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Vulcan Digest: Sway, LTA's Useless Taxi App, Oppo R5, M'sian Willy Wonka, And More

Editor’s Note:

Hello Readers! This is the second last Monday of 2014. We hope it has been a good year for you so far! It’s been a pretty good year for us, if we do say so ourselves. If your new year resolutions for 2014 aren’t doing so good, we’ve compiled a list of apps to help you do better for next year.

Christmas came early for Microsoft lovers, when it made Sway, a previously invite-only app for creating presentations free for all. Instagram has had a bumpy week, from it’s release of three new filters after two years, to unleashing the wrath of Instagram fans everywhere after removing millions of spam accounts. Facebook’s proposal of introducing a ‘dislike’ button also made the news, along with a review of the slimmest phone in the world: Oppo R5.

In Singapore, LTA released a hilariously useless taxi app that doesn’t really do anything helpful and followed up a few days later by saying that there will be an update that will link it to third-party apps. We also wrote a review on ETScoot, a $3,000 electric scooter hoping to make itself the new form of transportation in Singapore, and the launch of Blackberry classic in Singapore.

Malaysia had another funny week when Magnum 4D fans swarmed the Magnum ice cream facebook page to troll it following a hapless man’s silly mistake. One the other hand, Malaysia’s ministry came up with a horrifying declaration that made selling on Instagram and Facebook illegal for individuals without business permits. If you’re itching for a unique travelling experience, take a look at the 10 unique accommodations you can book in Malaysia for your year end vacation.

Exclusive Interviews And News From Singapore:

Image Credit: TaxiSingapore
Image Credit: TaxiSingapore

LTA Has Probably Just Released The Most Useless Taxi App Ever

Why Ampere Is The Next Big Thing To Watch In Mobile-Charging

Bookmate, The Spotify For E-Books, Official Launches In Singapore!

Chairman Of TANGS Singapore: E-commerce Will Never Replace Brick-And-Mortar Shops

Blackberry Launches Their Throwback To Classic Smartphones In Singapore

This Is How Singaporeans’ Negotiation Style Looks Like

Is Online Shopping Really That Safe? This Person’s Nightmare Will Tell You Otherwise

ETScoot, A New Electric Scooter In Singapore, Is Probably Dead On Arrival

LTA Spokesman On Taxi-Taxi@SG App: “We Might Link It To Third-Party Apps.”

Exclusive Interviews And News From Malaysia:

Image Credit: Maison Dlights Facebook
Image Credit: Maison Dlights Facebook

[M’sianspiration] 24-Year-Old Chocolatier Wants To Be M’sia’s Very Own Willy Wonka

Malaysians Finally Get Fast Internet, And It’s For Everyone To Share

Facebook Users Troll Magnum Ice Cream Facebook Page Because Of One User’s Mistake

Malaysia And Singapore Among First 5 Countries To Try Out Viber Games

Malaysians Dream Of Electric Cars, And This Daring Plan Might Make It Come True

M’sia In The 2014 Top 10 Global Google Searches, But Not For The Best Reasons

Selling Stuff On Facebook Or Instagram? You Might End Up In Jail.

10 Unique Accommodations To Experience In Malaysia

Opinion Pieces Worth Reading:

Image Credit: Luis Quiles
Image Credit: Luis Quiles

The Naked Truth: Spanish Illustrator Strips Down Humanity (Literally) (NSFW)

Vulcan Post – More Content, New Partner, And The Year Ahead.

What You Didn’t Know About Christmas In Italy

Is Teatox The New Detox?

CEO Of Finance App Wally Shares Advice To Budding Entrepreneurs

[COMICS] Tis’ The Season To Be Jolly Fa La La La– NO

[CEO Series] Which Are You: The Painkiller, Vitamin, Or Weight-Loss Product?

Of Labyrinths And Shadows: Persona Q Impressions

To Fridays: #13 — It’s Christmas Time

Social Media And App Related News:

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Instagram’s Latest Move Shows Everyone That Spam Is Power

Twitter And Foursquare: Social Media’s Next Powerhouse Collaboration?

Instagram Introduces New Filters; Facebook Joins The Party A Year Late

You’ll Want Your Next Presentation To Be From Microsoft, But It’s Not Powerpoint

3 Things We Really Hate About Facebook’s Proposed Dislike Button

Why Social Media Is Kim Kardashian’s Key To Fame

Jetstar Asia Sent 10 People On A ‘Running Man’ Quest For Tickets To A Mystery Location

#SydneySiege – The Good And Bad Of Human Nature Exposed

Vanity ‘Share’: Social Media And Its Inextricable Link To Our Egos

Elizabeth Gallagher Has Been Found To Travel With Free Ticket

Make 2015 The Most Productive Year Ever With 6 Free Apps!

News Related To Phones And Gadgets:

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[REVIEW] OPPO R5 – The Slimmest Smartphone In The World

Kickstarter Pick Of The Week: Camsa, These Nifty Card-Pullers Will Also Inspire You!

10 Awesome Tools Every Smartphone Photographer Needs To Know About

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