Just when you thought that this monstrosity of a phone was put to rest, stake through its stillbeating heart, Samsung have just announced the second device in the Galaxy Beam family of smartphones in China. Apparently in China there is a demand for phones that broadcast a rather terrible projection of the homescreen with entry level specs proving that its not all flagship killers over there.
For a while now, Facebook has given us some leads and stories that we have posted on the Lowyat.NET frontpage but it’s never really been considered a reliable source for news given the nature of the site, nor does it need to be. Facebook has been trying to make the move from unverified murmurs to harder news and now with the dedicated Facebook Page called Newswire, it may just be a must follow for journalists.
Korean giants Samsung actually went through various materials in the early stages of development for its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, before eventually settling on a new, textured polycarbonate plastic for its latest iteration of the super popular Galaxy S series. An in-depth interview with the design team behind the Galaxy S5, it appears that despite looking almost similar to its predecessors, a lot of thought and conscious design decisions were made to make the new flagship “a fashion product”.
Finally, it looks like U Mobile too is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 with its pone bundle, allowing you to own the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung from as low as RM999. But wait, U Mobile also signed a partnership with Standard Chartered to give you a chance to receive further rebate worth RM444, meaning that you can get the Samsung Galaxy S5 at only RM555. Intrigued? Hit the break to find out how.
Not every computer comes with a proper word processor, and this is occasionally a problem for those who do not have the disposable income to buy a yearly subscription to Office 365. While there is also the option to buy a single copy of the productivity suite, we should also explore the possibility of getting the option of not paying for anything.
The following five options are word processors and productivity suites that are free of cost, and work almost as well as having a full subscription to Office 365.
Good news for DiGi subscribers who are on the all-new DG SmartPlan that was introduced just about 2 months ago, it looks like the telco is currently offering a rebate of RM5/month if you sign up for a contract. On top of that, they will also offer an extra 100 minutes of talk time and 100 SMS every month, free for life. As with the rumor we heard earlier, the extra freebies are not only applicable for DG SmartPlan 50, new subscribers of DG SmartPlan 78 will get to enjoy the free 100 mins and 100 SMS too.
The Huawei Honor 3C will officially be launched in Malaysia on the 29th of April, which is next week. In the meantime, Huawei Device has begun hyping up the Honor 3C by offering 100 units for free to anyone who can guess the final retail price of the company’s latest smartphone – which has started quite a buzz locally.
One of our forum moderators has tipped us that the HTML code within Huawei’s new online retail store, Vmall.my, actually contains a string that shows the RRP of the Honor 3C. And no, it doesn’t look like it’ll be priced under RM600.
The rumoured successor to last year’s Galaxy S4 Zoom, which may be called the Galaxy K, has appeared in leaked images again. This time, we get to see slightly more of the device, with its reported 10x zoom lens popping out in full view. The images also reveal more about the device’s thickness.
With everyone on the selective focus/UFocus/Background Defocus bandwagon these days, it’s hard to be content when you have a 1 generation old smartphone without the ability to throw some mad bokeh on your photos. For Sony, that’s not a problem because it has just released its Background Defocus App (A functionality on their Z2) for their handsets. This supports all Sony handsets with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or later. Sony says you will get the best results if your subject is 15-45cm away and the background is 5m further than the subject.
Stacksocial is hosting a bundle sale that allows customers to name their price for 10 Mac apps. Like most software bundle sales of this type, it is being done as a charity drive. Customers are able to choose between Child’s Play, the World Wildlife Fund, and Creative Commons. While only 10% of the sale is being donated, the mark down on the software still makes it very worth looking into.
Look who just received a brand new look, Viber just released an update for its iOS app in the App Store, featuring a massive makeover as well as several enhancement. Released last night, the new Viber Version 4.2 for iPhone now comes with a flat and minimalistic design, in-line with the whole iOS 7 design cue.