Parallels just launched the Parallels Desktop 14, the latest version of the desktop virtualisation software that brings users the best of both Windows and Mac worlds.
Parallels Desktop 14 brings significant storage savings, faster launch times, improved graphics and the latest versions of Parallels® Toolbox for Windows or Mac. Through Parallels Desktop 14, customers now have access to more Windows features on Mac than ever before.

Parallels Desktop 14 also improves performance with up to 200% performance improvement on the iMac Pro (audio and video encoding, AI, 3D modelling, cryptography and other complex math calculations workloads) thanks to AVX512 Intel Cannon Lake processor instructions set support. Parallels Desktop 14 also features improved OpenGL support for enhanced graphics, with notable improvements in SketchUp 2017/2018, CTVox, DIALux 8 and OriginLab.

Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac retails at US$79.90 for an annual subscription or US$99.99 for a perpetual license. Parallels Desktop 12 and 13 perpetual license customers can upgrade to Parallels Desktop 14 for US$49.99, or upgrade to a Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition subscription for US$49.99 per year.

Remember the VAIO laptops from Sony? Well, they are back in Singapore after being licensed to Hong Kong based Nexstgo Company Limited. The company recently unveiled 2 VAIO S Series laptop in Singapore, the VAIO S11 and VAIO S13.

The VAIO S11 and VAIO S13 feature a modern hexagonal design on both its exterior and interior. The VAIO S13 uses materials like magnesium alloy while the VAIO S11 uses carbon fibre in the chassis to offer sturdy protection from all angles. Both laptops are just 5mm thin at their slimmest point with the VAIO S11 weighing in at only 0.85kg and the VAIO S13 at 1.07kg.

The VAIO S Series will be available exclusively at the VAIO shop at Bugis Junction and the VAIO Showcase at Clarke Quay Central (to be opened in September 2018).

Here’s the Canon PhotoMarathon 2018 winners for all 3 themes for the Open Category.
Theme 1: Solitude
1ST Aht Yomyai

2ND Zhang Dongli

3RD Ahmad Iskandar Bin Abdullah

Theme 2: Simplicity
1ST Ong Kah Hong

2ND Azril Azam Bin Abdul Rahim

3RD Siyuan Ma

Theme 3: Glow
1ST Nursanto Soeradi Somo

2ND Gerdie Hutomo

3RD Mai Hung Son

The region’s largest annual photo competition took place on 28 July at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, the organiser introduced a new ‘dusk’ challenge in the competition format for the first time. This enabled participants to capture a dynamic mix of both day and night scenes, putting their photography skills and creativity to the test.
The winners of Canon PhotoMarathon XVI 2018 were announced that evening. Here’s the winners for Best of Show Open and Students category.
Best of Show – Open Category Winner
Azril Azam Bin Abdul Rahim
Solitude

Simplicity

Glow

Best of Show – Student Category Winner
Timothy John Low Wen, NANYANG POLYTECHNIC
Solitude

Simplicity

Glow

Carouselland – Singapore’s largest indoor marketplace bazaar – is back this National Day weekend, bigger and better! The 2 days event will feature 400 curated booths with a wide range of new and pre-loved items, including retro collectibles and games, handmade gifts and vintage fashion. Discover local treasures, get crafty at workshops, and shop from the best of Carousell’s marketplace.

In celebration of Singapore’s and Carousell’s birthdays this August, Carouselland is dedicating a Local Pride Section to spotlight up-and-coming individuals from our vibrant creative scene. Be inspired by sharing sessions from Singapore’s bright young stars such as Rachel Lim from Love, Bonito, Singapore’s successful home-grown womenswear label, who will be hosting a workshop on entrepreneurship.
Experience the Singapore flavour in and around Carouselland – from fun and quirky Instagram zones and crafty workshops that have amusing Singaporean twists, to unique Carousell vendors who add to our heritage and celebrate local flavour. Learn how to make miniature food figurines of your favourite local dish with Carouseller @funwithartz, or join Insta-famous Yafiq and Yais on an interactive photo trail workshop. Sign up for the workshops here to secure a spot: https://www.carouselland.sg/workshops
Complete an on-site interactive treasure trail to score a sure-win prize, ranging from Carouselland vouchers and Carousell swag to an exciting top prize of $500 in cash. (Available for the first 500 participants each day.)
Didn’t bring any cash? No worries. Download DBS PayLah!, Carouselland’s official payment partner, with the promo code ‘CAROULAH” and get $5 into your PayLah! wallet. Use it at Carouselland and that’s literally S$5 off your purchase! (S$5 cash credit is only for new users who have registered for DBS PayLah! for the first time and who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria as listed in the full terms and conditions. Valid until 31 December 2018 for the first 60,000 successful new sign-ups only.)
Carouselland
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Exhibition Hall A & B (Level 1)
Dates: 11th & 12th August 2018
Time: 12pm to 9pm