In addition to the announcement of the FATTNET from Xpax prepaid plan, Celcom also introduced a new smartphone leasing plan called NewPhone. Only the second such plan offered by a local telco, NewPhone allows users to upgrade to a new smartphone every year by paying a fixed monthly fee.
You might have heard the rumor before and it turns out to be true: the popular predictive keyboard SwiftKey is now officially part of Microsoft. The news was announced by the co-founders of the company, Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock as well as by Harry Shum, the Executive Vice President, Technology and Research of Microsoft.
The iPhone 7 isn’t expected to be launched until later this year, but as usual, rumours on the highly anticipated – and controversial – device have already cropped up. According to an anonymous source, which is said to be reliable, the iPhone 7 will not have a protruding camera anymore; it will also feature a cleaner design with the absence of plastic antenna lines found on the latest iterations of the iPhone.
Samsung is rumoured to be officially unveiling the long awaited Gear 360 VR camera some time this month. The Gear 360 camera will be able to capture 360-degree pictures and videos that may be fully immersed using the recently announced Samsung Gear VR. Interestingly, there is a also strong possibility of the camera being unveiled alongside the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 on the 21st of February this year.
The long rumoured spring Apple event looks like it will take place on 15 March. Cupertino is expected to announce several new devices, along with new bands for the Apple Watch. That being said, Apple itself has not officially confirmed the date; although industry sources say that the information is accurate.
Android phones running on MediaTek processors have been found with a backdoor bug that leaves them vulnerable to attackers. The problem lies with a debug feature that was included to allow for telecommunications inter-operability testing. This feature is normally disabled before the phones are shipped; only, it turns out that manufacturers didn’t turn it off and have now exposed customers to possible rootkit attacks.
Origin is currently offering Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) for free through its “On The House” program. Yes, the full game is available free of charge and can be kept for an unlimited amount of time. However, Origin did not mention when the offer will end so one’s best bet is to get on Origin as soon as possible to claim the game.
Seagate, well known for manufacturing various types of digital storage products, is now facing a class action lawsuit over the high failure rates of its 3TB hard drives. This includes both internal and external versions of the HDD. The specific model of the allegedly defective hard drive is the ST3000DM001.
PlayStation is bringing back its “Vote to Play” campaign for the month of February. Like before, PS Plus subscribers will have the opportunity to vote on the game they would like to receive as part of the March offer. As an added incentive, the games that didn’t win will be heavily discounted for PS Plus members during the same month.
I am horrible at chemistry, so when I was approached by ACE EdVenture Studio about a mobile game called ChemCaper, I was more than intrigued. In essence, ChemCaper is an indie RPG game that aims to teach chemistry the fun way. With renowned composer Norihiko Hibino – which provided music for AAA video games such as the Metal Gear Solid series – on board, ChemCaper is a very interesting indie game, and I had the opportunity to spend some time with it.
Benson Leung has faced his first sacrifice in his one man crusade against poor USB Type-C cables. The Googler has ended up damaging his Pixel 2 while testing a particularly problematic charging cable bought off Amazon. It turns out that the Surjtech cable was wrongly wired and was also using an incorrect resistor; all of which translated into a laptop with a burnt out USB controller.