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BIOS Option Of The Week - CPU/DRAM CLK Synch CTL
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones
This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums... Read here
The HTC One M9+ & HTC Desire 826 Launch Event
On the 28th of April, 2015, we were invited to #makesomenoise at the launch of the HT... Read here
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.6
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.8
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
The Internet Censorship Bypass Guide
This guide seeks to build up a database of methods by which the common Internet user ... Read here
Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.0
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible t... Read here
Camera Shootout : The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Vs. The Apple iPhone 6
In this comparison, we will compare the photos we took with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy ... Read here
Western Digital My Passport Ultra Metal / Anniversary Edition 2 TB Portable Hard Disk Drive Review
Today, we are going to take a look at their 2 TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra An... Read here
Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 11.9
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 5.6
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance ... Read here
Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphones
During the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, we w... Read here
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.7
These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become qui... Read here
The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Malaysian Launch Details
In this event, Samsung Malaysia will officially reveal their prices and availability ... Read here
ASUS Reveals The Transformer Book Chi & ZenBook UX305
ASUS Malaysia invited us to the launch of the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi and the ... Read here
   
ED#198 : Samsung Announces Availability Of The 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone
The good news is that the Ringgit has strengthened against the US Dollar - it's now t... Read here
ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug RESOLVED!
Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my c... Read here
ED#197 : One Apple & Three Samsung Tidbits For You
We recently heard some juicy bits of information from our sources, who shall remain u... Read here
ED#196 : 8 Facts You Never Knew About Western Digital's Hardware Encryption
There are some things you probably don't know about the hardware encryption feature i... Read here
ED#195 : No, Google Malaysia Didn't Get Hacked
This morning, Malaysians were treated to a shocking sight when they got down to serio... Read here
ED#194 : One Year GST Holiday On Computers
Check out their short press release, which has led to a flurry of excited responses f... Read here
ED#193 : Jony Ive : Waterproof iPhone Not Happening... Ever
In an internal email that discussed possible "killer features" for a future iPhone, A... Read here
ED#192 : What To Do If You Destroyed Your Apple iPhone
Ever since HTC announced that they would cover their newly-launched HTC One (M9) smar... Read here
ED#191 : Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Launch Date & Prices
We have also identified more launch countries and their launch prices. Check out the ... Read here
ED#190 : HTC To Provide Free Accidental Damage Warranty For The HTC One M9!
With a slew of other Android smartphone manufacturers fighting for the same market se... Read here
ED#189 : Pre-Order Record For Samsung GALAXY S6 & S6 Edge & Other Updates
Although the lack of a microSD slot or a user-replaceable battery had many people gru... Read here
ED#187 : How Well Does The Samsung S Voice Work?
Today, we are going to perform a few simple tests to see how well the Samsung S Voice... Read here
ED#186 : Experiencing The Samsung Gear S Smart Watch At The Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Rev. 2.0
Check out what I experienced during the Samsung Gear S Spy Camp! Read here
ED#175 : How To Integrate Cloud Storage Services With Microsoft Office 2013 And Office 365 Rev. 3.0
To avoid another antitrust case (remember Internet Explorer?), Microsoft Office 2013 ... 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
   
   
   
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Sunday, May 03, 2015
Videos From The HTC One M9+ Launch Event
10:19 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

A couple of days ago, we covered the HTC One M9+ smartphone launch. For those who missed the videos, here they are.

In this video, Faisal Siddiqui, President of HTC South Asia gave his keynote speech on the HTC One M9+ smartphone.



Here was HTC’s launch gambit - a tribute to The Fifth Element, with this rendition of the Diva Dance by Plavalaguna. The music is from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor: "Il dolce suono", the mad scene of Act III, Scene 2. Enjoy!



Finally, Wayne Tang, Product Marketing Manager of HTC South Area detailed the new HTC One M9+ smartphone’s key features, from its full metal unibody design to its extremely high resolution 20 MP rear camera and the new fingerprint sensor.



