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Sharmila Nair

bytz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Sharmila Nair

19 Jul 2018 | 8:25 PM

Unifi Turbo upgrade page is now down

The dedicated page which allowed existing Unifi and Streamyx customers to check if they are eligible for the free Turbo upgrade is now down.

The link to the free Turbo upgrade now redirects users to the Unifi landing page instead. — Unifi
19 Jul 2018 | 4:19 PM

Is Apple severely throttling its pricey Core i9 MacBook Pro?

Apple’s shiny new 15in MacBook Pro 2018 is running slower than the model released last year, according to one benchmark.

The new 15in MacBook Pro 2018 is reportedly running slower than the model released last year. — Apple
19 Jul 2018 | 3:18 PM

Huawei Nova 3 priced at RM1,899 and Nova 3i at RM1,249

Huawei has expanded its line of mid-range models with the addition of the Nova 3 and Nova 3i.

Nova ambassador, singer and actress Hannah Delisha, with the Nova 3 smartphone which has four cameras. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star
18 Jul 2018 | 4:34 PM

More Malaysians now listen to radio during rush hour

The Radio Audience Measurement 2018 study reveals that listenership peaked during weekday “breakfast” and “drive time” shows.

The radio is a great companion when stuck in traffic. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star
18 Jul 2018 | 1:35 PM

Western Digital to close its iconic PJ factory

After over 20 years in operation, Western Digital Corporation announced that it will be shutting down its hard disk drive manufacturing facility in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, by the end of next year.

Western Digital will still continue its operations in Sarawak (pic), Penang and Johor.  — Bernama
17 Jul 2018 | 7:39 PM

Over 900 million emojis sent on FB Messenger daily

An emoji makes a world of difference in any text message.

An emoji can either make or break a message. — AFP
17 Jul 2018 | 6:44 PM

Good bye Vmall – Huawei Malaysia has a new online store

Huawei Malaysia's official site now not only allows you to check out the Chinese tech giant's products but also buy them with a few easy clicks.

Need a Huawei device but too lazy to move anything but your fingers? Then this new online store is just what you need. — AFP
17 Jul 2018 | 4:35 PM

Nokia 7 Plus: Beauty on a budget

The Nokia 7 Plus is a good looking phone with nice features and a decent price tag.

The Nokia 7 Plus has a 6in full HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, as well as a 1,080 x 2,160-pixel resolution. — Photos: AZMAN GHANI/The Sta
13 Jul 2018 | 6:13 PM

Gobind wants other telcos to emulate TM and offer cheaper and faster broadband plans

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says he welcomes the move by Telekom Malaysia Bhd to reduce prices while increasing the speeds of its Unifi broadband plans and wants other telcos to follow suit.

Gobind lauded TM’s move to include an entry-level package targeted at households with an income of RM4,500 or less.  — Bernama
12 Jul 2018 | 4:13 PM

TM offers up to 10x free speed upgrade for Unifi, pushes top speed to 800Mbps

Starting Aug 15, the broadband speed for existing Unifi Home customers will be upgraded in phases by up to 10x at no extra cost to the users.

Bazlan (left) and Imri said the rollout will take time, as it has over 800,000 Unifi Home subscribers. — KAMARUL ARIFFIN/The Star

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