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Press Release: Singtel Offers ZoneAlarm Mobile Security App

Singapore, 5 September, 2016 – Singtel is collaborating with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd to offer ZoneAlarm Mobile Security, a world-class mobile security app that provides comprehensive protection from malware, hackers, WiFi attacks and other cyber threats.

 

Available for iOS and Android devices, ZoneAlarm performs detailed risk assessments by scanning installed apps, detecting unsafe WiFi networks and recommending the most secure WiFi hotspot options. It alerts users of suspicious processes running on their phones and protects their operating
system from attacks.

 

“For convenience, many people keep their credit card details, passwords and other sensitive information on their mobile devices. Mobile security is more important than ever as cyber threats become more prevalent. With ZoneAlarm and other products in the new Singtel Mobile Protection suite, our customers can enjoy a worry-free experience for mobile banking, online shopping and web surfing,” said Ms Diana Chen, Vice President of Mobile Marketing, Singtel.

 

ZoneAlarm is available as a value-added service to all Singtel mobile postpaid customers at a special price of S$2.90 per month. It is available at a further discounted price of S$2.00 with any subscription of MobileSwop, Singtel’s device care add-on service.

 

Customers can sign up for ZoneAlarm via My Singtel app or any Singtel Retail Shop

Event (Video Clips included) – HP Inc Singapore Launched a New Portfolio of Enterprise-focused Products

HP Inc Singapore launched a new portfolio of PCs and Print products bound to engineer experiences that amaze.  With more power in sleeker packages, the new devices deliver the performance, versatility and security needed for consumers and businesses to succeed.

Specifically, HP announced –

  • Latest computing innovations that transform the mobile computing experience, including the new HP Elite x3
  • The world’s thinnest laptop, the HP Spectre, featuring CNC machined aluminum chassis as thin as an AAA-battery at just 10.4 mm.
  • Introducing the latest Pagewide printing technology.

HP Elite x3

The HP Elite x3 is a built-for-business mobile device that integrate phablet, laptop and desktop business features in a single device
. By utilizing Continuum in Windows 10, the Elite x3 enables frictionless multi-screen transitions between a phone scenario and a desktop PC scenario. Users can dock the Elite x3 with its ecosystem of accessories to render desktop and laptop productivity experiences while also retaining productivity on-the-go in a world-class premium and commercial-grade phablet.

The Elite x3 also utilizes biometrics to unlock the device – adding an extra layer of protection for enterprise customers.

See the pitch video

Source: YouTube user HP Business

HP Spectre

Commenting on the latest top-end laptop from HP, Lionel Chng, Managing Director, HP Inc. Singapore said “The HP Spectre is the thinnest notebook in the world, and unlike the majority of other super thin PCs on the market, this laptop doesn’t compromise power or features,”. He futher elaborated “A beautiful Full HD edge-to-edge display, Intel® Core™ i processors coupled with Bang & Olufsen sound and a sexy and thin design, HP amazing engineers set a new standard with the all new Spectre.”

Source: YouTube user Wee Wu Neo


Source: YouTube user HP Studios

Key highlights of the product

  • CNC machined aluminum chassis as thin as an AAA-battery at just 10.4 mm
  • Powerful Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors(2) deliver superior performance versus mobile processors often used in this class of device
  • Superb entertainment experience with full HD 13.3″ diagonal edge-to-edge display and Bang & Olufsen sound

Reinventing Business Printing with HP PageWide

HP PageWide Technology is a proven, reliable scalable print technology developed by HP that has delivered more than 140 billion high quality digital pages via HP printers including large format printers and web presses. In addition to the new lineup of A4 devices, early next year, HP will expand the reach of PageWide Technology to redefine the copier market with a new portfolio of A3 multifunction printers (MFPs).

The new HP PageWide business portfolio will be available through channel partners and at select retail stores. In addition, the new portfolio increases the number of managed devices designed for contractual channel partners and managed print services engagements. These contractual HP PageWide printers enable HP channel partners to provide low cost of operation with HP’s highest capacity supplies, a three-year print head warranty, higher speeds and recommended monthly print volume (RMPV) on select models, as well as integration with HP JetAdvantage Management and third-party tools. By optimizing managed HP PageWide devices for contractual agreements, HP provides channel partners with new opportunities to deliver higher customer satisfaction.

