Saturday, December 31, 2011

Apple Hunting Over Install0us

Familiar with the app icon above? Yes, you are right. This is the famous Install0us app for jailbrakers. This app acts as the gateway to AppTrackr server for cracked versions of the Apple's AppStore. Apple has recently send "take down" note to AppTrackr in pursuit of piracy of the AppStore.

Sir Jonathan Ive

Apple's design chief Jony Ive has been awarded the title of knighthood in UK in the New Year Honours List. Jonathan Ive was born and raised in UK before pursing his design career in the US.
Walter Isaacon's biography of the late Steve Jobs mentioned that Jony Ive has special relationship with Steve and was granted more "operational power" than anyone else in the company.

Source: BBC

Thursday, December 29, 2011

[DiGi] Galaxy Nexus Anyone?

Will DiGi be the first to bring Galaxy Nexus to Malaysia? or are they just testing market reaction before deciding to bring it in? According to my tweeter timeline, this tweet was posted approximately 18 hours ago. So, how was the reaction? 
Currently in the grey market segment in Malaysia, the price of the Galaxy Nexus is fetching slightly above RM2000. 

Hinted price is RM2099 (RRP).

[Rumors] Re-designed iPhone 5 in September 2012?

Sources from BGR has posted the next generation iPhone 5 mocked up picture. It was said to have aluminum finishing on the back as rendered on the picture. It was also reported that Apple may be using either plastic or rubber materials as well.

Source: BGR

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

[Jailbreak] iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak for A4 Processors (untethered)

It's official now that the iOS 5.0.1 running on A4 processor is jailbreak-able. The official release was done. As posted by Pod2g earlier in the video demo, this is now official. Head over to iClarified for jailbreak instruction.

Unfortunately, this jailbreak is only possible for iOS devices which are running on the older A4 microprocessor. Which is iPhone 4, iPod Touch, iPhone 3GS and iPad 1.
As for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 (which is a A5 processor), we will just have to wait a little longer.

Source: iClarified

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

[Celcom] Blackberry Playbook on Sales Without Contract

I guess this is the end of the road for the Blackberry's tablet at least in Malaysia. Earlier there were other promotions from Maxis in bundled with the Blackberry Smartphones. But this time, Celcom is selling outright for the Blackberry Playbook. Yes, that is right - without contract.

  • 16GB version - RM1088
  • 32GB version - RM1388
  • 64GB version - RM1688
One funny error would be the promotional period till 31st Nov. Problem is, there is no 31 days in November.

Source: Celcom

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from Apple (Santa involved)

Apple recently releases iPhone 4S new advertisement in conjunction with Christmas. See how Siri helps Santa on his busy schedule..

[Tips] iOS Devices Home Button Calibration

Sources are circulating that there is a way to calibrate the home button of your iOS devices.

The steps are as below:

  1. Launch any iOS stock app (stock, weather, etc.)
  2. Once the app launches, press and hold the Power ON button until the "slide to power off" prompt
  3. Press and hold the Home button until the earlier open stock app closes. You're done!
Give it a try and share with us if it really does help.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snow Drizzles on Google

Google celebrates Christmas in an interactive online-way :)

Go to and type "let it snow". Be amaze...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New iOS 5.1 Wallpapers Now Available

New sets of wallpapers are expected to be in the new iOS 5.1 due to to be launching soon. Instead of waiting for it, guys at has already got it for the iPad and iPhone as well. It resembles the Mac OSX Lion wallpapers as well. Download from the link below.

iPad: 1234
iPhone: 1234


Friday, December 16, 2011

[Tips] Keyboard Shortcut on iOS 5

One of the cool feature on the iOS 5 which was not really made known is the keyboard shortcut. One shortcut was included by default is "omw = on my way". You could actually customized it to whatever you want. To do so, go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard

You should see "Shortcuts" and the default "omw" shortcut. Here I have added "wth" which in full is .. erm.. read yourself.

Either tap on "Add New Shortcut..." or tap on "Edit" at the top right corner. You can now add your own phrase and choose your own shortcut. Just tap on "Save" and you're done.

Official Angry Birds Theme Park - Espoo, Finland

Finnish playground maker Lappet's Managing Director, Juha Laakkonen told AFP that in collaboration with Rovio, they will be bringing the official Angry Birds Theme Park in Espoo, Finland by April 2012.
Why was it said that it will be official? In Changsha, China back in September 2011, a popular tourist spot named Windows of The World had already started something similar (refer to pictures above). But obviously that was not the official theme park version of Rovio. 

[Official] iPhone 4S Now Available on Apple Online Store Malaysia

Finally, the iPhone 4S is now available for outright purchase from Apple Online Store in Malaysia. Prices are as below:
  • iPhone 4S 16GB - RM2199
  • iPhone 4S 32GB - RM2499
  • iPhone 4S 64GB - RM2799
The prices are different from the RRP mentioned by most telcos. Maxis and Celcom have the RRP as below:
  • iPhone 4S 16GB - RM2190
  • iPhone 4S 32GB - RM2590
  • iPhone 4S 64GB - RM2890
Currently there are limits of 2 units per customer and delivery is expected between 1 to 2 weeks (free shipping).

Source: Apple Store

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some DiGi Customers Received iPhone 4S Ahead of Schedule

News are circulating all over the internet right now that some DiGi's customers have received their pre-booked iPhone 4S ahead of schedule. At least a couple of hours before launching.
Now, is DiGi in trouble? Is GDex in trouble for shipping earlier than specified date?

