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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

IP Converge Data Services, Inc. #DiscoverDigital 2018 Game Changing Nature of Productivity Applications

Local cloud services pioneer IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.) opened its digital transformation seminar series this year with an insightful discourse on how productivity applications are changing the workplace for the better.

IPC Director for Marketing and Digital Innovation Niño Valmonte encourages business reps to find new and better ways to improve office productivity.
Dubbed as ‘Business over Beers,’ the first of IPC’s #DiscoverDigital series for 2018 was recently held at ASPACE Greenbelt, Makati. The event gathered more than 40 business representatives -- whose core competencies range from Information Technology, Media, Finance, General Trade, and Professional Services to discuss how cloud-based solutions like Google Maps, Google Chrome and Chrome devices, and G Suite can help boost office productivity, communication and collaboration.

Google works far more than just its search engine and email feature. Google Maps, for instance, aids in brand awareness and market research. It helps increase the business’ visibility online by managing its search ranking, as well as present data, locate mobile teams in real-time, and see how visitors use the maps’ functionalities.

Google Chrome provides organizations with advanced tools for a fast and secure web browsing experience, while its Chrome devices are managed and configured in the cloud and can take different forms -- from a conventional laptop, to a small box that plugs into any modern monitor, to a tiny device that plugs directly into an HDMI port on a screen. On the other hand, G Suite is a set of intelligent apps that can help employees share and work on documents at the same time, input data and create presentations, as well as interact with other employees.

Niño Valmonte, IPC’s Director for Marketing & Digital Innovation emphasized that “In the spirit of game changing, we came up with this live sitcom-type demo to show clients that, just like veering away from the usual events with product-centric slide presentations, there is a different and better way of getting work done faster, smarter, and easier. Optimum workplace productivity and operational efficiency is possible through Google’s G Suite, Maps API and various Chrome devices.”

With this activity, IPC invited businesses for a collaboration to use applications from Google Cloud, and see how these can improve the business.

IPC’s #DiscoverDigital campaign is composed of various activities that share the latest innovations, trends, and best practices that are shaping the world of business IT. These are addressed to empower Filipino enterprises and organizations, whether large or SMEs to keep ahead with the digital changes of the times.

To register for IPC’s #DiscoverDigital events, visit and follow IPC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Microsoft Celebrates International Women’s Month with #MakeWhatsNext Campaign

To celebrate the International Women’s Month, Microsoft launched the #MakeWhatsNext campaign that aims to encourage young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

“We want to change the way young women view STEM by letting them envision how technology, science, engineering can be tools used to solve global challenges; how their interests today could turn into a job of the future. We’re inviting girls to explore their passions further and gain insights from LinkedIn on how to make their dream job a reality. To make it happen, we are introducing all girls, including those from underserved communities, to female role models from different industries as well as hands-on, purpose-driven experiences where STEM concepts are linked to real-life situations,” said Dr. Daiana Beitler, Philanthropies Director, Microsoft Asia.

DigiGirlz 2018
In the Philippines, Microsoft gathered over 200 female learners from various schools for DigiGirlz 2018 -- an initiative to inspire young women to pursue careers in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

“The Philippines is one of the most gender equal countries in the world and is in fact the only Asian country in the top ten of the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap report in 2017. With DigiGirlz, Microsoft seeks not just to further improve gender equality in the country, but also to empower women to do and achieve more with technology,” said Hans Bayaborda, Managing Director, Microsoft Philippines.

The program seeks to Increase Awareness, Influence and EmpowerIncrease awareness about what we, together with our partners, are doing to reduce the gender gap in STEM. Influence audience to believe that STEM can lead to exciting and meaningful career paths, by enabling them to tackle big challenges impacting people and the world. Empower audience with resources to learn about computer science and STEM career paths.

Making Herstory
The 200 female learners in attendance had the chance to hear the stories of prominent female figures in various fields at the Asia Pacific College. Among the invited speakers were Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative Sharon Garin and Isabel Sieh, founder of Girls Will Code.

DS Sharon Garin enlightened and inspired young girls as she shared her experiences working in a male-dominated environment. She reminded the students to be brave, to talk louder, study harder and never let gender become a barrier in achieving more. “Education is the key to make women free,” she said.

