Fitness enthusiasts who just got the new iPhone 5 are going to love these new accessories from Belkin.
The Belkin EaseFit Armband come with adjustable strap for superior fit and comfort. Available in Reflection and Ruby colour. Retails at S$29.


For those who wants a longer adjustable strap for increased comfort and fit, check out the Belkin EaseFit Plus Armband. It has a convenient key pouch too. Available in Blacktop and Day Glo colour. Retails at S$35.


Both EaseFit Armband and EaseFit Plus Armband are made from lightweight, breathable Lycra and neoprene which is water-resistant, hand-washable and fit snuggly on the arm without adding extra bulk. The clear window gives wearer full access to all the controls.

Adobe recently announced the all new Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11.
Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 are great consumer level photo and video editor. Photoshop Elements 11 offers a complete solution for editing, organizing and sharing photo creations while Premiere Elements 11 offers easy creation of engaging home movies with professional flair. Both software are easy to use and comes with a consumer level friendly price tag.


Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 software for Windows and Mac is available now at http://shop.adobe.com/sea/. The Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 bundle retails at S$197. Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11 are available individually at S$131.
Honestly, it makes more sense to get the bundle.

In a surprise move, Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a statement apologising for the poor experience on the new iOS 6 Map.

At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.

Wow, this is something new from Apple. Two years ago when the new iPhone 4 has some antenna flaws, the company didn’t really apologise for the flaws. They just merely point out that it is a common issue among all phones and give out free casing. And I personally think that the antenna issue is much worst than the map issue we are encountering now.
I’m actually surprised that Tim Cook issued an apology for the iOS 6 Maps experience. The statement even list a few alternatives that iOS users can choose if they are unhappy with the new iOS 6 Maps. I guess this is the new style that we can expect from Tim Cook. And I love this new style.
It is always difficult to say sorry. I really respect a company and their CEO for stepping forward to apologise when their product fall short on expectations.
But honestly, the iOS 6 Map isn’t really that bad. Sure, Google Maps are a lot better. In fact if you let me choose, I’ll definitely pick Google Maps. I miss street view and I miss the ability to check traffic info in Singapore. But this is a necessary (and painful) move for Apple. They need to differentiate themselves from Androids and other smart phones. They can’t rely too much on Google.
The only mistake that Apple made was that they didn’t start using their own Maps earlier.

There are some complaints saying that Apple should improve the maps first before rolling out. I disagree. There is a limit to what Apple can do to fix the Maps. Once the Maps is out in the public, users can submit errors reports so that the Apple engineers can fix it. It is crowd sourcing. And bear in mind that there are more than 100 million iOS devices out there.
The iOS Maps will only get better as time goes by. But will it eventually be as good or even better than Google Maps? We’ll wait and see.