Xiaomi: Mi Max 2 to last two days on a single charge

Xiaomi unveiled the successor to the one-year-old Mi Max, the Mi Max 2 at an event in Beijing yesterday and its main feature is no doubt the massive 5,300mAh battery! In comparison, the Mi Max has a 4,850mAh battery.    The Chinese company claims that you can easily use the Mi…

Apple asks holdouts to switch to iPhone because, well, because…

The cell phone business seems so ancient these days that it’s easy to believe the sides are entrenched.   You’re either an iPhone person who mocks anyone who has an Android phone. Or you’re one of those Android or other non-iPhone people who derides everyone who has an iPhone. Is…

‘Angry Birds’ sequel set for September 2019 release

  Those Angry Birds are flocking back to the big screen.   Rovio, the company behind the blockbuster mobile gaming franchise, said Monday the sequel to “The Angry Birds Movie” is set to come out Sept. 20, 2019. Creatively named “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” the film will be released…

Majority of Apple Pay tills in the UK accept limitless payments

The majority of UK tills have lifted the GBP 30 limit for mobile payments made with Apple Pay.   Hundreds of thousands of terminals have been upgraded to supported limitless contactless payments for Apple Pay, allowing customers to make payments of any value.   Most terminals that support contactless payments…

U Mobile to bring in 4.5G service with Huawei

U Mobile recently announced that it would be working together with Huawei to launch its new 4.5G service in Malaysia.   Specifically, U Mobile and Huawei will be launching its 4.5G service via the 1,800MHz and the 2,600MHz waveband, and they will be starting in Johor Bahru, allowing residents in…

EasyStore, SiteGiant provide cash payment method for online businesses

    EasyStore and SiteGiant, two Malaysia-based shopping cart providers, will provide all online businesses with cash payment method.   Through their partnership with MOLPay, a payment gateway in Southeast Asia, both EasyStore and SiteGiant are providing multi-channel payment options to the ecommerce platforms, including cash payment.   MOLPay’s latest…

Malaysia: GHL partners Alipay for alternative payment option

Payment solutions provider GHL Systems has partnered Alipay to offer Malaysian in-store merchants and online merchants an alternative payment option.   The service rollout is set to start with the in-store merchants before the end of April 2017 and will eventually be extended to ecommerce merchants.   GHL had started…

Android Pay to launch in Taiwan, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Canada

  Google has announced that Android Pay will be available in five new markets: Taiwan, Spain, Brazil, Russia and Canada.   So far, Google has officially confirmed that Android Pay is launching in Taiwan. Furthermore, the company unveiled plans to expand its mobile payment app to Canada, Spain, Brazil and…

Tesco Malaysia sales to grow in 2017 due to ecommerce

  Tesco Malaysia`s online sales are expected to grow in 2017, due to online shopping growth of 18% per year, according to Tesco Stores (Malaysia).   As of 2016, online sales contributed only 2% to the company’s total turnover. Online grocery shopping is growing at a relatively slow pace, as…

Alipay users’ number has doubled, Ant Financial claims

Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Alibaba, has claimed that its number of daily active users doubled in 2016. So far, the company has not yet disclosed data about the total number of active daily users, but it has reported that over 450 million people use its Alipay service for…