If You’re a New Homeowner, This Checklist Is for You

If You’re a New Homeowner, This Checklist Is for You

If You're a New Homeowner, This Checklist Is for You

Buying a place to call your own is a huge achievement but let’s be real; your journey to settling in is far from over. We’ve decided to make your life easier by compiling the 5 things you need to lookout for as a new homeowner.

1. Complete one section of the house at a time.

Of course the excitement of getting a place to call your own can be quite overwhelming. So in that moment it’s only natural that you feel like an absolute champ who can work out the moving in process within days. But within hours, the adrenaline would have fizzled and all you’d have are unopened boxes in every part of your home. The best way to go about this is to map your way around. Start with one part of the house and work your way around. This way you don’t get overwhelmed. Don’t work on more than one section of your home unless you have the manpower to do so!

2. Check once, twice and thrice

Before you get the keys handed over to you, check every nook and cranny. If you’re buying your property from a previous owner, make sure the wiring and plumbing are functioning well. Is there a crack in the wall or ceiling? Are the tiles in the bathroom well laid out? Although there would be a warranty period for new properties, surveying the condition of the home before the keys get handed over allows the property developer or previous house owner to get things fixed before you move in.

3. Invest in good air-conditioners

We live in a country where the average temperature ranges from 20°C to 30°C. But we all know that most days the humidity indoors can be really suffocating! Which is why it’s really important that you spend money getting only the best air-conditioners for your home. A new air-conditioner truly worth checking out is the Hitachi RAS-VX13CG, Premium Inverter Air Conditioner.

A new air-conditioner truly worth checking out is the
Hitachi RAS-VX13CG,
Premium Inverter Air Conditioner.

This model comes with the Scene Camera Ceiling technology which scans the room using an image and thermal camera to locate people and their activity levels. Once it scans, it intelligently provides the best and fast cooling solution until the room is at an even temperature. The Hitachi RAS-VX13CG’s Air Sleep Ceiling feature on the other hand adjusts the temperature and air direction to suit your sleeping condition at night. There’s also the Welcome Breeze feature which provides you with strong blows of air. It provides a powerful start up with maximum fan speed that can instantly chill a room. With these features and more, the air-conditioner is able to work efficiently by reducing power consumption via its Eco Mode. Pretty cool right?

Find out more at Hitachi website or by calling Hitachi’s Customer Careline at

1 800 88 1122

4. Hire the right contractor or designer

Planning on building some furniture or renovating? Or maybe redesigning the interior of your home? Whichever it is, be sure to do some fact checking on your contractor or designer. Look at their portfolio or at least do some research online about their company, experience and reviews from previous customers.

5. Keep every single document and receipt

This may seem like a trivial tip but it goes a long way. Scan all your housing documents and proof of payment for every single purchase you’ve made for the house. This way if you face a hiccup with the product you’ve purchased, you will not have misplaced it which usually happens in the chaos of settling into a new place.

Find out more at Hitachi website or by calling Hitachi’s Customer Careline at

1 800 88 1122

The Speakers’ Line Up – Check out Who are the Invited Speakers & Sharing Topics

The Speakers’ Line Up – Check out Who are the Invited Speakers & Sharing Topics

The Speakers’ Line Up - Check out Who are the Invited Speakers & Sharing Topics

If you have yet to know about our upcoming event – Exabytes Internet Marketing Summit 2017 (#EIMS2017), here you go with the details:

Date 8 August 2017 (Tuesday)
Time 9AM to 6PM
Vanue Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) | Block 3730, Persiaran Apec, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

It is an event about Digital Marketing, where you can learn all the marketing strategies & trends, from Facebook, Google, Email & Content Marketing, to help on your business! Now let’s check out the invited speakers of #EIMS2017

Data Driven Marketing Opportunities

Mr. Chan is going to share how you can do analysis on the data collection and how to run an experiment to prove that it worked

Speaker: Chan Kin Peng, Founding Partner, Kasatria Technologies Sdn. Bhd.

Optimizing Your Email Marketing Funnel For Maximum Conversions

Learn the different stages of n email marketing funnel, what initiatives to do at each stage to convert leads to customers, and how to optimize and track each step of the way to ensure maximum conversion.

