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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Google Play releases “Best of 2014” lists in Malaysia for Apps, Games and Books

Today Google Play released its “Best of 2014” lists for apps, games and books in Malaysia.

For apps and games, the “Best of 2014” lists offer 30 great applications hand-picked by Play editors. Apps include Wunderlist, TED and SwiftKey while games include Clash of Clans, Monument Valley and 2048.

For books, the “Top Selling” list tracks what fellow Malaysians were reading this year. The top downloaded book was “Memulakan Bisnes Sendiri” or “How to Start Your Business.”

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Brace of Respected Awards for FanXT

FanXT is an online fantasy football game league.

Recent times have certainly been the finest moments for fantasy sports provider, FanXT who were impressively involved in two prestigious awards. This rapidly growing company has offered a new dimension for football lovers, being the initial site to launch Daily/Weekly Fantasy Sport game for soccer fans.

The first prominent moment for FanXT was during the Malaysia National Intellectual Property Awards ceremony on 2 October 2014. Under the Copyright Category, FanXT aka Just Mobile Sdn Bhd, captured the first prize for its fantasy football software application that runs on multiple devices (web, Facebook, iOS , Android) that came along with cash price of RM 10,000 (USD3,200) and WIPO medals as well as certificates. WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) has established its assurance towards intellectual property plus has developed to the level of recognizing the efforts of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO) which has continuously managed intellectual property on a regular basis in Malaysia.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Former SAP Head of Cloud and Mobile Solutions Joins Leading Enterprise Mobility Company

Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Steven Medeiros as Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Middle East. As part of the company’s global expansion strategy, Steve will focus on building out offices and channels in the markets of Dubai, Qatar, Japan, Greater China, Australia and South East Asia.
Steven Medeiros,
VP and GM of APAC and Middle East, Kony Inc

Steve served in a variety of senior leadership and general management roles across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Kony, Medeiros served as head of SAP’s Line of Business and Cloud solution sales for Greater China. In this role, he was responsible for driving SAP’s Cloud offerings in China for China, and also led the company’s Mobility Sales organization across all of the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Kony provides mobile application solutions to the world’s leading organizations, enabling them to build great mobile application experiences to drive customer loyalty, employee empowerment, and business process improvement.

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CES : Robotics Exhibits Grow by 25 Percent at the 2015 International CES

A heads-up from CES.

From humanoid entertainment devices to robotic cleaning machines, robots promise to revolutionize the way consumers interact with the world and monitor their health and environment. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that robotics exhibits at the 2015 International CES® have grown 25 percent from the 2014 CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Robotics Marketplace, presented by Robotics Trends, will feature more than 18 innovative companies showcasing the full range of intelligent, autonomous machines that are connected to the cloud, controllable by mobile device and capable of seeing, hearing, feeling and reacting to the environment in ways once thought impossible. Robotics exhibits at the 2015 CES are expected to cover 8,250 net square feet of exhibit space, an increase of more than 25 percent over robotics exhibit space at the 2014 CES.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

ICT Happenings Week 5 of Nov 2014

News for Week 3 of Nov 2014.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Nov 28, 2014 - Startupbootcamp FinTech launches Asia accelerator programme in Singapore
  • PR - Nov 28, 2014 - NTT DATA Business Solutions Malaysia Outlines Growth Plan
  • PR - Nov 28, 2014 - Datacloud South East Asia Congress@Johor – 25-26 March 2015
  • Ovum - Melbourne, Nov 25 2013 - Ovum reveals telcos must invest in the flexibility and agility of their IT estates in 2015
  • PR - Nov 27, 2014 - RS Components announces availability of new BEETHEFIRST professional-quality 3D printer for rapid prototyping
  • PR - Munich - Nov 25, 2014 - QSC Partners with Axiros for Cloud Data Management Platform Services
  • PR - Germany - Nov 25, 2014 - Paragon Software announces Black Friday 80% off deal
  • PR - Nov 25, 2014 - TalentCorp, OM, MDeC Initiate Programme to Boost Employability of Graduates in Outsourcing Sector
  • PR - Nov 25, 2014 - TM Sets to provide enhanced customer experience with EMC Smarts
  • PR - Nov 24, 2014 - Sentient Technologies Raises $103.5 Million in Series C Funding

Gamdias Hebe Headset..Hear the Bass Guitar (Review)

Recall that I have a Gamdias Headset ??

