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5 Mobile App: Proudly-Pinoy

Mobile app that you can say Proudly-Pinoy!

 

With the recently concluded Buwan ng Wika, we rounded up five of the proudly-Pinoy made mobile app we all should definitely try and support. We’ve all grown accustomed to the belief that anything that’s locally made or produced is of low quality and sure enough, the game development industry was not spared of this mentality. What we are not fully aware of is that our country is one of the  Asian countries where most developers are outsourced.  Due to this, various foreign companies have been eyeing Philippines as their location for game developments and other related services (Gamboa, 2016).
To prove that Filipinos have what it takes to conquer the game industry, here are five mobile game apps that are Tatak Pinoy.

1. PBA Philippine Slam

 

Developed by Ranida Games, this game has easily been one of the Filipino favorites what with of course, our country’s inclination to the sports, Basketball. How good it is to play with your favorite local players as your avatar, right? And if you want it to be a little personalized, you could also change the player’s face with your own picture.
The game currently offers two player modes: quick game and campaign mode but two more modes are on their way.
One will surely feel the PBA vibes with the Tagalog commentaries and background songs. Once played, you’ll surely have another reason to be proud as a Filipino.
The developer also offers another game app, this time centered on the sports, Bowling.
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2. Fighting Crime-Duterte

This one’s best played when you’re out waiting for your ride or food or date as the game has a simple set of mechanics.  One only has to shoot all the criminals on President Duterte’s way.
However, one should be wary of these criminals as some also fights back. This one will surely keep you entertained without having to worry about abruptly stopping the game and losing your chance to level up.  Equipped with appealing graphics, our President’s hilarious remarks and Aling Dionisia’s cameo appearance, the developer, Tatay Games, definitely has a good sense of humor.
With the President’s current war against drugs and other crimes, this game is a sure hit.
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3. Juan Slash Man

 

The developers probably coined the app’s name from the hero’s ability to defeat his enemies with just only one slash of his sword and from the name, Juan, the most commonly used name in Philippine folklore and legends.
The game is similar to Fighting Crime-Duterte, it’s a good game to while away your time.
The enemies continuously come your way, there are no levels , you could easily exit the game without having to worry about your progress.
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4. Juan Not Tamad

With the Tagalog narration (you could also switch to English) , the ethnic graphics and background music, one will not doubt the nationality of the persons behind this wonderful app. This one differs from the first ones mentioned as this is a strategy game.
You have to help the iconic Pinoy character, Juan Tamad build a bridge in order to get the guava fruits.
The game will surely test your problem-solving skills as you’ll have to play through levels of mind-challenging puzzles. You get to exercise your brain as you get entertained. This one is sure worth the space in your device’s storage.
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5. Hit The Can

This app will surely make the 90’s kids reminisce their childhood days, those days when there are no smartphones and tablets yet, and street games are what consumed their free time because now, one of these street games, Tumbang Preso, has its digital version.
However, in the app, your goal is not only to hit the can. You also have to hit the stars as you aim for the can. Like the previous app, Juan Not Tamad¸
The players of this app will be trained for their ability to come up with effective strategies to achieve the goal of hitting the can and the bonus items. This game offers various levels of mind-boggling situations to past away your time. The graphics will also make you feel proud to be Pinoy.
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iOS 10: 2016 news, features and release date!

iPhone lovers would fallen head over heels with the newest iOS update Apple company recently released. Now that the public beta has been officially released by Apple, those who were able to update their phones with the new iOS are indeed enjoying the apps which
Apple’s newest mobile operating system software for both iPhone and iPad was announced to be released on July during the WWDC 2016 get-together which was held in San Francisco on June 13.

