Friday, April 29, 2016

Acer newest products and services announced at CIO Forum

Present to lead the introduction of the latest Acer products and services at the Acer CIO forum held recently were (from left) Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director, Acer Philippines; Lauren Yap, Acer Philippines Product Lead for Digital Display – Commercial; Carren Garcia, Channel Sales Manager – Commercial, Acer Philippines; Manuel Wong, Managing Director, Acer Philippines; Jeffrey Mariano, Acer Philippines Mobility Product Lead and Jofel Riofrio, Acer Philippines Product Manager for Commercial Products 
Acer continues to value its relationship with its clients around the world. For many years, the company focuses on providing clients with services and innovative products that are not only excellent but provides added value at the same time.

Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines Sales and Marketing Director, on the other hand, said that they started the CIO forum of Acer back in 2008 with the aim of building a solid client base for Acer’s Commercial Sales Group. Back then, attendees were focused on a “per industry” basis and only existing clients.

This year, however, Ong-Lim decided to mix it up by inviting attendees from mixed industries and also new and potential clients and gathered them in one venue. The client mix included representatives from the academe, government, telecommunications—all “loyal” industries that have regularly attended the forum—plus attendees from the manufacturing and retail industries.

With these, Ong-Lim slowly but surely grew the group. From a mere 5% contribution to Acer’s revenue, the Commercial Sales Group now contributes about 25% to Acer’s coffers.

(from left) Mon delos Reyes, Solutions Specialist, Windows 10 Devices, Microsoft Philippines; Manuel Wong, Managing Director, Acer Philippines;  Carren Garcia, Channel Sales Manager – Commercial, Acer Philippines; Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director, Acer Philippines; Ray Gozon, Sr. Marketing Manager, Acer Philippines and Joel Guzman, Partners Account Manager, Microsoft Philippines.
And to add further value to Acer’s commercial products, Mon delos Reyes, Microsoft Philippines Partner Account Manager, also mentioned the “digital revolution” that Microsoft is mounting and how Acer products, particularly those that use the Windows 10 operating system, will play into this revolution.

Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong, for his part, thanked the CIOs for their continued support during his welcome speech. He also pioneered Acer’s service-oriented philosophy where he introduced “on-site services” where Acer engineers will be deployed at clients’ offices in order to provide quick and better assistance. He also shared information on Acer’s new and innovative products that truly provide value to clients’ investments.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The World’s First Professional Workstation Graphics Card

At the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) announced the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB -- the world’s first workstation graphics card with industry leading 32GB memory support for large asset workflows with creative applications1 planned for availability in Q2 2016. AMD also introduced the AMD FireRender plug-in for Autodesk® 3ds Max®, which enables VR storytellers to bring ideas to life through enhanced 4K workflows, photorealistic rendering functionality, and powerful creation support.

“The imagination of the creator is limitless so much so that the professional creator consumes all available resources to produce new and never before seen designs and experiences. Some professional creative workflows demand very high bandwidth memory subsystems while others demand high memory size. AMD pioneered the era of High Bandwidth and Ultra Efficient Memory through the introduction of HBM technology in 2015 and will bring it to content creators with the introduction of Radeon™ Pro Duo graphics. With the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB, AMD is unleashing the world’s largest memory size professional workstation graphics card,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice-president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group (RTG), AMD.  “Along with exceptional hardware, AMD is also delivering software tools to leverage our high bandwidth and large memory GPU configurations effectively.” 

At the 2016 NAB Show StudioXperience’s AMD FireProTM GPU Zone (booth SL2425), attendees can experience powerful technologies showcased in industry-leading creation applications demonstrating how to efficiently balance content creation workloads with outstanding visual quality, application responsiveness and compute performance. The exhibit showcases solutions from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Dell, HP and Rhino offering attendees a range of hands-on workflow experiences powered by AMD FirePro professional graphics, including:

a)       An AMD product showcase demonstrating support for a VR production workflow featuring the new AMD FirePro W9100 32GB graphics card for speed and ultra-high-definition visual performance, and the RadeonTM Pro Duo graphics card – which forms the world's most powerful platform for virtual reality (VR)2 when combined with the AMD LiquidVR™ SDK, capable of both creation and consumption of VR content. The AMD FirePro W9100 32GB graphics card is also designed for Computer-Aided Engineering (Siemens NX Nastran, SIMULIA Abaqus) and Visualization tools (AutoDesk VRED 2016).

b)     An Autodesk demonstration featuring the AMD FireRender plug-in designed for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2016 powered by an HP workstation with dual AMD FirePro™ W9100 professional graphics.

c)       An AMD FirePro graphics demonstration offering increased color accuracy and support for display resolutions up to 4k, as well as GPU-acceleration to empower content creation with the Adobe video tools, including Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe After Effects® CC.

d)       A free interactive photorealistic ray trace renderer for the forthcoming Rhino version 6 that works inside the Rhino viewport for physically correct material with rendering technology based on the OpenCL™-accelerated AMD FireRender plug-in.

