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Huawei hijacked Apple store queues to hand out its own chargers and juice

Apple isn't known for its iPhone's battery capacities -- and Huawei wants to help.<p>The Chinese phone maker took to the streets outside Singapore's Apple Store to give out power banks to buyers queuing to be one of the first to get Apple's newest iPhones, and conducted a similar stunt in London this …

Apple Store

Smiling Apple fans show off their new haul of devices

Forget Amazon’s Prime Day, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday — if you’re an Apple fan, the biggest non-holiday day of the year is new device day. And it’s finally here!<p>As of 8am local time on Friday, September 21, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 go on sale around the world. While …

Apple Watch

Massive lines form at Apple stores for iPhone XS launch

Hordes of Apple fans hoping to get their hands on the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are starting to form massive lines at the company’s stores all over the globe.<p>The two new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 go on sale Friday, September 21 but there will only be a limited supply available. Some of …

Apple Store

Eager fans are already standing in line for the iPhone XS and XS Max

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max go on sale tomorrow morning, and — as has become tradition — fans are already lining up.<p>One report published today claims that, by noon local time on Thursday, around 250 people had already lined up outside an Apple Store in Singapore. The person at the front of the …

Apple Store

Asian stocks fall as China reacts to US tariffs

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington loomed.<p>The approach of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast and upcoming sanctions on Iran's energy industry …

Stock Markets

Most Singaporeans still support law banning gay sex, survey finds

OUT Politics and Policy<p>SINGAPORE - A slim majority of Singaporeans still support a law that bans gay sex, an online survey showed on Monday, amid renewed debate on whether the city-state should follow India’s footsteps and scrap similar British colonial-era legislation.<p>Previous legal challenges to …

LGBTQI

Singapore aims to build up AI skills for digital economy

Country's government has introduced initiatives to train 12,000 people in artificial intelligence skillsets, including industry professionals and …

Artificial Intelligence

Passengers praise Singapore Airlines on how they handled overnight delay due to Manila runway closure

#TheFrustratedFADiaries<br>The biggest fear when bringing a first-timer abroad is for something untoward to happen.<p>It was my niece’s birthday. I wanted …

Singapore taps data analytics to better manage rail systems

Land Transport Authority dishes out S$18.8 million (US$13.7 million) to deploy a rail management platform that will consolidate its existing tracking …

Analytics

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property

Buying a home in New Zealand just got a lot tougher for most people.<p>The country's parliament on Wednesday passed a law banning foreigners from buying into most parts of its residential property market as the government seeks to cool red-hot house prices.<p>The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill will …

New Zealand

Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked

SINGAPORE (AP) — A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated attackers who may be state-linked, a Cabinet minister said Monday.<p>S. Iswaran, minister for communications and information, said in Parliament that the government's detailed …

Cybersecurity

Apple investigates fraudulent iTunes charges worth thousands of dollars

Apple is investigating complaints from dozens of customers in Singapore, who claim to have had hundreds of dollars taken from their accounts, supposedly for iTunes payments.<p>Some of the victims lost up to $7,000. Others lost less than this, but nonetheless had their available balance “completely …

Technology

Key takeaways from Singapore healthcare data breach

No system is infallible and cybersecurity breaches are inevitable, but Singapore needs to do better in mitigating the risks and following through on …

Cyberattack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5 million, including PM

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A major cyberattack on Singapore's government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said on Friday.<p>The attack, which the government called "the most serious breach of personal data" …

Cyber-attacks

Google Maps expands motorcycle mode to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and other Asian markets

Motorcycles are very popular in Southeast Asia<p>This week, Google Maps unveiled a new motorcycle mode in several Asian markets where two-wheelers are a very popular form of transportation. The new routing mode accounts for travel times on typical motorbike and scooter speeds, offers driving …

German Accelerator opens office in Singapore to help the European country’s startups go global

It has also partnered with Enterprise Singapore to open two landing pads in Berlin and Munich for startups in the city-state to get to know and …

Why Singapore’s first Amazon Prime Day really matters

Nearly a year after Amazon launched its Prime Now service in Singapore, the nation is joining in the Prime Day sales bonanza. Here’s why it’s a big …

Average internet speeds rose 23 percent last year

With Google Fiber’s public mission to destroy the cable companies on hold and 5G networks properly launching only in 2019, you’d be forgiven for …

'Where is Singapore?': Trump-Kim summit a PR coup for tiny city-state

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strolling by revelers at a rooftop bar the night before an unprecedented meeting with President Donald Trump circulated around social media sites, U.S. citizens started asking 'Where is Singapore?'.<p>'Singapore', the tiny Southeast …

Trump Meets Kim in Singapore: Pictures

Trump expresses optimism amid final Kim summit preparations

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday by signing a document in which Trump pledged "security guarantees" to the North and Kim reiterated his commitment to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The …

North Korea

Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal."<p>Trump roiled the weekend Group of Seven …

Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit

SINGAPORE (AP) — Final preparations are underway in Singapore for Tuesday's historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, including a plan for the leaders to kick things off by meeting with only their translators present, a U.S. official said.<p>With a handshake …

North Korea

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

SINGAPORE (AP) — A new surveillance camera was installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>Located a quarter mile (400 meters) off the coast …

Lee Kuan Yew

Qoo10 to 'renew focus' on Singapore e-commerce market

One of the earliest e-commerce market players in Singapore, Qoo10 is planning a new round of funding as it looks to refocus on the local market, …

Singapore, India to boost fintech collaboration

The two Asian countries, which already have partnered on cross-border payment services, will create a joint working group to explore opportunities …

'Very Perplexed': International Confusion, Concern After Trump Cancels Summit

<b>Updated 11:22 p.m. ET</b><p>President Trump's abrupt announcement he was calling off a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader was met Friday with an open invitation from North Korea to meet "at any time."<p>Trump's decision, which officials said Thursday was delivered in a letter directed to Kim Jong Un, …

Andaz Singapore + Trapped in Changi Airport + Lost Apple Watch

I don’t generally like wrist watches, but have grown to love my Apple Watch. Yesterday I nearly lost it, then nearly lost it again. I left my Apple …

Apple Watch

Singapore airport may use facial recognition systems to find late passengers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers?<p>That might be an annoyance of the past at Singapore's Changi airport which is testing facial recognition systems that could, in future, help locate lost travelers or those spending a little too much time in …

Changi

IBM adept at transformation amidst market changes: APAC CEO

Having experienced several significant market changes, IBM is adept at transformation and will continue to do so by focusing on "strategic …