New prefix comes with 8 numbers

The SKMM announced that there will be a new pre-fix for all mobile operators soon, which is 011.  According to details released, only numbers with this new prefix will have 8 numbers making it a combination of 3+8 numbers.  There is no specialty on this new move/number, except it would take you more effort to remember your buddies numbers which start with the prefix 011.

As for the rest of the prefixes (010, 012, 013, 014, 017, 018, 019), there will be no change in the number, and all benefits and services are as it is.

Time Broadband Packages

Time Broadband looks set to give other broadband providers a run with their money as they introduce their Time Fibre Broadband. The broadband is said to be running on TIME's state of-the-art fibre optic network which they claim to feature blazing download and upload speeds so you can chat, share files, watch high definition videos and do practically everything you've always wanted to do online, minus the lagging and waiting. According to reports, TIME's Broadband is capable of offering 50Mps access, which is much faster than the current 1Mbps provided by their rivals.  This makes TIME's Broadband the fastest in the country.  Packages on this new broadband can be seen below.
The Time Fibre Broadband package on December 2010

Previously, TIME also offered the standard ADSL Broadband at the below packages.
The Time Broadband Package (ADSL)

Unfortunately though, both of the packages do seem a little bit expensive if compared to rival local providers., and coverage is limited to certain areas in the peninsular at the moment. For more information, click here to go to the official website of Time Fibre Broadband.

DiGi Smart Plan Lite For Light Internet Mobile Users?

The New DiGi Smart Plan Lite
Digi launched their Digi Smart Plan Lite for subscribers wanting to have limited but cheap data service on their smartphones today.  The package which is believed to be aimed at less hardcore data users comes at a low RM33 for 300MB, which is half of the DiGi Smart Plan which comes at RM68 for unlimited usage.  Call, SMS and MMS rates remain the same with the initial Smart Plan.

Not much details are yet to be obtained, but it is believed that subscribers will have their speed throttled after exceeding the allocated 300MB offered by this plan.  Nonetheless, this latest data package will be much welcomed by internet savvy Malaysians, particularly those wanting to stay connected when they are on the go. More details available here.

Window 7 past 25% market share barrier

The news from Microsoft is that Windows 7 has not past the 25% market share barrier with Windows XP ownership slowly declining in its presence worldwide.  The stats come from
and it is widely believed that Windows 7 will soon rapidly replace Microsoft's Windows XP as the most influential Microsoft OS.

Windows 7, which has been touted as a worthy opponent to Apple's Mac seems to be gaining momentum of late, but most skeptics believe that the Mac still has an added advantage over the Windows, particularly in terms of branding and speed.  To help dent Apple's dominance in the mobile world, Microsoft recently released Windows Phone 7 which can be easily integrated with the Windows 7, something similar with Apple's iPhone and Mac.

No matter how it foes, time will tell who will be the winner.

HTC HD7 Unbiased Review

I secured the HTC HD7 phone from Maxis, being one of the first in Malaysia to actually use and try out the phone under the Maxis10 programme which is solely created to review new smartphones.

The HTC HD7 looks solid
Excited as I was, the HTC HD7 does give you bowls of excitement.  It's shinny, different and spanking new to the smart phone world, making it good for the daring to check out, and probably try out.  First impression wise will make you happy because you're getting something more than expected, especially when you know it's running on Windows Phone OS, which you may easily have guessed is from Microsoft.

Moving a little into the phone reveals that it is strangely made stronger that other smart phones.  You don't feel it's cheap, nor do you feel it's fragile.  You get a complete 'in control' feel when you have the phone in your grasp.

User Interface of the WP7 is different
The user interface was amazing.  Smooth tapping and swapping is evident the more you use the phone.  It made a very lasting experience.  Coupled with responsive buttons, and the ability to use voice recognition indeed makes this phone something Microsoft can be proud about.

And the beauty of this 4.3-inch phone doesn't stop there.  Large, vibrant screen displays, a 5.0 mega-pixel camera with auto-focus, seamless integration with Facebook via the People Hub, Xbox360 integration in its Games Hub, Microsoft Office integration with the Office Hub and many more spells just how wonderful this phone can be.  In fact, one of my favorite feature is it's battery life. Over 24-hours with wireless well connected! 

