Maybank2U Website Inaccessible (UPDATE: Its Back Online)

UPDATE – 24 Nov, 1000am: Maybank2U is now operational once again. More details below.
UPDATE – 24 Nov, 3:00am: The site is still inaccessible.
ORIGINAL STORY – 23 Nov, 1146pm:
Maybank2u.com.my, arguably Malaysia’s largest online banking platform is currently down. The outage was reported at around 9.05pm, and the site still remains inaccessible as of 11.45pm.
Prior to the outage, customers confirmed facing issues logging into the site, with passwords not being accepted, and the secure image which accompanies each login failing to display.
Maybank2u mobile apps, which are available on iOS and Android doesn’t seem to be affected by this outage.
A quick check on Maybank’s Facebook page confirms that they are having intermittent issues with their site.

UPDATE – 24 Nov, 1000am:
Maybank2U is online once again according to a short status update on the bank’s official Facebook page.

That being said, some users have reported in the same Facebook post above that a variety of errors still popping up in the service. Do let the bank know if you are facing similar situation.
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Xpax Now Offering iPhone X from RM254 a Month on EasyPhone

The iPhone X is finally here in Malaysia, and if you wish to get your hands on one, you may now do so from Xpax. The prepaid telco is offering the iPhone X from as low as RM254 a month on its EasyPhone instalment plan that requires no credit card and no upfront payment.
Get the 64GB iPhone X at RM254 a month, or the top-of-the-line 256GB iPhone X for RM287 a month. The repayment period of Xpax EasyPhone is 24 months, and the fee is inclusive of RM30 prepaid credit each month for the entire duration of the repayment period.
You can also opt in for device protection plan from Xpax at an additional RM23 a month. Device protection plan ensures worry-free protection of your devices from robberies, snatch thefts, home break-ins and accidents.

To apply, simply register online at Xpax’s website. Wait for an approval confirmation email, which will be sent to you within 3 business days. Once done, visit your nearest BlueCube store and purchase the iPhone X. Terms and conditions applies of course; you will need to be a Malaysian citizen of 18 years and above, and you must provide a proof of income whether you are an employee or self-employed.
Check out Xpax now for more information.
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Maybank2u.com.my website inaccessible

Maybank2u.com.my, arguably Malaysia’s largest online banking platform is currently down. The outage was reported at around 9.05pm, and the site still remains inaccessible as of 11.45pm.
Prior to the outage, customers confirmed facing issues logging into the site, with passwords not being accepted, and the secured image which accompanies each login not being displayed.
Maybank2u mobile apps, which are available on iOS and Android doesn’t seem to be affected by this outage.
A quick check on Maybank’s Facebook page confirms that they are having intermittent issues with their site.
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The Leica CL Is A Compact APS-C Mirrorless Camera For High Rollers

Leica has launched the new CL series, the latest addition to its APS-C L-Mount mirrorless camera line. Underneath this classic-looking body lies a modern APS-C sensor similar to DSLRs on the market.
The Leica CL sports a 24MP APS-C sensor, to capture images at up to 10fps and record video in 4K. Quite respectable For something no bigger than a compact camera.
The CL offers a more traditional handling than the touch-focus Leica TL series, with two dials for controls such as aperture and shutterspeed. The rear touch-enabled LCD screen is supplemented by a high resolution electronic view finder (EVF) that clocks in with a 2.36-million dot LCD. There is also a four-way controller to navigate the menu easily.
Alongside the CL, Leica is launching its new Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 pancake lens. This is one of the smallest wide-angle APS-C lens’ on the market at the moment; measuring in at only 20.8mm deep.
The Leica CL will ship starting end November with some pretty steep prices. The body only will cost US$ 2,795 (about RM 12,241). Those looking for a lens/body package, the Prime and Vario Kits will be sold at US$3,795.00 and US$3,995.00 ( RM 15,615 and RM 16,438) respectively. The former will have the Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens, while the latter includes the Vario-Elmar-TL 18-56 mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.
(Source: DPreview )
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ASUS ROG Strix GL553 Gaming Laptop Now Costs Less In Malaysia

ASUS Malaysia has announced that its ROG Strix GL553 gaming laptop can now be obtained at a much lower price than before. Positioned as an entry-level ROG gaming laptop, it was released in our market with two different RAM and storage options.
One of them, the GL553V-DDM635T is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. As for the second variant which is labeled as GL553V-DDM282T, it comes with 8GB RAM and additional 128GB SATA solid state drive while still retaining the same 1TB hard drive.

As for other parts of the laptop, both variants feature Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB graphics, 15.6-inch full HD display, RGB keyboard, Super-Multi DVD drive, and 48Whr 4-cell battery. They also come standard with 2-year warranty from ASUS Malaysia.
Price-wise, the GL553V-DDM635T now goes for RM 4,199 which is RM 400 less than its original price tag of RM 4,599. Similar price drop also applies for GL553V-DDM282T which can now be obtained at RM 4,599 instead of RM 4,999.

That being said, users are able to get their hands on the laptop at even lower price by utilizing the coupon stated in the image above which provide additional discount of RM 200. However, it can only be used at ASUS Malaysia’s official store on Lazada from 24 to 27 November 2017.
(Source: ASUS Malaysia – 1, 2)
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#LYTV: Acer Predator Triton 700 Unboxing

The Predator Triton 700 is Acer’s entry into the world of Max-Q super-thin gaming laptops. Squeezing an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 into a portable machine is not easy, but the Triton 700 looks to have managed the feat with quite a bit of flair.
It may lack the usual aggressive red that we’re used to from the Predator brand, but the bright blue is no less attractive and eye-catching. For more, stay tuned for our full review of the gaming laptop that’s coming very soon!
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The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR Game Is Now Available In Malaysia

If you’ve ever wondered how you’d match up against lightsaber-wielding enemies, or partake in a game of Holochess, Lenovo has some good news for you. The company has announced the Malaysian availability of the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR game bundle, which includes the Lenovo Mirage AR headset.
The set consists of the headset, a tracking beacon, and a super cool lightsaber controller. The system works very similarly to the PlayStation Move, where the tracking beacon and lightsabre lights serve as “points” with which the app can triangulate and project the AR elements to.

