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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Intel transforms local classrooms into interactive learning hubs

Education tablets deployed in Davao and Makati public schools

Intel Philippines announced that it has partnered with leading education technology solutions provider FELTA Multi-Media Inc. to enable an education transformation initiative in local public schools through Intel Education Solutions (IES). Earlier this year, Intel helped transform local classrooms in Davao into interactive learning environments by training teachers and donating 25 Intel Education Tablets and solar power equipment to the Marilog Central Elementary School (MCES). Intel is now able to engage more schools in tablet-assisted education with the recent acquisition of 750 tablets by the Department of Education in Makati.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

KakaoTalk Invades UST

The home of the growling tigers, University of Santo Tomas, has become one of the stops of the free call and messaging app KakaoTalk on its university tour which brought great news and promos to the students.

KakaoTalk has set up a booth and free wifi were students can register and download the app and are treated with snacks upon successful download and activation. Users have the chance to win limited edition KakaoTalk Friends Dolls of the characters such as Tube, Apeach, Frodo and Muji. They also shared their latest contest the KakaoTalk Ambassador which students can win prizes by being a active and influential KakaoTalk starter in their area.

Monday, November 25, 2013

KakaoTalk Kaka-Wow Facebook Photo Contest Final Week!

KakaoTalk fans! Kakao-Wow Facebook photo contest week 4 is on! And for the final week, the theme is still Kakao-excite. 

You may submit photos that reflect the message of meaningful celebration of Christmas or the essence of Christmas continues. Here's the full contest Mechanics:

Each week, there is a theme or caption for the photos to be submitted. Participants must follow @KakaoTalkPH on Twitter, like the KakaoTalkPH official Facebook page ( and then submit photos (upload on KakaoTalkPH FB Page Wall) that will best express the theme / caption of the week. The participants may be the subject of the photo but they can also submit pictures that they took and own. 

By entering the photo, the participant / contestant declares and guarantees that the picture submitted is his or her property. He or she will be solely liable for the legal implications for the violation of copyright law. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tenda Launches Three New Routers In The Philippines

TENDA, a new kid on the block in the wireless distribution system in the Philippines, is set to impress the consumers with its easy-to-install units and reliable data connection of up to 300 Mbps.

The company introduces three new exciting models in the Philippine market-the W3002R, W309R+ and FH303.

According to Charlie Jiang, company sales manager for the Philippines, TENDA is set to win the competition against other wireless solution brands in the market.

"TENDA's edge against the other routers are, it is easy to set up or install and its parts are made by Broadcom chipset company (famous WIFI chipset maker in the world)," Jiang said.

Monday, November 11, 2013

#YolandaPH Free Calls From Viber

Viber, a call and messaging app for smartphones extends help in communication help for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, relatives and friends.

ATTENTION: In light of the current situation in The Philippines, we are opening a temporary service, allowing Filipino users to call regular (non Viber) numbers outside of the Philippines for free. Please note that this is not a final product, so not all countries are supported and quality may vary. You may have to restart your phone for this to work. To call someone using this service, go to any contact in Viber and tap any of the numbers listed next to "ViberOut". 

Call your family now. Let them know you are ok! #ViberHelps

Go to for a full list of supported countries.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

HP makes high-quality printing more affordable

HP today introduced the new HP Deskjet Ink Advantage high capacity (hc) series that makes high-quality, reliable printing even more affordable, without the risks and costs of ink tanks.

The new HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2520 hc All-in-One printer ad HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2020 hc printer can print up to 1500 pages a cartridge .(1)  

“Customers often experience failed jobs or printer damage from ink tank printing systems that end up costing them wasted paper, ink, time and energy,” said Albert Mateo, HP Philippines General Manager for Printing and Personal Systems. “The new HP Ink Advantage hc series offers very affordable Original HP Ink that delivers superior quality, reliability and overall value. Businesses and families can now focus on getting the job done without having to worry about failed printouts whenever they need to meet timelines.”

