The iMac With Retina 5K Display Is In Malaysia. Here’s The Unboxing [Video]

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Just about 2 weeks ago Apple announced the new iMac 27″ with 5K Retina Display and when they mentioned that it would be available almost immediately, I was jumping in joy.

So it arrived in Malaysia 2 days ago I am grateful to be able to get it on the same day. So here are photos and a video of me unboxing it. In case you are interested lah. :D

Posted this photo on my Instagram before I unboxed it.

Specs:
Display: 27-inch (diagonal) Retina display with IPS technology; 5120‑by‑2880 resolution with support for millions of colors
Price: RM7,999
Processor: 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)
Memory: 8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory; four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible
Storage: 1TB Fusion Drive
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory

The packaging looks very similar to previous versions of the iMac. White, clean and features the iMac with black Apple logos on both sides.

Once the front portion flipped down, we can see that the iMac is actually very well protected.

At the top is a slot that fits the box that contains both the wireless keyboard and magic mouse.

A closer look at both peripherals. Love the silver and white finish. As always. :)

It’s out of the box!

Plastic sheets all over. Gotta peel it off, peel it off. (Inspired by Taylor Swift’s latest hit.. geddit?)

For a computer with such amazing display, they managed to fit it in the same 5mm body. Truly amazing.

Done! Tada! Check out the video below for more awesome details and the macro shot of the Retina 5K Display.

MUST WATCH OK!!!

Coffee From The Browser Guys

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After we were done with the Nokia keynote and checking out the new devices, we walked around to look at what other giants were releasing that day.

Some photos of the sections.

All gadget reviews are on http://discovr.smashpop.net

The crowd was massive at all the booths!

Gotta pose a bit at events like this lol

Then I stumbled into Firefox!

Serving complimentary coffee. Everyone was queueing :D

Bumped into Sam and Tommi. Waddup!

3 Asian Bloggers & A Tech Event in Barcelona

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On the 2nd day in Barcelona, we got our tags and ready for the busy day at Mobile World Congress ’14!

Here’s how my tag looks :)

The bus dropped us off at the venue and everyone was excited to find out what every mobile tech giant were announcing.

We headed to the Nokia section of the hall and got ready for the keynote.

Jay, me and Lester. The 3 asian bloggers. lol

All ready to live-blog!

That’s Stephen Elop talking about new devices by Microsoft and Nokia.

Once it ended, everyone swarmed to the experience area to check out the new devices.

MORE NEXT!

Finding The One With Lunch Actually

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So I recently went through a unique experience that I figured I should share with you guys reading my blog cos I think it’s really an awesome service that some of you may need.

It’s a lunch dating service called ‘LUNCH Actually’. LUNCH Actually is Asia’s first lunch dating specialist who arranges fun and quality dates for busy, pro-active single professionals in a discreet, fun and no pressure environment.

You might think “WHAT?! Dating service? Jason goes for dating service?”.. why not la? Just another way to meet new people apart from the usual club prowling activities or even swiping left and right on Tinder.

Launched in Singapore in April 2004, Kuala Lumpur in September 2005 and Hong Kong in April 2008 the service aims to provide a safe, convenient and non-intimidating avenue for busy professionals (like me *cough*) to meet like-minded people.

Before you say ‘SURE OR NOT… REALLY WORKS MEH?’, let me share with you 6 facts about LUNCH ACTUALLY.

- They are the largest in Asia

- Can trust wan.. accredited somemore.

- With people like me in the database, sure BEST. HAHA

- Very nice and friendly consultants.

- This one, I can only confirm when they find me someone.

- Sounds legit.

So the process started off with a casual chat with this beautiful lady. She started with sharing some info about LUNCH Actually so I get to know more of how they work and the services.

I then shared more about my life, like my profession, interests, family background and without realizing, It was already 1 hour! Great times. Great chat haha!

Then I had to fill up a form. Forgot how many pages.. but I think it was like 15? Haha but luckily the questions and answers were like checkboxes which I just need to tap instead of writing long essays.

Some topics covered in this form:
- Types of girl I’m looking for
- Age range of the girl
- Profession preferred
- Interests and more.

Then I proceeded into another room to meet another beautiful lady. (This place is filled with good looking people I tell you!)

She’s actually a professional image consultant. The session was about giving me tips on how to wear and present myself when I got for dates. Topics covered were from top to toe. Super detailed!

We also talked about outfit colours. Now I know what colours make me look fresh and what colours make me look serious. Not gonna share it here cos it’s a secret! You’ll have to go for this service to find out. Hehe!

So here’s a recap and summary of the whole process. In case you didn’t read what I wrote before this! (pfft)

Now that the session is done, I just need to wait for them to match my requirements to their database of members to see which one matches me best.

LUNCH Actually will then set up a lunch date for me and the mysterious girl to meet and whatever happens after that will be up to me and her.

Before I end, here’s a success story.. if you are interested to read.

WISH ME LUCK!!!

LUNCH ACTUALLY
Suite A-29-10, Level 29, Menara UOA Bangsar,
No. 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2282 8310
http://www.lunchactually.com/

Cafe Hopping in Barcelona

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So we walked and walked and decided to just cafe hop.

While looking for awesome recommendations on Foursquare, we say this! Quite impressive looking coliseum.

Then both Lester and I stopped on the street. Looking shocked. Cos someone hung a big white apple on that building.

