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Quitting Apps in IOS Could Actually Be Worsening Battery Life

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · 24 Comments · 3.4k views

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Usually when your iPhone is running low on juice you do a couple of things; Turn down the brightness, switch off WiFi and of course close all open apps in the multitasking tray. Well according to former Genius Bar technician Scott Loveless, that may actually have an inverse effect on your battery life!

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Aggression From Games Comes From Gameplay Mechanics, Not Content

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 500 views

Half Life 2

A study into the link between increased aggression and videogames has found that it is how the game works that causes violent behaviour. Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute created a study that isolated violent content from a modified version of Half Life 2 and discovered that it more sophisticated research into violent video games is required.

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Twitter Acquires Cover, a Lock Screen App for Android Devices

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 479 views

Twitter Acquire Cover

We hear about companies buying up other companies all the time, but the latest acquisition is a pretty interesting one. Twitter has recently acquired Cover, an Android lock screen app that was launched just six months ago. Cover has just shared a blog post saying that the entire team will be joining the micro-blogging site at its headquarters in San Francisco.

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[Update: Brightstar Revises RRP] Storekini Opens Pre-Order for Moto X, Exclusive Discount Awaits Lowyat.NET Forum Members!

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 7 Comments · 5.5k views

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[UPDATE 2 (9/4/2014, 7:48pm)] Storekini has now announced that all pre-orders made from today (April 9) will not come with the freebies as promoted earlier.

[UPDATE: We've just received news that the official distributor for the Moto X, Brightstar, has revised the RRP of the Moto X to RM1499. Kindly note that this price change will only affect buyers FROM April 8, i.e. those who made their pre-orders earlier will not be affected.]

You saw it unveiled eight months ago, and wondered if it will ever make its way to this side of the world. Well, wonder no more as the Motorola Moto X is now available for pre-order at Storekini.com at an amazingly affordable retail price of RM1399 [UPDATE: RRP is now RM1499]. But wait, there’s more: Storekini has reserved limited units of the device exclusively for members of the Lowyat forum, where they can enjoy an instant RM100 rebate for the Moto X!

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Comic Sans Gets A Modern Makeover

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 435 views

Get-Comic-Neue

There is no font in the world more universally hated and scowled at than Comic Sans. Thankfully it’s replacement is a more modern, less childish typeface aptly called Comic Neue. Thanks to graphic designer Craig Rozynski, Comic Neue is said  ”to be the casual script choice for everyone including the typographically savvy”.

Download your copy of Comic Neue for a limited time here

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Borderlands 2 Prequel Rumoured To Appear This Year

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 234 views

Borderlands

A prequel to Borderlands 2 is rumoured to be in the works for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game appears to be set in between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2. While 2K Games has denied working on a new Borderlands game, the statement appears to not extend to 2K Australia – who published games like Bioshock and X-COM.

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NVIDIA Shield Can Now Stream Games Over The Internet

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 205 views

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In the latest software update pushed to Shield users worldwide, NVIDIA is allowing users to actually stream games remotely from their PC. Up until this update, the Shield was capable of playing graphically intensive games that were processed by and streamed out of your home PC, however you needed to reside on the same network.

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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 808 and 810 Processors

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 907 views

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Just when we’re all expecting to see Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 in upcoming flagship smartphones – HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2, etc., and the Snapdragon 805 this “summer”, Qualcomm has went ahead and announced the Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 processor, which will be coming in the first half of 2015.

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Specs Comparison: Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 1520, Lumia 1020, Lumia 925 and Lumia 920

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 2.9k views

Nokia Lumia 930

Last week at Microsoft Build Developer Conference, Nokia has announced a number of new smartphones under its Lumia family that will become the first batch of Windows Phone 8.1 devices to be released into the market. One such model is the Lumia 930, which has now become the company’s new flagship device.

While there is no indication so far on whether Lumia 930 will be released in Malaysia or not, we believe that it is now a good time to compare the new kid in the block against its predecessors. Jump in to see how their technical specifications fare against each other.

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Two of the World’s Best-Selling Smartphones in February 2014 were Made by Xiaomi

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 5.3k views

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According to Counterpoint Technology Market Research, the world’s best-selling smartphone in February 2014 was the iPhone 5s. While that’s not much of a surprise, this one is: Xiaomi had two models in the top ten highest-selling smartphones in the world in that same time.

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Lowyat.TV – The Movement: The Swagger Salon (Lansi)

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 327 views

Here at Lowyat.TV and Lowyat.NET, we are proud to present our documentary series called The Movement.

These days, more and more people are pursuing their dreams and shaking up their respective industries; The Movement sets out to document this “movement”  and tell the stories behind these inspiring individuals. Often times we take for granted what we see on the surface so we go behind the scenes and find out what makes these brands, groups or individuals tick.

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App of the Week: Line Deco Wants to Spice Up Your Boring Homescreen on Android and iOS

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 2.2k views

One of the best things about using an Android device is definitely its customizability, but what if you do not wish to install a launcher which would require you to rearrange your home screen setup all over again? Or what if you’re using an iOS device?

You can use Line Deco, our app of the week that can spice up the home screen on your Android and iOS device in a matter of minutes, free of charge.

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