Tech/Gadgets

  • Sony PlayStation 5 Malaysia: Pre-order the latest batch of stocks today

    2 weeks ago

    Sony PlayStation 5 Malaysia: Pre-order the latest batch of stocks today

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 ― If you missed the last two rounds of PS5 pre-order, here’s another chance for you to get your hands on latest Sony gaming console. Sony Malaysia has...

  • Sending private voicemail messages on Twitter will soon be possible

    2 weeks ago

    Sending private voicemail messages on Twitter will soon be possible

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 19 ― Twitter is turning up the volume. Voice messages are a massive trend at the moment on social networks and Twitter is no exception. In India, Brazil and...

  • Facebook expands climate change centre in push for credible information

    2 weeks ago

    Facebook expands climate change centre in push for credible information

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18 — Facebook Inc said today it was expanding its climate science information centre to several countries and adding new features like a section featuring...

  • Digi sets up free 4G-powered WiFi to help B40 students in five states

    2 weeks ago

    Digi sets up free 4G-powered WiFi to help B40 students in five states

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Digi shared that they have set up free 4G WiFi at 12 People’s Housing Programmes (PPR) in Perlis, Perak, Terengganu, Melaka, and Johor. The effort is to...

  • Maxis now offers mesh-ready WiFi 6 routers for free with 100Mbps plans and above

    2 weeks ago

    Maxis now offers mesh-ready WiFi 6 routers for free with 100Mbps plans and above

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — In the past, we’ve grown accustomed to rather lacklustre bundled routers when it comes to home broadband plans in Malaysia. However, as the digital...

  • Which fibre broadband provider cost the most to terminate within contract?

    2 weeks ago

    Which fibre broadband provider cost the most to terminate within contract?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Most fibre broadband plans in Malaysia typically come with a 24-month contract in exchange for free router with no additional upfront payment required....

  • Apple fixes serious macOS Big Sur update bug that resulted in users losing all their data

    2 weeks ago

    Apple fixes serious macOS Big Sur update bug that resulted in users losing all their data

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 ― Apple macOS Big Sur was reported to have a big problem that resulted in data loss when users attempt to upgrade their Mac to the latest version but lacked...

  • Resetting your smartphone and erasing all your data isn't that hard (but a lot of people don't do it)

    2 weeks ago

    Resetting your smartphone and erasing all your data isn't that hard (but a lot of people don't do it)

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 17 ― While many studies, such as the one recently conducted by antivirus vendor Kaspersky, show that the majority of secondhand electronic devices still...

  • Astro introduces the Ulti Box, a cheaper WiFi connected set-top-box without 4K

    2 weeks ago

    Astro introduces the Ulti Box, a cheaper WiFi connected set-top-box without 4K

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — Pay TV operator Astro has introduced the Ulti Box, its latest connected set-top-box which is positioned as a more affordable alternative to its current 4K...

  • Social media app Parler crawls back online on 'independent technology'

    2 weeks ago

    Social media app Parler crawls back online on 'independent technology'

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16 ― Parler, a social media service popular with American right-wing users that virtually vanished after the US Capitol riot, re-launched yesterday and said...

  • Instagram will soon enable live streams with multiple participants

    2 weeks ago

    Instagram will soon enable live streams with multiple participants

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16 ― Live streaming on social networks is a genuine trend that shows no sign of slowing down. Instagram intends to further develop its product by offering the...

  • Maxis to release new Mesh WiFi solution for home fibre broadband on Feb 18

    2 weeks ago

    Maxis to release new Mesh WiFi solution for home fibre broadband on Feb 18

    PETALING JAYA, Feb 15 — Maxis has started teasing its upcoming hardware solution that promises to improve the WiFi experience at your home. This appears to be a new Mesh WiFi...

  • Clubhouse says reviewing data protection practices after report points to flaws

    2 weeks ago

    Clubhouse says reviewing data protection practices after report points to flaws

    SHANGHAI, Feb 13 — US audio app Clubhouse said it is reviewing its data protection practices, after a report by the Stanford Internet Observatory said it contained security...

  • Can’t charge MacBook Pro beyond 1pc? Apple is offering free battery replacements for select models

    3 weeks ago

    Can’t charge MacBook Pro beyond 1pc? Apple is offering free battery replacements for select models

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 ― It was recently reported that some MacBook Pro 2016 and 2017 users were facing a problem which prevents them from charging their laptops. To solve the...

  • Twitter wants to help users identify accounts with government links

    3 weeks ago

    Twitter wants to help users identify accounts with government links

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12 — Twitter is taking steps to provide more context on the platform. In fact, the social network plans to more clearly signal the personal accounts of...

  • Tips for optimal smartphone charging

    3 weeks ago

    Tips for optimal smartphone charging

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12 ― While it's important to use your smartphone battery wisely to help boost its lifespan, it's also worth thinking about how you recharge it, to help...

