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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Arcade machines hold a special place in our hearts, at least for those of us who are old enough to remember the proper ones. Once upon a time these massive monoliths were the only way a kid could place video games, and as a result arcades were a very popular place. One company believes that it can bring the wonder and joy of playing on an arcade machine to the mobile gaming mindset of today. Meet the Nanoarcade.
The prepaid mobile industry is definitely getting very competitive. In September 2013, Maxis announced its #Hotlink that offers basic internet at 64kbps for free. Just last week, Celcom Xpax announced a new Magic SIM that offers the same thing, so how do these two prepaid plans stack up against one another?
Like every other trade show, one of the undeniable attractions of Computex is with the bevy of beauties tending the booths of the show floors. These ladies aren’t just there to smile for the camera and attendees, but they are trained to understand the products they are promoting – in some ways, they serve as product specialists throughout the five-day event.
Of course, it’s a rather subjective matter whether gaining brand visibility via such traditional methods is still socially acceptable these days, but in a male-driven industry it appears this trend will not be ending anytime soon – at least not at Computex. Without further ado, here are some of the best shots we’ve curated of the booth babes of Computex 2015.
At Lenovo’s recent FY14 announcement, the company made a rather startling discovery: the world’s leading PC maker sold more smartphones than PCs in 2014. That may not have been the trigger behind the huge rebranding exercise unveiled at Lenovo Tech World, but it certainly came at just the right time.
Xiaomi officially announced the arrival of the new Mi 4i smartphone in Malaysia yesterday. After the event, selected members of the media were invited to a unique teardown session with Donovan Sung, Xiaomi Global’s Director of Product Management. Xiaomi is especially proud of the Mi 4i’s construction and in the efficiency of its design, and the company was keen to show us what’s underneath the polycarbonate unibody.
Expandable storage on mobile phones. For a long time now, they’ve been a subject with staunch movements both for and against it. The recent removal of a microSD card slot on the Samsung Galaxy S6, as well as Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra’s statement explaining why there isn’t any expandable storage option on the new Mi 4i sparked another round of heated discussion among smartphone users.
So why do smartphone users want microSD card slots, and why are smartphone makers shying away from them? Let’s break it down.