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Scammers spoof TaiG, offer fake iOS jailbreak

Scammers are spoofing the popular TaiG jailbreaking site to offer a fake iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak tool that leads to a donation page With each new iOS release, a large number of users wait eagerly for the corresponding and inevitable jailbreak solution. Although jailbreaking compromises the security of the device, users resort to it because it allows them to install a wider variety of apps—including those that are not vetted by Apple—and often uses restricted API Symantec mobile researchers have come across a scam that takes advantage of users looking for an early jailbreak implementation. Scammers are spoofing TaiG, a popular iOS jailbreaking website, and claiming to have a beta tool that can jailbreak iOS 9.2.1, a recent version of the operating system. Users are actually led to a donation page, and receive …

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Fortinet issues advice for the safe use of smart locks

Fortinet has recently dispensed advice for users of smart locks, which are finding broader and more numerous applications across Asia Pacific. The market for smart locks is huge. Analysts have forecast the global smart lock market to grow more than 10 times over five years to reach $3.6 billion by 2019. “With technology permeating every aspect of our lives, consumers today have gotten used to accomplishing their daily tasks quickly, simply and elegantly. “Smart locks, which allow hands-free operation, access management and remote activity monitoring, fits beautifully into this lifestyle,” said David Maciejak, Head of Fortinet’s FortiGuard Lion R&D team in Asia Pacific. Smart locks can be programmed to open or close based on the key’s distance from the lock, through a feature called geo-fencing. Access management, meanwhile, allows the lock’s owner to …

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How safe is our information?

Cyber technology is the way of life; whether we embrace it or not, it will continue to develop in the future. Companies know this and has been using computers, networking, and now cloud, to create a vast ecosystem of the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The problem is, cybercrimes are on the rise. Every computer is hackable, any device that is connected to the Internet is susceptible to getting infected by a malware or simple phishing methods to collect user data that could sabotage a person’s life. Regular people are not the only targets here. Big and small-medium businesses and enterprises are likely targets: Schools, hospitals, government offices, banks. There are systems that can protect users but it will still cause distress and inconveniences. In Philippines 2014, companies from different industries are rounding up to share …

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Big Data: Google and Dengue Tracking

By Wilson Chua Is FOI alive? On Sept 12 2016 I sent a formal FOI (Freedom of Information) request to the Office of the Secretary of Health (DOH) for more recent data on Dengue infections in Pangasinan. The DOH as of this writing has not replied or even acknowledged the FOI email request. What options can we take if we don’t have access to the needed data? Plan B Our workaround is patterned after “Google Flu Trends”. Google has shown (at least in the initial years) that there was a correlation between searches for flu related words and the actual outbreak of flu in the US. Data Understanding Google tracks your search histories. It has data about keyword searches done by users in the Philippines for the “dengue” keyword going back to 2003. So every time …

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Brother’s effortless Refill Tank System redefines ink refilling

Tedious, messy refilling process, and inconsistent printouts - a thing of the past with Brother’s smart, cost-efficient ink solution Printer consumables—especially ink cartridges—can be a major pain point for many modern offices. In the Philippines, consumers often opt for low-cost alternative of having original ink cartridges refilled with cheaper and inferior ink formulas that can clog print heads and fail to deliver good printouts. Brother International Philippines Corp. has introduced a line of Multi-Function Centres (MFCs) that maximize productivity and savings through a smartly designed Refill Tank System. Built right into the machine itself (unlike other refilling devices sold by third-party manufacturers), the easy-to-use Refill Tank System allows users to maximize productivity and savings without risking poor print output and machine damage. Three-step refill process Topping up ink levels with the Refill Tank …

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Globe to deliver improved and cost-efficient enterprise cloud services with NetApp SolidFire

Globe Telecom, through its enterprise information communications and technology arm Globe Business, is set to provide its enterprise clients with enhanced Virtual Private Cloud and Dedicated Private Cloud offerings supported by the NetApp SolidFire all-flash scale-out storage platform, a market leading all-flash storage system built for the next-generation data center. Globe Business has partnered with the NetApp SolidFire team in order to accelerate its cloud offerings and give Globe enterprise clients a better competitive edge. Through the SolidFire platform, it will modernize its data center infrastructure, allowing it to equip its customers with cloud technology’s transformational capabilities. Globe Business customers can meet their storage capacity and performance needs today and in the future at a cost two to three times lower than before with SolidFire’s automated, scalable infrastructure. They can also control performance and …

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51Talk Supports Gabay Guro’s Digital Livelihood Program

51Talk is partnering with Gabay Guro, the education arm and flagship project of the PLDT-SMART Foundation, to offer digital livelihoods to qualified Filipino teachers. The partnership will be officially signed and launched on September 22, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City. Since it was established in China in 2011 by its co-founder and Philippine Country Manager,  Sue Ting, 51Talk has been recognized as the best and largest professional online English school in China and the leading online English education company in the Philippines. Gabay Guro was founded in 2009 with the aim to equip and sharpen teachers’ skills and help them thrive as educators. It later became the corporate social responsibility arm of the PLDT-Smart Foundation. Jennifer Que, Vice President for Philippine Operations of 51Talk, considers the partnership …

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PHL-wide free Wi-Fi to boost local education, e-learning Connectivity will enable studying in schools, homes

The Philippine government’s initiative to install free broadband access in schools will advance the state of education in the country, mainly in the areas of e-learning and mobile education (m-education). This was disclosed by educational technology company Quipper, which noted that the Duterte administration’s proposal to provide complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in schools through the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s “Free Internet Connectivity in Public Places” project will benefit students, faculty members, and other school personnel. “It is a welcome development for our local education sector that the government is pushing to have the whole country connected to the Internet. We strongly believe that this will positively impact schools across the archipelago by enhancing teaching methods and student engagement through innovative means of learning,” said Yuki Naotori, Country Manager of Quipper. Wi-Fi …

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SAP aims to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption in Southeast Asia

SAP announced the availability of the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud offering in the Philippines aimed at providing customers with technology that can help organizations become agile digital enterprises. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud can now provide customers here in the Philippines an agile and secure deployment option to benefit from SAP’s revolutionary in-memory platform - SAP HANA in a private, fully managed cloud. Customers leveraging the innovative offering will be able to unleash next-generation applications, and transform decision-making to support their organisations’ efforts to go digital. In today’s business world, IT faces overwhelming demands leading to too much time spent on maintenance, upgrades, and patchwork solutions for infrastructure problems. Business and IT leaders understand the need to make the IT landscape simple to meet business needs, increase productivity, and allow the organisation to respond …

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Globe, Davao City put up hotline for peace and order concerns

Globe Telecom and the Davao City government are collaborating to help improve the peace and order situation in the city by putting in a place a hotline, 0917-Duterte (0917-3883783), to receive calls and texts relating to security concerns in the city. Specifically, 0917-Duterte will serve as a special and dedicated mobile number for calls and texts from Davaoenos who will report possible leads to catch the perpetrators of the recent bombing incident in Davao. “With the hotline number, Globe is able to help public officials and residents of Davao City in strengthening peace and order in the city by putting in place an easy to remember and accessible number where they can report leads and information that can help catch perpetrators of the recent bombing incident,” Globe General Counsel Atty. Froilan Castelo …

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