For those who already love ASUS’s fonepads, this might come as a bit of a treat. Having just announced the New ASUS fonepad 7 (FE170CG) 7-inch phablet, they’ve updated it with better specs (FE171CG) and made it much skinnier than it’s predecessor.
The new ASUS fonepad 7 however will not be a replacement for the original fonepad 7, but rather presents itself as an option for those who want a little extra.
Under the hood you will find the same processor that powered the last fonepad 7 phablet which is an Intel Atom Multi-Core Z2520 1.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage up to 64GB via the MicroSD slot and a huge 4000mAh battery.It will also run on Android KitKat 4.4 (with ASUS ZenUI) straight out of the box, as well as sports 3G and dual-sim capabilities. The IPS display however is strangely still pushing a lower resolution (1024×600) than the first iteration of 1280×800.
U Mobile has introduced a new mobile payment system which lets small and medium business owners to accept credit or debit card payments through their mobile phone. Called QuickPay, it consists of a mobile application and a credit/debit card reader device that’s similar to Square‘s mobile payment system.
The payment device is plugged into your smart phone’s headphone jack and it is capable of reading both credit/debit card chips or the traditional magnetic strip. To accept payment, just swipe or insert the card and use the app to complete the transaction. The process is paperless as the customer signs on the smart phone’s screen while receipts are being sent either via email or MMS.
The QuickPay card reader costs RM250 with any U Mobile plans while the app supports both iOS and Android devices. As a merchant, there’s no monthly fees but there’s a transaction charge per sale which can be as low as 2.20% which is subject to your agreed terms with the acquiring bank.
Here’s an app where getting a high score could also mean instant death to your smartphone.
If you’re the kind that likes to live on the risky side of things then this app suits you perfectly. Send Me to Heaven (SMTH) is a reckless game and it challenges you to throw your expensive smartphone up in the air as high as you can in order to score points. The higher your throw the more points you get. Your score is then uploaded to a leaderboard so you can see how you fare against other cheap thrill seekers from around the world.
SMTH is currently available only for Android and its definitely not a game for butterfingers but if danger is your thing then the game is free for you to play. Google Play link here.