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MAPS.ME is an open source cross-platform offline maps application, built on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data. It was publicly released for iOSAndroid, Kindle and BlackBerry (You may view all store at here).

 

 

Maps.me cover all countries and all cities including the smallest island, not only that, the smoothly zoom in and zoom out and also the recommended place of interest is another big benefit for user. It’s also support the offline search for the location within the apps, and you can always bookmark it in order refer it back later on.

 

Another good news is if you are developer and you may contribute your self to make the apps better because the source code is completely open, you can download it from GitHub and contribute to it.

 

This apps is very useful when you travel to the country where the bandwidth for mobile phone is expensive or the mobile coverage it’s not fully cover, than this is a must have tools for your mobile phone or your tablet. As I just back from New Zealand for my 2 weeks holiday, I bookmarking all the location that I wish to go before I leaving my country and I really save up so much of data bandwidth throughout my whole driving journey.

 

 

 

But during my using, I found out there are some weakness for the apps where if you are looking for a very specific location such as your friend house, it’s may not 100% accurate, but if you searching for the tourism spot with a landmark, it’s really bring you to the right direction with the accurate estimation of arrived time. Because of it’s totally offline maps, so you may not get the estimation of the traffic flow for the location whereas Waze and Google maps can providing you such information.

 

If you really need to use to searching for a location especially house unit number, what I recommend is that you use Maps.me bring you to the nearest area and use either Waze or Google Maps to find exact location, so you can minimize the wasted for your mobile data bandwidth. 

 

 

You may have to wait a bit longer for Fitbit’s next smartwatch.

Yahoo Finance has learnt from two sources that Fitbit’s smartwatch project ran into issues which has led to the delay of its launch from spring to fall.

“In one of the more final prototypes, the GPS wasn’t working because the antennae wasn’t in the right place,” one of those sources told Yahoo Finance. “They had to go back to the drawing board to redesign the product so the GPS got a strong signal.”

The design team also had problems making the smartwatch fully waterproof. As to the design, the sources describe its aluminum unibody chassis as “very retro-looking” and “definitely not sexy”. The smartwatch reportedly has a color display with 1,000 nits of brightness, a built-in GPS chip, heart rate sensor, support for mobile payment, music playback and storage from Pandora, and four days of battery usage on a single charge.

There are also rumors about a pair of Bluetooth headphones from Fitbit which is similar to Apple’s Beats X. The headphones are said to be available in ‘Nightfall Blue” and Lunar Gray’.

Fitbit’s difficulties in designing a stylish and waterproof smartwatch seem odd considering that it should have the necessary talent to do so from its acquisition of Pebble and Vector. The mobile payment service on the next smartwatch is likely utilizing NFC payment solutions from Coin, a mobile payment firm that Fitbit acquired in May 2016.

webe has just announced a couple of updates to its tethering options, kept separate from the general data use. The existing option of getting two hours of unlimited streaming for RM6 is still here, now accompanied with a new paid option and another that’s free for existing and new webemobile user.

Starting with the free option, webe is giving 1GB of tethering data every month for the next three months to every webemobile user, both existing and new. If that’s not enough, then you can get 500MB more for RM8 as part of the MobileWiFi 500MB top-up option. This has a validity of 30 days, with a 60-day rollover period for any of it that’s unused.

 

 

All you have to do is key in the UBER3RDBDAY promo code within the Uber app. Do keep in mind that that the maximum discount per trip is RM5, which means you can’t just hitch a ride to Singapore and expect to be entitled to the 33-percent discount.

That’s not all, in conjunction with its third anniversary, Uber will also be bringing its services to three additional cities in Malaysia: Langkawi, Alor Setar, and Miri – bringing the total number of Malaysian cities where Uber is available to 12.

Rumors of a more affordable 9.7-inch iPad model are true after all! Apple just unveiled a new 9.7-inch tablet, simply named the iPad which replaces the iPad Air 2. 

The new iPad comes with a brighter Retina Display and is powered by an A9 chipset. In comparison, the retired iPad Air 2 model has a dimmer display and runs on an A8X chipset. Unlike the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the new iPad is only available in three colors (Silver, Space Grey and Gold).

It will come in two storage options (32GB and 128GB) for Wi-Fi-only and cellular models. Availability remains to be announced. Here’s the pricing of the new iPad:

  • 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi)- RM1,549 
  • 32GB iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) – RM2,199 
  • 128GB iPad (Wi-Fi) – RM1,999
  • 128GB iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular)  – RM2,649

 

The iPad mini 4 is now only available in one storage option (128GB). The Wi-Fi model is priced at RM2,099 while the Wi-Gi + Cellular model is priced at RM2,599.

The iPad mini 2 is no longer available for purchase.

