I recently had to purchase a new digital camera since my old one wasn’t functioning properly anymore. I was looking for an affordable point and shoot or bridge camera for social media and blogging purposes. My requirements were simple and practical:
handy and compact;
can take good shots of food in various lighting conditions; and
can take videos in HD format.
Plus, it has to cost PhP10,000 or less. I’m uncomplicated. And kuripot.
After consulting with Mr. Joel Bagas of Fujifilm Philippines, I became interested in the Fujifilm XF1, one of the cheaper models in the popular Fujifilm X Series. I then researched online and I got even more interested in the XF1. After more than 3 months of research, I finally bought my very own Fujifilm XF1. It did not disappoint at all.
One of the features I like most is how it doesn’t have a Power Button. Yup, you read that right. To open the camera, you have to twist the lens to the Standby or to a Shooting Position. I like this feature because my old digital cameras would often get turned on accidentally while it is in my bag. This would cause the battery to be drained easily and for the lens to get stuck or to function improperly.
SMART Communications‘ millions of prepaid and postpaid subscribers can now enjoy free access to Instagram.
Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms today. Through the app, users can share photographs throughout multiple social media platforms. This resonates with the Filipinos’ need to share and connect with loved ones, every chance possible. Through pictures and other visuals, Instagram allows its users to share special moments, passions, thoughts and words, and even ideas. Continue reading SMART Offers FREE Instagram
In solidarity with the faithful Catholic Filipinos, Smart Communications and Twitter has teamed up to offer unlimited access to Twitter from January 15 to 19, 2015. This promo is timed to coincide with the Official Papal Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines. With the promo, all 69 million of Smart’s prepaid and postpaid subscribers, plus those of Sun Cellular, and Talk ‘N Text can access to Twitter for free.
Smart Subscribers are invited to to follow Pope Francis’s Official Twitter account @Pontifex. Filipinos are encouraged to send their wishes, prayers, and other messages to the Pope via the account and with the hashtag #DearPopeFrancis. This includes photos and videos uploaded through Twitter. Through the account and the service, Filipinos and other faithful Catholics can get real time updates about the Pope’s visit.
Pope Francis, through @Pontifex and other accounts, is the second most followed world leader on Twitter. He has 9 accounts in different languages and his tweets are always retweeted hundred thousand times over.
To celebrate the New Year, Smart Communications is giving you the chance to enjoy FREE INTERNET. The Smart #FREEInternet Promo is extended until February 15. That’s free internet until 2/15/2015.
Subscribers get up to 30 MB free mobile internet per day. Additional data charges apply for videos, peer-to-peer uploads and downloads, VOIP and messaging. A maintaining balance of P1 or an active subscription is required. Daily registration is also needed. Just text FREE to 9999 to avail of this awesome promo.
Share the great news, #SmartInternet4All. #LiveMore with Smart.
From Korea to the world, KakaoTalk is now a major messenger app in the international market. Currently, KakaoTalk has more than 158 million registered members from 196 countries.
In his speech about the evolving digital era the social media networks, US President Barack Obama mentioned KakaoTalk. In 2011, CNET chose KakaoTalk as the Number 1 Free SMS App. It also won the Red Gerring Asia Top 100 Award in 2012 and is nominated as a finalist for the Global Mobile Awards in 2014 for the Most Innovative App Category. The World Economic Forum has named KakaoTalk as a Technology Pioneer.
The KakaoTalk App is available in iOS, Android, and Windows OS. And it is offered in 15 different languages: Korean, English, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Turkish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, Russian, and Arabic.
Online shopping is the most convenient way to check off everything in your holiday list. Lazada is the biggest online mall in Southeast Asia, boasting of large inventory for products in many categories inlcuding mobile phones, tablets, PCs and laptops.
On August 22, 2013, HP announced an offering that is the first of its kind in the industry. HP will now provide networking customers 24/7 support for three years. And that’s at no additional cost for remote support anytime, anywhere.
HP already has a lifetime warranty industry leadership. The new HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0 adds round-the-clock phone support for HP FlexCampus, HP FlexBranch, and other small business products for up to three years. All these benefits are included in the purchase price of the covered products.
Rob Enderle, principal analyst of the Enderle Group shares “Networks today require around-the-clock support to prevent outages or downtime. Business continuity is essential, and with Lifetime Warranty 2.0, HP is the first to add 24/7 phone support to its existing next-day hardware replacement agreement. HP is leading the industry with new enhancements for customers that are looking to contain costs and assure network uptime.”
Also included in the HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0 package is next-business-day hardware replacement for fans and power supplies and technical support and free software downloads for the life of the product.
HP also offers a comprehensive portfolio of additional services for customers. This includes:
HP Proactive Care prevents downtime and addresses problems before they arise.
HP design, validate and deploy services give customers access to networking experts, enabling them to define the right solution and get it up and running quickly.
According to Ryan Guadalquiver, managing director and general manager of HP Enterprise Group, HP Philippines, “Organizations are spending millions on support to keep their network operating.”
HP Lifetime Warranty 2.0 is available worldwide for HP FlexCampus, HP FlexBranch, and small business products at no additional cost. This includes up to three years of 24/7 phone support.
Here’s an exclusive Kadayawan offer for Globe subscribers. When you get a Cloudfone bundle or handset from Globe, you also get the chance to meet Xian Lim.
Get the Cloudfone with the Globe Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN for this exclusive offer.
To celebrate it the Kadayawan Festival and its success in Davao region, Globe Telecom has avery special exclusive offer. From August 1 to 15, 2013, Davaoenos who avail of a Cloudfone 352g and Cloudpad bundle at Plan 499 with the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN will get a chance to win an exclusive Meet and Greet session with Globe and Cloudfone endorser Xian Lim. Did I mention that the Cloudfone 352g and Cloudpad are free at Plan 499?
Globe subscribers can choose from other Cloudfone handsets bundled with any Globe postpaid plan.
Just apply for a Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN bundled with a Cloudfone at a participating Globe Davao Store in Ayala Abreeza, SM City Davao, SM Lanang Premier or Gaisano Mall Davao.
And wait for the approval of the postpaid plan application. Upon approval of a postpaid application, the subscriber is given the chance to pick a prize. Major prizes up for grabs are passes to an exclusive Meet and Greet Session with Xian Lim and copies of Xian Lim’s autographed “It’s So You” CD. Minor prizes are Globe premium items.
Twenty (20) winners will be chosen per participating Globe Store to have the privilege to join the meet and greet with Xian. That’s a total of eighty (80) lucky winners. All from Davao.
Forty (40) winners will each win a limited edition autographed CDs from Xian Lim and one hundred (100) winners will win Globe premium items.
Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid shares “Davao will always be an important market for Globe so we’re very excited to offer this exclusive promo to our subscribers in the region in celebration of the Kadayawan Festival.”
Get that Cloudfone bundled with the Globe Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN now for an exclusive chance to join the meet and greet with Globe and Cloudfone endorser, Xian Lim.
Globe Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN is a next-generation postpaid plan with fully-customizable plan components, a plan value almost twice the value of prepaid load, and more contract periods to choose from, ranging from 6, 12, 18, to 24 months. With the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, subscribers get the ultimate flexibility in creating a postpaid plan that best fits their needs, lifestyle, and budget. To know more about the Best-Ever mySUPERPLAN, visit www.globe.com.ph/postpaid or call 730-1010.