While we do not know the Pokemon GO release date in Malaysia yet, Grab Malaysia and Hotlink jointly launch 4 limited edition PokeMobileÂ in to help Pokemon Master catchÂ Pokemon faster and level up faster.
For the first two days following the launch of Pokemon Go in Malaysia, all Pokemon Go players in Klang Valley can get aÂ free ride of Pokemobile to the nearest PokeStop by selecting the PokeMobile button on their GrabApp.
PokeMobile has been decorated like a fire dragon with wings and tail. Hop into the PokeMobile, you will be welcomed by refreshments, Grab Goodie Bag, Hotlink PokeChargers (Poke Ball power bank) for your phones, and a PokeMonitor tablet powered by Hotlink Fast 4G showing Pokemon GO map.Â You can also catch more Pokemon at Hotlink PokeStops that equipped with “Lures”.
Every PokeMobile rider who are also Hotlink customer will get an extra FREE USD100 worth of PokeCoins (14,500 pcs) via Hotlink Cash Online — your Hotlink credit that can be used to purchase apps or in-app items in Google Play Store.
Here’s what you can buy with USD100 worth of PokeCoins to help you level up faster:
145 Pokemon lures to attract more Pokemon
96 egg incubators
Plus, Hotlink customers will get 10% off PokeCoins every time via Hotlink Cash Online.
The 10% off for in-app purchases on Google Play Store also applicable to:
Clash of Clans
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Soda
Last Empire World War Z
Instead of catching Pokemon, you should catch PokemobileÂ in the 1st two days! :) For more information, please visit Maxis Google Pay
Do you know that Telekom Malaysia offer FREE antivirus software? TM Online Guard Plus is the security suite provided by TM to all Unifi customers. It provides full protection from cyber threats like spyware, virus, spam, and more.
TM Online Guard Plus
TM Online Guard Plus is the customized version based on eScan Total Security Suite worth USD$55.95 (eScan is the TM Online Guard vendor). The complete security suite includes 9 main features:
Anti-virus: real time protection for your files and folders
Parental Control: prevent your kids browse offensive or pornographic content
Privacy Control: clear your browser cache, history, cookies and other personal information
Mail Security: Protects, filter from malicious programs propagate through emails
Firewall: Expert rules for blocking specific ports, programs, or services on your computer
Cloud Protection: monitors, identifies, and blocks new threats with prompt response before widespread
Identify Protection: Effectively safeguards your digital Identity against Malware and web-based threats
Endpoint Security: protect from infected devices like USBs, SD cards and also various applications through the blocking and whitelisting
Anti-spam: protect and filter spam messages from your Inbox
Comparing to previous version of TM Online Guard, the new version has new and enhanced features.
Advanced email protection and anti-spamming, phishing website protection and malware URL filtering.
Advance Firewall settings, inbound/outbound traffic monitoring, one-click to apply pre-configuration.
Create ISO image to repair/clean infected or damaged system, build-in TeamViewer engine for remote supporting.
Automatic download critical Windows update patches, Disk Degragmentaion, Registry Cleaner and vulnerability scanner.
Scheduled cleaning web surfing and private data
Support Windows 8/8.1 and above, support 32/64 bit processor, Android app (coming soon).
Who get Free?
All existing and new subscribers to TM UnFi (except UniFi 30 and UniFi 50) are entitle for free TM Online Guard Plus license(s). Each license is valid for 1 user for whole subscription period. You can add additional licenses for RM2 per month for each license, up to 20 licenses.
Are you a TM Streamyx subscribers? You can also subscribe to TM Online Guard Plus by visiting the nearest TM Point. The price starts from RM2 per license, too.
How to download?
You do not have to exit your room to get the free security suite! You can download TM Online Guard Plus with your email address or UniFi username. You will need to activate your copy with the ID and password sent to your registered email address.
