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The truth about Apple's new iPad ads, Microsoft Surface and Windows

Apple is poised to refresh its not-as-popular-as-they-used-to-be iPad tablets. Decreased popularity notwithstanding, there's no arguing that Apple …

Microsoft's new Surface Studio temporarily out of stock, won't ship until early 2017

Starting at $2,999 and going up to $4,199 for the highest end model no one will accuse the Surface Studio of being a bargain. Nonetheless, all three …

How to reset all Local Group Policy settings on Windows 10

Windows is not only known for being a powerful operating system for productivity, but it's also known for being very customizable. Although, on …

5 reasons why your Wi-Fi is slow (and how to fix it)

For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: pokey …

Dell discontinues its Android tablets in favor of Windows 2-in-1s

Another Android tablet maker bites the dust. Dell has decided to end distribution of its Android tabs and will instead focus on Windows 2-in-1 devices. This means several things: One, the company will no longer offer its Venue brand of Android tablets or the Android-based Wyse Cloud Connect, which …

Bitter truths: 10 facts about beer

<b>by Glenn Ong and Cindy Co</b><p>AT THE recently concluded Beerfest Asia 2016 (June 16 to 19), more than 500 types of beers from 35 exhibitors made their …

​Time for the iPad to grow up

iOS 10 adds a few improvements to the iPad, but it's time for the software to take a bigger leap forward.<p>The thing I carry around with me almost every day in my bag is a 9.7-inch iPad Pro. I've had an iPad with me in some form, usually, for years. It's redundant, probably. But it's my security …

Apps

Four-year-old who 'mispronounced the word cucumber' threatened with counter-terrorism measures

Boy's family claim nursery staff said saying 'cooker bomb' instead of 'cucumber' could lead to youngster being referred to deradicalisation programme<p>Nursery workers suggested a four-year-old boy who mispronounced the word “cucumber” as “cooker bomb” should be referred to a counter-terrorism …

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Apple sued for slowing iPhone 4S with iOS 9 upgrade

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is facing a lawsuit that alleges its iOS 9 mobile operating software significantly slows down the iPhone 4S.<p>The lawsuit filed in New York federal court and first spotted by <i>Apple Insider</i> is seeking $5 million from Apple.<p>"The update significantly slowed down their iPhones and …

iPhone

PAAET launches Microsoft Office 365

In line with the belief in the importance of leveraging technology to develop employable skills to prepare youth for a stronger future, Microsoft …

Air India worker 'sucked into aircraft engine' in Mumbai

<b>An Air India technician has died after he was sucked into an aircraft engine at Mumbai airport, the airline says.</b><p>The accident happened as the jet of flight AI 619 from Mumbai to Hyderabad was being pushed back for departure.<p>Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani described the accident as a "mishap", but …

Airplanes

The 13 Naughtiest Hotels in the World, Ranked

Thanksgiving has passed and you now have less than a month to redeem yourself for your holiday debauchery before Christmas. (Santa saw that you had a few too many glasses of spiked cider, and got into an argument with your uncle over gun control -- again.) We think you stand a chance, but some …

Dominican Republic

15 Weird Things Said By Malaysian Leaders In 2015 That Have Baffled The Rakyat

Politicians and leaders are the ones who are the beacons of the nation and many look up to them for the wise words that they have to impart. However, …

Asia

5 Reasons To Buy The Microsoft Surface Pro 4

I said in my recent review of the Surface Pro 4 that Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop concoction was ‘confusingly excellent’. It’s a device that, despite its popularity, is still yet to find its feet. The hybrid design means that it compromises in both categories: in width and weight as a tablet, …

Gear & Gadgets

Many of your Android apps send unnecessary hidden data

It won't shock you to hear that Android apps send a lot of data, but you may be surprised at how much of it isn't really necessary... or public, for that matter. MIT researchers have determined that "much" of the hidden data sent and received by the 500 most popular Android apps isn't necessary to …

Windows 10 set to become the most widely installed version yet

According to tech research company Gartner 50 percent of organizations will have started Windows 10 deployments by January 2017.<p><b>If you haven't</b> …

Xiaomi’s Mi Pad 2 is an iPad mini that runs Windows 10

It'll go on sale in China this year for $200<p>Chinese tech firm Xiaomi has unveiled three new products to mark the end of the year, and one of them is a real surprise. The trio of gadgets includes a low-cost smartphone with solid specs (the Redmi Note 3), the Mi Air Purifier (which may bore …

Mobile Technology

Let's all pray this idea for hellish airplane seating never becomes a reality

Is this tangled mass of limbs the future of flight?<p>Wired's Jordan Golson spotted this horrifying patent from Zodiac Seat France. It imagines a future in which the legs and arms of strangers on a connecting flight to Atlanta are constantly grazing one another.<p>The patent claims good intentions — the …

Artists

Are you the type of passenger that flight attendants hate?

Former Qantas flight attendant Owen Beddall reveals the passengers that cabin crew loathe. And the underhand ways that the crews get back at …

Flying

MAHB says probing dress code row at KLIA

A man was allegedly prevented from collecting his luggage at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for wearing knee-length shorts. File picture …

Samsung doesn't want Windows Update running on your computer (update)

As if you needed another reason to do a clean install of WIndows with any new computer, Samsung's got you covered. It turns out that a piece of the bloatware from the OEM is apparently disabling Windows Update because it interferes with Samsung's own software updater. The one that, as you might …

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