Friday, May 30, 2014


  • FEEL FREE to connect and communicate
  • The only internet plan that offers limitless talk and text 
  • ‘Always On’ internet experience
  • Worry-free roaming with one flat rate of RM38/day for 106 countries
  • Free devices with the plan
Kuala Lumpur, 30 May 2014. Let’s face it, the number of calls we make or SMS we send is a thing of the past as we ride the wave of the internet age. This is a time where we need the freedom to connect and communicate, just the way we want. Today marks a significant breakthrough by Maxis as it launches its brand new and highly anticipated postpaid plan, the Maxis ONE plan. It is the only internet plan that offers limitless talk and text, an ‘Always On’ internet experience and worry-free roaming.

In a nutshell, this is what the Maxis ONE plan offers:
1. Voice calls (mobile & fixed) and SMS are limitless to all networks: You never have to worry about paying for voice or SMS, ever again.
The Internet is Always On: Even if you finish your allocated high speed quota, you can continue surfing with free basic internet. Data boosters are available from as low as RM10 for 200MB.
2. Roam the world (106 countries) at one low flat rate of RM38/day: With one flat rate, you’ll be never have pay-per-use data charges while roaming
3. New devices available with Maxis ONE plan: From the range of new devices offered, three models are available for FREE with the plan, to get you started quickly.
(Left) Dushyan Vaithiyanathan, Maxis’ Head of Consumer Business and Tan Lay Han, Maxis’ Head of Sales and Service (right), launching the Maxis ONE plan earlier today.

“As mobile internet becomes a more important part of our lives, we want customers not to have to worry about paying for voice calls and SMS, and to feel free when they communicate. We believe this is the best internet plan as it makes life simple and is easy to use. Ultimately we hope to break free from traditional limits and provide a new worry-free mobile internet experience. With limitless talk & text and non-stop data experience over our fastest and widest network, we are stamping our leadership in the industry once again,” said Dushyan Vaithiyanathan, Maxis’ Head of Consumer Business.

The Maxis One Plan has been simplified into two plan options, the Maxis ONE plan lite, and the Maxis ONE plan:
Rate Plan
Maxis ONE plan lite
Maxis ONE plan
Monthly Commitment Fee
RM 78
RM 128
Monthly Voice, SMS and Data Bundle
Minutes Allocation
SMS Allocation
Mobile Internet Allocation
Data Boosters

Customers who are on existing postpaid plans can change or upgrade to the Maxis ONE plan as long as they are not bound by any contract.

To sign up now, visit any Maxis Centre or Maxis Exclusive Partner store nationwide or visit our Maxis Online Store. For more information on the Maxis ONE plan, please visit



(2014年5月30日) 毋须讳言,我们正身处于一个互联网的新时代,我们所拨打的电话或发送简讯的数量已逐渐成为过去式。如今,我们需要的是能够随时按照我们想要的方式,自由自在地连接上线和进行通讯。今天,对明讯而言是一个意义非常的日子。Maxis推出突破性,全新及备受期待的后付配套 – Maxis ONE Plan。Maxis ONE Plan是唯一能提供无限通话和简讯,让客户能享受“全天侯在线” (Always On)的互联网服务的同时,又无需再顾虑漫游费用的互联网配套。

简而言之,Maxis ONE plan 提供以下服务:
1. 无限的语音通话(流动及固定线路)和简讯(至所有电讯网络):您无需再为通话或简讯付费而忧心。
互联网是“全天侯在线”:即使您使用完高速互联网的配额,您还是可以使用免费的基本互联网服务继续浏览。数据增速最低收费由 RM10(200MB) 开始。
2. 低收费漫游世界(106个国家),每天只需RM38:统一费率,当进行漫游时,您无需再按使用数据总额缴费。
3. 随Maxis ONE plan附赠的手机配套:在新的手机配套中,有三款型号随签购Maxis ONE plan免费赠送。

“由于流动互联网已成为我们生活中不可或缺的一个重要部分,我们要让客户不再为缴通话和简讯费用担心,并且能自由地随时进行通讯。我们相信Maxis ONE plan是最好的互联网配套,因为它既简单化又容易使用。我们希望能够摆脱传统的束缚,提供全新的突破性的流动互联网体验。这项让客户可享有无限通话和简讯,以及体验我们最快和最广的网络服务,且无中断的互联网配套,让我们再次在业界中领航。”明讯消费者业务部门主管Dushyan Vaithiyanathan表示。

明讯 One Plan简化成两个配套,即Maxis ONE plan lite和Maxis ONE plan

RM 78
RM 128
凡已是后付配套的现有客户,只要无合约约束,都可以更改计划或升级现有计划至Maxis ONE plan。

凡想要立即注册的新客户,欢迎到全国任何一家明讯中心或明讯Exclusive Partner询问,或游览我们的明讯网上商店。欲进一步了解Maxis ONE plan的详情,请浏览

