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Nokia Suspends Sales of Lumia 2520 Tablet Due to Electrical Shock Concerns

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 645 views

Lumia 2520

Nokia has halted sales of its first Windows RT 8.1 tablet, the Lumia 2520, due to safety issues arising from the tablet’s charger. The charger, manufactured by a third-party manufacturer, has a design flaw which could result in users being on the receiving end of an electric shock.

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Oppo Announces Refreshed R1S With LTE Support and A Lot More

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · No Comments · 1.7k views


The Oppo R1 is only a mere four months old, but the Chinese company has seen it fit to release a refreshed edition of the mid-range smartphone, which was launched in Malaysia back in February. The primary reason for this is to add LTE connectivity to the smartphone – but the good thing is, Oppo did not stop there.

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Yahoo Aiming to Convince Apple to Ditch Google and Use Yahoo Mobile Search as its Search Engine

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 7 Comments · 981 views


Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has a hugely ambitious plan. The new CEO of Yahoo tasked to rebuild an ailing company is hoping to convince Apple to ditch Google as its default search provider and switch to Yahoo Mobile Search for its iOS devices.

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Lenovo Announces Refreshed Flex 2 Dual-Mode Laptops

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · No Comments · 1.6k views

lenovo-flex-2-laptop Lenovo has announced a refreshed edition of its budget multi-mode laptop, the Flex series. Called the Flex 2, the new laptop will be available in two screen sizes, as well as AMD APU options alongside Intel Haswell processors.

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Google Releases Remote Desktop App for Android, Coming to iOS Later This Year

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 1 Comment · 1.7k views


Google has released its Remote Desktop app for Android, allowing you to remotely access your connected PC or Mac from an Android device. Previously, the Chrome Remote Desktop extension only allowed users to access their PC or Mac from another computer. 

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Review: HTC One (M8)

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · 14 Comments · 5.5k views


Over the weekend, I watched a football match. It was a match between a team that’s had an illustrious past but has fallen off considerably from the heady heights it once called home, against another team who are in the business of buying success. This latter team is widely considered the antithesis of what football stands for; that hard work and tenacity paired with technique and finesse will win you the game.

Over the past two weekends I had also been using the new HTC One (M8). As the game progressed, I realized there were some interesting parallels between the fortunes of HTC with the first team: an entity that was used to being successful, which then endured years of being in the shadows, and is now on the cusp of a renaissance. With a brand new, refined and undeniably handsome flagship smartphone in tow, could HTC mark the start of a resurgence with its latest flagship, the HTC One (M8)? Let’s find out.

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Storekini Opens Pre-Orders for ASUS ZenFone 4, 5 and 6

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · 4 Comments · 4.1k views


Right after its South-East Asian launch, the new ASUS ZenFone family is now available for pre-order at Storekini. These new, highly affordable Android smartphones will be available at a special pre-order price from only RM279.

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Spec Sheet: ASUS ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 Compared

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · 7 Comments · 8.2k views


Yesterday, ASUS finally launched its new ZenFone range of Android smartphones in the Southeast Asian region. Powered by Intel’s Clover Trail+ range of processors, these smartphones take the word “budget” and “affordable” to new low levels. With retail prices starting from only RM299, the new ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 could well be the smartphones to watch.

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Samsung Galaxy S5′s Fingerprint Scanner Hacked the Same Way As Touch ID

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · 1 Comment · 969 views

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint scanner that can be used to authorize PayPal payments. Less than four days after it was officially available, a security research firm has found a way to hack it. Interestingly, the firm was using the same method that fooled the first fingerprint sensor to be found on smartphone, which is Apple’s Touch ID on the iPhone 5s.

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Android 4.4.3 Released for Some Nexus 5 Models in the US

by Pang Tun Yau · 5 days ago · No Comments · 1.1k views

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A US carrier has begun seeding the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 5 devices, ahead of any official announcement by Google. Interestingly, the carrier, Sprint, does not detail much in the OTA update in its changelog.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Now Available

by Pang Tun Yau · 6 days ago · 4 Comments · 1.4k views

Lock Screen Theme, Windows Phone 8.1

The Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for download. Registered developers should now be seeing the update rolling out to their devices, but as it turns out, normal Windows Phone users can get the update to their devices pretty easily too.

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Samsung Malaysia Quietly Releases Galaxy Note 3 Neo in Malaysia

by Pang Tun Yau · 6 days ago · 2 Comments · 5.3k views


It appears that Samsung Malaysia has quietly released the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo in Malaysia. The device, which was first rumoured some three months ago, was officially unveiled at MWC 2014 – though Samsung hardly made mention of it. Similarly, it has arrived in the local market sometime in the past week or two to little fanfare.

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