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Let's Talk About is a show where we go in-depth on topics that matter in technology and everything else.
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62- COVID-19 National Immunisation Program: Are we on track?
It has been about 2 months since the launch of Malaysia's National Immunisation Programme (NIP). But, are we on the right track? How are we handling vaccine registrations? What about the dissemination of information around the vaccines? On this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex take a deep dive into what has happened since the launch of the NIP.
34:57
May 3, 2021
61- Is minimum 2.5Mbps for mobile internet acceptable?
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is proposing to revise the Mandatory Standard for Quality of Service (MSQoS) for telcos. This include speeds for wireless and wired broadband services, voice call success rate and customer service resolution. Under the new revision, the minimum standard for wireless will be increased from 650Kbps to 2.5Mbps. Today, Amin and Alex break down the details of the new MSQoS on this episode of Let's Talk About.
32:33
April 27, 2021
60- What is Dr Wee Ka Siong talking about? (Cabotage Part 2)
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong responded to our post about MyIX's statement on the new submarine cables by Facebook to Singapore and Indonesia. In his Facebook post, he listed 12 points as a rebuttal, but what exactly was he talking about? Today, Amin and Alex break it down on this episode of Let's Talk About.
35:54
April 26, 2021
59- What is DuitNow QR & who is PayNet?
With the rise of eWallet payments in Malaysia, customers are constantly greeted by a whole host of different QR codes when they want to make payments. DuitNow QR is supposed to solve that, and act as a "universal" QR code of sorts. But how does it work? What is it exactly? And who is PayNet? On this special episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex talk to PayNet director of retail payment services, Khairuan Abdul Rahman to learn more.
37:49
April 9, 2021
58- Would you buy a desktop computer in 2021?
The Huawei MateStation S is the latest, and one of the more perplexing, devices to come out of the tech giant. It's a desktop that shares a surprising amount of similarities with a laptop. But in the modern hyper connected and mobile world, is there still a place for a desktop? On this episode of LTA, Amin and Alex break it down.
33:56
April 8, 2021
57- How does MCMC ensure 5G doesn't suck in Malaysia?
There has been a lot of talk around the 5G and it’s development in Malaysia. What is actually happening? What is the MCMC doing to ensure Malaysians will enjoy an affordable and quality 5G experience? On this special episode of Let’s Talk About, Alex sits down with the Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek to find out.
19:20
March 23, 2021
56- Unfair telco policies
Awhile back, a user tweeted at us about an issue they faced when they wanted to upgrade their fibre broadband plan. To try and help him, we dove into the issue and what we uncovered was a myriad of unfair policies.
41:18
March 16, 2021
55- MyDigital and the future of 5G in Malaysia
MyDigital is the Malaysian government's digital blueprint to help transition the country into a high income nation via digitalisation. But, while the intent for this initiative is good, this isn't really the first time we've heard of a plan like this. To understand the intricate details and nuances of such a complex project and how it also ties into the future of 5G in Malaysia, Alex and Amin discuss this topic in depth on this episode of LTA.
35:34
March 8, 2021
54- COVID-19 Vaccine & the NIP in Malaysia
The National Immunisation Programme (NIP) is the plan to get everyone on board with the COVID-19 vaccine in Malaysia. But, there's a lot of misinformation out there, and there are a lot of moving parts too. On today's episode of Let's Talk About, Alex and Amin will be breaking everything down.
42:24
March 1, 2021
53- Bitcoin for dummies: Is it too late to buy?
Cryptocurrency can be one of the most interesting and confusing things in tech. It's idea is novel, but the concept and blockchain technology behind it can be hard to grasp for a beginner or someone who's unfamiliar with it. But, don't worry, we're here to help. On this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex sit down with country manager of Luno Malaysia, Aaron Tang to get a beginner's course in what Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is, as well as if it is too late to invest.
46:11
February 18, 2021
52- Why are we called SoyaCincau?
We get asked about our name all the time. "Why is a tech website named SoyaCincau? Why is it named after a drink?" Well, today, Amin and Alex attempt to answer all on this episode of LTA. It's a fascinating look down memory lane with so many interesting stories along the way. Definitely an episode you don't want to miss.
