Apple’s Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer

by Farhan · 2 days ago · 1 Comment · 1k views


Jony Ive, the mastermind behind some of Apple’s greatest creations, has been promoted from Senior VP and will become Apple’s first Chief Design Officer. The promotion will see him oversee the company’s broader design efforts, and reduce the amount of time he spends on day-to-day managerial duties.

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Court Reduces Apple’s US$930 Million Win Over Samsung in Patent Case

by Andrew Cheng · 6 days ago · No Comments · 1k views


The legal battle between Apple and Samsung has been going on since 2011, and with this recent court ruling, it seems like it won’t be over anytime soon. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reaffirmed that Samsung did indeed copy specific design patents of the iPhone. However, the court also determined that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s trade dress, that is, the overall look and feel of the device. With that, Apple’s US$930 million (about RM3.3 billion) win over Samsung will be reduced.

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Microsoft and TM To Come Out With Integrated Product For Consumers Soon

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 1.8k views

Microsoft and TM Collaboration

While many might not realize this, Microsoft and TM are actually close to each other but most of their collaborations are geared towards SMEs as well as techprenuership. Example of such collaborations include the “Good Bye XP, Good Buy Windows 8” program, Office In The Box packages, and //bina/ 2014. This will change soon though as both companies have decided to expand their collaborations into consumer space as well.

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Microsoft Outlines The Many Different Versions Of Windows 10

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 2.5k views


Much like previous version of Windows, Microsoft will be marketing Windows 10 under several different SKUs. This is not entirely unexpected, although there are some versions that raise more questions than provide answers. The Windows blog post also clarifies the whole Windows 10 free upgrade thing as well.

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Unpowered SSDs Lose Data Very Quickly; Especially At Higher Temperatures

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 6 Comments · 3.8k views


News has been going around that solid state drives in storage have been discovered to lose their stored data in extremely short span of time. This refers to unpowered SSDs remaining untouched in lockers, and not the drives installed in computers that are used every day. Still, that hasn’t caused a more than a few computer users to become concerned.

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Alibaba In Talks To Buy Stake In Micromax; Looking For Foothold In India

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 345 views


Alibaba group is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Indian smartphone maker Micromax. The Chinese e-commerce giant is looking to gain entry to India, and its rapidly growing consumer market. Alibaba could be investing as much as US$1.2 billion (RM4.3 billion) into the company for a 20-percent share of Micromax. 

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Apple’s Music Streaming Service Will Be Subscription Based; Still Allows Limited Free Listening

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 608 views

Apple - Beats

More details are emerging about Apple’s mysterious new music streaming service. The company wants people to pay a subscription to listen to music, but is apparently in negotiations with music labels to allow free users to access a limited amount of free music.

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Cybersecurity Company Accused Of Faking Attacks To Extort Clients

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 651 views

Tiversa screenshot

There is a popular conspiracy theory that cybersecurity firms are the ones inventing cyberattacks to drum up business. This theory is often associated with crazy homeless people with tinfoil hats; or at least it was until an ex-employeed of US-based cybersecurity firm Tiversa accused his former employer of fabricating attacks to extort money from clients.

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The First Microsoft Store (Sort Of) In Malaysia Opens For Business: More Outlets Coming Soon

by Chief Chapree · 3 weeks ago · 5 Comments · 2.3k views

Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store Suria KLCC Launch 27

In a move to strengthen its position in our market, Microsoft today has officially launched the new Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store in Suria KLCC which is not only the first of its kind in Malaysia but also in Asia Pacific. The new outlet as well as several more throughout the country that will follow up soon are pretty much the closest that Malaysia has to full-fledged Microsoft Stores that are located in North America and Australia.

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Uber Bids US$3 Billion For Nokia’s Here Maps, Joins the Race to Buy A Mapping Service

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · No Comments · 546 views


Uber has reportedly join the race to acquire Nokia’s Here maps division with a US$3 billion (about RM10.8 billion) bid. The ride sharing service was rumoured to be one of the parties interested in picking up the division when news that Nokia was considering selling Here maps.

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Google Set To Reveal Android M At Google I/O Later This Month

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 7 Comments · 1.4k views

Google IO 2015

Google has revealed the schedule for its Google I/O conference later this month, and it looks like the internet giant is preparing to take the lid off the next version of its mobile operating system, Android M. There are a few other announcements set to be made at the 2.5 hour long keynote, and this includes something about a new wearable from Google’s Advanced Technologies And Projects group.

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Tencent Launches Its Own Android-Based Operating System, TOS+

by Terry Bass · 4 weeks ago · 2 Comments · 1k views


Chinese company, Tencent has launched its own open-source Tencent Operating System (TOS+), which is based on Google’s Android platform. The new smart hardware operating system will be running smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, VR devices and also mobile gaming devices.

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