Maxis and its prepaid brand, Hotlink, have finally introduced carrier billing which lets you buy apps, subscribe to Apple Music and iCloud storage without having to use a payment card. Similar to Celcom, U Mobile and Digi, you can charge your purchases to your postpaid bill or by deducting your existing prepaid credit.
Digi is now giving you another option to pay for your Apple iOS apps and services. If you don’t fancy using your credit and debit card, you can now pay via Digi’s carrier billing.
Apart from announcing new devices and software updates at WWDC 2017, Apple is now offering more iCloud storage for less. If you’ve been struggling with your non-expandable storage on your iPhone and iPad, this is probably good news for you.
Cloud storage has given us better accessibility to our files since coming into play – seeing a trend that has Apple rethinking its strategy, hence revising the plans below.
Since existing, the cloud storage service has given users a lifetime’s worth of 5GB but if you needed more it would’ve cost as below:
$ 0.99 (RM 4.26) monthly – 20GB
$ 3.99 (RM 17.16) monthly – 200GB
$ 9.99 (RM 42.95) monthly – 500GB
$ 19.99 (RM 85.95) monthly – 1TB
Now their prices bump up the storage options and make them cheaper at the same time:
$ 0.99 (RM 4.26) monthly – 50GB
$ 2.99 (RM 12.86) monthly – 200GB
$ 9.99 (RM 42.95) monthly – 1TB
Compelling prices but how do they stack up against their competition?
On August 31st, hundreds of explicit pictures and videos of celebrities—including nude pictures of Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, swim suit model Kate Upton, 2012 Olympic gold medallist McKayla Maroney, and around 20 other famous women—were posted on 4chan, one of the most popular English-language Internet imageboard communities in the world.
The release of these images was as since been named The Fappening after a subreddit with that name was created for submissions of leaked celebrity nude photos “Fappening” is a portmanteau of “fap,” meaning masturbation, and “happening.” According to Reddit Metrics, The Fappening gathered more than 50,900 subscribers in its first 10 hours and was the fastest growing subreddit of the day. Mainstream media coverage of The Fappening is calling the incident Celebgate.
Allegations quickly emerged suggesting that the images contained in The Fappening had been stolen through a breach of Apple’s iCloud service that allows users of iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices to synchronize data, including images, between devices and to store their content online. One popular theory posited that a hacker tool called iBrute was used to conduct a brute force attack—repeated attempts to enter a system by trying every possible password—on Apple’s Find My iPhone service. Once Find My iPhone is breached, hackers can gain access to information in their victim’s iCloud account. Apple now limits users to five password attempts on the Find My iPhone service effectively neutralizing iBrute.
While it has yet to be confirmed that The Fappening resulted from a breach of iCloud, Apple issued a statement stating that it is “actively investigating this report.” Jumping on the ambiguity bandwagon the FBI released a statement that the Bureau “is aware of the allegations (and) is addressing the matter.”
You’ve read the live blogs last night, you’ve read our opinion piece on the iOS 5, now watch the keynote in full and relive the moment as Steve Jobs and his team unveil the OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud for the first time. Click the link below to stream the full-length keynote, all 117 minutes of it.
We’re still still bummed that there’s no mention of a new iPhone though.
WWDC is upon us once again. iCloud, Twitter integration, new notification methods, and maybe even the new iPhone, all will be revealed sometime tonight.
Like WWDC10, Steve Jobs will be delivering the keynote at this year’s conference, and if the man is on stage you can bet that something important is going to happen.
If you want to catch the keynote as it happens here’s our pick of blogs that will be covering the event live.
The whole shebang starts at 1000hrs PST which is about 0100hrs Malaysia time. The live feeds typically start about 30 minutes before the event so you should be able to get feeds at about 0030hrs.
So what will be the “…just one more thing” coming from Jobs this time? It’s going to be a long night for all of us.