The New Samsung Series 3 Chromebook Is Here !

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Hi Huneybees,

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, announced its latest lightweight, portable and easy-to-use laptop built on Google Chrome OS™. The new Samsung Chromebook is fast – it boots up in less than 10 seconds, resumes near instantly and has a long battery life. The form factor makes it one of the lightest laptops on the market, making it an ideal choice for people on the go, families using it around the house and students at school.

Compact, Sleek Design

The new Samsung Chromebook features Samsung’s renowned, sleek design identity. It weighs in at 1.1kg and measures less than an inch thick, making it effortless to carry anywhere. The full-sized keyboard results in maximum convenience and productivity, and the 11.6-inch screen is ideal for all needs, from viewing photos and work documents to chatting face-to-face using the built-in webcam.

Performance without Compromises

The Samsung Chromebook resumes from sleep mode in just one second and boots up in under 10 seconds, enabling users to jump into work or play nearly instantly and, unlike traditional computers, doesn’t slow down over time. With a 16 GB*** eMMC and 2GB of RAM, users have all the power they need for social networking, homework, watching videos, looking at photos and more. A hardware-accelerated user interface results in smoother scrolling on the trackpad, making activities like browsing the web or playing games even more enjoyable. Battery life of more than six hours** allows for extended computing without needing to find a power source.

Simple, Secure and Ever-Improving User Experience

Google developed Chrome OS with three key factors in mind: speed, simplicity and security, and has improved on these factors since the launch of the first Chromebook in 2011. With Chromebooks, you can get online in seconds, load web pages with incredible speed and access all of your favorite apps in one click through the app launcher.

Automatic updates mean that Samsung Chromebook users always receive the latest functionality, without any hassle. Security features are also built-in and updated to defend against the ongoing threat of malware and viruses, reducing the need for users to install anti-virus software.

Built-in cloud storage with Google Drive enables Chromebook users to access their files securely from anywhere, and sync technology backs up all of your preferences, bookmarks and apps, so you can easily access them from a Chrome browser on another device.

Pricing and Availability

The new Samsung Series 3 Chromebook is now exclusively available at Courts Singapore at a RRP of $449.


Model Code
Operating System
Google Chrome
Processor / Chipset
Exynos 5250 (1.7GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
11.6" HD LED Display (1366 x 768)
2GB DDR3L System Memory at 800MHz (on BD 2GB)
Hard Drive
16GB e.MMC iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drive
Stereo Speakers ( 1.5 W x 2 )
Internal Mic
Web Camera
802.11 abg/n (2x2)
1 USB3.0, 1 USB2.0
3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC) Multi-media Card Reader
1 Headphone out/mic-in Combo
1 DC-in
Island-type keyboard
2 Cell (30Wh)
40 W AC Adapter
289.6 x 208.5 x 16.8 ~ 17.5mm

**Battery life will vary depending on the product model, configuration, power management settings, applications used, and wireless settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use. Test results based on independent third party Battery Mark tests. Total amount of available memory may be less based on configuration. 
***Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes, GB = 1 billion bytes, TB = 1 trillion bytes. Please note that a portion of the hard drive is reserved for system recovery, operation system and preloaded content software 

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[Tried & Tested] Go Bold or Nude With Maybelline

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Hi Huneybees,

Are you Bold or Nude?

Introducing the all new lipsticks from Maybelline. Choose from both sides - BOLD & NUDE to suit your character. BOLD is brighter and more matte whereas NUDE is more glossy and add sweetness to your look. Which if more you?

For the BOLD range, I have the MAT 1-5 (Hot Pink, Sugar Pink, Cheeky Coral, Vivid Coral, Bold Red), each a strong colour and I'm loving it. This is definitely more my style, super match with my pink hair! This is a range for those who like to do light eye makeup and want to show off your lips.

Colour Swatch
From Top Left: MAT 1, MAT 2, Mat 3
From Bottom Left: MAT 4, MAT 5
Nice right? I feel so Nicki Minaj! My favourite from the range is MAT1 (Hot Pink).

For the NUDE range, I have the NE01 (Blush Beige), NE04 (Velvet Coral), NE05 (Nude Pink) and NE06 (Sheer Rose). The colours are not very bright, just a light sheer tinge to your lips, with a glossy effect. Highly recommend for those who focus more on their eye makeup.

Colour Swatch
From Left: NE01, NE04, NE05 and NE06

I have NE01 (Blush Beige) on. It's a soft pink tinge on my lips and I like how it sweetens the whole look, as sometimes with a full black eyeliner, I tend to look too fierce.

