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If you’re looking for a new accessories for your gadgets, Anker is having a 2 hour flash sale tonight from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at all of their retail stores and partner retailers! What’s more, if you purchase a qualifying item at regular price, you can also get a second item at only PhP2.00! that’s an insane deal! Here’s the list of Anker stores, just for you: SM Mall of Asia Glorietta 1 SM North Edsa SM Sta. Mesa Ayala Malls Legazpi SM Megamall Uptown Bonifacio SM Clark Ayala Center Cebu SM City Cebu Lucky Chinatown Mall Paseo Center VMall Greenhills SM Seaside SM Iloilo SM Pampanga GMall Davao SM Bacoor Parkmall So what are you waiting for? head to the Anker store nearest you and take advantage of this special promo! only for tonight! Source

Vivo has recently forged a partnership with Smart Communications Inc. for an exciting new offer, an unlimited data plan bundle for its X21 smartphone, supporting the brand’s aim of expanding its reach to the corporate market. The partnership was made official yesterday, August 16, in Makati City. Present during the event was Vivo executive Ms. Annie Lim, Vice President for PR Strategy and Partnerships. PLDT Enterprise on the other hand, was represented by Smart AVP and Head for Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Chet Alviz. Smart will bundle the X21 with Data on the Go Plan 2000, which includes unlimited calls to Smart and non-stop surf. This allows corporate clients to enjoy the X21’s features such as its in-display fingerprint scanner, the 6.28″ Super AMOLED and its capable Snapdragon 660 processor, giving professionals the performance they need to go through with their everyday tasks. Smart is Vivo’s exclusive partner for this offer, which…

Tamago has forged a partnership with eGG Network, Rumble Royale and Execration to bring the coverage of The International 2018 or Ti8, the most prestigious and most-anticipated Dota 2 tournament to its fans in the Philippines. Spanning across the Group Stage and Main Event, the broadcast will feature an all-star line up of the country’s most influential gaming personalities, including Rex Kantatero, Gloco Gaming, Eenpanda, Kimo, and many more. Commentaries will be taken care of by top Filipino hosts and shoutcasters, such as Kikaye, Rhys and TrinHil, as well as rising talents like BCY, Young Rafiki and Seth, while in-depth analysis will be done by Execration’s Kimo, Ewe, Fox and Yaha – some of the finest Dota 2 players in the Philippines. The broadcast is available for free on Tamago. All you have to do is download the Tamago app from the App Store or on Google Play, or visit…

ASUS is calling out to all ZenFone Max Pro M1 users out there to showcase just how they are able to maximize the phone’s great battery life with the Man vs Max Mission! https://www.facebook.com/ASUSph/videos/716444205356535/ Joining the contest is quite simple (Open to ZenFone Max Pro M1 users only) Be sure to like the ASUS Philippines and ZenTalk Philippines Fan Pages on Facebook. Also, be sure to like and share this post, tag ASUS Philippines, and add the hashtags #ManVsMax and#ZenFoneMaxPro Comment two (2) screenshots the “Battery” window/page in your ZenFone Max Pro’s settings. (like the example below). To take a screenshot with your ZenFone Max Pro, go to your phone’s settings > battery, then screenshot. Include a caption that answers the question: “How many activities can you do with the #ZenFoneMaxPro in one full charge? ” explain how you were able to maximize your phone’s battery in one single charge.  Ensure that it’s…

If you’ve got your mind set on buying a new gaming laptop, you may want to hold off your horses for now, as ASUS Republic of Gamers have just announced the newest addition it ROG Strix lineup. Welcome the Strix SCAR II (GL704), a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with extremely slim bezels that allow it to be housed on a 15.7-inch chassis, making it the first laptop of its class that’s less than 400mm wide. It utilizes a display that’s made in collaboration with AUO, and features 144Hz refresh rate, and 3ms response time. This in turn, leads to crisp visuals and a truly immersive gaming experience. Thanks to a full sRGB color gamut, the screen can also show truly vivid colors, allowing you to see the game as intended by the developers. The Strix SCAR II is designed with FPS games in mind, reflected by its Kevlar and camouflage textures. The…

