Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net Malaysia's Largest Online Community Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:21:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Vivo Officially Reveals The Details Behind V5 Plus: Opens Pre-Order In Malaysia For RM 1,799 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123533/vivo-officially-reveals-the-details-behind-v5-plus-opens-pre-order-in-malaysia-for-rm-1799/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123533/vivo-officially-reveals-the-details-behind-v5-plus-opens-pre-order-in-malaysia-for-rm-1799/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:02:23 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123533 170116vivov5plus02Ahead of the device’s official launch in Malaysia later this week, Vivo today has officially unveiled its latest smartphone which is called the V5 Plus. Not only that, its Malaysian pricing has also been revealed by a local retailer as Vivo Malaysia dealers begin to accept the pre-order for the device. As you might already know, […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123533/vivo-officially-reveals-the-details-behind-v5-plus-opens-pre-order-in-malaysia-for-rm-1799/feed/ 0 Technical Issue Disrupts Shell Stations Throughout Malaysia https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123525/technical-issue-disrupts-shell-stations-throughout-malaysia/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123525/technical-issue-disrupts-shell-stations-throughout-malaysia/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:07:57 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123525 170116shell02If you wondering why your favorite Shell petrol station is closed earlier today or even till now, this might be the reason. According to several media reports, technical difficulties have been hitting the Shell Malaysia’s centralized system to the extent that it affects the operations of 900 Shell stations throughout the country. The issue apparently […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123525/technical-issue-disrupts-shell-stations-throughout-malaysia/feed/ 4 Sony Malaysia Offers Free Gifts with Selected Xperia Smartphones for Chinese New Year https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123508/sony-malaysia-offers-free-gifts-with-selected-xperia-smartphones-for-chinese-new-year/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123508/sony-malaysia-offers-free-gifts-with-selected-xperia-smartphones-for-chinese-new-year/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:30:58 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123508 xperia-xz-review-11Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and to celebrate the upcoming festival, Sony Malaysia is offering several freebies with every purchase of selected Xperia smartphones. These include devices in the Xperia X series, the Xperia Z5 family, as well as the mid-range Xperia M5. Not surprisingly, the Xperia XZ – the flagship of […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123508/sony-malaysia-offers-free-gifts-with-selected-xperia-smartphones-for-chinese-new-year/feed/ 3 The Tech Tarik Show Ep 16: CES Part 2, ESL One Genting, Nintendo Switch https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123509/the-tech-tarik-show-ep-16-ces-part-2-esl-one-genting-nintendo-switch/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123509/the-tech-tarik-show-ep-16-ces-part-2-esl-one-genting-nintendo-switch/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:45 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123509 the-tech-tarik-show-by-lowyat-netIt’s all hands on deck for this episode of the Tech Tarik Show, Lowyat.NET’s only official podcast. There’s a lot to cover this week, and you can imagine we actually tried to squeeze as much as we could into a reasonable amount of time. Pang and Andrew battle jetlag to regale us with more stories […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123509/the-tech-tarik-show-ep-16-ces-part-2-esl-one-genting-nintendo-switch/feed/ 0 Samsung Unveils Liquid-Cooled Galaxy C7 Pro: Also Features Two 16-Megapixels Cameras https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123496/samsung-unveils-liquid-cooled-galaxy-c7-pro-also-features-two-16-megapixels-cameras/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123496/samsung-unveils-liquid-cooled-galaxy-c7-pro-also-features-two-16-megapixels-cameras/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:13:47 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123496 170116galaxyc7pro01Samsung opened this year on a positive note by announcing the 2017 version of its Galaxy A series in Malaysia recently. In China though, the company has decided to launch a different model called Galaxy C7 Pro. Featuring a full metal body with a thickness of 7mm, the Galaxy C7 Pro is equipped with a […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123496/samsung-unveils-liquid-cooled-galaxy-c7-pro-also-features-two-16-megapixels-cameras/feed/ 3 Report: Android Creator Andy Rubin will Develop New Mobile and Smart Home Products https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123498/report-android-creator-andy-rubin-will-develop-new-mobile-and-smart-home-products/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123498/report-android-creator-andy-rubin-will-develop-new-mobile-and-smart-home-products/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:21:04 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123498 NEW ECONOMY SUMMITIt looks like Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, is going to develop new consumer hardware products including several mobile and smart home devices. According to Bloomberg, Andy Rubin will be will be launching those devices under his latest company, Essential, a 40-person