GoPro Hero4: Capturing life’s greatest adventures in 4K

Posted:  September 30, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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GoPro, the maker of versatile action cameras has just unveiled its latest line up with 3 new models. Leading the pack is its new Hero4 which now shoots in UHD 4K resolution that’s available in Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver variants. To bring GoPro action at lower price points, they have introduced the “Hero”, its basic offering that’s priced at just US$129.99 (about RM423). This slots right below its current Hero3 White camera.

The cream of the crop Hero4 Black promises twice the performance of its former model which now shoots 4K videos at 30fps and Full HD 1080p videos at 120fps. Going down a notch is the Hero4 Silver which also shoots 4K videos but at a lower 15fps. However it still shoots 2.7K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. Another plus point for the Hero4 Silver is the inclusion of a built-in touch display at the back, which is usually an optional accessory across the GoPro range.

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Nokia wants to end cut-off selfie shots with the Lumia 735

Posted:  September 29, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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Nokia says thousands of people are violently being cut out from group selfie shots everyday. While other smart phone makers are starting to shout groufie features, Microsoft Devices is banging on allfie so that nobody is being left out when a selfie is taken.

In a bid to promote its new selfie-centric Lumia 735, they have released a commercial depicting people being cut-off in real life. The new Lumia 735 which was launched locally at RM999, boasts a wide angle 5MP front camera so that you can take selfies uncropped.

Check out the video after the break.

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Honor 6 now open for pre-booking and you could grab one for free

Posted:  September 29, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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Honor 6 – The World’s First Octa-core 4G Cat6 Smart Phone.

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The Honor 6 which has been officially launched at an attractive price of RM999 is now open for pre-booking. To secure a unit, you can proceed to register yourself at VMall.my. The Honor 6 will available on 16th October and it is only open to those who have registered.

You could also stand a chance of winning a unit for free, by sharing the page on your Facebook timeline with the hashtag #PrebookHonor6 and #TakBolehTahan, along with your creative caption. They are giving out a unit daily and it runs from today (29th September) until 14th October.

To recap on the specs, the Honor 6 is an online exclusive device and it is a huge leap over its previous Honor 3C. It gets a Full HD 5” display and it runs on an Octa-Core Kirin 920 processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM. There’s no compromises on connectivity as the Honor 6 boast a Cat 6 4G LTE which support speeds up to 300Mbps.

On-board it gets 16GB of storage which is expandable with microSD and it also gets a 13MP Camera from Sony which can take pictures from sleep to snap in just 0.6 seconds. Over at the front, it gets a wide angle 5MP shooter that supports panorama selfies. Along with its generous 3,100mAh capacity battery, the Honor 6 still manages to maintain a slender 7.5mm slimness and it weighs just 130 grams.

For more information, head over to Honor Malaysia Facebook page.

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U Mobile offers Sony Xperia C3 from RM366

Posted:  September 29, 2014   By:    No comments   

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The selfie-centric Sony Xperia C3 is available on contract bundling on U Mobile and it can be yours at only RM366 with no advance payment required.

It is offered with 24 months duration and the subsidised pricing are as follows:

U58 (24 months) – RM566
U88 (24 months) – RM366

The no advance payment offer is only applicable with U88 plan and you are required to sign up for auto-debit billing. If not, you would need to fork out 6 months subscription fee which comes out to RM348 on U58 or RM528 on U88 during registration.

To recap on the specs, the Xperia C3 that’s priced at RM999 is a mid-tier 4G LTE smart phone that comes with a 5MP front facing camera that’s assisted with an LED flash. The 5.5″ screen pushes a HD 720p resolution and underneath it runs on a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM. There’s also 8GB of on-board storage that’s expandable with microSD. For taking normal shots, it has a 8MP main shooter and keeping the device juiced up is a decent sized 2,500mAh capacity battery.

For more information, head over to U Mobile’s Xperia C3 page.

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Lazada Malaysia kicks off #MyCyberSALE promo

Posted:  September 29, 2014   By:    3 comments   

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If you love deals, Lazada Malaysia has kicked off its #MyCyberSALE promo that’s running for 3 days only (29 Sept – 1 Oct). There are heaps of interesting offers with significant discounts on smart phones, electronics and home appliances.

For instance, the newly announced Sony Xperia Z3 is offered at RM2,259 that comes with an additional RM500 hotel voucher. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is offered at only RM1,699. Also available is the iPhone 6 (Imported units) from as low as RM2,399 with their “LazadaiPhone6″ voucher code. If you can’t wait, the Galaxy Note 4 (Imported Unit) is offered at RM2,429.

Apart from smart phones, there are a number of good deals on home appliances including 40″ Full HD LED TVs like the Sony KDL-40R350B that’s offered at RM1,099. Another cheap buy is Sharp’s Air Purifier (FUA28E) priced at RM299.