Remember the ROG Zephyrus? yes. It’s that beastly gaming laptop from ASUS Republic of Gamers which at its time, was named as the slimmest in the world. Well, that changes today, as the crown is now worn by the newest member of its Zephyrus lineup. Say hello to the new ROG Zephyrus S. At just 14.95~15.75mm thin, this masterpiece is 21% slimmer than the original Zephyrus, and utilizes an all-metal chassis made from a mix of aluminium and magnesium alloys. This ensures the perfect balance between durability and weight. In fact, it takes nearly 72 minutes just to carve out the intricate details, which results to a lid that is remarkably rigid, yet slim. Its engineering samples have also met military-grade durability standards for jolts and vibration. The lid design is composed of a stealthy surface, accentuated with copper highlights, plus a surgical slash that separates competing textures. Similar line also…

After weeks and weeks of teasing it on their Facebook page, plus numerous speculations, OPPO has finally lifted the curtain on its newest mid-range offering – The OPPO F9. There are three noticeable changes to the F9 – dual rear cameras, its color options, which now feature gradients with a diamond pattern, and a re-designed notch that resembles a water drop, which leaves a smaller footprint, and gives you a bit more screen. The display is a 6.3-inch TFT-LTPS panel with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, or FHD+, very common for phones at this price range. Under the hood is the same Helio P60 chip that powers the F7. Of course, that means you also get the same AI features, that span across many aspects of the phone, from performance, to optics, down to the battery. There’s 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. At the back…

OPPO has gone back to the mid-range segment with its newest creation, the R17. But don’t take this one lightly, as it does have a number of interesting features that are really worth a look – want to start? the new Snapdragon 670. Got your attention right? yes, you’ve read it correctly. This new masterpiece from OPPO sports Qualcomm’s newest mid-range chip that’s built on a 10 nm process, and the successor to the very capable Snapdragon 660. It has a whopping 8GB of RAM, and 128 GB of on-board storage, expandable with a microSD card. All content is viewed in a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, with Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The device also sports an in-display fingerprint scanner. While the exact specs of its dual rear cameras weren’t revealed, OPPO says that it can adapt to up to 800 scenes, thanks to its AI capabilities. The 25MP front shooter is…

We can’t deny that artificial intelligence or AI has been shaping today’s smartphone landscape, as it transforms the phone into something that’s  custom-fit to the user’s preferences. Vivo has in fact made extensive use of technology in its devices to deliver an all new user experience. Selfies Made Better with the Vivo V9 Just this March, the company unleashed the V9, a phone that delivers good quality photos, thanks to its 24MP selfie camera. Its AI Face Beauty even utilizes a database of almost a million faces from all over the world to accurately determine gender, age, skin tone, texture, and even the lighting environment, lining you up for that perfect selfie. There’s also AI Selfie Lighting, which uses advanced algorithms to allow the user to choose from a variety of lighting effects like natural light, Studio Light, Stereo Light, and Monochrome Background, resulting to well-illuminated photos. Selfies are made even more fun,…

Nokia’s newest entry-level handsets are finally here. Meet the Nokia 2.1 and 3.1. Sounds familiar?  of course. These are actually updated versions of the Nokia 2 and Nokia 3. The Nokia 2.1 has a 5.5-inch HD+ display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. At the back of the device is an 8MP sensor, while the front houses a 5MP sensor.  It runs on Android Oreo Go Edition, which is specifically designed for budget devices. It packs a massive 4,000mAh battery. Not bad for a budget device right? The Nokia 3.1 has a 5.2-inch screen, also with HD+ resolution, and a MediaTek MT6750 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. At the back of the device is a 13MP rear camera, complimented by an 8MP front snapper. It also runs on Android Oreo, and is a…

The age of the Internet produced and made content more accessible to consumers from just about any mobile device – from a smartphone, to a laptop, and a tablet. As such many predicted the eventual demise of the TV. But all of that changed, with the advent of the Smart TV. Similar to the aforementioned devices, Smart TVs are built with seamless user experience (UX) systems for easy access to the web, social media websites, streaming portals and other online services, and has become the most widespread smart device, not only for entertainment, but also for education, and information. This year, the Smart TV is getting a makeover with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Once  known as a concept in Sci-Fi and futuristic films, AI has already become the trend with both home appliances and mobile devices, paving the way for an all-new level of experience that involves things…

