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Google Street View 101

by Farhan · 18 hours ago · 2 Comments · 3k 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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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Operating System

by Farhan · 2 days ago · 7 Comments · 4.3k views

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Microsoft has announced the next iteration of its flagship operating system. The company has decided to skip a number and jump straight to 10. Windows 10 will apparently run across everything Microsoft has its hands in, covering mobile devices and PCs; and everything in between.

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Hands On: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 12 Comments · 4.6k views

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Apple making a large-screen smartphone? You must be joking.

But this isn’t Steve Jobs’ Apple any more. This is Tim Cook’s Apple, a company that’s more open to feedback from its users, instead of one that makes you believe its one phone is the best phone you’ll ever get…until the next year, when the new iPhone is the best phone you’ll ever get.

Now, there’s a choice. Last year there were the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s; it wasn’t a difficult decision the last time. For 2014, there’s the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a huge 5.5-inch phablet catered for those yearning for a big iOS-running smartphone that can do everything.

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Hands On: Apple iPhone 6

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 8 Comments · 4.3k views

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It can hardly be denied that the Apple’s next-generation iPhone, the iPhone 6, is one of the year’s most anticipated devices. With rumours about the device circulating for months before the actual release just a few weeks back, one can tell that this is perhaps also the most important iPhone ever made.

But when it was eventually announced, it was safe to say many were let down in more ways than one. I know I was. But that just made me curious, and I felt the need to judge it for myself. Thankfully, I stumbled upon an Apple store selling the new iPhones.

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Hands On: BlackBerry Passport

by Pang Tun Yau · 7 days ago · 10 Comments · 3.7k views

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BlackBerry’s latest flagship smartphone, the Passport, is officially here. Announced in Malaysia less than 24 hours after it was unveiled globally in three cities around the world, it is clearly a statement of intent of the struggling company’s move to focus on its core target market. The Passport itself is a reflection of that same move: a device solely catered and fully focused for the “mobile professional”, and it is unashamedly designed to be so.

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[Updated with More Countries] Comparison: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Launch Price Around the World – How Much will they Cost in Malaysia?

by Huei Song · 1 week ago · 91 Comments · 136.3k views

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[Update: New countries added for the wave 2 launch happening on 26 September 2014]

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally been unveiled by Apple early this morning. Both devices are scheduled to arrive in selected markets, namely U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K., starting from 19 September 2014 and preorders will begin a week earlier on 12 September 2014.

As usual, both iPhone 6 will be available in gold, silver or space gray and will be available in the US for a subsidised price starting from USD$199 for the iPhone 6, and from USD$299 for iPhone 6 Plus. The contract-free retail price will start from USD$649 (RM2,080) and USD$749 (RM2,400) respectively. However, the US is known to have a cheaper price compared to the rest of the countries, so here’s a collection of the new iPhone 6 price around the world – in wave 1 at least, compared with the launch price of the iPhone 5s. We’ve included new countries so check the table out right after the break.

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Cool New Features on Your iOS 8

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · 9 Comments · 10.8k views

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Downloaded and installed iOS 8 on your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch? Good, now that you’re done with the painful process of waiting for the download and waiting for the installation, it’s time to explore your brand new iOS that is touted as the biggest iOS release ever. Unlike the last major update when Apple gave its iOS a major design overhaul for iOS 7, the changes this time round, aren’t as apparent.

While the overall design may still look and feel the same, leaving you slightly confused after the whole installation process and ending up with practically the same thing except for a few additional default apps – Health, Tips and Podcasts, Apple has actually included quite a lot of new and improved things in iOS 8, so let’s take a look at some of the cool features.

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Which iPhone 6 Should I Buy?

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 7.6k 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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Fault in AAG Submarine Cable Causes Massive Internet Slowdown Across Southeast Asia

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 37 Comments · 98.8k views

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[Update @ 5:08pm, September 18] Telekom Malaysia has shared more details on the restoration works and its expected time frame for completion. It’s going to be a long wait. More below.

If you have been experiencing exceptionally slow Internet speeds, even when connected to Unifi, you’re not alone. A fault on the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable system is causing data degradation, affecting Internet users in the Southeast Asian region accessing sites based in the US.

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Sony Will Be Launching the Xperia Z3 Series, Xperia E3, SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch in Malaysia Starting from October 2014

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 2.5k views

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Think that Sony’s announcements at IFA 2014 were all amazing and you can’t wait to get your hands on the company’s new devices? Yesterday, Sony held a regional launch event in Singapore to announce that they will be bringing several of the most exciting devices to our region, including the Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia E3, and two new wearables – the SmartBand Talk and Smartwatch 3.

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There Are Xiaomi Scalpers, and Then There Are iPhone Scalpers – Fancy Paying RM5600 For the iPhone 6 Plus?

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 weeks ago · 8 Comments · 10.3k views

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Several months ago, Xiaomi entered the Malaysian market, with an online-only sales model. That meant the company only sold its products officially online, which was a unique factor that arguably made the already-desirable devices a lot more difficult to obtain – especially for those who aren’t used to e-commerce. This phenomenon exposed a secondary economy, and one that had been thriving on devices which have high demand.

Now that the iPhone 6 is officially out, these enterprising retailers – colloquially known as scalpers, for obvious reasons – are out to play once again.

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Whither Thou, Great Apple Designs of Old?

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 weeks ago · 53 Comments · 10.6k views

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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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