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The Apple Watch, an Innovation or just Another Overly Priced Smartwatch?

Alongside with the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 6 and the new iPhone 6 Plus is a new device under Apple’s new category of products—a smart watch. Everyone was looking forward for the Cupertino tech giant’s take on this wearable technology trend that is starting to take the world by storm, and indeed, Apple did not fail to impress.
Apple Watch

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and Apple Pay – Catch the Highlights of Apple’s Newest Products!

Probably the most anticipated Apple event of every year, the September iPhone announcement was indeed a huge success for the Cupertino-based tech giant with 3 new devices and a new kind of service, specially aimed for those die-hard Apple fans.

Held at the Flint Center in Cuperino, Californina, Apple certainly aimed to please as the inevitable announcement of the iPhone 5S successors was made, dubbed as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a new breakthrough in mobile wallet payments called as the Apple Pay, as well as much expected and hoped for, the company’s take on the smartwatch category, the Apple Watch.

GMA 7 makes Winning Cash and other Prizes more Fun with the Kapuso Milyonaryo Mobile App for iOS and Android Devices!

With the Kapuso Network launching an exclusive mobile gaming app for the fifth season of their Kapuso Milyonaryo Level Up Panalo digital promo available for both iOS and Android devices, GMA 7 is making it easier for everyone to win tax-free prizes. Read out our review of the game after the break.


For starters, the Kapuso Milyonaryo Level Up Panalo game app is loaded with ad placements of the promo’s sponsors in a format of an endless running game.

Amazon Officially Announced their First-Ever Smartphone – the Amazon Fire Phone!

Talks have been going around the web for quite sometime now about Amazon releasing their first ever smartphone. Nothing was ever confirmed until yesterday, when the company officially announced the Amazon Fire Phone. Catch the specs, features and details after the break! Although a lot of people are having mixed…

What You Need to Know About Globe GoSurf

With the announcement of Globe’s partnership with the global commercial music streaming service provider Spotify more than a month ago during the latter’s official launch in the country, the deal hinted a new mobile data plan scheme for the network.

Globe GoSurf

The new mobile data plan scheme dubbed as GoSurf, made its first debut when Globe announced the Globe Galaxy Forever Plan held last April 3, 2014. And now, the GoSurf plan is officially replacing Globe’s SuperSurf data plans. Catch everything you need to know about Globe’s new GoSurf after the break.

Smart Dual Drive with USB On-the-Go (OTG) Support for Smartphones and Tablets

With the kind of technology we have today, the smartphones and tablets we all love comes with more and more features, without sacrificing mobility and portability. They simply allow us to go on quick, impromptu road trips or unexpected meetings without having the need to bring a laptop or a point-and-shoot camera with you every time you head out. But, there will always be a day when you need to quickly transfer files, documents and photos from one device to another, which can sometimes be a hassle.


We here at found a simple and handy solution to this, a Smart Dual Drive with USB On the Go support by Team Group, which of course doubles as a Flash drive.

YouTube Turns 9 Today, Watch the First 5 Videos ever Uploaded on the Popular Video Sharing Site

Officially speaking, Youtube was founded on February 14, 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim — early employees of PayPal. According to Karim, the concept was inspired by two incidents. First was the whole Janet Jackson 2004 Superbowl scandal, when the American recording artist and actress had a wardrobe malfunction, exposing her breasts. The second incident was also back in the same year, when a Tsunami caused by the Indian Ocean Earthquake mainly struck Sumatra, Indonesia. Karim said that videos related to these incidents were hard to find online back then, thus the idea of putting up a video sharing site of their own, YouTube.

Today marks the 9th birthday of the first ever video uploaded on the popular video sharing site. The video was uploaded exactly last 8:27 pm of April 23, 2005. Watch the video, as well as the other first four videos uploaded on Youtube.

