It has been 10 weeks since Microsoft had released its Windows 10 and they have over 110 million devices running on the latest OS so far. To bring the same experience onto smaller screens, they had just announced their latest flagship smart phones – the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The operating system is no longer called Windows Phone but simply Windows 10 in line with its new direction.
The Lumia 950 and 950 XL aren’t just about the latest hardware but a more integrated experience with its family of products. One notable feature is how it transforms the smart phone to deliver a PC-like experience via Windows Continuum. This is better implemented than other smart phone to PC docks we’ve seen before.
Samsung’s latest round smart watches, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are now available at selected countries including Singapore. At S$448 (RM1,374) for the standard Gear S2 and S$548 (RM1,681) for the classic variant, they are more expensive than its former square faced wearables. When compared to the Apple Watch, it is still cheaper considering the base 38mm Watch Sport is going for S$518 (RM1,589).
Like all gadget devices, Samsung wants to share the unboxing experience with their very own official unboxing video. The packaging is rather similar to the Moto 360 with a circular box which pops right open from the top. Inside you’ll find the standard manual, a power adapter and a induction charger that’s similar to the Moto 360. The straps are interchangeable too and also seen are 2 different sizes to fit various wrists. In terms of support, the Gear S2 isn’t exclusive to Galaxy devices and it works with a wide range of Android smart phones with Android 4.4 KitKat and over 1.5GB of RAM.
Watch the official Gear S2 video after the break.
The latest iPad mini 4 is now available for purchase on the official Apple Online Store. As revealed earlier, the iPad mini 4 is priced from RM1,599 for the 16GB WiFi version. That’s quite a lot to pay and this is due to our current exchange rates.
If you’re looking for the latest Moto X, it is definitely heading to Malaysia soon. The Moto X Play with the model number XT1562 has just passed our local SIRIM certification under distributor Brightstar.
A week has blown by and the delivery of Android Marshmallow is increasingly imminent; at least for these listed devices – Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Knowing that this is a roll-out, you can expect the OTA’s to eventually come in but be ready to wait up to a month or so, until the actual notification update comes in.
OnePlus will be announcing another device before the year is out and this is looking like an affordable compact device. Dubbed as the OnePlus mini, it is said that it would be aesthetically focused instead of having top notch specs like the OnePlus 2.
Dinner in the Sky came about to bring a Belgian kid’s dream to life – a flying dinner table. Started up in 2006 by Hakuna Matata (communications agency) and the Fun Group (amusement park crane company) came together to set up this high-flying dining experience for 22 individuals and since has travelled across 45 countries in almost every occasion imaginable.
Three months after the inception of the Galaxy S6 Active, we now have a new wallet-friendly rugged smartphone joining its ranks. The Galaxy Active Neo could be considered sitting between the Galaxy Xcover 3 and the current high-end Galaxy S6 Active.
Malware has been one of the more worrying problems for something as open-sourced as the Android platform. Most recently, Stagefright is to blame for all the manufacturers being caught with their pants down – if you don’t know what Stagefright is, check it out here. To cut it short, it’s a malicious exploit that digs up personal information on your Android device. And as smartphone vendors scrambled to get their acts together through rolling out OTA updates, HTC‘s President has gone on record to say that monthly updates are “unrealistic”.
Microsoft is unveiling a couple of devices tomorrow evening at 9PM which include its new flagships, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Earlier we’ve seen some leaks of its specs, and now we get a clearer look at the overall device thanks to high resolution photos that had just surfaced online.