OCBC just released some APIs to allow developers to write program to make use of the bank’s data such as branch or ATM locator.
Another useful API is the currency exchange rates. You can find out more about the APIs here.
These APIs will allow developers to write programs without worrying about the data. For example, a Map application developer can simply use the API to provide OCBC branch and ATM location.
Currently there are only 4 APIs available. Hope OCBC will release more soon. It will be great if the bank is allowed to release API to login to the internet backing and check account balance or fund transfer.

If you are at Ion Orchard, check out Asia’s first Apple Pay vending machine at B1.
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Right now its just selling some chips and water. But who knows, this might be the future for all vending machines. Maybe we can use Apple Pay to pay for other things in vending machines next time.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time to ballot for the National Day Parade Tickets again!!!
You may apply for your NDP 2016 tickets from now till 22 May 2016 via SAM Machines, AXS Machines, SMS, and Website. Successful applicants will be notified from 2 to 8 Jun 2016 via SMS or landline. Tickets collection is from 10 to 19 June at Kallang Wave Mall.
This year’s National Day Parade will be held at the National Stadium. This is the first time NDP is held in the new Stadium.
May the odds be ever in your favor.

The stage is set for the biggest female MMA bout in the history of MMA in Asia. ONE Championship: Ascent To Power will see the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship fight between Singapore’s MMA darling Angela Lee, and veteran Japanese MMA queen, Mei Yamaguchi.
In addition to this, the card will also feature a ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship bout between Roger Gracie of the world-renowned Gracie fighting family and undefeated Polish fighter Michal Pasternak.
ONE Championship: Ascent To Power will take place tonight at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Watch the action online via live streaming at http://www.onefc.com/livestream. The event will be available for purchase at US$9.99.

Today is World Password Day. Happening on the first Thursday of May every year, World Password Day is a celebration to promote better password habits.
One good password habit is to change your password every now and then. Yeap, if you are free, you should spend some time today to change all your passwords. And make sure you don’t reuse them for all the accounts you have.
Few weeks ago, I was attending a talk on cybersecurity. The speaker told us that a good password should be at least 8 characters long, contains upper and lower case, alphanumeric and special characters. I hope he didn’t notice my eyes rolling.
I’m surprised that even a IT security expert falls for this myth. Everyone thought that this is a good password practice. It is not. I think XKCD can explain it better than anyone.
In short, a good password is a long password that you can easily remember. Password with 4 random words that doesn’t make any sense together is a much stronger password than password with upper/lower case, special characters and numbers. And it is much easier to remember too.

Here’s a cute looking PowerBank by GP.
Don’t worry if your device go out of juice. Be happy.
The GP x Smiley Special Edition PowerBank comes in 6 different version of Smiley face including “Smiley face, illusion, sunglasses, heart eye and yummy face”.
Each PowerBank weighs 135g and has a capacity of 5,200mAh. That’s enough to charge most smartphones at least twice.
GP x Smiley Special Edition PowerBank retails at S$49 and is available at Challenger, Best Denki, Caltex, Courts, Harvey Norman and Popular.