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Qishin Tariq

bytz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Qishin Tariq

6 Jul 2018 | 9:47 PM

Malaysia's startup scene gets a dose of French

French Tech adds Kuala Lumpur to its global community, opening opportunities for French startups to set up in Malaysia and vice versa.

Ministers (left) Yeo and (second right) Syed Saddiq speaking with Laplanche. – French Embassy
6 Jul 2018 | 4:43 PM

Unifi Turbo may offer a 10x speed bump at no cost

Telekom Malaysia’s official Unifi Twitter account revealed that customers can look forward to a 10x increase in speed for its Unifi Turbo plans.

Unifi executive vice president Imri Mokhtar (left) and Bazlan announcing the new Unifi Turbo plans on Tuesday. However, they didn’t disclose the speeds.
5 Jul 2018 | 7:12 PM

WhatsApp sends legal letters to indie developers

WhatsApp's aggressive measure of using Cease and Desist letters against Android apps it deemed infringed its service, though the apps did not use its APIs, have drawn online flak over the perceived bullying of indie developers.

WhatsApp might connect millions of users, but it now appears to be very protective about how that's done. — dpa
5 Jul 2018 | 4:32 PM

Find Oppo’s Find X smartphone in stores July 17

The flagship smartphone, which has a pop-up camera module, will go on sale soon. No pricing yet, though.

Oppo's latest flagship Find X comes in two colours: Bordeaux Red and Glacier Blue. — Oppo
4 Jul 2018 | 10:11 AM

Najib charged with getting RM42mil bribe to approve RM4bil loan from pension fund to SRC (updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is having his case of corruption and criminal breach of trust, linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, moved to the High Court.

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3 Jul 2018 | 2:07 PM

Instagram introduces ‘You’re All Caught Up’ so you don’t scroll endlessly

Instagram rolls out a feature to tell users if they're all caught up with stories less than two days old.

The new feature has been rolled out for both iOS and Android users with the latest update. — dpa
3 Jul 2018 | 1:54 PM

Facebook bug could have unblocked people you blocked

Over 800,000 Facebook users were affected by the bug.

Blocking works like a restraining order – the blocked person will be unable to see the user’s profile, start conversations via Messenger or add the user as a friend. — AFP
2 Jul 2018 | 7:51 PM

Spotify Lite: Stream more music, use less data

Spotify has rolled out a lighter version of its app so music fans with less data or low-end phones can still enjoy its service.

Spotify Lite is offering a more data friendly version of its popular music streaming service. — Spotify
2 Jul 2018 | 7:35 PM

Find out who is paying for the ads you see on social media

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are revealing who is funding the advertisements on their platforms in order to be more transparent after being hit by controversies.

Social media networks are outing the advertisers who are running political ads on their platforms. — AFP
2 Jul 2018 | 4:50 PM

Banks waive fee for Instant Interbank Fund Transfer (Update)

Need to transfer cash quickly? Banks are now offering free Instant Interbank Fund Transfer (IBFT) in line with Malaysia's central bank policy.

Paying back friends is now easier and free as banks no longer charge a fee for Interbank Fund Transfer.

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