So which one are you?

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Huney Cut The Queue At Tim Ho Wan

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Hi Huneybees,

Okok. Chillax ~ I didn't do the super kiasu (afraid of losing) act, I was invited to the media tasting at Tim Ho Wan, so literally, I "cut" the queue and walked straight right into their only VIP room.

The famous Michelin star dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong created quite a sensation when they launched in Singapore in April. I myself did the queuing once, but that was madness. I queued 2 whole hours for a few dishes of dim sum, a little turn off. But I was glad this time round I get to sit in comfort and enjoy all the dishes on the menu!

Helming the reins in the kitchen is Chef Mak Kwai Pui, 50. For the past ten years, he has worked for renowned hotels such as Le Meridian, Four Seasons and during this time, he expanded his knowledge of the traditional Cantonese dim sum and eventually went on to set up his first restaurant - Tim Ho Wan, in Mong Kok.

Within a year of business, the restaurant was awarded one Michelin star for its array of dim sum. The success of Tim Ho Wan led the chef to open three more outlets at North Point, IFC Mall and Sham Shui Po. The original outlet in Mong Kok has been relocated to Olympian City.

Ever seen that much Char Siew Bao-s before?

The Hong Kong artistes scene has the 4 Heavenly Kings (Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Jacky Cheung & Leon Lai), so has Tim Ho Wan! Introducing the Baked Bun With BBQ Pork, Steamed Egg Cake, Vermicelli Roll With Pig's Liver and Pan Fried Carrot Cake.

These are the must-haves when at Tim Ho Wan. Don't ever leave without trying them!

Baked Bun With BBQ Pork is crispy on the outside, yet when biting into in, sweet BBQ pork oozes out, no wonder it is the top dish at the restaurant. (only 3 buns to each customer). I'm not so much a fun for the Steamed Egg Cake, but the Vermicelli Roll With Pig's Liver, make this girl who simply love eating animal innards very very happy.

Do note: Eat it while it is out. When it turns cold, the pig's liver gets a little "fishy"

Both the Vermicelli Roll and Pan Fried Carrot Cake, makes me miss those days in Hong Kong, when I would wake up to them every morning. Definitely recommended for those seeking true blue Hong Kong Dim Sum.

The 2 dishes that I love, would have to be their Pork Dumpling With Shrimp and Prawn Dumpling. A Dim Sum is never complete without Har Gao and Xiu Mai. And these 2 dishes from THW is simply mouth watering with huge full size fresh prawns. (Oh! I'm hungry again...)

We then went on trying other dishes on the menu. Let me introduce them to you bit by bit...

On the top is the Fried Beancurd Skin Roll With Shrimp and below is the Steamed Beancurd Skin Roll W/Pork & Shrimp. The fried version is a much crispier version, but I am a fan of the steamed version. You can even have the gravy as soup after eating it. It has fully absorbed the sweetness from the prawns and pork by the time it is served.

Another dish that I like has to be the Spring Roll With Egg White. In Chinese, it is called 赛螃蟹春卷, which means spring roll that can compete with crab. There is no crab in the spring rolls, simply eggs, that is made to look and taste like crab. Clever right? Have it with the Worcestershire Sauce and I bet you will be wanting more...

Chicken Feet With Black Bean Sauce
Of course, there were also the usual Dim Sum dishes like - Chicken Feet With Black Bean Sauce, Glutinous Rice Dumpling, Pork Rib With Black Bean Sauce, Rice With Chicken, Sausage & Mushroom.

Glutinous Rice Dumpling
Pork Rib With Black Bean Sauce
Rice With Chicken, Sausage & Mushroom

This is actually a very interesting dish - Beef Ball With Beancurd Skin. I love how it doesn't taste too "beffy" and it is so soft and melts in your mouth. I wonder how long it takes the chef to mince the meat so so fine!

This is the Garlic, Mushroom, Spinach Dumpling. I didn't have it, but around the table they were saying it is very tasty and something not too heavy for once. 

And how can we miss having more Vermicelli Rolls?! It is the Dim Sun stars! We had dishes and dishes of it coming until we were fully bloated. Introducing, Vermicelli Roll With BBQ Pork, Vermicelli Roll With Shrimp and Vegetarian Black Pepper Vermicelli Roll

Vermicelli Roll With Shrimp
Vegetarian Black Pepper Vermicelli Roll

The Vermicelli Roll is so fine and smooth, you definitely know this is handmade with love. I will not get sick eating them and my favourite of them all, had to be the Vermicelli Roll With Shrimp.