Source: LowYat

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

iPhone 4S Plans Compared (Maxis vs Celcom vs DiGi)

The above 2 tables are the comparison of the iPhone 4S plans across 3 major telcos. The comparison are only done on a 16GB version with the most popular plans that most people would go for. The rest of the plans are probably too costly and only a minority would register anyway. If you would like to have a 32GB or a 64GB version with the same plan as above, the only difference would be the device price.

The comparison table only provide as a guide as a lot of factors should be taken into consideration when committing into a contract. Most importantly would be network coverage, 3G service coverage as well as technical support in the event of problems with the network. Also take note that only DiGi does not provide a 12 months contract. From the comparison above, it looks like DiGi is the cheapest in total after 24 months but the first payment upon registration is higher.

Celcom: iPhone 4S Plans

The last of the 3 giants. Celcom released its iPhone 4S approximately 30 mins ago from this posting. At a glance, it seemed like Celcom came up with a lower monthly commitment plan of i68 which is RM68/month.

Source: Celcom

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

[Official] Maxis iPhone 4S Pricing

Now it's official from Maxis. It is indeed similar to the leaked info yesterday. The only difference is that in parallel with iPhone 4S plans, there is also an option for the 8GB iPhone 4 which was earlier seen selling on the Apple Online Store.

From the plans that we got from DiGi, there is a difference of RM100 when compared to Maxis for the iPhone 4S 16GB variant. It's cheaper on Maxis based on RRP.

  • iPhone 4S 16GB - RM2190
  • iPhone 4S 32GB - RM2590
  • iPhone 4S 64GB - RM2890
Nothing new in the plan except that you get free Maxis WiFi of up to 4GB and more data. In fact, the iPhone price is more expensive even after the rebate when compared to the previous iPhone 4.

Source: Maxis

Monday, December 12, 2011

iPad 3 in April 2012?

DigiTimes reported that the iPad 3 will be due in 3 to 4 months from now. Suppliers have started the deliveries of parts for the iPad 3 and reducing the supplies for iPad 2. Foxconn is expected to begin production of the next generation iPad in January 2011.
Earlier rumors are expecting the iPad 3 with bumped up resolution and with new A6 chip processor.

Source: DigiTimes

[Leaked] Maxis iPhone 4S Pricing

Thanks to, here are the supposedly leaked Maxis iPhone 4S plan.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

DiGi: iPhone 4S Pre-Order

DiGi has come out of silent mode and announce the iPhone 4S pre-ordering.  Here are the RRP for the iPhone 4S according to DiGi's website:

  • iPhone 4S 16GB - RM2290
  • iPhone 4S 32GB - RM2590
  • iPhone 4S 64GB - RM2890
iDiGi plans are already available on DiGi's website. A 16GB version will cost RM2090 with a iDiGi 88 on a 24 months contract.
Take note that contract-less iPhone 4S is only available on Apple Online Store.

Source: DiGi

Saturday, December 10, 2011

iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Coming Up Soon

Chronic Dev Team is currently finalizing the release of the untethered jailbreak for iOS5 and 5.0.1.
Just a recap, untethered jailbreak does not require you to hook up to your computer whenever you reboot.
Hit up the video and have a look yourself.
Stay tuned.

Malaysia iPhone 4S Updates

All over the news, you should have heard that all 3 major telcos (Maxis, Celcom, DiGi) are all preparing themselves for the iPhone 4S launching on the 16th December. The date is now confirmed as preparation from various telcos are on the way.

If you had registered for your interest with Maxis, you should have gotten your email invitation to the launching event by now. The launching event will be carried out in KL Convention Center on 15th night itself. As the clock strikes 12am, sales starts! So far, no plans had been revealed yet.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MyDistress App from PDRM

An initiative under the Government Transformation Programme's (GTP) Crime National Key Result Area (NKRA) aimed to reduce crimes throughout the countries. The program is led by Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). It currently supports iPhone, Blackberry, Androids and Java capable cellphones.
At the moment, this app only supports Selangor district. Hit on the link below to download the app.

Source: MyDistress

Maxis Value Plus Internet

Maxis launched a new contract free Value Plus Internet plans recently. Key selling point is no contract. As the plans described, for Value Plus Internet 80, you get 500MB data, 300 SMS and 300 minutes talk time across all networks. This is good for people who are currently on Value50 plan and with 500MB data package which cost RM50 + RM58 = RM108. With Value Plus Internet 80, you only pay RM80.

For Value Plus Internet 80, upon exceeding the quota given on the SMS and talk time, the charges are as below:

For Value Plus Internet 50 and 30, upon exceeding the quota given on the SMS and talk time, the charges are as below:

The difference is on the "call to other operators" charges. If you sign up for Family Plans, you get free 900 mins and 1500 SMS within your family.

Maxis: iPhone 4S Update

As the registration of interest starting to get hotter with DiGi and Celcom joining the pack, Malaysianwireless got the info that there might be a leak pricing plan from Maxis coming up sometime this week. Anyway, the dates of official launching of the iPhone 4S is confirmed to be on the 16th December 2011 across all 3 major telcos.

Source: MalaysianWireless

Thursday, December 1, 2011

iPhone 4S - Maxis (Registration of Interest)

Maxis published iPhone 4S registration of interest today. It shouldn't be long before the official release. Awaiting similar interest registration from DiGi and Celcom to be coming soon.
Expected launch is still on 16th December.

Source: Maxis