Isabel Sieh
Isabel Sieh, at 15 years old is considered as the youngest programmer of the country, and is already proficient in Java, C++ and is starting out Python. She shared the story of how she founded her company at 11 and how her love for coding opened the door for more young girls to break the barrier and pursuit a career in STEM. Her company, Girls Will Code, is one that encourages young women to code, while debunking most of the myths surrounding the field.

Women from Microsoft also shared their own personal stories of empowerment. Microsoft Philippines’ OCP director Eileen Ong encouraged more girls to not be bound by gender stereotypes and pursue a career in STEM. Clarissa Segismundo, Microsoft Education Programs Lead, shared the value of taking risks, of the difference between learning-it-all and knowing-it all, and of the importance of finding your purpose.

The plenary also covered the importance of inclusion and diversity; how technology is making waves to equalize people with disability. The message? DigiGirlz of today who will become the women of tech tomorrow, will carry the torch to invent something that will eventually benefit the world.

Hour of Code
In addition to the plenary, the young women were invited to envision their careers, acquire new skills, and see the jobs of tomorrow related to STEM through coding sessions, soft skill workshops, and interactive demos on AI, Coding, and HoloLens. They experienced hands on coding by doing Minecraft’s Hour of Code with most learners finishing the coding session in less than hour!

“The stereotype that only men can excel in the tech and engineering industries is wrong. In this digital age, the future career opportunities will be in STEM, and we have a responsibility to encourage and support young women to follow this path. By choosing a career in STEM, young women and men will achieve their true potential and help change the world.” said Wendy Johnstone, Microsoft General Manager, Marketing and Operations. 

To learn more about #MakeWhatsNext, visit To find out more about Microsoft Philanthropies’ initiatives in the Philippines, visit

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5 Strong Qualities of the New Asus Zenfone 5Q | 5 Lite

Geeks! Excited for Asus New Zenfone 5Q | Zenfone 5 Lite? Well discover its 5 Q-ualities that makes it a great smartphone!

Zenfone 5Q
Lets start with its design and appearance, Zenfone 5Q is beautifully crafted with metal body sandwiched by 2.5D-contoured front and back glass yet still slim and light for comfortable hold. Exudes elegance and sophistication with bold color choice in Midnight Black, Moonlight White and Rouge Red.

Turning on the Zenfone 5Q, you will be captivated by its 6 inch 18:9 2K Full View Display. No distractions here as you get all screen that delivers entertainment-grade visuals fit for watching movies, games and other rich graphic content. Multitasking is also better as you have more screen for working with two applications at the same time.

Just do and work on your applications as the Zenfone 5Q can keep up with your needs whether for productivity or play. Makes use of Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform matched with 4GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. You will surely have enough resources as well as optimized for performance and efficiency giving you more runtime from its 3300mAh Battery.

Level up your photography with THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBALLY ANNOUNCED TRUE QUAD-CAMERA SMARTPHONE, Zenfone 5Q is equipped with high resolution 16MP main rear camera and the 20MP Sony IMX 376 front camera. View the world in a wider perspective, as Asus added 120° wide-angle cameras for both the front and rear letting you take wider selfies, better wefies, and more scenery. With ASUS PixelMaster technology, get those professional-looking shots getting those bokeh with Portrait Mode; 10-level Beauty mode for those flawless selfies; or Go Full on Manual with Pro Mode for more creative control.

Zenfone 5Q: Standard | Wide Angle
Finally, a simpler, smarter and smoother ZenUI on top of Android Nougat making use of latest Artificial Intelligence. Less clutter and bloatwares with more engaging new design interface for easy usability as well as optimized for responsiveness and featuring personalized security with Fingerprint Sensor and Facial-recognition system. With A.I., the system learns from your usage and optimizes your applications and resource for efficiency and performance. Seems A.I. is not yet implemented even it is listed as feature on it asus product page. There is a fine print where Zenfone 5Q will be updated to Oreo and ZenUI 5.0 hopefully some A.I. function will be added. (Thanks to our readers for brining up this topic.)

