Smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/videos en-MY Gorilla Glass 4 arrives to better protect your phone screen from direct drops http://www.stuff.tv/my/gorilla-glass-4-arrives-better-protect-your-phone-screen-direct-drops/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Corning’s latest formulation is said to survive 80% of 1m falls onto rough surfaces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Gorilla Glass 4" alt="Gorilla Glass 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gorilla-glass-4.jpg?1416533440" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our phones take a lot of everyday wear and tear, but it&rsquo;s usually a hard fall - a drop from fumbled hands or off of a countertop - that warrants repair or replacement. But the new Gorilla Glass might alleviate that.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Corning claims that Gorilla Glass 4 can safely weather those surprise impacts up to 80% of the time, and that it&rsquo;s twice as durable as competing strengthened glass brands. Device screens will still break, depending on the surface your phone hits and the distance of the drop, but at least this kind of aluminosilicate glass should make it a less common occurrence.</p> <p>Gorilla Glass 4 is already shipping to phone makers, and Corning expects devices bearing it to debut within the next three months.</p> <p>With ambitions of using sapphire-covered displays for major, mass-market devices still <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-free-apps-no-longer-free-app-store-motorola-s-phone-finding-keylink-and-why-ip">something of a pipe dream</a>, it&rsquo;ll be interesting to see how long Gorilla Glass and its ilk remain the standard for screen protection.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.corning.com/news_center/news_releases/2014/2014112001.aspx">Corning</a>, <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/20/7253397/corning-gorilla-glass-4-announced">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/news">Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: the weigh-in</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8ObyPq-OmO0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/gorilla-glass-4-arrives-better-protect-your-phone-screen-direct-drops/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/gorilla-glass-4-arrives-better-protect-your-phone-screen-direct-drops/news#comments Smartphones Tablets Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:18:04 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453640 at http://www.stuff.tv Lost your keys? Smartphone? Motorola saves the day with this nifty little dongle http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/motorola-s-new-dongle-finds-your-phone-and-your-lost-keys/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And the best bit? This device will only cost you US$25 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s new dongle finds your phone and your lost keys " alt="Motorola’s new dongle finds your phone and your lost keys " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/keys.jpg?1416474551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&rsquo;ve never lost your smartphone or your set of keys before? Yeah, right. Everyone&rsquo;s done that and to be honest, so have we. But Motorola&rsquo;s planning on saving us from that first world problem with its latest gadget.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One device, many uses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the bright side, it can also be set up to automatically unlock your phone when both the dongle and your smartphone are close to each other. We&rsquo;re not exactly sure why you&rsquo;ll need a separate device to do so when you can just do it with your fingers (there&rsquo;s also the issue of security with that feature).</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be able to purchase the Keylink from <a href="http://www.motorola.com/us/accessory-family-page-1/Motorola-Keylink/keylink.html" target="_blank">Motorola&rsquo;s website </a>for US$25 (RM84). Before you hop on the website, it&rsquo;s worth noting that the device is already sold out.</p> <p>Either way, we&rsquo;re impressed with what Motorola&rsquo;s been doing in its projects &ndash; it also recently made some cool <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-x/temporarily-ink-yourselves-and-have-it-connect-your-motorola-smartphone/news">flash tattoos that you can use to unlock your phone</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/motorola-s-most-likely-got-new-moto-smartphone-coming/news">Motorola&#39;s most likely got a new Moto smartphone coming</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/19/motorolas-new-25-dongle-helps-you-find-your-lost-keys-unlocks-your-phone/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s new dongle finds your phone and your lost keys " alt="Motorola’s new dongle finds your phone and your lost keys " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mtotmoto.jpg?1416474551" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/motorola-s-new-dongle-finds-your-phone-and-your-lost-keys/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/motorola/motorola-s-new-dongle-finds-your-phone-and-your-lost-keys/news#comments Android Motorola Smartphones Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:57 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1453592 at http://www.stuff.tv Your mobile phone is the reason behind your neck and back problems http://www.stuff.tv/my/keep-hunching-over-your-phone-and-you-could-end-health-problems/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Researchers say there is a link between mobile device usage and health risks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Keep hunching over your phone and you could end up with health problems " alt="Keep hunching over your phone and you could end up with health problems " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2345D1B100000578-283945.jpg?1416465246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;ve been having some nagging neck and back pains in recent times, you need to read this &ndash; it could be due to you hunching over your mobile phone, and using it over extended periods of time.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everything in moderation is good </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That&rsquo;s like having an average seven-year-old sitting on your neck, and the more your neck is bent, the amount of force increases. Keep at it for an extended period of time and the wear and tear will result in the need for surgery.</p> <p>Hansraj agreed that it is nearly impossible to avoid the technologies that result in these issues, but you should make a concerted effort to look at your phones with a neutral spine and to prevent spending hours each day hunched over. &nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;We recommend that people should continue to enjoy their smart devices, but that they pay specific attention to where their head is in space. You want to be careful that your head is straight up with you&#39;re using a smart device,&quot; he added.</p> <p>We suggest you adhere to this doctor&rsquo;s advise before it&rsquo;s a tad bit too late.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-s-new-project-human-body/news">Google&#39;s new project: The perfect human body</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source and images: <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2839455/Why-hunching-phone-gives-pain-Image-shows-tilting-head-puts-four-STONE-extra-pressure-neck.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail Online</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Keep hunching over your phone and you could end up with health problems " alt="Keep hunching over your phone and you could end up with health problems " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bones.jpg?1416465246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/keep-hunching-over-your-phone-and-you-could-end-health-problems/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/keep-hunching-over-your-phone-and-you-could-end-health-problems/news#comments Smartphones Tablets Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:49:31 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453577 at http://www.stuff.tv These little pieces of cardboard actually charge your smartphone battery http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-little-pieces-cardboard-actually-charge-your-smartphone-battery/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will you replace your power banks with these tiny cardboard batteries? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="These little pieces of cardboard actually charge your smartphone battery" alt="These little pieces of cardboard actually charge your smartphone battery" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2hr.jpg?1416535542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Keeping your smartphone charged all through the day can be a feat &ndash; you&rsquo;ve got to make sure it&rsquo;s at 100 per cent when you leave home, and depending on how fast its juice runs out, you&rsquo;ve got to have a few charged power banks on you when you&rsquo;re not close to a power socket.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recycle these capsules </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are three different choices of capsules (two, four, or six hours) depending on how much battery time you need. Once you&rsquo;re done with it, you can dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way since there aren&rsquo;t any of those plastic bits on it that you&rsquo;d normally find on other disposable batteries.