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Easy Count – Review Of A Free, Simple & Easy-To-Use Finance App

Wednesday 18 May 2016 @ 1:59 am

Keeping an updated record of all sales and expenses in a business account is one of the most tedious activities for many home based online sellers, freelancers, blogshop owners and also self-employed retailers. Small business owner just don’t have the budget to hire an in-house accountant to deal with all the figures. Therefore, many who don’t have accounting knowledge or time would rather spend some money outsourcing this financial part of their business or purchase an accounting software to help keep track of the business account. So you may wonder is there a simple and free solution for small business owners?

Easy Count Finance App
Download the app and try it now. It’s free!

Here I would like to introduce a simple accounting app called Easy Count, which is developed by a Malaysian company. It’s easy to use and most importantly it’s free. Here’s the download link for iOS & Android.

Easy Count – A Free, Simple & Easy-To-Use Finance App

When you open the app for the first time you’ll be asked for an ID, just put any number of your choice. After that you can create financial report for as many companies as you like on the next page.

Easy Count Finance App
Enter an ID then create/select a company.

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Easy Count – Review Of A Free, Simple & Easy-To-Use Finance App




Time Machine Locker – Android App Review

Thursday 17 July 2014 @ 8:52 am

How many times do you see your smartphone lockscreen a day? I can safely say it’s very very often. Looking at the same lockscreen every time we check our phone is just too boring. Well, thanks to Android being a highly customizable platform, there are some cool lockscreen replacement apps available free in Google Play Store.

Time Machine Locker - Android App
Time Machine Locker – Android Lockscreen App

I would like to introduce an interesting award-winning lockscreen app called Time Machine Locker. This free app is able to automatically identify memorable photos from your social network and other sources using a special algorithm and display the photo on your lockscreen with added beautiful effects. In other words, your lockscreen won’t always be the same picture and you’ll also be surprised occasionally with new photos when you unlock the screen.

Wonderful pictures on lockscreen, always!

Time Machine Locker App Interface
Time Machine Locker App Interface

Time Machine Locker app uses Facebook login for user authentication and the app requires permission to access to your Facebook profile, pictures, some public information, etc. From my experience in using the app, it’s able to analyze my current relationship and memorable moments in Facebook and uses photo of wonderful places I’ve visited and people that I care. I guess that’s why my wife’s photo is appearing very often on my lockscreen and it always puts a smile on my face when I see it. If I come across a picture that I like, I can even share it to my Facebook or cast it to my Facebook friends.

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Time Machine Locker – Android App Review




WeChat 5.1 Launched & New Games Introduced

Friday 17 January 2014 @ 3:10 am

Last week, WeChat officially release its latest 5.1 version for iOS and Android in Malaysia, and I was invited to the launch event. WeChat 5.1 packs a few new features including social games that the user can challenge their friends.

As one of the leading social communication apps in China, WeChat is gaining tremendous growth in South-East Asia as well. In Malaysia, WeChat has gained 90% of smart phone penetration in recent years and was in the Top 10 Google Trends of 2013.

WeChat 5.1 & New Games Announcement

With this new release of WeChat 5.1, WeChat is aiming to enhance the users’ social life with the introduction of 4 new social games, a new camera app (StoryCam), and the ability to host up to 100 friends (previously max. 40) in a single chat room. All these new features are of course free of charge and are currently available in iOS and Android. Furthermore, we were informed that a new thrilling speed racing game, Wreckless Racer, will be available in the app very soon.

WeChat 5.1 can host up to 100 people in one single chat room
WeChat 5.1 can host up to 100 people in one single chat room
New Games in WeChat 5.1
Download all the free games under Discover > Games
  • Pencil Pilot – a simple scrolling shooter game.
  • Gunz Dash – Choose your favorite hero and embark on an exciting adventure in a fantasy universe. Speed through worlds and collect coins for a high score in this thrilling 2D animated, endless running game.
  • Craz3 Match – An easy-to-play but addictive game! Line up animals of the same kind for spectacular effects and move on to the next level.
  • 2Day’s Match – A brand new casual puzzle game. Match two tiles of the same kind to clear them.
WeChat Pencil Pilot Game
WeChat Pencil Pilot Game
WeChat Gunz Dash Game
WeChat Gunz Dash Game
WeChat Craz3 Match Game
WeChat Craz3 Match Game
WeChat 2Day's Match Game
WeChat 2Day’s Match Game

Besides these additive games, WeChat 5.1 also comes with a new camera app called StoryCam. Users can add text as description into the photo with this exclusive app. Festival watermarks, filters and real-time location based information are available in the app so the user can further personalize and share any moment.