Source: YouTube user Wee Wu Neo

Source: YouTube user HP Business

StarHub Offers Netflix on Existing Set-Top Box

From 4 May onwards, StarHub customers will get to enjoy a best-in-class Netflix experience wherever they go. As the only pay TV operator in Singapore to support Netflix up to 1080p, StarHub’s Fibre TV customers will get to enjoy Netflix’s expansive catalogue of content in unparalleled full high definition on StarHub TV Channel 525. StarHub Mobile and Broadband customers will also continue to enjoy the quality viewing experience on their smart devices courtesy of StarHub’s participation in the Netflix Open Connect programme.

Source: Netflix

StarHub customers can also charge their Netflix subscriptions to their StarHub bills. To do this:

  • Fibre TV customers need to tune in to Channel 525 to load the Netflix app. They then need to select the ‘StarHub Bill’ option and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the sign-up process.
  • Post-paid residential customers such as Cable TV, Broadband and post-paid Mobile customers can visit www.starhub.com/netflix using their Hub iD and follow the on-screen instructions.

Do note that www.starhub.com/netflix and Channel 525 will only be ready from 4 May 2016 onwards.

Press Release – OPPO Unveils Super-Fast 15-Minute Flash Charge and World’s First SmartSensor Image Stabilization Tech at MWC

Singapore, 24 February, 2016  The evolving smartphone brand OPPO, fresh off of 50 million smartphone sales in 2015, presented another exciting advance in smartphone user experience when it unveiled a breakthrough SmartSensor image stabilization and Super VOOC Flash Charge technologies at Mobile World Congress 2016.

“With our commitment to equipping consumers with the best technology, OPPO invests great efforts in technological innovation,” said Mr. Sky Li, Vice President of OPPO and Managing Director of International Mobile Business. “We are excited to share these breakthrough technologies with the world at MWC 2016 they’re the result of our commitment to listening to consumers and valuing their feedback to create more delightful user experiences for them in the future.”

Super VOOC Flash Charge: Giving a full charge in 15 minutes

Slow charging times and underwhelming battery life is a consistent problem for smartphone users.To address this problem, OPPO is proud to present Super VOOC Flash Charge technology.

Super VOOC Flash Charge improves on the original VOOC Flash Charge introduced by OPPO in 2014 and now used by 18 million consumers worldwide. Original VOOC Flash Charge revolutionized charging by giving users 2 hours of talk after just 5 minutes of charging. Super VOOC takes it to the next level, offering a full 10 hours of talk time with only five minutes of charging, and filling a 2500mAh battery in only 15 minutes, a never-before-seen speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super VOOC Flash Charge uses a 5V low-voltage pulse-charge algorithm, ensuring a low temperature charge thats safe for the battery and dynamically regulating the current to charge the phone in the shortest time possible. The allnew algorithm pairs with a customized super battery, as well as a new adapter, cable and connector made using premium, military-grade materials. Super VOOC Flash Charge supports Micro USB or typeC interfaces, in line with the global standard.

Super VOOC Flash Charge’s safe, low-temperature charging algorithm makes it perfect for using the phone while its charging, such as watching an HD video, or playing a game, a functionality which other quick charge technologies dont support.

SmartSensor Image Stabilization: The first ever sensor-based, pixel-level optical image stabilizer

Smartphones are taking over as personal cameras, making mobile photography performance a critical factor for smartphone buyers. Continuing its commitment to breakthroughs in the smartphone camera revolution and to give users the ability to take great photos anytime and anywhere”, OPPO decided several years ago to tackle the universally recognized issue of image stabilization.

Optical image stabilization technologies come in two types, lens-based and sensor-based, but due to the size limitations of smartphones, all previous solutions across the industry were lensbased. Relying on a groundbreaking MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system), OPPOs SmartSensor is the first-ever sensor-based solution for smartphones, as well as the smallest optical image stabilizer of any kind in the world!

Moreover, SmartSensor improves on other solutions with a key advantage. Existing lens-based stabilizers can only correct for vibrations on two axes of motions, the pitch axis and yaw axis, even though the most common type of unwanted shaking during photography actually takes place on the roll axis. SmartSensor solves this problem, allowing for image stabilization on three axes, pitch, yaw and the all-important roll. Making split-second adjustments with its comb-shaped monocrystalline silicon MEMS, SmartSensor achieves full three-axis image stabilization in a mere 15 milliseconds.

