Upgrade The Way You Charge With The EVO Endurance Charging Case

Nowadays, iPhones are as good as a lifeline and finding the right tech accessory to optimize your smart phone’s battery life can be quite the challenge. This is the reason Beyond the Box, the country’s go-to Apple premium reseller, has made it easy for you to upgrade the way you charge with their May Featured Product of the Month, the EVO Endurance Charging Case.

Developed by tech21, a U.K.-based tech company known for creating some of the most innovative protective accessories, the EVO Endurance Charging Case’s battery can provide your device with up to 60% extra charge with just one touch of a button. And with its FlexShock™ technology, the case is designed to shield your device from hair-raising impacts of up to two meters in height, making it the ultimate iPhone accessory for any thrilling activity or action-packed adventure. Continue reading

Western Digital Completes Acquisition Of SanDisk, Creating A Global Leader In Storage Technology

Western Digital® Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK). The addition of SanDisk makes Western Digital Corporation a comprehensive storage solutions provider with global reach, and an extensive product and technology platform that includes deep expertise in both rotating magnetic storage and non-volatile memory (NVM).

The Company also indicated that the debt financing associated with this transaction has been consummated and that the previously obtained funds from this financing have been released from escrow to Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Continue reading

Lenovo: Five Cool Facts About Virtual Reality

With Lenovo being one of the first tech companies to give consumers a taste of Virtual Reality (VR) at affordable price points, users are spoilt for choice while those still-to-be-initiated get more and more excited to get their hands on the device. But before hopping on the VR bandwagon, it is essential to look into some details straight to be able to make an informed decision when deciding which VR experience best fits one’s needs and lifestyle. Be able to enjoy the best of both worlds (quite literally!) and be a certified VR techie with these five interesting facts about virtual reality.

Fact 1: The dawn of virtual reality

As with every creation in the universe, there has to be a humble beginning for everything and VR technology was no exception. Although it’s hard to pinpoint the father of this amazing technology, history suggests that it could have been the innovation of not one but five key individuals. First, Morton Heilig for giving users the very first interactive film experience which can be take the credit as the beginning of 3D content. Then, there’s Jaron Lanier, the first person to credit the term “Virtual Reality”; Douglas Engelbart, who invented the computer mouse and laid the foundation for the modern user interface; Ivan Sutherland, inventor of the first head mounted display (HMD); and Myron Krueger, a computer graphics and audio wiz.

Today, thanks to these innovators, users can now enjoy quality VR experiences such as Theater Max a widescreen cinematic experience powered by Lenovo’s VR technology. It lets users attach either the Lenovo VIBE X3 or VIBE K4 Note smartphone to the front of a VR Headset to view movies, play games and experience way more than they’ve bargained for, all on a supersized virtual screen. Continue reading

Knorr’s Latest Campaign Makes A Tasty Start As It Goes Viral

In just over a week, Knorr’s Love at First Taste campaign have amassed an impressive 84 million views globally of its thought provoking film that explores the power of flavor, in just over a week.  The campaign also includes an interactive tool, the Knorr Flavor Profiler that encourages discovery around flavor preferences and an innovative platform to celebrate and share the findings. Continue reading

Alonzo Muhlach Shares ‘McDonald’s Kiddie Crew’ Fun To His Chosen Charity

Close to 50 children from Carmelite Missionaries Secular (CMS) Philippines had a fun-filled workshop as McDonald’s Kiddie Crew participants.

McDonald’s newest Kiddie Crew ambassador Alonzo Muhlach personally chose CMS beneficiaries to join him as they experienced how to be a real McDonald’s crew doing tasks at the front counter, lobby, and Drive-Thru; make their own cheeseburger; and groove to the Ronald Dance. Alonzo also joined in the games, gave away prizes and loot bags to the kids, and performed a song-and-dance number to entertain guests. Continue reading

The 2016 Steinway Youth Piano Competition: A prestigious International Competition For Young Filipino Pianists

Steinway Boutique Manila, in partnership with BDO Private Bank, is proud to present the 3rd Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition where young pianists aged 17 and below gather in an evening of music. This year, the Philippines sees six young national finalists: Hansel Harel Ang, Irene Lee, and Andrea Bernadette Verzosa for Category 2 (ages 12 to 14); and Jet Stephen Chong, Carlos Raphael Cornelio, and Moriah Ongchoco for Category 3 (ages 15 to 17).

