Review of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus, Price is 161,774.57 Philippine Pesos

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M is the successor of the almost homonymous ROG Zephyrus, from which it inherits the idea of ​​performance and compactness. But it declines in a really convincing and almost devoid of defects, but not of slight compromises. So let’s see how and where this second generation is better than the first.

ROG Zephyrus M is not your usual gaming laptop. It can be seen from the contained thickness , from the squared but not aggressive lines and from the particular opening mechanism of the screen, which also raises the base. There is obviously a high-sounding name for this: Active Aerodynamic System (AAS), widely illustrated with the necessary big words on the company website .

What you need to know in practice is that a good half of the bottom of the notebook is lifted when you open the screen. This favors the recirculation of air and therefore the cooling (we’ll talk more in detail soon), and thanks to the two red LEDs on the sides also creates a nice visual effect. But there are also a couple of contraindications. The first is the noise of the fans , which at maximum speed becomes pronounced, with a particularly acute sound. The second is that the raised part is not rigid, given the low thickness, and takes away a bit ‘of stiffness to the entire notebook. However, this is not a major flaw, in the sense that it does not compromise the user experience of the laptop.

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Leaks of LG G8, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Motor Razr 2019 Foldable [VIDEO]

After the insanity of CES 2019, where we could meet some cell phones like the Huawei Nova 4 or the Honor View 20 , the rumors change course to focus on the next big event, the Mobile Devices World Congress (MWC, for short) in English), although with one caveat: Samsung has decided to break the mold this year and will launch the future Galaxy S10 in San Francisco on February 20, just a few days before the appointment in Barcelona.

With this in mind, the rumors do not stop. The Galaxy S10 – if that was its official name – is the most important phone that we hope to date and everything seems to indicate that its power will be higher. We had the opportunity to test the Snapdragon 855 processor that will be released in this device, and the truth is that it is expected to provide performance up to 45 percent faster than the Snapdragon 845, which is the one that incorporated the Galaxy S9 in some markets.

It is expected that the Galaxy S10 and also the Galaxy S10 Plus can have up to 12GB of RAM and that it opens a small hole in the screen for the front camera, something similar to two phones already launched by Huawei.

Among other leaks, this week we have also been able to know that the future LG phone, probably called LG G8 , will have an accessory that will be able to add a second screen. This would be a panel that can show additional information or the same but in a larger format.

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Review of the Bose Home Speaker 500 using Alexa Assistant, Price is 26,912.48 Philippine Pesos

Bose Home Speaker 500 Review
Bose is definitely one of those brands with the highest perception. When you hear that a product brings Bose in the name you already know two things: it will sound good and it will cost a lot. But when a product survives for many years thanks to its brand, it is clear that it is not just a litter. And indeed it is. Bose is one of those companies that focuses heavily on the final result, leaving aside technical cards and high-sounding names. Bose Home Speaker 500 is the maximum expression of this: a simple name, a high price and a lot of power to sell.

The speaker of Bose shows an extremely simple design, almost a bit ‘austere in its black color. It stands out a little if you do not have other dark furniture objects, but at the same time try to blend in with an extremely simple and no frills design. The lower part is perforated at 360 ° and allows the sound to be output in stereo mode. Then we have a small color screen and above the touch controls, surrounded by a ring of small holes for the 8 microphones. The first installation is very simple and requires the use of the application for Android or iOS, to bridge and connect it definitively to the Wi-Fi network at home. At that point the application becomes accessory, but still useful. You can send tracks from your smartphone via Bluetooth or an aux cable , but these are not the easiest methods. The Wi-Fi connection allows you to send music quietly from the apps of compatible services, or directly from the Bose software after the first synchronization. The work of integrating third-party services into the Bose app is really well done. We tried Spotify and TuneIn, but you can also use Deezer and Amazon Music. During 2019 it will also become compatible with Apple’s AirPlay 2 technology that will allow you to send any music source from iPhone, iPad and Mac.

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Review of Sony WH-1000XM3 in the Philippines, Price is Php22,834.60

Sony once again renews its excellent noise canceling headphones with the new WH-1000XM3 model . Apparently this is not a revolution, also because we are talking about a product that was already of very high quality. (In this regard, we invite you to reread the review of the XM2 .) Do not be fooled by appearances, because the experience of use is also superior to the past, and the price of launch is not increased. Will the definitive noise canceling headphones ?

