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September 23, 2014

New batch of affordable Android One phones to launch soon

Following the success of the first batch of Android One devices in India, phone makers are now prepping for a second wave of inexpensive smartphones to release before the year ends.

September 23, 2014

Xiaomi Redmi Note’s successor to battle Meizu MX4?

We liked the Redmi Note’s good performance and affordable price during our time with it. Now, Xiaomi’s recent reports point to its successor looking to take on the spec-heavy Meizu MX4 in terms of internals.

September 23, 2014

From Good to Great: 5 Tips to Improve Smartphone Photos

A celebrated photographer by the name of Chase Jarvis once said that “the best camera is the one that’s with you”, and nowadays that camera will most likely be the one on your smartphone. Somehow, most of us don’t fully utilize our smartphone’s camera capabilities yet and end up with run-of-the-mill snaps, potentially losing the […]

September 22, 2014

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014 lands, starts at Php105K

In addition to the ThinkPad 8, Lenovo Philippines also launched the latest iteration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which sports a 14-inch touchscreen display and a rugged yet slim body that passed eight military specification tests.

September 22, 2014

Lenovo launches ThinkPad 8 in the country

Lenovo Philippines held a launch event earlier today showcasing the latest addition to their Windows-based portfolio, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. It’s a Windows 8.1 tablet with an 8.3-inch full-HD display and runs on quad-core processor from Intel.

September 21, 2014

Globe, Smart changes load sharing to combat text scams

Due to rampant incidents of load sharing scams, both Smart and Globe have changed the way they operate sharing of eLoads. Majority of text scams deceive subscribers into claiming free credits but inputting and replying to specific SMS queries.

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.

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 […]

September 19, 2014

Windows 9 is coming, and here’s what to expect

Microsoft will unveil the new Windows 9 in a press event on September 30th. We may be a few weeks away from seeing the future of Microsoft’s flagship software, but that didn’t stop those who had early access to provide some noteworthy features. We give you a rundown of what to see from the next-gen operating system.

September 18, 2014

How to get the 5.7GB iOS 8 without erasing anything

With the rollout of the iOS 8, we’ve seen a lot of people in our news feed complaining about the large storage requirement to get the new OS. The system imposes that your iDevice should have at least 4.6GB up to 5.7GB free to successfully download the update. Now before you delete anything to free up […]

September 17, 2014

McDo releases Android, iOS app to take online orders

McDonald’s Philippines has just released their mobile app to take on online orders. This is on top of their website and the hotline they’ve been providing to accept deliveries for some time now.

September 17, 2014

Oppo N3 render leaks

Oppo’s upcoming smartphone, the N3, is set to be unveiled next month. But we already received a leaked render showing a design that is different from what is circulating in the web for a few days now.

September 16, 2014

Hello ‘Windows': Microsoft to wipe out ‘Nokia’ and ‘Windows Phone’ brands

UPDATED Sept. 19, 2014: With the release of new mobile handsets running on Windows 8.1 such as the Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe and Play and the HTC One (M8), one can notice that they refer to the new gizmos as Windows, sans the Phone from the branding.

September 16, 2014

Here’s how to delete the U2 album you didn’t wish for

We all knew that Apple is going release the U2 “Songs of Innocence” album for free as announced during the iPhone 6 event. Although we weren’t told that the said album is going to be a part of our playlist whether we like it or not.

September 16, 2014

What to expect when Android One arrives in Philippines

We’ve reported on what Android One is all about and we saw the first family of devices launched yesterday. During this event Google also announced the pending arrival to our local shores. What should we expect from the tech giant when the said program arrives in the Philippines?

September 16, 2014

ASUS, HTC, Lenovo working with Google for Android One

Google announced yesterday the first batch of smartphones powered by Android One. Among them are devices made by Indian electronics companies like Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice. Of course, Google has also partnered with other prominent manufacturers like ASUS, Acer, HTC, and Lenovo to give its customers more options.

September 15, 2014

Microsoft to buy Minecraft for $2.5 billion

Microsoft is set to buy Stockholm-based game company Mojang for a staggering 2.5 billion dollars.

September 15, 2014

Will you pay $999 to shoot 4K videos on your iPhone 5S?

4K video recording is slowly becoming a “must have” feature on mobile devices. In fact, most Android flagships are capable of recording at this rate, but the iPhone, even the new iterations, still can’t do 4K out of the box until now.

September 15, 2014

Android One devices now official, to be available in PH

Google today launches the first batch of Android One devices namely the Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream Uno. They’re all priced equally and competitively at Rs. 6,399 in India or a sub-5K local price. To add more good news, it will soon be available in the Philippines.

September 15, 2014

Ten incoming ‘phablets’ to watch out for in the PH

Planning to get a new smartphone with a large screen but do not know yet which one to get? We’ve got you covered as we’ve compiled a list of ten newly announced ‘phablets’, including the new Galaxy Notes and the iPhone 6 Plus, that we expect to arrive here in the Philippines.

September 14, 2014

PowerPole gives your GoPro extra reach, extends its battery too

GoPro accessories maker Polar Pro has unveiled one of its latest products dubbed as PowerPole. It’s a short monopod that extends the reach of your GoPro, and also doubles as a powerbank which can give up to 8 hours’ worth of juice for your action camera and/or other electronic devices.

September 14, 2014

Video Recap: This Week’s Top Tech (Week #1)

It has been quite a busy week in tech news in the last couple of weeks. We thought, it would be best if we chop them down to tiny bits and provide you with a summary of the past week’s top news in tech. Check out the video below.

September 14, 2014

Solon wants to suspend Helmet Law to fight crimes

Zamboanga Representative Celso Lobregat has authored House Bill No. 4438 which aims to suspend Republic Act 10054, or the Helmet Law, in an effort to fight crimes committed by motorcycle riders.

September 13, 2014

Grand Theft Auto V coming to consoles on November; PC version delayed until 2015

Great news for players using PS4 and the XBox One: you will be able to play your loved Grand Theft Auto V on your gaming consoles as it hits shelves November 18th, Rockstar Games announced yesterday.

September 13, 2014

Acer Aspire Switch 10 now on Smart Bro Gadget Plus Plan 1299

Along with the Acer C720 Chromebook, Smart Bro is also offering the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (500GB model) hybrid netbook, under its Gadget Plus Plan 1299.

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