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It became available to non-developers in the form of Public Beta which was released on the 7th of July. But the company reminds those who were able to update their phones with the new iOS that there are likely to bugs and compatibility issues with some of the apps since the release date of a more stable software is to be available on the release date of the iPhone 7, come September 2016.
At its WWDC unveiling, Apple focused on 10 new, redesigned or tweaked areas of iOS 10’s feature set:

1. General redesign and user experience

With Apple fast finger print recognition in the 6s and 6s plus iPhone editions, the company even added a feature which people will surely love. The “raise to wake” feature of the new iOS will make your phone light up and go to home just by raising your phone.
3D touches becomes more enjoyable with many shortcuts available in the apps you have in your phone. Interactive notifications will also one of the highlights in the updates we can get with iOS 10. You can accept invitations, stay on your messages thread, or even reply to your friend’s message while your phone is locked.
The control center is also said to be customizable as to how the user want the icons be arranged in the control center panel. “Slide to unlock” is also said to disappear in the newest iOS update rather, “Press home to open” will replace the iconic unlocking system of the iPhone.

2. Siri

Aside from being iPhone users’ sidekick in giving emergency tasks like “Siri, call mom” or “Siri, please research the word…” , Siri can now access and do task to the non-apple applications in the newest iOS update. Typing messages, and even sending them to your friends without even touching the screen will now be possible!

3. QuickType

Apple is said to bring Siri’s intelligence in the keyboard. Task like possible words to use instead of the existing word you typed is said to be possible when you update your phone. Although it is still a mystery to the users, with this technology, Apple is indeed raising the bars high on its upgrade with its keyboard and quicktype abilities.

4. Photos

Just like in Facebook, iOS 10 can now detect the pictures you have taken and put them together while making a slide of all the memories you have which were captured by the powerful camera of your phone. Truly, iPhone users have to try this newest addition to the things we should look forward when we update our phones on September.

5. Maps

The Maps will also have a new look which is way simpler and easier to use. The map will also offer alternative routes for areas with moderate to heavy traffic advisories. With a clearer picture on the map, we surely will never get lost in finding the place we want to go to!

6. Music

Apple Music will have major visual redesign! Some music will also have onscreen lyrics, well of course depending on the availability of the updated version of your favorite music.
It is said that even when you are enjoying the groovy music over your earphones, you can take live photos without the music being interrupted.
On 19 July, Apple replaced the ‘Downloads’ section with ‘Downloaded Music’ within the Music app.

7. News

Apple News has been redesigned making it cleaner and simpler. But more interestingly, Apple has included subscriptions in News. ‘Breaking news’ notifications from the app will be possible with the new iOS. You can access your paid subscription where you can read all the articles you want to read wherever, whenever.

8. HomeKit & new Home app

Apple is serious about smart homes and the internet of things, launching a dedicated app, Home, for controlling all the appliances that are compatible with HomeKit.
The company is currently working with prototypes where the Homekit can now control appliances at home right with a touch in your phone. Pretty much interesting, huh? But we’ll see how this is going once we get a try of what to expect weeks from now.

9. Phone

Voice mails will then be transcribed for easy reading. You don’t have to listen if you wished to read what you have in voice mails.
Apple is working with third parties (non-Apple apps) to provide more information about known voicemail spammers, so you can avoid answering your phone while it is ringing.

10. Messages

Messages can now be scanned and highlight all the words that could be replaced with emoji. Tap them one by one and they’ll transform into the appropriate pictures. Links may also be sent and the preview may be seen by the recipient! Another way to enjoy texting to our loved ones.
iOS 10 will be available to iPad 4 and its latest versions like the iPad Air and the recent models, iPad-mini 2 and its latest versions, iPod touch 6th generation, and iPhone 5 and its latest models.
With the newest APPMAZING update of Apple on its mobile Operating System, truly many would be as excited as I am in trying the iOS 10. 2016 techno life be like!

 

 

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OTG: A must-have device for techies on the go!

OTG: USB On-the-Go file and data transfer

Have you seen your friends transfering files or movies from their smartphones to small USB device? It’s not just an ordinary USB but it is a USB On-the-Go, often abbreviated as OTG. It allows USB devices, such as smartphones to act as a host allowing to communicate switch back and forth between the roles of host and client.

Why my phone does not support OTG?

