8 exciting events to watch out for this SM Cybermonth

Aug 07, 15 8 exciting events to watch out for this SM Cybermonth

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Techies, gamers, gadget freaks and the likes are in for awesome treats for the whole month of August as SM Supermalls, through its technology and lifestyle center Cyberzone, will be showcasing the latest in consumer electronics and the hottest gadgets of 2015 at the SM Supermalls Cyber Month 2015. The Cyber Month 2015 will be filled with events, talks, expos, promos and freebies that will surely delight techies and enthusiasts. SM Cybermonth kicks-off with the launch of LG Electronics’ Smart Home at SM City Fairview (L-R) Vincent Chua, Assistant Mall Manager of SM City Fairview; Lea Casamayor, Mall Manager of SM City Fairview; MJ Salinas, Marketing Manager of SM Appliance Center Fairview branch; Stephen Ong, Assistant Store Manager of SM Appliance Center Fairview branch; Patrick Raymund Pacla, AVP of SM Cyberzone; Lorena So, ISM Head for LG Trade Marketing, and Johanna Rupisan, AVP for Operations of Central North. Here are 8 events to watch out for at the highly anticipated annual SM Supermalls Cyber Month. 1. Nationwide Tech Sale – for all weekends of August, Cyberzone tenants will be offering exclusive promos, and discounts of up to 50% off. 2. Cyber Fusion – a showcase of the latest gadgets, highlighting connectivity through apps, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and others. 3. Cyber Tunes – a weekend treat for techie music fans featuring performances by electronic dance DJs as well as electronic bands. 4. Game Fest – a perfect opportunity to connect with your fellow tech savvy gamers and get entertained with the latest gadgets thru online games. 5. Smart Clash of Clans Tournament and Smart Gadget Expo – SMART Communications has partnered with SM Supermalls in bringing the SMART Clash of Clans Tournament to SMDC Light Mall, SM Lipa, SM Cebu, SM Lanang Premier and SM Baguio. A SMART Gadget Expo at SM North Edsa, SM Cebu and SM Lanang Premier will also be held where Smart subscribers can avail of discounted devices up to 50% off, join gadget auctions, raffle promos and participate in tech talks...

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Smart opens registration for the country’s biggest Clash of Clans Tournament

Jul 26, 15 Smart opens registration for the country’s biggest Clash of Clans Tournament

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Following the success of Clash of Summer, Smart brings you the biggest Clash of Clans tournament in the country. Dubbed as the Philippine Clash 2015, the country’s biggest COC tournament covers five key regions and offers over Php 2 Million worth of prizes – the largest prize pool ever offered in a local gaming competition. To join the competition, a clan must have five members, with each member maintaining a Town Hall Level 9 Village. Registered clans that passed the verification will first compete in Qualifying Legs scheduled on the following dates: Metro Manila (Aug. 2 at SM Light Residences) Southern Luzon (Aug. 8 at SM Lipa) Visayas (Aug. 23 at SM City Cebu) Mindanao (Sept. 5 at SM Lanang Premier Davao) Northern Luzon (Sept. 18 at SM Baguio) The competition will follow a Royal Rumble format, which means all clans will play at the same time without rankings or groupings. The top two clans with the most number of trophies gained after six hours of battling it out will automatically advance to the Philippine Clash 2015 Grand Finals set on Sept. 26 at SM Mall of Asia. The Philippine Clash 2015 Grand Champion will take home a grand prize of P500,000 in cash. Each member of the winning team will also receive a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone and Smart Bro Pocket WiFi. Exciting prizes also await all the remaining finalists, with the Second and Third placers taking home P300,000 and P200,000 in cash, respectively, plus Smart Bro Pocket Wi-Fi units for all their members. The competition will also be highlighted by a COC Cosplay competition, with winners of each Qualifier Leg taking home Php 5,000 worth of SM gift certificates. The cosplay winner in the Grand Finals will take home a Php 70,000 cash prize – also the biggest prize awarded in a local Cosplay contest. Each leg of the Philippine Clash 2015 will also feature tutorials by COC experts, meet-and-greet sessions with the country’s top clans, as well as games...

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Sony rolls out Android 5.1 Lollipop Update to Xperia Z2, Z3 and other Xperia Devices

Sony is starting to rollout the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 and other Xperia devices. First batch of Xperia devices to get first dibs on the update include Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. The Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra are getting their updates over the coming weeks followed by the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3, then the original Xperia Z Series and Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua soon after. The latest Lollipop update includes improvements over the camera and controls among others. • Increased customisation options – so you have even more control over the way volume, silent modes and your alerts function • Brand new LinkedIn integration – be more productive with intuitive contact synchronisation in your Calendar • Camera improvements – with faster, more accurate Superior Auto Mode focus for great images, regardless of conditions • Enhanced enterprise support – with our latest Xperia in Business features for work • SmartWear integration – selfie snapping made that bit easier, with SmartWatch 3 as a remote shutter button via Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially launched in the Philippines Download the BDO Deal Finder App and get the latest deals and promos from BDO Credit Cards Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun brings FREE Internet to the masses via Internet.org app by...

