After rumours of Microsoft ridding of the Nokia branding on its phones, it seems that Microsoft has finally spoken out and the rumours were indeed true. Through subtle hints such as being redirected to Microsoft owned sites after entering some official Nokia sites, Microsoft has said that their mobile phones will be rebranded as Microsoft Lumia from now on.
Wizards of the Coast is relaunching the troubled Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers to address issues that have plagued the title. Criticism of additional in-app/in-game purchases on top of the initial price of buying the game. The updated version of the game will allow players to earn more in game packs without spending money, and make it cheaper to obtain all the campaigns for the mobile version.
It should come as no surprise that Apple products command premium price points, what with the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5k display selling at a base price of US$2,499 (RM8,186.35) — one Macintosh, however, managed to fetch a whopping US750,000 (RM2,456,887.50) and no, it wasn’t a limited or special variation of an iMac or Macbook but rather an Apple-1 computer.
A recent Windows driver update has been causing issues with USB devices around the world as it appears to be bricking devices using a certain counterfeit chip. The problem surrounds a line of USB-to-Serial microchips made by FTDI, which are one of the most common chips used today in enthusiast and consumer electronics; or more importantly, the update finds these counterfeit chips and renders them inoperable.
Apple has a habit of not going into full details about the hardware they use on their devices, but that doesn’t stop us from finding out. According to benchmark scores found on 2 different benchmark websites, the beefed up A8X chip used on the iPad Air 2 has 3-cores clocked at 1.5GHz and as expected, is paired with 2GB of RAM.
Storekini is now offering the Cooler Master Suppressor gaming keyboard for only RM199 and if you purchase it now, the store will even throw in a Cooler Master Xornet Mouse and CM Storm LoL Mousepad worth RM99 for free.
Blizzard has provided new details about the current state and future of its wildly popular online card game, Hearthstone. Aside from proudly proclaiming that the game now has more than 20 million players, the company also revealed that the Android and iPhone versions of the game are mostly complete; although the developers still have “a few more mana crystals to polish and some Angry Chickens to chase down“.
Rockstar games has been forced to issue a public service announcement about an email circulating offering a chance to join the beta test for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. There is no official beta test currently planned, and the email is quite likely a phishing scam trying to obtain login information from unsuspecting users.
[UPDATE, 22/10 413PM]: The new release date for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia has been changed to 6 November. Read more for details
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Want to get the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia? DiGi has just sent us an email saying that both devices will be coming to Malaysia on 7 November 2014, and of course, the telco will be offering it with their phone bundles. The telco has already opened its registration of interest page so, you know what to do. According to DiGi, the preorder for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from DiGi will begin on Friday, 31 October 2014.
Celcom has also started teasing the iPhone 6 on its main page, saying that both devices are coming soon.
Maxis still hasn’t updated its teaser yet, but I guess it shouldn’t be too long till the telco takes the curtains off the teaser. Maxis has just announced that they will be offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus too. Are you excited yet?
[UPDATE, 22/10 404PM]: Just like Celcom, Maxis will be releasing the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on 6 Nov which is one day earlier than what previously announced. Read more for further details.
[UPDATE, 850PM]: Maxis has opened a website to collect details from users that interested, in order to determine their “readiness to purchase the iPhone 6″. Read more for details.
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As you might have heard, Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be released in Malaysia on Friday, 7 November. In case you are still sceptical of the announcement made by the
Yellow Man DiGi, Maxis has also confirmed that it will be offering the new smartphones from Apple on the same day.