Introducing Xperia M2, the best smartphone technology in its class1

  • The slimmest 4G smartphone2 with the best smartphone camera3 and largest qHD display4 in its class
  • Sony’s premium experiences, including the OmniBalance design, stunning processor performance, 4G speed and a long-lasting battery in a mid-range smartphone
  • Razor sharp photos and video with the 8MP Exmor RS™ for mobile, HDR camera, and Xperia camera apps for live video broadcasting and sharing 
30th May 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) introduces Xperia™ M2, the 4G LTE smartphone at a mid-range price point, with a best-in-class processor and razor sharp 8MP camera with Exmor RS for mobile.

“Xperia M2 is an ultra fast smartphone that offers brilliant specs and performance, reaching new audiences with a mid-range price. This is a great device for the customer looking for a smartphone that has it all,” says Cheong Wah Tong, Malaysia Head of Market, Sony Mobile Communications. “It combines the best of Sony, bringing you our latest technologies on a mid-range smartphone.”
A mid-range smartphone with the best technology in its class1
Xperia M2 showcases high quality technology at an affordable price. Sony’s OmniBalance design as found on Sony’s premium smartphone range, an ultra-fast processor and a large qHD display, combine to create brilliant all-round performance, whilst the unique Xperia camera, music and movie apps offer stunning entertainment experiences.
The best smartphone camera in its class3
With the highest resolution camera in its class4, the stunning 8MP camera with Exmor RS for mobile comes armed with Autoscene Recognition and HDR. Using the expertise and technology of Sony’s Cyber-shot cameras, Xperia M2 is perfect for capturing all of your favourite moments in brilliant quality.

Brilliant performance and speed that goes on forever
Sony’s engineering expertise in display and camera technologies collide to create Xperia M2. The large 4.8” qHD display, carefully crafted with our display expertise is perfect for enjoying entertainment content on the largest qHD display in its class.
Being the world's slimmest 4G smartphone in its class2, Xperia M2 combines the ultra-fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPUs and 4G LTE for fast performance and a 2300mAh battery with STAMINA Mode 3.0. Ideal for long days of heavy usage, Xperia E3 provides speed and durability for users on-the-go.

The slimmest 4G smartphone in its class2
All this premium technology is housed in a thin and light smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand. Xperia M2 is available in three distinct colour options: black, white and purple.

Dual SIM, no compromise
Xperia M2’s dual-SIM variant, Xperia M2dual5, is a fast mobile phone that offers a new experience through the incorporation of Sony’s latest generation of dual-SIM technology. Users can set up both SIM cards independently with custom ring tones and easily choose between SIMs before making calls or sending texts, whilst Sony’s dual SIM management technology means that users can keep both SIMs active and never miss a call, even when talking on one of them.

Exclusive offers available for a limited time
Extending its viewing and listening experiences, Sony will be offering six months free subscription to Akazoo, a social media music app that comes preloaded on the Xperia M2, providing users with access to a music library of more than 15 million tracks. In addition, Xperia M2 users will be able to download up to three movies for free (between May – October 2014) through their Privilege Movies app, which is also preloaded onto the device. That’s not all because from 12th May to 13th June 2014, Xperia M2 users will be able to enjoy the sounds of Michael Jackson on previously unreleased tracks through free download of the artist’s posthumous compilation album XSCAPE.

Availability and RRP
The Xperia M2 Dual is available in the choice of black or white at a recommended retail price of RM939.


~Ricoh steps up its game with new and improved multifunction printers~

Kuala Lumpur, 30 May 2014 – As a successor to the first SP 100 series launched just last year, Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.’s latest refined compact black and white multifunction laser printer, the SP 112 series has made a significant upgrade in productivity, functionality and paper handling – even providing the first ever, long awaited solution to ridding one of the most frustrating work hindrances known to men – “paper jams”.

