A couple of weeks ago, I took the plunge and pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, my first ever Android device. On Friday morning, the 26 August of 2022, I head over to the Samsung Experience Store to collect my device that that I pre-ordered. I have been using for a little over 48... Continue Reading →
Collecting my iPhone 13 Pro Max Sierra Blue on Friday at Apple Store Orchard
When the pre-order window came up on the 17th September at 8pm, I immediately placed my order for the Sierra Blue iPhone 12 Pro Max. But I hit a snag when I placed my order. It seemed that my order was in limbo. No credit card charges were made, and no delivery date was mentioned... Continue Reading →
Pre-ordering the iPhone 13 Pro Max? You betcha!
I was pleasantly surprised when Apple announced in their recent September event that the iPhone preorder will begin on this Friday. The phone will officially launch on the 24th of September, Am I going to upgrade my current phone? You betcha! Upgrading a new iPhone is an annual tradition for me. I am very excited... Continue Reading →
It is that time of the year again: Should I upgrade to an iPhone 12 Pro Max?
I can’t seem to escape from the allure of upgrading my phone to the latest and greatest that Apple has to offer every single year. Despite the fact that I use my current phone for just under a year in most cases for the past few years, I still have the strong urge to upgrade... Continue Reading →
Camera gear downgrade?
So recently I wrote about how smartphone cameras are getting so good that, as a casual/enthusiast photographer like me, lugging a separate camera and lens during my travels is no longer an attractive option for me. Smartphone cameras has gotten so good that I feel it is no longer worth the effort in bringing all... Continue Reading →
Smartphone cameras have reached a turning point
With the recent release of the iPhone 11 Pro Max, I believe that the combined hardware and software capabilities of the camera system in Apple’s new flagship smartphones have reached a turning point. After taking the new phone for a spin on my recent Iceland trip and looking at what the cameras were capable of,... Continue Reading →
Some protection for my swanky new iPhone
I have always relied on UAG cases to provide the maximum protection for my new iPhone. It's a little bulky, but at least I have peace of mind when using my iPhone when doing outdoorsy stuff like hiking, trekking or just traveling and when I am simply on the go. The Plasma series is my... Continue Reading →
I got the phone!
I successfully managed to get the iPhone 11 Pro Max on launch day. And it was a harrowing experience! (Sort of) So what happened was that I missed the pre-order window when the pre-order page was up on the 13th October at the official Apple online store. At that time, I wasn’t thinking about upgrading... Continue Reading →
I cancelled my Apple Watch series 5 pre-order.
Yes you read that right. With less than a week to go before the official launch of the new series 5 Apple Watches, I decided to cancel my pre-order from the online store. Somehow I have gone cold turkey to the whole idea of upgrading my Apple Watch. At first, it seemed like a sensible... Continue Reading →
Apple Watch Series 5 is coming?
So there have been rumours of Apple releasing a new version of Apple Watch, namely the Apple Watch Series 5 alongside the new line of iPhones in September. I have been somewhat following the news and rumours on what the iPhone is going to look like and the overall internal specs it will offer to... Continue Reading →
It’s finally here! The iPhone XS Max!
DHL delivery arrived at my doorstop sometime around noon today with a wonderful package that I have been waiting for a week since I last placed my order at the Apple Store online. Now it's finally here, sitting in front of my desk in all its glory! Removing the shrinkwrap was such an experience, and... Continue Reading →
I did the unthinkable.
At 3.01pm on the 14th of September, I did the unthinkable. I fired up the Apple Store app on my iPhone X and pre-ordered the new iPhone XS Max. For the first time in my life, I blew more than S$2000 on a phone. Call me crazy, and I will agree with you. Why the... Continue Reading →
One week with the iPhone X! My impressions (Part II)
On my last post, I talked about my initial impressions of using the iPhone X. I talked about the screen, the phone size, the overall build, the famous notch (love it or hate it, it is gonna be there) and the flagship feature, FaceID. Battery Battery life is great. However, I do feel that the... Continue Reading →
One week with the iPhone X! My impressions!
The last time I talked about how the purchase of the iPhone X was purely on impulse. It wasn't a planned purchase, especially on something that costs a whopping S$1888 for the 256GB model of the iPhone X. I somehow got lucky that there was an in-store pickup option available when I was just fooling... Continue Reading →
Introducing the iPhone X
This is an impulse buy. I do not need this phone. My current iPhone 7 plus served me well for the past year and continued to serve me well till today. Last night, I went to the Apple online store and realised that in-store pickups were available. I immediately pounced on the opportunity to... Continue Reading →
Giving up my iPad mini 4
Almost a year ago I bought an iPad mini 4. I was excited when it came out. I bought the gold, 128 gb model and I used it primarily to read books and magazines while on my long daily commute. It served me well. It's a great reading companion while in the subway to and... Continue Reading →
Iphone 7 plus
It's been 2 years since my last handset upgrade. I must be one of the lucky ones to secure the initial batch of iphone 7 plus. Successfully managed to preregister my interest in getting one from SingTel, and then securing my reservation and collection slot a few days later. The iphone 7 plus is sold... Continue Reading →
Apple Pay is finally here
American Express is the first credit card company in Singapore to implement Apple Pay. As an Amex user (who recently signed up to take advantage of the 5% cash rebate on the first $5000 spend, spending most of it on my recent Iceland trip) I got to task in keying my credit card information on... Continue Reading →
Apps and smartphones have fundamentally changed the way we plan our travels
With the advent of smartphones and apps, we have fundamentally changed the way we plan and manage our travel itineraries. From the way we book our air tickets, our accommodations, to how we get tips and advice on local tourist destinations to even getting access to the different modes of transportation, to how we manage... Continue Reading →
The preregistration for the new iPhone 6 was up on Singtel's website yesterday. I took the opportunity to register my interest by entering my personal particulars including my email address. The preregistration is similar to past practices of registering your interest in getting Apple's new phone. With your email in their mailing list, you will... Continue Reading →