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.