Qishin Tariq

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5 Nov 2018 | 1:58 PM

WhatsApp rolls out private replies in beta

WhatsApp is rolling out an option to reply privately to individuals in group chats instead of sending private messages to the person, though the feature is currently available for Android beta.

WhatsApp is testing private replies in groups, starting with beta Android users. — Reuters
3 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Low likely bought Rosmah’s pink diamond necklace

PETALING JAYA: Court documents contradict claims by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over who paid for the US$27.3mil (RM113.7mil) pink diamond necklace meant for his wife.

2 Nov 2018 | 1:09 PM

Malaysian Finance Ministry Budget 2019 WhatsApp feed offline, oversubscribed (Updated)

Malaysians can get updates about the Budget 2019 live, straight from the Finance Ministry, by subscribing to its dedicated WhatsApp line.

The Budget 2019 is expected to be read starting 4pm in Parliament today, with live streams by the Finance Ministry on Facebook and WhatsApp. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star
1 Nov 2018 | 7:40 PM

Pay for your taxi ride cash-free

Commuters can pay their taxi fare using the Touch 'N Go eWallet app, with about 4,000 cabs ready for QR payments.

Loke with Syahrunizam at the launch of the eWallet payment service. — Touch 'N Go
1 Nov 2018 | 6:03 PM

CIMB Clicks app to introduce one tap approvals

CIMB Clicks app users soon won't have to wait for an SMS TAC to make transactions with the new SecureTAC system.

Soon you'll be able to make transactions on the CIMB Clicks app seamlessly, without having to wait for an SMS TAC. — CIMB
1 Nov 2018 | 3:15 PM

WhatsApp will introduce advertisements in app

WhatsApp will introduce advertisements in its 'Status' section, confirms its vice president Chris Daniels, though no timeline was given.

WhatsApp will be introducing ads in its Status field. — dpa
30 Oct 2018 | 9:17 PM

MDEC partners with iCandy Interactive to promote blockchain games

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and videogame investor iCandy Interactive Limited signed an MoU over efforts to promote blockchain technology in game making in Malaysia.

Lee (left) and MDEC creative content and technologies vice president Hasnul Hadi Samsudin (right) signing the MoU, which was witnessed by (centre) MDEC CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood. — KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star
30 Oct 2018 | 8:32 PM

Award-winning Malaysian games showcased at videogame conference

Gamers will have a chance to play Malaysian videogame studio Metronomik's debut No Straight Roads and Ammobox Studios' Eximus at the Level Up KL 2018 conference until Oct 31.

Visitors to the Level Up KL 2018 conference trying out Ammobox's game Eximius. — KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star
30 Oct 2018 | 7:18 PM

Malaysia primed for new video and film industry: PlayStation exec

The upcoming field of virtual production, which combines videogame- and film-making, could open up new opportunities for Malaysia, says Sony's PlayStation Visual Arts senior director Michael Mumbauer.

PlayStation's Mumbauer delivering the keynote speech at the Level Up KL 2018 conference. — KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star
30 Oct 2018 | 1:50 PM

Pokémon Go a no go on iOS 9

Niantic will be ending support for Pokémon Go on Apple devices using iOS 9, from Nov 12.

Niantic warns that devices on iOS 9 – which was introduced in 2015 – will no longer be able to access Pokémon Go after Nov 12. — EPA