The new and improved SP112 series is set to edge out Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.’s competition as it is a quintessential fit for all personal, SMB, small and home office use, providing cutting edge office and print solutions poised to enhance and increase work efficiency.
Aside from now supporting a wider range of paper sizes, one of the revolutionary highlights of the SP 112 series is its robust and excellent paper handling ability to perpetuate an undisturbed printing performance even with the input of crumpled and torn paper, improving work efficiency and productivity by minimising unnecessary time wastage and unwanted headaches in solving technical difficulties, especially those spent on removing paper jams.
Designed in line with low end printers, the SP 112 series is one of the slimmest printers in the market that is small, lightweight, and portable, making it mobile and flexible for its users, all while it maintains its versatility and reliability. This is reflected in the SP 112 series’ ability to feature an Energy Saver Mode, a manual duplex printing option, and an all-in-one toner cartridge function which in fact, collectively contributes to a low start-up and maintenance cost.
Further to its enhancement, the SP 112 series sees an improved Automatic Document Feeder (AFD) speed as well as an increased print speed of 16ppm (from its previous speed of 13ppm). With one push of a button, its ID copy function is capable of producing multiple copies with good copy image quality handling that is supported by various paper sizes, including A6, A5, Half-Letter (HLT) and A4 sized papers. Additionally, the SP 112SF model with built in fax functions  enables up to 100 speed dials with its brand new noticeably fast fax function armed with the speed compatibility of  a Super G3 (33.6Kbps modem speed).

“At Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., we live by our brand tagline “imagine. change.” whereby we constantly strive to achieve technological breakthroughs through unleashing new ways of thinking that will improve lives and catalyse society advancement. We are passionate and committed to helping our customers embrace these changes through innovation,” said Peter Wee, Chief Operating Officer of Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

In addition to the introduction of the SP112 series, Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. also introduced its newly refined SP C250 and SP C252 series, a full colour laser and multifunction printer with a compact footprint, ideal not only for small offices and home offices, but for the SMB and vertical industry players as well.
Perfectly packaged with this improved product comes a great economical and versatile colour printer built for reliable and efficient productivity that lowers total cost of ownership with its Economy Colour mode, long-life components, and an impressive duty of 30,000 pages per month for the SP 250 series, and 65,000 pages per month for the SP 252 series, ensuring peak volumes are matched. Donning a new slick design, the eco compliant printer with both colour and black and white print output of 20ppm, also highlights state-of-the-art image quality with up to 2,400 x 600dpi resolution.  Moreover, its wired and wireless connectivity allows effortless mobile printing from Smart Devices via the Ricoh Smart Print and Scan mobile print app, adding flexibility with wired and wireless connectivity options.

“Companies today can find confidence and assurance in credible business partners to pursue work advancement in order to remain competitive in the business. Ricoh, for example, is able to help companies achieve that by being a total office, IT and business solutions provider,” said Mr. Wee.
“It is our mission and obligation to society to enhance user experience, as well as to increase workflow and productivity through our products and services. We do so by understanding and forecasting the current and future needs of our consumers. The SP 112 and SP C250 series are sheer examples of how we cater to their needs through innovation and imagination, transcending the current products and services we offer with better ones that will take our clients to further heights,” added Mr. Wee.
The new black and white multifunction SP112 series is priced between RM299 to RM699 and is available in three versions (single function, 3-in-1 and 4-in-1), while the new full-colour laser multifunction SP C250 and SP C252 series is priced from RM899 and up.

For more information, please log on to: or call 1-300-88-8228.

WatchGuard Technologies First To Deliver True Integration of Wired and Wireless Network Security

Fireware® 11.9 allows users to deploy, configure and manage wireless access points from a WatchGuard UTM or NGFW threat management appliance without requiring additional hardware

KUALA LUMPUR – May 30, 2014 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in integrated security platforms, today announced that its Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) appliances are the first to allow users to deploy, configure and manage both wired and wireless network security through a single appliance in a “single pane of glass” view. This enhanced wireless functionality – made possible by the release of WatchGuard’s Fireware® 11.9 operating system – eliminates the need for additional wireless network management solutions, and gives IT professionals a unified Web interface for managing and monitoring their entire network in real time.

 “Today, wireless is an extension of an organization’s wired network. Yet, IT professionals are often forced to use separate tools and complex solutions when securing and managing those networks,” said Dave R. Taylor, vice president of corporate and product strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. “The latest update to our platform is a significant step forward and an industry first. It will save customers time and money by allowing them to consolidate management and security around their wired and wireless networks. Set your policies once and they apply to all traffic, wired and wireless alike.”

The enhanced functionality of 11.9 gives IT professionals the ability to quickly map wireless Access Points (APs) and coverage, change both wired and wireless security policies simultaneously, and to enforce traffic, coverage and security standards across the entire network infrastructure. The organization can also evaluate traffic and channel conflicts, identify vulnerabilities, manage bandwidth prioritization and even map all wireless activity on neighboring networks sharing the same frequency. This insures that all traffic and security issues are apparent and can be addressed in real time, including rogue APs that may mimic others on the network.

Version 11.9 of WatchGuard’s Fireware operating system includes other Best-of-Breed services such as: AntiVirus, AntiSpam, Application Control, Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Fireware also integrates WatchGuard Dimension™, the company’s award-winning big data visibility tool, through any WatchGuard threat management appliance.