team consisting of recruits from Apple and Google. Bloomberg reports that Rubin […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123498/report-android-creator-andy-rubin-will-develop-new-mobile-and-smart-home-products/feed/ 1 Source Confirms Note 7 Fires Caused By Battery Problem; Full Investigation Details On 23 January https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123490/source-confirms-note-7-fires-caused-by-battery-problem-full-investigation-details-on-23-january/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123490/source-confirms-note-7-fires-caused-by-battery-problem-full-investigation-details-on-23-january/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:00:35 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123490 samsung-galaxy-note-7-hands-on-44An unidentified source has confirmed that a battery problem was at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fires. According to the person, the finalised report of the probe will be released on 23 January; ahead of Samsung Electronic’s fourth quarter results. The battery of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was long to be […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123490/source-confirms-note-7-fires-caused-by-battery-problem-full-investigation-details-on-23-january/feed/ 3 Lenovo Schedules Press Event For Motorola At MWC 2017 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123489/lenovo-schedules-press-event-for-motorola-at-mwc-2017/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123489/lenovo-schedules-press-event-for-motorola-at-mwc-2017/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:30:43 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123489 motorola-moto-z-moto-z-force-1Given its status as one of premier trade show for mobile industry, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) has always been the place for manufacturers to launch or showcase their new products. At the very least, some companies would just take advantage of the timing if they not able to be at the event themselves. Motorola […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123489/lenovo-schedules-press-event-for-motorola-at-mwc-2017/feed/ 0 Speedrunning Gamers Raise Over RM9.9 Million For Charity https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123486/speedrunning-gamers-raise-over-rm9-9-million-for-charity/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123486/speedrunning-gamers-raise-over-rm9-9-million-for-charity/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:30:24 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123486 Games Done QuickThe fact that gamers are incredibly generous when motivated in the right way should not be doubted. This year, the Awesome Games Done Quick charity speedrun event raised over $2.2 million (RM9.9 million) for the Prevent Cancer Foundation; which is $1 million (RM4.5 million) more than it managed last year. Speedrunning is idea of finishing […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123486/speedrunning-gamers-raise-over-rm9-9-million-for-charity/feed/ 0 Huawei Announces P8 Lite (2017) – Kirin 655, Android Nougat, and More https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123478/huawei-announces-p8-lite-2017-kirin-655-android-nougat-and-more/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123478/huawei-announces-p8-lite-2017-kirin-655-android-nougat-and-more/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:30:05 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123478 Huawei P8 Lite 2017It looks like Huawei has recently introduced yet another new mid-range Android smartphone called the Huawei P8 Lite (2017). Not to be confused with the original Huawei P8 Lite that was launched back in 2015 or the Huawei P9 Lite that was introduced earlier last year, the P8 Lite is a 2017 variant with improved […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123478/huawei-announces-p8-lite-2017-kirin-655-android-nougat-and-more/feed/ 3 Google Releases 3D Storytelling App For Kids https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123480/google-releases-3d-storytelling-app-for-kids/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123480/google-releases-3d-storytelling-app-for-kids/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:45:35 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123480 Toontastic 3DGoogle has released a new 3D storytelling app for kids (and adults for that matter). Toontastic 3D provides all the tools needed to create a cartoon, and is flexible enough to allow the user to input his or her own creations. The original Toontastic was launched in 2011 by Launchpad Toys. It works on the same premise, […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123480/google-releases-3d-storytelling-app-for-kids/feed/ 0 Proton Now Offers Yes 4G Altitude Smartphone and 1 Year of Data To New Customers https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123469/proton-yes-altitude-plan/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123469/proton-yes-altitude-plan/#comments Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:23:23 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123469 LYN-Proton-Yes-Altitude-Plan-Launch-01As part of their long-standing partnership, Yes 4G and Proton have announced that each new Proton cars from today onwards will receive a Yes 4G Altitude smartphone for free. Available for a limited time period, customers will also receive free data for one year. Specifically, the amount of data given under this plan is 16GB […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123469/proton-yes-altitude-plan/feed/ 3 OPPO R9s Hands On: A New Breed, Yet Feels Rather Familiar