Alternatively, you may contact TM Online Guard support as following:
Windows 10 free upgrade download will available on 29 July 2015. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users can reserve now and start the download before the release date.
Good news! Finally, Microsoft officially announced the Windows 10 release date â€“ July 29th, 2015! The new Windows operating system will be available in 190 markets globally.
All existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users are eligible for FREE Windows 10 upgrade. You can download and install Windows 10 free of charge within 1 year after the release date (before 29 July 2016). You still have a lot of time to consider whether you want to upgrade or notâ€¦ (check out new Windows 10 features below)
Reminder: It is a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. Free. Nada. Zero. Zilch. Microsoft want everyone install Windows 10!
Get Windows 10
Windows users are getting â€œGet Windows 10â€ icon in their system tray to reserve free Windows 10 upgrade.
Click on the â€œGet Windows 10â€ icon to read how the reservation work. Basically, your computer will automatically download Windows 10 (3GB download size) as soon as it is available. You will then receive a notification when Windows 10 download is completed and you can choose a time to install Windows 10.
Click â€œReserve your free upgradeâ€ button to proceed. You need to confirm your email address so that Microsoft can send you a notification when Windows 10 is ready.
Why do you need to reserve while Windows 10 is a free upgrade? By reservation, you confirm your computer is compatible with Windows 10. Your computer must run Windows 7 Service Pack 1(SP1) or Windows 8.1. No Windows 10 upgrade for Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1, sorry.
Upgrade files will be downloaded to your PC before the release date to make final installation faster, no need to fight for the download bandwidth with millions of users after July 29, 2015.
You can turn off the Windows 10 upgrade notification by clicking â€œCustomizeâ€ in the System Tray and turn off the Get Windows 10 app notifications in the menu.
You will still get free Windows 10 even you do not reserve. Donâ€™t worry. Visit Windows 10 Q&A for more questions and answers.
Refer to the following Windows 10 upgrade edition table to see which Windows 10 edition you will getting.
Windows 10 system requirements
Basically, if your computer can run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 then it will run Windows 10. You can check to see if your computer meets the requirements by using “Check my PC” in the Get Windows 10 app.
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Windows 10 features
Windows 10 brings back the Start menu combining with Windows 8 live tiles to easily find your files, applications, and favorites.
Windows Hello enables you to unlock Windows with your face or fingerprint (requires an infrared camera or iris detection or fingerprint reader).
Cortana, Microsoftâ€™s personal digital assistant, is included in Windows 10 to provide recommendations, information and your todos with reminders.
Microsoft Edge replaces Internet Explorer to be the Windows 10 web browser. You can write notes directly to web pages in Edge and share with your friends. It also built-in â€œreading viewâ€ and Cortana.
Xbox on Windows 10 brings Xbox Live gaming network to PC, enable you to compete against Xbox console players, and stream games from Xbox One console to Windows 10 at home. (Check Xbox Live Countries) Windows 10 supports DirectX 12 games for better gaming experience.
Other Windows 10 apps including Outlook Mail, Outlook Calendar, Photo app, Music app, and more.
Windows 10 price
In case you missed the Windows 10 free upgrade period (1 year, duh!) or want to upgrade from older Windows, you can buy Windows 10 Home with $110USD. Windows 10 Pro will cost you $199USD. Windows 10 Pro Pack that upgrade Home edition to Pro edition is $99USD.
In case you do not know. Google+ Photos allows unlimited photos and videos upload to Google Drive cloud storage. I have been using Google+ Photos to automatically backupÂ photos in my smartphoneÂ but it only stores photos with resolution up to 2048 x 2048 pixels or videos not longer than 15 minutes. Higher resolution photo and long video will be automatically resized, or count to your Google Drive storage space if you want to store in original full-size photos and videos.
4MP resolution is fine for online sharing, but doesn’t you like FREEÂ Unlimited auto backup for your high resolution photos & videos?Â Now You Can!
