Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Asus Philippines Brings Out their New ZenBook Line 2017

To compliment the launch of their New Products for Computex 2017 as well as their 10th anniversary in the country. ASUS Philippines announced the price and release of their New ZenBook 2017 line - ZenBook Flip S (UX370), ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), ZenBook Pro (UX550), ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 and ASUS VivoBook S15.

ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370), winner of a Computex 2017 d&i Award, is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop having a 360° 13.3” LED-backlit Full HD flippable display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass at only 10.9mm thin and 1.1 kg light. Runs on Windows 10 and is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor clocked at 2.7GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.5GHz) and 4MB cache matched with 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and 512GB PCIe® 3.0 SSD. Keep things cool with its brand-new cooling system plus  liquid-crystal-polymer fan. Future proof connection with USB Type-C.

Next is ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), the world’s thinnest 14-inch Laptop 12.9mm-thin and 1.1 kg-light and also boast a 14-inch Full HD NanoEdge ultranarrow-bezel display strengthen by Gorilla Glass 5 on a 13-inch-class chassis. Don't let its thinnest fool you as it packs 7th Generation Intel Core Processors. Said will also come in two models: higher model i7-7500U Intel Core Processor with 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and on one hand, is the Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor with with 256G PCIe 3.0x4 SSD and 8GB LPDDR3 RAM. Other than USB-Type C, it makes use of Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Port for future proof direct connection. Features Fingerprint Sensor for more personalized security.

Another to be release is the the thinnest, lightest and most powerful to date in this professional-grade ultraportable series - ZenBook Pro (UX550). Winner of a Computex 2017 Best Choice Award for its pure, unadulterated power in a  supremely elegant design. Comes in two setups to choose from. One is the one that has FHD Touch Display with Intel Core i5 H Processor with 512G PCIe 3.0 SSD while the other has the higher specs with 4K UHD Touch Display powered by Intel Core i7 H Processor but with larger 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. Graphics is handled by NVIDIA® GeForce® 1050Ti . Also features Fingerprint Sensor and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C.

Well ASUS really want to cover more people at different price range and so a affordable flagship with their new VivoBook - ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 (N580) and ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510). ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 as most powerful VivoBook ever that is slim and lightweight 15.6 inch Windows 10 laptop powered by a 7th Generation Processor (i7 and i5 variants) with 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512SSD and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510)  latest and most premium model in the VivoBook Series and affordable too but not underpowered as it also have 7th Generation Processors (in two models).

Said to be release this July 2017. Prices are as follows:
ASUS Zenbook Flip S (UX370),  84,995
ASUS ZenBook Deluxe (UX490) 81,995
ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550) 104,995
ASUS VivoBook Pro (N580) 15 74,995
ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510)  44,995

ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370UA)
Windows 10 Pro
Aerospace-grade aluminum alloy
13.3” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display
60Hz refresh rate, wide 100% sRGB color gamut
178° wide-view technology
ASUS Eye Care technology for up to 30% blue-light reduction
6.11mm-thin bezel with 80% screen-to-body ratio
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor 2.7GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.5GHz) and 4MB cache
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620
512GB PCIe® 3.0 SSD Storage
Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C™
Keyboard and Touchpad
Full-size backlit, with 1.0mm key travel Keyboard
Precision touchpad (PTP) support with up to four-finger smart gestures
Intelligent palm-rejection
Fingerprint sensor
2-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium stereo audio system with surround-sound effects
surround-sound effects
Harman Kardon-certified
Smart amplifier for maximum audio performance
Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
3.5mm headphone jack
Camera : VGA Web Camera
Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi; IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth® 4.1
Battery and Power
Up to 11.5 hours battery life
39Wh 2-cell lithium-polymer battery
Fast-charge technology: 60% in 49 mins
Weight and Dimensions  H: 1.09 cm (0.43 inches)x W: 31.3 cm (12.32 inches) x D: 21.8 cm (8.58 inches)
Weight: 1.1 kg (2.42 pounds)

Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD/VE
Windows 10 Pro

15.6” LED-backlit 4K UHD (3840 by 2160 16:9) Touch Display
Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor
2.8GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.8GHz) and 6MB cache
16GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
1TB PCIe 3.0x4 SSD

15.6” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 by 1080 16:9) Touch Display
Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ processor
2.5GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.5GHz) and 6MB cache
16GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
512GB PCIe 3.0x4 SSD

7.3mm-thin bezel with 83% screen-to-body ratio
Wide 100% sRGB color gamut
178° wide-view technology
ASUS Eye Care technology for up to 30% blue-light reduction

