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GoPro recalls the Karma drone

I was initially very excited when GoPro announced the Karma drone. It was compact and rather portable. Together with the new GoPro Hero 5 and gimbal, the entire Karma system sounds like a perfect solution for anyone interested in getting their first drone.

Then 1 week after the announcement, DJI announced the Mavic. A drone that is much more compact than the Karma. Not only that, it cost slightly cheaper and comes with more sensor.

And to make things worse, the GoPro issued a recall for all Karma drones just 16 days after launch. It appears that several Karma drones were falling from the sky during mid flight for no reason. Here’s one of the many Karma crashes footage found on YouTube.

Luckily for everyone, there’s no report of injuries yet. If you own a GoPro Karma, please stop flying your drone and return it to GoPro.

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 www.samsung.com/sg/note7exchange 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.

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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.

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 SingaPass.sg. The website is not related to SingPass.

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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 [notification@singpass-services.gov.sg]”. 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 singpass-helpdesk@crimsonlogic.com.

Check out SingPass website for more security tips.