Firefox 17 Now Includes Facebook Messaging Sidebar

Mozilla on Monday announced that Firefox 17 now includes a Facebook messaging sidebar for easier communication with a users Facebook friends list.

The opt-in feature allows users to quickly access Facebook Messenger from any page on the web. Users can also see their Facebook notifications whenever using the browser and they are given the option to hide the sidebar when not in use.

In a public statement regarding the release of Firefox 17′s new feature Mozilla states:

The HTML5-based options is a joint effort between Mozilla and Facebook and is based off the HTML5 Social API.

Mozilla is also believed to be working on Twitter and other social network connections. In a blog post Mozilla writes:

Today’s Facebook integration is just the start of making Firefox more social. We’ll soon add support for more features and multiple providers.

While specialty browsers have worked to integrate social network features into their interfaces Mozilla is the first big player in the mobile browsing game to make a similar jump.


Apple iPhone 5 will arrive in Malaysia Dec 14,2012

Apple announced the most wanted and latest phone, iPhone 5 will arrive in Malaysia and other country on Dec 14. Apple iPhone 5 will arrive in South Korea on Friday, December 7, with more than 50 additional countries being added in December, including Brazil, Russia and Taiwan.

According to Apple Press Info site,

iPhone 5 will be available in South Korea on Friday, December 7 and on Friday, December 14 in Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. iPhone 5 will also be available on Friday, December 21 in Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

The phone went on sale on Sept. 21 in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. So, for those who cannot wait iPhone 5 on Dec 14, you can find in Singapore or in Lowyat Plaza from price RM3000+. But once it officially available in Malaysia, i believe the price much more cheaper.

Three big telco such as Digi, Maxis and Celcom will give the consumer best offer iPhone 5 for subscribing their plan.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless*—all while delivering even better battery life.

Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS and Android will be launched in 2013

So many news about Microsoft recently. Now, the latest news is mobile versions of Microsoft Office for Android and iOS are expected to launch and will arrive for users in early 2013, according to The Verge. The mobile apps will be free and compatible with the both environments. [Read more...]

Microsoft secretly building 7-inch Xbox Surface?

Microsoft working on gaming ‘Xbox Surface’ 7-inch tablet. The rumor was revealed by The Verge, which is cited multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. The Xbox Surface is expected to include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed for gaming purpose.

Messaging and other tablet functions may be supported, but the focus is on gaming. The rumored tablet is said to run a custom Windows kernel. Microsoft is currently one of the leading gaming console makers along with Sony and Nintendo. The rising of smartphones and tablets reduce the popularity of gaming console in consumer market.

Microsoft recently released its first Surface tablet, a 10-inch device designed to compete with Apple’s iPad. Like the iPad, the Surface is an all-purpose computing device capable of browsing the Web and editing documents, in addition to playing games.

Asus told Nexus 7 is selling nearly 1 million per month

Google Nexus 7

How amazing Nexus 7 is. I think Nexus 7 is not so popular in Malaysia. When I went to Lowyat Plaza, KL, it hard to find this gadget at gadgets floor. Mostly, all the shops put Samsung Galaxy Tab as a their display gadget. However, I managed to find Nexus 7 at ground floor and play with it.

For those unfamiliar with the Nexus 7, it comes with a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9, 1GB of RAM, a 4325-mAh battery, NFC and Android Jelly Bean. The Nexus 7 began shipping in July 2012 and was met with high demand from the start. The device is a 7-inch, Android Jelly Bean tablet with a 1280×800 pixel display and a quad-core processor.

Asus’s Chief Financial Officer, David Chang has revealed that its 7-inch tablet, which starts at $199 in the US, is approaching 1 million sales a month. David Chang has told the Wall Street Journal.

“At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to one million,” Chang said. These figures signal an encouraging trend for Asus and Google, though they’re still far below iPad sales, which reached 14 million last quarter.

The sales are likely to continue as earlier in the week Google announced a 32GB and HSPA+ version of the Nexus 7 which users have been asking for since the initial launch, along with a new Nexus smartphone and a 10-inch tablet built by Samsung.