Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net Malaysia's Largest Online Community Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 Uber Was Once Almost Banned From The Apple App Store https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130155/uber-almost-banned-apple-app-store/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130155/uber-almost-banned-apple-app-store/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:16 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130155 Uber’s reputation for ignoring rules had apparently gotten it in trouble with Apple back in 2015. The New York Times relates a story about how the ride-sharing service developed a method for identifying individual iPhones; which violates Apple’s privacy guidelines for developers. The situation was due to drivers in locations like China using stolen iPhones to […]

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iPhone 6 Now Retails at Only RM1,699 in Malaysia https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130174/iphone-6-now-rm1699-malaysia/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130174/iphone-6-now-rm1699-malaysia/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:41:47 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130174 Initially launched in Malaysia just last month, the iPhone 6 with 32GB of storage has received a price cut; a pretty considerable one too. Originally going for RM1,999, the 32GB iPhone 6 now retails at only RM1,699 in Malaysia. This price cut comes courtesy of official Apple resellers in Malaysia, which include Switch and Machines. […]

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Xiaomi Opens First Physical Store in Penang; Launches Several New Products Too https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130170/xiaomi-opens-first-physical-store-penang-launches-several-new-products/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130170/xiaomi-opens-first-physical-store-penang-launches-several-new-products/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:00:01 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130170 Xiaomi recently announced the opening of its first-ever physical store in Malaysia. Located in Queensbay Mall, Penang, the Mi Premium Reseller Store will carry quite a number of Xiaomi products. The Chinese company is also launching several new products in conjunction with the store’s opening. A couple of weeks ago, we spotted the Xiaomi Mi […]

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Celcom Offering 1 Week Free Data for Facebook and WhatsApp to All Subscribers https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130165/celcom-offering-1-week-free-data-for-facebook-and-whatsapp-to-all-subscribers/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130165/celcom-offering-1-week-free-data-for-facebook-and-whatsapp-to-all-subscribers/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:30:05 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130165 Over the long weekend, there was an outage on Celcom that affected users who were trying to access Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. The telco says that data connectivity to these apps has been restored, and that they are regretful for the connectivity problem. They are also providing 1 week of free data on Facebook and […]

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Next Version Of uTorrent Will Work From Your Browser https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130151/next-version-utorrent-will-work-browser/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130151/next-version-utorrent-will-work-browser/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:00:30 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130151 Development of uTorrent may have been relatively quiet, but big things are coming. BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen has revealed plans to move the client to a web based interface and an improved streaming experience. uTorrent is generally known as one of the most popular BitTorrent clients available today. However, development on the project was stalled […]

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Digi Now Lets You Combine Weekday and Weekend Data on Postpaid 80 for Only RM5 a Month https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130159/digi-now-lets-you-combine-weekday-and-weekend-data-on-postpaid-80-for-only-rm5-a-month/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130159/digi-now-lets-you-combine-weekday-and-weekend-data-on-postpaid-80-for-only-rm5-a-month/#comments Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:29 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130159 Wish to sign up with Digi’s Postpaid 80 plan? You may want to do so now because Digi recently introduced a new All Day Internet that lets you combine your weekend and weekday data for only RM5 a month. This means that for RM85 a month, you can enjoy unlimited calls, and 20GB of internet. Digi Postpaid […]

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ARM-based Windows 10 PC Coming At The End Of This Year https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130149/arm-based-windows-10-pc-coming-end-year/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130149/arm-based-windows-10-pc-coming-end-year/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:00:28 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130149 Qualcomm is preparing to expand the Snapdragon 835 processor into the mobile PC market by the end of the year. These new ARM based laptops and tablets will be known under the cellular PC moniker, and will take design cues from smartphones. This won’t be the first time that Microsoft has explored the idea of […]

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Review: Bringing The Zen To The Mid-Range Market https://www.lowyat.net/2017/129665/amd-ryzen-5-1600x-review/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/129665/amd-ryzen-5-1600x-review/#comments Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:30:06 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=129665 After falling behind Intel for the past few years, AMD has finally launched a rather competitive product in the form of the Ryzen 7 processors last month. However, they are made to cater to high end users which means they are quite costly – even though Ryzen 7 processors are still more affordable than what […]

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Corsair Teams Up With MSI To Create The Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130104/corsair-teams-msi-create-hydro-gfx-gtx-1080-ti-graphics-card/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130104/corsair-teams-msi-create-hydro-gfx-gtx-1080-ti-graphics-card/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00:17 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130104 Corsair is the latest hardware manufacturer to unveil its custom GTX 1080 Ti. Dubbed as the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti, Corsair’s newest graphics card comes with an AIO (all-in-one) liquid cooler. Interestingly, Corsair has also partnered up with PC hardware giant, MSI, to create the aforementioned graphics card. According to Corsair, the cooling solution […]

