Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Who doesn’t like surprises? Especially when all you have to do is be at the right place at the right time. Now that sounds exciting! This holiday season, Power Mac Center is giving wonderful surprises to everyone who happens to be in their store when the clock strikes 7PM.

As a form of thanksgiving to shoppers, the activity dubbed as “Heaven Sent” will happen every day in select Power Mac Center Metro Manila stores until January 1, 2017. The venue of the surprise is, of course, undisclosed.

Last week, unsuspecting customers of Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3 were treated to a cup of premium hot chocolate to chase the holiday stress away and warm the rather chilly December night. Prior to that, Christmas cookies were given away to spread holiday cheer.

“It was a small gesture but it felt extremely good to see their smiles when they received the surprise. This season is all about giving, so while they are in our store to find gifts to give their loved ones, we, in turn, will make them feel extra special and give them a little token of appreciation for supporting Power Mac Center for the past 22 years,” said Joey Alvarez, Marketing Director of Power Mac Center.

As an insider tip, here are the Power Mac Center retail stores and Apple Authorized Service Provider branches included in the surprise: Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 5, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Megamall, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Festival Supermall, Cash and Carry Mall, SM City Marikina, Power Plant Mall, SM City BF Parañaque, and Northeast Square Greenhills.

So what are you waiting for? Complete your holiday shopping list at a Power Mac Center store and experience a heaven sent surprise from the country’s premier Apple reseller!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, Filipinos are flocking into malls in the hope of catching last-minute gift ideas for friends and loved ones. If last year’s Christmas is flooded with memories of panic attacks and hasty purchases, take it easy this year with Lenovo’s sweet price downs and freebies—your friends and loved ones will definitely grin ear to ear when they unwrap your Christmas present, and your wallet will thank you for it, too!

ChristMax Entertainment

What better way to binge-watch your favorite TV series and movies this Christmas other than experiencing them all in virtual reality? Featuring Lenovo TheaterMax technology, Lenovo VIBE K5 Note and Lenovo VIBE K5 deliver a widescreen cinematic experience powered by Virtual Reality technology, for immersive visuals and sound in the palm of your hand.

Packed with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ octa-core processors (for Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus) and  a Premium 64-bit Helio octa-core processor (for Lenovo VIBE K5 Note), both smartphones redefine “fast and furious”. Both capture the best photos and play the finest videos: aside from having a 13MP rear camera, both feature frontal cameras- an 8MP fixed-focus front camera for the Lenovo VIBE K5 Note and a 5MP front camera for Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus- to help users have more fun with selfies.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

We have entered the era of startups. Due to the rapid spread of digital tools, it has become easier to turn an idea into a tangible project. However, the challenge of competing with the big players remains. IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.), a local cloud services and data center pioneer, believes that by enhancing flexibility and mobility through a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system a startup can overcome this hurdle.

According to a January 2015 report by Socialbakers, a global social media analytics company, 66% percent of user generated tweets mentioning brands are now executed through mobile devices. In a June 2016 study made by the social media site, half of their 12,000 respondents took action immediately after seeing a brand tweet. This included visiting the brand’s site or Twitter page. Also, the study revealed that almost 1 in 5 Twitter users will eagerly retweet a tweet that mentions a brand and is contemplating to make a purchase after being exposed to a brand-related tweet, proof that brand-based social engagement does drive consumer behavior.

“Because digital tools such as social media and cloud are more cost-efficient compared to the traditional ways of managing and promoting one’s business, it is usually the route taken by budding businesses. As such, we can consider most startups digital natives. With digital now considered the norm, startups are at an advantage,” said Dave de Leon, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Solutions Group of IPC.

Monday, November 7, 2016

My Heart and Other Black Holes

Book Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner. 

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

My Review:

Yeeeeeey! It's been a while since I finished a book again. My busy schedule at work makes it hard for me to allot time for my babies (my booooks). Anyway, so here's what I wanna share about Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Philippine Internet of Everything Consortium, Inc. (PIOEC, Inc.), the first non-profit organization in the Philippines that collaborates with industry leaders to help transform businesses through the Internet of Things, recently held its third founding members’ meeting at the Manila Peninsula to align their efforts in spreading awareness on the value of the Internet of Things (IoT) to people’s lives, work and play. 

