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Major Smartphone Companies To Support The Anti-Theft “Kill Switch” From July 2015

by Lucas Lau · 15 mins ago · No Comments · 51 views

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Smartphone theft is a very common occurrence as they get more prevalent in our lives, take a look at your Facebook feed and chances are there will be one person losing their phone to a pickpocket or just sheer carelessness every month. While the fiscal pain you feel is definitely not easy to ignore, the scariest thing would most definitely be the data at the fingertips of the thief in question.

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Sony Sells All Its Shares In Square Enix

by Farhan · 46 mins ago · No Comments · 159 views

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Sony has announced that it is selling all 9.52 million shares it owns in Square Enix to global financial company SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. The move comes as Sony continues to streamline its portfolio and operations. The number of shares sold represents a stake of 8.2 percent of Square Enix, which will make SMBC Nikko one of the largest shareholders in Square Enix.

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Hearthstone Now Available On iPad

by Farhan · 3 hours ago · No Comments · 503 views

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Blizzard’s highly rated digital card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available on the iPad. The game has technically been available for the last 2 weeks, as the iPad version was rolled out for Australia, Canada, and New Zealand much earlier.

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Google Releases its Camera App into the Play Store, Available for Devices Running on Android 4.4 and Above

by Huei Song · 4 hours ago · No Comments · 888 views

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Love Google’s camera app on Nexus devices and wish that your Android device can enjoy the same exciting features like Photo Sphere and such? No problem, Google has just released its Camera app into the Play Store, available for any devices running on Android 4.4 and above.

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Review: HTC One (M8)

by Pang Tun Yau · 6 hours ago · 3 Comments · 1.1k views

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Over the weekend, I watched a football match. It was a match between a team that’s had an illustrious past but has fallen off considerably from the heady heights it once called home, against another team who are in the business of buying success. This latter team is widely considered the antithesis of what football stands for; that hard work and tenacity paired with technique and finesse will win you the game.

Over the past two weekends I had also been using the new HTC One (M8). As the game progressed, I realized there were some interesting parallels between the fortunes of HTC with the first team: an entity that was used to being successful, which then endured years of being in the shadows, and is now on the cusp of a renaissance. With a brand new, refined and undeniably handsome flagship smartphone in tow, could HTC mark the start of a resurgence with its latest flagship, the HTC One (M8)? Let’s find out.

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Samsung’s Android Wear Watch And Tizen Smartphone To Come This Year

by Lucas Lau · 21 hours ago · 1 Comment · 321 views

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In an interview with Reuters, Samsung’s Senior VP for Product Strategy, Han Kil Yoon has confirmed that they will be releasing an Android Wear smartwatch and “high-end” Tizen based Smartphone this year. This is almost eerily similar to last year when those plans did not come through due to “poor market conditions”. Samsung have said that they will be concentrating their efforts mainly in “a few countries they can do well in”.

If this is to be believed we will be getting a high end Tizen phone by the end of june and the Android Wear watch by the end of the year. I for one will be excited to see what the combination of Android Wear and perhaps a curved display will bring!

(Source: The Verge)

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Mt Gox Files For Liquidation, Abandons Plans To Rebuild

by Farhan · 22 hours ago · No Comments · 288 views

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Troubled Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has abandoned all plans to rebuild and will go into liquidation. The Wall Street Journal reported that the exchange is asking for permission to liquidate from a Tokyo court as it now views that its plans to exit bankruptcy protection are too complex and unrealistic.

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U Mobile to Offer Samsung Galaxy S5 on 25 April 2014, “No Upfront Payment”

by Huei Song · 22 hours ago · No Comments · 1.4k views

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U Mobile may be a late player in this whole Samsung Galaxy S5 telco bundle but it looks like the wait will be worth it after all…for U Mobile loyal customers at least. The telco is now teasing that they start offering the Galaxy S5 on 25 April 2014 with no upfront payment required when you sign up, meaning you only pay for the subsidized price of the device.

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Google Updates Terms Of Service To Inform Users About Email Scanning

by Farhan · 23 hours ago · No Comments · 481 views

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Google has added a paragraph to its Terms of Service explaining that all emails going through the system are scanned for content. This move comes as the internet giant is experience a lawsuit against its email scanning policy; which some users say is a breach of privacy.

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Swedish Politicians Compete In Starcraft II Tournament Before Elections

by Farhan · 23 hours ago · 3 Comments · 1k views

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The past weekend saw political party members in Sweden square off in a tournament known a Politikerstarcraft. Created in 2010 by Jonathan Rieder Lundkvist, who was a member of the Pirate Party, it was originally intended to be a fun distraction from the usual boring news about politics. However, the party that won the tournament in 2010 also ended up winning the election.

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Storekini Opens Pre-Orders for ASUS ZenFone 4, 5 and 6

by Pang Tun Yau · 24 hours ago · 2 Comments · 2.6k views

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Right after its South-East Asian launch, the new ASUS ZenFone family is now available for pre-order at Storekini. These new, highly affordable Android smartphones will be available at a special pre-order price from only RM279.

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Two Cameras On A Smartphone Is So Last Year; Amazon’s New Phone Has SIX

by Lucas Lau · 1 day ago · 1 Comment · 1.8k views

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The name Amazon may not be the first thing on your mind when you talk about a smartphone but if all things goes to plan with their first smartphone, it may just be a talking point for a  while to come. While the above image resembles the lovechild of a Lumia device and a BlackBerry Z device, it’s worth noting that it’s merely a case to house internals and is not the actual finished design.

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