WeChat StoryCam App

WeChat is not stopping here, now the app has more new features that make connecting even more enjoyable such as :-

  • Edit ‘Favorite Messages’ – Save your favorite text and voice messages, photos and videos to ‘Favorite Messages’. It’s the first cloud-based storage service on mobile social communication apps so the user can view and share again anytime.
  • Register with Email Address – Users have more choices to connect with WeChat now. Just register with a valid email address to start chatting with friends.
  • Gmail Contact Integration – Link to Google account, find out who else is using WeChat and add them to the friends list.

Now I would say WeChat has become a more complete messaging app that not only lets you text and chat but also have more fun sharing pictures and playing games. If you haven’t got it installed in your smartphone, visit www.wechat.com for the more information.




Celcom Offers Sony Xperia Tablet Z From RM1438 With Celcom First Data Plans

Saturday 15 June 2013 @ 4:09 am

Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be officially launched in Malaysia on 19th June 2013 but Celcom gets ahead of everyone by offering the world’s thinnest and lightest water resistant tablet from as low as RM1,438 bundled with Celcom First Data plans starting today (15th June 2013).

Celcom offers Sony Xperia Tablet Z from as low as RM1438

Sony Xperia Tablet Z launch at Celcom outlets

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z will be available today ONLY at the following 5 selected Celcom outlets :-

  • Blue Cube @ Iconic, Sunway
  • Blue Cube @ Pavilion
  • Blue Cube @ The Gardens
  • CXP @ eCurve PJ
  • CXP, Kuchai Enterpreneur Park @ Kuchai Lama

The tablet will then be available nationwide on 19th June 2013.

Celcom bundle Sony Xperia Tablet Z with First Data plans

Exclusively at Celcom launch today, lucky customers will stand a chance to enjoy an additional discount of up to RM500 so Sony Xperia Tablet Z could be yours for just RM938! Besides, Celcom is giving away NFC Bluetooth speakers worth RM199 too. Head over to the launch today and you could be one of the proud owners of this latest tablet from Sony and walk away with freebies.

Celcom First Bundle

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is bundled with Celcom First Data plans in either 12 months or 24 months contract. All 3 First Data plans include pay-per-use voice at 15 sen/min for voice and video calls, 10 sen/SMS and 20 sen/MMS to all networks and may be used when SIM card is inserted into a voice compatible smartphone, as the call function is not supported on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z
RRP: RM1,999
Celcom First Data
Lite + Voice
Celcom First Data
Basic + Voice
Celcom First Data
Advance + Voice
Monthly Commitment RM48 RM68 RM98
Speed Up to 1.5Mbps Up to 3.6Mbps Up to 5Mbps
Data volume 1.5GB 4GB 6GB
Contract 12 months 24 months 12 months 24 months 12 months 24 months
Device Price RM1,788 RM1,738 RM1,688 RM1,738 RM1,588 RM1,438
Upfront Payment RM200 RM300 RM350 RM500
Monthly Rebate RM20 x 10 months RM30 x 10 months RM35 x 10 months RM50 x 10 months

Data and pay-per-use voice bundle allows you to switch the SIM card between the tablet and your smartphone. The SIM card can go into the tablet when you need to use only data; Whereas you can insert the same SIM card into a smartphone when you need to make calls.

Celcom First Data plans come with pay-per-use voice

World’s thinnest and lightest water resistant tablet

Inside Sony Xperia Tablet Z, there’s a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage expandable with microSD and powered by a 6,000mAh battery. The latest Snapdragon asynchronous processor offers breathtaking speed and jaw-dropping graphics, giving you powerful computing but without lightning-speed battery drain.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the world's thinnest and lightest water resistant tablet

On the exterior, Sony Xperia Tablet Z has a 10.1″ TFT screen that gives you a Full HD 1920×1200 pixels resolution display. The brilliant Reality Display is powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, which enhances the clarity and richness of every image. It’s amazing how Sony is able to make it the world’s thinnest (6.9mm) and lightest (495g) tablet in the market despite having all these advanced features. Not to mention the tablet supports the 4G LTE network in our country too!

Sony Xperia Tablet Z is water-resistant and dust proof

In summary, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z boasts a myriad of amazing features:

  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 1.5GHz Quad Core Processor – Super fast performance on the fastest network.
  • 10.1″ HD Reality Display (1920×1200px resolution, pixel density 224ppi) – Large enough screen for you to enjoy all your favourite movies and series in wide view.
  • 8.1MP Rear Camera, 2.2MP Front Camera – High resolution picture-taking and full HD video shooting ensures you don’t miss a second.
  • Water-resistant (IPX5/7 rating) and Dust-proof (IP5X rating) – Bring it wherever you go without worries of getting it wet.
  • NFC Enabled – Share pictures, documents and more in a whole new way.
  • 4G LTE Compatible – Experience the tablet on the fastest network.
Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Why choose Celcom First?

