OCBC bank launch biometric authentication on mobile banking app

OCBC Bank customers can now easily check their bank balances on their smartphone at the touch of a finger. Using Apple’s Touch ID, OCBC OneTouch allow customers to see their bank balances using fingerprint recognition as log-in. This is the latest in a series of digital innovations by OCBC Bank, which continues to lead in the financial digital space.

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OCBC OneTouch enhances the customer experience for mobile banking users by making it easier and quicker for them to check bank balances – both assets and liabilities. Such checks make up about 60% of all mobile banking transactions. To perform banking transactions other than balance enquiry, customer have to log in to Mobile Banking using their access code and PIN.

This service is available for iOS devices that incorporate Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensors with iOS 8 or above.

To get started, customers need to perform a one-time activation by keying in their OCBC Mobile Banking access code and PIN. Thereafter, within the Mobile Banking app, customers only need to place their finger on the home button to view their account balances. All account numbers displayed are partially masked with only the last 4 digits of the account number revealed.

Battlefield Hardline

Check out the official launch trailer for Battlefield Hardline.

Battlefield Hardline puts players right in the middle of the war on crime in the gritty and glamorous streets of Los Angeles and Miami, allowing fans to live out their fantasy of being a cop or a criminal. Delivering an all-new canvas for the best-in-class first person action gameplay Battlefield is known for, Battlefield Hardline sees Visceral Games bring its critically acclaimed single player storytelling pedigree to provide an engaging story in a setting reminiscent of modern TV crime dramas.

In multiplayer, fans will feel the thrill of the heist or the satisfaction of the ultimate bust with new twists including new modes, weapons, vehicles and gadgets.

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Battlefield Hardline will be available 17 March 2015 in Asia on Origin for PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3. You can preorder Battlefield Hardline now at Battlefield website or Origin.

FOSSASIA 2015

FOSSASIA will be taking place in Singapore for the first time from 13 to 15 March 2015 at Biopolis and LaunchPad.

FOSSASIA 2015 is an exciting Open Technology event for developers, students, and start ups using open source to build up their businesses. It is a unique opportunity to share the latest innovations in open source technologies and meet contributors and potential partners. The conference will feature over 100 talks and workshops covering the latest in Free and Open Source Technology projects, including those focussed on the development of Singapore as a smart nation.

Registration is free for open source technology community participants. For more info, visit FOSSASIA website.

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How to create WeChat Official Account?

It is surprisingly easy to create a WeChat Official Account.

All you need to do is visit apply.wechat.com to register for an official account. The process is free and has no associated registration cost.

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WeChat has not authorised any agency as the official OA registration partner and all applications can be made via the website.

Apple Watch available in 9 countries on 24 April 2015

Apple today announced that the Apple Watch will be available on 24 April 2015 in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. Surprisingly, Singapore is not in the initial launch countries.

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The Apple Watch is an incredibly accurate timepiece, an intimate and immediate communication device and a groundbreaking health and fitness companion. Highly customizable for personal expression, Apple Watch also brings an entirely new way to receive information at a glance and interact with the world through third-party app experiences designed specifically for the wrist.

Apple Watch introduces revolutionary technologies including the Digital Crown, an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly without obstructing the display. The Retina display with Force Touch on Apple Watch senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access relevant controls. The all-new Taptic Engine discreetly delivers a gentle tap on your wrist whenever you receive a notification or message.

Designed to be worn throughout your day, Apple Watch delivers up to 18-hour all-day battery life and comes with a unique charging solution that combines Apple’s MagSafe technology with inductive charging for a quick connection that simply snaps into place.

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Apple Watch is available in two different sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm, and in three distinct collections: Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.

Apple Watch Sport features a lightweight anodized aluminum case in silver and space gray with a Retina display protected by strengthened Ion-X glass and matching high-performance fluoroelastomer Sport Band in five colors. 38mm version will retail at US$349 while 42mm version will retail at US$399.

The Apple Watch collection features highly polished stainless steel and space black stainless steel cases with a Retina display protected by sapphire crystal. The Apple Watch collection comes with a choice of three different leather straps, a stainless steel link bracelet and Milanese loop, and a black or white Sport Band. 38mm version will retail from US$549 to US$1049 while 42mm version will retail from US$599 to US$1099 depending on the band.

Apple Watch Edition features cases specially crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys developed to be twice as hard as standard gold, a Retina display protected by polished sapphire crystal and a choice of uniquely designed straps and bands with 18-karat gold clasps, buckles or pins. Price starting at US$10,000.