All Things Digital - May 2014

Digital Chatter

What people are saying about Singapore online.

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Singapore … is a prime example of how factoring sustainability into policy and urban planning can help a city achieve the status of ‘globally competitive city’ and ‘just city’ at the same time.
- Vaidehi Shah, “Sustainability is key to achieving economic growth and social justice”, Eco-Business.com (March 3, 2014): bit.ly/susgreeng
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Spend much time [at the Housing & Development Board headquarters], though, and the real mission becomes apparent: Make babies. Right now, Singapore is a time bomb.
- Lydia Depillis, “In Singapore, citizens don’t want babies – or foreign workers, either”, The Washington Post blog (March 31, 2014): bit.ly/babiesg
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If Singapore were a person, nobody would recognise her at her 20th high school reunion. Everybody would be asking what happened to that dowdy little thing who was such a stickler for the rules…?
- Andrew Biggs, “Stealing our Songkran?”, Bangkok Post (March 23, 2014): bit.ly/sgsongkran

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Chow Mei PengChow Mei Peng, Assistant Director, Training Academy, Sport Singapore

Easy Backup – My Contacts Backup Assistant (iOS): What I like about the app is that it allows a simple one-click action to back up all my contacts free of charge. I can send the backup file via email to any address.

Notability (iOS): I use Notability to hand-write (or type text) and illustrate on notes, sign on documents, complete forms, annotate documents and PowerPoint slides, or highlight a word/line/paragraph.


Alvin GayAlvin Gay, Assistant Director, Sector Development and Commissioning Division, MOH

HiConverter Comprehensive Unit Converter (iOS): It converts all units of measure like length, weight, clothes and shoe sizes – with even a one-click download feature for the latest exchange rates for currency conversions!

Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic (iOS/Android):I use Waze all the time when driving. It calculates the best route and informs me of traffic jams or hazards. It even allows sharing of location and estimated time of arrival.

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    May 16, 2014
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