We are now living on the internet age where most people are accessing the net from their mobile device. With that in mind, Maxis is trying to improve the self-serve experience so that you won’t need to call their customer service number or walk into their Maxis Centres.
So with the all-new MyMaxis App, you can now manage your account, check current data usage, pay bills and explore rewards that’s available near you. The app only requires you to log-in once and you have quicker access in future.
Compared to the previous version, the interface is much easier to use and you easily browse your account details, usage and current charges. For those who worry constantly about their data usage, you can also check your used and remaining quota and if you need to, you can purchase one time passes at a touch of a button. It also lets you pay your bills and it is done with a few steps after you’ve assigned your credit card details with MaxisPay.
A new feature in the app is rewards with special deals for dining, entertainment, health and shopping categories. Instead of pushing promos randomly, the MyMaxis app is smart enough to alert offers that are available near your current location. With integrated maps, you can get directions to the offer location instantly. If you don’t want to be alerted for rewards, you could manage this under settings.
Samsung Malaysia will be offering the Galaxy Note Edge in our Malaysian stores early next month. Ahead of its official release, the pricing of this flagship curved edged phablet has been revealed at RM2,999. This was spotted in one of their sales brochure and it comes in either Charcoal Black or Frost White.
So what do you get for an extra RM500 over its current Galaxy Note 4 (RRP: RM2,499)? For starters, the display is slightly smaller at 5.6″ compared to the 5.7″ on the Galaxy Note 4 but it pushes a higher 2560×1600 pixels resolution, inclusive of its extra 160 pixels display towards the right side. Processor wise, the Galaxy Note Edge runs on a 2.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor as opposed to the Octa-Core Exynos 5433 (4x Cortex A53 cores at 1.3GHz + 4x Cortex A57 cores at 1.9GHz) unit that’s powering the Galaxy Note 4 units in Malaysia.
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Meizu today has introduced its most affordable smart phone yet. After having flagship models like the MX4 and MX4 Pro, the aspiring Chinese brand is going for the affordable segment with its new Blue Charm series, which is seen as a challenger to Xiaomi’s Redmi line up.
With the m1 Note taking on big screen devices like the Redmi Note, a smaller compact version is finally here that’s simply called Mei Lan (Blue Charm) or possibly named m1 for international markets. Since it is seen as a smaller brother of the 5.5″ Full HD m1 Note, it gets a similar iPhone 5C-like appearance with a choice of multiple colours.
Spec wise, it edges over Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 in almost every department on paper. The screen is a 5 incher that does 1280×768 and it runs on a 64-bit 1.5GHz Quad-Core MTK MT6732 processor that’s mated to 1GB of RAM. Storage wise it gets a typical 8GB of storage and there’s a microSD slot that accept cards up to 128GB.
Apple has pushed yet another new iOS software update bringing it to version 8.1.3. Available for both iPhone and iPads, the latest version reduces the amount of free space required during an update and it comes with the usual security and bug fixes as well. Some of the notable bugs include problems entering Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime, displaying Spotlight search results and multitasking gestures on the iPad.
The update is about 240MB depending on device and you can check for it under Settings > General > Software Updates.
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UPDATE: Brightstar has released the list of Moto X 2014 Dealers in Malaysia. View them after the break.
After appearing on our SIRIM database, the Motorola Moto X (2014) is now officially available in Malaysia. Distributed by Brightstar, the 5.2″ pure Android experience smart phone is offered at RM1,888. That’s quite a huge jump from the previous model that was priced at RM1,499.
To recap on the specs, the Moto X for 2014 gets a 5.2″ Full HD display and it runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM. For Malaysia, they are offering 16GB of storage which isn’t expandable. The rear gets a 13MP main camera with a unique ring flash while selfies are taken with a 2MP camera.
It gets a front facing speaker and it is juiced up with a rather little 2,300mAh capacity battery. No problems with faster downloads as it supports 4G LTE with nano-SIM slot. The benefits of having a Moto is a stock Android experience and quicker access to the latest version of Android. If you’re interested, it is available now at selected Brightstar authorised dealers, listed after the break.
During Apple’s Q1 2015 conference call, its CEO Tim Cook has announced that its first wearable device, the Apple Watch will start shipping in April. This is in-line with its early 2015 targeted release where Tim Cook justifies is within January and April.
He mentions that development on the watch is on-schedule and its developers are working hard on its apps, notifications and Glances, a feature that sums up your information. Tim added that he has high expectation on the watch and he’s been using it on a daily basis.
If you’re eyeing for one, the Apple Watch won’t be cheap as it is priced from US$349 (about RM1,262) for the basic model and it goes all the way up for premium variants like the 18 Karat gold version. According to some sources, the battery life on the Apple Watch won’t be that great as it prioritise on high resolution and a more fluid user experience which would take up more resources.
Apple is expecting this to be a hit and us folks in Malaysia would probably need to wait a while after it satisfies its preferred first wave countries.
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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.
For today only (28th January), Xiaomi is having its first promo of the year with an open sale from 12AM to 11:59PM. This means there’s no crazy rush and you can purchase the Redmi Note 4G, Mi Power Banks, Mi Band and Mi Ear phones at your own pace, and of course while stocks last.
The Redmi Note 4G is offered at RM589 while the Mi Band can be yours for only RM59. As you probably know, Xiaomi has increased the price of its power bank, with its 5,200mAh and 10,400mAh units being priced at RM34 and RM49 respectively. It’s large 16,000mAh Power Bank still maintains its RM79 price tag.
Want to have a full Windows laptop experience but only got a budget for a tablet? The ASUS EeeBook X205 is probably the low cost solution that you’re looking for. If you can remember, ASUS was one of the pioneers of the netbook with the introduction of its EeePC. Now in 2015, the EeeBook is kind of a rebirth of the Netbook but it gets more powerful hardware and with an even lower price tag.
Announced during IFA 2014, the EeeBook 205 comes with a 11.6″ HD display that pushes 1366×768 pixels resolution and it runs on a capable Intel Atom Quad-Core 1.33GHz Z3735 Processor (Bay Trail-T) with 2GB of RAM. You’ll also get a decent full sized keyboard with a large track pad for easier scrolling.
Priced at RM 349, ASUS’s latest budget smartphone in their rather popular ZenFone line will be publicly available early this February.
The ZenFone C (ZC451CG) looks like another variant of the ZenFone 4 as it packs the same Intel Atom Multi-Core Z2520 1.2GHz processor with Android 4.4 KitKat (with ASUS Zen UI) out of the box. It will also have a 4.5 inch IPS display at 480 x 854 resolution, 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage up to 64GB via MicroSD. Users will also get a bonus 5GB free cloud storage courtesy of ASUS’s cloud service.
The ZenFone C also sports a 0.3MP front and 5MP rear camera with ASUS’s exclusive PixelMaster tech that lets you take better photos, as well houses a 2,100mAh removable battery. Essentially it improves over the ZenFone 4 in the battery and camera department.
Overall the phone does look pretty affordable for what you are getting, and frankly looks like a good contender against the wave of Chinese smartphones flooding the market.
The ASUS ZenFone C will be available in Charcoal Black, Pearl White and Cherry Red and will hit retail stores nationwide by the start of next month.