[UPDATE @ 8:03pm] The Maxis Midnight Express is now live. More below.
[ORIGINAL ARTICLE @ 7:43pm]
With pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus going live at midnight, Maxis will be unveiling its own special delivery service for those who make their pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Say hello to the Maxis Midnight Express, which will be unveiled later tonight.
Xiaomi has been quiet beyond its weekly flash sales recently, but behind the scenes the company is working on expanding its after-sales services. Several people have spotted that a Xiaomi service centre is set to open in Plaza Low Yat within the heart of Kuala Lumpur to cater for the increasingly large Xiaomi user base in the country.
Astro has introduced Raku, a homegrown music streaming service that focuses on online radio services. It is similar to Last.fm, only instead of American radio shows listeners get to listen to Astro owned station. Also like Last.fm, it only caters to local viewers and cannot be used outside its home country.
Remember Bitstrips, an app that took the internet by storm last year, allowing users to turn themselves (and their friends) into an avatar to create comic strips? The popularity of the app might have died down, but the company behind the app is still going strong and they have just launched a new app called Bitmoji, which allow users to use their avatar in Bitstrips and turn them into emoji and stickers.
Recent news reports that Apply Pay and Google Wallet payment options in many US stores are being dropped to support a competing service. Those who are currently CurrentC, the service in question, have recently received emails saying that their emails have been stolen by hackers.
Reddit has announced that it is launching a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform known as redditmade. The idea is to provide the massive reddit community with a place to share and promote their projects. It is also meant to give redditors a place to support each other through funding new creations. The platform is currently running in an open beta, but already has more running projects than can be quickly scrolled through.
The team over at Google’s Project Ara recently released an update showing off the progress of one of the most exciting smartphones to look forward to in the near future. The update consists of a video showing the work done at NK Labs (the people in charge of building Project Ara’s prototype), and demonstrates an actual working unit of the device booting up and running on an older version of Android.
Sony has just opened up a preorder for its latest tablet – the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact (LTE), for RM1,699. The company just started sending out preorder emails to those who registered their interest for the device, and it also comes with either freebies, or purchase with purchase promotion allowing you to pick either a docking station, QX10 Lens-style camera or more.
DiGi is going big and loud with its upcoming iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launches in Malaysia. Besides being the first local telco to announce the two new iPhones’ availability in the country (by about ten minutes), it has also introduced a virtual queueing system with a twist. It’s called QueLi, and it offers you the chance of being one of the first to own the new iPhone in Malaysia, without having to queue to get it. Here’s how QueLi works.