Apple has announced that its company will be releasing the public beta of OS X Yosemite on 24 July (25 July Malaysia). Yosemite was announced during the keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) back in June. The beta testing program is free for anyone but is limited only to the first million users who sign up.
There is now concrete evidence that Google Now is a better assistant than Siri. An experiment has shown that Google Now had the edge over Siri by answering 86% of all the questions heard correctly compared to the 84% by Siri.
Gene Munster, an analyst of Piper Jaffray conducted a side-by-side comparison between Apple’s Siri and Google Now. With 800 questions being thrown at the two voice assistants, half of which were carried out outdoors and the other half indoors. The question were centred on five categories – local information, commerce, navigation, general information, and OS commands.
Windows Phone users are now able to join those who use Uber’s ride sharing service. The new app appeared in the Windows Phone Store last night, and is a much better effort than the initial attempt. That being said, the app itself still lacks several features that the developers are promising to include in the next update.
It has been a week after Electronic Arts announced that support for The Sims 2 would be ending, and most owners of the game have already been upgraded to the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. As a parting gift, EA is now providing a free download code for those who don’t already own the game.
Let’s face it, chat messages that have the ability to self-destruct in a set number of time is a brilliant idea. It’s not like you’ve got something to hide, some people generally just don’t like to keep messages lying around so what better tool to use than a messenger that automatically deletes them not just from your device, but from their server as well? Line recently rolled out an update to its Android and iOS app with a new “Hidden Chats” feature.
As per our report last week, the day for Zopo Mobile to officially announce its arrival into Malaysian market is finally here. It took place yesterday with much fanfare but however, most of the info that we obtained at the event were identical to our last week’s report as well.
It appears that quite a number of Xiaomi Mi 3 users are facing connection problems with their Mi 3 after updating to Android 4.4.2 yesterday. Several users including myself have been disconnecting from the network every time a call has been made when connected to Maxis on 3G.
Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, is interestingly packed with a camera sensor that is used by two other Chinese flagship smartphones. The second-gen IMX 214 stacked CMOS sensor from Sony made its appearance first on the OnePlus One as well as the Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a. It is indeed odd for three flagship smartphones to feature a similar camera sensor, but each smartphone has its own software tweaks to separate it from the rest.
At Xiaomi’s experience zone for the Mi 4, we managed to capture some sample shots to have an initial assessment on how the camera performs.
Update: We included a comparison of the Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi 3 so hit the break to check it out.
How many of you are impressed with the Xiaomi announcements earlier today? Its flagship smartphone, the Mi 4, features some of the latest and most powerful hardware under its 5” hood and what makes it even more attractive is that it comes with a pretty affordable price tag – starting from approximately RM1,099.
A new entry level smartphone from Microsoft has been revealed on the Nokia Conversations blog. The Lumia 530 began leaking yesterday, although much of it was speculation about what kind of hardware would be included in the device. While the local pricing is still unknown, the Conversations post indicates that it will retail for EUR85 in Europe with the rollout in selected markets beginning in August 2014.