For the full coverage of the event, you can check it out here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28602-htc-one-m9-htc-desire-826-launch-event.html



BIOS Option Of The Week - CPU/DRAM CLK Synch CTL
10:12 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 CPU/DRAM CLK Synch CTL BIOS setting. Here’s an excerpt :
"Normally, the synchronicity of the memory controller is determined by the memory clock. If the memory clock is the same as the front side bus speed, then the memory controller is in the synchronous mode. Otherwise, it is in the asynchronous mode.

This BIOS feature, however, allows a more clear-cut way of controlling the memory controller’s operating mode..."
Link : BIOS Option Of The Week - CPU/DRAM CLK Synch CTL

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/24898-bios-option-week-32.html#post377298




Friday, May 01, 2015
The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones
12:37 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Contest #3 of the Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway is over, and we are glad to announce the winners of the FIVE (5) units of Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000!

Please check if you are winner and send us your details ASAP!

We are also glad to announce the new prizes for Contest #4 - FIVE units of the Mi In-Ear Headphones!


The high-end Silver or Rose Gold models are not only silver / gold-plated, they feature a metal composite diaphragm and a dual damping system for a purer sound quality.

The basic models lack the silver / gold plating but feature the same piston design and dual damping system that deliver superior sound quality and powerful bass, as well as long-lasting copper voice coils.

In addition, every unit will come with mystery swag from us!



This year, we are not only rewarding everyone who participates in the Tech ARP forums and the Tech ARP Facebook page, we are also going to reward our readers! So there are three ways you can win prizes in our 2015 giveaway :
a) Participate In The Forums
b) Facebook Share, Like & Comment
c) Just Read Our Articles
It’s THAT simple!


Link : The Tech ARP 2015 Mega Giveaway : Mi In-Ear Headphones

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway-2.html#post377294



BUILD 2015 - Wrap up from Day 1
12:16 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

SAN FRANCISCO — April 29, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced new features in Windows 10 and unveiled a set of software development kits (SDKs) to help developers bring their code for the Web, .NET, Win32, Android and iOS to Windows 10.

At the company’s annual Build developer conference, Microsoft also announced new Microsoft Azure data services for intelligent applications; Visual Studio and .NET tools and runtimes for Windows, Mac and Linux; and APIs that enable developers to build rich apps with Office 365.



“Microsoft has bold ambitions for platforms that empower developers across Windows, Azure and Office,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “Together, we will create more personal and more intelligent experiences that empower billions of people to achieve more.”

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28604-build-2015-wrap-up-day-1-a.html



GIGABYTE Enables Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
12:03 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Taipei, Taiwan, April 30th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce their entire line-up of Z97 and H97 motherboards now support the soon-to-launch 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.



GIGABYTE engineers have tested and validated all GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards including Z97 and H97 chipset-based motherboards to ensure optimal performance for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28603-gigabyte-enables-support-upcoming-5th-gen-intel-core-processors.html




Thursday, April 30, 2015
The HTC One M9+ & HTC Desire 826 Launch Event
01:53 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

On the 28th of April, 2015, we were invited to #makesomenoise at the launch of the HTC One M9+ and HTC Desire 826 Dual SIM smartphones at the swank Rootz Club KL.



Join us as we relive the night with our pictures and videos! Don’t forget to check out the specification comparison we prepared for your convenience in the last page!

Link : The HTC One M9+ & HTC Desire 826 Launch Event


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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28602-htc-one-m9-htc-desire-826-launch-event.html



VIA Announces VIA Chrome® Video Wall DS Series Controllers
01:34 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Taipei, Taiwan, 30 April, 2015 - VIA Technologies, Inc, today has announced the VIA Chrome® Video Wall DS Series Controllers featuring a wide selection of flexible media servers for creating stunning multi-paneled menu boards as well as standard, mosaic and architectural video wall canvasses for delivering dynamic digital signage content.

Leveraging VIA’s advanced Chrome® graphics capabilities, VIA Chrome® Video Wall DS Series Controllers support playback of stunning Ultra HD (4K) content as well as the simultaneous playback of multiple Full HD videos in the most popular formats allowing for the creation of a rich mix of compelling content which truly engages with audiences.