To make the deal sweeter, Lazada is giving out special voucher codes which are applicable only for products without on-going promotion:

CYBERLAZ25 : RM25 off RM150 purchase
CYBERLAZ50 : RM50 off RM300 purchase

Make sure you enter the voucher code on the right side column during the check out payment page. You can explore all #MyCyberSALE offers by clicking on the banner below:

Lazada Malaysia

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OnePlus setting up shop in Malaysia. Searching for GM to lead Malaysian operations

Posted:  September 28, 2014   By:    15 comments   

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OnePlus has been popular for its high-spec and affordably priced One smart phone. Offered from just US$299 (about RM976) for a flagship device, it is no wonder it has garnered massive interest, making other smart phones look very expensive. With its very limited pre-order availability, Malaysians have to turn to grey importers where they have been selling it at slight markup prices.

For those prefering to get One through official channels, it looks like they are setting up Malaysian operations very soon. They have posted a job vacancy on their official website, searching for a General Manager in Malaysia. The ad mentions that the OnePlus One had garnered tremendous interest in Malaysia and they are working hard to add Malaysia into their official list of countries. Apart from Malaysia, OnePlus is also expanding to India as well.

This is definitely good news and having local presence would give better assurance for warranty and after sales service. With OnePlus in the Malaysian market, consumers are spoilt for choice and competition is always a good thing, right?

If you’re up for it, you can check out the job description here.

Thanks @vin_ann for the tip!

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New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 video ad annoys you with as many Notes as possible

Posted:  September 28, 2014   By:    11 comments   

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be arriving in most markets including Malaysia by next month. To remind you it’s coming, Samsung Mobile in the US had released a long video ad which contains as many “Note” puns as possible. Throughout the 4 minute and 21 second video, it didn’t focus much on the device or its features.

Watch the video after the break.

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Honor Tablet Announced. 8″ tablet with telephony features

Posted:  September 27, 2014   By:    1 comment   

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Also announced today is the Huawei Honor Tablet, a compact 8″ tablet which is capable of making phone calls and SMS. Pre-orders will start beginning 29th September at RM599 through Vmall.my.

The front 8″ display uses a IPS panel and it pushes a decent resolution of 1280×800. Powering the device is a Quad-Core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 (MSM8212) processor that’s mated to 1GB RAM and it has 16GB of storage on-board.

It also gets a 5MP rear camera and a front facing VGA camera. The Honor Tablet has a metal alloy unibody design and it is slender at only 7.9mm thick. With a 4,800mAh capacity battery on-board, it weighs 360g. In terms of connectivity, it supports 3G HSPA+ with speeds up to 42Mbps. Out of the box, the Honor Tablet runs on Android 4.3 with Emotion UI 1.6.

For more info, visit their Huawei Honor Tablet product page.

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Honor 6 officially launched in Malaysia

Posted:  September 27, 2014   By:    10 comments   

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The Huawei Honor 6 is now official in Malaysia, offering an Octa-Core processor with faster Cat 6 4G LTE connectivity. It is priced at only RM999 and pre-booking shall start this coming Monday on 29th September. The Honor 6 will be in stock on both VMall.my and Lelong from 16th October. It will also be offered on contract via DiGi. According to the Honor team, Malaysia is their first market to launch the Honor 6 outside of China.

To recap on the specs, the Honor 6 gets a 5″ JDI sourced Full HD display and it is powered by its own 1.7GHz Octa-Core Hi-Silicon Kirin 920 processor (4xA7 1.3GHz 4xA15 1.7GHz) that’s mated to 3GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of storage with expandable microSD slot and it is juiced up with a decent sized 3,100mAh capacity battery. For taking photos, its main camera is a Sony 13MP unit while selfie shots are handled by its wide angle 5MP camera.

Some of its unique features include the ability to take pictures from sleep to snap in just 0.6 seconds. For those love taking group selfies, it also comes with panorama selfie mode like its flagship Ascend P7. During the launch, they have also demonstrated its infrared blaster which can be used as a remote. According to them, this will be enabled for Malaysian units with a software update. Running on board is a newer Android 4.4.2 with EMUI 2.3.

The Honor 6 is quite a sleek device too at only 7.5mm thick and it weighs 130 grams. For more information, head over to VMall.my.

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Amazon Appstore offers Free Apps worth $135 for today only

Posted:  September 27, 2014   By:    No comments   

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Apart from Google Play, there’s also an Amazon Appstore where you can download and purchase Android apps. Until today only, they are offering paid apps for free that are worth US$135 in total. Some of the apps on offer include:

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II ($4.99)
OfficeSuite Professional 7 ($14.95)
SketchBook Pro ($4.99)
PrinterShare Mobile Print ($12.95)
Riptide GP2 ($2.99)
Merriam-Webster’s Third New International, Pro ($59.99)
mSecure – Password Manager and Secure Digital Wallet ($9.99)
Swype Keyboard ($3.99)
Threes! ($1.99)
Perfectly Clear ($2.99)

You can check out the full free app offer listing over here. This is applicable for Kindle Fire and Android devices.

To get Amazon Appstore, you would need to download it from its website here. Take note that it is not available on Google PlayStore and it is installed via APK download. Before installing, you would need to allow installation of apps from unknown sources under your phone’s security setting.

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