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How Singapore Airlines uses iPad to make flights safer

Custom-made apps help pilots focus on what matters

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There are a number of factors to consider when booking flights, but safety should always be on everyone’s priority. That is why award-winning carrier Singapore Airlines is pioneering development of apps for iPad that enhance service and operational performance of its staff.

On a recent trip to Singapore, Apple CEO Tim Cook himself saw firsthand how iPad transformed the cockpit. Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong and Captain Raj Kumar showed Cook how apps developed for iPadOS helps pilots focus on safety.

Developed with Apple and IBM, FlyNow provides pilots with personalized content based on pilot preferences and collaboration tools. This is made possible by analytics including weather conditions, fuel load, aircraft type, and route.

With FlyNow for iPad, pilots have one place to view all relevant flight information. They receive real-time push notifications on flight plan updates and collaborate with the crew even before they reach the airport.

Singapore Airlines is the first and only airline currently using FlyNow.

Roster provides pilots with an overview of all roster-related information, relevant documents and qualification requirements. The app uses powerful analytics to surface potential issues and recommend next steps.

It prioritizes alerts and notifications to help pilots keep pace with changes. Its collaboration tools facilitate connections between pilots and co-pilots assigned to the same mission.

Singapore Airlines is the first to use Roster and the only airline to use it on iPad. The app was made in collaboration with developers from IBM.

Flying made even more convenient

Singapore Airlines is consistently recognized as one of the best airlines in the world for its products and services. With Kristal, flying becomes even more convenient for customers.

Kristal is able to scan personal barcodes for an all-in-one check-in experience and communicate up-to-date flight information. It can also identify individual profiles of passengers including dietary preferences. It also allows for real-time communication with the lounge staff.

Singapore Airlines is the only carrier to use an app for lounge entry. It was custom built with the airline’s passenger relations officers, Apple, and Tigerspike.

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Apple offers creative program and back to school deals

Learn how to use Apple devices in the most efficiently

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Apple releases a creative program that caters to students who can utilize their own system for notes and various apps. As a believer in the realm of creativity by saying “Think Different” it is no surprise that Apple is setting up a program for students. Accompanied with new deals, Apple has prepared for back-to-school season with new deals.

Creative Programs

Creator Connects: Maximise Your Day with Daniel Tamago

Discover how to get the most out of your day using the Notes app with content creator Daniel Tamago. In the first session of their Students Create series, he’ll share how he uses his Apple devices to organize and manage projects of all kinds. You’ll get hands-on with your iPad or iPhone to try his tips, crafting a smart to-do list that will boost your productivity. Daniel Tamago is a YouTube content creator who co-runs video production studio, Parallax Collective. 

Creator Connects: Craft Video Blogs with Daniel Tamago

Film and edit your own vlog with content creator Daniel Tamago and production studio Parallax Collective as part of our Students Create series. Daniel will share the workflow he uses to document his life on social media. You’ll explore how to plan, capture, and stitch together a story using iMovie on iPhone. Then get to work on your own vlog. Download the iMovie app ready for this virtual session.

Session Details:
Sat, 31 July
11:00am – 12:30pm
Virtual session
Creator Connects: Building a Brand with Krei Digital
Discover how to develop a startup or personal brand with student entrepreneur Janae Chua. As part of our Students Create series, she’ll share how she manages productivity between school and running a creative agency using the Calendar app on iPad or iPhone. Then you’ll explore ideas for a value proposition, color palette, and more to start building out your own brand in the Keynote app.
Janae Chua is a content creator, founder of boutique creative agency Krei Digital and curator of beauty brand Warui Baby. She’s currently in her third year at SMU School of Business.
Sessions Details
Wed, 4 August
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Virtual session

Back to school by apple

iPad

The eighth-generation iPad, starting at SG$ 469, brings a huge leap in performance, delivering next-level machine learning capabilities, giving students the freedom to work, learn, and connect with ease from their dorm, the lecture hall or the cafe. The completely redesigned iPad Air, starting at SG$ 809, is the most powerful, versatile and colourful iPad Air ever bringing pro features at a more affordable price, and available in five gorgeous finishes. 
The recently announced iPad Pro includes Apple’s M1 chip, Thunderbolt support, an XDR display on the 12.9-inch model for an unmatched visual experience, ultra-fast 5G speeds, an all-new Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage, and is available in silver and space gray. The Magic Keyboard adds a typing experience with backlit keys and an integrated trackpad. The keyboard now comes in a new white color and is also available in black. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at SG$ 1,129 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at SG$ 1,509. 

