Benchmarks show iPad Air 2 runs on 3-Core Processor with 2GB of RAM

Posted:  October 22, 2014   By:    4 comments   

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The latest iPad Air 2 is not only super thin at 6.1mm but it also pack quite a powerhouse inside. While its vital processor and RAM specs are hardly revealed officially, the latest A8X chip is shown to be a triple core processor that’s clocked at 1.5GHz, and mated to 2GB of RAM. This discovery was made from a number of benchmarks including iPhonebenchmarks and GeekBench.

All the while, most of Apple’s recent flagship iPad and iPhones (including the iPhone 6) are running on 64-bit dual-core processors that are mated with 1GB of RAM. The latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is currently powered by Apple’s own A8 chip.

So with an extra core and double the RAM, the iPad Air 2 is definitely more powerful than its iPhone equivalent, up to 55% faster than the iPhone 6. During its official announcement, the iPad Air 2 processor is said to be 40% faster and delivers 2.5X better graphics performance than its previous iPad Air that uses the A7 chip. Even with a faster processor and a smaller form factor, it is still rated for 10 hours of battery life.

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Celcom starts registration of interest for iPhone 6. Available 6th November.

Posted:  October 22, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be arriving in Malaysia a day earlier on 6th November. To be among the first to get it on Celcom’s network, they have started its registration of interest online.

By signing up, you will be among the first to get its launch and plan details once it is made available. To register your interest, head over here.

The latest iPhone models are bigger than its predecessor with the iPhone 6 being a 4.7″ device while the iPhone 6 Plus enters the phablet category with a 5.5″ display. Both specs are similar except for its screen, battery capacity and optical image stabiliser that’s added for the iPhone 6 Plus. For this round, Apple took 57 days since its announcement to offer the latest iPhone models in Malaysia. That’s a week longer than the previous iPhone 5S/5C which took 50 days to arrive locally.

Apart from Celcom, the other 2 telcos – DiGi and Maxis will be offering the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus with pre-orders to start next Friday. If you plan on getting it without contract, you can look out for SenQ and Apple’s Online Store.

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Maxis announces availability of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia

Posted:  October 21, 2014   By:    8 comments   

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UPDATE: Maxis updates that they will be offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier on 6th November.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be officially launched in Malaysia on 6th November 2014 7th November 2014. In an official statement from Maxis, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be open for pre-orders starting next Friday, 31st October 2014 at their online store located at store.maxis.com.my.

If you don’t want to bother with the hassle of queuing, the online store would be the best option. On Maxis’s iPhone 6 page, they are doing a “Pre-Check” to gauge your readiness for online purchase (which sounds like another way of saying registering your interest).

It is just 17 more days, and the official units are worth the wait as it offers better peace of mind with local warranty. So if you’ve been waiting for the latest iPhone, which model will you get and in what colour?

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available in Malaysia on 7th November

Posted:  October 21, 2014   By:    No comments   

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UPDATE: The official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia is now moved earlier to 6th November. Celcom and Maxis has revised its availability dates.

If you’re wondering when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is launching in Malaysia, mark your calendars this 6th November 7th November. DiGi has revealed the release date on its registration of interest page for the iPhone duo and we’ve also received confirmation from Maxis.

Apart from DiGi and Maxis, you can expect Celcom along with Apple’s online store, SenQ and other Apple retailers to offer the new iPhones during launch day.

Thanks @wong_dominic for the tip!

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are coming soon to Celcom

Posted:  October 21, 2014   By:    No comments   

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UPDATE: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be officially available in Malaysia on 6th November. Registration of interest is now open.

Apart from DiGi, Celcom wants you to know that you can get the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on their network as well. They have just placed a prominent teaser on their website indicating that it is coming to Malaysia very soon.

There are no plan details yet but Celcom has already made its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus product page live on their site. From the looks of it, we could be getting it pretty soon.

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DiGi starts pre-registration for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Posted:  October 21, 2014   By:    3 comments   

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UPDATE: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be officially available on 6th November.

Out of the blue, DiGi gotten the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ball rolling by initiating its registration of interest. Both devices would be available in 3 colours – Gold, Silver and Space Grey with a choice of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.

With this sudden development, is Apple releasing it soon in Malaysia? After all, both iPhones have already passed the necessary SIRIM certification for quite some time now. Earlier on, Maxis has ignited anticipation with its #NextBigThing teaser but it cooled off when Apple announces its next wave of iPhone countries without any mention of Malaysia.

To register your interest, head over to DiGi’s iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus ROI page.

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Now it’s DiGi’s turn to start its new iPhone teasers

Posted:  October 21, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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UPDATE: DiGi starts registration of interest for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia. Available 6th November.

After all that #NextBigThing teaser by Maxis, it is now DiGi’s turn to arouse curiousity of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. To make it less obvious, they have used 2 pineapples with different sizes and a caption #BigorBigger.

As far as we know, the new iPhones won’t be launched in here this month as Apple has bypassed Malaysia for October behind 68 countries. Perhaps we are getting it in November maybe? What do you guys think?

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You get a lot for your money with the BenQ F5

Posted:  October 21, 2014   By:    2 comments   

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This post is paid for by BenQ Smartphones. Capture enchanting surprise even in the dark with the BenQ F5.

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Once you’ve experienced 4G, there’s really no turning back. Pages load faster, videos stream without a hitch, 4G makes your smartphone, well smarter. 4G used to be something of a premium feature. What used to be exclusive to flagship models, 4G in smart phones are becoming more accessible to more people, thanks to more affordable LTE enabled devices that are entering the market.

One of the latest brands to bring affordable LTE-enabled phones into the market in BenQ with the release of two new phones in Malaysia, the BenQ F5 and the BenQ T3, both of which are priced below RM800. The F5 is BenQ’s top-end offering with a 5-inch display and a Quad-Core processor. Read on to find out what you’ll get from a RM799 smart phone.

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iOS 8.1 update for iPhone and iPad is now available

Posted:  October 21, 2014   By:    3 comments   

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About a month after Apple rolled out its latest iOS 8, here comes the updated iOS 8.1 which is now available to download.

Like any updates, iOS 8 brings several bug fixes, continuity with Macs and also the return of the Camera Roll album for Photos. It also introduces Apple Pay but that’s limited only to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users in the US.

For those who are already on iOS 8, updating the device is quite a breeze by heading to Settings> General > Software Update. If you’re upgrading from iOS 7 and having insufficient storage issues, the alternate way is to update via iTunes. Be sure to perform a full backup before updating.

The iOS 8.1 update is available for iPhone 4S and above, iPod Touch (5th Gen) and iPad 2 and above.

Check out the full change log of iOS 8.1 after the break.

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OPPO N3’s 16MP camera can be rotated electronically

Posted:  October 20, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The OPPO N3 will be launched next week and it will feature a rotating camera that uses a 16MP 1/2.3″ sensor.

While the original OPPO N1 swivels around at 206 degrees by hand, the new N3 would be electronically controlled using Planetary Transmission. You can think of it as tiny gears working together to rotate the camera module smoothly.

This is probably the first time a smart phone is ever fitted with such feature and we wonder what sort of advantages does it offer other than the usual hand twist action. Probably the camera might move automatically during a selfie, making sure your face stays within the frame.

The OPPO N3 launch is happening next Wednesday, 29th October in Singapore and we will be there to cover the event live.

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