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Xiaomi Wants to be No. 1 Smartphone Manufacturer in 10 Years; Apple Responds

by Andrew Cheng · 7 hours ago · 8 Comments · 2.2k views

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Xiaomi’s chief executive and founder, Lei Jun, believes that Xiaomi can best Apple and Samsung to be the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer. For a company that only started in 2010, that’s a very, very bold claim – though it doesn’t appear to be an impossible task.

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Nexus 6 Encryption Takes a Huge Toll on Performance

by Andrew Cheng · 9 hours ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

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Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces full device encryption, and for those who are receiving the update by OTA, it won’t be enabled by default. However, devices shipped with Android Lollipop, such as the Nexus 6, will have the encryption turned on by default. In benchmarks done by AnandTech, it seems that full device encryption comes at the price of performance.

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How Apple’s $1B Bet on Small Sapphire Manufacturing Company Went Bust

by Pang Tun Yau · 10 hours ago · 2 Comments · 3.2k views

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were supposed to pack sapphire glass displays. That’s pretty much a fact, but one that eventually did not happen due to a rare – and bizarre – misstep from Apple that ultimately cost the company $1 billion and potentially more in lost revenue of what should have been the first consumer-level smartphone with a sapphire glass display.

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SwiftKey Improves Its Keyboard on Android

by Andrew Cheng · 11 hours ago · No Comments · 577 views

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For those who have been having performance issues with the SwiftKey keyboard on your Android device, SwiftKey has just updated its highly popular keyboard to fix these issues. A noticeable boost in general performance and fluidity should be noticeable after the update.

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Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is Much Harder to Break

by Andrew Cheng · 14 hours ago · 2 Comments · 1.9k views

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Corning has revealed a new version of its Gorilla Glass, dubbed the Gorilla Glass 4. This new glass is said to be tougher and much more resistant to damages caused by drops, which is a huge concern among phone owners.

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[App of the Week] Big Hero 6: Bot Fight

by Huei Song · 16 hours ago · 1 Comment · 1.1k views

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Can’t get enough of Big Hero 6, the Walt Disney animation that has taken the cinemas by storm since last week? gumi Asia and Disney recently partnered up to release an iOS and Android game titled Big Hero 6: Bot Fight. Available on the App Store and Play Store immediately, the game may look like your regular candy crushing games, but with a twist to it. 

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Hands On: Leagoo Lead 5 the RM399 Quad-Core Android Smartphone

by Huei Song · 17 hours ago · 5 Comments · 2k views

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The Malaysian smartphone industry is definitely at its most interesting stage right now. With the explosion of Chinese phone manufacturers available locally – Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, Vivo, Zopo, and now Leagoo, you can easily get your hands on a budget Android handphone at a very reasonable price. Leagoo is the latest Chinese player in our market and has just launched the Lead 5, a very affordable mid-range Android smartphone.

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MCMC May Offer Rebates to Consumers Suffering from Poor Cellular Networks

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 day ago · 10 Comments · 3.8k views

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Perhaps frustrated by local telecommunications providers’ continued unsatisfactory response towards complaints over their networks, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is now looking for an alternative to ease the suffering of many consumers.

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Apple Could Be Including Beats Music With iOS

by Nicklaus Law · 1 day ago · No Comments · 310 views

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Apple could be set to include Beats Music in its new versions of iOS starting from next year onwards.  The music streaming service will supposedly be bundled with iOS devices and will be included as a standard feature in a future update to iOS some time in early 2015. According to a report from Financial Times, the service will continue to use its subscription-based model and will likely be rebranded.

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Android Users Facing Issues After Upgrading To Lollipop

by Farhan · 1 day ago · 9 Comments · 3.5k views

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Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to devices, and some users are complaining that it is making their devices unusable. Some users are reporting WiFi and audio issues, while apps built with Adobe Air have been removed from Nexus device and are refusing to be reinstalled.

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Motorola Keylink Helps You Find Your Keys or Phone

by Andrew Cheng · 1 day ago · 1 Comment · 802 views

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Motorola’s new product, the Keylink, is a little device that you can attach to your keys like a keychain. If you happen to misplace your phone, a simple press of a button on the Keylink will ring your phone.

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Yahoo Search Set To Be Default Search Engine In Mozilla Firefox

by Nicklaus Law · 1 day ago · 2 Comments · 414 views

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Yahoo and Mozilla Firefox entered into a five-year partnership to allow the former to be the main search engine for the web browser. The change will take place sometime in December and will start in the United States on both mobile and desktop versions of the web browser.

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