NVIDIA® GeForce® 1050Ti, 4GB DDR5 VRAM

2 x Type-C™ USB 3.1 Gen 2 (thunderbolt)
2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI
1 x Combo audio jack
1 x Micro SD Card reader
Audio Jack

Keyboard and Touchpad
Full-size backlit, with 1.5mm key travel Keyboard
Glass-covered with intelligent palm-rejection and handwriting input support
Precision touchpad (PTP) technology supports up to four-finger smart gestures
Fingerprint sensor

Quad speakers (3W each)
Certified by Harman Kardon
ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system with surround-sound; smart amplifier for maximum audio performance
Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
3.5mm headphone jack
Long-travel voice coils for improved low-frequency response

Camera: VGA webcam

Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.2

Battery and Power
73Wh 8-cell lithium-polymer battery
Up to 14 hours of battery life

Weight and Dimensions
H: 1.89 cm (0.74 inches) x W: 36.5 cm (14.37 inches) x D: 25.1 cm (9.88 inches)
Weight: 1.8 kg (3.97 pounds)
Royal Blue, Matte Black

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA)
Windows 10 Pro

14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 by 1080) Display
60Hz refresh rate, wide 100% sRGB color gamut
178° wide-view technology
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 cover
1000:1 TV-grade contrast ratio
ASUS Eye Care technology for up to 30% blue-light reduction
7.46mm-thin bezel with 84% screen-to-body ratio

Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor
2.7GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.5GHz) and 4MB cache
16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 Memory
1TB PCIe® 3.0 x 4 SSD

Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor
2.5GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.1GHz) and 3MB cache
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 Memory
256GB PCIe® 3.0 x 4 SSD

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620

2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C™

Keyboard and Touchpad
Full-size backlit, with 1.2mm key travel Keyboard
Glass-covered with Integrated fingerprint sensor
Intelligent palm-rejection
Handwriting input support
Precision touchpad (PTP) support with up to four-finger smart gestures

Quad-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium stereo audio system with surround-sound effects
Harman Kardon-certified
Smart amplifier for maximum audio performance
Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
3.5mm headphone jack

Wireless Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi; IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology

Camera: VGA Web Camera

Battery and Power
46Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
Up to 9 hours battery life
Fast-charging technology: 60% in 49 mins

Weight and Dimensions
Height: 1.29 cm (0.51 inch)
Width: 32.9 cm (12.95 inches)
Depth: 21.0 cm (8.27 inches)
Weight: 1.1 kg (2.42 pounds)
Royal Blue, Quartz Grey

ASUS VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD
Windows 10 Pro
15.6" (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 72% NTSC (Optional) with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
Intel® Core™ i7 7700HQ Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 , with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Intel® Core™ i5 7300HQ Processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX 150
Intel® HM175 Express Chipset
16 GB SDRAM Memory
Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
Camera: HD Web Camera
Wi-Fi Integrated 802.11 AC (2x2)
Built-in Bluetooth V4.2
1 x Multi-format card reader
1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x VGA port
1 x Type A USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1)
1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1) support display
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x Fingerprint (Optional)
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
Harman kardon
Battery: 3 Cells 47 Whrs Polymer Battery
Dimensions NB: 380 x 256 x 19.2 mm (WxDxH) (w/ 3cell battery)
Weight: NB: 1990 g Non-Touch / 2290 g Touch

ASUS VivoBook S15 S510UQ
Windows 10 Pro
15.6" (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
Intel® Core™ i7 7500U Processor,
8GB RAM (but up to 16 GB SDRAM)
plus 256GB SATA3 M.2 SSD

Intel® Core™ i5 7200U Processor,
8GB RAM (but up to 16 GB SDRAM)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX , with 2GB/4GB GDDR5 VRAM
Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard(On selected models)
Camera: VGA Web Camera
Wi-Fi Integrated 802.11 AC (2x2)
Bluetooth V4.1
1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1)
1 x USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x HDMI
1 x Fingerprint (On selected models)
Built-in Stereo 2 W Speakers And Microphone
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
3 Cells 42 Whrs Battery
Dimensions NB: 361.4 x 243.5 x 17.9 mm (WxDxH)
Weight NB: 1.7 kg with Battery

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ASUS Announced New Business Grade ASUSPRO Laptop and Zen Vivo AIOs.

