Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is coming to Maxis

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    No comments   

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While we wait for Samsung to release the Galaxy Note 4 officially in Malaysia, Maxis has just posted a teaser of the device on its website. Unlike DiGi, there’s no registration of interest at the moment and we can expect Maxis to bundle the Galaxy Note 4 with its MaxisOne Plan that offers limitless talk and SMS for a fixed monthly fee.

Word has it that the Galaxy Note 4 should be launching within the next couple of weeks, considering the UK and US are getting it on 10th and 17th October respectively. If you can’t wait, someone is selling the imported version at RM2,329 (after RM100 discount).

With the Galaxy Note 4 out of the way, it is pretty obvious what their #NextBigThing is all about.

Thanks @iSaaCiMaCiPC for the tip!

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Microsoft takes it up a notch with Windows 10

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    2 comments   

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The software giant that brought us the joy of Windows XP and 7, to the despair of Vista is at it again. Hither came Microsoft’s Windows 10, which will succeed the current Windows 8.1. Microsoft had made a strange choice of skipping a number, instead of naming it Windows 9. Windows 10 will be made to run across all existing devices and hardware that is already running Windows, such as mobile devices, laptops and desktops.

The one thing that everyone was hoping for is confirmed. The Start Menu will be coming back, that one button on the left that made sense out of everything, unlike Windows 8, where the design and structure made computers that did not have a touchscreen seem ridiculous. This is not a complete rework, but more of a remodeling. The Start Menu will practically be more or less the same, but the difference of having live tiles integrated on to the Start Menu, which reminds us very much of a Windows Phone or Tablet interface. The tiles will still be live in real time, with the option to resize and rearrange them.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 starts receiving KitKat update

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The affordable ASUS ZenFone 4 is finally getting a taste of KitKat. ASUS is beginning to roll out its Android 4.4 update in batches so it might take a while before it reach Malaysian users. To check if the software update is available, you can go to Settings > About > System Update > “Check Update”.

So far there’s no mention of the ASUS ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 that are running on Intel Atom processors but they are likely to get it soon after this. For the ZenFone 5 4G LTE version, it is already running on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

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ASUS FonePad 8 is coming soon to Malaysia

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    4 comments   

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ASUS Malaysia has teased a new FonePad tablet is coming to our shores very soon. The screen is said to be bigger yet but manages maintain a slim profile with a narrower bezel.

The device in question is the new ASUS FonePad 8 that’s powered by Intel’s 64-bit processor. With growing demand of tablets with phone call features, this will be an extra option for those seeking something better than the current FonePad 7.

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Samsung goes “Groufie”-centric with Galaxy Grand Prime

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Samsung had officially announced yet another device to their HUGE Galaxy family tree. This new upcoming model would be the Galaxy Grand Prime, supposedly taking over its predecessor the Galaxy Grand 2 with the ability of taking group selfies in mind.

The Galaxy Grand Prime highlights a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera that claims to be “best-suited to capture” group selfies. This is the largest front facing camera to date and as comparison, the Galaxy Note 4 front camera is a 3.7MP shooter. The rear meanwhile is fitted with an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash that’s capable to recording video up to 1080p.

Despite its “Prime” name, the Galaxy Grand Prime appears to be a notch below its current Galaxy Grand 2 that came with a 5.2″ HD 720p display. Instead, it features a smaller 5.0″ display with a modest 960×540 pixels resolution.

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HTC One M8 Eye spotted in the wild with minor camera tweaks

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    No comments   

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HTC’s One series had always been impressive. Having the impression of being in the premium Android range for their high quality builds, impressive specs and beats audio, HTC seems to have another release up their sleeves, and we believe it will be quite an “eye-opener”. The strangely named HTC One M8 Eye is said to debut on October 8 together with its action camera that could be called recamera. The new One M8 eye appears to be a slight upgrade over its current flagship the HTC One M8.

This new kid on the block will firstly have a 13-megapixel camera instead of their no-longer-impressive 4MP UltraPixel camera that’s being frown upon on the current M8. Also retained is a secondary camera that gives it additional depth of field features for U Focus. In a nutshell, the HTC One M8 Eye is basically the same One M8 with the new 13MP Duo Camera from the recently announced Butterfly 2.

The rest of the specs are rumored to be closely identical to the original M8, with probably slight dimension changes or design to set them apart. Performance-wise would somewhat be the same, expecting the same Snapdragon 801 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. The same 5” 1080p display is likely to be used again, with their HTC Sense-skinned Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.

Personally, if they want to be impressive or top off their previous HTC One M8 sales, they should at least fit a Snapdragon 805/810 chipset with 3GB of RAM or perhaps jump into the QHD bandwagon to be really be an eye-opener. Their current high-end offering is the same thing across the board except for couple of differences separating the One M8, One E8, Butterfly 2 and this upcoming new One M8 Eye.

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DiGi starts registration of interest for the Galaxy Note 4

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    4 comments   

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be available in Malaysia any moment now and DiGi wants to know if you’re planning to get one with them. They have just initiated its customary registration of interest for the latest phablet.

On DiGi’s page, they have listed 3 colour options – Frosted White, Charcoal Black and Bronze Gold. As usual, the unique Blossom Pink will be reserved for later release.

The Galaxy Note 4 is expected in be launched in Malaysia this month and from what we’ve seen, we are getting the Exynos variant instead of the Snapdragon 805 unit.

To register, head over to DiGi’s Galaxy Note 4 page.

Related Galaxy Note 4 Posts
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Infographic: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at a Glance
Unboxed: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might get Android L by end of this year
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 versus iPhone 6 Plus and other flagship smart phones

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Pebble gets always-on activity tracker and reduced pricing

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The Pebble smart watch which has been a pioneer in smart wearables has gotten a major upgrade. With more competition from Android Wear and also from the Apple camp, they have managed to stay competitive with its wide selection of apps and a fantastic battery life that could last for a week in a single charge.

Today they have released a new software update which allows the Pebble smart watch to monitor your fitness activities in the background even while it is showing other watch faces. The activity tracking is made possible with 3rd party apps such as Misfit, Jawbone, and Swim.com which can be downloaded from the Pebble appstore.

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Galaxy Note 4 reported to have gap issues. Believe it or not, it is a necessary feature

Posted:  October 1, 2014   By:    6 comments   

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Apple had it bad last week with the bendgate debacle, sparking countless of jokes and parodies of the iPhone 6 Plus. Now Samsung is reported to have an issue on their own as the Galaxy Note 4 is now officially rolling out in their home ground South Korea.

One of their local press had reported that there’s a gap issue affecting the Galaxy Note 4 and it puts their build quality under the spotlight. So is this something to worry about?

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Easy Taxi takes initiative to improve the taxi situation

Posted:  September 30, 2014   By:    7 comments   

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Our local taxis are appalling and we all have heard stories of being refused a ride or being taken on one at exorbitant rates. With the introduction of Uber, commuters have been singing praises for its reliable and safe service that’s miles apart from the current transportation offering. While the general public is condemning our failed taxi service, mobile booking service Easy Taxi is doing something rather different.

Acknowledging that change is needed, they have taken some initiatives to fix the problem by rolling out its new “Iconic” Taxi experience and for the first time, a cashless payment system for budget taxis. In phases, Easy Taxi will be investing in a taxi revamp where vehicles will have the iconic New York yellow cab style stickers at the side. Beyond the cosmetic upgrade, drivers will have to undergo training workshops to improve their overall service levels.

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