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Early Christmas Treats from HP

Thinking of getting a printer or upgrading your old one? It’s time to get an HP printer now and get more with HP’s latest printer promotions.

Get more with original HP cartridges and win an HP Slate 7 Tablet!

Buy only HP original cartridges and get so much more with HP’s Get More With Originals Promo!

Every participating HP cartridge contains a peel-off promo sticker containing a unique promo code. Each code is equivalent to one raffle entry and corresponding points.The customer must register via SMS. Text HP<space>REG<space>NAME/AGE/ADDRESS and send it to 2948. Registration is free of charge. Only one unique mobile phone number is allowed per registrant.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Laureen Uy Launches Her Own App!

Laureen Uy, fashion icon, blogger, and techie is indeed the new face of fashion and innovation. Being exposed in both fields is somethings that  one can also achieve but quite difficult to stand up in the crowd. And with more and more fashion blogs emerging, Laureen finds something that she would revolutionize the fashion/online community in the Philippines. 

Recently launched with her technical team, fashion and lifestyle bloggers and online media, Laureen makes sure that her new venture is something that many readers would enjoy in the convenience of their mobile devices.

As part of Laureen’s third year in commitment to her readers and being one of the country’s influential bloggers, everyone can now experience fully optimized platform for fashion and technology combined. The BMS mobile application is now available for free on the Apple iTunes store. 

Intel puts students’ internet and PC know-how to the test

Students from the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Molino win Intel Digital Pinoy Campus Challenge

The Intel Digital Pinoy Campus Challenge, an interschool quiz competition among twelve colleges and universities, wrapped up its two-weekend run in Metro Manila with a thrilling win by the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Molino. Two tech-savvy students from the winning team outlasted rivals from St. Paul University-Manila during the championship round at Festival Mall in Alabang, and took home the grand prize of two (2) Intel-powered notebooks and an Intel-powered tablet for the campus.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sikat II seeks podium finish in world solar race today

Glendambo, South Australia – The Philippines’ Sikat II has reached eight of the nine control stops of the 2013 World Solar Challenge, the global solar car race currently being held in the Australian continent.   

The country’s representative to the biennial event travelled a total of 2,171 solar miles, keeping its third place ranking in the Adventure Class.  A solar mile is the distance traveled by a vehicle relying solely on the sun’s energy.

Sikat II is expected to reach the finish line in Adelaide on October 11.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DLSU’s Improved Sikat II to compete in 26th World Solar Challenge

Sikat II was launched at its send-off as the country’s official participant to the 2013 World Solar Challenge, which will be held this October at Darwin, Australia.

The team is comprised of 50 mechanical and electrical engineering students plus six faculty members from De La Salle University. Additional improvements, which took a grueling seven months to complete, were applied to Sikat II. The vehicle was subject to test runs at Basa Airbase and SCTEX to ensure optimum performance.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chat Application Showdown - WeChat KakaoTalk and Line

Chat Apps (application) has been a new level of communication between friends and new acquaintances. And with their multiple features, makes chatting or calling more fun and interesting. Trying out three of the major Chat Applications namely WeChat, KakaoTalk (Korea), and Line (NHN Korea) has entered the Philippine market and now is competing for a share of the social-loving Filipinos.

First let us take a quick look at these applications and how do they fare against each other.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Intel Developer Forum

There is not one mobile future, but 7 billion futures, said Intel Fellow and anthropologist Dr. Genevieve Bell at the Intel Developer Forum today. Describing how the human being has always been, and will continue to be, the ultimate mobile platform, Bell illustrated how mobile technology has historically been used to extend our bodies and physical reach, augment our deficiencies and increase our capacity to get things done.

“Mobility technology has been transforming human society for centuries. Its future will be influenced not only by the shrinking size of computing technology due to Moore’s Law, but also by global population growth, “Bell said.“ Our inspiration should come not only from the invention of new technology ingredients, but also from the needs and desires of human beings. It’s not one future we are shaping – it’s 7 billion futures, and counting." 