Wew, we kept it at 5 but there's more to the new Zenfone 5Q like Upgraded 4G LTE, NFC, Tri-Slot card tray. Zenfone 5Q is one to watch out for its design, display, internals, camera and updated ZenUI. Set to be release in April and is said to be priced competitively. So stay tuned for news and reviews. ;-)

Asus Zenfone 5Q Specs
Android Nougat 7.0
6 inch 2K FHD (2160 x 1080) 18:9 IPS Display
2.5D Contoured Glass
64-bit Snapdragon 630
Adreno 508
32GB Internal Storage
Rear Camera:
Main - 16MP Standard Angle PDAF
120° Wide Angle Camera
Front Camera:
Main - 20MP Sony IMX 376 f/2.0
120° Wide Angle Camera
Expandable via MicroSD
Dual Sim, Dual Standby
4G LTE | HSPA+ | 3G | 2G
WCDMA: Band: 1/5/6/8/19
FDD: Band: 1/2/3/5/7/8/18/19/28
TD: Band: 38/39/41
Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz
Bluetooth 4.1
Micro USB
3.5mm Audio Jack
Sensors: Accelerator/E-Compass/Gyroscope/
Proximity sensor/Ambient light sensor/Fingerprint
3300mAH Battery
5V 2A 10 W
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Samsung Philippines Locally launch Galaxy S9 and S9+ Price Specs Philippines

March 9, 2017 at Grand Hyatt Hotel, BGC. Samsung Philippines proudly launch the New Galaxy S9 and S9+ with Reimagined Revolutionary Variable Camera with Dual Aperture.

Alongside with the launching, Samsung also introduced their brand ambassadors, Solenn Heussaff and Georgina Wilson who also took charge of the event. BJ Pascual joins the two as ambassador for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Ely Buendia wowed the crowd with his performances ending the event on a high note.

And as for the S9 and S9+....

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ is new iteration of popular flagship. Retains popular unique features with some improvements. Starting with the Infinity Super AMOLED Curved Display that gives you Full Immersive Visuals with No Notch to distract your view with 5.8 inch for Galaxy S9 and 6.2 inch for Galaxy S9+. Still IP68 Water and Dust resistance is here to cope with your adventurous lifestyle.

Looking inside, Samsung makes use of their own Exynos 9810 is 2nd generation 10mn processor matched with Mali-G72 GPU. S9 and S9+ will have different memory and storage setup. S9 will have 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage while S9+ has 6GB RAM and storage options 64GB/128GB/256GB.

The Camera Reimagined. What a statement for Samsung as they push to revolutionary heights with introduction of variable camera setup with dual aperture rear cameras at f/1.7 and f/2.4. This does close the gap between digital camera's and smartphones. Aperture is the size of camera hole to which determines how much light enters to be processed by the sensors. More of inverse relationship as with lesser aperture value means bigger is the opening. Meaning f/1.7 will take in more light and should be good for low light shots while f/2.4 is good for super bright conditions. Aperture also affects depth of field, where it determines how blurred out the subjects. Another interesting camera feature is the Super SlowMo at 960fps which lets you record fast movement and slows it down. Comes with effects and sounds to make things more interesting.

Samsung also focuses on communications and with AR Emoji, they made it personal as you can create your own emoji that mimics you. With a snap of rear camera and you have your own emoji. You can customize it too.

Moving on, Galaxy S9 and S9+ has all the advance connectivity with regards to wireless (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC) as well as direct connectivity via USB-Type C. Take things to the next level, gain pc-like experience as you connect your Galaxy S9 or S9+ and channel it to bigger screen and work as your pocket pc via next generation Dex Pad.

Fool-Proof Personalized Security... Yeah Fool! As with Iris Scanner and RGB Sensors detects your face to unlock your phone. This prevents other people from using your phone. If you don't want that then simple fingerprint sensor would be another alternate easy way to unlock your phone.
OOh for battery, S9 carries 3000mAh while S9+ has 3500mAh Battery. Supports Quickcharge as well as Wireless Charging.

Whoo talk about feature-packed smartphone as expected from leading smartphone-maker Samsung. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ pushes boundaries with its ReImagined Cameras with Dual Aperture. Focused on entertainment with their Infinity Super AMOLED Display with no Notch distraction. Always performance level with Next Generation Exynos Chip plus a flawless Android Experience enhanced with Grace UI.

Get these beautiful flagship phones with S9 for 45,990 in new Lilac Purple or Midnight Black. The 64GB in same color options for S9+ retails for 52,990. S9+ 128GB in Coral Blue, Midnight Black and Lilac Purple is at 55,990. 60,990 for Galaxy S9+ in 256GB in Coral Blue or Midnight Black which is exclusive only for Pre-Orders.