Combined with VIA MagicView®, a powerful and flexible content management platform for designing, distributing and displaying digital signage content, VIA Chrome® Video Wall DS Series Controllers provide an all-in-one server design, making content management and layout design much easier and more cost-efficient.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28601-via-announces-via-chrome-video-wall-ds-series-controllers.html



ED#198 : Samsung Announces Availability Of The 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone!
12:34 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

When Samsung first announced that their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones would only be available with a 32 GB storage option in Malaysia, there was a collective groan of disappointment, as the new Galaxy smartphones did not come with expandable storage in the form of a microSD slot. Everyone started clamouring for the 64 GB models.

Two weeks ago, we revealed that Samsung Malaysia was under pressure to increase prices due to the unfavourable exchange rate - the Ringgit was plummeting, hitting RM 3.7075 on the 14th of April, 2015. In fact, this was the same reason why Samsung Malaysia could not bring in the 64 GB initially - they would have to price them way too high to sell well.



Well, the good news is that the Ringgit has strengthened against the US Dollar - it’s now trading under RM 3.55 to the Dollar, and is likely to strengthen further. Hence, Samsung Malaysia has now deemed it time to announce the availability of the 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone!

Link : ED#198 : Samsung Announces Availability Of The 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28600-ed-198-samsung-announces-availability-64-gb-galaxy-s6-edge-smartphone.html




Wednesday, April 29, 2015
ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug RESOLVED!
10:39 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Last month, I moved three videos and a bunch of photos from my Apple iPhone 6 to my computer, only to find out later that two of the videos and one of the photos were corrupted. On closer inspection, they appear to be truncated - copied only partially.

Unfortunately, because I moved them, instead of copying them, they were lost forever. I tried numerous iPhone data recovery software out there but none of them could recover the deleted videos and photos. :(



However, I was able to reliably replicate the problem over and over again, allowing me to make several observations about this corruption problem.

In this update, we added two new sections - "It Only Happens With The iPhone 6..." and "The Solution"

Link : ED#188 : Apple iPhone 6 Copy Corruption Bug RESOLVED!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28433-ed-188-apple-iphone-6-copy-corruption-bug.html#post377280



Launch of HTC One M9+ and HTC Desire 826
10:32 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Kuala Lumpur – April 28, 2015 – HTC, a global leader in innovation and design, today unveiled one of the most advanced imaging and audio technologies ever in an HTC smartphone, the luxuriously designed HTC One M9+.

Combining world-class brilliance in the dual spheres of brilliant design and technologically advanced engineering, the HTC One M9+ perfectly embodies HTC’s philosophy to connect people to their passions and empower them in their own pursuits of brilliance.



The HTC One M9+ leverages HTC’s iconic all-metal design and combines it with significant new enhancements, including a 13.20 cm (5.2”) 2K display with a new Fingerprint authentication, HTC BoomSound™ with 2Dolby Audio™ surround sound for exhilarating multimedia experiences; HTC’s new and improved Duo Camera for professional-looking photos, delivering the finest detail with the highest quality and flexibility; and support for up to 2TB microSD storage to store your life’s treasured memories and take them wherever you go.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28599-launch-htc-one-m9-htc-desire-826-a.html



Last TWO DAYS To Win A Microsoft Wireless Mouse!
10:31 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

You guys have just two days to win one of the five Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 that are up for grabs!

Made for the mobile warrior, this ambidextrous wireless mouse features a nano receiver that hides in the battery compartment and a 10-month long battery life on a single AA battery!



Every Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1000 will also come with mystery swag, which we will randomly pick to include in your package!

Link : Last TWO DAYS To Win A Microsoft Wireless Mouse!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/28440-tech-arp-2015-mega-giveaway-2.html#post377249



Amazon.com Electronics Offers
10:21 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

   

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28590-amazon-com-electronics-offers.html



Amazon.com Star Wars Day Offers
10:04 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

   

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28589-amazon-com-star-wars-day-offers.html



Amazon.com Mother’s Day Offers
10:00 AM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

   

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28588-amazon-com-mother-s-day-offers.html




Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.6
01:11 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Covering 677 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.



