Saturday, October 28, 2017

Enhance every moment with Samsung Galaxy J7+ at 0% interest!



Focus.  Capture.  Enhance!  There’s no better way to snap a photo than to use a camera that parallels with a DSLR’s quality.  With the mobile’s Professional Dual Camera with Live Focus, this new smartphone can enhance every moment as it captures the depth and feelings of every photo, in any lighting condition.

Samsung Galaxy J7+ can now dominate the mid-range market with its superb cameras and new photography features.  And consumers are in for a big surprise when they discover how to avail one on a low budget: with Home Credit’s 0% interest promo this October to December!

Samsung’s partnership with global Fintech company Home Credit has made this new smartphone available to more people – especially those who do not have credit cards.  Now they can enjoy taking snapshots of the moments that are worth remembering.

The Galaxy J7+ is the sleek, new competitor in the mid-range smartphone category that brings an amazing flagship feature to the J-Series lovers – Live Focus. Made possible by its Professional Dual Camera, the smartphone allows you to adjust the amount of blur on the background while shooting, so you can focus on the subject that matters. The new Selfie Focus feature delivers the same professional depth effect to Galaxy J7+ Selfies, while the built-in Mobile Photobooth feature uses Augmented Reality Stickers and Filters to make photos extra fun and expressive.

With Performance+, the Galaxy J7+ offers multi-taskers a total performance upgrade with 4GB of RAM, and a fast 2.4GHz Octa-Core Processor, all running on the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1. Bixby Home gives users instant access to useful information with one swipe to the right - the calendar, today’s weather, popular attractions nearby, and frequently used apps.  

Enjoy the premium feel of the Galaxy J7+ with its Full Metal Unibody in Black and Champagne Gold. Equally premium, bright and vibrant, the display shows a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED panel, with thin bezels on the side that gives the screen a larger look – ideal for viewing photos and videos. 

For tech-savvy convenience, the Always on Display (AOD) allows users to control music, and see the most important notification at a glance, without unlocking the  screen dozens of times a day. Dual Messenger allows users to create 2 messenger accounts, so that business and personal messages can be separated. Users can protect their private files with the Secure Folder which can only be accessed by their own unique fingerprints.
The new device supports dual nano-SIM, with the second slot as a hybrid for either another SIM card or a micro SD card.  A wise choice for a photo enthusiast is to go for the latter, because with Galaxy J7+’s expandable memory up to 256GB, there’s always enough room for high quality shots!

Overall, Samsung Galaxy J7+ has considerably more advanced features compared to its predecessor Galaxy J7 Pro.  And when it comes to enhancing every moment, that Professional Dual Camera is no joke – that’s an enough reason for Samsung to compare it with a DSLR!

Samsung Galaxy J7+ takes snapshots to a whole new level, for only Php 19,990 SRP in all Samsung stores.  With Home Credit’s 9 months 0% interest promo until December, it’s even more worth it – no credit cards needed, just 20 minutes of your time to process that low monthly installment.



Applying for a loan with Home Credit is easy. Simply visit any of the participating stores, approach a Home Credit sales associate, present your two valid IDs, and submit your filled-out form.  It only takes a few minutes to get approved, then you can bring home that Samsung Galaxy J7+ and start capturing your life’s sweet moments! 


You may visit www.homecredit.ph for more information on Home Credit’s promos for Samsung, store locations, and loans.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jollibee is digital engagement leader among QSRs in PH



The Philippines’ #1 fast-food chain is also #1 in digital engagement. For decades, Jollibee has been capturing the taste buds of Filipinos with its langhap-sarap treats. Lately, the brand has been winning over the hearts of millions online with hit-after-hit digital content.

According to a report by Community Plus, a social listening tool used by various global brands, from January to June 2017, Jollibee outranked all other brands in the quick service restaurant category, particularly in Facebook where it garnered a majority 37% share of engagement, twice greater than its biggest foreign competitor. Social media intelligence tool Thoughtbuzz also reports that Jollibee is the #1 most talked about QSR brand, registering 1.5 million mentions in various digital platforms; almost triple that of its competitors in the same period.

Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and PH Marketing Head, Francis Flores shares, “Jollibee’s stellar digital success has been key to sustaining our market leadership in the country, across all our major target markets.”

