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SMART UNBOX

Smart unboxes giga loads of surprises and latest offerings on MVP’s 70th birthday celebration

 

 Every person at the Bonifacio Ballroom hallway of the newly opened Shangri-La The Fort were all curious to know what Smart was going to unveil as for the title of the event was ‘Smart Unbox’ presentation. The people knew it was Manny V. Pangilinan’s, who is better known in the business and telco world as MVP, 70th birthday. And they were eager to make the first greet. The secret to MVP’s rise to success maybe his no absence from work and in this case, important event that will make Smart more aggressive in its industry. As soon as people got […]

IFLIX TURNS 1

iflix turns 1

 

 Southeast Asia’s leading internet TV service iflix is  celebrating its first year as it turns 1 this year! iflix officially went into broadcast and stream its very own library on May 26, 2015. In April 2015, the company announced the appointment of its advisory board, comprised of Hollywood’s most influential business and creative leaders, including the chairman and CEO of MGM, President and CEO of Fox networks and more. iflix Philippines launched commercially in June 2015 alongside telecommunications partners PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. We were there. In November last year, celebrities Ruffa, Richard, and Raymond Gutierrez, JM Rodriguez, Iza […]

NARCOS SEASON 1 ON NETFLIX

How much is Netflix’s subscription in the Philippines?

 

 Since launching Netflix Philippines in January 2016, the world’s leading internet television network offers three subscription options based on the number of simultaneous streams and the image quality. With a Netflix account, a subscriber can create up to five profiles for every part of the family members and share one Netflix account so that each customers can customize experience of their own. For a 1 Screen Standard Definition: PHP 370/mo. For 2 Screens Simultaneously HD Definition: PHP 460/mo. And for 4 Screens Simultaneously HD + ULTRA HD 4K: PHP 550/mo. Right now, Netflix is offering one month free trial for […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOOQ PARTY WITH HOOQ EXECUTIVES AND AMBASSADORS JESSY MENDIOLA AND XIAN LIM

GSMA GLOMO 2016 Best Mobile App (Media, Film, TV, or Video) awardee, HOOQ turns 1

 

 The recently awarded Best Mobile App (Media, Film, TV, or Video) at the GSMA’s Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards Night in Barcelona, HOOQ celebrates this month its first year anniversary in the Philippines, where it first launched before its expansion to Thailand and India. HOOQ is very proud to be the number one paid video OTT service in the country with over 100,000 paying subscribers. Getting HOOQd means having over 35,000 hours of the latest and exclusive episodes from Hollywood such as Supergirl, Mad Dogs, Mad Men, as well as other titles like The Flash, Arrow,  and a lot more plus top […]

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Mad Dogs is a Hangover style in Belize

 

 I saw Mad Dogs first two episodes ahead of the US and Philippine premiere telecast, thanks to HOOQ TV who is bringing this action thriller series on video-on-demand platform. My first impression was it kinda looked like Hangover II where our boys in Mad Dogs were drawn to complicated matters arising from a murder of their best pal in Belize. A quick Google search and it pointed to a certain country in Central America bordered in between Mexico, Guatemala, and the Carribean Sea. Mad Dogs is the story of five friends who went to Belize on a purpose of vacation […]

GLOBE WELCOMES NETFLIX

Globe subscribers can now enjoy Netflix with Google Chromecast

 

 Hours after Netflix announced its availability to 130 countries, including the Philippines, it already made an impact worldwide especially for those 69 million subscribers of the online streaming company. Filipinos who’ve waited for a long time can now access Netflix on their smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, and other devices compatible. Globe subscribers wont get left behind with the latest announcement. With a Globe Home Broadband Plan starting at Plan 1299, customers can enjoy Netflix with Google Chromecast for a more inclusive entertainment experience at home. Globe Telecom is gearing up for the arrival of Internet television network Netflix in the Philippines with […]

NETFLIX WORLD MAP (PHOTO VIA BUSINESS INSIDER)

Netflix takes over the world – except China, Crimea, Syria, and North Korea

 