Most newer devices that operates Android Kitkat and above supports OTG. It might surprise you but OTG is a harware feature that enables the OTG act as a host and USB as your client.

Which popular mobile supports OTG?

Here’s some popular mobiles supports OTG:

  • ASUS Zenfone Series (4,5,6)
  • ASUS Zenfone 2 Series (2, MAX, Selfie, Go)
  • ASUS Zenfone 3 Series (3, MAX, Selfie, Go, Ultra, Deluxe)
  • Moto G & G2.
  • LG G2 & G3.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 onwards, Note 2 onwards, Alpha(probably), E series as well.
  • One plus one.
  • Lenovo A6000.

And too many to list here, but its pretty to assume that all mobiles nowadays supports USB OTG.

How do I install OTG on my mobile if the mobile is not supporting it?

To tell you frankly, You can’t. OTG support is not software related. You cannnot install or uninstall it. Yes, it’s hardware related.

 

Where to buy USB OTG with cheaper price?

There’s a lot of place where you can buy OTG it’s either at side-walk or mall. But the question is, Are you sure that it is original?

For me the most reliable and easy way to distinguish it’s quality is from the reviews of the verified buyers.

Most verified buyers make a review for their “just bought” product just like at LAZADA. The latter allows verified buyers to give new customers an idea whether what kind of quality of service or product they’ve received after purchasing.

RIght now, the best selling OTG at the market are:

SanDisk SDDD2-032G 32GB OTG Dual USB Drive 3.0 (Black)  and SanDisk SDDD2-064G 64GB OTG Dual Flash Drive (Black)*

 

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Technical specifications:

  • Capacities: 32GB and 64GB*
  • Performance/Speed Up to 130MB/s read speed
  • Operational Temperature: 0°C – 60°C
  • Dimensions: 35mm x 17.5mm x 9.8mm
  • Compatible with most Android™ devices. Requires Android™ smartphone or Tablet with On-The-Go (OTG) compatibility
  • Compatible with PC & Mac computers– no drivers needed
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS 10.6+
  • USB 3.0 enabled from drive to computer (backward compatible with USB 2.0)

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: LAZADA Pre-Order ends Aug 15!

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: LAZADA PH Pre-Order ends Aug 15! comes with free New Gear VR!

Yes, you read that right. Lazada now accepts pre-order until August 15, You can also choose from colors Black Onyx or Gold Platinum.

Here’s the specs of the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from gsmarena.

  • NETWORK

  • Technology
    • GSM / HSPA / LTE
      2G bands
      GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
      3G bands
      HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
      4G bands
      LTE
  • Speed
    • HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9/Cat10 or LTE Cat12 600/150 Mbps
    • GPRS
      Yes
  • EDGE
    Yes
  • BODY

    • Dimensions

      153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
      Weight
      169 g (5.96 oz)
      Build
      Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel

SIM
Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
– Stylus
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

DISPLAY
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size
5.7 inches (~78.0% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution
1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch
Yes

Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
PLATFORM
OS
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)

Chipset
Exynos 8890 Octa

CPU
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU
Mali-T880 MP12
MEMORY
Card slot
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model

Internal
64 GB, 4 GB RAM

CAMERA
Primary
12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash

Features
1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama

Video
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

Secondary
5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker
Yes

3.5mm jack
Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth
v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE

GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC
Yes

Radio
No

USB
v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

  • FEATURES

    Sensors

    Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Messaging
SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser
HTML5

Java
No
– Fast battery charging
– Qi wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor

 

BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery

MISC
Colors
Gold Platinum, Black Onyx

Pre-order starts at ₱39,999 at Lazada PH

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Power Bank: The best power bank for smartphone?

Recently, Pokémon Go went online and surprisingly become viral and a lot of people even kids who has smartphone wanted to try the latest application online.

But the struggle about this app is you have to go outside and turn on your location’s settings and rely on your data connection which we all know that turning this settings ON will drain your phone’s battery.

