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Low-Light Camera Output Comparison: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520′s Pro Mode, Sony Xperia Z1 and HTC One M8 (UPDATED)

by Chief Chapree · 3 days ago · 7 Comments · 6.2k views

ASUS ZenFone 5 PixelMaster Camera

There are plenty of features that ASUS has equipped into its new ZenFone smartphone series despite being priced at under RM 1000.  One such feature that we have managed to check out ourselves during our brief time here at the ZenFone regional launch event in Jakarta is the PixelMaster Camera.

Even within the PixelMaster Camera itself, ASUS has included plenty of modes ranging from beautification to HDR to selfie helper that should be able to provide plenty of fun for users that love to snap photos. That being said, what have caught my attention the most is the camera’s Low Light Mode that is available only on ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 (sorry, ZenFone 4 future owners).

Seeing is believing, so read on to see more.

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Microsoft Office 365 Personal Now Available In Malaysia For RM 190 Per Year

by Chief Chapree · 3 days ago · 1 Comment · 1.4k views

Office 365 Personal, Malaysia

Essentially a subscription service, Office 365 Home allows users to use Microsoft Office to up to 5 different PCs or Macs together with up to 5 tablets. While it might be a great value for users that owned multiple devices or for a family, users that owns only one device might not be able to utilize it fully for the amount they pay for Office 365 Home.

Hence, Microsoft recently came out with Office 365 Personal which caters such users and it is now available in Malaysia.

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Opinion: As The Internet Grows, So Does Our Own Responsibility

by Farhan · 3 days ago · No Comments · 542 views

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The internet feels very much like an extension of my home. My own little corner of the internet is very much like the TARDIS: bigger on the inside than on the outside. Games, pictures, documents, notes, and friends all reside within a digital space that is both easy to access and conveniently does not fill up my shelves with junk. Unfortunately, the last week has pointed out that while the internet feels like home, many of us still leave the front door open.

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Alpine To Bring Apple’s CarPlay To Just About Any Car This Fall

by Lucas Lau · 3 days ago · No Comments · 411 views

Apple CarPlay Offiial

We wrote about Apple’s Carplay about a month ago and were pretty impressed with how it looked. The only downside to the whole thing was the fact that it would only be coming in newer cars and not backward compatible with our existing cars. So while buying a new car just for the upgrade would have been the answer, it was also ridiculous.

Thankfully, Alpine electronics has come up with a way to bring CarPlay to just about any car this fall. The system would be installed as any 2-DIN player would be now and would use a wired connection rather than Bluetooth to connect to Apple’s iOS devices. This will also be the first aftermarket solution that is compatible with CarPlay. It will be rumoured to cost around US$500 – 700 and be available in the US and Europe this fall. Let’s hope that means Asia will get that not long after!

(Source: BGR)

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HP Slate 6 VoiceTab Now Available from redONE Mobile at RM879 After Rebates

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · 3 Comments · 1.1k views

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Now that the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab has finally landed in our shores for a retail price of RM999, you can purchase the device from redONE and enjoy a rebate worth RM120. redONE Mobile, Malaysia’s only postpaid MVNO is offering the Slate 6 with its postpaid plan at only RM58/month.

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ASUS ZenFone Coming To Malaysia End Of April, Price Starts From RM 299

by Chief Chapree · 3 days ago · 1 Comment · 3.1k views

ASUS ZenFone SEA Launch 10

So, ASUS ZenFone line of Intel-powered smartphones are now in our region. That being said, the release date for each countries in the region varies from one to another. For Malaysia, ASUS ZenFone release in our market has been shifted towards end of April instead of mid-April as per earlier report.

As for the pricing, ASUS Malaysia’s rep has confirmed to us here at the on-going ZenFone’s regional launch event in Jakarta that the price of ZenFone devices in Malaysia will start from RM 299 onwards.

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Samsung Debuts World’s First 65 Inch Curved UHD TV

by Lucas Lau · 3 days ago · 2 Comments · 915 views

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We first saw this beautiful TV and the sibling the U8500 in Bali when we attended the Samsung Forum a month or two ago and today Samsung Malaysia finally introduced it to our shores. Coming in at a resolution of 3820 x 2160, thats nearly 4 times full HD. The whole big deal of the curved display is to give it a much more immersive feel while viewing. That combination of an immersive viewing experience and incredible UHD resolution makes for one of the best potential home viewing setups.

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Leak: Pictures of Production Tools Also Suggests that Apple is Working on Larger iPhones

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · 6 Comments · 1.8k views

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Another day, another rumor and leak about the upcoming iPhone 6 from Apple, the leaks we have today includes images of production tools from two different sources suggesting that Cupertino company is indeed working on larger iPhones.

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Android 4.4.3 Released for Some Nexus 5 Models in the US

by Pang Tun Yau · 4 days ago · No Comments · 1.1k views

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A US carrier has begun seeding the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 5 devices, ahead of any official announcement by Google. Interestingly, the carrier, Sprint, does not detail much in the OTA update in its changelog.

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ASUS ZenFone Is Officially In South East Asia: Powered By Intel With Affordable Price Tag

by Chief Chapree · 4 days ago · 9 Comments · 3.2k views

ASUS ZenFone SEA Launch 01

First announced at CES 2014 earlier this year, ASUS today is launching their new ZenFone smartphone for South East Asia region here in Jakarta. Running on Android, the ZenFone series is powered by Intel Atom Z2000 family of dual-core processors and is available in the size of 4-inch as well as 5-inch and 6-inch.

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Microsoft Announces Age Of Empires For Mobile

by Farhan · 4 days ago · 2 Comments · 1.1k views

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Microsoft has officially announced the existence of Age of Empires: World Domination for mobile devices. There are few details about the game, and it is unknown how the classic real-time strategy gameplay will be adapted for a touch interface, although the preview video promises a new battle system.

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Google Beats Facebook In Buying Drone Company

by Farhan · 4 days ago · No Comments · 1k views

Solar Drone

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has successfully acquired Titan Aerospace, a startup that specialises in building high altitude drones. It was earlier reported that social media giant Facebook expressed interest in purchasing the company, but it would appear that they have been beaten to the punch by Google.

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