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Xiaomi together with PlayerUnknown’s Battegrounds (PUBG) has successfully concluded the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021, powered by i...

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner! Xiaomi successfully concludes the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021

Xiaomi together with PlayerUnknown’s Battegrounds (PUBG) has successfully concluded the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021, powered by its latest Redmi Note 10 5G.

Anarchyst PH came out on top, being the lead scorer throughout the entire competition, bringing home the grand prize of PHP 50,000. Meanwhile, Guidotti Esports Mikasa in 2nd place won PHP 25,000. UTG international came in 3rd place with PHP 15,000, and XTX Project Rebirth in 4th place was awarded PHP 10,000.

Over 314 teams from all over the country registered, with only 32 advancing to the group stage of the tournament broadcasted live on the Xiaomi Philippines and PUBG Mobile Philippines page. Then the top 16 teams from group A and B outshone their competition during the group stage, and engaged in intense, tactical battles for the top prizes during the Grand Finals broadcasted live on July 24 - 25, 2021.

The teams that participated expressed their gratefulness for a unique and fulfilling Mi Fan Experience, thankful for the opportunity to showcase their skills in the thriving Philippine esports scene.

Xiaomi Philippines also extended its gratitude to all the teams who joined and to the PUBG Mobile Community who supported the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021. The extraordinary show highlighted the growth and potential of the Philippine esports industry, as well as Xiaomi’s enduring support for the gaming community. 

“We were thrilled with the turnout for this event and would like to thank our Mi Fans for making the Xiaomi PUBG Mobile Philippine Cup 2021 such a success! We look forward to continued collaborations with the Philippine gaming community so we can treat our fans to more activities like this in the future, which will be made even more enjoyable with our latest smart phones that offer a flagship level gaming experience,” said Tomi Adrias, Xiaomi Public Relations Manager.

With esports in the Philippines fast gaining ground, Xiaomi continually invests in advanced technology to provide gamers with the best experience, with the latest being showcased in its new phone the Redmi Note 10 5G. This 5G ready phone levels up the user’s gaming experience with its powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G chipset. Its 7nm processing technology offers higher performance with power efficiency, giving flagship-like level gaming performance at an affordable price.

The Redmi Note 5G also supports 5G dual sim, so users won’t need to worry about signal dropping or slow internet connection while on an intense, game-clutching match. It also features a captivating 90Hz 6.5” AdaptiveSync DotDisplay for smoother graphics, smoother motion, and finer details which enhances your overall gaming experience.

The Redmi Note 10 5G comes in two variants – 4GB+128GB, and 8GB+128GB and retails at PHP 9,990 and PHP 11,490 respectively. It's available in any Xiaomi Authorized Stores or the Xiaomi Philippines official store in Lazada and Shopee. The Redmi Note 10 5G is also available with Globe’s Plan 999 which you can avail of through their website. Smart also recently announced the Redmi Note 10 5G as part of the 5G-certified devices available with their newest Signature Lite Plan 599, which customers can avail of by booking an appointment with the Smart Store nearest you via stay.smart/open and soon through the Smart Online Store.

Follow Xiaomi Philippines' official Facebook page to stay up to date on their latest news.


Beko's world-class refrigerators are the perfect fit for our “new normal” lifestyle.  Europe's No. 1 Appliance Brand believes that m...

Take Advantage of Beko’s advanced technologies this Rainy Season

Beko's world-class refrigerators are the perfect fit for our “new normal” lifestyle.  Europe's No. 1 Appliance Brand believes that making products equipped with the latest technologies help improve the wellbeing of today’s consumers. As an appliance brand, Beko is committed to doing all they can to make people’s lives healthier. Aside from getting our laundry dry this rainy season, it’s also important to have a reliable refrigerator inside our home.

Some of Beko’s refrigerators, for instance, are equipped with the brand’s proprietary EverFresh+ and Active Fresh Blue Light technologies that promise to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for longer.

The ProSmart Inverter is five times quieter than the usual refrigerator compressors and also provides faster cooling while using less power. It adjusts to temperature changes faster, keeps food fresher for an extended period and lowers electricity bills.