Access. Build. Collaborate. The Philippine Internet of Everything Consortium, Inc. (PIOEC, Inc.) Board of Trustees (seated from left to right) Ian Wilson, CEO of Cormant Technologies; Dr. Jaime Caro, Computer Science Professor at the University of the Philippines; Louie Castañeda, Corporate Secretary; Jovy Hernandez, Vice Chairman; Danilo Lachica, Chairman; Gilbert Ramos, Treasurer; Gavin Barfield, Chief Technology Advisor at Manila Electric Company (MERALCO); Sean Byrne, ICT Director at Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning; and (standing fourth from left) Chet Alviz, Executive Director of PIOEC, Inc. during the third founding members’ alignment meeting held recently at the Manila Peninsula, Makati City. The photo is also joined in by founding members (standing from left to right) Gio Abaquin, PIOEC Head of Secretary; Nico Alcoseba, VP & Head of ePLDT, Inc.’s Disruptive Business Group; Andrei Lopez, Head of Samsung’s Vertical Sales; Theresa Eisma, CIO of Air21; and two representatives from E-science Corporation and Air 21. Not present is Board Member Dr. Francisco Castillo, Chief Information Officer & SVP of Maynilad Water Services.
Created in 2014, the PIOEC aims to provide an avenue for individuals and organizations where they can access resource materials to acquire new skills, build a network of professionals, enthusiasts, educators and members of the public sector who exchange ideas relevant to today’s needs, and collaborate with industry professionals to establish successful business relationships.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Indulge in Jollibee’s Creamy Float in Chocolate and Coffee flavors.
Jollibee Creamy Choco Float
(SOLO – P49, ADD-ON – P30)
Jollibee Creamy Coffee Float
(SOLO – P54, ADD-ON – P35)
Get ready for the coolest surprise from Jollibee: the Jollibee Creamy Floats in Chocolate and Coffee are back!

The country’s number one fastfood chain is giving its customers another reason to indulge their Jolly cravings with this specialty beverage line-up. Made from real coffee and chocolate, these beverages offer the perfect indulgent drinks you deserve! The Jollibee Chocolate and Coffee Floats are topped with vanilla soft-serve and Jollibee’s well-loved chocolate syrup for a treat packed with cool, creamy indulgence. These Creamy Floats are the perfect reward to a long day at school or work, or as a way to celebrate anything and everything.

Keep up with the hustle and bustle of day-to-day with an energizing sip of the Iced Chocolate or Iced Coffee! Brimming with real, refreshing flavors and drizzled with rich chocolate syrup for extra decadence, these treats are great to enjoy on their own or paired with any Jolly meal.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In an era where digital revolution is the new game, ABM Global Solutions (AGS) has been at the forefront and has continued to introduce innovations to enable businesses to optimize their operations through its digital solutions offerings. A trusted business management solutions provider in the Philippines and an ePLDT subsidiary, AGS, together with SAP, the leading enterprise software company in the world, successfully launched TECH TALKS: ERP Simulation for S/4 HANA at the SAP NAC Office in Taguig City.

SAP S/4HANA is a real-time ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) suite for digital businesses built on an advanced in-memory platform and offers a personalized, consumer-grade user experience with SAP Fiori. It allows midsize to large enterprises to connect all of their business processes, obtain live information and insights, and seamlessly integrate their enterprises within the digital world. This core digital solution also supports the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, real-time analytics, mobile, business networks, third-party systems, and a number of other functions.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.), a pioneer in local cloud and data center services, is pleased to announce that it is now a partner of the Philippine International Aid (PIA), a U.S.-based charity that has been providing health and educational assistance to underprivileged youth.

One of the PIA’s core initiatives is the “Off the Streets-Off to School” scholarship, a program that helps parents and teachers to keep kids in school. Administered in partnership with the Phil-Asia Assistance Foundation, the Off the Streets–Off to School program provides scholarships annually to more than 1,000 children in Metro Manila. 