Mac

Whether working and creating from campus or on the go, do your schoolwork from anywhere with the thin, light and portable MacBook Air, starting at S$1,299, or for Pro speed and power beyond belief, the MacBook Pro, starting at SG$ 1,709.
Apple’s M1-powered notebooks deliver up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback.  For an extra pop of color in their room, choose from the all-new colorful iMac lineup. It comes in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. Starting at SG$ 1,779. 
AirPods
Study in peace or workout freely with AirPods, starting at SG$ 239 — the world’s most popular wireless headphones featuring an iconic design, simple one-tap setup, intuitive controls and crystal clear sound. AirPods Pro offer Active Noise Cancellation and great sound in a lightweight, in-ear design for comfort and fit, all for SG$ 379. And, for the personal listening experience, AirPods Max, starting at SG$ 849, offer quality audio, active noise cancellation with transparency mode.
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Get discounts, freebies on select LG appliances until August 18

Amazing bargains and deals awaits!

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LG Red Fair is ongoing, and there’s no reason not to participate. Up until August 18, buyers can get amazing deals across all LG entertainment, tech, and home appliances — discounts and freebies included.

Level up the home entertainment experience

LG G1 OLED TV (SG$ 4,599, 55-inch) (SG$ 6,299, 65-inch)

LG OLED TV

Expect true-to-life images, rich colors, and leveled-up audio quality with LG’s G1 OLED TV. The TV has unique features for gamers, including NVIDIA’s G-SYNC, AMD’s FreeSync Premium, and variable refresh rates. Yet the best part here are the freebies bundled upon purchase. Buyers will receive a free pair of LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 Wireless Earbuds worth SG$ 268, free wall-mount installation worth SG$ 200, and e-vouchers worth SG$ 200 upon purchase, making it a sweet deal for gamers or casual viewers looking to level up their entertainment.

LG Soundbar (SP11RA) (SG$ 2,499)

Buyers can get a double deal on the LG Soundbar with a discounted price of SG$ 1,799 and a grocery voucher worth SG$ 200. The LG Soundbar offers an immersive listening experience with its up-firing front height channels with wireless rear-up firing height channels. With Meridian Horizon, LG Soundbar provides surround sound for richer and clearer audio all the time.

LG Pra.L Derma LED Mask (SG$ 1,349)

Meanwhile, those who wish to level up their skin care regimen can do so with the LG Pra.L Derma LED Mask. This advanced mask literally uses 160 LED lights to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin. Plus, it has voice guidance built-in to guide users with their skin care regimen. Now, customers can receive grocery vouchers from Dairy Farm worth SG$ 700 and free 25 ml su:m37°Losec Summa Elixir Serum (worth SG$176) on every purchase of the mask at select stores.

Upgrade your home tech setup

LG gram 16-inch (SG$ 2,099)

Looking for a laptop upgrade? Buyers can get the most out of LG gram 16″, which now comes with a free J5 Triple Display Dock worth SG$ 169. This thin-and-light laptop from LG is not too shabby either, coming in with the latest 11th-gen Intel Core processor. The laptop’s 16-inch display is able to cover 99% of DCI-P3 color space, and it even has a long battery life of up to 22 hours.

LG UltraWide Monitor (34WN6550) (SG$ 649)

Meanwhile, gamers, creative professionals, or casual users are in for a treat with the LG UltraWide Monitor. The monitor, boasting 34 inches of screen estate, has a really wide 21:9 aspect ratio for getting more things done. It even brings VESA DisplayHDR400 to the table, along with 99% sRGB coverage. Plus, there’s AMD FreeSync built in too. Buyers will receive a free Logitech MK470 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo worth SG$ 79 for every purchase of the monitor.

Better deals on home appliances

LG Mini Washer (T2525NTWV) (SG$ 899); LG Front Load Washer Dryer (F2515RTGV) (SG$ 2,199)

Meanwhile, those looking for a deal on home appliances won’t find a better bargain with LG’s appliances. For one, the LG TWINWash F2515RTGV now comes with a free laundry detergent sheet bundle. This front load washer dryer comes with TurboWash and LG Steam for a quick yet comprehensive laundry cleaning. Meanwhile, those looking for a more compact washer should look at the 2.5 kg mini washer T2525NTWV, which now comes with a free baby detergent bundle.