Get your own Beko fridge or fridge freezer in the Rainy Day Promo on 21 models!

Prices range from Php16,191 for the RDNT200I20VS, a 7.1 cu ft top mount freezer inverter, to Php 55,791 for the  GN163123P, a 22.7 cu.ft side-by-side inverter refrigerator.

The RDNT401E50VZGB (now priced at php33,291) fridge freezer has HarvestFresh’s 3-color technology which mimics the 24-hour sun-cycle inside the crisper, preserving vitamins of fruits and vegetables for longer. This unique technology inside your crisper will help you to enjoy more nutritious meals.

The GNO4331XPPH (sale price of Php 35,991) is a fridge freezer (side by side, 16.7 cu.ft) with CoolRoom, Active Odour Filter and Led Illumination for a clear view of the inside. The RDNT271I50VZWB (sale price of Php 23,391) is a fridge freezer with NeoFrost Dual Cooling, EverFresh+ and Active Fresh Blue Light.

“Beko’s  roprietary technologies like EverFresh+ and Active Fresh Blue Light is part of the brand’s commitment to personal and planetary health. It starts with cutting-edge technologies to keep food fresh longer, preserve essential vitamins and offer energy savings,” said Gurhan Gunal, Country Manager of Beko Pilipinas Corp.

Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bekoph for details on the Rainy Day Promo.


The rise of popular social media apps like Instagram and TikTok means just about everyone can be a multimedia content creator if they want t...

5 tips to level up your content creation game with the realme 8

The rise of popular social media apps like Instagram and TikTok means just about everyone can be a multimedia content creator if they want to, resulting in a lot more content to enjoy online. Because of this, content creation has become quite the passion for today’s generation, and realme, the number 1 smartphone brand in the Philippines, is committed to nurturing this passion and enabling the youth’s creativity. 

While these social media apps make it easy for anyone to publish content for friends and followers, creating consistently beautiful images and videos—especially with only your smartphone—is something you’ll have to work a little harder to achieve. There’s no need to worry, though, because it’s not impossible to pull off with the realme 8 and its powerful photography features! 

Here are a few tips to help you in creating great content using the realme 8. 

1.         Look for stunning locations to capture 

The first thing to do when you start creating content is to make sure the shot looks really good. Half the battle is the location you’re in—if you can find a good, visually stunning location for your content, then it won’t be hard to make it eye-catching and beautiful. The realme 8’s main 64MP wide-angle lens can capture these alluring and dazzling locations with the best crispness and clarity to create some thumb-stopping photos and videos, so use it to your advantage! 

2.         Take as many photos and videos as you can 

Chances are your first takes will not be the best takes you can use, so just keep shooting! No matter what you’re shooting, whether it’s a photo or video, take a lot of it so that you can have as many options as you need—sometimes the best one will be the one you take after the first. With the realme 8, you can keep shooting to your heart’s content with its impressive battery life thanks to its massive 5,000 mAh battery.  

3.         Try different perspectives 

Don’t just hold up your phone’s camera in front of something! Try different angles to get different perspectives. The realme 8’s quad-camera setup in the rear has different lenses, such as an ultrawide and a macro lens, to make those out-of-the-box perspectives look good. You’ll never know what you might find when you try something unusual. 

4.         Try shooting at different times of the day 

Shooting at more “dramatic” times of the day, like the golden hour in the afternoon or the blue hour before sunrise and after sunset, can help you create more beautiful shots and videos. Experiment with these different times to see what you can come up with—the realme 8’s cameras can expertly handle these various lighting scenarios. 

5.         Play around with various creative modes 

While you can point and shoot with the realme 8’s camera, the built-in camera app also has different portrait modes you can try to produce even more creative shots. The special portrait modes include AI Color, Dynamic Bokeh, Neon Portrait, and AI Portrait, which you should play around with to see which ones pop out and catch your followers’ eye on their feeds. 

