Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lenovo Unleashes Legion Gaming Lineup Price Specs Philippines

With the rise of popularity of Gaming Sports, Lenovo is keen to sway hardcore gamers with their Legion line.

Lenovo organized a two-day gaming convention that happened last weekend Jan 28-29 held at SM North Edsa Annex Activity Center  that allowed avid gamers to play League of Legends (LoL), one of most popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games by Garena in Southeast Asia.

Battling for dominance will be 12 teams from participating schools: De La Salle University, DLSU-College of Saint Benilde, Adamson University, National University, AMA University - Quezon City Campus, University of the Philippines - Diliman, Far Eastern University and among others.

Gamers were also given a chance to face-off against celebrities such as Kristoffer Martin, Jack Reid, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Alex Diaz and Jerome Ponce. Radio DJs, Nikko Ramos and Joyce Pring played host for Legion by Lenovo Event.

"Lenovo Legion is dedicated to our community of gamers, and their passion for gaming," said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager for Lenovo Philippines. "And by introducing Legion through this gaming convention, we hope to grow such a community - where local gamers can support each other in the world of gaming, and improve camaraderie online."

The convention also serves as take-off point of Lenovo Legion Gaming line such as gaming laptops - Lenovo Legion Y520 and Ideapad Y910 and Desktop Gaming with IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. The Lenovo Legion series offers high definition visuals with amazing sound system that is powered by Intel matched with Nvidia GeForce graphics so offering stunning realism and thrilling performance - top grade gaming experience.

Lenovo Legion Y520 comes in 15.6 FHD IPS Display in carbonfiber accented with Red illuminated Gaming Controls with slick bends. Powered by Intel i7 Kaby Lake Processor with NVIDIA GTX 1050 GDDR5 4GB Graphics that could run games in 1080p and 1440p display. You won't worry about memory or storage as it has 8GB DDR4 and 1TB SATA HDD plus 256GBSSD. Packs Harman Kardon Speakers with Dolby Premium Audio Technology. Nerve Sense, lets you customize various settings - adjust keyboard lighting, enable/disble touchpad, keys for playing as wwell as control sound  settings. Extreme Cooling System also keeps things cool when things gets heated up and exciting. Livestream your sessions to your social media also via Nerve Sense.

Another laptop is the Ideapad Y910 that is future-proof vitual-reality ready. Sports a huge 17.3 inch FHD IPS Anti-Glare Display that delivers wide viewing experience. Powering the laptop is Intel 6th Generation i7-6820HK Processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 coupled with sick 64GB DDR4 RAM Memory and 1TB HDD + 512SSD. Get instant boost with One Key Turbo. Comes in RGB Mechanical keyboard that not only rocks in looks but also feels good press. To compliment its big display, JBL Speakers with Dolby Theater with subwoofer for an immersive sound experience that makes you feel you are inside the game itself. Killer WLAN Ethernet E2400 assures you stable internet connection to keep you online.

Finally we move on to desktop Legion with Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. It is small and portable machine in killer design decked shades of matte grey polycarbonate accented with Legion Logo that glows. Has built-in carrying handle so you could carry it and easily set up for all-nighter or weekend fun with your friends.

Looking inside, it packs Intel Core i7 6th Generation (6700) supported with NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 GDDR5 8GB Graphics, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB + 128GB SSD Storage. Also features Killer WiFi AC 1535 2X2 connectivity. This IdeaCentre is best paired with Lenovo 27 inch Curved Panel Y27g Monitor, Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Precision Mouse and Surround Sound Headset.

So far the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube desktop is the first Legion to be available in the Market with retail price of 81,990 Pesos.

Lenovo Legion Y520 is set to be release in February and Ideapad Y910 will also be available this 1st quarter of the year (2017).

