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Along with the Galaxy S10 series, Samsung’s newest in-ear music companion, the Galaxy Buds are now available in stores as well, and is a perfect companion for one’s passionate lifestyle. Enjoy clear and smart audio powered by acoustic specialists, AKG, delivering rich, high quality resolution live sound across all genres, minus the unnecessary background noise. The Galaxy Buds also feature speech enhancement, and its adaptive dual microphone technology allows it to switch between the outer and inner mics. There’s also the Quick Ambient mode, which lets you hear your surroundings without having to remove the device. To ensure a comfortable snug fit all-day, the Galaxy Buds have been ergnonomically designed using advanced and lightweight materials. It delivers up to 6 hours of music playback, and five hours of talk time in a single charge. Best of all, the buds can be charged using the Galaxy S10’s wireless power share feature.…

Business leaders and enterprise owners are always on the lookout for machines that can help elevate productivity, combined with unmatched portability and performance. ASUS understands these needs, and has created the new ASUSPRO P5540. This highly-touted member of the ASUSPRO P-Series laptops should impress with its arsenal of features carefully thought of for meeting business needs, and support the fast-paced lifestyle of professionals. Ultra-lightweight for easy mobility At only 1.23kg, the the ASUSPRO P5440 is the lightest laptop in the dual storage category, making it ideal for executives who travel a lot, business owners, and professionals on-the-go who work from the boardroom to the nearby cafe. With up to 10 hours of battery life, you can get more work done without having to look for a power outlet. Elegant, award-winning design The P5440 is equipped with a 180⁰ lay-flat hinge that makes screen-sharing easy.  Its attractive sleek and stylish gray…

Looks like Samsung isn’t stopping with its series of product launches this early 2019, as we’ve received notice that the company is also set to introduce the Galaxy A30 and A50 to the Philippine market very soon. Both devices are made to conquer the mid-range scene with a decent specsheet and competitive pricing (hopefully). Both devices sport a 6.4″ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display at FHD+ resolution. The Galaxy A30 is powered by an Exynos 7904 while the Galaxy A50 runs on an Exynos 9610, both octa-core processors. The A30 has 4GB of RAM, whilt the A50 can have up to 6GB of RAM. Both come with 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. For imaging, the A50 has three rear shooters – a 25MP low-light camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP depth camera. The A30 on the other hand, sticks to two. Both run on Samsung’s One…

Just today, Huawei announced that it has filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court to challenge the constitutionality of section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). For Huawei, this action seeks a declaratory judgment that the restrictions targeting the company are unconstitutional, and a permanent injunction against these restrictions. “The U.S. Congress has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort. This ban not only is unlawful, but also restricts Huawei from engaging in fair competition, ultimately harming U.S. consumers. We look forward to the court’s verdict, and trust that it will benefit both Huawei and the American people. If this law is set aside, as it should be, Huawei can bring more advanced technologies to the United States and help it build the best 5G networks.…

ASUS’ PixelMaster class program, an 8-month campaign that aims to develop the photography skills of ZenFone users with help from esteemed names in the industry, is coming to a close. In celebration of the campaign’s success, ASUS together with the ZenFone PixelMasters, is inviting all PixelMaster Master Class students, ZenFans, and ZenFone mobile photographers to the first-ever PixelMaster Grand Prix. The event will be a nationwide photo marathon, which will be led by the respected and celebrated ZenFone PixelMasters, All of whom the participants will have a chance to meet, and learn from once more, if not the first time. Ricky Ladia for Travel Photography Arlene Donaire for Visual Story Telling Jasper Tejano for Street Photography Emir Kahn Bautista for Wedding Photography Dail Deri for Conceptual Photography Ken Go for Portraiture Jay Ermitaño for Documentary Photography  Nicco Valenzuela for Landscape Photography The event is set to happen in Luzon, Visayas,…

It’s a good time to buy a Huawei smartphone, as the brand has recently announced a price cut for two of its products, making them more accessible to consumers. From March 9, 2019, the Huawei Y9 2019 with a 6.5″ FHD+ display, a Kirin 710 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and dual front and rear cameras can be yours for only PhP11,990. The Nova 3i on the other hand, with its 6.3″ FHD+ display, Kirin 710 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and dual front and rear shooters, is now priced at PhP13,990. For those who want the very best, Huawei’s flagship, the Mate 20 Pro, equipped with Triple Rear Cameras, a Kirin 980, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an OLED display, and Huawei’s SuperCharge Technology is now priced at PhP44,990! You may also check out our review of the Nova 3i and Mate 20 Pro.