There’s no photography need the realme 8 can’t handle—it’s a great partner for mobile content creation as it packs a lot of great features at a solid price. Capture infinity and start creating your best content yet for the whole world to see. Available in Cyber Black and Cyber Silver, get the realme 8 for only P13,990 SRP via realme’s official flagship store in Lazada and in over 500 realme stores and over 4,000 partner dealers nationwide. 


Powered by MediaTek's high-performance Dimensity 1100 5G chipset, POCO X3 GT is a high-performance powerhouse to run the immersive and d...

"Speed Past Power" in Pursuit of Extreme Performance with New POCO X3 GT

Powered by MediaTek's high-performance Dimensity 1100 5G chipset, POCO X3 GT is a high-performance powerhouse to run the immersive and demanding entertainment all-day. 

POCO, a popular technology brand among the world’s young techies, today announced to global debut of POCO X3 GT, a performance speedster designated for entertainment and mobile gaming. It will be available soon in multiple regions, including Southeast Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. 

Starting at PHP 15,990, POCO X3 GT boasts a MediaTek Dimensity 1100 chip with Dual 5G SIM, 120Hz DynamicSwitch DotDisplay, a high-resolution 64MP triple camera, and—for the first time ever on POCO smartphones—67W Turbo Charging technology to rapidly charge its 5000mAh(typ) high-density battery. Plus, POCO X3 GT is built tough, with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ prevents most scratches and cracks. 

"X series is one of POCO Global's three available product series, and it's gaining massive popularity. As of now, we’ve shipped more than 8.8 million* POCO X-series phones globally with our two X models, POCO X3 Pro and POCO X3 NFC. And as of July 25th, 2021, POCO has shipped a total of 20 million* smartphones since the initial launch of POCO F1 in 2018," said Kevin Qiu, Head of POCO Global. "And we’re excited to continue delivering on our customers' expectations with POCO X3 GT, a true powerhouse capable of the demanding mobile gaming and flagship entertainment experience."

Extreme performance powered by Mediatek Dimensity 1100

POCO X3 GT introduces multiple POCO X-series firsts. Under the hood, POCO X3 GT is a beast that's equipped with MediaTek's flagship-level Dimensity 1100 5G chipset. Dimensity 1100 stands out to deliver a faster CPU and better connectivity. This is developed on the back of a 6nm chipset, the first POCO smartphone equipped with this power-efficient flagship process technology. Power up a favorite game and be blown away by the leap in speed and efficiency. POCO X3 GT operates on the latest four powerful Arm Cortex-A78 cores at up to 2.6GHz, and four Arm Cortex-A55 efficiency cores. This CPU architecture, combined with an improved nine-core Arm Mali-G77 GPU running at 836MHz, brings more high-fidelity gaming to the device. Plus, you're well connected with an integrated 5G modem, dual SIM card slots, and WiFi 6 support.

Meanwhile, POCO X3 GT remains cool throughout thanks to LiquidCool Technology 2.0, the flagship-level liquid cooling that ensures long-lasting performance. To top this off, UFS 3.1's blazing fast performance makes accessing and saving files lightning fast, so you can do more and do it faster.

Experience immersive entertainment without interruption

The first POCO phone to feature 67W Turbo Charging, charging from 0% to 100% in only 42 minutes**, POCO X3 GT is designed to endure and react to the most demanding content. Its massive 5000mAh (typ) battery, keeps users powered all day, while its high-end display with flagship-level 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate makes POCO X3 GT highly responsive so users will never miss a beat. DynamicSwitch** from 30Hz to 120Hz intelligently adjusts refresh rate to match the needs of each content, largely optimizing power consumption.

POCO X3 GT has been tested to perform reliably even in high temperatures, while its display is Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ - a leading display material that's highly resistant to drops and scratches and arriving for the first time in a POCO phone.

To enhance user experience, POCO X3 GT comes with practical features users will enjoy day-to-day, such as multifunctional NFC*** and the flagship-level X-axis linear motor for a better haptic experience with every vibration of the device.

