Category: Tech

  • Enjoy the Pokemon GO craze with freenet, PayMaya

    Enjoy the Pokemon GO craze with freenet, PayMaya

    Filipinos keenly anticipating the launch of Pokemon GO can now stay updated on the upcoming release of the game in the Philippines and fully enjoy the game when it launches with the help of freenet and PayMaya. Now a certified worldwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO is a location-based mobile game developed by Niantic Labs in partnership […]

  • Audiophile hangout A. Refinery marks 1st year in Cebu

    Audiophile hangout A. Refinery marks 1st year in Cebu

    For audiophiles or those people who are very particular with their audio equipment, nothing but high quality gadgets and equipment will do. Among the shops in Cebu frequented by audiophiles is A. Refinery, which celebrated its first year last July 16. A. Refinery is located in the new wing of Ayala Center Cebu. It sells […]

  • My PayMaya experience: Sticking to a budget in Hong Kong

    My PayMaya experience: Sticking to a budget in Hong Kong

    Luck had me traveling to Hong Kong twice this year, one for a trip long planned since last year, the other for a complimentary hotel stay that had to be availed of by May. Foreign trips cost money and I was traveling with women friends in a shopping mecca that is Hong Kong. For that […]

  • More fun for geeks in Panglao Island, Bohol with Geeks On A Beach 4th edition

    More fun for geeks in Panglao Island, Bohol with Geeks On A Beach 4th edition

    Geeks, people who are connoisseurs of tech, design and startups, will find Panglao Island a fun-filled and exciting place to visit. Panglao Island has been the favored watering hole of tourists, diving enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike with its pristine waters, palm trees, white sand beaches, and coral reefs. A small town of over 68,000 […]

  • Smart to spend P1 billion for nationwide Smart Wifi rollout

    Smart to spend P1 billion for nationwide Smart Wifi rollout

    PLDT subsidiary Smart Communications (Smart) is rapidly widening the footprint of its Smart Wifi service in key transport hubs, government offices, and business establishments across the country. Smart has earmarked close to P1 billion for the rollout, which forms part of PLDT’s P43-billion capital expenditure program for this year alone. Smart WiFi hotspots Smart Wifi […]

  • Companies that put people first will be winners in digital economy: Accenture

    Companies that put people first will be winners in digital economy: Accenture

    Leading companies that develop a people first approach will win in today’s digital economy, according to the latest global technology trends report from Accenture. As technology advancements accelerate at an unprecedented rate – dramatically disrupting the workforce – companies that equip employees, partners and consumers with new skills can fully capitalize on innovations. Those that do […]

  • Watch Gilas games live on mobile for free with freenet app

    Watch Gilas games live on mobile for free with freenet app

    Filipino basketball fans can throw their support behind Gilas Pilipinas wherever they are by tuning in to the mobile livestream of the Philippine team games at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament via the freenet app (formerly SafeZone), available for free download and free from data charges for all Smart, TNT and Sun subscribers nationwide. All […]

  • Mobile app links rural health workers to doctors based in city

    Mobile app links rural health workers to doctors based in city

    Most government health facilities in the provinces have a shortage of doctors. Health workers who badly need the advice and expertise of medical specialists have to fend for themselves in both routine and emergency situations. Hx Factfinder, a mobile application developed at the recent #thinkOPENhealth: Hackathon for Health aims to solve this problem. “Our app […]

  • Smart GigaSurf50 offers 1GB data for P50

    Smart GigaSurf50 offers 1GB data for P50

    Smart Communications has unveiled the country’s first 1GB data offer for only P50. Valid for 3 days, GigaSurf50 also comes with an additional 300MB for streaming on sites like YouTube and iflix. To subscribe to this latest offer, simply text GIGA50 to 9999. Smart said the new offer empowers subscribers to ride the digital wave […]

