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Cherry Mobile Launched An Invasion

Cherry Invasion

Local mobile phone manufacturer Cherry Mobile launched their newest gadget offerings on the proverbial day of November 11, 2011 which started at 11AM at a restaurant in Quezon City. It was a gathering of techie bloggers, with no less than Abe Olandres of Yugatech gracing the event. I was entering the function room and was surprised to see him filling out the registration at the counter. I was surprised not because Abe was there, but because I was invited to an event where he was also a guest. “I arrived” was my afterthought. HAHA! I was elated, but that feeling was quickly taken away as I focused my attention to the business at hand — Cherry Mobile’s invasion. It was an invasion of droids! A total of 4 mobile phones and 3 tablets were showcased that day, each offering the same WiFi-capability and connectivity that can only be achieved by ...

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Philippines and Beyond — BPI Cards Wonderworld

BPI Cards Wonderworld

The Philippines has entered the digital era with Internet marketing, social media marketing, and online shopping now at the center stage of the local cyberspace. There’s no better time for Bank of the Philippine Islands to introduce it’s card services that best serves the Filipino netizens — The BPI Cards Wonderworld. The BPI Cards Wonderworld is BPI’s portal to credit card, debit card and prepaid card requirements. Shop online with confidence with BPI eCredit. Set a sublimit for your BPI Mastercard and shop all you want without worries! This is your best online shopping buddy. You no longer have to worry about being hacked. That’s utmost peace of mind for shopaholics out there! Another interesting card product is My ePrepaid. Shop like you

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#TodayIWill — An Engaging Campaign From Globe Prepaid

#TodayIWill Twitter Results

I was watching television last night when Globe’s newest television commercial was aired. It’s really engaging. I think 2 days ago, the hashtag #TodayIWill has been trending on Twitter and I thought it was just one of those hashtags that went viral that comes up from time-to-time on the social networking site. It turns out Globe Prepaid was the one behind it and while it promotes the prepaid services that one can do today, it also encourages people to take matters into their hands and do what should be done for the day. Here’s the video for those who have yet to watch it: Isn’t it nice? I love it! I love the message — it doesn’t push me, but rather gently nudge me into action and take ownership of my day. It reminded me of what I want to do and should be doing today and the next day ...

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Lenovo Mobile Enters the Philippine Market

Lenovo's Fashion Phone in the flesh

The 3rd biggest PC manufacturer in the world has made a mark as the biggest mobile phone brand in China. Now Lenovo Mobile has entered the Philippine market to conquer the hearts of every cellphone-toting Filipino. I attended the exclusive blogger dinner at Chateau 1771, Greenbelt 5 last October 27th where we were introduced to the product line now available in the market. My initial impression — WOW! This invitation came at a very timely manner. I have been thinking of purchasing a new mobile phone with price as the primary consideration. But of course I’m also looking at the features. As an online retailer and a blogger, I need to be online most of the time. Hence, the need to be always connected to the Internet is a major requirement. I wanted to be able to access my email, get on the web, send a tweet or set a ...

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Gadget Discoveries at the AstroPlus and OrangeMagazineTV Bloggers Blowout

I was fortunate to have been included in the first Bloggers’ Blowout by AstroPlus and OrangeMagazineTV last September 3rd at the Greenbelt 5 in Makati. I signed up for the “tech” niche, although there were slots for “music” and “movies”. I would have wanted to join all categories, but with the limitations, the gadget geek in me ruled over. The event started at 1PM though the portion for tech bloggers was scheduled at 4PM. I was at the Rockwell’s Ultimate Taste Test but had to leave to be able to attend this interesting event. Interesting because for me, AstroPlus is all about CDs and DVDs, and I’m looking forward to knowing what sort of gadgets they have in store. When I arrived, the store is full of beautiful people from the blogosphere, some of whom I knew but most of them I met for the first time. The session for ...

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Cloud Computing for Business Purposes

I talked about cloud computing on a personal level through Dropbox on my previous post. But the truth is, this technology is all around us hidden under different brands — Google Apps, Evernote, etc. This technology is here to stay and everyone will benefit from the wide array of services that are and will be offered by tech companies. Small and medium companies will greatly benefit because cloud computing is very flexible and will continue to evolve. At the moment I am able to use different applications using cloud computing to help me manage my business. This is only possible because I’m the only one working on computers and files. But time will come when I will need to hire staff to manage sales, contracts, customers, inventory, supplies and finances. If things will go my way, there might even be a need to manage human resources.  Imagine that on cloud ...

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Startling Urbanears Experience

I talked about my bloggers meet experience where we were introduced to the Scandinavian earphone brand Urbanears at Digital Walker Cafe in Eastwood. We were given a bagful of goodies, including the Bagis. I hoped it was the Medis, but who am I to complain? I got one in black. I wished it was in white or something other than black to spice up a boring personality. But again, who am I to complain. Really, I can’t complain because with my new Urbanears earphone, I got into a startling experience I will never forget. It may sound over the top, but this is just one of those unexpected moments that I love so much. When I learned that the goodies handed to us included an Urbanears earphone, I turned giddy wanting to try it out as soon as possible, just like a boy with a new toy. But I got ...

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Urbanears Bloggers Sneak Peek

I got to visit Eastwood City again last Friday, July 1st. I scored an invite to the bloggers’ event sponsored by Digital Walker where we were introduced to one of the newest product line they carry – Urbanears. Initially, I only knew that the event was for a premium earphone brand. Later on, I learned which brand it is and searched the net for more information. In a gist, Urbanears is a maker of headphones from Switzerland. Their website offers more. The front page showcases 4 headphones in different styles. There’s also a color palette on the side. Apparently, these products come in different colors. For somebody who’s been wearing a white earphone and is used to receiving black ones from every gadget purchase, this is pretty interesting. Dragging a color from the palette changes the color of the featured item on the site. Aside from having an idea of ...

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Keeping an Open Mind — Exploring Wi-Tribe Internet

The very first Yahoo OMG Awards in the Philippines was held at the Republiq Club in Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila. I was able to attend the event last night, June 21st and this came at a timely manner. The Yahoo OMG Awards, given to the most-searched celebrity in Yahoo Philippine’s search engine, is presented by Wi-Tribe – an Internet service provider. I am in search for one, so I grabbed this chance to learn more about their service. Liberty Telecoms is the company behind Wi-Tribe – one of the first to launch 4G Technology in the Philippines. Their longstanding partnership with Yahoo Philippines goes beyond the search engine’s website as seen on Wi-Tribe’s dominant presence at the Yahoo event where they gave away an Archos tablet PC with 24 months free Internet subscription. They also gave a special award to singer Somedaydream. Wi-Tribe Execs led by Mr. Jay Reantaso, ...

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My First GCash e-Ticketing Experience

Globe’s GCash is probably one of the most indispensable mobile services in the country. I’m a registered user and as an online shopper, I’ve sent most of my payments of purchased items through this service. So when I learned that SM Cinema has partnered with GCash for their online ticketing service, I’m interested. On my way to church last Sunday, X-Men First Class was playing inside the bus traversing EDSA. I had the chance to take a glimpse of the movie of which the special screening I missed last time. I thought this is another movie that I’ll be watching at home. While in transit, I remembered SM Cinema’s online reservation system and realized I still have some cash in my GCash wallet. Sunday night while waiting for sleep to fall on me, I pointed my browser to SM Cinema’s and Globe GCash website. The following are the steps I ...

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