 Nothing can stop Netflix and they are all over the world. Well, almost. The 69 million users video-on-demand online streaming company announced on Wednesday that surprised the tech community at the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show it has operated in 130 countries across the globe, with the exceptions of China, Crimea, Syria, and North Korea because of US government policies restricting US companies from operating in those areas. It already began its service in the Philippines and also just recently, available in India. Philippine subscription starts at PhP 370, PhP 460, and PhP 550. Those who’ve purchased Kata Box and latest Kata […]

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Full list: Winners 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night

 

 Best Picture #WalangForever – Quantum Films, MJM Production, Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Films Buy Now, Die Later – Quantum Films, MJM Production, Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Films (2nd Best Picture) My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore – OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment, GMA Films, MEDA Productions (3rd Best Picture) Best Director Erik Matti – Honor Thy Father Best Actor Jericho Rosales – #WalangForever Best Actress Jennylyn Mercado – #WalangForever Best Supporting Actor Tirso Cruz III – Honor Thy Father Best Supporting Actress Maine Mendoza – My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore Best Child Performer Krystal Brimner – Honor Thy Father Best Cinematography […]

KATA M2L

Kata M2L unboxing, first impressions, and review

 

 Kata M2L Unboxing Under the hood, the early M2 and M2L share some similarities such as boasting a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor; RAM capacity at 1GB and 16GB internal storage; and Dual Function SIM slot for most of its function and performance. First Impressions What it sets apart are the other specs that makes the M2L to standout on its own. Kata M2L sports a 5.5-inch Super HD Display; a 3000mAh battery; 13MP rear and 8MP front cameras; and is now running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS. I think this is the first Kata device that’s initially released having the Lollipop version on its […]

Written and directed by Maricel Cariaga of Center Stage Productions, Lapis tells the story of a man hoping to get a job as a graphics artist

Get HOOQd with Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 shorts and animated film entries on your device

 

 Did you know that it has been 41 years since Metro Manila Film Festival is around giving holiday season entertainment for the whole family every time this month of December comes? And for the first time, MMFF, with a groundbreaking deal with Asia’s largest video-on-demand service HOOQ, will feature this year’s finest entries for the New Wave category which will be simultaneously available in theaters and online, exclusively through HOOQ. The partnership deal is geared towards promoting quality Philippine entertainment  and to screen a selection of the official entries on the app. HOOQ is the exclusive presenter for the 41st MMFF this year. “Some […]

IFLIX, SMART, AND PLDT GIFT OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

iflix, PLDT, and Smart merger shares the Gift of Entertainment of up to 1-year FREE subscription for the holiday season

 

 Yes, you’ve read it right. The Gift of Entertainment brought by iflix, PLDT, and Smart allows existing PLDT Home subscribers. from mid-December, to enjoy 12-months of iflix (normally, you’ll have to pay PhP 1,584 for this) at no additional charge for all DSL, Fibr, uLTEra, or Telpad plans. Talk about unlimited access to tens of thousands of hours of entertainment, that is. That’s not all. All Smart, Sun, and Talk ‘N Text subscribers will receive 3-months iflix subscription bundled onto their existing service (which usually costs them PhP 387), sponsored by no less than Smart at no additional charge. Download […]

IFLIX CELEBRITY INVESTORS

iflix welcomes Celebrity Investors

 

 Filipino celebs like siblings Richard, Raymond, and Ruffa Gutierrez, Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon, Iza Calzado, JM Rodriguez, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith made a wise decision of putting their money where it matters most to them. These Pinoy showbiz personalities just become the Celebrity Investors or shareholders of iflix, Southeast Asia‘s  leading movie and TV on-demand mobile application with 10,000 movie hours to its sleeves. Patrick Grove, COO and Co-founder of iflix Group, welcomed Raymond, Ruffa, Iza, Karylle, JM, and Jasmine and introduced them as the new investors during the iflix event at Peninsula Manila hosted by Issa Litton last November 16, which follows a succession of landmark […]

KATA T4 TABLET REVIEW

Kata T4 review and why we believe it’s an ideal tablet for media entertainment

 

