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Office 2016 for Mac now available in PH

Jul 10, 15 Office 2016 for Mac now available in PH

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Microsoft announced that Office 2016 for Mac is now available in 139 countries including the Philippines. Available in 16 languages, the Office 2016 for Mac introduces new versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and OneNote and packs familiar Mac features like Full Screen view and Multi-Touch gestures. Office 2016 for Mac is cloud-connected making it easy to share documents between teams and the ability to work with documents on other devices. The Office 2016 for Mac is now available for Office 365 subscribers (Office 365 Home, Personal, Business, Business Premium, E3 or ProPlus). Existing subscribers may get their copy via office.com/myaccount. Students may also get their copy of the Office 2016 for Mac for free or at big discount via office.com/student. Visit the nearest Power Mac store or go to www.office.com/mac for more. Here are some highlights of the Office 2016 for Mac: Word for Mac—Word’s powerful writing and reviewing tools make it easy to create great-looking documents. The new Design tab lets you easily apply designer-quality layouts, colors and fonts throughout your document. You can work on the same document simultaneously with your teammates and use threaded comments to have a conversation right next to the corresponding text. Excel for Mac—The new Excel for Mac helps you visualize your information by recommending charts best suited for your data with chart previews. Familiar keyboard shortcuts, autocomplete and an improved formula builder save you time when creating spreadsheets or entering data. For deeper analysis, new PivotTable Slicers help you filter large volumes of data and discover patterns. PowerPoint for Mac—PowerPoint’s improved Presenter View gives you full control when you present by showing you the current slide, next slide, speaker notes and a timer on your Mac screen, while the audience only sees your presentation on the big screen. The new animation pane helps you design and fine-tune animations, and the latest set of slide transitions add polish to your presentations. Outlook for Mac—Managing your email, calendar, contacts and tasks has never been easier. The new Outlook for...

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Win an ASUS ZenFone 2 at the ASUS 100 Days of Zen

Here’s your chance to win an ASUS ZenFone 2. ASUS has partnered with artist Robert Jahns in launching the ASUS 100 Days of Zen – a 100 day long creative initiative led by the Instagram sensation himself. Over the course of 100 days, you can create and share your own image based on the series of incredible photos taken by Robert with ZenFone 2. A winner will be announced every day (for 99 days) and the grand prize winner, who will be picked by Robert will be invited to join him in a special location shoot as part of the See What Others Can’t See Photo Series. “Many images I create are built on 2 important elements: collaboration and inspiration. Collaborations are at the heart of my work. And with each piece I create, I’m aiming to make people smile and to inspire them with something that’s incredible, beautiful and new,” says Robert. “A lot of my work is done on a smartphone – including shooting, editing and creating. I’ve been using the ZenFone 2 professionally for a few months now. With 100 Days of Zen, I’m inviting people from all corners of the world to be inspired by the photos I’ve taken on the ZenFone 2 and to get creative making an incredible image. You can imagine anything with the technology that’s in your reach – just get started.” Here’s how you can join the 100 Days of Zen and win an ASUS ZenFone 2: 1. Visit the 100 Days of Zen website at http://www.asus.com/campaign/zenfone2/#zenfone-2 2. Pick an original ZenFone 2 photo taken by Robert from the gallery. 3. Let your imagination run wild and add your own creative elements to it. Remix, reboot, refilter, or retake, it’s entirely up to you. You are free to use whatever software, applications and materials you choose to make it your own. 4. Hashtag your creation with #100DaysOfZen and post it on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to be in the running to win your very own...

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Microsoft opens first authorized reseller stores in the Philippines

Jul 08, 15 Microsoft opens first authorized reseller stores in the Philippines

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Microsoft recently opened its first two authorized reseller stores in the Philippines. Located at the SM Megamall and SM North EDSA Annex Cyberzones, the new Microsoft stores offer Microsoft Lumia smartphones, including the Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 540 Dual SIM, accessories, Office 365 and HP devices such as the HP Stream 7 and 8 tablets and HP Pavilion X2 laptop. (L-R) Karrie Ilagan, Microsoft Country GM Philippines; Edwin Tan, CEO, Mind Alliance Ventures Inc.; Benedict Buhain, Business Unit Head, Altus Communications Inc.; and Milette Rosal, Microsoft Marketing Head – Mobile Devices Sales Philippines The opening of the Microsoft stores allows the company to engage with more people and make a wider range of the company’s devices within customers’ reach, said Millet Rosal of Microsoft.   Related posts: No related...

