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Samsung’s Galaxy A8 sports a slender body with big features
SAMSUNG Mobile has extended its presence in the ultra-competitive mid-range segment of the market with its Galaxy A series of smartphones that kicked off with the release of the A7 last year. It was a fashion-oriented approach and came with a price tag significantly below its Galaxy S and Note cousins.  This year’s Galaxy A8 follows much of the playbook from the original Galaxy A7 with updated hardware to meet current standards. Look and Feel 
Opera Mini mobile browser relaunches with two compression modes
Norweigian Opera Software ASA announced the release of the latest version of its popular Opera Mini mobile browser for Android devices, allowing users to now switch between two different data compression modes.
IFA 2015: Smartwatches need apps to succeed
Wearables were once again in the spotlight during last week’s IFA 2015 technology show in Berlin, with vendors Samsung Electronics’ new Gear S2 and Motorola’s second generation Moto 360 generating the largest buzz.  Keith Liu finds out if these new smartwatches are worth getting excited about.
DNA Test: Xiaomi Mi Note balances price performance with style
The Mi Note may be Xiaomi’s most expensive offering in Malaysia and Singapore but beyond being reasonably priced, the Mi Note strikes a really great balance between price, performance and style.  Keith Liu has the review of the Mi Note.
Asia a growth engine for MobileIron: CEO
Asia Pacific is a fecund market for mobility solutions, and MobileIron wants to ride this trend, expecting the region to be a growth engine for revenue, says its CEO.
LG announces Rolly Keyboard, updated G Pad Android tablet ahead of IFA 2015 expo
LG Electronics announces a unque foldable keyboard and the latest iteration of the G Pad Android tablet in the run-up to the IFA 2015 technology expo in Berlin, Germany.  Keith Liu checks them out.
Q2 2015 global smartphone sales see slowest growth since 2013: Gartner
Worldwide smartphone sales recorded the slowest growth rate since 2013, according to research firm Gartner Inc.
Lenovo’s VIBE Shot smartphone aims for compact camera crowd
Lenovo launches its mid-range imaging-centric smartphone VIBE Shot in Malaysia, a device that comes with a dedicated shutter button and designed to mimic the look of a compact camera.  Keith Liu dives into the details of the device.
DNA Test: Samsung’s Tab S2 is true iPad alternative
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 takes a page from Apple's iPad playbook, offering its Android tablets in a new 4:3 aspect ratio and backed by a brilliant Super AMOLED display.  The DNA Test team takes the 9.7 inch Tab S2 through its paces and found a lot to like about it, despite the steep asking price.
Samsung updates large-screen smartphone portfolio amid slowing sales
Just two weeks after reporting dismal second quarter results that saw an 8.3% drop in sales in its IT and Mobile division due to “muted” smartphone sales, Samsung Electronics is hoping to turn things around with the update to its popular Galaxy Note series.  Keith Liu breaks down the differences and similarities between both devices.
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