Smart Prepaid Big Bytes 50 gets an upgrade

Aug 27, 15 Smart Prepaid Big Bytes 50 gets an upgrade

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Smart Prepaid Big Bytes 50 just got an upgrade. Now, you can surf the web, stream movies, music and play games more than before with the upgraded Big Bytes 50, now with 950MB of access for 3 days. The new Big Bytes 50 now offers an increased 350MB allocated data volume and now comes with iFlix and FOX on top of Spinnr. With the bigger data allowance, you can post more updates in social media, surf the Internet and enjoy more game time with your favorite online games such as Clash of Clans. Moreover, keep being entertained by streaming your favorite TV shows and movies as well as sporting events on iFlix and FOX and listen to your favorite songs on Spinnr. To subscribe, Dial *121# or Text BIG50 to 9999 Visit http://smart.com.ph/bigbytes for more. Related posts: No related...

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Smart Enterprise and PLDT SME Nation unveil first ever Bozz Awards #BeTheBoss

Aug 20, 15 Smart Enterprise and PLDT SME Nation unveil first ever Bozz Awards #BeTheBoss

Posted by in Business, Enterprise, Telecoms

Smart Enterprise in partnership with Rappler is searching for the next generation leaders for Smart Enterprise’s #BeTheBoss Awards. The initiative, which aims to recognize the new breed of Filipino entrepreneurs who are utilizing digital tools in growing their business is a part of PLDT SME Nation’s Small Business Month celebration which is a pioneering initiative aimed at empowering small businesses to embrace the digital revolution. The Bozz Awards is open to Filipino entrepreneurs aged 45 years old and below who are business owners for at least two years. Nominations can be done online via Rappler’s #BeTheBoss Awards website or by Tweet-pitching a 140-character nomination using the hashtag #BeTheBoss. (L-R) PLDT SME Community Engagement Services Head Gabby Cui, PLDT SME Wireless Marketing Head and AVP Nephele V. Denosta, PLDT FVP and Head of Enterprise, International and Carrier Business Revenue and Operations Group Cesar Enriquez and PLDT FVP and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde. There will be five categories, namely The Boss for Mobile Readiness, The Boss For E-commerce, The Boss for Social Media, The Boss for Customer Service, and The Boss for Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship. Three nominees under each category will be chosen by the panel of judges. The public will then have the chance to vote, and these votes, together with the results of the panel deliberation will determine the final five Bozz Awardees (one from each category). The Bozz awardees will receive a Smart Enterprise Biz Kit which consists of business-enhancing tools and gadgets, including year-long data subscription plus an exclusive Silicon Valley tour. Visit rappler.com/betheboss for more info on how to #BeTheBoss Related posts: Smart M2M Pharma gives med reps a reason to own a tablet Jabra Announces Headset for Contact...

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Smart announces FREE Instagram access for all subscribers

Jul 08, 15 Smart announces FREE Instagram access for all subscribers

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Smart Communications raises the bar once again by offering FREE Instagram access to all its postpaid and prepaid subscribers who are enrolled to any prepaid promos or Surf Plus Plans. With the FREE Instagram service, Smart subscribers can now browse their Instagram feeds and upload photos for up to 30MB per day on top of any prepaid promos including All Text 20, Unli Call & Text 30, All in 99 and Mega 250. Those who subscribe to any of Smart’s Surf Plus Plans, on the other hand, will instantly be able to enjoy the Free Instagram offer as part of their freebie app bundle for 30 days. “More than just connecting, Instagram has allowed its users to give their friends and families a peek into people and the things they love the most—from the most vivid details of their daily lives, to the most exciting things that they are currently passionate about,” said Ariel P. Fermin, Executive Vice President and Consumer Business Group Head at Smart. For more on Smart’s Free Instagram offer, visit smart.com.ph/pages/freeinstagram. Related posts: No related...