  • Bring your tablet experience to the next level with the best network.
  • It’s Malaysia’s fastest network with the widest coverage.
  • You can enjoy the best plans and rates with Celcom First.
  • Celcom customers always get to be the first to enjoy the most exclusive privileges.
  • Celcom’s many accolades have resulted in various industry awards such as Broadband Service Provider of the Year and Mobile Service Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan.

For more information of the device or the bundled plans, head over to Celcom’s Xperia Tablet Z page. Better still, get to your nearest Blue Cube today to test it out for yourself.




Celcom Offers Samsung ATIV Smart PC Bundled With Celcom First Data Plan

Thursday 24 January 2013 @ 2:35 pm

Windows 8 tablet has become the latest addition to the wide variety of mobile devices offered by Celcom as they’ve added Samsung ATIV Smart PC into the lineup. Samsung ATIV Smart PC is now available from as low as RM1,758 with contract bundling on Celcom First Data.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC

Samsung’s first Windows 8 3G tablet

If you are looking for a Windows 8 tablet, feel free to drop by Blue Cube Sunway Iconic this 25 January 2013 to experience this Samsung’s first Windows 8 3G tablet. At the Sunway outlet, Celcom will give away RM90 Liquipel vouchers to the first 200 customers and FREE Samsung Keyboard Dock & Pouch worth RM550 for the first 30 customers. So, don’t miss this good opportunity to grab the exclusive deal.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC

Samsung ATIV Smart PC is the perfect gadget for professionals on the go as well as casual web surfers who enjoy going online. Samsung ATIV Smart PC packs the features of a PC and the ease of mobility of a tablet to produce a high-end lifestyle gadget with the following specifications:-

  • Windows 8 (Full PC OS)
  • Intel dual-core 1.5GHz Atom (Clover Trail) CPU
  • 64GB Storage, 2GB RAM
  • 11.6” SuperBright Plus with Full HD LED display
  • 8MP rear camera & 2MP front camera
  • 3G network support
  • S-Pen stylus & S-Note application
  • Bluetooth 4.0
Samsung ATIV Smart PC

Windows 8 full PC OS makes the Samsung ATIV Smart PC both a high-performance PC as well as an entertainment media tablet. Capable of switching swiftly between apps along with touchscreen features to help move things around faster, this device closes the gap between work and leisure. Samsung ATIV Smart PC comes with its S-Pen stylus and S-Note application to take advantage of the wide 11.6” touchscreen. The combination of S-Pen and S-Note on the Samsung ATIV Smart PC is making handwriting recognition, drawing, design of cards or invitations a lot easier.

Celcom First Data

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC is bundled with Celcom First Data so users will experience the fastest network on this Windows 8 tablet like never before. From RM1,758, you can enjoy faster speeds, more voice and data value as well as special rebates when you subscribe to any of these Celcom First Data plans:-

Samsung ATIV Smart PC
RRP: RM2,499
Celcom First Data
Lite + Voice
Celcom First Data
Basic + Voice
Celcom First Data
Advance + Voice
Monthly Commitment RM48 RM68 RM98
Device Upfront 12 months RM200 RM300 RM350
24 months RM500
Special Rebate 12 months RM200
(Rebated RM20
x 10 months)
RM300
(Rebated RM30
x 10 months)
RM350
(Rebated RM35
x 10 months)
24 months RM500
(Rebated RM50
x 10 months)
Data volume 1.5GB 4GB 6GB
Device Price 12 months RM2,108 RM2,058 RM1,998
24 months RM1,958 RM1,858 RM1,758
Voice Plan Voice Calls 15sen/min (nationwide)
Video Calls
SMS 10sen/SMS
MMS 20sen/MMS

Why choose Celcom First?

  • It’s the best of Celcom Territory, wherever you go.
  • The widest network coverage anywhere in Malaysia, indoors, outdoors and on-the-move.
  • The best network quality, be it messaging, voice calls, video calls, surfing, email, etc.
  • Celcom gives you the richest web and video streaming experience with its stable connection

To find out more details about the Samsung ATIV Smart PC bundle plan, visit www.celcom.com.my.




HTC Butterfly, Samsung Galaxy S III Mini & Sony Xperia Tipo arrive on Celcom!

Wednesday 23 January 2013 @ 4:24 pm

As you’ve just entered the new year 2013, Celcom has already brought in three latest Android smartphones, HTC Butterfly, Samsung Galaxy S III Mini and Sony Xperia Tipo, and bundle them with attractive plans for the customers. It seems if there’s a new phone in town, it’s got to be first on Celcom!

