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Solving Philips LCD Monitor Problem

Got my Philips 190CW LCD monitor in 2008. Now from times to times the “brightness” option shows up and changes to ‘0’ without pressing any button on the monitor. The brightness control window is in the middle of the screen and no matter what I do, it keeps coming back. Maybe the brightness is automatically controlled by a “Brightness Sensor”?

One solution is to jammed a bit of paper in the ‘auto’ button to keep it pressed. That allows you to see the whole screen. I use a paper clip to hold the button and it works.

How to Root Xiaomi Redmi / Hongmi / Red Rice?

I’m sure some of you have tried Framaroot, a one-click apk to root your new devices. Unfortunately Version 1.9.1 does not works with MIUI version 13.0 onwards.

Not to worry, there is another way to root it. You need Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) solution. Follow the steps below:

1. From the thread link above, download both the and files and copy them to your sdcard.

2. Shut-down your device and then power on and go to boot mode and select recovery mode.

3. From the menu, navigate to APPLY UPDATE FROM SDCARD2. Select the and install it then shut-down again.

4. Power up the device and go to recovery mode again.

5. From the TWRP Recovery menu, press the install button and find the This will root your device. Voila!

You can also use different ROMs here.

Windows Not Showing Android Storage (MTP)

You can manage your android from your favorite browser using AirDroid apk.

It transfer files to and from your device via web browser. Wireless operation via WiFi connection.

No client required on computer, enjoy all functions & features just in your browser. Free of drivers or computer environment limits.

IM like interface, search contacts or copy the messages, chat with your friends more conveniently. Quick and easy group texting from the comfort of your desktop.

Organize music, photos, videos, messages and call logs with contacts. Much easier apps install, uninstall and even backing up. Play music and video clips stored on device, or view your photos on the big computer screen.

Provide convenient management on your device. Including Device Status, Processes Manager, Apps Manager and SD Card control.

Device screenshot, multiple desktops, weather, calendar, url transfer, etc.

Anugerah Planet Muzik 2012

Anugerah Planet Muzik is the only regional Malay music awards showcase that gives recognition to artistes in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

It was first staged in 2001 in Singapore and has since been a popular annual event that captures media attention within the region.

The event is organized by Ria 89.7 FM and Warna 94.2 FM, Radio Division, Mediacorp Pte Ltd.

The prestigious Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) returns for the 11th year on Saturday, 15 December 2012, 8:30pm at Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo. The annual award ceremony that gives recognition to artistes and musicians of the regional Malay music scene, that promises to inject new elements to the award categories and also to up the ante of the show’s entertainment value.

The star studded awards ceremony, organized by MediaCorp’s Ria 89.7FM and Warna 94.2FM, APM 2012 will showcase the collaboration of artistes from Singapore Malaysia & Indonesia.

Other than awards like “Most Popular Song”, “Most Popular Artiste”, “Best Male Artiste”, “Best Female Artiste”, APM 2012 will see the debut of several new award categories. The newly introduced awards include “Radio Hits of the Year”, New Media Icon” and “New Media Nova” Awards. The new award categories aim to make the award show relevant with changing entertainment consumption trends which is shaped immensely by the rapid development the information technology.

This being APM’s 11th year, we look forward to organizing more activities, leading up to a memorable evening of entertainment with APM’s rendition of a celebration of music.

15 Dec 2012
Sat, 8.30pm

Approx 3 hrs


The MAX Pavilion@Singapore Expo

Standard – S$88, S$68, S$48

SHINee Concert SHINee World II in Singapore

With the promise of an action-packed concert with special effects and diverse music genres and styles superceding its previous concert tour; fans who have been anticipating the SHINee World II Singapore concert will be able to see their favourite K-pop group 8 Dec 2012 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for a one-night only concert.

With a performance holding a production price-tag of more than S$1.8 million, SHINee World II Singapore will be accompanied by special effects such as pyrotechnics, water features and aerial stunts in a multi-sensory performance that borders between an unbelievable eye spectacle and a R&B/Rock concert that defies extremes. SHINee World II Singapore will also see the biggest mosh pit to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with over 1,200 square metres of free-standing space.

SHINee, consisting of members Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin, are known for their smooth R&B tunes, sleek dance moves and iconic fashion style featuring high-top sneakers, skinny jeans and colourful sweaters dubbed the “Shinee Trend”. SHINee staged their first world tour “SHINee World” in Singapore on 10 September 2011, which saw tickets selling out in 45 minutes.

With a group that has visibly matured to ‘senior’ since their debut in 2008, “Shawols” or SHINee fanscan look forward to a diverse range of musical genresin SHINee World II Singapore; with music ranging from heavy rock music and bold dance moves, to softer cheerier R&B styles reminiscent of their earlier years.

