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Galaxy Note7 ban from flights

In case you haven’t heard, there is a global recall for the Samsung Note7. The Department of Transportation has issued a ban on Galaxy Note7 devices in carry-on and checked baggage on flights. Many other airlines have issued similar ban.

Singapore Galaxy Note7 owners who are traveling by flight and require a courtesy device can obtain one from the Samsung Customer Service Centre at Westgate or the Samsung Experience Store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 (departure/transit lounge).

Beginning 26 October 2016, Singapore Galaxy Note7 owners can visit to select their preference for exchange or refund, and provide their details for a free home delivery. The free home delivery is offered whether the Galaxy Note7 customer chooses an exchange or a refund.

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.


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.

Beware of fake SingPass website

It seems like more and more hackers are targeting SingPass recently. IDA recently warned users that there is a website called The website is not related to SingPass.


The website has been taken down.

If you have entered your SingPass ID and Password on that site, please change your password immediately. As always, check the URL and SSL cert before entering your SingPass ID and Password.

I’m actually surprised that SGNIC allowed someone to register that domain name. SingaPass and SingPass are too close for comfort.

Beware of Singpass phishing email

IDA just issued a warning on its Facebook page regarding a phishing email that is going around.

Some Singpass users have received a phishing email titled “SingPass account security info verification” from “SingPass Government []”. The email said that their SingPass PINs have been suspended and ask the recipient to click on a link to confirm their email address.

That email is not from SingPass. It is a phishing email. Do not click on the link if you received such email. The link most likely points you to a phishing website. Simply delete it and contact SingPass at

Check out SingPass website for more security tips.

Apple recalls all Beats Pill XL Speakers

Apple just announced a voluntary recall of Beats Pill XL speakers, including a refund for customers. According to Apple, in some rare cases, the battery in the Beats Pill XL may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.



Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers. Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of S$490 inc. GST.

The Beats Pill XL can be identified by the Beats “b” logo on the speaker grille and the words “beats pill XL” on the handle. The product is sold in five colours: black, metallic sky, pink, titanium and white. The Beats Pill XL was introduced by Beats by Dre in November 2013. Apple acquired Beats in 2014.

This recall does not affect any other Beats or Apple products.