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Smart Travel Tips from your Smartphone


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When the smartphone was in its infancy and app stores were not yet operational, its best built-in app to help travelers was the Maps app. There were no walking directions provided, just a map that you needed to interpret to help you get to your destination.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Fat-melting procedure best for the slightly overweight

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Trimming down the fat around the midsection has become today’s Holy Grail. If diets, gym workouts and studio-based exercises don’t work, and liposuction, which involves surgically siphoning the fat out of the body, is too daunting, there’s a plethora of noninvasive technologies that can produce results.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Can you ‘bank’ on your mobile phone?


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Some friends have expressed concern about online and mobile banking, given recent reports about cyberspace shenanigans, including the “hijacking” of my Facebook page.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

She gets somebody else’s eBay messages


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Mikka Garcia shares her own baffling experience on cyberspace after reading how my Facebook page was “hijacked.”

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Monitor your health one step at a time

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SOLEUS founder and CEO David Arnold, brand manager Judith Staples, product manager Jason Johnson

Tracking your daily activities used to mean logging in your activities—including exercise, sleep and their corresponding times—in a small notebook. Your consultant, a certified personal trainer or weight-management coach, would then give you a rough estimate of calories burned based on your activities.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

My Facebook page no longer belongs to me


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Irony of ironies! I usually warn readers of scams and hoaxes, but I have just learned I should heed my own warning. But then, I did not know that Facebook pages could be “cloned.”

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Curves are back for TV sets; washers that classify stains

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TOPMOST, Samsung Curved UHD TV unveiled at Samsung SEA Forum

Global brand leader Samsung has just unveiled the world’s most curved TV—after a generation (human-being generation, not tech products) who knew no other TV but flat screen—last Thursday at the Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Charm of the old, speed of the future

GIANT signage welcomes participants to Samsung SEA Forum at Nusa Dua Center.

Perhaps it was apt that the Samsung SEA Forum was held in Bali, the island paradise in Indonesia.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bhutan: Shangri-La gives in to technology

Cartoon, February 23, 2014

It was the world’s last holdout against television and is regarded by travelers as a Himalayan Shangri-La. But Bhutan’s decision to make itself the poster boy for electric transport is further proof of its willingness to embrace technology as part of its unique Gross National Happiness development model, says its prime minister.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For new study, 100 people commit their bodies to science

Leroy Hood, president of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, poses for a photo at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, where he described his pilot study on 100 people that aims to track the health of 100,000 people over three decades in order to devise personalized wellness interventions, in Chicago on February 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Kerry SHERIDAN

One hundred people are about to share their live bodies for science as part of an unprecedented new study that will examine how to improve personal health, researchers said Friday.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

For new study, 100 people commit their bodies to science

One hundred people are about to share their live bodies for science as part of an unprecedented new study that will examine how to improve personal health, researchers said Friday.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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