Pre-Order comes with gift of your choice from AKG Speakers, Wireless Charger, or Discounts for selected Samsung Accessories. Although Pre-Order has closed at Samsung Stores,you still can via their partners - Globe, Smart, Lazada, and

There is Trade-in, Trade-Up Program where in you can trade in your old phone and after evalution, you will know the net value of your phone to buy the S9 or S9+ plus 4,000 token.
So what you think? Will you be getting the Galaxy S9 or S9+?

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs
Android Oreo 8.0
5.8 inch Super AMOLED WQuadHD+ (18.5:9) Infinity Display
Mobile HDR Certification
Gorilla Glass 5
Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9810 Processor 10nm 64bit
Mali-G72 GPU
64GB UFS 2.1 Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera: 12MP Super Dual Pixel (F1.5/F2.4) with Smart OIS
Front Camera: 8MP Smart AF f/1.7 aperture
960fps Super SlowMo Videos
Stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / LTE Cat 18 / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth v 5.0
GPS, aGPS, GLONASS, Galileo BeiDou,
USB-OTG,  DisplayPort
Fingerprint Sensor
Face / Iris Scanner
Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope,
Hall Sensor, Geomagnetic, Heart Rate,
RGB Light, Proximity, Pressure
3000mAh Battery Non-removable
Fast Charging (Wired and Wireless)
Wireless Charging (WPC / PMA)
147.7mm x 68.7mm x 8.5mm,

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specs
Android Oreo 8.0
6.2 inch Super AMOLED WQuadHD+ (2960x1440 18.5:9) Infinity Display
Mobile HDR Certification
Gorilla Glass 5
Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9810 Processor 10nm 64bit
Mali-G72 GPU
64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB
Rear Cameras:
Wide Angle: Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP AF sensor (F1.5/F2.4) with Smart OIS
Telephoto: 12MP AF sensor (F2.4)
Front Camera: 8MP Smart AF f/1.7 aperture
960fps Super SlowMo Videos
Stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
Enhanced 4X4 MIMO / LTE Cat 18 / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth v 5.0
GPS, aGPS, GLONASS, Galileo BeiDou,
USB-OTG,  DisplayPort
Fingerprint Sensor
Face / Iris Scanner
Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope,
Hall Sensor, Geomagnetic, Heart Rate,
RGB Light, Proximity, Pressure
3500mAh Battery Non-removable
Fast Charging (Wired and Wireless)
Wireless Charging (WPC / PMA)
158.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.5mm
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

OPPO A71 2018 gets priced... Price Specs Philippines

OPPO upcoming A71 2018 smartphone gets priced ahead of its launch on March 10.

OPPO A71 2018

OPPo A71 2018 sports a 5.2 inch HD Display, it may not be an 18:9 screen but with Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core Processor at its core, it definitely run all your apps flawlessly including heavy gaming with its Adreno 506 GPU. RAM is at 2GB while it storage is only 16GB. You can expand it via MicroSD up to 256GB if you ran out of resources.

14nm Snapdragon 450 Processor

OPPO A71 2018 Camera
As for camera, it is equipped with 13MP f/2.2 single rear camera supported with LED Flash. Front camera is only at 5MP f/2.4. So far it should give you high resolution outputs. Will come with A.I. Beauty Technology and Bokeh effects to enhance your selfie.

A.I. Beauty Technology | Bokeh effects
Comes with basic connectivity requirements from WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS for wireless and MicroUSB for charging and direct transfers. 4G LTE is available for fast internet on the go. This is a dual sim handset.

Battery is at 3000mAh and with 14nm processor and modest seecification, definitely you last a day even of moderate usage.

Makes use of Color OS based on Android Nougat. No Fingerprint sensor here so Pin code or pattern unlock will have to do for unlocking your phone.

This promising budget gaming device is a steal and definitely will be a force to reckon with. Considering OPPO A71 2018 price is only 7,990 Pesos per See here:

OPPO A71 Price

It will be launching soon so there is few days of waiting before you can get this bang-for-buck gaming smartphone from OPPO.