Flores adds, “Through world-class, highly engaging online content and digital innovations, we will continue to break the internet to reinforce our position as the Philippines’ most loved, most talked about brand. For us in Jollibee, capturing the hearts of the Filipinos online (and offline) is the ultimate reward.”

The Kwentong Jollibee Success
The brand’s original short-film series, Kwentong Jollibee, has gone viral multiple times this year, and has earned multiple accolades not only from netizens but from industry leaders globally.

In February, the highly-evocative “Vow”, “Date”, and “Crush” Valentine’s videos successfully wooed the online audience with over 50 million views on Facebook and YouTube, about 1.3 million shares, 7.5 million in engagement, and 82 million reach (72% organic reach). The buzz of Kwentong Jollibee’s Valentine series generated over P150 million in free PR and media values as well.
The viral success of the Kwentong Jollibee episodes continued towards mid-year with “Parangal” and “Powers”—back-to-back moving tributes to the sacrifices of moms and the heroic deeds of dads, to provide a comfortable life for the family—as the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day videos garnered positive reactions from netizens and received 8.1 million and 7 million views, respectively.

The Kwentong Jollibee series’ most recent viral hit, “Apo” is proof not only of the enterprise’s sustained success but of Jollibee’s digital content mastery. A Grandparents’ Day special, “Apo” follows a young man recalling his happy childhood memories as he makes his way back home to the embrace of his “second parents”. With a whopping 29 million reach, over 14.2 million views and an engagement of 1.1 million, Jollibee’s special grandparents’ day tribute solidified the brand’s online leadership.

The most recent viral short film was coupled with a heart-tugging CSR effort, Grand Thank You Project, and a special video feature titled “Handog para kay Lola Belen”. The project recognizes hardworking grandparents and gives back the love with a Grandparents’ Day feast for their family and other forms of support such as financial aid. On the Grand Thank You Project’s second year, Jollibee features Lola Belen, a grandmother from Pangasinan who tirelessly sells local delicacies at a nearby Jollibee branch to provide for her loved ones. The video feature reached over 7.7 million netizens and 5.2 million views.

An Array of World-Class Digital Content
Apart from the emotional Kwentong Jollibee short films, Jollibee has also produced a number of successful online campaigns that have gotten netizens abuzz: from the impressive dance skills of the lovable mascots Jollibee and Friends in the JolliDance Showdown series with more than 29 million Facebook and YouTube views, the quirky quick escape tricks of JolliSavers for every Petsa de Peligro that reached more than 24 million views, to the sumptuous and heartwarming Chickenjoy campaigns that generated more than 28 million views.

Jollibee also introduced digital engagement innovations such as the Twitter Intercept, which uses social listening to be able to suggest various Jollibee products depending on day part and topic. This exercise rendered a 50% growth in conversation and craving for Jollibee and its products on Twitter.

The brand also launched the JolliDance Showdown App—the first augmented reality experience in the local QSR industry. With the free app, kids can turn the Jolly Joy Box of their Jolly Kids Meal into an interactive platform to bring to life a dancing Jollibee, compose their own dance tunes, and personalize their avatars for a unique augmented reality experience. To date, the app has registered more than 100,000 downloads.

Together, these efforts have led to astounding share of voice and share of engagement results across the QSR market for Jollibee on the digital platform.

There are definitely more exciting digital content from Jollibee to look forward to in the coming months.  Make sure to follow Jollibee on Facebook (facebook.com/jollibeephilippines), on YouTube (youtube.com/jollibeedigital1), and stay updated on Jollibee’s viral hits on Instagram and Twitter @jollibee.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Bancrea Homes Launches 24/7 Global Real Estate Digital Services


Available 24/7 online, newly-formed Bancrea Homes, together with its partner developer and mass-housing advocate 8990 Holdings Inc., launches its official website, www.BancreaHomes.com, today, which unleashes a full range of innovative features that a traditional property brokerage firm does not usually offer.  

These features include the “ASK REA:24/7 Live Chat,” a dedicated live chat hosted by real-person customer service staff, an “E-Refer Kita” app, where every Juan can refer a sales lead, check the status of their referral, and earn a commission on the lead, and  a lead generation and exchange service whose dedicated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, powered by Aggrego.io, can organize and track sales leads and virtually manage a network of real estate brokers and agents.