These 3 latest Android smartphones, each for different user segment, are added into the wide range of devices Celcom has to offer. It gives buyers the best smartphone choices paired with the best plans.

HTC Butterfly (as low as RM1,468)

HTC have been doing very well in bringing in their latest smartphones to Malaysia in the shortest time in recent years. Just merely after 1 month after HTC Butterfly’s official launch in Japan, it has finally reached our shores and Celcom is now offering this HTC latest flagship Android smartphone from as low as RM1,468!

HTC Butterfly

HTC Butterfly is labelled as the world’s first full HD smartphone, so you won’t be disappointed with its latest hardware and software:-

  • Runs on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor.
  • It has the world’s first full HD smartphone display, 5” wide.
  • With an amazing 8MP camera, you won’t need any other.
  • Equipped with Beats Audio to bring music to life.
  • 16GB storage with expansion card slot supports microSD memory card (up to 32GB).
 

Samsung Galaxy S III mini (as low as RM588)

Celcom is currently offering Samsung Galaxy S III Mini at a very affordable price from as low as RM588 making it a good mid-end alternative to its expensive but more powerful sibling Galaxy S III.

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini

Despite Galaxy S III Mini is offered at a cheaper price, it is still running on the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). On the exterior, it has a 4” Super AMOLED display and sports a similar intuitive and elegant design with Galaxy S III. On the inside, it features some quality hardware too :-

  • Has a 1GHz dual-core processor.
  • Take pictures wherever you go with the 5MP camera.
  • Integrated with S Voice, Samsung’s advanced natural language recognition software.
  • 8GB storage with expansion card slot supports microSD memory card (up to 32GB).
 

Sony Xperia Tipo (as low as RM88)

Sony Xperia Tipo is priced as low as RM88 by Celcom, making it the least expensive Android smartphone among these 3 latest devices.

Sony Xperia Tipo

Sony Xperia Tipo has a 3.2” Scratch-Resistant display and weighs only 99.4g, so it suits user who prefers a light and small phone. Below are the highlight of its specifications:-

  • It is powered by a 800MHz Snapdragon processor.
  • Running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
  • 3.2MP camera with 4x digital zoom.
  • 2.9GB storage with expansion card slot supports microSD memory card (up to 32GB).
 

Celcom First Plan

If you are looking for a Android smartphone, get the HTC Butterfly from as low as RM1,468 (RRP: RM2,299), the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini from as low as RM588 (RRP: RM1,199) or Sony Xperia Tipo from as low as RM88 (RRP: RM499) with any Celcom First Plan of your choice:

Monthly Commitment RM78 RM98 RM118 RM138 RM188 RM208
Voice Plan Celcom First Prime (RM40) Celcom First Premier (RM80) Celcom First Elite (RM150)
Data Plan Mobile Internet Basic
(RM38)
Mobile Internet Advance
(RM58)
Mobile Internet Basic
(RM38)
Mobile Internet Advance
(RM58)
Mobile Internet Basic
(RM38)
Mobile Internet Advance
(RM58)
Data Volume 1GB 3GB 1GB 3GB 1GB 3GB
FREE Data 50MB 100MB 200MB
Advance Payment RM250 RM300 RM450
Device Price (12 months contract)
HTC Butterfly RM1,898 RM1,798 RM1,698
Samsung GALAXY S III Mini RM988 RM888 RM688
Sony Xperia Tipo RM368 RM288 RM208
Device Price (18 months contract)
HTC Butterfly RM1,768 RM1,668 RM1,468
Samsung GALAXY S III Mini RM888 RM788 RM588
Sony Xperia Tipo RM288 RM208 RM88

Why Celcom First? Here are the top 10 reasons why:

  • 3 simple plans with one FLAT RATE for voice & video calls, SMS & MMS.
  • Enjoy more to talk with AUTOMATIC SAVINGS on your calls to all networks.
  • The FLEXIBILITY to switch between postpaid and prepaid, anytime.
  • Payment choice made CONVENIENT for you via reload, online or over the counter.
  • EXCLUSIVE & PERSONALISED customer service always ready to assist you.
  • NO BILL SHOCKS with your monthly commitment already inclusive of IDD and roaming fees.
  • MULTIPLE PLANS for lower, middle or higher usage to suit every mobile need.
  • FREE DATA instantly to keep you surfing, chatting and emailing on the go.
  • Connect with PEACE OF MIND via real-time updates and notifications on your usage.
  • The FASTEST NETWORK in Malaysia that offers superior coverage and quality.

Please feel free to visit the nearest Blue Cube outlet or get more information at www.celcom.com.my.





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