Nubox Announces Winners of "The Ultimate Mac Challenge"

Nubox Announces Winners of "The Ultimate Mac Challenge"

Secondary school teacher and 13-year old beat 500 others in the first-ever Mac challenge in Singapore

SINGAPORE - A secondary school teacher has defeated eight other finalists at “The Ultimate Mac Challenge” to take home $1,300 worth of Nubox vouchers on September 24 at Nubox@Raffles City. Nubox, an arm of Newstead Technologies presented the champion, Eugene Leong and runner-up Shawn Liew with $1,300 and $300 worth of Nubox vouchers respectively.

Eugene Leong, who completed nine out of 10 questions correctly in just 71 seconds in the live finals said, “This challenge is a great idea and I hope Nubox will organise more activities like this. I am going to use the Nubox vouchers to get a Mac mini which I have been eyeing for some time.” Shawn Liew, a secondary one student came in a close second with a result of 79 seconds said, “I love to read about Apple products when I am free. I am glad that I can put my knowledge to good use!”

“The Ultimate Mac Challenge” by Nubox is the first of its kind in Singapore. During the preliminary round, participants took part in an online quiz on the new OSX Lion, iLife and new range of MacBooks. The online quiz saw an overwhelming 500 entries from participants vying for 10 spots in a live competition. Nubox fielded even harder questions during the finals including the following:

  • “When an alias to an application is created, what are the changes to the icon?”;
  • “After using AirDrop to transfer files, where will the downloaded file be housed in?”; and
  • “Which are the features from past Mac OS releases that are integrated within Mission Control in Lion?”

“We are encouraged by the response to our very first Ultimate Mac Challenge and we will organise more activities to engage the Apple user community,” said Evelyn Chua, Business and Marketing Manager of Nubox. “With another two Nubox stores opening by end 2011, we will continue to offer shoppers the chance to experience Apple products and accessories islandwide.”

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