A traditional credit card reader is usually a wired device that is connected to a telephone cable which leave it restricted to cashier’s counter. That is certainly not the case with the new Maybank mPOS portable payment system that is designed to be used with smartphones and tablets.
The system is mainly aimed at SMEs and small retailers due to its low-cost entry point but it is generally meant for any merchants out there that require a mobile card payment solution. Launched earlier today, the bank has partnered with Maxis who has now include Maybank mPOS as part of its business solution.
Intel is currently holding a promotion in Low Yat Plaza that might just pique your interest if you’re looking for a new laptop or tablet. The promotions include a RM100 discount voucher, a free JBL speaker worth RM300, 3-year local warranty on selected Acer products, and a complimentary 3-year subscription for McAfee Internet Security.
While modular phones like Google’s Project Ara or the Puzzlephone is an awesome idea that lets you upgrade your phone module by module, would it create more waste because upgrading a phone parts would be so easy? Puzzlephone recently introduced the Puzzlecluster, a scalable supercomputer that puts together old Puzzlephone modules to form a supercomputer.
UPDATE @ 1:25pm, 26 January 2015: The national carrier have confirmed that its website has not been hacked, but instead its Domain Name Server (DNS) was compromised and re-directed to a defaced website. More below.
Malaysia Airlines’ official website appears to have been hacked, as members of a group calling themselves the “Lizard Squad” – who recently hacked some social media accounts belonging to the US military several weeks ago – have claimed responsibility.
If you’ve been wanting to sign up with Maxis’ SurfMore 75 data-centric postpaid plan, you better do it fast because effective 29 January 2015, the plan will no longer be available for new subscribers. On top of that, they will also remove voice add-on plan for SurfMore subscribes, as well as revise the price for SurfMore data upgrades.
The Chinese government has managed to convince Apple to turn over their source code to assuage fears of secret backdoors and spying. This brings many years of pressure from the government to an end, although the move could have also have been prompted by US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s comments about the iPhone last week.