The packaging of the Sony WH-1000XM3 also offers you a practical storage case , which leaves behind the fake skin of the past, in favor of a fabric matching the same headphones. Inside are also the other accessories present. In fact, we have a matching audio cable , without a microphone or other controls along the wire. Then there is a very short Type-C / Type-A cable for charging and also an adapter with double audio jack for the aircraft.

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Review of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme – Php101,707.98 Philippine Price

The ThinkPad X1 have always been synonymous with the business PC par excellence; for this reason, when Lenovo introduced an ” Extreme ” variant a few months ago, we immediately chased it to understand how far the company had gone. With ThinkPad X1 Extreme, Lenovo goes beyond the wall of a portable business, and packs a product in the round as few.

Four layers of reinforced carbon fiber , with a very pleasant feel to the touch that resembles the fabric, form the top of the notebook. The lower side is instead in aluminum . All subjected to 12 tests of compliance with military specifications and over 200 quality checks. X1 Extreme can work anywhere: from the mountains to the desert, and even in the absence of gravity. We are facing a new ThinkPad, which respects the traditions, and this can only make us pleasure.

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Review of the Panasonic LX100 II Price in the Philippines Php57,195.41

A compact with the soul of a mirrorless . In 2018, where the choice between small interchangeable lens cameras is now very rich, a device like the DC-LX100 Mark II still makes sense to exist? Find out in our review.

The second generation LX100 remains faithful to the line and the philosophy of the first model, ie a concrete machine full of physical commands (this does not mean that the software interface has been neglected). On the objective we already find several checks.

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Apple Will Be Using OLED on iPad, MacBook and iMacs Until This Happens

Because screens with different sizes and requirements require production lines and specific technologies (as well as a variety of different manufacturers of OLED panels from which to choose the best offers, which currently does not exist …).

For now, therefore, Apple has used the excellent OLED screens of Samsung only in the iPhone X, while for the iPad has adopted the excellent IGZO screens of Sharp. MacBooks Pro also use top-of-the-range screens.

Not even all iPhone models for now use / will use OLED: Who produces Apple iPhone screens?

In the future, when more manufacturers are able to produce OLEDs with the same characteristics as the current LCD screens and with adequate size, Apple could switch from LCD to OLED across the range.

So until such time that the production process will be easier for them, then Apple Will Be Using OLED on iPad, MacBook and iMacs.

Now regarding the battery not replaceable?

Certainly to create a product with a lighter design.

However, replacing an iPhone battery is much less complicated than one might think. On the market, you can find different kits , like those of the German company Giga Fixxoo , which allow you to replace a malfunctioning battery. Online there are also excellent tutorials on how to use these kits (they also have screen repair kits ).

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How to get more storage on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones in 2018 and other problems solved

The smartphones of the Samsung Galaxy series are the best selling Android phones in the world, with a commercial success due both to the fact that it is a very good phone, both to the advertising and marketing of Samsung, very effective.

The Samsung Galaxy, including the Note and the Galaxy S9, are very rich in features, with many modes of use different from any other Android smartrphone.

The Android version installed in Samsung phones is in fact heavily modified compared to the original Google version, with the addition of various proprietary tools and additional options, sometimes useless.
Below we see how to fix the options and settings of Samsung Galaxy and ways to solve the most common problems, with a guide that is worth practically for every Samsung smartphone, both Galaxy S8 and S9 and Galaxy Note, both the other series and other models.

1) How to increase memory or storage full of useless apps or “bloatware”
Samsung Galaxy mobile phones have less real memory available due to an Android system greased by the many features and apps preinstalled.
In addition, when you buy a Samsung in promotion with a carrier subscription, there may still be other apps from these phone companies.

To remove the useless pre-installed applications, you can tap the gear icon in the upper right corner, go to the Settings -> Applications menu, scroll through the list of all the applications installed in your phone and find out which ones are not never been used.

For some you can press the button to remove and uninstall them, for others there will be the button that disables them, making them disappear from the phone even if with the possibility to reactivate them whenever you want.

Disabling apps free up the memory space occupied by updates and temporary files and will ensure that these do not remain running in the background by slowing down the phone.
Note that some system apps can not be removed or disabled, such as Bixby Vision.

