Mark Zuckerberg is determined to get his free internet plan into Africa, and Facebook’s deal with Eutelsat makes it look like his dream is about to come true. The two companies will be collaborating with Spacecom to use the entire broadband capacity on the future AMOS-6 satellite to project the internet into sub-Saharan Africa.
Uber drivers may have their days numbered on the roads. The Land Public Transport Commission (SPA) has outlined a plan for identifying and apprehending Uber drivers who do not own a Public Service Vehicle license. There is no escape for any identified drivers, as SPAD is also working with the Road Transport Department to prevent them from renewing their road tax.
Valve has been putting a lot of work into the Steam desktop client as of late, and the last couple of years have seen a substantial redesign of the entire experience. With that out of the way, it has now brought the Android app up to speed with access to the Community Market; as well as Broadcasts and the Game Hub.
iFixit is the internet’s go-to place for hardware teardowns. However, the site appears to have annoyed Apple by pulling a developer unit of the new Apple TV apart. This apparently violates Apple’s terms and conditions, which resulted in the developer account being suspended, and the iFixit app with it.
Our Facebook profile pages have remained the same for the longest time now, and it looks like Facebook wants to change that. The social network company is now releasing an update to profile pages on mobile devices that “better present information about you and your friends in a more visually engaging way”.
With around 500M tweets are sent on daily basis, Twitter is certainly one of the most popular online social networking service out there. However, tweets are still limited to only 140 characters even though the service is already nine years in existence.
While there might be plenty of third party services out there that helps users overcome the limitation in addition to the company’s own “Retweet With Comment” feature that went live few months ago, they also come with their own set of shortcomings. The good news is that Twitter itself is apparently looking into overcoming the character limitation through a new “product”.
The PlayStation 4 may be dominating the console wars, but it looks like Sony is taking a realistic approach with the PlayStation Vita. Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, says that the rise of smartphone gaming has created an “unhealthy climate” in which to launch a new handheld console.
For seasoned travellers, knowing where to find the best deals on flights and accommodation can make all the difference. The budget conscious always seem to know where to find exceptionally good deals, allowing them to stretch their Ringgit. Their biggest secret is perhaps the fact that finding a good deal isn’t actually that difficult.