Speaker: Mellissa Lee, Head of GetResponse Malaysia

How to Increase Your Landing Page Conversion Rate?

What are the things you should take note for your landing page in order to increase conversation rate

Speaker: Ashley Ong, Regional Google Trainer, at Google Partner Academy

On top of that, Chia Ting Ting, Company Director cum Head of Digital Content Marketing and Advertising Sales, FG Media/ Malaysiakini will be the Invited Moderator of the panel discussion.

Topic of the panel discussion is
“Don’t Go Viral For The Wrong Reasons”.

“Everyone knows the powerful of viral marketing – But should going viral the first thing on your mind? Or should you be focusing on creating great relevant content that matters to your audience?”

The invited panelists are:
1) Roger Wong, Head of Digital, Shock Media Studio
2) Aaron, CEO/Founder, Goody25
3) Greeno Sia, Co-founder, ViralCham – Rojaklah
4) Christine Anysha Paul, Regional Digital Lead, DEX Ventures

To know more about creating viral content

you shall attend this marketing summit with your friends together, as Buy 1 Free 1 ticket deal is still on-going.

Standing At The Forefront of Technology

Standing At The Forefront of Technology

Standing At The Forefront of Technology

APU Organizes First Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Day

Kuala Lumpur, 17 July 2017: The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) recently organised its first Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Day recently at its campus located at Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil.

This event was a part of APU Center for Research and Development of Internet of Things (CREDIT)’s efforts to expose students towards the potentials and development of IoT. CREDIT is the first Center of Excellence for IoT among Malaysian universities.

Dr Mazlan Abbas, CEO of FAVORIOT, Ober Choo, Technical Director of Cytron Technologies and James Lai, President of the Malaysia IoT Association (MyIoTA) were among guest speakers who delivered pocket talks on various IoT subject matters throughout the day.

In addition, the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) endorsed this event as part of its Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit 2017, a global summit initiated by the government of Malaysia to empower entrepreneurs around the world. MaGIC CEO, Ashran Dato’ Ghazi, officiated the event alongside Prof. Dr Ron Edwards, Vice Chancellor, APU and Prof. Dr Ir. Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Dean of Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology (FCET), APU.

With regards to the event, James Lai, as the President of MyIoTA, said, “With the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution & IoT, it is timely & great to see the involvement of APU in organising such as an event that enables industry experts to share their knowledge on IoT. We hope to see more of such events in the future to nurture future talents in IoT & address the upcoming opportunities of 4IR”.

hen asked about the APU’s vision behind IoT and technology, Prof. Dr Ir. Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Dean of Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology (FCET), APU and Dr. Tan Chye Cheah, Vice President of CREDIT said,

“Soon, we will be moving towards the technological capabilities of having every device connected to the internet, in which data travels among one other and we can live in a more convenient way – big data and IoT play a major role in this, and we believe this is the future of technology – this is why we became the first university in Malaysia to run programmes specialized in IoT as well as big data, to address the vital needs of the market, in terms of talent supply.”

APU’s IoT Innovation saw participation from top IoT industry players, including MaGIC CEO, Ashran Dato’ Ghazi.

Panel discussions and dialogue sessions were held to expose students towards the development of IoT within Malaysia. From left: James Lai, President of Malaysia IoT Association (MyIoTA), Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO and Co-Founder of FAVORIOT, Ober Choo, Technical Director, Cytron Technologies Sdn Bhd and Muhammad Ehsan Rana, President of CREDIT, APU.

James Lai, President of MyIoTA, addressed the event as a move that is vital to nurture future talents in IoT and Industry Revolution 4.0.

APU’s first IoT Innovation Day received support from industry experts of the IoT field. From left: Dr. Mazlan Abbas, CEO and Co-Founder of FAVORIOT, Ober Choo, Technical Director, Cytron Technologies Sdn Bhd and Dr. Khoh Soo Beng, Research and Program Director (IoT Cluster), Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST).

About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, the UK with Technology. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students. APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2013 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012.

For more information, please visit APU website

For media enquiries, please contact:

Kok Cheng Mun
Student Services & Marketing Executive

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
E: [email protected] | M: (+6) 016-9755 831

Blueair unveils revamped product range

Blueair unveils revamped product range

Blueair unveils revamped new classic product range, better performing, sleeker and with clean air intelligence inside.

