Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 announced

Microsoft on Wednesday announced an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that has some great features for everyone around the world.
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LG G3 Review: Pop-eye

Overview

It is no secret that while LG is a massive family-owned conglomerate, it is widely viewed as the lesser of the two South Korean giants compared to Samsung. LG only really made their mark last year in October with the G2, and now they have launched the G3 in quick succession. The G3 is a stellar device, sporting a 1440p display spread over a mammoth 5.5 inches, but as it turns out, the enhanced display ends up being its Achilles’ heel instead.

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Nokia Lumia 635 Review: A Speedy Budget 4G Phone With Some Quirky Compromises

Overview

Microsoft has been hard at work with Windows Phone 8.1, and the first wave of next-generation Windows Phone devices are finally here. Leading the pack is the Lumia 630/635 duo, with the latest operating system loaded straight out of the box. Successors of the Lumia 620, the 630/635 promise “Big Features, Small Price”. But does this budget 4G phone have what it takes to dethrone the ever-so-successful Lumia 520? Our editor Nicholas finds out.

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Destiny Beta now available for all PS+ and Xbox Live Gold Members

In a move that has surprised all of us, Bungie has decided to open up the Destiny Beta for everyone on the Playstation 3, 4, Xbox 360 and One – provided you have a PS+ or Xbox Live Gold membership.

A day ago, while many were rueing missing out on obtaining a download code for the Beta, Bungie threw the doors to its Beta wide open. Not only is this a welcome move from those desperate to play the game, but it is also great to see that Bungie is deciding to stress-test its servers in anticipation of the launch of the full game itself.

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Students: Ditch Google Docs, and use Office Online for your projects for a happier life

Project Work is something very unfortunate that all Junior College students will have to deal with. Last week, a teacher warned her class on the use of Google Docs, speaking of how it would destroy hours of painstaking formatting when converted into a Word document. Everyone just heeded the warning as an inevitable reality of life: That is what happens when you want to collaborate online.

Only it’s not.

You use Microsoft Office for your offline work. But when it comes to projects and online collaborations, you (reluctantly) switch to Google Docs, in favour of the real time collaboration that it offers. Google Docs was never the preferred option; it was just something that people saw as necessary for online work.

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HTC One (E8) available from 26 July at S$658

I wasn’t very happy with HTC’s decision to launch the One (E8) over a month ago. Using the brilliant HTC One (M8) with a 90% metal body, the faster processor, superb UI and dazzling display as a baseline, they re-launched it in plastic but with a better camera. Understandably many One (M8) customers grumbled, but perhaps they will not now – the One (E8) will cost just S$658.

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Xiaomi Mi4 Announced – 16 GB for S$400 and 64 GB for S$500

MI stands for Mission Impossible. MI stands for Xiaomi. Now, the Mi4 is out, and for its competitors, it certainly does look like Mission Impossible. Priced at just S$400 for the 16 GB variant and S$500 for the 64 GB version, this phone is shaping up to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps as a giant killer. Read on to find out more about it.

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Introducing the SingTel Easy Mobile Plan | Tweak Your Plan Your Way

SingTel has launched Easy Mobile, the first postpaid mobile service in Asia to allow users to customise their tariff plans every month to suit their lifestyle needs and budget.

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End of the line for Nokia Android phones, says Microsoft

All we can say is, well that was a short run. The Nokia X line – the first Nokia products to run Android – have been cancelled. Microsoft instead has plans to shift all of its efforts into the Windows Phone system, which really is not very surprising. When the Microsoft take-over had happened, many had predicted the Nokia X product being quashed immediately. While it took some time, Nokia X is finally dead.

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