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LAST_UPDATEThu, 27 Nov 2014 9am

Ingram Micro Announces Cover Plus Insurance Plan For Your Smartphone, From 49 Sen A Day

Ingram Micro has announced the new Ingram Micro Cover Plus – Essential, an insurance plan for smartphones underwritten by Zurich Insurance Malaysia. From as low as 49 sen a day, this plan protects your mobile device against accidental damage that standard smartphone warranties do not cover.

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Windows 10 Gets Native Support For Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)

Microsoft's Gabriel Aul has teased us yet again, tweeting out a screenshot showcasing Windows Media Player in Windows 10 playing music with the FLAC audio format. Microsoft recently revealed that Windows 10 will also come with native support for MKV and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

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The WhatsApp Feature That Many Still Don't Know

WITH the entire furore that greeted the introduction of WhatsApp’s blue ticks in the beginning of November, there still remains a feature in the mobile phone app that many are unaware of. Serving a similar purpose to the blue ticks that indicate users who have read messages, the same can be done in a WhatsApp group chat.

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Blu-ray Discs Could Help Make Better Solar Cells

According to researchers, Blu-ray disc patterns markedly improve the efficiency of solar cells when repurposed as light concentrators (Photo: Shutterstock)

Blu-ray discs have proven themselves superior to DVDs as storage media in light of their high capacity, high definition, and higher transfer rate.

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You Can Now Edit Microsoft Office Documents From Within Dropbox

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Dropbox just made good on its earlier promise of integrating its mobile apps with Microsoft Office.

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Lenovo Malaysia Announces Availability Of Vibe Z2 Pro Smartphone

It appears that Lenovo Malaysia has quietly announced the arrival of its latest flagship smartphone, the Vibe Z2 Pro. What was at one point the most powerful Android smartphone is now available in Malaysia, with a retail price of RM2299.

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TM Warns Of Slow Internet Speeds Due To Fault In Submarine Cable

Anyone currently experiencing slow internet speeds should take note that it is due to a fault in the South East Asia–Middle East-Western Europe (SMW4) submarine cable providing an international data link to Europe. Telekom Malaysia warns that it affects all Unifi and Streamyx users who are accessing sites and servers based in Europe.

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Never Misplace Your Phone Again With Motorola Keylink

I misplace my phone. A lot. I often put it down in my apartment and five minutes later forget where it is. That leads to a lot of panicked situations with me turning my living room inside out. A new gadget from Motorola hopes to prevent these incidents, and put forgetful people like me at ease.

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GoPro Survives 17 Months Bouncing Around A Riverbed After Filming Its Final Moments

GoPros exist to take quite a beating… they are action cams after all. However, as much as GoPro might put its products through the wringer to test them and ensure they’re up for anything, it’s unlikely they expect one to survive what the one in the above video did.

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Google Is Enhancing Mobile Search Results For Easier Holiday Shopping

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Happy holidays, mobile users. Google updated its search engine on Sunday to include fancier functions for smartphones and tablets that make your Christmas shopping easier.

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