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Ahead of the Apple Watch’s launch on April 24th, Apple has released a series of video guides showing how the Watch works. You can catch them on Apple’s website or on Apple’s YouTube channel (or just watch them all here).

 

Right now, you can watch an overview video, see how to use Messages on the Watch, change the Watch face, as well as how the new Digital Touch function works. These are the first of 11 videos, with seven more videos listed as ‘coming soon’.

 

The Apple Watch will launch first in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US, with pre-orders opening on April 10th.

 

From April 10th, Apple Watch will be available for preview, try-on by appointment in Apple’s retail stores in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. On April 14th, Apple Watch will be available online or by reservation in Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers in China and Japan, one of which looks like this store in Isetan, Japan.

 

The Apple Watch will be on sale, starting from US$349 for the Apple Watch Sport to a whopping US$10,000 and above for the Apple Watch Edition.

 

No word yet on when the Watch will arrive in Malaysia, the only clue is that the Apple Malaysia site has the words “Available in 2015” on it. Not sure if the Watch is for you?

 

 

Depending on which report you read, sales of smartwatches are expected to reach somewhere between 200 and 400 million units annually by 2020. Although analysts cannot agree on how much the smartwatch category will grow, what they can agree on is that growth over the next few years will be exponential and that the Apple Watch will be a catalyst for this.

The world’s first glimpse of the Apple Watch was in September last year when Apple finally revealed it has been working on a smartwatch.

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the Apple Watch and it is not hard to see why. Not only is the Apple Watch the company’s first wearable device and smartwatch, it is also Apple’s first all-new device in five years – the last being the iPad. Apple first announced the Apple Watch in September last year and we were there to see it. Like so many other Apple devices, the Apple Watch looks and feels like a premium product. However, apart from its looks, and the fact that it will be available in two sizes (38mm and 42mm) and that it will be offered in various case materials and watch bands, we know little other details. Fortunately, Apple has just spilled all the beans and this article will cover all the important bits that has just been announced at Apple’s Spring Forward event, which was held specially for the Apple Watch.

What can the Apple Watch do

The Apple Watch is interesting because it has a couple of features that are not found on any other smartwatch in the market. First and foremost, the Apple Watch will work only with the iPhone at this point, and will feature a display that is highly customizable. And like any other smartwatch, the Apple Watch will display notifications from your phone. By default, the Apple Watch will display any notification that you programmed your iPhone to display and that can be weather updates, sports results, app notifications and so on.

Take calls on your Apple Watch like Dick Tracy.

Needless to say, the Apple Watch can also receive calls and text notifications (SMS or third-party messaging apps). However, what’s cool about the Apple Watch is that you can use it to take calls – a functionality missing on most smartwatches. This is because the Apple Watch has a built-in speaker and microphone. Users can also use the Apple Watch to reply text messages. In the demo, we saw Kevin Lynch, Apple’s VP of technology, reply text messages using SIRI and emoticons. There does not seem to be an option for an onscreen keyboard, which is logical since the Apple Watch’s display is not going to be large enough to display a full QWERTY keyboard anyway. SIRI can also be activated simply by uttering, “Hey Siri” and can be used just as you would on your iPhone.

Speaking of notifications, what’s cool about the Apple Watch is that it connects to your phone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so you need not be within Bluetooth range of your phone to receive notifications. This was a severe restriction with other activity trackers and smartphones and it is good to see that Apple is taking a different approach with the Apple Watch.

Glances is like Control Center on the iOS. Here, the user can use Glances to control music on his/her iPhone.

There’s also a new feature called “Glances”, which is similar to the Control Center on iOS. Simply swipe upwards from the bottom of the Apple’s Watch’s display and you will be greeted with quick summaries of the information that you use most, such as your weather, music controls, your heart rate, and your daily activity progress.

Another unique feature of the Apple Watch is something called “Digital Touch.” Using the touchscreen display, users can draw on the display and then send their sketches to other Apple Watch users. They can also send taps and even their heartbeats to other Apple Watch users. This is something new and while it sounds a little gimmicky at this point, it should be quite interesting to see how people will end up using it. We would imagine that it is a little creepy to be receiving someone’s heartbeat.