Go Full Throttle at Sepang with MICHELIN The Right 2 Race online game

PETALING JAYA – MAY 26, 2014. Get a chance of a lifetime to participate in a real and unique motorsport experience at the legendary Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia with MICHELIN The Right 2 Race online game.

From May 26 to June 30, 2014, simply log on to and show your race driving skills by playing an online racing game where players will be tested on their skills of choosing the ideal racing lines and the perfect braking points around the digital version of the real Sepang International Circuit. Built with a cool mix of sweeping corners, tight turns and wide-open straights, the world famous Sepang International Circuit is clearly a challenge for real professional race drivers and participants of the MICHELIN The Right 2 Race online game alike.

The 5 from Malaysia, amongst the total of 25 from all around Asia, with the best and fastest lap times recorded in the game from will win a trip to the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia to participate and enjoy a unique once-in-a-lifetime motorsport experience: the MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience which is to be held on 2nd of August this year.
The MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience is an exhilarating motorsport experience organized by Michelin where participants will get to ride and drive real high-performance race vehicles under the safety supervision of Michelin professional driving instructors.

This year, participants will get behind the wheels of the newly-introduced single-seater Formula 4 race car, as well as Renault Clio and Citroen C2 Rally cars and receive coaching from professional driving instructors on how to tear through corners and throw the throttle down at the Sepang circuit.
On top of that, to end the day a professional driver will also take participants on an adrenaline- pumping hot lap, as close to race-pace as possible, in race cars such as the legendary Formula Le Mans, so they can experience the extreme thrill of professional driving and the maximum performance and safety of Michelin tires - the winning secret of race champions.
Find out more about the game and MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience at and


Accelerates Seagate’s Entrance into PCIe Market and Strengthens SSD Controller Capabilities

MALAYSIA — May 30, 2014 — Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, and Avago Technologies Limited, a leading semiconductor device supplier to the enterprise storage, wired, wireless and industrial end markets, today announced that they have entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Seagate will acquire the assets of LSI’s Accelerated Solutions Division (“ASD”) and Flash Components Division (“FCD”) from Avago for US$450 million in cash.

The acquisition strengthens Seagate’s strategy to deliver a full suite of storage solutions, providing Seagate with established Enterprise PCIe flash and SSD controller capabilities to deliver solutions for the growing flash storage market. LSI’s ASD business, which is the second largest player in the PCIe flash space, offers a highly differentiated enterprise-grade PCIe flash solution focused on the high-growth cloud and hyperscale markets. LSI’s FCD business, led by its SandForce SF2000 and SF3700 controller products, is driving a multi-product roadmap to address volume markets.

“Seagate is committed to providing our customers with a complete range of storage solutions, and this acquisition will significantly enhance our flash storage offerings to supplement our existing portfolio,” said Steve Luczo, Seagate Chairman and CEO. “LSI’s ASD business has the broadest PCIe flash product offering and intellectual property in the market today and the FCD business has best-in-class SSD controllers with proven support for a wide range of applications. This acquisition immediately boosts Seagate’s range and depth of flash storage capabilities today, and these teams bring to Seagate the expertise to accelerate our roadmap in this important and growing market.”

In fiscal 2015, Seagate would expect the combination of its enterprise SSD product line and these SSD Controller families to generate revenues of at least US$150 million and be slightly accretive to the company gross margin with operating margin headwind of US$30 to US$40 million. As Seagate drives operational synergies and leverages its SSD technology into its product portfolio, the company would expect the operating margin contribution from its SSD business to be neutral to positive in fiscal 2016 and beyond.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of calendar year 2014, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and the receipt of certain regulatory approvals, including those required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

Children and the Internet: the Problem of Undesirable Content

Petaling Jaya, May 29 - Every year more and more children go online. Most parents are perfectly aware that there are sites that contain pornography, show images of violence, promote drug taking, and show other undesirable content. However, not every parent can imagine which particular categories of such undesirable sites children tend to visit most, or how often. So Kaspersky Lab decided to find out by analyzing the Internet search patterns[1] of young users.

Ten categories of undesirable website content were chosen for the investigation, as follows: pornography and erotica, illegal software, narcotics, cruelty and violence, strong language, weapons, gambling, anonymous proxy servers, payment systems, and online games.

The Forbidden 10

Parents traditionally deem three categories of undesirable content especially undesirable for their children. These are: pornography and erotica, cruelty and violence, and narcotics. With regard to these three, the investigation returned the following findings:

•  In nearly in all countries, the ‘pornography and erotica’ category – by a large margin – leads in the visit-ratings based on notifications from Kaspersky Lab’s Parental Control module. The highest percentages of visits[2] to sites with pornographic/erotic content were in Japan (74.9%) and in France (68.9%). Number three was Mexico (56.3%).

