Apple Rolls Out Clips 2.0 Update Featuring Selfie Scenes, Redesigned UI, and More

Apple recently updated its Clips app, making it even easier for you to create and share fun videos using the iPhone or iPad. Clips 2.0 brings new Selfie Scenes feature that allows for 360-degree selfies on iPhone X, as well as a redesigned user interface, new artistic effects, and Star Wars content.
First up, if you are planning on getting the iPhone X, which will be available for preorder this Friday, 17 November 2017, you must definitely check out Clips 2.0’s new Selfie Scenes. The feature makes use of iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera, allowing users to change their background easily. Transport yourself to a bustling city, serene landscape, or even to the Millennium Falcon and Mega-Destroyer from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with just a couple of taps.
“With Selfie Scenes, users can choose from 10 Apple-designed scenes, featuring unique locations, characters, colors and visual styles plus two scenes from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Each scene is a full 360-degree experience, so it surrounds users on all sides as they move iPhone X. And environmental sound effects make scenes even more immersive.”
Clips 2.0 also feature a redesigned interface, making it easier for you to create your own unique videos. There is a new Effects browser that lets you quickly pick the filter, labels, stickers and emoji of your choice. Labelled buttons make it easier for you to edit Live Titles, add or change filters, trim, mute and delete clips.
Other changes featured in Clips 2.0 include iCloud support so you can easily edit your clips on different iOS devices, new Star War content for Selfie Scenes and stickers, and new artistic effects such as moody oil painting, vibrant watercolour, elegant pencil sketch, and more.

Clips 2.0 is available as a free update on the App Store for iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini 2 and up.
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Malaysians Made 6,000 Orders An Hour During The Singles’ Day Sale; Six Times More Than Usual

If there was any doubt that Malaysians love a good deal, it’s about to be dispelled. Shopback analytics for the Singles’ Day sale have recorded more purchases per hour from this country than any other in the six regions where it operates. Beating second place Singapore by double the amount.
Alvin Gill, Country General Manager of ShopBack Malaysia, notes that Malaysia had the strongest performance within the region. Making some 6,000 orders per hour on average. This was six times the normal amount, with most of the activity coming within the first hour of the sale.
Shopback’s data for the APAC region covers Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Taiwan. For the most part, Singapore mirrors Malaysia’s statistics; albeit with only half the volume of orders within the same time frame.
Despite the number of sales, the average Malaysian only spent $24 (about RM100) on each order. This was below the regional average of $30. Shopback hasn’t provided any theories on why this was the case. Then again, the sheer volume of sales seems to have made up the difference in expenditure.

Unsurprisingly, the most popular items were in fashion, baby supplies, and groceries. The top three categories that often fuel sales of these kinds. Shopback noted that it saw a 150% uptick in traffic compared to the same sale last year.
This year’s Singles’ Day sales were a massive success for Alibaba (who came up with the idea). Some $25 billion (about RM100 billion) worth of sales were made in a single day, with $5 billion (about RM20 billion) sold within the first hour.
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ViewQwest Malaysia Finally Reveals Its Residential Plans: Starts at RM 148 For 100Mbps

It has been a while since we heard anything from the Singapore-based ISP ViewQwest who has expanded its operation into Malaysia in 2016. As it turns out, the company has quietly roll out its residential Internet plans few months ago.
Announced in September which was just in time for the one-year anniversary of its operation in Malaysia, the company’s residential offerings which is called Fibernet are available in three different plans as listed below:
100Mbps: RM 148 per month
300Mbps: RM 188 per month
500Mbps: RM 298 per month
Each subscriber is provided with round-the-lock tech support as well as dynamic IP address and ASUS RT-AC1200G+ router. According to its official website, ViewQwest doesn’t implement any traffic shaping and actually confident enough to market its service as the “ultimate Bit-Torrent broadband”.
Additionally, the ISP also claimed that it able to deliver the best latency rating with the help of its smart routing equipment in its network. There is one big catch though: Fibernet is currently only available in Setia Eco Glades at Cyberjaya.