At the same time, SmartSensor uses a voltagedriven sensor, reducing power consumption to as low as 10 milliwatts, 50 times less than the power consumption of lensbased solutions.

Lens-based systems, with their increased power consumption, can quickly heat up the module, affecting image quality, especially during extended photo shoots. But the low power consumption of the fine-tuned MEMS keeps temperatures low and preserves image quality even in long shooting sessions.

Meanwhile, whereas lens-based image stabilizers generally have a precision of between 3 and 5µm, SmartSensor remains precise to a vibration of just 0.3µm. The size of a pixel is usually larger than 1µm, meaning that SmartSensor is the world’s first pixellevel image stabilize.

With SmartSensor, OPPO smartphones become like pocketsized SLR cameras, able to capture lifes beautiful moments in breathtaking detail. Even when lighting conditions aren’t ideal, such as at a party or concert, SmartSensor ensures clear and bright images by allowing a longer exposure time.

At MWC, OPPO also announced a growing emphasis on its “Camera Phone” strategy. Under the new strategy, OPPO plans to strengthen a welldeserved association between OPPO and great photography. Through continued refinement of its photography platform as well as new innovations like SmartSensor, OPPO aims to bring users technology that will allow them to better record their lives and share their experiences, so they can capture every moment as it really is: sharp, vivid and bright.

Press Release – XBOX Releases Exclusive #LunarNewYear One Art Series Consoles in Asia

Xbox to give away eight one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year themed consoles to fans in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan


One-of-a-kind Xbox One consoles from the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series

Greater Asia, 28 January 2016 – To celebrate the Lunar New Year and usher in the Year of the Monkey, Xbox unveiled the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series, comprising eight unique consoles designed by prominent and emerging artists hand-picked from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Conceptualized, designed and fabricated over a two-week period, each of the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series consoles are oneof-a-kind, and was designed to capture the essence of Lunar New Year – a time of festivities, togetherness and sharing.

Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, marks the beginning of the new year based on the traditional Chinese calendar. It is the most important Chinese festival across the world, typically celebrated over a period of fifteen days, starting on the eve of the Lunar New Year and ending on the 15th day of the first month. Customs and traditions such as reunion dinners, relative visitation and fireworks are some of the festivities that mark Lunar New Year celebrations all across the world.

“Lunar New Year is the most important holiday for the Chinese population all across Asia. This year, we partnered with both leading and up-and-coming artists from four different markets, to create the special Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series that is steeped in the spirit of the New Year. We know that our fans will love to get their hands on one of these unique consoles, hand-crafted specially for fans, and we hope that these consoles will bring their new owners joy, prosperity and good luck throughout the New Year,” said Zeph Stuart, Head of Xbox Asia.

Unveiled at an exclusive launch event in Hong Kong, the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series will be given away to eight lucky fans in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan via a giveaway held on the respective local Xbox social media pages starting 29 January 2016. To participate, fans will need to “tag a friend” on the Xbox social media pages below, and describe in 88 characters or less why they deserve to bring home one of the eight artistic consoles1.

Here are the eight consoles featured in Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series:

Monkey Ear, Monkey Year by Kevin Chou (周育潤)

Two big round ears symbolize not only the year of the monkey, but also echoes the concept of “reunion,” an integral part of the Lunar New Year spirit.

Kevin Chou is an international designer and is a recipient of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.

Golden Sand Ingot by Song-Kuan Wang (王松冠老師)


The “golden sand” is shaped into countless gold ingots, symbolizing auspiciousness, good fortune and well wishes of multiple successes that will accumulate into endless fortune this year.

Song-Kuan Wang is a well-known sculptor and artist. He focuses on human solicitude and expresses this in traditional and modern art forms.

Good Fortune Monkeys by Tzu-Yu Chao and Chang-

Yi Ho (趙子佑、何昶毅)

The pair of monkeys is seen presenting the rare peaches of immortality, conveying wishes of longevity. While the abundance of firecrackers and lanterns signify well wishes of infinite happiness.

Tzu-Yu Chao and Chang-Yi Ho are both young, talented Lego artists who show off their passion and creativity through their work.

What the Luck by Jan Curious

A break from the traditional red, the black and white in this piece represent the sky and earth, or

‘yin and yang.’ The large white Chinese character, “” which means luck, is in white and signifies happiness that seems unobtainable, but is actually the accumulation of all good memories.

