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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

ASUS Transforms hybrids to a new level

2014-06-18 NOBODY buys laptops anymore, maybe because laptops are ceasing to exist with every laptop coming out dubbed a “hybrid”. This can be extremely misleading, because having your laptop bend into a tablet or having it stand up like an inverted ‘V’, or...

HP Compaq TC1100: The world’s first tablet

2014-06-18   CONTRARY to what most people believe, Apple didn’t invent the tablet computer.   It was Microsoft that pioneered the first tablet PC, way back in 2004. But it was so much different than the tablet we know today.   This world’s first tablet...

Amazon could shake up sector with smartphone

2014-06-18 AMAZON’S mystery unveiling Wednesday is widely expected to be a smartphone, which if managed well could shake up the market and boost the US online giant as a device maker.The company has given few hints, inviting a small group of media to the...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Moto G 4G: Motorola has you covered in the budget category

2014-06-11 SAY you break or lose your smartphone right now and you desperately need a temporary replacement. You need a phone that’s at least as good as the one you had, but you’re on a tight budget. The options on the budget range of smartphones are...

Another mobile OS player joins the fray

2014-06-11 SAMSUNG has been making great devices on the mobile front over the past year. That’s stating the obvious, of course, since Samsung is now the leading phone maker in the world. The Galaxy series on Android has a phone in every specification and...

WWDC 2014: Apple introduces Mac OS X Yosemite, iOS 8

2014-06-11 POSSIBLY disappointing anyone expecting a new iPhone or iPad, Apple’s WWDC 2014 recently had no new hardware announcements, although there was a lot going on in terms of software. Biggest of the announcements was the next operating system for the...

Toughpad FZ-M1: One tough tablet

2014-06-11 THE last time we tested one of Panasonic’s military-grade Toughbooks was quite a while back – and boy, did our review unit take a beating that time, since we were encouraged to (and actually did) splash water on it, drop it from three to five feet...

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

LG creates 2K screen flagship with lasers

2014-06-04 THE HTC One from last year was clearly the top Android phone until the later half, when LG joined the party to take away some of the attention from HTC’s best flagship phone to that date. This year, the HTC followed up its flagship with the One M8...

Samsung Galaxy W: Smartphone on steroids

2014-06-04 AFTER returning from a three-week-long work trip to the US, I realised how fortunate we are in this region for 1) not being tied to a contract when buying a smartphone, and 2) having a wider selection of smartphone models to choose from, from the...

Apple unwraps ‘Healthkit’ alongside Mac, iPhone features

2014-06-04 APPLE Inc on Monday took the wraps off mobile applications that pool and analyse health and home data, kicking off an annual developers’ conference lacking in big surprises, despite hopes the iPhone maker would offer a glimpse into its secretive...

PowerShell: Get gaming on your iPhone

2014-06-04 ONE of the hidden features that Apple built into iOS 7 is driver support for console-style game controllers, both wired and wireless. Only one or two manufacturers have stepped up to the plate to produce game controllers for iOS devices and...

Monday, 2 June 2014

New drugs may make a dent in war against lung, ovarian cancer

2014-06-02 NEW drugs are making a dent against some hard-to-treat cancers, but some results raise fresh questions about whether the benefit is worth the cost. For the first time in a decade, an experimental drug has extended the lives of patients with...

Second-hand smoke risks in the spotlight

2014-06-02 CHINESE are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of second-hand smoke for children, and the issue has gained extra prominence during the World No-Tobacco Day which was held on Saturday. Since her pregnancy, Liu Ying has been warning her...

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Headphones are big business

2014-05-28 WE ALL have a pair of free headphones that came bundled with our smartphones. Those near-disposable pair of earbuds often have marginal quality both in build and sound, but they work just fine out of the box. For better sound, however, you have...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active breaks cover

2014-05-28 A RUGGEDISED version of the company's latest premium phone is in the works, aimed at users that need to stay connected no matter how far off the beaten track their lifestyle takes them. The Galaxy S5 Active is actually slimmer than the standard...

Microsoft wants to replace your laptop with a tablet

2014-05-28 THIRD time’s the charm. At least, Microsoft hopes so, with the release of its new Surface Pro 3 tablet last week. Rather than going smaller like most devices, Microsoft went ahead and made the Surface Pro 3 a little larger than expected, with a...

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Zen in a phone

2014-05-21 ASUS, well-known for its computer, components and accessories, has been relatively quiet in the mobile phones and tablet segment. The PadFone Inifinity 2, a very unique concept, has not really taken off since its first iteration (the Infinity 2 was...

Sony RX100 Mark III, the last great digital point-and-shoot camera

2014-05-21 EVEN though the digital point-and-shoot camera is a sunset industry right now thanks to the rise of smartphone photography, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 still holds up as an excellent digital point-and-shoot camera anyone can own and be fully...

IPad still the world’s favourite tablet

2014-05-21 THE latest figures from ABI Research show that Apple is still building the consumer’s product of choice when it comes to tablets – the device category it invented. However, Samsung is catching up, fast. Just like the smartphone market, the tablet...

HTC One M8: One direction

2014-05-21 THE Android scene is a crowded one with new devices in various shapes and sizes flooding the market everyday. It’s not easy for one model to stand out but HTC’s One M8 comes close. The M8 has a metal body with a build that screams class and quality...

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