Together with their partners, PIA helps students go through elementary and college. The student's academic progress is monitored throughout the academic year and they are also encouraged to correspond with their respective benefactors.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Online shopping is definitely a trend today. There is no greater comfort than the luxury of buying your pleasures without the hassle of going to the mall, being with crowd, and indulging the unending traffic in the Philippines. No wonder why online shops are pop nowadays. You can basically search online shop portals but most of them are just shipping products from the Philippines to other places within the country. But upon searching, I found this site where you can find products from other country and still ship it within the Philippines. The site I’m talking about is USKOOP ( 

After navigating the Uskoop PH, I saw products that can be found in US that I wish to buy in the site. Let me share my wishlist:

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Local pop culture won’t be complete without a mention of SM, a brand which has redefined how Filipinos shop and have fun. Communications app Viber, on the other hand, has changed the way people connect with one another wherever they are in the world.

The past years have seen the launch of many epic global brand collaborations. Though at first an unlikely coupling, these two pop culture trailblazers have come together for a fashion collaboration – a first for both. The result: the SM x Viber Limited Edition Tee Collection.

Inspired by the fun and quirky SM stickers on Viber, the highly popular stickers have made their way into 11 shirts under The SM Store’s Girls Teens Wear (GTW) line.

“Just like our Viber stickers, these shirts are bound to jumpstart conversations,” says Quennie Cua, Vice President for Marketing, The SM Store. “Each design has a pop feel; totally wearable and can be seamlessly incorporated into streetwear and activewear that’s in-demand now,” added Jo Dy Juanco, Senior Vice President, SM Ladies Fashion.

“We’re excited about this partnership,” says Jonjon San Agustin, Senior Vice President, SM Supermalls. “As we are evolving to become a complete lifestyle resource, we’re pleased to offer tees catering to the young and experimental fashionistas – an audience SM wants to speak to.”

Monday, September 26, 2016

iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce it has added an extraordinary selection of anime classics to the Company’s extensive library of popular international, regional and local content including many first run exclusives and award winning programs.

In agreement with Telesuccess Production, Inc., iflix members in the Philippines now have unlimited access to cult favorites such as Voltes V, Daimos, Hunter X Hunter, Fairy Tail, and Tenjo Tenge for viewing both online and offline. All the shows are offered in their original Tagalog dubbed format. Voltes V is additionally be available in English (dub).

iflix Philippines Content Head, Karen Zabaljauregui, commented: “iflix is committed to bringing our Filipino members a wide variety of the best entertainment available. Iconic Anime series like Voltes V and Daimos have been huge fan favorites from the moment they first aired. Having them both available on iflix along with a selection of other popular titles is incredibly exciting.”

Friday, August 26, 2016

Avid players of the worldwide mobile game phenomenon Pokemon GO can now get free timely updates about where they can go to take advantage of all-day lures in pre-identified Pokestops across Metro Manila through freenet (, the free Internet platform of Voyager Innovations, Inc.

All they have to do is download the freenet app from the website, Apple App Store or Google Play Store and make sure to register for an account using their mobile numbers.

Once registered, players may check out the freenet app to be updated on when and which places they can visit to enjoy all-day lures and capture more Pokemon within the game.

Friday, August 19, 2016

AF Payments Inc. announced that it is expanding for the first time to toll ways, with the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) starting its limited public trial on Monday, August 8.

All types of beep™ tap-and-go cards, including PayMaya beep™ cards will be accepted as payment at CAVITEX for the toll fees of Class 1 vehicles. The fee is P24 if exiting in Parañaque, and P64 if in Kawit.

beep™ cards can be purchased or reloaded at the Parañaque Customer Service Center during the public trial phase.

The CAVITEX is a 14-km expressway along the coast of Bacoor Bay, south of Roxas Boulevard. This road project aimed to strengthen the commercial link between Metro Manila and the nearby provinces of Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas, as well as ease traffic in major thoroughfares in the south.