OPPO A71 (2018) Specs:
Android 7.1 Nougat
ColorOS 3.2
5.2 inch 720p HD TFT Display
Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core Processor
Andreno 506 GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD
13MP f/2.2 Rear camera
5MP f/2.4 Front camera
4G LTE / HSPA+/ 3G / 2G
GSM: Band 2/3/5/8 WCDMA: Band 1/5/8 FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5/8/38/40/41
Dual SIM (nano-SIM)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
microUSB port
3000mAh battery
148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6 mm
137 g
Gold, Black
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ASUS X407 and X507 launched at Asus 360 event Philippines Specs Price

Asus Philippines held a grand event "Asus 360" at SM Megamall Fashion Hall as they are keen to introduce ASUS X407 and X507. Premium-grade Notebooks with NanoEdge Display powered by
Intel 7th Generation i7 Processor and comes with Personalized Security.

Asus X407 | X506

The ASUS X407 and X507 is the better notebook fitted for people that seeks great aesthetics, portability, and performance at a reasonable price range.

X407 and X507 feature Full HD NanoEdge display plus 178° wide-view technology that makes for an immersive viewing pleasure. They also have Tru2Life Video, through intelligent algorithms, it optimizes the sharpness and contrast of every pixel in every frame by 150% to produce incredibly vivid and realistic visuals;  while Splendid display technology optimizes imagery to provide richer, deeper and more accurate colors.

For a 15.6” laptop, X507 is extremely compact and portable — comes with a thin 21.9mm profile and weigh only 1.68kg. Meanwhile, the 14” X407 is only at 1.42kg. They are available in two color options of Star Grey or Icicle Gold.

Powered by up to 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with NVIDIA® GeForce® MX110 discrete graphics coupled with dual-storage setup - 1TB HDD and M.2 SSD, the X407 and X507 can surely take on your requirements at work as well as the graphic intensive games that you play.

These Windows 10 laptops also support new and exciting Windows features including Cortana with voice recognition. For maximum convenience and compatibility, X507 includes a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and a microSD card reader, as well as 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 4.2. Have a personal touch as they come with Fingerprint sensor for quick and easy logins with Windows Hello.

“Our goal this year is to bring closer a premium entry-level product that offers both productivity and entertainment to our Filipino consumers. At ASUS, we bring forward the best devices to complement a lifestyle that is performance driven, stylish with a kick of premium look yet very affordable,” shares Joey Nocom, ASUS Philippines Country Product Manager.

Vivobook | Zenbook Flip
Other than the X407 and X507, other Asus Notebooks graced the event Vivobook S15, Zenbook Flip 15, Asus X570 and Asus FX570. A Zen AiO was also being showcased.

The ASUS X407 and X507 will be available in the Philippines by third week of March exclusively sold in Lazada Philippines at price starting PHP 27,995 but will eventually be available nationwide to all ASUS authorized dealers and resellers by April 2018.

Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10
Windows 10 Home
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-6006U processor
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-7100U processor
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-6006U processor
15.6” HD (1366 x 768)panel
14.0” HD (1366 x 768) panel
45% NTSC color gamut and anti-glare coating
45% NTSC color gamut and anti-glare coating
UP TO NVIDIA® GeForce® MX110 discrete graphics
up to 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
Up to 8GB DDR4 RAM
Up to 8GB DDR4 RAM
Storage Options
Dual-storage: 1TB/500GB HDD 5400rpm/7200rpm with 256GB/128GB M.2 SSD
Dual-storage: 1TB/500GB HDD 5400rpm with 256GB/128GB M.2 SSD
Single drive model:
Single drive model:
1TB/500GB SATA HDD 5400rpm
1TB/500GB SATA HDD 5400rpm
256GB/128GB M.2 SSD
256GB/128GB M.2 SSD
Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Bluetooth® 4.2
802.11ac Wi-Fi with Bluetooth® 4.1
802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth® 4.0
802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth® 4.0
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A
2 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x HDMI
1 x headphone-out & audio-in combo jack
1 x headphone-out & audio-in combo jack
1 x microSD card reader
1 x microSD card reader
3-cell, 33Wh
Star Grey
Icicle Gold
364.8 x 266.4 x 21.9mm
328.6 x 246.3 x 21.9mm

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Asus unveils Next Generation Zenfone 5 Series for MWC 2018!

