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Starmobile unveils Intel-based Engage 7i tab w/telephony on board

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Starmobile today unveiled the newest addition to its Engage tablet lineup, the Starmobile Engage 7i. The device features a 7-inch IPS display and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop on a 64-bit Intel Atom X3 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. A 3,000mAh battery, which Starmobile says delivers up to 20 days of standby time, powers the whole assembly.

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Globe Telecom brings largest Star Wars fair to PH

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It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without seeing anything about Star Wars, arguably the most beloved movie franchise on the planet, especially now that we’re at peak Star Wars: The Force Awakens season and only a few days removed from seeing Episode 7 hit local theaters. And in case you haven’t gotten your Star Wars fix yet, Globe Telecom has put together the country’s largest Star Wars fair at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

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Dell’s Power Companion battery packs can charge laptops, phones

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Running short on battery life when least expected is a popular concern of notebook owners, and for good reason: external battery packs for laptops are hard to find, and there aren’t as many for sale. You’d be hard-pressed to find one from a big manufacturer, let alone something that’s fully compatible with your machine. Dell is aware of these challenges, and hence the company’s first venture into the world of portable power.

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2015 in Revü: Our 10 favorite travel apps

In Games, Apps, and OS by Ramon LopezLeave a Comment

There’s no denying that smartphones have made our lives so much easier, and not just because they have put Google and Facebook at our fingertips, along with a seemingly endless array of viral pet videos that suck away an inordinate amount of our free time.

Smartphones, too, have made travelling, whether in the Philippines or abroad, cheaper than most people would think and more convenient than ever. Here are 10 travel apps that are worth checking out, if you haven’t already.

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QC court orders new Uber, GrabCar applications stopped

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The Quezon City Regional Trial Court today threw a wrench into the plans of Uber and GrabCar operators by ordering local transportation offices to stop accepting applications for 20 days, local news outfit Rappler reported earlier. To reiterate: The ruling isn’t meant to prevent customers from traveling in approved vehicles, rather it is to halt pending applications for new Uber and GrabCar licenses.

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Android slider BlackBerry Priv now official in PH

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BlackBerry launched the Priv for the Philippine market today, marking a renewed push to be competitive in the high-end segment. A vertical slider phone that runs Android Lollipop instead of BlackBerry 10, the Priv is the Canadian firm’s first product to use a third-party operating system; all previous BlackBerry hardware had its internally developed software on tap.

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