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by aster
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 2:58 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Apps for calling overseas?
Replies: 35
Views: 8771

I use skype also for the reason of having a physical phone number in the other country so I can be called by anybody from any standard phone. I also have a skype phone integrated with a dect phone. When somebody calls me over skype it is like a normal call and can be received via any of the handset...
by aster
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: iOS 8
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

If anyone wants to take the plunge, 8.1 has been out since Monday so the first batch of bugs should have been fixed.
by aster
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Apps for calling overseas?
Replies: 35
Views: 8771

For example, Skype to Poland has a flat rate 2.3c (USD) for any provider That's really good - 1-2 years ago Skype was charging a lot more to call mobiles, which is when I noticed I was being charged substantially less when using a UK VPN. I just use Skype over Google as I tend to make calls from my...
by aster
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The latest market fall
Replies: 47
Views: 9396

You're never going to 'buy the bottom'. That's true. It's virtually impossible to time things to enter the market right in the middle of the trough. And no matter when you enter the market, you will still make your money because sooner or later there will always be new, historic heights achieved. B...
by aster
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Singapore’s population growth slowest in 10 years
Replies: 20
Views: 5490

Lowest fertility rate in the world.

Surely it's better to try to turn this around than keep bringing in people to replenish the local population, especially if they cannot become citizens without renouncing their other citizenship(s) beforehand...
by aster
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Plants that deter insects? Suggestions appreciated
Replies: 21
Views: 6590

What's good against teeny tiny ants? Keep anything with sugar in the fridge, not out in the open. And I mean cereals, snacks, the whole lot (at least until they're gone and haven't come back for a while). Only thing that worked at our previous place, apart from spraying their routes and entrance/ex...
by aster
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Plants that deter insects? Suggestions appreciated
Replies: 21
Views: 6590

+1 - don't hurt the Geckos. We leave ours be and we have no ants/roaches and very few mozzies. Tinny the cat takes care of the occasional locust or preying mantis. No cat over here but the geckos do a fine job at ensuring peace from anything less welcome. Haven't seen anything crawling or flying in...
by aster
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Plants that deter insects? Suggestions appreciated
Replies: 21
Views: 6590

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/9-nat ... your-home/

Not that spiders are a main concern here in Singapore.

I happen to get the occasional little lizard, but I take it he likes to chew on other little things so he does more good than harm. :)
by aster
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: iOS 8
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

x9200 wrote:Don't touch if it works and you are happy with it. My principle anyway.
Same here. :)

Never be the first to jump at new updates. And with Apple it's always best to wait until version X.1 is out before even contemplating giving it a try...
by aster
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Apps for calling overseas?
Replies: 35
Views: 8771

Might be worth checking if Skype is still ripping people off depending on their IP address. I still recall getting much lower call rates by simply connecting to a UK VPN...
by aster
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Best iOS App(s) for getting around Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 3062

For buses you can also add:
- MyTransport
- SG NextBus
- SMRTConnect
- SBS Transit

How2Go can also be useful in finding routings.
by aster
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Landlord is in breach of contract. Where to go for help?
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

JR8 wrote:One thing is for sure, this is your wake up call that either way, you can probably kiss your deposit good-bye!
Yeah, hopefully it's just a 1-mth "deposit" for a 12-mth lease and the OP didn't fall for a 2-mth donation to the landlord...
by aster
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Eagles: Taking Flight & New Hatchling \:D/
Replies: 74
Views: 16251

Count me in, General!

P.S. Nutnut leaving? Say it ain't so...
by aster
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where to dispose of used batteries/light bulbs?
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Thanks guys - I thought that at least those fluorescent light bulbs needed to be disposed of properly as they aren't very healthy once cracked (and I don't mean the sharp bits of glass...).
by aster
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where to dispose of used batteries/light bulbs?
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Where to dispose of used batteries/light bulbs?

Should we be taking those to the nearest electrical store/supermarket?

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