To make the necessary site trippings less stressful among prospective home buyers, Bancrea Homes also introduces its “Book-A-Tour”—via a ride-sharing app—where you can schedule your visit at your own time and also ride for free. Bancrea Homes also provides financial literacy sessions among first-time homebuyers; documentation and taxes consultations; pabahay programs and rent-to-own deals for employees; pre-approved home loans; property leasing services, and rewards from industry partners.

Further, Bancrea Homes offers a free franchise for local and international brokers who would like to sell the housing units of Urban Deca Homes, the flagship brand of 8990 Holdings Inc.

“For first-time homebuyers, buying a house is a bit stressful; they need help from an experienced broker or agent throughout the process. In Bancrea Homes, we assist our clients from reservation to documentation, from the payments to moving in,” says Roy

He adds, “We also have a 24/7 online live chat where real-person customer service officers are just one message away anytime, anywhere. Sadly, a lot of property brokers and agents lacks the after-sales service; once the client has reserved a property, the brokers and agents are suddenly unavailable. Part of our advocacy is to put a stop to this frequent home buyers’ dilemma.”

Bancrea Homes’ current roster of brokers and agents was originally trained by 8990 Holdings Inc., which makes Tani Basman, 8990 Holdings’ assistant general manager for Metro Manila sales and customer service, all the more confident. “We’ve made a partnership with Bancrea Homes to deliver the sales for our National Capital Region (NCR) projects [Urban Deca EDSA Tower, Urban Deca Homes Campville-Muntinlupa City, and Urban Deca Homes Tondo, among others].  We believe in the goal of Bancrea Homes: to deliver good customer service, which translates to more sales,” says Basman.


“Both Bancrea Homes and 8990 Holdings are serving the same mass-housing market. We also closely work with government financial institutions such as Pag-IBIG Fund and the National Home Mortgage Financing Corporation,” Buen explains. “As of today, the mass-housing backlog is more than five million homes. With the help of Bancrea Homes and our growing industry partners, it’s not too late to fulfill the dream of every Filipino to own a house.”

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Converge ICT vows early completion of fiber-optic cable installation in Cavite

Converge and Fiberhome Officers, Converge CEO Dennis Uy (5th from left) and  Gov. Boying Remulla of Cavite (5th from right)
Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. said that it will work closely with the provincial government of Cavite to assure the early completion of the installation of fiber-optic cables in the province.

The company signed recently a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Cavite to help provide the province with the benefits of pure-fiber Internet connectivity.

Under the MOA, allows Converge ICT will lay more than 300 kilometers of fiber-optic cables in the province’s 7 cities and 16 municipalities. Once completed, the people of Cavite will enjoy Internet connectivity that’s reliable, dependable, fast, and with absolutely no “data cap!”

Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla lauded the partnership with Converge ICT. “We hope to start a digital revolution in our province with this project. We all know that we have one of the slowest, if not the slowest, Internet connections in the world. But that will end real soon here in Cavite, and hopefully the Philippines, too, with this partnership with Converge ICT,” declares Governor Remulla.

“After Metro Manila and other key cities, it is Cavite’s turn to maximize the power of fiber-optic Internet. We certainly look forward to digitalization of the province of Cavite and many others one step at a time. We know it will take quite a while, but we will get there,” declares Dennis Anthony Uy, Chief Executive Officer of Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.

After Cavite, Uy said they are already looking at other provinces in the southern Tagalog region. Ultimately, Converge ICT will reach other areas in the Philippines such as Visayas and Mindanao to let more people enjoy the power and speed of pure fiber-optic Internet connectivity.

The installation has already started as we speak in Cavite’s key cities such as Trece Martires, Bacoor and Imus with a minimum speed of 25mbps.

“We’re optimistic about finishing the project early. We have the benefit of modern-age equipment in laying fiber-optic cables on the ground using ‘micro-trenching’ technology. We’ve proven its capability in the National Capital Region and other areas so I know we can finish the project on time and provide Cavite with faster-than –ever Internet connectivity,” he adds.

Uy expressed readiness to make Cavite a showcase of the power of fiber optic technology that Converge ICT offers. “There’s nothing that can beat fiber optic Internet at this time. It’s easy to install and most of all, it’s now made affordable by Converge ICT.”

