(Story updated on September 4, 2016, to include Globe Telecom’s public advisory on the replacement of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units. See update at the end of the article.)This couldn’t have come at a worse time. Just when Samsung is starting to bounce back from a declining market share and its fiercest rival Apple is about to launch the iPhone 7, the Korean manufacturer announced a global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Looking forward to seeing a redesigned iPhone in September? Don’t keep your hopes up; you might get disappointed.
We had tried to steer clear of using emojis — for naught. We’ve finally given in to their power, and today, our messages are littered with them. We’re not alone. Even brands are in on the action, as they target the picture-loving millennial generation with emojis. It’s no wonder then that the world now pays tribute to these digital icons.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but rumors saying Pokemon Go will go live in the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia by July 15 might remain just that: rumors.
Mark your calendar! ASUS Philippines will finally launch the ZenFone 3 series on August 14.
Say anything you want against PCs, but did you know that the market for them in the Philippines defied global trends in the first quarter of 2016? Not only that, the local PC market posted the highest shipment levels since the third quarter of 2014.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Downloading unverified apps is risky, so unless you are in the business of reviewing them, we suggest you wait for the official apps to go live in your country.
This is not one record we can be proud of: Once again, the Philippines was tied with India for last place among 15 surveyed countries in the Asia Pacific ranking in average broadband speeds.
Waiting for the next train at the MRT stations in Ortigas and Guadalupe may be a wee bit tolerable now that there’s free internet provided by Globe Telecom.
Time to finally catch a Pokemon on your Android or iOS device.
All the good seats to Gilas Pilipinas’ games at the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament have long been sold out. Even if you do find a source who will gladly sell you tickets, getting a good view of the court will set you back anywhere from P7,000 (about $150) to north of P10,000 ($210) per seat.
You gotta love competition.
A day after Smart Communications revealed a P50 promo that lets you consume 1GB of data within three days, Globe Telecom also announced they have upgraded their GoSURF50.
And it is not Nutella.
You know a product is about to get launched when your timeline is filled with leaks about it. These past few days, it was the next Samsung Note’s turn to take the spotlight.