Technology

honestbee x The Marketplace by Rustan's

Thursday, December 13, 2018

     I had a conversation with my husband last week on what to prepare for the holidays. I told him that I wanted something special and not the usual 'handa' because I want to celebrate Christmas up a notch with premium food items on the dining table.

     When I say premium, these are the products or deli items that you will not see in a regular grocery or supermarket. The ingredients in making special dishes need imported or hard to find brands that are usually available in premium stores like The Marketplace by Rustan's. But when I think of the holiday rush, all I wanna do is stay at home and order my groceries from honestbee. Do you want to shop for premium grocery items in the comfort of your home? It's possible now that honestbee recently partnered with The Marketplace by Rustans. Check out the premium brands you can score after the jump :)

honestbee x The Marketplace by Rustan's

honestbee Christmas Offerings

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

     It's Christmas! I can't believe that three weeks from now we are going to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. December is the busiest month- parties here, gatherings there, and reunions everywhere. These celebrations mean eating- a lot! The perfect excuse to feast on your favorite holiday guilty pleasures we've been craving for all year long.

     Think of artisan cakes, gourmet ice creams, Lechon, truffle pasta, and all the viands best served during the holiday season, yum!!! But before these get inside your tummy, the holiday rush sinks in. Traffic and long qeues add to the stress on preparing these treats. Forget about the hassles as honestbee recently launched carefully curated food and gift items delivered to your doorstep. Sharing their Christmas food offering and Philippines Daily Inquirer's Best Desserts selection for that unforgettable Noche Buena feast :)

honestbee Christmas Offerings 

Special Christmas Treats from Promate

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

     You're making a list and checking it twice, are you thinking of what to give your friends and young colleagues on your gift list this Christmas? In this modern age of technology, they would surely love to receive accessories such as earphones and power banks for their gadgets as presents for Christmas.

     Promate, the global leader in consumer electronic accessories for mobile, tablet and computers, recently launched its Special Christmas Treat at National Bookstore and Powerbooks. Shop for school and office supplies and your favorite Promate gadgets and accessories and receive exciting freebies. Get free earphones or a charging cable when you buy selected Promate models. More information about this exciting promo after the jump!

Special Christmas Treats from Promate

Feature: Star Margarine App-My Star Kid Adventure

Thursday, September 27, 2018

     When I was a kid, my grandmother would always tell me to sleep early and eat nutritious food so that I will grow healthy and tall. The default height increasing vitamin in our house is Star Margarine. I always see her mixing a tablespoon of the yellow colored spread in our rice or in my pandesal.

     I miss my grandmother, looking back at the past, methinks they are really doing their best to give everything that we need in order to grow happy and healthy. Life is so simple back then compared to a complicated life we have now. Modern technology is already a part of our lives and kids these days are so into gadgets and gaming consoles that in some situations, it hinders important aspect of their childhood- healthy eating habits and brain development. BUT, I discovered an app that will show you the brighter side of technology- learning while having fun with Star Margarine App- My Star Kid Adventure!

Feature: Star Margarine App-My Star Kid Adventure

Non-Members Can Now Shop at S&R thru honestbee

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

     Do you love to shop online? It makes life a breeze, no? This generation is soo lucky! With only a few taps away, you can shop and do grocery online. I presume you've already heard of honestbee- Asia's leading online concierge and delivery service that helps shop for groceries and basic household needs in the comfort of your own home!

     I was invited to the launch of its new partnership with S&R Membership Shopping early this month and yes we can now have access to the products that are usually limited to the members. Think of ceasar salad, the savory roasted chicken, their yummy New York Style pizza and more! Sharing highlights of the event and what honestbee can do for you :)

Non-Members Can Now Shop at S&R thru honestbee

JBL Speakers: Booming Sounds Come in Many Sizes

Thursday, August 09, 2018

     Parties and other wild and wooly events need the perfect booming sounds to make it the talk of the town and create that solid impact. So how do you make them as epic and fantabulous? Deliver the sound and make your party reverberate with all the thud, clatter and tinkle anywhere you want. The tried-and-tested JBL Boombox and the JBL GO2 from JBL, from the world’s leading electronic audio authority, will surely make any party big or small live up to expectations.