Converge ICT’s ground-breaking FiberX Internet plan is offered in three different plan types for a variety of users depending on their Internet usage. FiberX 1500 has a burstable speed of up to 25Mbps, FiberX 2500 up to 50Mbps and FiberX 3500 reaches up to 100Mbps. Compared to the traditional Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), FiberX will make people “experience better” Internet with better speed, larger bandwidth and consistent performance for either work or play.

For SMEs, Converge ICT offers its iBIZ pure Fiber plan so businesses can operate faster and more efficient, has less interruptions and totally reliable. Each iBIZ plan comes with free Webmail, free Web hosting and free Public IP. For larger enterprises, Converge offers Enterprise Data and Solutions that come with scalable Internet connection up to 1Gbps, an IP MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), Disaster Recovery, Managed Data Center Services, and other benefits for more efficient business operations.

Converge ICT, Inc. started its business in 1992 and was already granted a congressional franchise. The company has many Tier 1 international peering partners to ensure fast and reliable connectivity. It also partnered with top domestic peering partners such as PLDT and Globe and currently has the 3rd largest Internet backbone in the country to help further improve the Internet experience of Filipinos.

For more details about Converge ICT, Inc. and its Internet offerings, visit www.convergeict.com.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition launched, available at 0% installments via Home Credit


The long wait is over as the all-new OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition is now available in the Philippines. The limited edition smartphone was officially launched during the opening of the SM Aura OPPO Concept Store last August 12, 2017.
OPPO fans who have been eagerly anticipating the release of this model are in for an additional treat, as the OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition, priced at P15,990, is also available at 0% installments through Home Credit Philippines! All customers need to do is present two valid IDs to the Home Credit sales associate in the store, and wait for just a few minutes to get approved for their loan application. The promo is part of OPPO’s Selfie Supreme campaign with Home Credit, where OPPO’s most in demand models can be availed through very affordable 0% interest monthly payments in participating stores across the country.
The new OPPO F3 Limited Edition Red highlights OPPO’s advanced technology infused with flair and a more lifestyle approach, as it is a perfect combination of OPPO F3’s innovative features in premium red color and metal finish. It is the ideal smartphone for users who aspire to create a statement through the smartphones they carry. Not to mention that the OPPO F3 Red is one of the very few smartphones in the market with high-quality finish with such distinct color.
The OPPO F3 is a dual-selfie camera smartphone that can let customers experience wider selfies and include more people on a groufie. Additionally, it has 4GB of RAM for multi-tasking and generous 64GB of storage for apps, photos, and videos; all in a sleek metal body and 5.5” Full HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Customers need not to worry on maintaining the finish of their smartphones because the F3 Red comes with a soft transparent case and a pre-installed screen protector. Other phone accessories and enhancements are also available for purchase at OPPO concept stores.
“The new OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition smartphone answers the need of our customers who are looking for a more stylish, chic, and sleek smartphone. OPPO believes that smartphones should not only be multi-functional, but should also be bold enough to stand out as it’s part of everyone’s daily essentials”, said Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager.
OPPO ambassadors Coleen Garcia and Robi Domingo graced the launch event and gladly shared their insights and best moments with the F3 Red.
“Just when everyone thought that selfies could not get any better comes a smartphone that’s not only best for capturing life-worthy moments, but is also very handy and trendy. It perfectly goes with anything and we can’t wait for everyone to get a hold of the hottest smartphone in town,” said Robi Domingo.
“Selfies are now made more fashionable. With the new OPPO F3 Limited Edition Red, I get to capture the best moments in style. I am really excited for everyone to try this new and sleek smartphone”, said Coleen Garcia.
The OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition is now available at OPPO Concept Stores nationwide and in Lazada as the exclusive online store for only PhP 15,990. 

For more information on Home Credit promos for OPPO, please visit https://www.homecredit.ph

Friday, August 18, 2017

Radeon™ RX Vega graphics cards now available



AMD has announced this week that its Radeon™ RX Vega graphics cards are now available at outlets around the world, giving many gamers access to the best enthusiast-class gaming experiences possible.

For gamers looking to up-level their graphics capabilities with ground-breaking technology, Radeon RX Vega 64 air-cooled cards are available today with Radeon RX Vega 56 GOUs, the most affordable way to get into enthusiast-class gaming on “Vega” architecture expected to be available August 28th.

Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are the most advanced consumer graphics cards in the world, built on the “Vega” GPU architecture. Previously reserved for high-end graphics products, Radeon RX Vega graphics cards employ pioneering graphics technology in High Bandwidth Cache composed of 8GB of leading-edge HBM2 memory. Architected for a better enthusiast-class gaming experience, Radeon RX Vega graphics cards feature bleeding-edge capabilities like Rapid Packed Math, the High Bandwidth Cache Controller and new Geometry and Pixel Engines to better harness low-level APIs and excel in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan® games. As developers roll out games in the coming weeks and months that take full advantage of these extraordinary technologies, Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will unleash their full potential, enabling higher frame rates and image quality settings for even more immersive gaming.

Radeon RX Vega graphics cards boast exceptional premium design, with start-of-the-art materials, customizable GPU tach meter and iconic LED illumination. The graphics cards support leading display technologies including Radeon™ FreeSync technology for smooth, vibrant HDR gaming. Radeon Software brings the graphics cards to life, enabling the ultimate in performance, features and stability to ensure an exceptional out-of-box experience that will keep getting better with future software updates.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

10 things you don’t know about the Television



Television or TV is one technology that has remained steadfast in this ever-changing time.

Screens have come in all forms and sizes and new platforms have come out as other options for entertainment, education, news, and advertising. For example, both local and foreign series can now be accessed through video on demand programs like Netflix, iFlix, and HOOQ. There are also free streaming sites online where people can watch videos aside from the popular Youtube.

In the midst of these innovations 96.6 percent of Filipinos are still tune in to their televisions daily in 2016, according to TV audience measurement provider Kantar Media. While digital media and improving internet access has made it easier and more accessible for audiences to stream shows online, the survey also revealed that we spend longer durations--particularly 3.7 hours in average--watching our favorite programs on TV.


TV Trivia

Here are some interesting things you might not aware of about our dear television

1. The word ‘television’ was accepted the English language in 1907 but it took forty years for someone to figure it out of using the abbreviation TV in 1948.

2. TV was introduced in the late 1920s in experimental forms but did not sell well. It only became a regular fixture in homes, businesses, and institutions after WWII.

3. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to be televised, in ceremonies opening the New York World's Fair in April 1939.

4. In the 50s, the television served as the primary medium for influencing public opinion.

5. During the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in the US and other developed countries.

6. Media players such as Betamax (1975), VHS tape (1976), DVDs (1997), and high-definition Blu-ray Discs (2006) enabled viewers to watch prerecorded material or movies at home.

7. Did you know that the iconic Wayfarer sunglasses went almost extinct in the early 1980s, until Ray-Ban signed a product placement deal incorporating them into 60 films and television shows a year.

8. The music channel MTV first aired at 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981. The first video was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

9. Digital television transmissions greatly increased in popularity at the end of the first decade of the 2000s.

10. It is considered that British show Top Gear is the most watched television show with an estimated 350 million weekly viewers in 170 countries.


Creating moments, strengthening bonds

For some, watching television might be a simple habit. But for others, it is a chance to break free and relax from their hectic lifestyles or strengthen bonds with people they share the experience with. It can also be a form of a healthy escape, too, where one can learn about new things and explore other cultures in the comfort of their homes.

These are just some of the things Devant feels passionate for. The renowned television provider advocates to create moments with its 7:30PM TV Get Together (G2G) campaign which encourages everyone to spend time with their friends and family by bonding over their favorite shows.

In line with their aim to bring people together, Devant has teamed up with Marco Polo Ortigas and Craig Lines for an exclusive screening of the film The Owner” last August 8. The event, featured stunning visuals using Devant’s lineup of Ultra HD televisions and surround sound system, proved that a simple hobby like sharing a movie can be made more meaningful and memorable with other people.


Turning hobbies to meaningful experiences

The Owner” is a film that follows the journey of a lost backpack around the world. The international feature film showcases the many mysteries of the bag’s travels, while showing the intersecting lives of the fascinating characters it got in touch with throughout the story. “The Owner” is a true masterpiece with a story that spans five continents collaborated on by a whopping number of 25 filmmakers.

The movie is a perfect example of a work of art that gives TV-watching a deeper meaning. It encourages people to think and consider, and it also gives everyone the chance to be open to things that could enrich their lives and mindsets through their TV experience.

