Google has apparently approached Cyanogen Inc with the intention of acquiring the company. Cyanogen Inc is the developer behind the popular custom Android ROM CyanogenMod. The company has reportedly turned down the offer, but it remains a mystery as to why Google would make the move in the first place.
When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were first announced, many people were saying how the new iPhones are outdated devices that packs hardware that have already been found in Android smartphones since 2012. The new iPhones are said to feature only a dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM while Android smartphones have already gone the 8-cores direction with a whopping 3GB of RAM, but how do they perform when compared to one another? There’s a video for that.
The Sony Xperia Z3 has already been launched in Malaysia for about a week now and it looks like the local telcos are finally starting to offer it with their device bundles. Maxis is now offering the latest flagship smartphone from Sony, the Xperia Z3, from as low as RM1,499 – it even comes with a free SmartWatch 2 for the first 100 customers who sign up for this bundle.
I guess it’s pretty obvious that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be launched in Malaysia this month, but if you are looking for a cheaper price to own the latest phablet from the company, you can add U Mobile to your list of options. U Mobile has just teased the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, saying that it’ll be “coming soon”.
Pro-democracy protest continue in Hong Kong, and it appears that a different problem has been spreading among the demonstrators. Lacoon Mobile Security has reported the existence of a fake mobile application to spy on those participating in the demonstration. It appears to spread through a whatsapp message urging the recipient to download the app that claims to facilitate communications and coordination.
For all of you who activated iCloud Drive when you installed iOS 8 on your device, you will have to be very careful with the “Reset All Settings” option. It has been reported that the feature, which is not supposed to delete your data media, will erase your iCloud Drive documents too.
There are still some stories worth mentioning as Bendgate continues. It appears that Apple officials in Germany have now decided to boycott a magazine for conducting a bend test and posting the video on YouTube. The video by Computer Bild shows two presentors demonstrating how easy it is to bend the iPhone 6 Plus, and has over 500,000 views.
Thanks to the whole iPhone 6 Plus “bendgate” issue, bend tests have suddenly not only become compulsory, if a phone is strong enough, it is something to brag about. We all know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the strongest smartphones out there, Consumer Reports found that it’s the strongest among several devices they tested, and even Unbox Therapy couldn’t bend it (the guy who showed how bendable the iPhone 6 Plus is, in more than one video) no matter how hard he tried, so how about the Galaxy Note 4?
Look at what Maxis just teased on its main page, the telco has just put up a teaser telling fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note series to “anticipate the arrival” of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Unfortunately, unlike DiGi who opened a registration of interest page for you to fill in your details so they can contact you when the device is available, all Maxis has is just a teaser.
Now that Google Maps Street View covers a large section of peninsula Malaysia, it might be time to sit down and examine precisely what the service actually is. For most Street View is an interesting distraction or a quaint tool to use for looking up random locations and see what there is. However, it is a bit more than just looking at your own house from the Internet.