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Maxis Now Offering Chromecast for Only RM170, RM20 Discount for MaxisONE Subscribers

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · 4 Comments · 3.8k views

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For those of you who would like to get a Google Chromecast, it looks like you may now do so from Maxis. The telco is offering Chromecast for RM170, inclusive of 6% GST. If you’re a MaxisONE plan subscriber, you can get it for only RM150.

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Build 2015: Project Spartan Is Now Microsoft Edge

by Chief Chapree · 4 days ago · 5 Comments · 1.4k views

Microsoft Edge

Even before its existence was officially revealed to the world, Microsoft’s new internet browser for Windows 10 has been fondly referred to via its code name Project Spartan. As it turns out, the browser does have a proper name and Microsoft has finally revealed it during the company’s Build 2015’s keynote earlier today.

So, say hello to Microsoft Edge.

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China Is Hijacking Facebook’s Login System

by Farhan · 4 days ago · No Comments · 1.5k views

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Internet goers in China have been reporting that the Javascript module from Facebook Login has been hijacked. Fingers are being pointed at the Great Firewall of China, which sits between Chinese internet users and the actual internet.

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Google Updates Google Now, Adds Support for 70 New Third-Party Android Apps

by Huei Song · 4 days ago · No Comments · 946 views

Google Now Adds 70 Third Party Apps Integration

Google is rolling out an update to its Google Now service, making it more useful than ever. The update brings support for 70 new third-party apps so you can easily stay up to date in a single app.

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Google Exec, Dan Fredinburg, Passes Away at Mount Everest Avalanche Triggered by Nepal Earthquake

by Huei Song · 6 days ago · 1 Comment · 2.3k views

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Last weekend has been pretty gloomy. Following the tragic earthquake at Nepal, Mount Everest was hit with an avalanche, killing about 18 people, one of which is a long-time Google employee and executive, Dan Fredinburg.

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[Update: Google Responds] Image of Android’s Logo Peeing on Apple’s Logo Appears on Google Maps

by Huei Song · 6 days ago · 5 Comments · 7.5k views

Android Logo Peeing on Apple Logo

[Update] Google apologises for the image, says it’s made by a Map Maker user, not Google employee.

This is definitely the weirdest thing happening on the internet tonight. If you browse Google Maps to Rawalpindi, a city located in northern Pakistan, you will be greeted with an image of an Android mascot peeing on the Apple’s logo.

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Facebook and Google Rolls out Tools to Help Look For Survivors in Nepal Earthquake

by Huei Song · 6 days ago · 1 Comment · 937 views

Nepal Earthquake Internet Tools to Find Missing Persons

Two of the biggest internet giants – Google and Facebook, have rolled out tools o help look for survivors in the recent Nepal earthquake tragedy.

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Malaysia’s First ISP Jaring Placed Under Liquidation

by Farhan · 6 days ago · 7 Comments · 4.6k views

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Jaring, Malaysia’s first internet provider, has ended up under liquidation. The court order reportedly came last Thursday, with first news appearing over the weekend. Jaring was originally a subsidiary of Mimos Berhad, but was eventually taken over by the Finance Ministry; it was under the Ministry that the company was sold to Utusan Printcorp.

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Twitter Introduces Highlights, a Fast and Simple Summary of Twitter Pushed to your Android Phone

by Huei Song · 1 week ago · No Comments · 137 views

If you’re too busy to keep checking Twitter for all the latest updates that you care about, Twitter has a new tool to help you out. The social network has just announced Highlights for Android, a simple summary version of Twitter that sends relevant Tweets to users via push notification.

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Google Now Lets Users Send Directions Straight To Their Smartphones

by Terry Bass · 1 week ago · 2 Comments · 1.4k views
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Click to see how it works.

Google previously introduced ‘find my phone’ and the company now has a new feature that allow users to send directions to their mobile devices right from their desktop browser. This prepares the user even before they start driving, ridding the fuss of entering an address while driving.

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Yahoo Working On Personalised Search Feature To Compete With Google Now

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 1 Comment · 207 views

The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale

Yahoo may be rapidly losing relevance with consumers, but it is not going down without a fight. CEO Marissa Mayer has announced that the former giant is now working on the creating more personalised search results under a project simply known as Index.

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Google Rolls Out Boost For Mobile Friendly Websites On Search Rankings

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 509 views

Google Mobile Friendly Search

Google rolled out its latest search results update yesterday, one that promises to shake up the internet. From now on, sites that the internet search giant deems to be mobile friendly will receive a boost in rankings; provided the search was done from a mobile device.

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