Recording in HD
The phone also does over average HD recording, and images captured with the 5.0 mega-pixel was better than expected.  The typing experience is indeed a joy as everything feels fluid enough to beat anysmart phone out there, while the sound system has been integrated with SRS for better experience.  The use of Zune to transfer data is easy to understand, making file transfers and app search peanuts for even beginners.

Unfortunately though, the phone does come with some short comings.  For starters, it's apps store (which is under the HTC Hub) is awful displaying only a few worthy apps.  The Games Hub which could defeat any smart phone gaming feature does come at a price, hence making it a total turn-off, while most apps, including those built specially for the Windows Phone 7 by pro developers do come with bugs, making all these apps seem unstable.

As far as the recommended software 'Zune' is concern, it is merely for file transferring and not for backing up date.  This is a hug dismay as you are over dependent on Microsoft for data back-up.

Exciting gaming with Xbox360
The long lasting battery life does come at a price as it takes forever to recharge the battery, while a lot of functions which should already be 'standard' in many smart phones are not featured in the WP7 OS.  The 5.0 mega-pixel camera turns white images to pink under low light conditions too.  This includes the 'cut and paste' feature, the ability to organize calls, file multi-tasking and customize ringtones.

Regardless of that, the HTC HD7 is a solid looking phone which will rock the world, provided that it gets the new upgrades it needs, most particularly in the apps segment.

Windows Phone 7 To Have Cut And Paste

It is reported that developer devices running on the Windows Phone 7 are having updates on some new awaited features, which  include the 'cut and paste' feature.  The new function is said to be ready in the 2011 update for the phone and a brief video below shows this function in action.

iPad Plans from DiGi & Maxis

If you are planning to get an Apple iPad, two of Malaysia's major telcos are giving out the following plans for those intending to have data/internet access on their iPads:

For DiGi customers, you have 6 choices:
  1. DiGi Easy Prepaid (10sen/10kb, maximum RM3/day) Check it out here.
  2. DiGi Prepaid (10sen/10kb, maximum RM5/day) Check it out here
  3. Prepaid Internet (RM2/day) Check it out here.
  4. DiGi Broadband Discover Day Plan (RM38/month for 3GB quota). This is the best option for iPad. Only RM33/month when you sign up for autobilling. Full speed from 7am to 7pm (limited to 128kbps from 7pm to 7am, when you’re most likely to be on your home WiFi network).  Check it out here.
  5. DiGi MiFi (RM360 up front purchase for MiFi device, RM128/month for 16GB quota with rebates). This is the best option if you purchase the plain vanilla iPad with WiFi. You’ll be able to share access to DiGi Broadband with up to 5 devices, including your brand new iPad. Check it out here.
Note :
  • Existing customers can switch to an iPad-compatible microSIM for a one-time payment of RM20 from these outlets.
  • DiGi Prepaid, DiGi Easy Prepaid and Prepaid Internet microSIM are available for purchase at the DiGi Online Store
And as for Maxis customers, here's a better graphical detail for you since they already released the plans.
The Maxis iPad Prepaid plan

The Maxis iPad Postpaid plan
Choose your plans wisely.  One thing good to note is that Maxis has better coverage, but when DiGi says they are giving UNLIMITED DATA.. they really mean it, which is so unlike Maxis which has an unlimited cap on their data plans.  Both telcos have yet to say when they are actually going to sell the ipads, but we think it will be very soon.

YES 4G Now In Malaysia

Yes Broadband by YTL Communications is now available in Malaysia covering over 65% of West Malaysia.  According to reports, YTL plans to expand its network coverage to 80% by next year, and also penetrate Sabah and Sarawak.  This is indeed good as they are the first broadband or as they say it broader-band service to launch with such a wide coverage.

While tech savvy Malaysians are eager about the latest 4G offerings by YTL Communications, it's launched did hit a snag when their main website is inaccessible during launch time.  This was indeed a major blow for many, as skeptics were quick to rebuff Yes as the next big thing, hence putting direct 4G rivals, P1 ahead.

