June 30, 2013

Gadget ON: Torque Driodz Force - Android Gingerbread Smartphone Review

Torque, a mobile company that proudly offers Pinoy branded phones, their products are very affordable Android devices.

The Torque Driodz Force is one of their affordable Android smartphone's,  priced only at Php 2,999 its already a 4-inch WVGA display and 1GHz single core for computing power. This review will focus on the design and performance on what the Driodz Force can offer. 

So let's get started...

Dell Offers PowerEdge VRTX with Enterprise-Class Capabilities for Small to Medium Business (SMB) Customers

Dell today announced further differentiation to its converged infrastructure portfolio to help customers of all sizes address a common set of challenges related to the complexity, inefficiency and rigidity in current IT infrastructure.

The new solution can be tailored for specific application and workload use cases, and today, Dell is bringing enterprise-class converged technology to a whole new set of customers: branch office companies and the small and medium business (SMB) market.

June 29, 2013

Starmobile Diamond V3 - 5.3" Quad Core Android Smartphone Php 8,990!

Here's another 5-inch Android smartphone that hit the market recently, the Starmobile Diamond V3 is powered by 1.2Ghz Quad-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon MSM8225Q Processor.

 The 5.3-inch make the V3 in the category of Phablet (Phone+Tablet), one significant specs. is it's 12MP Back-facing and 2.0MP Front-facing BSI camera with autofocus, LED Flash.

Cherry Mobile Razor - 7.7mm thin, Quad-core Android Smartphone for Php6,499!

Cherry Mobile is getting a lot if hype on their upcoming smartphone the Razor, this smartphone will be in stores in July.

From the look of the image, the design looks like a similar to the Nokia Lumia with a non-removeable battery. The Cherry Mobile Razor will retail for Php 6,499, it's the cheapest Quad-core smartphone in the market now.

June 28, 2013

AOC Join the Tablet Market Launched Breeze MW0731+ and Breeze MW0831 Tablets in the Philippines

AOC is a world leader in the display technology for monitors and televisions, backed by over six decades of design and manufacturing experience. Currently they are one of the major player when it comes to LCD display manufacturers. 

AOC has recently entered the tablet market and introduced their first offerings OC Breeze MW0731+ and the AOC Breeze MW0831. AOC is targeting the 7-inch and 8-inch tablet market. 

June 27, 2013

Toshiba Launches Qosmio X70 Ultimate Gaming and Entertainment Laptop PC

Toshiba set off to produce new laptops that utilize modern materials and that feature smart and stylish design elements such as frameless keyboards, enhanced speakers, and metallic surfaces and finishes.

This high-performing laptop is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core processor and comes equipped with 16GB of RAM. Its dedicated GeForce GTX 770M graphics card comes with up to 3GB of GDDR5 video RAM, and is NVIDIA®’s second most powerful mobile GPU to date. Four integrated Harman Kardon® stereo speakers handle the X70’s sound, with a 6-watt output of DTS Studio Sound.

June 25, 2013

Huawei’s Ascend W1, Windows Phone 8 Smartphone now Free on Globe Best-Ever MySuperPlan 499

The new Ascend W1, Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 Smartphone, has landed Globe Telecom’s device portfolio, making it the first Windows 8 handset offering under the telco’s revolutionary Best-Ever MySuperPlan.
Available for free at Plan 499, Huawei Ascend W1 is a stunning and stylish alternative for consumers looking for great Windows Phone OS technology at a price that’s easy on the pocket.

June 24, 2013

Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 with Intel Atom Processor dual-core CPU

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is the first tablet specifically designed for Windows 8. The multi-use tablet boasts of differentiators that matter, including an optional digitizer and pen for precision input, along with security features like a Fingerprint Reader, IT manageability technologies, and corporate-level service and support.

Based on the upcoming Intel Atom Processor-based mobile platform and Windows 8, it has an exceptionally thin and light design measuring 9.8 millimeters (mm) thin and weighing less than 600 grams (1.3 pounds), all in a 10.1-inch screen.

June 23, 2013

Gadget ON: Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook Review

Dell Latitude series notebooks are really designed with business users in mind, and the Dell Latitude 6430u is one of the latest offering as an Ultrabook strong enough to withstand the daily rigors of business.