•  Sites belonging to the category of ‘cruelty and violence’ are visited most often in Mexico (8.6%) and the USA (7%), and in Europe – specifically in the UK and Spain (both 4.8%). Based on Parental Control statistics, the popularity of sites in this category is relatively low. Nevertheless, it’s worth pointing out that getting to such sites accidentally is practically impossible: they need to be located on the Internet intentionally. Accordingly, even these low percentages of visits to sites of this category can signal to parents a degree of danger and be a cause for concern.

•  Sites in the ‘narcotics’ category, like those in the ‘cruelty and violence’ category, are visited most often in Mexico (1.8%) and the USA (1.4%). In third place comes the UK (0.9%).

Illegal software is especially popular in China, and so in this country this category is way in front from the rest (69.4%, against the 24% of the nearest ‘competitor’ – Spain, and the 10.6% of Japan). Extra danger posed by sites in this category lies in the fact that on sites offering illegal software malware is very often is distributed too.

Indicators of other categories

•  Strong language: Russia (10.7%), Italy (9%), Mexico (7.7%)
•  Weapons: Russia (26.4%), Italy (13.7%), USA (12%)
•  Gambling: Italy (15.7%) USA (15.4%), UK (13.5%)
•  Anonymous proxy-servers: Mexico (2.1%), UK (1.2%), Italy (0.8%)
•  Credit card payments: Italy (8.5%), France (5.5%), Germany (2%)
•  Online games: Germany (41.1%), Australia (13.4%), USA (11.2%)

Commenting on the findings, Anna Larkina, Senior Web Content Analyst at Kaspersky Lab, said: “Besides unwanted content, the Internet brings with it other dangers no less damaging for children, for example cyber-bullying or cyber-trolling. Aggressors can exploit all possible channels of online interaction – including social networks, forums, chats and messengers – which when used together can cause victims untold mental suffering. Technically, the fight against cyber-trolling is not so simple, so Parental Control is not so effective against it. As a rule children are not able to cope with aggressors on their own; therefore, parents have an important role to play in the protection of children from cyber-bullying. Ideally, parents need to pay attention to their children’s Internet activity.”

More information can be found at

Thursday, May 29, 2014

DiGi in search of inspiring and everyday internet stories from all walks of life

  • Latest campaign gets Malaysian netizens sharing meaningful mobile internet experiences 
  • Two most interesting ideas will be produced into a TVC

SHAH ALAM, 29 May 2014 – DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi), with the support of Google Malaysia, is in search of inspiring mobile internet stories. The newly launched What’s Your Internet Story? campaign aims to reach out to the increasing number of Malaysians on the internet to uncover their experiences, how they have benefitted from being connected to the internet on the go, and the use of Google products and tools.

The two winning stories will be produced into a television commercial to be shared with other Malaysians to inspire them, with each contributor winning RM5,000 cash each. Meanwhile, all 10 finalists will each get a chance to attend an experiential learning programme hosted by DiGi and Google Malaysia to gain deeper understanding of their culture, innovation and products.
Speaking in conjunction with the launch of the campaign, Christian Thrane, DiGi’s Chief Marketing Officer said, “Every day we enable internet services for millions of customers. Access to mobile internet has empowered many individuals and helped them transform their lives through access to knowledge, financial inclusion, and affordable and accessible healthcare services, among many other things. Opportunities abound with having internet on the go, and they present meaningful moments and experiences for each user.”

“We are looking for a varied collection of mobile internet anecdotes. It could be an example of a life-changing moment or a routine activity with deep, meaningful impact to one’s daily life. There are many inspiring stories out there and we’d like to encourage all Malaysians to pitch in and share theirs,” added Thrane.
How do I share my internet story?
All you have to do to participate is to log on to, sign in with your Google+ account or personal email, and share your story in writing. Submissions are open to all Malaysians from now until 24 June 2014.

All stories must be authentic and multiple entries are encouraged. Participants are welcomed to share stories of family or friends as long as they obtain permission from the person and attribute the story to them.

For each submission, participants will need to:

  • Articulate how they have benefitted from the use of the internet on the go, and elaborate how it has changed their lives and/or enhanced their lifestyles
  • Within the story, clearly state Google products and tools, and describe how they were used
  • Finally, participants are required to pin their location

Google products and tools include Google Search, Google Translate, YouTube, Gmail, Waze, Google+, Google Hangout, Google Drive, Google Maps and Google Earth.

Selection process and criteria
All eligible entries will be evaluated based on originality, relevance of the story, how the use of the internet and Google products have been optimised, impact to the lives of the user and the people around them, and the emotional influence of the story. Judges from DiGi and Google Malaysia will shortlist 10 finalists and select two winners after the closing date.