While ViewQwest has completely missed its target of delivering 1Gbps residential service by the end of 2016, it is always good to see another ISP comes into the market and provide competitive pricing to consumers. However, almost all of them are only able to offer these plans in very limited places which is quite a bummer.
(Source: ViewQwest Malaysia – 1, 2, 3)
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Samsung Announces The New Exynos 9810 Chipset

Samsung has quietly announced its new Exynos chipset, the Exynos 9810. The chip, made with the 10nm FinFET process, will eventually power the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, the flagship for 2018.
While the upcoming Snapdragon 845 will likely be using the 7nm process, Samsung stuck with the older production process with the new Exynos 9810nchip. The new chip will feature what Samsung calls “3rd-generation custom CPU cores, upgraded GPU, and gigabit LTE modem with industry-first 6CA support”. 6CA stands for 6 Carrier Aggregation, where 6 bands are used together to deliver high-speed 4G to your phone. Here, Samsung promises a stable 1.2Gbps over the air with its 6CA modem.

The new chip will also come with an upgraded GPU for 3D gaming and rendering. No mention of which GPU will be used, but logically it will be the upcoming Mali-G72 GPU; the Exynos 8895 on the Galaxy Note 8 features a Mali-G71 GPU.
What is missing from the announcement is any mention of an AI co-processor in the make-up of the chip. Unlike Huawei or Apple, Samsung seems to not be on the AI-chip bandwagon as the announcement did not state any presence of any neural-networking processors.
Production for the new Exynos 9810 sometime at the end of the year, which coincides with the timelines of Samsung’s Galaxy S9, scheduled for a release early next year.
(Source: Samsung via Android Authority)
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OnePlus 5T Gets Unboxed Ahead Of Official Launch

In a post that has since been taken down, ZDNet.de unboxed the upcoming OnePlus 5T before the official launch date of 16 November. The full specification of the phone was laid bare and yes, it does look like the OPPO R11s.
From the photos taken of the phone, the OnePlus 5T looks very similar to the previously leaked photos we have seen before. The specifications of the phone has also been confirmed, thanks to literature included with the box.
Images: ZDNet.de
The OnePlus 5T will have:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Adreno 540 GPU
Up to 8GB RAM
Up to 128GB storage
USB Type-C (but only USB 2.0)
Optic AMOLED 6.01-inch 1080p 18:9 Display
3300mAh battery
Sony IMX 398 16-megapixel f/1.7 main rear camera
Sony IMX 376K 20-megapixel f/1.7 secondary rear camera
Sony IMX 371 160-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera
OnePlus Dash charger

Other features that stands out include slow-motion 720p video at 120fps, Portrait Mode, Sunlight Display mode for better outdoor viewing, and a display that covers 80.5% of the front of the phone.
The OnePlus 5T (right) compared with a Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
With the official announcement happening on 16 November, the only thing missing here is the pricing. It is rumoured that the OnePlus 5T will be priced the same as the OnePlus 5 when it was first launched, around US$ 479 (about RM 2,005).
(Source: ZDNet(photos), PhoneArena)
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Buy the Xiaomi Mi Box & Google Chromecast from Only RM169 Now

11/11 is coming to a close soon, but here are two more deals for you to sink your teeth into. Both the Xiaomi Mi Box and Google Chromecast are more affordable than ever, and this is especially true for the Mi Box.
Originally retailing at RM349, the Mi Box can now be yours for only RM279 – that’s RM70 less, which is quite a good deal for an Android powered set-top box like it. If you’re looking for something more portable and affordable, there’s the Google Chromecast, which is now going for RM169.
Not sure which of the two you should go for? Our comparison between the Xiaomi Mi Box and Google Chromecast should help.
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Get the Huawei Mate 10 & Mate 10 Pro with Free Gifts Worth up to RM1,899

Here’s another interesting deal for you guys to snag: the Huawei Mate 10 and the upcoming Mate 10 Pro can now be purchased – or in the case of the latter, pre-ordered – with a bunch of freebies. Some of which, in fact, are worth as much as RM1,899.
Let’s start with the Mate 10: G Store on Lazada is offering the Mate 10 with freebies worth RM999, which include a Huawei SuperCharge car charger, a 64GB SanDisk microSD card, a hotel voucher (for three days and two nights), as well as a Huawei selfie stick.
Wow Phone, on the other hand, is bundling the Mate 10 with items worth RM1,499. On top of what’s already offered by G Store – though Wow Phone is offering a smaller 32GB microSD card instead – the retailer is throwing in an extra 5,000mAh battery and a flip cover.

