Tuesday , 25 October 2016

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Facebook Messenger’s “Secret Conversations”: A Useful Privacy Feature That You Should Use


A few weeks ago, Facebook started rolling out their encryption system for the Messenger app dubbed “Secret Conversations”. This opt-in feature creates a conversation that is “encrypted end-to-end, which means the messages are intended just for you and the other person—not anyone else, including Facebook.” Wow, that’s sneaky, spy-movie level stuff there, folks. Of course, it’s up to the users …

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The Amazon Echo: A Speaker System That Does Fact-Checking


The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker system that also doubles as a helper gadget. How? The Echo houses Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, who can be controlled via voice commands. Connected to the web, Alexa can be asked to play music, search the web, order stuff online, find schedules, and now… fact-check politicians. What the what? According to Engadget, good …

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Happy 15th Birthday, iPod!


Yup, it has been that long since the iPod was first unveiled by Steve Jobs in October 23, 2001. If you suddenly feel sentimental remembering your old music player, then yes, you are kinda ancient. Don’t worry, so are many who are reading this. As we celebrate the iPod’s 15th birthday, let’s look back at how this once revolutionary device …

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Motorola Starts Rollout Of Android Nougat For Moto G4 and G4 Plus


Here’s another great reason why you’d want to consider Motorola’s recently launched G4 Plus this holiday season: the Lenovo subsidiary has officially started rolling out the Android 7 Nougat update for the phone via OTA. Read: Motorola launches Moto G4 Plus in PH Both it and the Moto G4 gets the update via OTA, leaving the flagship Z series phones, …

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WATCH: LG V20 Unboxing and Initial Impressions


We have the LG V20 at the Unbox HQ! The LG V20 is set to launch in a few days here in the Philippines and there’s definitely a lot of buzz about it especially with the disasterous (not to mention explosive) public end of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The good news is that we finally got a loaner unit …

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Plum is a Smart Gadget for Wine Connoisseurs


Wait, it’s not Viral Fridays yet! Why is Unbox featuring a weird “smart device” on a Monday? Reasons. Also, wine is fun, yes! Wine is great! Plum is a smart wine refrigerator made for wine connoisseurs. This small black box can only hold two bottles at once, but despite its limited capacity, Plum’s creators say it enhances every aspect of wine-serving. …

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Instagram Trials the “Live Videos” Feature


Instagram, owned by social media magnate Facebook, is currently demoing its parent company’s “Live Video” function in Russia. A Russian publication caught wind of the trial feature through their readers. Here are a couple of phone screenshots of “Instagram Live” in action. Facebook launched their Live Video feature back in early January, and while it hasn’t gained mainstream appreciation, the …

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Apple’s October 27 Event: Get Ready for New Macbooks


Looks like Apple is gearing up for another big product launch this October 27th. The focus this time, according to reputable industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, will solely be on MacBooks. Engadget recently compiled the rumors on these babies, so let’s check them out. A redesigned MacBook Pro has long been mulled over at online rumor mills, and it looks like …

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HP Launches Omen Gaming Line In PH


HP has officially unveiled their Omen gaming brand in the Philippines today, targeting hard-core gamers looking for branded machines to all the latest games on. Three new products were launched in the country under the Omen by HP branding – a 15 and 17-inch notebook and the company’s high-end gaming desktop, the Omen X. The two notebooks sport slim profiles …

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LG is Done with Modular Phones

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The thought of having a modular smartphone where you could swap out certain aspects of it to suit your personal needs and preferences was a novel idea. You could swap out the battery for a camera that has a less powerful image sensor for those long work days out in the field or on the flip side you could take …

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New Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi Plan 499 Launched


Not a Bad Offer at All Smart Bro just launched their newest offer with the new Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi Plan 499. What’s so special about this one? Two things. First they bumped up the monthly data allocation to 6GB, up from 3.5GB. That’s almost double the amount of monthly data you can use. Secondly, it comes with the …

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Huawei’s Mate 9 And Mate 9 Pro Leaked


We’re starting the final stretch of the year, and Chinese manufacturer Huawei has yet to unveil a new flagship to power their hi-end sales well into the holidays. That’s set to change in the next few weeks, if reliable tipster Evan Blass and tech site Venturebeat is to be believed though – the company is gearing up to release not …

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