</p> <p>Tsung also foresees the biodegradable design to eventually be available from convenience stores, which also makes it easier for them to be sold in bulk if they&rsquo;re packaged like a sheet of pills. &nbsp;</p> <p>Of course the tiny battery inside each capsule poses as a problem for disposal but Tsung is quoted saying it can also be recycled by dropping it off at the same convenience store you bought it from. We&rsquo;re guessing it&rsquo;s going to be the happy little pill of many if it gets rolled out in future. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/own-android-mobile-device-follow-these-5-steps-longer-battery-life/feature">Battery tips to make your Android smartphone immortal&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://designtaxi.com/news/370693/This-Tiny-Ultra-Portable-Charger-Gives-You-Small-Doses-Of-Power-On-The-Go/" target="_blank">Design Taxi</a> and <a href="http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/11/cardboard-battery-concept-gives-you-a-biodegradable-uptime-hit/" target="_blank">Gizmodo UK</a>, images: <a href="http://designtaxi.com/news/370693/This-Tiny-Ultra-Portable-Charger-Gives-You-Small-Doses-Of-Power-On-The-Go/" target="_blank">Design Taxi</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="These little pieces of cardboard actually charge your smartphone battery" alt="These little pieces of cardboard actually charge your smartphone battery" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1hr.jpg?1416535542" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-little-pieces-cardboard-actually-charge-your-smartphone-battery/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-little-pieces-cardboard-actually-charge-your-smartphone-battery/news#comments Smartphones Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:42:16 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453576 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Samsung says fewer phones ahead, Nokia’s Z Launcher hits Google Play, and now you can search every tweet ever http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-samsung-says-fewer-phones-ahead-nokia-s-z-launcher-hits-google-play-and-now-yo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news you need to start your day off strong </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note Edge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-edge.jpg?1416448929" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fewer Samsung phones in 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung went a little crazy with its smartphone selection this year, with all manner of variants and spinoffs for its flagship devices, not to mention numerous mid-range and low-end options. Perhaps relatedly, Samsung also reported dramatically sinking profits after the Galaxy S-fueled surge.</p> <p>So it&rsquo;s time to pare down the release calendar, it seems. Robert Yi, Samsung&rsquo;s head of investor relations, tells The Wall Street Journal that the company will trim its selection down by about 25-30%, and that they&rsquo;ll seek to share more key components between models.</p> <p>No doubt, we&rsquo;ll see a Galaxy S6 before long, and surely new versions of other familiar Samsung handsets, but expect fewer slightly-tweaked variants that are probably more trouble than they&#39;re worth for the manufacturer.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/samsung-plans-to-cut-smartphone-models-by-up-to-30-in-2015-1416282267?tesla=y&amp;mg=reno64-wsj">The Wall Street Journal</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/18/samsung-will-make-less-phones-with-long-names-starting-with-galaxy/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-s6-review">Samsung Galaxy S6 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia’s Z Launcher out on Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As we found out yesterday morning, Nokia has a brand new tablet called the N1, which looks a whole lot like an iPad mini - except it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. More specifically, it utilizes Nokia&rsquo;s own Z Launcher, which offers predictive suggestions of the apps you&rsquo;ll want to use at any given time, and lets you scribble with your finger to initiate searches.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll be a few months before the N1 actually launches, but you can grab the Z Launcher now on your Android 4.1+ device via Google Play. It <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-see-30-minutes-metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain-plus-blackberry-s-phablet-and-n">first became available</a> as an APK through Nokia&rsquo;s own beta program over the summer, but now anyone can snag the slick still-in-beta launcher and give it a shot.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nokia.z">Google Play</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/n1/nokia-n1-tablet-looks-ipad-mini-runs-android-l/news">Nokia N1 tablet: looks like an iPad mini, runs Android L</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia N1 with Z Launcher" alt="Nokia N1 with Z Launcher" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-n1_0.jpg?1416448929" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Search all of the tweets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>About half a trillion tweets have been sent out over Twitter since its debut in 2006, and now you can easily search the entire database thanks to substantial upgrades made by the service.</p> <p>You can track the trajectory of popular hashtags by finding tweets bearing them over a certain time span, or seek out certain terms sent out into the world by particular users. Twitter posted a mind-numbingly long and complex explanation of how they pulled it off, but the takeaway is this: whatever embarrassing scree you posted that one hazy night back when is now much easier to find. Take care.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://blog.twitter.com/2014/building-a-complete-tweet-index">Twitter</a> via <a href="http://time.com/3592734/twitter-search-every-tweet/">Time</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/25-free-apps-android/feature">35 best free apps for Android</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="725" title="Stuff on Twitter" alt="Stuff on Twitter" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter-stuff.png?1416448929" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Final Fantasy VII recreated in LittleBigPlanet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We honestly don&rsquo;t want to think about the amount of time and determination it took to bring this project to life, but someone has recreated the entirety of PSone role-playing classic <em>Final Fantasy VII</em> within <em>LittleBigPlanet 2</em>.</p> <p>What you see above is the first of 107 video clips than span the entire, freely playable experience, using the PlayStation 3 creation suite to recreate iconic locations, characters, and moments. And since all past shared series content is also available in <em>LittleBigPlanet 3</em> - launching soon on PS4 and PS3 alike - even new-gen console owners can get in on the nostalgia-glazed zaniness.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEOJu0vZ05Q">YouTube</a> via <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/11/18/littlebigplanet-2-fan-meticulously-recreates-final-fantasy-7/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/littlebigplanet-3/littlebigplanet-3/review">LittleBigPlanet 3: First Play preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XEOJu0vZ05Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/fully-charged-samsung-says-fewer-phones-ahead-nokia-s-z-launcher-hits-google-play-and-now-yo#comments Android Gaming LittleBigPlanet 3 Nokia Samsung Smartphones Twitter Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453562 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iPhone 7 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whether it&#039;s called the iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s, details about Apple&#039;s next phone are already trickling out. Here&#039;s what we know so far </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Looks nice, eh?" alt="Apple iPhone 7, 6s - news, rumours, everything we know so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone%207.jpg?1416446495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yes, this is happening.</p> <p>While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have themselves only been out for a few months, the iRumour mill has already begun spinning its mysterious web of speculation about its successor. </p> <p>Will it be called the iPhone 6s or the iPhone 7? Will it get another screen-size boost? Will it shoot 8K video from its 32MP camera?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s in a name? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let&#39;s start off easy. Apple iPhone 7? Apple iPhone 6s? Apple iPhone Xtreme?&nbsp;</p> <p>Only the first two options are likely, and judging by Apple&#39;s past behaviour, we&#39;re more likely to end up with another &#39;s&#39; device. Then again, Apple could ditch that system altogether and go straight for the 7. It&#39;s known for its sporadic naming systems, after all.</p> <p>What do we think? We&#39;re going with 7 right now, based on the fact that iPhone 6s Plus sounds stupid.