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SUN Cellular offers FREE Facebook Access to its subscribers

Jul 08, 15 SUN Cellular offers FREE Facebook Access to its subscribers

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SUN Cellular once again upped the ante by rolling out FREE Facebook access to its subscribers. If you’re a SUN subscriber, you can now access Facebook for FREE anytime and anywhere without data charges – no need to find free Wi-Fi hotspots or bug your friends for data connection. To avail of the FREE Facebook mobile access, just update your Facebook app (via Play Store) or visit Facebook on your mobile browser (m.facebook.com). The update will include a switch on the upper right corner of your screen that allows you to control the way you access Facebook on your mobile phone. Turning the switch on will allow you to post status updates, comment on your friends’ posts and chat with your friends without incurring data charges. You can turn the switch of if you want to use the full version of Facebook and continue viewing images, videos and other content through SUN’s affordable Facebook promos. “Sun gives you the best-value for money options with its wide range of feature-packed plans and promos,” said Sun Vice President Joel Lumanlan. And now, with this offer, Sun strengthens its line-up of already compelling services so that all your communication needs are covered – from calls, texts, mobile Internet and this time staying in touch with your family and friends on Facebook.” “Now, you simply have full control of precisely when you want to enjoy Facebook activities for free on your Sun phone. There is no more reason to fear unwanted data charges; you can just stay connected wherever you go,” explained Lumanlan. SUN’s FREE Facebook access promo is available to all SUN prepaid and postpaid subscribers nationwide and works on all data-capable phones, including smartphones and basic phones. Smart and Talk ‘N Text is also offering the same promo to their subscribers. Related posts: No related...

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The Future of Applications: Three Strategies for the High-velocity, Software-driven Business

Jul 01, 15 The Future of Applications: Three Strategies for the High-velocity, Software-driven Business

Posted by in Business, Enterprise, Outsourcing

Software is a key driver of differentiation and innovation. Software strategies are quickly becoming business strategies. For companies to adapt to this high-velocity, software driven world, they need to not only change the way they design, build and use applications but also to adopt a new operating model to sustain business advantage and gain ground on the competition. Redefining the business of applications for today’s marketplace challenges can open doors to new revenue streams and markets. In a report titled “The Future of Applications: Three Strategies for the High-velocity, Software-driven Business”, Accenture features a comprehensive analysis of the business of applications and introduces three new application strategies to help companies shape their future and lead their industries. The report also discusses the new operating model needed to help business and IT drive business strategy, jointly and continuously, with software. Below is an outline of the three new application strategies: • Liquid applications: To compete based on agility and speed, companies can no longer afford complex, lengthy and expensive coding of applications, or massive, multi-year system implementations. What’s needed is a new way to build software—faster, flexible and more liquid—with reusable components that allow for the rapid assembly of applications in support of dynamic business needs. This approach requires modular architectures, next-generation integration techniques and a cloud-first, mobile-first mindset. Engineering innovations such as Agile and DevOps further accelerate development and deployment. • Intelligent applications: Companies need to embed software intelligence everywhere to manage growing volume, velocity and complexity, and to maximize the business value of internal and external data—including that from the physical world. Software intelligence is made possible by an influx of data, processing power and advances in data science such as natural language processing, machine learning and cognitive computing. Thanks to these advancements, applications can automate routine tasks, improve business and IT processes through integrated analytics and ultimately govern themselves. • Connected applications: To grow revenue and defend their market position, companies will need to create new competitive frontiers using software. Doing so...

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Smart introduces solutions for empowering businesses

