How did we express ourselves online before the emoji? Of course, there were emoticons, the emoji’s prehistoric predecessor, but why send a “:)” when you can now express your happiness in over five different ways?
With more people viewing video content on their mobile devices, companies offering premium video-on-demand services are sitting up and taking notice. In fact, Hooq, Asia’s first and largest service, recently launched a new hybrid model in the country. It will initially be available on the Android platform.
First step: You will need to sign up with your e-mail address and a credit card. No credit card, no go. We tried signing up using a debit card and Globe’s Virtual Amex card but both were rejected. There’s no getting around the credit card bit, which could pose a problem, as a lot of Filipinos are still wary of owning a credit card. Since Uber drivers are not allowed to handle cash, it would be great if the app could allow payments using debit cards or GCash.
It’s the time of year when you must show your love of school. Why not win something for it?
Tablet computing had plenty of false starts before it became the ubiquitous device it is now. A few decades ago, cellular phones were capable of merely making calls and sending primitive text messages, while companies still had to imagine tablets. Today, smartphones and tablets have turned into sophisticated pocket computers, making the personal computer superfluous for casual consumers.
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The phenomenon of smartphones and other IT gadgets has enabled people to stay connected 24/7 with either their loved ones or business associates, wherever they are. Although these devices can boost productivity, they can also be a distraction either at the workplace or at home.