Google Apparently Tried To Buy CyanogenMod

by Farhan · 8 months ago · 4 Comments · 2.9k views


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.

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iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) Competes Against Each Other in a Real World App Launching Speed Test

by Huei Song · 8 months ago · 22 Comments · 42.2k views

PhoneBuff iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were first announced, many people were saying how the new iPhones are outdated devices that packs hardware that have already been found in Android smartphones since 2012.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.

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Maxis Offering the Sony Xperia Z3 from RM1,499, Offering SmartWatch 2 for Free for First 100 Customers

by Huei Song · 8 months ago · No Comments · 1.8k views

Maxis Sony Xperia Z3

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.

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U Mobile Teases Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Coming Soon

by Huei Song · 8 months ago · No Comments · 1k views

U Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Teaser

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”.

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Malware Targeting Hong Kong Protestors’ Phones

by Farhan · 8 months ago · 2 Comments · 1.5k views

Occupy HK

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.

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Beware! iOS 8 “Reset All Settings” Will Erase your iCloud Drive Documents Too

by Huei Song · 8 months ago · 2 Comments · 1k views

Reset all Settings iPhone

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.

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Apple Now Allows You to Check the Activation Lock Status of an iOS Device

by Huei Song · 8 months ago · 1 Comment · 1.3k views

Apple Check Activation Lock Status Online

Now that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are on their way to Malaysia (hopefully soon), many people will be looking into selling off their old iPhones. If you wish to buy an old iPhone, you can now check its Activation Lock Status from the web.

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Apple Boycotts German Magazine For iPhone 6 Bend Test

by Farhan · 8 months ago · 8 Comments · 2.9k views

Computer Bild Letter to Tim Cook

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.

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Will it Bend? Samsung Shows its Bend Test on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

by Huei Song · 8 months ago · 9 Comments · 4.6k views

Note 4 is thin and light but strong

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?

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Maxis Teases the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Tells You to Anticipate the Arrival

by Huei Song · 8 months ago · 2 Comments · 1k views

Maxis Galaxy Note 4 Teaser

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.

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Google Street View 101

by Farhan · 8 months ago · 2 Comments · 5.7k views


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.

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Maxis Lowers Price for iPhone 5s Bundle, Are They Preparing for iPhone 6 Launch in Malaysia?

by Huei Song · 8 months ago · 1 Comment · 5.7k views

Maxis Revise iPhone 5s Price

Now that the iPhone 5s is officially cheaper, local telcos are finally starting to reflect the changes with their package. Maxis recently revised their iPhone 5s bundles, offering the device from as low as RM329 (previously RM599).

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