The iPad lineup now consists of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the iPad and the iPad mini 4. As for the rumored bezel-less iPads, 7.9-inch iPad Pro and 10.5-inch iPad Pro, we’ll just have to wait a little longer.

 

11street and Samsung sign MoU

By on March 6, 2017

 

SK Planet, which owns and operates 11street, and Samsung Southeast Asia have agreed to a partnership that will provide Samsung with better brand presence in the region.

“Through this collaboration, we are forging a stronger alliance with Samsung to increase our offering of handheld devices and consumer electronics products to our consumers. We look forward to supporting Samsung in strengthening their product stronghold in Southeast Asia, and will leverage our platform to offer their range of quality products to our consumers,” said Hoseok Kim, CEO, 11street Malaysia.

Looking to lead the e-commerce market in the region and provide customers a more convenient way to buy their favorite Samsung gadgets, SK Planet and Samsung signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Previously, both companies had worked together and maintained a significant online presence in South Korea.

“We see an increase of online purchases made via mobile from the outlying cities, we are glad to collaborate with 11street as one of our online partners to enhance our loyal and potential consumer’s online shopping experience. With only just a click away, we want Malaysians to experience the whole Samsung ecosystem!” said Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Samsung plans to enhance customer shopping experience on 11street by introducing their Samsung official Shop-in-Shop page. This allows customers to not only access exclusive online-only pre-sale offers but also 11street’s promotional discounts. In addition, the service ensures customers will get their products quickly and a hassle-free product installation service by authorized Samsung distributors.

To celebrate the partnership between the two companies, 11street will be having a series of promotions beginning this March. This will include, free installation, delivery and extended warranty for selected Samsung electronics and home appliances. In addition, 11street will have a monthly ‘Samsung Day’ that will package bundles, discounts and credit rebates particular products.

Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. Enter the Google Assistant, which is conversational, personal and helps you get things done—from telling you about your day to taking a selfie. The Assistant is already available on Pixel, Google Home, Google Allo and Android Wear. Now we’re bringing it to even more people. Starting this week, the Google Assistant is coming to smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Whether you need to know how to say “nice to meet you” in Korean or just a simple reminder to do laundry when you get home, your Assistant can help. With the Google Assistant on Android phones, you have your own personal, helpful Google right in your pocket.

And here are a few other things to try out—just long press on the Home button or say “Ok Google” to get started:

  • What’s my confirmation number for my London flight?
  • Take me to Museu Picasso.
  • Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe.
  • Do I need an umbrella today?
  • Turn on the living room lights.

The Google Assistant will begin rolling out this week to English users in the U.S., followed by English in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as German speakers in Germany. It will continue to add more languages over the coming year.

The Google Assistant will automatically come to eligible Android phones running Nougat and Marshmallow with Google Play Services. You’ll also see the Google Assistant on some newly announced partner devices, including the LG G6.

Back in December 2015, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) made devout couch potatoes really happy by announcing that they have formed a partnership with iflix to provide UniFi and Streamyx (4Mbps and 8Mbps) subscribers with unlimited access to iflix for an entire year.

Now that 2016 has come and gone, you might be wondering whether the offer is still valid. Well, it looks like it most certainly is, as TM recently announced that they would be extending its partnership with iflix for another year.

That’s right, from now until December 31, 2017, both new and existing UniFi and Streamyx (4Mbps and 8Mbps) subscribers will be able to indulge in the tens of thousands of hours of video content that’s currently available on iflix at no extra charge.

To take up the offer, you simply have to connect to the internet using your UniFi or Streamyx (4Mbps and 8Mbps) connection, and either visit iflix.com on your PC, or download the iflix app from the iOS App Store or Google Play onto your mobile device.

“We are thrilled to see such strong demand for iflix from TM customers and further strengthen our relationship with Malaysia’s leading fixed broadband provider. It has been an exceptional year and half since we launched our service, and our partnership with TM has been a key part of our growth story. Now, TM customers who love entertainment can enjoy their extended access period to iflix’s vast library of thousands of top TV shows, movies and more, until the end of 2017,” said David Goldstein, Head of Asia for iflix Group.

Unless you’re some kind of sadist, the thought of having to travel and search for a parking space within the heart Kuala Lumpur during rush hour should leave you trembling in fear.

But that doesn’t mean you should completely avoid attending meetings that are held in the city center, because from now until February 26, 2017, uberX rides within the Klang Valley that are shorter than 4km will cost you a flat rate of RM0.99!

Bear in mind that the RM0.99 fare isn’t applicable for scheduled rides, and that if you were to be caught in unexpectedly heavy or standstill traffic, the fare will revert back to the standard time and distance calculation rate. The RM0.99 fare will still be applied during peak hours when surge pricing might be in effect, however.