     Experience sound like you’ve never heard before in a boombox with the JBL Boombox. This powerful and portable Bluetooth speaker delivers enormous sound and the hardest-hitting bass to bring the roar and the rumble of your music all day. With just a single charge, you won’t miss a beat as you party all day, all night thanks to its humongous 20,000mAh battery. You can even charge your phone or tablet while your rock to the music, a sample of the JBL Boombox’s versatility and diverse functionality.

Booming Sounds Come in Many Sizes

Devant “15.15.15” Anniversary Promo

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

     I can't believe that our first brand of flat screen television will be celebrating its 15th year this 2018!  Home-grown TV brand Devant is celebrating its 15th year of providing high-quality TV products in the country. Entertainment has truly come a long way – from basic LCD TVs to the most recent feature-packed Quantum Ultra HD TVs – and Devant has been part of many Filipino households through these years of TV entertainment evolution by constantly providing a wide range of products that cater to the needs of the consumers.

     Devant is already a trusted brand in our household. We have 3 Devant televisions at home- one in the living room, another in our bedroom, and the last one is supposed to be in another bedroom but I decided to give it to my parents so it was in their house now. Hahaha! Kidding aside, as technology advanced throughout the years, smart devices have captured the attention of today’s generation and have become popular sources of entertainment. Due to the convenience it provides, smart devices have become must-haves for every individual in the era of tech-savy consumers. However, this development somewhat created a “bonding with myself” attitude, especially among members of Filipino families. Rarely will you see them talk and bond with each other at the end of the day because most of their attention is focused on their own devices.

Devant “15.15.15” Anniversary Promo

Unboxing, First Impressions, Review: ASUS ZenFone 5Q ZC600KL

Friday, May 04, 2018

     Hi dearies! ASUS Philippines successfully launched a series of genius smartphones that captivated the hearts of mobile photography fans. The brand's DNA to champion goes up a notch with its must-experience Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and features in its 5th and latest generation of ZenFones.

     If you've seen my Instagram post, I revealed all the ZenFones that I currently have. From ZenFone 2 Laser 5.2, ZenFone 2 Laser 5.5, ZenFone 3, ZenFone Live, and up to the latest ZenFone 5Q which I'll be unboxing and reviewing below :) I'm a certified ASUS user and to have given another chance to review the latest unit is an honor. During the epic launch of the ASUS ZenFone 5 series, we all went #Backto5- the comeback and going back to what they are loved for, bang for the buck smart phone and photography. So without further ado, here's the unboxing, first impressions and review of ASUS ZenFone 5Q.

Unboxing, First Impressions, Review: ASUS ZenFone 5Q ZC600KL

Revolutionize Your Well-Being: Mobile Fitness Tech in Action

Friday, April 27, 2018

     The alarm goes off. We all dread that sound, the inevitable coldness beyond the duvet. There are days where autopilot gets you to the coffee shop and you gaze longingly at the pastries, trying to muster all the politeness you can spare for the barista. Some days, it's difficult enough to get up and get going and face the day, so how does one integrate a healthy regimen, let alone a solid fitness plan with quantifiable results?

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Revolutionize Your Well-Being: Mobile Fitness Tech in Action

ASUS ZenFone 5 Series Launch

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

     Wait, what? ASUS recently launched a series of smartphones that are genius?! Yes, you've read that right!!! The brand’s DNA to champion mobile photography goes up a notch with its must-experience Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and features in its 5th and latest generation of ZenFones

     I was there! The epic launch of the ASUS ZenFone 5 series in the country was a success with thousands of Zenfans all over the Philippines who went #Backto5 inside the newly-opened One Esplanade in Pasay City last April 14, 2018. Are you excited to see the smartphones that will change the way you think about phone photography? Read more below!

ASUS ZenFone 5 Series Launch

Technology and LG Help Women Do More

Monday, March 19, 2018

     Traditional thinking holds that women are not as comfortable with technology as men, but that's not the case. Women have always been the early adopters of technology. Throughout history, they’ve brought the latest gadgets into use, learned new means of communication, and maximized more efficient cooking and housekeeping methods in order to adjust to the dynamic changes in society and their transitional role in it.

