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Kaspersky Lab reveals 10,000 Facebook phishing attacks

News

A Kaspersky Lab expert revealed that a malware attack on Facebook led around 10,000 users into infecting their devices after receiving a message from a “friend” who supposedly mentioned them on the social networking site. Contaminated devices were used to hijack accounts to further spread the infection and to enable other malicious activity. The attacks […]

Jul 13, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 299

Power Mac Center Introduces Tune Up Express for iPad and Mac

News

Power Mac Center’s Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) has just announced the availability of “Tune Up Express,” which is a complete iPad and Mac maintenance program to keep your Apple devices in excellent condition. Services included in the program are Mac/mobile resource inspection, external cleaning, reformatting, software restoration/update, and service assessment with recommendations, packaged for […]

Jul 12, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 285

Dot Property – Asia’s fastest-growing property portal is now in the Philippines

Home

Since starting operations in the country, Dot Property Group’s Philippines website has witnessed phenomenal growth with the website – www.dotproperty.com.ph – allowing property owners and real estate agents to list their properties for sale and rent for free. Established in 2013 in Singapore, Dot Property Group is Asia’s leading connected property portal group, operating property […]

Jul 12, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 306

Quick Look: Samsung Galaxy C5—no it’s not an iPhone

Parade

The Samsung Galaxy C5 may come in a rose gold variant, and it may sport the same curvy edges, metal body, and speaker placement (among other design cues), but it’s definitely not from the Cupertino company. Hailing from the other side of the globe, Samsung’s newest gem also sports mid-tier innards to complement its déjà […]

Jul 12, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 403

Free service check-up for longtime Isuzu owners

Mobility News

ISUZU Philippines Corporation (IPC) is calling on longtime owners of Isuzu vehicles to come and visit any of the brand’s dealerships so they could avail of a service check-up free of charge. All owners of Isuzu Alterra, D-Max, Crosswind, Trooper, Hi-lander, and Fuego that are manufactured and distributed by Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), bought in […]

Jul 12, 2016 by Belle Alba 253

Lenovo to develop next-gen data centers

News

Lenovo has launched an ambitious plan to develop powerful integrated solutions for the telco industry that will serve as the foundation for richer mobile content, 5G networks, and IoT workloads. Specifically, Lenovo will help clients in the sector deploy next-generation data centers using Open Source technologies as to provide agile, cost-effective, and flexible network architectures. […]

Jul 12, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 212

IPC encouraging businesses to go digital

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Local cloud computing company IP Converge Data Services, Inc. called on businesses to make the digital transition during the 2016 Philippine Cloud Summit held last June 29. Entitled “IoT: The Pinnacle of Digital”, the forum showcased the international shift towards the digital age spurred on by the Internet of Things. “Digitization itself has changed. By […]

Jul 12, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 308

SAP gives competitive edge to UST students with its university alliances program

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SAP announced the successful implementation of a new curriculum at the University of Santo Tomas-AMV (UST-AMV) College of Accountancy (UST-AMV) under its University Alliance Program. In collaboration with Accenture, SAP now equips the University’s Accountancy department with twelve hours of experiential laboratory activities that focus on the latest technologies in Accounting on top of Accenture’s […]

Jul 11, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 341

Introducing the New Line-up of PlayStation®4 Greatest Hits

Gaming

Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) announced today that the new line-up of PlayStation®4 (PS4™) Greatest Hits will be available from July 2016. PS4™ Greatest Hits is a selection from the previously released best-selling PS4™ software titles available at an attractive price. PS4™ Greatest Hits will be available in package versions at […]

Jul 11, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 356

We’re Hiring: Junior Staff Writer and Graphic Artist

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Gadgets Magazine, the pioneering tech-lifestyle magazine is looking for a junior staff writer and a graphic artist! If you want to work in a dynamic, creative and challenging environment, then Gadgets Magazine might just be the company for you. Think you got what it takes? JUNIOR STAFF WRITER Responsibilities: –  Monitor tech/motoring/news blogs and post […]

Jul 11, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 453

Hyundai Elantra Wins 2016 International Design Award

Mobility News

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra was awarded the 2016 International Design Excellence (IDEA®) Bronze in the Automotive & Transportation 2016 Category for its outstanding and unique design. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is among more than 1,700 designs projects from 30-plus countries that competed in IDEA 2016. Jury Chair Cameron Campbell, IDSA, led a team of global design […]

Jul 11, 2016 by Belle Alba 234

New Sony Alpha camera ambassadors announced

News

Sony Philippines has chosen new names to represent their Alpha line of cameras. The individuals—namely toy photographer Sheng Gonzales; travel photographer Kimi Juan; lifestyle photographer Jelito de Leon; fashion photographer Charisma Lico; lifestyle and travel photographer Paco Guerrero; Pepe Diokno; and Mayad Studios—will be equipped with the brand’s latest cameras, including the A6300 and the […]

Jul 11, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 308

Grab introduces Grab for Work

News

Ride-hailing company Grab has launched Grab for Work, a special transport expense management service that allows businesses to effectively facilitate and monitor their organization’s transport spending. “Companies should focus resources on business growth and serving their customers. We see an opportunity to provide an end-to-end transport solution for companies—to help them modernize and streamline their […]

Jul 11, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 275

Kia Grand Carnival: Versatile Road Trip Companion 

Mobility

Spacious, comfortable, and powerful are what makes a ride road trip worthy; these characteristics are all present in the 11-seater Kia Grand Carnival. Central to the Kia Grand Carnival’s appeal is its elegant use of space. It can comfortably sit up to 11 passengers, has a wide array of seat folding variations, and can fit cargo […]

Jul 10, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 267

Yamaha taps JaDine as new endorsers

Motorcycles

Yamaha Motor Philippines has signed on celebrity couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre as its newest brand ambassadors.The JaDine duo will be representing the Mio line of motorcycles. While riding for the first time can be challenging, learning how to zoom on two wheels can be enjoyable. Nadine started her adventure with the vibrant Mio […]

Jul 9, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 259

DigPH: Digital Market Summit for SMEs Returns This July

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DigPH, the country’s largest digital and mobile marketing summit for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), is slated to return on July 13, 2016 at Crowne Plaza, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. This year, the summit promises bigger and better ideas to help business owners overcome challenges and adapt to the changes in their respective markets. “We […]

Jul 8, 2016 by Mia Carisse Barrientos 369

Quick Look: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060: Green Team’s trump card

Parade

Nvidia sees the success of the AMD RX 480 and raises them the GeForce GTX 1060, the Green Team’s newest sweet spot card. The card’s launch was quick relative to other x60 graphics cards from Nvidia’s stable, taking the stage just a month after the release of the high-end GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. Comparing […]

Jul 8, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 440

Lazada shipping free to Metro Manila; updates mobile app

News

In an effort to draw in more online customers, eCommerce platform Lazada has cooked up a variety of new updates. The first is that they will now be offering free shipping to addresses within Metro Manila with no minimum purchase required. However, do take note that orders 30 kgs and above will be charged with […]

Jul 8, 2016 by Chris Noel Hidalgo 292

Ford sales rise 61% in record first half performance

Mobility News

Ford Philippines today reports an all-time best first half performance with retail sales rising 61 percent through June, led by strong customer demand for the Ranger pickup, and record first half sales from the Everest and EcoSport SUVs. Ford also delivered its best-ever June performance as sales rose 50 percent to 2,808 units, helping Ford […]

Jul 8, 2016 by Jonah Mendoza 323

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