[Update 2 @ 8:13pm] Facebook has revealed the reason behind the outage on Facebook and Instagram earlier today.
[Update @ 3:10pm] Facebook is back up. It is a little slow on our end, but at least the site is working again.
Just moments ago, it seems like two of the biggest social sites in the world, Facebook and Instagram are not accessible. We thought it was our connection but it turns out that this is a global occurrence.
We have yet to hear from Facebook (who also owned Instagram, by the way) about this surprise downtime, so keep calm and stay tuned. At least, WhatsApp (which also owned by Facebook) is still functioning normally.
UPDATE @ 11:25am, 23 January: As reader Boon Jia Jie points out, the minimum purchase for free shipping has also increased. More on that below.
After Mi Singapore’s raising of prices of its Mi Power Banks, it is now Mi Malaysia’s turn. The strengthening Chinese currency has resulted in Xiaomi raising the prices of two of its Mi Power Bank variants sold here.
Samsung’s Malaysian launch of the new Galaxy A5 and A3 series was filled with surprises. Unlike the series’ launch in India – where the company announced a whole new Galaxy E series – the Malaysian launch had the first sighting of the Galaxy A7, which is not yet announced globally just yet.
And, lying on a random table at the launch event is what you see above: the Galaxy Note Edge. According to our sources, this unique device will be coming to Malaysia as early as next month.
Oppo Malaysia has opened pre-orders for its unique N3 smartphone. Starting from today, you can place an order for the smartphone with a 16MP rotating camera at a retail price of RM2098. Plus, there’s even a very attractive “premium gift package” worth RM406 for the first 3,000 customers.
Anyone currently experiencing slow internet speeds should take note that it is due to a fault in the South East Asia–Middle East-Western Europe (SMW4) submarine cable providing an international data link to Europe. Telekom Malaysia warns that it affects all Unifi and Streamyx users who are accessing sites and servers based in Europe.
Looks like Nokia’s not the only one to unveil its first-ever tablet at Slush 2014. Just moments ago, Jolla – comprised of former Nokia staff – has announced its first tablet known as the Jolla Tablet. Interestingly, Jolla is making it a crowdsourced effort – with early backers able to purchase it for just $189 (about RM635).
So, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally landed in Malaysia. As you might know, eager customers who would like to obtain one of these devices are able to do so through several channels including the local telcos, authorized resellers and even directly from Apple itself.
By directly from Apple, we mean the Apple Online Store Malaysia which has begun to take orders just a short while ago.