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Android TV changing the way of watching TV


 Modern technology has brought upon us the birth of Smart TVs and for those who own one, it’s like having free cable subscription because of the built-in TV apps that comes with the system. And if you’re bored playing around with the apps or you want your mobile phones to access more videos and shows straight from your smartphone, all you have to do is get a Google Chromecast, download and install a casting app, and that’s it, enjoy 24/7 video-on-demand, just like the rest of the millennials around the globe. But what if you’re still stuck with a dumb […]


Nokia 3310 and more will be coming very soon in the Philippines


 Nokia 3310 and more, Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 4 feature smartphones, will be coming very soon in the Philippines but for now we’ll have to enjoy these photos. We sat down with HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela for an early lunch and at the same time he gave us some insights on the comeback of Nokia in the market. Nummela brought along 4 color variants of the classic Nokia 3310, Nokia models 3, 5, and 6, and 4 feature phones which are part of global release sometime in Q2 2017. We went nostalgic the moment we held the Nokia […]


Meet your idols at the YouTube Lounge in select Ayala Mall locations


 Meet your favorite YouTube creators when you visit that newly installed YouTube Lounge sponsored by Ayala Malls in key locations in Metro Manila. Catch your idols like Janina Vela and Wil Dasovich (Oct. 8) at the UP Town Center; Team Kramer at TriNoma (Oct. 15); beauty bloggers Kristine Roces, Say Tioco, and Clara Benin at Glorietta (Oct. 29); erwan Heussaff, Mikey Bustos, and Chris Cantada at Greenbelt (Nov. 12); Lloyd Cadena, Anne Clutz, and Boogieboy at Market! Market! (Nov. 26); and lastly, Bogart the Explorer, Ralph Jay, and Joyce Sola at Alabang Town Center (December 10). “Filipinos watch videos at […]


Webrangers learn from Digital Storytellers


 Together with invited social media influencers and digital storytellers, Google Philippines held a one-day Webrangers workshop for students last September 17 at Green Sun Hotel in Makati. Guest speakers like Jako de Leon of paperbug shared insights on how to be a successful online influencers. For Jako, who produces YouTube videos for Bogart the Explorer, creating content online is more flexible as it can target a large pie of the demographics. It’s relatively inexpensive and can be instantly shared using social media networks. The main goal of Webrangers campaign is to encourage young students age 14-20 years old to know […]


Gone Goose is the new match-three puzzle free-to-play mobile game


 Gone Goose is the new match-three puzzle free-to-play mobile game from social entertainment site migme. You might consider as a break-out type of game which you can start to play with while relaxing in your favorite couch or when you just need to chill for a while. But lo and behold, easy as it may seem, be ready to spend an amount of time when you start this game. Because, yes, it is quite addictive to say the least. Friends who play Candy Crush and Bejeweled compare Gone Goose to these two mentioned tile-matching puzzle because of how the game works. You […]


Playpark announces game titles in the Philippines


 Playpark, publisher and operator of all Level Up! with a vast portfolio of hugely popular Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) and mobile games, takes prides as the country’s premier gaming portal operating under Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited (“Asiasoft”), a leading regional online entertainment service provider in Southeast Asia with a dominating market share in the region covering Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Just recently, Playpark announced the release of its new set of mobile games adding up to its already existing 35 enjoyable and interactive online games from all over the world with more than 142 million registered IDs in the region. […]


Smartwatch that works for both Android and iOS might be the one perfect for you


 If you think that Apple Watch is way too out of the budget (although they also have the less than PhP 20k price point model), and you’re on the lookout for a smartwatch that works well for both Android and iOS, then Huawei Watch is the best catch of the season. Priced lower than the Apple wearable, Huawei Watch is also the first in its Android class of having the Sapphire Crystal element that makes it even more stunning to wear and elevates the timepiece in another category of class. Huawei Watch was initially revealed during the Mobile World Congress […]


