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  • TM reactivates "Work From Home" to decrease the spread of COVID-19

    TM reactivates "Work From Home" to decrease the spread of COVID-19

    Telekom Malaysia has officially announced that they will be reactivating the “Work From Home” initiative in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is due to the fact that Telekom Malaysia reported that there were 10 positive COVID-19 cases on 11 October 2020, which brings the total case up to 13 as of today.

  • The 6th edition of LEVEL UP KL is back from 10 October until 22 November 2020

    The 6th edition of LEVEL UP KL is back from 10 October until 22 November 2020

    From 10 October until 22 November 2020, LEVEL UP KL 2020 will be hosting a virtual event which you can find out how to take part on their official website. The event is split into several activities including the Southeast Asia (SEA) Game Jam Online, where 100 game developers will take part in a 36-hour hackathon in order to stand a chance to win up to RM6000 in cash prizes.

  • Google to disable backup & sync on Google Photos temporarily due to COVID-19

    Google to disable backup & sync on Google Photos temporarily due to COVID-19

    Google has officially announced on their support page stating that the Google Photos automatic backup & sync feature on messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Messages, and more have been disabled temporarily in order to reduce bandwidth usage. While there is no news on when we can expect Google to re-enable the feature, it will most likely be available again as soon as the COVID-19 outbreak slows down.

  • 2.3 million BPN applicants have been recently approved!

    2.3 million BPN applicants have been recently approved!

    Based on a statement by finance minister Tengku Zafrul, up to a total of 2.3 million Bantuan Prihatin National (BPN) applicants have recently been approved to receive the financial aid in the near future. Furthermore, the minister also added that they have already distributed RM620 million to 830000 eligible individuals since 15 May 2020.

  • Selected TMpoints in Green Zone will reopen for 3 days only from 4 May 2020 onwards

    Selected TMpoints in Green Zone will reopen for 3 days only from 4 May 2020 onwards

    Based on a statement by malaymail.com, it seems that Telekom Malaysia will reopen their TMpoint outlets located at green zones on 4, 6, and 8 May 2020. As for the operational hours, the outlets will be accepting customers from 10AM until 4PM on the aforementioned dates.

  • Telegram will feature group video calls by end of this year

    Telegram will feature group video calls by end of this year

    Based on a statement by androidheadlines, it seems that Telegram could be introducing a launching a new feature which allows users to have group video calls with other Telegram users. While not much is known in regards to the exact release date of the aforementioned feature, we do know that it will most likely be more secured compared to their competitors.

  • Facebook introduces Messenger Rooms which supports up to 50 people

    Facebook introduces Messenger Rooms which supports up to 50 people

    It seems that Facebook has recently unveiled a new feature called Messenger Rooms, which allows up to 50 participants to video call at the same time. But that’s not all, Facebook has also highlighted that participants who are keen on joining the Messenger Room do not necessarily need a Facebook account in order to join.

  • Movement Control Order extended to 12 May. Students will be able to return home soon.

    Movement Control Order extended to 12 May. Students will be able to return home soon.

    The government has officially announced that Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended until 12 May 2020. Not only that, but students who are still residing at the dorms of their university or college will also be allowed to return to their respective homes very soon. 

  • You can buy essentials from RM10 during the Raya Bersama Shopee campaign!

    You can buy essentials from RM10 during the Raya Bersama Shopee campaign!

    Shopee has officially announced the Raya Bersama Shopee from today until 26 May 2020 onwards, you can purchase essential items such as Milo, dates, cooking oil, and more from only RM10. Not only that, if your cart is worth more than RM19, but you will also be eligible for free shipping nationwide until the end of the aforementioned date.

  • Royal College of Nursing Foundation received £5 million from TikTok

    Royal College of Nursing Foundation received £5 million from TikTok

    It seems that TikTok has recently donated £5 million to the Royal College of Nursing Foundation, in order to help frontliners in their battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. Based on bbc.com, it seems that the amount donated by TikTok is considered one of the largest contributions received from a social media company to date.