  • WSJ: Instagram bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr over Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

    3 weeks ago

    WSJ: Instagram bans Robert F. Kennedy Jr over Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

    Feb 11 — Photosharing platform Instagram, owned by Facebook Inc, has removed the account of vaccine sceptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr for posting misleading information about...

  • Facebook to follow audio social network Clubhouse, says report

    3 weeks ago

    Facebook to follow audio social network Clubhouse, says report

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11 ― Facebook is looking to carve out its own spot on the audio social networking scene that has seen invitation-only startup Clubhouse rocket to popularity,...

  • Clubhouse: The wildly popular audio chat app

    3 weeks ago

    Clubhouse: The wildly popular audio chat app

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11 ― Clubhouse, the invitation-only audio chat app, exploded in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic when people could not get together person ― but...

  • Facebook rolls out news feeds with less politics

    3 weeks ago

    Facebook rolls out news feeds with less politics

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11 ― Facebook said yesterday it began rolling out news feeds with less political subject matter in line with a plan outlined by chief Mark Zuckerberg to...

  • Twitter sees jump in user base amid US election turmoil

    3 weeks ago

    Twitter sees jump in user base amid US election turmoil

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10 — Twitter said yesterday its user base jumped to 192 million in the quarter marked by US presidential election turmoil and a battle against misinformation....

  • Report: 2021 MacBook Pro may adopt the iPhone 12’s flat-edged design

    3 weeks ago

    Report: 2021 MacBook Pro may adopt the iPhone 12’s flat-edged design

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Apple may introduce a new 2021 MacBook Pro that takes some design cues from the iPhone 12 series, according to a report by reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi...

  • Android 12 wants to be a conversation starter

    3 weeks ago

    Android 12 wants to be a conversation starter

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — It looks like early leaks of Google’s next Android version, Android 12, have leaked. The folks over at XDA Developers have gotten their hands-on...

  • Over 10 million Android devices affected after QR code scanner was infected by malware after update

    3 weeks ago

    Over 10 million Android devices affected after QR code scanner was infected by malware after update

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — A popular QR code scanner on Google Play was transformed into a nasty bit of malware that has infected 10 million Android users. In a blog post,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 series get Android 11 update in Malaysia

    3 weeks ago

    Samsung Galaxy S10 series get Android 11 update in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — If you’re still using the Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 or S10+ from 2019, you can now upgrade to the latest One UI 3.0 with Android 11. Users in Malaysia...

  • Apple rings in 'Niu' Year with CNY playlists and Malaysian content creators

    3 weeks ago

    Apple rings in 'Niu' Year with CNY playlists and Malaysian content creators

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — It's another Chinese New Year and Apple as usual has both products, playlists and some fun photoshoots from Malaysian iPhone-snappers. If you haven't seen...

  • WhatsApp flap shows importance of message platform to Facebook

    3 weeks ago

    WhatsApp flap shows importance of message platform to Facebook

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 ― When WhatsApp users began to raise concerns about a new privacy policy being rolled out, members of a Washington pickup soccer group decided to switch their...

  • iOS developer: The App Store has a ‘big problem’ with multi-million dollar scams

    3 weeks ago

    iOS developer: The App Store has a ‘big problem’ with multi-million dollar scams

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 ― In the old days, downloading applications used to be a rather hit-and-miss situation — sometimes, you’d get legitimate, valuable software, and others,...

  • Apple might stop producing the iPhone 12 Mini due to low demand, JP Morgan analyst predicts

    3 weeks ago

    Apple might stop producing the iPhone 12 Mini due to low demand, JP Morgan analyst predicts

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 ― The iPhone 12 series has arguably been a successful launch all round, and one of the more interesting devices within the range has been the iPhone 12 Mini....

  • Apple Watch users in Malaysia to get ECG support soon, feature registered by Medical Device Authority

    3 weeks ago

    Apple Watch users in Malaysia to get ECG support soon, feature registered by Medical Device Authority

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 ― If you’re using an Apple Watch Series 4 and above, good news! It appears that the ECG (electrocardiogram) feature will soon be available locally as the...

  • Facebook, Twitter outpaced by smaller platforms in fight against harmful content, study shows

    3 weeks ago

    Facebook, Twitter outpaced by smaller platforms in fight against harmful content, study shows

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9 ― Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's YouTube made smaller strides than their social media rivals including TikTok and Reddit at battling harmful content such...

  • China blocks Clubhouse app that gave rare access to uncensored topics

    3 weeks ago

    China blocks Clubhouse app that gave rare access to uncensored topics

    BEIJING, Feb 9 ― A rare uncensored app that had attracted Chinese internet users to freely discuss taboo topics, including the mass detention of Uighurs, democracy protests in...

  • Facebook ramps up effort to curb vaccine hoaxes

    3 weeks ago

    Facebook ramps up effort to curb vaccine hoaxes

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9 ― Facebook yesterday said it is ramping up efforts to stem the spread of misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, spread facts, and figure out who might be...