As for the rates, nothing concrete can be found on their website after it was fixed, except for the following image.
The Yes plans or rather plan
Apart from their confusing yet plain website, it seems that YTL Communications is still unprepared to say Yes to Malaysians.

With that said, there is a lot of things people in Yes needs to figure out and learn from other broadband providers as their plans seem to be very difficult to understand, hence making it hard for me to say yes to them.

What To Do When Your Twitter Is Hacked, and Your Email Is Changed

Email from Twitter informing you that your email has been changed
 If you have received this email from Twitter (photo above) which basicly says that you have changed your Twitter account login email, but you never did so, do not fret.

TM Broadband with Netbook Package VS TM Standard Package & TM Combo Package

A few of you must be wondering why I am getting a free netbook. Now, the title is the reason. I am subscibing to the TM Broadband and Netbook package. It maybe the best broadband package available out there. Let's just talk about rates. The standard package of TM's Streamyx is shown below:

And if you are thinking of saving a bit, you could opt for their BLOCKBUSTER package which is shown below:

Right, so the new BLOCKBUSTER Package seems a lot cheaper, right?
Because TM is partnering the Malaysian Government to provide the "TM Broadband with Netbook Package" which offers you this rates:
Yes ladies and gentleman, the netbook is FREE, and on top of that, you get lower internet charges.  Maybe you are wondering how this is possible, well.. it's because the government has subsidised the price of the netbook and the broadband service.

I've signed up.. why not you?

p/s: if you are in town, your household must not have a maximum earning of RM5000 per month, while those outskirts must not exceed RM3000.  To get the package, go to the nearest TM Point and bring along your latest pay slip.

Download Data With Facebook

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg today told press that Facebook will now offer a new service to users, which is the ability to download and share data within groups they created. The release of this new option also comes with Facebook allowing its users to let people download all pictures, video, comments and other digital information they have uploaded to the social networking service.

In line with these new changes, Facebook will be rolling out a new dashboard to enable its users to control what they want to share with their peers.

Compare Maxis & Digi iPhone 4 Plans and Why You Should Choose Which Telco

Comparison made by DiGi.  Click here to see enlarged version.

Maxis launched the iPhone 4 in spectacular fashion hours before DiGi did, and many of you are now probably contemplating on which plan is the better. Well, here's a simple conclusion on which is the best.

Maxis Launches iPhone 4 iData & iValue Plans

It seems that the race for who will get the bigger share of the new iPhone 4 in Malaysia is heating up with Maxis releasing their iValue and iData plans for the iPhone 4 well ahead of their sole rival, Digi. I believe that Maxis aims to capitalize on those who are impatient in getting Apple's well promoted smart phone, hence leaving DiGi to the customers which are more patient in comparing Maxis and Digi iPhone 4 plans.

iPhone 4 DiGi Launch in Malaysia

The latest iPhone, which is the iPhone 4 is slated to be released by DiGi next week.  According to an email from the telecommunication company, data plans on the new phone will be also released next week, and those which have stated their interest will be the first to know more about the launch, the price and the DiGi package details.

iPhone 4 in Malaysia

DiGi and also Maxis have both declared recently that they will be bringing in the iPhone 4 by the end of this year.  The iPhone 4 which has been bugged by the signal reception problem is still a very much sought after smart phone in Malaysia where technology savvy lifestyle is on the boom.

For those interested to get the iPhone 4, get down to DiGi and Maxis websites respectively and sign in to state your interest.  I believe DiGi and Maxis are both using this survey to estimate the demand for the iPhone 4 to cut down losses due to over stock. Be reminded tough, stating your interest for the iPhone 4 is not your assurance to them that you are going to purchase the iPhone 4. It is just an indication that you may be interested.

What is The Difference between DVD R+ and DVD R-

There has been plenty of debate between  two empty DVD disc which are available in the market. One is the DVD+R and the other is the DVD-R.  Plenty of myths have been circling around on which is better, but here I am to say that they have no difference apart from their developer and who supports which disc.

DVD-R/RW was developed by Pioneer and is hugely supported by the DVD Forum, an industry-wide group of hardware and software developers, and computer peripheral manufacturers.