First unveiled during the IFA Berlin2015 tech show the much anticipated revamped Classic range is now available in Malaysia since April 2017.

Complete with a new built-in intelligent air monitoring system called ‘Aware’, a more convenient user interface, improved clean air delivery rates, and new design features enabling improved airflow and quieter operation to ensure that your home is safe from pollutants.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that Europe’s air pollution cost in 2010 alone is a staggering 1.6 trillion US dollars, as a result of the approximately 600,000 deaths and diseases it caused.

“Blueair’s new technology puts people in control of the air they breathe and makes healthy living and improved well being as effortless as having a robot vacuum cleaner. The Blueair Classic minimizes triggers for people who suffer from allergies and asthma by cleaning indoor air from 99.97 percent of all pollutants, which is great news for our customers and those they care for,”

said Karin Kruse, Global Product Marketing Manager

In a report, the WHO estimated that about 7 million people worldwide died as a result of air pollution exposure in 2012 alone. South-East Asia and the Western Pacific areas are the regions in which health is most affected by air pollution, with approximately 3.3 million deaths linked to indoor air pollution and 2.6 million to outdoor air pollution.

Concentrations of many samples of air contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are also consistently higher indoors than outdoors. An EPA study covering six communities in various parts of the US found indoor VOC levels up to 10 times higher than outdoors, even in locations with significant outdoor air pollution sources, such as petrochemical plants.

The Blueair Classic air purifier has been designed to protect you and your family from deadly pollutants inside your home.

The enhanced features of the new Classic also includes a more energy-efficient motor as well as a user-friendly interface under a top lid that flips open to reveal the electronic display indicating when a filter needs changing, a WiFi indicator, operating speed indicator and indicators showing levels of PM2.5 dust and VOCs (volatile organic chemicals) in the indoor air.

“The new edition of the Blueair Classic reflects our commitment in leveraging connected home opportunities to make it easier for homeowners and businesses alike to benefit from cleaner, healthier air as they move through their day,”

said Karin Kruse.

She said the enhancements and benefits offered by Blueair’s latest iteration of its Classic product line reflects customer insight that air purifiers should be mobile, non-intrusive and capable of working while a person sleeps, jogs, eats, works, prepares food or reads a magazine while commuting.

In a nutshell, Blueair’s Classic air purifiers are easy to configure, easy to maintain, and perform excellently. It is a no-brainer choice for air purifiers currently offered in the market. Blueair offers a literal plug and play solution that is essential for all homes and indoor spaces. The New Classic product line now comes with 6 different models to match all space requirements and easily available throughout nation via 43 different locations.

Visit Blueair to learn more how to breath better

Huawei improves on the perfect with the P10

Huawei improves on the perfect with the P10

Huawei improves on the perfect with the P10

The P10 defies the odds by improving on what was already great in the P9

Huawei’s P10 has managed to surpass its predecessor by improving on what was already one of the best smartphones on the market.

Huawei’s trademark spin in their smartphone designs comes by adding their own touch to the technology that already exists in mobile engineering landscape, for example, Huawei does not only implement android technology like some other smartphone makers do, but incorporates their EMUI 5.1 software that features machine learning. Huawei also makes their own chipsets from scratch and was the first smartphone maker to seriously consider incorporating dual lens photography at a high-performance level.

The new P10 now builds on that existing technology by upgrading the monochrome sensor on the rear camera from the original 12MP to the current 20MP on the P10. Huawei’s newest flagship product will also be the first smartphone to feature the company’s lossless zoom, a technology developed by Huawei that enables digital zoom without loss of quality.

A huge advancement for the device is Huawei’s implementation of optical image stabilisation (OIS) which will prevent blurry pictures caused by shakiness by compensating for the movement of the device.

The P9’s Leica engineered dual lens was a pioneering idea that has since been mimicked by the likes of its competitors such as Apple in its iPhone 7 plus and Samsung, who has also reportedly experimented with implementing the technology into their new S8 model during its prototyping stages, but opted not to install it in its final design.

