Astro has introduced Raku, a homegrown music streaming service that focuses on online radio services. It is similar to Last.fm, only instead of American radio shows listeners get to listen to Astro owned station. Also like Last.fm, it only caters to local viewers and cannot be used outside its home country.
Remember Bitstrips, an app that took the internet by storm last year, allowing users to turn themselves (and their friends) into an avatar to create comic strips? The popularity of the app might have died down, but the company behind the app is still going strong and they have just launched a new app called Bitmoji, which allow users to use their avatar in Bitstrips and turn them into emoji and stickers.
Recent news reports that Apply Pay and Google Wallet payment options in many US stores are being dropped to support a competing service. Those who are currently CurrentC, the service in question, have recently received emails saying that their emails have been stolen by hackers.
Financial reports for WhatsApp have recently been made public, and the it appears that the company is nowhere near the definition of profitable for the third quarter of 2014. Analysts are following the company closely as details of its recent US$16 billion acquisition by Facebook were also revealed in the reports; a price tag that appears to exist because the social networking service thinks WhatsApp should cost that much.
For the majority of users that have experienced it, losing a mobile phone whether due to accidental reasons or theft is a rather troublesome (and traumatic) experience – all the lost memories or worse, the private data stored inside your most personal of devices. To help Malaysian users cope with such situations as well as an effort to curb mobile phone theft, the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has activated the Public Cellular Blocking Service (PCBS).
Apple’s new digital wallet system has hit some problems with rolling out to the public. Several large retail chains in America have begun to block the service from their counters, severely limiting the reach of what Apple hoped would revolutionise payment systems. The issue appears to be a consortium of retailers co-operating with a merchant service (one that enables credit card payments) to build their own digital wallet service.
The Amazon Appstore is a great alternative for you to download apps for your Android devices. The store usually offers highly discounted and even free Android apps, but there is one problem – you need to download an APK file to install the Appstore onto your phone. For those who are a bit paranoid about installing APK files, then here’s a piece of good news for you. Amazon has quietly integrated its Appstore into its main Amazon app, which is available right from the Google Play Store.
Now that I’m pretty sure most of you have already updated your Mac to OS X Yosemite and your iPhone to iOS 8.1, it’s time to make use of one of the most interesting features in these updates – Continuity. When Apple first took the curtains off its Mac OS X Yosemite, one of the most interesting things is Continuity whereby you can seamlessly work between your iOS devices and even Mac.
So, how do you turn on Continuity? Here’s a simple guide to help you make full use of your iOS and Mac devices.
Most people on the internet will be vaguely aware that passwords are very bad at securing accounts; Twitter believes that it has found a solution to the problem with Digits, This new service can easily be integrated with any mobile app, and will instead replace the old fashion user name and password combination with a phone number and SMS confirmation code.
If you’ve always had a bunch of sensitive questions to ask in a public forum, but don’t wish for people to know who you are, then Facebook has got just the app for you. The company has just launched a new app called “Rooms”, which allows you to participate in message boards anonymously.
Wizards of the Coast is relaunching the troubled Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers to address issues that have plagued the title. Criticism of additional in-app/in-game purchases on top of the initial price of buying the game. The updated version of the game will allow players to earn more in game packs without spending money, and make it cheaper to obtain all the campaigns for the mobile version.