Sarawak's Rainforest World Music Festival Official Website Unaccesible

Malaysia's biggest music festival, the Rainforest World Music Festival (Rain-fest) is down with a 'fever' with a month more to the event.  Checks on the site ( ) showed that it only currently features a blue screen with the need to place in your registration.

Apple iPhone 4 Features More

Everyone knows how the Apple iPhone makes everyone excited. The latest addition, the Apple iPhone 4 revealed recently, promises new things which seem to be a step to the future. Here are the new additions to Apple's only smart phone:

Design and Size:
Without a doubt, the new sleek design of the Apple iPhone is something everyone likes. Add in the fact that it is thinner now, you have nothing but praise when commenting of iPhone's new design.

Retina Display:
Retina display is the by far, the sharpest screen display available on a mobile phone. Apple has boasted that 'Retina Display' would mean sharper graphical display on your phone. It goes at 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi, which is far better than any phone displays at the moment. In ordinary words, you will not see 'sharp edges' when you enlarge a circle anymore.

Fastest Malaysian Mobile Broadband Is Maxis

A research by Mobile World concludes that Maxis is Malaysia's fastest mobile broadband provider beating its other two rivals, Celcom and Digi.  As a matter of fact, Digi came in second best, and Celcom proved they provided the slowest speeds available.  As indicated by the stats provided, Maxis championed practically every area where it was tested, and cam up ahead of the other two telcos when it came to site loading.  The report also noted that DiGi outclassed Maxis in the KLCC area and this came to a surprise, even to myself as KLCC also houses Maxis's headquaters.

3G iPad Starts to Sell

Apple has finally released the Apple 3G iPad which is the more expensive and better equip version of the tablet. Regardless of the release, the iPad is not expected to be available in Malaysia anytime soon as shipment to worldwide destinations has been delayed for a few weeks due to the so called 'huge demand' from the US itself.

Regardless of that, many Apple fans are excited about the iPad, and many have also suggested that it is the best replacement for their laptops.  The unofficial price of the iPad for the Malaysian market at the moment stands RM2012. For more information on the iPad, do visit Apple's official website.

MAXIS Offers Broadband at RM18!

Maxis is offering 1.5GB of broadband at the speed of 7.2Mbps monthly at only RM18 at Kuching's PIKOM PC Fair.  The promotion which is also available online at the Maxis website is said to be only available until 30 April 2010, but it is believe that Maxis has decided to extend it for the PIKOM PC Fair.  The package is said to be offering RM18 monthly rental for 5 months with the 6th month being charged at RM48 only.  Modem comes free, although the up-front payment of RM150 can be said to be used to offset the price of the wireless gadget. Details are seen at the diagram on the left. Please click the image for a bigger view.

Review: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370

Sony is a huge brand when it comes to to the compact cameras and the ultimate fight would always be between Sony and camera specialist Canon.  The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370 is Sony's latest offering.

DiGi Introduces Twitter Service

If you are a DiGi customer, you'd be happy to know that DiGi now offers Twitter SMS services for its customer at RM1 for a week. From what I can understand, every tweet sent will be charged RM0.10, while data services for receiving tweets will be charged separately. The service is made available for both postpaid and prepaid customers and it is expected to push DiGi's revenue in data service to be higher. DiGi currently has a small market share in the Data/Broadband service due to its limited coverage.

Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

The Xperia X10 seems to be Sony Ericsson's answer to Apple's growing number of iPhone users.  It boast of touch screen capabilities, Turbo 3G ability and GPRS.  Among the features highlighted are it's extended battery life and also it's beyond average camera.  Apart from that, the phone includes an internal memory of 1GB, with an option to add in a maximum 16GB memory.

Celcom vs DiGi vs Maxis (Hotlink) Prepaid Broadband Comparison

Most people are wondering which is the best prepaid broadband.  As fans of each brand try to gain ground over the other, here's what I have collected on all 3 prepaid broadband services.  Yes, I did bother to try out all 3 because I wanted the best for my own use.