Samsung has been on a roll with its recent events. Shortly after the launch of its Galaxy S10 flagships, the tech giant introduced another device for the Philippine market, this time, for the more budget-oriented segment. With a seemingly good specsheet under its belt and a competitive price, the new Galaxy M20 may just be the sparkplug that the company needs in order to liven up its more affordable offerings. So what exactly do you get? well to start things up, it has a 6.3″ Infinity-V screen, with FHD+ resolution, and an AI Solution that optimizes the display for any condition. Under the hood is an Exynos 7904 octa-core processor, backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, expandable via a microSD card. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a massive 5,000mAh battery, and fast-charging capabilities. The M20 has dual shooters at the back, the latter equipped…

For the past few weeks, Realme has been giving us teasers about its upcoming smartphone. Today, the new Realme 3 has finally made its debut, and benefits from some nifty upgrades over its predecessors. It sports a 6.2″ HD+ notched display with Gorilla Glass 3, and now benefits from an upgrade to the Helio P70 processor. You get either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. The device retains a dual rear camera setup, composed of a 13MP main sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. Realme has beefed up its camera features with Nightscape and Chroma Boost, which reduces noise, and improves both dynamic range and colors. Its 13MP front snapper has also been augmented with AI Face Unlock. The Realme 3 runs on ColorOS 6 on top of Android 9 Pie, and packs a 4,230mAh battery. The global variant will have…

With the advent of new technology, tackling big printing jobs has already become much easier thanks to the myriad of business printers that are available in the market. One notable technology is the Replaceable Ink Pack System or RIPS, now a feature of some of these printers. It combines ease-of-use brought by a cartridge-based system, with the high-volume printing capability of an Ink Tank printer. So how exactly can business printers with RIPS help organizations in improving their business operations? High Productivity With RIPS, printing is faster and more convenient, since ink volume is much higher compared to traditional cartridges. If a regular printer can produce 8 to 10 pages per minute (ppm),  an Inkjet Printer with RIPS can produce up to 100 pages per minute, and more than 75,000 pages before timing out. Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-C869R with RIPS can print up to 86,000 pages black and 84,000 in…

It’s another milestone for Huawei, as its foldable smartphone, the Mate X, has won the prestigious “Best Connected Mobile Device of Mobile World Congress 2019” award, thanks to its innovative Falcon Wing mechanical hinge, 5G communication capability, innovative human-smartphone interaction, and SuperCharge technology. This special and most coveted award is given by the organizer GSMA for newly released or soon-to-be-listed mobile products, and represents the highest recognition in pioneering future technologies. Huawei also won a number of other GSMA GLOMO awards, including “Best Smartphone of the Year” for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. “Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the GSMA’s GLOMO Awards 2019. The GLOMO’s are a testament to the incredible innovation and ingenuity shaping our industry and it is truly an outstanding achievement to have been selected by our esteemed judging panels. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting…

OPPO has recently announced that a more affordable version of its A7 smartphone is now available in the Philippines, priced at only PhP10,990! Apart from 1GB less RAM, this variant is basically the same as the original. You still get that gorgeous 6.2″ waterdrop screen, a capable Snapdragon 450, and 64GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. The A7 boasts a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera system, and a 16MP front snapper. It runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1, and packs a 4,230mAh battery. Specifications

