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How Apple’s $1B Bet on Small Sapphire Manufacturing Company Went Bust

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 3 Comments · 6.3k views

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were supposed to pack sapphire glass displays. That’s pretty much a fact, but one that eventually did not happen due to a rare – and bizarre – misstep from Apple that ultimately cost the company $1 billion and potentially more in lost revenue of what should have been the first consumer-level smartphone with a sapphire glass display.

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MCMC May Offer Rebates to Consumers Suffering from Poor Cellular Networks

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 10 Comments · 4.2k views

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Perhaps frustrated by local telecommunications providers’ continued unsatisfactory response towards complaints over their networks, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is now looking for an alternative to ease the suffering of many consumers.

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Yahoo Search Set To Be Default Search Engine In Mozilla Firefox

by Nicklaus Law · 3 days ago · 2 Comments · 449 views

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Yahoo and Mozilla Firefox entered into a five-year partnership to allow the former to be the main search engine for the web browser. The change will take place sometime in December and will start in the United States on both mobile and desktop versions of the web browser.

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Malware Changes Targets, Now After Password Manager Passwords

by Farhan · 3 days ago · No Comments · 683 views

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It is generally considered to be good practice to use a different password each account, although most users will admit that this is easier said than done. This has lead to an increased use of password managers to automatically remember passwords, and this in turn has apparently caused malware to switch to targeting these password managers.

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U Mobile Extends its Free Internet Roaming to Prepaid Users

by Huei Song · 5 days ago · 2 Comments · 2k views

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Who could say no to free internet, especially when it’s for usage when you’re in a different country? U Mobile has been offering free internet roaming with its postpaid plans for a while now, and they have just extended it to prepaid users as well. Just top up a minimum of RM50, and you will automatically get free internet roaming for 30 days. The catch? It’s limited.

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LINE Pop Up Store Is Coming To Malaysia Once Again

by Syefri Zulkefli · 5 days ago · No Comments · 442 views

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Even though LINE is primarily known as an instant messaging app, its reach has long transcended into other areas including those outside of virtual world. For example, the popularity of LINE merchandises featuring its well-known mascots has somewhat helped strengthen the app’s presence throughout the world.

If you are a fan of those merchandises, here’s a news for you then: LINE’s pop-up store is coming to Malaysia once again.

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Facebook Wants You To Use It For Work

by Farhan · 6 days ago · No Comments · 615 views

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Everyone undoubtedly uses Facebook while at work, but that is not enough for the world’s most popular social network. Now it wants people to use it for professional interactions through something called “Facebook at Work”. It will apparently use a separate profile for this and feature things like collaborating on documents and connecting with business partners.

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#OHHSOME Fest Celebrates the Malaysian Social Media

by Andrew Cheng · 6 days ago · 1 Comment · 421 views

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Social media junkies should definitely mark this event on their calender. The #OHHSOME Fest, in collaboration with Hotlink, will be held in celebration of the local social media scene. This event will afford the opportunity to interact up-close with local and global YouTube celebrities, along with a slew of bazaars featuring online retailers.

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Singapore to Offer 2Gbps Residential Fibre Broadband Network in 2015

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 27 Comments · 7.2k views

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Singaporean ISP ViewQwest is ready to launch the country’s fastest fibre network next year in the island state, offering heady speeds of up to 2Gbps – making Singapore only the second country in the world to launch a 2Gbps residential fibre network.

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Facebook Introduces Say Thanks; Video Cards For Facebook Friends

by Nicklaus Law · 1 week ago · 1 Comment · 378 views

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Facebook has introduced a new feature to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in the US. Say Thanks allows users to send video cards to their Facebook friends. It is one of the many new updates and features that Facebook has rolled out as of late such as Safety Check and allowing users more flexibility in terms of content visibility.

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Google Malaysia Honours Mokhtar Dahari With A Doodle Of His Own

by Syefri Zulkefli · 1 week ago · No Comments · 597 views

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Ask any Malaysian football fans: they most probably wished that someday Malaysia will once again have players as good as the late Mokhtar Dahari to help bring Malaysian football back to its glory days. So far, nobody has ever comes close to this man who is really in a league of his own during his time with Selangor and the Malaysian national team for more than 10 years before he passed away on 11 July 1991 at the young age of 37 years old.

In a special tribute to the football legend who is also fondly known by fans as SuperMokh, Google Malaysia has released a doodle featuring Mokhtar on Google’s front page in conjunction with his 61st birthday today.

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Microsoft Advises All Users To Install Latest Security Patch To Close Catastrophic Bug

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 1.6k views

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Microsoft has released its most recent round of patches and urgently advises all users to update their operating system. This is because it has disclosed the existence of a bug that could potentially leave anyone running Windows vulnerable to remote installation of malicious code.

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