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K-DRAMA ACTOR KIM SOO HYUN IN MANILA FOR SAMSUNG QLED TV LAUNCH

Korean Superstar Kim Soo-hyun in Manila for Samsung QLED TV launch

 

 South Korean Actor of the Year 2014 and the star of television dramas such as Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, The Producers, and with movies like The Thieves, Kim Soo-hyun is back again in Manila, Philippines for his second visit and graced the official launch of the Samsung QLED TV at Okada Manila last Friday, May 26. Kim Soo-hyun arrived at the Okada ballroom to present, as VIP guest, the next innovation in television with the Samsung QLED TV – dubbed as “The Next Frontier” windows of entertainment delivering an impressive next generation display that […]

VIVO V5S FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Vivo V5s first impressions: Enhanced Selfie Softlight is a killer

 

 Spoiler alert. The next in the Vivo V5 line of products completely amazed us with its killer Selfie Softlight feature that is designed to give its competitors a run for their money. The updated Selfie Softlight technology, already available with other V5 series, brings out a studio-like ambiance, similar to a professional photography studio, offered to enhance images during night mode and make a clear, crisp, and stunning selfie images even in poor lighting conditions. IMHO, same with the other V5 models, the softlight feature will also be the main selling point of the V5s. Superior Camera: Front and Rear And as we talk […]

ANDROID TV GLOBE AT HOME PLAN 1299

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 […]

SODEXO MOBILE PASS FOR BUSINESS

Sodexo introduces the Mobile Pass

 

 Being one of the leading service voucher provider in the country, Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services Philippines, Inc. is introducing the Sodexo Mobile Pass which will offer a hassle-free way of rewarding trade partners, loyal customers, and consumers through it new mobile solution. To be clear, Sodexo Mobile Pass is not to replace the current Sodexo gift certificate that has enabled a lot of people through meal pass, gift and shopping pass, and more to motivate and provide rewarding experiences to employees, customers, and partners. The Sodexo Mobile Pass was born to ride the wave of digital era as more […]

OPPO F3 PLUS VIDEO UNBOXING

WATCH: OPPO F3 Plus Unboxing

 

 WATCH: OPPO F3 Plus Unboxing   Set to be the ultimate Selfie Expert, the F3 Plus builds upon the technology of the earlier OPPO F1s to deliver outstanding selfie photography. The new smartphone sports a similar 16-megapixel (MP) selfie camera with a 1/3-inch sensor for clear image results even in low light, as well as an f/2.0 aperture for depth-of-field aesthetic. The difference lies in the additional secondary camera. This 8MP groufie-camera has a wide 120-degree angle—105 percent larger than the regular 80-degree lens field of view— which allows more people to fit inside the frame. The wide-angle shot is […]

SMART X VOYAGER X BINIBINING PILIPINAS CHARITIES INC. PARTNERSHIP

Binibining Pilipinas 2017 SMS and digital fan voting powered by Smart and Voyager Innovations

 

 For the first time in Binibining Pilipinas pageant history – that’s 54 years and counting, this year’s SMS and digital fan voting, where the winner of the text votes will automatically be part of the Top 15 finalists, will be powered by PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, along with its digital innovations arm Voyager Innovations. Starting last April 26, fans only need to type BB<number of candidate> (ex. BB1 to BB40) and send it to 2929022 to cast their votes and support their favorite candidates. Votes will be counted until 7 PM of April 30 during the Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night. The signing of […]

NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS MONTH

April is National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Month

 

 Not everyone knows that on April 4, 2017, President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed Proclamation No. 190 declaring April of every year as National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Month calling upon government instrumentalities, including universities and colleges and local government units, and the private sector to participate in the celebration upgrading the previous weeklong observance to a month. This was announced during the press briefing organized by the Motion Pictures Association in Celebration of World IP Day held last April 20 at Sala Bistro in Greenbelt, Makati. This celebration marks the local industry and government agencies joining together to announce new efforts […]

EON DIGITAL SELFIE BANKING

EON E-Money App revolutionizes Digital Banking

 

 Today, moving your PayPal funds doesn’t have to be complicated. Thanks to EON Card, PayPal transfer has become much simpler to your EON Account by entering Union Bank of the Philippines as your bank. Bank code will be sent via email once you avail and register your EON Starter Account that is available for only P150 and has a P50 EON Starter Account Balance. This is just one of the innovation and initial offering from Union Bank of the Philippines to make life smashingly awesome and banking a truly wonderful digital experience through their newest offering, EON DigitalMe and E-Money […]

AUKEY BY SPITZE TRADING

Aukey introduces Quick Charge 3.0

 