Jun 27, 15 Smart introduces solutions for empowering businesses

Posted by in Business, Tech News

Recognizing the need for business efficiency, Smart officially launched four new workforce solutions to help business owners meet continually-evolving challenges and demands for their work at the Valkyrie NightClub last Thursday. Aiming to reduce the need for expensive infrastructure and allow businesses to spend less time and resources on IT demads, these Smart Enterprise solutions include the following: Smart Store Manager, Smart Pharma, Smart Sales Manager, and Smart Service Manager — all of which run on PLDT and Smart’s nationwide network, ensuring reliability at all times. Smart’s Store Manager can be used to manage store inventory, so accurate stocks are delivered to customers right away. Smart Pharma, on the other hand, is a solution for medical representatives of pharmaceutical companies where it tracks medical rep performance and measure their productivity down to the single piece of drug they carry. Meanwhile, Smart Sales Manager is a Customer Relationship Tool providing relevant information to field personnel and automate sales processes that aid in better productivity. Lastly, Smart Service Manager distinguishes itself to be an app-based reporting, data gathering and service management application that allows service=oriented industries to centralize, optimize, and operate two-way communication with field employees, streamlining workflow queues and task schedules. “Living in this digital era, we encourage the SMEs to move towards a mobile and digital vision. The Smart Enterprise workforce solutions can help our clients automate their business operations designed to reduce cost, improve work flow efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction,” said Kat Abelarde, FVP for SME Group. You may check out more of Smart’s Enterprise solutions here.   Related posts: Smart M2M Pharma gives med reps a reason to own a tablet Symantec introduces better backup solutions for businesses Samsung PH ventures in enterprise solutions biz PLDT joins with two other IT firms to bring us private cloud solutions IBM goes to the cloud for its software development solutions Symantec survey shows digital information costs businesses US$1.1 trillion...

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Accenture Philippines holds first Tech Talks Hackathon

Jun 15, 15 Accenture Philippines holds first Tech Talks Hackathon

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In line with its commitment to continuously enhance the programming skills of IT professionals in the country, Accenture Philippines recently held its first Technology Talks Hackathon, a two-day coding event with the challenge of developing a people tracking application that can spell the difference between rescue and recovery operations during an emergency. A total of 39 teams competed to create the best app for emergencies but eventually it was the e-Ligtas app from developers Maria Imelda Pizarra and Argie Badua which bagged the top award and the Php 150,000 cash prize. e-Ligtas is a mobile or wearable technology application that allows a user, in need of immediate help, to send an automatic SMS with GPS that coordinates his/her current location, as well as an automated call with just a tap or shake of one’s device. Jomar Tigcal and Celine Barrozo of Team Sweldong Pinoy took home the second place and Team CAFfre Fort composed of Samuel Jacob Francisco, Gian Darren Azriel Aquino, and Harold Calayan won third place. (L-R): Accenture Technology Leaders – Software Engineering Senior Manager Danny Honrado; Global Delivery Network (GDN) for Technology in the Philippines Avanade Delivery Managing Director Stephan Alba; GDN for Technology in the Philippines Digital Lead, Managing Director JP Palpallatoc; Tech Talks Hackathon champions Maria Imelda Pizarra and Argie Badua; Software Engineering Senior Manager Warren Yu; and Technology Architecture Senior Manager Dennis Lingga. Accenture Technology Talks & Hackathon 2015 Highlights Video Related posts: AFP got it wrong on Accenture lay offs Nokia reduces global workforce, transfers Symbian development to Accenture RIM calls for BlackBerry app developers to a hackathon Filipinos win at Facebook Mobile “hackathon” in Singapore F5 Networks sets up office in the Philippines, appoints local as country manager Hugo Barra talks about Mi 3, Redmi 1s, Redmi Note, Mi Pad and Xiaomi Philippines...

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Smart drops pricing on Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wi-Fi

May 27, 15 Smart drops pricing on Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wi-Fi

Posted by in Gadget Sale, Wireless Technology

In a move to bring the fastest LTE experience to more consumers, Smart is dropping down the price of the Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wi-Fi to Php 3,495 from its original price of Php 4,888. Each Smart Bro LTE Pocket Wi-Fi comes preloaded with 7 days unlimited internet surfing, with speeds up to 42 Mbps. The LTE Pocket Wi-Fi can connect a maximum of 10 devices at a time. Visit http://store.smart.com.ph/device/item/1332/ to avail of this offer.   Related posts: No related...

