With a rugged outlook and jet black leather pants, it’s hard to imagine that Marc Dillon is a COO and co-founder to one of Finland’s hottest startups. The 11-year ex-Nokia veteran speaks with a demeanour unlike most professionals, and his energy is infectious as he interacts with everyone he meets at Jolla’s MWC 2014 booth. With such positive energy, it is still surprising when he says, without a hint of doubt, “I believe this is gonna be the year of Sailfish”.
This is Lowyat.NET’s exclusive interview with Jolla’s Marc Dillon.
After the big reveal a couple of days ago, the biggest question on car-owners minds was of course “Can I get CarPlay for my car?”. Unfortunately there are no official plans at the moment to make it backwards compatible or to non-partner manufacturers cars but Mercedes-Benz however have just said that they will be planning to deliver an aftermarket solution for older cars to make full use of the Apple CarPlay by the end of the year. So far it’s just Mercedes but I won’t be surprised if other partners like Ford outline their plans soon.
Unfortunately for me, no Kia supported =(
I wonder how long it will take for 3rd party manufacturers to come up with a solution
(Source: 9 to 5 Mac)
Still remember how Xiaomi managed to sell off its first batch of Xiaomi Redmi in Singapore within 8 minutes? Well, the smartphone manufacturer from China has managed to do it once again…and this time, the company managed to do it even faster.
I think LG has made it to the top of my list of weirdest ad ever made with its latest G Flex ad that shows of how the company’s curved smartphone is “the most human phone ever”. Thanks to a curved design that is arched from top to bottom, the G Flex boasts the most natural usage when talking on the phone, but it’s so natural, LG decided to show it off with this new ad.
Good news for those of you who love to take selfies, our app of the week is this week is CamMe, a camera app for iOS devices that makes capturing selfies as easy as grasping the air, literally. You know those awkward situations where you’re trying to take a picture of yourself or a group of friends, and your arms are too short to fit everyone in, hence accidentally cropping out someone? With CamMe, you’ll never have that problem again because it allows you to capture self-shots from as far 5 meters without even having to touch your phone and no, you will not need to pay for an expensive remote shutter button.
As you might have read yesterday, DiGi has rolled out a set of new DG SmartPlan postpaid plans which also signifies the official availability of DiGi 4G LTE service for smartphones. While subscribers to these new plans receive access to LTE connectivity, how about customers that are still on the previous iteration of DG SmartPlan postpaid plans such as SmartPlan 48, SmartPlan 68 and SmartPlan 88?
If you are one of these customers, don’t worry if you still not able to utilize LTE connectivity on your LTE smartphone at the time being. Just like how it was stated in the FAQ section of DiGi LTE’s website, LTE connectivity will soon be made available to you according to the confirmation by Christian Thrane, the Chief Marketing Officer of DiGi at a media event earlier today.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly begun manufacturing the next-generation processor for Apple’s next iPhone. AFP reports that the Taiwanese company, the world’s leading contract microchip maker, has already started producing the A8 processor that will power the iPhone 6.
DiGi may be busy preparing stuffs for its postpaid customers with the introduction of 4G LTE for its postpaid voice plans and new SmartPlans, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgetting its prepaid subscribers. At the launch this morning, the telco also introduced some new weekly mobile internet for its prepaid subscribers that are as affordable as RM3/week – Weekly RM3, Weekly RM5 and Weekly RM7.
Now that DiGi has introduced brand new DG SmartPlan postpaid plans that are all equipped with 4G LTE connectivity (finally), it looks like you will be able to sign up for a device bundle for those plans as well. The telco has recently updated its device bundle page, offering devices from Samsung, Sony, Motorola and more that are tied to the new DG SmartPlan 50/78/108/148 postpaid plans.
Good news for Gmail users for iOS devices, Google has just rolled out an update for its Gmail for iOS app that brings background app refresh and more, eliminating the need of manually refreshing your inbox, making it quicker for you to access all your mails the moment you open the app.
Dual USB drives seems to be a trend now, not too long ago, SanDisk announced its Ultra Dual USB Drive that comes with two USB ports – a regular USB 2.0 at one end and a microUSB port at the other end, specially designed for easy transfer of content between Android devices and computers, and now it’s Kingston’s turn to announce a similar USB flash drive – the DataTraveler microDuo that allow consumers to expand the storage of their Android tablets and smartphones.
The days leading up to MWC 2014 were dominated by news of both Oppo and Xiaomi expanding their presence in the region. It was, largely, well received, as most of our readers enjoying the potential for growing smartphone options. The situation bears another look now that MWC is past. So are both Oppo and Xiaomi still viable options now that we know what is to come in the next 6 months?
Not just sticking to the top of the range flagship smartphone segment, Sony have announced the Xperia T2 Ultra; a phablet which is focused on emerging markets, packed to the brim with specs for entertainment on the go. Sporting a 6-inch 720 x 1280 TRILUMINOS display that extends to within 2.5mm of the phone’s edges, the T2 Ultra makes the most of available space and makes it a rather svelte device considering its size.