And then we have the Mate 10 Pro. Although official pre-orders will only begin on 16 November, certain retailers are already taking orders for the device. Wow Phone, again, is listing the Mate 10 Pro with freebies worth RM1,899. On top of the items already offered by Huawei itself, the retailer is throwing in a 10,050mAh power bank, a Huawei AM-08 speaker, a Type-C adapter, and a selfie stick. G Store is also offering a rather attractive package, bundling the Mate 10 Pro with a Huawei-branded 10,000mAh power bank that is capable of fast charging.
For more information on these two smartphones, you can read our hands on of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.
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Senheng Offers Up To RM2000 Off A Range Of TVs

Senheng’s wide range of home appliances are now available for a one-day only offer, with discount codes of up to RM2,000. You can look through the full list of products here, but we’re more interested in the TV deals it is offering.
For today only, Senheng is offering several voucher codes to shave a significant amount off its TVs. They range from huge RM2,000, RM1,000, RM700, and RM500 codes to eligible TVs as part of a trade-up program, or 30%, 25%, and 10% codes for others.
If you’ve made it in life and can splurge a five-figure amount on a TV, this Sharp 70″ SUHD Android TV can be purchased for a full RM2,000 off. For the mere mortals among us, this 55″ Panasonic UHD TV can be yours for just over RM2,500 with the 15% code.
Meanwhile, this 55″ Sony Full HD LED TV maximises the 30% code, dropping the already-discounted RM3,099 price down to just RM2,169.30. On the other hand, the 15% code drops this 43″ Samsung UHD TV to below RM2,000.

Also, this Toshiba 43″ 4K TV may not be eligible for any Senheng vouchers, but it’s pretty worthy of its RM1,599 price tag: it’s got an IPS panel, and has Google Chromecast built in.
Check out Senheng’s TV products page for the full set of deals available.
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The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Is Back At Its Lowest Price

If you missed the Mi Note 2 offer just last week at the Mi Store KL, Xiaomi’s official store in Lazada is offering the same deal. The phone may be a year old, but for RM1,599, there is a lot of value here.
Initially retailing for RM2,499 earlier this year, the Mi Note 2 still packs quite a punch, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 6GB RAM, and 128GB of UFS 2.0 storage onboard. The Mi Note 2 also features a 22.5MP Sony IMX 318 rear and an 8MP IMX 268 front camera, while the battery is a large 4,070mAh unit with Quick Charge 3.0 support.

The most interesting aspect of the phone, of course, is the display. The Mi Note 2 sports a 5.7-inch Full HD OLED dual-curved display, and is one of the few smartphones with an OLED display around.
For just RM1,599, this is a really good phone; older flagships generally still perform as good as, if not better than current mid-range smartphones.
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(Update: New Low Price!) Tesco is Throwing Prices for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

With so many sellers on the platform, it’s natural to see prices for popular smartphones spiraling on popular sales days like these. It’s just really odd to see Tesco, of all sellers, to be offering the lowest prices we’ve seen for two of Samsung’s 2017 flagship smartphones.
The Galaxy S8, released earlier this year, has seen its price slowly drop in the last few months. Just last week we reported that you could get it for as low as RM2,399, but today, you can buy the Galaxy S8 for RM50 less: it’s just RM2,349 in Midnight Black and Orchid Grey.

Meanwhile, Tesco is also selling the Galaxy Note 8 at the lowest listed price we’ve seen so far today. At RM3,349, it quite comfortably goes lower than the previous sub-RM3,500 price tags that surfaced last month. Tesco is offering the Note 8 for RM3,349 in three colours: Black, Grey, and Gold.
Update: Looks like Tesco just got beaten to the punch by another seller, which means the Galaxy Note 8 has just hit an all-time-low in listed prices. Seller White Shadow has listed all three colourways of the Galaxy Note 8 for just RM3,279: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, and Orchid Grey. At the time of writing, the popular black option only has two units left, so if you’ve been waiting, you should make the call. Fast.

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