Know Android M in 5 minutes

In today’s Google I/O,Google disclosed the next Android version- Android M. No major changes on design, it’s more on improving from the fundamentals.

  • Permissions:

In Android M, users are allowed to decide whether to grant permissions for some app. Currently some security apps have provided the same functions like this,but Google wants to build it into system level to enable users controlling it.

  • App links:

Android allows apps to link with URLs for long time. Now on Android M, it allows apps to link with other apps so that the experience on multitasking could be much more smooth than before.

  • Battery:

“Doze” is introduced in Android M. It uses motion detectors to know whether the device has been unattended for a while and manages to back off some background activities,refreshing less than normal for longer battery hours. Continue reading Know Android M in 5 minutes

Sekinchan Trip

I will have a short trip to Sekinchan in the coming weekend. So today I spent some time to do research work for the information about attractions and local restaurants there.

As it’s first time to go there, I think it’ll be great if I can have a customised map for the trip. Well, finally I did it. In case anyone wanna use it, I just share the customised map(*this map is in Chinese) here. If you’re an Android phone user,download the app from Google called “My Maps” to enable the customised map loading on your phone and linking to Google Maps which allows to navigate you to reach the destination.

I will update this post after I come back from the trip. Happy weekend ahead!

Mi 4i – The very first international smartphone from XIAOMI

Yesterday afternoon, XIAOMI held an event in India to release several products and the most major product amongst all is Mi 4i – the first Mi phone dedicated to international market.

Mi 4i

Although it’s named as 4i, it’s actually not so similar to Mi 4 which is an old flagship product before Mi Note. Mi 4i has 2nd Gen Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor (up to 1.7 Ghz) with Adreno 405 CPU,2GB LPDDR3 RAM,16GB Flash ROM and a bigger 3120 mAh battery. So from the CPU specifications,we could know that this phone is not a flagship product, it focuses on mid range.Thus,the performance should be lower than the elder bro – Mi 4.

No more metal cover, Mi 4i has a polycarbonate unibody design with a layer of coating for grease and fingerprint resistant. It’s only 7.8mm thickness & 130g in weight which is 12% thinner and 13% lighter than Mi 4. Continue reading Mi 4i – The very first international smartphone from XIAOMI

[First in Malaysia] – Xpax now allows to carry forward the unused Internet quota

Celcom’s prepaid brand- Xpax just released its new Internet plans recently.

The new Internet plans are said to be from 90 Sen daily and fit all kinds of customers’ needs.3 monthly plans are available now : RM28(1GB),RM38(2GB),RM58(4GB).Of course,you could choose the weekly plan RM10(300MB) or the biweekly plan RM20(800MB).Xpax customers could continue to surf with no extra charge at 64kbps as long as the Internet plan is active. In addition to this, Xpax customers also could enjoy free WiFi(same quota as your Internet plan) by connecting to Celcom WiFi Hotspots.

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MeterOn – Official app from SPAD

Taxi service in Malaysia is so hard to get good comments from locals as well as foreign tourists. The most complaints are about not following meter and bad attitude.

Recently,the taxi fare raised again. That brought out a lot of noises from those taxi passengers.Why could they increase their fares while providing such a lousy service?

Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) noticed the problems and decided to use the power of technology to supervise the taxi industry,to make sure that taxi service could get improvements after revising the fares. MeterOn App goes for that purpose.

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