Best Taxi Booking Apps to Use in Singapore

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Need a cab to take you and your kids to a summer class or on your playdate? No need to worry. With these five taxi booking application, you no longer need to call for one through your phone, or wave your arms to flag it down on the side of the road. All you’ve got to do is state your location and your taxi will come zooming straight to your place and to your destination.

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  1. Comfort and Citycab. This app started the taxi booking craze in Singapore when it was first launched on app stores. Unlike other booking apps, Comfort and Citycab doesn’t require you to be a registered user to book a cab. Although it’s capable of tracking your current location through GPS, it may be better to manually enter your address to allow drivers to get a more accurate direction.
  1. Easy Taxi. Easy Taxi is one of the most popular booking apps in Singapore, as it books cabs fast and easy. Just by clicking the ‘Call Taxi’ button, your app will automatically detect your location and call the nearest taxi in your area. Once your booking has been confirmed, you’ll be able to view some of the important taxi information including the taxi model, car plate number and the driver’s phone number. Aside from that, Easy Taxi also lets you know how far the taxi you booked is from your current location.

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  1. Grab Taxi. Created by a MyTeksi, this app connects you to almost all taxi drivers in Singapore. It automatically detects your current location and shows an estimate of the fare you’ll be paying once you get to your destination. Once you click the ‘Book Now’ button, the app will then contact the drivers near your location until one of them accepts your taxi booking.
  1. Taxi Monger. Unlike other taxi booking apps, Taxi Monger is still on a small scale number and are only available in specific parts in Singapore. It shares similar mechanics with other available taxi booking apps, but what sets it apart is you get to pre-book your taxi for a specific time and date. Also, you can use this app to book a ride from Singapore to some selected areas in Malaysia.
  1. SMRT. Similar with Comfort and Citycab, SMRT is also among the first companies to launch a taxi booking app in the Little Red Dot. You can start booking a taxi by manually entering your location or allowing the GPS to detect your whereabouts. Also, you get to specify the type of cab that you need. Be it a 4- or 7-seater, or a limo cab.

Taxi booking apps has really been a great help in making our cab commutes easier and faster. So download and install any of these apps now and make going around Singapore more enjoyable and a lot easier for you.

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Types of VoIP Services

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Before deciding to integrate a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to your Singapore business, you should first know the different types of VoIP Singapore services there are. Know and understand what each type can offer, and find out whether or not it’s going to be advantageous to your business. Your company’s needs and the way you communicate will help you decide which voice over IP type to choose. Listed below are the existing types of voice over IP services to give you an idea of the type of service that will suit you best.

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1. Computer-Based Service

Software- or computer-based service is the most commonly used type of voice over IP. In most cases, this type of service is used for free, especially when it involves computer-to-computer voice communication through the internet. All you need to do is download an application from your VoIP Singapore provider, install it to your device, and register an account. After creating your account, you can then start making and taking calls. The calls are unlimited and free on this amazing voice on cloud VoIP in Singapore when you call people who are using the same application on their devices. Outgoing calls to traditional telephone or mobile lines have a charge, but for a minimal fee only.

2. Mobile Service

If you’re in a mobile network plan and looking for ways to cut down the costs of your mobile network subscription, you might find solution in mobile VoIP service. Aside from the cost, mobile voice over IP lets you carry with you all the benefits of the service anywhere you wish to go. Every time you need to call an employee, a business partner, or any of your department heads, you can simply do it while you’re on the road without the need to access a computer unit.

3. Office/Residential Service

This VoIP service is the cheaper alternative to your telephone line in the office or at home. Upon signing up for this service, you’re sent a phone adopter that you’ll need to plug to your ADSL line and to your existing telephone set. All you need to pay for is the one-time subscription fee and monthly fees, which are often in flat rates. Local calls or calls to certain destinations can be made unlimited, or the service package can cover certain number of minutes.

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4. No-Monthly Bill Service

Basically, with this service, the only cost you’re going to pay for is the price of the required hardware. The hardware for this VoIP service works with any traditional phone, so you can use your existing telephone with this service. However, since you’ll no longer be paying for monthly subscription fee, the hardware for this service is quite expensive.

5. Business Service and Solutions

This is a more business-oriented solution than office or residential service (item number 3). If you have a network-centered business in which you want to have a better internal and external communication services, or a small company with fewer number of telephone lines, business VoIP has packages that can be tailored according to your business’ demands.

