A typical Intel Atom-based Windows 8.1 tablet in the market does not usually come with a full HD display. After all, such tablet is usually made for the budget segment of the market and having lower resolution display would tone its price tag down.
But not for IPRO Livepad 8.9 though as it is actually equipped with an 8.9-inch WUXGA IPS display. That’s 1920 x 1200 resolution, to be exact and believe it or not: the tablet still costs under RM 1000.
Microsoft has announced that it is making Office 365 available to students around the world for free. The scheme, which was originally only available in the US, extends to Malaysian students from participating learning institutions. All they have to do is use their school-provided email address to register with Microsoft.
Some users are ok with it but we believe many of you out there actually peeled off the MCMC – SIRIM stickers (like the one above) that usually seemed out of place on your shiny new smartphone or laptops. If you are one of them, here’s a good news for you: it will soon be a thing of past as MCMC today has officially launched the Self Labelling Program (SLP) for communications and multimedia products.
When NVIDIA released driver version 347.52 earlier this month, many users have found out that driver has disabled the ability to overclock the GeForce GTX 900M GPUs for laptops. Although an NVIDIA representative has explained that the overclock was turned on by mistake (referred to as “a bug”) and it was turned off again to protect user’s system, many continued to criticize the decision.
Most Windows users out there would be familiar with the need to install patches through Windows Update from time to time. Even though not all of them are made to fix the operating system as they could be drivers and Windows’s own anti-malicious software, the amount of patches that users need to apply from time to time might give the impression that Windows has plenty of vulnerabilities.
Even though products based on the 5th generation Intel Core processors have just started to make their way into the market as the processors were only officially announced last month, the buzz surrounding the upcoming 6th generation chips is starting to gain traction. Based on a new architecture codenamed Skylake, it seems like some consumers have to wait slightly longer for them though as reports have suggested that the Skylake chips for desktops will be delayed.
New documents have revealed an extensive campaign by the American National Security Agency (NSA) and British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to steal and decrypt information from global telecommunications networks. This involved hacking into and monitoring the manufacture of SIM cards that form the backbone of all smartphone communications.
Lenovo had a less than happy Chinese New Year as it was discovered to have installed adware that hijacks web sessions, leaving users vulnerable to HTTPS man-in-the-middle attacks. It becomes worse as the difficulty in defeating the encryption of the adware is so easy that researchers managed to guess the password in three hours.
On top of new Smart TVs and its sexy new SUHD televisions, Samsung also showed off its curved monitors, as well as smart home appliances at the recent Samsung SEA Forum 2015. Say hello to curved monitors, UHD monitors, new and improved robot vacuum cleaners, dual washing machines and more.
Microsoft has announced that it will be transitioning away from passwords in Windows 10 in an effort to increase security. The technology giant is a member of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, which also includes many other industry leaders like ARM, Google, and the Alibaba Group. What this means for the new operating system is still unclear, although the company has said that the feature is appearing in the technical preview.