KathNiel on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Photos and Full Video

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KathNiel, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla seen as one of the audience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is now viral on video sharing site Youtube and on Facebook. Here is the full replay video in case you are interested watching them first hand.
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Teen King and Queen Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo were spotted at the front row on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, an American Television Talk show hosted by host comedienne Ellen DeGerenes. Based on the Instagram account of Kathryn Bernardo (@bernardokath), it seems that their group has acquired VIP pass to watch the show. She posted the pass accompanied with a caption “Totally Unforgettable” also on her IG account.
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Watch KathNiel in The Ellen DeGeneres Show replay video below:

In the video Ellen DeGeneres made a surprise auction in her audience to raise money for breast cancer research. She auctioned her drinking mug, who ever is the highest bidder will also received the host’s autograph written on it. KathNiel is seen face to face with the host, while the latter was signing the mug for the auction winner Laura. Kathryn Bernardo even holds the mug while Ellen signs on it.

kathryn holding a mug on the ellen degeneres show

The video was uploaded on Ellen Show Youtube account on October 22,2014. From what it seems, the event happened perhaps on October 21,2014, day in the US.

O+ Plus 8.17 Price P10995, Hexa core, KitKat Phone

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O+ 8.17 is one of the latest releases from the OPlus family. Here are the complete specifications and price. While most of the mobile phone distributors in the Philippines release quad-core and octa-core devices almost every month, O+ comes up with unique offering – a hexacore powered android phone.

o+ 8.17 features and specs

O+ 8.17 Android is a flagship device from the US based technology company. It shows off an android 4.4 Kitkat on its 5-inch HD IPS touchscreen display while it is packed with a 1.5GHz hexa core processor (six cores) inside its vessel. 8.17 has dual cameras; the front is a 2MP, and the rear is an 8MP autofocus with wide angle lens and LED flash.

O Plus 8.17 has lots of things to offer: air share, peace to selfie, voice control, mobile anti theft, shake to answer calls, and flip to silent. It also has the classic air shuffle feature which allows the user to browse photos and music even without touching the device. Read feature explanations below:

Air share – allows the owner to instantly upload, store, and share files to other owners of O plus devices.
Peace to selfie – the owner can have selfie using the front camera by simply projecting the peace sign
Encrypted messages – messages can be stored in a private folder that can only be accessed using a personal password
Visitor mode – this feature hides the contacts and messages of the owner from other user of the phone.
Shake to answer – answer calls by just shaking the phone

o+ 8.17 price

O+ 8.17 Specifications

Android 4.4 KitKat OS
5-inch HD IPS touchscreen scratch resistant display
1.5GHz Hexa core CPU (six cores)
8GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
1GB internal memory
8MP auto-focus rear camera with BSI, LED flash and wide lens
2MP front facing camera with BSI
Dual SIM (1 regular and 1 micro SIM)
3G / WiFi / WiFi Hotspots / Bluetooth 4.0
FM Radio
2000mAh battery capacity (removable)
Price is P10995 (comes with Sennheiser earphones and 8GB sandisk memory)

O Plus 8.17 is now available in dealers, stores, kiosks, and online via oplus.theshop.ph.

O+ Plus Phones Service Center Philippines, Landline, Address

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Complete list of O+ plus Phones service centers in the Philippines. Having trouble with your O+ Plus, here are the list of service centers and drop off points where you can bring your device for servicing.

We cannot deny the fact that O+ Plus offers quality devices to their customers as it reflects on their official Facebook page’s timeline. Whenever they post updates, their consumers and followers would give praises and likes to what ever new smartphones, phablets, freebies, apps, and promos they would launch. Some followers of the page would share how they enjoy their O+ Phones; how it captures crystal clear photos courtesy of O+ Imagine, listening to their favorite songs using their O+ 8.36, and the likes.

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Image of O+ Care in Guilmore

While the quality is superior in every O+ device, there may also be isolated cases where consumers would encounter problems on their O+ phones and phablets. Problems may occur on both hardware and in software, and sometimes because of consumer’s way of taking care of their device.

O+ USA has realized that aforementioned things may happen so they established a list of service centers and drop off points in major cities in the Philippines. Consumer can visit these places so the highly trained technicians of O+ Plus can repair and upgrade their phones.

