Oh Jolla, I believed in you. I believed that the Sailfish OS would be one of the most interesting and fun additions to the Mobile Phone market to break up the humdrum that is the current 4 pronged race. Despite not being a rabid follower, I kept up to date about the “The Other Half” campaign and teaser vicariously through Pang, one of your biggest fans in all of Malaysia (dare I say in the world) and I joined in with the speculation of what it all means. For me, Jolla and Sailfish represented hope in that a new generation of OS’ with cheeky, radical ideals would come and take the world by storm. With the innovation that the N9 brought the industry (after constantly being reminded by Pang), and the amount of support from the communities, I thought Jolla and Sailfish would be the next big thing. What was the other half?
Then the Jolla page was updated.
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In three days, a fire shall be rekindled. In three days, the dream shall be relived. In three days, the other half shall be revealed.
In three days, Jolla will announce its first-ever smartphone. The mobile world may never be the same.
It’s that time of the year again where restaurants and high-tea’s will all be fully booked out with eager families bringing the mothers out for a day of pampering and love (on top of what you should be doing on a daily basis of course!). Behind a birthday gift, a Mother’s day gift could possibly be the hardest thing to buy. After countless cards and bouquets of flowers, the team here at Lowyat.NET have decided to help you out by sharing with you our picks for a perfect Mother’s day gift for all levels of tech savviness out there. On top of that we’ll be sharing what WE would buy for our respective mothers and why!
I have to admit, buying mother’s day gift is possibly one of the hardest thing to do, I’ve run out of phone ideas to give her, the last laptop (netbook) I gave her is still in the box and I don’t think another red packet is meaningful enough so this time my Mother’s Day pick for my mum would be the Pebble Smartwatch, the red one to be precise.
Sure, she isn’t tech savvy at all and will definitely not put the watch to full use but it makes sense, for the both of us. She’s loves fashionable items, especially watches, while I’m a geek who’s clueless about fashion so what better than the geekiest watch out there? Moreover, since she checks her watch more than her phone, she can easily see SMS and call notifications right on her wrist. The Pebble Smartwatch can also track the amount of exercise (walking) she has done, a good record to keep.
So head on after the break for some MORE last-minute tech gift ideas for the mother in your life this second Sunday of May!
This Sunday, Malaysians will decide the country’s future as they vote in the 13th General Elections. Widely touted to be the most closely watched elections in the country’s history, Malaysia’s improved Internet penetration is playing a key role in making 13th Malaysian General Elections (GE13 or PRU13) more engaging to the 28 million Malaysians in the country and around the world.
In addition, with smartphone penetration rates being one of the highest in the region, many – especially the younger voters – are using alternative means of getting their GE13 fix on on the go via mobile devices. As the attention shifts to these forms of obtaining the latest news, some enterprising Malaysians have developed apps catering to such users.
We take a look at some of the most popular GE13 apps available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store to see if these apps provide an all-in-one solution for everything GE13.
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Since the launch of Windows 8, the radically new Start Screen and touch-friendly interface have catalysed the emergence of the hybrid laptop: part laptop, part tablet, and all mobile. As a result, companies like Dell, ASUS, Lenovo and many others introduced several takes on the hybrid laptop – each more radical and completely different than the other.
We’ve got three of these hybrid laptops at HQ for review purposes, and so the natural train of thought was “Which hybrid laptop has the best form factor?” Naturally, we set out to find out which of the three offers the best hybrid laptop experience.
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We’ve seen the HTC One go up against some of the best smartphones in the market under various lighting conditions, but if there is one area where the Ultrapixel camera on the HTC One should excel, it is under low-light conditions. As such, we pitted the HTC One against two of the best smartphone cameras in the market: the Apple iPhone 5 and naturally the Nokia Lumia 920 (with the new Portico update installed).
Similar to our earlier shootout, all smartphones were set to the same settings and without any manual adjustments. All images in each scenario were also taken within seconds of each other for consistency. Find out how each smartphone fared after the jump.
Yesterday, ASUS Malaysia launched the new Transformer All-in-One, which is a hybrid AiO where the 18.4-inch screen is actually a detachable tablet. More interesting is the fact that the tablet runs on Android 4.1, while the AiO system runs on Windows 8. Add the dual processors into the mix, and it could be a very confusing affair to explain just how the Transformer AiO works.
We spoke to some of the ASUS reps at the event, and they give the low-down on how the Transformer All-in-One works.
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Samsung announced, under the bright Broadway lights in New York City, its latest flagship smartphone last Friday. Never mind that the launch event, which was vastly different to the standard launch event from other companies, had managed to offend and confuse in equal measure; the Galaxy S4 is here, and Samsung wants the whole world to know about the successor to one of the top selling devices of 2012.
In fact, judging by the mega blockbuster launch, the Galaxy S4 is more than just a successor, and showed off the good, the bad, and the undeniably brilliant aspects of Samsung’s best smartphone to date.
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