“Extending the use of beep™ cards as a payment option at CAVITEX represents another step towards making the beep™ card an all-in-one travel card for commuters and even private vehicle owners. We hope that the low cost of the beep™ card (P20) and the wide network of loading options being developed will appeal to drivers who pass along CAVITEX and are interested in passing the toll gates more quickly” said Peter Maher, CEO and President of AF Payments Inc.

Just Friends

Book Synopsis:

August and Ethan have been best friends since the day they met at Ethan’s seventh birthday party. And now, twelve years on, their friendship continues to grow. But after magic, fame, money and an unexplainable miracle in a car accident, August realizes maybe she wants to be more than just friends.

My Review:

After finishing books from my "To-Read list", this book became one of my favorites! Yes. You read it right. Let me explain why.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Truth About Forever

Book Synopsis:

A long, hot summer…

That’s what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy’s father.

But sometimes, unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister’s project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl’s world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to question her sheltered life.

Is it really always better to be safe than sorry?

My Review:

Sarah Dessen’s The Truth About Forever is a book about a girl named Macy who is surrounded by control freaks, until she found Wish Catering where she met Wes, who made her realize what she really wanted to do with her life.

This Lullaby (Sarah Dessen)

Book Synopsis:

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn’t mess around. After all, she’s learned all there is to know from her mother, who’s currently working on husband number five. But there’s something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy’s rules. He certainly doesn’t seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can’t seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy’s starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

My Review:

It started quite boring that I became a little confused because of many characters that I don’t even know who delivered the lines. But chapter by chapter, I became enlightened of what’s really going on. I got also confused to what really the song “This Lullaby” symbolizes, I mean, the lyrics itself.

There are so many peaks in the story that you can call climax—the part when Dexter and Remy met at Quick Zip and the part when Remy discovered Don was cheating to her mom.
Gear up trainers! Pokémon Go is finally available in the Philippines, and it’s time to fulfill your dreams of becoming a Pokémon master! Developed by Niantic Inc., Pokémon Go blends the much beloved world of the classic Pokémon game, with the real physical world through augmented reality. As a player of the game you must start your journey as a Pokémon Trainer to catch Pokémon, train them and eventually become a Pokémon Master. However, unlike other mobile games, Pokémon Go requires you to put more physical effort and even strategy to progress and master the game.

As the game is now officially available in the Philippines after weeks of anticipation, players are more than ready to go out and explore around. But don’t just roam around, be the very best like no one ever was with these tips when starting your Pokémon Go quest.

Always bring extra power – Playing Pokémon Go uses internet either through mobile data or WiFi, GPS to locate you and Pokémon nearby, and even your camera as part of the augmented reality experience, resulting to heavy battery drain when playing the game. It is best to always bring an extra power bank with you to keep your game going.

Hydrate properly – Pokémon Go requires you to go around and explore your surroundings, sometimes even walk or bike 10 kilometers just to hatch a Pokémon egg. Given this, trainers are advised to always bring water and wear comfortable clothes to avoid dehydration. Who knows, you might even need to climb to the top of a nearby hill just to find the Pokémon you’re looking for!

Have fun while being aware of your surroundings – Holding your phone in public can possibly attract thieves who may steal your phone. You might be also too distracted around you when you are enjoying too much of the game so be alert by keeping on the lookout from time to time!

When catching Pokémon, keep the Pokémon centered in your camera frame so you can catch them more accurately. Don’t worry though, Pokeballs can always be acquired in Pokestops, or if you do ever run out of Pokeballs, you can purchase in bulk using Pokecoins. Need Pokecoins?  On Globe you can easily buy more on Google Play via the hassle free Direct Carrier Billing so you can easily charge to your postpaid bill or prepaid credits!

Go to convergence areas for more Pokestops – Pokestops are there to provide you items to help you catch Pokémon, and can sometimes be spots where Pokémon can appear when lure modules are applied. Pokestops are most likely located in nearby convergence areas such as malls, parks, basketball courts or even mural paintings and statues. Pokestops refresh in a few minutes, so just keep on collecting items!

Items are not unlimited – Playing Pokémon Go in the early stage might get you carried away in your excitement to catch Pokémon. Just remember that Pokeballs and other items are not unlimited, so use them wisely.