SHINee World II began in Seoul on 21 Jul 2012 to a sold-out 20,000 crowd; and will travel to countries throughout Asia including Taipei, Hong Kong and Singapore. SHINee World II Singapore will be held 8 Dec 2012 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

8 Dec 2012
Sat, 6pm

Approx 3 hours


Singapore Indoor Stadium

Standard – S$238, S$178
Restricted View – S$178

J LO Dance Again World Tour

International superstar Jennifer Lopez has added Singapore as one her stops in the Asian leg of her ”Dance Again World Tour 2012”. She will make her debut in Singapore for a one-night-only concert at The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay on Tuesday, 4 December 2012.

JLo kicked off her first ever world tour on 14 June this year. There have been rave reviews from South America, North America and her European leg of the tour. The show will feature sexy dancing and a myriad of dazzeling costumes designed by the talented, Zuhair Murad, who has also dressed other celebrities such as Blake Lively, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.

In addition, the concerts in Europe, Asia and Australia will be recorded and produced into a 3D film with added documentary-style content, touching on her personal and professional life. The 3D film will be released in 2013.

‘Dance Again… the Hits’ was released in July 2012 with its title track, ‘Dance Again’ featuring Pitbull giving J Lo her 12th number one song on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart. Following that, ‘Goin’ In’ featuring Flo Rida gave J Lo her 13th number one (8th Artist with the most number one hits) and 10th consecutive number one hit matching Katy Perry’s record.

Dance Again World Tour, this is a concert not to be missed!

This is a rain or shine event.

4 Dec 2012
Tues, 8.00pm

Approx 1 hr 30 mins


The Meadow
Gardens by the Bay

Standard – S$158, S$99(AMEX Early Bird special)
VIP – S$348

Najwa Latif – Live In Singapore

Imratul Najwa binti Abdul Latif (born 23 May 1995), or professionally known as Najwa Latif, is a Malaysian singer-songwriter.

During July of 2011, she released her first single, Cinta Muka Buku, onto YouTube and got over 5 million views after just a few months time.

At just the age of 16, Najwa Latif released her first hit single called ‘Cinta Muka Buku’. It then became a hit on YouTube after receiving over 5 million views after a period of months. She may be the first Malaysian to get over 18 million views in total on YouTube.

Lately, she released her second single called ‘Carta Hati’, which received 159,310 views in 10 weeks time.

Najwa released her debut album, which is entitled by her own name ‘Najwa Latif’.

All of her singles are composed by herself while the lyrics are written by her sister, Shafiqa (Ika) Latif.

Recently, she had just released her new single call ‘Ada Mu’ early July and released a music video on July 20th, which currently has over 600,000 views on

She will be here for her first concert in Singapore featuring IAMNEETA from Malaysia and local band, Aryan Band.


Date: 21st December 2012
Venue: The Joyden Hall, Bugis+ (500 pax)
Tickets rate: Early Bird – SGD 57 | Standard – SGD 67 | Doors – SGD 77 (subj to availability)
*Including tix charge by Apesnap

ZOUKOUT : A Dance Music Festival

Escape the shackles of your mind, release the unbridled imagination of your subconscious and journey with us as we trip the light fantastic at ZoukOut 2012. As our bodies and minds are bent like elastic, we’ll dance with wild abandon and slip into a surrealist’s fantasy as we celebrate all things larger-than-life.

Nothing can quite prepare you for The Surreal Seaside; a veritable sandy fantasy where things aren’t quite what they seem and you’ll have to pinch yourself twice to make sure you’re not seeing things in these dream-like surroundings.

This year’s edition, come experience the most power-packed line-up to ever hit ZoukOut! Running the gamut from Electro, Trance, House, Techno to Mambo, Hip Hop and Pop, join the thousands of other like-minded partygoers as we collectively create a musical mélange of never-before-seen proportions.

For the first time ever, access the hidden corridors of your mind and around the beach over 2 unforgettable nights on 7 and 8 December at Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island from 9pm – 4am and 8pm – 8am respectively.

Celebrating 12 magical years of music, dance and art in the great sandy outdoors, ZoukOut 2012 promises to satiate your inner hunger for a festival experience unlike any other whether it’s the phenomenal line-up or the jaw-dropping surprises that behold you in their gaze at every corner to lead you into uplifting raptures. Just what will you spy with your little eyes? Something beginning with ZoukOut 2012!

7-8 Dec 2012
07 Dec 2012, Fri, 9pm – 4am
08 Dec 2012, Sat, 8pm – 8am

Approx 17 hrs – 2 days


Sentosa, Siloso Beach

07 Dec 2012 – S$88
08 Dec 2012 – S$98

S$158 for 2 Days Package
[No further credit card discounts for the 2 Day Ticket Packages]