According to Apple, the Apple Watch will offer up to 18 hours of battery life from a “typical day.” This confirms earlier rumors that Apple was targeting for around 19 hours of battery life. As for water resistance, we hear early reports from people who have had hands-on time that the Apple Watch will have a water resistance rating of IPX7, which means it is only water-resistant and not waterproof. More specifically, this means it is fine to take it into the shower, but it cannot be submerged and it most definitely cannot go swimming. This makes sense as the the Apple Watch does not have a screw-down crown like dive watches do.

Apps, apps, apps

Track your activity levels and progress with the Activity app.

The iPhone and iPad are so popular not only because of their design and performance, but also because of the apps that they could run. Likewise, Apple demoed a lot of cool apps on their new Apple Watch. To kick things off, the Apple Watch will come with some standard apps like your iPhone and iPad, and one of this Workout. As its name suggests, Workout is an app that tracks and measures your workouts. However, it’s worth pointing out at this point that the Apple Watch does not have an in-built GPS, so it remains to be seen how the Workout app will map your runs. Moving on, there’s also the Activity app that tracks your daily activity progress and even sends you a summary at the end of each week and provides advice on how to be healthier. Apart fitness apps, Apple also demoed the Apple Watch running Instagram, WeChat, and even Shazam. Now, you no longer need to pull out your phone to find out what song is playing, simply use Shazam on your Apple Watch.

Check into the hotel with your Apple Watch and later use it again to unlock the doors to your room.

But beyond these apps, the Apple Watch can also be used in ways to make other lives easier. The Uber app will let users call for a ride without pulling out their phone. And if you are near the airport, the Apple Watch can automatically retrieve your boarding details from the Passport app. Already, Starwood Hotel and Resorts have developed an app that will allow Apple Watch users to automatically check into the hotel and unlock their hotel rooms with the watch.

Apple CEO Tim Cook was obviously very excited about these developments and said that he cannot wait to see what kind of apps developers will come up for the Apple Watch. To learn more about the Apple Watch, there’s a new Apple Watch app that will be available on iOS 8.2, which is available for download right now. Apart from managing the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch app will also let people learn more about the watch itself.

Pricing and availability

Pre-orders of the Apple Watch will begin on April 10 and shipping will begin later on April 24, but only in selected countries. There are nine countries and they are:

Malaysia is not on the list.

Sadly, Malaysia and Singapore are not in the list and there is no mention on when Apple will bring the Apple Watch to countries outside of this list.

As for pricing, Apple will adopt different prices for the two sizes. With the exception of the Apple Watch Edition, the 42mm model will cost US$50 more than the 38mm model. Additionally, the choice of strap will also affect the price. The most affordable model will be the Apple Sport Watch, which has an aluminum case and elastomer sports band. The smaller 38mm Apple Watch Sport will cost US$349, whereas the larger 42mm model will cost US$399.

The Apple Watch, which has a stainless steel case, will be available in a variety of different straps – sports band, leather, steel bracelet and milanese loop. Prices of the 38mm model will begin at US$549 and can increase up to US$1,049, depending on your choice of strap. The 42mm model will be priced between US$599 andUS$1,099. The priciest models are the ones with a black DLC stainless steel case and steel bracelet.

We are not kidding, the Apple Watch Edition can cost as much as US$17,000.

Finally, prices of the Apple Watch Edition, which Tim Cook has called the most beautiful expression of the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Edition has an 18k solid gold case and prices will begin at US$10,000 and will top out at a staggering US$17,000. This not only makes it Apple’s priciest ever product, the Apple Watch Edition is also now amongst the most expensive digital watches in the entire watch market. Again, the final price is dependent on your choice of strap. The Apple Watch Edition will only be sold at select retailers and is available only in limited quantities.

Whatsapp on Web

By on January 23, 2015

whatsapp webWhatsapp release a new major breakthrough features – Whatsapp Web. This a good news for million of whatsapp user where we have the ability to use Whatsapp on the web browser. It will mirrors the converstations on your mobile device to the web, this means all your message still live on your mobile devices

 

To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open https://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Unfortunately for now, Whatsapp will not be able to provide web client to iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.

 

 

Everyone on Facebook has that one friend that posts outlandish stories that end up being a hoax, but usually they’re utterly convinced that it’s the real deal.

Today, Facebook has added the ability to flag a news story as a hoax. When you see something that is obviously not real like a made-up celebrity death or fake start up, you can choose to report posts as a “false news story.”