Friday, September 13, 2013

INFOMAXION: Win cool gadgets from KakaoTalk’s Facebook and Twitter contests!

Do you love tweeting your friends and taking wacky shots with them? If yes, then get a chance to you win cool gadgets from KakaoTalk Philippines’ Facebook and Twitter contests!

#KakaoKita Twitter Contest

For Tweeps, you just need to follow @KakaoTalkPH on Twitter and like KakaoTalkPH on Facebook. Then simply tweet who you want to be your Kakao (KakaoTalk chatmate) and tag him or her and @KakaoTalkPH. To complete your post, include the hashtag #KakaoKita.

Sample Tweet: “I want @SarahG to be my Kakao! You too can invite your friends to @KakaoTalkPH and win an iPad! #KakaoKita Qualified entries will be put into a raffle. There will be one winner per week that will be announced on KakaoTalk’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Each winner will receive an iPad Mini and KakaoTalk sticker dolls.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Electro-Voice unveils what’s inside the box

New line of portable loudspeakers launched in Manila

Recognized the world over as a leader in audio technology, Electro-Voice (EV) today launched its new line of portable 12” and 15” loudspeakers under the ZLX line. Perfect for use as mains or monitors, ZLX represents a new standard for musicians, DJs and performers looking for more than just a portable loudspeaker.

“EV has been and continues to be a trusted partner for professional communication systems and audio technology. Our presence in the Philippine market has been made possible through our invaluable partnership with EVI Distribution Philippines, Inc.,” said Johannes Huth, Director for Product Marketing, Bosch Communication Systems. “We launched our ZLX line here not only because we wanted to expand our product portfolio. By making our latest innovations available and accessible to local consumers, we further our aim to better serve the Philippine market,” he added.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Doing Business WIth The New Blackberry Q10

Empower your small or medium enterprise with the latest BlackBerry Q10 smartphone available from Globe Business’ Best Postpaid Deals. For only P1,499 a month at Plan 999 with P500 monthly cashout, get unlimited internet access to browse through the internet and send business e-mails, as well as all-network calls and texts to keep you connected with partners and employees. 

The first BlackBerry 10 smartphone features a classic physical and re-engineered BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard which has a wider layout and larger sculpted keys and stunning touchscreen display for viewing files and making video calls. It also has a longer battery life to keep up with your day-long business activities. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

KakaoTalk Shoots to Number 1 in the PH App Store and Google Play

KakaoTalk, the newest mobile messaging application to reach the country, is now the number one free social networking application in the Philippine iOS App Store and the number one free communications application in Google Play. The mobile application saw a surge of downloads over the past couple of weeks, taking the No. 1 spot in Communications category of Google Play on the 18th, following its matched success in the App Store where it rose to become the No. 1 Social Networking application on August 7th, the same day of its official launch.

The impressive results are backed by Kakao’s aggressive localization efforts, in addition to the messenger’s fun and unique features. On August 7th, Kakao launched a TV and radio ad of KakaoTalk featuring K-pop superstars, Big Bang and Philippines’ pop princess, Sarah Geronimo. These two stars are also featured on KakaoTalk’s Plus Friend channel, a fun interactive advertisement platform where users can add Sarah and BigBang’s official accounts to their Friends’ list to receive latest updates and content including pictures and videos on them. Kakao plans to partner with more celebrities and companies in the Philippines to offer Filipino users content that is locally relevant.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Snow In The Philippines?!

Snow or Dandruff?
Well may will actually give it an automatic NO. Knowing that we are a tropical country and also near the equator which is the closest point for the sun to reach. However, it is actually possible that winter happened in the country years ago, and when I mean years it brings us back to the ice age.