DiGi Opens Online Store

DiGi has introduced its own online store this week with them offering a few mid range and high-end mobile phones and also their prepaid sim packs for both DiGi Prepaid Broadband, and DiGi Prepaid Mobile.  According to the FAQ, prices of items in this online store is said to be competitive and DiGi claims that the online store enhances convenience with quick buy concept which means that customers whom intend to purchase items from the online store can do so without registering themselves.  Apart from that, DiGi has also committed itself to providing Free Delivery Services for customers with the choice of delivery date.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get A MacBook

Apple with it's MacBook series is undoubtedly the most expensive, yet desirable brand of laptops around.  Malaysians have been slowly moving towards the Apple since their devices were made more affordable lately.  However, here are 5 reasons I can come up of why you should turn to Mac:

Leaked New iPhone Images

A recent blog recently said that it has found a prototype of the latest iPhone.  According to the blog, the prototype iPhone was found in a bar, and Apple has since said that they are looking to get back the phone.

It is not known how true the reports are, but the images featured in the website looks very legitimate, and a couple of highlights on the so called new iPhone somewhat proves that the phone is indeed the new iPhone which Apple has yet to release.

If this is the new iPhone design, then I believe that many soon to be iPhone users are keen to wait for its new release which I think is very futuristic and sleek.

Apple Delays Ipad's Shipment Worldwide

Apple announced that it will be delaying shipment of it's iPad to worldwide consumers to a later date due to huge demands in the US.  According to reports online, Apple will only release the pricing in May, and will continue to receive pre-bookings from customers. Apple said that the demand of the iPad was beyond expectations in the US, and this has resulted in not enough iPads being made available for the world wide market.

The delay in worldwide release of this new gadget however was received with sceptically by many users as they cited that this is Apple's marketing ploy to push sales figure of the iPad higher by making worldwide users believe of its huge success in the US.

Facebook Redesigns Safety Center

Facebook has redesigned their safety center by introducing new elements such as safety for educator, safety for teens, safety for parents and safety for law enforcers in an effort to help stop abuse and misuse of the hugely popular website.  The new safety center provides better guidelines and shows steps on how users can help protect their privacy online, hence directly helping in protecting their child and themselves, and the community as a whole from being prey to cyber bullying and other online bad acts.

Facebook currently boast over 400million users worldwide and is the biggest social networking site known to man at the moment.  It is greatly hoped that the introduction of such safety measures will decrease such bad acts as stopping them immediately is close to impossible.

Twitter To Have Ads

Twitter today announced that they have inked a deal with major companies such as Sony Pictures, coffee chain Starbucks and US retailer Best Buy to have 'Promoted Tweets' on Twitter.  According to Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, the tweets will not be like traditional adverts, and will feature on twitter search results. The ads are to be said to be only appear once a day and shall be adapted into the users tweets so that it does not seem to foreign.

According to news reports on the internet, Twitter is one of the few social networking services that has not made any profit over the years, and this deal is a clear sign of more things to come soon.

TM promotes iTalk Whoa

TM today announced a new product known as the iTalk Whoa which is said to enable users of the internet to stay connected with friends using several social networking sites without the hassle of login in to them.  According to Jeremy Kung, this new portal enables users to have a single platform for their social networking site, and hence allowing them to organize their social networks.

The iTalk Whoa is also said to cover 79 countries while at the same time offering very competitive rates for international calls.

HP unveils HP Slate

Hewlett-Packard has released a Youtube Video revealing it's latest offering which is a tablet touchscreen PC similar to Apple's iPad. The tablet pc named HP Slate is said to have better offerings if compared to the iPad although no price details have been revealed.

According to reports, the HP Slate boast a camera, a USB port and supports Adobe Flash. The Operating System for the HP Slate is said to be the new Windows 7 by Mircrosoft. Apple iPads do not support Adobe Flash due to Apple's so called 'dispute' over Adobe's Flash.

Last Saturday, Apple released that 300,000 iPads have been sold in the US since it's release and they have announced that the iPad will be available in 7 other countries at the end of this month.

PC Pikom PC Fair 2010

The PIKOM PC Fair is back again in locations near you.  Those interested to get good bargains on PC devices are very much encouraged to check out the offerings at the venues below as PIKOM has announced that they will only be doing a PIKOM PC Fair twice a year after this.

