Truth to be told, Samsung has been around in the laptop industry for quite some time even though the company might have been channeling a lot of effort into these smartphones market these day. Among products that the division have announced earlier this year are the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition Ultrabook and Chromebook 2.
However, things might change soon as the Samsung has decided not to release new laptops and Chromebooks in Europe.
Just last Friday, Xiaomi announced that they have invested USD$25 million in venture capital into iHealth Lab Inc,, one of the most well-known smart health device makers, and it looks like the folks in China will be able to start buying iHealth devices at mi.com as soon as tomorrow. Co-founder and president of Xiaomi, Bin Lin, has just made an announcement on his Facebook page, saying that the iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring system will go on sale at mi.com starting tomorrow and as expected, it will be pretty cheap at RMB199 – that’s approximately RM105.
September is a month filled with smartphone announcements and it looks like October will be a month filled with smartphone launches. Samsung has just announced that they will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Korea this Friday, 26 September 2014, and will be launching to 140 countries by the end of October and judging from previous launches by Samsung, Malaysia will definitely be part of the list.
Excited about the upcoming Oppo N3 that will be announced next month? Here’s something to make you even more excited about the next smartphone from the Chinese company, the Oppo N3 will be made out of aerospace grade metal and is rumored to pack some new cooling technology inside.
Plenty of customers rushed out to Apple Stores and retailers in launch markets throughout the world last week to grab themselves the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; which resulted in record sales figures for Apple. Now that all the early adopters are settling in with their devices, we are starting to hear issues regarding the device.
In this particular case, a bent iPhone 6 Plus. Ouch.
When Apple announced their first wearable about 2 weeks back, the Apple Watch, there was one thing the company managed to do very well – to keep the specifications a secret. All the Cupertino company talked about were the features of the watch and how it comes with a huge variety of belts but how much RAM did it have? Does it have built-in storage? Nobody knew, till now at least. An investment research firm, Cowen and Company, seems to have gotten some details with an examination of the device’s supply chain.
Miracast is a neat piece of technology that allow users to easily share the content in their devices directly to another screen wirelessly via Wi-Fi Direct connection. The technology is supported by Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating system which is why it’s not surprising to see Microsoft Hardware has come out with its own Miracast-based Wireless Display Adapter.
In case you didn’t know, Astro has a separate pricing policy for its home and commercial customers. In another words, your favourite mamak establishments, hangout spots and hotels actually paid differently for their Astro subscriptions as compared to what you fork out for your home.
In fact, Astro actually charges its commercial customers between RM 20 to RM 150 per individual channels while home users are charged according to the packages that they subscribed to. However, that changed recently as Astro has now started to offer channel packages for commercial establishments and hotels.
[Update: New countries added for the wave 2 launch happening on 26 September 2014]
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally been unveiled by Apple early this morning. Both devices are scheduled to arrive in selected markets, namely U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K., starting from 19 September 2014 and preorders will begin a week earlier on 12 September 2014.
As usual, both iPhone 6 will be available in gold, silver or space gray and will be available in the US for a subsidised price starting from USD$199 for the iPhone 6, and from USD$299 for iPhone 6 Plus. The contract-free retail price will start from USD$649 (RM2,080) and USD$749 (RM2,400) respectively. However, the US is known to have a cheaper price compared to the rest of the countries, so here’s a collection of the new iPhone 6 price around the world
– in wave 1 at least, compared with the launch price of the iPhone 5s. We’ve included new countries so check the table out right after the break.
Apple may have sold over 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus so far, but the company is not going to let the momentum stop. Together with the recording breaking sales announcement earlier today, Apple also announced that they will be expanding the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus availability to over 20 more countries this Friday, 26 September 2014, just one week after the sales that started last Friday.
Microsoft Office 365 Student Edition has been free for eligible students for a while now, although it apparently has not been as widespread as Redmond would like. The company has changed how these students apply for the subscription, from going through the University IT department to applying for the license themselves.
UPDATE 1, 400PM 23/09: We have received the official statement from Uber regarding this issue…and it is a feisty one. Read more to check it out.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE, 926PM 22/09:
A month ago, Uber was suddenly dragged into the limelight after local taxi operators questioned the legality of the service in Malaysia. Not enough with that, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has also pointed several legal and technical issues that the fledgling company need to address regarding its operation in Malaysia.
Today, Uber can now add Road Transport Department (JPJ) into the growing list of Malaysian authorities that have taken interest on the service. Not in a positive way though as JPJ has planned to halt Uber’s usage on private cars which is one of the issues that were pointed out by SPAD last month.