MANILA – Here's a look at some technology-related promos and offerings this month.
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Globe offers new LG phone
The LG G2. Photo: Handout
Globe Telecom announced that it will offer LG Mobile’s newest flagship smartphone, the LG G2 under its customizable postpaid plans.
The LG G2, which has been dubbed by Stuff Magazine as the “best smartphone in the world” and the “new King of Android,” is available for free at Globe’s Plan 1799 over a 24-month contract period. The package comes with unlimited LTE surfing, a monthly consumable amount for calls and text messages, and a one-month free subscription to Globe’s mobile phone protection program against theft and accidental damage.
“We are honored to be the first Philippine telco to offer LG Mobile’s latest smartphone innovation in the country,” said Raul Macatangay, head of Globe postpaid.
He also referred to the LG G2 package as Globe's "best offering yet.”
The LG G2 features a physical button called the “rear key,” a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a 3,000 mAh siO+ battery.
It also has a 13-megapixel full HD camera with optical image stabilization, 8X digital zoom, 9 multi-point auto-focus and video recording capability of up to 60 fps full HD.
Sony ties up with Lazada
Sony Philippines has tied up with the online shopping website Lazada.com for a special promotion involving the recently launched Xperia Z1 smartphone.
In a statement, Sony Philippines said those who will buy the smartphone from Lazada will get a discount and a free SRS-BTV5 wireless speaker for free.
The Xperia Z1 features a 20.7-megapixel Exmor R Sensor camera, a five-inch full HD Triluminos display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor.
Power Mac promo
Power Mac Center is giving away a My ePrepaid MasterCard from the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) free for every purchase of a Mac or an iOS device from any of its stores nationwide.
The hassle-free reloadable prepaid card is preloaded with P200 so recipients can immediately enjoy shopping for games and apps on the App Store or songs from iTunes.
Upon purchasing a qualifying product, customers will be asked to complete the My ePrepaid MasterCard application form. Claiming will be 10 days after at the same Power Mac Center store where the customer made a purchase.
Valid for two years, the My ePrepaid card is reloadable over the counter at BPI branches or at BPI ATMs and BPI Express Online.
Promo runs until the end of this year.
Smart offers 'unli' WeChat
Smart Communications is now offering an “unli” service for the chat messaging service WeChat, with users able to use the app all day even without a Wi-Fi connection.
The Unli WeChat service costs P10, which is good for one day.
“We are excited to offer the most affordable package for WeChat, one that can give our subscribers the best value,” said Dexter Chan, Smart’s manager for Internet marketing.
Chan added that users can also get freebies like extra stickers when they subscribe to the Unli WeChat package.
Holiday apps for Windows
In the latest issue of its “What’s ‘Appening” magazine, Microsoft recommended some applications that owners of Windows-run devices may find useful this holiday season.
Those who are into food may get Bing Food & Drink, a new app that will come with the new Windows 8.1 operating system. Designed for use in the kitchen, Bing Food & Drink responds to hand gestures.
Another food app is Epicurious, which has more than 30,000 recipes which can help in preparing your holiday feast.
Microsoft also recommended Instructibles, an app that guides users when it comes to crafts; MyFitnessPal, which counts calories; and 7 Minute Workout, which features different types of exercises.
Beware of scams posing as Halloween products
While trick-or-treat season has already passed, a number of cybercriminals are still taking advantage of the Halloween spirit through scams masquerading as seasonal freebies and products.
Trend Micro recently listed some of the common Halloween-inspired scams that users much watch out for, such as a YouTube video that promises to offer a free $1,000 gift card.
The URL advertised on the video’s page leads to a scam site that asks for personal information.
Others include Twitter and Facebook accounts that promise free Halloween candy and Apple products in exchange for clicking a link, which also asks for personal details.
Trend Micro advised Internet users to be always wary of online promos and deals, and to use proper security software.