     From light bulbs and typewriters in the 1800s, to the washing machine and the refrigerator in the early 1900s, to the telephone in the 1950s, inventions and innovations that had to do with everyday living were always the woman’s domain. The advent of modern appliances had a profound impact on the 20th-century woman, changing the way she cooked, cleaned and cared for her family, and, eventually, how she lived her life beyond her home. Plug-in conveniences brought about a household revolution, one that would eventually change women’s lives, and enable them to enter the workforce and contribute to the economy.

Technology and LG Help Women Do More 

Product Review: Haenim UV Sterilizer

Saturday, February 03, 2018

     The advancement of technology is inevitable. From simple things to the complicated and unexplainable ones, the truth is everything is possible. When we speak of technology, the first thing that comes to mind is gadget followed by appliances and devices that are brought about by the innovation of science and technology. We are lucky because these things make life easy. 

     From the gadget that we use to communicate, the appliances that we use to help us get through the day and the devices that make our work simpler. Living in the present world has its perks and for a 24/7 mom like me, nothing beats the help of modern technology. Think of microwave oven, vacuum cleaner, air conditioner and automatic washer, these appliances make life a breeze. Speaking of appliances, have you heard of UV sterilizer? If not, I'll introduce you to one of the most technologically advanced appliances that I have at home- HAENIM UV STERILIZER!

Product Review: Haenim UV Sterilizer

Feature: Moneygment by Togetech Inc.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

     Adulting is hard but lining for more than thirty minutes to pay bills, contributions, and other stuff is harder! Time is precious that's why even stay-at-home moms like me who pay monthly bills and voluntary contributions need something that will make settling financial obligations a breeze.

     Looks like an angel was sent from above because she and her team heard our woes. Introducing Moneygment by Togetech- an app, which is a payments solutions mobile app providing remittance for government contributions and loans, as well as computation, filing, and tax payments. More information about Moneygment and reasons why you need to download the app now.

Feature: Moneygment by Togetech Inc.

Influencers Trust Vivo Brand

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

     Vivo, a smartphone brand known the world over, introduces its newest brand influencers composed of fresh faces from the local showbusiness scene. Vivo’s latest brand celebrity supporters are all Kapamilya stars from big-time network ABS-CBN, making names and waves in the entertainment arena. The inclusion of the biggest stars in its roster of influencers is proof that Vivo is aggressive in terms of its marketing and PR efforts to further push the brand to the top tier of the choicest smartphone companies. In the Philippines, Vivo places third in the most popular smartphone brand with at least 1.1 million users and 5,200 stores and counting nationwide while globally, Vivo boasts of 200 million users and growing. 

     Before the introduction of local brand influencers, Vivo wowed the smartphone industry by signing up NBA superstar Stephen Curry as Vivo’s biggest ambassador September of 2016. In November 2017, during the grand launch of the Vivo V7+ in Manila, Vivo introduced their newest local brand endorsers. One of these endorsers were actress, dancer, and singer Loisa Andalio, actress, dancer, talented teen heartthrob Inigo Pascual, and television personality Maris Racal, and model-actress Chienna Filomeno. 

Influencers Trust Vivo Brand
Loida Andalio

Secrets in Vivo's 2017 Success Uncovered

Thursday, January 18, 2018

     There was just no stopping Vivo this 2017. The global smartphone brand proved to be the fastest growing in terms of popularity amongst the young and the hip crowd in the Philippines, settling itself on the third spot in the market beyond brands Apple, Huawei, LG, and Asus. To date, Vivo has at least 1.1 million users and 5,200 stores in the Philippines. 

     But before finding fame in the Philippines in early 2016, Vivo has already been named as one of the top 5 global smartphone brands and observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments. Vivo’s success remains unprecedented with 200 million Vivo global users and 19 overseas markets in 2017.

