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  • LG Odin octa-core AnTuTu benchmark reveals big.LITTLE architecture

    LG Odin octa-core AnTuTu benchmark reveals big.LITTLE architecture

    The upcoming LG Odin octa-core chipset and processor rumoured to be used in the just as rumoured LG G3 has recently been benchmarked on AnTuTu. Scoring 27184, the reason for the lower performance (the LG G2 scored 35069) could be because the LG Odin was just clocked at 100MHz-1.0GHz. Considering that the Snapdragon 800 on the LG G2 is clocked at 2.26GHz we should be able to expect even better performance from the LG Odin. Then again, the higher clock speed does come at the price of a shorter battery life, so if the LG Odin could reach the same performance but offer better extended battery life, this would also be a good deal in our opinion. The benchmark also revealed that rather than run all 8 of the cores at the same time, the AnTuTu benchmark reveals that it is running the ARM big.LITTLE architecture where only one set of 4 cores are running at a time. Graphics performance was exceptionally high though, as it uses the PowerVR Series 6 GPU which is the same series used on the Apple iPhone 5S. Other tech specs and features include a 1080 x 1920 display resolution, 2GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and Android 4.2.2. The rather small 4GB of storage is to be expected though as this is probably still very much a prototype device. No news about Malaysia release dates or pricing for the LG G3 but with it just at prototype stage for now, it seems likely it could be in Q2 or Q3 of 2014.

  • Apple iPhone 5S battery tests completed, some improvement

    Apple iPhone 5S battery tests completed, some improvement

    The Apple iPhone 5S has been out in the market for quite some time. Bringing about a fairly big hardware upgrade over the previous Apple iPhone 5 with the 64-bit A7 processor and chipset along with a number of other upgrades, benchmarks of the iPhone 5S have been quite good in terms of performance. However, it has taken some time for complete battery benchmarks to be done. These battery benchmarks have since been done and the short answer is that the iPhone 5S is a bit more energy efficient than the iPhone 5 with a 5 hour or so battery life compared to the previous version. Bear in mind that this is on really heavy usage and that usuallyt, on normal usage, most users can expect about 10 hours or so worth of battery time on a single charge. This still isn't good enough to take out the battery life champion nor some of the other smartphones in the same price range but it does offer some measure of improvement over the previous iPhone.

  • Goldgenie covers Apple iPhone 5S with crystal

    Goldgenie covers Apple iPhone 5S with crystal

    Right after they made the 24-carat gold plated Apple iPad Air and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, Goldgenie have come out with a 24-carat gold plated Apple iPhone 5S almost completely covered in Swarovski Crystals. This new bling covered version is called the Apple iPhone 5S Supernova with the 16GB versions costing RM20225. While it isn't the first time someone has come out with a crystal covered smartphone the sheer number of crystals on the Goldgenie Apple iPhone 5S Supernova is almost too much, but if you like a shiny disco ball smartphone then this is perfect for you. You can get the 32GB version for another RM500 or so and the 64GB for another RM1000 or so. As usual, Goldgenie will also include a nicely laquered Cherry Oak wooden box to put the bling encrusted gold Supernova Apple iPhone. Check out the pics for yourself in the article.

  • TYPO Keyboard turns your Apple iPhone into a BlackBerry, coming CES 2014

    TYPO Keyboard turns your Apple iPhone into a BlackBerry, coming CES 2014

    If you have the money and want a tech device, why not invest in it and build it? This seems to have been the idea behind the TYPO Keyboard which is a QWERTY keyboard add-on for touchscreen smartphones like the Apple iPhone 5 and 5S. Backed by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who has already sunk in $1 million into the venture, the TYPO Keyboard looks a lot like the QWERTY keyboards you'll find on a BlackBerry device, complete with contoured keys and a backlight for typing in dim or low-light conditions. The add-on covers up the Apple iPhone Home button making the iPhone longer and thicker but still allowing the use of auto-correct while also offering quick-access to currency keys. So far the TYPO Keyboard is only usable for the Apple iPhone 5 and 5S but it is being developed for other touchscreen smartphones as well. While there isn't any Malaysia release date, this is mainly because the TYPO Keyboard is due for release at CES 2014 at a price tag of $99 (RM318).