 We’ve just read on Kata Philippines‘ Facebook that the recently launched Kata T4 is already sold-out. That’s great to hear for a product that has been introduced early this November. The flagship tablet is the newest device that Kata brought in the market thriving with the latest innovation for their consumer. Let’s not forget that back in 2014, Kata released Fish Tab 3 that resembled (for the lack of word) the iPad mini with it’s 7.9-inch display offering a fair breather on the much expensive tablet in the market. For PhP 7,995, it was a good buy. While being the […]

BRUCE CAMPBELL REPRISES HIS ROLE AS ASH WILLIAMS ON ASH VS. EVIL DEAD TV SERIES

Fans get ready for the return of Ash Williams on new Evil Dead TV series

 

 Ash Williams is back to kick out all the evil dead back to their graves but this time, he’s too grandpa-ish and he’ll need sidekicks to blast the brains of these monster Deadites. Set 30 years after the first franchise The Evil Dead, Ash vs. Evil Dead brings back Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a trash-talking, anti-hero, idiot war vet who has survived two more sequels Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. Ash vs. Evil Dead is a horror comedy TV series set to premiere on Halloween, October 31st, worldwide. All the 80s kids will be excited to know that this beloved […]

KATA BOX TV MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT

New Kata Box lets you stream online contents, save documents, and download apps

 

 Kata recently launched its newest gadget called the Kata Box that puts your television to the next level, turning regular TV into a smart TV. The launch held in September was attended by tech and lifestyle bloggers, as well as enthusiasts of the latest innovation. The Kata Box is a TV media box that lets you surf through the internet, stream contents online, play games, and use smartphone apps all directly to your TV. “It not only lets you stream online content, online movies (and) series, but it also lets you save documents and lets you download apps,” said Kata Philippines, […]

KATA BOX

REVIEW: KATA Box bringing limitless entertainment possibilities

 

 Kata has just launch its newest Kata Box that puts your television to the next level, turning your regular TV into a smart TV, with just an HDMI cable and your good to go. The Kata Box lets you surf through the internet, stream contents online, play games and use smartphone apps all directly to your TV. Kata box specs Android 4.4 kitkat Amlogic S805 Quad core 1.5GHz Mali-450 ( Internal storage ) 1GB RAM / 8GB ROM Micro SD slot WIFI / LAN 2 USB type A port 1 HDMI port AV output Kata Box can also read all kinds of […]

KATA T MINI 2 REVIEW, SPECS, FEATURES, AND PRICE PHILIPPINES

Kata T Mini 2 review

 

 We’ve been using the latest tablet from Kata – the T Mini 2, and here’s our two-cents thoughts on this device. For a new player in the mobile industry, Kata has already made its mark to the competition offering smartphone and tablets on its basic and mid-range categories that are amazingly superior on their own. Initially available since February 2015, Kata T Mini 2 is a 6.95″ tablet running on Android operating system with an IPS Display (1024 x 600 pixels) with Ambient Light Sensor, Multi Touch, and Proximity Sensor. Under the hood Quad core Media Tek MT8382 1.3 GHz […]

GMA CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE ON iFLIX, INTRODUCES CATCH UP TV

iflix and GMA partner to offer local catch up TV, one of the first in the region

 

 We missed attending the iflix and GMA groundbreaking collaboration the other day but the good thing is, we have our friends who were able to share to us what happened during that monumental occasion. iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, offering subscribers unlimited access to tens of thousands of hours of entertainment for a low monthly price, today announced it has entered into a landmark partnership with GMA to bring subscribers an extraordinary library of Philippine TV programs, documentaries and feature films. The partnership introduces popular GMA 7 TV shows such as My Husband’s Lover, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real, and […]

THE OFFICIAL IFLIX LAUNCH IN PH TOGETHER WITH SMART AND PLDT CHAIRMAN MANNY V. PANGILINAN.

Heather Morris aka Britney S. Pearce from Glee visits PH to promote iflix

 

 “Everybody’s so nice.” Those were the words that came out from Heather Morris aka Britney S. Pearce lips when she went on stage to promote iflix.com in the Philippines. Morris also talked about her experience at the White House in the US when she and her then boyfriend (now her husband) performed there, when she was interviewed by Joey Mead-King and Jayson Godfrey during the iflix event launch held in Green Sun Hotel in Makati. A Glee ensemble was presented to welcome the crowd during the iflix launch. iflix is the country’s newest video on demand content partnering with the biggest […]

A-Z most memorable moments from YouTube.