For more than a week now, the Latitude 6430u was my main notebook, this review will focus based on my experience of using it as a work notebook. So let's get it on...

June 22, 2013

Toshiba Unveiled the Portege Z10t Ultrabook and Tablet in One

Toshiba Philippines recently launched series of notebooks that cater different market from gaming machine to consumer notebooks and corporate ultrabooks. The Portege Z10t is an ultrabook with detachable tablet.

Aimed for business users that require a laptop and yet versatile enough to convert into a tablet whenever needed. The tablet have an 11.6-inch full HD IPS touch screen with anti-glare coating and Corning’s Concore Glass for that extra protection from scratches.

June 21, 2013

Quad-core Android 4.1 Smartphone, The Cloudfone Thrill 450Q Pirced at Php 8,999

Cloudfone is joining the bandwagon of smartphone manufacturers in releasing a Quad-Core Smartphone. The Cloudfone Thrill 450Q is unveiled that is powered by 1.2GHz Quad-core processor.

The Cloudfone Thrill 450Q main features is the use of Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and equipped with 12MP rear-facing camera, and with 4.5-inch IPS Capacitive Screen.
For the complete specs. better read on..

June 20, 2013

HTC ONE Wins COMPUTEX Taipei’s Gold Medal Award for Design & Innovation

HTC One, the latest smartphone from HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, recently bagged the Gold Medal in Design and Innovation award from Computex Taipei 2013.

Out of a total of 254 product entries submitted for consideration, the jury of experts stated that extremely sophisticated detailing makes the new HTC One smartphone stand out from the myriad of smartphones available in this very competitive product category. The new HTC One is as much joy to hold and touch, as to use; and is certainly the best of this year’s entries.

June 19, 2013

ASUS Fonepad Consumer Launch at the SM Mall of Asia

ASUS will hold a consumer event this weekend dub as ASUS Fonepad Consumer Launch and giveaway incredible prizes for the first 100 buyers of the competitively priced handheld device with full phone and tablet functions.

The ASUS Fonepad
Powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ Z2420 processor with full Android compatibility, Fonepad™ which comes in Titanium Gray and Champagne Gold, features a perfect balance of performance and energy efficiency, with hardware-accelerated 1080p Full HD video decoding. The 7-inch screen features 10-point multi-touch, and a 1280 x 800 HD resolution for crisp screen results. - See more of ASUS Fonepad here.

June 18, 2013

Be mobile internet-savvy with these Globe online tools

Keeping up with the growing adoption of mobile internet in the country, Globe Telecom has made available online tools to educate subscribers on mobile browsing and assist them with common troubleshooting problems on mobile internet access.

Available on the Globe Mobile Internet portal ( under the Tools section, the Data Plan Profiler and Device Simulator provide subscribers with comprehensive and step-by-step information on how to access the World Wide Web via their internet-enabled phones. These two tools are especially helpful for first-time mobile internet and smartphone users who need help in navigating and setting up their smartphones for mobile internet access.

June 17, 2013

SKK Mobile Trading announced SKK Mobile Platinum priced at Php 9,999

Here's another local phone distributor/maker, SKK Mobile Trading, Inc. they have a lot of Kioks' in most of popular Mall's. They are selling some budget smartphones, name the size and they have it some a simple featured phones and they also have up to 5-inch smartphones.

SKK Mobile announce their offering for Quad-Core powered 5-inch Android smartphone, the SKK Mobile Platinum. It's powered by 1.2GHz MT6589 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. 

June 16, 2013

Dropbox now can Share Links Straight from Desktop

Dropbox! the popular cloud storage that offer FREE accounts, posted an update on their blog about a new feature - “Share Dropbox Link” it's a link sharing from one’s desktop.
Now when you want to share a link to any doc, photo, folder, or any of your stuff in Dropbox, just right-click it, and select “Share Dropbox Link”. A second later you’ll get a bubble telling you the link is in your clipboard. Just Control-v or Command-v to paste your link wherever you want, and you’re good to go. 

