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Google DevFest Kuala Lumpur: A Major Success!

Tony Chan sharing valuable insights on Android Market.

It’s not that frequent to have developer gathering in Malaysia and the recent DevFest Kuala Lumpur was one that attracted the attention of many. Nearly 1,000 developers attended the recent Google DevFest Kuala Lumpur to learn more about Google technologies and developer products, including making use of the opportunity to meet face to face with the Google developer advocates and engineers who work on them. Co-organised by the Malaysian Google Technology User Group (GTUG) developer community, this year’s eventsaw almost double the number of participants from last year, reflecting the growing interest among the Malaysian developer community in opportunities in Android Market, HTML 5 and Chrome and Google Analytics. Google’s developer efforts are designed to stimulate innovation across the web by using open standards and…

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HTC Rhyme Coming to Malaysia This October!

HTC is going to release its HTC Rhyme smartphone in Malaysia this end of October. The expected retail price is around RM1,699. This sleek and nicely-designed phone comes with 1GHz CPU, 768MB RAM, 4GB storage (with microSD expansion slot), 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash and powered by Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (with HTC Sense 3.5). This phone is mainly targeted for ladies, especially with its plum-colored body and a special Charm indicator which glows whenever you have a call or a message pending. The Video

Download Facebook for iPad

iPad users can now fully enjoy Facebook with the release of Facebook for iPad. There is no need to depend on third-party apps anymore. The features introduced by the Facebook team are mainly trying to maximise the use of iPad’s larger screen. With this app, you can enjoy viewing your photos better, playing games and using Facebook apps in a bigger view and navigate better. Facebook for iPad photo album looks sleek, and similar to iOS native photo album style. You can even view the photos in slideshow mode.   One thing I like about this app is the navigation panel. I wish they have this on the full site as well! It’s easier to navigate through the most-used apps and access to menu items.…

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iPhone 4S: Same Look, Different Brain

Disappointed? Well, maybe not, but there is definitely lack of “Steve Jobs” effect on the latest introduction of iPhone 4S. Despite the rumours claiming Apple will not be introducing 4S but go straight to iPhone 5, it was proven wrong and the “mini” update on 4S indicates their plans to perhaps wow its fans with better specs with iPhone 5 (in the future, perhaps 2012, which means more waiting time). The new iPhone 4S comes with dual-core A5 chip, 8MP camera, iOS5 with iCloud as well as the new Siri app, a voice assistant for your iPhone. Of course, not many iPhone users are willing to upgrade to iPhone 4S due to “no-so-impressive” improvements, but as usual an upgrade is still an upgrade so iPhone…

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Rumours: Samsung Galaxy S III to be Released Mid-2012

The sale of Samsung Galaxy S II has been really good and Samsung is now preparing to introduce Samsung Galaxy S III. Rumours are spreading that the new version of the phone will hit the stored in mid 2012 with several new and mouth-watering specs. According to the sources, Samsung Galaxy S will have the following specs: Quad-core 2.0GHz processor. OS: Android Ice Cream Sandwich TouchWiz 5. 1.5GB RAM, expandable memory with 32GB built-in. 4.65-inch Super AMOLED III display (1280 x 1024 resolution, pixel density of 352-PPI) 10 megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p videos at 60fps. Metal body with 9mm thickness and a 2,250mAh battery. Built-in NFC. Whether these specs are true, we’ll have to wait for the official announcement from Samsung. However, do…

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The First DiGi BlackBerry Store at SoHo, Mont Kiara

DiGi Malaysia has launched its first ever DiGi BlackBerry Store at The DiGi 360 Center, SoHo, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. The store offers BlackBerry smartphones, PlayBook tablets and accessories bundled with DiGi packages. With the newly-launched store, Digi aims to provide a one-stop BlackBerry center for the convenience of the customers as well as the local BlackBerry community. In addition, Digi also expects to strengthen their position in the market through enhancing Digi user experience on their BlackBerry devices via its BlackBerry Store. “At DiGi, we want to continue to add value to our customers and we believe BlackBerry fans will appreciate a store where they can find every BlackBerry device and PlayBook tablet for the Malaysian market under one roof,” said Patrick Er, Digi…

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10 Quick Tips for Marketing Your Blog

Owning a blog and wanting to earn from it requires time and effort to ensure that the blog earns enough exposure to be visited by many readers. While there are a lot of methods to lure visitors, the primary aim is to make sure the blog contains quality content. Some would depend on marketing automation software (which can be rather effective), but there are actually several free tips to market your blog or websites. Here the 10 tips that might be useful: Use good SEO plugins or tools for your blog. Search Engine Optimisation is crucial to make sure your blog is searchable.  Tag each of your post with proper keywords Enable automatic trackback and ping efficiency. Subscribe to ping services like ping.sg Submit RSS…

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