This is why Devant has made it their promise to deliver a richer entertainment experience through their advanced TV technology. The role of the television in the lives of people are more punctuated than ever, and the brand aims to use technology to keep in step with the many changes in the consumption of this form of media with the hopes of making it friendlier and more positioned towards creating memorable experiences between people.

For more information about Devant products, head to their website here.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Go gadget-shopping to earn more GetGo points



Good news to GetGo members!

Are you looking to buy new gadgets and accessories? Well, you are in for awesome treats as the lifestyle rewards program gives more ways to earn rewards points and get exciting perks, through buying the latest products from Digital Walker, Anker, Garmin, and availing of Flytpack services.

Digital Walker

Shop for the hottest gadgets to earn 15 extra GetGo points with a P1,500 minimum purchase in participating Digital Walker branches.
Head over to any participating Digital Walker branch to earn 15 GetGo points with a P1,500 minimum purchase! Shopping for more? GetGo also gives 5 extra points for every additional P500 spend. Promo runs until September 30, 2017 only.

Anker and Garmin

Every P100 spend on Anker and Garmin products entitles GetGo members to earn 35 GetGo points until October 9, 2017 only!
Members can be rewarded with 35 GetGo points for every P100 spend on Anker and Garmin products until October 9, 2017 only.

To avail of these exciting reward promos, simply present your GetGo card or any proof of membership upon purchase at participating stores. Just make sure your name matches the registered GetGo account. GetGo points will be credited to the account 15 working days from the date of purchase.

Flytpack


Using GetGo promo code “GetGo20”, enjoy a 20% discount on Flytpack Wi-Fi rental and stay connected to the internet wherever you may be.

Travelers who stay connected online through Flytpack Wi-Fi rental can get 20% off on all types of router bookings until November 5, 2017. To avail of the discount, visit www.flytpack.com and choose the rental service. Don’t forget to input the GetGo promo code “GetGo20”, as well as the GetGo number to be used in the payment page to enjoy this exciting promo!

Flytpack terms and conditions apply, the 20% discount only applies to Flytpack Wi-Fi rental fee, and the GetGo promo-code is for one-time use only.

All promo offers are not valid in conjunction with other promos, discounts, and vouchers. So hurry, reward yourself with more GetGo points when you shop at Digital Walker, buy Anker or Garmin products, or rent a Flytpack Wi-Fi router. All these gadget must-haves to get your travels going!

For more information on GetGo membership and promo partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph. Stay updated on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH's official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GetGo Shop N’ Points rewards members with points for online shopping

Now, online shopping will not only bring you much savings and convenience, it can also bring you a lot closer to your dream travel destinations, for free!

GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, has partnered with Lazada for Shop N’ Points which rewards GetGo members with 1 point for every P10 spend at one of the country’s leading online shopping sites.

With Shop N’ Points, getting the best deals on clothing and fashion finds, health and beauty products, gadgets and accessories, travel and luggage, fitness and recreation can easily earn GetGo members rewards points, so they can avail of free flights faster.

To earn GetGo points from their online shopping, members need to log into their accounts at www.getgo.com.ph, click the “Shop N’ Points” tab under the “My Points” menu, and shop at Lazada or sites of other upcoming online shopping partners.

With this new point earning option, GetGo members can keep on shopping online so they can easily collect more rewards points to #flyforfree!


Friday, June 16, 2017

Zillable Disrupts Enterprise Social Networks

Zillable, an innovator in collaboration and innovation, unveils the world’s first collaboration and innovation platform specifically designed for forward-thinking teams and enterprises of 10-10,000 members to collaborate and innovate on any device and from any location.

Productivity and innovation tools, such as: boards, mind mapping, chat, and newsfeeds, are ordinarily one-off apps created by various developers. Zillable offers the enterprise a suite of integrated collaboration and innovation tools on a single platform, specifically designed for organizations to realize new value from diverse employees working across departments and time zones, and to be responsive to disruptive markets.

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"Zillable is like your digital coffee shop where teams collaborate and innovate - seamlessly at ease,” Andrew Pham, CEO and Founder of Zillable explained. "The enterprise can create private collaboration networks that dissolve departmental silos and streamline the way employees get stuff done, innovating faster.” Public communication channels may also be employed by the enterprise, engaging the Crowd and fine-tuning predictions for market shifts and internal company strategy.

