Fairuz Hassan

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Deterrence under the dragon’s shadow: Vietnam’s military modernisation

Vietnam has long sought to calibrate its defence posture in the shadows of great power competition.

Geopolitics

Malaysian Apple reseller cancels sale after crowds overwhelmed a mall for $50 iPhones

A Malaysian Apple reseller had to cancel its warehouse sale over the weekend after 11,000 people lined up hours before the actual event to buy iPhones priced as low as $50 USD. According to the advertisement leading up to the event, retailer Switch was selling off its stock largely consisting of …

MacBook Air

Why Is Vietnam Hosting an American Aircraft Carrier?

The United States is sending one of its largest ships, the USS Carl Vinson, to Vietnam this week. It will be the first aircraft carrier to dock in …

Apple Watch 3 Vs. Samsung Gear Sport: The Software Makes The Difference

I recently reviewed the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE, and I liked it so much that I jumped back to the iPhone X as my main phone (because the watch only works with iPhones). However, I’m ultimately an Android guy, so for the past week I have looked for an Android alternative to the Apple Watch so that …

Smartwatches

China launches South China Sea tsunami warning center

China's international tsunami warning center has opened, serving countries bordering on the South China Sea, oceanic officials announced …

Apple Watch detects diabetes with 85% accuracy

Figuring out if you have diabetes could soon be as easy as strapping on an Apple Watch.<p>A new study from Cardiogram shows that by using heart rate monitors on wearables like the Apple Watch, neural networks can now detect whether the wearer shows early signs of diabetes with astonishing …

China finalising design for second homemade aircraft carrier

Sources within the People’s Liberation Army have revealed that the design for China’s second homemade carrier is “nearing its end,” pending Beijing’s …

Speculation grows over power system of China’s first homemade aircraft carrier

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is pictured at Dalian Port in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, on …

The US and China are preparing for all hell to break loose in North Korea

As tensions rise to historic heights on the Korean Peninsula, both the US and China have begun taking unprecedented steps to prepare for the worst-case scenario.<p>Across North Korea's border in China's Jilin province, state-run media ran a full-page instructional package on how to survive a nuclear …

North Korea

Apple will reportedly unify iOS and Mac apps in 2018

Apple is said to be working on a way to allow developers to build apps that work with touchscreen input on iPhone and iPad, and with mouse and trackpad on Mac devices, to be implemented next year, according to Bloomberg. The system would unify development environments for both of Apple’s main …

Apps

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

Apps

Everything Apple will be working on in 2018

Apple released a boatload of things in 2017, and in typical Apple fashion, it made a lot of money doing so.<p>Most of these things weren’t surprises. We got a new Apple Watch and Apple TV that look and generally act like the previous models; a differently sized iPad Pro; expanded Mac computer lines …

Early adopters of iPhone X rate it 4.64/5 in online reviews, citing three plus points

Strategy Analytics has issued a report analysing consumer reviews of the iPhone X on online retailer sites. The company found that the average rating was 4.64 out of 5 stars, with consumers citing three plus points …<p>The firm says that Face ID and Animoji were key elements of the appeal of the …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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Apple confirms it bought Shazam

One of the most popular third-party apps on the App Store has officially been purchased by Apple.<p>London-based Shazam has long dominated the App Store charts with its ability to recognize any song, movie or TV show. Now Apple is bringing that tech in-house by purchasing the startup for nearly half a …

Hostilities Growing in the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over …

watchOS 4: How to customize and use the new Siri face on Apple Watch

watchOS 4 introduces a new Siri watch face on Apple Watch that intelligently updates to show you relevant content throughout the day. The Siri watch face pulls data from 14 different sources by default, but customizing these sources can help remove information from the timeline that you don’t need …

The best Apple Watch apps to download

Whether you’re wearing the original Apple Watch, the Series 2, or the new Apple Watch Series 3 — which we say is the best smartwatch you can buy — …

Apps

New betas show off iPhone X lock screen and home screen experience

The new Xcode 9.1 beta has also been released by Apple today with support for the new operating system updates: iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1. It also includes a more fully-fledged iPhone X simulator, which demonstrates the new lock screen and home screen experiences.<p>There are also some …

Sandhurst chief says army needs character not university degrees

The British Army is filled with graduates, the Sandhurst chief has said, as he reveals plans to entice school-leavers by offering them a university degree alongside their officer training.<p>General Paul Nanson, Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, said that 18-year-old feel that they …

Higher Education

Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the company poached Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg -- the TV execs behind <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>The Crown --</i> from …

China leaning on Singapore to keep ASEAN calm over South China Sea: sources | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is worried it could face fresh criticism over its actions in the South China Sea when Singapore becomes chairman of the Association of South East Asian Nations next year, and is putting pressure on the city-state to make sure that doesn’t happen, according to people …

China

Philippines says China wanted non-legally binding South China Sea code

MANILA (Reuters) - China pushed for a maritime code of conduct with Southeast Asian countries that would not be legally binding, the Philippine foreign minister said on Tuesday.<p>Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks during the closing ceremony of the 50th Association of Southeast …

China

Analysis: US, allies slow Beijing's South China Sea momentum

With the rise of a friendly leader in the Philippines, China has been spared a vocal adversary in the disputed South China Sea. In the process, it has gained momentum despite last year's ruling by an arbitration tribunal that invalidated its expansive claims in the disputed waters.<p>The rapprochement …

China
China

U.S. Warship Sails Close to China-Held Island in South China Sea | World News | US News

A Navy official says the USS John S. McCain has sailed close to a Chinese man-made island in a freedom of navigation operation in the disputed South …

South China Sea dispute: China sends warships after US freedom of navigation patrol

"US military provocation will only encourage the Chinese military to further strengthen its defence capacity building and firmly defend national …

China

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Forget the chatter, Asean-China relations are actually stable | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Over the first weekend of August, foreign ministers of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) held their 50th ministerial meeting in …