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB* Specs
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9; IPS; Anti-Glare
Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
Memory: 8GB but Up to 16 GB DDR4; 2 x SODIMM Slots
Storage: 256 GB PCIe SSD or 1 TB HDD
Audio: 2 x 2W Harman™ Certified Speakers with Dolby Audio™ Premium
WLAN & Bluetooth®: 1 x 1 WiFi 802.11 ac or 2 x 2 WiFi 802.11 ac + Bluetooth® 4.1 Combo
LAN: 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet
1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C)
2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI™
Audio Jack
Microphone Jack
4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
Battery Life: Up to 4-Hour 3 Cell; 45 WHr Li-Polymer Battery
Dimensions (W x D x H):  (mm) : 380 x 265 x 25.8 / (inches) : 14.96" x 10.43" x 1.01"
Weight: Starting at 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)

Lenovo IDEAPAD Y910 Specs
Form Factor: Clamshell Notebook with 135° Hinge
External Materials: Black Aluminum with Cross Hairline Brush
Keyboard / Touchpad: 
Multicolor Mechanical Backlight Keyboard / Touchpad with Multicolor Backlight Ring
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Display: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 16:9, Anti-Glare
Processor: 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK Processor
Discrete Graphics: Up to 8 GB VRAM NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080M
One Key Turbo
Instant Overclocking Functionality
Memory: Up to 64 GB DDR4, 4 x SODIMM Slots
Up to 1 TB HDD SATA3
Up to 512 GB + 512 GB SSD PCIe RAID 0
ODD: External DVD/Blu-ray Disc™ USB 2.0 ODD(Optional)
Webcam / Microphone: 720p with Internal Dual-Array Digital Microphones
Audio: 2 x 2.0W JBL® Speakers and 1 x 3.0W Subwoofer Dolby Audio™ Premium
WLAN: Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535
LAN: Killer™ Ethernet E2400
Bluetooth®: Bluetooth® 4.1
2 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0 (1 x always-on charging)
Thunderbolt™ 3 port
Audio Jack
Microphone Jack
HDMI™ 1.4b
6-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMC-Plus, SDIO)
Battery: **Up to 3.5 Hours (6 Cell, 90 WHr) Li-Polymer Battery
PSU: Up to 230W
Dimensions (W x D x H): (mm) : 425 x 315 x 36 / (inches) : 16.73" x 12.4" x 1.42"
Weight: Starting at ~10.1 lbs (~4.6 kg)

Lenovo Ideacentre Y710 Cube Specs
Windows 10 Home
Processor: Up to 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Graphics: Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080; 8 GB
Memory: 16GB but Up to 32 GB DDR4
Storage: 1TB HDD + 128GB GB SSD
Killer™ LAN / WiFi 10/100/1000M
1 x HDMI™
1 x VGA
Rear Ports
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Front Ports
2 x USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x D x H) : (inches) : 15.48" x 9.93" x 12.38" / (mm) : 393.3 x 252.3 x 314.5
Weight: Starting at 16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)
Xbox One™ Wireless Controller/Receiver(Optional)

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Nokia 6 Quick Look Price Specs Philippines

Update! Nokia 6 Now Official for Philippine Market Retails for 11,990 Pesos!

Update! MWC 2017 Nokia 6 is set to be available Globally this 2nd Quarter of the Year 2017! By then it will have Google Playstore and Google Assistant plus Monthly Updates! Said to cost 229 Euros for Classic design while a Special Piano Finish Edition will be priced for 299 Euros...

Look what we have here... Nokia 6! Lets have a quick look, shall we?

At last... That Android Dream. Nokia on Android. Nokia 6

Lets unbox this baby. We find ourselves with Nokia signature simplistic packaging with a photo of holding hands - typically depicting their Motto "Connecting People." Opening the Box, we see the unit, manuals including ejector pin, and a box filled with the charger, data cable and headset.

Nokia 6 looks grand and looks like it took design ques from older nokia devices with blockish form of that of lumia 830 but more edgier champers. The back comes with black with protruding camera and led flash. Top houses the headphone jack while on the bottom lies the speaker and microUSB port. Right side, you will find the volume rocker and power / lock button. The sim card / micro sd hybrid slot lies on the left. It construction is flawless accented with antenna. We did a drop test (Video Soon Uploading...) and it survive a 5 ft fall. hahaha

Nokia 6 Front Back Sides Ports

Up front lies a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS Display with 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass. Not as bright and with Nokia blue iconography seems like it is on the cold side of things.

Nokia 6

Powering the device is Snapdragon 430 with Adreno 505 GPU coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage. You can expand storage via hybrid slot although you need to sacrifice dual sim feature. We ran Antutu Benchmark and it delivered nearly 45K mark. Nokia 6 performed very well with no lags and apps launch quickly and properly.

Nokia 6 Antutu Benchmark Sensors

Nokia 6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Nokia twist to it. No App drawer here, with round iconography. Settings has been organize with icons and labels but also shows details of particular settings like percentage of battery, amount of memory and storage and the like. I can it find it useful as I can see the settings without going through them one by one. Oh since this is from grey market, sadly no playstore.

