Been waiting for Sony Malaysia to officially announce the arrival of the Sony Xperia Z3? Your wait is over, well, almost. Our colleagues at Storekini has just opened up a preorder for the upcoming flagship smartphone from Sony and not only will they offer a discount for early birds, you might also be eligible to get freebies worth over RM200.
UPDATE 1, 400PM 23/09: We have received the official statement from Uber regarding this issue…and it is a feisty one. Read more to check it out.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE, 926PM 22/09:
A month ago, Uber was suddenly dragged into the limelight after local taxi operators questioned the legality of the service in Malaysia. Not enough with that, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has also pointed several legal and technical issues that the fledgling company need to address regarding its operation in Malaysia.
Today, Uber can now add Road Transport Department (JPJ) into the growing list of Malaysian authorities that have taken interest on the service. Not in a positive way though as JPJ has planned to halt Uber’s usage on private cars which is one of the issues that were pointed out by STAD last month.
Anyone who logs into Steam from today will notice that it looks very different. Valve has updated the platform with more options for personalisation and customisation; allowing users to select what they want to see from the huge number of releases that appear on Steam every day. New discovery options and curated game lists are also making an appearance now; which should make it easier to find interesting new games.
The Humble Store summer end sale has just about ended, and it is ending the current run with a traditional encore sale. More importantly, it is also giving away copies of Tropico 3 for free. This offer ends at midnight local time, so anyone who wants to indulge in their inner dictator should head over and grab their game.
The Marvel superhero themed edition of Disney Infinity is now available in Malaysia. Titled Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition), it brings players back to the open world exploration and sandbox play that made the first version so successful. Of course, the new line of Marvel superhero toys to go along with the game are also well made and very tempting.
It looks like Adobe has been shopping recently and the company has just purchased Aviary, the developer of a pretty popular self-titled photo editing app that is available in multiple mobile platforms. On top of that, Aviary also has a creative SDK that is being used by thousands of developers around the world and Adobe will be using what Aviary have to make its Creative Cloud a vibrant platform for third-party apps, through a new Creative SDK.
Another year, another record broken, Apple has just announced that it has sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in just three days, breaking all previous sales record. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are without a doubt one of the hottest thing in the market right now, with people paying up to a whopping RM7,800 just to get one.
Calling all Maxis subscribers, introduce your friend into Maxis and both of you will be entitled to some freebies from the telco. Get your friends to join maxis and while they get free internet, you will get free phone vouchers in return whereby you can use to buy a brand new device with or without a contract.
It look like the major telcos in Malaysia are not the only ones offering the Xiaomi Redmi Note in Malaysia. redONE, the first MVNO postpaid operator in Malaysia is also offering the phablet from the Chinese company at only RM240. The catch? A contract of course, but at a slightly more affordable price compared to the major players out there.
[Update] The deal has sold out; there were only 10 units on offer.
Groupon Malaysia rarely offers good deals for electronics products; just take a look at the recent Mi 4 and OnePlus One deal and you’ll see a pattern across the site. But this one, for the highly desirable Xiaomi Mi TV 2, seems like a pretty sweet deal.