  • Review: Unboxing the Fitbit Blaze smartwatch and tracker

    Review: Unboxing the Fitbit Blaze smartwatch and tracker

    Good design, light weight, solid battery life, a great fitness tracking app and desktop dashboard and access to a community make the Fitbit Blaze a top choice for those who want to buy a tracker and smartwatch. As a long-time user of the Sony Smartwatch 3, it’s hard to make the shift to a different […]

  • Watch Duterte inauguration livestream on your phone for free with freenet

    Watch Duterte inauguration livestream on your phone for free with freenet

    Filipinos will be able to watch the livestreaming of the June 30 inauguration of Rodrigo Duterte as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines on mobile and for free. Smart, TNT and Sun subscribers nationwide will be able to do this using freenet, the free data platform of Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations […]

  • Smart launches SmartLife app to boost Pinoy digital lifestyle

    Smart launches SmartLife app to boost Pinoy digital lifestyle

    Smart is set to change the way Filipinos enjoy their smartphones with the launch of the SmartLife app, where people can discover exciting perks and free digital content right at their fingertips. Initially available to Android smartphone users via the Google Play Store, the SmartLife is a discovery portal for perks, mobile videos, music, and […]

  • Lenovo brings virtual reality technology via smartphones to Cebu

    Lenovo brings virtual reality technology via smartphones to Cebu

    Cebuanos can now experience virtual reality through Lenovo smartphones as the company brings its first smartphones with TheaterMax to Cebu starting today until June 26. The Lenovo TheaterMax Caravan will visit SM City Cebu on June 24 to 26 and people can try three smartphones with TheaterMax technology – the Lenovo VIBE X3, Lenovo VIBE K4 […]

  • 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. […]

  • You can now use PayMaya with Uber; promo offers 50% on first ride until July 10

    You can now use PayMaya with Uber; promo offers 50% on first ride until July 10

    Those without credit cards can now use transport service Uber via PayMaya, the pioneering and leading digital payments app in the Philippines. PayMaya Philippines (formerly Smart eMoney, Inc.), the digital financial services unit of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), recently announced a partnership with Uber that will allow more Filipinos to experience the ride […]

  • Get the new Chromecast for P99 a month from Globe

    Get the new Chromecast for P99 a month from Globe

    The Google Chromecast is a device that allows people to “cast” or broadcast content from personal devices like phones, tablets and computers to bigger screens like a TV through an HDMI connection. The content can be movies, TV shows, music, and even games. Globe, in collaboration with Google, is offering the new generation of Chromecast […]

  • MVP: PLDT to spend a billion dollars a year to speed up Internet, improve services

    MVP: PLDT to spend a billion dollars a year to speed up Internet, improve services

    PLDT will be spending a billion dollars a year to improve its Internet service, PLDT and Smart chairman, president, and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan told journalists in an interview last night after the company’s Annual Stockholders’ Meeting in Makati Shangri-la. “We are quite good at building the relevant infrastructure for Internet and data. And that’s […]

  • PLDT, Smart unveil new logos to mark ‘digital pivot’

    PLDT, Smart unveil new logos to mark ‘digital pivot’

    PLDT and mobile subsidiary Smart Communications unveiled its new logos tonight to highlight a fresh brand identity anchored on its “digital pivot,” a massive shift of the company to data services. PLDT and Smart chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Manuel V. Pangilinan led company officials in unveiling the logo in the Makati Shangri-la. The […]

  • Enjoy mobile games, videos at breakneck speeds via Smart LTE-Advanced

    Enjoy mobile games, videos at breakneck speeds via Smart LTE-Advanced

    Bigger, faster, better. This is how unrivaled mobile services leader Smart Communications is changing the way Filipinos are enjoying their favorite apps, games and videos on their smartphone with its recent launch of the country’s first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service in the renowned island of Boracay in Aklan. Using a capability called “carrier aggregation,” which combines […]

  • Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Alta now available in the Philippines

    Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Alta now available in the Philippines

    Fitbit, the leader in the global connected health and fitness market, announced the availability of Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Alta devices in the Philippines. These products are now available at leading retail and online stores across the country including all Digital Walkers and Beyond The Box stores, as well as select Toby’s outlets. A part […]