</p> <p><em><strong>Likelihood: 75%</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Beauty shot" alt="Apple iPhone 7, 6s - news, rumours, everything we know so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15602023027_c1a04ff751_b.jpg?1416446495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A familiar face </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Apple follows its tried-and-tested iPhone formula, the iPhone 7 won&#39;t look drastically different from the iPhone 6 - retaining its Touch ID home button and organic, rounded appearance. The big design changes tend to skip a generation, leaving Sir Jony time to fine-tune his scribbles.</p> <p>Still, that doesn&#39;t mean we can&#39;t have a little fun, does it?</p> <p>Past rumours have pointed to liquidmetal being used to make up the iPhone&#39;s body, supported by an <a href="http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2014/0251568.html" target="_blank">Apple patent</a> outlining how the material could be used in future iPhones and watches.</p> <p>The advanced alloy, made from a mix of aluminium, titanium, copper and nickel is more resistant to dents and scratches than aluminium itself.</p> <p>While it sounds far-fetched, it&#39;s already used in some luxury watches and smartphones such as some of those made by Vertu.</p> <p>Apple has also used the material to make some of its<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/10/08/17/liquidmetal_created_sim_ejector_tool_for_apples_iphone_ipad.html" target="_blank"> SIM ejector tools</a>, as part of a low-risk test of its manufacturing capabilities. That may not represent absolute proof, but it&#39;s a good start.</p> <p>Apart from fancy Terminator-like construction magic, we expect the lightning port, precision-drilled microspeakers and rounded corners to return.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Likelihood: 45%</em></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Name that port" alt="Apple iPhone 7, 6s - news, rumours, everything we know so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15788749622_94b16e1031_b.jpg?1416446495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s unclear whether or not Apple will release an iPhone 7 and a larger iPhone 7 Plus at this stage. But it seems likely that both will get upgrades. We also expect both to retain their screen sizes - so 4.7in for the iPhone 7 and 5.5in for the iPhone 7 Plus.</p> <p>Size apart, it now looks less likely that the next iPhones will get sapphire displays.</p> <p>Apple had been exploring the possibility of giving its iPhones sapphire screens for some time.&nbsp;Unscratchable to all things but diamond, a sapphire display would laugh in the face of keys, loose change, and even nails. Though why you&#39;d be walking around with the latter jingling away in your pocket is beyond us.</p> <p>Apple already uses sapphire to protect its Touch ID buttons and camera lenses from scratches, and the upcoming Apple Watch&rsquo;s display will also be covered by the hardy stuff.</p> <p>So the signs were there. Adding further fuel to the fire, Apple signed a multi-million dollar deal with GT Advanced Technologies in November 2013, providing it with the material and machinery to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6-and-iwatch-could-have-unscratchable-sapphire-screens/news" target="_blank">mass produce sapphire screens</a>&nbsp;in larger numbers than ever.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, that deal has now fallen through, and GT Advanced Technologies filed for bankruptcy last month. That doesn&#39;t mean we won&#39;t ever see a sapphire screen on an iPhone, but it seems unlikely that it&#39;ll make its way on to the iPhone 7, especially with all those sapphire-coated Apple Watches waiting in the wings.</p> <p><strong><em>Likelihood: 30%</em></strong></p> <p>Another possibility is the inclusion of a wraparound flexible display,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note Edge</a>-style, thanks to some Apple patents spotted earlier this year.</p> <p>Designer Martin Hajek has rendered an edge-to-edge display that wraps around the home button. Because, well, why the hell not?&nbsp;</p> <p>Failing that, we could, at the very least, see a reduction of the bezels, allowing the overall footprint of the device to shrink without cutting down the screen size.</p> <p><em><strong>Likelihood: 30%</strong></em></p> <p>And finally, of course, we have the resolution to consider. The iPhone 6s&#39; screen is lovely, but it still has yet to reach the pixel-packed heights of a full HD display, let alone a 2K one.</p> <p>We could see Apple grace the iPhone 7 Plus with a 2K screen and upgrade the standard iPhone 7 to 1080p. Stranger things have happened.</p> <p><strong><em>Likelihood: 75%</em></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung-galaxy-note-edge/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="A little fanciful, but A for effort" alt="Apple iPhone 7, 6s - news, rumours, everything we know so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15601357079_e3a44549fa_b_0.jpg?1416446495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best iPhone camera yet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s been a while since we&#39;ve seen a megapixel boost in an iPhone, but the iPhone 7 could finally crack Apple&#39;s 8MP barrier with a jump to 13 or 16 megapixels. Then again, it could&nbsp;smash through it entirely with a 21MP sensor.</p> <p><a href="http://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2014/11/15/ep-100" target="_blank">John Gruber</a>, whose predictions have been accurate in the past, believes that &quot;next year&#39;s camera might be the biggest camera jump ever&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to his source, Apple is working on a two-lens system which somehow takes DSLR-quality photos.</p> <p>It sounds too good to be true, but as <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/iphone-7-touted-to-have-biggest-camera-jump-ever--1273363" target="_blank">Tech Radar</a> points out, Sony - who supplies iPhones with camera modules - has already revealed a 21MP stacked CMOS sensor with 192-point autofocus for tracking and focusing on fast-moving objects.</p> <p>Not so far-fetched now, is it? Well, maybe a bit, but we&#39;re swallowing plenty of salt while crossing our fingers all the same.</p> <p><em><strong>Likelihood: 30%</strong></em></p> <p>Megapixels aren&#39;t the only important factor however, and it would be great to see the optical image stabilisation of the 6 Plus make its way into the regular-sized iPhone 7.&nbsp;</p> <p>That would allow for even better low-light shots, as the lens can remain open for longer, letting in more light, and throwing up more detail, without resulting in unusable blur.</p> <p><strong><em>Likelihood: 90%</em></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="iPhoneon Blownapart. Sorry. Really, sorry about that. That was just awful" alt="Apple iPhone 7, 6s - news, rumours, everything we know so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15602355330_8499cb1196_b.jpg?1416446495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More muscle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It would make sense for the iPhone 7 to get the A8X processor that was revealed alongside the iPad Air 2 last month.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s clocked slightly faster at 1.5GHz, which, on paper, means 13% and 55% nippier performance in single-core and threaded-core operations respectively. Not to mention a more powerful GPU for even more graphical grunt in games.</p> <p>No, numbers aren&#39;t the be-all and end-all, but if the iPhone 7 does get blessed with the A8X (and, ideally, 2GB of RAM while we&#39;re at it), then we&#39;re definitely not going to complain.</p> <p><em><strong>Likelihood: 90%</strong></em></p> <p>The iPhone 6 finally brought Apple into the world of NFC, but it has yet to dip its toes into the wireless charging pool. The Apple Watch does have wireless charging smarts however, so Apple could choose to transfer them over to the iPhone 7 too.</p> <p><em><strong>Likelihood: 70%</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Under the hood" alt="Apple iPhone 7, 6s - news, rumours, everything we know so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15788752312_0dfc1918f1_b.jpg?1416446495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iOS 9 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s very little information on iOS 9 at the time of writing, but we&#39;ll be sure to update this preview with new information as and when we get it.</p> <p>We don&#39;t expect any major aesthetical changes from<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank"> iOS 8</a>, especially after the last big overhaul for iOS 7, which is fine by us. It&#39;s still gorgeous, after all.</p> <p>As for what we want to see? Well, not to beat a dead horse or anything, but widgets, and general home screen customisation (such as the launchers on Android) would be nice for people looking to stand out from the crowd.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ability to default to third-party apps for certain tasks would be great, too.</p> <p>Go on Apple. You finally gave us third-party keyboards. Why not go the whole way, eh?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">Apple iOS 8 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Still looking good" alt="Apple iPhone 7, 6s - news, rumours, everything we know so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15167233894_7d1fe104be_b.jpg?1416446495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If past launches are anything to go by, the&nbsp;iPhone 7 should be released around 20 September. There&#39;s no reason to expect prices to change much either, so we expect it to launch at the&nbsp;same &pound;540 mark as the current iPhone 6.