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September 04, 2014

Mi PH to open Xiaomi Redmi 1S pre-registration at 6 p.m.

Mi Philippines has announced on their Facebook page that they will open pre-registration for those who are planning to buy a Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone at Lazada in the next sale.

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September 04, 2014

Mandaluyong starts Motorcycle Riding-in-Tandem Ban

The City of Mandaluyong has started implementing the new city ordinance about riding-in-tandem. This is in response to a lot of robbery and murder incidents involving motorists that are riding-in-tandem.

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September 04, 2014

Acer Iconia Tab 8 W: Windows 8.1 tablet for Php6.5k

Windows 8 tablets are becoming more and more affordable with Archos and HP announcing sub-$200 models. Acer has also announced its own $150 version with the Iconia Tab 8 W.

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September 03, 2014

ASUS EeeBook X205 is official, Intel notebook at Php8K

ASUS has officially launched the EeeBook X205 which is the company’s affordable 11.6-inch notebook at $199 (approx. Php8K). It runs on an Intel processor with Windows 8.1 out of the box and is designed to give users a smartphone-like experience. Continue Reading

September 03, 2014

Globe to roll-out LTE eMBMS and LTE-CA in 2015

Just three weeks after Smart announced the arrival of LTE-Advanced in the country, Globe Telecoms expressed its plan to launch two new LTE technologies in the country, namely LTE-CA (Carrier Aggregation) and LTE eMBMS (enhanced Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service) aka LTE Broadcast, that will further enhance the mobile internet experience of their subscribers.

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September 02, 2014

Meizu MX4 is official, octa-core with Sony’s 20.7MP sensor

The Meizu MX4 finally launches in China and comes with a powerhouse of internals that’s sure to catch your attention. It’s got Sony’s 20.7-megapixel camera with an octa-core processor and LTE. More of its specs after the jump. Continue Reading

September 02, 2014

Xiaomi to sell more Mi Powerbanks this September 4

Mi Philippines has just announced in the Facebook Fan Page that they will be selling more Mi Powerbanks this coming September 4.

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September 01, 2014

Security Bank now sends SMS on ATM transactions

Just received an SMS from my account manager from Security Bank early this morning (this was after one missed call). The SMS asked for confirmation on an ATM withdrawal the day before.

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August 31, 2014

ARCHOS unveils 80 Cesium, a Php6,500 Windows 8.1 tablet

ARCHOS, a mobile device manufacturer based in France, has recently announced a plethora of devices in preparation for this year’s IFA. One of those devices is an 8-inch tablet dubbed as the ARCHOS 80 Cesium which runs on full version of Windows 8.1 and is powered by a quad-core Intel processor.

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August 30, 2014

Gionee GPad G5 with hexa-core CPU becomes official

Gionee has made official their latest hexa-core Android smartphone, the Gionee GPad G5. This successor to the GPad G4 was launched in India just yesterday for Rs. 14,999.

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August 30, 2014

Long BDO ATM lines due to rain leaks

Experiencing very long lines and offline BDO ATMs lately? This is probably due to the incident that happened in one of their data centers after continuous heavy rains in the metro.

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August 30, 2014

Nintendo announces 3DS and 3DS LL anew

After almost 3 years, Nintendo has announced a refreshed 3DS portable gaming console. The new models feature a slight re-design and improved hardware.

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August 30, 2014

3,915 seized laptops from customs were given to DepEd

Nearly 4,000 confiscated laptops were turned over to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the betterment of the Alternative Learning System (ALS).

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August 30, 2014

This smartphone is water, dust, and explosion-proof

The Bartec Pixavi Impact X is probably the toughest smartphone that will soon be available. In addition to the usual water- and dust-proofing of phones, it boasts being imperishable to impact, drop, corrosion, and explosion. Yes, you read that right. It runs on an Android Jelly Bean OS and has dual rear cameras as part of its unique functionality. Continue Reading

August 30, 2014

ASUS Transformer Book Flip officially lands, starts at Php26,995

ASUS Philippines officially launches one of its newest addition to the array of hybrid devices that the company has uniquely been introducing to its consumers. The new Transformer Book Flip boasts a 360-degree turning hinge that allows you to use it as a laptop, a tablet, or “anything in between”. It comes in three variants with varying internals that start at Php26,995. Continue Reading

August 29, 2014

Anti-Selfie Bill proposed in Congress

There is a bill in Congress that seeks to prohibit taking photos of people without their permission. House Bill 4807 or the Protection Against Personal Intrusion Act is already on its 3rd reading.

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August 29, 2014

Xiaomi Mi Piston due to arrive next week, costs Php695

Along with the new RedMi 1S, Xiaomi Philippines also announced that they are bringing the Mi Piston, a wired earphones with an in-ear design and comes with volume control, Play/Pause/Receive Call button and a built-in microphone, to the Philippines. The kicker… it only cost Php695!

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August 29, 2014

Xiaomi Mi Powerbanks sold out in 10 seconds in Lazada

When the clock strike exactly 12 noon, Lazada opened the sale of the Xiaomi Mi Powerbanks. But less than 10 seconds later, both the 5k and 10k mAh models are all sold out.

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August 29, 2014

Apple iPhone 6 event will be on September 9

Apple finally sent out invites for this year’s anticipated iPhone 6. After numerous leaks and rumors, we will finally see what the Cupertino company has to offer.
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August 28, 2014

Acer launches Liquid X1 for Php19,990

Yesterday, Acer Philippines formally launched their new flagship handset in the Philippines — the Acer Liquid X1.

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August 28, 2014

Intel XMM 6255 is the world’s smallest standalone 3G Modem

In order to make the Internet of Things one step closer to reality, it needs to have an access to, well… the internet. And while bigger devices can do so using routers and modems, miniscule devices needs a smaller 3G modem to establish internet connection. Intel’s solution is the new XMM 6255, the world’s smallest standalone 3G modem only 300mm^2 in size.

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August 28, 2014

HP recalls certain laptop power cords due to fire risk

Hewlett Packard has announced that it will be offering free replacements for not less than 6 million affected laptop power cords bundled with select HP and Compaq laptops, mini notebook PCs, and some docking stations that was sold between September 2010 and June 2012.
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August 27, 2014

ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE lands in Singapore, sells for under Php11K

Earlier today, ASUS launched the LTE variant of the ZenFone 5 in Singapore which may serve as a hint that it may soon land on our shore in the coming months, probably in time for the holiday season.

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August 27, 2014

Globe sets up Filtering System against Spam/Scam texts

In effort to further intensify its campaign against spam/scam text messages, Globe is currently testing out a new automated SMS filtering mechanism that blocks unwanted messages from reaching its subscribers.

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August 27, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 takes on iPhone 6 with sapphire screen

Huawei mentions in an interview that they are aiming to launch an Ascend P7 variant reinforced with a sapphire display. For those not familiar, sapphire is a very tough material (second hardest to diamond) that Apple is rumored to incorporate largely to the iPhone 6. Inside, the sapphire-toting P7 should still carry its original specs. Continue Reading