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October 02, 2014

Apple to replace iPhone 5 batteries for free even with third party displays

An update has emerged for Apple’s Battery Replacement Program for its iPhone 5 that even those that no longer have their original displays will be eligible for the replacement. Continue Reading

October 02, 2014

Microsoft launches new Office Sway

After announcing the newest OS that will be their new flagship by the next year in the name of Windows 10, Microsoft is now at it again with the launch of the new Office app called Sway.

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October 02, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 local launch set this month

Are your pockets ready? Despite the gapgate issues that surfaced a few days ago, Samsung announced more details on when the Galaxy Note 4 will be available to many countries around the world in a press conference held at Singapore last October 1.

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October 01, 2014

Note 4’s #gapgate is a “necessary manufacturing feature”

Yesterday, we’ve posted iPhone 6 Plus had bendgate, Note 4 now has gapgate – in which initial users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have complained of a significant gap seen between the device’s frame and its display which is wide enough to insert cards and the like. Samsung has released an official statement and pointed out that it is a needed design feature. Continue Reading

September 30, 2014

Microsoft roundup: Windows ‘TH’, Hardware Conference, and more

We are a few hours away from what will be the unveiling of Microsoft’s newest operating system, and here’s what to expect tonight.

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September 30, 2014

Smart taps GSMA to improve security against spam

Smart Communications has announced that the company is currently in talks with GSM Association regarding a service that would heighten the telco’s effort against SMS spams and scams.

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September 30, 2014

Video Recap: This Week’s Top Tech (Week #2-3)

It’s been another week of surprising announcements in the world of tech both here and abroad. It’s time to check out your top tech stories this week.

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September 30, 2014

Electric Tricycles roll out in Mandaluyong City

Following the debut of the COMET (City Optimized Managed Electric Transport) e-jeepney in Quezon City, the e-tricycles, also known as the E-Trikebayan, are now plying the streets of Mandaluyong City.

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September 30, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus had bendgate, Note 4 now has gapgate

Users of the recently-announced Galaxy Note 4 report that they are seeing a major defect on their device which shows a significant gap between the phablet’s body and its display – thus the term “gapgate”. Continue Reading

September 30, 2014

Entry-level GoPro HERO now official for around Php6K

Along with the official entry and prices of the new GoPro HERO4 at their own site, the HERO has also been announced which is a way cheaper alternative to getting the company’s signature camera. It’s priced at $129.99 that translates to roughly about Php5.8K. Continue Reading

September 30, 2014

GoPro HERO4 now official, starts at $399.99 (Php18K)

Just a few days after having its specs and features leaked, the GoPro HERO4 is now official. As previously reported the HERO4 will have two versions – the Black and Silver editions. Both will be ready for purchase starting October 5. Continue Reading

September 28, 2014

This is the symbolical jeepney’s successor, and it’s already in QC

A lot of people would consider the jeepney a symbol of Philippine culture, where it comes from the words “Jeep” & “Jitney”, materializing after World War II. Because of arising environmental concerns and because of technological advancements, we are now seeing the next big step in local transportation take place – something we’ve reported last January; it’s called the COMET e-jeepney, and it’s debuting in Quezon City. Continue Reading

September 27, 2014

PH internet still ASEAN’s slowest; are we making progress?

It has been around five months already since we reported Philippine internet speeds being the slowest in ASEAN. Since then, the issue has caught a lot of attention causing senate hearings & probing.Upon checking into Ookla’s Net Index, we can see that not much has changed.

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September 26, 2014

Globe Telecom to bring back Free FB promo

Breaking news: Telecommunications giant Globe Telecom announces that it will offer again its Free Facebook promo starting next week.

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September 26, 2014

Smart, TNT, Sun to offer free mobile internet

Breaking news: Conglomerate Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan announced free mobile data for all prepaid subscribers of Smart, Sun Cellular, and Talk ‘N Text.

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September 25, 2014

Epson continues to be number one in POS for 5 years

Epson was yet again named the number one Point-of-Sale (POS) printer manufacturer in Southeast Asia by International Data Corporation for five consecutive years in a row, showing the company’s commitment to customer satisfaction. Continue Reading

September 25, 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 now available at Widget City

Sony’s latest flagship phone, the Xperia Z3, has been made official earlier this month at IFA. Now, you can get your own as it’s now up for purchase over at Widget City. Continue Reading

September 24, 2014

Samsung to stop selling ATIV and Chromebook in EU

According to a report by the folks over at PC Advisor UK, Samsung will be halting the sales of both the company’s Windows-based (Ativ) and Chrome-based (Chromebook) line of computers in European markets.

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September 24, 2014

Honda announces availability of all-new City VX MUGEN

Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) announces the availability of its new City VX MUGEN Special Edition that sports factory-installed body kits from MUGEN. It comes with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine partnered with 5-speed manual transmission. Continue Reading

September 23, 2014

Undersea cable in Southeast Asia breaks, causes slower internet

Having slow internet lately? Bad news of the day: Internet speeds all across Southeast Asia have been significantly reduced due to a broken undersea cable in Vietnam. Continue Reading

September 23, 2014

iPhone 6 now available at Villman

Tech store giant Villman joins gray market vendors as it announced the availability of the iPhone 6 at their stores starting today.

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September 19, 2014

Gray Market iPhone 6, 6 Plus gets priced up to Php100k!

Each year, the first release of any new iPhone will drive the gray market prices of the new models up to twice or thrice the retail price. This is primarily due to supply and demand principles.

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September 19, 2014

Android L to feature security encryption out of the box

In light of recent government espionage and leakage of intimate photos of celebrities online, handset software companies are now upping the ante on security on their mobile phones. Apple started the privacy fight with a stronger encryption with iOS 8 encryption and two-factor iCloud, and now Google is following suit with Android L’s device encryption out of the box.

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September 19, 2014

Next MS Office features darker theme, helper a la Clippy

While Microsoft may be preparing for a huge OS update for this month, the Redmond giant is also testing another software in the form of the next-generation Microsoft Office.

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September 17, 2014

Steam payments now priced in Philippine Peso

Having a hard time computing for USD money you’ll be spending when purchasing new games from Steam? Worry not, as the entertainment platform started to convert prices to our local currency.

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