2 - 4 APRIL 2010 (11:00am - 9:00pm)
Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Johor
Dewan 2020, Kangar, Perlis
Village Mall, Sungai Petani, Kedah
Batu Pahat Mall, Batu Pahat, Johor
8 - 10 APRIL 2010 (11:00am - 9:00pm)
KB Mall, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Terengganu Trade Centre, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
9 - 11 APRIL 2010 (11:00am - 9:00pm)
Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), Penang
Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), Melaka Shuttle Bus Service Available
16 - 18 APRIL 2010 (11:00am - 9:00pm)
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan, Pahang
Dewan Perbandaran Taiping, Taiping, Perak
Dewan Tunku Ibrahim Ismail, Kluang, Johor
30 APRIL - 2 MAY 2010 (11:00am - 9:00pm)
Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
Dewan Jubli Intan, Muar, Johor
Permata Car Park, Kuching, Sarawak
Sibu Trade & Exhibition Centre, Sibu, Sarawak
Dewan Masyarakat, Sandakan, Sabah
7 - 9 MAY 2010 (11:00am - 9:00pm)
Dewan Merdeka, Seri Manjung, Perak
Dewan Suarah, Bintulu, Sarawak
Miri Indoor Stadium, Miri, Sarawak
1 Borneo, LG Car Park Exhibition Hall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Dewan Masyarakat, Tawau, Sabah
Information obtained from PIKOM website.

The DiGI iPhone Package

Apple iPhone enthusiast are all abuzz with Digi's latest advancement in making themselves an authorized dealer for the Apple iPhone. Most are very keen that Digi will offer much more value for better service, hence at the same time making Maxis iPhone deals seem a little wee bit expensive than ever. Well, their expectations were right, when this leaked information on Digi's iPhone package was released yesterday, with a direct comparison with Maxis iPhone package.

As you can notice, Digi is offering what Maxis is offering at double the price, and they are also offering the iPhone for a 24 month loan period for selected credit cards. This automatically makes the iPhone very much affordable to many.

Digi's official site has yet to release any pricing details officially, but the site now states that the iPhone will be made available for those whom have pre-ordered, while other users can get the iPhone from selected Digi Service Store after 3 April 2010 with limited stocks made available although I believe stocks will be made available through the year.. According to the FAQ, Digi is only offering the iPhone with contract, and to Digi customers. With that said, who want to enjoy the Digi iPhone package has to sign up with Digi.

UniFi - Malaysian High Speed Broadband Project

UniFi was launched by Malaysian PM last night in an event which was not really high-tech. According to TM, UniFi will enable its users to do multiple things over the internet with speeds starting from 10mbps which is double what Streamyx and other 3G networks are offering.

The standard package differs in two major things only, which is the upload and download speed, and the maximum download cap. According to TM, once a user exceeds the maximum download cap, speeds will be throttled to about 10% of their initial subscribed speed. This move isn't shocking since most mobile operators whom also offer mobile broadband have implemented such cap for their services.

UniFi is available for both business and home users with the cheapest package coming at RM149 per month with a download speed of 10mbps, and the fastest coming at 20mbps at RM899 per month. All home packages come with free calls to TM home lines, a cordless phone, free premise gateway, dynamic ip, free email and a list of internet media. (photo below)

Business consumers on the other hand will be provided with a cheaper call plan, fixed IP and 10GB free hosting services to name a few. (photo below)

With such expensive prices on the offering, it may be a wonder how many are willing to commit to UniFi. This largely comes as many will feel that UniFi is more expensive than WiMax provider P1. More info on UniFi can be obtained here.

Have you tried Google Reader - Play?

Google decided to introduce something different with their normal reader, and they call it Google Reader Play. Check out the screen shots below:

Google reader play is a new way to browse interesting stuff over the web, and I must be honest: I am impressed! According to the release, Google Reader Play enables you to look at:
  • The most popular items on the web
  • Items that several of your friends have shared
  • Other great stuff we think you'll enjoy, based on your Reader Play history
And for this effort, users have given them 4 stars out of 131 votes (as f this post). A gick glance might remind you of the now famous Tumblr blog, but this new reader is more for sharing and rating, than re-bloging. Either way, Google Reader Play loads super fast and seems to move without much problems. Try it.