Friday, July 29, 2016

For years, Starbucks has kept its customers on their toes with regular releases of beautifully-designed Starbucks Cards. This month, in celebration of its 3rd anniversary, Starbucks Philippines offers Cards and merchandise with designs evoking a sense of pride about the rich history of the country. 

“As a global brand, we look for ways to make Starbucks more relevant to the local market. This year, we want to be closer to the hearts of the Filipinos through Cards featuring well-known cultural and geographical landscapes familiar to every Filipino,” said Keith Cole, head of marketing for Starbucks Philippines.

Starting August 8, Starbucks will offer three new cards: Manila Starbucks Card available only in Metro Manila stores, Cebu Starbucks Card available only in Cebu and a Special Edition Siren Starbucks Card available in all stores. Both the Manila and Cebu Starbucks Cards have a matching tumbler available in the respective stores. 

Inspired by “Summer Night in Manila,” the Manila Starbucks Card design focuses on the iconic Philippine commuter jeepney travelling the busy city at night. The colorful and intricate designs on the body of what is dubbed as the king of the roads in Metro Manila represent the vibrant culture of the Filipinos.

For those in the queen city of the south, the Cebu Starbucks Card features the exquisite scenery of the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Mactan Mandaue Bridge as if viewed from the hilltops of Cebu that are decked with the Sinulog flower.

Aside from Cards that represent Filipino culture, the global coffee brand also offers a Special Edition Siren Starbucks Card, highlighting the Siren as the heart of Starbucks. It tells the story of Starbucks rich heritage, representing the brand’s loyalty to its roots as it evolves. This elegantly designed card is available in all stores nationwide.

All of the three Cards are available for an initial consumable load amount of ₱300 starting August 8. As an anniversary treat, customers who activate any of the featured qualified Starbucks Cards with at least ₱1500 from August 8 to 10 will receive a complimentary Starbucks mini green apron card carrier or any Grande handcrafted beverage. Qualified Cards are Manila Starbucks Card in Metro Manila, Cebu Starbucks Card in Cebu and Special Edition Siren Starbucks Card in all non-Metro Manila and Non-Cebu stores.

Starting August 8, Starbucks will offer three new core cards: Manila Starbucks Card available only in Metro Manila stores, Cebu Starbucks Card available only in Cebu and a Special Edition Siren Starbucks Card available in all stores.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Filipinos are in for irresistibly awesome mornings as one of McDonald’s well-loved breakfast items gets a delicious twist!

On July 11, customers’ breakfast cravings will be satisfied with the new limited-time offer Double Choco Crumble Hotcakes. It’s the original golden brown Hotcakes that Filipinos have come to love, now topped with cookie crumble, drizzled with luscious chocolate-malt sauce, and served with maple-flavored syrup. With these delectable ingredients, Filipinos can continue enjoying a great breakfast experience that only McDonald’s can offer.

Whether one tries the Double Choco Crumble Hotcakes or sticks with the all-time favorite original Hotcakes, both options are sure to satisfy breakfast patrons as they are best paired with a cup of freshly-brewed McCafe Premium Roast Coffee and Hash Browns.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Apple Watch is arguably the ultimate lifestyle accessory. It’s highly personalized as you can customize the watch face to fit your style, and you can dress it up or down with an assortment of bands to complement your outfit.

Case-Mate Sheer Glam Band in Champagne

If you’re looking to shake up your #OOTDs, try switching Apple Watch bands. It’s guaranteed to change your look and get you a lot more compliments. Following are some on-trend pieces to add to your collection.

Semi-transparent elastomer

When you’re in the mood for something chill or laidback but still like a little sparkle, opt for a flexible elastomer band with shiny flecks. It’s casual enough for everyday use, but makes it easy to add a little elegance to any look.

Case-Mate Turnlock Band in Shocking Pink

Friday, July 15, 2016

In one way or another, you’ve probably heard of Pokémon Go, the latest new app that seems to be taking over smartphones everywhere. When we first heard about the app, it piqued our curiosity, given our passion for cyber security. This led us to research how the game works, how to play it, and the possible security risks that come along with the game.