ASUS celebrated yesterday (May 30, 2017) their 10th year anniversary in the industry boasting record sales especially in premium, high end and gaming computing. With their success, they seek to continue and follow through and so on top of this celebration, they announced new business grades Laptops and AiOs - ASUSPRO B9440, Zen AiO Pro ZE240IE, and Vivo AiO V221.

Starting with ASUPRO B9440 claims to be the World's lightest 14" business laptop with US Military Grade reliability at only 1.05kg. Built with all-metal chassis crafted from Magnesium alloy. It is US MIL-STD 810G graded. Sports a 14.0" FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare LED backlit Display. Powered by Intel® Core™ i7 7600U/Intel vPro mmatched with 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and 512GB PCIE3x4 NVME Gen3 M.2 SSD Storage. It has an Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard plus updated Wireless connectivity features plus USB Type-C for power and Data Transfers. Runs Windows 10 Pro License. Retail at 89,995 Pesos.

Next is their premium business All-in-One - the ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IE. Featuring a massive 23.8", 16:9, Wide Screen, Ultra HD 3840x2160 LED-backlight, IPS, 178° Wide viewing angle display that house in stylish design with brushed Icicle Gold finish, Zen-inspired spun-metal detailing, sparkling diamond-cut edges and a seamlessly-integrated stand. At its heart is a powerful Intel® Core™ i7 7700T complimented with great graphics with NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 4GB. Memory and Storage setup is 16GB DDR4 with 1TB HDD+128GB SSD. Retails for 100,995 Pesos.

If you want a more affordable AiO then ASUS offers the Vivo AiO V221. Featuring a 21.5 inch Full HD Wide Screen Display that comes with a Zen Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo. You have two variants to choose from whether the one powered by 7th generation Intel® Core™ i3 7100U with 4GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD or 7th generation Intel® Core™ Pentium®T J4205  Quad-Core with 4GB DDR3 RAM and 500HDD. For iCore Model it retails for 34,995 and for the Pentium it sells for 24,995.

The three will come with a 3-years onsite warranty. Said to be release this July 2017.

14.0" (16:9) FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare LED backlit Display
With WideView Technology
Windows 10 Pro
Intel® Core™ i7 7600U/Intel vPro CPU Processor,
Integrated Intel® CPU
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620
16 GB LPDDR3 1866MHz SDRAM Onboard Memory
512GB PCIE3x4 NVME Gen3 M.2 SSD
Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
Wi-Fi: Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac(2x2)
Bluetooth V4.1
1 x Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack
1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1) support display & support power delivery
1 x Type C USB3.0 (USB3.1 GEN1)
Built-in Stereo 1 W Speakers And Array Microphone
Harman kardon
4 Cells 48 Whrs Polymer Battery
Power Adapter
Plug Type :USB TYPE C
Output : 20 V DC, 3.25 A, 65 W
Input : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
Dimensions: 321.3 x 216.2 x 8.9 ~15 cm (WxDxH)
Weight: 1.05 lbs with Battery
Security: BIOS Booting User Password Protection, Intel Anti-theft, TPM (Trusted Platform Module), Finger Print Reader
UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, IDA, WEEE, Erp 2013, RoHS

ASUS Zen AiO Pro Z240IE
Windows 10 Pro
23.8"(60.5cm), 16:9, Wide Screen, Ultra HD 3840x2160/ LED-backlight IPS, 178° wide viewing angle Display
Multi-touch (10 Fingers Touch)
Intel® Core™ i7 7700T Processor
Intel® B250
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
Memory: 16GB (up to 32GB) DDR4 at 2400MHz
Storage: 1TB HDD+128GB SSD
Wireless Data Network
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.1
LAN: 10/100/1000/Gigabits Mbps
Camera: 1MP Front
Infrared (IR) Camera (Optional)
Harman Kardon
4 x 2 W
2 x 4 W Internal Woofer
Built-in Mic
Digital Array Mic
1 x USB 2.0
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-CTM
1 x HDMI-In
1 x HDMI-Out
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x Headphone (Speaker Out)
1 x Microphone
1 x Kensington Lock
1 x DC-in
Card Reader: 2 -in-1: SD/ MMC
Power Supply: 180 W Power adapter
Dimensions: 585 x 434 x 52 ~190 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 7.3 kg
Color: Icicle Gold

ASUS Vivo AiO V221IC/V221ID
Windows 10 Pro
21.5"(54.6cm), 16:9, Wide Screen, Full HD 1920x1080/, LED-backlight Display