</p> <p>We&#39;ll update this feature with news and rumours as they appear, so keep it bookmarked for all the latest.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">These are the 10 best smartphones in the world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="768" title="Sleeping on the job" alt="Apple iPhone 7, 6s - news, rumours, everything we know so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15167230644_5f9b313138_b.jpg?1416446495" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-7/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-7/review#comments Apple iPhone 7 Smartphones Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:03:13 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1453557 at http://www.stuff.tv Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other secret features that exist in WhatsApp http://www.stuff.tv/my/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update: Your friendships are back in the safe zone, you can now disable those cursed blue ticks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware of in WhatsApp" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whatsapp_0.jpg?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What a furor WhatsApp caused with a colour change in its double ticks.</p> <p class="p1">Its latest update confirmed what we&rsquo;ve always suspected (but never bothered ascertaining) all along, that the ticks showed when your messages were delivered, and now read.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1) Begone, blue ticks of misery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes we need to glance at a message, and then take a little time to formulate a response as we carry on with the rest of our day. All that, without having the sender realise that we actually looked at said message five hours ago. But the inception of the double blue ticks took that privilege away.</p> <p>Recently though, the chat app has realised the error of its ways and silently come up with a workaround. The liberty of message-mulling is ours again.</p> <p><strong>How</strong>: Users can just access Privacy via Settings and disable Read Receipts. However, this feature is currently only available to Android users who are on the all new beta version of the app.</p> <p>If you&#39;re that desperate though, you have to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whatsapp.com/android/" target="_blank">download the beta</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;head to your Android phone&#39;s settings, enable Unknown Sources to install the APK file&nbsp;as it&#39;s not in the Google Play Store yet. There, now it&#39;s time to iron out the kinks in your friendships that the blue ticks have caused. The rest of us will just have to wait for a future update.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Begone, blue ticks of misery" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/disable%20blue%20ticks.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2) See when your messages are read </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Think the double blue ticks are the worst thing to happen to relationships since Last Seen? Think again. There&rsquo;s another way to cause upset and destroy friendships, and in a very specific way at that. More than finding out your message has been read, you can see the exact time your message was successfully delivered, and the exact time your message was read if you choose to stick with the ticks.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How:</strong> Go to any of your WhatsApp chats, tap and hold on any of the messages you&rsquo;ve sent in that chat, followed by the Info option. For iOS users, you can also drag towards the left to reveal a window which will show the time your message was delivered and subsequently read. Works for group messages too with the window listing the time each participant read the message. Guess you can no longer get away with WhatsApp murder.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="See when your messages are read" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/More%20info.jpg?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3) Tied to your number </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re overseas and you get a new data sim, there&rsquo;s no need to register the new number attached to the SIM and have to reintroduce yourself to all your WhatsApp contacts when you can just continue WhatsApping using your normal number.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: When you put your new SIM in and activate WhatsApp, you&rsquo;ll be prompted by the messaging service to register the new number. But doing so will mess up your contacts list. Just ignore the pop-up or cancel it and your WhatsApp should work linked to your old number, while using your new data SIM.</p> <p class="p1">[Image credit: <a href="http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/whatsapp-tips-tricks/" target="_blank">Hongkiat.com</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="473" title="Tied to your number" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/change-phone-number_1.jpg?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4) Sending public messages privately </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;ve got a generic announcement to make, like an invite to a weekend bbq. And you don&rsquo;t want to do it on the loudmouth platform that is Facebook, this feature works in pretty much the same way as BCC-ing people in an email. Your recipients will get the message like it&rsquo;s a privately composed one, unbeknownst to the fact that you&rsquo;ve sent the exact same one to 342 other people. Sincerity? What&#39;s that?</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;On the top left hand corner of your WhatsApp Chats window, just below the search bar, you&rsquo;ll notice a Broadcast Lists. Tap on it for the option to create a new list of contacts you want your message to go out to (like the people on your birthday party guestlist, or your harem of girlfriends who might not know about one another&hellip;). And message away like you would normally.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="3) Sending public messages privately " alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/broadcast.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5) Back it up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Worried about losing your year&rsquo;s worth of messages? You don&rsquo;t have to. WhatsApp knows how precious your chat history is to you and secures it all for you in the cloud.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How:</strong> iPhone users get the option of backing their chat history to iCloud automatically on a daily/weekly/monthly schedule. If it&rsquo;s only selection chat histories you desire, click on the chat you want, then the user&rsquo;s name and finally email conversation to yourself or whoever else.</p> <p class="p1">Android users will find the file within the WhatsApp folder in their phone. Switching Android phones? Make sure that file, found in WhatsApp &gt; Databases and named msgstore.db.crypt7, is copied and transferred to the exact same folder in your new Android device.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="4) Back it up" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/backup_0.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6) Shortcuts to conversations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If there are certain people you converse with more than the others, almost on a minute to minute basis, it might be a good idea to create a shortcut for them directly on your homescreen so you don&rsquo;t have to keep opening and closing WhatsApp just to talk to them alone.</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;Tap and hold on the chat (group or individual) of your choice and a tab will pop up. Select the Add Conversation Shortcut option and the chat in question will appear as the person&#39;s profile photo on your mobile desktop. Unfortunately this only applies for Android users and not iPhone ones. Sorry guys.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="5) Shortcuts to conversations" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/convo%20shortcut.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7) Saving media </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you&rsquo;re on a 2GB data plan, every MB counts. You don&rsquo;t want to be slapped with a hefty bill at the end of the month from sending stupid shareable memes and screenshots of every little thing. There&rsquo;s a way to make sure that all that heavy-duty image sending won&rsquo;t eat up what little complimentary data you might have in your plan.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: Go to Settings, then Chat Settings and then Auto-Download and tweak the settings for how you want your received media to be downloaded. Choose Wi-Fi if you don&rsquo;t want to overload your data plan. Alternatively, you can trigger downloads manually by switching Auto-Download to Never. You can also save the hassle of having to clean up your camera roll every so often by tweaking Save Incoming Media off.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="6) Saving media" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 10 other Post-apai features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/save%20media.