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Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.4
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Western Digital My Passport Pro 2 TB Portable (Thunderbolt) Hard Disk Drive Review
Today, we are going to take a look at their latest portable hard disk drive for the M... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - TV Type
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
The Tech ARP 2014 Mega Giveaway Contest (Week 5)
We have been working hard to arrange a ton of prizes, which we will give away every w... Read here
Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 7.4
If you have no idea what's different between an AMD Opteron processor and an Intel Co... Read here
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.4
These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become qui... Read here
The Xiaomi Mi Power Bank (10400 mAh) Teardown
The Mi 10,400 mAh power bank is one of the most popular power banks in town but how d... Read here
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.2
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
The GAMDIAS ZEUS Laser Gaming Mouse Review
Today, we are going to take a look at the GAMDIAS ZEUS laser gaming mouse. For those ... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 16.4
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 28.7
Covering 588 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
The RAM Disk Guide Rev. 3.0
The RAM disk has been around since the 1980s, but it has never been popular due to th... Read here
Hard Disk Drive Myths Debunked Rev. 5.4
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies about the hard disk driv... Read here
The Solid State Drive Optimization Guide Rev. 2.0
In this guide, we will show you how to maintain the performance and longevity of your... Read here
Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 5.3
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance ... Read here
   
ED#185 : The New TrueCrypt - VeraCrypt Or CipherShed?
A French cryptography and IT security company called IDRIX announced the release of V... Read here
ED#184 : #Bendgate Isn't New But It Could Finally Change The Industry For The Better
#Bendgate is becoming a marketing boon for the Android and Windows Phone platforms. T... Read here
ED#183 : The Apple iPhone 6 Isn't The Only Smartphone To Bend It Like Beckham
Apple haters are having a field day with #Bendgate, with many comments and parodies i... Read here
ED#182 : Why Are Apple iPhones So Expensive?
We are not going to go into why Apple iPhones are not using "dated" hardware or "olde... Read here
ED#175 : How To Integrate Cloud Storage Services With Microsoft Office 2013 Rev. 2.0
To avoid another antitrust case (remember Internet Explorer?), Microsoft Office 2013 ... Read here
ED#181 : How To Give Adobe Photoshop A Performance Boost With Your GPU
Let us show you how you can get Adobe Photoshop to use your discrete GPU, instead of ... Read here
ED#179 : Why It's Really Time To Ditch (And Strip) The Short Filename Rev. 2.1
Unless you are using old software from when Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock first bro... Read here
ED#180 : How To Switch The Location Of The Apple iTunes Backup Folder
While iTunes is smart enough to skip the apps (which can always be downloaded) and st... Read here
ED#178 : AV-Optimized Hard Disk Drives Are Safe To Use
For years, we have been debunking hard disk drive myths. Never did we expect to actua... Read here
ED#177 : All Halfbrick Studios iOS Games Are FREE!
Yes, you read that right. For a limited time only, the entire Halfbrick Studios catal... Read here
ED#176 : TrueCrypt Developer Drops New Bombshell - Open Source Fork "Impossible"
Well, it's been more than 3 weeks since TrueCrypt went down, and one thing's for sure... Read here
ED#171 : Should You Select MBR Or GPT When You Install A New Drive? Rev. 4.0
Whenever someone installs a new drive into a Windows-based PC, there's the inevitable... Read here
ED#174 : The Mystery Of TrueCrypt's Disappearance Rev. 2.0
Sometime on the 28th of May, 2014, the anonymous developers of TrueCrypt mysteriously... Read here
ED#173 : Windows May Fail To Boot Up After Installing Latest Internet Explorer Patch
The good news is Microsoft just issued Security Update 2929437 which fixes the vulner... Read here
ED#172 : Intel Xeon "Haswell Refresh" CPU Details Leaked
Here are the details of the upcoming "Haswell Refresh" of the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 s... Read here
   
   
   
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.4
11:15 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


There are so many mobile CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications!

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 992 mobile CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 19 different specifications for each and every CPU!

Here are the latest updates in Revision 11.4 :
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium N3500 (Bay Trail) family of quad-core processors.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron N2900 (Bay Trail) family of quad-core processors.
- Updated the specifications of the Intel Celeron N2800 (Bay Trail) family of dual-core processors.
- Updated the specifications of all Intel 3rd Generation (Ivy Bridge) Core mobile processors.
- Updated the specifications of all Intel 2nd Generation (Sandy Bridge) Core mobile processors.