The front camera has also undergone an upgrade and now features a Leica co-engineered 8 MP front facing lens. The device also features “portrait mode” which automatically adjusts the lighting to ensure high quality selfies. The P10’s new “adaptive selfie” feature on the front camera also automatically detects when there is more than one person in the shot. It will then change the camera’s settings to take a wide angled picture if the phone feels that it needs to.

Despite the main selling point of the P10 being its camera, the device does not lose out to its competitors in other departments. The P10 plus packs a large 3750 mAh battery while the P10 packs a 3200 mAh batter, both support supercharge that enables fast charging. Compared to another similar device on the market, the S8 only measures to 3000mAh, the same size as Huawei’s 2016 P9.

Battery Capacity (mAH), Higher is batter

Android 7.0 Nougat

The Android 7.0 Nougat runs alongside Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 which has implemented machine learning into the smartphone’s software. According to Huawei, EMUI 5.1 will be able to gauge how its user operates the device and adapt to him or her, increasing its overall operating efficiency. Because of this, Huawei says that the P10 will run faster a year after purchase than if it were fresh out of the box.  

New Processor

The P10 also packs Huawei’s newest processor, the octa-core Kirin 960 CPU. The Huawei made chipset slaps around its competitors in multi-core efficiency tests scoring above the likes of Samsung, Qualcomm and the iPhone’s A10 chip.

Huawei’s P10 has also improved its display and increased the pixel density of the device, measuring at 432 PPto 424 PPI on the Huawei P9. It’s also improved on its screen’s durability with its Gorilla Glass 5 screeI compared n instead of the old third generation Gorilla screens on the P9.

Putting another cherry on top of this device is the hyper diamond cut finishing that’s anti- fingerprint, anti-scratch and anti- slip.

The Huawei P10 is currently available in black and gold. Two new coloured models, blue and green, will be released on the 5th of May

*Pantone coloured P10, blue and green are available on 5th May.
Pantone coloured P10 Plus will be available within this month.

The newest generation of Huawei’s flagship line has surpassed all expectations of the company and if this is the benchmark with which we can set as an outlook to the company’s future products, the world of mobile phones looks brighter than ever.

For more information , visit our website.

Acer Malaysia unleashes the true potential of gamers via new gaming device lineup

Acer Malaysia unleashes the true potential of gamers via new gaming device lineup

Acer Malaysia Unleashes the True Potential of Gamers via New Gaming Device Lineup

Editor’s Summary

Acer Aspire VX 15

gaming laptop sports an aggressive design, enhanced cooling capabilities and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti graphics

Acer KG251Q and KG271

monitors  feature the first 75Hz refresh rate in Malaysia with 1ms high response time

Acer Aspire GX781

The sharply styled desktop PC, Acer Aspire GX781, is designed for smooth gaming, graphic-intensive tasks and everyday computing

PETALING JAYA, 23 March 2017 – Acer Malaysia today raises the bar in gaming devices with its performance-oriented Acer Aspire VX 15 laptop with dual-fan cooling system; its first ever 75Hz gaming monitor series in Malaysia with 1ms high response time — the Acer KG251Q and KG271 monitors and the Acer Aspire GX781 desktop capable of performing graphics-intensive tasks besides gaming.

Gentlemen from Acer Malaysia with the newly launched Acer devices. From left Edmund Hoh, Product Manager, Acer Malaysia, Johnson Seet, Director of Products, Acer Malaysia, Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Acer Malaysia

Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd Director of Products, Johnson Seet said,

“As the market leader in the industry, Acer is known for products with meaningful innovations and superior performance. Our wide range of products is designed to improve usability, to meet the real needs of customers, both for work and for leisure, and this includes innovating devices for the gaming community.”

 

Acer Malaysia Director of Products, Johnson Seet delivering his welcome note

Acer Malaysia Product Manager, Jeffrey Lai introducing the new Acer Aspire VX 15 and Acer Aspire GX781

Acer Malaysia Product Manager, Edmund Hoh during the product presentation

Acer Aspire VX 15

Aggressive Design with
Dual-Fan Cooling

The Acer Aspire VX 15 laptop features an aggressive red chassis and an iron red backlit keyboard that make sure gamers are always striking the right notes during gameplay, while also providing a hardcore look and feel.

