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Nikon Philippines offers FREE Basic Photography Workshop

Oct 10, 14 Nikon Philippines offers FREE Basic Photography Workshop

Posted by in Imaging & Photography

Nikon Philippines is offering a FREE Basic Photography Workshop for every purchase of Nikon D3100, Nikon D3200, Nikon D3300, Nikon D5200 and Nikon D5300. To avail of the free photography workshop, just register by emailing [email protected] or call ThinkDharma Inc’s office at 754-8061. Workshop is to be conducted by Ricky Ladia and Sam Lim, 1PM – 5PM on below dates: October 11, 2014 October 25, 2014 November 8, 2014 November 15, 2014 November 22, 2014 December 13, 2014 December 20, 2014 January 10, 2015 January 31, 2015 Promo duration is September 25- December 15, 2014. Related posts: Power Mac Center sets Photography & Aperture workshop in Subic on Feb. 8 – 9 Nikon Philippines I AM HIDDEN PARADISE Photo Contest Learn about the iCloud for FREE at PMC’s iCloud Workshop SMART Offers FREE Internet to prepaid subscribers Power Mac Center offers summer Mac workshop for kids Nikon Launches Latest DSLR...

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ASUS Philippines launches newest Zenbook ultrabook

Oct 10, 14 ASUS Philippines launches newest Zenbook ultrabook

Posted by in Laptops & Tablets

ASUS has just launched its newest ultrabook from the Zenbook line, the ASUS Zenbook UX303LN. Showcasing the same classic Zenbook design, the ZenBook UX303LN is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor with a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT840 graphics. The 13.3 inch ultrabook has a 16:9 IPS FHD (1920×1080) LED multi-touch display and uses ASUS SonicMaster audio, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen for an incredible sound.   The ASUS Zenboook UX303LN price starts at Php 49,995 and will be available in the following ASUS authorized dealers: Octagon, VillMan, Electroworld, Silicon Valley, Complink, PC Express, Benerson, Columbia, Concept, Digital Interface, Dwinar, PC Square. ASUS Zenbook UX303LN specs Operating system Windows 8.1 CPU Intel Core i7-4510U 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-4210U 1.6GHz Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT840M Main Memory DDR3L 1600MHz 4GB  (on board) + 2GB / 4GB / 8GB DIMM slot Display 13.3-inch 16:9 IPS FHD (1920 x 1080) Storage  256SSD (Intel Core i7-4510U 1.8GHz) 128SSD (Intel Core i5-4210U 1.6GHz) Connectivity 802.11n & 802.11ac External cable supports10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet Built-in Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card Camera HD 720p CMOS module Keyboard 286mm frameless illuminated chiclet keyboard Interface 1 x mini DisplayPort 3 x USB 3.0 port 1 x HDMI 1.4 (1080p support) 1 x audio jack combo 1 x SD Card reader Audio ASUS SonicMaster, incorporating ICEpower, Bang & Olufsen technology Integrated microphone Battery Li-polymer 50Wh AC Adapter Output 19V 65W Dimensions & Weight 323 x 223 x 20mm 1.45kg Related posts: No related...

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Globe kicks off #Gen3NextACT, major makeover of Globe stores

Oct 09, 14 Globe kicks off #Gen3NextACT, major makeover of Globe stores

Posted by in Telecoms

Globe Telecom kicked off recently its #Gen3NextACT (Art + Community + Technology) event series coinciding with the major makeover of two of its biggest Generation 2 stores located at SM North Edsa in Quezon City, and at Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. Aimed at creating a whole new retail customer experience, the ongoing renovations are a refresh of Globe’s innovation in store designs when it first remodeled its stores in 2010. Both stores will reopen in December 2014. Globe’s Generation 3 stores have been featuring themed surprises such as arts, community, and technology. The Generation 3 store at SM North Edsa featured last September 25 distinguished Filipino artist Ross Capili along with fellow artists Percinette Sauro, Rem San Pedro and Herald Guarin Corpuz. And on October 4 another art event was held at the Limketkai Mall featuring the creations of Joey and Archie Balcos. Capili working with the theme ‘past to future’ designs the mounted mural on the Globe stores. The mural is set to surprise onlookers every two weeks as participating artists keep on adding and drawing on the canvass. The Globe Generation 3 stores are designed by Tim Kobe, founder and CEO of Eight Incorporated whose brainchild is the iconic Apple store in New York. “Globe is transforming the customer experience in the Philippines and it will send shock waves far beyond,” Kobe said on the upcoming Globe stores. The new stores are planned to house interactive lifestyle vignettes that will feature a myriad of products within interesting displays that make it more relevant to customers. The installations are made flexible and reconfigurable allowing the store to transform. Related posts: No related...