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8) Keeping group chats on the down low </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As WhatsApp becomes the go-to chat app for more and more people, the likelihood of making group decisions gets carried over as well. So if you&rsquo;re always getting added to new group chats filled with strangers (you social butterfly, you), you might want to keep certain details private until those strangers become friends.</p> <p><strong>How:</strong>&nbsp;Head to Settings, Privacy, and then tweak your Last Seen, Profile Photo and Status to retain a bit of mystery. Choose to share them with Everyone, or only your Contacts, or Nobody at all. Unfortunately, there&rsquo;s nothing you can do about hiding your phone number.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="7) Keeping group chats on the down low" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/privacy%20somewhat.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9) Mute group chats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re all in at least a few group chats at any one time, created because someone (likely the group admin) was bored. People tend to get overzealous in chats, especially since WhatsApp allows group conversations of up to 50 participants. Who hasn&rsquo;t woken up to the horror of 100+ unread messages fuelled by a night of boredom?</p> <p><strong>How:&nbsp;</strong>To prevent yourself from being woken up by the constant lighting up of your smartphone screen, you can (a) either turn it down screenwards or (b) Mute the offending group chat. Tap on the group chat of your choice, then the name to bring up Group Info where you will find the option to Mute the chat for eight hours to one week or a year. Alternatively, you can exit it altogether.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="8) Mute group chats" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mutey%20mute.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10) Staying selectively notified </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not all group chats are created equal as some are filled with nothing but white noise. And it&rsquo;s exactly those group chats you want to ignore until you get some down time to sieve through everything that&rsquo;s been said. On the flipside, there are the group chats you want to stay on top of like ones deciding dinner plans for the night and so on. Here&rsquo;s how you can stay selectively notified.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: Go to the significant group chats, tap on the name to bring up Group Info and then Custom Notifications. There, you can select a custom message alert for the group chats of your choice. All you have to remember is which alert tone you assigned to which group chat. This customisation is only applicable for group chats though.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="9) Staying selectively notified" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/customizzzzze.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11) Find out the truth about where your friend is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All of us have been a victim to that &ldquo;On the way&rdquo; lie when the person in question is still in bed. To prevent yourself from ever getting duped again, insist that the contact shares his current location with you by tapping on the arrow icon next to the text box and then Share Location. We hear you protest that he can still manually enter the location he&rsquo;s supposedly at. Which is true, but there&rsquo;s a way of getting around it.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How</strong>: The way the location appears is a clue to whether he sent his current location, or whether he chose to enter the location he&rsquo;s purportedly at. If it&rsquo;s the GPS-based location he&rsquo;s at, the location share will appear as a dropped pin, but if it&rsquo;s a location he had to enter, its address will appear beside the dropped pin. Feel free to call him out on it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10) Find out the truth about where your friend is" alt="Post-apairofblueticks world: 11 other messaging features you might not be aware " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/location.png?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disable those accursed blue ticks in WhatsApp! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Also, more features you might not be aware of </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whatsapp_0_0.jpg?1416380917" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/post-apairofblueticks-world-10-other-messaging-features-you-might-not-be-aware-whatsapp/feature#comments Android apps iOS apps Smartphones Windows Phone apps Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:38:01 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1452814 at http://www.stuff.tv The alleged Huawei Ascend P8 might have looks that kill http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/alleged-huawei-ascend-p8-might-have-looks-kill/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because looks are the most important selling point of any smartphone device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/p7.jpeg?1416369017" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/iriver/p7">Huawei Ascend P7 </a>might have been touted by sources as one of the sleekest smartphones ever made but Huawei&rsquo;s apparently looking to outshine its own standard with the Huawei Ascend P8.</p> <p>Leaks of the Ascend P8 are here, which we think is long awaited since the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/huawei/huawei-ascend-p7/review">Ascend P7 </a>was released some six months ago, and rumour has it that it&rsquo;s going to be one good looking smartphone.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/alleged-huawei-ascend-p8-might-have-looks-kill/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/alleged-huawei-ascend-p8-might-have-looks-kill/news#comments Android Huawei Smartphones Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:30:56 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453498 at http://www.stuff.tv Meizu's bringing its flagship MX4 to Malaysia for just RM1,099 http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/meizus-bringing-its-flagship-mx4-malaysia-just-rm1099/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Look out, Xiaomi! Another super-value, high-spec smartphone maker is moving in on Malaysia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Meizu&#039;s bringing its flagship MX4 to Malaysia for just RM1,099" alt="Meizu&#039;s bringing its flagship MX4 to Malaysia for just RM1,099" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/meizu%204.jpg?1416305902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Judging by the ridiculous response Xiaomi is getting in Malaysia, it seems another China phone maker Meizu thinks it&#39;s high time it muscled in. Bringing in its flagship MX4 model, Meizu&#39;s going to be selling the phone online for a really attractive price of RM1,099 says the folks over at Lowyat.net.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheaper, faster, better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Blue Kor Sdn Bhd is the official distributor for Meizu and has confirmed the MX4 will be sold online on Lazada and gogomobile.com.my.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve been holding out for the 32GB or 16GB version, tough luck. Only the 16GB version will be available locally and in three colour options namely Grey, White and Gold.</p> <p>Still, the price is really good for a phone with a Sony 20.7 megapixel camera with built-in night time stabilisation. You get a nice 5.36-inch screen with Gorilla Glass, an eight-core MediaTek 6595 CPU, a PowerVR G6200 GPU and 2GB of memory as well as LTE</p> <p>The first batch is coming on Nov 28 so get your credit cards ready if you fancy owning an MX4.<strong> </strong>Can&#39;t wait? The phone is also available for preorder on ipmart.com, but you&#39;ll have to pony up RM300-RM400 more.</p> <p>Somewhere Samsung is weeping as less people are willing to spend premium for better specs, thanks to the likes of Xiaomi and Meizu.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/oneplus/8-chinese-smartphones-will-revolutionise-mobile-war/feature">The Red Army: More China phones</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.lowyat.net/2014/11/meizu-to-enter-malaysian-market-on-28-november-starting-with-rm1099-mx4-smartphone/" target="_blank">Lowyat</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Meizu&#039;s bringing its flagship MX4 to Malaysia for just RM1,099" alt="Meizu&#039;s bringing its flagship MX4 to Malaysia for just RM1,099" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/meizu%204%20_2.jpg?1416305902" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/meizus-bringing-its-flagship-mx4-malaysia-just-rm1099/news#comments Smartphones Xiaomi Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:18:23 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453441 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff’s guide to getting the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G in Malaysia http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because we all need tips on how to nab Xiaomi&#039;s speedy phablet in December </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Stuff’s guide to getting the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G" alt="Stuff’s guide to getting the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mainn.jpg?1416306388" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve brought you our guide to getting the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/stuff-s-essential-guide-getting-samsung-galaxy-note-4-malaysia/feature">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>, and even the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/stuff-s-survival-guide-beating-crowds-get-iphone-6/feature">Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus</a> in Malaysia. But considering the fact that these smartphones are available from the telcos, you don&rsquo;t have to do much online hogging to nab your unit.