I guess it’s safe to say that most flagship 5” smartphones in the market has a “mini” version – the HTC One mini, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Sony Xperia Z1f/s (a 4.3” Xperia Z1 for the Japanese market / the rumored international Z1 mini), and it looks like the Asus Padfone Infinity is no exception. Asus will soon be taking the curtains off its Padfone mini, the manufacturer has already sent out an invitation to media in its home country for a Padfone mini launch event.
But we don’t have to wait till then to check out how it will look like, thanks to @evleaks, images of the Padfone mini have made their way to the internet ahead of the launch, showing off not only a smaller smartphone, but also a smaller tablet dock. Like most of the “minis” out there, the Padfone mini will come with a 4.3” display and less powerful hardware on the inside such as a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, a lower resolution display and only 3G connectivity instead of LTE. It will work like the existing Asus Padfone but instead of a full-sized 10” tablet, the Padfone mini will have a 7” dock.
Unfortunately though, the invitation is only for Taiwan with no hints of whether it’ll get an international launch. If it does, will its new mini size and hopefully a more affordable price tag attract you to the Asus Padfone mini?
A set of instructions appearing online appears to instruct users on how to unlock their next generation Xbox One and allow it to run Xbox 360 games. However, following this set of instructions only leads to the console to brick itself. The apparent hack comes from a set of options in the Xbox console which supposedly turns on the developer mode. From there, unsuspecting users are told that this will allow their consoles to become backward compatible.
Instead, the change of settings risks bricking the system. Something that is the exactly opposite of allowing you to play more games.
Reports have it that the prank originates from 4chan, and it wouldn’t be too difficult to believe that. After all, they were the ones who came up with the idea that iOS7 makes iPhones waterproof. Another prank that left gullible users without a phone.
Gearbox and Telltale games are working on a new series of Borderlands games. This time, it will use the same episodic formula it used on the Walking Dead series. Development lead by Telltale will see a cast of characters who are not Vault Hunters.
Unlike the two previous Borderlands games, the new series will utilise the heavy storytelling elements that made Telltale famous. The trailer also includes someone who looks suspiciously like Handsome Jack.
There is no other news available, but 2014 will be a very interesting year for the Borderlands.
“Hey you know what, I should start my own page and influence people with a piece of my mind once in a while.”
Social media has always been a tool to drive conversation and as a platform for people to express themselves. Even brands feel the need to be on social media to communicate with their followers and get to know them better. It is about building relationships with people and stay in touch with friends and family, maybe the occasional humble brag and attention-seeking selfies.
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Following the arrival of iPad Mini with Retina Display at Apple Malaysia’s online store last week, the new tablet is now heading to external retailers this week. According to Mac City, Machines and Switch, the scheduled availability date for the tablet has been set at 12 December which is this coming Thursday.
As usual, the pricing for iPad Mini with Retina Display at these retailers are identical to Apple Malaysia’s online store which ranging from RM 1279 for 16GB W-Fi variant to RM 2679 for 128GB 4G model. Just like the equally new iPad Air, customers are able to obtain iPad Mini with Retina Display either in Space Grey or Silver colourway.
So, if you are planning to order an iPad Mini with Retina Display from Apple Malaysia’s online store today, don’t do that just yet. Instead, head on to your favourite Apple retailers this Thursday to obtain your new iPad right away if possible – rather than waiting for the delivery guy to send it over.
It’s time once again for the festive season; A time where we scratch our heads constantly, making sure we don’t leave gift buying to the last minute and end up getting Kinokuniya vouchers for everyone we know. Over the next 2 weeks or so, the Lowyat.NET editorial team will be sharing 5 different gift guides for 5 different types of people. Hopefully by the holidays, we’ll have all the bases covered for you!
So in our first week, we tell you what are the ultimate gifts to buy for that photographer in your life. Now, all photographers would love to have more lenses but we all know that unless you’re swimming in money, that’s not a very practical thing to get for Xmas. Another thing is that unless you’re a photographer too, a kit is quite a personal thing and unless you ask the person outright, you’re going to most likely get something wrong! Here’s a bunch of things that all photographers could use, for any budget!
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The iPad Air may have already been in our Malaysian market for a couple of days now but Celcom and DiGi both just unveiled their iPad Air bundle earlier this morning. If you wish to get the latest full-sized iPad from Apple but do not wish to pay the full price, check out what these 3 telcos have got to offer when you sign up for a contract with them:
*DiGi’s iPad Air bundle comes with zero contract but if you port out or change plan before 24 months, the upfront and advance payment you made during purchase will be forfeited.
Today is the 9th of December and if you’ve been patiently waiting to see what Celcom has got to offer for it’s iPad Air bundle, here it is. Celcom is offering the new iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, from as low as RM1,248 when you sign up for a Celcom First iPad data plan. The telco is offering the device with a 12- or 24-months contract with a monthly commitment from as low as RM50.
Celcom isn’t the only one who unveiled their iPad Air bundle, it looks like DiGi too has taken the curtain off their iPad Air deals and as with previous iPad “bundles”, DiGi is offering the iPad Air with zero contract but tries to tie you down with attractive rebates.
Unfortunately though, the telco has some pretty limited deals – only 1 variant and 1 tablet plan option – 16GB iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular (Silver) for the price of RM1,453 with an upfront payment of RM576 and advance payment of RM50. The early payment will be rebated back to you on a monthly basis and will be forfeited if you end the contract before 24 months.
Made available in Malaysia just 4 days ago, the iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular is also available with Maxis. For those who prefer to purchase the Wi-Fi only option or do not wish to sign up for a contract, the iPad Air is also available on the Malaysian Apple Online Store, as well as via various Apple resellers like senQ, Switch and more. Check out our recap post for the iPad air and find out where you can land your hands on one today, just in time for Christmas.