38:43
February 15, 2021
51- The Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung's flagship Galaxy S21 series launched to mixed reception in Malaysia. It's a great phone with uncompromising specs at the top end, but the more affordable variant does sacrifice in ways that not many will agree on. To break down this split opinion, Amin and Alex dive deep on the S21 series to give you their thoughts on the new devices.
42:30
February 10, 2021
50- Should you continue using WhatsApp?
WhatsApp released a controversial new privacy policy that their users were forced to accept or risk losing access to the app's features. There has been a lot of debate surrounding this topic, and a lot of misinformation. To clear the air, we spoke to WhatsApp's communications director (Singapore), Sravanthi Dev.
48:14
February 5, 2021
49- How to lose weight in 2021?
2021 is here and it's yet another "New Year, New Me". If you have a busy lifestyle and losing weight is one of your toughest goals, here's something you can try in the new year. Alex and Amin have lost 14-20kg in 2020 with Intermittent Fasting (IF). What's IF? What apps and gadgets do they use? This and more in this episode of Let's Talk About.
42:43
February 4, 2021
48- Where can you ride electric scooters legally in Malaysia?
The Royal Malaysia Police has announced that electric scooters are banned on public roads effective 1st January 2021. Violators can be fined up to RM1,000 or jailed up to 3 months. While regulating Personal Mobility Devices (or Personal Electric Vehicles) is necessary, there are no a clear guidelines on where you can and cannot use your PMD.    What are PMDs and how is Malaysia regulating its use? How does PMD fit into Malaysia's transportation system? Today, Amin and Alex will talk more about PMD regulation in Malaysia on this episode of Let's Talk About.
27:42
January 22, 2021
50- Should you continue using WhatsApp?
WhatsApp released a controversial new privacy policy that their users were forced to accept or risk losing access to the app's features. There has been a lot of debate surrounding this topic, and a lot of misinformation. To clear the air, we spoke to WhatsApp's communications director (Singapore), Sravanthi Dev.
48:14
January 15, 2021
49- How to lose weight in 2021?
2021 is here and it's yet another "New Year, New Me". If you have a busy lifestyle and losing weight is one of your toughest goals, here's something you can try in the new year. Alex and Amin have lost 14-20kg in 2020 with Intermittent Fasting (IF). What's IF? What apps and gadgets do they use? This and more in this episode of Let's Talk About.   Here are the related links:   ZERO : https://www.zerofasting.com/ STRAVA: https://www.strava.com/ Unwell on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81044208
42:43
January 12, 2021
47- What's cabotage and why does it matter to you?
There was quite a heated debate in the Malaysian Parliament regarding cabotage and the right to repair undersea cables. This led to an epic confrontation between opposing MPs. But, what is cabotage? Why does it matter? How does it affect your internet and investment in our country? Today, Amin and Alex dive deep on this episode of Let's Talk About. 
40:20
December 8, 2020
46- Which iPhone 12 should you get?
The brand new iPhone 12 series has arrived in our office! So, on this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex will be going in depth on each device, breaking down the pros and cons, as well as some of the "hidden" charges you may have to pay for to enjoy the iPhone 12 to its fullest potential.
38:56
November 26, 2020
45- Is Apple M1 the one?
Apple is taking a big gamble with the Apple Silicone M1 processor. They're departing from their usual partnership with Intel and building their own processors for their Mac computers based on ARM. It may be the first truly bold thing Apple has done in a long time. Today, Amin and Alex break down what that could mean on this episode of Let's Talk About.
31:03
November 20, 2020
44- Have you heard of fake online stores on Lazada & Shopee?
With the big 11.11 sale coming up, Amin and Alex discuss fake online stores and various e-commerce scams that they've seen take place on massive online marketplaces like Lazada and Shopee, as well as some telltale signs/tips and tricks to avoid getting scammed.
35:20
November 16, 2020
43- Should you buy the Proton X50?
