WhatsApp is now free, and will remain ad-free as well

   WhatsApp, the world’s most popular instant messaging app, is doing away with its annual subscription fee to attract more users. The payment infrastructure will be taken out of all versions of the app over the next few weeks. tech.david-cheong.com The company realized that the subscription model “hasn’t worked well”…

US$5.3 billion offer given by Foxconn to takeover troubled Sharp

According to reports, Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, who builds most of the world’s iPhones for Apple, is reportedly willing to offer as much as US$5.3 billion to takeover troubled Japanese company Sharp, who has been repeatedly bailed out by the Japanese government. However, Sharp’s main creditors will also review a competing…

Google paid Apple US$1 billion to become the default search engine on iPhones

  It looks like Google is willing to go to great lengths to keep their search engine at the top of the list in the mobile platform. So much so that they have agreed to share a percentage of their revenue with Apple to keep their search bar up, front,…

Apple’s new Music Memos iOS app is available for download

Apple has just released a new app called Music Memos, that was clearly designed with musicians in mind. At its heart, Music Memo is a recording app and draws a lot of inspiration from Apple’s own Voice Memos app. The idea is to take Voice Memos and improve it for…

Google Chrome is about to load your webpages that much faster

It looks like Google is making it even harder for you to associate Google Chrome with the word ‘slow’, as the company is in the process of outfitting their latest compression algorithm, ‘Brotli’, into their already lightweight browser to help boost its webpage loading times.   First unveiled in late-September last…

Microsoft Pledges To Provide Nonprofits With $1B Worth Of Its Cloud Computing Resources

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today announced that his company will donate $1 billion in Microsoft Cloud services to nonprofits over the course of the next three years. The plan is to support a total of about 70,000 nonprofits on Microsoft’s cloud platforms like Azure, Office 365, PowerBI and CRM online through…

The website that can help you to done your daily job

No time? Too tired? need a hand? work, family activities, chores – sometimes there is just no time to do them all. Luckily bright Malaysian startups are great at helping people get things done, from getting groceries to picking up your laundry and so on.     Bemalas http://www.bemalas.com As…

Google Maps’ offline navigation feature arrives on iOS

If you happen to be spending this Christmas season travelling overseas without a mobile data plan, you might want to consider updating the Google Maps app on your iOS device to the latest version before you embark on your escapade, as it will allow you to download offline maps for…

Google’s password-free system enters testing phase

A new password-free system is currently being tested by a small group. The project, which was launched by Google, aims to remove what is often the weakest link of any login system, the password, while providing an alternative secure login method that is less troublesome than the current two-factor authentication.…

Google lets you do some last minute shopping with great deals on its Play Store

If you haven’t done any Christmas shopping or would like to do more, Google is here to help. Most amazingly (and unfortunately for us), if you live in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Brazil, or Mexico and have not subscribed to YouTube Red or Google Play Music,…