Jan Curious is a designer and singer of the band Chochukmo. He hopes to get people thinking through his music and drawings.


Monkey Mountain by Graphic Airlines


Monkey Mountain is a popular spot in Hong Kong and with this year being the Monkey’s year, having Monkey Mountain on the Xbox One represents that the Xbox is the “best buddy” for everyone in Hong Kong this year.

Graphic Airlines
is a creative duo comprising designers Tat and Vi, stalwarts of Hong Kong’s burgeoning street art scene.

Candy-box One by Ar To (阿塗)


The candy box design represents the gifting of happiness to people during Lunar New Year and interplays with how the Xbox One brings joy to its user

Ar To is an illustrator and graphic designer. Ar To’s works underscore societal happenings and reflect the “reality of the world.”

Big Fortune by Zoie Lam

Traditionally during Lunar New Year, people place panama oranges at home to bring good fortune. The square panama in the design represents breaking old rules and creating new environments in the new year.

Zoie Lam is a fashion designer, illustrator and stylist who established her own brand, ZL by ZLISM
back in 2010 and was the first Hong Kong designer to be invited to join Fashion Week in Berlin in Fall 2015.

The Forbidden X by Cay Kou (郭祥)

A homage to the iconic Forbidden City and its beautiful architecture, this piece visualizes the tension between power and limits, creating a heightened experience for gamers.

Cay Kou, is a 24-year-old visual artist who graduated from the famed Tsinhua University’s

Academy of Fine Arts

“We are extremely grateful to our legion of Xbox fans for their strong support over the past year. To kick off 2016 in a big way, we are rolling out attractive Xbox bundles that offer special discounted packages for a limited period this Lunar New Year, on top of the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series giveaway. We are committed to our fans in this region, and are working on delighting our fans in fresh new ways this year,” said Zeph Stuart, Head of Xbox Asia.

With 2016 featuring a whole host of exciting game releases and activities by Xbox, fans in Asia can look forward to much more when Lunar New Year comes around. With great new games, hundreds of additional titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, a wave of investments in Xbox and gaming on Windows 10, new Xbox Live updates and new features for the console including Cortana on Xbox One, 2016 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for gamers in Asia. Some of the blockbuster games fans can look out for this year include:

  • Lego Marvel Avengers
  • Romance of Three Kingdoms 13
  • Cobalt
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Plants vs Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2
  • EA SPORTS™ UFC® 2
  • Quantum Break
  • Battleborn

1 The Lunar New Year Xbox Art Series consoles are designed for display only and are non-playable. Contest starts 29 January 2016 and ends 12 February 2016, 6PM SGT.

Press Release: #CallofDuty Asia Championship Begins Today with Prize Pool of Over USD23,000

Top teams from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia to represent their region at the 2016 Taipei Game Show

Singapore, 29th December, 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia and ESL are proud to announce the Call of Duty Asia Championship! Call of Duty fans from all over the Asia-Pacific, brace yourselves for an explosive start to the New Year. During the first half of January, online competitions for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia will take place and four teams from these regions will secure their spots in the Call of Duty Asia Championship Final, to be held in Taiwan, at the 2016 Taipei Game Show.

The Call of Duty Asia Championship will be featuring the latest Call of Duty game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”, and will be played on the PlayStation platform.

On January 9th and 10th 2016, online qualifiers will be held for players from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines). The top placers from each qualifier will earn the right to represent their region and compete with other regions at the main stage of PlayStation booth at 2016 Taipei Game Show on February 1st 2016.

Regional Prizes for Singapore

<Regional Champion Team>

Free air tickets and hotel accommodations for participating “Call of Duty Asia Championship Final” in Taiwan

<MVP Prize>

“Call of Duty®: Black Ops III” Limited Edition PlayStation®4 Bundle (1TB) & JUGGERNOG mini refrigerator

Total Prize Pool

<Total prize pool: USD 23,000>

(Regional Champions: USD2,000, Asia Final Champion: USD6,000)

The recruitment period starts today and ends on January 8th 2016.

Please go to http://www.esl.gg/codasiachamp
to find out the requirements and sign up for the competition!

*Please note that the information listed in this Press Release is subject to change without prior notice.