Right after the Pro, Huawei has now announced the non-Pro variant of the Y6 2019, which is basically almost the same device, with a few notable changes. The Y6 2019 sports a 6.09-inch HD+ waterdrop display, and is powered by the same Helio A22 processor from the Pro. This one however, only has 2GB of RAM and has a physical fingerprint scanner. You still get 32GB of storage, Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on top, and a 3,020mAh battery. The device boasts a 13MP camera at the back, and an 8MP front snapper. It will come in three colors – Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Amber Brown, with pricing still to be confirmed. Source

As part of Shopee’s 3.3 Mega Shopping Day, Vivo is offering up to 50% discount on select smartphones today, March 3, 2019! giving customers a chance to experience the innovative products from the brand at extremely attractive prices! Included in the list is the Vivo Y69 for only P5,599, Vivo Y71(2GB) for P5,499, Vivo Y85 for P8,999, Vivo V5 Plus for P9,999, and the Vivo V9 for just P10,999. Across its entire lineup, Vivo promises a “Perfect Shot” with superb imaging capabilities, and cutting-edge camera features, such as the Y69’s Bokeh Mode and Group Selfie setting, the Y71’s AI Face Beauty and Backlight HDR, as well as the V5 Plus’ special Sony-engineered sensor and Selfie softlight. Users can enjoy an immersive viewing experience with the Vivo Y85 and Vivo V9’s FullView display, which is also ideal for mobile games. And with game mode, there’s nothing to stop consumers from having the…

If you’re a Huawei Nova 3i user, you may want to register for Huawei HiCare now, as EMUI 9 is now available for your device as an update! EMUI 9 brings a ton of new features, as well as aesthetic changes, breathing a refreshing vibe into your phone. It delivers up to 25.8% faster system speed, and an average increase of 12.9% in fluency. In short, it simply gives a better user experience. Other features include gesture support, easy wireless printing, wireless projection, HiVision, which lets you  scan landmarks or paintings and get instant information. It also lets you translate foreign text and measure calories just by pointing the camera at your food. To learn more about EMUI 9, click here.  You may also check out our full review of the Huawei Nova 3i.

If you’re looking for smartphones that packs great performance without trying to burn a big hole in your wallet, look no further, as Honor Philippines is currently holding an exclusive online sale in Shopee in celebration of its 3.3 Mega Shopping Day! Leading up to the big 3.3 Mega Shopping Day, users can avail of up to 20% discount on select Honor smartphones from the site, at a given time, letting them save as much as PhP4,000 depending on the smartphone of your choice! On March 3 during the Mega Shopping Day itself, use the exclusive voucher code “HONORBP”  for up to 20% discount on your chosen HONOR handset for the entire day! Visit HONOR’s Official Store today on Shopee at https://shopee.ph/honorph.officialstore

PLDT Home, the country’s leader in digital services. has just announced new variants of its Fam Cam, which offers improved security coverage for your home. The PLDT Home Fam Cam is now available in two new models – both are equipped with advanced features in terms of visual coverage, motion, and sound detection, and image quality. “As the trusted digital solutions partner of Filipino families, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to create value-adding and meaningful experiences for them. The all-new Fam Cam allows us to provide advanced home security at home so that parents who are always on the go can enjoy peace of mind even when they are away.” – Andrew L. Santos, PLDT-Smart FVP and Consumer Marketing Head The Basic Fam Cam can move to a 120-degree wide angle for better visual coverage. It also has night vision, Bluetooth, motion and sound detection, can deliver HD…

Vivo has just debuted a powerful gaming smartphone. It’s called the iQOO, however you want to read it. This is a flagship-grade device with “Monster Inside” as its slogan, and true enough, it looks like a phone that you’d be proud to bring to an evening gala. I mean, look at that gorgeous back panel. The iQOO sports a 6.41″ OLED display with a waterdrop notch, and an the company’s signature UD fingerprint scanner. Under the hood is no less than a Snapdragon 855, backed by up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. To allow the phone to maintain optimal performance, it’s equipped with a vapor chamber, and other features such as AI Turbo, Center Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo, and Game Turbo, all combined in one service called Multi-Turbo. All designed to boost startup speed by up to 30% and frame rate by up to…