Monday, August 31, 2015

Bersih 4.0 uses FireChat for Communication if Internet Breakdown

Bersih 4.0 rally organiser chosen FireChat app for communication purpose as the last resort during the Bersih rally in case of Internet breakdown.

“We are officially on Firechat with a verified status. Firechat will be our last resort for information dissemination, in case internet goes down.”, announced on Facebook.

FireChat developed by Open Garden Inc, based in San Francisco US, allows its users to send message using Bluetooth or peer-to-peer WiFi. That means it works even without an Internet connection or cellular phone coverage.

FireChat uses multi-hop and store-and-forward capabilities, sending offline messages by hopping from one device to another in order to reach the recipients. A network of FireChat users increase in size when more devices join together in close range.

FireChat was used in Iraq in 2014 after government restrictions on Internet use, Taiwan 2014 Sunflower Student Movement, 2014 Hong Kong protests (Umbrella Revolution), and 2015 Ecuadorian protests.

Well, aside from being oftenly used at various protests, it is also used at the visit of Pope Francis in Philippines in 2014 and SXSW music festival 2015.

FireChat has ranked up in App Store and Play Store's free apps chart - Malaysia during Bersih rally.

Download FireChat (iOS) (Android)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Free Digi Music Freedom Activation to Enjoy Unlimited Data of Music Streaming

If you are a Digi subscriber and unaware you can stream music on smartphone without deducting your Internet quota for free, simply click here and download Digi Music Freedom app to activate your free Music Freedom. You must have an active Digi Internet plan.

After activated Music Freedom, you are all set to enjoy free Internet quota for the following music streaming apps:
-Digi Music Play
-ERA fm
-MIX fm
-THR Gegar
-THR Raaga

Free activation is available during the promotion period, so grab them while they are free.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Samsung Responds to Galaxy Note 5's S Pen Slidegate

It seems that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a design flaw - the S Pen slide-gate. If you slot S Pen stylus into the phone backwards or other way, it will be very difficult to pull out the stylus from the device. Pulling out the stylus with extreme force can damage the stylus and phone.

Samsung responds to the Note 5 S Pen flaw:
“We highly recommend our Galaxy Note5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they don't experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S Pen in the other way around”

The Korea company's response is rather similar how Steven Jobs responds to Antennagate "Just avoid holding it in that way.", the iPhone 4 signal issues.

Anyway, it shouldn't be a problem once the owner have used to the usage of the Galaxy Note 5. But always do keep in mind - avoid inserting it the wrong way.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mi Malaysia Celebrating Malaysia’s 58th Merdeka

Celebrating Malaysia Merdeka Day, Mi Malaysia is offering a Merdeka Special, a one day special sale on 27 August 2015 from 12PM. 3 deals will be made available:

Mi Power Bank Merdeka Bundle 1 (RM58)
- Mi Power Bank 5000 mAh Silver
- Snap Cable Winder (Blue/Green)
- Mi LED Light (Green/Red/Orange)
- Mi Band Strap (Green/Rose)

Mi Power Bank Merdeka Bundle 2 (RM58)
- Mi Power Bank 10400 mAh Silver
- Mi In-ear Headphones Basic White

Redmi 2 Enhanced Merdeka Bundle (RM580)
- Redmi 2 Enhanced White/Dark Grey
- Mi Power Bank 16000mAh
- USB Cable 20cm (Blue/Orange)
- Mi LED Light (Green/Red/Orange)
- Mi In-Ear Headphones Basic (White)
- Snap Cable Winder (Green/Blue)
- Redmi 2 Rechargeable Battery
- Redmi 2 Screen Protector Clear

That's not all. All Mi fans will also enjoy RM5 off in a single order using MOLPay to make payment. (applicable from 12PM, 27 August for a limited period). You may submit as many orders as possible and RM5 off will be applicable for every single order as long as you pay through MOLPay, for a limited period.

Speaking of payment method, Mi Malaysia has now enhanced their online store experience by implementing MOLPay. With MOLPay, you can make payment via :

- Direct Visa/Mastercard
- Maybank2u
- CIMB Clicks
- HongLeong Connect
- RHBNow
- AmOnline
- affinOnline

Please click here for more information.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Fix Low Sound Quality in Windows 10 After Upgrade

Congratulations for upgraded your computer to Windows 10. The first problem you may have noticed that the computer sound quality, like mine is not as good as it was before. This is most probably a problem of the sound driver.

The sound driver that Windows 10 installed on my computer is Realtek High Definition Audio which has a worse quality. I have to use other sound driver to ensure the hardware works properly.

  1. Firstly, press Start button.
  2. Type Device Manager.
  3. Expand Sound, video and game controllers.
  4. Right click Realtek High Definition Audio and select Update Driver Software...
  5. Choose Browse my computer for driver software
  6. Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  7. Select High Definition Audio Device and click Next to install the driver.
  8. Click Yes, if Update Driver Warning message appears.
  9. Restart computer to get the new sound driver running.