Way back then, the earth temperature was going to extremes with very hot and very cold. Though this happened gradually compared to today's drastic changes. And with the movement of the plate tectonics which would have placed the Philippine archipelago above or below the tropic lines (Cancer and Capricorn) which are the borderlines where winter can be experienced. So in a period of time, more likely before the existence of man, there has been winter in the Philippines.

Now, looking at the changes in weather patterns and behavior, we are again on the verge of going to extreme temperature changes which can drastically affect our ecosystems. There were reports of hail fall in Quezon City which happens very rarely. Which make people curious if the possibilty of snow can actually happen.
When the Rainy season has entered in the past months, it broke the heatwave that many would say is unusually hotter different from the past year. There came a video about snow occurrence in Mindanao.
PAGASA quickly assured the public that the video was a hoax as there was no proof of the claim as well of the source of the video. Hail is actually probable as it is frozen water drops as it falls downward. Unlike snow which has been condensed into a fine snow flake quickly after evaporation to the air. This means the atmosphere in the Philippines can actually be cold given the altitudes, however it is never cold enough to freeze quicker and collectively become snow.

So, yes we can still say that snow won't be happening anytime soon. However if Global Warming continues, it would reach to a peak point that the temperature would retaliate into another ice age. But don't worry that is still a long wait.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Gadget X: Arc Mobile Tab 701D REVIEW

As we have featured in Manual to Lyf the emergence of another mobile player in the market, Arc Mobile do have a wide array of selections one can choose from from feature phones, smartphones and even tablets. Now we will take a closer look on one of the most affordable tablets in the market by Arc Mobile, The Tab 701D.

This tab is available in the market now for only P3999 pesos which is already android Jellybean version 4.1.1. The 7" Capacitive Multi-touch screen is actually very bright and I would use the lowest setting yet still gives a great clear display. With a simple black design for a tab, it can fit to generic tablet casing in the market.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

KakaoTalk Is Now Here In the Philippines!

With a growing number of call and messaging apps out in the market, competition is heating up. And today, KakaoTalk, Korea’s no. 1 mobile social app, launches in the Philippines which is endorsed by Philippines’ pop princess Sarah Geronimo and Korea’s phenomenal boy band Big Bang.

Having a localized approach of the app proved to be successful as people can actually relate their experience with local celebrities. And KakaoTalk went with the very influential and talented  popstar Sarah Geronimo.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Gadget X: Time of Tablets

The dawn of tablets has begun and there is a significant demand for tablets compared to netbooks or laptops due to its convenience and functionality that can replace the use of bulky laptop. To think that back in the day, we look at them as the best computer ever and nothing can get any better than them. Well it is now a myth and see that things change very quickly. Thus computing and function has gone up another level.

If you can recall that even though that tablets were in existence yet their popularity was not that big but it all changed with the emergence of the iPad. And the era of the smartphone was also starting its dawn with the iPhone and Android phones. It became another option for people to choose and first thought it would be more of a blown up version of their phones. But even with similar features on both platforms, there are actually characteristics that sets them apart. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Arc Mobile Opens Their First Kiosk!

Arc Mobile finally have a kiosk of their own which just opened yesterday at the SM City San Lazaro. This is the first of the many soon to open kiosk and even a concept store on the works. With having a growing line up of models to choose from and also more stores offering the Arc Mobile brand. This would now give the brand more mileage as an independent brand with their products available for the customers to see.

I myself would like to see the kiosk of the brand since it will answer all of the queries I have with the products especially with their android phones and tablets. Future kiosks would be targeting malls especially with be at the Cyberzone of SM Sta Mesa. A future concept store is also coming to Davao.

By the way, they also have an Pay Day opening sale from August 1 to 4 which features P4195 for the Nitro 500D with free flip cover. Free ARCade to the first 30 buyers of the Tab 720M 3G. The Prime 350 for only P1900 pesos with free 4 GB SD Card. And Buy 1 Take 1 on the Arc Basic for P1300.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Firefox Phone In The Flesh

In the world of Androids, iOS, and Blackberries, you would think that there wont be another OS brave enough to venture to the waging mobile OS war which is taking the world. Firefox OS is also here and I have seen it in the flesh for the first time. 

