The Mid-Autumn Festival is right around the corner, 22nd September to be exact. By now you might have noticed moon cakes being promoted at major Malaysian supermarkets.
If you’re shopping around for moon cakes, you might want to check out this iMoonCake app. It shows a list of moon cakes on offer this year and provide some tips and info on the festival itself. You’ll get photos, prices and even details on where to place an order.
This app however is limited to moon cakes from Purple Cane, Overseas & Yong Sheng and we expect more selections from other confectionery to be added later.
You can download iMoonCake from the Appstore.
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There’s a new jailbreak for iPod/iPod/iPhone 3G/3GS and the latest iPhone 4 by the iPhone Dev Team (Comex). If you haven’t jailbreak for phone because it’s too complicated, this is good news for you. You can now jailbreak your iPhone by simply visiting a website. Just launch your Safari Browser and head to http://jailbreakme.modmyi.com to jailbreak. It can’t get any simpler than that.
According to early reports, the first few users had problems using MMS or Facetime but this is fixed with the latest updated version. If you still can’t use it, you might need to follow some steps here.
Vides on how to jailbreak after the jump
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Maxis has revealed its microsite for its Next Generation Broadband (NGBB) / High Speed Broadband (HSBB) service via FTTH (Fibre To the Home). This will pose some competition to TM’s UniFi HSBB service. On the site, it says that their FTTH service will provide speeds of 10Mbps to 100Mbps for consumers and up to 1Gbps for business users. However on its FAQ, it was mentioned that their High Speed Internet packages ranges from 6 – 24 Mbps. Their roll out should be underway as somereported to have seen some Maxis contractors digging road sides with Maxis NGBB signages.
The site also mentions Maxis’s High Speed Mobile Internet via HSPA+ which is an upgrade of today’s 3G/HSPA capabilities. HSPA+ claims to give speeds up to 21Mbps on the go. A pretty big claim indeed that even T-Mobile in the US claims 4G like speeds for its HSPA+ service. At the moment, Maxis has some live HSPA+ test sites at Johor Jaya, JB and TTDI, KL.
So far there’s nothing much on the site apart from a registration form for either of the service. You may sign up to be the first to know about their launch details.
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DiGi is giving away 10 Blackberry Bold 9700 daily on their Hari Hari Blackberry Mari promo. To participate, either sign up or top up on existing DiGi blackberry service to be in the running.
This promo runs until 15 September 2010.
This comes as a shocker. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have imposed a ban on Blackberry access to the internet, IM and emails. The reason behind the ban is the lack of communication monitoring capabilities for Blackberries, which is crucial for their national security.
The ban will take effect this month in Saudi Arabia and October for UAE. According to state controlled Saudi Telecom, the move is to pressure RIM to release user communication data when needed. Currently, Blackberry’s service encrypts data that’s sent out from devices directly to servers located outside UAE and Saudi Arabia. To date, there’s about 500,000 Blackberry users in UAE and 400,000 in Saudi Arabia.
So far RIM has yet to respond but we never know if they would actually comply by giving both nations exclusive access to user data.
So take note if you’re planning to travel to the middle east with a Blackberry soon.
Apple has updated its Antenna Attenuation site, removing their “how to drop signal bars on rival smartphones” content. Previously the site was focused on telling the world that other phones such as Blackberries, Nokia, Androids and Windows Mobile are just as bad as the iPhone 4 when it comes to antenna reception. Now what’s left is Apple showcasing its Antenna design and research.
So what prompted Apple to remove them? Some say Apple finally learned to hold its rival phones properly but we believed they’ve realised that they are getting more negative response than what was intended. Apple had received a lot of flak for dragging rivals to their own problems instead of addressing them. We’ve seen how Nokia, RIM, Samsung, HTC and Motorola responded towards the campaign, telling off Apple that with many years in the industry, they know better where to place their antennas.
Slashgear managed to get in touch with Apple and claims that their update is merely their drive to “constantly refresh” their content. They denied any legal action against them and no hidden message behind the move. The video contents are still available on Apple’s Youtube channel.