Playback breathtaking footage captured by 64MP Triple Camera 

POCO X3 GT's cutting-edge features come together and shine through its versatile 64MP triple camera, including a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and 2MP macro camera. With this set up, capture not just Pro Time-Lapse shots and select the best shots from a burst of photos with AI Shutters, but also shoot like a pro with ample video recording features that'll empower users with tools to rival the look and feel achieved by professional vloggers. These include real-time bokeh video, while HDR video recording on both the front and rear cameras can capture a wide range of colors and depth. Once that perfect shot is recorded, one of 8 cinematic movie filters can be applied, or users can select from one of five vlog templates. 

When viewing their favorite entertainment formats, users will be mesmerized by realistic stereo sound. Flagship-level dual speakers certified by Dolby Atmos® offer an immersive audio-visual experience.

Upgrade your style with three premium colors

POCO X3 GT has been freshly designed to showcase a more refined, premium look. The rounded edges and lightweight design, weighing only 193g with a thickness of 8.9mm, offers a comfortable grip. POCO X3 GT is available in three stylish color- Stargaze Black provides a classic glossy finish, while Cloud White and Wave Blue give a dash of personality in contemporary design.

POCO X3 GT will be available in two variants. The 8GB+128GB variant will retail at PHP 15,990 while the 8GB+256GB will be sold at PHP 17,990 exclusively via Lazada.  Both will be available for purchase at an early bird price of PHP 14,990 and PHP 15,990 respectively on August 3 for the Global Open Sale and the August 10 for the Local Sale.  


You may have heard or read about fraud modus involving what is called a “SIM swap scam” and thought, how can this happen exactly?  A SIM swa...

SIM swap scam: Don’t be the next victim

You may have heard or read about fraud modus involving what is called a “SIM swap scam” and thought, how can this happen exactly?  A SIM swap is the last step to be carried out by the scammers in order to take over an individual’s financial accounts, be it banking, trading or credit cards. 

The sneaky part of this scheme is that the victim is targeted long before the SIM swap.  The fraudster has invested time to gather bank account numbers, email address, online credentials, personal facts and identification together with the mobile number registered to the bank for sending a one-time password (OTP).  Last leg will be to take over the SIM of the mobile number registered for the OTP sending. 

Although it may seem safe to share your home address, birthday, school or company ID, passport details, electric bill, your dog’s name, favorite movie, or credit card photo on social media, such information may mean the difference between safety and danger.  They may get the answer to your security questions from your favorite pet or movie title or even discover your password or Personal Identification Number (PIN) from your birthday or anniversary.

There are also phishing emails or text messages that may look like they came from a company you know and trust.  They will often ask you to click a link or input sensitive data such as your password, PIN, government ID number, and account number.  Following these instructions will compromise your data.

Scammers may also call you pretending to be telco or bank representatives requiring some personal information and bank details in exchange for some offers or perks. Bank statements, utility bills, delivery packages and other documents that contain your personal information disposed of in an unsecure manner can also be a source of identity theft.


If you think you are a victim of SIM swap here’s what to do:

●        Immediately change the password/PIN of your bank and digital accounts

●        Inform the concerned bank about the incident

●        Make your passwords unique and difficult to replicate

Globe Postpaid users may go to GlobeOne app under “Account Requests” or call 211 to request temporary line disconnection.  Both postpaid and prepaid customers may go to the nearest Globe Store to immediately recover their mobile number and get a SIM replacement. 

Globe is also implementing stricter measures to prevent unauthorized SIM change. For replacement of lost SIM, this includes 24-hour SIM reactivation to allow a stronger customer verification.  Also, a notarized affidavit of loss is mandatory patterned with the banks which require the same document when replacing lost cards and other financial records. 

To know more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.


 Acer Philippines officially announces Sarah Geronimo as their newest ambassador for this year’s Acer All eyes and ears on Acer as they welc...

Acer picks Sarah Geronimo to lead Acer Day 2021 anthem

 Acer Philippines officially announces Sarah Geronimo as their newest ambassador for this year’s Acer

All eyes and ears on Acer as they welcome Sarah Geronimo as their newest celebrity ambassador. Everyone will definitely be in for a treat as the Popstar Royalty will be headlining their upcoming song for #AcerDay2021.