New Google Photos (without the “+”) standalone product has been announced at Google I/O 2015. Google Photos gives you unlimited online storage for all your photos and videos, auto organize and allows you to easily share them to anyone.
Upgrade from Google+ Photos, Google Photos now stores unlimited photos with resolution up to 16MP and 1080p Full HD videos. Higher resolution photos and videos will still be auto compressed.
You may choose “Original” storage size to backup your higher resolution (greater than 16MP or 1080p) photos and videos in their original file size to maintain exact quality.
A comparison between Original and High quality storage size shows that Google Photos has a rather good image compression technology that I do not notice the difference between two samples.
Besides backup and store your files, Google Photo also automatically organizes your memories by people, places, and things that matter.
You do not need to tag or label them. You do not need to create photo albums. All you need to do is do a simple search to find any photo. Example: search “dogs” and Google Photos will show you all of your dog photos. Magic!
Google Photos can auto enhance your photos for the best look. You can create photo collages, animations, movies and more in the app. Swipe left to open Assistant view, where Google Photos automatically creates a collage or a story based on the photos and videos you took in a recent trip.
It is easier to share your photos and videos now with Google Photos. Besides sharing via other apps, you can now create a link to share multiple photos and videos or album. Recipients of your share link do not need to install an app or login, they can save your images in their own Google Photos with a single tap.
Google Photos is now available on Android, iOS and web. (rolling outâ€¦ yet available in Malaysia at writing)
Windows 8.1 â€“ a free update to Windows 8 â€“ has been launched in October 2013. Windows 8.1 maybe looks identical to Windows 8 but there are many new features and improvements inside.
Here I compiled a list of 16 best new features of Windows 8.1. Let us know which feature you like most in the comment section?
1. Start button is back! (not reallyâ€¦)
Good news: â€œStart button is back in Windows 8.1.â€ Bad news: â€œIt is not THE Start button.â€
Microsoft brings back the classic â€œStartâ€ button in Windows 8.1 after removed it in Windows 8 (criticized by many users).
However, it is not the old Start button that we know. Click/tap on it bring you to Start screen (Modern UI a.k.a Metro UI) by default, not the old Windows cascade menu.
Good thing is that you can change the Start button to show all your apps (Apps view) â€“ Goto â€œnavigationâ€ tab on the taskbar properties dialog, tick â€œShow the Apps view automatically when I goto Startâ€.
In media discussion with Sunny Ooi, Consumer Channels Group Director Microsoft Malaysia, pointed out that â€œtraditional Windows cascade menu is not ideal for touch screen and different screen sizes â€“ small to bigâ€.
Additionally, power users can access Windows admin tools â€“ event viewer, device manager, disk management, computer management, Windows PowerShell, etc â€“ and shut down/restart device by right clicking the Start button.
2. Start directly to Desktop
Many traditional Windows users and those who do not own a touchscreen device would like to skip Windows 8 start screen and boot directly into Desktop mode.
Now you can do it with Windows 8.1. On the â€œnavigationâ€ tab on the taskbar properties dialog, tick â€œWhen I sign in or close all apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Startâ€.
3. More Start Screen visual options
App tiles on Start screen now can have 4 sizes: Large, Wide, Medium, Small. Large and Small are new tile sizes. Large tile size is 2x the height of Wide tile; Small tile is a quarter of Medium size.
You can select multiple app tiles and move them all at once. No more moving one-by-one as in Windows 8.
Start screen background can use Desktop wallpaper. The setting is â€œShow my desktop background on Startâ€ on the â€œnavigationâ€ tab on the taskbar properties dialog.
4. All Apps view
Want to see all your installed apps in a view? Simply hit Ctrl+Tab to toggle between the All Apps View and the default Start Screen view.
Or, swipe up for All Apps View and swipe down for default view in the middle of the Start Screen.
5. Improved multitasking and productivity
Now you can have up to 4 apps side-by-side in Windows 8.1 for double productivity (only 2 apps in Windows 8). Each app on screen can have flexible size.