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NBA 2K15 launches in the Philippines

Oct 08, 14 NBA 2K15 launches in the Philippines

Posted by in Gaming

NBA fans, rejoice! NBA 2K15 will be out in local stores tomorrow, October 9, 2014. NBA 2K15 offers exciting new features including My League mode (exclusive to NBA 2K15 PlayStation 4, XboxOne and PC) and an expanded list of Euroleague teams, including top-level FC Bayern Munich of Germany, Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul of Turkey, and the Partizan NIS Belgrade of Serbia. NBA 2K15 also offers new enhancements on its animations, controls, defense, AI and shooting system. The NBA 2K15 will be available for PlayStation4, PlayStation3, XboxOne, Xbox360 and Windows PC. This will also be the first time that the PC version will be the same as the PS4 and XboxOne versions. This year’s NBA video game simulation franchise will feature NBA MVP Kevin Durant on the cover. The NBA 2K15 will be available in the Philippines at the following retailers.  Update: NBA 2K15 for PS4 is selling for Php 2,635 while the Xbox 360 version is priced at Php 2,100+ Astrovision Astroplus Datablitz Gadgets @ Xtreme Game Gizmo Gameline Game One Gadget Game Xtreme ITech The Landmark Lee Plaza NBA Store Planet Toys Toys R Us Toy Town Toy Kingdom Toy Kingdom Express Related posts: No related...

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Cherry Mobile Excalibur Exclusive Photos and Benchmark Score

Oct 08, 14 Cherry Mobile Excalibur Exclusive Photos and Benchmark Score

Posted by in Gadgets, Mobile

Here’s an exclusive look at Cherry Mobile’s latest octa core smartphone, the Cherry Mobile Excalibur The Cherry Mobile Excalibur has a 1.4GHz Octa Core processor, 1GB RAM plus 8 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD). A noteworthy feature of this Android 4.4 KitKat Octa Core smartphone is its Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front and back covers. The Cherry Mobile Excalibur will be available this weekend with an SRP of Php 6,999 Here are some photos of the Cherry Mobile Excalibur Cherry Mobile Excalibur Antutu Benchmark The Cherry Mobile Excalibur recorded 26434 on the Antutu benchmark Post by Cherry Mobile. Cherry Mobile Excalibur specs Dimension: 140x70x7.9mm Processor: 1.4GHz Octa Core Display: 5.0 inch HD IPS Touch Panel: 5-point capacitive Battery: 1980 mAH OS: Android 4.4 Kitkat Camera: 8 MP Rear BSI/F2.0/Sony Sensor; 5 MP Front Memory: 8GB ROM + 1GB RAM; Micro SD upto 32 GB Dual Sim Corning Gorilla Glass 3 front and back cover Price: 6,999 Related posts: No related...

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DevCon Summit 2014 Registration now open

Oct 08, 14 DevCon Summit 2014 Registration now open

Posted by in Tech News

DevCon Summit 2014 – the Biggest Developer Conference in the Philippines is happening on November 20, 2014 (Saturday). Around 700 developers from all over the Philippines and resource speakers both from the local and international IT scene are expected to attend this year’s summit. Themed “Developers Unite Philippines” (#DevelopersUnitePH), the summit aims to engage local developers to be part of the growing developer ecosystem in the Philippines. Hear the resource speakers share their knowledge about the invaluable development practices, tools and tricks for Android, iOS and Web (non-platform specific). And more than any other, get the chance to network with fellow developers and join dev groups you’re interested in. DevCon Summit 2014 #DevelopersUnitePH Registration is now open and DevCon Philippines is giving 33% Super Early Geek Discounts until October 13 plus surprise gifts to the first 33 geeks who registered Register now at http://summit.devcon.ph/ DevCon Summit 2014 #DevelopersUnitePH November 29, 2014 Saturday The Tents at Alphaland Southgate Related posts: No related...