Malaysian premier tech site, Lowyat recently released a warning about KOOBFACE, a worm which had hit Facebook in 2008. For those unfamiliar with KOOBFACE, here's a brief explanation taken from the site on how the worm works:

1. Users on infected computer uses Facebook.

2. Koobface then deliver a fake message to the user's Facebook friends.

3. The message contains a link that points to a external website, who would prompt the visitors to download a file that claims to be an update for Adobe Flash player.

4. Once the file is downloaded and executed, the Koobface worm will then infects the said PC.

5. The cycle repeats.

According to the report, the worm would download malwares and block access for users to certain security sites while at the same time opening a back door to enable attackers to take over the users PC. The worm is also said to have variants in other social networking sites such as Friendster and also Myspace, so it would be greatly advised not to be extra careful when you click on any external links on these sites.

Twitter Introduce @anywhere

CNET reported that Twitter launched it's latest integrated platform which is known as @Anywhere which is a way to pull Twitter links and data onto partner sites and media outlets.

In layman's words, this means that the platform @anywhere will help users show Twitter information with a mouse-over, let readers or users connect with their Twitter accounts much like Facebook Connect, or explore more specific possibilities, like instantly following a newspaper columnist's Twitter account by clicking on his or her byline. In other words, it will increase ease of finding and connecting with others.

A quick check on my private Twitter account, as well as my other followers revealed that Twitter has yet to implement this new platform, but I do expect it to be introduced worldwide soon. With ease of connection, I feel that we might be looking at more Twitpeeps soon.

Streamyx Block Buster Deals

Streamyx is coming up with tonnes of promotions to maintain their share of the huge untapped broadband market in Malaysia. They introduced the COMBO package in 2009, and this year, the Block Buster Deals was introduced.

If you are one of the many Streamyx customers which had previously changed to Streamyx COMBO, then prepare to be disappointed because the new Streamyx Block Buster Deals (BBD) are better and far cheaper.

A quick glance of the package will easily mistaken you with the COMBO package as the price is similar, and there doesn't seem to be much of a difference. however, a closer look will reveal that the call rate are cheaper, and you can actually save another RM10 a similar package.

Get the Streamyx COMBO for 512kbps + the add-on Pakej RM10(for free local national and local calls, and RM0.30 to mobile numbers), and you end up paying RM100 per month.
The new Streamyx BBD, and you pay RM90 only, with lower calls to mobile numbers.

Regardless of that, the new BBD packaged isn't for those interested in the 384kbps speed as Streamyx has decided to do away with the unlimited internet use for this speed. The previous COMBO deals featured the unlimited usage of the 384kbps internet speed at RM60, but with the discontinuation of such package, budget Streamyx broadband users will have to go for the RM20 for 10 hours usage.

More information on Streamyx BBD can be seen in the image below:

And if you are wondering about the catch of the BBD package, then I have to disappoint you because as you noticed, the terms and conditions which are stated in small fine print letters below the package details are just too blurred out to even recognize, and what more say to read. Nonetheless, you could call 100 for more details on the package.


DiGi has allowed interested iPhone users to pre-order the phone with them since yesterday. Interested iPhone users can fill out the form here, and decide whether they would want to collect the iPhone during it's official launch which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. All 3 types of iPhones are in the offering and customers whom have pre-ordered are assured of priority when the iPhone is released by DiGi at the road shows.

The sell of the iPhone by DiGi signals better options for telecommunication consumers whom had previously had to bow to Maxis shall they want to use the iPhone due to Maxis having the only right and monopoly over the sell of iPhones in Malaysia. Knowing DiGi's fantastic promotions on new products, it would be very interesting to see how low DiGi does plan to sell the iPhone to their customers.

DiGi which just recently launched it's 3G services in Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Ipoh, Penang and Kota Kinabalu boast of its faster 3G Turbo network against Celcom and Maxis 3G networks. They are also the only company offering 700kbps download speed for their broadband at the cheapest rate in Malaysia and users of the iPhone stand to benefit more due to this. Regardless of that, DiGi's main weakness in the telecommunication segment of Malaysia remains at it's least widespread coverage among the 3 other mobile telecommunication giants, namely Celcom and Maxis.