Nokia 6 UI

Nokia 6 Camera

It 16MP Rear camera has good dynamic range where you can see details of hightlights and shadows as well as enough sharpness and contrast. Coming from a Lumia user, it is not of pureview or zeiss level but it can deliver good photos. Although as of present time, it has no professional or manual modes. However we tested Manual Compatibility test and it does support so you may install third party apps to unlock its camera potential even more.

Nokia 6 Camera Sample
As you can see, it takes good photos with on spot colors and has the amount of processing. You could see minute details even those things in the shadows.

Nokia 6 Camera Sample
This photo of the rag shows the focusing skill of Nokia 6. It focus well and shows clearly the intricacies of the threads.

Nokia 6 Camera Selfie

Front Camera is decent too. Look here, My Selfie. You could see my white strands of hair meaning to say it can capture details even my pimples. Colors are on point and can capture text properly.

Camera UI is basic. It has only three modes Auto, Touch up,and Panorama. There is HDR and you can set it to HDR Auto, On or Off. Oh by the way, before taking photos be sure set your aspect ratio to 4:3 16MP for rear and 4:3 8MP for front as by default it is set at 16:9 at lesser MP so that you could maximize it camera capabilities.

We have tried out its connectivity and we were impress. Comparedd to any Android we tries, it connects fast whether WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS maybe and USB OTG. It can detect fast as well as reject or unmount faster too. Transfers via wireless are wickedly smooth without hiccups. As expected from Nokia - Connecting people. Wireless casting is also supported.

Oh has complete sets of sensors including gyroscope that will enable you to use Virtual Reality (VR) Apps and Augmented Reality Games (AR).

We have not tried battery as we ran out of time to charge and drain it. So until we get to take home the review unit. Just stand by and we will get back at you to finish this review off.

First offered by Third Party Seller via Lazada Philippines.
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Now Officially Launch for Philippine Market for 11,990 Pesos!

Nokia 6 specs:
Android 7.0 Nougat
5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU
Adreno 505 GPU
64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
16MP rear camera
f/2.0 Aperture
Dual Tone LED flash
8MP front camera
f/2.0 aperture
4G LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Fingerprint scanner
3000mAh battery
Supports Fast charging

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

X-Mini Click Ultra Portable Wireless Speaker Price Philippines Specs

Look what we have here a cute wireless speakers - the X-Mini Click!

The X-Mini Click is so compact, light and ultra portable measuring at 36mm width x 41.6mm height and weighs only 47.5g. Such a small speaker that is perfect to carry around even in your pocket.

Don't be fooled by its size, it packs power for its size. We played it in the living room and woah it surely didn't disappoint as our neighbors came knocking on our doorsetps haha. Although, sound quality is not amazing and it does lack that umpphh (bass). Few distortions at high tones and volumes.

Connectivity is simple. Power it up by pressing the On button located at the bottom of the speakers at least 3 secs. Activate the bluetooth of your device or smartphone, search and select X-mini Click. LED Light will stop flashing once your X-Mini Click is paired. Wireless range is 10 meters 33 feet but for open space that is as when you are in between a wall, the sound gets fuzzy.

the On Button is also known as Click Button. When your X-Mini is paired with your smartphone, you can play music, answer calls and use it as remote shutter with your smartphone camera. Neat right!

X-Mini Click is such a cute wireless speakers. Small it may be but it can deliver load sound. Has few tricks too that you did'nt expect coming from this tiny guy. It is a great portable speaker to play your tunes and watch movies but don't expect so great audio quality.

Retails for 1,399 pesos! Is available via SM Gadget Hub, Abensons and Electroworld.
X-Mini Click Specs:
Magnetically Shielded 31mm (3.3Ω)
Dimensions: 36.8mm x 43mm
Weight : 47.5g
Black, Red and Blue
Frequency response: 180Hz - 16KHz
Signal-to-Noise: ≥ 90dB Colors
Distortion : ≤ 1.0%
Loudspeaker output: 2W
Battery capacity : 300mAh
Battery charge time:  Minimum of 2.5 hours

Bluetooth specifications
Operating frequency Range: 2.4GHz - 2.48GHz
Wireless range: Up to 10 metres/ 33 feet
Bluetooth compliant: V2.1 + EDR
Bluetooth profile support: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
Bluetooth playback time: Up to 6 hours

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Nokia 6 Now Unofficially Available Price Specs Philippines

Update! HMD Global said that this sale is unauthorize and that there is no White Nokia 6 at of present time. The Product Pagr has been taken down. Well wish they bring it officially here soon.

