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This man’s app plans to open up the ‘hidden secrets’ of Singapore

This man’s app plans to open up the ‘hidden secrets’ of Singapore

We talk to Sugar Co-founder Benjamin Lee about the app’s backstory and how it ties together with a naked model adorned with sushi Sugar is out now for the populace of Singapore to check out. In case you missed the reporting we did a while ago, think of it as a hybrid between chat apps like Line and listing sites

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Few hours left to support this iPhone crystal dock project

The Singapore-created Chiffon and Lumo currently has US$9,475 on its Kickstarter page; is inspired by a popular Asian cake It’s always the sparkly-yet-simple accessories for a smartphone that garner the most attention, and this Kickstarter project is no exception. Enter the Chiffon and Lumo; the former is a transparent crystal dock for your iPhone while

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Apple unveils iOS 8 and a tonne of goodies at this year’s WWDC

The new OS for every single iPhone, iPad and iPod out there will be out this fall. What else did WWDC reveal? Startups with at least a slice of tech cred would have heard of Apple‘s Worldwide Developers Conference (abbreviated as WWDC because why not!) that takes place every mid-year. Usually it’s filled with a

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This grip lets you take selfies without fear of phone-dropping

Through the power of enhanced vacuum technology, the tiny i-Ox makes single-handed smartphone activities easier, and also acts as a stand There’s always a risk of dropping a smartphone while taking photos and texting, especially when you have slightly heavier models. Startup GIC Nexus’ latest gadget will make that dubious task all the more easy. The

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3 top mobile gaming trends by Outblaze’s Yat Siu

The 20-year game industry veteran talks to e27 about the evolving freemium model and mobile gaming landscape in Asia From the freemium model to Asian publishers headlining global app charts, mobile gaming is going nowhere but upwards. So what are the key things that we need to watch out for? Outblaze CEO Yat Siu highlighted

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Mad Catz’s new iOS 7 controller out in April

Want a proper controller to go along with your mobile distractions? The upcoming C.T.R.L.i will cost iOS-savvy gamers and hobbyists US$80 Third party game controllers for iPhones are all the rage in Asia’s mobile-centric society. Peripheral company Mad Catz is set to capitalise on it with its latest creation: the C.T.R.L.i. According to the latest

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Translate anytime, anywhere, with Conyac’s new app

The new app for iOS from Conyac – in English and Japanese – allows users to work on translations and earn money during boring commutes or waiting for a friend Conyac, a Japanese crowdsourced translation company previously featured here, has introduced an app for iOS that allows users to work on translations during downtime, such

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BBM rolls out officially on Android and iPhone

After a failed launch earlier this year, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has finally started rolling out for Android and iPhone In a much-anticipated move, BlackBerry has officially released BBM for Android and iPhone, which is expected to help the company regain traction in a smartphone market – now dominated by these two platforms. While the company

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Scaling and traction: How platforms can make or break your startup

Platforms easily scale. Products and services don’t. Here are a few thoughts on how your startup can scale (or fail) with the help of platforms. Twitter is gearing up for its initial public offering, and we have been hearing some news about new features and updates from the social network. For one, Twitter is reportedly

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Can a glocal Imo get local advertisers online?

Imo recently upgraded its cross-network chat app, which automatically switches to the user’s language of choice. Can it attract local advertisers? Cross-network chat app, Imo, recently had a major Android update, allowing users to to switch to the local language of their choice, offering better accessibility  to users in 30 languages. The update augurs well

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BBM coming to iOS and Android this weekend, finally

BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS now has an ETA. Will you download BBM, and do you think it will signal a big comeback for the platform? After a long wait, BlackBerry Messenger is going cross-platform this weekend, with BlackBerry (formerly Research-in-Motion) announcing the release of BBM for Android on September 21 and BBM for

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Apple wants to add color to your life, but will you bite?

Apple has launched its iOS 7, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Will the new colorful, “unapologetically plastic” phone and 64-bit powered device impress? In its much-anticipated announcement of the latest iPhone models, Apple seems to have had lukewarm response from both tech elites and Apple fans alike. In the weeks leading to the announcement, there

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Apptivate now lets you pay for iTunes movies with your cellular bill

Apptivate lets Globe Telecom users from the Philippines buy apps and movies from iTunes using their prepaid credit or monthly postpaid bill. Mobile devices have changed the way we produce and consume content. We share our photos, videos and stories through our social networks. We use apps for productivity and work. But of course, entertainment

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iPhone 5S and 5C now available for pre-registration in Singapore

Major telcos in Singapore have announced that they are accepting pre-registrations for the new iPhone 5S and 5C. iPhone fans in Singapore can now register their interest for the newly announced iPhone 5S and 5C through mobile telco SingTel and StarHub. For SingTel, the registration form can be found on their website. StarHub subscribers on

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SingTel introduces direct carrier billing for Google Play users

No credit card? SingTel’s new direct carrier billing system offers Google Play users the option of charging their purchases to a prepaid or postpaid plan. Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel) today announced that it has introduced a direct carrier billing system for customers on Google Play. This will see purchases made on the Android app store

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Matchmaker NoonSwoon is 2nd top grossing lifestyle app on App Store

NoonSwoon rolled out their revenue model a week ago and now, they’re a rank away from being Thai App Store’s top grossing lifestyle app. Remember NoonSwoon? It’s a free matchmaking app which focuses on linking you up love interests whom you have mutual friends in common with. Only available in Thailand right now, they have

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