The Proton X50 is one of the most anticipated cars of the year. It is, after all, supposed to be an affordable compact SUV---something that's all the rage right now. But, when the price was officially unveiled, the public was split: Some said it was too expensive, some said it was OK, but which is the truth? On this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex break down Malaysia's most anticipated car and help you decide on whether you should buy it or not.
36:26
November 9, 2020
42- What you should know about chargers
A USB port is a USB port is a USB port, it's all the same right? Well, not quite. The world of charging, charging cables and charging standards is actually super complicated. To make matters worse, it often changes so many things don't even remain the same! In this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex try to break this complicated world down to help you understand what charger you should buy for your next device.
41:59
October 30, 2020
41- The iPhone 12 series
Apple launched a whole host of brand new iPhones that range from the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This is probably the most comprehensive set of iPhones ever, but as iPhone buyers are often unfamiliar with choice, it can be daunting to know which iPhone 12 is for you. Well, today Amin and Alex go in depth to help you figure that out. 
43:34
October 23, 2020
40- The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
In what probably came as a bit of a surprise to many, Samsung Malaysia launched the Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). It comes with the processor that everyone was asking for, but is it really worth your money? Amin and Alex go in-depth on this device this week on LTA.
25:45
October 16, 2020
39- The Xiaomi Mi 10T series
Xiaomi Malaysia has finally launched their Mi 10T series. It's the follow up to one of their most popular affordable flagship smartphones and has naturally garnered a lot of hype. However, this time there are three devices in the series, so on today's episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex break down each device.
33:51
October 8, 2020
38- The Proton X50
Proton announced one of the most interesting cars recently, the Proton X50. Some are saying that this could be one of the best cars under RM100,000. Well, Alex got to spend some time with this new car and on this episode of LTA, he's sitting down with Amin to go in depth about what makes this car awesome.
35:33
October 1, 2020
37- Everything Apple announced in their September event
Apple launched a lot interesting things in their September event. On this episode of LTA, Alex and Amin go in-depth about everything that Apple launched, tell you what's cool and what's not.
47:08
September 24, 2020
36- The Poco X3 NFC
One of the most anticipated affordable smartphones has launched in Malaysia. But why is everyone so excited about the Poco X3 NFC? On this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex break it down.
31:54
September 17, 2020
35- Should you upgrade to the Note 20?
Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 line of smartphones have been launched to a bit of a mixed reception. Some like it, some are disappointed with it. But today, the question we're trying to answer is: should you upgrade to it?
45:37
September 4, 2020
34- How has COVID-19 affected co-working spaces?
Co-working spaces are inherently social forms of working. With COVID-19, where social distancing is encouraged, how has that affected the up-and-coming working spaces? To find out, Amin and Alex spoke to WeWork's head of growth, Ray Tan.
41:48
August 27, 2020
32- The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra
One of the biggest smartphone launches of the year recently took place when Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. These are high-end flagships from the biggest smartphone maker in the world, and are part of one of the most iconic lines of smartphones ever. But, when we saw the Note 20, the reaction was mixed. Today, Amin and Alex dive into it and break down this new smartphone.
33:03
August 21, 2020
31- The OnePlus Nord
From the company that brought you the flagship killer. From the company that says that they would never settle. On the surface of things, the OnePlus Nord looks a lot like they were forced to settle and is certainly a far-cry from a flagship killer. Have OnePlus lost the plot? Amin and Alex discuss on this episode of Let's Talk About.
28:00
August 7, 2020
30- Why are Apple and Samsung thinking of excluding chargers?
It looks like Apple and Samsung may not be including chargers with their smartphones in the near future. What would a future like that look like? Is this a good move for the consumer and the environment? Alex and Amin discuss this and more on this episode of Let's Talk About.
32:18
August 3, 2020
29- Where is the RM50 from MySejahtera?
There has been a lot of discussion about the RM50 that the people are supposed to get when they sign up for the MySejahtera contact tracing app. Where is it? How do I get it? What can I use it for? Well, on this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex sit down and go in depth to answer all those questions.