The AMD professional graphics cards are on display with hardware and software leaders at the 2016 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada at booths SL2425 and SL10227 and during ShowStoppers at NAB 2016.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Live with the King

Throughout the course of history, man has always shown that he is a natural conqueror. Many wars ignited due to his desire to invade other lands and rule more people. The ambition to be the King is a journey a lot of men have trekked. A few have realized their dream while many died in vain.

It’s beginning to sound a bit Medieval and we’re starting to lose our grip to present times so let’s start talking about our fast-paced world, new discoveries and innovations which is what this blog is all about. While the device and manual on how to completely dominate the world is not yet commercially available, you at least have a chance to experience how it’s like to be a king. How? It’s easy--- live with the King.

For starters, make sure you have the right gadget with you. Let’s say, own something from Huawei Technologies, the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world. My recommendation is their latest offering dubbed as the King of Android, Huawei Nexus 6P.

I have listed down my top five favorite features of this pedigree phone. If you’re looking for the android phone that can best give you the royal treatment that you deserve, think about NEXUS:

Nice-looking iconic hardware design.  6P flaunts a premium design incomparable even to many high-end phones in the market today. It is entirely rounded out in glass and metal with some decent-sized bezels embedded around the front. It’s totally solid built. 3D curved glass… diamond chamfers… aluminium body… even a King can’t ask for more. And we have not even discussed what’s inside Nexus 6P: the latest version of the Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, making its performance faster than ever.

Ergonomic fingerprint ID. This Nexus 6P feature keeps the phone fast and secure. Just a touch on the sensor and you’ll have instant access to your favorite apps, photos/ videos, messages, and more even while on the go. You’ll be like a king that with just a snap of finger, everything you need will be served to you in a flash.

X-tra Fast charging. Battery life is something that many people consider when buying a smart phone. 6P has a long-lasting 3450mAh battery, enough to get you through the day. Now if you’re a King user, worry no more because this phone has a USB Type C port for super fast charging. Thus, you just need to pause for a short time to recharge your phone then back again to your royal duties.

Unbelievable stereo sound.  Even Kings need to party from time to time even in the comfort of his palace. Nexus 6P is loaded with a superior front-facing speaker that offers crisp and majestic sound. Whether you’re a sucker of Nat King Cole’s love songs or a headbanger every time you hear Queen’s We Will Rock You, 6P will forever whisper sweet nothings to your ear.

Stunning screen clarity. The King should always be clear and sharp.  6P offers a vivid 5.7" WQHD AMOLED display giving a stunning clarity with 518 pixels per inch. This is so compatible with its low-light loving, powerful camera. Its 12.3 MP rear lens is the best all-around camera ever used in a Nexus. The 8 MP front camera is just perfect for anyone who wants to have a selfie with the King.

Huawei Nexus 6P is one great gadget that can capture the hearts of Andoid phone fans. It can be your ultimate companion in your quest for new discoveries, adventures, and personal milestone. If you can’t be a king in real life, you can always live with the king.

Long live with the King!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Innovation: Exciting New Demand

In the future, the PC’s specs and how wonderful a smartphone is in terms of function, feature, style, won’t matter anymore so what else is needed?

Acer assures it has a good product line, does not undersell the value of innovation and services its customers well.

For Acer Inc. President and CEO Jason Chen, technology and conventional industry can converge and he is looking at creating excitement first, encouraging usage, and building an ecosystem (hardware, software, usage) that is complete and reasonable enough to make everything real.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

IMMAP launches the country’s first Digital Congress: The Power of X

To celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP), the premier organization of digital marketing professionals in the country, will hold the first “IMMAP Digital Congress” or IMMAP DigiCon to encourage practitioners to amp up their skills in the rapidly evolving digital industry.

Carrying the theme “The Power of X: Digital Multiplied,” the IMMAP DigiCon fuses together other regular digital marketing conferences such as the Mobile Marketing Summit, Digital Commerce Summit and the IMMAP Summit into one grand event that is expected to draw around 3,000 delegates from various industries across the country.