“Today’s global workforce can’t be constrained by the limitations of conference calls, corporate emails, or video conferences,” Mr. Pham said. “Zillable empowers employees to create and innovate whenever and wherever they need – not just when it fits into someone else’s schedule.”

The Zillable platform effectively merges social media with enterprise collaboration workspaces and business productivity apps, such as boards, mind mapping, newsfeeds, and task management. “The autograph of innovation isn’t mysterious,” explains Andrew. “When you get right down to it, innovation happens when you give freedom to your employees to engage, share ideas, and provide them with the productivity tools to help them streamline their workflows.”

Zillable’s disruptive collaboration and innovation platform is designed exclusively for teams and organizations of any size. Free and paid plans are offered, including a basic free plan for unlimited evaluation that includes chat, boards, and other productivity tools at no cost. To learn more about Zillable, visit: Zillable.com


About Zillable

Zillable is the world’s first collaboration network where teams can creatively and dynamically work, ideate, and innovate. Teams of any size can engage employees and bridge divides, including partners and customers. Zillable makes work and innovation happen. For more information, please visit Zillable.com.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

A brief history behind the guitar pedal technology



Here’s one article that every guitarist should read especially those who love to use a guitar pedal in every performance.

Do you know that guitar effect pedals, which come in many different shapes and sizes, were first commercially produced standalone as effects unit in 1948 branded as DeArmond Trem Trol 800. Bo Diddley was the first artist credited to have used it. The gadget produced a tremolo by passing an instrument’s electrical signal through a water-based electrolytic fluid.

In 1958, the latest guitar pedals are the WEM COPICAT Super IC-300 which makes delay and echo and the DeArmond 610 which was used by the legendary Jimmy Page on Brenda Lee’s “Is It True.”

For years later, the band Ventures was the first to use homemade distortion fuzz box for their song “The 2000 Pound Bee”. It was also in 1962 that the first transistorized guitar effect was introduced. It was called as Maestro Fuzz Tone pedal, the first distortion based pedal available to the public, famously used by in Rolling Stones’ “Can’t Get No Satisfaction.”

In 1978, guitar and accessories manufacturer Boss presented to the market the DS-1 distortion pedal. In 1982, the same company produced SCC700 that allows 7 compact effects to be controlled with one single switch press.


The digital guitar pedals continued to improve in quality and popularity in the 90s thanks to the success of the charismatic guitarist Kurt Cobain. The interest on the product continued to boom in the 21st century notably the Electro-Harmonix POG used by Jack White of the White Stripes and the Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue which was originally a trademark of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a great American musician and record producer.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Latest Guitar tech and innovations



Even music lovers, especially guitar players are becoming techies nowadays with the many add-ons or gadgets now made available to make their performances better.

Here are some new products that guitarists are raving about today:

Soundbrenner is considered as the ‘first wearable device for musicians.’  This metronome watch has an application that conveys tempo to users using vibrations for a more bodily approach to a grander showcase of talent.

Electro-Harmonix is a very innovative pair of rotary-speaker emulation pedals that can bring more excitement not only to the guitar player but also to his/ her listener. It’s not your usual guitar pedal, this is sick and slick!

Roadietuner is the guitar tuner everyone has been waiting for. It looks like somewhere between a breathalyser and a high-tech vaporiser. To use this, you need to clip it onto each peg as you tune each string in turn that guarantees mechanical accuracy for beginners and even professional musical artists.


With the many new things we have in front of us, we should also go back to basics if we want to produce quality sounds. You may want to visit Guitar Center, guitar strings order are now accepted.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pinoys’ Internet experience to elevate with FiberX launch


Are you tired of getting the "usual" service from your internet providers?

Imagine paying in full and on time but what you receive in return is slow and unreliable connection. No one deserves such service, right?

The good news, such dilemma has now a solution... and you can kick your snail-like broadband internet because Converge ICT Solutions, Inc., a complete ICT solutions provider in the Philippines, just elevated Pinoys’ Internet experience with the launch of FiberX, iBIZ, Converge Enterprise and FiberXtreme.

The company also announced further expansion plans and continued strengthening of its fiber optic network. At present, Converge already laid out more than 6,000 kilometers of its fiber optic reach and is still growing. It is already servicing clients from as far north as Baguio and further down south to Batangas.