7th generation Intel® Core™ i3 7100U
NVIDIA® GeForce 930MX 2GB

7th generation Intel® Core™ Pentium®T J4205  Quad-Core
NVIDIA® GeForce 920MX 2GB

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac / 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0 / Bluetooth V4.1
Camera: 1MP
SonicMaster Premium
Speaker: 2 x 3 W
Built-in Mic: Digital Array Mic
Side I/O Ports:
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Audio Jack(s) (Mic/Headphone Combo)
Back I/O Ports:
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI-Out
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x Kensington Lock
1 x DC-in
Card Reader: 3 -in-1: SD/ SDHC/ SDXC
Power Supply
65 W Power adapter
90 W Power adaptor
Dimensions: 51.4 x 39.8 x 4.7 ~16.5 cm (WxDxH)
Weight: 4.65 kg
Color: Black/White

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Yahoo Philippines is Back... New Look and Packed with Content

Yahoo!!! is back well the Philippines portal that is...

Here comes the new Yahoo Homepage, along with Yahoo News hosted on a dedicated Philippines domain - Back to provide a more unified experience offering a better way to consume, engage, and discover quality content.

The new Yahoo homepage is designed keeping user behavior in mind. Yahoo has made it easier for users to get all the latest news and content, in less time. They can simply scroll through related stories inline as well as engage in conversations, share with just a tap, and "heart" their favorite articles.
Yahoo’s editors pick list some of the most important stories. Over time, as users click on more content, the Yahoo stream learns and content is tailored to user's interests.

Yahoo News provides relevant ranging from international and local politics to sports and entertainment to viral videos.

The new upgraded design provide users with a new experience with faster loading, more slideshows, videos and original content.

This major redesign of the homepage and core properties lays the foundation for many upcoming new features across platforms, harnessing the full power of Yahoo to create a unified experience across desktop and mobile web suited specially for Filipinos.
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Microsoft launches Teams, a new way of collaboration for Business and Enterprise

Microsoft announced findings of its Asia Workplace 2020. The study involved 4,200 working professionals from 14 markets. 312 respondents are from the Philippines. Mainly aim to understand shifting employees behavior and gaps in the workplace in terms of productivity, collaboration and flexi-work practices.

For the Philippine setting, the study found that employees do not feel empowered to embraced the demands of the digital workplace. Other than that Philippine respondents consider themselves as mobile workers (79% respondents); 20% spent time working outside their office; 64% are empowered by organizational culture and managers to work productively and collaboratively; and 53% agreed that their organization is committed at leadership level to ensure every employee is included in closing the gap in digital skills of their workforce.

In earlier study in 2015, 58% said that they are ready to take on New World of Work with organization having the right People, Place and Technology to be productive, collaborative and innovative. 67% felt that market is slightly equipped.

In another study - Microsoft Asia Digital Transformation in 2016, "Empowered Employees" was the 2nd digital transformation priority for business leaders while digital skilled workforce was 3rd barrier for digital transformation.

With professionals being mobile, flexi-work is being embraced and organizations are looking for new workplace practices.

So taking all consideration for the demands of the evolving needs of the market, Microsoft offers Teams that brings together People, Conversation, Content and Tools.

Microsoft Teams is built on four promises - Chat for Today's Teams, Hub for Teamwork, Customization and Security.

Teams provides a modern threaded conversation experience to keep everyone engage. You can access multiple teams as well as easy to switch between projects. You can also set privacy settings to keep things private or be visible.

It is integrated with Office365 (Business License) and so Office Applications and services are available at your disposal! Share documents via Onedrive and it wll be availble for your team with SharePoint. Notes will be handled with OneNote.

Customize works spaces with tabs, connectors and bots from Microsoft tools (Planner, Visual Studio or any third Party applications. There are 150 integration are available and some are coming soon like SAP, Trello, Hipmunk, Growbot and ModuleQ.

Ensured to deliver hyper-scale and enterprise-grade advance security and compliance capabilities. Supports global standard - SOC1, SOC 2, EU Model Clauses, ISO270001 and HIPAA.

Microsoft Teams is chose by customers worldwide with more than 50,000 organizations started using since its preview announcement last November 2016 - Alaska Airlines, ConocoPhilipps, Deloitte, Expedia, J.B. Hunt, J. Walker Thompson, Hendrick Motorsports, Sage, Trek Bicycle and Three UK. In Asia, Amicus, Blackmores, Graincrop, Objective Corporation, Readify and RSL Queensland have adopted Microsoft Teams.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Vivo V5s Official! Price Specs Philippines

Vivo V5s Officially launch today here at SM North Edsa Annex Activity Zone.