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Nvidia May Unveil GTX 20-Series Graphics Cards In Q3 2017 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130111/nvidia-may-unveil-gtx-20-series-graphics-cards-q3-2017/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130111/nvidia-may-unveil-gtx-20-series-graphics-cards-q3-2017/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:39:03 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130111 It looks like Nvidia will be unveiling its lineup of GTX 20-series graphics cards sooner than expected. A report from Chinese tech site, MyDrivers, stated that Nvidia may indeed be releasing its brand new series of graphics cards sometime this year – possibly in Q3 2017. Now, most of us would look at this rumour and […]

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ASUS Radeon RX 500 Series Cards Are Now In Malaysia: Price Starts At RM 599 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130108/asus-radeon-rx-500-malaysia/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130108/asus-radeon-rx-500-malaysia/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:46:16 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130108 As soon as they were revealed to the world, the AMD Radeon RX 500 graphics cards have begun to pop up at retails stores in Malaysia. Among manufacturers that have released such cards in Malaysia is ASUS who is currently offering four of its RX 500 cards in our market. Not surprisingly, on top of the […]

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PlayStation 4 HITS Bundle Offers Horizon Zero Dawn & Two Other Games for RM1,349 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130094/playstation-4-hits-bundle-offers-horizon-zero-dawn-two-games-rm1349/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130094/playstation-4-hits-bundle-offers-horizon-zero-dawn-two-games-rm1349/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:39:26 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130094 If you’ve been wanting to get yourself a PlayStation 4, good news: Sony is offering a rather attractive bundle for the console. Retailing at RM1,349, the PlayStation 4 HITS Bundle offers the console itself together with Horizon Zero Dawn and two other “critically acclaimed” titles. Aside from Horizon Zero Dawn, this bundle also include the […]

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Google Revamps Google Earth; Now More Than Just Pictures And Maps https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130093/google-revamps-google-earth-now-just-pictures-maps/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130093/google-revamps-google-earth-now-just-pictures-maps/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:55:47 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130093 Google Earth is generally known as that quaint little addition to Google Maps. That is set to change with this new version of Google Earth that brings with it more stories and information about the world around us. Three new functions have been added to the mapping service. “Voyager”, an “I’m feeling lucky” button, and […]

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Redmi Note 4 With 4GB RAM And 64GB Storage Arriving In Malaysia On 29 April https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130090/redmi-note-4-4gb-ram-64gb-storage-arriving-malaysia-29-april/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130090/redmi-note-4-4gb-ram-64gb-storage-arriving-malaysia-29-april/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:13:04 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130090 Xiaomi looks to have solved its global supply issues with the highest specification Redmi Note 4. Malaysians were promised this variant during the launch of the Redmi Note 4 last month, although Xiaomi has already launched the two other versions of the phablet in this country. The particular Redmi Note 4 being released now packs […]

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Riot Games Engages Student Ambassadors To Promote Gaming In Malaysia https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130087/riot-games-engages-student-ambassadors-promote-gaming-malaysia/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130087/riot-games-engages-student-ambassadors-promote-gaming-malaysia/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:47:17 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130087 League of Legends developer Riot Games has launched the inaugural year of its Student Ambassador Programme to Malaysia. This will see university students engaged to build and expand the gaming community in Malaysia; while teaching the ambassadors real life organisational skills. Riot’s student ambassadors are expected to become the voice of their local League of […]

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Huawei Confirms the Huawei P10 Ships with Different Memory Specifications https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130082/huawei-confirms-huawei-p10-ships-different-memory-specifications/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130082/huawei-confirms-huawei-p10-ships-different-memory-specifications/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:36:22 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130082 The Huawei P10 is a respectable flagship smartphone, and we liked it in our review. However, it appears not all P10 and P10 Plus are created equal: Huawei confirmed that these two phones ship with different memory specifications. What does this mean? Well, some Huawei P10 and P10 Plus will be slower than others. According […]

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HTC Likely Launching the “Squeezable” HTC U on 16 May https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130079/htc-likely-launching-squeezable-htc-u-16-may/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130079/htc-likely-launching-squeezable-htc-u-16-may/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:48:51 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130079 HTC has set for a launch event on the 16th of May next month, and the Taiwanese company will very likely unveil the HTC U (aka the HTC Ocean) on that day. The tagline “Squeeze for the brilliant U” is a pretty clear indication of this. Based on leaks and rumours, the upcoming smartphone is […]