31:10
July 20, 2020
28- iOS 14, WWDC, and what Apple Silicone could mean for the future of Mac
WWDC saw Apple unveil a lot of things for the Apple Watch, iOS 14 and so much more. But, one of the most interesting announcements has to be around Apple Silicone. In today's episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex break down what that could mean for the future of the Mac.
51:45
July 13, 2020
27- How has COVID-19 impacted the Malaysian property market?
Many businesses were hit hard when the Movement Control Order (MCO), among them, the property market. But what really happened in this time? Well, on this episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex sit down with iProperty to find out.
52:33
June 25, 2020
26- Is the iPhone SE any good?
Apple's first smartphone of 2020 looks like a smartphone from 2017, but is it any good? Is it just a dressed up iPhone 8 or is it actually something you should consider? Amin and Alex discuss on this episode of LTA.
48:48
June 5, 2020
25- Do we need a Contact Tracing App?
As Malaysia's Movement Control Order (MCO) slowly relaxing with the introduction of the Conditional MCO, it's important to examine what a world post-MCO will look like. What measures do we have to take to ensure there isn't a sudden surge in positive cases. Is it through a Contact Tracing Application? Is an app like Gerak Malaysia the right move? What about privacy? Amin and Alex talk about this on this episode of LTA.
48:16
May 15, 2020
24- Using technology to cope with MCO
The Movement Control Order will not stop us from continuing Let's Talk About! We've leveraged technology and video conferencing to bring you the latest episode of #LTA where Amin and Alex talk about...using technology to cope with MCO!
47:23
April 30, 2020
23- The Movement Control Order
In a preemptive move to help flatten the curve here in Malaysia, our government has enacted a Movement Control Order that limits the movement of the citizens and encourage social distancing. Was this the right move? Could it have been done better? Alex and Amin discuss on today's episode of #LTA.
42:02
April 8, 2020
21- How secure is the Touch N Go eWallet?
As the world moves into eWallets and cashless payments, it's important to really look at how these providers are securing their applications, and in turn your hard earned money. In this episode, Alex and Amin dive deep into that and discuss the potential ramifications of a system that could use a more robust authentication structure.
42:09
March 20, 2020
21- Huawei & Honor's big launch
Despite MWC2020 being cancelled, Huawei and Honor proceeded with their device launch and we actually got to see some cool stuff. In this episode, Alex and Amin discuss the new products in detail.  Let's Talk About is also a podcast: https://anchor.fm/soyacincau
42:09
March 18, 2020
20- What happens when you cancel MWC 2020?
Mobile World Congress 2020 is one of the biggest tech events of the calendar year, but this year it was cancelled. What are the implications of that? What kind of impact will something like this have for the year?   #LTA #Let'sTalkAbout
29:56
March 2, 2020
19- The Samsung Galaxy S20 series
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series are the company's latest flagship smartphones. They're powerful, expensive and Amin believes that they're the perfect smartphone.
01:04:05
February 28, 2020
18- The problem with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
With the internet awash with news surrounding the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it can become hard to ascertain just how much of it is blind panic and how much of it is actually news.
36:42
February 17, 2020
17- What was cool at CES 2020?
In this episode, Rory's back to talk about everything he got the chance to look at in the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 (CES 2020). That includes the brand new Sony Vision S electric car, Samsung’s brand new smartphone duo, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, revolutionary TV technology, and more!
01:01:57
January 29, 2020
16- 5G in Malaysia
Welcome to the first episode of LTA in 2020! We thought a great way to kick things off is to talk about one of the biggest developments we'll see this year, and what will likely be the catalyst for most of our connected lives moving forward: 5G. There's a lot of misconception around this next-gen mobile technology, and Amin and Alex are going to clear that up. Hint: it's not all about speed.
47:03
January 17, 2020
15- Our holiday tech gift guide! (Christmas Special)
It’s the ho-ho-holiday season! And, to wrap up this year, we’ve got a special episode of Let's Talk About where Rory hijacks the set and gets everyone to come up with gift ideas. The nice bonus is that you can use this as your personal gift guide for that techie friend (or anyone, tbh) in your life!