Coming in with similar design aesthetics with rounded corners accented with atenna lines.

Sports a 5.5 inch HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 2.5D Curved Glass.

Powering the device is Mediatek MT6750 Octa-core processor matched with 4GB Ram and 64GB Internal Storage.

For its optics, Vivo V5s comes with 13MP rear camera with LED Flash but thid is more of Selfie Focus with Front camera at 20MP with Sony IMX376 Sensor. Not just for you but also best with friends as it comes with a Groufie Mode.

Not only does it takes good photos but is audio-centric as it comes with HiFi DAC AK4376 to give you best sound experience.

Complete with regular set of connectivity from WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. LTE is supported for faster internet connection. This is a Dual Sim Hybrid so you may choose to dual network or opt for additional storage.

Features also Fingerprint Sensor for personalized Security.

Battery is at 3000mAh.

With SRP PHP14,990 and is now available plus with freebies.

Vivo V5s Specs
Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
FunTouch OS
Display: 5.5 Inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution w/ 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3
CPU: 1.5 GHz 64 Bit MT6750 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T860
Memory: 4GB
Internal Storage: 64GB
Expandable via micro SD (hybrid) card slot up to 128GB
Rear Camera: 13MP AF  f/2.2
With LED flash
Front Camera: 20MP Sony IMX376  f/2.0
With softlight flash
Dual Sim / Dual Standby (Hybrid)
Others: Fingerprint scanner, AK4376 HiFi DAC
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Supports Fast Charging via Propriety Charger
Dimensions: 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55 mm
Weight: 154 g
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Canon EOS 800D World’s fastest AF Focusing Speed on Live View.

Canon recently announced the launch of the EOS 800D, the newest entry level DSLR for superior quality images and the convenience of mobility.

EOS 800D boasts a host of advanced functions such as the cutting-edge Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), a first for an entry-level DSLR model, a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and the latest DIGIC 7 image processor for lightning fast Auto-Focus.

“True to our commitment to provide quality imaging equipment that suit the needs of all kinds of photographers, we are proud to bring EOS 800D among other new models to the market,” said Benny Yu, Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. Consumer Group Head. “The new EOS 800D is the perfect compact sized camera that challenges the stereotype that DSLRs are clunky. It also boasts of simple user interface that makes it effortless for beginners to hone their photography skills in no time.”

The EOS 800D boasts of the world’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.03 seconds on Live View* It also achieves one of the fastest-in-class continuous shooting speed of 6fps, assuring users of capturing the perfect moment even in dynamics situations.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF is an intelligent system that constantly tracks moving subjects, ensuring subjects to always be in focus with the EOS 800D.

The new DIGIC 7 image processor is paired with the high sensitivity 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor for high resolution photos with great detail.

Comes with a intuitive touchscreen interface users will be able to navigate and tinker the camera settings with ease. Learn while you take with Guided mode for complete with shooting tips, thorough explanations and graphics. The vari-angle LCD screen can be tilted 180 degrees and rotated, giving the flexibility of capturing photos from high to low.

There is new Group Photo scene automatically adjusts settings (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture) increasing the depth of field and ensuring all subjects are in focus for taking the perfect group photos.
The EOS 800D is one of the first DSLR in Canon’s EOS line-up to be equipped with Movie digital IS. The function uses an internal gyro sensor to electronically compensate for camera shakes, even when using a lens that lack its own image stabilization mechanism. With DAF and Movie digital IS technology, the EOS 800D empowers users to record beautiful momments in Full HD resolution at a smooth 60fps.

The Time-lapse movie function allows users to shoot at specific time intervals to record movements of subjects, sunsets and even traffic.

EOS 800D comes with complete wireless connectivity from WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. With this, users can easily transfer images and videos from the camera to the smart devices and upload them onto the Canon Image Gateway, social media platforms and cloud storage. Using the Canon Camera Connect app, users have real-time control of camera settings such as shutter speed, focus selection and self-timer remotely.

The EOS 800D comes packaged with the new compact standard zoom lens - EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. Optional accessories for the EOS 800D include the new Wireless Remote Control BR-E1, which uses Bluetooth connectivity to operate the camera from anywhere within a 5m radius.