O+ Plus Phones Service Centers in Metro Manila

Manila Service Center
Contact Persons: Rachiel Valenzuela and Emmanuel Dela Cruz
Address: Unit 118 Manila Residences Bacobo, J. Bocobo Street Ermina Manila
Contact details: (02) 254-2326, email: sc_manila_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Makati City Service Center
Contact Persons: Jose Inso and Grace Matudio
Address: Ground floor, Loyola Plans Building 849 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
Contact details: (02) 511-8863 / Globe 0917-829-2404, email: sc_makati_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mandaluyong City Service Center
Contact Persons: NA
Address: Ground floor, Loyola Plans Building 849 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
Contact details: (02) 696-9086 / 6969087, email: sc_shaw_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Muntinlupa Service Centers
Contact Persons: NA
Address: Unit 105 Civic Prime G/F Civic Drive Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang Muntinlupa City
Contact details: (02) 555-0888, 0925-8820168, email: sc_alabang_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Quezon City Service Centers
Gilmore
Contact Persons: NA
Address: 2/F Unit 9 Aurora Garden Plaza, 692-694 Aurora Boulevard, Brgy. Valencia, New Manila Quezon City
Contact details: (02) 413-7989, Globe 0917-8292295, email: sc_gilmore_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

West Avenue
Contact Persons: NA
Address: M/F Pacific Corporate Center, 131 West Avenue, Quezon City
Contact details: (02) 351-6225, Globe 0917-8292339, email: sc_west_avenue_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Luzon Service Centers

Lucena
Contact Persons: NA
Address: Unit 1 Building A. Leon Gunto Street, (End of Enriquez Street), Barangay 9, Lucena City
Contact details: NA, email: NA
Operating schedule: NA

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O+ Care in Alabang

O+ Phones Drop Off Centers

Whenever customers have experienced problems with their smartphone and service center is nowhere near their place, they can bring their device in these lists of drop-off points. I assume the person in-charge will then bring it to the service center for servicing.

Province Drop-Off Points

Angeles Pampanga
Contact Persons: NA
Address: 2nd floor Saver’s Mall McArthur Hi-way balibago, Angeles City Pampanga
Contact details: (045) 304-2022, 0925-5061902 email: doc_angeles_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Baguio City
Contact Persons: NA
Address: 2nd floor Room 201, YMCA building, Post office loop, Baguio City
Contact details: 0939-1887926 email: doc_baguio_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Batangas City
Contact Persons: NA
Address: Naty Sangalang Building, Ground floor Number 7A C. Tirona Street, Batangas City
Contact details: 0915-3278205 email: doc_batangas_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Lipa
Address: Unit 304 3rd floor ATDRAM building Ayala Highway, Mataas na Lupa, Lipa City
Contact details: 0939-1887923 email: doc_lipa_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Cebu
Contact Persons: NA
Address: 2/F Rolando Inocian Building, 1571 MJ Cuenco Avenue Mabolo Cebu
Contact details: 0932-1958831 email: doc_cebu_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday from 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Dagupan Pangasinan
Contact Persons: NA
Address: Metro Plaza, A.B. Fernandez Avenue, Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Contact details: 0915-611-8388 email: doc_dagupan_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Davao City
Contact Persons: NA
Address: Door F Tionko Arcard, Barangay 19-B Bajada, Davao City
Contact details: 0927-2947942 email: doc_davao_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Legazpi City
Contact Persons: NA
Address: 2nd floor front rosauro building, Landco Business Park, Legaspi City
Contact details: Globe 0917-9647505 email: doc_legazpi_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

Puerto Princesa Palawan
Contact Persons: NA
Address: C40 2F Hallway Unitop Mall Malvar Street Tagumpay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Contact details: 0906-3146714 email: doc_palawan_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Tacloban City
Contact Persons: NA
Address: 2nd floor Cellcom World P. Zamora Street Tacloban City (Megastore)
Contact details: 0927-4954506 email: doc_tacloban_ph@opluscare.com
Operating schedule: Monday to Saturday from 9:00AM to 6:00PM

*Details from O+ USA Facebook page ( reference )

Starmobile UP+ Plus Price at P5490, Now has 8GB Storage

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Starmobile UP+ Plus is the beefed-up version of the previous UP. The new and improved device now comes with 8GB internal storage and is only priced P500 higher at P5490 compared to the previous version. It is still affordable, I would say.
starmobile up+ plus
Starmobile goes back to the drawing board with Starmobile UP, perhaps they have realized that the original 4GB ROM is not enough for such powerful smartphone and probably the internal storage is a little smaller compared to its competitor within the same price category. After that additional 4GB, it is now named Starmobile UP+ (with a plus sign).

