Although Apple Inc.’s iPhone line is a latecomer to the plastic party—with the company introducing its first polycarbonate-enclosed model just last week—the use of plastic resin in the cellphone market is already a multibillion-dollar business, with tremendous growth expected in the coming years. The global market for molded plastic components used in cellphones...

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has deployed Google Apps for Business which now provides IPOPHL with a suite of web-based, user-friendly applications by which the government organization could collaborate internally and with its partners, businesses and the general public in a more responsive and efficient manner. The cloud service was...

On October 20, 2013, buyers of the LG G2 will get both an LG Pocket Photo printer and a QuickWindow Case for free. Valued at P7,999 and P1,500 respectively, the LG G2 Day “Your Dream Sale” offers the craziest deal for gadget lovers and tech enthusiasts out there. Powered by the insanely fast 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, the LG G2 Android...

Microsoft Corporation’s Windows 8.1 is now available for download as a free update via the online Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices and as boxed software starting October 18th at retail locations around the world and in Asia Pacific. For Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users, Windows 8.1 will be available as a download...

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, has announced the availability of the Liebert ITA UPS throughout Asia, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. A full-featured, scalable rack-based power protection system designed to provide long backup time, the Liebert ITA offers significant cost savings for organizations with small computer rooms and network equipment. Using true on-line voltage and...

Addressing the increasing number of organizations moving their information systems to the cloud, Oracle has introduced 10 new Oracle Cloud services for its customers and partners. Oracle Cloud offers a range of integrated services running in a secure, enterprise and standards-based cloud platform. The company claims that, unlike other clouds that offer services in...

Lenovo has announced the appointment of Michael Ngan as Country General Manager (CGM) for the Philippines effective October 16, 2013, following Maria Victoria “Vicky” Agorrilla’s early retirement. Ngan, a member of the Lenovo East Asia Region Leadership Team reporting directly to Koh Kong Meng, President and General Manager, Lenovo East Asia Region, will be...

SINGAPORE –Dell has launched two new Android tablets and two new Windows tablets under the revived Venue brand, an indication that the company is dedicated to growing its tablet business. The PC maker put the Venue brand on hiatus last year when it discontinued its shipment of smartphones. At its “Meet Your Match” event in Singapore last week, the company also launched three XPS laptops with Intel’s latest fourth-generation Core processors code-named Haswell. “People today expect the best experience possible from...

Technological advancements are gaining pace and coalesce to create an all-encompassing future mobility concept, which today still sounds as if taken from a sci-fi movie. Artificial intelligence (AI), Internet multi-sensory trends as well as robotics are developing their footprint in the mobility industry. Five years from now, people will be able to feel the leather of the car seat without actually being close to the vehicle. Cars will become giant computers with an innumerable amount of AI tools, managing the environment and communicating...

Top candidates for current and future jobs will be measured by capabilities and competencies, with 20 distinct skills bubbling up to the top in millions of high-growth, high-paying job postings, according to a white paper commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and released by IDC. The study provides insight into the skills students need for the top 60 high-growth, high-wage...