Nokia 6 to be available with Lazada Philippines! unofficially that is.

Starting Jan 26 at 12NN, Nokia 6 will be available with Lazada Philippines! Product Page here:

This is the comeback device from Nokia. Sporting 5.5 inch Full HD Display in 2.5D Gorilla Glass powered by Snapragon 430 with Adreno 505 GPU coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage that runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP PDAF Rear Camera and 8MP front camera at f/2.0 aperture delivering sharp quality images and videos.

Said to have dual amplifiers deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp and will be enhanced with Dolby Atmos.

It is equipped with fingerprint scanner for more personalize security. Cmes with regular set of connectivity features such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Supports ultra fast LTE for data internet connection.

Carries 3000mAh Battery and support fast charging.

It will be sold and fulfilled by Hellotronics, a partner supplier of Lazada.

Nokia 6 specs:
Android 7.0 Nougat
5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU
Adreno 505 GPU
64GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
16MP rear camera
Dual-tone flash
8MP front camera
4G LTE / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
Fingerprint scanner
3000mAh battery
Supports Fast charging

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Lenovo x Resident Evil - Stunning Realism and Thrilling Performance

Exhilarating experiences and prizes await as Lenovo unveils exciting new campaign and dares fans to enter “the Dark World”

PHILIPPINES, JANUARY, 2017 – Lenovo the world’s leading PC manufacturer, today announced a joint initiative with Resident Evil to mark the premiere of the franchise’s latest movie, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”.

Resident Evil is the world’s most successful game-turned-movie franchise. The movies have grossed nearly US$1 billion worldwide or PhP50 billion. In the Philippines, the latest film hits the screens on February 1, 2017.

As part of the campaign, Lenovo is inviting fans in the Philippines to journey to the Dark World, by taking part in what promises to be a thrilling and memorable experience.

Lenovo’s Facebook fans can gets a chance to win tickets to the exclusive local premiere of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”. 10 participants who “bite” the most friends by tagging them on Facebook, will win two tickets each. Fans can participate in the contest from now until January 27, 2017 by visiting > this post on Lenovo Philippines’ Facebook page.

For those who prefer to be entertained in the comfort of their own home, blockbuster movies such as “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” are enjoyed at their breathtaking best on Lenovo’s high-performance IdeaPad and Legion machines. Featuring state-of-the-art engineering, these devices enable customers to fully immerse themselves in any world they please.

The Lenovo Ideapad 510 is the ultimate home entertainment device. Launched in the Philippines last quarter, it is designed with stunning, high-definition visuals and audio in Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080) 15.6 inch screen. Powered by Intel, you are assured of best performance.  Equipped with up to NVIDIA® GeForce 940MX 4G optional graphics, the Ideapad 510 comes prepared for incredible multimedia, video editing and gaming. Comes with dual speakers, certified by Harman Audio for a clearer, crisper quality of sound.

The Ideacentre Y710 Cube is the latest in Lenovo’s gaming desktop series. Unlike anything else out there, the cutting-edge portable machine, which is also VR-ready, allows gamers the speed and power to play any game, anywhere. It was unveiled at Gamescom in August, and launched locally this January. Play any game like a pro, even while streaming videos. supports with up to NVIDIA GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition graphics card, the Y710 Cube delivers high graphics performance, so you can effortlessly play in stunning 4K definition. It has Intel® Core™ i7 processor for unprecedented processing power. Comes pre-installed Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows and Xbox Wireless Controller, so you’re ready to game out of the box without wires.

The popularity of PC gaming continues to grow, driven by demand among consumers in Asia and in particular, Southeast Asia. According to PwC, the gaming industry will grow nearly 5% annually through 2020. In particular, PC gaming is expected to grow at a rate of 6.3% per year. A DFC Intelligence report expects the PC gaming market to reach US$42 billion by 2020, continuing to be dominated by Asia Pacific with growth being driven by moderate and core gamers.

The Lenovo Legion series is emerging as hugely popular gaming machines in the Philippines. The pre-built devices offer great engineering right out of the box: poweful internals, gripping graphics, and stylish designs with customizable lighting and audio – a Gamer's Dream Machine.