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Frederique Constant launches First Classical Horological Smartwatch in the World

May 25, 15 Frederique Constant launches First Classical Horological Smartwatch in the World

Posted by in Events, Smartwatch, Wearable, Wireless Technology

If ever you’re in the market for a smart watch, there are a lot of options out there. If you want one that is classy, posh and Swiss, choices will be close to none because to date, only Frederique Constant offers one. With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, a place famous for quality made Swiss watches, the family who started this brand is deeply passionate with watches, with their goal providing high quality Swiss watches at sensible prices. Several Swiss brands already announced that they are coming up with smart watches but to date, only Frederique Constant has produced a working model, making it the world’s first horological smart watch. Specifications: MMT-285 quartz caliber, powered by MotionX functions 2-years battery life Silver dial with hand-applied indexes Genuine leather strap Available in: polished rose gold stainless steel or polished stainless steel Features: Water-resistant to 5 ATM Sleep tracking (Sleep cycle monitoring) Motion tracking via MotionX Activity reminder (Smart coach) Frederique Constant partnered with Fullpower, creators of MotionX which is also used in Nike Plus and Jawbone to create the software aspect of this smart watch. The app will be available in both iOS and Android. Fullpower will also be the one responsible for the updates and this smart watch differentiates itself from other smart watches by having a “removable module” which prevents the watch to be outdated easily. For new features, you just need to buy the new module and your watch would now be updated again. For software updates, it would come from their cloud servers, to your mobile phone (iOS/Android) then your phone will update the watch wirelessly. There is no need to connect the phone to the watch to get data as it communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth. Also, the watch itself displays the immediate data you would need. Smart coaching is a good feature as well because it tracks from inactivity and alerts you from time to time with a beep coming from the watch informing you to stand by, preventing a sedentary...

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Smart Infinity Intros New Plans

May 23, 15 Smart Infinity Intros New Plans

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Smart’s premium postpaid brand, Smart Infinity recently unveiled new range of plans, offering custom services for the higher end segment of the market. Designed to fit the different lifestyles and habits of its subscribers, the new Smart Infinity plans consist of the following: Roaming Plan – for those who are regularly traveling abroad, the Roaming Plan provides lower roaming rates and complimentary monthly roaming SMS. Plan Consumable Roaming Rate Roaming SMS Mobile Data Amount Discount Roaming Plan 5000 P3505 10%* 10 All Month Surfing + 5 GB Data Allocation Roaming Plan 8000 P6505 10%* 20 All Month Surfing + 5 GB Data Allocation *for outbound calls and texts only. Does not apply to promo rates. Consumable Plan – for heavy mobile data users, the Consumable Plan offers the highest volume allocation for LTE. Plan Consumable SMS Mobile Data Amount Consumable Plan 3500 P2505 200 All Month Surfing + 30 GB Data Allocation Consumable Plan 5000 P4005 400 All Month Surfing + 30 GB Data Allocation Consumable Plan 8000 P7005 400 All Month Surfing + 30 GB Data Allocation Tri-Net Plan – offers unlimited calls and SMS to Smart, Sun and Talk ‘N Text subscribers. Plan Consumable Voice Calls SMS Mobile Data Amount Prestige 5000 P3150 Unlimited to Smart, Unlimited to Smart, All Month Surfing Talk N Text, and Talk N Text, and + 5 GB Data Allocation Sun Cellular Sun Cellular Prestige 8000 P6150 Unlimited to Smart, Unlimited to Smart, All Month Surfing Talk N Text, and Sun Cellular Talk N Text, andSun Cellular + 5 GB Data Allocation Multi-Plan – combines multiple lines managed through a single account. Plan Consumable SMS Voice Calls Mobile Data Amount Primary Line 5000 P4000 300 Unlimited within All Month Surfing Calling Circle + 30 GB Data Allocation 3 Plan 1000 P500 – Unlimited within All Month Surfing SUPPLEMENTARY LINES Calling Circle + 30 GB Data Allocation 2 Plan 1500 – – Unlimited within All Month Surfing SUPPLEMENTARY LINES Calling Circle + 30 GB Data Allocation     Smart...

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