 German brand, Aukey, landed on Philippine shore and introduced a stellar of products when it come to power charging accessories with the latest technologies combining over a decade of hardware expertise. Aukey showcased its latest product line of power banks, usb car charger, pocket series charger, and wall charger during their event at Artsy Cafe last Tuesday. From the powerful line of products, the Quick Charge 3.0 technology caught our attention. Quick Charge 3.0 is engineered  to refuel devices up to four times faster than conventional charging. It is designed to charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and […]

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 AND S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8 #UnboxYourPhone event in Manila

 

 It was an early call time in the morning when we were invited to witness the grand unveiling of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ at the posh City Of Dreams in Manila. After getting off a Grab sedan ride, we hurriedly went to the Ballroom area where the #UnboxYourPhone was set to happen. Armed with our Samsung Galaxy S7, we took photos and videos of the program where an exciting introduction of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ presented by Samsung Electronics Philippines executive took place before the officially unveiling of the new smartphone. The unpacking event in Manila was in connection with the […]

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Coachella Feels With Wanderland

 

 Wish granted! Thanks to Globe Telecom, I had the opportunity to blog about a music festival. It’s not just a simple, small-time event…it’s an annual, major kind of thing. I love attending music-filled happenings (Coachella music fest is still on my bucket list), as I enjoy those moments of discovering fresh talent and watching legends play live. What I love about Wanderland 2017 is not just being given special access to feature it here on the JME blog, but the new location that is very close to (my) home. The Filinvest City grounds was so perfect for Wanderland! Moreover, I […]

NOKIA 3310 COMING SOON IN THE PHILIPPINES

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 […]

SNAPCART MOBILE APP

Snapcart Philippines is now on iOS

 

 Everybody loves shopping. Who doesn’t? And while you’re on it, wouldn’t it be good to know that while you shop for your favorite items, you get cashback rewards from your receipts? That’s what Snapcart does. Southeast Asia’s first real-time shopper engagement mobile app allows brands to connect with its consumers directly by simply analyzing data from shopping receipts. Rolled out last August 2016 in the country, the mobile app has now around 97,000 downloads on Android and is now available on iOS. Snapcart gives its users cashback incentives by taking a snap of receipts from groceries, pharmacies, and cosmetics. Users […]

10 NETFLIX SHOWS WORTH BINGE WATCHING

10 Netflix shows worth binge watching

 

 You watch a particular show right on your set and follow your favorite series until the end of the season, looking forward for the next chapter and hop on to the next one. The internet TV innovation makes our viewing experience more enjoyable on Smart TVs and with handful of devices that have innovated further offering better usability, faster performance, watching TV programs becomes more immersive, especially when you’re watching with a 4K HDR. The 4K High Dynamic Range gives ultimate picture quality with brilliance of 4K clarity with the brightness, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR). When it […]

GLOBE AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TURNED OVER 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM TO MANILA SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL

Globe and Habitat for Humanity unveiled Manila Science High School’s 21st century classroom

 

 Last March 17, Globe Telecom and Habitat for Humanity officially turned over to Manila Science High School (MaSci) over the weekend a multi-functional Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory with a collaborative working space that is fit for 21st century learning. Keynote speaker Eva Nacion, MaSci Prinicipal, Batch ’91 Representative, Marga Uy Baula, and 5th District Manila Congresswoman Cristal Bagatsing gave congratulatory words to this momentous occasion. If you’ll remember, MaSci, the first pilot science high school in the Philippines, joined the Global Filipino School (GFS) Program, a long-term educational initiative of Globe to transform select public schools into centers […]

LENOVO INTRODUCES KABY LAKE-POWERED THINKPADS

Kaby Lake powers up the new Lenovo ThinkPads

 

 On March 15, we were invited to the unveiling of the new ThinkPads by Lenovo, the world’s top PC maker, which are powered by Intel’s latest 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor to the Philippine market. The ThinkPad is Lenovo’s brand made for those looking for a dedicated and reliable workstation because of its known durability, robustness, design, and overall performance when it comes to the office. Placing power and performance as the main priority, the ThinkPad is designed to keep in pace with your business, whether at home, in the office, or on the move. “Our work methods are faster […]

GLOBE TELECOM PRESIDENT AND CEO ERNEST CU

Globe Business unveils cybersecurity center to fight cybersecurity threat

 

 Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu, in his keynote, welcomes the newly-operational Globe Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) through the company’s information and technology arm Globe Business as it strengthen its position to best aid the Philippines in its fight against cybersecurity threats that continually put the operations of both businesses and government agencies at risk. Cu gave the example of another industry threaten with a ransom by cyberhackers that they’ll attack on their facilities if they don’t pay up. This kind of threat gave way to fully mobilize Globe Business “to put itself in the best position to […]

ROAD SAFETY IDEA HACK GRAB PHILIPPINES

Why collect road safety data?

