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Southeast Asia’s first 5G Multi Operator Core Network (MOCN) Trial

In a press statement yesterday, it was announced that Celcom Axiata Bhd (Celcom) and Maxis Berhad (Maxis) successfully conducted Southeast Asia’s first 5G Multi Operator Core Network (MOCN) trial, achieving peak speeds of more than 1.1Gbps in an outdoor environment at trial sites in Langkawi, Kedah. Conducted on December 2019, the trial consisted of a Maxis 5G site at Seaview Hotel in Kuah and a Celcom 5G site at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, allowing both Celcom and Maxis users at both locations to access the 5G network hosted by the two companies as if they are on their home network. MOCN is a Radio Active Network (RAN) sharing mechanism that allows two different core networks to share the same RAN. Using MOCN, both…

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List of Useful E-Learning Tools

Looking for suitable tools for e-learning can be a daunting task, especially when more and more tools and applications are introduced. I have managed to compile a list of tools that is constantly updated via ZEEF. Please browse through https://e-learning.zeef.com/kee-man.chuah and let me know if you would like to add more tools in the list.

YOUEX Friend App: A Companion for Your Boring Life

A so-called friend finder app based in Thailand suddenly became a “hit” on Malaysian social media, thinking they could benefit from the app in looking for “friends” that could accompany them for various ocassions. Surely, there is no proper verification on the functions of the app beyond Thailand. It does look like a white-listed “escort” service, since you can “book” a friend to do things you wish them to do with you (well, maybe not everything).

DiffRide: Malaysian e-Hailing App that Dares to be Different

Another e-hailing or rideshare service was officially launched (they were called Diff at first) catering for Klang Valley at the moment. What makes it standout is that it only charges RM5 per day for its drivers, instead of imposing a cut from each fare. So if the drivers earn RM100 per day from the fare for example, he/she only needs to pay RM5 to Diff. It does sound cool to drivers isn’t it? Well, if they get riders of course. Based on what I tested, the app looks simplistic and half-baked. There were problems with social network linking and even signing up is buggy at first. This would surely hinder potential passangers to trust it. At the moment there is no “pull” factor as Grab…

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WanaKiwi Quick Fix for ‘WannaCry’ ransomware

WanaKiwi is a quick fix for the widespread WannaCry ransome that virtually attacks mostly older Windows OS especially Windows 7. But the fix will only work if you do  not immediately reboot once your PC is hit by the malware. WanaKiwi fix was put together by security researcher Benjamin Delpy and is available on Github. When it is launched, WanaKiwi searches through your computer’s memory for the prime numbers used as a basis for the encryption. Then, WanaKiwi generates a decryption key using the prime numbers it retrieved, allowing you to recover your files. However, since it depends on scouring your computer’s memory, it can only work if you haven’t rebooted since your machine was infected by WannaCry. Since memory is wiped upon reboot, the…

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Maxis launches NeXT M1, the first all-in-one 4G smartphone

You might have heard of a new device being introduced in the market. Well, you heard right. Today, Maxis announced its entry into the 4G smartphone market by launching its own branded device called NeXT M1, a powerful 4G phone that offers an unmatched ownership experience and a ready to use plan. Customers can enjoy this all-in-one smartphone with no upfront payment for RM78 a month. NeXT M1 will be available via the Maxis Online Store (https://store.maxis.com.my), as well as all Maxis Centres and Maxis Exclusive Partners (MEP) beginning tomorrow, 3 March.  Here’s what customers can enjoy with this all-in-one phone offering: Powerful NeXT M1 device – a high-specs 4G smartphone with a large 5.5” HD display, 13MP AF camera, and octa-core processor Ready to…

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TM Streamyx and UniFi Free Upgrade Thank You Surprise

Yay! Free upgrade by TM is here. Based on the Broadband Improvement Plan announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in his Budget 2017 speech, TM is offering free speed upgrades to its existing customers across its services TM Homeline, and Streamyx and UniFi for residential customers. The offers are valid before February 2017 and it benefits UniFi customers the most. Those on Unifi Advance Plan 30Mbps (megabits per second) will be upgraded to 50Mbps, for instance. If you are subscribed to multiple services, you will get speed upgrades to all of them as long as you are eligible. The disappointing part is for Streamyx customers. Instead of getting a free upgrade for speed, you’ll be offered several Webe Mobile packages as well…

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