About 41% of users who lost their money as the result of financial cyber-fraud failed to get a single cent returned to them, according to the Kaspersky Consumer Security Risks Survey, a global study conducted by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab in the summer of 2013. In theory, even if scammers have managed to steal money from an e-banking or e-payment account,...

Globe Rewards, Globe Telecom’s flagship rewards program, emerged as one of the top finalists in the 2013 Loyalty World Asia Awards, making it the only Philippine finalist to qualify for the award-giving body that honors outstanding customer loyalty programs in the region.  Globe Rewards joins the customer loyalty programs of Dialog Axiata PLC, Jin Jiang International Hotels, Marina Bay Sands,...

KINGMAX has launched a series of superior COB USB 3.0 and 2.0 flash drives. Not only is the size of the flash drive smaller, it is also water and dust proof.  KINGMAX has combined faster components with dynamic capabilities to create the powerful, ultra-small UI-06 COB USB 3.0 flash drive. The flash drive is manufactured using a special COB packaging process makes the product more compact and air-tight,...

Android-based malware achieved a 35 percent growth rate not seen since early 2012, finds the McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2013. This rebound was marked by the continued proliferation of SMS-stealing banking malware, fraudulent dating and entertainment apps, weaponized legitimate apps and malicious apps posing as useful tools. McAfee Labs registered twice...

The Philippines’ Cherry Mobile and MyPhone are among the emerging market smartphone vendors to look out for, according to the International Data Corporation which reports that the Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) (APEJ) smartphone market has continued on a strong upward trajectory. According to the IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped...

HP recently announced it is helping small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and government agencies to maximize storage investments with new offerings that include the next generation of its MSA entry disk array, enhancements to the HP StoreEasy Storage portfolio and a new program for HP channel partners. Limited IT resources and a lack of storage expertise can make it...

Verbatim’s USB 3.0 Universal Card Reader makes transferring your digital photos faster and easier than ever. Allowing for transfer speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 readers, and a sleek, modern design with silver finish, the universal card reader supports a wide variety of memory card formats. Offering plug-and-play functionality with both Windows &...

Globe Telecom cell sites have been issued radiation-safety certificates by the Department of Health, another indication that radio frequency signals coming from such facilities do not pose any adverse health impact. “The radiation-safety certificates for every cell site that we have in the country are a proof that concerns over potential health hazard coming from...

Thakral One has announced the appointment of Sawfin Saw-Buan as the country general manager for Thakral One’s Philippines operations. Sawfin comes with extensive business and IT consulting experience in the banking and financial services, insurance and public sector domains, spanning business analytics, risk management and customer process improvement. Says Sawfin, “Our approach in Thakral One...

Maxell has revealed its new range of “M” series earphones – MXH-DBA700 and MXH-DD600. Based on new acoustic theory and technology, these earphones offer more than just music to the ears. Using its technological experience, Maxell specially designed these earphones to be shaped like a horn, allowing the driver units to reach its maximum performance capabilities. Together with a high modulus aluminium...