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TARA: The Pinoy-made Smartphone Security App

Cellphones are probably the favorite targets of thieves and pick-pockets these days. They’re easy to snatch, and almost everyone of us carries at least one where ever we go. And once they’re snatched, cellphones — more so for smartphones, can easily be disposed through the grey market and direct transactions to private individuals. That is why cellphone manufacturers and app developers are creating smartphone apps that will let us trace our phones in the event that they get stolen.

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“Yesss, Yaman” Campaign by OLX Philippines Got More and More Cebuanos into Online Buying and Selling

It was back in 2006 when Sulit first launched in the country, allowing us Filipinos to buy and sell pre-loved items over the internet. Many people got into it, especially people with businesses since Sulit provided an easier way for them to reach their targeted customers. But it was March of this year when Sulit announced that they are rebranding into OLX Philippines.

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GrabTaxi goes on Beta Testing in Cebu! Get Zero Booking Fee until May 10!

GrabTaxi, probably the fastest and the most popular taxi booking app for smartphones finally goes on Beta Testing here in Cebu. Currently available in other South East Asian countries like Singapore, Thaliand and Malaysia and in Metro Manila in the Country, GrabTaxi is expanding their reach here in the Queen City of the South.

Beta_Cebu_webAnd as part of GrabTaxi’s Beta Testing stage in Cebu, the company is offering Zero booking fees for anyone in Cebu. Yes, you’ve read it right, free booking fees on all your GrabTaxi rides, until May 10.

Spotify Officially Launches in the Philippines, gets Exclusive Partnership with Globe Telecom

More than 10 days ago, we wrote about Coca-Cola officially bringing Spotify to country and how to get an exclusive, limited access to it. But, the global commercial music streaming service provider held their official launch yesterday at the hip and trendy 71 Gramercy in Makati City, together with the announcement of Spotify’s exclusive partnership with Globe Telecom.

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Spotify originally launched back in 2008 in Sweden, before reaching the US shores in 2011. Now that the popular music streaming service is finally available in the country, Filipino Spotify users have now access to over 30 million tracks, including an extensive OPM music library.

Uber comes to Manila; Here’s a First Hand Experience with the Premium Car service

Uber is a venture-funded transportation company that started in San Francisco, USA back in 2012. The premium car service has been secretly roaming the streets of Metro Manila since December of last year, and we here at CebuTechBlogger.com got a first hand experience.

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First off, the service is somehow like Grab-a-Taxi, where in you need to download the app, which is free by the way, from the Apple AppStore or from Google Play to book a car. After downloading the app, you just first need to configure your profile by entering your basic information, as well as saving your credit or debit card, as Uber does not support cash payments. Once you’re done with this, you are all set into booking your very own private car service.