2) How to Hide Bixby (or remap button)

Bixby is Samsung’s smart assistant that comes pre-installed and activated on all Samsung Galaxy phones.
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Since it is not up to the Google assistant and since it is very little used, the ideal would be to deactivate it.

To disable Bixby, proceed as follows:

Run the installation and configuration process if it has not already been done.
With Bixby up and running, open Bixby Home and then tap the gear button at the top to enter the settings.

Scroll down to the Voice section and turn off the ” Bixby Voice ” switch .

Also, press and hold on the main screen of the phone, scroll the screens going left to find Bixby Home and turn it off from there.

With Bixby off, on the Galaxy S9, the button on the side of your phone does not do anything anymore and it can be a good idea to remap it and give it another function.

To do this it takes an app like bXAction to change function to the Bixby key.

3) How to Deactivate gestures on Samsung Galaxy Phones

On Samsung Galaxy S9 and previous models, Samsung has set up many useless shortcuts of use with gestures on the screen.

To disable them go to settings -> motion and gestures or Settings> My Device> motion and gestures .
In the end, even if any of them can be useful and fanciful, deactivating gestures also helps to improve battery life too.

4) Get rid of annoying notifications The
more apps you have, the more notifications appear at the top to fill the bar up to create a lot of confusion.

The most effective way to avoid the appearance of unnecessary or unwanted notifications is to disable them in the app itself.

Open the list of installed applications and touch the apps that you do not want to receive notifications to find the option to deselect.

To do this first, when a notification appears, touch it by holding down and then tap on ” application settings “.

Also, open the Galaxy Apps app, and from the settings, go to the Notifications sectionto turn off the General Notifications switch .

5) The battery does not last

All Samsung Galaxy smartphones, S3, S4 and S5 have battery problems due to too many active apps.

Disabling the useless ones as per point 1 will help, as well as disable the gestures as per point 2.

It is worthwhile to activate the energy saving mode and disable all the switches that are not needed, such as Bluetooth or GPS location .

To do this, simply pull down the notification bar and open the quick controls panel.

Then set the automatic brightness, disable the auto-upload of photos without wifi (in the app of Google Photos) and try one of the Android App to save battery of the phone .

Even a smartphone as powerful as the Galaxy S5, equipped with Snapdragon 801 processor and 2 GB of RAM may have slowdowns if you get your hands is Samsung.

The problem is related to its rather heavy TouchWiz interface.

To improve the performance of Touchwiz, it may be useful to change some options:
– Disable animations and transitions on Android (as already explained).
– Disable the activation of S Voice from the Home key, from the settings of S Voice itself.
– Replace the Launcher with something better.

Personally I would always recommend Nova Launcher on all Android smartphones, but if you prefer something free you can replace Touchwiz with one of the lighter and better free launchers for Android phones .

7) Camera Lenta

The Galaxy has one of the best cameras on the smartphone market today, but Samsung, being Samsung, has activated by default the slowest shooting mode.

The image stabilization mode function is useful if you are taking pictures in motion, but not in everyday life.

Then open the camera application, tap the gear icon to open the settings and make sure the stabilization mode is turned off.

8) Deactivate animations on Edge edges

Since the Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung has used the “Edge Panels”, small menus on the side of the display that add features.

If you do not use Edge Panels, you can disable them in Settings> Screen> Screen Edges and then tap the “Edge Panels” switch to turn them off.

9) Customize (or Deactivate) the

always-on view The always-on function is a way to read information on the phone screen at any time, without having to touch it.

On any Galaxy phone that includes the “always on” or “Always On Display” function, you can change some options to make it even more useful.

To customize this feature, go to Settings> Lock Screen and Security> Always On Display .

Here, you can customize the program when you keep it active (in what time of day or night), the brightness level and the content to show.

In Settings> Lock screen and security> Information and FaceWidgets you can change the style of the clock, as well as the widgets that appear on the Always On display, which for some reason, Samsung calls “FaceWidgets”.

You can also disable the function by turning off the switch.

10)Set the navigation bar to the “correct” layout

Most Android phones have the bottom keys in the following Back-Home-Recent order.

On the Samsung Galaxy, the bottom keys are in reverse order: Recent-Home-back.

This can be changed by going to Settings> Display> Navigation bar> Layout .