Here are the latest updates in Revision 30.6 :
- Added the AMD Radeon R9 270 (1024 SP) graphics card.
- Added the ATI Radeon X850 Pro AGP graphics card.
- Added the ATI Radeon X800 GTO AGP graphics card.
- Added the ATI Radeon X800 SE AGP graphics card.
- Added the ATI Radeon X800 VE AGP graphics card.
- Added the ATI Radeon X700 SE graphics card.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X800 family of graphics cards.
- Updated the specifications of the ATI Radeon X700 family of graphics cards.
- Removed the AMD Radeon R9 270 (OEM) graphics card.
Link : Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.6

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/reviews-articles/7916-desktop-graphics-card-comparison-guide-66.html#post377276



Canon’s Big Eye Contest
12:59 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Before Canon Malaysia’s launch of their new EOS-760D and EOS-750D DSLRs and the Connect Station CS100 media hub, they arranged for a little visual game for members of the media. You can try it out for yourself!



The concept is really simple. There are five pictures, each with 3 possible answers. Do you have good eyes? Or will you let yourself be deceived? ;)

Link : Canon’s Big Eye Contest

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28598-canon-s-big-eye-contest.html



Adorama 28th April, 2015 Offers
12:44 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong


WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive just $79!



Save $175 on Audio-Technica ATH-M70X Closed-Back Dynamic Professional Flagship Monitor Headphones bundle!



Save $100 on Audio-Technica ATH-M50xDG Limited edition Headphone Bundle!



Sennheiser CX475 Premium In Ear Earbuds just $20!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28597-adorama-28th-april-2015-offers.html



Canon Invites Malaysians to Shoot and Show Big with Two All New Entry-Level DSLRs and a One Stop Interactive Media Hub
12:26 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 April 2015 – Canon has today invited Malaysians to ‘Shoot Big, Show Big’ with a fleet of devices designed to elevate the social experience of viewing and sharing photographs and videos with their loved ones - the all new EOS 760D, EOS 750D and the Connect Station CS100.



The announcement comes on the heels of its announcement that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 12-year period spanning 2003 to 2014.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28596-canon-invites-malaysians-shoot-show-big-two-all-new-entry-level-dslrs.html



HyperX Launches New Savage SATA-based SSD
12:04 PM MYT   |   Posted by: Dr. Adrian Wong

Hsinchu, Taiwan – April 28, 2015 – HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Savage, its next-generation SATA Rev. 3 (6Gb/s) SSD. HyperX Savage is powered by the Phison S10 quad-core, eight-channel controller delivering incredible read/write speeds for both compressible and incompressible data, as well as high IOPS. It replaces the highly successful HyperX 3K SSD.



HyperX Savage is the fastest SATA-based SSD in the HyperX family. With sequential speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write, and IOPS of up to 100,000 read and 89,000 write, HyperX Savage offers higher performance, ultra-responsive multitasking and an overall faster system. It features an eye-catching red steel and aluminum case with a low profile to fit most notebooks, desktops and small-form factor PC builds. This new design continues the HyperX trend as a leader in stylish gaming products.

To read more, please click here!

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Discuss here: http://forums.techarp.com/news/28595-hyperx-launches-new-savage-sata-based-ssd.html




Monday, April 27, 2015

   
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 30.6
Western Digital My Passport Pro 2 TB Portable (Thunderbolt) Hard Disk Drive Review Rev. 2.0
ATI To Fix Poor Tessellation Performance
Intel 80 GB X25-M (50 nm) Solid State Drive Review
Intel Desktop CPU Roadmap @ June, 2008
Intel Eaglelake Pre-Launch Details Rev. 2.0
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Mobile GPU Review Rev. 2.0
The 6th NVIDIA Editors' Day
BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Graphics Card Review
Where Have All The Good Games Gone?

 
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