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Lenovo K3 Note goes on sale at Novo7Tech this week

Jun 17, 15 Lenovo K3 Note goes on sale at Novo7Tech this week

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Novo7Tech is mainly known for bringing in great phones such as those from Meizu, but the local retail chain just upped the mid-range competition a notch with its announcement of bringing the Lenovo K3 Note to the country. Them lemon-clad smartphone sporting a 5.5-inch FHD display, an octa-core processor, and a 3000mAh battery is said to be available this week at a sub-Php9k price. Lenovo K3 Note specs 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, 1080×1920, 401ppi 1.7-GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 2GB RAM 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB 13MP rear AF camera with LED flash 5MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual Standby 4G LTE 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS Android 5.0 Lollipop 3000mAh Li-Po battery 152.6 x 76.2 x 8mm, 150g The Lenovo K3 Note will be available on July 19 for Php 8,599 at selected Novo7Tech branches: Lucky Chinatown, SM Southmall and Gateway Cubao. The same device is also available when you order through their online website for Php 8,399. Source Related posts: Buy a VAIO but pay for it next year Samsung Galaxy Note 4 officially launched in the Philippines Starmobile Unveils Knight X and UP Snap Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro 64-Bit Octa Core Dual-SIM LTE Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Note Officially Launched Xiaomi Mi Note Pro...

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Alcatel Flash Plus to go on sale again on June 5

May 25, 15 Alcatel Flash Plus to go on sale again on June 5

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If you’re one of those who haven’t made it to previous Alcatel Flash Plus sales at Lazada, here’s another chance to get this bang-for-the-buck smartphone. E-commerce website Lazada announced that one of the cheapest 2GB RAM-laden devices will be on sale next week. Alcatel has been enjoying its newfound success with two successful flash sales, with the first one booting 2500 pieces of stock selling out under ten minutes. Alcatel Flash Plus specs 5.5-inch IPS LCD OGS full lamination display,@ 720×1280 pixels Dragontrail Glass Mediatek MT6752M 1.7GHz octa-core processor Mali T760 MP2 GPU 2GB RAM 16GB, 32GB internal storage expandableup via microSD up to 32GB Dual-SIM, Dual-LTE, FDD/TD-LTE 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 1/3.06-inch CMOS sensor, LED flash, f2.0 8MP front-facing camera, f2.0 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0. GPS with aGPS support Android 4.4.4 Kitkat, upgradeable to 5.0 Lollipop 3,500mAh Li-On battery Sold for Php 6,490, the next flash sale for the Alcatel Flash Plus shall be held on Friday, June 5th. Keep tabs on Lazada’s page for further announcements Related posts: No related...

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Lazada holds four-day #BigAppSale on Android, iOS

May 21, 15 Lazada holds four-day #BigAppSale on Android, iOS

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E-commerce website Lazada touts to hold another big sale starting today as it kicks off its Big App Sale Days. Exclusively for those who use their apps on Android and iOS, the online shopping giant touts Php 99 surprise deals, flash sales, exclusive offers in-store and from bank and telco partners, and discount vouchers all throughout four days of the sale. Since the inception of its Android and iOS apps in June 2013 and January 2014, Lazada’s app has grown to have over 1.5 Million users regularly, and touts to have the most preferred platform of our customers to shop. The Philippines has the highest percentage of female shoppers across the SouthEast Asian region at 56 and 61% on Android and iOS, respectively. Some of the Php 99 deals include a Remax X2-Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Red) and a 10400mAh Yoobao powerbank. The Lenovo A7000 and the Alcatel Flash Plus are set to be sold on Flash sales today and tomorrow, and gadget sales such as a MyView Artemis 39”Full HD LED TV on sale at Php 11,999. Excited? The Lazada Big Days sale kicks off today until Sunday May 24. If you’re missing out on all of the mobile app fun, you can go ahead and download the official Lazada app on Android or iOS. Related posts: No related...

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Asus PH opens registration for Zenfone 2 launch

May 07, 15 Asus PH opens registration for Zenfone 2 launch

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We are a week away from the Asus Zenfone 2 Launch in the Philippines, and they have just opened the registration website to the public who are eager to see it firsthand and purchase on the day of the event. We already know that the event is set to be on May 16th, and the Taiwanese giant is initially offering the low-tiered ZE500CL and the mid- to high-level ZE551ML, skipping the ZE550ML variant altogether. This may change in the next coming days as Asus PH is set to reveal more details about the event. By registering, you are also getting an exclusive Zenfone 2 shirt for free, and a chance to win an Asus Zenfone 2 during the event. Click here to register to the event. If you won’t be able to come, you can check out the livestream set for the launch and win an Asus Zenfone 2 as well by joining the facebook event here. Related posts: No related...