Available at an attractive price point of RM4,399.00, this gaming laptop does not skimp on its gaming power. Powered with the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 HQ processor, the Aspire VX15 offers an exceptional performance with lower battery consumption. The gaming laptop also comes with the most anticipated NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti graphics with GDDR5 VRAM (delivering up to 32GB/s bandwidth). Speed is also a notable attribute of the memory system, offering up to 4GB DDR4 memory out of the box and is readily upgradeable to a maximum of 32GB. Storage is provided by a large 1TB HDD.

The dual fan cooling system keeps all the features running quietly at optimal temperatures, ensuring that the machine is always up to the task without compromising super-smooth gameplay. The gaming experience is further elevated by high-definition audio with Acer TrueHarmony™ speakers, Dolby Audio™ Premium and Skype for Business certification, and great visual clarity with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen.

Especially available in Malaysia are 200 units of Acer Aspire VX 15 which will be bundled with a free Steel Series Rival 100 Special Edition gaming mouse (with free Dota 2 in-game item) worth RM259 each.

Acer KG251Q and KG271 Monitors

Discover the True Potential
of Gaming

The Acer KG1 Series gaming monitors, KG251Q and KG271 are Acer’s first ever gaming monitors to come with a 75Hz refresh rate in Malaysia. Supporting HDMI on FreeSync, the monitors can work with a FreeSync-supporting graphics card to eliminate screen tearing and minimize lag and latency. Coupled with the Adaptive-Sync technology, users will enjoy fluid-like, smooth gaming experiences and video playbacks.

Featuring a 24.5-inch and 27-inch Full High Definition 1920 x 1080 resolution display respectively, the Acer KG251Q and KG271 monitors provide the finest natural colours and sharp original quality with TN panel and 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

These gaming monitors allow gamers to get an edge over the competition with lightning fast response time of 1ms GTG (Gray to Gray) and the Black Boost technology. The ultra-fast 1ms allows gamers to aim at the first gaze with super smooth transition without any ghosting and image dragging; whilst the Black Boost provides more detail in darker environments. The result: users get to defeat more enemies than others and eventually conquer the battles.

Forget about the thick frames found on conventional monitors. The ZeroFrame™ design of Acer KG251Q and KG271 makes for a near-seamless look, allowing users to see more of what matters most – the screen. Enjoy stunning images from every position with Acer’s wide viewing angle of up to 170 degree. No matter which angle users choose to view it from, the monitor will display colors perfectly. The monitors also come with enhanced user-friendly features, for instance, the three-prong glossy black stand and the VESA mount support for space-saving. Both are also equipped with an ergonomically-designed stand with a -5° to 15° tilt adjustment for users to find that ideal viewing position.

The Acer KG251Q and KG271 come with a unique 6-axis color adjustment ranging from R,G,B to C,M and Y, to aid professionals in obtaining the exact color they prefer. Acer VisionCare™ technology incorporates protective features such as Flicker-less, Blue Light Filter, ComfyView and Low Dimming to reduce eye strain and provide a more comfortable viewing experience to heavy users besides gamers, such as programmers, writers and graphic designers.

The Acer KG251Q is available at RM659.00 at select authorized Acer resellers nationwide, whereas the Acer KG271 is priced at RM899.00 and will be available in end-April 2017.

Acer Aspire GX781

Powerful Gaming and Premium Computing with Style

The Acer Aspire GX781 desktop is equipped with up to 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 graphics to perform gaming and graphics-intensive tasks in a brilliant way. The desktop computer is capable of delivering stunning 4K2K resolution visuals and support up to four displays at once for immersive and maximized gaming experiences, as well as multi-tasking.

The excitingly styled desktop is designed to perform premium everyday computing and graphics-intensive tasks, as well as reasonably powerful gaming. With up to 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD storage, storing high-resolution files within the desktop is a breeze. To top it all off, the GX781 comes with striking designs, featuring an edgy armor-inspired chassis with front-facing LED lighting that emits a sinister red glow.

The Aspire GX781 is priced at RM4,399.00, and available at all authorized Acer resellers nationwide. Customers who purchase the Aspire GX781 will also enjoy a 3-year Local on-site Warranty.

For more information, please visit Acer Malaysia Facebook or call Acer’s Product Infoline at

1800-88-1288

(9am – 6pm, Mondays to Fridays).

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