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BlackBerry Z10: Well or Over-Priced?

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Smartphone users are willing to pay top ringgit for their handsets because in today’s world, our phones are capable of everything from streaming music and movie content to navigating your route and even translating a foreign language. Of course, when we shell out our hard-earned cash for a new handset, we expect it to offer the most-up-to date technology on the market. The new BlackBerry Z10 device has been touted as a worthy competitor to phones from manufacturers like Samsung and Android, and its recommended retail price reflects that notion. But is the Z10 really worth its high price tag? Read on to find out:

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MyIX Announces Upgraded Internet Exchange Network for Malaysian ISPs

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11, 2011 – The operator of Malaysian’s sole neutral Internet Exchange, MyIX – known as ‘Persatuan Pengendali Internet Malaysia’, today announces the availability of its upgraded network that comprises a total of eight Internet exchange nodes to provide comprehensive Internet traffic routing in the country.

The upgrade saw the building of additional of five Internet nodes established in Bayan Baru, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, which was commissioned by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

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Doing More Business Online

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Most small business owners are content with a website or maybe a Facebook page in order to drum up sales and inform their favorite customers about special deals. While this is certainly better than no internet presence at all, it doesn’t allow a business to really make the most out of the web. Businesses that really use the web and web applications best are those who integrate it into their core customer experience, making sure that it allows them to connect with their customers and enhance their connection with the business.

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Send Faxes To The USA And Canada For Free!

There are instances when you can’t avoid using faxes as a communication tool. Personally, I have a deep hatred of faxes. I find them outdated and costly, especially when I need to send them to an overseas number.

Thankfully though, there’s a low cost (free even, if you can tolerate ads in your faxes) method of sending faxes to the USA or Canada.

For $1.99 (USD), you can fax over a document to a US or Canadian number without needing a fax machine thanks to FaxZero. The document can be up to 15 pages (I’m assuming it’s for a standard A4 or letter size page) and should be in MS Word or PDF format in order to use this service.

If you’re really cheap, you can even fax a document using this service for free! However, the document is limited to three pages and a cover page containing advertisements will be included in your transmission.

If the fax is for business purposes, I suggest you invest in that $1.99 transmission fee to avoid your recipient having an ad-laced cover page. Surely you don’t want to be seen as cheap (or worse; unprofessional) to your prospects!

Miranda: The Light Instant Messaging Client

How important is instant messaging (IM) in your online life? For me, I don’t spend much time at all on IM. However, it is an important communications medium for me as a lot of my colleagues, friends and clients use it as the main method of staying in contact.

There are many popular IM protocols; Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger and Google Talk (which actually runs on the Jabber protocol) are among the more well-known. I have contacts on all these protocols, but running dedicated IM clients for each of them would be out of the question.

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