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  • Mobile cellular penetration reaches 131.8pc in 3q 2017

    February 13, 2018 11:59 AM 32

    Malaysia's broadband had been keeping up with the demand from customers. — AFP picCYBERJAYA, Feb 13 — Mobile cellular penetration in Malaysia has reached 131.8 per cent while smartphone penetration stood at 70 per cent in the third quarter of last year (3Q17). Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Chairman Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie

  • Apple HomePod trails competitors on AI assistant performance in new test

    February 13, 2018 9:56 AM 36

    The Apple HomePod is out now in the USA priced US$349.— Handout via AFPSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13 — US-based venture capital firm Loup Ventures used a plethora of sample questions to test the main smart speakers currently on the market. It turns out that Siri, the intelligent assistant powering Apple’s HomePod, has some catching up to do with competitors

  • Google’s next Android overhaul is said to embrace iPhone ‘notch’

    February 13, 2018 7:41 AM 32

    The first customers to buy the iPhone X hold it aloft during the global launch of the new Apple product in central Sydney November 3, 2017. ― Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13 — Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile software for a new generation of smartphones mimicking Apple Inc’s controversial new “notch” at the top of the iPhone X, according

  • Flexiroam offers one-year free data roaming on WhatsApp

    February 12, 2018 1:45 PM 24

    Flexiroam, in a statement, said exclusive invites would be sent out this March 15, 2018 to allow users to enjoy special ‘sponsored data’ to stay connected in 130 countries via WhatsApp. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — Flexiroam Ltd, a mobile data roaming provider, is offering one year of free data roaming for WhatsApp in Flexiroam X² BETA. Flexiroam

  • ‘Kingdom Hearts’ series adds ‘Monster Inc’ to the mix (VIDEO)

    February 12, 2018 8:29 AM 25

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 — The Kingdom Hearts games have proven to be a cult hit, with its concept of mish-mashing Disney characters with Square Enix videogame characters proving to be an unexpected success. The addition of Square Enix characters alongside Disney characters has proven to be a successful recipe. — Picture courtesy of Square EnixThe latest

  • Chinese New Year deals on Apple’s iTunes Store

    February 12, 2018 3:11 AM 27

    Apple offers both cheap movie rentals as well as 4K offerings for the visually discerning. — iTunes screenshotKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — The Chinese New Year long weekend is coming and if you need to occupy yourself, there’s always Apple iTunes Store to the rescue. Apple has a special Chinese New Year page dedicated to movie bundles, 4K HDR offerings for less than RM30 as well as cheap

  • Facebook testing a ‘downvote’ button to judge people’s comments

    February 9, 2018 5:11 AM 26

    The button is intended to notify Facebook about uncivil or misleading comments. — Reuters picSAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9 — Facebook Inc is testing a button that would let users “downvote” other people’s comments on public posts. The button, which simply says “Downvote,” appears to the right of “Like” and “Reply” options below a comment. The button is intended

  • ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ ousts ‘Marvel vs Capcom’ at EVO 2018

    February 8, 2018 2:49 AM 31

    'Dragon Ball FighterZ' has established itself as an essential component of the fighting game scene. — Handout via AFPLAS VEGAS, Feb 8 — For the first time in the prestigious fighting game tournament’s 16-year history, a Marvel vs Capcom competition will not be among EVO’s premier events. The Evolution Championship Series has announced its tournament

  • Record-breaking Apple Watch shipments top 18 million in 2017

    February 8, 2018 2:06 AM 31

    Almost one in two Apple Watch models sold worldwide in 2017 was a Series 3 model. — AFP picCUPERTINO, Feb 8 — In the absence of official figures from Cupertino, the only stats on Apple Watch shipments come from tech analysts Canalys. The firm reports that 18 million of Apple’s wearables shipped globally in 2017, up 54 per cent on last year. Never before

  • Fujifilm’s X-A5 is a mirrorless camera for the selfie lover

    February 7, 2018 10:00 AM 22

    The Fujifilm X-A5 weighs just under 500g. — Picture by Erna MahyuniKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Fujifilm Malaysia launched the X-A5 camera today, the latest in its X Series. The camera is a follow-up to its previous X-A3, offering a lightweight 4K-video capable camera with retro styling and modern features. With a 180-degree tilting touchscreen, it makes taking