Back in May, Intel Malaysia launched a half-year long Generation Today’s campaign which also included a trade-in programs for old PCs. Right after the campaign concluded last month, the company now have announced yet another trade-in program called “Trade Up My PC” which will last until 31 January 2014.
However, the new Trade Up My PC program is relatively different from the trade-in promo that took place during Generation Today’s campaign. Instead of giving away cash rebates for users to purchase new PCs in exchange with their old PCs, the new program offers cash refund instead. What this means is that users will receive the cash refund (of up to RM 650) directly in their bank account.
Hence, the mechanics for this program is slightly different too as consumers must first purchase one of three HP Pavilion 14 notebooks that Intel Malaysia have shortlisted for the program. After that, they then need to submit a claim through the program’s website and hand over their old notebooks once the claim is approved. Only then they will receive the cash refund from Intel Malaysia.
Obviously, the cash refund is subject to the condition of your old laptop. To get a clearer view on how Intel Malaysia’s new Trade Up My PC program works, check out its official website over at www.tradeupmypc.com.
It’s almost Christmas and as with previous years, Apple has got 12 apps to gift to its users starting from Boxing Day for 12 consecutive days. If you visit the App Store on your iOS device now, you’ll see the “12 Days of Gifts” app highlighted in the Featured tab.
Like last year’s “12 Days of Christmas” app, it’s available for download for free and from 26 December 2013 to 6 January 2014, it will feature one gift a day – songs, apps, books, films and more. Each day’s gift will last for only 24 hours and thanks to a new “pay now and download later” option, hopefully you’ll still be able get the app even though you’re away from any W-Fi and it’s too huge to download over cellular data.
Check out the 12 Days of Gifts app on iTunes now.
First thing I thought of when I read this letter incidentally
Today for our Wednesday photography features, we’ll go into one of the questions I got in my inbox from one of our readers Aaron/animefreak2k4. He writes:
“I’m Aaron and I enjoyed reading your ‘back to basics’ articles on LYN. I’m quite a beginner in digital photography but i’ve just invested in a new DSLR. I got a Canon EOS 600D with Kit lens 18-55mm.
But the one thing that i really would like to know at this moment is that, is it enough for me to just stick to my Kit lens, or must i get more lens to suit different types of photo shooting? Will the kit lens be sufficient for most types of shooting? (eg. landscape, portrait, micro etc).
Also would be very happy if you can introduce some great websites that teaches digital photography for beginners.
Thanks a lot!
Thanks for your email Aaron and hit the jump for our reply!
The Phonebloks concept that we first saw and then later picked up by Motorola (Project Ara) is without a doubt the best thing that could happen to a mobile device, and it looks like Chinese phone manufacturer, Xiaomi, is interested in the concept too. Lei Jun, the CEO and founder of Xiaomi, recently posted several photos to his Weibo account, showing off a Magic Cube, a similar modular phone project with the company’s logo intact.
The pictures have since been removed but nothing in the internet stays hidden. As you can see from the image above, while it may have a similar module concept that allows you to customize the “blocks” you like, it doesn’t seem to be as versatile as Phonebloks – the main board and display doesn’t look like they can be upgraded but hey, it’s a lot slimmer than Phonebloks, I must say.
Speaking of Xiaomi, remember when the ex-VP of Android, Hugo Barra, joined the company with hopes to expand the business beyond its home and neighboring country? Well, Singapore may be its first target market, for the Southeast Asia region at least. In a recent press conference in Taiwan, Hugo Barra announced that Xiaomi wants to tap into the Southeast Asia market and could be starting with Singapore.
“I’ve been spending a lot of time with potential partners in other countries, in Southeast Asia primarily. We just came back from a trip to Singapore a few weeks ago and we are trying to get our operations for Southeast Asia set up as quickly as possible.” – Hugo Barra.
For all the loyal Nokia N9 fans out there, Jolla has just breathed new life into your device! In a thread posted on Maemo.org, titled “Porting Saifish onto an N9, there are step by step instructions on how to get the MeeGo successor up and running on your device. I know that there are many fervent N9 fans out there and this, surely is amazing news. Don’t forget, this is not an official solution and there are some bugs so porting should be at your own risk, but have fun and perhaps this is a good reason to get your N9 out from retirement!
Good Old Games is a treasure trove of old games, especially the ones that you haven’t played in several decades. The problem with these games is usually that modern computers cannot run them properly. Fortunately, gog.com is now offering to refund your purchase if your computer cannot run the game.
The catch is that you have to let their customer support do everything they can to get the game going. That’s not too bad, because the problem can simply be a system that cannot run the particular game.
The company is also offering a 14-day refund on games that are purchased but not downloaded. Yes, we have all gone through those moments of buying something on impulse and then immediately forgetting about it. Being fair to gog.com, the games in question aren’t very expensive yet.
Is 64-bit mobile processors only a marketing gimmick or will it be the future of mobile devices? Well, we don’t know for sure but Qualcomm sure has something interesting for the emerging market – the Snapdragon 410 chipset that is capable of support 64-bit and is targeted at low-end devices. The new processor was announced not too long ago and Qualcomm is expected to be sampled to manufacturers in the first half of 2014 and expected to be in commercial devices in the second half.
Manufactured using 28nm process technology, Snapdragon 410 packs quite a lot of features under its hood including LTE connectivity for all major modes and frequency bands around the world, include support for dual- and triple-SIM, Adreno 306 GPU, 1080p video playback, and up to a 13MP camera. Other features include the usual Qualcomm Technologies’ Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and NFC functionality, and support all major navigation constellations.
“We are excited to bring 4G LTE to highly affordable smartphones at a sub $150 price point with the introduction of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The Snapdragon 410 chipset will also be the first of many 64-bit capable processors as Qualcomm Technologies helps lead the transition of the mobile ecosystem to 64-bit processing.” — Jeff Lorbeck, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Qualcomm Technologies, China.
Late last month, Razer have announced yet another addition to their family of music/gaming headphones under the Kraken series called Kraken Forged Edition. It is the fourth model in the series and recently made an unannounced appearance at Razer’s booth during the PIKOM PC Fair in KL Convention Centre last weekend.
As you can see above and also from its name, the Razer Kraken Forged Edition is made of metal (aircraft-grade aluminium, to be specific) and finished with matte texture. The closed cup headphones is said to be hand-assembled to ensure its premium quality and comes with a pair of 40mm audio drivers that are made from neodymium magnets just like other versions of Kraken headphones before it.
Additionally, Razer stated (in their own words) that the Kraken Forged Edition is tuned to deliver “booming bass, clear mids and crisp highs” which again sounds exactly like the original Kraken headphones that was released in 2012. To ensure comfort during long use, the company fitted the headphones with thick leatherette ear cushions.
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