In a recent survey, 70% of tablet owners and 53% of smartphone/mobile phone owners stated that they use public Wi-Fi hotspots. However, because data sent through public Wi-Fi can easily be intercepted, many mobile device and laptop users are risking the security of their personal information, digital identity and money. And if a device or computer is not protected...

After 8 April 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, non-security related fixes, there won’t be a number to call for technical assistance, or online technical content updates for Windows XP. With half a year left, there are millions of PCs in Asia Pacific still running on Windows XP, an 11-year-old operating system which is no longer capable of...

By Mikee dela Cruz Pros ThinkPad design and construction Way COOL keyboard Sturdy hinge Cons So-so battery life Lacks full vPro support No stylus support When companies were still experimenting with laptops that doubled as tablets, I had the (mis)fortune of owning Lenovo’s IdeaPad s10-3t, a convertible Netbook tablet priced (in 2010, at a staggering $549) to compete with the iPad. Don’t get me wrong, since it somewhat served its purpose – I was, after all, able to do small presentations using its (at times laggy) touchscreen capability;...

LG Electronics (LG) has launched the PD233 Pocket Photo, an innovative smart mobile printer that is reminiscent of the Polaroid days. Priced at Php8,000, the lightweight gadget enables users to print photos wirelessly using Bluetooth connection and Near Field Communication (NFC) by simply tagging the smartphone on top of the Pocket Photo. Supporting Android and iOS...

DataOne Asia believes the recent move by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to allow banks to use cloud computing technology would vastly improve the financial institutions’ performance and service delivery. “It will definitely enable banks to deliver their services in a more reliable and more cost-effective manner. They will respond better to the needs...

Emerson Network Power has announced the region-wide availability of the Liebert NX (10-40 kVA), a fully integrated uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designed for small to medium businesses. The company’s latest power protection offering was first launched to an audience of more than 120 resellers in Jakarta, then very recently in two separate reseller events in Manila and Singapore as part of Emerson...

SP/Silicon Power, one of the world’s leading providers of memory storage solutions, has announced a new series of professional flash cards – the Superior UHS-1 series. Built-in a powerful performance solution, this Superior UHS-1 series brings out transmission rate reaching at 90 MB per second, which allows you to capture more pictures with less lag time. The Superior UHS-1 series offers...

“Everything we do online leaves behind a digital footprint that can lead cyber criminals back to us,” warned Trend Micro during the launch of the latest version of the company’s flagship all-in-one security solution that utilizes cloud-based technology to proactively stop threats. Trend Micro Titanium Security 2014 protects multiple devices and supports the...

Cyber attacks, specifically DDoS attacks, are expected to rise in 2014. This forecast is based on the growing threat of DDOS attacks over the last two years. Prolexic Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific, William Chua, said that the company’s latest attack metrics, collected from DDoS attacks against its global client base in Q2 2012 and Q2 2013 show that average...

PinoyTravel, an online provincial bus booking service in the Philippines, was launched recently to give Filipinos and tourists the convenience of checking bus schedules and booking their provincial bus tickets online. The service eliminates the hassle of queuing at bus stations for tickets in order to travel to the wonderful destinations in the Philippines. Commuters...