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Sharmila Nair

bytz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Sharmila Nair

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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27 Sep 2018 | 1:09 PM

Firefox Monitor sends alerts when your email account is compromised

Having your accounts involved in a data breach is no laughing matter, and sometimes, we only find out about it when its too late.

Mozilla has launched Firefox Monitor, a free service that notifies people when they’ve been part of a data breach. — TAN KIT HOONG/The Star
26 Sep 2018 | 3:45 PM

Users can opt to not sign in to Chrome when signing in to a Google service

Google came under fire for its new feature that automatically signs in users into their Chrome accounts without any prompting or notification.

Google explains that the new feature was added as a solution for users who gave feedback that they’re confused about their Chrome sign-in state on shared devices. — AFP
21 Sep 2018 | 4:17 PM

AdGuard attacked, resets passwords of all accounts

AdGuard, a popular adblocking service, has reset the passwords of all its users after detecting a breach. It has over five million users worldwide.

AdGuard believes that attackers were able to access some of the users' accounts. — dpa
21 Sep 2018 | 9:00 AM

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 and Tab A 10.5 available now

Samsung Malaysia has launched two tablets – the Galaxy Tab S4 and Tab A 10.5 (2018) – each with its own key features and specialities.

The Tab S4 comes with the multifunctional S Pen stylus which lets users send animated handwritten notes in their conversations, and translate words and phrases. — Samsung
20 Sep 2018 | 6:19 PM

Asia Pacific Predator League 2019 offers RM1.6mil prize pool for ‘Dota2’ and ‘PUBG’ players

Tired of hearing your parents say you get nothing out of playing games? Here’s a chance to prove them wrong.

This is your chance to represent Malaysia at the Asia Pacific Predator League 2019. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star
20 Sep 2018 | 3:18 PM

'PUBG' rumoured to hit the PlayStation 4 in December

There could soon be a new platform for 'PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds' (PUBG) players to go all “Winner, winner, chicken dinner.”

The PUBG for PS4 should be relatively stable from the get go. — AFP
19 Sep 2018 | 7:05 PM

Yes 4G offers 30 days unlimited data for RM30

What can you do with unlimited data? Well, you can find out with the Yes 4G Konfem 4G LTE prepaid add-on.

Both the Yes 4G Konfem 4G LTE and Konfem Turbo prepaid add-on offers are available for existing and new Yes 4G customers. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star
19 Sep 2018 | 6:20 PM

Use Kayak app to check if your bag meets the carry-on size

Ever packed for a trip only to worry about whether you hand carry luggage is the right size for the overhead bin? Yup, same here.

The Kayak app uses AR to measure the size of your bag. — Kayak
19 Sep 2018 | 1:12 PM

Samsung’s 512GB Ocean Blue Galaxy Note 9 available for pre-order

Pre-order the smartphone between Sept 21-23, pay a deposit of RM300, and get a complimentary Samsung Powerstick vacuum cleaner worth RM899.

The Galaxy Note 9 has a 4,000mAh battery, and dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front camera. — Samsung

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