Link : Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.4

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/21211-mobile-cpu-comparison-guide-12.html#post375687



QNAP Releases Qfix v1.0.2 to Fix Shellshock for Non-QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 Users
11:05 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the Qfix for Bash security patch v1.0.2 (hereafter referred to as "this Qfix") for its Turbo NAS lineup with an official GNU Bash patch update. This Qfix includes all fix as of QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 and is suggested for all Turbo NAS users who have not updated to QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003.

This Qfix has fixed the GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2014-7186, and CVE-2014-7187), also known as "Shellshock," that can allow attackers to gain remote control over UNIX/Linux-based systems, and is now available for Turbo NAS running...

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28287-qnap-releases-qfix-v1-0-2-fix-shellshock-non-qts-4-1-1-build-1003-users.html



Trend Micro Exposes 9 Social Media Scams You Need to Know
11:00 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

According to a research report by Webcertain Group, the number of social media users in the Asian-Pacific region is expected to hit 1 billion by year-end, almost five times the total in North America. Social media browsing has become a daily routine for almost everyone due to the usage of smartphones and tablets in everyday life.

The latest 2014 Mobile Behaviour Report by Salesforce showed that 75% of consumers access to social media at least once per day through smartphones and 64% of tablet users do the same using their tablets. As social media is now a common destination for mobile users, it has also become one of the favorite attack hotspots for cybercriminals. Trend Micro uncovers 9 Social Media Scams, such as “The Facebook Color Changer”, “Who Viewed Your Facebook Profile,” and “Naked Videos,” that cybercriminals leverage to spread malware infection to PCs and smartphones or steal personal information by luring users to click on phishing sites.

Here are 9 popular social media scams Trend Micro has identified...

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28286-trend-micro-exposes-9-social-media-scams-you-need-know.html



KTC Intros New True Quad-Core Tablet with Samsung Screen: The 101P51C
10:52 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

October 22nd, 2014, Shenzhen, China – As the screens of flat panel display products become larger and larger, the sizes of tablet PCs are also increasing. Compared with small-sized tablet PCs, large-sized ones can offer consumers a better experience in game playing and video watching, and are therefore becoming more and more favored by consumers. Accordingly, KTC has introduced the 101P51C, a new 10.1" quad-core tablet PC.

The quality of the screen is evident in the KTC 101P51C as it employs the Samsung ultra-high resolution (1280x800) PLS screen with a bright KTC backlight unit, providing excellent visual experiences in image viewing, movie watching, online browsing and game playing. The 178° full view display also enables the full visual scope of imagery.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28285-ktc-intros-new-true-quad-core-tablet-samsung-screen-101p51c.html



Super Talent Announces its Second Micro-USB Interface Storage Device
10:43 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

San Jose, California — October 21, 2014 — Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, announces its Pico Motile USB drive.

The Pico Motile is a smaller version of Super Talent’s Motile USB drive that provides users an option to transfer files on the go. One end of the Pico Motile provides a micro USB connector while the other is a traditional USB 2.0 connector.

Mobile devices running the Android 4.0 platform or later that support the use of removable storage can take full advantage of the Pico Motile to share files without the need for any additional cables.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28284-super-talent-announces-its-second-micro-usb-interface-storage-device.html




Wednesday, October 22, 2014
HERE for Android is now available for all Android smartphones
07:10 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

HERE for Android initially made an appearance on the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store, but even if you don’t have a Galaxy smartphone, you’ll still be able to enjoy the full benefits of HERE – simply download the app from http://here.com/beta/android.



Since launching HERE for Android, we’ve had some brilliant feedback from smartphone owners, critics and websites. We’re also grateful for constructive criticism, helping us to make HERE for Android even better. We’re taking your comments seriously, and are already working on changes, fixes and additions.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28281-here-android-now-available-all-android-smartphones.html



Is The iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Coming On The 6th Or 7th Of November?
03:49 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Yesterday, we reported that DiGi accidentally leaked that the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would be launched in Malaysia on the 7th of November. Maxis later revealed that they would be launching both smartphones on the same day as well.

Interestingly, DiGi dropped the 7th of November launch date from their website today, replacing it with a simple Coming soon. There was no mention of the 7th of November launch date on Maxis’ website at all.

However, Celcom finally updated their website today with a Register Your Interest page for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Interestingly, their banner shows a slightly earlier date of the 6th of November 2014. Take a look :



So the question now is - did Apple shift the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch a day earlier than the date that was leaked yesterday?

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28279-iphone-6-6-plus-coming-6th-7th-november.html




Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Apple iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Set To Launch In Malaysia On The 7th Of November 2014
11:38 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

IT’S OFFICIAL! The Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus will be available in Malaysia on the 7th of November 2014!