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Xiaomi Mi Pad to go on sale on May 4

Apr 28, 15 Xiaomi Mi Pad to go on sale on May 4

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We’ve reported a few days ago that Xiaomi’s Mi Pad is landing here in the country at a sub-Php 11k price, and more details has surfaced courtesy of our friends from Mi Philippines. The Mi Pad is powered by a NVIDIA K1 processor, a 192-core Kepler GPU, a 4:3 high-resolution IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3, 2GB RAM, and a 6700mAh Li-Po battery. Xiaomi Mi Pad specs: 7.9″ IPS display, 2048×1536, 326 PPI Gorilla Glass 3 NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad-core 2.2GHz 192-core Kepler GPU 2GB LPDDR3 RAM 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 128GB 8MP f/2.0 BSI camera 5MP front camera Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi MIUI 6.0 6700mAh Li-Po battery According to information sent to us by Mi Philippines, the Mi Pad will go on sale on Monday, May 4, for Php 10,999. Are you getting one? Related posts: Buy a VAIO but pay for it next year Just Released: iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 Xiaomi Mi Pad set to retail for Php...

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High-performance GPU: Asus Strix GTX 960

With computer games getting more realistic and advanced as ever, GPUs need to obviously catch up. This one from Asus isn’t catching up. It’s asking for the games to catch up and use whatever power this unit can provide. Just recently announced, the Asus Strix GTX 960 is an ALL NEW gaming graphics card that has several of Asus develop technologies built-in to it. One of which is that it has DirectCU II for cooler, quieter, faster performance for those action-intensive games. The sound it emits was measured at 0dB — that’s hearing nothing at all! The super alloy power components was made to expel heat easily and for enhanced durability. GPU tweaking with XSplit Gamecaster for overclocking (overlcoked at 1291MHz and boost clock speed of 1317MHz) and online streaming is also a-okay with the Strix GTX 960. Not to mention, it also has a display port interface supporting connections for 4K/UHD resolution. In actual performance, they tested it and it performed 12% faster for the game Assasin’s Creed Unity and Battlefield 4, 2 of the most famous and played games nowadays. Running benchmark 3D also showed that it performed 6.5% faster than reference designs at 1920×1080 Full HD resolution as it is fitted with 2GB high-speed GDDR5 video memory that runs at 7200MHz (boosted). Facts and Figures: Asus Strix GTX 960 220% heat dissipation resulting to it being 30% cooler and 3x quieter. 0dB fan technology — as quiet as it can be! 5-phase power design enhances energy efficiency by 15% and improves longevity by 2.5x Uses 6-pin power connector for clean, hassle-free cable management Factory overclocked at 1291MHz Boost clock speed at 1317MHz 2 GB of high-speed GDDR5 video memory that races along at boosted speeds of up to 7200MHz. Supports up to 4K/UHD SRP of the Asus Strix GTX 960 is P13,330 (Available starting February 2015) Related posts: ASUS Lamborghini Eee PC is the most pricey Eee PC in the market KINGMAX releases new Nano Gaming RAM DDR3 for over-clocking users First Lenovo Gaming...

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Microsoft Windows 10: What to expect, Technical Preview and Windows Insider Program

Microsoft Windows still reign over desktop and laptop users as the choice of operating system. With Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 8/8.1 getting 90% share of the pie (Mac OS X gets 7.21%, Linux at 1.34%), Windows is still no doubt the choice of the majority. With the upcoming release of their newest creation, the Windows 10, adaptation to the new OS will probably be higher because for the first time, they are offering FREE upgrades for customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. This move to upgrade for free was probably made to try integrate the segregated market using different version of Windows. To give you an idea, according to Net Applications research (December 2014), out of the 90% using Windows, Windows XP and Windows Vista users combined is only at 21% so the rest of the 90% are qualified for the free to upgrade to Windows 10 for the first year. Some of the features that are worth to be excited about Windows 10: > Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant comes to PC and tablet > Windows 10 will be available for both phone and tablet (Seamless interaction) > New web experience (Code name Project Spartan, a next generation browser built with greater interoperability, reliability and discoverability.) > Office universal apps (Consistent user experience across phones, tablets and PCs) > New universal applications (Music, Maps, Videos, Photos, Mail, Calendar etc) > Xbox Live / Xbox App (Access your extensive Live gaming network on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One) > Continuum mode (Move easily from keyboard to touch mode for devices that swtitch from tablet to laptop) > Holographic feature with Microsoft HoloLens (3 dimensional hologram computing experience) > Microsoft Surface Hub (Group computing feature from no screen to 84″ screen) Windows 10 will release a Technical Preview for PCs and phones this February and if you’d like to be one of first to experience the new generation of Windows, you can join the Windows Insider Program...

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