Mark your calendar, Apple fans; here comes the next big press event by the Cupertino giant. Earlier today, the Internet was sent abuzz after media members throughout the world have received an invite from Apple for that the said occasion which is scheduled to take place on 9 September (10 September, 1AM in Malaysian time). If you can recall, the same date has been mentioned previously by a number of prominent tech medias.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1156PM]: We have finally received a copy of the actual, full official statement by SPAD which is not available publicly on SPAD’s website, even at the time this update is posted. The copy was sent to us by Uber. Read more to check it out.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1100PM]: Uber has come out with another statement, this time on its official blog. The company has also come out with #MalaysiaNeedsUber hashtag. Read more for the details.
[UPDATE, 28 AUG 1217PM]: We have received an official statement from Uber. Read more for further info.
[ORIGINAL POST, 28 AUG 1024AM]:
In yet another blow to Uber’s operations in Malaysia, the transport service which is rapidly gaining traction in Kuala Lumpur has been deemed illegal by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). This comes right after a recent public outcry by Gabungan Persatuan dan Syarikat-Syarikat Teksi Semenanjung Malaysia (Gabungan) as well as Sunlight Radio Taxi Service.
The general consensus regarding Samsung’s line of smartwatches might be mixed but nevertheless, it is clear the company is planning to stay in the segment for the long run as Samsung has unveiled yet another new smartwatch in the form of the Samsung Gear S. Interestingly, the new smartwatch is actually equipped with 3G connectivity which is the first of its kind within the company’s family of smartwatches.
Do you own a HP or Compaq laptop that was purchased between September 2010 and June 2012? Well, this is an important announcement for you then: HP earlier today has launched a worldwide recall and replacement program for power cords that are provided for those laptops.
The recall notice has also been extended to power cords that might have been included together with accessories that were sold during the same time period such as docking station. Of course, the replacement power cord will be provided to eligible customers at no cost.
A short moment ago, a surprise media invitation from Sony Mobile has popped up in our mail box. Apparently, the company will be having a regional media event in Singapore on 16 September.
While the invite did mentioned that Sony Mobile will introduce a new product at the event, the company didn’t specifically point out the actual product. The artwork for the invite also didn’t provide much clue at what new device that Sony Mobile will showcase at the event.
HTC earlier today has announced the latest addition to its smartphone family in the form of HTC Desire 510. As indicated by its name, the new smartphone is made for the mid-range market.
In such crowded field, every device needs a pulling power. For Desire 510, that would be its LTE connectivity. In fact, HTC claims that the Desire 510 is its most affordable LTE smartphone to date…but without revealing the actual price.
As you might have heard, a smartphone manufacturer from China called Vivo has made a move into Malaysia earlier this year. However, if you encounter difficulties in obtaining a Vivo smartphone from physical stores, we have a good news for you then: Vivo smartphones are now available over at Storekini.
Any LINE Rangers player out there? In case you missed the notice, LINE has been giving away free Rubies (the virtual currency that is used in the popular tower defence game) since yesterday to celebrate the game’s latest achievement of 20 million downloads. Given the fact that the game has only been out for month, it is indeed an impressive milestone.
So far, we have seen two ASUS Zenfone 5 variant in Malaysia. One being the original
delayed launch unit with 8GB internal storage and the second variant is the 16GB model which was released into the market recently.
Well, ready or not, here comes the third variant: the LTE-enabled ASUS Zenfone 5, originally announced at Computex 2014 two months ago.
Released into the market earlier this year, the Logitech PowerShell Controller and Battery allows iPhone owners to game comfortably using a proper physical gamepad instead of the virtual buttons on their smartphone’s display. At the same time, the PowerShell is also able to provide extra power juice to user’s device via its built-in 1500mAh battery
However, the controller’s RM 399 price tag was rather costly though. Well…if the price factor has been stopping you from getting your hands on a unit, Storekini have a good news for you then.