Other Information:

Website:     http://asia.playstation.com

PlayStation®Authorised Dealers: http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/wheretoshop

Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/PlayStationAsia
Customer Service Centre: http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/contactus#customerSe rvice


Press Release: Honestbee announces Successful Applicants of #WorldsCoolestJob


Left to right: Andy Lau from Hong Kong, Danielle Lin from Singapore

SINGAPORE, 28 December 2015 – honestbee, the fastest growing on-demand grocery concierge and delivery service company, today announces the successful applicants of the “World’s Coolest Job” campaign. Andy Lau from Hong Kong and Danielle Lin from Singapore, both 24, have emerged victorious, winning the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in Niseko, Japan, after having gone through grueling rounds of selection process.

“We are really excited to have picked our successful applicants who will soon be on their way to Niseko,” said Joel Sng, CEO, honestbee. “There, they will represent our brand at the forefront, to deliver on our commitment of a personalised and high-quality service to our customers as trained shopper and delivery bees. Of course, we will ensure that they have a time of their lives.”

From 4 to 31 January 2016, Andy and Danielle will be stationed in Japan’s mythical snow paradise, Niseko. They can expect to enjoy one of the best job perks available such as trying out the world-renowned onsens, as well as skiing and snowboarding down the powdery slopes of Niseko. On top of that, they will be paid an attractive salary of US$10,000 plus expenses, training, living cost, transport and exclusive activities.

honestbee’s “World’s Coolest Job” campaign ran from 23 November to 18 December 2015, where potential candidates were invited to submit their applications via Instagram, highlighting why they will be great for the job. The top 10 submissions were shortlisted for an interview with a panel of judges comprising honestbee executives.

Andy and Danielle will be sharing their exciting experiences in Niseko via the honestbee social media channels. You can follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/honestbeejp) and Instagram (@honestbeejp).

Winners Profile

Andy Lau

“Winning the #WorldsCoolestJob makes me feel that I am in control of my life; that I am doing something that is, finally, solely the result of what I wanted for myself. I can finally call what I’m doing my own. This is something special that I’m doing, and I ‘made it’ myself. I want it to be a testament to people who are afraid to go after their dreams; that if they had believed and acted, albeit with uncertainty, they could own something truly theirs too. Otherwise, it will always remain being a dream.”


Danielle Lim

“Winning this means the world to me and this would be such a hallmark moment for my life. I’m ending my one year journey of freelancing and will soon be entering corporate world, so this would be a fantastic BANG to end this chapter of my life. But most importantly, being part of this amazing campaign to show the heart of the company would be the highlight of my life thus far, as nothing I’ve experienced will come close to this.”


Logitech G Brings Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headphone G933 to Singapore

Compatible with PC, consoles, mobile devices and home theater devices, the Logitech G933 features patent pending Pro­G™ audio drivers and were designed by Logitech’s sound engineering team, with more than 25 years in audio development. With 7.1 Dolby® Surround Sound and DTS Headphone:X*, these headphones deliver a superior all­around audio experience. The G933 is customizable, featuring RGB lighting, swappable backlit speaker plates, programmable G­keys and onboard software equalizer to customize audio settings and create personal sound

profiles.

Photo Credit: Logitech Singapore

Key Features

  • Superior All­Around Audio:​ From your favorite music to expansive game soundtracks, the patent pending Pro­G audio drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones. These are also the first headphones to offer both Dolby and DTS Headphone:X​* surround options to gamers. The Pro­G audio drivers and surround sound technologies create lifelike in­game spatial awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around, or special ability cues. DTS Headphone:X* technology utilizes calibration and processing that brings gamers and audio fans closer to the studio experience than ever before, supporting up to 7.1 channels of audio and multiple options for personalization.

 

  • Multi­Platform Support and Sound Mixing: ​Logitech G933 works with PCs, mobile devices and consoles – including PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One™– and features one USB mix adapter and two analog inputs that connect and mix sound from up to three devices. As you are fending off your gaming enemies from your PC, you can simultaneously order a pizza on your cell phone without missing a moment of action. Additionally, it works with your home theatre (through a USB port and RCA audio out) to provide the perfect wireless home theatre experience, so you can listen in your living room to anything connected to your home receiver or TV, from movies to vinyl records, without any cables.