For more information on What’s Your Internet Story? campaign, please visit:

Ubisoft Consulted with Kaspersky Lab to Authenticate Watch Dogs Script

Petaling Jaya, May 29 - A team of Kaspersky Lab experts were consulted by the developers of the action-adventure game, Watch Dogs, which was released on May 27 worldwide by Ubisoft, a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. The goal of this cooperation was to avoid over-sensationalization or misinterpretation of the cyber-domain, and to make the theoretical cyber-scenarios in the game, both during in-game play and in character/plot developments, as authentic as possible.

Watch Dogs tells the story of Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker whose criminal past led to a violent family tragedy.  Now on the hunt for those who hurt his family, players will be able to monitor and hack their enemies by manipulating everything connected to the city’s Central Operating System (ctOS). Watch Dogs lets the player use Chicago as their ultimate weapon and exact their own style of revenge.

The Watch Dogs development team approached Kaspersky Lab’s security experts at the beginning of 2013, shortly after the latter issued a lengthy research paper on the cyber-espionage campaign dubbed Red October. This was a sophisticated toolkit for cyber-espionage activities able to steal data from computer systems, collect information from smartphones, record audio if the system had a microphone, and hack webcam streams, and upload everything to a server. By that time, with most of the Watch Dogs script already complete, the developers were just polishing it to make it look more realistic. This is where the team of Kaspersky Lab experts joined in. It provided technical consultations and recommendations on what they considered was accurate, and what could be tweaked, edited or changed to make the gameplay and plot development more technically authentic.

Commenting on consulting Ubisoft regarding Watch Dogs, Vitaly Kamluk, Principal Security Researcher with Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research & Analysis Team, said: “When we first heard about the game we were really intrigued. Ubisoft was pretty accurate in terms of predicting upcoming threats and how cities might look like in five or 10 years. Many of the in-game hacks have become reality already. The game conveys well what might happen if control over systems winds up in the wrong hands. You can seize this control yourself and see how it causes difficulties for people all around you. You can take it to extremes to bring chaos to the city. Your actions could even hurt or kill people.”

For example, most of the hacks in the game are about automated control systems being compromised. This is a relatively new trend that started several years ago with the appearance of the Stuxnet worm, which attacked industrial control systems at an Iranian nuclear facility. That was an example of how a computer program can break things in the real world – Stuxnet actually broke physical equipment. And you can have the same thing in Watch Dogs.

Vitaly Kamluk added: “Although some of the hacks are very similar to those occurring in the real world, it is still just a simulation – thankfully! It's crucial to understand that Watchdogs doesn't teach you hacking. What it can do is show you just how powerful a hacking tool can be. We hope that this game will allow people to think about the security of future city operating systems, which needs to be taken really seriously. After all, if such systems are hacked, the consequences could be catastrophic.”

 “Working with Kaspersky Lab helped us to solidify the technical authenticity in the game,” said Thomas Geffroyd, brand content director, Ubisoft. “There were some liberties we had to take in order to keep the game fun so Vitaly and his team gave us advice within the parameters of including this content in a video game.”

Time to Say Goodbye: Research Indicates that Businesses Need Agile Networks to Meet Evolving User Demands

Less than one-in-ten enterprises has faith in its existing network; more agile infrastructures are needed to deliver next-generation applications and services

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -  May 29, 2014: – New research* commissioned by Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) indicates that enterprises are being restricted by legacy network resources, requiring them to say “goodbye” to yesterday’s infrastructure and challenge the status quo on how to architect their data centers for the future. While many enterprises (75 percent) have invested in the network over the last three years, a staggering 92 percent of senior IT Decision-Makers (ITDMs) feel that their infrastructure is not agile enough to deliver robust and scalable services to stakeholders or support next-generation applications.

To further highlight the challenge facing these organizations, more than a quarter of respondents admitted to having to take remedial action on network outages several times a week, if not daily, while almost a fifth of respondents candidly stated that their network was not fit for purpose, suggesting that the legacy network is in need of change.

“The fact that legacy networks are not able to meet the evolving demands of modern business is not necessarily news, but what is concerning is the scale of the problem,” stated Jason Nolet, Vice President Data Center Switching and Routing at Brocade. “Over the last ten years, the way we interact with data has evolved beyond anyone’s expectation. Billions of connected devices are overloading global networks with requests every second, and users demand always-on, instantaneous access to applications and services. Virtualization and cloud models are scaling at pace but require greater network agility and performance, as well as reduced operational cost and complexity. All of these factors are placing pressure on an infrastructure that, frankly, was never designed to deal with such demands. While the problem itself is not new, the scale to which it is impacting businesses means that enterprises must address it immediately or face the real danger of becoming obsolete to their customers.”