MWC 2018! Asus Jerry Shen, unveils the latest next generation Zenfone 5 Series with Zenfone 5Z, Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5Q / 5 Lite.

Zenfone 5z | 5
Starting with high end, the Zenfone 5z offer flagship grade experience packing the latest technologies, internals and features. Zenfone 5z sports a 6.2 inch IPS display on a  first-ever 19:9 all-screen display that makes for a 90% screen-to-body ratio fitted on 5.5-inch body. It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 that comes with the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine coupled with 6GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage.

Moving to Next Generation Zenfone 5 base model, it also feature a 6.2 inch 19:9 IPS Display but is powered by more midrange Snapdragon 636. This soc does support exclusive ASUS AI Boost that optimizes the smartphone for efficient performance.

As for camera, Zenfone 5Z and 5 makes use of Sony® IMX363 sensor with 1.4µm pixels, an f/1.8 wide-aperture lens, 120° wide-angle 8MP secondary camera, four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and AI-enhanced camera features - AI Scene Detection, AI Photo Learning, Real-time Portrait and Real-time Beautification.

Zenfone 5Q | 5 Lite

Still on a budget? Then you might want to check out Zenfone 5Q (Philippine Market) and Zenfone 5 Lite (for other markets). Zenfone 5Q is a 6 inch smartphone that gets the title  as world's first globally-announced true quad-camera system with high-resolution and wide-angle cameras at both front and rear. The 6-inch Full HD+ IPS display has a Full View 18:9 aspect ratio housed in a 5.5 inch body.  Makes use of Snapdragon 630 Processor matched with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage.  High resolution cameras with 20MP Sony at the front, 16MP at the rear — and a secondary 120° wide-angle camera at both front and rear. Complete connectivity and security feature from WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC plus triple slot for Sim cards and MicroSD. Fingerprint and Face Unlock is supported.

These Next Generation Zefone 5 Series carries 3300mAh battery. They run the latest Android Oreo with AI at the center of attraction for ZenUI. Asus is also bringing in their new ZeniMoji!

Zenfone 5 Series is said to be available in the Philippine within the second quarter of the year! Zenfone 5z June, Zenfone 5 April and Zenfone 5Q March. Zenfone 5Z price starts at $479!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fortinet Introduces FortiGate 6000F series, Industry’s Fastest 100 Gbps+ Next-Generation Firewall Appliance.

Taguig City, February 13, 2018. Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today introduced its FortiGate 6000F Series of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW).

The first in the series, the FortiGate 6000F incorporates a new hardware processing architecture that delivers the validated performance of a Fortinet chassis in a compact appliance form-factor to deliver advanced security for exponentially increasing.

The FortiGate 6000F series NGFWs are ideally suited for enterprise edge networks that prioritize threat protection and encryption inspection throughput in a form-factor that enables high density, energy efficiency, and deployment simplicity.

The FortiGate 6000F is built around Fortinet’s next-generation hardware architecture that combines discrete, multi-cpu processing cards that enable chassis-class performance, resilience, and capacity.

Delivers unparalleled processing power and speed to meet the security needs of enterprise edge traffic with industry-leading encrypted traffic inspection, threat protection and NGFW performance.

The Next-Generation of FortiGate 
Fortinet’s new F-series includes the FortiGate 6300F and FortiGate 6500F, which are high-performance, compact and easy to manage NGFW appliances that are integrated within the Fortinet Security Fabric.

Advanced Security Capabilities and Performance: The 6000F series are the industry’s fastest NGFW appliances, delivering advanced threat protection and SSL inspection performance to handle massive volumes of traffic at the network edge.

High Speed and Flexible Interfaces: High density zSFP+ and QSFP28 interfaces support 10G, 40G, 100Gbps and new 25G data rates to provide high speed connectivity and increased flexibility as enterprises migrate to higher density designs.

Security Fabric Integration: FortiGate firewalls serve as the foundation of the Fortinet Security Fabric and run FortiOS, the world’s most deployed network security operating system. The Fortinet Security Fabric provides broad, integrated, and automated security that is required to protect the vast digital attack surface created by digital transformation.