Nokia Corporation to be Renamed as Microsoft Mobile Oy

With the finalization of the Nokia acquisition by Microsoft fast approaching, a sad news for loyal Nokia fans broke over the internet, as a leaked letter addressed to the Finnish mobile manufacturer’s customers and suppliers surfaced, suggesting a name change for the mobile brand we all know, love and trust.

The leaked letter revealed that once the deal gets closed later this month, Microsoft will be renaming Nokia’s handset division as Microsoft Mobile Oy. In Finland, Oy is pretty much the same as Ltd.

Globe Introduces the Galaxy Forever Plan, Explore a new Samsung Galaxy Phone every year

With the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in the Philippines held last April 3, 2014 at the Samsung Hall of the SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, Globe announced yesterday a new range of postpaid plans dedicated for the latest Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone.

Globe Galaxy Forever

The Galaxy Forever Plan, as Globe calls it, is pretty much like the Globe iPhone Forever Plan the telco introduced last year for the iPhone 5S and 5C. Available for both new and existing Globe postpaid subscribers, the Galaxy Forever plan allows them to upgrade to the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone every year, whenever a new one gets released in the country.

Heartbleed Bug Identified; A Critical Security Bug that has been Plaguing the Internet for over 2 years already

Internet security experts revealed earlier this week that they have discovered a bug plaguing the internet that may have put over 66 percent of the web at risk for credit card, password and personal information leaks.


Named as the Heartbleed Bug by the researchers and experts who discovered it, the newly discovered security flaw affects the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security protocol of the Internet, specifically the Open SSL.

Learn Some of the New Key Features of Windows Phone 8.1 Mobile OS

Microsoft just unveiled the latest version of their very own Operating System for mobile phones and tablets, the Windows Phone 8.1. Aside from the usual bug fixes and performance boost, the new release of the Windows Phone OS brings a number of new features Windows Phone fans will absolutely enjoy.

WP 81

Although there’s no specific date yet, once the update gets released in the coming months, current Nokia Lumia owners on Windows Phone 8 will receive an over-the-air update of the latest WP 8.1 release. Catch some of the new key features found on the Windows Phone 8.1 listed below.

Nokia Unveils the Lumia 630 and Lumia 635! Budget friendly Windows Phone 8.1 Devices starting at ~Php 7k

During the first day of Microsoft’s Build 2014 held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, Nokia took the liberty to unveil a new flagship device, the Lumia 930 among two other budget friendly smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 630 and the Lumia 635.


Promised to deliver an “uncompromised Windows Phone 8.1 experience at an affordable price”, both the Lumia 630 and the Lumia 635 comes with identical specs and features, except for a small detail.

Nokia Lumia 930 goes Official with 20 Megapixel camera, Windows Phone 8.1

It seems like Nokia is really serious into getting back the glory they once had a couple of years back, before the whole iPhone–and Android era. With Microsoft’s acquisition of the Finnish company, we’ve seen a whole range of Nokia Lumia devices, from an entry level phone to high end ones, powered by non other than the Windows Phone OS. No more than 12 hours ago, Nokia released their latest flagship phone, the Nokia Lumia 930, together with 2 other devices–the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 which you can read about here.

Lumia 930

Taking the flagship status from last year’s Lumia 1020, the Lumia 930 may not come with a camera shooter as big as the former, but it does come with a whole bunch of other spec bumps that will surely make Nokia and Windows Phone fans very thrilled about the phone. And just a heads up, the Lumia 930 is pretty much the international GSM version with LTE capabilities of the Nokia Lumia Icon, an exclusive device for Verizon subscribers in the US.

20 Trivias on the Philippine Internet in 20 years

Yesterday marked the 20th year of the Internet in the country. A lot has happened over the past 20 years with the Internet connecting Filipinos to the world with just simple taps and clicks. The country was even named as the “Social Media Capital of the World”. 


Join us here in CTB as we count 20 Trivias on the Philippine Internet in 20 years.