Firstly, it is important to note that this game is not an average smartphone game. It uses a technology known as augmented reality, which is a blend of real life and technology. There are many layers to this game, and there are many factors that come into play when using this app, such as using real time GPS locations, geocaching technology and the world around the user.

This game has literally become an overnight sensation and cybercriminals are looking to cash in on this huge opportunity in a variety of ways. Here, we will be examining the risks in the cyber realm and the real world while playing this game.

Cyber Security Risks
Trojanized Versions:

The app isn’t available in all countries yet, and some netizens just couldn’t wait. Just days after the official Pokémon Go App hit the market, researchers from Proofpoint discovered a Trojanized version of the app. So  when downloading the app, be sure to only download apps from trusted sources such as the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Change is indeed coming as millions of Filipino travelers and commuters can soon enjoy Internet connectivity at major public transportation hubs, allowing them to make their journeys much more enjoyable and productive through the recent partnership between PLDT, Smart Communications and the Department of Transportation.

Under this collaboration, Smart and PLDT will power WiFi connectivity at the station platforms, light railway vehicle (LRV), and on the street level of the entire lines of MRT3, and LRT 1 and 2. Meanwhile, data connectivity with the installation of Smart Wifi in major airports, seaports, and bus terminals all over the country will also be strengthened.

With this, commuters can take quickly share their photos and updates to friends and family on social media while at the airport, seaport, or bus terminal. Meanwhile, commuting on trains can be made more fun by streaming one’s favorite videos, shows, and clips via iflix and Youtube. Professionals, on the other hand, can continue respond to work e-mails. Needless to say, this marks a huge step in further empowering more Filipinos to be more connected wherever they may be.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The long wait is over for Filipinos who have been wanting to get hold of the world’s first multimedia tablet with a built-in projector ever since they’ve had sneak peeks of this device. Lenovo today announced that the Yoga Tab 3 Pro is now within everyone’s reach as it debuts at selected Lenovo retail stores nationwide.

With its new 70” projector screen, the Yoga Tab 3 Pro vastly improves the experience of watching Hollywood blockbusters or Filipino movie favorites, playing video games, and browsing the Web. Comparing with the previous version of the Yoga tablet, the Yoga Tab 3 Pro flaunts an optimized projector placement and is now 180-degree rotatable to beam life-sized images onto a wall or ceiling – images that are significantly brighter, offering an immersive cinematic experience. At 299 pixels per inch, the onboard 10.1” QHD (2560×1600) screen is considerably sharper, and renders richer colors with its Smart Display technology. 

Lenovo-Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Tablet users can also immerse themselves in cinema-worthy sound without headphones through the Yoga Tab 3 Pro’s powerful inbuilt JBL sound bar and Dolby Atmos technology – an industry first for tablets. To achieve greater sound clarity and a louder output, the sound bar is also fitted with 4 front-facing speakers that are fine-tuned with Wolfson Master Hi-Fi technology.

Sleek and exquisite, the Yoga Tab 3 Pro is carefully assembled with premium materials such as aluminum and a leather-like fabric back, while maintaining its ultra-slim design. Splash proof and perfectly balanced for an uncompromised holding experience, the tablet truly shines in a sea of lesser tablets, given its versatility and long battery life of 18 hours span cycle to deliver more power a user needs in a day. 

It also comes loaded with Smart Window 2.0 for enhanced multitasking, so entertainment lovers as well as professionals can now do more things, faster. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro allows users to run a background app as well as two windows on top, with the added benefit of a phone apps layout to easily fit everything on one screen. Email, news, YouTube – enjoy them all at once!

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is now available at selected Lenovo retail stores nationwide for Php 29,999.

Full specifications:
McDonald’s serves a taste of Italy with the new Chicken Fillet Italiana.

Enjoy every bite of McDonald’s signature chicken fillet, topped with meaty tomato sauce and melty cheese. This will surely make you say, delizioso!

