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TheBagMaster shows off revamped website

TheBagMaster has been relaunched with a new website, thebatmaster.com.ph, and it features a slew of clothing apparels for adults and children - from shoes, watches, accessories, the list goes on. The website shows discounted prices, lists how many products they have for each categories, and comes with a live support chat to help you find what you need. Charles Pestana, President and CEO, said: “TheBagMaster was born out of a passion to make it possible for Filipinos to make a stylish impression every day without breaking the bank. The future vision for the brand is to celebrate that pioneering spirit, this time through widening their variety of quality imported products being made available to its patrons and new customers alike.” Known best for its affordable lifestyle products, TheBagMaster will now offer original branded …

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Xperia is XZ-iting!

By Kathrina Ysabel Pineda With nothing but good intentions  in mind, Sony announces the availability of its new flagship the Xperia XZ. Sony made sure the Xperia XZ debuts with a loud bang, or a big splash, setting the main focus on its 23MP main camera — built from Sony’s heritage in camera technology. The best moments – usually, the fleeting moments that involve too much action or even ones that happen during the night life - are the hardest to capture. The 5.2” seamless glass loop surface-designed Xperia XZ with ALKELEIDO metal back makes sure you preserve those memories with their new feature, the triple image sensing technology. The fast camera start-up that takes less than 0.6 seconds from standby is a big push in taking the perfect shots whenever it might strike. …

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All in for the Vivo Y55

By Christian Abe Garcia Smartphones are getting faster, lighter, and pricier. With a lot of phones coming out in the market with sophisticated technology like fingerprint scan, motion sensors, and dual cameras, some people would still want a simple bare-to-bones smartphone that can handle all of the tasks for a reasonable price. Vivo has recently released the Vivo Y55, and if you are looking for a good affordable smartphone, then Vivo’s latest offering is right up your alley. The Vivo Y55 comes with 5.2-inch screen, with is the adequate size for watching videos or playing games while being able to put it in your pocket if you’re not using it. The screen is also scratch resistant due to its thick 2.5D curved glass. Vivo Y55 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, which will not …

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Starmobile’s new Rave UP show

Filipino mobile company Starmobile is giving consumers more options for affordable smartphones equipped with fingerprint sensors as it launches the dual-SIM Android Marshmallow Starmobile UP Rave. “The UP Rave joins the recently launched UP Sense in giving customers the peace of mind provided by fingerprint sensor-enabled smartphones,” said Michael Chen, Starmobile Product Development Head. “While these smartphones help keep their photos, videos, emails and social media accounts extra-secure by providing access only to their owners, these also make things more convenient for them, as they can unlock access to files without having to remember passwords”. Aside from providing greater security and control through its fingerprint sensor that can save up to five fingerprints to the device, the UP Rave also allows users up to 13.3 hours talk and four days standby time …

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Plextor S1 Series: Best entry-level SSD

Plextor has announced its latest model in the MLC SSD product line, the S1 Series SSD. Plextor’s S1 series are designed with the best price-performance ratio in mind to meet the need of the Southeast Asian Market and will only be available for the Southeast Asia region because of the limited quantity of the MLC SSD.  The strength of S1’s core components comes from the Toshiba’s high-quality Toggle Mode MLC NAND flash memory, as well as the SMI’s well-reputed SM2246 controller. By extending Plextor’s exclusive firmware technology, and employing industry-preferred components, the S1 series provides users with performance up to 510/440 MB/s in sequential read/write and 74K/79K IOPS in random read/write, respectively. The excellent performance exhibited by the S1 series bring application advantages to users which exceed those of entry-level solutions. The …

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Hitachi new video management platform models, strategic tie-up

Hitachi Insight Group, which is responsible for driving Hitachi’s global unified internet of things (IoT) business and go-to-market (GTM) strategy, has introduced three new Hitachi Video Management Platform (VMP)models designed to aggressively move the company into the video security and monitoring market—a more than $6 billion total available market (TAM) opportunity based on recent estimates froman independent research firm. The new Hitachi VMP configurations combinevirtualized compute and storage and are delivered as fully integrated, turnkey appliances. These new models are optimized for enterprise video security and monitoring environments and support video analytics. Hitachi also announced that it isgrowing its partner ecosystem and expanding its strategic allianceswith digital video management system (DVMS) industry leaders Milestone Systems and OnSSI to develop and deliverjoint solutions that offerincreased levels of enterprise security, workplace safety, and …

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Boo! Moto returns with a vengeance, spooks rivals

Just when everybody thinks it’s safe to go out and claim to be the best in the smartphone market, Moto, yes, that iconic name from the past, returns to haunt its competitors! Riding the crest of Lenovo’s strong business momentum, Moto’s resuscitated bid to reclaim a lost glory gets major life shots with offers of incredible gadget choices, industry-first features, and customized user experiences. Moto is introducing not one but three smartphones series: The Moto Z + Moto Mods Family, Moto’s flagship series whose singular feature is its modularity; Moto G Family, which redefines user functionality; and the Moto E Power, its entry-level lineup. “With Lenovo’s Moto acquisition, Lenovo adds a premium smartphone portfolio that features top-tier hardware and software innovations such as the Moto Z and a customized experience with Moto Mods,” said …

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Paymaya school IDs offered to students for cashless transactions

Paymaya is providing several schools in Metro Manila with a special school ID that also acts like a regular Paymaya card. They can use the card to log in their attendance through a designated kiosk, and this kiosk can also be used to load cash into the card. The special ID can be utilized to purchase food in their canteens, but it can also be used to buy items in bookstores or any other establishments outside the campus. Like other school IDs with built-in chips used for attendance, the kiosk used by students while checking in can send SMS notifications to their parents to let them know that their child has attended school in a specific time. The attendance records of students will automatically be stored in a database in case the …

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STORM app for employee communications

Human resource technology firm STORM (formerly STORM Flex Systems, Inc.), developer of STORM Flexible Benefits and incentives platform STORM KUDOS, launches its latest product, Squares. Squares is a corporate communications tool built to engage today’s mobile workforce. Squares enablesa more direct and convenient communication with employees through their smartphones.Companies may relay important updates, announcements and memos to all their employees across different worksites. Forms may be requested through the Square app instead of manual filling and filing. Squares app also lets employees answer surveys and other feedback data that employers send out. Information on company events, policies, HMO coverage, and government benefits are accessible on Squares. STORM is known for its Flexible Benefits platform which allows employees to convert benefits such as sick leaves, vacation leaves and food allowances into monetary points called FlexPoints. Employees may …

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An open book for digital-savvy millennials

Lenovo ups the ante on tablet design with the release of the Yoga Book, a thin and light 2-in-1 tablet that allows users to take notes and even sketchtheir own artworks using a stylus with real ink. Housed in a unique form factor that inspires creativity, the Yoga Book gives users the freedom to let their imagination roam free. “Lenovo is committed to create innovativedevicesthat help today’s shakers and makers create better and achieve more in their daily tasks. Featuring a Halo Keyboard and Real Pen input device for taking notes, drawing, and browsing the web, the Lenovo Yoga Book is the book of today’s digital-savvy millennial generation,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines. Equipped with a Real Pen input for note-taking, a Halo Keyboard for easy typing, and a …

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