UP+ just like its predecessor, is a 5-incher running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS out of the box. It is packed with a 1.3GHz Quad-core mediatek processor and Mali 400 MP2 GPU. It is equipped with 8MP auto-focus rear camera that has BSI and LED flash and 2MP front-facing camera.
starmobile up+features

UP+ offers tons of unique features; Double tap to wake and sleep for better screen access, multipoint gestures to easily open apps and execute commands, smart camera controls to allow the user capture images by merely talking or tapping the LCD screen, call and text filtering to block incoming calls and text for improved privacy, and battery saver for managing battery consumption.

Starmobile UP+ Specifications and Price

Android 4.4 KitKat OS
5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display
1.3GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 processor
Mali 400-MP2 GPU
8GB internal storage expandable up 32GB with microSD card
1GB of RAM
8MP rear camera with BSI and LED flash
2MP front facing camera with BSI
3G / Bluetooth / WiFi / GPRS / EDGE
Dual 3G SIM (regular plus micro SIM)
FM Radio
USB on the GO (OTG)
2000mAh Battery capacity
Price – P5490

Starmobile UP+ is now available in Happy Man kiosks and stores nationwide. When you buy UP+ you will also get a flipcover, an instacase, screen protector, a noise isolating headset, and a compact charger.

O+ Phones Christmas Madness Sale Price List 2014 and Specs

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O+ Phones is having a Christmas Madness Sale promo this October until December 2014. Check out the price list of the phones plus and the complete specs.

O+ Plus, a technology company based in the US has shared on its official Facebook page about their ongoing promo for the holiday season of 2014 dubbed as Christmas Madness Sale. During the promo flagship phones and other android devices will be sold at huge discount of up to P6000 depending on the chosen device.
o+ christmas madness sale price and specs

For example, O+ Imagine, a 5-inch phablet that is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core and an android Jellybean OS will be sold for only P12995, a huge 6K price cut from the original retail price of P18995. Their latest 5.7-inch flagship device, O+ 8.16 Android will be sold at P8995 with huge P4K discount compared to the P12995 retail price. See the complete list of gadgets and the specs included in the Christmas Madness Sale.

O+ 8.15 Android price – P7995 (original price is P10995)
Android 4.2 Jellybean OS
5” IPS touchscren display
1.2GHz Quad core processor
8MP autofocus camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
WiFi / 3G / Bluetooth
Dual SIM / dual standby
FM Radio
2000mAh battery capacity

O+ Imagine price – P12995 (original price is P18995)
Android 4.2 Jellybean OS
5-inch full HD touchscreen display
1.5GHz Quad-core processor
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth / GPRS
32GB internal memory
2GB RAM
13MP autofocus with 4x digital zoom and LED flash
Single micro SIM

O+ 8.16 Android price – P8995 (original price is P12995)
Android 4.2 Jellybean OS
5.7” IPS HD display
1.2GHz Quad Core processor
Memory expandable up to 32GB
13MP autofocus rear camera with 4x digital zoom
2MP front facing camera
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth 3.0 / GPRS
Dual SIM / dual standby
FM Radio
Air Shuffle
3.5mm earphone jack
2500mAh battery capacity

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O+ 8.92 Android price – P5295
Android 4.2 Jellybean OS
5-inch TFT capacitive display
1.3GHz Quad core processor
Memory expandable up to 32GB
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth
5MP autofocus with 4x digital zoom rear camera
2MP front facing camera
Dual SIM
1900mAh battery

O+ 8.91 Android price – P4395
Android 4.2 Jellybean OS
5-inch capacitive touchscreen display
1.2GHz Dual-core processor
Expandable memory up to 32GB
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth 3.0
5MP autofocus rear camera with 4x digital zoom and flash
2MP front camera
Dual SIM / dual standby
FM Radio
3000mAh battery size

O+ 8.52 Android price – P3795
4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display
Android 4.1 Jellybean OS
1GHz dual core processor
Expandable memory up to 32GB
5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
VGA front facing camera
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth / GPRS / EDGE
FM Radio
1450mAh battery capacity