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ASUS ZenFone 5 Review

Oct 07, 14 ASUS ZenFone 5 Review

Posted by in Featured, Gadgets, Mobile, Reviews

Launched together with the ZenFone 4 and Zenfone 6, the ZenFone 5 made waves with its premium design, notable specs and popular price. How does ASUS’ 5-inch Intel Atom – powered flagship smartphone compare to other Android smartphones in its class? Check out on our review below. Design and Construction The ASUS Zenfone 5 makes an impression right out of the box with its sleek display and red metallic-finished back cover. The dedicated buttons and concentric circle finish at the bottom of the display extends the length of the ZenFone 5 but the slim side bezels and rounded rubber matte back cover makes up for this and provides a comfortable grip on smartphone. We were hoping that the home buttons were illuminated too but most smartphones under this price range skip the backlit keys, probably to save on production costs. You get the usual button and port placements on the ZenFone 5. In front, on top of the display, you have the sensor, earpiece receiver and front camera plus the shiny ASUS logo. Below the five-inch display are the home buttons and the prominent circular patterned piece present on every ZenFone device. On top of the ZenFone 5 is the audio jack; on the bottom is the micro-USB port. The volume and power keys are located on the right side of the smartphone. On the left side, you can find the groove for opening the back cover. The plastic back cover looks a bit delicate and needs to be opened gently. At the back you have the rear camera, flash and the speaker together with the ASUS and Intel logos. Opening the back cover reveals the two micro-SIM slots and memory card slot. Overall, the build and quality of the ASUS ZenFone 5 does not reflect its cheap price at all. Aside from its good looks, this Intel Atom powered smartphone is sturdy and well built. ASUS ZenFone 5 hands on and photos Display and Multimedia While some are not enthusiastic about the HD...

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Replace your boring mobile alarm clock with the NESCAFE Wake Up app

Oct 06, 14 Replace your boring mobile alarm clock with the NESCAFE Wake Up app

Posted by in Android, iOS, OS and Apps

If you’re bored with your generic mobile alarm clock, then you might want to check the NESCAFE Wake Up app. Compared to the alarm clock on your mobile, the NESCAFE Wake Up app is a social alarm clock, in fact, the first social alarm clock that lets you send and receive (Wake Up) videos from your friends on Facebook. Using the NESCAFE Wake Up app is easy, just set the alarm, select or record your Wake Up video and (optionally) share your video to your Facebook friends. Check out some screenshots of the app below. 1) SET ALARM Setting the alarm 2) RECORD You can set a random/specific video or record your own video Recording your own WakeUp video 3) LOGIN / SHARE You need to allow access to the WakeUp app first to share the videos with your friends Wait, there’s more… NESCAFE PH is also running a contest. Just download the NESCAFE Wake Up App, join the NESCAFE Wake Up Challenge by recording and submitting your most creative Wake Up video and get a chance to win up to Php 100,000. Promo is until October 26, 2014. Visit https://www.facebook.com/nescafe.ph and https://www.facebook.com/WakeUpSammy for more on the NESCAFE Wake Up app and Sammy Snooze Challenge. NESCAFE Wake Up app download links: Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ogilvy.nescafe.wakeup&hl=en iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nescafe-wakeup/id853680762?mt=8 Related posts: No related...

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LG F60 4G LTE Quad-Core Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone unveiled

Oct 06, 14 LG F60 4G LTE Quad-Core Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone unveiled

Posted by in Android, Gadgets, Mobile

LG recently unveiled its newest 4G LTE smartphone, the LG F60. Powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor and Android 4.4 KitKat operating sytem, the slim and compact 4G LTE smartphone features a 4.5-inch WVGA (207 ppi) IPS display, 1 GB or RAM and 2100 mAh battery. The LG F60 embraces LG’s proprietary UX and features Gesture Shot, Front Camera Light, Touch and Shoot and Knock Code – the same features found in LG’s flagship smartphone. The LG F60 will start rolling out next week in Europe, Asia and Americas and will be available in both single and dual SIM versions. Pricing TBA. LG F60 specs: Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Quad-Core Display: 4.5-inch WVGA (207ppi) Memory: 1GB RAM / 4GB, 8GB Camera: Rear 5MP / Front VGA, 1.3MP Battery: 2,100mAh Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat Size: 127.5x 67.9 x 10.6mm Network: 4G LTE Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 / Wi-Fi / A-GPS Colors: Black / White (varies by market) Related posts: No related...

