Gadget, Mobile

Tonino Lamborghini’s 88 Tauri is a $6,000 Smartphone

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Tonino Lamborghini – the son of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of the legendary car brand, just designed and will soon sell one of the most expensive smartphone in the market – the 88 Tauri, which will retail at a whopping $6,000.
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Philippines, Startup

Uber Philippines partners with LBC, and launches “#ChristmasPadala”

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Uber Philippines and LBC, one of the leading courier in the country, will be working together to help you pick up and deliver your presents to and from any point in Metro Manila.
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Apple, Gadget, Video

Video: Apple releases holiday ad – The Song

Still not in the holiday mood? Well, this latest ad Apple from will surely put you in the holiday spirit (and eyes in tears). Read more…

Social Media

Instagram crosses 300 million users, surpasses Twitter’s 284 million users

Instagram

Since being acquired by Facebook for $735 Million, Instagram surpasses twitter in terms of monthly active users. In their announcement, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said that the online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service now has “more than 300 million monthly active users and sharing more than 70 million photos and videos each day.Read more…

Apple, Gadget, Philippines

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 arrives in the Philippines

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Just in time for the holidays, specially to those who want to get an iPad Air or an iPad Mini 3 as gift to their love ones, or to themselves, since Apple’s latest tablets are now available via the Apple Store Philippines. Read more…

Google, Internet, Philippines

Offline playback now available for Youtube for Android but for India, Indonesia and Philippines users only

YouTube LogoGoogle just added the offline playback features for Youtube for Android, but for India, Indonesia and Philippines users only.

In a blogpost, Google said “this feature lets you take videos offline to watch later during short periods of low or no internet connectivity. For videos where this feature is available, you can choose to add the video for offline viewing by tapping on the offline icon. Once taken offline, videos can be played back without an Internet connection for up to 48 hours, so you can enjoy YouTube videos without worrying about slow connections.

According to some of our readers, the offline feature will only be available to selected videos and may it may take some time before the offline feature becomes available to Youtube users in other parts of the world.

Business, Gaming, Mobile

Xurpas acquires 21.7% stake in Altitude Games

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Xurpas just became a public company last week, raising a whopping Php1.36 billion (**$30.5 million) and the company is already using the proceeds to acquire 21.7% stake in Philipine-based gaming studio, Altitude Games. Read more…

Global Startup Battle 2014, Philippines, Startup

LetsTRYKE, is one of the two regional winners of GSB 2014 Champions Track

LetsTRYKE, another Startup Weekend Clark Alum, was just named as one of the two regional winners of Global Startup Battle 2014, Champions Track, they will join motteko, from Japan and will represent the Asia Pacific (APAC) region for the global level of the Global Startup Battle 2014. Read more…

Mobile, Philippines, Telecom

Smart Subscribers can now purchase Google Play Apps using their subscription

smart-telecom-logoIf you’re a Smart subscribers, then you may no longer need to use a credit card in order to purchase Google Play apps, since Smart Telecom just announced that you can now purchase Google Play apps by charging it to your Smart Postpaid or Prepaid Bills.

Tech In Asia reported that, Smart commissioned net mobile AG, a subsidiary of NTT Docomo of Japan, to implement the direct carrier billing. Read more…

Browser, Internet, Software

Mozilla Firefox released 34.0.1, sets Yahoo! as default Search Engine and introduces Firefox Hello mesenger

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Mozilla just release the version 34.0.1 of Firefox desktop browser. On the outside, there’s not much different from the last update, however looking under the hood, Mozilla made a number of major changes to the browser. Read more…