LG styler with Mirror Finish (SG$ 2,399)

Storing clothes can now be done on a sophisticated way with the LG styler with Mirror Finish. It is not just a stylish closet for storing clothes though, as it eliminates viruses and bacteria thanks to the TrueSteam technology. Every purchase of the smart closet now comes with Takashimaya vouchers (worth SG$ 100) for a limited time, too.

LG CordZero A9 Kompressor PRO Vacuum Cleaner (SG$ 899)

When it’s time to clean the house, buyers can rely on the LG CordZero A9 Kompressor PRO Vacuum Cleaner. This cordless vacuum, however, is not just that — it also acts as a powerful mop. On top of that, it has powerful suction and a five-step HEPA filtration system too. For a limited time, buyers will receive a grocery voucher from Dairy Farm (worth SG$ 50) with the purchase of the appliance.

LG QuadWash Dishwaher (DFB227HM) (SG$ 2,099)

As for dishwashers, LG’s got them too with the Quadwash Dishwasher. Buyers will receive free dishwasher tablets with every purchase of the Quadwash Dishwasher (DFB227HM).

Cool down to a healthy and comfortable home

LG ARTCOOL Plus Air Conditioner (SG$ 3,170)

LG’s ARTCOOL Plus Air Conditioner lets everyone cool down to the cold and clean indoor air thanks to the Plasmaster Ionizer+. It even has a dehumidifying and deodorizing function to keep the home clean and fresh. For a limited also, buyers will receive up to SG$ 150 or SG$ 200 grocery vouchers with a purchase of one or two sets of the air conditioning units.

LG PuriCare 360-degree Single Air Purifier (SG$ 799)

For the most peace of mind though, buyers can pair their air conditioners with the LG PuriCare 360 Single Air Purifier. It comes equipped with a HEPA filter, deodorization filter, a pre filter, and nano ions to remove contaminants and microorganisms from the air. Peace of mind is the keyword here, since this air purifier deploys clean air up to 7.5 meters. Throughout the promo duration, buyers can avail it at low price of SG$ 799 (from SG$ 1,099) and even receive grocery vouchers worth SG$ 50.

Buyers may also visit LG’s website today for the full details of the LG Red Fair promo.

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The Sony Alpha ZV-E10 is a vlogging camera

Among other things

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The prospect of owning your very own mirrorless camera became more enticing to people after the pandemic hit and people turned to online jobs to earn living. For some, that meant putting on the digital creator hat. Perhaps seeing the trend, Sony launches a camera that addresses this need — the Sony Alpha ZV-E10.

It’s the first on Sony’s vlogging camera series to feature interchangeable lenses, giving users more versatility. This isn’t the case with the camera’s sibling, the ZV-1. It has a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor, which means anyone looking to expand their lens selections should look out for e-mount lenses.

Now, about the vlogging part. It’s small, lightweight (around 343g) and includes the side-opening Vari-angle LCD Screen that allows creators to connect external mics on top of the camera.

The new camera also includes advanced video features:

  • Internal 4K movie recording through full pixel readout without pixel binning
  • High bit rate XAVC S™ codec at 100Mbps when recording 4K
  • Slow & Quick Motion
  • High-speed full HD recording at 120 fps
  • Interval Shooting for stunning time-lapse videos
  • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HDR) / S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3, S-Gamut3 / S-Log3

A unique feature of the Alpha ZV-E10 is the zoom lever that can operate optical zoom with power zoom lenses and Clear Image zoom with prime lenses.

When pairing the camera with a prime lens, the user can zoom without losing video resolution to maintain full 4K video. The user can also choose from eight zoom speed settings for added creative flexibility.

Taking things further for content creators, the ZV-E10 can be purchased with the optional GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander. It’s a one-handed shooting is simplified with easy to access zoom, record and a customizable button.

The camera can also be connected to your laptop or PC to function as a webcam with the Image Edge Desktop App. A mobile version of the app is also available for easier image file transfer.

Price and availability

The Alpha ZV-E10 will be available in black and white at selected retail shops. The body-only option retails for US$ 698, while the kit lens (E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS power zoom) option retails for US$ 798.

In the Philippines, it retails for PhP 39,999 — that’s a packaged offer for the ZV-E10 and the kit lens. The pre-order also includes two (2) 32GB SD Cards for free.

It’s currently on pre-order in the US and the Philippines.

In Singapore, it will be available in August 2021.

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