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Singapore-based Paktor Acquired Dating App DOWN

The controversial “Bang With Friends?”, later rebranded as Down, was surprisingly acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor (which literally means dating in Cantonese) After raising just $1 million, it was a “positive outcome” for investors like Tim Draper. Paktor has pulled in more than $50 million from investors, including a recent $32.5 million round in October  it is focused on Asia but also has services in Latin America, the U.S. and Europe. Colin Hodge, founder and CEO of Down, is joining the Paktor team and will keep both the Down and Sweet apps operating. Not sure how Down will fare in Asia, but hey, pay attention to it soon.

How To Make Your Own eBook with Google Docs

Although PDF is perhaps the most popular document format on the web, many eBook readers still choose ePub format. The main reason is ePub document is responsive to different screen sizes and font sizes/types are easily adjustable. Plus, you can read en ePub book using various apps including Google Play Books. Now, you don’t need some expensive software to convert your documents to ePub format, as you can do so via Google Docs. Write a document in Google Document, or upload an existing Microsoft Word file to your Google Drive, go to File menu and choose download as EPUB publication. For students, you can even convert your notes into this format and read them using eBook reader apps. Enjoy!      

WhatsApp is now Free and Ad-Free for Now

In a blog post, Facebook-owned WhatsApp finally announced that it will be fully free! The minimal US$0.99 subscription fee (after free use for 1 year) is not longer applicable to all users. This is a great move by WhatsApp since many users have switched to other platforms once their free subscription is over. The growing competition actually comes from Telegram and WeChat which are available for free (although the later seems to be filled with ad-based texts messages). The company stated that: “Many WhatsApp users don’t have a debit or credit card number and they worried they’d lose access to their friends and family after their first year. So over the next several weeks, we’ll remove fees from the different versions of our app and…

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UniFi Coverage Expands to Contempo, Kuching-Samarahan Expressway

It’s a long wait for Kota Samarahan folks, as UniFi coverage (despite its attractive plans) is still very limited. Up until January 2016, the coverage areas only include very limited surrounding areas after the Kota Samarahan Bridge that overpasses Sungai Kuap. Latest in the coverage area is Contempo Commercial Centre which is across the road from the Tiya Vista. TM should really consider expanding the coverage to the university areas in Kota Samarahan since the population of students are growing rapidly and they are in need of decent broadband connection.      

Social Media: Jadilah Seperti Rashid – A “Be Like Bill” Copy Cat

Malaysians are all frenzied with the sudden appearance of “Jadilah Seperti Rashid” or Be Like Rashid on social media. While many were not aware, Be Like Rashid is a merely a copy cat of “Be Like Bill” at least in terms of the approach. Of course, Be Like Rashid is shared in the Malay language (Bahasa Malaysia) and some of the scenarios shared are localised content.                     Well, it’s good to see the “movement” is receiving huge followers, just hope that they don’t manipulate the situations and start claiming they are original. Obviously, “Be Like Bill” inspired their existence.    

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – More than Meets The Eyes

Meet Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, one of the best smartphones in 2015!  Metal and glass give the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge a look and feel of supreme quality that’ll make it stand out wherever you take it. With a Quad HD resolution, it shows twice as much detail as a Full HD screen. The S6 Edge has an incredible 16 megapixel camera on the back, complete with optical image stabilisation that keeps things steady even if you’re moving. With 3GB RAM, you’ll be able to have loads of apps running in the background without being slowed down. And the phones run Google’s latest operating system Android Lollipop, which makes things feel even smoother. The fingerprint scan is way better for the S6. The major downside of…

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XiaoMi MiNote 64GB Priced at RM1549

We have seen XiaoMi’s smartphones and XiaoMi’s new phablet MiNote is now available in Malaysia (from 28 July 2015) and priced reasonably low at only RM1549. Here are its key features: 5.7″1080×1920 pixels Camera – 13MP with 2160p 3GB RAM (Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801) 3000 mAh battery (non-removable) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)  Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0) Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic  MP4/H.264 player  MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player Photo/video editor Document viewer microUSB v2.0, USB Host Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS Corning Gorilla Glass 3 back panel It is also available in PRO edition with higher RAM and speed.

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