Uber and the Land Public Transportation Commission (SPAD) appear to have set aside their differences and come to an agreement. The ride-sharing service will not be banned or suspended in Malaysia as it will comply with Malaysia transportation laws; although how this affects the budget Uber X has not been clarified.
Thailand has joined the growing number of countries cracking down on Uber. The Department of Land Transport has said that the ride sharing service will now face fines for improperly using cars and not using the approved fare structure. This marks the third country in Southeast Asia that Uber has run afoul of, after Malaysia […]
MCMC’s Public Cellular Blocking Service (PCBS): A National System Designed To Assist Victims of Phone Theft
For the majority of users that have experienced it, losing a mobile phone whether due to accidental reasons or theft is a rather troublesome (and traumatic) experience – all the lost memories or worse, the private data stored inside your most personal of devices. To help Malaysian users cope with such situations as well as an […]
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 […]
A major update to Google Maps now includes roughly 90-percent of peninsular Malaysia’s public roads. This refers to highways, state roads, urban centres, and ungated neighbourhoods. Street View also includes popular tourist destinations like Taman Negara, Pangkor island, and Putrajaya. The update is now live, and Malaysians can start looking around for their favourite spots […]
As teams are arriving in Seattle for the hotly anticipated annual “The International” tournament by Valve, Malaysia is fortunate enough to have 2 teams involved. After winning the Asian qualifiers, Arrow Gaming have won a place in the main event. And of course there’s Titan, who have been invited by Valve based on their performance […]
Since the day I started taking photos I’ve been taught to treat my camera like a tool to help me make the photographs I want and not an antiquity to be placed behind glass boxes and behind many layers of laser triggered security for curious tourists to gawk at. To be a true workhorse, a […]
Microsoft have plans for their Windows Phone 8.1 devices this year with low, middle and flagship slated to be released in the rest of the year. On popular Chinese blogging platform Weibo it looks like there has been a leak of sorts showing a mysterious Lumia device that could add to those already expected devices.
Fresh from the launch in Beijing last week, we managed to get our hands on Huawei’s latest midrange smartphone, the Honor 6. The Huawei Honor 6 is the latest in the line of low-cost, high-performance devices to come out of the middle kingdom and with a name as large as Huawei behind it as well […]
EDIT: After a further look into this, it looks like the 1s time was indeed too good to be true. Xiaomi Taiwan’s Facebook Page says it’s 21 seconds, still impressive though! Thanks lokgotz! This year, Xiaomi have become king of the flash-sale, selling incredible amounts of devices in an increasingly short time. In Malaysia they have […]
BlackBerry haven’t been having the greatest last 12 months, losing their CEO and BB10 not getting the reception they had hoped. With John Chen taking the helm things have finally come with some semblance of stability and in one of the most pessimistic headlines ever from their Q4 earnings, BlackBerry didn’t lose AS MUCH as […]
Today after a 9 month long quiet period on the device front (since the Z30 in Malaysia), BlackBerry have announced the arrival of the Z3 to Malaysian shores. While released earlier this May in Indonesia, the BlackBerry Z3 is only now making its way over here but to the BlackBerry faithful, it couldn’t be sooner. […]
The OnePlus One may just be the most theoretically sought after Android device this year; Theoretically because one month after the announcement, it’s still pretty much impossible to get anywhere. Unfortunately for the Chinese manufacturers, shipping of the device may be further delayed (to the select few hundred anyway) due to critical software bugs on […]
In a few days, Samsung will be unveiling to the world the latest tablet device in their stable, the Galaxy Tab S. On the 12th Of June, Lowyat.NET will be on ground in New York to bring you the latest news from the newest tablets on Samsungs roster. So far not too much is known […]
One of the features that Oppo announced with the Find 7 and Find 7a at launch was this magical new charging system called VOOC Rapid Charge. With VOOC Rapid Charge, Oppo claims that the Find 7a is able to charge from 0 to 75% in JUST 30 minutes. Curiosity got the better of us and the great […]
After selling out their DG Easy Prepaid deal in under 1 hour, DiGi have teased on their Facebook that we should check back at 6pm if we were “Hungry for more Mi”. Their initial Easy Prepaid deal was a pretty decent one and a good place to get the Xiaomi MI 3 if you missed […]
While Lenovo’s current flagship is a little on the plastic side, if pictures that are making its way around Sina Weibo are to believed it looks like they are joining the metal bandwagon too. Dubbed the Vibe Z2 Pro, hopefully not to be confused with the Xperia Z2, the Lenovo flagship will feature a 6inch […]
If you’re in the market for a low-cost 7inch tablet, Maxis has a pretty sweet deal for you. For just RM299 with a SurfMore50 plan, you can grab Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 lite 7inch tablet for yourself!
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 […]