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monitor Xiaomi’s Malaysia Facebook page </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When Xiaomi promises, it delivers. And Xiaomi doesn&rsquo;t make any announcements more prominent than through <a href="https://www.facebook.com/XiaomiMalaysia?fref=ts" target="_blank">its Facebook page</a>. The first thing you should do when it&rsquo;s nearing flash sale time is to head over to the website and check for any sort of updates &ndash; we highly recommend it. It&rsquo;ll keep you in time check with posts ahead of its flash sales, and we&rsquo;re pretty sure there&rsquo;ll be notifications should Xiaomi encounter any online glitches.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Monitor Xiaomi’s Malaysia Facebook page" alt="Monitor Xiaomi’s Malaysia Facebook page" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Xiaomi%20Malaysia%20Facebook%20page.jpg?1416306388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Set-up your Mi account before hand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you already do the above, you&rsquo;ll know exactly how many units Xiaomi will have on hand during its flash sale. For you, that means beating all the other people in the online queue to get one ASAP. &nbsp;</p> <p>To do that, you&rsquo;ll need to be prepared. You&rsquo;ll require a Mi account before you can purchase any Xiaomi device, so instead of waiting till the very last minute possible before the flash sale, set it up in advance &ndash; it&rsquo;s all about forward thinking.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Set-up your Mi account before hand " alt="Set-up your Mi account before hand " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/misignup.jpg?1416306388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get one from an online forum </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes s*** happens. Even if you&rsquo;ve set up an account beforehand and have been on stand-by minutes before you need to get your nimble fingers clicking, you don&rsquo;t end up with a Xiaomi due to the basics of economics &ndash; the law of demand versus supply.</p> <p>Xiaomi&rsquo;s devices are&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi-malaysia-starts-selling-tomorrow-bringing-xiaomi-redmi-1s-next-month/news">known for getting snapped up in seconds</a>&nbsp;(we&rsquo;re not kidding when we say that). People have previously expressed their disappointment with Xiaomi, especially when they couldn&rsquo;t log into their accounts as a result of the high volume traffic.</p> <p>But if you didn&rsquo;t manage to score yourselves a Redmi Note 4G tomorrow and desperately need one urgently, fret not. Check out <a href="http://forums.lowyat.net/" target="_blank">forums such as those on Lowyat.net</a>, because there might be some people selling them there for a small margin.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d advice you to get your hands on one if the price difference from retail is between RM50-RM100 but if it&rsquo;s anything more than RM200 and you&rsquo;re seriously thinking of paying that price for it, you should probably use that money to go get your head checked at a doctor (just saying).&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1614" height="777" title="Get one from an online forum " alt="Get one from an online forum " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lowyat%20forums.png?1416306388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;ve got Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc. Use whatever web browsers you need if you desperately want to own a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G by the time the clock strikes 12.01pm. Open up the link to the stock page on all the browsers before 12pm and keep refreshing them until it changes from &ldquo;out of stock&rdquo; to &ldquo;add to cart&rdquo;.</p> <p>Fill in your details and if it says &ldquo;server is busy&rdquo; or you encounter some error, jump on to another browser and get going at it again quickly.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp; </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/xiaomi-attempts-assuage-privacy-fears-moving-user-data-out-china/news">Xiaomi attempts to assuage privacy fears</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers " alt="Take advantage of the multitude of web browsers " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/brow.jpg?1416306388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3G vs 4G </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those of you still sticking on to your 3G plans, here&rsquo;s a point to note &ndash; the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G will not be compatible with your plan. Well, it will but you won&rsquo;t get 4G speeds. If that&rsquo;s what you&rsquo;re after, you should consider signing up with your telco (or another) for a 4G plan.</p> <p>Our suggestion &ndash; go with one of those that gives you a $0 smartphone, then sell that at market price or even for a small profit. That&rsquo;ll surely cover the cost of your Redmi Note 4G.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/redmi/stuff-s-guide-getting-xiaomi-redmi-note-4g/feature#comments Phablets Redmi Smartphones Xiaomi Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:06:16 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453365 at http://www.stuff.tv Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/taking-better-photos-google-camera-app-and-its-android-phone-variations/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One OS, many imaging tricks, and they&#039;re all free when you download the Google Camera app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app" alt="Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/android_vector.jpg?1416379581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unlike the iPhone-totting crowd, there are plenty of choices available to Android users. Which translates to a first-world problem - if there are so many customised imaging features in different devices, how can anyone truly be a master of every Android smartphone out there?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The art of focus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Google Camera app has the perfect solution for highlighting the subject and that&rsquo;s a feature called Lens Blur. It gives your photos the bokeh effect that&#39;s typically achieved with extensive fiddling of manual controls on normal cameras. On an Android device, all you need to do is a simple tap. It&#39;s that easy.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Best for:</strong> Close ups of people and objects.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How to use it: </strong>Activate Lens Blur, tap the capture button and then move your device slowly upwards, or tilt it back to move the slider. And if that still doesn&rsquo;t quite work out for you, you get to post-process your photo, changing the position of your focus and even the intensity of your bokeh on the slider scale.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tip:</strong> Frame your subject so that it&rsquo;s in the centre of the picture to get the best results.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuffs-guide-photography-what-bokeh-and-how-do-i-get-it/feature" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography: What is bokeh &ndash; and how do I get it?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The art of focus" alt="Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bokehhhh.jpg?1416379581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The LG G3 has a similar feature called Magic Focus, HTC calls it the Ufocus on the One (M8) and Sony decides to be straightforward about it, naming the bokeh feature Background Defocus.</p> <p>All three roughly work in the same way - taking multiple shots with different focus lengths and creating a composite image that lets you adjust the focus.</p> <p>But amongst all three, the One M8 stands out with its dual lens. It uses the secondary lens to get the depth of field information every time so you get good bokeh no matter the photo mode.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/htc/htc-one-2/review">HTC One (M8) review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Practicsing arcissism, we mean, selfie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Where would modern day vanity be without the selfie&rsquo;s coming-of-age? Not out there for everyone&rsquo;s eyes, that&rsquo;s for sure. Google Camera comes with a baked-in timer and grid lines to align your self shot properly, so take advantage of those features.</p> <p><strong>Best for:</strong>&nbsp;Vain shots of yourself, duh.</p> <p><strong>How to use it:</strong>&nbsp;Hold phone up, make sure your face can be seen, then snap.