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July 30, 2014

Cherry Mobile Fusion Aura and Life 2.0 discounted

In addition to Omega Icon and Ruby getting their prices slashed off, the Cherry Mobile Life 2.0 and Fusion Aura drop prices as well. They will be available at authorized retailers immediately. Continue Reading

July 29, 2014

Toyota goes Psy with Waku Doki viral video

You have to give it to the Japanese to come up with crazy video commercials like the Waku Doki. Toyota is banking on the new campaign to signify that Waku Dokie feeling (which means an exciting adrenaline rush) when driving their cars.

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July 28, 2014

New lithium batteries can last two to three times longer

Batteries are one of the major concerns of mobile users today. We want devices with powerful processors and bright displays but the more capable our phones are, the more they drain power from their batteries. Hopefully, these concerns will soon be addressed thanks to researchers who have developed a new lithium battery that could last longer. Continue Reading

July 27, 2014

Flagship Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro official specs revealed

Lenovo Group’s Vice President, Arthur Wei, shows of a photo of the company’s upcoming flagship device – the Vibe Z2 Pro. Along with it comes a rundown of its specs. Scroll past the break for more details. Continue Reading

July 26, 2014

Zendesk opens office in Manila to make regional hub

This week, ZenDesk officially announced they have opened an office in the Philippines, the 4th one in the region.

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July 26, 2014

First look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

During the launch of the Lenovo S850 and the A8-50, we also had the chance to play around with the yet-to-be-launched 10-inch tablet dubbed as the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.

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July 23, 2014

Nokia Lumia 530 now official

Nokia has officially announced its latest budget smartphone and successor to the Lumia 520 — the Lumia 530. It packs a 4-inch display, Snapdragon 200 quad-core CPU, and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.

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July 22, 2014

Philippine Lemon Law signed, to take effect on July 30

President Benigno S. Aquino officially signs the Philippine Lemon Law that basically gives people assurance that their newly-purchased vehicle meets the standards set by the manufacturer. It will take effect starting the end of this month. Continue Reading

July 21, 2014

NVidia Shield Tablet with Tegra K1 starts at $299

The Tegra K1 powered NVidia Shield tablet is now official and will be priced competitively (starts at $299) and will have an optional wireless controller.

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July 18, 2014

5-inch BlackBerry Z3 priced locally at Php10,990

BlackBerry today announces the availability of the BlackBerry Z3 which is expected to retail at Php10,990 when it launches later this July. It sports a 5-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor underneath, and runs on BlackBerry’s 10.2.1 OS. Continue Reading

July 18, 2014

DTC intros its first Octa-Core smartphone, the GT21 Neptune

DTC has announced a plethora of devices last week which will be the company’s lineup for the second half of the year. Leading the pack is the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the MT6592-powered DTC GT21 Neptune which also happens to be DTC’s first octa-core smartphone.

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July 18, 2014

Microsoft to shift Nokia X products to Windows Phone

Looks like Microsoft has no long-term plans for its budget Android-running smartphones as it has revealed that it will shift select future Nokia X products to become Windows Phone-powered Lumias. Continue Reading

July 17, 2014

ASUS Zenfone 4, 5, and 6 official, price starts at Php3,995

ASUS officially makes available the Zenfone 4, 5, and 6 here in the Philippines. The lineup is a threesome of smartphones that are much awaited by many for their balance in specs and expected pricing. Scroll past the jump for more details. Continue Reading

July 17, 2014

ASUS Zenfone 5 priced at Php6,495

ASUS launches the Zenfone 5 which is a 5-inch phablet with an Intel Atom processor. It’s locally priced at Php6,495 and will be available starting next week. Continue Reading

July 15, 2014

Xiaomi confirms July 22 launch, teases “steel metal” build

Xiaomi sends out media invitations for its grand product launch to happen on July 22, 2014. A teaser posted earlier shows a big “4” while the invite talks about a “journey of a piece of steel,” hinting on a metal build on its upcoming flagship phone – most likely the Xiaomi Mi 4. Continue Reading

July 13, 2014

Congress pushing for Php50 M fine to slow ISPs

Members of Congress are looking into creating or amending existing laws to impose higher penalties to erring Internet Service Providers and telcos if they don’t provide the mandatory quality of service standards.

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July 11, 2014

Aegis sells BPO business in PH to Telepeformance

Rumors have going on since last month that Essar Global Fund LTD., the firm that acquired AGC Holdings LTD (Aegis) back in 2004, was negotiating with several companies about possibly selling some of its BPO operations. Recently, all these speculations have been laid to rest as Teleperformance agreed to acquire Aegis’ businesses in Costa Rica, Philippines and United States for USD410 million.

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July 11, 2014

LG makes 18-inch flexible panel, 60-inch 4K OLED is next

After introducing curved displays on a smartphone, LG is now aiming at panels the size of TV screens. They have successfully created an 18-inch foldable panel and are currently planning to go for flexible Ultra HD in the coming years. Continue Reading

July 10, 2014

PNP-AVSEC preps for tighter inspection of electronic devices at the airport

In line with the recent intel that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) received about a possible plane attack carried out by Al-Qaeda extremists, the Aviation Security (AVSEC) division of the Philippine National Police prepares to adhere with the DHS’ call for a more thorough inspection of a passenger’s gadgets before allowing them to board the flight.

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July 10, 2014

Octa-core Lenovo Golden Warrior A8 to launch July 18

Lenovo finally announces the official launch date for its Golden Warrior A8 – an LTE octa-core smartphone that is by far the cheapest we’ve seen. It’s slated to launch later this month with a price tag of no more than Php6K. Continue Reading

July 09, 2014

ZTE announces flagship Nubia Z7, Z7 Max, and Z7 mini

ZTE unveils its Nubia Z7 flagship that aims to battle other top-of-the-line Android  phones like the LG G3. This, plus the Nubia Z7 Max and Nubia Z7 mini, run on KitKat out of the box and have a Snapdragon 801 at its core. Read more of their specs and pricing after the jump. Continue Reading

July 08, 2014

A fleet of 10,000 Foxbots will aid in production of iPhone 6

Foxconn, one of the biggest partners of Apple in manufacturing its devices, announces that it will slowly veer away from using manual labor and instead make use of robots or “Foxbots” as they call it to help in the assembly of the iPhone 6. Continue Reading

July 07, 2014

LG G Pad 10.1 now official with 8000mAh battery

LG’s biggest model in its tablet line-up officially launches as the G Pad 10.1. It carries the noteworthy features seen in the company’s flagship smartphones while offering a spacious 10-inch display. It also runs on a quad-core processor and packs an 8000mAh battery. Continue Reading

July 06, 2014

Honda CR-V Cruiser Edition starts at Php1.43M

After recently releasing the all new Jazz, Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) refreshes its CR-V line-up by introducing the Cruiser Edition that comes in 2.0 S and 2.4 SX models – both in automatic transmissions. Continue Reading

July 06, 2014

Bureau of Customs donates seized laptops to DepEd

Almost 4,000 laptops seized by the the Bureau of Customs will be donated to the Department of Education (DepEd) to aid students and teachers in public elementary and high schools nationwide. Continue Reading