Category: TechNotes

  • 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 traffic, especially around shopping centers, has turned for the […]

  • 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 is the exceptional quality of its front camera […]

  • 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 10:24 PM on Monday, September […]

  • 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 said I was going to a “confidential” event. […]

  • Ambient noise? Think ambient news!

    Ambient noise? Think ambient news!

    UV radiation levels will be high, the smartwatch we have been testing warned at noon of Sinulog Sa Kabataan Sa Lalawigan last Saturday. The data was processed by AccuWeather and detected by the weather app integrated into my wife’s phone and from there, pushed into the smartwatch she was wearing.

  • Asus Zenfone 5 Lite: big-screen smartphone for the budget-conscious

    Asus Zenfone 5 Lite: big-screen smartphone for the budget-conscious

    BUILDING on the success of Zenfone 5, Asus recently released a cheaper version of the handset in time for end-of-the-year upgrading – the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite.

  • REVIEW: Huawei Mate7 is a good, powerful big phone

    REVIEW: Huawei Mate7 is a good, powerful big phone

    WHEN you first hold the Huawei Mate7 in your hand, what is immediately apparent is how sleek its design is. At 7.9 mm thin, the Mate7 is a well-built device with top-of-the-line specifications worthy of a flagship device.