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Everything You Need to Know about Globe’s Project 1 Phone: A Call for Good

It goes without a doubt that cellphones, tablets, laptops and all the other gadgets we enjoy using on a daily basis makes our lives easier. But, these technological advances together with their batteries comes with an end of life, and if not disposed properly, they inflict a great harm to our…

“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.


Globe Business Holds its First-Ever Continuity Forum in Cebu City for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Initiatives

They always say that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And in the world we live in today, disasters, accidents and any form of misfortunate events can happen anytime — especially if we are not prepared for such. That is why Globe Business held a Business Continuity Forum…

Easy Taxi Officially Launches Full-Scale Operations in Metro Cebu!

Easy Taxi, the world’s largest taxi booking app, formally opened it’s doors in Metro Cebu today, September 19, 2014, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Ayala Center Cebu Level 1 Expansion Building headed by Mr. Daniel Torres, Easy Taxi’s CEO for Philippine Operations.


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.

Archos outs quad core 80 Helium 4G tablet, 50c Oxygen and 2 more smartphones in a Press Release ahead of 2014 MWC launch

In a press release dated February 20, 2014, the French consumer electronic company Archos officially announced a quad core 4G tablet in the name of the Archos 80 Helium, among 3 more smartphones four days ahead of their official 2014 MWC launch, happening in Barcelona, Spain.

Archos 80 helium

Originally unveiled during the CES 2014 last month, the Archos 80 Helium tablet will be launched officially in just four days. The tablet features an 8 inch IPS touch display powered by a quad core processor bundled with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of expandable storage. There’s also a 5 megapixel BSI main camera with LED flash, a 2 megapixel front facing camera, LTE support, Android JellyBean 4.3 and a Li-ion 3500 mAh battery.

Power Mac Center brings Same Unit Repair Program for iPhones in Philippines!

It is a total nightmare when your iPhone malfunctions out of nowhere, more so if you accidentally drop it and the screen gets broken. Although you can simply head to the nearest Apple Store to have your precious smartphone repaired, unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the Philippines. But not until today, as Power Mac Center, the only premium Apple Authorized service provider in the country, launches the Same Unit Repair (SUR) program in the Philippines for supported iPhone models.

Broken iPhone

Unlike before, whenever there’s hardware issue with an iPhone here in the Philippines, repair turnaround would take weeks to even months, as some repairs would require unit replacements to be shipped from Apple in Singapore. But with the official roll out of Power Mac Center’s Same Unit Repair program, it will take about just 72 hours or 3 days for your iPhone to get fixed and ready for claiming.

Cherry Mobile Titan Pro Officially Launched! Coming on 2nd Week of February at Php 10,999

Cherry Mobile released 3 exciting devices today during their #WeAreOnFire event held at the Hyatt Hotel. One of them is the mobile local player’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, the Cherry Mobile Titan Pro.


Weeks ago, Cherry Mobile teased us with the device featuring a Gesture Pen through their official Facebook page, and then later on unveiled the device’s official name. But like we mentioned above, Cherry Mobile has officially launched the phone, together with the official specs, details and pricing.

Lenovo Opens Concept Store in Cebu!

In pursuit of broadening its reach in the Philippine mobile market, Chinese multinational technology company recently opened their second Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Store (LMES) outside Metro Manila, and the sixth one since the company started opening concept stores exclusively for mobile phones and tablets.

Lenovo Cebu

Located at the 3rd level of Ayala Center in Cebu City, the sixth Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Store will be offering the Lenovo A series (A269i, A369i, A516 and A850) and the premium Lenovo Vibe X, as well as the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, Yoga Tablet 10 and other Lenovo exclusive accessories to all the Cebuanos who wants features and build quality to go hand in hand, without sacrificing too much on the budget.

Watch #Sinulog2014 Live Online Streaming!

Needless to say, is a homegrown tech blog from Cebu City, also known as the Queen City of the South here in the Philippines. The Sinulog festival is Cebu’s most anticipated annual celebration in honor of Senior Sto. Niño. Held every third week Sunday of January, hundreds of thousands to even millions of people from all over the country and the world as well fly to Cebu to witness the city’s pageantry of faith festival in commemoration of Cebu’s origin, linking the country’s pagan past to the Christian present, as most historians would say.


Being a true blooded Cebuano, we here at is bringing everyone to the heart of the Grand Celebration today, January 19, 2014 wherever you are in the world or even if you are at the comfort of your home through a LIVE STREAMING of the festival via the embedded videos below. Let’s all chant “Pit Senyor kang Mama kini, Pit Senyor kang Papa kini…” as we all complete each devotees’ offering dance in the Grand Sinulog Festival 2014 in honor of the miraculous Senior Sto. Niño.

Sharp Announces a High-Resolution 15.6″ Windows 8.1 Tablet!

