Apple announces its financial results for Q4 of its 2014 fiscal year

Apple has just announced the company's financial results for Q4 for the fiscal of 2014. The Cupertino tech giant raked home a profit $8.5 billion or $1.42 per diluted share from $42.1 billion in revenue. . The company's gross margin for this quarter is at 38%.

The aforementioned result is an improvement over the $7.5 billion net profit from $37.5 billion for the same quarter the previous year. Gross margin for last year's quarter was 37%.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, the iPhone can be credited as the driving force behind this year' stellar financial performance. The Cupertino company had sold 39.2 million smartphones this fiscal year- that being a 4.4 million increase from the same point last year.

Rumours of Blackberry acquisition by Lenovo surface

According to a new report, Lenovo might make a bid to acquire Blackberry some point this week. The troubled Canadian manufacturer has been showing signs of a comeback in recent weeks.

Allegedly, Lenovo is willing to pay somewhere in the region of  $15-$18 for each Blackberry share. The latter's price is roughly around the $10 range for each share. In a move that surprised no one, neither Blackberry nor Lenovo have commented on the accuracy of the report.

iOS 8.1 released and ready to be updated by the general public

Last week at its iPad showcase event, Apple announced that iOS 8.1 would be available starting today. Well the wait is over ladies and gentleman, Apple has kept its promise as the latest version of iOS is now ready to be downloaded and installed now.

For those of you who own an iOS device but do not know how to update your device manually. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. The new update should be waiting to be installed right there.

Those of you in the US with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus would be getting Apple's new Apple Pay, which is the company's new digital wallet and payment service made possible through NFC and TouchID fingerprint sensor.

Aside from the multitude of bug fixes coming from the new iOS 8, new features for photos such as iCloud Photo Library as a beta service, a Camera Roll album and a My Photo Stream Album have been included. The Photos app will now notify you when you're running low on memory when capturing time lapse videos.

Besides that, the Messages app has not been neglected either. It now has the ability to send and receive SMS and MMS messages on their iPad or Mac through the much talked about Continuity feature.

In terms of cellular data, you are now able to choose between 2G, 3G or LTE networks. Passbook passes have also received AirDrop support. Keyboards also get a new dictation option which is seperate from Siri. Lastly, HealthKit Apps can now access data in the background.

Today is Xiaomi Redmi 1S last sale

Xiaomi Redmi 1S was selling like hot cakes since it has entered Malaysian market. However, it seems that the Redmi 1S will no longer available on Xiaomi Malaysia official website. The company has announced that today (21st October) is the last sale for the Redmi 1S.

Why last sale? Well it's probably because of something new is heading to Malaysian market. The Redmi Note 4G is likely to be heading Malaysia soon as there's a 4G Xiaomi device appears on SIRIM database previously. There's a probability of Redmi 1S 4G too but it only supports TDD-LTE that's being used in China and India, so it's mostly that the Redmi Note 4G will arrive Malaysia soon as the Redmi Note 4G supports FDD-LTE, which is compatible to our local 4G LTE standards.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S will be available on Xiaomi Malaysia official website later at 12 PM with the pricing of RM 419. There will be 5,000 units ready for order and each of them comes with free bundle accessories.


Oppo rolls out ColorOS 2.0 update to Find 7 and Find 7a

Oppo is now seeding the ColorOS 2.0 update to Find 7 and Find 7a users. The latest ColorOS 2.0 is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and it was in beta form for the Find 5 back in August.

The new ColorOS 2.0 update comes with redefine user interface, Gaussian blur effect, new system animation, Global Gesture Panel 2.0, redesigned task manager, Super Power Saving mode and more. Check them all out in the official walkthrough video below.

Here are the devices that will be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google has announced Android 5.0 Lollipop a couple days ago, the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 are the first to run on this latest version. Just right after the announcement, Motorola has shared that which devices will get the update.

Of course, some of the old Nexus devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat will also get the update before everyone. Besides Motorola, HTC and Sony have also announced that which devices will get the Lollipop treatment. Below are the devices that confirmed will get the update:

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Hands-on

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 4 in Malaysia two days ago, the phablet is now available for purchase with the pricing of RM 2,499. We manage to spend some time to hands-on this flagship phablet. So, how was it? Find it out more below.

Samsung didn't increase the screen size of the Galaxy Note 4, the overall size of it is actually same as its predecessor. The screen has an upgraded Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution with Super AMOLED display, which reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast and better viewing angles.