DiGi & Maxis have both officially announced that they will be offering the two new iPhone models beginning on the 7th of November.

Interested buyers can start pre-ordering their iPhones on Friday, the 31st of October, but it looks like everyone’s skipping the date after DiGi immediately allowed everyone to register their interest.


Maxis followed a few hours later with their own "pre-check" page.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28277-apple-iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-set-launch-malaysia-7th-november-2014-a.html



New WD Portable Storage Drive Wirelessly Connects to Smartphones, Tablets & Cameras
11:30 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

21 October 2014 – WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today unveiled My Passport® Wireless, an easy to use Wi-Fi™ enabled storage drive that allows consumers to save, access and share stored content wirelessly with any smartphone, tablet, computer or other device.

For the frequent business traveler to the family on a road trip or creative professional working in the field, the My Passport Wireless drive is a simple way to connect all computing and mobile devices to content without any wires or Internet connection. Additionally, when users need to transfer large amounts of data, the My Passport Wireless drive provides the option of using a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

The My Passport Wireless drive broadcasts its own wireless network that allows up to eight devices to connect at the same time and access any content stored on the drive. Available in 1 TB or 2 TB models, users now have the ability to store and access up to hundreds of hours of movies and music, as well photos and other digital files, from their smartphones and tablets that are typically limited by minimal storage capacity.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28276-new-wd-portable-storage-drive-wirelessly-connects-smartphones-tablets-cameras.html




Monday, October 20, 2014
Western Digital My Passport Pro 2 TB Portable (Thunderbolt) Hard Disk Drive Review
01:40 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Today, we are going to take a look at their latest portable hard disk drive for the Mac market - the 2 TB Western Digital My Passport Pro (WDBRMP0020DBK) Thunderbolt portable hard disk drive. It boasts the following features :
• The dual drives in My Passport Pro are housed within an anodized all-aluminum enclosure
• Shipped in RAID 0 for maximum speed and capacity
• Protect your livelihood with RAID 1
• No power adapter required
• Works with Apple Time Machine
• Blazing fast boot drive
• Plug-and-play setup
Now, let’s find out how this new portable hard disk drive fares against its competitors!


Link : Western Digital My Passport Pro 2 TB Portable (Thunderbolt) Hard Disk Drive Review

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28275-western-digital-my-passport-pro-2-tb-portable-thunderbolt-hard-disk-drive-review.html



BIOSTAR’s iDEQ-T1 Minicomputer Ready To Subvert the Desktop PC
01:25 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

October 20th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has announced the iDEQ-T1 series mini PC, a micro-mini computer specifically designed to subvert the conventional desktop PC by being smaller, lighter and more mobile but with similar features and capabilities.

At just two thirds the surface area of an A4 sized piece of paper and with a weight of only 0.8Kg, the iDEQ-T1, in conjunction with the HTPC platform, is a great solution for a variety of environments needing a small, yet fully-featured, PC.

Inside the iDEQ-T1 the hardware is based on the mini-ITX form factor which allows small and energy efficient solutions because of the affordable and internet centric board design in a compact 17x17cm size.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28274-biostar-s-ideq-t1-minicomputer-ready-subvert-desktop-pc.html




Sunday, October 19, 2014
BIOS Option Of The Week - TV Type
10:34 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition.

Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend.

This week, we will be taking a look at the TV Type BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"There are three different systems used to encode colour information for analog televisions - NTSC, PAL or SECAM. Depending on your location, your television set may support one or more of the three analog colour systems.

This BIOS feature controls the colour-encoding system used by motherboard’s built-in video encoder. Setting this correctly allows the video encoder to produce the correct analog video output for your television set..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - TV Type

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-29.html#post375635




Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Tech ARP 2014 Mega Giveaway Contest (Week 5)
11:47 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


It’s been a long time but our giveaway contests are back, and they are back in a BIG WAY! We proudly announce our 2014 Mega Giveaway Contest!

We have been working hard to arrange a ton of prizes, which we will give away every week. To make it easier to win, we are going to open this contest to both the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page.

Please note that the results of this contest will be posted in this page, so please make sure you check back often. Some prizes have a short time limit and must be redeemed quickly. We will not be responsible if those prizes "expire" because you take too long to respond.

Congratulations to the winners of Week 4! Please contact me ASAP!

If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry. Remember - every forum post and Facebook Like count towards the next week’s contest. So post more, and share more, and you will win a prize too!

Every post or Facebook Like you make in this week’s contest also counts towards subsequent weeks’ contests, so it pays to start early!