The new Chicken Fillet Italiana is the latest favorite meal of hit love team, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, popularly known as AlDub! In their latest TV commercial, AlDub celebrates their first year anniversary as a love team enjoying the new Chicken Fillet Italiana. Check out the TV commercial via

Savor the new Chicken Fillet Italiana with a regular drink for only P69. Available from 10:30 A.M. onwards, get this with friends or family at any McDonald’s store nationwide or via McDelivery (86-2-36, or via mobile app).

Share your photos enjoying Chicken Fillet Italiana on or tag @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Soft, moist-looking skin has always been considered attractive. It’s the first thing people notice, and when it glows, skin can be a woman’s powerful secret weapon, says Hillarie, the new Jergens Girl.

Silky-smooth, moisturized skin is not just attractive, it is also healthy. No matter what a woman’s age, supple skin can be achieved with a faithful skincare regimen. Hillarie says good habits, the right moisturizing products and desire to have moist, glowing skin happen will result in dramatic changes to the quality of skin with regular use. Women of all ages can develop greater confidence and a better sense of self when their skin feels soft and moist.

“You can’t stay young forever, but you can control the factors that accelerate the aging process and flaunt young, beautiful skin for the longest time. “Develop good habits. Nix the bad ones. Start by avoiding too much sun exposure, ditch cigarette smoking, eat good food,, drink lots and lots of water and don’t stress yourself, unnecessarily,” she says.

A firm believer in the power of beautiful skin, Hillarie says she tries to take shorter and not-too-hot showers as often as she can. Long, hot showers tend to remove the skin’s moisture and wash away the protective oils, she shares. That’s why she advises women, even when they’re still in their teens, to “moisturize, moisturize, moisturize”.

Hillarie shares a step-by-step skin care regimen that will take care of skin from sunup to sundown:

1.    Moisturize immediately after a warm shower. When the skin is damp, the moisturizer can better seal in the moisture.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Love the gooey, rich and luscious taste of Nutella? So do 10,000 fans of Dairy Queen!

In response to the clamor for this favorite chocolate spread to be its next featured ice cream flavor, Dairy Queen, the world’s most favorite ice cream chain, unveils its newest Blizzard of the Month – the Nutella Blizzard.
The exciting flavor is being introduced after Dairy Queen, as part of its 10th year anniversary celebration, asked its fans on Facebook which brand of chocolate they would like to be the next Blizzard of the Month. From a choice of six top choco favorites, over 10,000 fans voted for Nutella!

Dairy Queen’s Fan’s Choice Blizzard of the Month is available in two incredible flavors: Nutella Brownie, a combination of Nutella and chewy baked brownies melded with Dairy Queen’s soft serve; and Nutella Cheesecake, perfect for those who love the sweetness of Nutella and the tanginess of cheesecake. You can enjoy it in a mini size Blizzard cup at P59 and biggest size at P119.

 Aside from the introduction of Fan’s Choice Blizzard of the Month, Dairy Queen is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Philippines with a series of activities that include is doing monthly charity activities with the Binibining Pilipinas winners and its #10on10th campaign, where customers can buy the One Ball Ice Cream Cone for only P10 on every 10th of the month. Dairy Queen has also released special Blizzard cups to celebrate this milestone.

For more information, visit or like Dairy Queen Philippines Official Facebook page.

Global smartphone brand OPPO, known for their meticulous design and trendsetting technology, has now announced a new product named A37 which is due to hit the Philippines on July 1, 2016. Priced at PHP 8,990, the OPPO A37 highlights its front beauty camera with extra-large 1.4um pixels and a 1/4-inch sensor. This permits more light to enter the camera, allowing its users to have bright and natural-looking selfies.

➢     Standout Selfies

The A37 creates selfies that definitely stands out. With its front camera which uses a 1/4-inch sensor and BSI+ (backside illumination), along with the largest pixel size in its price segment, you can rely on A37 to produce some seriously brilliant selfies.
Reviewers might also want to test out its upgraded Beautify 4.0 technology and Screen Flash feature which is perfect for snapping selfies especially in low-light conditions. Apart from that, you may also want to give the Palm Shutter and Voice Shutter features a try for easier and automatic countdowns.