“Our partnership with Resident Evil is the perfect showcase for Lenovo’s innovative technology and the endless possibilities in home entertainment,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Philippines. “As consumers in the Philippines demand more immersive experiences from their PCs, Lenovo is pleased to be meeting their needs with the Ideapad 510 and Ideacentre Y710 Cube. Both machines pack a powerful punch, offering movie fans stunning realism through high-definition graphics and sound.”

Pricing and Availability

Prices for the Ideapad 510 start from just PhP 51,995, with the device available for purchase at major electronics stores.
Prices for the Ideacentre Y710 Cube start from just PhP 81,990, with the device available for purchase at major electronics stores.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter begins airing in cinemas in the Philippines on February 1, 2017.

Lenovo IdeaPad 510 Tech Specs
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Display: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, 200 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U Processor
(3M Cache, 2.3GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (2.8GHz)
6th Gen Intel Core i7-6500U Processor
(4M Cache, 2.5GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.1GHz)
Intel HD Graphics in processor only, or Intel HD Graphics in processor
NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX, 2GB or 4GB memory;
supports dual independent display, max. resolution: 1920x1080@60Hz (HDMI), 1920x1200@60Hz (VGA)

Memory: PC4-17000 2133MHz DDR4, 4GB memory soldered onboard,
1 x 260-pin SO-DIMM socket, 12GB max

Storage: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide: 1TB / 2TB
Optical drive: DVD±RW, 9.0 mm high, tray-in

Keyboard : 6-row, multimedia Fn keys, backlight, numeric keypad
One-piece touchpad with buttons

Integrated 720p HD Camera, 1MP, fixed focus, combo array microphone

Audio support
HD audio, Harman® certified / stereo speakers, 2W x 2 / dual array microphone, combo audio/mic jack

Dimensions (W x D x H) : 379 x 260 x 22.9 mm
Weight : Starting at 2.1 kg
Case material: PC/ABS plastic
Case colour: Black
Battery: Integrated Li-Polymer 2-cell (39 Wh)
Up to 5 hours Battery life
AC adaptor: Integrated models: 45W / Discrete models: 65W

Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless LAN
Lenovo AC Wireless, 11ac, 1x1, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1, M.2 card

1 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
4-in-1 Card Reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Combo audio/microphone jack
Ethernet (RJ45)

Preload (only some listed)
Lenovo OneKey™ Recovery, Lenovo REACHit, Lenovo SHAREit, Lenovo Photo Master, McAfee LiveSafe™ (30 day free trial)

Lenovo Ideacentre Y710 Cube Tech Specs
Windows 10 Home
Processor: Up to 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Graphics: Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080; 8 GB
Memory: 16GB but Up to 32 GB DDR4
Storage: 1TB HDD + 128GB GB SSD
Killer™ LAN / WiFi 10/100/1000M
1 x HDMI™
1 x VGA
Rear Ports
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Front Ports
2 x USB 3.0
Dimensions (L x D x H)
(inches) : 15.48" x 9.93" x 12.38"
(mm) : 393.3 x 252.3 x 314.5
Starting at 16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)
Xbox One™ Wireless Controller/Receiver(Optional)

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IBM Bluemix - Bring the Cloud Together

The next big step in the evolution of the IBM Cloud portfolio is here.

IBM Bluemix is integrating SoftLayer products and services into its vast catalog of infrastructure, platform, and application services.

The SoftLayer products, services, tools, systems, and support will become a cornerstone of a unified Bluemix cloud experience that delivers the performance, flexibility, and consistency of SoftLayer infrastructure alongside the extensive catalog of cloud resources that include IBM Watson services, development runtimes, containers, database services, and more.

With the integration of SoftLayer into the IBM Bluemix, one can only expect the best as it will bring all the cloud together with developer-centric compute models - Bluemix makes it easier to ship powerful, high-quality software every day.

What exactly is IBM SoftLayer, now Bluemix, and what does it do? 
The Bluemix cloud platform is not just about creating new apps or migrating existing ones, on-prem or off-prem implementations, or offering IaaS and PaaS cloud services. It is designed to bring all of these aspects together to help solve your real, complex business problems in the cloud.

If your organization requires high performance computing, or you manage very large databases, Bluemix provides leading edge, dedicated architecture and ease of provisioning specifically designed to accommodate high input/output intensity for online gaming, mobile applications and digital marketing.