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong>&nbsp;If you&rsquo;re taking a selfie against the setting sun, using the front-facing camera won&rsquo;t work as you will just be a black silhouette against the glare of the sun. Use the back-facing camera and activate flash to provide a fill light for your face. So what if you can&rsquo;t see before you shoot? Going digital means you get plenty of do-overs.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/go-wild-taking-selfies-here-s-touchless-selfie-app/news">Go wild taking selfies Malaysia, here&rsquo;s the touchless selfie app</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The art of narcissism, we mean, selfie" alt="Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/selfie.jpg?1416379581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 takes selfies to a whole new level, thanks to its 3.7MP front-facing camera. It also has a wide angle selfie mode to include more of your background or group shots even if you are short of arm.</p> <p>If using a timer or a button isn&rsquo;t how you wish to snap a selfie, the Note 4&rsquo;s voice controls are also an option.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ballin’ snaps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking of inclusive photos, Google has one-upped the other mobile operating systems with Photo Sphere, its surround view camera experience. When we say surround, we don&rsquo;t mean panoramic photos, we mean a 360-degree view, putting you in the middle of it all.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Best for:</strong> A totally immersive viewing experience of landscape or interior shots.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>How to use it: </strong>Tap on the Photo Sphere icon, and follow the dots. Move slowly and keep your hands steady.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Tip:</strong> Start shooting your Photo Sphere at the least important part of the scene. The stitching can be a little tricky at times, especially around the edges and you don&rsquo;t want the point of your photo to be scarred by bad stitching.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/smartphone-photography/feature">Beta yourself: Smartphone Photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/photo%20sphere.png?1416379581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If a Photo Sphere isn&rsquo;t exactly what you&rsquo;re looking for but you still want that immersive experience, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 have a Dual Window mode for a picture in picture experience. In Sony&#39;s case, that mode is known as Face In (again, with the obvious reference). You might not be able to get the sides in, but you get back and front-facing views.</p> <p>You can also resize the small window and drag it around to place it wherever you wish.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No landscape restriction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the Panorama feature might not be new, it can&rsquo;t be left out whenever the camera is mentioned since it&#39;s such a quintessential feature in most smartphone cameras. Google Camera&rsquo;s Panorama allows you to take more than just the conventional horizontal photo.</p> <p><strong>Best for:</strong>&nbsp;Scenic travel shots when you want to capture the sweeping expanse of the landscape before you.</p> <p><strong>How to use it:&nbsp;</strong>Activate Panorama mode and tap on other settings in the bottom right to bring up three other options, including vertical panoramas (which are great for waterfalls and the like) to Panorama in, aside from the usual left to right and vice versa.</p> <p>Instead of the old sweeping method, taking panorama shots is now similar to how you would capture a Photo Sphere, with white dots acting as the centering guideline.</p> <p><strong>Tip:&nbsp;</strong>Avoid movement in your shots. A person walking in front of the beautiful landscape you&rsquo;re trying to shoot will only spoil it by appearing as a smudge on your otherwise perfect photo.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lomography/stuffs-guide-photography-how-shoot-panoramas/feature" target="_blank"> Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography: How to shoot panoramas </a> </strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panorama.png?1416379581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking of movements, it&#39;s hard to prevent blurry images from popping. Not if you&#39;re using a smartphone with optical image stabilisation. The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 are armed with these mechanical parts, which detects and moves the camera to counter the shake, rattle and roll that creates the offending shots.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/android/reviews">The latest Android smartphone and tablet reviews, all here!</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Taking photos in low light </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s no biggie if cameras perform in well-lit situations, but it&#39;s kind of a big deal when they turn out good pictures even if the light is not that great. And you can do just that with a few tweaks to the settings within the Camera app.</p> <p><strong>Best for:</strong>&nbsp;Night situations, when the light source is a pale moon, or a lone flickering candle.</p> <p><strong>How to use it:</strong>&nbsp;In the usual Camera mode, hit the usual Settings to bring up your gridlines and the like. Tap the icon on the left to bring up a little exposure scale from -2 to +2, and lighten up your gloomy night shot. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tip:</strong>&nbsp;If you can&rsquo;t find the setting for manual exposure, all you have to do is swipe to the right to bring up the different modes, and tap on the settings icon on the bottom right. Then tap Advanced, and finally trigger Manual Exposure to give you the option of adjusting exposure values.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuffs-guide-photography-how-shoot-long-exposures/feature">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography: how to shoot long exposures</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Taking photos in low light" alt="Become a master photographer with an Android device and Google Camera app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lowlight.png?1416379581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Sony Xperia Z3 knocks lowlight shots out of complete darkness with its large sensor to soak up all the available light in the shot and a high ISO of up to 12800 to compensate for the lack of brightness. Your nighttime photos no longer have to be that realistically dark, i.e. completely swathed in murky black.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android photography masterclass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The art of imaging, via your smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/android_vector_0.jpg?1416379581" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/taking-better-photos-google-camera-app-and-its-android-phone-variations/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/taking-better-photos-google-camera-app-and-its-android-phone-variations/feature#comments Android Smartphones Stuff's Ultimate Guide to Android Tablets Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:34:38 +0000 Elissa Loi 1453418 at http://www.stuff.tv Is that the iPhone 6? Nope, it's leaked spy shots of the ZTE Nubia Z9 http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/zte-nubia-z9-shows-leaked-spy-shots/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Said to be the Z7’s successor, this alleged device looks oddly similar to Apple&#039;s latest smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The ZTE Nubia Z9 shows up in leaked spy shots " alt="The ZTE Nubia Z9 shows up in leaked spy shots " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ztez9.jpg?1416274682" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s been a while since we heard rumours of a ZTE branded device, let alone seen the unveiling of one &ndash; the last we reported on was the launch of its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hands-zte-nubia-z5s-mini-smartphone/feature">Nubia Z5S Mini</a>. It might have been a while since but ZTE could be looking to stir up the handset market yet again with a new device.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/zte-nubia-z9-shows-leaked-spy-shots/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/zte-nubia-z9-shows-leaked-spy-shots/news#comments Android Smartphones ZTE Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:56:23 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453406 at http://www.stuff.tv The alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 might have the faster transfer speeds and lower power consumption you're seeking http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-s6-could-house-next-gen-nand-flash-storage/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thank a next-gen NAND flash storage it&#039;s working on for the improvements </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Samsung Galaxy S6 could sport faster transfer speeds and lower power consumption" alt="The Samsung Galaxy S6 could sport faster transfer speeds and lower power consump" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ss6.jpeg?1416214278" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The alleged <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/galaxy-s6">Samsung Galaxy S6</a> might boast <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/it-s-all-about-curves-galaxy-s6-might-come-flexible-screen/news">two curved edges</a>, a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/purported-specs-looming-samsung-galaxy-s6-are-finally-out/news">Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display</a>, and ridiculously, a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/samsung-galaxy-s6-include-water-pistol-cigarette-lighter/news">water pistol and cigarette lighter</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UFS the game changer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A <a href="http://english.etnews.com/device/2967906_1304.html" target="_blank">report from Korea </a>highlighted a quote from an unnamed Samsung Electronics insider, who said that UFS is an important element for Samsung&rsquo;s smartphone business next year, making the first of them very likely to be the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship">Galaxy S6 </a>followed by the Galaxy Note 5.