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Snapchat to let users publish Stories outside the app

In an effort to regain its popularity, Snapchat is reportedly developing a feature that will let users share stories outside its app, called Stories Everywhere. It’s no secret that Snapchat’s relevance has been dwindling, Instagram is currently dominating the ‘stories’ game in addition to experiencing lower share prices during Q3. Since then, Snapchat has worked hard to get…

Hackers are hijacking Sonos and Bose speakers to play scary sounds

It has been discovered that several Sonos and Bose speakers possess vulnerabilities that allow them to be hijacked. When hackers do take over the speakers, they play Alexa commands, creepy noises and Rick Astley tunes. Fortunately for Sonos and Bose, only a fraction of their speakers including the Sonos PLAY:1, Sonos One and…

You can now learn Chinese on iOS via an AI-powered app developed by Microsoft

If you have the interest in picking up Chinese and own an iOS device you might want to look up the Microsoft Learn Chinese app, which is AI-powered. The app basically lets users hone their Chinese language skills without having to practice with another person, and as well all know,…

Amazon opens Prime service to Singapore

Amazon.com has launched Prime service in Singapore to offer customers access to fast shipping, streaming and gaming. In July 2017, the ecommerce tech company launched a free two-hour delivery service in Singapore, the first entry in open competition with Alibaba Group. In a fragmented region of 600 million people like Southeast…

Shazam has been acquired by Apple

Apple recently confirmed that it had acquired music-identifying app Shazam. In a statement, Apple said that Shazam and Apple Music are naturally compatible, and there are fascinating plans in store. Apple did not reveal the acquisition amount, although TechCrunch reports that the agreement was in the range of USD 400 million (~RM1.63 billion). Snapchat and…

Grab And Transfer to Partner Up To Deliver Real-Time Digital Payments Across South-East Asia

TransferTo, a global Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network, has been chosen by Grab, the mobile ride-hailing and payments platform in South-East Asia, to enable real-time earnings payouts for Grab drivers using their GrabPay account, across Grab’s operating markets. For the first time, and as a result of this strategic partnership, Grab drivers can instantly collect…

Apple’s iPhones were part of the 10 trending consumer tech devices on Google this year

Google revealed the top searches of the year including consumer tech, movies, memes and TV shows. In the consumer tech category, 8 of the 10 devices are smartphones; the iPhone 8 and iPhone X take the top two spots followed by the Samsung Galaxy S8 in 4th position. The non-phone…

E-Money License Granted: Grab Malaysia “Grabs” a Piece of the Payments Pie

Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app Grab has obtained regulatory approval from Bank Negara Malaysia to launch its mobile payment service in Malaysia following it’s earlier approval from the Singaporean authorities. This move is mirrored by it’s Indonesian counterpart Go-Jek who is also making a foray into the payments market. GrabPay…

Crypto-mining marketplace gets breached, Bitcoin funds stolen

NiceHash, a crypto-mining marketplace, has published a statement on social media announcing that hackers breached its site and stole all the Bitcoin from its main wallet. The incident appears to have taken place on December, 5, according to BeepingComputer, and many users complained about losing Bitcoin from their NiceHash wallets.…

Rumor: Apple to use faster circuit board technology for the Apple Watch and Mac in 2018

Faster and more versatile circuit boards might be coming to the Apple Watch and Mac next year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared in his latest investor note that Apple is working with manufacturer Career on integrating the new, flexible circuit boards used by the iPhone 8 and iPhone X into…