 

 According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the public need to have a better understanding  on what are the real causes of traffic problems. While the government has not enough budget and restrained with limited budget, there is an immediate need to help evaluate the effectiveness of road safety interventions and improvements. “The DOTr, led by Sec. Art Tugade, is strongly committed to address the country’s challenges in road safety and improve the country’s transportation. Accurate and reliable data on road crashes and multi-sectoral collaboration are crucial to achieve these goals,” said DOTr Assistant Secretary for Land Transport and Infrastructure, […]

LAZADA TURNS 5

Lazada turns 5!

 

 Lazada’s upcoming anniversary, dubbed ‘Lazada’s 5th Birthday Surprise’, has been marked as the biggest shopping event of the season. From March 21-23, Lazada will be showering online shoppers with site-wide discounts of up to 90%, low denomination Peso Sales, and time based Flash Sales. There will also be exclusive offerings from its most popular brands, and raffle prizes like vacation packages and real world treats. These were announced during the ‘birthday party’ that Lazada gave as a treat to their friends from the media last March 14, held in Discovery Primea, Makati. Lots of gifts and surprises were given away […]

TARA HYA LEONARDO DISNEY PRINCESS I DARE TO DREAM

Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream aspirant Hya’s story will truly melt your hearts

 

 Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and qualities, Disney Princesses: I Dare To Dream will bring viewers on a magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors headed by Disney legend Lea Salonga with theater actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Penaflorenda, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato, animator Tito Romero, chef Jessie Sincioco, and YouTuber and host Charisma Star. One of the aspiring Disney Princess is Hya Tara Leonardo, who is the eldest among the 6 girls performing from this 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced […]

SINING LAKBAY: PHILIPPINE HISTORY IN AUGMENTED REALITY AT THE GATEWAY GALLERY

Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art launched Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality

 

 Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art marked its second year by changing the way we look at art exhibit through a Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality at the Gateway Gallery , 5th level, Gateway Tower, Araneta Center in Cubao. Launched on February 22, the digital feature utilizes augmented reality (AR) to recount Philippine history and make it more interesting to the digital-savvy generation. Through the mobile application Layar, 10 paintings from the collection ‘come to life’ on the Gallery visitor’s Wi-Fi enabled digital devices like smartphones and tablets. The Layar can be downloaded for free on iOS and […]

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First dibs on Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

 

 After its announcement at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, we now have the first dibs on the latest Huawei smartphone devices, here in Manila. Spoiler alert, set for April 2017 launch and release, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus sport the Leica Dual Camera 2.0 Pro Edition. Under the hood, the P10 is powered by Kirin 960, octa-core up to 2.4GHz. Memory speed and storage for these two phones are impressive with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The P10 has 3200mAh battery while the P10 Plus with 3750mAh with superior performance Huawei SuperCharge power. On top of […]

GRUPO AGATEP 52ND ANVIL AWARDS NIGHT

Top PR firms win at 52nd Anvil Awards

 

 Anvil Awards is the oldest and prestigious award giving body by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) held annually, since its inception in 1963, to recognize exemplary performance of select public relations nominees. The ANVIL is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs, tools and, now, practitioners after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury. Eligibility Any public relations program or tool implemented between October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 was eligible for the 52nd ANVIL AWARDS. Held last Friday, March 10, 5 PM […]

LENOVO K6 NOTE

Lenovo outs K6 Note to power up your entertainment

 

 The new Lenovo K6 Note is packed with a value-for-money technology bundled with a Bluetooth Headphones for your endless entertainment. Inside, the Lenovo K6 Note houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit 1.4GHz octa-core processor on Android 6 OS. This device carries a 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM storage (up to 128GB) that can store all your favorite and share-worthy photos (8MP front and 16MP rear cameras) and music (Dolby Atmos R). That’s a real entertainment powerhouse. Lenovo K6 Note has an impressive battery (4000mAh) life up to 25 days on stand-by with Talk-time of up to 31 hours (4G) / […]

DELL EMC YEAR OF FESTIVITY

Dell EMC merger solidifies the companies’ vision for digital transformation and revolution

 

 Dell recently announced its latest products for commercial client portfolio designed to provide maximum mobility and productivity for professionals with refreshed versions of Dell’s Precision mobile workstations, OptiPlex All-in-One (AIO), and Latitude 2-in-1 feature launched at the new Globe Theater in Bonifacio Global City. The announcement coincides with Dell EMC’s formal introduction as one company that will be working for digital transformation and revolution, according to Paul Henaghan, President, South Asia and Korea, Dell Enterprise Business during his welcoming remarks at the launch dubbed as the Year of Festivity. The event also presented Dell EMC Philippines Country General Manager Ronnie […]