Not long after its unveiling at the company’s Unpacked event, Samsung’s newest flagship, the Galaxy Note 9 officially makes its debut in the Philippines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ou-XFMZz5I Built with enhanced usability in mind, the Galaxy Note 9 offers the same premium design language as the Note 8, now in a more symmetrical and less curvy form factor, complimented by a 6.4-inch QHD+ SuperAMOLED display. The PH variant will have an Exynos 9810 processor, along with up to 8GB of RAM. Samsung’s taking it a notch higher with storage capacity, as the Galaxy Note 9 comes in two configurations, 128GB, and 512GB. Yes, you’ve read that right. Combine that with a 512GB microSD card, and you’ll have 1TB of storage in your pocket. Thanks to a 4,000mAh power cell, the Note 9 sports the largest battery in the entire series. Samsung claims it as a 1-day battery. But we’ll see. Of course, what is…

PNY Technologies recently announced two new storage products that deliver exceptional performance, at an economical price point – welcome the new Hook Attache and Wave Turbo USB 3.0 DrivesThe Wave Turbo 3.0 combines style and functionality with its sleek looks high capacity storage. It features an ergonomic wave housing design with a sliding USB connector, which, at just a push of the thumb, smoothly extends from the drive. It also makes use of a cap-less mechanical design to eliminate the worries of lost drive caps. It also brings the speed and convenience of the USB 3.0 interface, and is also conveniently fitted with a strap hole, so that one can easily loop a string through and connect it to a keychain or mobile device. The Hook Attaché 3.0 on the other hand, uses an innovative and durable elastic hook design that can be easily attached to key chains, briefcases, purses,…

Samsung just unveiled its newest Note device. And while there aren’t many groundbreaking things about it, at least hardware-wise, it does have a number things that may still make it a worthy upgrade to those coming from an older Note.  Even perhaps a great starter for those who are just getting into Samsung’s phablet lineup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ou-XFMZz5I More “Boxy” design When I first got hold of the Note 9, I immediately noticed the similar design language to the Note 8. But there was something a bit different about it, it was more symmetrical, and uses less curves. In some angles, it may even look like the bezels are slightly thicker than its predecessor. So did those things make it worse? not exactly. I actually like the way the device feels in the hand. The weight is just right, the position of the fingerprint sensor is just right, though it’s a bit…

In support of the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ initiative to make banking a norm for more Filipinos, Maybank recently launched M.O.V.E or Mobile Optimized Virtual Experience. It’s an industry-first digital offering that enhances and simplifies the processes involved in offering financial services. With Maybank M.O.V.E, customers, can now open an online-only savings account called iSave, through the Maybank2U PH App, which also allows for online submission of forms and documentary requirements. An iSave account also entitles customers to enjoy FREE interbank withdrawals via any ATM nationwide. The new straight through processing capabilities (STP) will also make it possible for customers to apply for credit cards and car financing without having to physically go to a branch, and even beyond banking hours. Maybank Philippines will also be introducing Maybank MOVE store, a mobile pop-up store that will travel across the country to introduce and promote the new STP products, processes, promotions…

It wasn’t that long ago when Xiaomi launched the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite in the Philippines. And now, both models have received a price-cut, making them accessible to even more consumers. Thee Mi A2 is now priced at PhP13,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant, that’s PhP1,000 less than its original SRP. The Mi A2 Lite now costs PhP9,490 for the 3GB/32GB variant (PhP500 less than original SRP), and PhP10,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant (PhP1,000 less than original SRP). Specifications Source

OPPO is gearing up for the launch of its newest F-series smartphone, the F9, the first from the series with VOOC Flash Charge Technology that gives you 2 hours of talk time from just 5-minutes worth of charge. According to recent teasers, the F9 will have a smaller notch compared to the F7, in the shape of a waterdrop. A leak from the company’s Vietnamese website also revealed the device’s key specifications, such as a 6.3-inch FHD+ screen, a Helio P60 chip, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,500mAh battery. As for its cameras, the F9 will have a 16MP + 2MP dual rear camera system. As expected, the 25MP front camera will still have the company’s AI Beauty Technology (the F7 had version 2.0, so will this have version 3.0?), which scans and analyzes numerous points on your face to determine how you should be “beautified.” OPPO…

As a special treat to its customers, Vivo has recently announced a price reduction for Y-Series handsets, the Y85, bringing its price down to only PhP11,995. That’s PhP2,000 off its original SRP. The Vivo Y85 features a 6.22-inch HD+ 19:9 display, and an 88% screen-to-body ratio. It runs on a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It also comes with Face ID access, and a fingerprint scanner. For imaging, the device sports a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera system and an 8MP front shooter with AI Face Beauty. It runs on Vivo’s Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1, and packs a 3,260mAh battery. Specifications