June 15, 2013

Torque Droidz Sport and Droidz Force: Budget Friendly Android Smartphones for Under Php3,000

Looking for something affordable Android smartphone, Torque Mobile have something to offer. The entry-level; Torque Droidz Sport and the Torque Droidz Force both are under Php 3,000.

                                    Droidz Force                                      Droidz Sport

Torque, a mobile company that proudly offers Pinoy branded phones, has introduced the New DROIDZ Flex Technology which optimizes the software to maximize the hardware capability of the device. Droidz Flex Technology for Android aims to provide faster, more powerful, yet very affordable Android devices for the demanding Filipino users who want to experience more with their Torque smart phone of choice.

June 14, 2013

Finally Microsoft Office for iOS Is in App Store!

Microsoft has finally launched its version of Office for iOS, but this initial released is for iPhone devices only. 

This version of Office is a subscription type, That's right you need to subscribe on Office 365 before you can use Word, Excel, and Word files.

June 12, 2013

SALE ON: Smart Freedom to Follow, Independence Day Sale: iPhone 4S at only Php10,900

Today we celebrate Independence Day and Smart is inviting everyone celebrating this day to signup on their Smart Postpaid Freedom plan and get a smartphone on sale including the iPhone 4S for only Php 10,000.

This SALE event is only available on June 12, and on limited venues only.

June 11, 2013

ThinkPad Helix Ultrabook Fuses Laptop and Tablet with “Rip and Flip” Screen

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad Helix its latest lineup of Windows 8 touch-optimized Ultrabook device, targeting small medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprises for their IT boost to optimize workplace productivity.
The ThinkPad Helix is a high performance Ultrabook with the 11.6-inch tablet that can separate from its base to and function as a Table weighing only 835 grams, making it one of the lightest in the market now.

June 10, 2013

Smart's Offering LTE-Powered Smartphone as low as Plan 800

If your looking for an LTE smartphone, Smart is now offering some LTE-Powered Smartphone and you can get a FREE phone for as low as Plan 800.

Smart is offering some of the best LTE smartphones that is currently available in the market smartphones Like the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia V and Z.

June 09, 2013

WD Blue 7 mm 2.5-inch mobile hard drive Announced for Thin and Light Mobile Devices

Western Digital announced at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013 (booth L0810) it is shipping the world’s thinnest 1 TB hard drive with its new 2.5-inch WD Blue 7 mm hard drive.

Offering OEMs, channel integrators and consumers a unique storage solution for thin and light systems, slimmer notebooks, as well as compatibility with the industry-standard 9.5 mm drive slots of mainstream notebooks, the WD Blue hard drive family, in capacities from 320 GB to 1 TB in the 7 mm height, now provides a singular option of thin design and high capacity storage.

It's time for Yahoo! OMG! Awards 2013

This year Yahoo! Philippines OMG 2013 Awards was launched at URBN Bar and Kitchen in Bonifacio Global City. Starting June 6! Avid fans can now vote their favorite artist on any of the 106 nominees with 22 categories until July 12.

M Rodriguez, OMG! Awards host during launch event.

The awards ceremony which will take place on Jul 19. Yahoo! OMG! awards honors the Philippines' favorites celebs, emerging stars and dedicated fans in the fields on music, film, radio and television, who have been most-searched on Yahoo! Philippines and have caught the attention of the Filipino audience over the past year.

June 08, 2013

Promo ON: Samsung NX1000 Camera bundled with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for just Php30,990

If you are looking for a great Smart Compact Camera the Samsung NX1000 Camera is a smart choice, and now Samsung is running a promo where you can buy the Samsung NX1000 Camera that will come with FREE Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Wifi) now that's a saving of 12K.

The Samsung NX1000 Camera retails at Php30,990 comes with a 20-55mm lens, this camera have a 20.3 Mega-pixels with 3.0 TFT-LCD.

Vibal Foundation leads Forum on Data Privacy in Education

Vibal Foundation, Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of the leading education publisher in the Philippines Vibal Publishing House, holds today the forum on data privacy in education entitled, “Are your kids tech-safe?”.