Acer’s biggest annual brand event is back, and this time it will be launched simultaneously across the Asia Pacific! The ICT giant is just getting started with the announcement of Sarah Geronimo as their newest family member. This leaves us wondering what else does Acer have up on their sleeve on this year’s Acer Day.

Sarah Geronimo is no stranger when it comes to performing hit songs, and with Acer Day 2021 song entitled ‘Live your World’, it is indeed exciting to see how she would add her own magic to make it one of the best.

“Sarah Geronimo is one of the biggest names in the music industry, in fact, she’s already a pillar. That’s why there was no doubt that we would choose her to perform this year for Acer Day. Her talent is really something to look forward to and we cannot wait for everyone to witness what she brought to the table for this year’s festivities,” said Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong.

Sarah will be representing the Philippines as one of the singers who will be singing ‘Live Your World’. Alongside her are the biggest artists across Southeast Asia: Prince from Indonesia, Aina Abdul from Malaysia, GBoySWAG from Taiwan, Earth Patravee from Thailand, and VP Bá Vương from Vietnam will be heard in this anthem which will be officially released on August 3, 2021 in Acer’s social media accounts and in over 60 music digital platforms worldwide.

The annual Acer Day celebration featuring Acer’s ambassadors will be livestreamed this August 7, 2021 with the theme ‘Live Your World’ which will welcome fans and consumers to ace their day and live their world through Acer. And not only that, for the whole month of August, gear yourself for exciting deals and discounts that await you!

Visit Acer’s official social media pages for more updates and details: Facebook – @AcerPH, Instagram – @acerph, Twitter – @acerphils, and on their website www.acer.com.


Huawei Philippines continues to develop, build and strengthen the local ICT talent ecosystem as it welcomes 15 new partner universities and...

Huawei ICT Academy expands in Philippines with 15 new partner schools

Huawei Philippines continues to develop, build and strengthen the local ICT talent ecosystem as it welcomes 15 new partner universities and colleges to Huawei ICT Academy

In a virtual onboarding ceremony, Huawei ICT Academy introduced its new partner schools from different parts of the Philippines. In Luzon, the Academy onboarded the University of the East, STI College Alabang, Southville International School and Colleges, Colegio de Muntinlupa, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, Southern Luzon Technological College Foundation, Angeles University Foundation and the University of the Assumption.

The Academy also reached the Visayas region with partnerships with the University of the Visayas, Marinduque State College from Luzon and Cebu Institute of Technology University. Further, Huawei brought its ICT Academy initiative to Mindanao through collaborations with Xavier-Ateneo de Cagayan University, Holy Cross of Davao College and Jose Maria College.

In his speech during the ceremony, Mr. Ken Bijianjun, Director for Channel Department of Huawei Philippines Enterprise Business Group, warmly welcomed Huawei's partner schools for the ICT Academy. He said that Huawei ICT Academy is a corporate social responsibility program that deals with opportunities and challenges in the ICT industry. It provides high-quality resources and certification courses in AI, big data, cloud computing, storage, 5G, security and so on for the benefit of both teachers and students. "Huawei cultivates talents for the ICT industry in the whole world. We also hope to build a strong and meaningful talent ecosystem in the Philippines for Filipinos," he added. 

Huawei ICT Academy was launched in the Philippines in 2018, with the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) as one of its pioneering partner universities. Dr. Randy S. Gamboa, Dean of USeP's College of Information and Computing, recalled USeP's journey with Huawei ICT Academy since joining in 2018. 

"From the designing of the memorandum of understanding to the hosting of the national ICT competition, Huawei and our university have been working together to advance the use of information and computing technologies in education. Sharing this information, generating opportunities and improving the ICT talent ecosystem are our important goals," Dr. Gamboa said. He noted that seven USeP faculty members obtained Huawei Certified Network Associate certification, and three of them are now Huawei Certified Academy Instructor.