Editorial

Quick Look: Samsung U28D590D 28-inch 4K Monitor

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 2.2k views

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Samsung’s U28D590D 4K monitor is potentially the future of desktop computing. Few other monitors are capable of competing with the 3840 x 2160 resolution. We sat down with the display for a few moments to discover if it really is worth the effort, or if the UHD resolution will end up being just another fad.

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Google Street View 101

by Farhan · 4 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 5.6k views

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Now that Google Maps Street View covers a large section of peninsula Malaysia, it might be time to sit down and examine precisely what the service actually is. For most Street View is an interesting distraction or a quaint tool to use for looking up random locations and see what there is. However, it is a bit more than just looking at your own house from the Internet.

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Which iPhone 6 Should I Buy?

by Huei Song · 1 month ago · 8 Comments · 8k views

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The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will finally be available in stores tomorrow, but before you head on to places that sell the phone or before you decide to purchase one from someone else, there is one very important (and judging by their retail prices, somewhat life-changing) decision to make.

Which iPhone 6 should you pick?

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Whither Thou, Great Apple Designs of Old?

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 months ago · 53 Comments · 10.6k views

iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Oh dear. What’s gotten to Apple? The company that prides itself in making the best-designed products has just unveiled three new devices with designs that are decidedly unexciting. Surely I can’t be the only one who feels this way?

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iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Know So Far

by Huei Song · 2 months ago · 3 Comments · 5.1k views

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Only about 30 over hours more to go before Apple’s big event (10 September 2014 at 1am to be precise), the Cupertino company is expected to announce its next generation iPhones that are bigger and better than before, but what exactly will they pack in the iPhone 6? Here’s everything we know so far.

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[Update] The Complete List of Postpaid Voice Plans in Malaysia and What they Offer – Celcom, Maxis, DiGi and U Mobile

by Huei Song · 2 months ago · 32 Comments · 41.4k views

Postpaid Telcos in Malaysia

[Update 21/8/2014]: Since that quite a lot has changed over the past few months since posting this article, here’s an update to reflect all those changes. Maxis has removed most of its older postpaid plans and replaced them with an all new MaxisONE Plans that gives “limitless” calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. Celcom also renamed its data plans to the Celcom First One for those who complained about how the MaxisONE plans have too little data. Finally, DiGi added new iDiGi plans that are streamlined with its existing Smart Plan postpaid plans.

Just a little reminder, none of these plans is tied to any contract. Contract only applies for phone bundles, or when the telco gives you an extra discount for signing up for a contract. Otherwise, you will be free to change your plans anytime you want.

Hit the break to check out the changes.

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Review: Vertical Drop Heroes HD

by Farhan · 2 months ago · No Comments · 1.3k views

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Vertical Drop Heroes HD (VDH) is a remake of a flash game with the same name. Originally appearing on Kongregate about a year ago, it turned the traditional side scrolling platformer genre on its side. Instead of running left to right across a screen, players travelled each level from top to bottom. When developer Nerdook decided to move the game to Steam, he abandoned the original flash and upgraded to Gamemaker Studio. Which has produced a game that is similar, and yet very different from the initial incarnation.

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Highlights From The PlayStation Gamescom 2014 Press Conference

by Farhan · 2 months ago · No Comments · 1.4k views

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PlayStation held its Gamescom 2014 Press Conference last night. There were few surprises, although the company did manage to spring something new on gamers by releasing a mystery “interactive teaser” and letting everyone figure out what it is on their own. Some details about Far Cry 4 and the new Metal Gear Solid game also appeared alongside news that more than a few indie games would be making the move to the PlayStation platform.

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Budget Android Battle: Huawei Honor 3C vs Xiaomi Redmi Note vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Asus Zenfone 5

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 months ago · 21 Comments · 32.7k views

Not everyone can afford to get the latest flagship smartphones. Fortunately, this year we’ve seen a trend where the battle between the smartphone companies isn’t just focused on the flagship models, but also on the lower end of the scale. These phones offer exceptional value for money, packing a combination of hardware and software that is really hard to disagree with.

With that in mind, we thought, which is the best budget Android smartphone you can buy? We take a look at four candidates: the Huawei Honor 3C, ASUS ZenFone 5 and the Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Redmi Note.

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App of the Week: Keep Fishin by WerakuGames

by Huei Song · 3 months ago · No Comments · 1k views

Keep Fishin Get Rich by Fishing

It’s been a while since our App of the Week posts so to kick things off again, here’s an app to keep you entertained – Keep Fishin by WerakuGames. Remember the Kangkung Crush Fiasco we talked about earlier this year? Keep Fishin is made by the same developer and also packs a lot of simple fun.

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Did Xiaomi Really Install Spyware on the Redmi Note?

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 months ago · 16 Comments · 21.3k views

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What a week it has been for Xiaomi. Last Tuesday, the company announced its highly-anticipated flagship smartphone, the Mi 4. Around the same time, a Hong Kong-based forum had a moderator who published what appears to be damning evidence that one of Xiaomi’s devices was discreetly pinging a server located in China. There were also apparent evidence that suggests the device was even uploading user data such as messages and pictures onto the server, even when Mi Cloud was disabled.

Could it be that Xiaomi installs spyware on its smartphones? Could it be that the MIUI software also contain spyware?

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The Complete List of “Free” Phones Offered by Major Malaysian Telcos

by Huei Song · 3 months ago · 3 Comments · 7.8k views

Free Phones in Malaysia from Telcos

So, you’re not a fan of the latest and greatest smartphones in the market. For you, a simple smartphone to keep you connected with your family and friends is more than enough, and would rather not cut a huge hole in your pocket just to own one. Here is a list of all the phones you can get for “free” from local telcos – Maxis, Celcom, U Mobile and DiGi.

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