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April 23, 2014

OnePlus One now official: design & power starting at $299

OnePlus is a start-up company led by Pete Lau back in 2013 when he left Oppo to begin anew. Now, months after continuous teasing, OnePlus announces its very first smartphone, the One, which they continually market as the flagship phone killer.

April 23, 2014

LG G3 new UI and ‘Concierge’ function leaks

People have been excited as to what the new flagship smartphone from LG has in store for those big fans of the LG G2. Well according to a leak from Digital Trends which they claim is “from a trusted industry source,” there are major changes happening for the LG G3 and it looks good. There […]

April 23, 2014

Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 update

Apple has just released its iOS 7.1.1 update which contains improvements to the Touch ID fingerprint recognition, keyboard bug fixes, and security updates.

April 22, 2014

Smart Bro launches ‘no lock-in’ LTE postpaid plans

Smart Bro recently launched the country’s first LTE postpaid plans with no lock-in period – LTE Plan 999 and LTE Plan 599.

April 22, 2014

Sen. Bam Aquino calls for investigation of slow internet in the Philippines

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aguirre Aquino IV expressed his dismay at the current state/cost of internet connection in the country on his official Facebook account and vowed that he will conduct further investigations to know why the Philippines is lagging behind other neighboring countries.

April 22, 2014

LG G Watch to come in Champagne Gold

LG has just unveiled that their Android Wear-powered G Watch will also come in Champagne Gold upon release.

April 21, 2014

MyPhone fixes Apps2SD woes of MP Rio

MyPhone has recently released an over-the-air software update for the MyPhone Rio which, above anything else, addresses one of the more glaring concerns that consumers have with the budget handset; installing applications to external micro-SD card.

April 21, 2014

Microsoft to rename Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile

In a leaked letter to Devices and Services business suppliers, Microsoft announced that once the deal has been finalized on the 25th of this month, the software giant will drop the “Nokia Oyj” brand in favor of Microsoft Mobile Oy.

April 21, 2014

ASUS Zenbook UX302LA first impressions

We currently have the successor to last year’s Zenbook UX301LA which is the more affordable alternative – the ASUS Zenbook UX302LA. It boasts a Full HD touchscreen display and an Intel Core i5 processor encased inside a sleek form factor. Read our first impressions on it after the jump.

April 21, 2014

DTC holds smartphone Inventory Madness Sale

Local mobile brand, DTC, will hold a smartphone Inventory Madness Sale starting tomorrow, offering discounts of up to 30% on selected Android devices from the company’s fourth wave series.

April 21, 2014

List of octa-core Android smartphones in the Philippines

Planning to buy an Android smartphone that runs on all eights? If yes then take a look at our list of octa-core Android smartphones that are currently being sold here in the Philippines.

April 20, 2014

How much did PLDT & Globe make from subs in 2013?

Back in March, both Globe and PLDT submitted a report to the SEC regarding the financial state of their respective companies. We reviewed the SEC filing, investor reports and disclosure documents to see how much they made from their subscribers.

April 19, 2014

Philippine internet slowest in ASEAN, way below average

An infographic by ASEAN DNA claims to have recent data obtained between March and April 2014, and it compares the average internet speeds of countries around the world and those that are in the ASEAN. Results find that the Philippines is way below the average in Asia and in the whole world, and in the infographic, we […]

April 19, 2014

List of smartphones with longest battery life

We all know that having a feature-packed smartphone means nothing if it has poor battery life that won’t last a day without being plugged in. If you’re out looking to upgrade your handset with great battery performance, you might want to check out this list of smartphones with the biggest batteries.

April 19, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 meets the Barrett M107A1

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has always been regarded as a toughie thanks to its resistance against water, shock and minor scratches. But these things are nothing compared what Richard Ryan aka the “Tech Assassin” did to Sammy’s flagship handset.

April 19, 2014

Viber, WeChat and Line dominate PH chat app

According to one source close to both Smart and Globe, the top mobile messaging apps in the Philippines is dominated by Viber, WeChat and Line.

April 18, 2014

New Google Nexus phone to have sub-Php4K price

It seems like Google is on a roll in introducing new devices for everyone. There’s the upcoming Project Ara that will be available for $50, the newly-patented Google contact lens with built-in microcameras, and now reports are telling us that a new Google Nexus smartphone will be arriving with a price tag below $100.

April 18, 2014

Sony PlayStation 4 Review

Here’s our Sony Playstation 4 review after buying one here in the Philippines to test out and well, play around with. Watch it as we take a look at its physique, user interface, gaming capabilities, and more after the break!

April 18, 2014

Moga Pro Power Controller Review

The Moga Pro Power is a Bluetooth gamepad designed for serious Android gamers. We tested the controller for a couple of weeks to see if it can indeed deliver on its promise to “transform your Android device into a mobile gaming system”.

April 18, 2014

Philips W6618, Android phone with 5,300mAh battery

So far we’ve been seeing Android phones with batteries that max out at around 4,000mAh, but this entry-level smartphone tops it all at a whopping 5,300mAh. Meet the Philips W6618.

April 17, 2014

Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z to get KitKat updates

We’ve reported on Sony promising an Android KitKat update for devices like the Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z last month. True enough, the company kept its word by announcing the schedule of when it will roll out which means it will also follow here in the Philippines.

April 17, 2014

#TBT: Microsoft pays tribute to the man behind “Bliss”

Roughly the same time last year, we’ve reported that Microsoft will officially pull the plug on Windows XP. And just as the software giant was about to bid its ageing platform one final farewell, the Redmond-based firm tipped its hat to Charles O’Rear who, in some ways, became an integral part of WinXP.

April 17, 2014

Virtual Visita Iglesia

Visita Iglesia is a popular Roman Catholic Lenten tradition where faithfuls visit seven churches or religious sites in the Philippines. However, it would be challenging for those who could not be physically present like OFWs or the sick. As a solution, the CBCP has put up a website which provides a virtual alternative to Visita […]

April 17, 2014

A working Project Ara phone only costs under Php4,400

Google shows off a prototype version of the module-based Project Ara along with a list of updates that you need to know if you’re interested about the upcoming build-it-yourself smartphone. The company is confident that building a working Project Ara would only cost under $100 or around Php4,400.

April 17, 2014

Google launches Camera app with Lens Blur

Google has launched its all new Camera app on the Play Store, finally bringing features like Photo Sphere, Panorama, the new Lens Blur, and an updated UI, to non-Nexus devices.

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