Participants at the IMMAP DigiCon will gain the opportunity to listen to content provided by powerhouse experts and acknowledged regional and global thought leaders in the field of digital marketing. A total of 100 speakers representing the various sectors of digital marketing’s diverse ecosystem will enlighten delegates on 10 tracks of topics: “Branding and Marketing,” “Content and Distribution,” “Start-Ups,” “The Digital Creative,” “Social and Search,” “eCommerce and Payments,” “The Digital Agency,” “CRM, Data and Analytics,” “Research and Measurement,” and “Media and Ad Networks.”

Included in the speaker lineup for the IMMAP DigiCon are Steve Kalifowitz, Twitter’s Head of Brand Strategy and Advocacy for Asia Pacific and Middle East and North Africa (APAC-MENA); Sunita Kaur, Spotify’s Managing Director for Asia; Ryan Morales, Head of Consumer Marketing for Google Southeast Asia; Eleanne Hattis, Head of Asia Pacific Sales for Waze; and Sandhia Devanathan, Head for eCommerce, Financial Services for Travel, Southeast Asia, for Facebook eCommerce, among others.

Other highlights of the IMMAP DigiCon will be a Trade Exhibit that will showcase digital commerce and other impressive and innovative technology solutions, and the Boomerang Awards, which celebrates the most effective and creative digital marketing campaigns developed and produced over the last year.

“We have long dreamt of establishing the country’s first digital congress, and now it’s finally happening after months of planning and painstaking work. We would like to thank the IMMAP DigiCon management committee for putting together this milestone event for our association’s 10th anniversary, and we’re looking forward to a successful event,” says Margot Torres, IMMAP President.

For his part, IMMAP Vice President and DigiCon Director-in-Charge Eduardo Mapa, Jr. said, “The array of speakers gathers the best of the best, the brightest of minds when it comes to digital marketing. We are glad that they are willing to speak during this event to help spread the word on the importance of digital marketing and, eventually, help transform the marketing landscape to make it even more vibrant and dynamic in the 21st Century.”

“What we are preparing for is the establishment of what we call a ‘digital economy.’ It is slowly and surely happening so everyone, whether in the traditional or digital marketing industries, should be able to embrace it and witness it. Our goal in digital marketing is to complement the tenets of marketing and hopefully transform and bring it to a whole new level. The road is tough, acceptance from companies is trickling, but we are moving forward. We hope that our event will help achieve that goal,” explains Donald Lim, co-founder of IMMAP and overall Chairman of the IMMAP DigiCon.

The first “IMMAP DigiCon, The Power of X: Digital Multiplied,” will be held on October 10-12, 2016 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Vicente Sotto Street, Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay City. For more information and other event mechanics, go to or

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Multitasking Multiplied: Acer Brings Productivity to the Next Level with the Liquid Jade Primo Smartphone

Acer today announced the new Liquid Jade Primo, a 5.5-inch premium smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile. The Liquid Jade Primo provides ultimate productivity for professionals through Continuum, allowing Windows 10 universal apps to provide a PC-like experience when the smartphone is connected with a secondary display. 
Award-winning Sleek Design
The Acer Liquid Jade Primo features Acer’s award-winning Liquid Jade design language with a sleek and slim profile, curved back cover that fits comfortably in the hand and ergonomic 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass screen. The rear and front covers feature a fine hairline-brushed finish, while a sharp diamond-cut band wraps the chassis and gives the smartphone an even more polished look. The cohesive circular-shaped receiver, rear camera, and speaker inherited from the Jade family add a touch of elegance.
Multitasking Multiplied
With a USB Type-C monitor, wireless display accessories or the Display Dock, the Liquid Jade Primo can provide a PC-like experience on an external display with Windows 10 universal apps. It can be used as a touchpad and virtual keyboard or a keyboard and mouse can be connected for multitasking on both the screen and on the external display. With these, simply connect the Liquid Jade Primo to any TV or monitor at hotels or anywhere. This is perfect for on-the-go executives so they can just simply leave their heavier laptops at home. You can also project presentation decks to a projector or large screen while displaying the “Presenter View” on the Acer Liquid Jade Primo, or play videos on the TV while using other apps simultaneously.
The Liquid Jade Primo features a stunning 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display that supports 100 percent of the NTSC color gamut, with 10000:1 contrast, and 176-degree wide-viewing angles. A hexa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor, along with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory provides powerful performance needed for multitasking, while LTE Cat. 6 and 802.11ac MIMO connectivity options make downloads a snap. The 21MP f/2.2 auto-focus rear camera has dual LED flash and supports up to 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording and the 8MP f/2.2 front-facing camera boasts a wide-angle of up to 84-degrees, while supporting up to Full HD 1080p video recording.
Engineering Excellence
To reduce the heat that resource-intensive multitasking brings, the Liquid Jade Primo features an advanced cooling system that efficiently dissipates the heat from the processor, while also reducing the overall rear surface temperature.
For a slimmer chassis, the Liquid Jade Primo’s antenna is formed by laser direct structuring (LDS) technology, allowing integration of the antenna and back cover. Also contributing to the slimmer profile is on-cell touch technology, which moves the touch layer onto the outer glass surface of the screen, eliminating the touch substrate layer. 
Enterprise-Grade Security and Device Management
With BitLocker technology on Windows 10 Mobile, the Liquid Jade Primo allows for full encryption of all user data stored on internal memory, protecting the device from offline hardware-level attacks. For corporate users, the Liquid Jade Primo also supports device management solutions such as Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) v1.2 and Microsoft Intune, so that IT personnel can help users be productive while safeguarding company information.
The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is now available in the Philippines via select Acer Concept Stores nationwide and comes bundled with a keyboard and mouse. The Acer Liquid Jade Primo is on sale at the Acer Concept Store Mobility at SM North Edsa and Acer Concept Store SM Megamall by dealer Villman, Gigahertz at Acer Concept Store in SM DasmariƱas, PC Xpress at Acer Concept Store in SM Southmall, Complink at Acer Concept Store SM Bacoor, Asianic at Acer Concept store SM Cebu, BCG at Acer Concept Store SM Bacolod, Silicon Valley at Acer Concept Store SM Mall of Asia, Memo Xpress at the Acer Mobile Kiosks in SM Sta. Rosa and Glorietta, and Wiltelcom at Acer Concept Store in GMall Davao.

