For those of you who love the Sony QX100 and QX10 Lens-style Camera but find it too expensive, Oppo might have the solution for you. It has recently been leaked that the Chinese phone manufacturer is working on a “Smart Lens” of its own, featuring NFC connectivity on board as well as a 10x zoom.
Since One Plus has been in the limelight as of late, there has been a lot that was called into question regarding its similarity to other Chinese Manufacturer Oppo. In fact, when you abbreviate its latest phone the One Plus One, you get an eerily similar OPO and the pedigree of One Plus’ CEO Pete Lau doesn’t help matters. Let’s also not forget how similar the One Plus is to the Find 7. Apparently according to Gizmodo China, information from China public industrial and commerce states that “Oneplus is definitely wholly-owned sub-brand of OPPO”.
So you’ve just got a brand new iPad, you’ve already bought a casing for it and have already downloaded the usual apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, what’s next? Download more apps of course, one of the best thing about the iOS ecosystem would definitely have to be the apps it offers, so what better to make use of your brand new gadget than downloading all the worthy apps? We’ve gathered several essential apps for your new iPad so read on and find out how to make the most out of your brand new gadget.
Hearthstone has just arrived on the iPad, making it an excellent time to start playing the game. For the uninitiated, Heartstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a collectible card game (CCG) played entirely online. Like every other CCG, it involves building decks from randomly obtained cards. Those familiar with Magic: the Gathering will have an idea of how this works; for everyone else, here is a primer on getting your feet into Blizzards version of the CCG.
The game mechanics of Hearthstone are simple and straightforward. While the tutorial explains how to play in great detail, it won’t take long for anyone to pick up how things work. Essentially, you have a pool of mana that increases by one every turn. You spend that mana to cast spells, summon creatures, and activate your hero’s special ability.
Aside from the basics of the game, there are some other things you can do to make the whole experience a little more enjoyable.
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.
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.
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.