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Windows 10 Upgrade Will Cost $119 Starting July 30

Windows 10 will be having its 1st anniversary on July 29 and the upgrade to Windows 10 has been free for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users for a year. But sadly, nothing stays free forever and Microsoft will begin to charge for the upgrade starting on July 29, 2016.  After July 29, you’ll have to purchase Windows 10 for …

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Here’s What Happened To Huawei’s Honor Line In The PH

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Wondering why newer Honor smartphones aren’t popping up? If you’ve been wondering why the Honor 5X popped up in the PH as the GR5, we may have an answer for you. A senior exec told us yesterday that they’ve adopted a new strategy for the sub-brand in certain countries that’s wholly dependent on its online performance. For countries like the …

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Watch: Huawei P9 Hands-on, First Impressions

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See the Huawei P9 in action! We are in Bali, Indonesia today, where Chinese brand Huawei has officially unveiled their dual-camera flagship, the P9, to the ASEAN region. The P9 is the first phone co-engineered with German camera brand Leica and features a dual-camera setup that combines both color and monochrome images for superior image quality. At least that’s Huawei’s …

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Audio Technica Gives You Heavy Bass without being Heavy on your Wallet

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After giving praise to Audio Technica’s Solid Bass Over-Ear unit, we’re quite happy to see that they expanded the category and incorporated the design and punchy rounded bass we’ve come to love with the ATH-WS77 and created a whole line for it.   Now you can choose between Over Ear units and In-Ear ones. Personally I’m more of an in-ear …

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Huawei P9 Hands-on, First Impressions: Leica Boss

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We go hands-on with Huawei’s P9! Huawei’s newest smartphone, the P9, has certainly created its fair share of buzz lately for a number of reasons. It’s the first device co-engineered with their new buddies, German camera maker Leica, and is the first Huawei-branded that sports a dual-camera setup. We’ve finally managed to get our grubby hands on the phone at …

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MMDA Launches “May Huli Ba?” Website

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When talk of MMDA’s No Contact Apprehension Policy came into play, one of the many questions everyone was asking was — “How do I know if I have been caught so I can contest it?” The MMDA addressed the issue early this morning by launching a website, mayhuliba.com, where you can now check whether or not the MMDA thinks you’ve …

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ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 S ZE550KL Unboxing: The Laser Made Even Better

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We unbox the latest refresh of the Zenfone Laser! While everybody went crazy with the Zenfone 2 last year, the fastest and most consistent selling product in the ASUS smartphone lineup is the Zenfone Laser. With the right blend of performance, camera quality and price the Zenfone Laser quickly allowed the Taiwanese brand to climb up the smartphone charts here …

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After Telstra, New Telco Giant Wants To Partner With SMC

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It’s not over yet While San Miguel Corp’s long-awaited partnership with Australian Telco Telstra is now well and truly dead, there’s another foreign player that might be interested in partnering up with the conglomerate to introduce a third telco in the PH. Norway-based multinational telecommunications provider Telenor Group is apparently interested in teaming up with SMC for that third telco …

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Comcast Will Raise Data Caps From 300GB To 1TB

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Will this ever happen in the PH? Comcast, one of the biggest internet providers in the US, is trialing a higher data cap for customers come June 1. The company is raising its data cap from 300GB previously to 1TB once summer starts in the US, and is said to be preparing for wider rollout after it trials the higher …

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Surprise! Little-known Company Vivo Is All Over Captain America: Civil War

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So much Vivo smartphone placements We’re not going to spoil the kick-assingly (yes, we know that’s not a word) awesome Captain America: Civil War for you, but many of the people who’ve seen the latest Marvel flick are probably wondering what Vivo is. We’re not goin to blame you – Vivo, the Chinese brand that was the first to announce …

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Cherry Mobile Releases the Flare XL Plus

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A few weeks ago, we shared leaks for another phablet from Cherry Mobile – The Flare XL 2. But, just like some of our favorite pocket monsters appear in the wild (Yes, we are psyched about Pokemon Go), Cherry Mobile outs their Flare XL Plus; a 5.5-inch smartphone with an emphasis on style. Here are its specifications: 1.4 GHz MediaTek …

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ASUS Zenbook UX305LA Review: Legitimate Macbook Competitor

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We review the ASUS UX305LA! Whenever people ask for a notebook that’s powerful, portable and pretty, Apple’s latest iteration of their MacBook is usually the default answer for many. But not everybody likes working with Apple’s OS and many people, us included, like using Windows for better or for worse. That’s where the ASUS Zenbook UX305LA comes in. Built as …

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LG Mobile Reports Loss; Remains Optimistic for Q2

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With a third of the year almost done, quarterly sales figures for mobile phone companies have started to emerge and it seems like LG Mobile Communications has had to swallow a rather large and bitter pill to the tune of $168 million. Citing several reasons (such as: lower overall shipments, lower interest in the North American region, and marketing expenses …

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Huawei Debuts the Honor 5C

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While the battle between flagship devices rages on, smartphone companies are also fighting in a different arena — one that tries to capture the budget conscious market. With that in mind, Huawei tosses their hat into this year’s offerings by debuting the Honor 5C. As for the Honor 5C’s specs, here’s what we know so far: HiSilicon Kirin 650 Octa-core …

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Elephone P9000 Review: Missed Opportunity

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We review the Elephone P9000! If you haven’t heard, Elephone, the newest Chinese brand to hit our market, has released three new phones. These phones are all exclusive to Lazada, and among the three, the P9000 is the top of the line device. We’ve spent quality time with the top-end model, which promises to give you a premium experience for …

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