Additionally, even when you’re outdoor, taking pictures with your friends, updating status on Facebook, watching movies or listening to Spotify, you’ll notice that your smartphone’s battery capability to supply all your required activities can’t even catch up for the whole day, right?

As a result, you and your patience is the main event of the day. You might lose your temper and ruin your day or you won’t be able to do your important task using your smartphone. Rage mode ON!

To prevent this, a high capacity power bank that can last up to 5-12hrs will obviously support your phone’s activity. A small rectangular metal box with a curve surface on the edges will definitely help you throughout the day!

But due to a lot of powerbanks on the market, people are asking these questions :

which one is fit for my smartphone? is there any compatibility or requirements? I can’t go to mall and I don’t have time to go out, is there any online stores to buy?

For your convenience, I’ve gathered the best and top selling power banks on the market and depending on your usage.

 

 

for Basic usage, this is for extending your phone’s battery life for another 12 hrs , average smartphone’s battery has 3000mAh (mili-Amphere hour) which I recommend:

ASUS ZenPower 10050mah Powerbank

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  • Capacity: 10050 mAh
  • Input Power: DC 5V 2.0A
  • Output Power: DC 5.1V 2.4A
  • Charging Time: 6hrs with 5V/2A standard cable
  • Compatibility: iPods, iPads, iPhones, Tablets and Smartphones
  • Credit Card Size ( You can actually insert this on your pocket )
  • Safety Features
  • Fast-Charging

 

ASUS ZenPower 10050mah Powerbank is available at LAZADA for only  750.00! A reasonable price per performance ratio. You don’t have to worry for credit card because this is also available for Cash on delivery. Sounds a deal, right?

I actually owned one for my Zenfone 2. This powerbank is my phone buddy when I forgot to charge my phone and for unstoppable data connection usage. Definitely worth it!

ASUS Powerbank
ASUS ZenPower 10050 mah
Not Just Powerful, but Ultra Safe
Exclusive PowerSafe Technology that monitors temperature, smooths both input and output voltages, and guards against short circuits to provide you with maximum safety while charging.

 


 

for Moderate to Unstoppable users, that requires more than 12 hrs power bank capacity, I recommend this amazing powerbank :

Romoss Sense 6 Plus 20000mAh LCD Display Dual Port Power Bank

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  • Mobile power storage, portable for both indoor and outdoor use
  • Original, 20000mAh, rechargeable from the USB port
  • Clear LCD display shows the available power capacity and charging status
  • Perfect power supply for business trip, travel, field work and so on
  • Fit for cellphone, MP3, PDA, console and other digital products
  • USB port, plug and play, charge your device whenever and wherever

 

Romoss Sense 6 Upgraded Adequate 20000mAh Portable Dual USB Output Mobile Power Charger is available at LAZADA for only 950.00! from previous price of ₱ 4,999 ! This must be the best selling among thousands of powerbanks at the market!

With its high quality chip, This will effectively protect your device and guarantee long battery life. The large 20000mAh battery capacity could meet your daily demands perfectly. Also, it’s perfectly designed with over charge and over discharge prevention as well as short circuit protection. A super handy smartphone buddy for all kinds of people on the go!

 

With that being said, you don’t have to worry about your phone’s battery anymore with these 2 recommendation you can guarantee worry-free to your outdoor activities. You can also choose a lot of varieties depends on your preferences.

 

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ASUS Zenfone 3 Release date: July 12 comes with 3 models

Zenfone 3 release date: July 12

After unveiling the three smartphones Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Deluxe last month. ASUS next-generation flagship of ASUS Zenfone 3 is rumored to become available this coming July 12 in Asian region.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe
ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe

According to PhoneArena gathered from ePrice Taiwanese website this will be the official release date revealed by ASUS.
What’s exciting about these three phones was their prices and stylish premium looks.

 

Additionally, the base model Zenfone 3 start at $249, with this $200ish smartphone may become the next budget-friendly upgrade for tech users.