After the evening’s performances, only one will be selected by a panel of internationally acclaimed judges as the Philippine representative to the Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific, and will be hailed as the grand prize winner. From there, the winner will further compete with the representatives of participating countries Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam for a spot at the International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Continue reading

Get A Welcome Treat When You Open A PSBank Debit or Prepaid Card

As a treat to new PSBank Debit and Prepaid MasterCard cardholders, Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) will be giving an exclusive discount in one of Southeast Asia’s largest one-stop online shop.

When you open a PSBank Debit or Prepaid MasterCard from May 16 to June 30, 2016, you will receive a PSBank welcome treat voucher that entitles you to a special discount when you shop in Lazada. Continue reading

“X-Men: Apocalypse” Midnight Screenings On May 18

The most awaited epic battle of mutants in “X-Men: Apocalypse” is about to unfold on the big screen on May 18, Tuesday in(midnight screening) selected cinemas Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 4, Trinoma, SM Aura, SM BF, SM Fairview, SM Light Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Marikina, SM Marilao, SM Megamall, SM Molino, SM North Edsa, SM Southmall, SM Clark, The Block, Century Mall, Commerce Center, Eastwood, Evia, Newport, Starmall Taguig, Uptown, Abreeza Davao, SM Cebu, SM Lanang and Gaisano Davao. Continue reading

Jennifer Lawrence Back In Battle For As Mystique In “X-Men: Apocalypse”

It has been 10 years since the heroes of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” saved humanity and themselves from threats within and without. Now, in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” things are at least for people like Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) a little more settled. Humanity is aware of the mutants living among them and relations have been, for the most part, peaceful. But all that changes when the ancient, incredibly powerful mutant known as Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakens in the early 1980s and begins to destroy the world as we know it, convinced that he can create civilization again the way he thinks it should be. With Bryan Singer once more directing, “X-Men: Apocalypse” promises a huge global adventure and another thrilling mission for the world’s favorite mutants.

The world of 1983 also has undergone upheavals in the treatment of mutants. This next stage of human evolution is now accepted by most but not all of humanity, thanks to the heroism of Raven/Mystique, who (as seen in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) prevented the assassination of the U.S. president and a war between mutants and humans.

Jennifer Lawrence is back as Raven aka Mystique, a blue-skinned shape shifter, is seeking her true purpose, as well as elusive self-acceptance. In the years leading up to “X-Men: Apocalypse,” she had tried to stay hidden from the world, shunning her celebrity as the face of hope and change for the new, mutant-integrated world. She resists bearing the weight of that label, and feels much of her past doesn’t warrant the world’s perception of her as a hero. Continue reading

Globe Telecom To Offer iPhone SE In The Philippines Starting May 16, 2015

Number 1 mobile brand, Globe Telecom, today announced it will offer iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, beginning on May 16, 2016.

iPhone SE packs the power of iPhone 6s in a beloved compact aluminum design that customers love, featuring a stunning four-inch Retina display and four gorgeous metallic finishes, including rose gold. With the exceptional performance of the advanced 64-bit A9 chip, longer battery life, camera innovations including a 12-megapixel iSight camera, Live Photos, the ability to record in 4K and Touch ID with Apple Pay, iPhone SE is the perfect phone for everyone who wants a smaller phone. Continue reading

Wyndham Rewards Launches Member Levels, Expands Award-Winning Program With Industry’s First Experience Enhanced Redemptions

The program that revolutionised hotel rewards in 2015 by simplifying free nights with a flat 15,000 point redemption rate is once again turning the loyalty landscape on its head. Now “elite” programs and special member experiences are no longer just for the rich and well-travelled. Member Levels, the newest enhancement to the award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program and its more than 7,800 hotels, brings generous and truly unique perks to all.

Through four distinct levels Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Wyndham Rewards members can now take advantage of a host of new benefits that increase by level,from rollover nights to annual point bonuses and more. And, when members redeem their points for a stay in one of the program’s top 25 destinations,they now automatically receive an additional enhancement to their award night for no additional points,helping them take advantage of exciting local experiences near their destination, from indoor skydiving in Orlando to breakfast with the Orangutans at Singapore Zoo.

“Devaluation is too common a trend in today’s loyalty game it reflects everything that’s wrong with industry rewards programs and continues to be the driving force behind why Wyndham Rewards is once again breaking the mold,” said Josh Lesnick, Executive Vice President And Chief Marketing Officer at Wyndham Hotel Group. “While other loyalty programs find new ways to restrict their most loyal guests when they redeem, we’re doing the exact opposite and giving our members the very best: our best hotels in our best locations with the best local experiences 365 days a year for just 15,000 points.” Continue reading