Many enterprises are beginning to meet this challenge head-on. Acknowledging that their current networks cannot scale to meet short- to mid-term business needs, more than half of senior ITDMs are either actively evaluating Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies or plan to do so in the next 12 months. Users believe that a software-based approach will deliver improved uptime and availability, better access to real-time information and increased productivity, so they are looking to re-engineer their environments to help them on the journey to SDN. As such, 65 percent of respondents are actively using (or evaluating in the next year) Ethernet fabric architectures in a bid to manage their current cost, complexity and reliability challenges while building the robust physical infrastructure needed for SDN.

“The findings clearly show that, despite apparent investment in the past few years, most organizations are still ill-equipped for current business demands and need to say “goodbye” to their legacy environments. The Brocade vision for the network – a fabric-based network – enables our customers to simplify and automate their networks, as well as dramatically improve network efficiency, utilization and performance. It also represents another logical step on the path toward mass customer adoption of SDN, which is what respondents say they need,” added Nolet.

Other key findings from the research included:

·         75 percent of respondents would welcome the use of an “on-demand” data center model (a purpose-built network infrastructure for highly virtualized and cloud computing environments)

·         Complexity (20 percent), cost (19 percent) and performance (14 percent) are the biggest data center challenges facing senior ITDMs

·         17 percent of enterprises have no plans to evaluate SDN, and 16 percent feel the same towards fabric-based architectures

·         On average, 49 percent of servers are currently virtualized with this rising to an average of 64 percent in two years

·         It currently takes an average of four days to provision a new device or application, and five days to provision a new service

·         35 percent of departments have looked to deploy cloud-based services in order to enhance their IT experience, but have done so without engaging the company’s IT organization

Brocade leads the way in SDN technologies to help unleash the power, intelligence and analytics of networks with a flexible, end-to-end cloud-based solution. To pave the way for SDN, Brocade VCS Fabric technology helps organizations create efficient data center networks that just work. Ethernet fabrics built on Brocade VCS Fabric technology provide unmatched automation, efficiency and VM awareness compared to traditional network architectures and competitive fabric offerings. In addition, they increase flexibility and IT agility, enabling organizations to transition smoothly to elastic, mission-critical networks in highly virtualized cloud data centers

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* The study, commissioned by Brocade, was conducted by third-party research firm Vanson Bourne, and surveyed 400 senior ITDMs from large enterprises in the UK and US.

Nokia XL goes on sale in Malaysia

Nokia XL offers a better-designed way to enjoy a world of apps

29 May 2014, Kuala Lumpur. Nokia XL, part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that run Android™ apps, has begun selling in Malaysia. The new device is the perfect introduction to the world of Android apps, coupled with great design, an intuitive user interface, and the most popular Microsoft services.

The Nokia XL boasts of unmatched quality and design, with a fresh, tile-based user interface inspired by our Lumia family. It comes with Fastlane, a screen which lets people switch between their favorite apps more smoothly. People can access curated, quality-tested apps from Nokia Store, more than a dozen third-party app stores and by sideloading. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of very popular third-party apps and games.

“We believe this unique combination will resonate with consumers around the world and set a great precedent for the level of quality that can be achieved in the fast-growing, affordable smartphone segment.” said Gary Chan, Head of Marketing Microsoft Devices, Pan Asia.

Out of the box, they can enjoy quality experiences including free HERE Maps, with true offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, and MixRadio for free music streaming and downloadable playlists. The Nokia XL is also an affordable introduction to popular Microsoft services, including free cloud storage using OneDrive.

With the purchase of the Nokia XL smartphone in Malaysia, people will get one month of Skype’s Unlimited World Subscription for a limited time, ideal to make international calls to landlines in more than 60 countries and to mobile phones in 8 countries.

Nokia XL: big, bold and beautiful
The Nokia XL is the premium offering in the Nokia X family. Boasting a 5” display, 5MP rear-facing autofocus camera with flash, and 2MP front-facing camera, it is the ultimate choice for big-screen entertainment. The Nokia XL features the same performance boost as the Nokia X+ but on a larger format. People can also take advantage of the larger screen size, front- and rear-facing cameras to get the most out Skype video calls and video apps like Vine.

The Nokia XL features two screens: home, which features a fresh, tile-based design and Fastlane. Fastlane is a dynamic record of how people use their phone, day by day, moment by moment. It captures everything people love: they need only to swipe once from the homescreen to access Fastlane, see a record of recent activity, and switch between their favourite apps, smoothly. Fastlane has been completely re-imagined for the Nokia X family. People can return a missed call by calling or texting, accept or decline calendar invitations, or control the music player – all from within the Fastlane view. Fastlane is also more customizable and social-friendly than ever. People can select what appears on their Fastlane feed, read notifications from their social networks and update their status from within Fastlane, making the experience even more productive.