Indeed there are just test devices for the Firefox OS device like this one which I tried for the first time via my tech friend who is Firefox evangelist. The Firefox OS is very similar with android but with a more simpler interface which takes up less memory and of course less energy thus extending battery life. The apps works with ease but I have look forward when the memory is maxed out. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

PH consumer market eagerly awaits HP Slate7

The HP Slate7, an ideal trusted personal companion, will soon hit the Philippine market and the country is waiting in anticipation. And why not? HP’s Slate7 is a consumer tablet packed with the Google Android that is aimed at the value conscious shopper.

The entry of Slate7 will usher in HP’s coverage of the consumer tablet segment with a broad portfolio of products and technologies geared towards everyday use. Soon the market will experience the world leader in PC’s range with a variety of sizes and operating systems and offer compelling solutions for the BYOD space.

“The product is primarily for play and entertainment consumption, but it can also be used as BYOD and for email, note-taking, and other processes,” Albert Mateo, HP General Manager for PPS, said. “This product will be able to contend in the Philippine market instantly and we expect the value conscious shopper to frenzy over the possibilities they can do with the Slate7 as soon as it gets here.”

The HP Slate7 is the first tablet ever to have Beats Audio, providing superior sound quality for music and movies, coupled with built in stereo speakers. To power your movie marathon, the battery life is capable of five hours video playback.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bring your music everywhere with the Philips SoundDot

Your daily soundtrack, in a dot

Get up, clean the house, shower, go to work or school, sleep, and eat in between. These are activities we’ve turned into a routine everyday—give or take a few parties and/or vacations. Wouldn’t we all want to change it up a little to make doing these things much more fun?

Spice up your day by throwing in some music into the mix, using a portable mp3 player that you can bring with you anywhere, no matter what you’re doing.


“The Philips SoundDot range can be used for almost any activity,” remarks Ms. Poi San Mok, Philips Marketing Manager for Lifestyle Entertainment. “It’s compact and with an advanced yet delightfully simple design, making it a reliable mp3 player that’s small in size but big on fun.”

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Breeze tablets from AOC deliver the best in mobile computing

From the worldwide leader in display manufacturing comes its latest Breeze tablets that make mobile computing truly a breeze. 
Fast, flexible and powered by the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system, the latest incarnations of the Breeze MW0731+ and Breeze MW0831 are the perfect companions for everyone who does not want to miss out on their email, social media, the latest news, entertainment and the most engaging games. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Smart—inspired by you.

LG Electronics adds glory to its Smart TV platform with the new 55-inch Smart TV.  This flagship model, LG 55LA8600, takes inspiration from the consumer to create the simplest and most intuitive user experience possible.

Smart Home

Its Smart Control feature allows users to easily access their favorite programs, premium and newsworthy content, and practical applications through the customizable Smart Home interface projected on the TV screen.  The user can access the menu content with the aid of LG’s upgraded Magic Remote, which entails simple command options such as point, wheel, gesture, and speak.

Monday, March 25, 2013

LG 84LM9600: World's First Ultra HD TV

Detail above clarity, scale beyond reality

LG Electronics continues to raise the standards of technological innovation with LG 84LM9600, the world’s first 84-inch Ultra HD 3D TV.  This creation is packed with cutting-edge features that pave the way for the next generation of Home Entertainment.

LG’s 84-inch Ultra HD TV model takes picture quality to a whole new level with four times higher resolution than Full HD.  Showcasing an extensive range of colors and impressive degree of picture accuracy, the screen projects rich and vivid details even when viewed up close.  Users are able to immerse themselves in the TV’s flawless visual and text display, maximizing their viewing experience.  Comprising eight million pixels, the Ultra HD TV sets a new record of resolution in TV history.