VoIP services are very cheap, sometimes free. By choosing the right type of service for your company, you’ll not only improve your business’ means of voice communication, but also save thousands and thousands of dollars from expensive standard phone lines.

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What You Need to Know About 3D

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Are you familiar with 3D? 3D or three-dimensional are described as something that has depth, width and height. You have to know that your physical environment is three-dimensional. In fact, you move around in three-dimensional every day. Humans have three-dimensional perception or commonly called as depth perception. When you look around your surroundings, the retina forms a two-dimensional image and when it is transmitted to the brain, the images will become a three-dimensional experience.

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Humans use tools for depth perception. The tools include:

  • Stereoscopic vision: In a stereoscopic vision, the two eyes offer somewhat separate images. These images are appearing closer.
  • Accommodation: If you focus on a distant or close object, your eye’s lenses will change shape which will give you an idea as to how far away the objects are.
  • Parallax: If you move your head from the side, near objects appears to move than the far ones.
  • Size familiarity: If you have an idea of the approximate size of a specific object, you will know how far it is based on how it big/small it looks.

3D is also used in the industry. The display of three-dimensional images provides significant benefits for the users and the products itself. In the advertising industry, three-dimensional is very important. It can improve the accuracy and reduced errors in the field of ophthalmology, endoscopy, industrial inspection, microscopy, biomedical analysis, architecture and engineering. Three-dimensional images can have a product differentiation impact; once used, it will stand out in a specific market. More importantly, three-dimensional can increase sales impact; the customers will be more attracted and interested to products that have real-life displays.

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In home entertainment and gaming industry, three-dimensional have made noteworthy strides. Here in Singapore, the government are thinking about making a three-dimensional model. The ambition of the city-state is to be a smart nation with cutting edge technology and living solutions. The technology is called Virtual Singapore. This will be completed by the end of 2017. The budget is pegged at $73 million. This will provide a detailed map of Singapore from buildings, car park, trees, roads and other structures.

The government is pursuing this because the three-dimensional model can help with determining the solution for liveability issues like noise levels, flooding and of course, crowd control. The National Research Foundation is in charge of the project. Many people are waiting for its completion especially that it can help a good deal. Although there will be challenges along the way, the agency is positive that the three-dimensional model of the city-state will be possible.

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Medical Apps that Can Help You

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You spend most of your time playing or watching videos on your smartphones and your tablets. You can do that or optimize your gadgets. Why not use your smartphones and tablets in good use? You can download meaningful applications that can help you manage your health. There are many applications that you can download and install that can help you with your health.

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It is time to be aware and effective. The Singapore government is encouraging all its people to live healthy. This includes downloading some medical applications. So, here are some medical applications worth your phone or tablet memory:

  • UpToDate: This is a free application available for Android and iOS users. This is your way of following the developments and news in the medical field. This is for doctors, nurses or even to those studying medicine. This is even for ordinary people who simply want to know breakthroughs and news.
  • Microdemex: This is a free application for Android and iOS users. It is a simple application that provides pharmaceutical references. It will teach you the right drug dosage as well as the recommendations.
  • Johns Hopkins ABX Guide: This is a free application available for Android and iOS users. This is a complete reference application that will enable you to look for information on treatments and medications for numerous illnesses.

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  • Mobile First Aid: This is a free application for Windows users. For quick emergencies, you can depend on this application. This will give you quick and easy tips when someone needs help. You can save someone using this application.
  • Epocrates: This is a free application for Android and iOS users. This is not like your ordinary reference apps. It will give you information about the dosage and the side effects of a specific drug at the same time it will allow you to contact the manufacturer.
  • MyChart: This is a free application for Android and iOS users. MyChart will let you access your medical records at all times. You can even use the application to schedule your doctor visits.
  • GlassesOff: This is a free application for iOS users. This application is easy but it is useful. It will give your eye exercises to keep it sharp. It saves you a trip to your optometrist.

That should be enough. Using the apps mentioned above, your life will be better. You can share these applications to other Singaporeans so they can too benefit from it. The applications will make you more aware and informed. However, that does not mean you can replace your doctors. If you feel any discomfort, you should immediately seek medical attention so your doctor can act directly.

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