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Sharmila Nair

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Sharmila Nair

12 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Give this Galaxy A7 a shot, it works wonders

KUALA LUMPUR: There were many firsts at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. It was the first time the prestigious global event was held in Malaysia, and more importantly, the first time the world got to see Samsung’s first quad-camera and triple-camera smartphones.

Cutting edge: Koh unveiling the Samsung Galaxy A7 which has three rear cameras to produce the Bokeh effect.
11 Oct 2018 | 7:40 PM

Samsung launches the Galaxy A9 quad-camera and A7 triple-camera smartphones

“Samsung Camera Camera Camera Camera”, and a follow up tweet “All back” dated Sept 2 were all it took for credible tipster Ice Universe to get Samsung fans excited about a possible quad-camera sporting smartphone.

The Galaxy A7 (right) and A9 have three and four main cameras, respectively. – CHAN TAK KONG/The Star
10 Oct 2018 | 6:11 PM

How to get rid of your Google+ profile in three simple steps

So you may have already heard that there was a vulnerability in Google+ which exposed the personal data of about 500,000 users between 2015 and March 2018.

Google+ will not be available from August 2019 onward. — Dreamstime/TNS
10 Oct 2018 | 3:48 PM

Instagram continues its fight against bullying

Adam Mosseri, the new head of Instagram really wants to make the social media platform a kind and safe community for everyone.

Instagram will now use machine learning technology to detect bullying in posts. — AFP
9 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Broadband users complain of not enjoying lower prices

PETALING JAYA: The telcos may have announced lower prices and faster Internet speeds, but many existing fixed broadband users are complaining that they have yet to enjoy these benefits.

Still waiting: Some existing users are exasperated as they have yet to enjoy the higher broadband speeds promised by their service providers.
8 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

On an appier note: Using smartphones to improve your mental health

There are many ways you can use your smartphone to improve your general wellbeing.

There are various apps that can help you feel better and many are free on both Android and iOS devices. — 123rf.com
8 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Smartphones: Bane and boon to mental health

The very smartphone that people claim is causing depression can also be used to improve one’s mental health.

You don’t have to look far for a lifeline – the help you need could come from the phone itself. — 123rf.com
28 Sep 2018 | 5:04 PM

Syariah compliant web browser aims to make the Internet a better place

The Internet can be a really toxic place, and hoping to turn it into a more nurturing and positive environment is Salam Web Technologies, a syariah-compliant Internet suite of services.

Hasni (left), here with UiTM Faculty of Electrical Engineering dean Prof Dr Mohd Nasir Taib, believes the collaboration will make the Internet a less toxic environment. — Salam Web Technologies
27 Sep 2018 | 6:10 PM

Don’t know where to eat? Put it to a vote on Google Maps

Quick question: Is there anything more difficult, annoying, and almost impossible to achieve than to pick a place for lunch or dinner with friends?

There is now an easier way to decide where to go for meals with your friends. — Google Maps
27 Sep 2018 | 4:26 PM

A nostalgic Google Doodle to celebrate the search engine’s 20th birthday

It may not be old enough to be of legal drinking age, but gosh dang it, if Google isn’t our favourite know-it-all bestie that we go to for the answers to all of our questions in life.

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