Top Ten Stories in YugaTech: April 2015

Bored on your #Staycation or #Laboracay trip? Why don’t you take some time to read the top stories that definitely made a scene this April? Here’s a list of what made it into our Top Stories the past month.


It had been a pretty busy month for both the local and international tech industry. A leading tech company just announced new ways to expand its new operating system and mobile device operations, and two companies merged together, forming a new entity.

In local news, a top smartphone brand took its new devices off the wraps to be released this quarter, and an international brand just created on a storm on the local tech market by offering its latest bang-for-the-buck device at a price less than expected. Here are our top ten stories in April 2015, in descending order.

10. Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Power: Octa-Core, 4000mAh for Php5k


Who couldn’t resist this offer from Cherry Mobile? You’ve got an octa-core processor and a long-lasting 4000mAh battery capacity with a Php5k price point. Many eager folks who want to get their hands on this device are waiting for its release, slated to be anytime this quarter.

9. Rumor: There’s a move to position G2, G Pro 2 against Zenfone 2


In light of recent Zenfone 2 developments, we heard that there’s a dealer-initiated promotion to get the LG G2 and G2 Pro 2 to compete with the Taiwanese tech giant’s bang-for-the-buck smartphone. We heard it comes with a free smartphone too!

8. Facebook starts banning jeje names and Jejenese

Facebook Jejemon Ban

We kicked off this month with three stories that may be too-good-to-be-true, and everyone seemed to be behind on the idea that Faceboook started to ban jeje names and ‘Jejenese’ in the social networking platform. Come on, who wouldn’t be irritated whenever you read status updates from ‘BhOzSx’ and read ‘Ik4w lNg s4pH4t nuh’ on comments? I’d be thankful if this ever comes true.

7. Asus officially reveals regional ZenFone 2 pricing

zenfone 2

The Asus Zenfone 2 was launched in the SouthEast Asian region more than a week ago, and prices were revealed which were apparently meant for the Indonesian market. Until we get the official prices, we wish it would stay on the rumored prices as stated below.

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6. How to spot a fake Xiaomi Mi Powerbank

Look Ma, no lights!

Look Ma, no lights!

A Xiaomi Mi Powerbank is an affordable godsend for those who need the extra juice to carry on with their activities throughout the day. As scarce as the flash sales may be come the proliferation of fake ones in malls, online sites, overpasses, and even sidewalks. Here’s how you can able to distinguish a fake powerbank from a genuine one.

5. What to expect for Zenfone 2: exact variants, prices, release dates


We got insider info on how much will the Asus Zenfone 2 variants be priced in the country, as well as its rumored date of availability. Take it with a grain of salt, though, as anything can still change up to the last minute.

4. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML Review


Three of our top stories the past month involves our interaction with new devices, this variant of the Asus Zenfone 2 for one. The ZE551ML boasts top-tier specs for a price mostly seen on other brands’ mid-range devices. Can Asus live up to the Zenfone 2 hype? Only time can tell.

3. Alcatel Flash Plus in the flesh, first impressions


We also laid out our first encounter with the bang-for-the-buck Alcatel Flash Plus. With a 5.5-inch screen, octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 3500mAh of battery as its selling point, it has set itself to be a competition that should not be taken for granted.

2. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML Review


The Asus Zenfone has so many variants that might be hard to memorize. The variant in this review, for one, sports a 5.5-inch HD screen and 2GB of RAM. Quoting our review, “It comes with a familiar and solid design, pretty good hardware with LTE support, all packed in a very price-conscious offering.”

1. Philippine Call Centers under scrutiny from AT&T data breach


Our top story for the past month involves our Business Process Outsourcing industry and US telecom AT&T. Reports surfaced that there are customer privacy regulations the telecom has violated, and it paid a staggering $25M in fines. As a result, a lot of BPO offices holding AT&T accounts, including those that are here in the country, are on the company’s watch list.

These are the top stories in YugaTech that mattered to you this past month. Which story marked the most?

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