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Sony Doesn’t Think The EA Access Subscription Is Worth It For Gamers

by Farhan · 17 mins ago · No Comments · 11 views

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Electronic Arts and Xbox recently teamed up to provide gamers with a monthly subscription service that provides access to a variety of EA titles. Some circles ended up wondering why the same sort of service wasn’t also announced for the PlayStation 4; as EA also releases games for the console. It turns out that Sony turned down the offer because they didn’t think it was a good deal for anyone.

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1Password to Support Third-Party Apps on iOS 8

by Huei Song · 2 hours ago · No Comments · 91 views

1Password on iOS 8 Demo

It looks like keying in passwords in iOS would soon be a thing in the past. Last month, 1Password, a popular password and security management app, demonstrated how its app would work on iOS 8, complete with Touch ID support and now, the company is demonstrating how 1Password works with third-party apps on Apple’s next mobile operation system update.

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Did Xiaomi Really Install Spyware on the Redmi Note?

by Pang Tun Yau · 8 hours ago · 6 Comments · 2.7k views

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What a week it has been for Xiaomi. Last Tuesday, the company announced its highly-anticipated flagship smartphone, the Mi 4. Around the same time, a Hong Kong-based forum had a moderator who published what appears to be damning evidence that one of Xiaomi’s devices was discreetly pinging a server located in China. There were also apparent evidence that suggests the device was even uploading user data such as messages and pictures onto the server, even when Mi Cloud was disabled.

Could it be that Xiaomi installs spyware on its smartphones? Could it be that the MIUI software also contain spyware?

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Hands On: Gigabyte P35W v2 Gaming Laptop

by Chief Chapree · 12 hours ago · 3 Comments · 858 views

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You might be familiar with Gigabyte motherboards and graphics cards but how about Gigabyte laptops? Well, we are not surprised if this is actually the first time that you heard of it. Truth be told, the Taiwanese company actually has quite a number of laptops under its wings that are designed for various types of users; from gaming all the way to enterprise.

However, only a handful of them are officially available in Malaysia through its sole notebook distributor for our market, Illegear. At the moment, the only type of Gigabyte laptop that is officially released into Malaysia is gaming laptops which include this particular model: the P35W v2.

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iPhone 6 Front and Back Design Revealed by Customised Luxury Smartphone Maker

by Pang Tun Yau · 13 hours ago · No Comments · 1.3k views

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Another company has seemingly confirmed the next-generation iPhone 6′s design and screen size. This time, it is from a company specialised at making customised “luxury” versions of consumer smartphones, offering another detailed look at the iPhone 6…lovingly encased all over with luxurious materials like gold, platinum and of course, diamonds.

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Microsoft to Roll out First Update to Windows Phone 8.1

by Dee-Ker · 14 hours ago · No Comments · 565 views

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Microsoft is planning to roll out its first update to Windows Phone 8.1. A week had passed since the Windows Phone 8.1 update arrived to all Windows Phone-powered devices, however, the company has already been detailing a couple of upcoming features to its handsets.

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HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 Onboard?

by Dee-Ker · 15 hours ago · 1 Comment · 480 views

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It has been long since HTC launched their last Windows Phone – the HTC 8X and 8S both of which were very well received by users. However, a recent rumour states that HTC is planning to launch their next Windows Phone with a moniker of their flagship line, the One.

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Latest IDC Report Shows Chinese Vendors on the Rise While Apple and Samsung are Falling

by Huei Song · 15 hours ago · No Comments · 747 views

IDC 2Q14 Report

We all know that Chinese phone manufacturers have been doing well over the past year or so, but if you need concrete evidence, here’s the latest report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. According to the report, while the total smartphone shipment year-on-year has grown by about 25%, the market share for Samsung and Apple have both declined. The reason? Chinese phone manufacturers of course.

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HTC Steps in to Offer One (M8) to User Who was Promised a Replacement for Burnt Galaxy S4

by Pang Tun Yau · 17 hours ago · No Comments · 1.9k views

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In a classic example with quick-thinking and making good use of opportunities, a HTC product manager in the US turned a negative user experience from someone using a competitor device into a powerful social media-driven campaign to organically promote the brand.

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[UPDATED: Now Available for Lumia 1520 and 1320] Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Cyan Update Roll Out Begins

by Chief Chapree · 18 hours ago · 3 Comments · 1.8k views

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[UPDATE - 30 July, 537PM]: To Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 owners in Malaysia, the Lumia Cyan update is now available for your devices. Read more for details. 

[UPDATE - 17 July, 919PM]: If you are using Bitlocker on your Lumia, there is something you need to know before you decide to update your device. Read more for details.

Heads up, Nokia Lumia owners; the much awaited Lumia Cyan update is now on its way to you. First announced at Microsoft Build Developers Conference earlier this year, Lumia Cyan is packed with improvements and new features specifically made for Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices alongside the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade.

However, the update is currently being roll out in stages which means that not everyone are going to receive Lumia Cyan at the same time.

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[UPDATED: Now With Pricing] Toshiba Releases New Array of Laptops: Satellite L series, Satellite P series

by Dee-Ker · 19 hours ago · 1 Comment · 2.4k views

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[UPDATE - 424PM, 30 July]: Toshiba has confirmed that both Satellite laptop series are now available in Malaysia. Read more to learn more about their pricing.

Toshiba recently announced its latest Satellite L Series laptops and also the Satellite P50 Series as well. The Satellite L Series include the 14” Satellite L40 and the 15.6” Satellite L50. On the other hand, the P50 Series bear two high-end model which are the Satellite P50 and the Ultra HD version, the P50t.

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Electronic Arts Reveals Subscription Plan For Xbox One

by Farhan · 19 hours ago · No Comments · 88 views

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Electronic Arts has revealed a new subscription service for Xbox One users that will allow them to play triple A titles without buying them. Called EA Access, the service will cost users some US$4.99 a month, or US$29.99 a year. The catch is that it isn’t open to all Xbox One owners yet; as EA has decided put the system through a beta test period first.

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