Secrets in Vivo's 2017 Success Uncovered
Vivo's Overseas Market

Vivo’s 2017 Successful Entertainment Marketing Strategy

Thursday, January 11, 2018

     Vivo is a global brand known for its selfie-centric smartphones which represent the brand’s mission of empowering self-expression of the next generation. It features the most advanced technologies, not only to the cameras but to all aspects, from photo shooting to display, helping media-savvy and social media devoted consumers to capture and enjoy their most significant moments. 

     In the Philippines, Vivo places third in the most popular smartphone brand with at least 1.1 million users and 5,200 stores an counting nationwide. On a global scale, there are already about 200 million Vivo users in 2017. Vivo attributes its success to its innovative spirit and topnotch marketing strategy. With all these facts in place, it is no wonder that a lot of today’s most stylish local celebrities chose to support Vivo. 

Vivo’s 2017 Successful Entertainment Marketing Strategy 

Vivo Showcases World’s First In-Display Fingerprint Smartphone

Monday, January 08, 2018

     At CES 2018, Vivo shows the world the first ready-to-produce smartphone featuring in-display fingerprint scanning technology, demonstrating its continued commitment to bringing an extraordinary user experience to consumers. 

     This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display while solving the industry’s challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones. 

Vivo Showcases World’s First In-Display Fingerprint Smartphone

Vivo Showcases Newest Technology at CES 2018

Friday, January 05, 2018

     Global smartphone brand Vivo is participating in the Consumer Technology Association (CES) 2018 where it will showcase the Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology with its global partner Synaptics. Vivo’s exhibit will feature the brand’s first ready-to-produce smartphone featuring an industry-leading in-display fingerprint sensor supported by Synaptics. The Vivo phone to use this leading technology and its availability will be announced in early 2018. 

     CES is an assembly of global brands and companies which thrive on consumer technologies. It has served as a global stage for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years. The gathering will be held in Las Vegas in Nevada, USA. More details after the jump.

Vivo Showcases Newest Technology at CES 2018

Reasons Why Vivo V7+ All Screen Phone Make the Best Christmas Gift

Saturday, December 23, 2017

     With the holiday season just around the corner, people have been hunting for a good Christmas buy for presents. Phone presents have been a huge hit since the advent of advanced telecommunications and phone brands have been competing for the spotlight in a Christmas shopper’s list. 

     Vivo’s premium smartphone the V7+ does not disappoint despite an affordable price tag attached to it. This latest pride in Vivo packs in all the top of the line features which is at par with the smartphone industry’s best of the best.

Reasons Why Vivo V7+ All Screen Phone Make the Best Christmas Gift

Perfect shots anytime, anywhere with the 24MP front-facing camera

       Known as a selfie-centric phone, the V7+ perfects all shots for clearer selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear-facing camera—one of the industry’s firsts. With the V7+ 24MP front-facing camera photos come out clear-cut, crisp, and natural-looking. Likewise, the 16MP rear camera, with its 64MP UHD that can produce detailed quality photos, blurred shots are a thing of the past. Night shots using the camera’s professional mode make photos come out are perfectly clear.

       Moreover, the V7+ offers a face beauty feature for Vivo calls, so anyone is always ready to take a video call anytime, any day. When in a dimly-lit environment, Selfie Softlight goes to work offering soft but flattering illumination.

Reasons Why Vivo V7+ All Screen Phone Make the Best Christmas Gift
24 MP front camera for holiday get-togethers come out great with the all-screen display, framing the photo perfectly
                
Reasons Why Vivo V7+ All Screen Phone Make the Best Christmas Gift
Vivo V7+ does an awesome job with selfies. With the Bokeh mode, selfie photos come out with a tinge of creativity. Backgrounds are blurred to emphasize the main subject of the photo

Augmented visual experience with the all-screen display

       Smartphone fans are raving about the V7+’s 5.99” all-screen display with its 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced game and visual experience. You can maximize the whole screen even more with the option to remove navigation buttons completely simply with the slide of a finger and enjoy a 12.5% viewing area.

