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Microsoft Partners with Polycom to Reintroduce Skype for Business

News

With all the means available for communication within and outside an enterprise, it may be hard to keep track of the essential things—emails, texts, appointments, meetings, and the like—that need to be done. To help businesses optimize their workflow, Microsoft recently reintroduced Skype for Business in a launch done in partnership with video- and voice-collaboration […]

May 2, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 495

Kaspersky Lab experts reveal why ATM obey hacker commands

News

According to a recent research conducted by Kaspersky Lab experts, an ATM can easily be jacked through use of outdated and insecure software, mistakes in network configuration, and a lack of physical security for critical parts of the ATM. In an effort to map all ATM security issues, Kaspersky Lab penetration testing specialists have conducted […]

May 1, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 731

Disney Magical Dice now live globally in 155 countries

Gaming

Netmarble Games Corp., the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia, today announced that Disney Magical Dice, Disney’s first mobile board game, is now available globally in 155 countries including the U.S. Disney Magical Dice, the latest game from Netmarble invites gamers to play as their favorite characters as they travel through the virtual board game, […]

May 1, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 435

Parade: SanDisk iXpand

Parade

The next-generation iXpand Flash  Drive is a  mobile  storage  device designed  to  help  people quickly  and easily free up  space  on  their  iPhone  and  iPad  with  up  to  128GB  of  additional  capacity. The iXpand Flash Drive features a new, modern design that fits with most  iPhone and iPad cases,  a  USB  3.0  connector  for  faster  transfer  […]

April 30, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 512

AVID sales surge by 15%

Mobility News

  The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) posted 151% growth in Q1 2016 against the comparable period last year, bringing the year-to-date sales tally to 21,160 units.  Sales of Passenger Car (PC) segment increased by 81% with 7,609 units sold in Q1 2016 versus the 4,205 units sold recorded in Q1 2015. Quarter-on-quarter […]

April 30, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 434

Parade: Canon EOS 80D

Parade

If the bleeding edge is way too out there for you, the Canon EOS 80D’s going to be your cup of tea. It struts a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 image processor, 45-point autofocus system, 7,560 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, Color Tracking AF, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, making it a truly versatile […]

April 30, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 449

Do more with your Lumia 950 XL this Summer

Lifestyle

Got a Lumia 950 XL as your daily driver? More than just having Summer-ready specs, with your phone, you won’t be needing a PC for your travels at the least. Your 5.7-inch handset is all you’re ever gonna need to fill your productivity needs. Large screen and gorgeous display You may have to catch up […]

April 29, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 465

Kia Family Service makes a pit stop at Kia Calapan

Mobility News

Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, and its After-Sales group are continuing to stage its year-long customer care service program in select Kia dealerships nationwide called Kia Family Service. For years, Kia has brought its signature Family-like Care service closer to people via its nationwide service caravans and […]

April 29, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 370

Parade: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Gaming Mouse

Parade

There are mice, there are gaming mice, and then there’s the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum—a peripheral that’s equal parts work of art and game-conquering clicker. It runs on Logitech’s G Delta Zero optical sensor that provides a DPI range of 200 to 12,000 with zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering, and zero pixel rounding […]

April 29, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 419

Parade: AOC AGON AG271QX

Parade

This ergonomically designed monitor features a height adjustment lever, headphone hanger, and carry handle all to bring comfort to keyboard-mashing gamers out there. The AGON AG271QX comes packed with some of the latest in high-performance gaming technology, giving its user a competitive edge. It also features Adaptive Sync for flawfree visuals and 2560 x 1440 @144Hz […]

April 29, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 479

WSI Holds Unified Communications and Cloud Convention

News

Wordtext Systems, Inc. (WSI) last April 20 held a unified communications and cloud solutions convention at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The conference sought to orient small, medium, and large enterprises on the best-in-class IT solutions that will optimize business processes, whether they be anchored on legacy or current-gen technologies. Unified communication takes a businesses’ different […]

April 28, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 461

Suzuki Swift has now sold 5 million units globally

Mobility News

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s bestselling compact car, the Suzuki Swift, marks a milestone for having sold 5 million units worldwide this April, 11 years since its introduction. In the Philippines, Suzuki Swift was launched in 2011 and since then has been a favorite among first-time car owners and younger drivers in the local market. This subcompact […]

April 28, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 413

Parade: Canon EOS 1D-X Mark II

Parade

Think your camera’s fast enough? The newest Canon EOS 1D-X Mark II will run circles around it.  At its heart is a 20.2 MP full frame CMOS sensor backed by Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, plentiful 61 autofocus points, fast Al servo AF III+, a 360,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, and a new in-camera Digital […]

April 27, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 490

Parade: Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Parade

We can argue about the merits of one switch over another, but one thing’s for certain: Logitech’s in-house Romer-G mechanical switches aboard the G810 Orion Spectrum is a gamer’s dream. Actuating at a shallow 1.5mm and rated for a long 70 million stroke lifespan, this keyboard is both faster and more durable than most of […]

April 27, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 508

Sky gives direct-to-home service to AFP troops nationwide

News

Sky Cable Corporation donated installation kits of SKYdirect, its newest direct-to-home service to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to give them nationwide access to news and information in support of their call of duty to serve the country. Through SKYdirect, AFP troops deployed in various locations across the Philippines including Basilan, Jolo, Tawi-Tawi, […]

April 26, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 489

Audio Refinery Inaugurates First Retail Concept Store in Manila

News

Audio Refinery Inc., a new player in the Audio and Lifestyle industry, just recently opened the doors to their new retail concept store  in Metro Manila. Dubbed A. Refinery, the store features brands that represent its slogan Lifestyle – Music – Technology, serving as an experience hub for premium audio and lifestyle products. “Perfect for movie buffs, […]

April 26, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 436

Samsung Electronics Leads Digital Signage Space

News

For the seventh consecutive year, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. maintained its position as the worldwide leader in digital signage unit sales. Recently released sales figures from IHS, the leading source of insight, analytics, and expertise in display technology, validate Samsung’s leadership in the industry, its pole position dating back to 2009. Samsung’s successful 2015 results […]

April 24, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 492

MMD-PH introduces new AOC and Philips Monitors

News

Multimedia Display Philippines (MMD-PH), in an event to announce its establishment in the country, also introduced new monitors from AOC and Philips. MMD-PH is the newest arm of TPV—monitor manufacturing company established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips—in Asia, after MMD-SG. The role of MMD-PH is to exclusively market and distribute innovative […]

April 24, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 493

GadgetsLab: Oppo F1

Gadgetslab

Specifications: Dimensions: 143.5 x 71 x 7.3 mm Weight: 134 g Display: 5 inches HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1289 pixels Operating System: Android Lollipop 5.1 Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core RAM: 3 GB Battery: 2400 mAh, non-removable Storage: 16 GB, microSD card expandable up to 128 GB Cameras: 13-megapixel main, 8-megapixel front […]

April 23, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 496

Honeywell survey reveals Philippine fire readiness

News

Afraid of a huge fire burning down your things? A survey by Honeywell indicates that 84 percent of Filipinos are. In fact, our country puts it as the number two threat to physical safety, with earthquakes being first (91 percent of respondents), followed by building collapses (84 percent), terrorism (64 percent), and floods (33 percent) […]

April 23, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 461

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