Sharp just announced a new tablet that would greatly appeal people who loves large screens on a tablet, as the new Sharp RW-16G1 comes with a whooping 15.6 inch high resolution display! Catch the details after the break!Sharp 15.6" tablet

A tablet like the all new Sharp RW-16G1 with a screen this big can easily pass being a laptop with a keyboard. Specs wise, this huge tablet flaunts a 15.6 inch ( 3200 x 1800 pixels ) HD LCD IGZO display with up to 235 ppi pixel density, is powered by an Intel Core i5-4200U processor with 4 GB of RAM, 128 SSD, 4K output support via the Mini DisplayPort and HDMI port, 3 USB 3.0 ports, SD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Windows 8.1 Pro out-of-the-box. The tablet is promised to last up to 9 hours, and comes with its own digitizer stylus pen capable of handling up to 256 pressure steps.

#SinulogLiveOnSKY: Sky Cable Covers Sinulog in HD, First Time a Local Festival will be Broadcasted LIVE in HD Quality!

SkyCable, the country’s leading cable TV service provider, in partnership with the Sinulog foundation for the past 18 years, has been covering events and activities come the Sinulog Festival. And this year, Sky Cable is bringing Sinulog to the homes of Cebuanos in HD. This is the first time a local festival will be broadcasted not just in full HD, but also LIVE. More details after the break!

We got a word from Sky Cable’s Digital Marketing division about some activities the cable TV service provider is covering this week during the grand festival celebration for the beloved Sto Nino. Some of them includes: Sinulog sa Kabataan (held January 11 to 12), Sinulog Festival Queen (January 17) and the Sinulog Grand Parade happening on January 19. There will also be Sky Events during the Sinulog Week, such as the Sky Life concert happening today, January 15 8PM at the Fuente Osmena Circle featuring the “Gayuma” singer/rapper Abra and PGT Alum Jovit Baldivino together with the Fusion Extreme band, and the SKY Life Dance showdown on January 16 9PM, still at the Fuente Osmena Circle.

Starmobile Intros FeatureSmart T601i & Jupiter B305, New Dual-SIM Phones for the Masses!

Another player in the country’s mobile industry has invaded Cebu when it launched, through an exclusive event last week, two of its “game-changer” devices — the Starmobile FeatureSmart T601i and Starmobile Jupiter B305. Before we get into the details of these handsets, allow me to talk about a brief intro about Starmobile.

A quick visit to the company’s official website reveals Starmobile as a local phone maker established by Star Telecom Alliance Resources (STAR, Inc.), a group of telecommunications industry experts based locally and internationally. Starmobile is headquartered in Manila and claims as a maker of quality dual-SIM mobile phones. So basically, it appears that the company will focus in releasing phones with dual-SIM capability, going neck and neck, if not beat direct competitors like Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, or even with the likes of Nokia which has a stronghold of the dual-SIM phone market.

The FeatureSmart T601i

At first glance, you couldn’t expect the FeatureSmart T601i as a feature phone as it really looks like an Android-powered smartphone. It’s a dual-SIM capable, thus it’s a perfect phone if you want to carry 2 SIM cards in a single phone. The T601i features a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, support for Wi-Fi connectivity, and Mobile TV. The 3.2MP camera may complement your social networking experience as the phone has a built-in access to Facebook and Twitter.

HTC One S, HTC Desire V, and HTC Desire C Launched in Cebu!

Back in April, HTC Philippines visited Cebu and launched two of its “One”-branded smartphones, the HTC One X and HTC One V. But for us geeks who are very much aware of the latest phones from this Taiwan-based phone maker, we knew there was something missing: the HTC One S!

The HTC One S sits between the HTC One X (high-end) and HTC One V (entry-level) as far as hardware specs and price points are concerned. And those of you guys who spent time waiting for this handset to hit local shelves, good news for you as the wait seemed not to go on forever! Yes, HTC Philippines already launched the HTC One S earlier today here in Cebu, together with the new phones in the “Desire” family (more on this later).

The HTC One S

The HTC One S

Though also carrying the latest “commercial” version of Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich), the HTC One S falls short on some hardware specs when compared to the company’s new flagship phone, the HTC One X. Notably, this includes the display (Super AMOLED vs. Super IPS LCD2), the non-expandable internal storage (16GB vs. 32GB), lack of NFC support , the front camera (VGA only vs. 1.3MP cam on One X), and most importantly – the chipset (Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon vs. Nvidia Tegra 3). But in spite of that, the rest of the specs of HTC One S are fair enough for a mid-range user.

Intel Launches Ivy Bridge Processors in Cebu

It’s quite obvious that we seldom talk about significant players in the PC business like Intel, perhaps due to the fact that we only see new product releases once a year; or every so often such company announces what’s next on its roadmap yet isn’t exactly of the interest of mainstream consumers.

I’m talking about financial reports and investor relations alike, as well those product development updates for enterprise customers such as the latest server chips and etc. But when we talk about new developments of Intel’s processors for mainstream users, there’s no doubt the chip maker earns substantial buzz in the tech arena.

You probably have already heard about Ivy Bridge since last year when Intel officially demonstrated such processor as the successor to Sandy Bridge. But it was just recently that Intel Philippines officially introduced the new Ivy Bridge processors here in Cebu. I’m not exactly sure though as to which the codename “Ivy Bridge” was named after (Intel processors codenames are mostly named after Places), but the first time you hear the name – it does sounds promising, really. Or is it?