On the other hand, the Zenfone 3 Ultra and Zenfone 3 Deluxe are both mid to top tier that contains with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM upto 64GB internal memory upgradable to 128GB via microSD card these phones will start at $479 and $499, respectively.

 

Moreover, the Deluxe edition highly equipped with most powerful chipset a 14nm Quad-Core Processor Snapdragon™ 821 that is 300% better (compared with ZenFone 2 Deluxe). Smaller, faster and more efficient.

Deluxe
Deluxe

Zenfone 3 smartphones will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. As well as last year’s model Zenfone 2, this will also run on ZenUI with a lot of improved interface and features comes with pretty minimalistic colors: Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray and Shimmer Gold

 

Since ASUS has revealed its new flagship. We cannot wait for it to see on hand. Stay tuned for reviews

 


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iPhone 7 Latest News, Rumors and Leaks!

iPhone 7: Latest news and leaks!

 

iPhone 7 concept in Space Black. Image credit: Martin Hajek
iPhone 7 concept in Space Black. Image credit: Martin Hajek

 

Apple has been recently surprising people with its influx of new releases such as the iPhone 6, followed immediately by the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 plus, and its newest release, the iPhone SE.

Many apple users were impressed by the new iPhone SE for its features and price, but what people don’t know yet is that they are up for a much bigger deal. We have compiled the vast spreading leaks of this phone and the big news about its features and design.

iPhone 7 is the latest gadget that Apple has been working on for the past year. With the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S last September 2015, they are here for their biggest comeback yet. With the improved design and structure of the new iPhone 7, technology enthusiasts would surely be overwhelmed with this smartphone.

 

Display

A 4.7-inch display iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 plus with a 5.5-inch display are what’s causing the big wildfire of rumors nowadays. The smartphones are said to be thinner than all iPhones released so far which is a convenience to most people who dislikes the weight of the previous iPhones.

 

Battery and Screen size

A better battery life and high screen resolution are also said to be possible for the new iPhone as Apple aims to release a brand new package for its users.

 

Storage

Surprisingly, a 16-Gigabite and 64-Gigabite storage offering is not anymore applicable to this smartphone. The iPhone 7, and the iPhone 7 plus are rumored to have 32GB as their lowest storage offering, followed immediately by 128GB and 256GB top end, which would be just enough for the users to have plenty of space for their photos and files as the new iPhone 7 would have its default operation system to iOS 10.

 

 

Features

It is also said to have a USB- C port, similar to that of Macbook Pro’s. The home button is also a much better improvement for this iPhone.

Most iPhone users have their home button damaged for it most likely becomes pressed in deep and are therefore disfunctional, but the new iPhone 7 has turned its home button into a touch sensitive surface. It is now perfectly level with the rest of the phone, thus, discarding the need for it to be pressed in.

 

 

Dual-Camera

The iPhone 7 also offers a 12MP camera for those high quality photos and videos. But that is not all. Apple decides to add a twist to its game. The iPhone 7 plus comes in an option wherein, unlike all the iPhones aforementioned and released, it equips a dual-camera for a better capturing experience for the users.

This will give the photos better quality and is said to feature an optical zoom with 2-3x magnification. The dual-camera also has a wider field of view unlike the standard lens. This feature is achieved with the technology procured from LinX. Apple has purchased LinX for this extraordinary new addition to their smartphones.

 

Rumors

 

Rumors say that iPhone 7 would also be waterproof, as to counter their rival’s popular release, the Samsung S7. This iPhone is also said to allow wireless charging for the users to avoid the hassle of having to replace their lightning cables every once in a while. It also has, reportedly, no headphone jack which forces the users to make use of a wireless bluetooth headphones.

 

Colors

Apple allegedly dropped the issue and skipped the iPhone 7S version for this edition of their smartphone. The iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 plus are said to come in new colors: Space Black, and Deep Blue. But it has retained the same colors as those of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6 Plus: Silver, Gold, Space gray, and Rose gold.

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Release date

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus are to be released on September 2016, later this year.

Latest iPhone 6 SE is here!


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