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Public Service Announcement: 6 May 2014 is not a public holiday

This is a Public Service Announcement. 6 May 2014 is not Vesak Day. Vesak Day 2014 falls on 13 May.

If you are on iOS and using the Holidays in Singapore calendar, you might notice that it says Vesak Day is on 6 May 2014 (Tomorrow). That’s an error.

So sorry guys. Tomorrow is a work day. Go back to work.

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Valore Power Bank Battery Recall

This is a Public Service Announcement. Valore is recalling 2 models of their Power Bank Battery after discovering some issue such as overheating during charging and discharging. Reading the Valore Facebook comments, it seems like one of the Power Bank Battery exploded.


If you have the Valore vPower 7800mAh Power Bank (VL-PB170) or Valore vPower 5200mAh Power Bank (VL-PB150), stop using it immediately and bring it to Challenger Megastore Customer Service Department at Funan DigitaLife Mall level 6 for a full refund or exchange.

For more info, visit Valore Facebook page or email


Beware of scam email on tax refund from “IRAS”

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has issued an alert on a scam email titled “Your 2013 Tax Return Report!!!“. The email carries a message that a report on the recipient’s 2013 tax refund is attached and that they should go through the PDF attachment to view the tax refund report.


If you received this kind of email, please do not open the attached file or click on any links. You should delete the email as soon as possible and scan your computer for virus/malware if you opened the attachment or clicked on the link.

Kickstarter hacked, user data stolen

Here’s a Public Service Announcement to all Kickstarter users. The crowd funding site reports that it has been hacked.


Information like usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords were accessed by hackers. Actual passwords were not reveled but it is possible for someone with enough computing power to crack the encrypted password.

Luckily, no credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on all but two Kickstarter user accounts.

So you know the drills. Time to change your Kickstarter password. If you have another service using the same password, you should also change them too.

That Apple Macbook Pro Giveaway Offer on Facebook is fake

This is not the first time we see fake giveaway on Facebook. But I’m surprised that people still falls for it.

That “Apple – Macbook Pro Giveaway (175 Remaining)!” offer on Facebook is fake. Sorry to the 104,652 people who claimed the offer.


It is actually not very difficult to spot a fake giveaway. The most easy thing is to check when was the page created. If the Facebook page was created recently, then most likely it is a fake. And most company will use a proper product shots of their product. Also, check for spelling errors and brand guidelines. Apple spell MacBook Pro with a capital “B”.

Last but not least, if the offer is too good to be true, then it is most likely not true.