These past few weeks during the lockdown, I’ve been happily spending a good amount of time learning and enjoying a new game app on my phone called “Breakthrough.”
The full name of this new game app is, “Breakthrough: The Financial Choices We Make.” And ever since I discovered it, the game has been happily keeping me entertained, and at the same time educating more about personal finance and investments. Aliw diba?!
It’s here! Vivo’s latest and greatest flagship smartphone model has finally arrived! If you happen to be on the lookout for the next BIG thing in the Android smartphone scene, well then… you better get ready.
Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed its all-new sleek and stylish V9 flagship unit at the City of Dreams Manila in a summer-themed unveiling that was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.
You probably already know just how obsessed I am with streaming media at home. I spend a good chunk of my downtime kicking back in bed while enjoying a number of shows on my UHD (4K) TV using my smartphone and Google Chromecast.
Google Chromecast has always been my “go to” device when it comes to streaming entertainment content. So much so that every TV at home is equipped with its very own Google Chromecast.
But it seems that there is a new device that is slowly taking Chromecast’s place in my heart. This, my dear readers, is the Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV.
Every now and then I’d like to surprise myself by using a variety of smartphones which I consider to be standouts in the market. It’s a great way to gauge the development of technology and the beauty of competition.
One particular standout that I have recently started playing with up until now and couldn’t get enough of is the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0. It is an elegantly designed Android device currently running on the Lollipop version (5.0) of the operating system.
But as much as I already love my device, you gotta love it even more when your smartphone works seamlessly with your own telco, empowering you further via really cool custom designed apps and services created to make your life a whole lot easier in a lot of aspects.
If you’re on Globe (like me!), you may have already heard about most (if not all) of these awesome Globe Apps, or what we have now come to simply know as: G Apps!
I vividly remember having a daily delivery of The Philippine Star brought to my desk every morning as part of our high school class’ morning ritual back in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It was actually good training for us kids back then.
I actually love reading the newspaper. I grew up flipping through the pages of my father’s daily broadsheet delivery. Early on, I’ve been taught to be constantly aware of our current events and happenings.
Today, though the medium of learning about the news has significantly changed, my desire to be constantly “in the know” hasn’t. This is actually a very good thing. And just as this habit has been ingrained in me by my parents, so should we do the same to the kids of today.
In fact, because of the internet and the power of social media, this generation now has more ways of gathering news and learning about them much faster.
But where to look for accurate and credible reports is the tricky part. Anyone with a smartphone and a Twitter or Facebook account can immediately become sources of different kinds of news. But how verifiable? That is the question. Good thing I discovered that one of the biggest broadsheets in the country, The Philippine Star, has come up with an app that provides the same high standard of news reporting but at the same time, catering to the reading habits of this newer generation.
It is called, “The Philippine Star” Pagesuite app. You download it on the AppStore just like any other normal app. The only difference is that, this app installs into your iPhone’s built-in “Newsstand” app instead of the usual standalone type.
Friends and family know how paranoid I get concerning low battery problems on my smartphone, including my other gadgets.
That pretty much explains why I carry a ton of power banks in my sling bag every single time I’m away from home. A ton of power banks is in no way an exaggeration. On any given time, I’ve got 4-5 high capacity power banks to supply every device my family uses.
But there are times wherein you just feel like traveling light especially when gadget usage isn’t too demanding.
That’s why when the Native Union Jump Cable was introduced to the market, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to have one.
The MyPhone Infinity is here. It’s sleek. It’s sexy. And it looks nothing like those cheesy plastic-ish local phones we’ve grown accustomed to seeing being sold all over.
In fact, the MyPhone Infinity’s design and form factor kind of resembles a larger iPhone 5. Anyone who’s held this phone in their hands and have seen it firsthand would agree. That’s not a bad thing, actually.
You’ve probably also seen the specs of this phone from various sites already. I am not going to delve into that anymore. I’ll pay more attention to MyPhone Infinity’s actual performance – the kind of information a regular joe would find more handy and useful.