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iPhone settings to save power

Am clearing old images from my iPhone, getting ready for iPhone 6.
Putting this up to remind myself what I did when I got the 5s previously.

This might be outdated after the next few iOS updates. I think it’s already outdated since this was captured one year ago!

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This was screen captured on 27 Sept 2013.

Free Wifi at Westin Singapore

Another collection to the places with free Wifi in Singapore. If you happen to dine here, you can connect to their Free Wifi.

Westin Singapore Wifi

They are using NTT docomo for the back end.
Westin Singapore Wifi
This is valid as of January 2014

If you happen to be staying here like we did, the wifi in the room is payable. you get free wifi at the restaurants, pool area, lounge, lobby.

Wifi at Westin Singapore

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iPad App: Flipboard

Since I got my iPad in June from the UK, I have been downloading all sorts of Apps. I downloaded this last night and I am instantly bought over!

It’s called Flipboard. http://www.flipboard.com/
It transform the way you read social news. There are many social news you can read, but I use it mainly for twitter. The Facebook connection is overcapacity so I cant load it in yet.

Here are some screen capture:

The “Contents” page of the Flipboard.

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When you tap on the “Twitter Box”, it searches for tweets in your account.
It will pull out and expand the tweets!

Flipboard

It is clever enough to randomly expand some tweets. You can see as you ‘flip’ through the pages (like how you flip pages in iBook), it shows older tweets.

Flipboard

This pages shows just the usual tweets probably because there was no URL in their tweets.

Flipboard

If you tap on the tweets, it will ‘pop up’ and expand the tweet.
You can then reply or see who else has replied to a particular tweet.

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How cool is that?
You will never read tweets the old way again!

If you want to see more, this YouTube is from Flipboard themselves.

Connecting to the NUS Wifi for the iPad

You have an iPad and you are wondering how you can connect it to the NUS Wifi network for faster surfing. The are 2 SSIDs that appears when you turn on Wifi on your iPad. NUS and NUSOPEN.

NUSOPEN is ‘not so secure’ and slower, so most staff and students do not want to use it. They would prefer to connect to NUS. But NUS uses PEAP protocol. So connecting to it is not so simple. If you want to connect to the NUS Network using the NUS SSID, here are the instructions.

You would first need to download this file(Filename: NUSWifi.mobileconfig, you can view it using any text editor to see the contents, to prove that it’s not anything malicious)
To get the file into your iPad, the easiest way is to email it to yourself.

When you open your email, tap on the file and it will prompt you for installation.

Step 1: Open and config file, prompt appears

When you tap on “Install”, the following pop up appears.
Usually “Install Now” appears, but since I have installed it before, it says “Replace”.

Step 2: Press Install and Pop Up screen appears. Choose replace or install

When prompted to enter  username, enter your NUSNET ID.
(you do not need the NUSSTU or NUSSTF)
Update Aug 2010: You might now need to add in NUSSTU\NUSNETID or NUSSTF\NUSNETID

Step 3: Enter NUSNET ID

Next, enter your NUSNET password.
(the password is saved on your iPad and not sent anywhere)

Step 4: Enter NUSNET Password

It will save the info you entered into your iPad and the profile is installed.
Tap on Done.

Step 5: Prompt appears, config installed. Press Done.

Turn on your Wi-Fi, and select NUS.

Step 6: Turn on Wifi and choose NUS.

A prompt appears and it asks if you want to accept the certificate.
I wonder why the certificate’s CA is not verified. You might want to ask Computer Centre.
(Probably to save cost, they are using cheapo certs!)

Step 7: Accept the Ase2 server cert. You are connected to NUS Wifi.

That is it! You are connected to the NUS Wifi SID: NUS.

Connecting to the NUS Wifi for the iPhone

You have an iPhone and you are wondering how you can connect it to the NUS Wifi network for faster surfing. The are 2 SSIDs that appears when you turn on Wifi on your iPad. NUS and NUSOPEN.

NUSOPEN is ‘not so secure’ and slower, so most staff and students do not want to use it. They would prefer to connect to NUS. But NUS uses PEAP protocol. So connecting to it is not so simple. If you want to connect to the NUS Network using the NUS SSID, here are the instructions.

You would first need to download this file(Filename: NUSWifi.mobileconfig, you can view it using any text editor to see the contents, to prove that it’s not anything malicious)
To get the file into your iPhone, the easiest way is to email it to yourself.

When you open your email, tap on the file and it will prompt you for installation.

Step 1: Open and config file, prompt appears

When you tap on “Install”, the following pop up appears.
Tap on “Install Now”.

Step 2: Press Install and Pop Up screen appears. Choose Install Now

When prompted to enter  username, enter your NUSNET ID.
(you do not need the NUSSTU or NUSSTF)
Update Aug 2010: You might now need to add in NUSSTU\NUSNETID or NUSSTF\NUSNETID

Step 3: Enter NUSNET ID

Next, enter your NUSNET password.
(the password is saved on your iPhone and not sent anywhere)

Step 4: Enter NUSNET Password

It will save the info you entered into your iPhone and the profile is installed.
Tap on Done.

Step 5: Prompt appears, config installed. Press Done.

Turn on your Wi-Fi.

Step 6: Turn on Wifi and choose NUS.

Select NUS.

Step 7: Choose NUS

A prompt appears and it asks if you want to accept the certificate.
I wonder why the certificate’s CA is not verified. You might want to ask Computer Centre.
(Probably to save cost, they are using cheapo certs!)

Step 8: Accept the Ase2 server cert. You are connected to NUS Wifi.


That is it! You are connected to the NUS Wifi SID: NUS.

Connecting your Mac to the NUS Network

There was a sudden surge in the numbers of users using Macs in NUS, especially in the School of Computing.

Well, it’s because it’s cheap with the NUS Notebook Tenders for Staff and Students in NUS. Take a look at http://www.nus.edu.sg/comcen/notebook/ if you are interested in the tender. (Only for NUS Staff and Students only ;-) )

If you need to connect to the NUS Wireless Network, printing, network drives etc, check out my colleague’s blog post about it. It’s self explanatory.

Click over to: http://zitseng.com/mac/mac-nus-part-1