It’s been around for over a year now, but the Google Chromecast is finally officially available in Malaysia, via Maxis. At RM170 (or RM150, if you’re a OnePlan subscriber), this little product promises to transform any TV with a HDMI port into a Smart TV, changing the way we spend time in the living room. Most of you may already own one, but here are some steps you can take to make the most out of the Chromecast!
When a user’s iPhone or iPod passcode has been entered incorrectly, the device will show a message saying “iPhone is Disabled”, prompting the user to try unlocking the device after a few minutes. Occasionally, some users would even receive a message asking them to try again in 23 million minutes – of course, that would actually translate to 44 years. Here’s what to do if you can’t wait that long:
If Facebook news feeds are anything to be believed, Pirate Kings is the new Candy Crush. Mostly due to the number of inane requests that are sent out to unsuspecting friends. Instead of ranting on about how many people will be unfriended if they continue with such requests, here is how one can turn off notifications from Pirate King forever.
Note: This also works for other Facebooks apps that become annoying.
The last article saw us explaining exactly WHAT the RAW file format is and WHY you should be using it; This week, we look at what programs you can be using to start processing your RAW files. As we mentioned in the last article, RAW is like a digital negative and requires some processing to make it ready for sharing or printing. Unfortunately if you’re shooting RAW, you’ll need to add 1 extra step to your workflow, but the good news is there are a few options integrated with popular software that you will be using anyway.
In just a few hours’ time, the greatest show on earth will be back once again. Yup, the FIFA World Cup 2014 is finally here and will be conquering the lives of many football fans out there for the next month.
It will all start with the kick-off of the tournament’s first match between the home team Brazil and Croatia at 4:00am Malaysian time, 13 June. Hence, we have come out with a quick guide for the tournament that covers from match schedules to TV channels as well as how to easily spot food joints that actually screen live World Cup matches.
So, jump in!
Hearthstone has just arrived on the iPad, making it an excellent time to start playing the game. For the uninitiated, Heartstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a collectible card game (CCG) played entirely online. Like every other CCG, it involves building decks from randomly obtained cards. Those familiar with Magic: the Gathering will have an idea of how this works; for everyone else, here is a primer on getting your feet into Blizzards version of the CCG.
The game mechanics of Hearthstone are simple and straightforward. While the tutorial explains how to play in great detail, it won’t take long for anyone to pick up how things work. Essentially, you have a pool of mana that increases by one every turn. You spend that mana to cast spells, summon creatures, and activate your hero’s special ability.
Aside from the basics of the game, there are some other things you can do to make the whole experience a little more enjoyable.
The interface might looked different from your usual Android devices but make no mistake: Nokia X is indeed an Android device although the OS is based on Android Open Source Project codes and doesn’t have the native access to Google services. Hence, users are able to install Android apps into the device rather easily.
So, we’ve shared with you how to restrict and even disable app and in-app purchases, but what if your child has already bought the app or in-app item? That’s not the end of the line for your hard-earned cash though, as both Apple and Google makes it pretty easy for you to get your refund. That is, of course, if your request is genuine and that you have not already spent the in-app goods.
Actually, you can obtain a refund for more reasons than just your child accidentally purchasing an app. If you are unsatisfied with the app that you’ve just paid good money for, your respective app store should be willing to refund your money to you.
Hit the break to find out how you can request for a refund from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
It’s no secret that smartphones have quickly become the de facto image capture device, greatly reducing the convenience of a traditional point and shoot camera. Phones these days come with exceptional cameras in terms of the sensor, software or even the value added features like the flash; The unfortunate part however is that most of the time, the camera is left on Auto and is not brought to full potential.
Whether it be taking better selfies or shooting that breathtaking panorama short of a sunset, here are some tips to take better pictures with your Smartphone camera!
Article continues after the jump!
I know this is nothing new, Facebook has been known to share user’s location information whether you want it to or not but did you know that Facebook Messenger shares your precise location, on a map, and it can even easily provide users with the direction to your location?
You know how when you are setting up your new phone, or granting permissions to an app you just installed, you tend to turn everything on and say yes to all the requests, particularly to popular apps that you can trust such as Facebook? Well, when you first installed opened Facebook, you said yes to sharing your location because sometimes you would like to check into places, and letting people know you are posting that status in Kuala Lumpur doesn’t hurt right? Wrong.
Hit the break to find out how and why you should turn off location service for your Facebook / Facebook Messenger app, especially if you have a not-so-tech-savvy friend, spouse and even parents.
First thing I thought of when I read this letter incidentally
Today for our Wednesday photography features, we’ll go into one of the questions I got in my inbox from one of our readers Aaron/animefreak2k4. He writes:
“I’m Aaron and I enjoyed reading your ‘back to basics’ articles on LYN. I’m quite a beginner in digital photography but i’ve just invested in a new DSLR. I got a Canon EOS 600D with Kit lens 18-55mm.
But the one thing that i really would like to know at this moment is that, is it enough for me to just stick to my Kit lens, or must i get more lens to suit different types of photo shooting? Will the kit lens be sufficient for most types of shooting? (eg. landscape, portrait, micro etc).
Also would be very happy if you can introduce some great websites that teaches digital photography for beginners.
Thanks a lot!
Thanks for your email Aaron and hit the jump for our reply!
Whether you are a seasoned shooter or an aspiring beginner, there may be something in these tips that you can use to improve your pictures or even just your photography experience as a whole. Take these tips with a pinch or 2 of salt, don’t try to apply all of these at once and you will see results in no time! So without further ado, here we go!
1) Frame in your mind, not in your viewfinder
It’s too easy to be constrained by the small box which you are looking though in order to compose your photo. Those framelines will never fully capture what you envision, or even what’s happening around the scene. It’s always great to be able to know what you want and then only translate it to your viewfinder. Sometimes it may be hard, but also open your other eye to see what’s happening around you, you never know, it may result in one hell of a picture.