Acer Philippines General Manager Manuel Wong presenting the Acer Liquid Jade Primo to members of the press.
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Fixing Common Problems in Pen Drive

In today's fast-paced world, USB Flash drives or Pen drives are one of the most convenient sources for carrying and sharing huge amount of information.They are designed with a specific purpose of storing, backing up data and to facilitate exchange of files. You can find pen drives under several brand names and storage capacity. Even though the pen drives hold so many advantages, there are times when they don’t turn out to be helpful. These are the times when either an error or some issue renders these pen drives in an inoperable state.

Troubles With Pen Drives

At times when you plug in your Kingston pen drive in your system, you encounter some trouble working with the pen drive. Some of the errors or issues that every pen drive user may have come across are:

    a. When the plugged in pen drive needs to be removed and for this the users click on Safely Remove Hardware… option, an error, Generic Volume Cannot Be Stopped Right Now.If the user removes the pen drive even when this message is shown, it can lead to data loss from the pen drive
    b. Write Protection Errors can arise in a pen drive when a user performs any write operation or tries to delete some data on a pen drive which is Write Protected.
    c. Also you may have noticed, that when you plug in your pen drive in the system, it is identified and detected, but is not shown in My Computer. This can be a result of problems in disk management.   

    d.In some cases when a user tries to format his/her  pen drive, it happens that a dialogue box appears stating that Do You Want To Format Your Pen Drive?This can happen due to hardware fault in the pen drive or due to presence of viruses in your pen drive. In case the drive is formatted, the complete data is lost.
    e. One of the USB device attached to your computer has malfunctioned is one of the frequent errors which a user comes across while using a pen drive. In this case the data present in the drive can be completely wiped out.

How to Resolve Issues in  Pen Drive?
All of the above mentioned casescan lead to loss of data residing in the pen drives. In case you have also experienced such a scenario and seek to recover your data, then it is advised to deployPen Drive Recovery software. The software is designed to recover the data of the pen drive, wiped out due to corruption, hardware or virus issues. It even successfully perform recovery of deleted data from the  pen drive after it is formatted.The software ensures complete data recovery and does no compromise with the data.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Change your viewing habits with the Acer K138ST short-throw projector

It is always great to look forward to weekends or long vacations to be able watch your favorite movie, TV series, musical spectacles or must-love sporting events.

But great as it may be, wouldn’t you want to change your viewing habits a little bit by watching your favorite content on a much bigger screen? No, it’s not about investing on a bigger TV; it’s about choosing a meaningful option for you to “up the ante” in your home entertainment and give it a more cinematic experience.

Then the best choice should be the Acer K138ST short-throw projector, a name you can rely on when it comes to spearheading a silver-screen revolution and change your movie night habits right at the comforts of your own home.