EOS 800D (W) w/18-135 IS STM*   60,998
EOS 800D (W) w/18-55 IS STM* 48,998
EOS 800D (W) BODY*         43,498
EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM 13,498
*Credit Card promo of 6MOS0%

Product specifications

EOS 800D
LCD 3.0-inch vari-angle touch panel (approx. 1.04 million dots)
Image sensor: 24.2 mega-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Imaging processor: DIGIC 7
ISO speed: 100-25,600 (expandable to 51,200)
Continuous shooting speed: Approx. 6 fps
Maximum video quality: Full HD 60p
AF: 45 cross-type AF points
Wi-Fi / NFC/ Bluetooth: Yes
Dimensions : Approx. 131.0 x 99.9 x 76.2mm
Weight: Approx. 485g (body only)

EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Focal length: 18-55mm
Maximum aperture: f/4-5.6
Minimum focusing distance: 0.25m
Maximum magnification: 0.25x
Lens Construction: 12 elements in 10 groups
Filter Size Dimension: 58mm
Aperture blades: 7
Dimensions (L x W): Approx. 61.8mm x 66.5mm
Weight: Approx. 215g
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Coverge ICT launches Pure Fiber Internet Fiber X...

Converge ICT Solutions, Inc., a complete solution provider in the Philippines, seeks to revolutionize the internet experience with FiberX, iBIZ, Converge Enterprise and FiberXtreme. These offerings bring fast, affordable, reliable, and “best-of-breed” pure fiber-optic connectivity to power the Internet usage for home, micro, small-, medium- and large-scale enterprise users.

“With Converge fiber broadband products, whether you are at home or at the office or your place of business, your Internet experience will surely be made better. And the best part of it is that it costs the same as your DSL connection, but made faster,” Uy explains further.

And finally a plan for you Geeks! because these offerings have "NO DATA CAP"! which should give you no limit to your internet access.

“We thought that what’s the use of having fast Internet connection if there is a limit to data access? With FiberX, there is no more ‘data cap’ to Internet usage. We feel we will just be short-changing our customers if we put a limit to their Internet usage,” says Jesus Romero, Chief Operating Officer of Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.

FiberX is offered in three different plan types for home use and common consumers. With pure end-to-end fiber technology, FiberX will surely enhance everyone’s online experience with better speed, larger bandwidth and consistent performance.

If still bandwidth is enough for your liking, then there’s FiberXtreme with large bandwith of up to 500mbps.

For SME, Micro, Business and Enterprise, iBIZ pure Fiber plans is best suited to cater to their operations that if efficient, less interruptions, and reliable. Comes with free Webmail, free Web hosting and free Public IP.

And for larger enterprises, Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. offers “Converge Enterprise” that comes with scalable Internet connection of up to 1Gbps, an IP MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), Disaster Recovery, Managed Data Center Services, and other benefits for more efficient business operations.

Converge also makes things easier and less hassle when applying with them. “Part of the experience is to make sure that customers will not wait long to get connected. We have made the application process simple, easy and fast. No more hassles, no more waiting,” Romero adds.

The company also makes aware of their expansion efforts for their fiber optics. Presently, Converge already laid out more than 6,000 kilometers and still growing. They are now servicing clients as far north as Baguio and down south to Batangas. In the Metro, they cater to cities such as Valenzuela, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa. They plan to expand more by putting up networks in Nasugbu, Batangas and even far north such as San Fernando in La Union. Eventually, fiber broadband offerings will soon be enjoyed nationwide, according to Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Anthony Uy.

For more details about Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. and its pure fiber Internet offerings, call (02) 667-0888 or visit

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Rumor Has It: Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy J7 2017?

Samsung J5 2017 and J7 2017 Leaks ahead of launch!

Samsung J series has been most popular for Samsung budget line up. Now seems J5 2017 and J7 2017 will delivery updated specs.

From metal frame to full metal body accented with antenna lines. Camera seen to have been redesigned to compliment circular aesthetics. 

Both said to packed an unnamed Octa-Core Processor. For Memory and Storage setup, Galaxy J5 2017 at 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Setup while Galaxy J7 2017 at 3GB and 16GB Internal Storage.

Camera is said to upgraded at 13MP but with an aperture size of f/1.7 to give better low light shots and shallow depth of field. High resolution front cameras at 13MP at f/1.9 aperture plus LED Flash compared to 5MP of the old models.

Said to feature better connectivity with support for LTE Cat 6 for faster internet connection on the Go. Fingerprint sensor is another said change.

As for Battery, Galaxy J5 carries a 3000mAh and Galaxy J7 2017 will have 3600mAh.