New LINE stickers for @NokiaMY followers
In conjunction with the sales start of Nokia XL in Malaysia, Nokia and LINE will be releasing a set of free stickers on LINE, featuring Gempak Starz’s popular comic characters in “Lawak under 18”.  To download these stickers, users will need to follow Nokia Malaysia’s LINE Official Account (ID @NokiaMY).

Product specifications and availability
The dual Sim Nokia XL is now available at all Nokia stores and authorized resellers for RM599 (RRP)


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 May 2014 – Epson, the world’s top projector maker for 13 years in a row according to FutureSource Consulting, announced the launch of the EB-595Wi Interactive WXGA 3LCD Projector at the Digital Education Show Asia 2014. The ultra-short-throw EB-595Wi is the world's first 3LCD interactive projector that allows for operation simply by touching the screen with a finger. This includes opening and closing of files, page scrolling, moving and expanding objects and annotation, giving users a previously unheard of ease of control over their presentations and even allowing them to make PC-free annotations literally at the touch of a finger.

“The Epson EB-595Wi is a versatile and revolutionary addition to today’s smart classroom, adding an element of engagement for students that previously did not exist. Epson has integrated several of our innovations into the EB-595Wi that together will allow for greater collaboration, brainstorming and interactivity in the classroom. This takes kinesthetic learning to new heights,” said Danny Lee, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Epson Malaysia.

Epson EB-595Wi, the world's first 3LCD touch-enabled interactive projector, can be operated simply by touching the screen with a finger.

With many interactive projectors, issues of shadow interference and obstruction are always present. However, Epson’s ultra-short throw projection eliminates many of these common problems by reducing the throw ratio to only 0.27. This means that the EB-595Wi needs only 47cm to project an 80-inch screen. Furthermore, Epson’s 3LCD projectors offer 3X brighter colors compared to leading 1-chip DLP business and education projectors, and the EB-595Wi delivers 3300 lumens of colour brightness and 3300 lumens of white brightness to project truly dynamic images and ensure bright, vivid lessons.

Epson showcased a full range of visual imaging and printing solutions for today’s smart classroom. Working in concert, these solutions help teachers engage their class and make lessons interactive, while also addressing the operational needs of the school to create affordable colour handouts, to make data handling easy and to reduce energy usage.

Epson EB-1410Wi 3LCD interactive projector features flexible projection modes so that images can be projected on surfaces like tabletops, whiteboards and walls.

The Epson EB-1410Wi 3LCD interactive projector features flexible projection modes so that teachers can project lessons on surfaces like whiteboards, walls and tabletops. This gives them the means to create vibrant classrooms that encourage creativity and participation using Epson’s interactive pens without worrying about space constraints. Projects created using the EB-1410Wi can be wirelessly sent for printing to the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4521, the world’s fastest auto two side printer.

Using Epson’s award winning L-Series Original Ink Tank Printers, teachers can quickly and affordably print colouring activities, posters and annotated lesson handouts. The Epson L1300, L355 and M200 feature refillable ink tanks that deliver ultra-high page yields at the lowest cost per page of any genuine supplies printer. “We are so confident about the low cost of Epson’s ink tank printing solutions that we are offering free printing services to exhibitors at the Digital Education Show Asia 2014,” added Lee.
Epson L1300, the world’s first 4-colour, A3+ original ink tank system printer, brings ultra affordability to high quality A3 document printing.

Epson inkjet and ink tank printers come equipped with highly efficient and durable Epson Micro Piezo™ print head technology that makes it possible to precisely control the amount of ink that is fired from the print head during printing. This allows Epson printers to deliver both high image quality and high printing speeds, and is one reason why Epson printers are consistently rated among the best in the world.

Rounding off their smart classroom solutions, Epson showcased the Epson LabelWorks LW-1000P wireless label printer that works with PCs and Android and iOS devices, and the Epson WorkForce DS-860 colour document scanner that features Optical Mark Recognition and can be used to accurately and efficiently mark exam papers. The DS-860 comes with Epson’s Document Capture Pro software that allows users to scan, manipulate and send documents with ease, to automate scan jobs, and to seamlessly and locally manage documents, then integrate them into cloud services.
Epson Labelworks LW-1000P features seamless Wi-Fi and Ethernet capabilities that enable wireless label printing from any smart device.

“Epson’s broad range of projectors, printers and scanners are designed to serve and exceed the requirements of the education environment. Being affordable and built with robust construction our products will enhance the learning experience of students at all levels,” said Lee.