When upgrading your home entertainment system in your living room, it should not be seen as a luxury anymore because the Acer K138ST short-throw projector can definitely make home entertainment even more inviting—and more appealing to your family, relatives, or best buds during movie night on a lazy weekend.

Catch all the cinematic details in both visuals and audio through the Acer K138ST short-throw projector’s features that are at par with home theater requirements. In terms of visual clarity, the Acer K138ST is a Digital Light Processing or DLP projector and its biggest advantages against LCD or Liquid Crystal Display projectors is that contrast is more pronounced in DLPs, plus the fact that the Acer K138ST has LumiSense+ that dynamically optimizes images for those ultra-realistic visuals, thanks to the enhanced dark-detail visibility and color saturation features.

Also, DLP projectors are more compact, easier to carry around for greater mobility and great to use in small spaces (living room, office meeting room, etc.) since it’s so flexible to install. And because the Acer K138ST is a short-throw projector, all you need is a 1.7m distance to be able to project a 100-inch screen. Definitely, this feature makes you enjoy viewing any type of content on a much bigger screen landscape. All you’d need is a bowl of popcorn, chips and soda and you’re ready to go.

Consider these other features of the Acer K138ST short-throw projector like the 800-lumens projection power, WXGA or Wide XGA graphics display resolution, an unbelievable 30,000 hour LED lamp life, ColorBoost 3D and Color Safe II, both advanced technologies for more authentic and realistic images and unmatched color fidelity. Even after thousands of hours of usage, you can rely on the Acer K138ST to provide unfailing natural colors and bring unparalleled viewing pleasure to you and your viewing companions.

So you don’t have to buy larger and more expensive TVs just to create a silver screen revolution right at your home. Just think smart and be practical. Choose the Acer K138ST as your smart and practical solution to your desired cinematic, large-screen quality viewing with your family and friends any time of the year.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Air conditioning myths debunked

Are you worrying over nothing when it comes to your AC unit?

As the temperature starts to rise this summer, most people turn once more to air conditioners to keep them cool during the season. However, with this comes the perpetual concern of ballooning electric bills caused by increased use of these home partners.

But how well do we really know this home staple? Below, we break down the most common myths about air conditioners.

Myth: I can’t use my AC the whole day because it will blow up my electric bills.
Fact: It depends on how you use the air conditioner and what kind of technology it has. A programmable thermostat can help keep your home at a comfortable temperature while conserving energy when it isn’t needed. Better yet, use a unit with a DC Inverter Technology like the Inverter Split Type Aircon (Primera) from global appliance manufacturer Midea.  The technology allows the AC to switch between the compressor and the fan after reaching ideal temperatures to save on energy.

Myth: The AC won’t run as much (and use too much electricity) if you use it with fans.
Fact: Fans do not cool air; they only help move it around the area. Though they may help lower body temperature, they do nothing in managing the heat inside a room. Again, the key is to use the AC sensibly. Keep the thermostat at an efficient setting or get one with energy-saving features.

The Midea Genesis White Model, for example, has a Turbo DC Inverter that comes with a wide range of frequency and voltage to make it more efficient in saving energy. The feature switches from the compressor and the fan once the room has reached ideal temperatures to save on power. The compressor running uses the most energy, to it saves you money if it can be on standby mode.

Myth: AC units are very noisy and can disturb sleep.
Fact: Some air conditioners, mostly the older models, are the culprit behind this common issue. Other times, the unit simply needs servicing. To make sure you stay free from this problem, invest in an inverter split type unit designed to function without noise. Midea’s units have a Quiet Mode that promises a noise free performance.

The Genesis White model, specifically, has a large diameter cross flow fan that limits indoor unit noise by lowering the fan speed for the soundest of sleeps.

Myth: Your AC does not need to be serviced regularly.
Fact: Just like any other domestic appliance, air conditioners need time to breathe and rest. Regular service and maintenance can keep the unit running efficiently and smoothly and prevent sudden breakdowns.

It will help a lot if the AC is equipped with features that can clean and maintain itself. The Midea Genesis White, for example, has a Self Clean and Refrigerant Leakage Detection technology that keeps the unit free from molds and detects refrigerant leakage respectively.

Of course the importance of a good after sales service is also important. Professional maintenance, like the one provided by the Midea After Sales Service for all its inverter air conditioning units (Midea Genesis White, Mirror Black, and Primera) can ensure that the unit is supported by a good network for a worry free performance.

You do not need to sacrifice comfort just to keep electricity bills down. Find the right appliance with the right set of features and you are sure to keep your chill even during the hottest days of the year.