O+ 8.36z Android with monopod price – P2595
Android 4.2 Jellybean
3.5” capacitive touchscreen display
4GB internal memory
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth / GPRS / EDGE
3.2MP rear camera with 4x digital zoom and face detection
Dual SIM
1500mAh battery

O+ FAB Go price – P5795
Android Jellybean OS
6-inch capacitive touchscreen display
1.3GHz dual core processor
Expandable memory up to 32GB
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth / GPRS / EDGE
5MP autofocus rear camera with flash and 4x digital zoom
2MP front facing camera
Dual SIM / dual standby
2500mAh battery

O+ FAB Color 2.0 price – P4995
Android 4.2 Jellybean OS
7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display
1.3GHz Quad core processor
Up to 32GB expandable memory
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth 4.0
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
2MP front camera (for verification)
Dual SIM
FM Radio
2800mAh battery capacity

These devices are available in O+ plus kiosks, stores, and dealers nationwide.

Tara App The Anti Theft App for Cellphone, Free Download

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Tara App developed by Electronics Engineer and IT expert Jun Lozada is an Anti Theft (Snatcher) App that will surely disable the phone and prevent who ever steal the smartphone from using or selling it to interested buyers. TARA or Theft Apprehension and Asset Recovery Application is an app that will be installed in the brain or central processing unit of the phone once the owner downloaded it on their device.

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Image screngrab from ABS-CBN News YouTube account

Cellphone stealing or smartphone grabbing is a very rampant crime in every part of the Philippines. Most of the crime doers eye expensive and branded phones because it is classified as easy money since it can be sold the fastest. Snatchers would usually stalk someone whom they think is helpless to protect their hard-earned cellphone and when that person became alone or isolated, they will begin the act. Worst scenario is even if the helpless individual had given their phone, sometimes they will still harm them and take hes/her life. Sad isn’t it?

The good news is you can now disable the stolen cellphone with TARA App or Theft Apprehension and Asset Recovery Application. It was designed and developed by IT Expert Jun Lozada to prevent culprits from using or selling the stolen cellphone.

TARA App is considered a “kill switch” of the cellphone. It can be activated by an SMS or by calling the TARA app hotline. Once triggered, it will produce an alarm sound “Magnanakaw, magnanakaw.” It cannot be overwritten even if the stealer remove the SIM, delete the memory, or reformat the cellphone. According to Jun Lozada the app is directly installed to the processor of the phone that is probably the reason it cannot be overwritten.

Based on the 2012 data from National Telecommunications Commision (NTC) there are 30 cellphones which are stolen everyday in the Philippines. According ABS-CBN news reporter Atom Araullo, the said data may be smaller since not everyone is willing to report to NTC when their phone got stolen or snatched.

Watch the news report courtesy of ABS-CBN News YouTube account:

TARA app may not help bring back your smartphone, but at least it will make the life of the stealer miserable. Once the app is triggered it will continuously produce a very loud sound “Magnanakaw, magnanakaw” (thieves) which will embarrass the culprit. Also even if the stealer will remove the SIM and reformat the phone, they won’t be able to use the device.

To download Tara App for free, users can simply visit Google play, or iTunes, search for it and install it on their smartphone.

Activating Tara App

To activate users must create a Tara account. They should supply some basic important information like complete name, secondary mobile number, email address, and the unique six-digit PIN. They should create it before installing the app on their phone.

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Once the phone was stolen, the owner can activate TARA by texting LOCK plus the six-digit PIN and send it to the mobile number of their stolen device. Alternatively, they can call TARA hotline numbers; 02-847-TARA for landline, 0919-912-8272 for SMART, 0917-873-5107 for Globe, and 0925-800-8272 for Sun Cellular.

If you happen to retrieve your device you can unlock it by texting UNLOCK plus the 6-digit PIN then send it to the SIM of the retrieved device. You can also call the hotline for assistance.

Phones that have Pre- Installed TARA App

If you cannot find the app in Google Play and iTunes, there are phones that have pre- embedded TARA app in it courtesy of mobile phone distributor MyPhone. The models are Agua Vortex, Agua, Iceberg, Agua Rain 3G, and A888 duo.

I hope this app will become successful and every mobile phone distributor in the Philippines would include Tara in the list of pre- embedded software on their device.