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Keep up with the 13th Malaysia General Election with these Windows Apps [Apps]

With the 13th Malaysia General Election expected to be held no later than 27 June 2013, Malaysians are turning to various media channels such as newspapers, TVs, radios, news sites, blogs & social media to keep up with the latest developments in the country. Available to users of  Windows devices are many apps that they can use to keep track ...

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Microsoft Malaysia previews Windows Phone 8

Earlier this month at a media briefing, Microsoft Malaysia previewed their new Windows Phone 8 operating system which will be available via some of the upcoming smartphones from Nokia, HTC and Samsung. [Melvin Tham, Microsoft Malaysia Consumer Channels Lead previewing the Windows Phone 8 features] [Steve Chan, Nokia Malaysia Product Marketing Manager showing off the upcoming Nokia Lumia(s)] [L-R: Nokia ...

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Apple iOS 6 now available for download

Apple latest mobile operating system, the iOS6 is now available for download(including Malaysia). Users of iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch(4th generation), iPod touch(5th generation), iPad 2 and the new iPad can now check for software update to receive the latest OS. As for the iPhone 5, it already comes pre-installed with the iOS 6. The iOS6 was ...

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Samsung ATIV S- World’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone

Samsung has announced the world’s 1st Windows Phone 8 smartphone- ATIV S. The Samsung ATIV S has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display of HD resolution, made from Corning Gorilla Glass 2. There is 1GB of RAM and it’ll come in 16GB and 32GB storage versions.

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Ovum: Google’s new Nexus devices fail to address Android’s big failings

The next iteration of Google’s Android operating system, Jelly Bean, an aggressively priced 7 inch tablet from partner Asus, and a home media device which will be marketed under Google’s own brand. The tablet is an important step forward for Google’s Android tablet strategy, in that it breaks the dichotomy that exists presently between low-priced, low performance devices and over-priced, ...

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WP7.5 required to use Windows Marketplace

Starting yesterday, Microsoft has starting implementing a minimum requirement of Windows Phone 7.5 operating system to download apps from Windows Marketplace. In a blog post last month, Microsoft said that requiring Windows Phone 7.5 is part of a larger effort aimed at improving Marketplace performance and security, and paving the way for even faster growth and more new features.

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RIP Microsoft Windows Mobile 6

Microsoft took big steps to improve and modernize its mobile platform during the past few years. With the successful launch of Windows Phone OS(operating system) which now runs on quite a number of smartphones including the Nokia Lumia, it is now the time to move on without Windows Mobile 6. Ending the OS application store only means the end of ...

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Android will replace iOS as the most important platform to developers

According to Ovum, Android has replaced Apple’s iOS in terms of importance to developers in the Asia-Pacific region in the last 12 months. However, it is clear that iOS and Android form the core of developer support and that although these two platforms may vie for ultimate supremacy almost all developers support both platforms. In its second annual developer survey, ...

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Nokia Belle update to start in February

Nokia announced that it will roll out the Nokia Belle operating system update(previously known as Symbian Belle) starting February. Launched earlier this year with Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 603 smartphone, the Nokia Belle will be available as a software update for the following devices- Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, Nokia 500 ...

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Skype for Windows Phone coming soon

Microsoft appears to be working on Skype app with deep Window Phone integration. Skype’s VP of products, Rick Osterloh, revealed that Microsoft’s Skype division is “working on a Windows Phone product that will be coming out soon,” during an interview at CES 2012. Based on unconfirmed reports, Skype integration in Windows Phone will arrive with Appolo, which is the next ...

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LG becomes the 11th Android OEM to pay royalties to Microsoft

Electronics giant LG becomes the 11th Android OEM to sign a licensing agreement with Microsoft. Under the agreement LG will have to pay royalties to Microsoft to access its IP portfolio for all of LG’s tablets, phones and “other consumer devices” which run either Android or Chrome OS. So far, major Android OEMs such as HTC, Samsung and Acer have signed ...

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Windows Phone update fixes disappearing keyboard & more

Microsoft appears to have released an update for Window Phone that includes bug fixes and improvements. For the moment, it is only available for LG Optimus 7 on Vodafone network according to reports. The latest update is currently at version 7.10.8107.79. Change log below:

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Over 700,000 Android devices activated everyday

The Android operating system appears to be doing very well. Back in December 2010, we reported that over 300k Android devices are activated a day, a year later, there are over 700,000 Android devices activated everyday. According to Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, the activations are counted when a new Android phone is activated for the ...

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Panasonic making a comeback with its smartphones outside of Japan

Panasonic is making a comeback with its smartphones outside of Japan after the Japanese consumer electronics giant pulled out of the overseas mobile phone markets in 2006 due to stiff competition. It has been reported that Panasonic will launch a new range of Lumix Android smartphones in Europe first(coming spring 2012), followed by North American and Asian markets.

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Adobe Flash Player don’t work on Android 4.0, yet

The latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) does not run Adobe Flash, for now. Adobe Flash has yet to support the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which runs on the latest Android operating system. Its not an Android issue or a hardware issue, it is because Adobe has changed its mobile device strategy, calls for HTML5 to replace Flash. In statement, ...

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