Impress Your Date at Unique Locations this Valentine's

Growing disenchanted of the fancy yet expensive candlelight dinners at highly frequented restaurants? Foodpanda.sg presents a list of unorthodox locations, where you and your Valentine can dine with Foodpanda! Foodpanda wants to help geeks surprise their sweethearts with a warm hot meal with no cooking and cleaning.

This Valentine’s Day, Foodpanda also hopes to invite users to have a private celebration without the queues and crowds. Living up to its namesake as the number one online food market place, Foodpanda.sg is able to deliver valentine’s dinner to anywhere from Pulau Ubin to Henderson Waves as long as you have a postal code / mobile number. With a matter of minutes of punching in your postal code, foodpanda.sg mobile app is able to provide access on the recommended food establishments that would be able to deliver a hot meal to us within 45 to 60 minutes.

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Holeeday: Holiday Countdown Timer

Counting down to the next holiday? Curious to know how long is it exactly?

Not satisfied with just a countdown timer till Christmas, I wrote a simple webapp called Holeeday to tell me exactly when the next holiday will be. Public Holidays are just awesome, and it’s extra special if it falls on a Friday or Monday for the super long weekend. Perfect for planning a quick getaway. Hint: Just take the Friday off this Boxing Day for a well-deserved break. It can also serve as a scary reminder of the remaining days left for you to complete your christmas presents shopping. Tick tock, tick tock. A wise man does not wait till the last day and fight with the crowds for last minute Christmas shopping.

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HTC One M8 Dot View Case Just Became Smarter

HTC has introduced more functionalities to the HTC One M8 Dot View case. The new update allows for wallpaper customization and easier access to notifications. 18 wallpaper default themes and the option to select a photo from your gallery or camera, to create your own Dot View wallpaper to reflect your mood, personality and style. The ‘redial’ function is now activated with a simple upwards swipe, allowing swift connection to the three most recent calls, and left/right swipes navigate smoothly through email, text, voicemail and call notifications. Settings can also be tailored to individual preference, allowing you to decide whether to display the last three calls or opt to ‘skip security’ completely for quick access.

Download the update from the Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.htc.dotmatrix&hl=en)

HTC One M8 GPE (Google Play Edition) Users & Dot View App

Seems like the app doesn’t support wallpaper change if you are using the GPE edition on HTC One M8. There is no Personalization Menu on the Google Pay Edition of the device to access these features. You would have to use a third party launcher like Nova launcher to call the menu activity inside the Dot View App. This will bring you to the customization options. This is a workaround for now.

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Free $21 Amazon App Credits! (PLUS Free Apps too)

Amazon is giving away free Android App Credits, Stopped by and saw this at Hardwarezone this morning for free Amazon App Credits and tried it out. Works great!

You don’t even need to spend a single cent, get free credits to get more free credits. The apps are normally paid, and many of them are actually quite good, so you’d be wise to grab them regardless.

Thanks to mr_voodoo for sharing.

This would be especially useful for the new Xiaomi Redmi users, or just any Android users.

If you do all 2 steps, you’ll get $21 of Amazon App Store Credit + GTA: San Andreas + 8 Photo Apps free.

You need a US VPN on your mobile, US Address, US Credit Card and Billing address.

Here’s the deal to get free Amazon Credits

 

There are 9 Photo Editing Apps Free today, downloading the apps gives you 100 free Amazon App Store Coins each.

To setup:

1) US VPN Access on your Mobile or browser – you can do it all through a browser)
(Hotspot shield will do or other free/paid VPN service you use, I used UnoVPN)
2) Setup US Address as Default (1-Click)(Most people should have a comgateway or borderlinks US address or just use any hotel room address: See below, stick to the vpost or comgateway address)
3) US Credit Card/Billing Address  (optional – not required for me)
(You can use a fake one as they don’t ask for ccv code, or setup your own Entropay Virtual Card)
4) On your phone – download the Amazon appstore.

8 of these apps work for most Android Devices, 1 Requires a Kindle Fire. Or do all purchases from the online browser after you install the app to your android device. You don’t need to have VPN on the device. You don’t even need to install the apps, just purchase through the store, to get them to recognise and credit you with the free coins.

Get Free 9 x 100 = 900 App Store Coins

 

Buy GTA : San Andreas app for 6.99usd or 699 Amazon App Store Coins to receive 2000 Amazon App Store Coins worth $20 !!!

But wait, we just got 800 free coins from top photo editing / camera apps above that makes the GTA: SA free !! Use a VPN on your PC and just buy it direct from Amazon website if your device is not supported.

Of all the apps here, I would say the one I wanted most was GTA: San Andreas. But I couldn’t install it on my device. Shucks, had to use the workaround for buying from a browser instead. This app is also the only one that requires credit card information.

Summary of Rewards

You have 2,143 Amazon Coins

9 Photo Apps x 100 coins = 900 Coins

900 – GTA : SA (699 Coins) = 201 Coins
201 + Free 2000 Coin Reward = 2201 Coins

Why was there a discrepancy of 58 coins?

amazon coins order

After checking, I realised I used up extra coins for my GTA purchase, due to the location and was charged “tax”. Oh well. 757 coins instead.

U$22 worth of App store coins to buy other apps you want to get all free of charge. Get it fast. Not sure when Amazon will pull the promotion. If you want to do this for other Amazon accounts, go to your Android device, wipe Amazon Appstore data settings (this will wipe all account information) and login on the alternative amazon account.

 

5 Free Apps to make you Smarter in your Daily Journey

A significant number of the population take public transport daily. Daily ridership on MRT alone is approximately 2.5mil in 2012, and guess what, a majority of people do on their trains? You wouldn’t be far off if you guess gaming, watching shows, and messaging. Now, the average duration spent on commute is 45 min, and if you think about it, this 45 minutes could be spent learning something new, or training our brains, making us more productive and hopefully smarter.

1. Lumosity

Challenge and train your brain with scientifically designed training programs, that are cleverly disguised as games. Also, games are randomly assigned daily and are designed in bite-sized pieces, so you can easily complete them before reaching your MRT or Bus Stop destination. The games are based on tasks used in neuropsychological studies and trains functional areas such as speed, memory, attention, flexibility and problem solving. Think you are smarter than me? Here’s my score to beat me. :) If you are interested to understand further on the Science behind it, head over to the Lumosity Blog to understand more.

The only problem: it is iOS only for now, with the Android version due to come soon. However, the Lumosity web-browser (desktop mainly) version does offer more choice of games.

lumosity

One of my favorite game on the desktop version of Lumosity would be Penguin Pursuit, a seemingly simple game where you have to navigate a penguin through a maze but gets deviously complicated as the world spins around, training your spatial orientation.

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