More information about Google’s Project Ara smartphone has surfaced. Project Director Paul Eremenko has said that the first fully operational prototype of the device will be shown at the second Project Ara developers conference in December. This prototype will also show off the hot swap option, which allows the modules to be changed without turning off the device.
Apple has just announced that it will be launching the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China on 17 October 2014. Online preorders will start on 10 October and in-store prorders will begin on 14 October. Because the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supports practically all LTE networks out there, it will be compatible with the TD-LTE and FDD-LTE networks in the country offered by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.
The F.E.A.R series goes free-to-play this next month with F.E.A.R Online. Originally developed by Monolith, the online multiplayer version of the hit horror shooter is now developed by Korean InPlay Interactive. The game offers co-operative modes similar to the Left4Dead franchise, while also coming up with some new twists to PvP gameplay.
A major update to Google Maps now includes roughly 90-percent of peninsular Malaysia’s public roads. This refers to highways, state roads, urban centres, and ungated neighbourhoods. Street View also includes popular tourist destinations like Taman Negara, Pangkor island, and Putrajaya. The update is now live, and Malaysians can start looking around for their favourite spots on Google Maps.
Apple making a large-screen smartphone? You must be joking.
But this isn’t Steve Jobs’ Apple any more. This is Tim Cook’s Apple, a company that’s more open to feedback from its users, instead of one that makes you believe its one phone is the best phone you’ll ever get…until the next year, when the new iPhone is the best phone you’ll ever get.
Now, there’s a choice. Last year there were the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s; it wasn’t a difficult decision the last time. For 2014, there’s the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a huge 5.5-inch phablet catered for those yearning for a big iOS-running smartphone that can do everything.
It can hardly be denied that the Apple’s next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 6, is one of the year’s most anticipated devices. With rumours about the device circulating for months before the actual release just a few weeks back, one can tell that this is perhaps also the most important iPhone ever made.
But when it was eventually announced, it was safe to say many were let down in more ways than one. I know I was. But that just made me curious, and I felt the need to judge it for myself. Thankfully, I stumbled upon an Apple store selling the new iPhones.
The #MYCyberSALE starts today and will last until 1 October 2014. This initiative, led by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) sees the participation of some 4,500 merchants offering a variety of discounts and deals. MDeC is using the campaign to promote e-commerce among internet users in Malaysia; although most Malaysian probably do not need much encouragement to buy things online.
Later this month, Microsoft is expected to reveal the next iteration of the Windows operating system codenamed Threshold which also known as Windows 9 and Windows TH. So far, quite a number of its features have been leaked in the open including the new Start Menu, Notifications Centre and many more.
Not this one though: it turns out that existing Windows 8 users will be able to upgrade to the new Windows 9 / Threshold for free.