 

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When many people flag a post as a false story, it’ll show less in the News Feed and eventually will show a warning that a number of others have reported it for false information.

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The company says that most people share fake news before quickly deleting it once their friends point out that it’s not real. This mechanism helps prevent the spread of those kinds of stories on Facebook.

Facebook isn’t quite targeting satire sites like The Onion, however, saying “we’ve found from testing that people tend not to report satirical content intended to be humorous, or content that is clearly labeled as satire.”

Will this mean the end of arguing over inflammatory stories? I hope so.

facebook-dislike-button

For years people have been either asking Facebook to add in a ‘dislike’ button, or spreading rumors that one is going to be coming in the near future.  At Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s second “Q&A With Mark” session, this idea has finally been put to rest.

 

Zuckerberg said, “Some people have asked for a dislike button before.  They want to be able to say that a thing isn’t good and that’s not something that we think is good for the world.”  He went on to say specifically, “So we’re not going to build that.  I don’t think there needs to be a voting mechanism on Facebook whether posts are good or bad.”

 

He did, however, acknowledge that there may be an option for expressing sentiments for situations when the ‘like’ button just doesn’t fit.  With most people using Facebook to share news stories about disasters, or even announce the death of a loved one, it seems like something other than a like button would be needed.

 

Zuckerberg commented on this saying, “We’ve been thinking about it for quite a while.  What’s the right way to make it so people can easily express a broader range of emotions, to empathize.  Or to express surprise or laughter or any of these things.  You can always just comment.  But there’s something so simple about the like button.”

 

He went on, “I think giving people the power to do that in more ways with more emotions would be powerful.  But we need to figure out the right way to do it so it ends up being a force for good and not a force for bad and demeaning the posts that people are putting out there.”

 

It seems like Facebook is seriously looking into other options, so we may be seeing some type of update in the future, which would be a nice improvement.  It would definitely give marketers more options on how they can interact with users, and find out what types of posts are the most effective.

Gloria Food Logo

 

The online ordering system for restaurants by http://www.gloriafood.com allows restaurant owners to take online orders straight on their smartphones/tablets and process them extremely fast and easy. With our online ordering restaurant app, online orders are retrieved and confirmed in real time, providing a smooth real time ordering experience both for the customer and the restaurant owner.

 

Once an online order is placed via the restaurant’s website or Facebook page, the restaurant app on the mobile device generates a ringing sound notification. The restaurant owner needs only check the order and customer details, accept the order and set an estimated time for order delivery or pickup.

 

What make the www.gloriafood.com great is they cost nothing for every restaurant owner to use, no commission charges, no monthly commitment, no hidden charges (except for premium features), and it’s also come with web, social and mobile integration.

 

 

Turning your smartphone or tablet into order taking device, Gloria Food provide the native apps which can download from the online store easily to start taking your online order

Turning your smartphone or tablet into order taking device, Gloria Food provide the native apps which can download from the online store easily to start taking your online order

Gloria Food allow you to easily plug in the online menu ordering system into your Facebook Page with just few click

Gloria Food allow you to easily plug in the online menu ordering system into your Facebook Page with just few click

Sample food ordering page in Gloria Food

Sample food ordering page in Gloria Food

The following are the introduction video for Gloria Food and also the product screen shot:

Learn more and create your restaurant account at http://www.gloriafood.com

Every eCommerce owner are aware of how important is the social media in order to boost their eCommerce website sales. This is because social media had bring a big change into the digial marketing world. This is because there are maybe more than thousand of eCommerce store that selling the same product with you, so the social media become very important source of traffic where it can help to directing relevant traffic to your site and can help to build a brand identity online as well.

 

 

The following infographic that show you the Beginners Guide to Boosting E-Commerce sales using the Social Media:

 

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After you buy or sell an item in Lelong.com.my, you have a chance to leave Feedback by rating your trading partner and writing a comment. Each member has a Feedback Profile, which is made up of the ratings and comments that were left for them by the buyers and sellers they’ve had transactions with.

 

Using My Lelong is a great way to help you keep track of your Feedback, especially if you buy or sell regularly.

 

To leave Feedback:

  1. Click My Lelong at the top of most Lelong pages. You may be asked to sign in.
  2. Click the My Buying tab, and then click the My Purchase link on the left.
  3. On the right hand side of the page, you will saw the list of Purchase that you had make
  4. Click the Rate [Seller ID] link in the seller column.
  5. Enter a rating and comment for your trading partner.
  6. Click the Place Rating button.