Next-Generation Hardware Architecture
An industry first for a security appliance, Fortinet’s next-generation hardware architecture leverages compact internal processing cards that are miniaturized versions of the blades typically used in cutting-edge modular security chassis. Each processing card combines multiple 12-core CPUs, Security Processing Units (SPUs), and Content (CP9) and Network Processors (NP6) into a discrete unit. The FortiGate 6000F series can support up to ten discrete processing cards in a 3U appliance.

The innovative design enables traditionally chassis-only benefits like high resilience and session scale while also delivering advanced security capabilities at breakthrough speeds never before seen in a compact appliance form-factor. The architecture provides additional benefits like hardware load balancing using new custom Distribution Processors (DP3) that intelligently assign tasks between the discrete processing cards.

Increase in Multi-Cloud Networks and Encrypted Traffic Requires Security Speed & Scale
Multi-cloud environments and the increasing use of IoT and mobile devices to access mission-critical applications are drastically increasing the volume of encrypted data on enterprise edge networks. The adoption of these technologies is also increasing bandwidth, throughput, and session capacity requirements that are driving enterprises to modernize their edge networks.

Additionally, the expanded digital attack surface and complex threat landscape is escalating the need for advanced security protections that can be applied with speed and scale across all connected devices. Security appliances need to be able to deliver the high performance required to protect encrypted traffic at the enterprise edge with a compact, modern interface that can seamlessly grow capacity in a smaller, efficient physical footprint.

“Enterprise adoption of the cloud is massively increasing the volume of traffic that needs to be inspected at the enterprise edge. Add to this the ever-increasing percentage of encrypted traffic and today’s NGFW’s need to perform at levels unheard of five years ago. The FortiGate 6000F high-end firewall series is built upon a new architecture that delivers the industry’s highest threat protection and encryption inspection performance to ensure enterprises can scale their defenses and meet the evolving needs of their business.”, John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet.

“Our use of the cloud continues to expand to meet the evolving business needs of our users and customers. This growth has increased the amount of traffic crossing our networks and created an imperative to continue to maintain security standards across our entire infrastructure without impacting business productivity. Our extended IT infrastructure is absolutely critical to everything we do, so it’s invaluable to have the security performance and seamless protection that Fortinet provides across our physical and cloud-based domains.” - Stuart Berman, global security architect at Steelcase

“Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular, but gaps in protection can occur if security solutions can’t keep pace with agile public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.  The growth of IoT and Mobility also puts large demands on performance and security architectures as data traverses these end points.  ePlus recognizes these advances and has invested significantly in providing our customers with comprehensive security solutions to meet these growing demands.  We are proud to partner with Fortinet and leverage their robust platform to both scale and secure these transformative environments.” - Pascal Perot, VP strategic alliances, security at ePlus
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lazada Chinese New Year Sale! Gadgets, Deals, Discounts and More!

Geeks! Celebrate Year of The Dog with Lazada Chinese New Year Sale! Welcome the blessings with incredible deals, discounts and more! Happening from February 13 to 16, 2018!

Lazada Chinese New Year
Creating good feng shui is now easier! Shop for items you usually get from Chinatown like incense, lucky charms, feng shui lucky cat, golden wealth pot, red money tree and banguas, and have them delivered straight at your doorstep. Customers also enjoy free delivery for all Metro Manila orders.

Of course, there will also sale on your favorite electronics and gadgets! Here are some great smartphone deals for you. 

Nokia 3 can be yours at 4,990 only! One of best entry level out there and without a doubt solid built and quality from Nokia/HMD.
Copper White >
Matte Black >
Tempered Blue >
Silver White >

Well if you still need a better speced smartphone, then you are in luck as Huawei Gr5 2017, one of best bang-for-buck camera smartphone by Huawei is also on sale for 8,990 Pesos!
Here is the link >

Still not enough? What!? you are more of Samsung Fan? Good News! Samsung A7 2017 can keep upwith your lifestyle with its weather resistance rating as well as dependable hardware at only 13,990! Wow that's less 6000 off its original price. Product Page here >

You can gain additional discounts thanks to RCBC and PayMaya. Customers who use their RCBC savings MyDebit Mastercard get a Php 200 discount during the Chinese New Year Sale for a minimum purchase of Php 1,500. PayMaya users get 15% off (maximum discount of Php 200) whenever they use the code PAYMAYAFEB for a minimum purchase of Php 1,000 until February 25.

We will be on the look out for more deals better like our facebook page.

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