The forum aims to gather education leaders, parents, teachers and government representatives to provide a comprehensive discussion on the issues surrounding data privacy. It aims to educate parents that their kids are in danger if businesses continue to violate data privacy in education.

June 07, 2013

WD Designs first Enterprise-Class Hard Drives for Exploding SCALE-OUT Datacenter Market

Western Digital company and world leader for storage deployed in datacenters, today announced availability of its innovative WD Se line of hard drives, the first designed for scale-out datacenter deployments.

Built on an enterprise-grade platform for reliable 24x7x365 datacenter operation, WD Se is tailored to deliver the right combination of performance, reliability and robustness for large-scale replicated environments, mid-sized network attached storage (NAS) deployment, and backup/archiving applications.

June 06, 2013

Dell Launched Dell Vostro 5460 thinnest and lightest 14-inch laptop priced at Php 35,990

Dell Launched their latest offering for the ultra-portable laptops with the thinnest and lightest 14-inch Vostro laptop. Dell Vostro 5460. Measuring a mere 18.3mm and weighing in at just 1.54kg powered by the latest third generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and integrated HD4000 graphics card.

The Vostro like is usually the product like of Dell for corporate clients, but this time they sees the potential of the Vostro 5460 as a consumer product.
Dell’s Vostroline of laptops has always focused on delivering computing performance in a portable package, and today we are proud to bring that promise a step further,” said Christopher S. Papa, country manager, Dell Philippines. “The thin and ultra lightweight Dell Vostro 5460 offers users a much sought-after level of mobility, performance and support together with business-friendly features to enhance everyday productivity.

June 05, 2013

STI and GCASH Remit make College Education Dreams Come True

It is every parent’s dream to see their children finish their education, and achieve their greatest potential. Now, GCASH REMIT in partnership with STI, one of the country's largest network of schools, makes every parent’s dream come true by sending five (5) OFW nominees to college with the Magpadala, Magka-diploma GCASH REMIT Promo.

GXI President Paolo Baltao (2nd from left) shakes hands with STI VP for Communications Elbert De Guzman (3rd from left) to seal the partnership between GCASH REMIT and STI in providing scholarships to deserving OFW nominees. With them are GXI Marketing Head Franchette Chingcuanco-Cardona (leftmost) and STI Brand Manager Karen Tabije (rightmost). 

OFWs sending money from abroad to the Philippines via GCASH REMIT will have a chance to nominate their child, relative or other family member to receive a full scholarship grant for any 4-year course at any STI campus nationwide.

June 03, 2013

GrabTaxi App for iOS and Android Launched: Let the Taxi come to you!

One of the Major transportation used in Metro Manila is a Taxi, here's some of the problem that passengers usually have with this kind of service, during rush hour it's really hard to flag down a taxi and most of the times the driver will ask for an additional pay after you said where you are going. 

Now there's a new app for iOS and Android that have a solution for this, GrabTaxi (formerly known as is a subsidiary of MyTeksi, the first in ASEAN to use smartphone to smartphone cloud-based technologies for taxi booking and dispatch and one of the fastest growing social start-up companies. 

June 02, 2013

Lenovo Launched New Multi-Touch IdeaPads and IdeaCentre

Philippines launched their latest lineup of laptops and desktops and convertables, one of this touch products launched is the IdeaPad Yoga 11s, it's a convertible device that embodies Lenovo’s reputation for innovative Ultrabook designs and experiences.

The IdeaPad Yoga 11s, another unique flip and fold, multi-mode convertible tablet/Laptop with Windows 8. Lenovo also launched the IdeaPads S210 Touch, Z400 Touch and S400 Touch. For Desktops, Lenovo launched IdeaCentre B540, offering an all-in-one entertainment experience from a desktop that merges slim, modern design with state-of-the-art multimedia features. 

June 01, 2013

CloudFone THRILL 430x the Smartphone that packs a 4160 mAh Battery

In today's smartphone battle most of the newest models packs the latest and greatest processor and screen technology, but all of these requires a lot of juice to be able to last for a day.

But not this smartphone, Last week I saw this CloudFone THRILL 430x that is pack with Li-Ion 4160 mAh that's enough to keep using this phone for more that 2 days without the worry of getting going low battery.