How to rate seller in Lelong Step 1How to rate seller in Lelong Step 3
How to rate seller in Lelong Step 4

 

 

 

Viewing Feedback you received

  1. Click My Lelong at the top of most Lelong pages. You may be asked to sign in.
  2. Scroll down until your profile section
  3. You will see the rating just beside your profile photo
  4. Click on the rating number
  5. You will see who gave you the feedback before, either from your seller or from your buyer

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View Lelong.com.my rating received Step 2

easy Parcel logo

EasyParcel Malaysia fisr all in one shipping solution which provides an excellent delivery solution from you taking an order to the final delivery to your customer at the best and the lowest shipping rates from our top-notch courier partners. With just few click on your electronic device, your selected courier provider will come to your home or work place to collect your parcel. All orders are processed automatically with the Carrier through EasyParcel website.
Currently EasyParcel are partner with few of the well know courier company include Poslaju, DHL, Airpak Express, Skynet, Aramex, ABX Express and Nationwide Express. There are more courier company will be list into the partner list from time to time in the future.

 

Easy parcel howto

To book your order for shipping, just following the follow few easy step:
Step 1 – Log in your account

Step 2 – Click on the “Send Parcel”

Step 3 – Key in your parcel details

Step 4 – Click the next button and key in the Collection and Delivery address

Step 5 – Choose your preferred Courier service and click “Select” button

Step 6 – If you have another parcel to send click on the “New Item” button; click on the “Checkout” button if that’s the only parcel you want to send.

Step 7 – Once order is confirmed, click on the “Pay now” button.

Step 8 – Complete the Payment process via ipay88.

Well done! – You may now check your email for your booking confirmation.

 

Reason to use easy parcel

By using Easy Parcel, you can manage all the parcel in a single login to a single platform, you can book for parcel pick up, pay for your parcel sent as well as trace your shipping. The shipping status that you get from the system is always synchonize with the data in the shipping company system.

 

Click here for more information about EasyParcel

 

mycybersale-malaysia-online-sale MYCyberSALE online shopping campaign is Malaysia’s answer to the United States’ Cyber Monday, Singapore’s Bigger Better Sale and Thailand’s Online Mega Sale. Spanning over a period of 12 days, the campaign will see local E-commerce merchants like Groupon, offering simultaneous online shopping deals and discounts for the Malaysian consumers. It is an initiative by MDEC, the government agency tasked to spearhead the country’s ICT drive and oversee the development of MSC Malaysia. It is believed that #MyCyberSALE is the FIRST & BIGGEST cyber sale to be launched in Malaysia this year #MYCybrSale is aim for online sellers in Malaysia and the objectives are:

  1. Create the awareness and encourage Malaysians to shop online
  2. To boost E-Shopping cultural in Malaysia
  3. To encourage SMEs to be part of eCommerce eco-system
  4. To increase the domestic eCommerce revenue from the eCommerce spending in Malaysia

 

MDEC has a target of 100,000 shoppers and RM50 million sales for the campaign period. All participating online retailers, marketplaces and voucher/deal websites must be registered with MDEC, and undergo a strict vetting and approval process.

 

What you as an eCommerce owner will be benefit from the #MYCyberSALE event is that once your application is approved by the organizer, you will actually get the free advertisement and link back from the #MYCyberSALE advertisement page, create the exposure on the ad media such as YouTube, Google Ad, Line, Media print such as The Star, Kosmo, Xin Chew Daily, Digital ads such as OOHM, Radio Media such as Era, MyFM, Hitz.fm and more. The best part is everything come with FREE. To join the Malaysia first and biggest sales event, you need to have the following:

  1. Malaysia registered business under Business Act 1956 or Company Act 1965
  2. Must have a complete eCommerce site
  3. Must processed a recognized payment gateway such as Paypal, MOL Pay, iPay88, or eGHL
  4. Your online store must display clear Terms & conditions, Company Contact & etc
  5. Do not have any unresolved customer complaints

 

#MyCyberSale Campaign Period 29 September – 10 October, 2014 #MyCyberSale Merchants Below is a list of participating E-commerce merchants: MyCyberSales Participate merchant 2 MyCyberSales Participate merchant 1

 

  The following is the presentation slide of what’s is the #MYCyberSALE about and also the detail.