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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 will be rolled out in…

Google removes access to Chrome’s apps for Windows and Mac

Last year in August, Google stated that the apps in the Chrome Web Store would be removed. Google has kept its word and now users are not able to access or install apps that were once available on the Chrome Web Store. Chrome Apps that were installed will no longer work starting early next year.…

Send and receive PayPal money with Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is more than just an instant messaging app now; it has transformed into a peer-to-peer  (P2P) payment channel, thanks to the partnership between Facebook and PayPal. Available in the U.S. from October 20, people can send and request money using their PayPal account without leaving the Messenger app. To make a payment, people…

iflix announces original Malaysian drama series called KL Gangster: Underworld

iflix has announced the upcoming launch of its first original Malaysian drama series, called KL Gangster: Underworld. The drama, which is a six-part series will be completely filmed in Malaysia. KL Gangster: Underworld is a spin-off of KL Gangster 1 and 2, and is directed by Faisal Ishak and Syafiq Yusof. The story follows the events in…

Facebook launches Messenger Kids – a kid-friendly version of Messenger

Facebook has launched Messenger Kids – a standalone, kid-friendly version of Messenger that allows parents to control who their children are able to communicate with. Sounds a little authoritarian, no doubt, but this would arguably be better than leaving your children exposed to the deviants that are lurking out there.   Besides, apart from the executive control…

Apple Pay Cash launches to iPhone users in US

Apple Pay Cash has started to be rolled out in the US, allowing iOS users to send payments directly through iMessage. The solution was announced in June 2017, the company adding ahead of iOS’s launch that the feature would be available this fall with an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4. The new feature allows…

Cover – Your smartphone fixing plan at only RM 90 for 6 months

COVER if your smartphone fixing plan at the price of Only RM 90 for 6 months, it equivalent to as low as RM 0.50 a days. Smartphone is an essential gadget for every one nowadays, you may forget to bring your wallet, house key, or car key with you, but you may not bringing your…

Google has been collecting Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

We already know that Google collects information about its users to better its services, but according to a report from Quartz, the search giant also collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled on their phones. And this happens over Wi-Fi even when the phones don’t have any SIM card inserted. Quartz: Since…

Maybank2u app updated with facial and voice authentication

Maybank has updated its Maybank2u mobile app with two new authentication methods: facial and voice recognition. With Face ID and Voice ID, Maybank customers will be able to access their accounts and check their balances on the Maybank2u app. But to perform actual transactions, they are required to enter their login credentials as an added safety precaution. Maybank…

Spotify acquires music-making platform Soundtrap

Spotify has acquired an online music studio startup called Soundtrap. Soundtrap is essentially a two-tier collaborative music and podcast recording studio that is cloud based, which also has its own offering of loops. There is also the freedom for creators to connect their instruments as well. The details of the acquisition have yet to be revealed, but this…