Leave a little space in your tummy for dessert. The Tonic Medlar  & Osmanthus Cake is a dessert made since the Tang Dynasty and has been widely loved by ladies for its beauty benefits. I normally just take half of it, as it was too sweet for my liking. It's a honey overload, so those with sweet tooth will definitely love it!

Cheers to Tim Ho Wan!

So, do drop by Tim Ho Wan for some great dim sum with your friends and families. I would recommend a little more off-peak hours, as the queuing might just make you pissed off...

Tim Ho Wan Singapore 
68 Orchard Road #01-29A, Singapore, Singapore 238839
Tel: 6383 2828
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm

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Connected Media Experience For The Whole Family With Samsung HomeSync

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Hi Huneybees,

Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. also launched the Samsung HomeSync, a home hub solution that a shared storage fit for a family, in Singapore. It will provide the best entertainment experience on a big screen TV, and a new way of enjoying your HDTV through a familiar and smarter Android user experience.

Shared Storage for a Family
HomeSync’s 1TB drive can help you sync to multiple devices, providing shared or private storage for all your content. It supports eight separate accounts to cover a whole family, and allows each user to upload and download content from multiple devices and instantly share with other family members. File encryption and user-specific ID and password ensure content in a user’s private area remains separate from the shared area in HomeSync.
Entertainment on a Big Screen
The HomeSync brings the best of Android gaming, movies, TV shows and streaming content direct into your living room. It allows you to stream content from your Galaxy device wirelessly to the TV – letting you watch, see and use all your home videos, photos and apps, and all at a full HD 1080p.
Giving any HDTV new Smarts
Users can enjoy the full and familiar Android experience with HomeSync’s Jelly Bean media player and access to Play Store and all of your apps.  HomeSync also enables new ways to interact with your content via the control modes enabled wirelessly on the phone.
HomeSync will be available from July 2013 in Singapore.
Note to Editors:
HomeSync Specifications:
CPU1.7GHz Dual Core
Memory2GB DDR3 + 8GB eMMC + 1TB HDD

LANGigabit Ethernet
WiFi802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz & 5GHz HT40 2×2 MIMO Channel Bonding

USB 3.0External USB I/F Connection (x2)
Micro USBPC Connection 11pin mUSB (x1)
HDMI outSupport (HDMI1.4)
Optical AudioAudio Amp. Connection

DRMHDCP 1.3, Playready, Widevide, Trustzone

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Google Maps, Google Search, Google Local, Gmail, Google Talk, Google+, Google+ Messenger, Google Play, Google Play Music, YouTube and Android are trademarks of Google Inc.

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Samsung GALAXY Mega Combines Portability, Convenience and the Ultimate Viewing Experience All in One Device

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Hi Huneybees,
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Mega yesterday at their store in Paragon. 

Left: GALAXY Mega 6.3 (Black)
Right: GALAXY Mega 5.8 (White)

The Samsung GALAXY Mega is a device that combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet. Packed with expansive screens, the GALAXY Mega comes in two versions – 6.3 inches and 5.8 inches – both running on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
“Samsung aims to provide consumers with technology that enables them to discover a world of possibilities. Acknowledging the great potential in bigger screens for extensive multimedia viewing, web browsing and more, Samsung is excited to provide yet another choice to meet the varying needs of our consumers who live different lifestyles while maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning GALAXY series” --- Irene Ng, Vice President, Marketing, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd.
Best of Both Worlds
The GALAXY Mega is an ideal choice for users who want to get the most out of one device that brings great quality at an even greater value. With a 6.3-inch HD LCD screen, supported by landscape mode, the GALAXY Mega enables an exceptional widescreen view for various applications including web browsing, video, and social networking sites.