</p> <p>&ldquo;We will start the application centering on flagship smartphones. However, we cannot disclose any details because the time of a new smartphone release next year and specifications of this new model have not been finalised,&rdquo; the person claimed. &nbsp;</p> <p>The source also added that Samsung won&rsquo;t be the only vendor doing this in the near future &ndash; it&rsquo;s said that Xiaomi might also use UFS 2.0 NAND memory in its upcoming products. Hmmm, maybe we&rsquo;ll see it on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-excited-unofficial-xiaomi-mi5-bezel-free/news">Xiaomi Mi5</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-s6/samsung-galaxy-s6-what-we-d-see-samsung-s-next-flagship" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S6 preview&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6_to_pack_nextgen_ufs_memory-news-10193.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://english.etnews.com/device/2967906_1304.html" target="_blank">etnews</a>, image: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6_to_pack_nextgen_ufs_memory-news-10193.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Samsung Galaxy S6 could sport faster transfer speeds and lower power consumption" alt="The Samsung Galaxy S6 could sport faster transfer speeds and lower power consump" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gs.jpg?1416214278" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-s6-could-house-next-gen-nand-flash-storage/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-s6-could-house-next-gen-nand-flash-storage/news#comments Android Galaxy S6 Samsung Smartphones Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:12:12 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453360 at http://www.stuff.tv Xiaomi bringing new phone to Malaysia on 17 Nov, likely the Redmi Note 4G http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-bringing-new-phone-malaysia-nov-17-likely-redmi-note-4g/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 17/11/14: It&#039;s official, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is coming to Malaysia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi bringing new phone to Malaysia on Nov 15, likely the Redmi Note 4G" alt="Xiaomi bringing new phone to Malaysia on Nov 15, likely the Redmi Note 4G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xiaomi%20rednote%204g.jpg?1416214008" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Xiaomi put up a video teaser today, hinting at something new coming on Nov 17. What could it be? Nothing less than a phone, we gather though the video has scant clues as to what the device actually is.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you&#039;re in the market for a Redmi Note that is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Redmi Note is basically the poor man&#39;s Galaxy Note. Bigger, cheaper but definitely not better. What does the 4G have over the existing Note?</p> <p>It has the same 8GB of flash memory but now supports the faster 4G network, from 3G. There&rsquo;s also a slightly faster processor in the 1.6Hz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core with a not too shabby Adreno 305 GPU.</p> <p>Other things of note: a 3100mAh battery (smaller than the original 3200mAh), a 13MP rear camera,5MP front camera, 5.5-inch display.</p> <p>It&#39;s likely Xiaomi chose to bring in the phone on the same date it opens its first official support centre in the country at Low Yat Plaza. As to whether the device actually goes on sale on the same day, that would perhaps be unlikely.</p> <p>Expect more of the same &#39;flash sales&#39; promotional tactics and perhaps more deals with online shopping store Lazada. If you would rather a higher-end spec phone instead, try heading over to <a href="http://www.ipmart.com">ipmart.com</a> which should stock both the Mi3 and Mi4 smartphones.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi">What&#39;s the deal with Xiaomi?</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/XiaomiMalaysia?fref=ts" target="_blank">Mi Malaysia Facebook</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi bringing new phone to Malaysia on Nov 15, likely the Redmi Note 4G" alt="Xiaomi bringing new phone to Malaysia on Nov 15, likely the Redmi Note 4G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xiaomi%20rednote%204g%202.jpg?1416214008" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Official details </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>UPDATED 17/11/14:</strong> It&#39;s official, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is coming to Malaysia. Just days after its unveil in Singapore, the device has been announced in Malaysia.</p> <p>If you haven&#39;t already snooped out its features, it includes LTE support, a 5.5in IPS display, 802.11ac, Snapdragon 400 quad core 1.6GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB Flash ROM, a 13MP rear snapper, and a 3100mAh high-capacity battery amongst others. &nbsp;</p> <p>But you might have to wait for a bit before you can get your hands on one. Even though the flash sale is on tomorrow (18 November) in Singapore, a Malaysia-specific one is yet to be announced. We&#39;ll update this space as soon as we hear of one.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-bringing-new-phone-malaysia-nov-15-likely-redmi-note-4g/news </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/xiaomi-bringing-new-phone-malaysia-nov-17-likely-redmi-note-4g/news#comments Smartphones Xiaomi Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:24:11 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453154 at http://www.stuff.tv Get excited – the unofficial Xiaomi Mi5 seems to be bezel-free http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-excited-unofficial-xiaomi-mi5-bezel-free/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leaks of the device, likely from the production line, surface </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Get excited – the unofficial Xiaomi Mi5 is bezel-free " alt="Get excited – the unofficial Xiaomi Mi5 is bezel-free " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mi5.jpg?1416198294" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Xiaomi&rsquo;s been taking a while to bring its Mi4 to our shores (it was <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/mi4-official-xiaomis-fastest-android-phone-yet/news">officially unveiled sometime in July</a>), but that hasn&rsquo;t stopped rumours about the make of its successor, the Xiaomi Mi5, from sprouting.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Changes in design... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If this is the Mi5 (there&rsquo;s no denying that the images could be fake, or it could also be a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/first-leak-xiaomi-redmi-note-2/news">new flagship Redmi model</a>), we&rsquo;re digging the near bezel-less design, which is a design difference from the iPhone-esque Mi4. According to sources, the Xiaomi Mi5 might also have a slight 2.5d curve to its display, similar to the one used on the IUNI U3.</p> <p>Unfortunately, no other information of the smartphone including the specifications of its insides, camera, and make was revealed but considering that this is the first of the device&rsquo;s leaks, we can expect much more in the coming months.</p> <p>On the other hand, this little piece of production leak could also be an indication of the looming rollout of the Mi4 &ndash; if the Mi5 is in assembly, it&rsquo;s only about time the Mi4 hits retail, don&rsquo;t you think?&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/7-secret-xiaomi-miui-features-youre-not-aware/feature">10 Xiaomi MIUI secrets that&#39;ll blow your mind&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gizchina.com/2014/11/14/xiaomi-mi5-already-production-spy-photos-show-near-bezel-less-design/" target="_blank">GizChina</a>, images: <a href="http://weibo.com/2434549684/Bwe3adtj1?ref=home&amp;rid=14_0_2666907689899213066&amp;type=comment%20y%20http://news.mydrivers.com/1/331/331186.htm#_rnd1416195696334" target="_blank">Weibo</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Get excited – the unofficial Xiaomi Mi5 is bezel-free " alt="Get excited – the unofficial Xiaomi Mi5 is bezel-free " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mi52.jpg?1416198294" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-excited-unofficial-xiaomi-mi5-bezel-free/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-excited-unofficial-xiaomi-mi5-bezel-free/news#comments Android Smartphones Xiaomi Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:14:37 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1453343 at http://www.stuff.tv