‘Pambansang Kamao’ Manny Pacquiao recalls his first visit in Luneta


 As a kid and who grew up as a ‘probinsyano’ in Saranggani province, Manny Pacquiao’s dream was to visit Luneta to see the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal. He did not say when but he recalls his first visit in Luneta as a kid wearing only slippers – because that’s the only foot accessory he can afford during those days. He shared this story as he speaks and demonstrates Google Street View 360° map at the launch held today at Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom in Pasay City. Manny Pacquiao was one of the special guest alongside Domingo Ramon Enerio III, […]


Google’s crowdsourced ‘Miss Ko Na’ debuts with live performances by Sponge Cola, Itchyworms, Kjwan, and Ebe Dancel


 The crowdsourced OFW song ‘Miss Ko Na‘ was finally launched and debuted with powerhouse performances by Sponge Cola, Itchyworms, Kjwan, and Ebe Dancel – minus the live appearance of YouTube sensation Mikey Bustos at KPub BBQ in BGC last Tuesday, September 1. The artists worked together to put melody and structure to the answers to Google’s question “Anong namimiss mo sa Pilipinas?” (“What do you miss most in the Philippines?”) Google asked for submissions from OFWs using Google Forms and on their social media accounts using the hashtag #GoogleMissKoNa, which were then used as lyrics to the song. The “Miss Ko Na” music video is […]


The Plazas of Manila exhibit at Yuchengco Museum opens until September 18


 The Plazas of Manila exhibit presented by Samsung Digital is open at the Yuchengco Museum from August 27 to September 18, 2015. Notable architect, designer, and urban planner Paulo Alcazaren takes the role as the curator to this exhibit. The Plazas of Manila exhibit is being partnered between Samsung Corporate Citizen and the Philippine Science High School Foundation, Inc. to help Filipinos rediscover Philippine‘s heritage and culture. A mobile app, Culture Explorer is featured in the exhibit using augmented reality technology to help visitors, especially the youth, to learn more about Manila’s plazas and other cultural and heritage landmarks. “Through this exhibit, […]


Cherry Mobile goes top notch with 64-bit LTE Google Android One G1 smartphone


 It was a breakthrough for Cherry Mobile when they launch the first batch of Google Android One smartphone in the Philippines last February 2015. The Android One smartphones possess faster and more powerful computing experience with bolder graphics brought by the Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box operating system. Android One was introduced then with great Material Design – responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements to make it easier to navigate the device. The Cherry Mobile One was one of the first local mobile brands to be released to the market bearing a 4.5-inch IPS Display with 1.3GHz […]


Know the weather when planning your trip across the Philippines


 Going out of town is always an experience everyone loves to have and enjoy.  Whether it’s part of business or simply leisure, planning for a trip from packing your bags to your itinerary, needs to be as convenient and carefully planned as much as possible to avoid unnecessary things to happen along the way. Do your checklist one day before your planned trip. Check your budget, itinerary, meal planning, hotel you’ll be staying, packing and trip essentials, and the most important thing of all, the weather update in the area you are going. The last checklist has been always the least that most […]


Moto X user review experience


 Moto X – the 2nd generation has a lot of promising features and aspects that Android and Google lovers will find very appealing and suited for their taste. It’s build, design, and unique feature like Moto Voice,  Moto Assist, Moto Actions, and Moto Display give the Moto X an exciting device to play. Moto X is ready for Android 5.1 update and running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5 Ghz quad-core processor. The 5.2-inch display boasts of brilliant 1080p Full HD Display on Corning Gorilla Glass plus amazing water-resistant coating. Moto X really does have a powerful specs to get into as you look at […]


Social learning network available on Google Play


 Do you know Brainly? First time we wrote about them when its Philippine version,, has been launched: Since that time, the number of users who visit the whole network increased to 40 million monthly and the Philippines became one of the most important, promising, and fastest growing markets. Now they have just released the mobile app for Android users on Google Play. How does Brainly work? Its aim is to connect students, who want to share knowledge with those, who have problems with some subjects or get stuck with their homework. Every student eventually becomes stuck on […]