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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab E spotted in local retailers for Php 13K

Jul 08, 15 Samsung Galaxy Tab E spotted in local retailers for Php 13K

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Along with the recently-launched Galaxy Tab A, Samsung has also expanding its tablet lineup with the silent rollout of the more affordable Galaxy Tab E, an almost ten-inch slate packing a quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 5,000 mAh battery. Announced just this month in other parts of the world, the Tab E is said to be running on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, and is powered by a 5000mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Tab E specs 9.6-inch display, 1280×800, 157ppi 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor 1.5GB RAM 8GB internal storage expandable via microSD 5 MP rear camera 2MP front camera WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS Android 4.4 KitKat 5000mAh battery An appliance merchant was seen to sport the Samsung Galaxy Tab E (with the model T560N) with a Php12,990 price tag, while known device shop CMKCellphones also has the device (T560) at Php 11,450. Related posts: Samsung Galaxy S First Impressions Android phones are getting cheaper with the Samsung Galaxy 5 Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 Samsung Galaxy Tab will go for Php35k starting next week Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 now official with Snapdragon chips, LTE, front LED flash Samsung announces the 4-inch Galaxy V...

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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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ZH&K Mobile Blitz is a 5.5-inch phone under Php 3K

Jul 08, 15 ZH&K Mobile Blitz is a 5.5-inch phone under Php 3K

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Phablets are now starting to dominate the Php 3,000 price range! We reported the SKK Mobile started its move to bring 5.5-inchers down the price range, and another local brand has followed suit. ZH&K announced on its facebook page the Blitz, sporting entry-level hardware specifications considering its affortable cost. ZH&K Mobile Blitz specs 5.5-inch qHD LCD display, 960×540, 200ppi 1.3Ghz Quad-Core processor (probably a Mediatek) 512MB RAM 4GB Internal Storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB Dual-SIM, Dual Standby 3G WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio Android 4.4.2 KitKat No information has been mentioned with regards to its other hardware, but its specs seem to be identical to SKK Mobile’s 5.5-inch Aura. The ZH&K Mobile Blitz phablet retails in stores for Php 2,699. Source Related posts: No related...

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Samsung announces the 4-inch Galaxy V Plus

Jul 07, 15 Samsung announces the 4-inch Galaxy V Plus

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Following the footsteps of its affordable V smartphone last year, Samsung took the wraps off its successor named as the Galaxy V Plus. Despite the additional moniker, not much has been seen to be an improvement over its predecessor as of the moment — its preliminary specs include a 4-inch display, 512MB of RAM, and Android KitKat out of the box. Samsung Galaxy V Plus specs 4-inch WVGA TFT display,800 x 480 1.2GHz Dual-core processor 512MB RAM 4GB internal storage, 1.9GB usable expandable via microSD up to 64GB 3MP rear camera with LED Flash 0.3MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual Standby WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz 10.7 mm thin, 123 grams The Samsung Galaxy V Plus is said to bear a $82 price tag, or roughly Php 3,800 when directly converted. Via Related posts: Samsung introduces three new Omnia Smartphones The Samsung Wave is hitting the stores this June Samsung Galaxy 5 vs. Cherry Mobile Nova vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 Samsung Galaxy 551 Review Samsung Galaxy J7 specs, price confirmed ahead of...

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Xiaomi updates Redmi 2 with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage

Jul 07, 15 Xiaomi updates Redmi 2 with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage

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Xiaomi’s Redmi line has been deemed one of the best bang-for-the-buck devices on its price range, until the time that other brands came into the picture and presented phones with monster specs never imagined at the same price range. The company is slowly catching up as it released an Enhanced version of the Redmi 2, with upgraded RAM and internal storage in tow. Xiaomi Redmi 2 Enhanced specs 4.7-inch IPS display, 1280×720 resolutiton, 312 ppi Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex A53e Adreno 306 GPU 2GB RAM 16GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card 8 megapixel rear camera 2 megapixel facing camera Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby, Dual-LTE 4G LTE/3G WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS MIUI 6 2200 mAh Samsung Lithium polymer battery 133g, 9.4 mm thick With nothing much changed, Xiaomi launched the new Redmi 2 Enhanced in Singapore sporting a $179 (Php 8,100*) price tag. Can this model make its way to the country too? We’ll find out soon. Source   Related posts: Xiaomi Redmi 2 now officially priced at...

