Infinix unveils sleek, fast, and long-lasting Note 8 in the Philippines

Infinix, the premium online-driven smartphone brand, recently launched Note 8 in the Philippines. Targeted at the mid-to-high end market segment, the brand’s new flagship model comes with a high-performance MediaTek Helio G80 processor, an immersive 6.95” screen, a large dual front camera, 64MP Ultra HD 6 cameras, and a massive fast-charging 5200mAh battery.

realme strengthens customer service in 2021, opens 8 dedicated service centers nationwide

realme Philippines capped 2020 on a high note after a series of successful product launches and campaigns that catapulted it to be the number 1 smartphone brand in the country in just two years. This 2021, realme Philippines fortifies its commitment to providing the best service to Filipino users by establishing eight dedicated realme service…

All ways digital: Connectivity eases life under lockdown

A lifestyle that greatly depended on technology and connectivity used to be the stuff of science fiction. But when the unprecedented global health crisis forced countries to implement hard lockdowns, the digital lifestyle became a reality for everyone as it ushered in the “new normal”, fast-tracking a widespread digital pivot where many of us were…

Over 3,000 sites blocked: PLDT-Smart reinforces online child protection, boosts safety through targeted platform

The Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), continue to fortify protection from online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) during the coronavirus pandemic. The PLDT Group has taken down 3,011 sites that host illicit content featuring children as mandated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

2021 will redefine 21st century: “Fjord Trends 2021” report from Accenture Interactive

Annual report finds as 2020 forced the world to re-examine how it lives, works, and plays, 2021 will see 7 trends emerge that map out new, hopeful territory for businesses, consumers, and society As the COVID-19 crisis redefines how economies and society as a whole function, human ingenuity has sparked a wave of innovation set…

PayMaya leads MSMEs’ digital and cashless shift under New Normal

More Filipino business owners and casual sellers have readily embraced digital payments as a key component of doing business under the New Normal, propelled by ready business-in-a-box solutions from digital financial services leader PayMaya. As of end-November, the number of micro-, small-, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) using PayMaya’s various digital payment acceptance solutions have grown…

PLDT-Smart telco services keep the Christmas spirit alive

In the time of COVID-19, even time-honored traditions have had to adapt to the new normal. Christmastime 2020 has taken the digital route to keep the season’s spirit of Christian kinship alive. The Misa de Gallo, the novena of dawn Masses that signify the start of the season in the Philippines, is now covered by…

State-sponsored hackers, ransomware gangs diversifying tactics to inflict more harm: Accenture

Accenture’s 2020 Cyber Threatscape Report reveals the prolific threats influencing the cyber landscape Some of the world’s most skilled nation-state cyber adversaries and notorious ransomware gangs are deploying an arsenal of new open-sourced tools, actively exploiting corporate email systems and using online extortion to scare victims into paying ransoms, according to the 2020 Cyber Threatscape…

PLDT, Smart equip MSMEs for digital pivot

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic when all types of businesses were reeling from quarantine measures, it was feared that only giant corporations would survive. Today, less than a year later, the prognosis looks to be changing. Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) appeared to have defied the odds, emerging resilient in the…

realme Philippines offers discounts of up to 51% in Lazada 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale

realme fans all over the Philippines better be ready to have some realme gifts in their Christmas socks as the number one smartphone brand joins the Lazada 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale. Customers can enjoy discounts of up to 51% on AIoT devices such as the realme Band and Buds Classic during the online shopping festival’s…

PLDT-Smart to launch tech that will help curb online child abuse and exploitation

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are boosting efforts against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Angel Redoble, FVP and Chief Information Security Officer of ePLDT Group, PLDT Group, and Smart Communications said the group will soon deploy a technology that will block access to sites that contain child porn materials. “We…

PLDT, Smart employees embrace online child safety with CyberSmart digital caravan

Smart, the wireless unit of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, takes on the role of the youth’s champion against cyber criminals through its CyberSmart: Cyber Security Beyond Digital series. The digital caravan has been adapted for PLDT-Smart employees to help them secure their families, especially their children, against the dangers lurking in the world…

Infinix Hot 10 coming soon to the Philippines

Available for a special price of P5,490 on December 7 Infinix, the premium smartphone brand known for its innovative state-of-the-art devices, recently announced an upgraded version of the Infinix Hot 10, one of its best-selling phone series. Available in Obsidian Black, Ocean Wave, and Moonlight Jade, the Infinix Hot 10 is available for a special…

PLDT ramps up customer service with digital solutions, enables safer online transactions at home

The country’s largest integrated telco PLDT is continuing to ramp up its customer support services with digital solutions to enable its Home/residential customers to conduct more transactions online so they can stay safe in their homes amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. PLDT has added an SMS channel and a digital assistant on PLDT Home Facebook…

TNT now top prepaid brand in PH

TNT is now the biggest prepaid brand in the Philippines, with over 40 million subscribers, besting competitors in the third quarter of 2020. TNT’s growth was driven largely by an increase in data users among its subscribers and an increase in LTE SIM and LTE device users. Market research has shown TNT to be the…

realme grabs PH top 1 smartphone brand position in just 2 years

Multiple reports by Canalys, Counterpoint Research, and IDC show the two-year-old brand’s dominance in Q3 2020 realme Philippines has claimed the number 1 spot in the country’s smartphone market, recording triple-digit growth in Q3 2020 — a feat the brand achieved in just two years. International market research firms Canalys, IDC and Counterpoint Research all…

MCIA implements use of Traze contact tracing app

GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) joins the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) in the implementation and usage of the contact tracing app, Traze, at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The pilot testing for Traze began on October 28, 2020, at the MCIA, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark International Airport,…

Smart widens gap vs. competition on 4G Availability, wins Opensignal’s first 4G Coverage Experience Award

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), wireless arm of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, has once again surpassed competition in terms of 4G Availability, Video Experience and Download and Upload Speeds, according to the latest country report by third-party mobile analytics firm Opensignal. The report, which covered July 1 to September 28, 2020 and independently analyzed…

DECODE 2020 to gather IT professionals, tech experts in 3-day virtual conference

Leading cybersecurity company Trend Micro is bringing together Information Technology (IT) industry experts from different parts of the globe to talk about the latest developments in the cyber world. Dubbed DECODE, the premier cybersecurity conference in the Philippines is scheduled from November 10-12, 2020 and will be held virtually for the first time since its…