We have also updated the list of prizes, so check them out! We will announce more prizes from time to time, so be sure to check back often.

And please don’t forget to SHARE this with your family and friends! The more participants we have, the more prizes we can give out!


Link : The Tech ARP 2014 Mega Giveaway Contest (Week 5)

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28216-tech-arp-2014-mega-giveaway-contest.html#post375627




Friday, October 17, 2014
ED#185 : The New TrueCrypt - VeraCrypt Or CipherShed?
12:30 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


There is a genuine need for TrueCrypt to be further developed, if only to support newer operating systems and to remove or mitigate the weaknesses identified by the TrueCrypt Audit. Thus, it was no big surprise when everyone started to call for a new team to develop TrueCrypt, or a fork of it.

In stepped TrueCryptNext (TCNext) - an attempt to kickstart a replacement for TrueCrypt. Despite considerable skepticism, they announced in September that their fledging effort, CipherShed, is now closer to alpha release, pending a security review. This is remarkable progress though, since they only started coding work mid-June.

In the meantime, a French cryptography and IT security company called IDRIX announced the release of VeraCrypt 1.0e. VeraCrypt is based on TrueCrypt’s source code and looks very similar to TrueCrypt. Take a look...


Link : ED#185 : The New TrueCrypt - VeraCrypt Or CipherShed?

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28267-ed-185-new-truecrypt-veracrypt-ciphershed.html



ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G551 Gaming Notebook Is Now Available
12:28 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

ASUS Malaysia just announced the local availability of the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G551 Gaming Notebook.

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) G Series G551 gaming notebook represents a performance leap over previous predecessors, with the powerful Intel® Core™ i7 processors and enthusiast-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 860M graphics for the horsepower to drive today’s games smoothly at their highest settings.

Be immersed in gaming worlds by the ROG G551 notebook through its Full HD IPS panel with 178-degree IPS viewing angles display, also providing hardcore gamers with 4K/UHD-ready Trinity Display for multi-monitor gaming or multitasking. Audio-wise, this incredible gaming notebook is complemented by exclusive ASUS SonicMaster and ROG AudioWizard enhanced audio.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28270-asus-republic-gamers-rog-g551-gaming-notebook-now-available.html



Enjoy the Ease of No Upfront Payment for a Samsung GALAXY Note 4 Only with U Mobile
12:19 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2014 – U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s most dynamic and innovative telco, is offering consumers the ease of no upfront payment for the Samsung GALAXY Note 4 at best-value options. U Mobile customers can enjoy a variety choice of financing packages and zero interest easy payment along an RM200 rebate for Citibank credit cardholders to ensure the best mobile experience at the most affordable prices.

Zero Upfront Payment

In order to enjoy the no upfront payment waiver and ease of owning the smartphone without worries of a hefty upfront payment, consumers may select from either the U88 or U Plus postpaid plan and purchase the phone via any credit card with an auto-debit subscription of the monthly access fee.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28269-enjoy-ease-no-upfront-payment-samsung-galaxy-note-4-only-u-mobile.html



HTC and Google Introduce the First Android Lollipop Nexus Tablet
12:05 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

MALAYSIA, October 15, 2014, - HTC, a global leader in technology innovation and design, today announces the launch of the very first Android™ Lollipop tablet, the Nexus 9. The result of a close collaboration between HTC and Google, the Nexus 9 fuses HTC’s cutting-edge technology and innovation heritage in premium design with Google’s excellence in intuitive software, for a premium tablet experience.

Delivering the best in precision design and performance

Encased in a brushed aluminum frame that seamlessly connects the screen to a soft-grip back1, the Nexus 9 is both sleek and polished, showcasing HTC’s expertise in precision metal work. The Nexus 9 tablet also has an 8.9” display with 4:3" viewing ratio that is large enough to master any task, yet small enough to hold comfortably in one hand. Weighing just 436g2, it is also lightweight and easily portable.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28268-htc-google-introduce-first-android-lollipop-nexus-tablet.html




Thursday, October 16, 2014

   
Cougar PowerX 550 W Power Supply Unit Review
Backdoors Found In Bitlocker, FileVault and TrueCrypt?
Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review Rev. 2.0
Kingston SSDNow V+ (Gen 2) 64 GB Solid State Drive Review Rev. 3.0
Microsoft Windows 7 Hints & Tips Guide
ASUS P5Q Motherboards
How To Always Save Tab Session In Internet Explorer 7?
PDA Vs. Paper : Fight!
PC Power Management Guide Rev. 2.0
The Reader's Guide To Using RSS

 
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