The 3 local telcos in Singapore will be ending all 2G services with effect from 1 April 2017. This will apply to 2G voice, messaging and data services. According to IDA, there are 250,000 2G mobile users today. Singapore is not the first country to cease 2G services.
The spectrum currently used for 2G will be reused to provide faster, more advanced 3G and 4G services.
The ending of 2G services here in Singapore means that your old phones like Nokia 3310 and Motorola StarTAC will no longer be functioning after 1 April 2017. NSmen going back for reservist in non-camera phone camps might want to take note of this.
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I was at the Clould Forest at Gardens By The Bay last week when I spotted this.
Hey, nice carnivorous plants. But if you take a closer look, these aren’t real carnivorous plants. In fact they are made from LEGO. Nice.
I’m not sure how long will this exhibit be there. So do check out soon.

Have you ever send out an email but regret sending it few seconds later? Maybe it was a typo. Maybe you said too much. Maybe you wanted to say more things. Maybe it was send to the wrong person.
Well, Gmail is here to save you. Google is releasing its undo send feature to all Gmail users. This feature was originally under Google Labs.
Actually, it isn’t really undo send. Instead, what Gmail is doing is just delaying the sending out of your email. You can pre-define how long you want Gmail to hold back the email. Within this time limit, you can simply hit the undo send button and Gmail will cancel sending. If no response is received from you after the pre defined period, Gmail will send out the email.
Google is rolling out this feature to all Gmail users. You should be able to see it in the settings soon.

Good news to all Android phone users. Microsoft just released Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phone. The apps offer the same great touch-optimized Office experience currently available on Android tablets, but with a UI thoughtfully redesigned for a smaller screen.
You still get the familiar and consistent Office experience on your Android phone. The Office app combine the familiar look, feel and quality of Office with a touch-friendly experience. Documents open and render beautifully, with all formatting and content in the right place. Familiar navigation and menu options in the ribbon are placed at the bottom of the screen within reach of your thumbs so you can easily review and edit documents on your Android phone.
With the new apps, you can read, review, and make edits on-the-go. You can create, open, edit and save files in the cloud from your Android phone and access them anywhere and anytime. Use OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or SharePoint. The choice is yours.
Just like Office for iOS and Android tablet, the core viewing, creating and editing experience is available for free. With an Office 365 subscription, users will be able to access subscription-only benefits such as more robust editing and authoring features, 1TB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes of Skype unlimited worldwide calling per month.

The third LEGO Certified Store in Singapore will be opening its door this weekend on 27 June 2015, 10.30am. Located at Ngee Ann City, the third outlet is managed by Bricks World.
Every aspect of the LEGO Certified Store is designed and made by The LEGO Group, including one of the most popular features, the Pick-a-Brick Wall. The LEGO Certified Store also features an interactive play area called “The Living Room”, and a display of fully assembled LEGO models. From January 2015, the LEGO Certified Store in Singapore has exclusive sets released at the same time as in the US and Europe. More offerings from the LCS will be available in Singapore in the near future.
All customers who spend $120 or more on any LEGO products in a single receipt this weekend (27 and 28 June 2015) will be entitled to enter a lucky draw to stand a chance to win 1 of 100 new and exclusive miniature LEGO Store (40145) sets.
Spend $88 and above in a single receipt in-store and stand a chance to win one of these three great prizes in lucky draw:
– 1st Prize: LEGO City Spaceport (#60080)
– 2nd Prize: LEGO Ninjago Attack of the Morro Dragon (#70736)
– 3rd Prize: LEGO CITY Deep Sea Helicopter (#60093)
Bricks World members will also qualify for a special lucky draw for any in store purchase:
– 1 winner of LEGO® Creator Expert Imperial Flagship (#10210)
– 2 winners of LEGO® Creator Expert Fire Brigade (#10197)
– 3 winners of LEGO® Creator Expert Grand Emporium (#10211)
– 20 winners of LEGO® Star Wars Darth Maul Polybag (#5000062)
– 20 winners of LEGO® Minifigure Birthday Set (#6039441)
There will also be a Family Gift with Purchase Lucky Dip. Simply make a purchase in-store, and children up to 16 years old can take part in the Lucky Dip to receive a small gift. One redemption per child.

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.