Converge Brand Ambassador Janeena Chan during the launch of FiberX at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas today.
Here in Metro Manila, Converge’s pure fiber optic offering has already covered cities such as Valenzuela and Las PiƱas and Muntinlupa cities down south of the metropolis. It plans to further expand its reach by putting up networks in Nasugbu, Batangas and even far north such as San Fernando in La Union.

Eventually, fiber broadband offerings will soon be enjoyed nationwide, according to Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Anthony Uy.

The perennial problem of Filipinos in dealing with slow Internet connection will now be a thing of the past, thanks to Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.’s offerings that bring fast, affordable, reliable, and “best-of-breed” pure fiber-optic connectivity to power the Internet usage of home, micro, small-, medium- and large-scale enterprise users.

“With Converge fiber broadband products, whether you are at home or at the office or your place of business, your Internet experience will surely be made better. And the best part of it is that it costs the same as your DSL connection, but made faster,” Uy explains further.

But the best part is that there is “NO DATA CAP” in Internet access unlike those offered by other service providers where there’s a limit to data allowance.

“We thought that what’s the use of having fast Internet connection if there is a limit to data access? With FiberX, there is no more ‘data cap’ to Internet usage. We feel we will just be short-changing our customers if we put a limit to their Internet usage,” says Jesus Romero, Chief Operating Officer of Converge ICT Solutions, Inc.

In the photo (from left): Converge COO Jesus Romero; Sales Head for Enterprise Alan Smyth; Brand Ambassador Janeena Chan; Marketing Director Angela Gutierrez; and Sales Head for SMEs and Consumers Edith Agayan.
Photo credit: Aguilus Joseph
Aside from bringing faster Internet to Filipinos, Romero said they will limit the existing difficulties customers experience when applying for an Internet connection. “Part of the experience is to make sure that customers will not wait long to get connected. We have made the application process simple, easy and fast. No more hassles, no more waiting,” Romero adds.

Initially, FiberX is offered in three different plan types for a variety of home users depending on their Internet usage. FiberX 1500 comes with a burstable speed of up to 25Mbps, FiberX2500 at up to 50Mbps while FiberX 3500 offers connectivity of up to 100Mbps. With pure end-to-end fiber technology that’s light years better than traditional Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), FiberX will surely enhance everyone’s online experience with better speed, larger bandwidth and consistent performance for either work or play. But for those who want even faster connectivity, there’s FiberXtreme that comes in burstable speeds of 300Mbps and 500Mbps and priced competitively at P4,500 and P7,000, respectively.

For SMEs, Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. offers its iBIZ pure Fiber plan that allows businesses to operate faster and more efficient, with an Internet connection that has less interruptions and totally reliable. Each iBIZ plan comes with free Webmail, free Web hosting and free Public IP.

And for larger enterprises, Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. offers “Converge Enterprise” that comes with scalable Internet connection of up to 1Gbps, an IP MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), Disaster Recovery, Managed Data Center Services, and other benefits for more efficient business operations.


For more details about Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. and its pure fiber Internet offerings, call (02) 667-0888 or visit www.convergeict.com

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Linksys Router: Steps For Troubleshooting


Linksys router is a a known brand among administrations in terms of online specialized backing. Switches have rapidly turn into a standout amongst the most utilize gadgets inferable from their greatly useful component. A remote switch basically gives you remote web network in a particular span, be it your home or office environment. Their past symbols, known as wired switches, to gave web integration to various clients more than a solitary web association.

Notwithstanding, wired switches were repressed by two noteworthy disadvantages which were remover by remote switches. The primary downside was that clients needed to join with links to the switch to get web access. The second one was that since there were a specific number of ports gave, just that particular number of clients could at the same time get to the web in one go.

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 Switches are without a doubt very vital gadgets in a business and in addition a home domain. When you have to interface a solitary web association with a few PCs, you require a switch for that. All the more decisively put, you would oblige a remote switch. A remote switch is not quite the same as a wired switch as in you require not physically join a link to the switch to have net access. A remote switch would give you remote web network inside of your home or office, i.e. in a zone determined by you. There are numerous brands of switches accessible in the business including Linksys router not responding, Netgear, Belkin and D-Link. On the other hand, the one thing that is missing is extensive Netgear switch bolster alongside LinksysBusiness Management Articles, D-Link and Linksys support.