Multi-monitor support has been improved so that you can view the desktop or modern apps on any or all monitors.
6. Bing Smart Search
New Bing Smart Search will find everywhere â€“ documents on device, SkyDrive, apps, song from Xbox Music, website â€“ for your search query.
You can watch videos, play music and check Bing maps directly from the search results.
7. Windows Store Redesigned
Windows Store has new layouts and categories, such as New & Rising make it easier to stay up to date on the hottest apps.
Personalized recommendations powered by Bing advanced recommendation and relevance system help you to find your new favorites.
Best of all, apps are updated automatically by default. You always have the newest and best version of any app.
8. New lock screen
New Windows 8.1 lock screen allows you to turn your device into a digital picture frame by showing your selected photo gallery.
You can also access camera and answer Skype calls without unlock screen first.
9. Modify settings from Start
In Windows 8.1, you do not need to enter Desktop mode to modify your computer settings. Many settings can be accessed from within the Start Screen interface.
10. Better touchscreen typing
Windows 8.1 now has better touchscreen typing. It learns as you type and make suggestions based on what you have written before.
Plus, you can press and hold on a key to get other options such as numbers or language-specific alternatives.
One more thing, Emoji icons are now in colour!
11. Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 11 is designed for touch screen with larger tabs and simpler controls, as well as speed boosts, and sync browsing history, favorites and settings across all your Windows 8.1 devices.
IE 11 features redesigned developer tools, support for WebGL,enhanced scaling for high DPI screens,SPDY, prerender and prefetch. (WikiPedia)
12. Your Windows follows you
When you logon Windows 8.1 with your Microsoft account, your Windows stuff â€“ Windows settings, photos, apps, music, and so on â€“ are automatically synced. Apps not on your device are not automatically download but you can see the app icon in All Apps View and one-click to install them.
13. SkyDrive Cloud in Windows 8.1
With deep SkyDrive cloud integration in Windows 8.1, you can create, edit and save files to SkyDrive cloud just like you save files on your PC.
Then, you can online access the latest version of your files anywhere, anytime on whatever device you are using.
Since your files are online and backed up on SkyDrive, they are always safe, even something bad happens to your device.
14. Native 3D Printing Support
Windows 8.1 is the 1st operating system provides native support for 3D printing. It has plug-and-play support for 3D printers, enable apps to print 3D jobs and understand 3D file formats.
15. High-DPI and DPI Scaling Support
In Windows 8.1 each display can have its own dot-per-inch (DPI) scaling factor which makes the relative scale of content consistent.
Meaning, if you have multiple displays mixed with normal resolution and 4K monitor or ultra-high resolution laptop, the on-screen content will be scaled consistently across different displays.
16. Quiet Time
Windows 8.1’sÂ QuietÂ Time is your device’s “Do Not Disturb” mode. You can put your device to stay silent — no app notification allowed — for a preset time, like nighttime. Goto Windows Settings, then Search and Apps, turn Quiet Hours on in Notifications and set the quiet hours.
Bonus: FREE Windows 8.1!
Windows 8.1 is free update for Windows 8 users. The online update download size is over 3GB.
At Start screen, tap or click Store tile.
Tap or click the Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 in Store.
Tap or click Download.
Download will start and install in the background while you can still use your PC to do other things.
New Windows devices are also shipped with Windows 8.1 since October 2013.
Buy Windows 8.1
If your PC is not currently running Windows 8 or Windows RT, you can buy Windows 8.1 online download at USD119.99 and Windows 8.1 Pro for USD$199.99. DVD box edition is USD$169 for Windows 8.1 and $289.99 for Windows 8.1 Pro.
Now you learn the 16 best features of Windows 8.1. Which one is your favourite? Did I miss out any new features? What are the features you would like to see in Windows 8.2? Please tell us in the comment.