Good news for those of you who are interested in getting a Samsung Galaxy S5, Maxis has just opened up its trade-in program, allowing subscribers to get as much as RM1,000 discount when they purchase the Galaxy S5 under a contract. Similar to the iPhone 5s trade-in program, the telco accepts any phones as long as they are still in working condition with no cracks on the screen or casing.
[UPDATE: 2:26am, 19 July] Google Malaysia has lit a candle on its front page, in memory of MH17. Read more to see it.
[UPDATE: 11:29pm, 18 July] PM Najib Razak has announced that all flags are to be flown at half-mast until this coming Monday.
[UPDATE: 4:36pm, 18 July] The second black box of flight MH17 has been found. More details after the jump.
[UPDATE: 2:00pm, 18 July] Malaysia Airlines has released another statement, shedding light on the aircraft’s bill of health.
[UPDATE: 9:19AM, 18 July]: Malaysia Airlines has released a media statement, revising the total number of passengers on board.
[UPDATE: 4:45AM, 18 July]: The MH17 press conference with PM Najib Razak has finally taken place. Read more for details.
[UPDATE: 2:18AM, 18 July]: We’ve posted a clip from a RT that summarises the latest update on flight MH17 so far. Read more to view.
[UPDATE: 2:03AM, 18 July]: The Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at KLIA to be briefed on the situation regarding MH17. A press conference has apparently been scheduled at 400AM. Read more for details.
[UPDATE: 1:16AM, 18 July]: Pictures by Reuters from the crash site have appeared online, which confirmed everyone’s fears that the plane has indeed crashed. Read more for details. (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN GRAPHIC IMAGES)
[UPDATE: 12:30AM, 18 July]: Malaysia Airlines has published its first media statement regarding this incident. Read more for the full statement.
[ORIGINAL POST: 11:45PM, 17 July]:
We’re getting reports that a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine. Shown above is a video that is claimed to be taken at the crash site while below is its last known route:
Just moments ago, the CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella has revealed that the company is planning to cut up to 18,000 positions by next year. A majority of those positions (around 12,500) will be involving former staff from the Nokia Devices and Services division that the company acquired last year as Microsoft is looking into further integrate the division as its own.
But apart for that news, the company has also revealed that it will be shifting the fairly young Nokia X portfolio to the Lumia Windows Phone family. In other words, Microsoft has killed off the Nokia X series.
After a long wait, ASUS Zenfone 5 has finally arrived in Malaysia last month with a slight change to its component. As you might know, the device is now equipped with 2GB of RAM instead of just 1GB as per original announcement.
Here comes another surprise though: we have just learned that the next shipment of ZenFone 5 for the Malaysian market will apparently feature a bigger internal storage space as opposed to the model that was released last month.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday, Ricoh Malaysia recently unveiled new additions to its league of caliber products, and among the printers announced is the SG 3120B SFNw, a battery-powered Multifunction Printer (MFP) that offers up to 6 hours of continuous printouts – that’s about 1,000 pages.
Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers arrived on the iPad late last week. While I do not own an iPad, the news piqued my interest in the world’s most popular card game once again. I will admit that I have played Magic: the Gathering on and off since I was 13, mostly off as I remain easily distracted by other games and haven’t been convinced to spend that much money on cards. However, I did have quite a bit of fun playing the previous incarnations of Duels of the Planeswalkers. So how hard could it be to transfer all that practice in the virtual version of the game to the tabletop environment?
Gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries has announced the existence of a Dota 2 themed variant of the Rival Gaming Mouse. The new optical mouse is being showcased at The International Dota 2 Championship currently going on in Washington, USA. Aside from the new skin, the Dota 2 Rival will come with an exclusive in-game item: Hell’s Glare for Doom.
It’s such a shame that LG mobile does not have much presence in Malaysia, the LG G3 that was announced 2 months ago is not even close to reaching our shores, and the South Korean company has already unveiled a mini version of its flagship smartphone. Called the LG G3 Beat for Asia and LG G3 s for Europe region, the device is a mid-range variant of the G3 that features similar premium features as its larger sibling.
Google has teamed up with Udacity, the online educational organization to teach Android app development through a course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The course aims to get people up to speed on what it takes to be an Android app developer, or even as a mobile app developer in general. The course materials would mainly consist of guided videos, quizzes, and even a forum for participants to share ideas and problems.
If you’re using desktop-only Premium plan for Deezer, be prepared to feel very special because Deezer has officially removed that option for new users. New users subscribing for Deezer may only pick the free option or a Premium+ plan, a paid ad-free version for both web and mobile.
Electronic Arts has announced that it is ending support for The Sims 2. This means that there will no longer be updates or fixes to the game that came out some 10 years ago. As a parting gift, EA is giving all owners of the title a copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. Apparently EA is capable of doing something nice for their customers every once in a while.