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How to get Android updates for Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra

While Samsung went to work on the release of the August 2018 security patches on its high-end smartphones, Sony returned to give a glance to its mid-range devices by developing a new version of the firmware dedicated to them. In particular, the smartphones we are talking about are Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra , two devices presented at the beginning of this 2018 that are now ready to receive a new update.

As stated by the website XperiaBlog.net , in fact, these two smartphones would have started to receive the new version of the firmware with numbering 50.1.A.10.51 (against the previous 50.1.A.10.40). This new build does not bring relevant news if not the introduction of security patches released by Google on July 1, 2018 .

For the moment, it would seem that this update does not lead to the resolution of known problems on devices (such as those related to Bluetooth connectivity reported by different users), but we still expect that it brings small optimizations for everyday use.

We remind you that Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra are two smartphones equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC accompanied respectively by 3 GB and 4 GB of RAM. Their 5.5-inch and 6-inch Full HD displays featuring “Image Enhance Technology” offer a great viewing experience, especially when looking at their shots from the 23 megapixel f / 2.0 main camera. In addition, on the Ultra model there is a dual front camera characterized by a primary 16 megapixel sensor and secondary 8 MP.

To update, go to your settings, then OS, then update.

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Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact Philippine Price 25,000 to 45,000 PHP Price, Coming to Philippines December 2018

Sony Xperia XZ3 will be the next smartphone of the Japanese manufacturer’s flagship and, according to the latest rumors in circulation, is expected to make its official debut next August 30 , at the IFA in Berlin. Although Sony’s current flagship was only announced last February, Sony immediately got to work on the new model, which should now be practically ready.

To further confirm this, Sony Xperia XZ3 has just been certified in Brazil . As often occurs with certifications, the latter also does not give us any information confirming or refuting the renderings so far about the new Sony flagship. In any case, the documentation reveals that there should be at least two variants of the smartphone, identified by model numbers H-9461 and H-9463. (Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact Philippine Price)

In addition to this, if for the rest are not included details about the technical specifications of Sony Xperia XZ3, the list instead speaks of a battery of 3,060 mAh , below expectations and smaller than 120 mAh compared to that of the excellent Xperia XZ2 predecessor . As for the technical characteristics of the new model, it is reasonable to expect that under the body is the Mobile Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, probably accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. As for the imaging compartment, the rear camera could be single and, even if the details relating to the latter at the moment are far from clear, the new 48-megapixel sensor from SonyIt could be an important candidate. As for the software, yesterday Google officially announced Android 9 Pie , so it is reasonable to expect the presence of the latest release of Android on board Xperia XZ3 out of the box.

As mentioned, Sony Xperia XZ3 is expected to launch on August 30th at IFA 2018, while its arrival on the market is expected to take place in September , practically together with Xperia XZ2 Premium.

Sony Xperia XZ3 will be the next smartphone of the Japanese manufacturer’s flagship and, according to the latest rumors in circulation, is expected to make its official debut next August 30 Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact Philippine Price, at the IFA in Berlin. Although Sony’s current flagship was only announced last February, Sony immediately got to work on the new model, which should now be practically ready.

To further confirm this, Sony Xperia XZ3 has just been certified in Brazil.

As often occurs with certifications, the latter also does not give us any information confirming or refuting the renderings so far about the new Sony flagship.

In any case, the documentation reveals that there should be at least two variants of the smartphone, identified by model numbers H-9461 and H-9463 .

In addition to this, if for the rest are not included details about the technical specifications of Sony Xperia XZ3, the list instead speaks of a battery of 3,060 mAh , below expectations and smaller than 120 mAh compared to that of the excellent Xperia XZ2 predecessor.

As for the technical characteristics of the new model, it is reasonable to expect that under the body is the Mobile Platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, probably accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact Philippine Price.

As for the imaging compartment, the rear camera could be single and, even if the details relating to the latter at the moment are far from clear, the new 48-megapixel sensor from SonyIt could be an important candidate. As for the software, yesterday Google officially announced Android 9 Pie , so it is reasonable to expect the presence of the latest release of Android on board Xperia XZ3 out of the box.

As mentioned, Sony Xperia XZ3 is expected to launch on August 30th at IFA 2018, while its arrival on the market is expected to take place in September , practically together with Xperia XZ2 Premium .

Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Compact Philippine Price

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