Shell Singapore donates more than $400,000 to families in need

As part of celebrations for its 125th anniversary in Singapore, Shell joined hands with Mediacorp’s Radio Gives Back to provide families in need with financial assistance.

From 4th to 17th April 2016, Shell donated $1.25 for every purchase of Shell fuels, along with additional donations of $5.00 for every 125 Shell Escape Points contributed by customers in support of this cause. Through this initiative, Shell raised more than $400,000 in donations, successfully exceeding its target donation sum of $300,000.

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To celebrate the success of the initiative, Shell formally presented a cheque of $401,495 to Mediacorp’s Radio Gives Back today at Caldecott Hill, home of Mediacorp Studios. The total amount in donations will be used to provide financial support for families in need to help with their children’s education, utility and medical bills and daily necessities. This initiative is part of Shell’s long-standing commitment to serving the local community.

Star Wars Day 2016 celebration in Singapore

May the 4th is Star Wars Day. Singapore Star Wars fans will be celebrating Star Wars Day this coming weekend (30 April – 1 May) at Kallang Wave Mall, OCBC Square.

Expect to see the local 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, TFA panel by Lucasfilm, Star Wars toys display and many more.

Featuring costumed appearances 501st Legion, Rebel Legion & FightSaber,

The local 501st Legion and Rebel Legion will be there for meet & greet and photo session. Learn how to fight like a Jedi (or Sith) with the FightSaber and check out the Star Wars toys on display.

Also not to be missed is the TFA panel by Lucasfilm

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See you at Kallang Wave Mall this weekend! For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive

SanDisk just announced a new Flash Drive designed specifically for the next generation devices. The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive as the name suggest, feature a USB Type-C connector for quick file transfer between USB Type-C mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc. It is SanDisk’s first dedicated USB for Type-C ready devices.

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The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive is available in up to 128GB and delivers USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s, making it the fastest and highest capacity USB Type-C drive from SanDisk. The retractable design help protect the reversible connector when not in use.

The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive is compatible with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android. The app will auto launch upon insertion of the drive into a Android device, allowing immediate access to the drive’s content and easy file management. The SanDisk Memory Zone app is available for free in the Google Play Store.

The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive comes in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and retail at S$14, S$19, S$33, S$63 respectively. The SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive is now available in Singapore and comes with a five-year warranty.

Apple Pay now in Singapore

Good news if you are an American Express Credit Card holder. You can now sign up for Apple Pay with American Express Credit Card issued in Singapore.

Starting today, Amex Card Members can add their eligible personal and corporate cards and pay with their iPhone or Apple Watch. However, there is a S$100 limit per Apple Pay transaction.

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Paying with Apple Pay is easy. There’s no need to peon an app or even wake your display. To pay, just hold your iPhone near the contactless reader with your finger on Touch ID. Or double-click the Home button when your iPhone is locked to access Wallet. Apple Pay assigns a unique number for each purchase. Your card number is never stored on your device and are never sent to merchants when you make a payment.

Apple Pay is currently available at the following participating merchants.

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Singapore is the 6th country in the world to have Apple Pay. Support for VISA will be coming soon however no date is given.

OCBC OneTouch now available on Android

OCBC Bank was the first in Singapore to launch a banking app that allow customers instant fingerprint access to view their balances and transaction histories across their bank accounts, credit cards and investments.

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But that’s just for iPhone users. Well, OCBC has extended the OneTouch feature to the Android version of OCBC Mobile Banking app, becoming the first bank in Singapore to offer a banking app with a fingerprint authentication feature for smartphones running on the Android operating system. Customers who own supported phone models can now access to their balances for all their banking accounts, credit cards and investments, as well as credit card details such as rewards, due dates and credit limits using their fingerprint.

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The OCBC Mobile Banking Android app is available for download for free on the Google Play Store. Customers can enjoy the OneTouch function on the following Samsung Galaxy models running on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system or newer: S5 series, S6 series, S7 series, A5, A7, A8, Note 4, Note 5, Note Edge and Alpha.