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May 12, 2007

World of WarCraft Visa Credit Cards

Anybody wanna apply for a WOW Visa Card? If they were these cool, I would! *hehehe* Yeah, this is serious. World of WarCraft Visa Credit Card allows you to earn game time (1%) for every $1 of purchase you make.

June 13, 2005

Someone got into one of my credit cards.

Darn, and double-darn. A rep from my card company just called me up and told me the shocking news. One of my cards have been extensively used just this week-end. Yes, mutiple charges into one credit card from different locations across the US. It was very suspicious so they called me up to verify these […]

September 10, 2014

Apple Pay aims to replace the credit card with NFC

Combine Passbook, Touch ID & the new iPhone 6s’ NFC capabilities and you get Apple Pay – the company’s way of saying you shouldn’t have your credit cards in your wallets.

February 28, 2014

Smart’s LockByMobile avoids ATM, credit card fraud

In addition to the shift to EMV-based ATM cards, Smart e-Money has just announced LockByMobile that aims to protect ATM and credit card holders from being tricked into paying bills they shouldn’t pay.

February 27, 2014

Banks shift to EMV-based ATM cards to prevent cloning

Philippine banks are now beginning to shift from ATM cards with magnetic strip technology to those with EMV chips to further prevent ATM theft.

November 10, 2012

MasterCard Credit Card has LCD & Touch keypads

MasterCard has recently unveiled in Singapore its next generation of payment cards that features an embedded LCD display and touch-sensitive buttons.

July 09, 2010

Facebook Credits to be sold in Retail Stores

Friendster’s new owner, MOL, is helping Facebook sell FB Credits in Asia, including the Philippines. That means you should be able to buy Facebook Credits at a number of outlets, including 7-11 Stores, nationwide.

August 22, 2008

Trouble with BDO Credit Card terminals

This was sent in by BPI Express Online to all their customers today. Apparently, there were some problems with Banco de Oro credit card terminals that erroneously reported charges in dollars instead of pesos. So don’t be shocked if you see a $5,000 charge in your bill instead of Php5,000.

October 31, 2007

Withdraw Paypal Money from your Citibank Credit Card

Here’s another way of getting your Paypal funds into one of your credit cards here in the Philippines. I initially thought this method would before but only got confirmation about it from Citibank just yesterday.

November 02, 2006

Getting a credit card without applying for one?

I’ve been on and off the phone with one of my credit card reps and they’ve been calling me for overdue payments since 3 weeks ago. So, ok, sometimes when I’m too harassed I forget which card I paid online so it has happened on several occasion that I double pay (there was one time […]

July 16, 2005

Secure Online Shopping with Visa Debit Cards

Ever since I had that hacking incident with my Paypal and GMail account, I’ve received lots of emails on how to be more secure with online accounts and doing transactions (the incident was published in the Inquirer). So when I sat down with the reps from Visa, it was also the topic at the lunch […]

October 12, 2014

Lenovo Y70 Touch Gaming Notebook lands, priced at Php89,988

Two months after the debut of the Y50 Touch in the country, its bigger brother, the Lenovo Y70 Touch, has landed in our shore through Vilman. It has a bigger 17.3-inch display and runs on a slightly faster version of 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor.

June 09, 2014

Xiaomi makes Philippine presence official

Over lunch today Xiaomi VP for Global Hugo Barra (a former Google exec) presented their MI line-up to us and explained the preparations they’ve made for the consumer launch of Mi smartphones in the Philippines.

April 02, 2014

A ‘selfie’ can now be used to protect phones and tablets

Fond of always taking a selfie? Well those selfies can now do more than just annoy your Facebook contacts, it can also protect contents like other apps and media inside your devices. Read more after the break.

March 21, 2014

Globe outs complete list of Galaxy S5 plans

In addition to the postpaid plans with 24-month lock-in period we’ve previously reported, Globe has also released their other postpaid offerings for the Samsung Galaxy S5.

March 05, 2014

Muvit Slim Folio and SkinTouch for Xperia Z1

Muvit has some of the nicest-looking cases for a lot of newer smartphones and the latest one we’ve used is for the Sony Xperia Z1 (mine had a hairline scratch at the back with my car keys as culprit).

December 18, 2013

iPad Air and iPad mini 2 now available on Globe

Globe has recently announced that they are now offering the WiFi + Cellular (4G LTE) variants of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display is now available through their Prepaid kits and Postpaid plans.

October 24, 2013

This Vending Machine dispenses Gold Bars

Went around on a quick tour of Abu Dhabi yesterday to check out the rest of the city after the Nokia World event. One of the first stops we made was the Emirates Palace Hotel where the world’s first gold vending machine was installed.

September 28, 2013

WhatsOnSale, all the best deals and promos in one app

Scouring establishments for sales, discounts, promos and best deals are often times challenging especially if you don’t know where to look and what to look for. With WhatsOnSale, bargain hunters will be able to easily discover what’s on sale around the Metro simply by using this app.

May 18, 2013

Smart offers 4th Gen iPad & iPad Mini with LTE

Smart Communications is now offering the 4th Gen iPad and the iPad Mini powered by Smart LTE starting at Plan 499.

November 03, 2012

Sim Lim shops running scams on customers

Our recent visit to Singapore over the week-end got us scouring around the shops of Sim Lim and Funan Digital IT Mall. Sim Lim has been a favorite gadget mall since a lot of stores carry new and interesting gadgets where you can haggle for discounts. Our recent visit was totally different though.

January 31, 2012

Speck Wanderfolio Case for iPad 2

This new leather case (Speck Wanderfolio) for the iPad 2 might not be officially released in the Philippines but we got a sample unit to try out and eventually give away to readers.

November 27, 2010

The Akihabara Experience

Spent the entire day today at Akibahara, the mecca for all gadget-geeks. It’s everything I had imagined it to be and then some. So here’s the run-down.

August 12, 2010

Globe WiMax 4G goes Prepaid

So it’s bound to happen — Globe Telecom‘s 4G/WiMax Service is now offered in prepaid plans. Just buy the WiMax modem and load it up to get unlimited internet all day.

March 16, 2010

GCash, Boku to do Mobile Payments on FB

In a press conference today, Globe and Boku explained their deal to provide a mobile payment platform for GCash users using Paymo.

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