Gamdias HEBE headset

If you play this video from Youtube, you can really hear the bass beats clearly, compare to using headset from other brands that I had - the bass sounds really great !!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kaspersky: Spam and Phishing in Q3

Kaspersky released the findings of spam and phishing in Q3 2014.
  • Spam accounted for 66.9% of all email traffic in Q3. That is 1.7 percentage points (p.p.) less than in Q2
  • The US (14% of spam), Russia (6.1%) and Vietnam (6%) were the three biggest sources of spam in Q3
  • The ranking of malicious attachments detected by Kaspersky Lab products in spam was topped by Trojan.JS.Redirector.adf – a Trojan that redirects users to a malicious page. This malware scored 2.8% of detections reported by mail antivirus.
  • Andromeda malware, which hands criminals stealthy control over victim PCs, led the ranking of the most widespread malicious families: almost 12.35% of all malicious software detected by Kaspersky Lab technologies in spam belongs to this family. Second place is held by the Zeus/Zbot family that targets online banking users, with 10.59% of detections by mail antivirus.
  • Phishing that targeted online financial services accounted for 38.23% of all detections registered by Kaspersky Lab products. That is 13.39 p.p. more than in Q2
  • Phishing against banks showed the highest growth rate in the financial category: + 6.16 p.p.
  • The vast majority of phishing detections in the payment systems category were targeting users of PayPal (32.08%), Visa (31.51%) and American Express (24.83%).
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Rero Robots: Malaysian designed Reconfigurable Robots for Educational Market

RadioShack to be welcoming, and selling, robots; REROs - Reconfigurable Robots - have taken their places in all our stores in KL/Klang Valley and Penang and are ready to picked up by robotics aspirants and enthusiasts alike from as young as 10 years old and excellent as a special Christmas present.

Malaysian-designed and manufactured, they boast easy to use hardware design and programming tool with no screws or nuts and were recently awarded the MSC Malaysia APICTA 2014 award in E-learning.

What does it do ?
  • 3.2” colour touch screen control panel for ease of use
  • ‘Teach Mode’ available on the touch panel which allows for programming a movement without using a laptop
  • FREE downloadable easy to learn RERO Animator software which eliminates the need for sophisticated programming Bluetooth enabled for control via a smartphone
  • 3D printable parts to take robot-making to the next level

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Unable to Perform Magnetic Encoding using cardPresso ?

Unable to Perform Magnetic Encoding using cardPresso ?

First of all, make sure your card printer has been fitted with the magnetic encoder module

Secondly, make sure you are able to perform magnetic encoding through the printer's driver.


Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers\

Printing Preferences\Tools\Magnetic Encoding\Encoding settings

Perform a test encoding - for more information.

Printing Preferences\Tools\Magnetic Encoding\Encoding settings

If this works, then it means the card printer is working fine, the problem lies with cardPresso software.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Oracle Study Reveals Large Enterprises Struggle with Business Transformation Execution

Oracle shares its latest findings of its study with focus on business transformation which surveyed more than 500 executives from large global enterprises.

In brief, the survey revealed 86% of the respondents cited that business transformation is critical an essential to compete, but close to 50% said that their organizations are not at all or only somewhat prepared to execute a business transformation.

Overall findings from the study include:
  • Continual transformation is crucial to staying ahead of the curve but many business leaders say their organization is not well prepared.
  • Execution can make or break it.
  • Innovation is important to adapt to changes in client expectations and technology advances.
  • The key to executing a successful business transformation is a clear understanding of financial reality.
  • Failure to anticipate and account for risk can quickly derail a business transformation.
  • Adoption of enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM) makes a difference

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Businesses in Malaysia Embark on Software-Defined Enterprise Journey in 2015

VMware today unveiled key findings of what businesses in Malaysia are saying on the deployment of virtualization and Software Defined Data Centers and the latest from Data Center 2020 study.

Some of the findings revealed through the study were:
  • US$ 1.36B (RM4.08Billion) of costs could be avoided from 2003 – 2020 with server virtualization in Malaysia alone
  • 15% of Malaysian organizations rate themselves as fully virtualized and a majority of 31% are expecting to join the over 90% virtualized category in the next 2 years
  • More than a third (34%) of Malaysian businesses surveyed reported their organization as 60-90% virtualized and at least 30% between 30-60% virtualized
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Computer Security Updates Week 3 of Nov 2014

Refer to Computer Security Updates Week 5 of Oct 2014, the biggest news was the announcement CyberArk Integrates Privileged Threat Analytics with McAfee’s Next Generation SIEM.
  • PR- Nov 14, 2014 - CyberArk Announces Strong Third Quarter 2014 Results
  • PR - Nov 13, 2014 - Huawei Receives "Cyber Security Organization of the Year" Award from CSM
  • PR - Nov 12, 2014 - CSM and Microsoft Announced Cyber Threat Intelligence Program
  • PR - Nov 12,2014 -Stuxnet Patient Zero: First Victims of the Infamous Worm Revealed
  • PR - Nov, 12 - 2014 - Sophos Announces Expanded Security Security as a server through AWS Marketplace
  • PR - Nov 10, 2014 - Kaspersky Lab sheds light on “Darkhotels”
  • PR - Nov 10, 2014 - NSS Labs Test Validates Barracuda WAF Security Effectiveness
  • PR - Nov 7, 2014 - Kaspersky Lab Adds 20+ Patents to its Intellectual Property Portfolio in Q3 2014
  • PR - Nov 6, 2014 - Infowatch Will Prove Scientific Value of Its Content Analysis Technologies at ICCICS2014!