Mojang is planning to bring Minecraft to the next generation of consoles over the next few months. While the PlayStation 3 version of the popular sandbox game has been out for a while, this is the first news of an update for the PlayStation 4. The company is also working on a solution to allow players to port their worlds over from the PS3 to the PS4.
Remember the IDrive promotion for Android users, allowing users to pay only USD$0.99/year for up to 100GB of storage space? Well, good news for iOS users because IDrive has just announced the same offer for iOS users. For just $0.99 a year, you’ll get 50GB of backup space and 50GB of sync space; the price is not just a one-time offer, it is valid for as long as your are subscribed to the deal.
[Update: Included U Mobile's bundle as well. This is now the complete price comparison for the Samsung Galaxy S5 from major telcos in Malaysia - Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U Mobile]
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will finally hit the shelves this Friday, 11 April 2014 for a retail price of RM2,399, but you don’t have to pay full price to own one. With the existence of telcos and postpaid plans with a contract, you can get your hands on the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung at a subsidized price of as low as RM1,199. Maxis and DiGi have already opened up their preorder (Maxis’ preorders are full now, unfortunately), and while we’re waiting for Celcom and possibly U Mobile to unveil their plans, here’s a comparison of the two that are currently available.
A piece of malware dubbed “BadLepricon” has been discovered hiding in several apps on Google Play. This malware, hidden in wallpaper apps, would covertly use the smartphone’s processor to mine Bitcoin for its creators. These apps were downloaded between 100 and 500 times, giving the attackers with a reasonably large pool of phones to do their mining.
Just when you thought that this monstrosity of a phone was put to rest, stake through its stillbeating heart, Samsung have just announced the second device in the Galaxy Beam family of smartphones in China. Apparently in China there is a demand for phones that broadcast a rather terrible projection of the homescreen with entry level specs proving that its not all flagship killers over there.
For a while now, Facebook has given us some leads and stories that we have posted on the Lowyat.NET frontpage but it’s never really been considered a reliable source for news given the nature of the site, nor does it need to be. Facebook has been trying to make the move from unverified murmurs to harder news and now with the dedicated Facebook Page called Newswire, it may just be a must follow for journalists.
Korean giants Samsung actually went through various materials in the early stages of development for its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone, before eventually settling on a new, textured polycarbonate plastic for its latest iteration of the super popular Galaxy S series. An in-depth interview with the design team behind the Galaxy S5, it appears that despite looking almost similar to its predecessors, a lot of thought and conscious design decisions were made to make the new flagship “a fashion product”.
Finally, it looks like U Mobile too is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 with its pone bundle, allowing you to own the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung from as low as RM999. But wait, U Mobile also signed a partnership with Standard Chartered to give you a chance to receive further rebate worth RM444, meaning that you can get the Samsung Galaxy S5 at only RM555. Intrigued? Hit the break to find out how.
Not every computer comes with a proper word processor, and this is occasionally a problem for those who do not have the disposable income to buy a yearly subscription to Office 365. While there is also the option to buy a single copy of the productivity suite, we should also explore the possibility of getting the option of not paying for anything.
The following five options are word processors and productivity suites that are free of cost, and work almost as well as having a full subscription to Office 365.
Good news for DiGi subscribers who are on the all-new DG SmartPlan that was introduced just about 2 months ago, it looks like the telco is currently offering a rebate of RM5/month if you sign up for a contract. On top of that, they will also offer an extra 100 minutes of talk time and 100 SMS every month, free for life. As with the rumor we heard earlier, the extra freebies are not only applicable for DG SmartPlan 50, new subscribers of DG SmartPlan 78 will get to enjoy the free 100 mins and 100 SMS too.
The Huawei Honor 3C will officially be launched in Malaysia on the 29th of April, which is next week. In the meantime, Huawei Device has begun hyping up the Honor 3C by offering 100 units for free to anyone who can guess the final retail price of the company’s latest smartphone – which has started quite a buzz locally.
One of our forum moderators has tipped us that the HTML code within Huawei’s new online retail store, Vmall.my, actually contains a string that shows the RRP of the Honor 3C. And no, it doesn’t look like it’ll be priced under RM600.