A new iOS 8.3 update is now available for supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Apart from the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, the latest update also delivers a new emoji keyboard with over 300 new characters. If you are seeing some weird blocky alien emojis from your friends, it is because they are using the new emojis that are visible to those on iOS 8.3 or OS X 10.10.3.
Depending on what device you have, it is about 280MB-375MB to download and we recommend you to do so using WiFi. If you haven’t gotten any notifications yet, you can check under Settings > General > Software Update.
Camera performance in a smartphone is a HUGE deal. It’s such a big deal that many place their purchasing decision predominantly on how well a smartphone takes pictures. So how good are the cameras in among the best smartphones you can get right now?
That’s where you come in.
We have here for you, a selection of pictures taken using five of the best smartphones on the planet: Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z3. We want you to decide which of the five phones take the best picture. The samples are arranged randomly and what you need to do is rank the pictures from your choice of best to worst using the letters display.
For example, here’s how a reader might rank the pictures in Set 1, from best to worst: C, D, E, B, A. Then the reader proceeds to rank sets 2 – 4. Submit your votes in the comment section, we’ll tabulate your submission and reveal which phone, chosen by you, has the best camera.
Voting closes Sunday, April 5 and we’ll reveal the winner on Monday April 6. Enjoy.
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Now the iPhone 6 is priced from RM2,702 for 16GB, which is RM303 more since its launch in Malaysia last last year. Meanwhile the phablet sized iPhone 6 Plus now costs more than RM3,000 at RM3,126. This is an increase of RM377. The same 6% increase also applies on their iPads in Malaysia but it isn’t so much as it left unchanged during the price revision that happened a few weeks ago.
You can view the full list of the latest Post-GST iPhone and iPad pricing after the break.
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If you’re planning to buy an iPhone 6 in Malaysia, most likely you’ve been disappointed by the recent price increase. U Mobile, the 4th telco to offer the iPhone 6 on contract wants you to know that all is not doom and gloom.
With its ongoing registration of interest, U Mobile has revealed more details of its offering which are one of a kind in Malaysia. For starters, they would be offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at previous lower prices, while stocks last.
The registration exercise will start from today until 16th of March, which means they could be offering it as early as next Tuesday (17th March). It is also mentioned that U Mobile will be giving the lowest cost of ownership, freedom of postpaid contract, as well as a first of its kind offering for prepaid users. U Mobile might be 4 months behind its big 3 rivals, but it will be interesting to see how they could do things differently in terms of value and contract flexibility
Plan to get your new iPhone 6 from U Mobile? Sign up at their iPhone 6 pre-registration page here.
If you want to get an iPhone on contract in Malaysia, you are usually limited to the big 3 telcos (Celcom, DiGi & Maxis). Not anymore as U Mobile has teased that they would be offering the device soon. Pre-registration for the iPhones will start on next Monday, 9th March.
U Mobile hasn’t revealed their bundling details yet, and they could either create a iPhone specific plans or bundle them together with their current #GetClever plans. Like previous bundling offers, we expect U Mobile to offer more enticing offers such as zero advance payment waivers and additional protection add-ons for its higher postpaid plan offering. The iPhone 6 retails outright from RM2,399 while its larger iPhone 6 Plus is priced from RM2,749. If you’re interested, you can register yourself with them next week.
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Apple sold more smartphones than Samsung in the last quarter of 2014 and no wonder the Korean brand is worried, because the Korean brand has been selling more phones than Apple since 2011. But the blue oval of tech still commands a large chunk of the smartphone market share (24.7% in 2014 over Apple’s 15.4%), according to Gartner.
However, Apple is not the only problem Samsung has in his hands. On the other end of the spectrum, you have Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo and Oppo, these Chinese brands are quickly winning customers over in the middle and lower end of the market segment — a segment that used to be a Samsung stronghold. If the trend continues, Samsung will have a major problem in its hands.
“Samsung’s performance in the smartphone market deteriorated further in the fourth quarter of 2014, when it lost nearly 10 percentage points in market share,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Samsung continues to struggle to control its falling smartphone share, which was at its highest in the third quarter of 2013. This downward trend shows that Samsung’s share of profitable premium smartphone users has come under significant pressure.”
This makes the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge the most important devices Samsung has ever produced. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2015, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will have to turn Samsung’s fortunes around and putting the brand back on top over arch rivals, Apple.
“iPhone 6 copy”, that’s a fairly popular way many will describe the Galaxy S6 but is it really an iPhone copy?
Samsung has a come a long way from its “challenger brand” position to become one of the biggest brands in mobile in the world. While the design similarities of earlier Galaxy S models with Apple’s iPhones are clearly evident, the Galaxy S6 can never be confused for an iPhone 6 — at least I don’t think so.
Samsung is working very hard to break the stigma of being a copycat brand, a brand that lacks ideas, one that is void of any creativity or purpose other than to blatantly copy its competitors and make tons of money from copycat products but can you really say that the Galaxy S6 is an iPhone 6 copy?.
To be honest, I fail to see where the similarities are. Some say that the Galaxy S6’s metal frame is similar to the iPhone 6 but that’s like saying, any car with four wheels is a blatant copy of the Model T Ford. The point I’m trying to make here is that, when you have such a short time to develop products, paths are going to cross and you will have elements that look similar or seem to look similar. I’m not trying to make a case for Samsung, but I fail to see where they copy is happening or am I not perceptive enough?
Let me know what you think. Is the Galaxy S6 an iPhone 6 copy or not?
Apple wants you to see the Apple Watch not as a smartwatch. Instead Apple wants you to see the Apple Watch as a fine piece of jewelry, a high fashion item. Just take a look at these pages taken from the the March issue of Vogue and you will know what we mean.
The 12-page spread is said to cost Apple “north of US$2.2 million” and it features all three versions of the soon to be released Apple Watch. This includes the ultra-chic 18-karat gold luxe edition, a rubber-strapped and brightly coloured sports edition and the leather-bound standard edition.
True to Apple style, the ad pages look appropriately stylish that resemble jewelry advertising more that an ad for a smartwatch, and perhaps it needs to be for Apple to really differentiate its wearable over the many others that are available in the market right now.
But is the Apple Watch a wearable the focuses too much on form that it sacrifices function? Or can it offer much more than just a stylish design?