Reasons Why Vivo V7+ All Screen Phone Make the Best Christmas Gift

V7+ brings smart in smartphone with its leading-edge Face ID feature

       A smart phone indeed, the V7+ would “wake up” within 0.1 second with the Face ID feature with the user merely picking up the phone and raising it in portrait mode to unlock and it is ready to go. Ultra secure, the Face ID feature employs 106 facial points to avoid other facial recognition.
Reasons Why Vivo V7+ All Screen Phone Make the Best Christmas Gift

Enjoy an action-packed game experience 

       The V7+ rocks the latest OS. Heavy game players can benefit from the V7+ as it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octacore processor, making playing of heavy games enjoyable and smooth-running. The V7+ 4GB ROM allows user to multi-task, open multipole applications without the worry of lagging and with the special Game Mode feature, disturbing the current game play with app notifications is never a problem. The Game Mode of the phone also allows for uninterrupted game play while taking a phone call at the same time. The all-screen display of the V7+ makes the visual experience while playing games truly optimal.

Reasons Why Vivo V7+ All Screen Phone Make the Best Christmas Gift

       Vivo’s V7+ rocks all the outstanding features. However, in terms of quality anchored to affordability, the Vivo V7+ definitely wins. A price that is easy on the pocket and specs that hit the ceiling in terms of quality and performance, the Vivo V7+ is a surefire hit amongst gift-givers and gift-receivers.

 For more information about Vivo Philippines,
visit their website: www.vivo.com/ph
Like them on Facebook: Vivo Phil
Follow them on Twitter: @vivo_phil
Follow them on Instagram: @vivophil

Salute to Heroes: Vivo Gives Back to Marawi Soldiers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

     Vivo Philippines, in the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas, decides to give back to the heroic deeds of the soldiers who fought in Marawi by spending the afternoon with them last December 17 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Hospital in V. Luna, Quezon City. 

Salute to Heroes: Vivo Gives Back to Marawi Soldiers
Soldiers starting off the program with a ceremonial singing of the Philippine national anthem.

     The special outreach affair was attended to by Vivo employee-volunteers who interacted with the 150 soldiers and their families and entertained them with song and dance performances. The brand’s celebrity influencers were also in attendance to give joy and encouragement to the Marawi freedom fighters. KZ Tandingan, Darren Espanto, Jason Dy, and Kisses Delavin also shared their talent in one afternoon of gratitude-giving, to the delight of the soldiers and their families.

Salute to Heroes: Vivo Gives Back to Marawi Soldiers
Vivo brand local endorsers, KZ Tandinga (right) and Jason Dy (left) helping to prepare the gift baskets for the troops

Salute to Heroes: Vivo Gives Back to Marawi Soldiers
Vivo brand local endorser, Darren Espanto sharing Christmas joys with an injured Marawi solider

Salute to Heroes: Vivo Gives Back to Marawi Soldiers
Kisses Delavin, Vivo brand local endorser smiles as she meets a Marawi soldier

     Brand Director for Vivo Philippines Annie Lim, who was also present at the affair, shared her respect for these courageous soliders. “The soldiers who fought in Marawi are more than heroes--they are also fathers, sons, brothers, friends who placed their life on the line in the name of things that matter most to every Filipino: togetherness that goes beyond religion and love that knows no boundaries.” she said.

Salute to Heroes: Vivo Gives Back to Marawi Soldiers
Vivo Philippine presenting a cheque worth Php 100,000 for the rehabilitation and recovery of the soldiers
From left to right: Erin Valera (host), Jason Dy (Vivo Endorser), KZ Tandingan (Vivo Endorser), Darren Espanto (Vivo Endorser), Lt. Srgnt (AFP Medical Center rep.), Hazel Bascon (Vivo VP and Head of Sales) and Neri Choy (HR Director

     Vivo Philippines also just recently came out with a heartwarming Christmas video on the plight of a soldier who fought in Marawi and his family. Vivo, by way of the special Christmas video, shares and celebrates what a truly meaningful Christmas is for Filipinos. Family, togetherness, empathy, and the spirit of giving make a Filipino Christmas like no one else in the world. 

For more information about Vivo Philippines,
visit their website: www.vivo.com/ph
Like them on Facebook: Vivo Phil
Follow them on Twitter: @vivo_phil
Follow them on Instagram: @vivophil

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