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Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon just announced the successor to their popular EF35mm f/1.4L USM which was release in 1998.

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The Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is the first model to use Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics), an optical element capable of achieving a new level of sharpness by reducing chromatic aberration when combined with concave and convex lenses. This enables the lens to render superb image quality and performance, making full use of the brightness of a large aperture.

BR optics is capable of correcting chromatic aberration, thus significantly reducing colour fringing, a common occurrence found in large-diameter lenses. In addition to BR optics, the lens is made up of two aspherical lenses and a UD lens, which helps it achieve high image quality across the entire image frame from edge-to-edge.

The newly designed 9-blade circular aperture is able to produce more attractive bokeh effects. 35mm is a great focal length for both Full Frame and APS-C cropped frame.

The new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is expected to be available in Singapore from mid-October 2015. Singapore pricing is not available yet.

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.