Kuala Lumpur, 20 June 2012 – APAC Venture Sdn Bhd, gave us a treat today at Zouk Club, Kuala Lumpur. Over 200 bloggers, journalists, media and guests were treated to a free flow of drinks, food and entertainment throughout the night. The night had its purpose though and it was there, APAC announced and launched AVAST‘s new and improved version 7 and also announced their collaboration with China’s largest internet service provider Tencent, launching their new social app WeChat in Malaysia.
Flipboard, the award-winning news aggregator and “social magazine” for iOS has finally unwrapped its Android version. Catch your favorite news from well-known news sources like Engadget, The Verge, BBC, Cool Hunting and also from Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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Flipboard is beautifully designed, with its distinctive typography and smooth, intuitive interface for reading pleasure. This is the best app for news aggregation, bar none. Reading the news has never looked so good.
Flipboard for Android is available on the Google Play Store for free (2.6MB download). Supports Android v2.2 and up.
In an effort to continuously encourage the adoption of an eco-friendly lifestyle, WWF-Malaysia (World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia) has collaborated with Microsoft Malaysia (Microsoft) and Microsoft Student Partner, Pun Soong Teck (aka TC Pun) to bring you the “Earth Hour Malaysia” app for the Windows Phone that will serve to create environmental awareness and also function as a platform for Malaysians to pledge their support WWF-Malaysia’s ‘Live Green’ initiatives. This comes fresh from the success of Earth Hour 2012.
So years after the perennial social photography app Instagram literally conquered the iOS space, it has finally (insert exasperation here…) come to the realms of the green robot. IMHO, i consider Instagram the one principal reason why I’d buy an iPhone.
We live in a generation of interconnectivity and information overload. Juggling tasks, getting organised, being entertained and keeping informed proves far more challenging than it seems. However, the advent of mobile devices and tablets like the Apple iPad help make life a little easier and fun.
The much-awaited YES Life BETA for Android is now available for download from the Android Market. YES Life is a set of communication services provided for YES 4G subscribers, providing voice and SMS via secondary 018 number. YES Life is also available on Android tablets, turning it into a mobile phone. YES Life works on WIFI and over 3G (as well as the YES 4G network of course!). Requires Android 2.1 and above. YES 4G is also running a BETA program, so send all your feedback to – http://betasupport.yes.my/yes4g.
The YES Life BETA download is free.
Research In Motion just announced that BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), one of the largest mobile social networks in the world with 35 million users, the launch of BBM version 6 (BBM 6). The new version brings support for “BBM connected” apps which allows users to interact with each other from within apps like games, social and information-based apps.
Sendspace.com, the popular online file delivery service has received a makeover. It’s overall cleaner, friendlier and the main input box is welcoming and HUGE. Established in 2005, Sendspace delivers millions of files each week. It’s my service of choice when needing to send large files across. No overloading the email mailboxes with large attachments. Just use send your files online to Sendspace and they will provide a secure download link to your recipient. Easy peasy.
Yes 4G‘s unified communications tool – Yes Life is finally here for the Mac! Since the launch of Yes 4G late last year, Mac users have been envious of their Windows PC counterparts. Well, no longer. Yes Life now available not only on the Mac but also iOS – so those with iPhones and iPads, you’re in luck.