Kaspersky Lab launches free antivirus solution worldwide

Eugene Kaspersky, the Chief Executive Officer of Russia-based cybersecurity company, Kaspersky, recently announced the global availability of a free lightweight antivirus solution, called Kaspersky Free, on his official blog.     It goes without saying that the features of Kaspersky Free won’t be as comprehensive as Kaspersky’s paid-for solutions, such as Kaspersky Internet…

55 billion messages are sent through WhatsApp daily

WhatsApp has reached another milestone this year – one billion people are using WhatsApp everyday.   The latest milestone comes more than a year after WhatsApp shared that one billion people used its instant messaging app every month, which has now grown to 1.3 billion monthly active users. It also revealed other interesting figures such as:…

Malaysian Red Crescent Society launches First Aid app with Prudence Foundation

In preparation of the upcoming SEA Games 2017, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) has launched its first ever First Aid app for mobile devices.   The app was developed and made in partnership with the Prudence Foundation, as well as with the support from the International Federation of Red Cross…

Apple’s paper packaging for its products will soon be completely sustainable

Apple has long been known for their efforts in producing smartly designed products complete with minimalist packaging, but have you heard about their efforts at environmental conservation? The tech giant has just recently had about 320,000 acres of working forest in China certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as being “responsibly managed”.   This…

Quarterly iPad sales see first year-over-year growth since 2013

  Apple just released its quarterly earnings report and it is safe to say that the company has had a stellar second quarter of 2017.   Some key figures: US$45.4 billion in revenue, US$8.7 billion in profit, 41 million iPhones sold, and 4.29 million Macs sold.   However, one of…

Adobe to finally kill off Flash in 2020

Adobe has finally announced that it will end its support for Flash in 2020. An Adobe spokesperson said, “We will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.” Although a handful…

Russia will ban VPNs and proxies from November 1

Russian president Vladmir Putin has just signed a law that bans VPNs, proxies, or any other internet tools that may provide access to websites banned in Russia, or allow people to browse the web anonymously. The law will come into effect starting November 1, according to a Reuters report.   The…

Grab receives US$2 billion investment from Japan’s SoftBank and China-based Didi Chuxing

Grab, ride-sharing service, just received a cool US$2 billion (RM8.57 billion) in investment monies from Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank, and Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing. This amount does not include other Grab investors for its current financing round, which is estimated to be worth an extra US$500 million ~(RM2.14 billion). According to TechCrunch,…

Starling Bank introduces Apple Pay

The UK-based mobile-only Starling Bank has announced the integration of Apple Pay for its customers.   The bank thus becomes the first bank in the UK to offer ‘in-app provisioning’, meaning that new customers will be able to load their card into their digital wallet with a single tap.   When using a credit…

SatoshiPay switches from Bitcoin blockchain to IOTA

SatoshiPay has teamed up with the IOTA Foundation, a non-profit that oversees network development, to explore replacing Bitcoin with IOTA as its settlement network.   Both parties have agreed to work on a proof-of-concept project, to be supported by the IOTA Ecosystem Fund, which would combine SatoshiPay’s content payment interface with IOTA’s…