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

o+ christmas madness

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.

tara anti cellphone snatcher app free download

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.

tara app philippines

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.

Cherry Mobile Me and Me Fun Price and Specs

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Cherry Mobile Me and Me Fun is the latest offering from leading mobile phone distributor in the Philippines – Cherry Mobile. Here is the price list and complete specifications of the newest listed affordable smartphones.

If you have P3000 and you want a brand new smartphone, you can pick between the Me and Me Fun device. Basically, they have the same price of P2999. Both have 4-inch touchscreen display, powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon Quad-core processor, Dual SIM, and have 4GB storage out of the box.

The two however, have different offerings when comes to specific functionality. Me runs on old android Jellybean OS but has better camera, its rear is an 8MP and .3MP front-facing. Me Fun on the other hand runs on the latest android 4.4 KitKat but comes with a 5MP rear (3MP short compared to Me) and .3MP front. Choose which functionality you would like to utilize.
If the choice is still difficult to make you can find below the complete specs of Me and Me Fun below.

cherry mobile me price specs

Cherry Mobile Me Complete Specifications

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS
4-inch touchscreen display
1.2GHz Quad-core processor
4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
512MB RAM (to be determined)
.3MP front-facing camera
8MP rear camera with flash
WiFi and hotspot / Bluetooth / 3G HSPA+ / GPS / Accelerometer
Dual SIM / dual standby
FM Radio
P2999 retail price

cherry mobile me fun price

Cherry Mobile Me Fun Specs

Android 4.4 KitKat OS
4-inch touchscreen display
1.2GHz Quad-core processor
4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
512MB RAM (to be determined)
.3MP front-facing camera
5MP rear camera with flash
WiFi and hotspot / Bluetooth / 3G HSPA+ / GPRS / Accelerometer
Dual SIM / dual standby
FM Radio
Price is P2999

Planet Me and Me Fun event

Have you have wondered by these devices were named Me? Probably the wild guess is because you can personalize its back covers during the Planet Me mall event in SM City Marikina. It will happen on October 26 – 27, 2014. In the event you can print back covers based on your design or you can choose in the list of existing designs from CM. You can also pick JaDine cover and get a chance to meet James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

james reid and Nadine Lustre in cherry mobile

Cherry Mobile Me and Me Fun are now available in leading stores, kiosks, and dealers nationwide. If its now yet available, you can ask the store staff about the availability date.

Disney On Ice Philippines Dare to Dream December 2014, Schedule, Ticket Price

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Disney On Ice will hold yet another dream-filled concert this coming December 25, 2014 until January 4, 2015. Dubbed as “Dare to Dream,” this year’s theme will allow every kids and adults make their dream a reality when they see their favorite Disney characters come to life once again.

Boys and girls would surely love to see Disney Princesses such as Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Snow While, and Tiana as they glide, dance, and do stunts on ice. They will also enjoy the magic and adventure of seeing Mickey and Minnie Mouse plus other classic Disney characters take the stage.

disney on ice december 2014

Disney On Ice Dare to Dream Schedule

December 25,2014 (Thursday) – 1:30PM and 5:00PM
December 26 (Friday) – 1:30PM and 5:00PM
December 27 (Saturday) – 1:30PM and 5:00PM
December 28 (Sunday) – 1:30PM and 5:00PM
December 29,2014 (Monday) – 6:00PM
December 30,2014 (Tuesday) – 1:30PM and 5:00PM
January 1,2015 (Thursday) – 1:30PM and 5:00PM
January 2,2015 (Friday) – 1:30PM and 5:00PM
January 3,2015 (Saturday) – 1:30PM and 5:00PM
January 4,2015 (Sunday) – – 1:30PM and 5:00PM

Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum

Ticket Price List

Patron VIP – P1920
Patron Regular – P1730
Box Premium – P1385
Box Regular – P960
Upper Box Premium – P600
Upper Box Regular – P450
General Admission – P150

Note: All tickets are reserve seating except general admission

Disney on Ice tickets can be purchased online by visiting ticketnet.com.ph. They can call (02) 911 5555 for inquiries and other details.

As of the time of writing social commerce website Ensogo is selling Disney on Ice General Admission, Upper Box Regular, and Upper Box Premium tickets at a huge discount. However, the available schedules are December 29, 30, 2014 and January 2,2015.

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream was produced by Feld Entertainment. It is presented by The Araneta Center, Philippine Daily Inquirer, JAC, and Magnolia Chocolait.

How to get to Smart Araneta Coliseum

Those who would go there by public transportation, the easiest way is to ride MRT 3 then alight at Cubao station. Afterwards walk towards Araneta Coliseum.

ABS CBN Christmas Station ID 2014 performed by The Voice Kids Top 4

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ABS-CBN has released its 2014 Christmas Station ID featuring The Voice Kids Philippines Top 4; Lyca Gairanod, Darren Espanto, Juan Karlos Labajo and Darlene Vibares. Watch the kids sing “Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo” in this lyrics video.
abs cbn 2014 christimas station id picture

On October 16,2014 ABS-CBN on its official youtube channel has released the lyrics video of their Christmas Station ID for 2014. The 6 minute video features The Voice Kids Philippines season 1 Grand winner Lyca Gairanod, runner up Darren Espanto, third place Juan Karlos Labajo, and fourth place Darlene Vibares.

Every year Filipinos all over the Philippines and abroad anticipate ABS CBN’s Christmas Station ID. For the reason that it has unique concept, and the music video is joined by Kapamilya’s well known talents. Actually, even highly respected news anchors and network’s top executives participate in the singing of every year’s theme song.

“Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo,” is the title of this year’s station ID. ABS-CBN Kapamilya network pays homage to the goodness of every Filipinos all over the world. The song also centers on the gratitude present in every Filipino.

Watch the ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2014 Lyrics Video below:

The song was performed by The Voice Kids Philippines season 1 Top 4. Lyrics by Lloyd Oliver Corpuz, Love Rose de Leon, and Robert Labayen. It was composed by station ID veterans Amber and Marcus Davis. According to ABS-CBN youtube channel the launching of the official Christmas Station ID 2014 featuring numerous Kapamilya starts is on November.

Christmas Station IDs have been part of ABS-CBN’s tradition during the holiday season. They have released 12 Christmas Station IDs since it debut in 2002.

Previously, The Voice of the Philippines coaches Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, and Bamboo Manalac plus popular Kapamilya singers perform “Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko” for the 2013 Christmas Station ID. The video has garnered 3,256,883 views. It has received 21,567 likes plus numerous positive remarks from the commenters (as of the time of writing).

*Credits to ABS-CBN youtube channel