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Xpax’s New KawKaw Squad Offers 50% More Data for its Monthly Data Plans https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130074/xpaxs-new-kawkaw-squad-offers-50-data-monthly-data-plans/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130074/xpaxs-new-kawkaw-squad-offers-50-data-monthly-data-plans/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:30:47 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130074 If you are a Malaysian born between 1992 and 2005, Xpax wants you to join their new KawKaw Squad, and they are offering you KawKaw data to do so. The telco recently launched a new KawKaw Squad campaign that offers exclusive rewards and offers from Xpax. Join the KawKaw Squad and get 50% extra data […]

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Apple and Nike Launches New Limited Edition Apple Watch Series 2 Called NikeLab https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130066/apple-nike-launches-nikelab/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130066/apple-nike-launches-nikelab/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:00:01 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130066 Apple and Nike have just announced a new limited edition Apple Watch Series 2. Called NikeLab, it features a Space Grey Watch Series 2 with a Light Bone/Black Nike Sports band, and a NikeLab Innovation x Innovators logo on the side. Aside from a new band colour, the new Apple Watch Series 2 is exactly the […]

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Acer Malaysia Brings Chrome OS Into The Limelight With New Chromebooks and Chromeboxes https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130038/acer-chromebook-chromebox-malaysia/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130038/acer-chromebook-chromebox-malaysia/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:54:55 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130038 Even though Acer is known to have Chromebook and Chromebox under its wings for quite some time, the company never made the push for Chrome OS in Malaysia. That is about to change though as Acer has kickstarted its Chrome OS effort in our market by launching five new Chrome devices for Malaysia today. Covering […]

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Illegear Troika Gaming Desktop Goes Official: Price Starts At RM 5,999 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130031/illegear-troika-gaming-desktop/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130031/illegear-troika-gaming-desktop/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:06:47 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130031 Known for its customizable high performance laptops, Illegear has decided to step into the desktop market by announcing its first ever desktop system. Called Troika, the new gaming desktop comes standard with the company’s own CPU liquid cooling system. Customers have the option to equip Troika with up to Intel Core i7-7700K processor (AMD Ryzen options […]

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The Doogee Mix Is a Blatant Copy of the Xiaomi Mi Mix https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130023/doogee-mix-blatant-copy-xiaomi-mi-mix/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130023/doogee-mix-blatant-copy-xiaomi-mi-mix/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:27:17 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130023 The Xiaomi Mi Mix was definitely one of the most impressive-looking smartphones released last year, and naturally, other phone makers seem to have…taken inspiration from it. Doogee, for one, has unveiled the Doogee Mix, and it looks almost like the Mi Mix, only with the addition of a home button and a glass back instead […]

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Nvidia To Release GT 1030 Graphics Card To Compete With Radeon RX 550 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130024/nvidia-release-gt-1030-graphics-card-compete-radeon-rx-550/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130024/nvidia-release-gt-1030-graphics-card-compete-radeon-rx-550/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:48:17 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130024 It looks like the folks over at Nvidia are planning to take on Radeon’s recently released RX 500 series of graphics cards; one graphics card in particular that apparently got Nvidia’s attention is the RX 550. According to Expreview, Nvidia will be releasing a graphics card to compete with the RX 550, and it may be […]

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Nokia 6 & Nokia 3310 to Retail at RM899 & RM189 Respectively in Malaysia? https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130018/nokia-6-nokia-3310-retail-rm899-rm189-respectively-malaysia/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130018/nokia-6-nokia-3310-retail-rm899-rm189-respectively-malaysia/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:00:06 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130018 Nokia’s range of smartphones – and one feature phone – are expected to be launched in Malaysia sometime this quarter, and we may just have the Malaysian retail prices of the Nokia 6 and Nokia 3310 already. That is, if a recent leak is to be believed. According to Mdroid, the Nokia 6 will be […]

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Blu Officially Enters the Malaysian Market with 10 Smartphones https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130004/blu-officially-enters-malaysian-market-10-smartphones/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/130004/blu-officially-enters-malaysian-market-10-smartphones/#comments Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:58:55 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=130004 We have seen quite a number of phone makers enter the Malaysian market recently. There were Oukitel, Infinix, and even Meizu to a certain extent. Now, American-based phone maker Blu is joining the fray. However, unlike other brands, Blu is entering our market with a slew of smartphones. Ten of them, to be specific. Out of the […]

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