58:41
December 19, 2019
14- Does RFID suck in Malaysia?
In theory, RFID is the far superior solution to our tollbooth woes. Our system doesn’t require power, can easily cover cars moving at highway speeds, and is of a relatively low cost. However, in practice, things didn’t turn out exactly as planned. Why is that the case? Is it a tale of poor implementation? Or perhaps it has to do with the legacy systems already in place?
32:05
December 10, 2019
13- A decade in technology, what’s changed? (BFM Special)
On today’s special episode of Let's Talk About, we sit down with Jeff Sandhu of BFM89.9 to talk about the last 10 years in technology. What’s changed? What hasn’t? And what can we expect for the future of tech? All that and more right here.
49:19
December 4, 2019
12- Are car subscriptions worth it?
Car subscription services are on the rise in Malaysia. But, with so many different versions from different operators, the question becomes: Is it worth it? Is it better than buying outright? Alex and Amin discuss.
39:02
November 25, 2019
11- What is MYTV?
Malaysia's undergone a massive shift in its terrestrial broadcast recently, with a complete switch from analogue to digital, but what does that mean for you? What are the benefits? What is MYTV? How can you watch Digital TV? On today's episode of Let's Talk About, Amin and Alex dive deep into this topic.
36:57
November 8, 2019
10- Comparing all the eWallets in Malaysia
eWallets are quickly gaining popularity in Malaysia. But, the question is: Which eWallet should you put your money in? Amin and Alex discuss the current eWallet landscape.
50:14
November 1, 2019
9- Is the Huawei Mate 30 Pro screwed?
We’re back! Back with another spicy episode where we take a deep look at Huawei, and their brand new smartphone, the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. High-end flagship smartphones without Google Mobile Services. Is this brand new device simply screwed?
50:11
October 11, 2019
8- The iPhone 11 is very un-Apple.
Howdy! On today’s episode of Let’s Talk About, Amin and Alex sit down to talk all about Apple and the brand new announcements they made during their September event. That means the new Apple Watch Series 5, the new iPad, and of course the new iPhone 11 & 11 Pro smartphones.
52:07
September 24, 2019
7- Data roaming options, Huawei Mate 30 and Black Shark 2 Pro
In today's episode we talk about Huawei's high-end Mate 30 Pro, an interesting up-and-coming gaming smartphone as well as one of the most requested topics: What data roaming options are there when travelling? 
59:44
September 17, 2019
6- What makes a good mobile experience?
This week's episode of LTA is a little different because we've got special guest Brendan Gill, CEO and co-founder of mobile analytics firm Opensignal, and he'll share with us what truly makes a good mobile experience.
33:26
September 8, 2019
5- Do smartphone specs matter?
In this episode, Amin and Rory attempt to answer the age-old question of whether specs actually matter when you’re buying a smartphone. Amin believes that specs don’t matter, and that it’s all about the experience. But in Rory's experience, he think specs definitely matter, especially when you consider the price point.
51:51
August 21, 2019
4- Huawei Nova 4 vs Honor View 20, the best Android One device, and Xiaomi's folding phone
In this episode, Amin and Rory take a look at the Huawei Nova 4 and how it stacks up against the Honor View 20, what the best Android One phone in Malaysia is, plus a folding smartphone from Xiaomi.
01:15:38
February 2, 2019
3- The 10-Year Challenge and smartphones at the petrol station
In today’s episode we try to answer an age-old question, try to figure out if Facebook’s trying to see how you age when you grow old, and discuss how smartphones will innovate for this year.
58:17
January 18, 2019
2- TNB's fibre internet, Xiaomi's Mi MIX 3 & folding smartphones
On this episode of Let’s Talk About we discuss TNB’s new fibre internet, the epic sliding smartphone and the future of the foldable display!
45:07
January 11, 2019
1- Upcoming phones of 2019, Samsung's Galaxy S10 & what's up with Apple?
Amin & Alex look at the upcoming phones of 2019, Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S10 & what's up with Apple's 2019 quarterly earnings revision.
56:45
January 7, 2019