Xavier Lur

    Xavier Lur

    17-year-old tech blogger. 192,000 Twitter followers. Music zealot.

  • S’pore telcos may revise pricing of 3G packages

    Some smartphone users in Singapore may see themselves paying more for data usage, as all mobile phone service providers here intend to review their existing 3G packages and may revise charges to deter massive usage by users, according to a … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2012/01/09/spore-telcos-may-revise-pricing-of-3g-packages/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • iPhone’s Siri swears at 12-year-old boy?

    Apple's voice assistant app Siri gave the parents of 12-year-old Briton Charlie Le Quesne a shock after it blurted out obscenities when the boy asked how many people there were in the world. Charlie picked up a demo handset of … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2012/01/09/iphones-siri-swears-at-12-year-old-boy/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Samsung launches new smartphones, tablets in S’pore

    Samsung on Wednesday unveiled new smartphone and tablet devices soon to be available in Singapore, among which include the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet. Galaxy Nexus ($948 without line contract, Feb 2012) Labelled as … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2012/01/04/samsung-launches-new-smartphones-tablets-in-spore/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • 4G mobile broadband comes to S’pore consumers

    SingTel on Tuesday announced the launch of their commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband, which is touted as the successor to the current 3G networks. It allows customers to surf webpages and stream high-definition videos at theoretical speeds of … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/12/20/mobile-broadband-4g-service-comes-to-spore-consumers/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Virtual shopping comes to SMRT stations

    Want to do some quick on-the-go Christmas shopping of your favorite roast turkey or honey baked ham, as you wait for your friends at the train station foyer? You can do so now without having to step into a shop, … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/12/07/virtual-shopping-comes-to-smrt-stations/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘We hope to develop into a more collaborative govt’

    In today's digital age, citizen engagement online has become a paramount issue, and the Singapore government over the years has been trying to forge closer relationships and enhance collaboration between the government and citizens. Speaking on Friday at the GovCamp … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/11/19/we-hope-to-develop-into-a-more-collaborative-govt/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Sim Wong Hoo pays tribute to Steve Jobs in ad

    Creative Technology chairman and chief executive Sim Wong Hoo on Tuesday published a full-page newspaper advertisement paying tribute to the passing away of Apple's co-founder, Steve Jobs, despite the conflict between the two companies in the past. The simple yet … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/10/11/sim-wong-hoo-spends-18k-on-steve-jobs-tribute-ad/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • RIM brings dedicated music store to S’pore

    By Raymond Lau Bought a new iPod, iPhone or iPad and looking forward to buying music for your new device? Local users have always been out of luck in that respect, as despite being the market leader for years, Apple … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/08/21/rim-brings-first-dedicated-music-store-to-spore/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • 5 useful Singapore iPhone apps

    By Raymond Lau What's the first thing you should do when you buy a new iPhone? Pack it with applications, of course! According to Apple's website,  there are currently more than 425,000 apps in the iTunes Store, all ready to … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/08/20/5-useful-singapore-iphone-apps/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Couple make $30k monthly revenue from blogshop

    While most of her peers have just embarked on their career path, 24-year-old Nanyang Technological University (NTU) graduate Angela Ang is already making waves in the fashion industry. She posts an average of $30,000 in revenue a month through her … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/08/14/couple-make-30k-monthly-revenue-from-blogshop/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Wait for fibre broadband sparks frustration

    On paper, subscribers to Singapore's new ultra-fast fibre optics broadband network were given a maximum 6-day wait for the installation. But in reality, they find themselves waiting up to six weeks to get connected, sparking frustration among consumers and infrastructure … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/08/08/wait-for-fibre-broadband-sparks-frustration/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Best luxury apps for the iPhone

    By Stefanie Lee What are you doing with an iPhone if you're not loading it up with apps that would keep you occupied for hours and help make life easier? Whether it's fashion, food or fun you're after, there are … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/08/02/best-luxury-apps-for-the-iphone/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • S’pore ISPs to actively promote Internet filters

    UPDATED From September, Internet service providers (ISPs) in Singapore will be required to advertise Internet filters, including mobile filters, at point of sale and upon contract renewal. The new requirement by the Media Development Authority comes amid growing concerns that … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/07/14/spore-isps-told-to-promote-mobile-internet-filters/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • SAF to arm new recruits with iPads

    Imagine our soldiers using handheld touchscreen devices such as the iPad, iPod Touch and Samsung Galaxy tablet to enhance their fighting skills during their Basic Military Training (BMT). That will soon become a reality. The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/06/27/saf-to-arm-new-recruits-with-ipads/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Facebook co-founder invests in S’pore start-up

    29-year-old Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who is worth US$2.5 billion (S$3.1 billion) and is now based in Singapore, has invested an undisclosed sum of money in local digital media management company ADZ, and will join its board of directors. In … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/06/17/facebook-co-founder-invests-in-spore-start-up/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Motorists raise concern over proposed new ERP system

    The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is looking for new ways to implement the electronic road pricing (ERP) system without the physical infrastructure marked by the existing iconic -- and controversial -- blue-and-white gantries dotting Singapore, but a proposed approach is … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/05/25/motorists-raise-concern-over-proposed-new-erp-system/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • PM Lee’s Facebook chat draws huge response

    In an attempt to garner support from young voters, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday evening logged on to social networking site Facebook to discuss issues pertaining to the General Election (GE) and the future of Singapore. At 8 … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/05/04/pm-lees-facebook-chat-draws-huge-response/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Is it legal to jailbreak an iPhone in S’pore?

    In July last year, the United States' federal regulators declared it was lawful to "jailbreak" an iPhone despite strong opposition from Apple as it would affect the company's lucrative App Store business. Ever since, many iPhone users here have been … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/04/16/is-it-legal-to-jailbreak-an-iphone-in-spore/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Singapore schools get iPads, gaming consoles

    More schools in Singapore are quickly adapting to the global technology revolution with some even bringing Apple's iPad and Nintendo's Wii gaming console into their curricula. Ngee Ann Secondary School is the latest Secondary School to jump onto the "1:1 … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/technology/2011/04/03/singapore-schools-get-ipads-gaming-consoles/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>