See how MEGA the smartphone is...
The GALAXY Mega provides an optimal viewing experience, yet ensures that it remains ultra-thin and portable enough to put into a pocket or hold in one hand. Users can stay connected with a variety of new phone features including:
  • ‘Group Play’: Users can enjoy music, play games, share pictures and documents with those around them without the need for a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal
  • Samsung WatchON: Transforms your device into an IR remote controller for a richer TV experience; connects to a home entertainment system, and provides programme recommendations and schedules
  • Samsung Link: Easily streams photos, videos, notes, or music to a television, tablet or computer
  • S Translator: Provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications including email, and ChatON
  • ChatON: Provides easy instant messaging and group chatting. Allows users to share what is on their screen with friends to stay more connected
Productivity and Multimedia for the Multi-Tasker
Offering an effortless user experience and an increased usability of the widescreen mode, GALAXY Mega users have the opportunity to do so much more. Split screen capability for a variety of applications such as email, messages, ‘MyFiles’, ‘S Memo’ and ‘S Planner’, makes for increased efficiency. Multi Window allows true multitasking experience between two apps. With the popular ‘Air View’ feature, customers can preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts.
Equipped with an enhanced 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, the GALAXY Mega features a variety of camera modes including ‘Sound & Shot’ (captures nine seconds of sound and voice together as the picture is taken to capture moments), ‘Rich tone (HDR),’ and ‘Sports’ just to name a few. The device also packs various newly-introduced features for endless entertainment, including:
  • ‘S Travel: Provides trip information, local guides and resources and more
  • ‘Story Album: Allows users to create albums of daily events, keep special moments in one place using a timeline, geo-tag information and publish digital albums in hard copy
A comparison of the GALAXY Mega 6.3, GALAXY Mega 5.8 and GALAXY S4

The GALAXY Mega has a built-in Dual Core Processor and spacious internal storage, along with up to 64GB of expandable memory to store music, videos, photos and more.
The GALAXY Mega will be available in Singapore at the following prices:
  • GALAXY Mega 6.3 (Black and White): $798 available from June 8
  • GALAXY Mega 5.8 (Black and White):  $598 available from June 15

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Delifrance Introduces Delicious New Chef Classique De Creations

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Hi Huneybees,

In line with the revamp of its cafes islandwide, Délifrance has also freshened up its menu offerings to reflect the new dining experience with the introduction of four new Chef Classique de Créations.
Hot on the heels of the new signature sandwiches from France which was launched last August, the new Chef Classique de Créations consists of the Magret De Canard Fumé – a smoked duck dish, the succulent Provençal Braisé Lamb Shank and two versions of the classic Aglio Olio pasta dish – Scallops & Caviar Aglio e Olio and Sausages Aglio e Olio.
“Délifrance has recently undergone a revamp of our cafes to better reflect our French heritage and origins.In line with the new contemporary look, we have introduced a range of new signature sandwiches by French chef Matthieu Allonneau. Now we have rolled out a new hot meals menu, which reintroduces old favourites like the smoked duck and lamb shank, along with two new pasta dishes created by our chefs. We hope that the new menu will appeal to Singaporeans’ taste buds.” --- Carol Tan, Délifrance’s Senior Sales & Operations Manager

Magret De Canard Fumé – $19.80
This specialty dish can satisfy your appetite for French cuisine. It starts with a tender juicy smoked duck breast fillets that can brighten up a meal. It is accompanied by potato gratin and sweet & sour braised red cabbage salad.

Provençal Braisé Lamb Shank – $23.80
Experience the stimulating cuisine of Provence, one of France’s Mediterranean regions. This main course is slowly simmered with onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, rosemary and Provençal herbs for sixteen-hours to produce incredibly flavorful, succulent, forktender meat. The combination of herbs offsets the rich flavor ofthe lamb, which will definitely thrill your taste buds. This dish is served with a quarter baguette to complete the meal.

Scallops & Caviar Aglio e Olio – $19.80
If you want a meal with flair, then this spaghetti dish is certainly a must try. This pasta delight is tossed with minced garlic and chili padi, served with succulent Hokkaido scallops for a delicately mild sweet flavour. To add a final touch of opulence to this elegant dish, it is topped off with a dollop of luxurious caviar.

Sausages Aglio e Olio – $14.80
Délifrance’s take on this classic pasta dish sees the spaghetti tossed with minced garlic & olive oil to create a timeless and great tasting pasta that is served with black pepper chicken sausages and drizzled with balsamic sauce.

Délifrance’s Chef Classique de Créations are now available at the following selected cafes:
Singapore Post Centre, Tampines Mall, Clifford Centre, Gateway West, Gleneagles Hospital, Cold Storage Jelita, Mt. Elizabeth Hospital, KK Hospital, Thomson Medical Centre, United Engineer Square, United Square, Causeway Point, HDB Hub, Hougang 1, ARC (Alexandra Retail Centre), IMM, Jurong Point and Lot One. 

Prices are inclusive of prevailing GST. 
Pictures are for reference only.
Guest service hotline: 6874 9622 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

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