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How to check the activation lock status of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Oct 06, 14 How to check the activation lock status of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Posted by in iOS, OS and Apps

On the way to get yourself a pre-loved Apple device? Apple has just released a tool that will make it easier to check if the device you are about to purchase is locked to another user. Users can visit https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/ and check the activation lock status of an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to know if it is ready for use. Simply enter the IMEI in the blank field as seen in the screenshot below, enter the captcha code and click ‘continue’. After entering the IMEI or Serial Number, you will be notified if the device is locked or not. If the device is locked, you will see this on your screen: On the other hand, if the device is unlocked: This tool will definitely make it easier for buyers and sellers of Apple devices. As we all know, Apple devices usually command one of the highest reselling rates among other gadgets. With Find My iPhone Activation Lock, your Apple ID and password will be required before anyone can either turn off “Find My iPhone” on your device, erase your device, or reactivate and use your device To make sure your device is “locked”, simply follow these steps: 1) Tap Settings. 2) Tap iCloud. 3) Sign in with your Apple ID, if necessary. 4) Turn on Find My iPhone. If ever you lost your device, place it into “lost mode” immediately by signing in to http://www.icloud.com/find from a Mac or PC or use the Find My iPhone iOS app. Don’t forget to do your due diligence when purchasing pre-owned devices. Here’s the link again: https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/ Related posts: No related...

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LeBron James-inspired Powerbeats2 headphones launched in PH

Filipinos now have a brand new option to propel further their active lifestyles with the arrival in the local market of the LeBron James-inspired Powerbeats2 Wireless headphones designed for rigorous activities. Powebeats2 is built to endure the IPX-4 sweat- and water-resistance rating meant to test its toughness from ear bud to the tangle-free cable wrap around. Its RemoteTalk also comes with an over-molding for a no-slip grip when changing volume, switching tracks, and making hands-free calls. Powerbeats2 Wireless lets you connect up to 30 feet from your Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Its rechargeable battery allows 6 hours of playback and has a 15-minute quick charging feature. Lightweight and compact, Powerbeats2 Wireless comes with a flexible ear hook to ensure a comfortable and secure fit and is available in black, white, red, blue, and pink-gray variants. It’s suggested retail price is Php 12,500 and locally distributed by MSI-ECS. Related posts: Sony HMZ-T3 Personal 3D Viewer Sony Intros Action Cam HDR-AS100V and Action Cam HDR-AS30V Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review JBL Synchros S100a In Ear Headphone Review ASUS Ultimate Pro Gamer’s Bundle Xiaomi Piston Headphones to be sold at Php...

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New Beats Studio Wireless by Dr. Dre uses mute feature to deliver pure music sound

This may sound ironic, but the new Beats Studio Wireless by Dr. Dre headphones uses a kind of mute feature to enable listening to music in its purest sound. Called dual-mode Adaptive Noise Cancelling (ANC) technology, Beats Studio Wireless automatically strikes a balance between music and the sounds around by canceling external noise. The premium headphones also feature the Beats signature DSP software to offer re-engineered sound meant to generate the emotional experience that artists and music producers want listeners to feel. Available in black, red, white, and titanium variants, Beats Studio Wireless has a rechargeable battery and the device can be charged via micro USB. It has a visible Battery Fuel Gauge displaying power level and its auto On/Off feature turns off the headphone when unplugged. Beats Studio Wireless also comes with a light headband, short ear cups and an ergonomic bellow creating a flexible custom fit for every head shape. Related posts: TechnoPop! Opens Store in Blue Bay Walk, Pasay Harman / Kardon NC Noise-Canceling Headphones Review NudeAudio Monochrome Black Collection Bluetooth Speakers Now Available Urbanears Intros Urbanears Kransen Plus headphones Cherry Mobile TV100 TV BOX Priced at Php 3,999 Coloud launches new Transition and Blocks...

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