October 6, 2013 by ajay
For the discriminating sound lover, Sennheiser has launched The MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones, the newest addition to the MOMENTUM family. The headphones are available in four fresh shades of blue, green, pink and ivory – colors which were chosen by no less than an international team of designers and trend scouts.
Retailing at a price of P11,290, the headphones are rather upscale but then you also get a high quality of materials and workmanship. The ear pads and headband have been finished in Alcantara®, a high-tech material produced in Italy. As a result of its unique combination of suppleness, durability and breathable comfort, this luxury material is valued by fashion designers and interior designers alike. As with all other models in the MOMENTUM family, the headband of the MOMENTUM On-Ear is made of stainless steel.
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October 4, 2013 by ajay
A few nights ago, I attended the Manila launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 + Galaxy Gear which I’ve already written about in this post. The affair at SM Aura wasn’t really that star-studded but it WAS, in a way, because of two hot guys playing gays in local TV’s most talked-about show, “My Husband’s Lover.”
Presenting “Vincent”, “Eric” plus “Lally” 20 years later. hehehe.
In my personal opinion, Tom Rodriguez had star factor. I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy will go places. And to think he just recovered from dengue fever in this pic.
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September 16, 2013 by ajay
Sometime on the first week of September, I had the extraordinary experience of checking in at the club floor of the Dusit Thani Manila in Makati. The funny thing is that my three year old daughter enjoyed the hotel room more than me. While she slept soundly on the heavenly bed, mommy was working at 2 am to catch the live broadcast of IFA, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show in Berlin.
What I stayed awake for: the grand reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 & Galaxy Gear, on sale starting Sept. 25 in some global markets like the US and India.
And here was Lucy happy in the room with her yaya. Nothing like a new environment to excite a kid
Anyway, all I can say is that the new Note 3 is The Bomb! Even the tech writers can’t help but exclaim ooh’s and aah’s about Samsung’s newest offering. If you already own a Note, there is the usual upgrade on features but it is really on the software innovations that Samsung impresses. More after the jump….
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September 12, 2013 by ajay
Mobile messaging platform LINE has officially partnered with world-class soccer club FC Barcelona (short for Futbol Club Barcelona) to feature several FCB branded digital goods in order to further enlarge its overseas user base and cater to the needs of avid soccer fans.
With soccer already growing in steady popularity in the Philippines, the collaboration of FC Barcelona with LINE, which is already a popular app among Filipinos as well, will only boost the sport and the team more.
LINE has already launched an Official Account with FC Barcelona, enabling fans to receive flash reports on the latest news and upcoming events. Fans can also download free LINE original stickers featuring the FC Barcelona team by adding the Official Account as a friend.
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August 27, 2013 by ajay
Having a reliable website is hugely important for businesses that hope to meet the needs of consumers across the world. Many of these business owners have learned that they only get one legitimate shot to make a good impression on consumers. If a customer tries to use a site that’s down, he likely won’t return. With this in mind, solutions like website hosting from Network Solutions have become more popular. Website owners are investing in reliability, and they’re reaping the rewards that go along with a better reputation.
On-line time percentage is important
For many Internet entrepreneurs, it’s important to have a high on-line percentage. They’re looking for hosting solutions that will keep their sites active for at least 99-percent of the time. The higher the percentage creeps, the better business is for these website owners. This is only possible for those website owners who are able and willing to sink some front-end costs into good hosting. It is a bit of an investment at the beginning. The smart business owners know that it pays off over time, though.
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August 15, 2013 by ajay
Headset brands are a dime a dozen these days, and they’re really getting cheap too. But like any other product, it pays to put a premium on quality. Some headphones can be expensive but they make up for the price by their amazing sound quality and of course their durability.
The Logitech H540 headset is a mid-priced accessory (retail price: P2,580) that works on your PC with easy plug & play functionality. Surely you can use this gear for listening to music like we did. Its built-in equalizer and laser-tuned drivers delivered crisp sound and rich digital details, so much so that it seemed like Jessie J was in front of me as I listened to her old song “it’s not about the money, money, money. Forget about the price tag..”