  • Should you buy the HTC One Max with an RM100 discount?

    Should you buy the HTC One Max with an RM100 discount?

    The HTC One Max is the much larger brother of the award-winning HTC One smartphone, which was one of the first Android smartphones to pull off an awesome looking metallic body design. When the HTC One first came out, it was simply awesome and got very good reviews from practically everyone in the tech industry. Now, the HTC One Max offers you the same HTC One-like design in a larger 5.9-inch display phablet form factor but at a much higher retail price of RM2499. Looking to sweeten the deal, some sellers are offering the HTC One Max with an RM100 discount for a total price of RM2399 here in Malaysia. Should you buy it for that RM100 discount? Check out our analysis on the HTC One Max for a better idea of the pros and cons involved.

  • Rumours: Apple iWatch coming for men and women in 2014?

    Rumours: Apple iWatch coming for men and women in 2014?

    The rumour that Apple may be making a smartwatch called the Apple iWatch in 2014 is getting more meat and details as other rumours pop up. One of the latest is that we may be getting two types or sizes of Apple iWatch come this 2014, a 1.7-inch Apple iWatch for men and a 1.3-inch Apple iWatch for women. This rumour comes courtesy of analyst David Hsieh who has been quite accurate so far about previous Apple products. While this prediction does not mention how exactly each Apple iWatch may look or what tech specs they may have, it is a very logical conclusion. Traditionally, watches are very different in terms of size for men and women, after all, you probably won't see a large Rolex or sports watch on a woman's wrist or vice versa. While Apple have traditionally followed the one-size-fits-all design paradign they recently changed this approach when they released the Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C, so the rumour of two different Apple iWatch smartwatches according to gender sounds like the right way to go. As usual, do take this with a pinch of salt, as a rumour remains a rumour until it is proven.

  • Apple iPad Air (iPad 5) vs Apple iPad 4

    Apple iPad Air (iPad 5) vs Apple iPad 4

    Now that the latest and greatest Apple iPad Air or 5th generation iPad is here, many older Apple iPad users are considering buying it, especially since it offers a new 64-bit A7 processor, improved slimmer and thinner design and better overall performance. However, with the current state of Malaysia's finances and currency, the Apple iPad Air will likely be sold for a higher price than the previous 4th generation Apple iPad. Are all the iPad Air features worth it, especially if you already own an iPad 4? Find out in our comparison article between the Apple iPad Air vs the Apple iPad 4.

  • Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Malaysia telco comparison

    Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Malaysia telco comparison

    The Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are finally fully available within Malaysia both on the Malaysian Apple Store as well as for most of the telcos in Malaysia. This includes Celcom, DiGi and Maxis for now. For a complete customizable comparison based on price, etc, check out our Technave.com:

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    For those looking to check out the individual telco Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C plans check out the Celcom, DiGi and Maxis telco plans in this article.

  • Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Malaysia telco comparison

    Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Malaysia telco comparison

    The Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are finally fully available within Malaysia both on the Malaysian Apple Store as well as for most of the telcos in Malaysia. This includes Celcom, DiGi and Maxis for now. For a complete customizable comparison based on price, etc, check out our Technave.com:

    Technave comparison tool.jpg

    For those looking to check out the individual telco Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C plans check out the Celcom, DiGi and Maxis telco plans in this article.

  • 8 new Samsung Galaxy S5 features we'd want

    8 new Samsung Galaxy S5 features we'd want

    It isn't even the end of the year yet and already many of us are predicting features for the next smartphones and devices that haven't even been announced yet. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S5 which already has many rumours saying that it could have a new 64-bit Exynos processor and 4GB of RAM along with a metal chassis. We've also come up with a list of realistic features which we think would be both achievable and make the S5 a much better smartphone. Check out the list in this article.