Smartphones capable of ultra-high speed mobile Internet led the charge in pushing for record uptake of smartphones worldwide as more than 251.4 million of these devices were shipped out for the third quarter of 2013, according to a recent report by Strategy Analytics. With 45% growth in smartphone uptake over the same period last year, smartphones now account for...

To help the communities severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the country’s three mobile phone operators — Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular — have agreed to provide 25 free SMS per day for five days that may be used for local and international text messages. To help the communities severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the country’s three mobile phone operators — Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular — have agreed to provide 25 free SMS per day for five days that...

Autodesk, Inc. has announced it is acquiring Delcam, a supplier of advanced software for the manufacturing industry. Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Delcam is one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced CAD/CAM and industrial measurement solutions for the manufacturing industry. Delcam’s range of design, manufacturing and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM solutions for a variety of industries, ranging from aerospace to toys and sports equipment. The company has more than 30 offices worldwide, approximately 600 employees,...

A new survey has found that Filipino respondents showed the highest level of loyalty to mobile phone brands and mobile service providers, a sentiment shared with the rest of Southeast Asian respondents. “Loyalty of consumers to mobile brands and mobile service providers presents clear opportunities to gain and keep the trust of customers. This signifies the importance...

In its latest advisory, Smart Communications, Inc. announced that Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular have restored 82% of their network services in the Visayas. In Palawan, Smart’s network service is 100% normalized except for Coron with 50% restored to date. “We’re stepping up the deployment of network equipment to more areas so that we can restore...

You and your colleagues are out of town for a business trip, and you suddenly need to make a conference call with a client in Manila or abroad. In this scenario, you’d normally use your phone’s speaker. However, with this set-up, the messages don’t always get through clearly because phones are not really engineered for conference calls. Enter the handy Jabra Speak 510. This portable device is a personal Bluetooth and USB speakerphone for wireless and hands-free conference calls. Shaped like but smaller than a saucer, the Jabra Speak...

Computer users, particularly those who are sensitive to flickering, may now experience visual comfort using BenQ flicker-free monitor, the first monitor launched in the Philippines with flicker-free backlight that promises to reduce, if not totally ease, eye strain caused by long hours of staring at the computer monitor. The deployment of very bright LED backlit monitors in the workplace and at home has led to an increasing number of complaints about the so-called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), or eye strain, eye fatigue, myopia, and...

Globe Telecom said 50% of base stations adversely affected by the super Typhoon Yolanda have already been restored back to operations as of 9 am Monday. In Visayas alone, 42% of the company’s 3G enabled sites that have been adversely affected by the typhoon have been restored. Globe has also reactivated 31% of 2G-enabled sites affected by the typhoon. Mobile connectivity...

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has restored its cellular service in the downtown area of Tacloban City as part of its efforts to support the emergency relief operations of the government and humanitarian agencies. Smart is now working on restoring coverage in other areas of Tacloban City which were devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. Earlier, Globe also announced they...

MSI-ECS’  annual warehouse sale will be on November 16 to 22. Download the pricelist here ...