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GoPro HERO4 Session set to launch on July 12 for USD 399

GoPro is set to launch its newest action camera, the GoPro HERO4 Session. The GoPro HERO4 Session is the company’s most compact camera yet, featuring a square, cube-like design that’s 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the current HERO4 models. The GoPro HERO4 Session can shoot 1440p @30fps / 1080p @60fps and 720p @100fps videos and capture  8MP photos. It can also do time lapse with intervals set from 0.5 to 60 seconds and can continuously shoot photos at 10 frames per second using Burst mode. Moreover, It has SuperView, Auto-Low Light and ProTune modes for capturing professional-quality videos. The HERO4 Session is rugged and waterproof up to 10M (32.8ft) which means, you can use it when swimming, surfing and other water activities right out of the box. It uses a single button for easy operation. The GoPro HERO4 Session will be available in Standard and Surf editions, with the latter bundled with mounts and accessories for surfing. The GoPro HERO4 Session will be available starting July 12 with an SRP of USD 399. You can reserve yours on this link.     Related posts: Sony Intros Action Cam HDR-AS100V and Action Cam HDR-AS30V WeChat partners with ZALORA and Lazada Smart Bro Offers Samsung ‘Selfie’ Camera under Smart Bro Gadget Plus Plan Epson Celebrates Achievements and Unveils New Products at the Annual Fusion Event in...

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15-inch Lenovo Z51 laptop now official

Jul 06, 15 15-inch Lenovo Z51 laptop now official

Posted by in Gadgets, Laptops & Tablets

Along with the two new Yoga laptops, Lenovo also unveiled the Z51, an entertainment and work powerhouse sporting a full-HD display screen, Intel’s 5th-gen core i7 with its own 3D RealSense software embedded on the 1MP camera, Dolby Home Theater Sound System, and an eight-gigabyte RAM. Lenovo Z51 specs 15.6″ FHD IPS display, 1920 x 1080, 200 nits 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor AMD R9-M375 GPU 8GB DDR3L RAM Hybrid 1TB 5400 RPM + 8GB SSHD 1MP webcam with Intel 3D RealSense JBL stereo speakers with Dolby DS 1.0 Home Theater certification WiFi 802.11 a/c , Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI-out, 4-in-1 card reader, Audio combo jack, RJ-45, VGA Microsoft Windows 8.1 41 WHr battery 15.12″ x 10.43″ x 0.97″, 5.07 lbs The Lenovo Z51 is priced at Php 42,995 in stores. Related posts: Buy a VAIO but pay for it next year Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 Review Lenovo intros IdeaPad U260, the world’s first 12.5-inch laptop Lenovo showcased an improved IdeaPad U1 Hybrid 14-inch Lenovo Yoga 3 lands locally for Php52K Lenovo unveils Lenovo Z41, Lenovo Z51 and Ideapad 100 laptops ahead of Lenovo Tech...

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Lenovo officially debuts Yoga 300 and Yoga 500 laptops in PH

Jul 05, 15 Lenovo officially debuts Yoga 300 and Yoga 500 laptops in PH

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Lenovo officially introduced a new array of laptops in the country last week, including the two multi-function Yoga tops aptly named as the 300 and the 500. Both of these touch-enabled laptops present themselves with 360-degree hinges that enables the user to work with the laptop in an array of modes available. Besides the similarities in design and function and OS at Microsoft Windows 8.1, they greatly contrast from each other — they sport different screen sizes and resolutions, and hardware from the processor down to its battery. Lenovo Yoga 300 specs 11.6-inch HD LED-backlit multi-touch display, 1280×720 64-bit Intel Pentium N3540p rocessor (4 cores, 4 threads, 2.16GHz base clock, up to 2.66GHz burst, 2MB cache) Intel Integrated graphics 4GB of DDR3L 1333MHz RAM 500GB HDD (5400RPM) 720p HD camera with single mic Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and HDMI Dolby Home Theater technology 2-cell 30Wh battery Lenovo Yoga 500 specs 14-inch full-HD IPS multi-touch display, 1080×1920 5th generation 64-bit Intel Core i7-5500U processor (2 cores, 4 threads, 2.4GHz base clock, up to 3GHz burst, 4MB cache) Intel Integrated graphics Nvidia GeForce 920M (N16V-GM) GPU with 2GB of DDR3L RAM 8GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM 1TB SSHD 720p HD camera with array mic Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI 3-cell 45Wh battery Available colors: Black, Red The Lenovo Yoga 300 and 500 are officially priced at Php 22,995 and  Php 28,495, respectively. Related posts: Buy a VAIO but pay for it next year Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 Review Lenovo’s IdeaPad Z360 and Z460 gets a refresh Lenovo intros IdeaPad U260, the world’s first 12.5-inch laptop Lenovo’s 12 PCs of Christmas Promo Lenovo showcased an improved IdeaPad U1...

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