The Galaxy J7 (2017) and Galaxy J5 (2017) are expected to be priced at 339 euro (19K Pesos) and 279 (15K) euro respectively. Still unofficial so so take it with a grain of salt and lets wait for signs for Philippine Market.

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LG Updates K Series with K7, K8 and K10. Price Philippines Specs

LG updates their K Series line up with - K7, K8 and K10.

Starting off with LG K7 coming in with a 5 inch On-Cell Display powered by Quad-Core Processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB Internal Storage. Camera setup is at 8MP Rear Camera with LED Flash as well a 5MP Front Camera. Battery is at 2500mAh.

If that wont work for you then you might want to check out LG K8. Still keeping things portable with 5 inch On-Cell Display but in a 2.5D Arc glass. Still Quad-Core processor but has updated memory and storage at 1.5GB Ram and 16GB Internal Storage. Rear Camera is upgraded with high resolution snapper at 13MP yet front stays at 5MP. LG K8 also comes with same battery pack.

Finally LG K10 that offers slightly bigger display at 5.3 inch HD In-Cell Display. Performance is assured with its Octa-Core Processor matched with 2GB RAM and 16GB Internal Storage. Comes with 13MP Rear and 5MP Front Camera combo but front camera is a wide angle at 120-degrees. Bigger battery at 2800mAh which should give you more juice for the day.

The three will have regular wireless connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Has LTE and supports faster 700MHz 4G connectivity.

Priced for 5,490 for LG K7, 7,490 Pesos for LG K8 and 8,990 for LG K10.
Now available at nearest LG Concept stores and Dealers.

LG K7 (2017) Specs
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
5 Inch TFT On Cell FWVGA Display
1.1 GHz Quad-Core processor
8GB Internal Storage
Expandable via micro SD card slot up to 32 GB
8MP Back Camera
With LED Flash
5MP Front Camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
4G LTE / 3G / 2G

LG K8 (2017) Specs
Android 7.0 Nougat
5 Inch HD In-Cell IPS Display
1.25 GHz Quad-Core processor
Mediatek MT6737M
Mali T720-MP2 GPU
16GB Internal Storage
Expandable via micro SD card slot up to 32 GB
13MP Back Camera
With LED Flash
5MP Front Camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
4G LTE / 3G / 2G
2500 mAh
7,490 Pesos

LG K10 (2017) Specs
Android 7.0 Nougat
5.3 Inch HD In-Cell IPS Display
1.5 GHz Octa-Core processor
MediaTek MT6750
Mali-T860MP2 GPU
16GB Internal Storage
Expandable via micro SD card slot up to 32 GB
13MP Back Camera
With LED Flash
5MP 120-wide angle Front Camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
4G LTE / 3G / 2G
2800 mAh
8,990 Pesos

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ASEAN Data Science Explorers 2017 Data Analytics Competition

To mark the turning 50 of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ASEAN Foundation is working with strategic partners to establish new initiatives centered around building a sense of ASEAN identity. The first of which is the “ASEAN Data Science Explorers” (ASEAN DSE), a regional competition in partnership with SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software.

Titled “Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s World”, the competition will allow all ASEAN youths to play a key role in tackling today’s social issues facing the region and help create positive change for a better future.  Tertiary students across all 10 ASEAN member countries from any discipline, this data analytics competition aims to enhance awareness and appreciation of the ASEAN community amongst ASEAN youths.

By utilizing the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud tool, the initiative encourages the participants to deliver data-driven insights which focuses on issues in ASEAN across six United Nation Sustainable Development Goals - good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic growth, and sustainable cities and communities. This will also work towards realizing the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025 vision of creating an ASEAN community that engages and benefits the people, and is inclusive, sustainable, resilient and dynamic.

The competition will be organised in all 10 ASEAN Member States in October, with winners of the respective in-country competitions going into a regional final that will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia in November this year.

Together with SAP, ASEAN Foundation invites tertiary students in the 10 member states to take part in this initiative and take part in leading social transformation within the ASEAN bloc.

The ASEAN Data Science Explorers Competition Details

Background and Introduction: 
The ASEAN Foundation and SAP are pleased to launch the ASEAN Data Science Explorers competition. Through a data analytics competition, this joint-initiative encourages ASEAN youths in all ten ASEAN Member States to harness the power of data, highlighting the key issues in ASEAN and derive meaningful insights that lead to innovative solutions.