 

  • Personalized Programmability and RGB Lighting:
    ​​Use Logitech Gaming Software to program lighting, audio and buttons. Adjust RGB lighting from up to 16.8 million colors and assign custom game macros on three programmable G­keys for a seamless gaming experience. A software equalizer lets you customize audio settings and create personal sound profiles so you can listen to music, games and movies with preset audio preferences.

 

  • Game Wired or Wirelessly​: Logitech G933 offers the option to play wired or wirelessly, with ultra­low latency on 2.4GHz wireless. Alternatively, use the included analog cable and 3.5 mm analog input on the headset to play without using battery power. The wireless USB mix adapter allows you to use your analog audio or mobile devices wirelessly.

 

  • Foldaway, Noise­Cancelling Mic​: Logitech G933 features a crystal­clear noise­cancelling boom mic. An indicator LED lets you know when your microphone is on mute. When not in use, the mic can be folded back into the headset.

System Requirements

  • Windows® 7 or higher
  • Internet connection for Logitech Gaming Software installation
  • USB port, 3.5 mm audio port or RCA audio output ports
  • 7.1 surround sound, DTS Headphone:X*, lighting configuration, and G­key programming require

    Logitech Gaming Software

Product Specifications

  • Headphones

– Driver: 40 mmFrequency response: 20Hz­20KHz

– Impedance: 39 Ohms (Passive), 5k Ohms (Active)

– Size: 190 mm x 180 mm x 94 mm

– Weight :374 grams (13.19 oz)

– Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW

 

  • Microphone

    -Size: 4 mm

    -Type: Condenser­Cardioid

    -Frequency response: 100Hz­20KHz

Warranty

●     2­year limited hardware warranty

Market Insights – Eight Out of Ten Singapore Consumers Surveyed Believe They Will Experience Online Crime

Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report finds
consumers believe it is more likely their credit card information will be stolen while shopping online than from their wallets

Singapore – November 2015 – Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), released its findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, which sheds light on the truths of online crime and the personal effect it has on consumers.

The report found that globally, 62 percent of consumers believed it’s more likely their credit card information will be stolen online compared to only 38 percent who think it’s more likely they will lose credit card information from their wallets. Additionally, 47 percent reported they have been affected by cybercrime. In Singapore:

  • Approximately seven in 10 (69 percent) Singaporeans believe using public Wi-Fi is riskier than using a public restroom
  • Seven in 10 (70 percent) consumers think that storing their credit card and banking information in the cloud is riskier than not wearing a seatbelt
  • More than seven in 10 (71 percent) consumers believe getting their credit information stolen after shopping online is more likely than having their credit card stolen out of their wallet
Gavin Lowth, VP Norton Consumer & Small Business AP & Japan – Source Instagram user @weewu

“Consumer confidence was rocked in 2014 by an unprecedented number of mega breaches that exposed the identities of millions of people who were simply making routine purchases from wellknown retailers,” said Gavin Lowth, Vice President, Norton Consumer and Small Business, Asia Pacific and Japan. “Our findings demonstrate the headlines rattled people’s trust in online activity, but the threat of cybercrime hasn’t led to widespread adoption of simple protection measures people should take to safeguard their information online.”

Who tops the list of those most aware of online security practices in Singapore? Baby Boomers – a group often considered less tech savvy – report more secure online habits than Millennials. While Millennials, born in the digital era, often throw caution to the wind with 33 percent admitting to sharing passwords and other risky online behavior.

Consumers Get Frustrated With Cybercrime

Across the 17 countries surveyed, Singapore consumers lost an average of 20 hours over the past year dealing with the fallout of online crime and nearly SGD545 per person – totaling roughly SGD5.49B. On top of this loss, cybercrime takes a true emotional toll with 6 in 10 (61 percent) of consumer cybercrime victims in Singapore feeling frustrated after becoming a victim. Further, in Singapore:

  • More than eight in 10 (82 percent) of respondents said they’d feel devastated if their personal financial information was compromised
  • About seven in 10 (74 percent) respondents believe dealing with the consequences of a stolen identity is more stressful than preparing for a presentation at work (52 percent)
  • Nearly seven out of 10 (68 percent) respondents are more stressed when they realize that they have downloaded a virus than sitting next to a screaming baby on a plane (51 percent)
John Bai, Director Security Response Asia, Symantec – Source: Instagram user @weewu

Overconfident, But Underprepared

Despite concern and awareness of cybercrime, consumers are overconfident in their online security behaviors. When asked to grade their security practices, they consistently award themselves a solid “A.” But in reality, most are not passing the most basic requirement of online security: password use. In the Singapore:

  • Of those using passwords, only 3 in 10 (29 percent) respondents always use a secure password – a combination of at least eight letters, numbers and symbols. Worryingly, nearly one in four do not have a password on any device.
  • People are sharing passwords to online sensitive accounts with friends and family. Of those sharing passwords, almost one in four (23 percent) share the password to their banking account, and on average they are sharing passwords for two accounts, with the most common passwords shared being email (59 percent), social media (44 percent) and TV/media (16 percent).
  • Ironically, 80 percent believe it is riskier to share their email password with a friend than lend them their car (20 percent), yet half of those sharing passwords do just that.

Norton Top Tips to Stay Safe Online:

  • Choose a unique, smart, secure password for each account you have online. For tips on how to do this, click here.
  • Delete emails from senders you don’t know, and don’t click on attachments or links on suspicious-looking emails.
  • On social media sites if an offer sounds too good to be true, it just might be. Beware of the pitfalls of clicking on links from social media sites. Before clicking, hover the mouse over the link to see its destination. Only click on links that lead to reputable, official company pages.
  • Always monitor your financial accounts for unusual activity. If there is a charge that you didn’t make, report it immediately. Often cybercriminals will charge a small “test” amount before attempting to drain your bank account.
  • Don’t put off installing security software such as Norton Security and updating it regularly.
  • Use a secure backup solution to protect files and backup regularly so criminals can’t hold them for ransom.
  • Report cybercrime to the cyber cell or local police if you have been affected by cybercrime or identity theft.

To learn more about the real impact of cybercrime and how consumers can protect their digital information, go here
for more information.

About the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report

The Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report is an online survey of 17,125 device users ages 18+ across 17 markets, commissioned by Norton by Symantec and produced by research firm Edelman Berland. The margin of error for the total sample is +/-0.75%. The Singapore sample reflects input from 1,009 Singapore device users ages 18+. The margin of error is +/- 3.09% for the total Singapore sample. Data was collected Aug. 25-Sept. 18, 2015 by Edelman Berland.

#LogitechCREATE for the #iPadPro

SINGAPORE — November 2015 — Logitech unveiled its first accessories designed in collaboration with Apple to perfectly complement the aesthetics and features of the new iPad Pro​™​: the Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector and the Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand. The Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case is the first third­party keyboard on the market to leverage Apple’s new Smart Connector​, eliminating the need to power on, connect or charge the keyboard.

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Both Logitech CREATE products offer thin and light front and back protection, and the tightly­woven premium fabric resists accidental bumps, scratches and spills.

Highlights of the cases include:

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case is designed to work exclusively with Apple’s new

Smart Connector for seamless communication between the iPad Pro and the keyboard. Through leveraging the Smart Connector, the Logitech CREATE keyboard automatically powers on and securely connects with the iPad Pro when placed in the typing position – no Bluetooth® pairing needed. And because the keyboard is powered by the iPad Pro, you never have to think about charging your keyboard again.

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case is built for productivity. The keyboard features full­size 19 mm keys, adjustable backlighting and an intuitive layout, helping you take full advantage of the iPad Pro’s expansive workspace and new iOS® 9 features. The iOS shortcut keys also put the power of your favorite apps at your fingertips – you can activate search and media controls without ever leaving the keyboard. The case provides two viewing angles, so you can make the most of the iPad Pro’s big, beautiful screen whether you’re posting an update, watching videos, or using the Apple Pencil to take notes.

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case will be available for a suggested retail price of S$249.00.

The Logi CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand

The Logi CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand adjusts to whatever adventure comes your way. The case’s flexible stand has a hidden hinge that firmly holds your iPad Pro in the perfect viewing angle within a 60­degree range. Place the iPad Pro upright in the stand for watching video in comfort or nearly flat for sketching with the Apple Pencil – there’s an angle for nearly every activity or work setup. The Logi CREATE protects the front and back of your iPad Pro without adding unnecessary bulk or weight.

The Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand will be available for a suggested retail price of S$129.00.

Availability

Both Logitech CREATE products will be available in black, blue and red. The black Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case will be available from end­November at all authorized Logitech stores, while the Apple Online Store will have all three colours.

The Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand will only be available on the Apple Online Store.

See below for the factsheet

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