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Apple dominates device sales among holiday shoppers

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N the battle for smartphone and tablet sales this holiday season, one company ruled them all. Just like last year, Apple was the best-selling brand worldwide from December 19 to 25, getting 44 percent of all device activations during the period. Meaning if you bought a gadget for yourself or your loved ones at the time, chances were it was probably made by Apple.

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The 7 best smartphones in the Philippines in 2016

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TOP looking for the perfect smartphone; you’ll never find it. But there are devices that are more superior than others, and today, as the year draws to a close, we’re paying homage to the best of the best handsets that have officially landed on Philippine shores in 2016.

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Amazon Prime Video now available worldwide, including PH [UPDATED]

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E have been Amazon Prime Video users for a while now, using a VPN [virtual private network] connection to be able to watch our favorite shows. But we’ve been monitoring the local Play Store and App Store almost every day since it was announced that Amazon is preparing for a global launch of its streaming-video service. Today, December 14, look at what popped up in our other account!

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7 reasons we do not like the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe

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HEN it was announced in August that the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL variant (click for complete specs) will retail at P34,995 (roughly $700) in the Philippines, we were dismayed by the pricing. After all, when the device was unveiled at Computex 2016 in May, the company said it would go on sale for $499 (about P25,000). Four months later, now that it’s finally here and we’ve used the smartphone for almost two weeks, we still feel the same way. Here’s why we think it’s not good value for money.

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Starmobile’s MacBook clone sells for only P7,990 on Lazada

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UNNY, but the latest Starmobile product that has caught our attention is not a smartphone. It’s a silver Windows 10 laptop the company calls the Starmobile Engage Aura. And it looks a lot like the Apple MacBook but sells for only P7,990 on Lazada Philippines starting today, December 7, until the 12th to coincide with the online store’s Grand Christmas Sale.

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Vivo V5 now official in PH, takes on OPPO’s F1s

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EMEMBER that selfie phone Vivo launched in India about a week ago? The one with the 20-megapixel front camera? Well, it’s finally official in the Philippines, with the release slated for November 26, 2016. And with a P12,990 suggested retail price, it seems to be gunning for the similarly priced OPPO F1s’ place in the local market.

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When your phone will get Android Nougat

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ATA collected by Google on the first week of November tells us the sorry state of Android. It turns out that Android Nougat, the latest version of the mobile operating system released on August 22, is installed on less than 0.4 percent of all Android devices. Most are still stuck on Android Lollipop.

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LTE speed in PH improves, but still one of world’s slowest — report

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IRELESS-COVERAGE mapping company OpenSignal’s latest State of LTE report is out. The good news? Data taken between July to September 2016 showed that average download 4G connection speed in the Philippines increased from 6Mbps in the fourth quarter of 2015 to 7.27Mbps this time. The bad news? We still lagged behind most other countries in the world.