Eligibility and Rules 


The contest is open to individuals who:

  • are nationals of ASEAN member countries (ie. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)
  • are full-time tertiary students currently pursuing their Diploma / Undergraduate studies in one of the tertiary institutions in Southeast Asia (includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam);   
  • are above the age of 16 as at the start of the Contest Period. Parental consent is required for participants under the age of 18.

Rules and Regulation 

  • Each participant is only eligible to join ONE team. 
  • Each team will consist of 2 members from the same university. Both members of the team should hold a valid passport in the event that they are chosen to travel down to Jakarta for the regional competition.
  • Each team is allowed to submit only one entry. This entry will be used to judge for qualifying rounds to finals. No amendment is allowed after submission has closed.
  • The entry must be built using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.
  • Each team must adhere to the submission guidelines stated.
  • Teams are allowed to use given data or data from other reliable sources (publicly accessible or via special permissions from the owner of the dataset) but they must be clearly acknowledged in the submission form. 
  • All submissions must be in English. 
  • All submitted material must be original and created by team members. If previously published content is used, it must be properly attributed to the original author. 


  • Action Timeframe Online registration 2 May - 16 June 2017 
  • Online submission 16 June - 11 September 2017
  • National finals (in 10 ASEAN Member States) End October to early November 
  • ASEAN Face-off End November 2017 

Final Selection and Prizes 

Judging criteria: 

  • Visualization: Use of visual analysis, compelling charts and graphs to depict the datasets and give viewers meaningful insights.
  • Data: volume, variety and relevance of data used to support your theme. 
  • Compelling story: Design and layout of storyboard. Plausible recommendations, creativity and overall flow of the story. 
  • User Experience: “Wow” Factor in total user experience.  


National finals: 
Cash prizes for the top three winning teams across 10 countries:
o 1st place: € 800 (will participate in the regional competition)
o 2nd place: € 400
o 3rd place: € 200

ASEAN Face-off: 
Cash prizes for the top three winning teams:
o 1st place: € 1800
o 2nd place: € 1200
o 3rd place: € 600

Students can find out more about the competition and register online via the ASEAN DSE’s official website: The registration portal is open until 16 June 2017.
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Power Mac Center Beach Vibe 2017 Shop and Party at Boracay!

Shop at Power Mac Center, and get to Party this Summer at Boracay!

Bored? Feeling the heat wave? Having that illusion of having fun at the beach? Geeks you are in luck! Get that summer dream fulfilled. Power Mac Center is giving you a chance to win a trip for 4 to the white sand paradise of Boracay!

Simply buy any of the participating products from their partner brands - JBL, Catalyst, Zerotech, Olloclip, Otterbox, and Energea to earn raffle entries. The winner will get to fly with Three (3) friends to and from Boracay, Party, and Enjoy in a exclusive resort, complete with a deluxe room accommodation for 3 days and 2 nights.

“This contest kicked off Power Mac Center’s Beach Vibe 2017 campaign, which invites everyone to rediscover their passion for exploring ─ from the urban jungle to white sand beaches and deep sea waters. We want you to just go ahead and have unlimited fun under the sun because we’ve got you covered with waterproof products and accessories from some of the best brands in the market worldwide,” said Marketing Director Joey Alvarez.

Participating products include cases for iOS (iPhone, iPads) devices and Apple Watch, floating lanyards, portable chargers, power hubs, lightning cables, Bluetooth speakers, clip lenses, and pocket drones. Each item has a corresponding number of electronic raffle entries. The more entries you have, the more chances of winning.

Product List

Also part of Beach Vibe 2017 was the exclusive Power Mac Center yacht party over Laboracay weekend. In partnership with TV100, the Apple partner hosted about 200 partygoers and brand ambassadors for an afternoon of music and drinks aboard a yacht that sailed around the island.

In attendance for the summer revelry last April 29 were Robi Domingo, Carla Humphries, Alex Diaz, and vloggers Wil Dasovich and Daniel Marsh. Excitement grew when Power Mac Center gave away an iPad Air 2 and other premium accessories to lucky attendees.

“There’s more to expect from Power Mac Center as the summer season continues. We want to bring the party to our current and future loyal customers with our newest campaign,” said Alvarez.

The Beach Vibe promo runs from April 17 to May 21, 2017 only. For full contest mechanics, check out Power Mac Center on Facebook or visit any of its branches. The winner will be announced on May 24, 2017 online and in stores.

So what are you waiting for Geeks? Shop now at your nearest Power Mac Center store and snag that chance to that awesome Boracay beach getaway!

Full Promo Mechanics

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