Editorial

Spec Sheet: Motorola Moto X Style & X Play vs 2015 Flagship and Snapdragon 615 Smartphones

by Huei Song · 1 day ago · 1 Comment · 1.9k views

Moto X Style vs 2015 Flagship Android Smartphones

Two days, two new phone announcements. Just after comparing the brand new OnePlus 2 to the 2015 flagship smartphones, Motorola announced two new Moto X smartphones – a mid-range Snapdragon 615-powered Moto X Play, and a flagship Moto X Style that brings pure Android to users. So how do these two devices compare to other devices within their range?

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Get To Know Windows 10: Productivity Boost Through Microsoft Edge, Snap, and Virtual Desktop

by Chief Chapree · 3 days ago · 4 Comments · 1.3k views

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We are now two days away from the public release of Windows 10 on 29 July and while this will not be the last time you’ll hear about the operating system on our site , it is now time for the final part of our Get To Know Windows 10 series. For the final piece of the series, we are going to slightly broaden our discussion and are taking a look into productivity with the help of several new features within the operating system.

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Prepaid SIM Packs with Free Basic Internet: U Mobile Power Prepaid, Digi Smart Prepaid, Xpax Magic SIM and #Hotlink

by Huei Song · 1 week ago · 24 Comments · 6.6k views

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Now that U Mobile has finally joined the Big Three telcos in offering prepaid packs with free basic internet, how does it stack up against the rest? Check out a comparison below.

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Get To Know Windows 10: Windows Continuum…What’s That?

by Chief Chapree · 1 week ago · 1 Comment · 2.9k views

Windows Continuum for Windows 10 PC

Welcome to yet another edition of our Get To Know Windows 10 series and for those who are new to the series, so far we have covered two topics: the new Start Menu, and Windows Hello. Now that we are only a week away from the official global release of Windows 10, the timing is rather right to discuss yet another new feature in the operating system called Windows Continuum.

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How Uber Is Planning To Build A Better Ridesharing Community In Malaysia

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 2.5k views

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Ride sharing service Uber has once again been dragged into the limelight, although the timing of the news is rather suspicious. We recently had a chance to sit down with Leon Foong, General Manager and Head of Operations for Uber Malaysia, before the latest round of protests and pronouncements against the legality of Uber in Malaysia to hear about its latest plans for the country. Plans that included a new programme to attract more drivers that kicked off at exactly the same time as the latest round of protests from taxi drivers. Hmm.

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Get To Know Windows 10: Meet Windows Hello, The Biometric-Based Guardian For Your Device

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 2k views

Windows Hello

Welcome back to our Get To Know Windows 10 series which kicked off last week by taking a look at the new Start Menu that is one of the latest features in Windows 10. This week, we are going to discuss about Windows 10’s offering of a more personal and natural experience. A classic example of this is in a new feature in the operating system called Windows Hello which is a secure way to access a Windows 10 device.

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#DendaJar: OPPO R7 Lite at Malaysian Launch Event Turns Out To Be The Higher Spec R7

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 2.5k views

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[UPDATE (945PM)]: We have finally obtained OPPO Malaysia’s side of the story. Learn more here.

As per our report earlier today, we discovered that the R7 Lite that OPPO showcased at its Malaysian launch event last night might not be the smartphone that the company claimed it to be. Upon further investigation, it turns out that our suspicion is indeed spot on: it was actually the higher spec R7 which will not be released in Malaysia.

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Get To Know Windows 10: The Return of Start Menu

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 7 Comments · 4.2k views

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One of the new things that Microsoft has promised to users once Windows 10 arrives into the market later this month is the sense of familiarity. Apart from retaining the desktop and taskbar,  the company is also trying to accomplish this is by reintroducing the  Start Menu once again which has been a staple of the Windows operating system from Windows 95 until it was noticeably missing from Windows 8 in favour of the Start Screen.

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Prepaid Plans with Free Basic Internet: Digi Smart Prepaid vs. Xpax Magic SIM vs. Maxis #Hotlink

by Huei Song · 4 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 7.1k views

Digi Smart Prepaid vs Magic SIM vs Hotlink

Now that Digi has introduced a new Smart Prepaid that offers free basic internet at 64kbps, how does it compare to the others who have a similar prepaid option – #Hotlink and Xpax Magic SIM? Check out our comparison tables right after the break.

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Photo Essay: A Visit to Ford’s Research and Innovation Centre in Silicon Valley

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 weeks ago · No Comments · 384 views

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Last week, we were invited to the annual Further with Ford conference, comprising of a series of keynotes and tours that revolve around a lofty theme: the future. We heard and saw plenty of Ford’s research findings on future trends, as well as an interesting convergence between the automotive and the technology industries. This was especially evident when we were invited to the company’s new Research and Innovation Lab. Here’s a glimpse of what we saw at the company’s state-of-the-art facility.

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Further With Ford 2015 Demonstrates Convergence of Automobile and Tech Industries

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 month ago · 1 Comment · 1.5k views

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“What in the world are we doing here?”

That was a prevailing thought in the early stages of the Future With Ford, which we attended over the course of this week. But as the keynotes and experiential tours passed, we noticed that the group of global journalists invited were not merely from automotive publications: there were people from economic dailies, radio talk shows, other tech media, and even analysts in global trends. One of the keynote speakers was Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.

Clearly, this was a different sort of global event.

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How To: Check if Your Children’s Photos Are on the Internet

by Huei Song · 1 month ago · No Comments · 5.9k views

Dangers of internetImage credit: Digital Parenting

The internet is a wonderful place that keeps you connected and helps you find things easier. However, sometimes not everyone are searching for cute cat photos – the internet can be one of the nastiest places ever. Yesterday, pictures of the child of a local comedian, Harith Iskander, were found around various websites including those containing pornographic images.

It isn’t easy to understand how one of Malaysia’s favourite comedians must be feeling right now, but we’re sure all parents can emphatise. Sadly, the internet is also home to some seriously creepy people, and we can do our part to make sure incidents like this does not happen. So how do you check if you or your children’s pictures have been used on the internet?

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