For larger organizations that need a correspondingly high level of infrastructure control, it provides the ability to customize hardware, network control and control infrastructure via simple and intuitive application programming interfaces (APIs).

What makes Bluemix different and how can it help your business?
The IBM Bluemix cloud platform weaves together services, infrastructure and data to rapidly bring ideas into action. It simplifies the process of building systems that use data to understand, reason, and learn.
It also builds data rich software as apps and services become increasingly delivered through digital channels; analytics are the heart of personalization, establishing context and building systems that intuitively respond to both behavior and the environment.

Unlike some of its competitors, Bluemix also provides a unified integration and control panel for multiple cloud architectures — allowing for easy platform integration across dedicated, virtualised and cloud servers.

The Bluemix will simply drive your company’s existing IT into transformation.

If you’re ready to learn more about how IBM Bluemix can benefit your business, you may inquire with MSI-ECS at inquiry@msi-ecs.com.ph or call (02) 688-3512.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

MyKronoz ZeFit2 Pulse Smartwatch Review Specs Price Philippines

Here is our review of new MyKronoz  ZeFit2 Pulse Smartwatch.

MyKronoz ZeFit2 Pulse

ZeFit2 Pulse is IP67 water and Dust resistant smartwatch that comes with a adjustable wristband and a .9 TFT 160x80 pixel Colored Touchscreen. At its back is its magnetic sockets as well as heart rate sensor.  Wristband should fit at a max of 9 inches wrist size and minimum of 5 inches.

MyKronoz ZeFit2 Pulse

You need to set things up first by downloading ZeFit2 App onto your mobile device and turn on its Bluetooth. You really need to sign up or log in to your My Kronoz account to be able to access the app and enter your profile details. Upon accessing the app, pair your MyKronoz ZeFit 2 Pulse to your smartphone. You will be notified by the watch to sync it to your phone. Once paired, you wil be able to view your activity log, goals, reminders, and settings.

MyKronoz ZeFit2 Pulse App

ZeFit2 App is simple to understand. Activity tab shows your daily activity from Heart rate, Steps, Distance traveled, Calories burn and hours of sleep. With the app, you could set your goal targets as well as set reminders. You can customize also the digital face of the ZeFit2 Pulse to view time, date, battery vertical or horizontal. You can also set to show notifcation of your calls, txt, emails and social media as well as Anti-lost feature so you can detect if your watch is not with you.

MyKronoz ZeFit2 Pulse App

Supports IPhones 4S to newer, iPad 3rd Gen or Newer, Android 4.3+ devices as well as Windows 8.1 smartphones.

We got to test it out and it did last me four days. Charging time is 1 and half hour to full.

MyKronoz ZeFit2 Pulse
Overall, MyKronoz ZeFit2 Pulse is a good accessories for  active personalities, always on the go or those who need to check out their heart beat when needed. It has decent battery life and may be styled to fit your personality.

Priced for 5,490 Pesos. Now Available! At SM Megamall Gadget Hub, Electroworld and Abensons.

MyKronoz ZeFit2 Pulse Specs
Display: Touchscreen TFT 160*80 pixels
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE
Sensor: 3-axis accelerometer
Operating temperature: -20°C to +40°C
Water resistance: IP67
Battery type: 200mAh
Standby time: up to 5 days
Dimensions: 50 x 22.5 x 11.7 mm
Weight: 25 grams
International warranty: 1 year
Accessories included: magnetic charger, USB cable
iPhone 4S, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus / iPad 3, 4, Air, Mini - iOS 7+
Android 4.3+ Devices and Windows 8.1 with BLE

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Alcatel Pixi 4 5 LTE Review Price Specs Philippines

Here we have the Alcatel Pixi 4 5 LTE! Budget Smartphone with LTE.

Made of polycarbonate plastic construction that curves at the back with matte texture that provides good grip. Aesthetic wise, it is direct to the point a slab. You do have capacitive keys on the front to navigate the device.

It houses a 5 inch TFT Display but at a low resolution FWVGA 480 x 854. Well it is not visually appealing but it won't drain your battery.

Powering the device is a Mediatek MT6735 Quad-Core Processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB Internal Storage. As expected from any entry level device. If you are into benchmarks, its Antutu score is at 22,707 mark.

