Google Internet Speed Test

Looks like we can now uninstall our Speedtest.net app

Just type “speed test” on your Google Search Bar, scroll the results a little bit and tap “Run Speed Test.”

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Internet Speed Test

Google Search Speed Test

Test was completed on my Zenfone 3

Update: I was at Johor Bahru over the weekend and Speed Test was not available…

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Free Internet: McDonald’s, PSA

Located at: #01-25 PSA Building

I honestly thought this was part of ARC

You can see McDonald’s from ARC’s directory… But the address above came from McDonald’s website.

So you connect to their WiFi.

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Then on your browser, Ronald (McDonald) will need additional information which includes your name, email address, birth year and month, sex and your mobile phone number (you will receive a one time password through SMS)

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Speed was good, very usable…

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In The Wild… Pokemon Go Plus!

During lunch time at MBC

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Yup… That’s an adult in mid-May 2017 wearing a Pokemon Go Plus!

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!!!

Meike MK320 Flash for Micro Four Thirds

Yes, my camera needs a flash…

But since I’m now using an Olympus OM-D E-M10 (my daughter presently use a Olympus E-PL2), I needed something small…

After doing my research, I found the MK320 and bought one from Lazada at SGD 86.91.

Inside the box.

It came with a soft case, a stand, diffuser and a manual.

I have to admit that the box is well built… Plus points for me since it’s my first time to encounter the brand.

Features.

It has an LCD Display (with back light) and the usual buttons

And a charging port. You can plug a MicroUSB to charge your NiMH (as per manual) batteries…

This feature is a big plus for me since I will no longer need to carry a charger for my AA batteries when travelling.

Functions.

TTL, Slave mode and Manual.

It also has a “flash light” mode which is useful for your videos.

The Looks.

Size matters and I think this one is just fine.

I was surprised on how the MK320 took care of my lighting needs…

Battery life was a bit disappointing, but maybe I can blame my batteries for that.

Power was sufficient and it was ready to fire again whenever I needed it.

Highly recommended for those looking for an inexpensive flash.

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Nougat on Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE520K)

Received my update March 09, 2017…

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Better late than never… And as I mentioned earlier, I believe this will be the last major Android update my phone receives (although I would love to see 7.1).

Noticeable changes?

By default, holding the Recent Apps Key will take a Screenshot, you will need to deactivate this feature in Settings to enable the Split Screen Mode.

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Notification panel looks new… And yes you can reply to your messages there…

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Other than that… It’s basically the same phone…

Crossing my fingers to get Google Assistant soon!

Anker PowerPort+ 5 USB-C with USB Power Delivery

Just purchased an Anker PowerPort+ 5 USB-C with USB Power Delivery from Lazada

I actually purchased it weeks ago, but this is the first time I’m using it…

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As you can see, my desk is a bit cluttered today.

You can actually see my Multi Plug Extension in the background…

Don’t get me wrong, I love using my Multi Plug Extension while travelling.

However, as new devices can accept higher voltage/ampere… A faster charger would be handy…

This is where my PowerPort+ 5 comes in… USB-C for my Nexus 6P and Zenfone 3 (and future devices)… Yes, my GoPro Hero 5 also uses a USB-C, but I have a few USB-A to C which should make the other USB Ports useful.

According to Anker (I’ve also sent them emails on this product), it also has enough power to charge a Macbook (including the Pro) and the iPad Air…

I’m not testing it with Ampere this time, but noticeably. It really charges my devices faster…

Zenfone 3 in less than half a day from less than 10% battery and less than 4 hours to fully charge my Power Bank (I needed 2 days to charge this using any of the chargers I have).

Physically, this thing looks and feels good… Even the packaging looks great!

It’s small, but it has a noticeable weight.

It’s tough to recommend this charger to anyone… Most people I know are just happy to use the free charger that came with their devices.

But once you’ve experienced using the PowerPort+ 5 USB-C… You will never find a reason to use your old chargers again.

I can even confidently say, if you use a a Power Bank that’s more than 10,000mAh, you need to have this charger!