Actually, one reason that would make you cha-ching, cha-ching your way to buy this headset at the store (or join our giveaway, more towards the end of this post) is its good use for chatting.Yes Virginia, in this age of Viber, LINE and other phone-based services, many people still prefer doing the old-fashioned Skype, Yahoo Messenger or Gmail Voice bit on their laptop or desktop computers.
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August 12, 2013 by ajay
A computer keyboard is perhaps ignored by most as just one of those things that keeps a PC running. But am actually the type who’s picky about it, crazy in a way that I expect it to behave like a human… tactile, responsive and compatible with my fingers. How do I know? I just know it by feel when I touch it and type on it for the first time
These days you can probably get some cheapo USB keyboard from places like CDR King (that’s where I got my spare one the last time). But I couldn’t resist the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard k400r when it was offered to me to review & to keep (yay!)
Logitech is a trusted name when it comes to computer peripherals. The market price of P2,107.00 is perhaps justified by the fact that 1) it’s wireless, and 2) the keyboard is already integrated with the touchpad, which means you have everything in one place.
See how it looks so neat from this angle on my puter table. No wires, just a block of rectangle.
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July 30, 2013 by ajay
And so it seems, the days of the point-and-shoot camera will soon be over. Unless you’re really serious with photography, then you can always lug around a DLSR. But the more practical users will want the latest breed of smartphones which boast not just of text & call but offer fun apps and professional camera capability.
So let’s say hello to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom which is your S4 but transforms into a digicam when you flip it over. With a suggested retail price of P23,990, this beauty has 10x Optical Zoom, 16 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash. Its In-Call Photo Share Feature lets you share an MMS instantly while talking to somebody (see specs at end of post).
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 Active is ideal for sports enthusiasts, scuba divers and others who pursue an active lifestyle. Among its features are a LED flashlight, Aqua Mode for enhanced underwater images, 8 megapixel camera and “Glove Touch” for operating the phone with gloves even during winter weather conditions. Suggested retail price is P27, 990.
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July 29, 2013 by ajay
How would you like to win the all-new Samsung Galaxy Mega DUOS? Glad to announce that we will be giving away this spanking unit worth at least P20,000 to one exceptional reader who will take part in our 7-day challenge.Simply take a photo of your daily adventures for 7 days and share this in your social networks (Instagram, Twitter, FB). Just remember to use the hashtag #GalaxyMega and tag @samsungph @annalyn in your posts.
How to begin? Your entry can have a concept like the 7 fashion styles you’ve worn, meals you’ve eaten in a restaurant etc. Let your creativity take rein. There will be no random winner this time as I will judge the photos based on over-all impact and creativity. Impartiality assured.
I’ve upgraded to the Galaxy Mega myself and find it the ultimate PHABLET: something you can carry like a phone and use like a tablet. You’d find out that it’s really great for reading e-books,watching videos or simply taking pictures.
Here are some still shots I’ve shared in Instagram of my weekend in a neighboring country. They’re all taken with the Galaxy Mega:
Waterfalls in Hong Kong Park -
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July 17, 2013 by ajay
We should know by now what Viber is. It’s this generation’s Skype without the charges. Although it seems to be facing competition from other equally aggressive messaging services, Viber is here to stay with an estimated 6.1 million users from the Philippines out of its 200 million-strong global base.
Just when you ask “what will now happen to telcos?” with free voice and text messaging apps available for today’s smartphones,Globe announced a tie-up with Viber to come up with an irresistible bundled offer for its prepaid subscribers. The whole idea: get to use Viber even without wi-fi or additional data charges for as low as P25-P20 per day.
With GoUNLI25, subscribers can connect with contacts in any Globe network as well as with other users subscribed to other networks both in the Philippines and abroad, for as long as these contacts have Viber accounts.
People who want a full Viber experience can also avail of unlimited Viber calls and chat for only P20 a day. To register to any of the Viber mobile browsing promos, just dial *143# for free.
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