One of the best and worst things about using Google Chrome browser on your computer would definitely be how easily you can check the passwords you save within the browser. You know how when you’re so used to having your browser automatically fill in your passwords for you, you tend to forget that password and retrieving them back can be such a pain? Well, those passwords can easily be accessed in the advanced settings in Google Chrome (chrome://settings/passwords) but there’s one problem with that, they can easily be accessed by anyone who has access to your device.
Last month, Google started experimenting on the same feature but it was available for Mac users only. The feature, called “Password Manager Reauthentication”, requires users to key in their User Mac OS password in order to access that list of saved passwords. Spotted by Chrome enthusiast, Francois Beaufort, it looks like Google has finally decided to bring the feature to Windows users.
Don’t be too happy yet though, the feature is not available for the general public yet, only in Chromium builds for Mac and Windows. But judging from how important this it is and the fact that it is already in the latest Chromium build for both platforms, it better be released for everyone else soon. Will you start saving your passwords on Chrome once you receive this added layer of security?
Benchmark scores of what is supposedly the Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, appears to indicate that the Korean giants are preparing to pack a 2K resolution display on the next-generation device. The Galaxy S5, as some speculate, could see an earlier release compared to previous years.
The benchmark score also lists another aspect of the device’s hardware: a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset, which is the highest clockspeed of any Snapdragon 800 chipsets in any mobile device to date. In addition to the 2560 x 1440 display, the device will also ship with Android 4.4, which should not be much of a surprise, considering that every flagship Samsung Android device will run on the latest version of Android. There is also word that Samsung may finally move away from plastic and finally adopt a metal chassis for its 2014 flagship. The Korean company has approached Taiwanese company Catcher to supply up to 30 million metal housings, as well as approaching two other suppliers.
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S5 may be announced several months earlier compared to previous releases, with a Q1 release mooted. But then again, this benchmark score may not even be referring to the Galaxy S5 at all: Samsung is also rumoured to be working on a more-premium-than-premium Galaxy F series, and it was initially rumoured that this device may be announced in Q1 of 2014 as well. All there is for now is a model number, SM-G900S (the Galaxy S4′s model number is SM-I9500, while the Note 3 is SM-N9000), and the promise of more leaks to come.
Calling all those who are not into high-end expensive smartphones that costs a kidney or two, if you’re looking for a mid-range device with an affordable price, Celcom has recently added 3 new quad-core smartphones to its phone bundles namely the Alcatel Idol X, Sony Xperia C and HTC Desire 500 going off from as low as RM488 when you sign up for a contract with the telco. Celcom is offering these devices with its usual Celcom First voice plan along with one of its data plan with either 1GB or 3GB of data.
These three “best quad-core smartphones” are in addition to the i-mobile IQ X that has already been offered by Celcom since late September. Check out our previous posts for more information about each individual device – i-mobile IQ X, Alcatel Idol X, Sony Xperia C and HTC Desire 500.
Visit Celcom now for more information about the bundles.
After hours of keeping the consumers in the dark (except for this partial list, thanks to Maxis), the full pricing for the new iPad Air for Malaysian market have finally been unveiled. Interestingly, these price tags were not revealed through Apple Malaysia‘s online store as per many of Apple’s previous launches but instead, it was revealed by retailers themselves just as they open their outlets for business this morning.
For example, the price list above was provided by Switch which is one of the many authorized retailers that are going to release the new iPad Air to their customers starting from today onwards. Upon a cross check with price lists from senQ, Machines and Thunder Match, they also carry the same pricing as above.
In general, the price of iPad Air is slightly higher than the previously released iPad with Retina Display, with differences of between RM 150 to RM 230. With that, what do you think of the pricing that Apple have set for Malaysia? Is it competitive enough or too expensive?
[Source: Switch @ Facebook]
So far, two well-known retailers have confirmed the availability of the new iPad Air at their outlets starting from today onwards. It doesn’t end with them though as here is yet another retailer that consumers are able to visit to obtain their iPad Air today.
Announced through their Facebook page, the company stated the new tablet are available at all of their branches throughout the country. Just like previous two retailers, Mac City also didn’t provide any information regarding the pricing for iPad Air.
Then again, you can choose to refer to this listing by Maxis at the time being while waiting for Apple to officially announce iPad Air’s pricing via their online store later today. Meanwhile, do head on to Mac City’s Facebook page right over here if you have further questions about the release of iPad Air at their outlets.
[Source: Mac City @ Facebook]
While two retailers so far (with more definitely to come) have revealed that the new Apple iPad Air will be made available at their stores later today, both of them didn’t reveal the actual pricing for the new tablet. No explanations were given but we believe it is due to the fact that Apple Malaysia’s online store have yet to reveal the pricing themselves.
However, we have managed to learn the retail pricing for the 4G version of the tablet thanks to Maxis who have published their postpaid plans for iPad Air just a short moment ago. Apparently, the new iPad Air 4G is priced at RM 2049 for 16GB, RM 2299 for 32GB and RM 2649 for 64GB. No mention of the 128GB variant though.
As for the Maxis SurfMore plans itself, customers are able to obtain the new iPad Air through it for as low as RM 1449 for a 16GB model under the SurfMore75 plan. Here is a helpful chart to put things into perspective:
So, what do you think of the price?
Here’s yet another retailer that have publicly confirmed the availability of the Apple iPad Air starting from today onwards. Switch, who have 21 branches throughout country, have confirmed this fact via their official Facebook page just moments ago.
However, the iPad Air will not be available at all 21 branches. According to the announcement poster as shown above, the new tablet will only be released at selected outlets. Then again, we are still waiting for Switch to actually list down those outlets. Additionally, Switch also didn’t reveal the actual pricing for the new tablet but they did pointed out that the pricing will be made know later in the morning.
Do stay tuned for more updates as we track more locations for you to obtain the brand new Apple iPad Air in just few hours time.
After all those RoI pages and teasers, the day have finally come: Apple iPad Air is now available in Malaysia. Among many retailers that are already geared up to welcome all
fanboys customers that are planning to purchase the spanking new tablet is then well-known electronic chain store senQ.
In fact, you can visit any of the senQ Digital Stations below which are located throughout the country to obtain the new iPad Air:
- IOI Mall, Selangor
- 1 Utama, Selangor
- Leisure Mall, Kuala Lumpur
- Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang
- Gurney Plaza, Penang
- Aeon Bukit Indah, Johor
- Aeon Tebrau City, Johor
- CityOne Megamall, Sarawak
- Miri Bintang Plaza, Sarawak
- Kompleks Karamunsing, Sabah
According to our friends at senQ, both WiFi and LTE variants of the tablet are obtainable from these stores. In terms of storage, all four options – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128 GB – will be available as well. Not to forget, customers can choose to have the tablet in either Space Grey or Silver. In conjunction with the launch, senQ will also be offering selected iPad Air casing at half price. However, senQ didn’t provide the pricing to us at the time this article was written.
As usual, senQ’s Plus One members will be able to obtain extra one year warranty for their new iPad Air. Customers are able to purchase the new Apple iPad Air at the selected senQ Digital Stations above starting from today, 5 December at 10:30am onwards. For more details or to connect directly with senQ, head on to their official Facebook page right over here.