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Micromax: Enhancing the Mobile Experience in India

As one of the premiere mobile phone providers in India, it is no surprise that Micromax has managed to corner the market in amazing ways. Part of their strategy, of course, has been to command the best Micromax prices in India and of course make sure that they are at the forefront of technology, which is not always the easiest thing in the world. For example, part of the price they command is a direct result of the technology that the phones incorporate. As you probably know, mobile technology has been moved forward in great strides recently, and as such phones do need to be on the cutting edge. Micromax has done a great job of keeping their phones in the game, with high-end processors and access to the latest Android operating systems, such as Android KitKat and Lollipop. Some of the latest features from KitKat include:
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Philippine Farmers: Is the craft dying?

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Farming has been the long-standing primary livelihood for the family of Maximino Legaspi, a native here who hails from Barangay Malasin ― he breathes it day in and day out, and it runs in his veins.

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Underwater Photography: Rhinopias, Mariona, and Pygmy Seahorse

Two dives, 202 photos and over 140 minutes of bottom time. Sharing three shots (out of 202!!) from the weekend dive. We kicked off from Anilao PHOTO Hotel with Ivan Manzanares. Not only is he a spotter, he’s adept with a camera so he helped jog back my understanding of shooting with a P&S from 3 months of absence from Vitamin Sea.

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Photo Review: LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (#21108)

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Christmas 2014 greeted me with a coveted LEGO Ecto-1 from the LEGO Ideas catalog. For those unaware, ‘Ideas’ is a crowdsourcing campaign that LEGO set up many months ago. It essentially is a “built it and pitch it” program where anyone can show LEGO their creations, gain support and then have the marketing team over at Billund ‘productize’ it. The ECTO-1 from, a fanboy standpoint, is an instant win for such a campaign.
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The Digital Reading Revolution

The Internet had a lot to do with a relative slump in book sales and the subculture of bookworms and those searching for creative inspiration. The digital revolution started years ago and the world wide web offered information at the touch of a few buttons even with relatively slow download speeds at the start. Now, access to information is nearly instantaneous and practically everyone you know owns a computer, tablet or smart phone that keeps them connected to everything they could desire at all times. Books took a back seat to HD television and movies, streaming media and even online concerts because the Internet and the whole digital revolution gave people choices. And then came ebooks and things started to change.
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Manila Bulletin Video: An Interview with Tiffany Grace Uy

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Our Manila Bulletin video team was able to interview summa cum laude Tiffany Uy for our weekend video series. Check it out below.

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MOC: LEGO Desk Pen Holder

Got hold of a some flora and fauna from the Lego Certified Store in Bonifacio Global City and paired these up with bricks I got from BrickOwl. I needed to organize my work desk so instead of using a mug to stack pens, (MUGS ARE FOR DRINKING!) functional LEGO should suffice. This is actually a practice build for an ocean coast + cliffs that I intend to use with the Metalbeard Sea Cow set I got for my birthday back in 2013, but only had time to build about a year and a half later.

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Pick My Style Instant Fashion Feedback App – your mobile second opinion!

What to wear? It’s a classic question many people face everyday. Fifteen11 Pte Ltd. recently announced the launch of Pick My Style a breakthrough Android app that makes answering this question with the help of peers simple, exciting and more fun than ever. Users have responded with enthusiasm.

To my fashion blogger friends: I’d love for you to try out a new app developed by some of my friends. Pick My Style is essentially your “mobile second opinion” allowing you to say “yay!” or “nay!” to other people’s #OOTD from around the world. You cna also opt to crowdsource a fashion opinion if you are torn between two pieces of fashion.

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Gerphil Flores sings the National Anthem (Lupang Hinirang)

Today on Manila Bulletin, the center-spread opens up to reveal a QR code and NFC tag that allows you to watch this video on your mobile device.

Manila Bulletin presents Lupang Hinirang as sung by Gerphil Flores. Happy Independence Day!

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We’ve only just … VIGAN

Manila Bulletin presents: Historic Vigan was officially declared as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the world in front of St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral on May 7, making the Philippines, one of the three countries in the world with more than one wonder.
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VIDEO: Urban Agri Trade Show by Manila Bulletin

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Check out our feature on the Urban Agri Trade Show at the Rockwell Tent.

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Motorized Blinds: The New Grade A+ Boiler on the Block

I’ve been in the market for a whole set of blinds or curtains for the new house. It wouldn’t have been so urgent had (1) the afternoon sun be creeping into my LEGO pirate ship display above (which is a big no-no!) and (2) my toddler having a hard time going to sleep in the afternoon because we don’t have a single dim room.

The authorities might be attempting to drill into us the importance of Grade A boilers and other heating devices that can supposedly save us money, although we have another electric suggestion. Motorized blinds may have been some fancy gadget several years ago, but their capabilities over recent times have soared through the roof. Their features now mean that you can use them to great effect when it comes to temperature control, as we will now find out.
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Partition Manager Professional 10.5 and why it’s a necessity

As a tech guy who is very sensitive to storage space needs, I’ve been rather wary when it comes to the issue of dealing with managing storage space. For one, in the country I live, Internet penetration is on average quite slow so the cloud isn’t a good enough solution for backup solutions like Carbonite.

For the past 6 years I’ve been running Bootcamp on two MacBook Pros, playing around with the partition between Windows and Mac. I’ve been looking for a similar solution that isn’t from Apple which I can apply across the board to my other devices and it seems that the best solution offered today comes from Partition Master Professional (latest version is 10.5 as of this writing) by EaseUS. For instance, not only does it partition a drive, it can also remove a partition without deleting data, which is the most convenient thing ever. For those who tread the two paths of Mac and PC, you can also easily convert (format) to and from FAT32 and NTFS with ease.
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LEGO Certified Store at KidZania in BGC

I was invited to the opening of the country’s first LEGO Certified Store at the KidZania building along BGC. Check out my piece in Manila Bulletin on the opening, with photos.

It was also good to be reunited with old Internet friends Marc and Sharm Macalua all dressed up as Storm Troopers for the launch. There’s also a piece on the 501st Legion on Manila Bulletin here.

Using events to market your business

In this competitive business environment we are living in, it can be a daunting task to get a small business off the ground. With all of the other companies, it can be easy for your business to be swept under the rug and forgotten about unless you are very diligent with your preparation. There are a wide variety of factors to consider when you are first starting a business. Some of these details are more critical than others. It is the choices than you make during this crucial period that will determine if your business is a success or if it will disappear quickly. Here are some tips regarding how to make your small business grow.
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