Of course, don’t forget the Selfie Panorama to capture the whole party in just one shot!

➢     Premium Design, Snappy Performance, Amazing Price

The OPPO A37 is much of a smartphone in its price. It sports a sleek, flowing design, and a durable magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis, elegantly carried out in the compact 136-gram weight device. It also has smooth rear panel. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass on a 5-inch 2.5D display, making it delicate-looking but undeniably tough.

Moreover, it would be a pity to overlook its two excellent cameras, its fully upgraded ColorOS 3.0, its triple-slot tray for two 4G-enabled sims, and of course, its amazing capability of capturing above excellent photographs.

A37 Key Feature Breakdown

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Today’s fast-paced world calls for a reliable house partner that moves with the times. Modern families need extra help to do daily chores more efficiently to spare more time and energy for moments that matter. 

Samsung’s Digital Appliances are trusted and dependable partners for time-pressed professionals who strive to balance work and family time. This commitment to efficiency is evident in Samsung’s Twin Cool Refrigerator, which ensures that food stays fresh up to two times longer. This means fresher, better-tasting food at the table and fewer grocery trips for multi-tasking homemakers.

Samsung’s innovative Twin Cooling System controls the refrigerator and freezer independently, which brings superior energy savings and capacity for wiser consumption with each compartment set to its optimal temperature.

The Samsung Twin Cool Refrigerator has a smart conversion feature that gives flexibility for five different conversions modes, including Regular Mode. For instance, users can easily convert the freezer into a fridge to store more groceries in “Fridge Max.” If going on vacation, users can keep only the freezer on with “Vacation.” With the change of season, the “Energy Saving” keeps only the fridge on. Lastly, the “Mini Fridges” is for when there’s not a lot to store, converting the freezer compartment into a fridge.
Let the games begin!

A new cup series has recently been revealed by esports betting site NXT Game, in which the focal point of the competition will be helping new and up-and-coming teams to jumpstart their competitive gaming careers.

The NXT Evo Dota 2 SEA is a joint project between NXT Game and the Mineski Events-Team created in order to address PH and SEA Dota recently becoming too top-heavy. This it looks to do by providing teams a stable, consistent competitive environment, where they can not only hone their skills, but also grab the attention of bigger organizations looking to sponsor new teams or fill their existing rosters with promising individuals.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ella Cruz was known making trending dance covers online. She did the Twerk it Like Miley, Worth it, and Dessert. She also accepted the Running Man Challenge.

Today, she did the trending #TrumpetsChallenge. Let's watch how our Teen Dance Princess will rock the social media with her amazing dance cover.

Here's the link of her latest dance cover:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

BGC Bus and AF Payments Inc. have announced that BGC Buses are now using the beep™ card system on limited public trial. Commuters who have a beep™ card may already use them to pay for their BGC Bus rides. Fare remains at P12 per ride.

“We are pleased to partner with BGC Bus as this will move us closer to our goal of making the beep™ card an all-in-one card for commuters in Metro Manila. BGC Buses serve thousands of commuters daily and our goal is to be able to provide them with a reliable and efficient payment system, especially those who hop from the MRT or the LRT to the bus,” said Peter Maher, CEO and President of AF Payments Inc.

“BGC Bus commuters can conveniently purchase and load their beep™ cards in the Ayala and Market Market Terminal. This is in addition to selected Bayad Center, Tambunting, Villarica and SM Bills Payment Counter locations, which also offer re-loading services for beep™ cards. There are also plans to add more loading locations in the coming months, including leading convenience stores,” added Maher.
A cute case can easily brighten up your mood and elevate your style. Take it from actress and social media star Sofia Andres who just adores her collection of ‘functionable’(read: functional + fashionable) iPhone cases from Los Angeles-based brand Sonix.

If you’re following her Instagram feed, you’ll see that among Sofia’s favorites is the limited edition Anahaw case, a design collaboration between Sonix and Power Mac Center. Here are reasons why you’ll love it too:

Screengrab from @iamsofiaandres showing off her limited edition Sonix Anahaw case, exclusively available at Power Mac Center stores nationwide