Stopped by the MWC venue to check out the place.

Did the S-Curve!

Finally back in town to check out one of the cafes.

Coffee was bad lol

Honor 6 In Malaysia: Thoughts & Review [Video]

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Just few days ago I showed you guys the unboxing of my new toy, the Honor 6. Now that I’ve used it for quite a few days, I wanna share with you some of the things worth mentioning about the device that makes it really good.

Before we move on, let’s check out the specs:

OS: Android 4.4
Display: 5″ Full HD 1080p
Camera: 13MP F2.0
CPU: Octa-Core
Memory: 3GB RAM
Storage: 16GB (Supports MicroSD up to 32GB)

One of the things to start with is the built quality. The full glass front and back makes it feel and look very premium. The device is surprisingly very light. It weighs only about 130g with battery. The sides are silver metallic plastic bands which can pass off as faux metal.

Here’s how the white Honor 6 blends into my white table. Looking elegant under the morning sun ray.

The 13MP F2.0 camera is considered superb for a device at this price point. Imaged are sharp and vibrant. Low light photos are acceptable with some noise. Close ups are FANTASTIC. It can go very close to the subject and focusing works everytime.
One thing to mention is that the focusing might sometimes be not accurate even under bright lighting conditions. So it is advisable to review photos you shot to be confirmed.

Here are some sample photos from the camera.

Photos above were close up, low light and random daylight shot.

Knowing that the Honor 6 is powered by 8-Core CPU and 3GB RAM, gaming was not a worry. It performed really well and there was no lag at all even when I was playing intensive graphics 3D games. You can check out the review video below for a glimpse.
Oh, and the speaker is really loud too! Perfect for gaming.

If you want to find out more about the Honor 6, head over to http://honor6.vmall.my/ and you can even buy one from there too!

Exploring the streets of Barcelona

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After we were done with McDonald’s, we decided to just roam around town to check out the streets and surroudings.

I looked up and saw this. Fuh!

That’s Lester, walking very quickly lol

I then stopped him to help me take this shot.

I actually stood here for like 10 minutes to wait for the perfect moment to snap an Instagram

Lester was so awesome cos he has an iPhone and knows how to use maps and stuff.

OK where to go next? Stay tuned.

Unboxing the Honor 6 In Malaysia [Video]

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Look Ma.. new toy!

So I just got the Honor 6 three days ago and I was so excited I recorded the unboxing the next morning the moment I woke up. OK so before we move on, let’s check out the specs!

OS: Android 4.4
Processor: 8-Core Kirin 920
Memory: 3GB RAM
Storage: 16GB (Supports MicroSD up to 32GB)
Screen: 5-Inch Full HD 1080p
Camera: 13MP back, 5MP back
Battery: 3100mAH

Now for the unboxing!

The Honor 6 comes in the signature teal-coloured Honor packaging. The accesories are nicely fitted in partitions. Love the all white treatment.

This is so cool. They even provided 2 screen protectors for the Honor 6! One for the front and another for the back. I think these are important cos.. you know, the Honor 6 is made of full glass front and back.

This is a must-do for every unboxing. Peeling off the plastic sheet. Check out the ‘peeling sound’ in the video below ok?

The familiar Android setup screen.

I really love the built of the Honor 6. Full glass back gives it a very delicate yet premium look. Speaker grill somehow looks very modern here.

Fully set up. The Emotion UI 2.3 looks very fresh and vibrant. Cant wait to update it to version 3.0 for more awesome features. Stay tuned for my review which is coming in a few days time! More photos of the Honor 6 on my INSTAGRAM.

The Honor 6 will be available in Malaysia for RM999 starting 16 October 2014. Pre-book is happening now so if you are interested, you can register yourself without even paying! That is really AWESOME.
Head to http://prebook.vmall.my/ now!

The search for lunch in Barcelona

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As Lester and I were the earliest 2 to arrive, we went for a walk after checking in to the hotel.

We were hungry and without thinking of what to eat, both were thinking of the same thing, ‘let’s check out their McDonalds!’.

We took the subway to the city. That’s Lester checking out maps on this phone.

Me posing while waiting for the train to come.

So now we know, it’s called TMB.

As we came out from the station, we saw Starbucks! lol

The Mcdonald’s was near. Took us a few minutes walk. Weather was awesome. Sky so blue wow!

The Mcdonald’s menu. So diff from Asia. LOVE IT!

After eating, it was time to go for a walk again. Check out the HD view of the street!

More photos next.

From Kuala Lumpur To Barcelona

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- How long does it take to fly from KL to Barcelona?
- Well, not very long.. around 15 hours? LOL and has to transit at Amsterdam too. So yea. Not very long :D

Just a while back, I was invited by Nokia to attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. So this post will initiate the never-ending photos of the whole trip.

Let’s start of with this shot in the plane.

I’m always excited when travelling alone. Do you?

After like 13 hours in the air, I finally landed at Schipol airport, Amsterdam. It was my 2nd time here and everything still looks the same yo!

Had an hour to spend so checked out souvenirs. These tshirts basically sum up Amsterdam: weed + red light districts.

Arrived at Barcelona airport. Welcomed by this person sent by Nokia. She guided me to the lil van that brought me to the hotel.

Checked into my room and buzzed Lester to see if he has arrived from Singapore. He did!

So we went for a walk in town cos both of us were there 1 day earlier.

More photos next!