https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123441/oppo-r9s-hands-on-a-new-breed-yet-feels-rather-familiar/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123441/oppo-r9s-hands-on-a-new-breed-yet-feels-rather-familiar/#respond Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:50:01 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123441 LYN-OPPO-R9s-Hands-On-18For the past one year, it is hard not to relate the word “selfie” with OPPO Malaysia’s smartphones given how the company has been working hard to establish its devices which include F1, F1 Plus, and F1s as the “Selfie Expert” devices. This year though, the company has somehow decided to focus on the power […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123441/oppo-r9s-hands-on-a-new-breed-yet-feels-rather-familiar/feed/ 0 Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Smart Watch: Android Wear For The Outdoor Warriors https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123118/casio-pro-trek-wsd-f20-smart-watch-android-wear-for-the-outdoor-warriors/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123118/casio-pro-trek-wsd-f20-smart-watch-android-wear-for-the-outdoor-warriors/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:26:49 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123118 casio-smartwatch-ces-2017-1While Casio is more known for its traditional analogue and digital watches such as the G-Shock and Edifice series, the Japanese company does fuse its watches with smart technologies from time to time. The new WSD-F20 smart watch that was launched at the recent CES 2017 is one such example. Given how the smart watch […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123118/casio-pro-trek-wsd-f20-smart-watch-android-wear-for-the-outdoor-warriors/feed/ 2 Certain Retailers Might Have Revealed The Official Price of Xiaomi Redmi 4A in Malaysia https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123431/certain-retailers-might-have-revealed-the-official-price-of-xiaomi-redmi-4a-in-malaysia/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123431/certain-retailers-might-have-revealed-the-official-price-of-xiaomi-redmi-4a-in-malaysia/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:16:37 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123431 redmi-4a-official-1As you might have heard, Xiaomi Redmi 4A could be released in Malaysia on 17 January based on the clues posted by Lazada recently. Naturally, the teaser didn’t touch anything regarding the phone’s pricing though but thanks to a tipster, we believe that actual price tag for the Redmi 4A in Malaysia is now out in […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123431/certain-retailers-might-have-revealed-the-official-price-of-xiaomi-redmi-4a-in-malaysia/feed/ 6 Here’s A Short List Of Games Being Launched For The Nintendo Switch https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123308/heres-a-short-list-of-games-being-launched-for-the-nintendo-switch/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123308/heres-a-short-list-of-games-being-launched-for-the-nintendo-switch/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:23:25 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123308 Nintendo-Switch-Presentation-2 (42)Every gamer knows that consoles don’t matter quite as much as the games on them. Why is likely why Nintendo spent most of its Switch presentation talking about what’s coming for the the new console, although it didn’t go into much detail about most of them. For starters, there is the obligatory party game in […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123308/heres-a-short-list-of-games-being-launched-for-the-nintendo-switch/feed/ 6 Nintendo Switch Launches On 3 March For RM1339 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123264/nintendo-switch-launches-on-3-march-for-rm1339/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123264/nintendo-switch-launches-on-3-march-for-rm1339/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:06:27 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123264 Nintendo-Switch-Presentation (12)Nintendo has taken the lid off details for the new Switch console. This represents a huge departure from what the Japanese company has been doing in the past, and shows a console maker that is ready to embrace the 21st century. A huge announcement for the Nintendo Switch was that the company is abandoning region […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123264/nintendo-switch-launches-on-3-march-for-rm1339/feed/ 17 DiRT Showdown Is Free On Humble Bundle Until Tomorrow https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123258/dirt-showdown-is-free-on-humble-bundle-until-tomorrow/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123258/dirt-showdown-is-free-on-humble-bundle-until-tomorrow/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:45:33 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123258 DiRT Showdown Free Humble StoreCodemasters and Humble Bundle seem to be doing their honest best to give away the entire DiRT racing series. This time around, DiRT Showdown is available for free on the Humble Store; which is surprising since DiRT 3 was given away in the same manner barely two months ago. DiRT Showdown is the followup to […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123258/dirt-showdown-is-free-on-humble-bundle-until-tomorrow/feed/ 5 Telegram Updates its Desktop App to Version 1.0 – Material Design, Animations and Custom Themes https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123251/telegram-updates-its-desktop-app-to-version-1-0-material-design-animations-and-custom-themes/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123251/telegram-updates-its-desktop-app-to-version-1-0-material-design-animations-and-custom-themes/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:19:53 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123251 Telegram Desktop 1.0Good news for Telegram users, the messaging service has just updated its desktop app to version 1.0 with material design, animations, and support for custom themes. Telegram has been available for desktops since 2013 however, the company is finally graduating it to a stable version – version 1.0. