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RAKU, a music & radio streaming mobile app from Astro

Astro has just announced its new music and radio streaming mobile app called RAKU. The satellite TV and radio operator said that local music and radio lovers can now enjoy Malaysia’s very own radio and music streaming service on their smartphones, tablets and PCs on RAKU.

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Opera Mini version 8 for Android now available for download

From today, Android users can enjoy a new version of the Opera Mini mobile browser, version 8, available as a free download from Google Play. Opera Mini said in a statement that it dramatically redesigned interface achieves a native Android look and feel. The latest Opera Mini 8 has these features:

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HotelQuickly hotel booking app gets redesigned

Last-minute hotel booking app HotelQuickly recently announced its new features, updates and a redesigned mobile application. The hotel booking app company said that a simplified booking flow will also allow customers to make hotel reservations faster and more efficiently. Compressing information from numerous pages into a single page view eliminates the need to go from one page to another while securing ...

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SPAD MeterOn App: Verify Taxi Drivers, Track Journey, Make Report

Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has made made available a new smartphone application called MeterOn for Taxi passengers. It said that MeterOn is one of SPAD’s initiatives to improve the quality of taxi services in Malaysia. The SPAD MeterOn app allow passengers to verify taxi drivers, track a journey, estimate the taxi fare, and send SOS alerts. Key features ...

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WhatsApp voice service is another wake-up call for operators [Comment]

WhatsApp soft-launched its voice call functionality for Android devices in the version of the app released on 27 January 2015. At the time of writing, the feature is activated when a user who has installed the latest version receives a WhatsApp call from another user who already has the feature enabled. This launch increases WhatsApp’s ability to compete with rivals, ...

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WeChat reward campaign in collaboration with Huawei, Chatime, Grabtaxi

WeChat, one of the world’s fastest growing social application has launched its WeReward campaign for the first time in Malaysia. The campaign will run from 25 March to 25 April, where WeChat Malaysia has collaborated with local brands such as Huawei, Chatime Malaysia, Grabtaxi, MCash and Zalora. The aim of the campaign is to reward loyal fans that uses the ...

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Ovum Comment: Facebook Messenger Money Transfer

Social networking company, Facebook, announced today that American users of its Facebook Messenger app would be able to link their debit cards (MasterCard or Visa) to the service and use it to transfer/send/receive money to one another. The app now features a small ‘$’ sign above the keyboard which will allow users to access the payment interface. They can then ...

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Kaspersky QR Scanner app for Android & iOS devices

Kaspersky Lab has made available a new mobile application called Kaspersky QR Scanner, for free. The new mobile app is compatible with Google Android and Apple iOS and can read information from QR codes and warn users about potentially dangerous links within them. QR codes or Quick Response codes offer a convenient tool to send links/URL to a mobile device, ...

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Local Celebrities to drive Uber Cars for Charity

Uber, the global mobile app that allow consumers to book private cars, have teamed up with German automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen as well as more than 50 local celebrities in Malaysia for a good cause across 31 different charities. As part of the ‘Uber Volkswagen Charity Drive With The Stars’ campaign, participating celebrities will be on the roads and driving for ...

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Google Play “Best of 2014″ list in Malaysia for Apps, Games & Books

Google Play has released its “Best of 2014” lists for Android apps, games and books in Malaysia. Google Malaysia said, for apps and games, the “Best of 2014” lists offer 30 great applications hand-picked by the Google Play editors. Apps include Wunderlist, TED and SwiftKey while games include Clash of Clans, Monument Valley and 2048.

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Hotel Booking mobile app, HotelQuickly now in Malaysia

HotelQuickly, the “last-minute” hotel booking app, now launched in Malaysia, offering hotel rates which are up to 28% cheaper compared to best price online at the last minute. Designed to help travelers find the best deals on last-minute hotel reservations, the mobile app includes new features such as a significant redesign, local hotspot guides in major cities, as well as ...

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WhatsApp is likely to launch VoIP, and may announce more MVNO-type deals [Comment]

Social networking giant Facebook has swiftly closed its $19bn acquisition of WhatsApp, days after receiving approval for the deal from the European Commission (EC). EC approval was a significant hurdle for the merger, which received approval from the US Federal Trade Commission more than six months ago. The completion of the deal means that Facebook and WhatsApp can move forward ...

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Easy Taxi committed to upgrade & improve Taxi services in Malaysia

Easy Taxi, the Taxi booking mobile application service is committed to upgrade and improve Taxi services in Malaysia. The company will be investing in upgrading taxis within its network and roll out competitive incentive plans for its drivers. Over the next few months, Easy Taxi’s passengers can expect a better riding experience as the company will be refurbishing the Taxis ...

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JPJ, SPAD & PDRM to hunt down Uber car drivers

Malaysia’s Road Transport Department (JPJ), Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will soon hunt down Uber car drivers in Klang Valley and Johor Bahru that don’t have the necessary driving license, according to local news reports. JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said the use of private vehicles to pick up passengers is a violation under Section 16 ...

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Opera Max now embedded into MediaTek’s LTE System on a Chip

Opera Max, a data-savings app for Android phones, will be embedded into MediaTek’s LTE System on a Chip (SoC). The first two MediaTek SoCs to be shipped with Opera Max are the high-performing 64-bit LTE SoCs MT6752 and MT6732 chipsets. Opera Max will enable smartphones with these chips to consume half as much the data within the same monthly plan ...

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