Don’t you just love it when you wake up to a massive security exploit that affects pretty much every device you own that has a processor? If you do, you’re going to love it when you find out that there are actually TWO massive security exploits that affect pretty much every device you own that has a processor.
They’re called Meltdown and Spectre, and here’s what you should know about these vulnerabilities as well as what you can do to keep yourself safe.
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Nokia has officially revealed its new 2nd generation Nokia 6 for 2018. This is their new mid-range smartphone that replaces its current model that runs on a Snapdragon 430 processor. The new Nokia 6 gets a more capable processor with added features and it’s slightly cheaper than before.
Apple has achieved a new milestone as it kicks off 2018 with record-breaking sales on its App Store. On New Year’s day of 2018, App Store customers around the world have spent an accumulative US$300 million (about RM1.22 billion on 1/1/2018). For the holiday week starting on 24 December 2017, Apple customers have spent over US$890 million (about RM3.6 billion) for the 7-day period.
If you miss the iconic OnePlus One with its SandStone Black cover, OnePlus is bringing that back with a new OnePlus 5T limited edition. As teased earlier, it’s a new sandstone variant of its current flagship that’s based on a metal back. What’s more interesting is it isn’t black as the new device is called the OnePlus 5T Sandstone White.
Malaysians really love their smartphones and it’s common to see most drivers rely on it for navigation and messaging (not supposed to) purposes. For a more connected hands-free drive, there’s Android Auto for Android smartphones and Apple CarPlay for those with an iPhone. Unfortunately, you don’t often see them included as standard when you buy a brand new car in Malaysia.
Naza Kia is about to launch the latest Kia Picanto in Malaysia next week which will support these two connected in-car interfaces. This is their compact A-segment car and it appears to be the most affordable brand new car you can get with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support in the country.