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Sony has been given their word of the update of ice cream sandwich and it is arrived to their tablet – Sony Tablet S.  From the video , it seems that the interface has been much more smoother and prettier than the honeycomb. It also has some features which are very useful ,like: photo editing tools, screen capture, and also floating windows apps. If you have a Sony Tablet S, do go upgrade and experience the new interface.

The update brings several new features to the 9.4-inch slate:

  • Enhanced lock screen
    • Direct access to Notifications
    • Unlock direct to camera
  • New panoramic camera mode
  • Enhanced Gallery media viewer
    • Direct SD card access + photo editing tools
  • Exclusive “Small Apps’ for multi-tasking
    • Calculator, Browser, Remote Control
    • Move to screen edge for reduced clutter
  • New Home Screen actions
    • Drag icons together to create folders
    • Add names to folders
  • Enhanced web browser
    • Switch from mobile to desktop web sites
    • Save pages for offline viewing
  • Access files directly from SD card
  • Native screenshot capture
    • Press “power” and “Volume –“

Samsung Galaxy S3 event is just one week away, and there are quite a lot of leak model appearing on the internet. SamMobile.com has found a sketch service manual that shows  Galaxy S3  images and specification.

We can see that the quad core processor is cloaked at 1.5 Ghz instead of the lately announced Exynos 4 quad core 1.4Ghz  processor. It has a rounded body and home buttons. The rumored 12 megapixel camera has been reduced to 8 megapixel.

Check out the picture and comment on what do you think of the spec in the photo.

Do you think the real thing will be a disappointment or a big hit in the market? After seeing this, does your palm itch to hold S3’s close rival – HTC One X instead? I do not like the feeling, but I am sensing a let down here. =(

But until then, hope you have a great day and we shall see how the most anticipated model of the year goes down on the 22nd of May.


Today,online storage market has gain some new player on the deck  and it is getting crowder than before. So what’s  the different between all of them? Below it’s the camparison between the new player like Google Drive and Skydrive and the experienced player which is Dropbox, Box, and Sugarsync.

From what we look at the table, it seems than Skydrive has the most capacity of 7GB and a whopping 25GB if you are an existing user. Google Drive has only 5GB but it has intergrate with Google Docs and apps which can allow user to do online collaboration and other stuff. The other competitor still going strong today but it seems they need to have some more killer features to differentiate them between the freshmen.

 


Cloud storage war has getting increasingly exciting. Microsoft has updates its own online storage “SkyDrive” and make it available in almost any Operating System. It supports  Pc ,Mac, Windows Phone and IOS. Sadly there is no official android apps yet but Microsoft is kind enough to recommend some third-party apps.

         

Microsoft has allow live mail users to have 7GB of storage.However, if you are long time live mail(or hotmail) user, Microsoft has give a free  generous upgrade to 25GB of online storage in a limited period. This is by far the largest amount of free online storage. This will post a lot of threat to the famous Dropbox which only give 2GB free storage and the enterprise focus Box which has 5GB free online storage.


After Microsoft respond to cloud storage, Google also joining  the war by releasing  Google Drive today by giving 5GB for each user. Google is focusing more on the apps feature rather than just giving storage. Developers can create their own apps to integrate Google Drive. It supports a lot of filetype, even Photoshop file can be open to view inside the Google Drive.

Today, Google Drive has been released in Malaysia. Go and try it now.

Take a look of the introductory video of Google drive:


After some users complained about the GPS issue on the new Transformer Prime, Asus listens to their valued customers’ voices and is starting to give out FREE GPS Extension Kit in Malaysia! It’s a definitely a right move for Asus by admitting their mistake instead of  just providing update fixes that barely fixes any thing. However, please take note that a small amount of users still experience the GPS issue on their Transformer Prime after installing the extension kit.

Doesn’t know why is this a big deal? Well, let’s put things into comparison. Unlike some company *cough*Apple*cough* who blames their  users for the poor reception on their device; Asus actually acknowledges the importance of their customer as the key of success. That is why they go the distance of providing free kits. They’ve even  revised their design on their new Transformer 300 that was just released in US to prevent the same issue to happen again. Apple fans or not, this is a gesture that we should learn to appreciate and to expect, from gadgets giants in the future.

Remember this? ^^

So, if you are a Transformer Prime user, i strongly suggested you go to the link below to redeem your GPS toggle for free. No words yet if the extensions kit are made limited or not, so let’s do that as soon as possible.

http://event.asus.com/ASUSPad/TF201GPS/

Well, wish all Transformer Prime-r gets they fixes and until then, have a great day! =)

 


Eagerly waiting for the new Eee Pad Memo? Wanted to see how it performs? Well, it has finally hit the stores in Taiwan! It comes with a Qualcomm(not tegra) 1.2 Ghz Dual-core processor, a stylus and a bluetooth handset featuring transparent display! Sadly, it is still  running on Android Honeycomb 3.2 out of the box, but there is words from Asus that updates are coming soon.

netbooknews has released a very detailed unboxing, walkthrough and benchmark video of the Eee Pad Memo. They have also compared it with other tablets currently in market.

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Do watch the video and tell us what do you think about it. Will you take a leap into this instead of Samsung Note?

The full spec of Asus Eee Pad Memo:

Display – 7.0″ WXGA, 1280 x 800 resolution, IPS panel with capacitive touch
Processor– Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core
Memory– 1GB
Storage– eMMC 16GB/32GB ; ASUS Webstorage options
Connectivity– WLAN 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Camera– 1.2MP Video Camera (front )/5MP Auto-Focus Camera (rear) (1080P recording)
GPS– Qualcomm GPS One
Sensors– G-sensor; e-compass; Light sensor; Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Interface– 1 x Micro USB port (client) ; 1 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Stereo Mic-in)
1 x Card Reader(Micro-SD); 1 x micro HDMI (1.3a); 1 x SIM Card slot; Stereo Speakers
Battery– Li-polymer 4400mAh (Battery Life: 8.5hrs video playback routine)
OS– Android 4.01
Dimensions / Weight– 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.50″; 14.2oz
Applications – MyPainter, MyNet, MyCloud, Asus Sync and other productivity and entertainment applications.

 

Speaking on which, feeding on the current rave for Samsung Note, would you kill for an app that transforms your other Android smartphone into a GalaxyNote-like device? If you answered yes, I have just the solution. Stay tuned! =)