Microsoft Office for the Apple iPad finally Released! Get the Download Links here

There’s no doubt that the most well-known productivity software there is the Microsoft Office suite. Almost everyone, if not all, knows and loves Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. And today, Microsoft has made the touch optimized Office Suite available for the Apple iPad free for download.

Microsoft Office

Previously made available for the iPhone last June 2013, the iPad version hit the Apple App Store early this morning, at exactly 2 am Philippine Time. Although the wait for the Office Suite for the iPad is finally over for a lot of those waiting for it, the apps come with a catch.

Gionee officially Launched the Elife E7 “Made for Shooting” smartphone in Cebu!

We here at loves new product releases. And just last night, we were invited by Gionee for the unveiling of their latest flagship phone, the Elife E7. The event took place at the Mandarin Plaza Hotel, headed by Gionee Philippines Mobile head Ms. Katrin Salanga-Gregorio and Gionee’s Brand Ambassadress, former Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Catch the full specs, details, photos and a quick hands-on video right after the break!


The Gionee Elife E7 got its official global unveiling during the 2014 Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain just a month ago. And yesterday, the popular Chinese mobile brand proudly presented their latest flagship device to the Visayas market to dealers and members of the media, making everyone present in the said event the first people to see and experience the Elife E7 smartphone, at least in the country. A separate public event will be held for our friends in Manila come March 30 at the Mall of Asia Activity grounds.

Coca-Cola brings Spotify to the Philippines! Here’s how to get Exclusive Access to the Cloud Streaming Service!

Commercial music streaming service provider Spotify is now officially available in the Philippines through a partnership with Coca-Cola. Originally available in select countries over the world, Spotify brings free and legal on-demand music streaming service to Filipinos with over 25 million tracks available, from both international and local artists.

Coke Spotify

If you’re too excited about the music streaming service and you went straight to Spotify’s official website, expect to get a “Spotify is currently not available in your country” page. Well, that is pretty much normal, as access to Spotify Philippines is currently on an exclusive invite basis as of the moment. But don’t fret, as we have all the info you need in order to gain access to Spotify, as well as the details on how to run the app on your computer.

Starmobile officially unveils the new Starmobile Octa; Goes on Sale Next Week for Php 16,990

It seems that Starmobile is on a roll with releasing top notch smartphones this year, as the company unveiled a new flagship device during the #MakeItGr8 event held yesterday. Now we have details on the new flagship device succeeding the Diamond X1, which was released just less than 3 months ago.

Starmobile new octa

One of the country’s top local mobile brand, Starmobile, had people guessing on the device’s name for the past week on their official Facebook page. But, the guessing game is now over, as Starmobile officially unveiled the name of the device, Octa, as well as the specs and other details on their next flagship phone.

Apple Retires the iPad 2 for the 4th Gen iPad with Retina Display; Introduces a Cheaper 8 GB iPhone 5C Variant

In Apple news, the Cupertino based tech giant decided to make small changes on their device line up. When it comes to iPads and iPhones, Apple has been keeping a previous model available as an alternative to their current flagship device.

Apple iPad

The second generation iPad was originally introduced back in March of 2011, and it has been available since then even after the introduction of the iPad Air, the fifth generation full sized iPad. But that is only until yesterday, as Apple decided to retire the three year old model in favor of the 4th generation iPad with Retina.

Nokia X Officially Available in the Philippines! Comes in Black, White, Red and Green for just Php 5,990

Nokia was probably successful in making sure people would talk about them when they officially announced the Nokia X family of Android running phones at the recently concluded 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Just two weeks after the unveiling, one of the three phones announced is now officially available in the Philippines, and we have all the details you need to know. More after the break.

Nokia X

Shortly after an exclusive press launch, our friends at Nokia Philippines took to facebook the announcement of the availability of the Nokia X for their Filipino netizen fans. It is a big news for Nokia loyal fans, as it is the first Android device from the then top mobile phone maker.