Sunday, August 6, 2017


Digital ribbon cutting

Last August 1, 2017, I was invited to the launch of SM Cybermonth at SM Cyberzone SM Annex. It was my first time to see the digital ribbon cutting not the usual ribbon cutting. Also I was able to update the latest gadgets this August thru their sponsors like Smart, Asus and Vivo. According to the latest on the Philippine Digital Landscape, 6 out of 10 Filipinos own a smart phone. Itwas noted also that the country is fast becoming a mobile-first community. Most households now do not anymore use laptops or desktops. but only have smart phones for online connection. On gaming. it was observed that online games accounted for the majority of time used on digital.

All these just show that a large chunk of the population now owns a gadget or a piece of tech, be it asmart phone or a gaming console. If you are part of this statistic. then you are in for an exciting treat, August 1 marks the start of SM's annual celebration of Cybermonth - a grand festival for techies, gamers. and gizmo lovers in 63 SM malls nationwide.

Mallgoers and shoppers can enjoy the following during this month August at SM Cyberzone:
  1. Enjoy an amazing month-long Gadget Sale where they can get up 50% on select gadgets and accessories.
  2. The Game Con (weekends of August) is the best occasion for them to discover the latest on gaming products and technology.
  3. Highlight, Cybermonth ushers in the exciting partnership between SM Supermalls and Asus through ‘ROG Masters: The Philippine  Qualifiers 2017.’ This live gaming competition aims to gather DOTA2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (0560) players for the chance to win PhP200.000 worth of total prizes and the opportunity to play against the Philippines’ finest teams. For more info, check out,
  4. Can also join a digital promo,  where they just need to share their gadget discoveries, then use hashtags #FirstDibsAtSM and #SMCybermonth for chance to win it!
  5. No matter what your tech interest is, whether it be photo journalism, music, digital art, serious gaming, virtual reality, or cosplay, there will be something for you at SM’s Cybermonth! To find out more about Cybermonth, visit                                                                                 

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook. Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM's Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts. upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM. then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.

Part of the event when their sponsor discussed their latest gadgets:


Level up to LTE and enjoy a seamless mobile experience

Technology advances so quickly these days, and it can be dizzying to choose among the various plans, gadgets or network providers. With each leap, however, new technology brings with it a gamut of advantages that offer great convenience to users.

If you're looking to improve your mobile experience, consider upgrading to Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology, which provides the fastest mobile data experience to its users.

How can your lifestyle be made better by leveling up to LTE? Whether you're a music aficionado looking for a smoother listening experience, or a fan who likes binge-watching popular TV series on the go, LTE can give you an uninterrupted, lag-free experience on your LTE-capable mobile smartphone or tablet,

LTE is also perfect for faster uploading of photos or videos on your social media accounts, making seamless, high-quality video calls with your loved ones abroad, and keeping up with today's increasingly digital workplace, where emails and conference calls are a must, and smartphones are the most important tool of the mobile office.  LTE can also enhance user experience in other areas, such as banking and online shopping.

The Smart choice

To maximize the advantages of LTE, you need an LTE-enabled device, an LTE SIM card, and a dependablenetwork service provider. With the three combined, you're on the fast road to an exceptional mobile experience.

However, despite its many benefits, upgrading to LTE can still be expensive for most Filipinos but with Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi, you can now enjoy Smart’s fastest LTE network speeds on your 3G phones, tablets and computers for only P1,295! The Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi even lets you enjoy improved indoor coverage, utilizing the 700Mhz band. More than having affordable deals for all, Smart also offers the fastest LTE speeds in the country, as published in a third—party study by J.P Morgan, making today the best time to upgrade to Smart LTE.

Subscribers can enjoy the newest and fastest LTE internet with our affordable prepaid offers. Smart Video Prime is Smart’s newest data promo that allows its’ subscribers to experience Smart’s LTE network. Smart Video Prime 99 offers subscription and data in one for only Php 99. Subscribers can enjoy subscription to iflix and iWant TV for 7 days with 2GB of data for video streaming to enjoy thousands of movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere.  Smart is committed to delivering the best experience to its subscribers. It is continuously improving its network, so that by the end of 2018, about 95% of the country's cities and municipalities will be covered by Smart’s newest and widest LTE network, making LTE available to all like never before.

Visit your nearest SM mall information booth or Smart Speedzone booths around Cybenones this month to upgrade to LTE.


Head: Vivo V5s Matte Black launch kicks off  SM Cybermonth

Sub: Dancer-actor McCoy de Leon joins the event at SM North Edsa

After the successful launches of its V5, V5 Plus, and V5 Lite, Vivo kicks off  SM Cybermonth on August l with the relaunch of the latest edition of the perfect selfie smartphone, the Vivo V5s Matte Black. McCoy de Leon, member of the all—male dance group Hashtags, former housemate of Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7, and loyal Vivo user, will entertain fans with his slick dance moves during the launch at the SM North EdsaAnnex Cyberzone.


Sporting a cool and minimalist matte black finish, the V5s Matte Black comes with all the features that the selfie generation looks for in a premium mobile phone. A 20-megapixel front camera with f2.0 aperture yields sharp, high-resolution pictures with every tap of the screen. Enhancing the brightness of each photo is a larger-than-usual light-sensing area, which allows more light in.

High-definition images of up to 52 megapixels can also be had with the phone’s l3-megapixel rear camera with an f2.2 aperture and ultra-high-definition mode.

Because photos are more fun when they’re shared with family and friends, the V5s Matte Black has a landscape-panning effect that enables every member of your barkada to fit in a photo for the ultimate “groufie” shot. Portrait and landscape orientations ensure that no one is left behind or missing in a group picture.

Other advanced features of the V5s Matte Black are the selfie softlight technology, which achieves effects similar to a professional photography studio, including enhanced night mode for stunning selfies in poor lighting conditions; and face beauty mode 6.0, a function that applies beauty touches like softer skin tone or a more masculine look on a subject based on his or her gender.

Multi-taskers will certainly find the V55 Matte Black’s App Clone useful, as it allowsthem to log on to two different accounts on the same social media app. The App Clonesupports popular chat apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, BBM, Zalo, and Viber.

Bringing happiness

As one of the first member of the Vivo Family, McCoy de Leon has snapped numerous perfect selfies using his Vivo phone and posted them on social media. The star is eager to share his experiences with Vivo with his fans and cell phone shoppers.

“Gusto k0 siyempreng makilala at mapasaya ang mga Vivo fans, and this mall tour is a way of bringing them happiness. Masaya rin aka na ibahagi pa sa mas maraming tao kung ano ang Vivo, at kung guano kaganda ang smartphones ng brand,” he says.

Vivo V5s Matte Black is available in all SM branches nationwide at the suggested retail price of P14,990. For more information, log on to, and Vivo’s Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.


1) Announced their new endorser,  Gong Yoo

2) Discussed their new cellphones:

                                   Zenfone 3 Zoom  - Catch the Moment

                      Zenfone Live – 1st Live Video Beautification

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