Standards” reasoning? Will I still be able to use Spotify which I paid monthly subscription? Will I still be able to play my iPhone games? Will I still be able to chat with girls I got matched on Tinder?

Perhaps this is a good reminder to me and everyone. We are relying too much on Facebook. To the extend that if one day they decide to abuse their power, we have no avenue to seek redress. I think it is time for me to de-link all non-Facebook app from using Facebook login. So at least next time if Facebook decide to delete another of my post, I won’t need to go through the trouble of re-logging in to every freaking apps I have.