YouTube celebrates 10th year bringing back most memorable moments on their site

 

 As YouTube, popular free video-sharing website, turns 10 this month, be ready to see ultimate throwback of the most unforgettable videos on the the platform–trends, new stats and must-see videos from the last decade, on the YouTube trends blog. For the past 10 years, the site has been the very famous in terms of online video needs. Now, Youtube will continue the celebration through things that will make the netizens happy. Here are those: A to Z Yoodle  – A 10th birthday takeover of the YouTube logo on the YouTube homepage. What’s a Yoodle? It’s a fun themed doodle that […]

ASUS ZENFONE 2 PHILIPPINE LAUNCH AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

ASUS Zenfone 2 World Trade Center event sets International benchmark for local product launch in the Philippines

 

 ASUS Philippines Digital Marketing Head Eason de Guzman Jr says (the ASUS Zenfone 2 Philippine Launch) sets a “new benchmark to local Philippine product launch.” He said it right because we also believe that the Zenfone 2 launch at the World Trade Center will set a trend in product (mobile devices) launch in the future here in the country. This trend will put the Philippines at par with other countries holding big events for the release and announcement of flagship mobile devices. Think of iPhone launch in Cupertino, the Samsung S6 Mobile World Congress launch in Barcelona, and the likes. This […]

PACQUIAO VS MAYWEATHER BATTLE FOR GREATNESS LIVE ON VIEWSTREAM FROM SMART MOBILE NETWORK.

Pacquiao vs Mayweather: BATTLE FOR GREATNESS! Who will be the last man standing?

 

 As seen in their recent Press Conference in Los Angeles, both opponents seem to be very relax and calm but the stakes are high as they will square-off for the biggest pay-per-view event in the history of boxing. With only under 6 weeks before the big fight, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. both head up in serious training and preparation for the $300 million mega-fight in Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Though Pacquiao leads with 57-5-2, 38 knockouts, Mayweather had never lost in any of his fights leaving him with 47 wins and 26 KO’s. […]

PERISCOPE GALLERY AROUND THE WORLD.

The beauty and creepy side, from breaking news to Paris, of Periscope

 

 Just a few days back, Twitter launched a live-streaming mobile app which everyone thought of as the best that have ever happened in social media. Periscope app was launched in March 26, just a couple of weeks after another live video streaming app, Meerkat, debuted in March 2015. Both Periscope and Meerkat became popular in the micro-blogging site Twitter and are available in iOS, but the latter has sinced dropped from the U.S. iPhone download chart. We are not here to talk about the Periscope-Meerkat rivalry. Rather focus on the beauty of this mobile streaming app and the creepy side of […]

GLOBE MYLIFESTYLE PLAN SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 AND S6 EDGE.

Get FREE 3-month subscription to HOOQ and Spotify when you pre-order Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge with Globe myLifestyle Plan

 

 Globe offers 3-month subscription to HOOQ and Spotify for free when you pre-order online Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge with myLifestyle Plan until April 5, 2015. Get these first with Globe and enjoy the best movies and music with HOOQ and Spotify, plus a Samsung wireless charger. Aside from 3-month free subscription on HOOQ and Spotify, subscribers will get up to 15% discount on S6 an S6 edge accessories. GoSURF 299 must be part of your Postpaid Plan. Regular processing will apply to those who availed of the promo. Application is still subject to verification and approval. Those who will cash-out or […]

FLOYD MAYWEATHER, JR. AND MANNY PACQUIAO FINALLY SQUARE OFF.

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. square off for the biggest Pay-Per-View fight on May 2

 

 No trash talking. Watching the livestream via Rappler earlier this morning, we saw how the Mayweather vs Pacquiao Pay-Per-View May 2 Press Conference happened to be. Relax. Calm. Both opponents, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., their teams, handlers, representatives, rival channels, and Bob Arum, spoke of how grateful everyone for making the Mayweather vs Pacquiao boxing match to finally happen. “Thank you, Bob, and I would like to thank God for giving us, providing us a wonderful day, a beautiful day and giving us strength. And I want to give thanks to Showtime and HBO for helping to make this fight […]