Everybody loves to get their hands on the new LG G4 to feel the greatness


 The much awaited launching of LG’S flagship happened last night with the unveiling of the finely crafted leather back casing LG G4 at The Theatre in Solaire Resorts & Casino. The much talked about smartphone was attended by some celebrities, sportsmen, world-class photographer, and guests from the media, as well as distributors and dealers of LG Electronics Philippines. Former Vj Joey Mead-King wrapped up the show with an impressive LG G4 selfie joined by ambassadors and LG executives. Faith Mijares, Product Manager, Mobile Communications Division, LG Electronics Philippines, gave in-depth detail of the latest device equipped with the latest Quantum […]

15 MINUTES OF FAME: The Lip Sync Battle

Smart enhances mobile entertainment services with affordable video data bundles


 Planning to further enhance the mobile entertainment experience among Filipinos, wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), developed “sachet bundles”, making video streaming more affordable and accessible to Smart subscribers, announced last May 8, at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City “Smart is thrilled to make online video content more affordable and accessible to Filipinos, who are avid viewers of YouTube’s trending music videos, viral clips, and online sensations,” according to Michele Curran, Smart’s First Vice President and Head for Data Services. Smart’s latest service innovation, the ‘new video data bundles’, offers more affordable deal to enjoy YouTube videos, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Skype […]

Kenneth Lingad, the Country Head of Google Philippines with the other guest speakers, answering a poll during the first session of panel discussion on DigPH.

DigPH-Digital Marketing, inspiring success for Filipino SMEs


 Entrepreneurs from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) can resort to the digital way of marketing, as tackled in the first digital marketing exposition presented by Globe myBusiness and Google Philippines, April 22, at Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City Invited speakers whose stories, from being an SME has became one of the leading e-Commerce Business, shared different strategies, how they started and the lessons they’ve learned. Jerome Uy from Adobo Connection shared his ‘I wish I knew earlier’ notes about online marketing. He said that as an entrepreneur managing an SME, consumers must be the front of the business by putting first […]

Team #2. The Red Team with Chef Bogart during the cooking competition.

Google Café Cook-off tests Google Products and Apps’ efficiency


 By using its applications and products as a reference, Google’s effectiveness has been tested as it powers the Google Café Cook-off held last April 23 at Center for Culinary Arts, Quezon City It aims to challenge participants’ technical skills through using Google Apps in the cooking competition. There are three groups with 6 members and each of them was teamed with two Culinary Arts students, guests from media, and three YouTube Chefs, namely, Chef Erwan Heussaff, Chef Bogart, and Chef Chris. Culinary students acted as sous chefs checking on if the ingredients and measurements were right, while the media guest […]

SAFEZONE AND THE BIGGEST PH DIGITAL BRANDS. SafeZone provides a platform where brands can offer access to their mobile apps and sites to their users for free. Voyager Innovations President Orlando B. Vea (center, right) and SafeZone Product Manager Dindo Marzan (center, left) launched the groundbreaking platform together with initial SafeZone brand partners such as Lamudi, Carmudi, Tripda, Zalora, foodpanda, Yahoo! Celebrity, Eat Bulaga, Philippine Star, Rappler,, Philippine Airlines, Skyscanner, InterAksyon, MePay Swipe, Takatack, SPINNR, and GameX.

