Lumia Cyan update with Windows Phone 8.1 now available for Nokia Lumia 525

Posted:  August 23, 2014   By:    No comments   

Nokia Lumia 525 Lumia Cyan update Malaysia

The Nokia Lumia 525 is now being updated to Windows Phone 8.1 with the arrival of its Lumia Cyan update. Its predecessor, the Lumia 520 has gotten the similar update earlier this week. If your Lumia 525 hasn’t received any notification yet, you can check over at Settings > Phone update.

So far most of the Windows Phone 8 smart phones have already gotten the Cyan update. What’s left is the Lumia 620, Lumia 720 and Lumia 820 which should be updated very soon.

Thanks @chapitkenchoro for the tip!

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 teaser video highlights the importance of handwriting

Posted:  August 23, 2014   By:    No comments   


The Samsung will be announcing the Galaxy Note 4 next month which marks the 4th generation of its popular high-end series. Many had tried to emulate the Note since its debut in 2011 but nothing has come close to its multi-functional S-Pen that has gotten better with every iteration.

With less than 2 weeks away from its Unpacked event, Samsung has released a teaser video highlighting the importance of writing. As the keyboards have dominated the way we communicate, Samsung strives to put your handwriting and drawing skills back to good use with its stylus.

Is the S-Pen mightier than the keyboard? We’ll find out soon enough on September 3rd. Watch the Galaxy Note 4 teaser video after the break.

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HTC updates One M7 to Android 4.4.3 in Malaysia

Posted:  August 23, 2014   By:    No comments   


If you’re using the HTC One M7, the latest Android 4.4.3 KitKat is rolling out now via OTA (Over the Air) update. The upgrade for last year’s flagship is quite quick considering its current One M8 was just updated several weeks ago.

With the file size of 605MB, it is advisable to download this using WiFi. If you haven’t gotten any notification yet, you can try checking manually under Settings > About > Software. Apart of having the latest Android 4.4.3 with security fixes, the new software update with the version number 6.13.707.1 also updates the Camera, Gallery and HTC Sync Manager.

Thanks to @en_kermit and @h_1_s for the heads up!

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Is your iPhone 5 suffering poor battery life? Apple is offering free battery replacement

Posted:  August 23, 2014   By:    1 comment   


The iPhone 5 isn’t problem-free since day one. And if you’re facing problems with the battery, here’s a solution from Apple.

Now they had acknowledged an issue affecting a small number of iPhone 5 that suffers shorter battery life and as a result it requires more charging than usual. They added that this only affected selected units that were purchased between September 2012 and January 2013.

If you’re facing similar issues, you can check if you qualify by entering your serial number over here. The serial number can be obtained under Settings > General > About. The battery replacement program will commence in Malaysia beginning next Friday, 29th August 2014 and you can send your phone to your nearest Apple Authorised Service Providers which can be located here. It is advisable to perform a full back up using iTunes or iCloud and then perform a full data wipe before sending your device in.

This isn’t the first time Apple has offered a replacement program. A few months back, Apple had admitted an issue with the power/wake button for the iPhone 5 and had also offered free replacement as well.


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A closer look at Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Camera Features

Posted:  August 22, 2014   By:    1 comment   


Samsung will be unveiling their next big thing next month with the Galaxy Note 4. For those love taking pictures, the folks over at Sammobile has managed to get a scoop on its imaging capability.

According to their sources, the Galaxy Note 4 will be packing a 16MP sensor from Sony (IMX240 ) and it is enhanced with optical image stabilisation. Like the current flagship devices, it is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps and Full HD resolution at 60fps. For taking photos, it takes a maximum of 16MP in 16:9 aspect ratio or 12MP in 4:3.

With the growing trend of taking selfies, Samsung is finally bumping up its front facing camera to a 3.7MP unit that takes a higher WQHD (2K) resolution videos at 2560×1440.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is launching in Malaysia next week

Posted:  August 22, 2014   By:    8 comments   

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Malaysia

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will be launched in Malaysia next Thursday. This is Microsoft’s 12″ tablet that aims to replace your everyday notebook. Earlier on, retailers including SenHeng has commenced pre-orders and official sales are expected to commence shortly.

The Surface Pro 3 comes with a variety of specs like a typical laptop offering which starts from RM2,729. It is available with the following options:

Core i3 64GB – RM2,729
Core i5 128GB – RM3,299
Core i5 256GB – RM4,199
Core i7 256GB – RM4,999
Core i7 512GB – RM6,779

The 64GB and 128GB options get 4GB of RAM, while its higher 256GB/512GB storage capacities comes with 8GB RAM. You can read our Surface Pro 3 announcement post on the full details of this new high-end tablet that runs on full Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Maxis offers smart phone and tablet protection with immediate device replacement

Posted:  August 22, 2014   By:    No comments   


Your personal gadgets are essential in your day to day life and if your business depends on it, Maxis is giving peace of mind with its Maxis Device Protection program. When your smart phone gets damaged or simply fails at critical moments, the extra protection helps you to get going with immediate replacement and it costs from as low as 50 sen a day. They will even provide a replacement SIM card if you lose your device completely and there’s no more waiting for warranty and repair claims.

The protection coverage is provided by Brightstar and there are 2 plan options available depending on the value of your device.

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Maxis offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with lower monthly commitment SurfMore plans

Posted:  August 22, 2014   By:    1 comment   


If you’ve been using a tablet to make phone calls on a daily basis, you can step up to the new Galaxy Tab S 8.4 which is offered from as low as RM1,199. For this device, Maxis is bundling it with SurfMore plans which offers lower monthly commitment with its data-centric plan.

The bundled pricing are as follows and they are tied with 24 months contract.

SurfMore 30 – 1GB (RM30/month) – RM1,399
SurfMore 50 – 2GB (RM50/month) – RM1,199

Maxis is requiring an upfront payment of RM500 (SurfMore 50) or RM150 (SurfMore 30) during sign up, which will be refunded back to your bill across 5 months.

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Get ready to lose your temper. Creator of FlappyBird introduces Swing Copter

Posted:  August 22, 2014   By:    2 comments   


Dong Nguyen, the creator of the addictive Flappy Bird is back and he’s released a new game called Swing Copter. Like the earlier game, Swing Copter uses pixelated graphics and all you’ll need to do is tap on your smart phone repeatedly.

If you think FlappyBirds was hard, this is actually worse. The objective of the game is to get the helicopter as high up as possible instead of flying from left to right. But the problem is, the gameplay of getting it up is insanely difficult as you would need to control the copter as it changes direction rapidly at will. Seriously, how could this be any better than killing off Flappy Bird in the first place?

To lose hours or even days of your life, you can download Swing Copter for free on iOS and Android devices.

Watch the gameplay after the break.

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Sony Xperia T3 from as low as RM599 with Maxis

Posted:  August 22, 2014   By:    No comments   

Sony Xperia T3 Ultra

Sony’s ultra-slim Xperia T3 is now offered on contract with Maxis. This mid-tier 4G LTE smart phone is priced at RM1,399 outright and with Maxis current Raya promotion, it can be yours for just RM599. To recap on the specs, the Xperia T3 features a 5.3″ HD 720p display with a Quad-Core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 processor that’s mated to 1GB of RAM and has 8GB of storage. Even with a decent 2,500mAh capacity battery, the Xperia T3 is only 7mm thick. You can read up more on the device in our announcement post.

In terms of bundling, the device is tied with 24 months contract on their new MaxisOne Plan which offers limitless talk and SMS.

MaxisOne Plan Lite – 1GB (RM78/month) – RM799
MaxisOne Plan – 2GB (RM128/month) – RM599

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