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U Mobile 4G for all

U Mobile just launches 4G LTE service today after Maxis,Celcom and Digi.However,unlike other mobile telcos only started to provide 4G LTE service to data subscribers or postpaid users,U Mobile opens the service to all their customers.

UMobile 4G for All

At current stage,only small amounts of areas will get covered:Puchong,Subang,Taman Molek,JB and at Berjaya Times Square.The details for the coverage in Puchong and Subang are as below:

  • Puchong: Along IOI Mall,Setia Walk and Bandar Puteri .
  • Subang: SS12,SS13,SS14,SS15 and USJ Taipan.

As U Mobile was awarded 2600Mhz frequency for 4G LTE service only,Apple 4G-enabled products such as iPhone5/5C/5S/iPad mini/iPad mini 2/iPad 4G LTE/iPad Air are not able to access U Mobile’s 4G LTE network. Continue reading

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” is here to welcome 2014

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” is designed to be modernize in every aspect from dashboard structure,font type to superior contrast.

The dashboard is well organised so that we could easily find the stuff we need. And thanks to Open Sans,the open source font type, texts now could be showing much nicer in both desktop and mobile devices. Adding with the refined contrast,the new WordPress just brings us more reading pressure and simplicity.

WordPress is now for every device.By ditching the pixels,page loads significantly faster too. So editing posts in mobile devices or tablets will be the same as what you make it on your desktop.

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Spotify is free on the move now( with limitations)

Spotify LogoSpotify finally opens its free service to mobile devices(iOS and Android) thought it’s still some limitations.However,it’s better than nothing.

Spotify free service for mobile

The limitations are that you could only play musics in SHUFFLE mode and there will be some ads inserting in.That means you could not control the playing order.Well,Spotify does allow you to set your favorite playlists to play  with.So from my opinion,the shuffle mode actually is not a big problem at all.About the ads,as long as it won’t take more than 30 secs for one or appear so frequently,I will be fine with it too.

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Moto G

Motorola,a Google company now,just released Moto G – an Android phone to attack the entry smartphone market worldwide.

Moto G

The phone is running with Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2 Ghz CPU.The display is 4.5 inches 1280*720 HD at 329ppi. It has two cameras:the rear one is 5MP,supporting slow motion video and burst mode whilst the front one is 1.3MP. No Android 4.4 Kitkat at this moment,but I think it’s still okay with Android 4.3 . Bluetooth 4.0 is working on this phone;however,no 4G supported,only HSPA+ up to 21Mbps. The standard version has 8GB storage and 16GB version will be available too.

The 2070mah battery is bigger than the average and Motorola promises that Moto G could get “all day battery”,thanks to the software tweaks. Well,as an ex-Android users(I used to have Nexus One,Razr Maxx and GS3),none of them could last for more than 24 hours and so I might pay some doubt here.

Consumers always care about the price and I believe this is one of the biggest weapons of Moto G.The 8GB model only sells at US$179 and if adding another US$20,you could get 16GB model.

Of course,Moto knows that everybody wants to get a phone to fit one’s own lifestyle. 7 colors of shells can be chosen and you could have a better flip shell too. Continue reading

Nexus 5 comes to the world together with Android 4.4

After tons of rumors and leaks,Google finally pushed out Nexus 5 quietly to Google Play Store overnight with Android 4.4 KitKat.

Nexus 5

Nexus 5 owns Snagdragon 800 2.2Ghz Processor,2GB RAM and 4.85 inch Full HD(1080P) IPS display.Made by LG,it’s still capable with wireless charging and NFC.It also works on LTE network,Bluetooth 4.0 and the latest WIFI technology 802.11 ac.

Adding a new function called HDR+,LG said it could make vivid photos by day and sharper ones by night.

Nexus 5 HDR+

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[Guest Post]The Current State of Credit Cards in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Central Bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, has published a report that gives a picture of the state of credit cards in Malaysia. The bank’s Financial Stability and Payment Systems Report 2012 shows that the number of credit cards and accounts in Malaysia is at 8.07 million, down from the 3.9% from the previous year’s figure of 8.21 million. In fact, the number of credit cards and accounts in Malaysia has been falling since 2008 when that figure was at 10.812 million, followed by 10.818 in 2009 and then saw a big drop in 2010 to 8.547.

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The same is not true for debit card accounts in Malaysia, which has seen a lot of growth since 2008. In 2008, the number of debit card accounts stood at 24.44 million and it has steadily increased to 34.99 million in 2012.

Just to compare the state of credit cards in Malaysia with internet banking, we find that the number of internet banking subscribers in Malaysia doubled from 6.19 million in 2008 to 13.657 million in 2012. Mobile banking saw a more impressive growth in Malaysia, the number of mobile banking subscribers in Malaysia reached 2.45 million in 2012 from just .58 million in 2008.

Charting the trends in the transaction value of credit cards, the report shows a steady increase in this figure from RM 65.29 billion in 2008 to 94.08 billion in 2012. The highest growth is in purchases which grew 6.9% in 2012 from the previous year, but cash advances fell 18% in 2012 from the previous year. Debit cards saw a more impressive growth in transaction value since 2008 when the figure stood at 3.06 billion.

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iPad Air & iPad mini with Retina Display released

One month after iPhone 5S, Apple released iPad Air and new iPad mini with Retina Display to replace the 4th Gen iPad and former iPad mini.

iPad Air

iPad Air

iPad Air is just 7.5mm thin(28% thinner than the old one) and weigh at only 1 pound(20% lighter than the old one),however, the CPU and graphic performance comes to be 2 times more powerful than the old one and still maintaining up to 10 hours battery (thanks to the A7 chip).

iPad Air has 2 antennas so that it could provide more stable and much faster wifi connections.It also supports more LTE bands for wifi+cellular models.

iPad Air also has new smart cover to match the style.

iPad Air smart cover

iPad mini with Retina Display

Many people hope to get an iPad mini with Retina Display and now here it is.

iPad mini with Retina Display

The new iPad mini has also worked with A7 chip.Thus, it has 4X CPU performance,8X graphics performance compared to the 1st Gen iPad mini and gets 10 hours battery life.Same as iPad Air,it has 2 antennas to get better wifi connections and samrt cover and case to keep your device protected in style.

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