PH digital brands Agoda, Carmudi, Lamudi, Spinnr, MePay Swipe, Food Panda, Interaksyon, Skyscanner, and many more merged to SafeZone


 Targeting to reach 100 partners within the year, SafeZone, a first step to the free side of the Internet, partners with the biggest digital brands in the Philippines that will let customers discover and access mobile apps and sites at no data cost.  SafeZone is a free app downloadable initially available on Google Play Store with list of partner apps and sites that customers can access without additional data charges. SafeZone is a brainchild of Voyager Innovations, Inc., the digital unit of Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) Group and was officially launched yesterday, February 26, Thursday, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel […]


Unboxing Cherry Mobile One 5.1 Lollipop Android version


 Everyone is excited about the latest Android One roll out since it was announced a couple of days ago in the Philippines. Google was quick to reveal two new Android phones that carries the Android One 5.1 Lollipop Android version from Cherry Mobile and MyPhone, both making huge waves in the local tech market with affordable devices for Filipino consumers. Now let’s see what’s inside the Cherry Mobile One package that we brought home after Google gave-away these brand new phones after that Android One event in Makati. First look, unboxing First, we’ve got the brand new box with the Android […]


Android One phones available through Smart and Sun Cellular mobile data plans


 Smart and Sun Cellular will offer Android One phones at Plan 500 (Smart) and Plan 399 (Sun). The first Android One phones to be made available to the public are Cherry Mobile One and MyPhone Uno, both at the price range of less than Php 5,000 per single unit. Android One is running on the latest Lollipop Android version. The Philippines is the sixth country to announce the Android One program. Android One is presently available in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. In conjunction with the recent launch of Android One in the Philippines, Smart and Sun will help […]


10 Google Android One experience that every smartphone lovers need to know


 Today, Feb. 17, Google announced the release of Android One to the Philippines to bring high quality and affordable smartphones to as many people as possible. Leading partners, Cherry Mobile and MyPhone released fast and responsive Android One smartphones running on Lollipop, the latest version of Android. Here are 10 Google Android One experience that every smartphone lovers need to know. A faster, more powerful computing experience with bolder graphics More time playing, less time charging Turn data on & off in a snap with Quick Settings Customized notifications Security Sharing Material Design Device set up Pick up where you […]

Actor-comedian Vhong Navarro tops Google Top Philippines Trending Searches in 2104.

Vhong Navarro tops Google Philippines Trending Search in 2014


 Google Top Trending Searches in 2014 Might be surprising to some but for those who are following Vhong Navarro‘s alleged rape case filed by Deniece Cornejo and mauling incident perpetrated by a group led by Cedric Lee, Google Philippines‘ year-end report that the actor-comedian tops the list of search in 2014 only proves that a lot of netizens are following these cases. This was revealed during Google Philippines’ Year in Search 2014 coinciding the first public appearance of Google Philippines Country Manager Ken Lingan held at Nest MNL Table & Bar in Bonifacio Global City. Following Vhong Navarro on the list are Flappy […]

GLOBE CLOUD. Store, sync, share, and access anywhere.

Store and share photos, music, and videos for as low as P15/month on Globe Coud


 Storing phone contacts, photos, videos, music and large files wont be a burden anymore with Globe‘s digital innovation, the Globe Cloud. The second to the third innovation that Globe announced during Globe Digital Lifestyle Expo at the SM Megamall, Mega Fashion Hall, is one of the latest features for Globe subscribers. Peter Bithos, Chief Operating Advisor, Globe Telecom, Inc., announced this breakthrough in mobile technology last night. The first of the three digital innovation from Globe is the partnership with Google that will allow every Filipinos with Android devices to purchase their app, games, or tools at Google Play without having […]

GLOBE BEGINS TO ROLLOUT GOOGLE PLAY PURCHASE. Rock star Peter Bithos, Chief Operating Advisor, Globe Telecom, announced the rollout for Globe subscribers.

INCOMING! Globe is the first carrier in the Philippines to rollout Google Play purchases with no credit card required


   Buying games, tools, or app is much more easier now. Globe has partnered with Google Play and is now the first carrier in the Philippines to rollout app purchase online without using any credit cards. Anybody using an Android or smartphones has an opportunity to purchase an app without the need of a credit card. Simply pay your purchases with your Globe load from your postpaid bill, according to Peter Bithos, Chief Operating Advisor, Globe Telecom, Inc. during the Globe Digital Lifestyle Expo Media Launch held last night, one day before the public opening at the Mega Fashion Hall located at […]