Alcatel Pixi 4 5 LTE has a 8MP rear camera with LED Flash. What we discovered is that it is Fixed Focus and looks like interpolation magic has been made. Same goes with the 5MP Front Camera. Outputs are just bland as it comes of grainy and lacks detail and of course focus.

More of connectivity smartphone, it packs the regular - WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and supports LTE on both sim slots. Yet USB-OTG is not supported.

Carries a 2000mAh battery but it does last longer even in data and tethering mode for up to 7hrs. Guess low consumption wares has its benefits for battery life.

Overall, just your entry grade level LTE smartphone here. Priced for 4,499 Pesos

Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) LTE Specs
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
5 inch FWVGA Display
1.3 GHz 64 Bit MT6735 quad core processor
Mali T720
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable via micro SD card slot up to 32 GB
8MP Rear Camera
with LED flash
5MP Front Camera
with LED flash
2,000 mAh Battery
Dual Sim Dual Standby
4G LTE / HSPA+ / 3G /2G
Bluetooth 4.0
Sensors: Accelerometer and Proximity
Dimensions: 140.7 x 72.7 x 9.5 mm
Weight: 148 g
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Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Now Available Price Philippines Specs

Get the new Samsung Galaxy A7 2017plus Samsung Wireless Scoop Speaker for Lazada 5th Birthday Sale!

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 arrives early than announced (supposedly Jan 28, 2017)!

The new Galaxy A 2017 Series gets flagship design  with metallic frame and 3D glass as well as IP68 certification resistance to water and dust. At the top lies the dual sim card slot while at the bottom, you will find the 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C Port. Left side is the Volume rocker as well as microSD slot and on the right side lies the power button and (seems lost) speakers.

The Galaxy A7 2017 is the more phablet size 5.7 incher with Full HD Super AMOLED Display that is great for watching movies and playing games.

Powering the device is Samsung's Eynos 7880 Octa-Core chipset which now comes with upgraded Mali-T830 GPU coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. Finally, it seems Samsung came to their senses and made a dedicated slot for storage expansion and NOT apply hybrid slot.

Now comes with better optics whether at the front or back as both ends are at 16MP at f/1.9 aperture. This should give you high definition captures and videos including better detailed selfies even in lowlight. OIS keeps things steady when you are doing your video recordings. Rear camera is supported with LED Flash. Camera produce sharp, vibrant and better dynamic range. With higher resolution front, selfies are so detailed even pores can be seen. Oh if you are wondering it uses Samsung S5K3P8 Sensor for both rear and front which is also used by OnePlus 3T.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Camera Sample
Foreground Focused Left / Background Focused Right
Shows Samsung Galaxy A7 Dynamic Range

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Selfie

Comes with complete set of connectivity feature such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. To make things, future proof the A Series smartphones comes with USB Type-C for faster data transfer, charging and support for new connectivity. Screen Casting is now supported tagged as "Smart View" Feature. NFC is also supported with Samsung Pay being introduced.

Though it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow but for sure Nougat update is just around the bend. Samsung TouchWiz UI has been updated. Game Mode has now been integrated into the system. Samsung Pay has also been added.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 TouchWiz UI
Samsung TouchWiz UI

Carries a 3600mAh Battery. The Galaxy A Series line up is Samsung heavy duty offerings with better battery life which last to nearly half a day of moderate and even heavy use.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 is a nice update to their heavy duty midranger and now it is water and dust IP68 resistant in a newer modern form and refreshed TouchWiz User Interface plus additional features and high resolution 16MP front / rear camera combo.

Now Avilable via Memoxpress! Spotted via their SM Cubao Store.

Retail Price is 23,990 Pesos. It's on introductory promo as you get Samsung Level U Pro headset and araree Mustang Diary Flip Cover.

Pre-Order is ongoing with Lazada But Shipping Starts still on Jan 28, 2017!

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
IP68 Water Dust Resistance
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
5.7 inch FHD Super AMOLED Display
1.9GHz Octa-Core Processor
Exynos 7880
Mali-T830 GPU
32GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD up to 256GB
16MP Rear Camera, f/1.9 aperture
Samsung S5K3P8 Sensor
with LED Flash
16MP Front Camera, f/1.9 aperture
Samsung S5K3P8 Sensor
Dual Sim Dual Standby
LTE Cat 6 / HSPA+ / 3G / 2G
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
USB Type-C Port
USB-OTG Supported
FM Radio
3600mAh non-removable Battery
Fast Charging Supported
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