Instagram updates to allow content in either portrait or landscape orientations

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    No comments   

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No longer will photographers be constrained to that square shape that frustrates even the most casual photographer when having to upload a photo on Instagram. Worse still, they never decided to tackle this issue for five years, until now; thanks to an update you’ll be the boss and decide how you want your photos to be oriented.

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Android, iOS, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS
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The honor band is a basic wearable for the masses and it wants you to give it a new name

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    2 comments   

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Smart Watches are supposed to be the “in-thing” but its high price tag and poor retention are a stumbling block for it to go mainstream. The Pebble is a perfect example of a functional smart watch but for some, it is still too much to pay for a digital accessory.

At the honor 7 global launch in London, they have announced the availability of its new honor band that could bring smart watches to the masses with its affordable price tag.

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Apple schedules annual announcement on the 9th of September

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    No comments   

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Fall has a tendency to be the season that Apple chooses to make its grand unveiling, at least in recent times. Planned to be held at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which seats 7,000 people – meaning it’ll be their grandest yet, leading many to believe there will be a lot to be talked about.

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Get the Samsung Galaxy Note5 at half price on launch day

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    8 comments   

UPDATE: Samsung is also throwing in a trade-up promotion that entitles current Note users, to receive from RM 200 – RM 1,150 off, depending which Note model they currently own.

Early adopters are gonna be in for a ball, as Samsung Malaysia will be giving out free accessories worth up to RM 538 with purchase of a Galaxy Note5 or Galaxy S6 edge+ during its roadshow events on the 4th of September; in these three locations – Sunway Pyramid (Kuala Lumpur/Selangor), Gurney Plaza (Penang) and Sutera Mall (Johor Bahru).

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Mystery chip likely confirms the iPhone 6s’ Force Touch capabilities

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    No comments   

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No, that’s not a chip planted by the government to spy on you!

With the iPhone 6s announcement expected in the next couple of weeks, we’ve already caught bits and pieces of the upcoming device. The latest one we have here are images of the iPhone 6s display along with what looks like the chip responsible for the rumoured Force Touch enabled display.

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Honor 7 First Impressions: Get more without busting your budget

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    4 comments   

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High performance and low price. That’s the name of the game with these online driven brands. Before the rise of Xiaomi in international markets, Huawei claims to be in the forefront of e-commerce with its honor smart phone line up. Although both Huawei and honor share the same roots, they are distinctively different in terms of positioning and for us consumers, the price tag makes a whole world of difference.

During today’s event, “honor” was emphasised as a brand for the new generation and for those who are young at heart. Being a digital-native driven product, it goes directly to consumers, cutting out the middle man which results lower cost and a more competitive price tag.

Last year, the honor 6 stood out as one of our favourite 4G LTE smart phones under RM1,000. With its in-house developed Kirin processor, it performed just as good as a flagship Galaxy S5 and yet it cost half the price of other similar flagship devices. For 2015, the new honor flagship isn’t just an improvement but it aims to move the goal post further.

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Here’s what happens when your S Pen gets stuck

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    2 comments   

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Yesterday we addressed the big ruckus that’s been going around regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note5‘s S Pen “design flaw” – we use that phrase loosely, as the Korean manufacturers realised the problem but it was probably too late to rectify the problem, due to it being too late in the process. So does printing a disclaimer save them from the backlash?

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First solid rollable keyboard comes to life: the LG Rolly

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    1 comment   

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Announced as the “industry’s first solid rollable wireless portable keyboard”, the LG Rolly is made for people on their tablets and smartphones who need to type out a wordy document or quickly reply to conversations on instant messaging apps.

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Lenovo dissolves its Mobile division to merge and sell under Motorola make

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    2 comments   

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Google’s foray into mobile making took place back in May of 2012, when they acquired Motorola Mobility, but it intended more for the list of patents and its advanced research projects. The returns were minimal, although achieving sales through the high end Moto X, and lower end Moto G and Moto E. Lenovo decided that their portfolio was better suited if they capitalised on buying Moto’s presence in the Western market, giving them a better chance worldwide. Almost a year on, they’ve now decided to sell solely under the Motorola name, dissolving its Lenovo Mobile branding.

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Android, Industry in General, Lenovo, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS, Motorola
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honor band announced for Europe. Available by end of 2015

Posted:  August 28, 2015   By:    No comments   

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At today’s honor 7 global announcement, they have pulled a “one more thing” moment. The honor band wearable has been announced for the European market and it is scheduled to arrive by the year end.

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