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux, the […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123251/telegram-updates-its-desktop-app-to-version-1-0-material-design-animations-and-custom-themes/feed/ 4 Apple Facing Class Action Lawsuit For iPhone App Monopoly https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123250/apple-facing-class-action-lawsuit-for-iphone-app-monopoly/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123250/apple-facing-class-action-lawsuit-for-iphone-app-monopoly/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:47:45 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123250 <> on October 4, 2011 in Cupertino, California.Apple is facing a possible class action lawsuit for how it handled the iPhone Appstore between 2007 and 2013. The suit, which was originally filed in 2011, claims that Apple used its control over the Appstore to maintain a monopoly and acted against the best interests of consumers. The suit alleges that Apple broke US […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123250/apple-facing-class-action-lawsuit-for-iphone-app-monopoly/feed/ 7 Google Now Lets You Book and Track Your Uber Ride on its Maps App https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123241/google-now-lets-you-book-and-track-your-uber-ride-on-its-maps-app/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123241/google-now-lets-you-book-and-track-your-uber-ride-on-its-maps-app/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:00:09 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123241 Request for Uber ride on Google MapsLast year, Google updated its Google Maps app for iOS and Android with better integration for ride sharing services such as Uber. The update allow users to get the time and fare estimate through a dedicated tab, and now, it looks like Google is taking things a step further. The company has just updated its […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123241/google-now-lets-you-book-and-track-your-uber-ride-on-its-maps-app/feed/ 0 TP-Link Launches Neffos X1 and X1 Max In Malaysia: Priced From RM 769 https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123215/neffos-x1-x1max-my-launch/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123215/neffos-x1-x1max-my-launch/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:01:50 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123215 LYN-Neffos-X1-X1Plus-MY-02TP-Link is a well-known brand for network equipment but it does offer smartphone in our market as well. Positioned under the Neffos series, the company today has launched its latest smartphones – the X1 and X1 Max – in Malaysia. First unveiled to the world at IFA 2016, TP-Link decided to have metallic back cover on […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123215/neffos-x1-x1max-my-launch/feed/ 1 HTC Announces New U Ultra Smartphone With Second Display; Also the HTC U Play https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123214/htc-announces-new-u-ultra-smartphone-with-second-display-also-the-htc-u-play/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123214/htc-announces-new-u-ultra-smartphone-with-second-display-also-the-htc-u-play/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:45:50 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123214 htc-u-ultra-u-play-35HTC has announced the new U series of smartphones for 2017, starting with the U Ultra and U Play. Both of these are highly similar devices that ship with the company’s new HTC Sense Companion AI, a “liquid glass” back, and come in colours that aren’t just black and silver. The HTC U Ultra is […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123214/htc-announces-new-u-ultra-smartphone-with-second-display-also-the-htc-u-play/feed/ 3 HTC’s U Ultra and U Play Hands On: Bold Bets on Old Ideas https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123145/htcs-u-ultra-and-u-play-hands-on-bold-bets-on-old-ideas/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123145/htcs-u-ultra-and-u-play-hands-on-bold-bets-on-old-ideas/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:32:46 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123145 htc-u-ultra-u-play-31At CES 2017, HTC hurriedly patched together a press briefing ahead of its 12 January unveiling of its latest devices, inviting members of the press who were already present for CES. The two new devices, the U Ultra and the lower-end U Play, represented a big, bold move away from the HTC designs we’ve known […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123145/htcs-u-ultra-and-u-play-hands-on-bold-bets-on-old-ideas/feed/ 5 Facebook Introduces New Project To Promote Journalism https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123212/facebook-introduces-new-project-to-promote-journalism/ https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123212/facebook-introduces-new-project-to-promote-journalism/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:05 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=123212 Facebook Mark ZuckerbergFacebook is taking its role as a media company more seriously in 2017; at least that’s what it says it’s doing. Fidji Simo, Facebook’s Director of Product, introduced a new Journalism Project to establish stronger ties between Facebook and the news industry. How it intends to do this is a series of different programmes, each covering […]]]> https://www.lowyat.net/2017/123212/facebook-introduces-new-project-to-promote-journalism/feed/ 0