Launch of LG Optimus L5 – Non Camera

LG has announced a non-camera variant for the LG Optimus L5 for Singapore. It is low to mid-range Android phone that comes with 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While equipped with a 4.0 inch TFT capacitative touch screen, it only has a resolution of 320 x 480. This is low in comparison to competitors like the Huawei Honor U8860 or the iNo-One non-camera phone. Since it is launched directly by LG, it would be easier to get it through MINDEF security as an official non-camera phone.

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Top Reading Apps for Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is a great size for an electronic(ebook) reader. The width of the 7 inch screen makes it comfortable for holding it in one hand for reading books, magazines or comics and to complete the experience, you need some great apps for reading. Here are some of the top apps for the Google Nexus 7 to enhance the reading experience! Read More

Where to Buy Nexus 7 in Singapore

The popular Google/Asus Nexus 7 is finally available in Singapore starting from 28 Sep 2012. Priced at S$399, it only comes in the 16GB Model. It is the same price as our regional neighbours, Malaysia. It is nowhere near as cheap as the original US price of US$249 and after tax and conversion, we are looking at around S$320-ish. But in terms of specifications for an Android 7″ market, it is the best you can get, if you can live with the gripes (no microSD and HDMI).

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Galaxy Note 2 Launches in Korea and India

Shortly after Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 2 in Korea, they have followed up quickly with launching the Galaxy Note 2 in India as well. It is priced at Rs 39,990 in India, which translates to S$924. In Korea, the launch price is at 1.15 million won, around S$1,200. That’s expensive, and almost 20% more than the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE or the iPhone 5. I wonder how accurate is the India prices but if it is, then it could be great to get export sets from there. Rumours are that the British launch is next, with the telcos there getting ready to take pre-orders.

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Moving a WordPress Website to a New Webhost

GadgetReactor had a server outage on 26 Sep 12 with our previous webhost. If you were affected, we are very sorry! We have since migrated to another host, which should improve loading times too. 000webhost offers free web hosting and while they have been great as a free host, they do have a 20% CPU limit and hitting the limit unknowingly was a bummer. It would be good to keep it as a backup server though.

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Investing in Technology: An Enabler & Multiplier Tool

The infographic below talks about Technology, being a Smart Investment. While it is scaled towards Non-Profit organisations, I believe the results within should apply to other industries as well. I do agree with the article that the importance of investing in technology may not be apparent to companies that are struggling or just functioning. However, it is an important and essential business element that higher management can ill afford to neglect. Read More

Canon Pixma MG3170 – Network Scanning or Scan to Memory Hack

I bought the Canon PIXMA MG3170 to replace my current printer. It is a wireless, duplex printer and I wanted to put it in the storeroom so as not to take up precious space. The wireless printing functionality worked fine: I just had to walk to the printer, powered it on, returned to the computer to print out my files before collecting the print job and turning the printer off. Scanning was a nightmare in comparison: It seems that Canon left out the scan to memory stick functionality or wireless/direct scanning on their basic / lower tier PIXMA models. This meant that I had to walk to the scanner, put in the first page, walk back to the computer to press scan, and rinse and repeat. For a 5 page scan, it would involve walking back and forth a total of 10 times. Well, the solution I found was: Scan to Mobile!

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