Have app, will order turkey rice

Have app, will order turkey rice

I had my first taste of Taiwanese milk tea at a shop in a train station on our way to the remote township of Alishan. My wife and I headed straight to the station from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to catch the train to Chiayi in time for the last bus to...

How to get to Alishan in Taiwan

How to get to Alishan in Taiwan

There is a wide range of options for getting to the Alishan National Scenic Area in Taiwan. The first step will be to get to Chiayi City in the southwest from wherever you are in Taiwan. This provincial city is the base of public transport services that ply the...

Online shopping? There’s an app for that!

Online shopping? There’s an app for that!

(Note: This story is also published on Cebu Daily News in its InfoTech section) With the holidays and the bonuses and extra pay that come with it just weeks away, people are bracing for and eagerly awaiting Christmas shopping. Malls are starting to get packed and...

Oppo introduces F1s “selfie expert” in Cebu

Oppo introduces F1s “selfie expert” in Cebu

The Oppo F1s is a mid-level phone but with features of high-end devices, brand marketing manager Stephen Cheng said during a media preview Tuesday night in Cebu. Cheng said the F1s “has high-end specs and high-end feel for a good price.” What sets the Oppo F1s apart...

With bots, chat is more than idle talk

With bots, chat is more than idle talk

“Hey, Jarvis,” I sent a message to the eponymous Facebook Messenger chat bot, “remind me to reply to Cass’ email in 30 minutes.” The reply came as quickly as the Facebook pop to notify you of an incoming chat message. “Okay, I'll remind you to reply to Cass's email at...

Picture this: Disintermediation

Picture this: Disintermediation

Last week, members of iconic Pinoy band Eraserheads reunited, the first in a long time, for a concert. The occasion was the unveiling of the new logos of PLDT and Smart. Save for company employees, the event was all hush-hush. The press contact who invited me only...