Meanwhile, the Mirage AR headset is slightly different from the usual headsets in the market. Because it’s an AR (and not VR) headset, the phone tray is located above the users’ eyes and not directly in front. Mirrors within the headset project the animation from the phone onto the lens, resulting in a more than competent AR experience.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is in itself an app consisting of three mini games: lightsaber battles, holochess, and strategic combat. Of the three, the lightsaber battles are obviously the most fun, giving you a virtual (and yet somewhat realistic-looking) lightsaber to duel with Stormtroopers and popular villains such as Darth Maul and Darth Vader, dodging and blocking their attacks.

Fans of the series will naturally know what Holochess is, and is recreated quite faithfully in Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. Finally, witness epic battles take place in Strategic Combat, an RTS tower-defence style game.
The Star Wars: Jedi Challenges bundle consists of the headset, lightsaber controller, tracking beacon, and various cables to charge the phone and controller with. It is currently available exclusively in Lenovo’s new online store, and retails for RM1,168.

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Asus Motherboard BIOS Changelog Contain Updates For New AMD Processors

It looks like we’re not that far away from seeing AMD’s new lineup of AM4-based processors. For those who may not be aware, the next products that should be released by AMD are its Raven Ridge APUs (desktop) and Pinnacle Ridge CPUs (Ryzen refresh). Asus has recently released a new BIOS updates for its motherboards, and its changelog contains details that may give us an indication as to when AMD’s new processors will be released.
According to YouTuber RedGamingTech, Asus’ recent BIOS changelog contains the following excerpt “Update to AGESA 1071 for new upcoming processors.” Bear in mind that the BIOS update in question are meant for its B350 and X370 motherboards. Sources have said that Raven Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge processors may arrive around the first quarter of 2018.

Of course, it’s worth noting that neither Asus or AMD have specifically stated whether the motherboard BIOS update was meant for Raven Ridge, Pinnacle Ridge or a different AM4-based CPU. That said, given the timing of the BIOS update, it seems likely that Asus is indeed prepping up for AMD’s upcoming Raven Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge lineup of processors.
Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see how well AMD’s Raven Ridge APUs and Pinnacle Ridge CPUs will perform in the real world and most importantly, how they will stack up against their competitors. As always, we’ll just have to wait and see.
(Source: RedGamingTech via TechPowerUp)
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#LYTV: Unboxing The iPhone X

The future of the iPhone is here. The Apple iPhone X goes on sale at midnight tonight, and it goes without saying that this is the best iPhone ever made. The iPhone X combines an edge-to-edge display, powerful hardware, and the most sophisticated facial recognition technology fitted into a smartphone.
Check out our first impressions of the iPhone X, while we work on the full review.
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Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch And Gear IconX 2018 Wireless Earbuds Arrive in Malaysia

After being on display for some weeks in the Samsung Galaxy Studio pop-up store, Samsung has officially announced the arrival of two new fitness-oriented accessories: the Gear Sport smartwatch and the IconX 2018 wireless earbuds.
Both products were announced a few months back at IFA 2017. The Gear Sport is a slightly lower end version of the Gear S3, but retains the best bits of one of the best smartwatches in the market. The Gear Sport runs on the lightweight Tizen OS, and sports a similar set of hardware to the Gear S3: 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB storage, built-in GPS, and a 360 x 360 circular display.

Samsung is also retaining offline Spotify playback on the Gear Sport, letting you store hundreds of songs into the watch’s storage, and syncing it with any wireless earphones you use so you don’t have to take your phone out when you go for a run.
What is different is merely its size: the Gear Sport is thinner and lighter than the Gear S3, and its display is marginally smaller at 1.2 inches (vs 1.3 inches). The watch bands are also smaller, using the 20mm bands insead of the 22mm ones on the Gear S3. They are still universal, allowing you to use any bands as long as they 22mm ones.
LTE and MST connectivity options are not present, but there is NFC, Bluetooth, and WiFi – these allow users to use Samsung Pay and control Samsung IoT devices using Samsung Connect. However, the Gear Sport is now water-resistant up to 5 ATM, and has a new swim tracking algorithm, allowing you to take the watch into the pool.

Meanwhile, the Gear IconX 2018 is an update to last year’s model. It builds on the existing things Samsung got right the first time, and promises to fix the biggest issue with the previous model: battery life. There’s also a new “Running Coach” feature, which gives voice feedback to motivate users in their run.
Bixby also makes an appearance on the Gear IconX 2018. A tap and hold on the earbud will enable Bixby voice commands, allowing you to easily control music, playlist, and even the connected smartphone.

The Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 will both be available in Malaysia from 1 December 2017. The Gear Sport will be available in Black and Blue colour options, and will retail for RM1,299. For every purchase of the Gear Sport from 1-31 December 2017, customers will receive two free Gear straps worth RM198 as well as a Limited Edition Watch Collector Box worth RM299 (while stocks last).
Meanwhile, the Gear IconX 2018 will be available in three colours (Black, Gray, and Pink), and will be sold at RM799.
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