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July 2, 2016

Get More Juice Out of Your Data!

We can’t seem to live without an Internet connection anymore. Just a decade ago, Malaysians were still more offline than online, in the days when our modes of online entertainment – remember Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, Friendster, and all the funny emoticons that came with them? – was through a desktop, or if you’re luckier, a laptop. Back then, we had limited ways to connect to the Internet beyond Wi-Fi, so the advantageous mobility of a laptop was offset by your ability to locate Wi-Fi spots. Not anymore. All major telcos offer mobile data packages now to reflect our changing lifestyles, but for some of us, that is still not enough. Fortunately, there [...]

 
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April 4, 2016

Smartphone Shopping Tips You Absolutely Need to Know

So you’re out smartphone hunting, and you think the best in the market is definitely the one for you? Think again. While there’s no denying that premium, top-of-the-line models are smooth sailing, other brands and models may match your needs just as well without bursting your budget. Don’t have thousands of ringgit to fork out for the next ‘in’ phone? Use this cheat sheet to find the best one you can buy!

Brand

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, and to a certain extent, that’s true. Unless aesthetics really matter to you, there are many smartphones with similar specifications that you can compare. There are brands aplenty out [...]

 
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November 27, 2015

Buying a Phone: Retailer vs Telco

A few years ago, Malaysia’s telco giants began selling phones right from their centres, contract-bound, and they never looked back. Now, as consumers, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to buy our phones.

We have telcos (Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and uMobile), authorised resellers (shops that don’t carry the brand names of Apple, Samsung, Oppo, or other brands, but are allowed to sell their products), and third-party sellers like those you can find in Lowyat. But does from whom your phone was purchased make a difference?

Buying from a Telco

Buying from telcos is a pretty normal thing in America, although it has just recently caught on here. [...]

 
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November 25, 2015

Mobile Phone Effects on a Child

Mobile phones allow us to be constantly connected to everyone we know and then some. We’re never out of contact, never out of the loop, never bored, so long as we have a mobile phone, preferably with data. So it makes sense that you’d want to always be in the know when it comes to your child. Right?¬†Well, yes, you’re right, but giving them a mobile phone might not be the answer.

Addiction

The force is particularly strong in mobile phones, which can easily multi-task as a communications device, gaming console, music player, video player, camera, planner, calculator, and toy for children. Mobile phones are irresistible. Children want one because their [...]

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