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AI and Bots – A Threat to Filipinos and Philippine Economy

In the last few years the Philippines have experienced a steady growth in its economy, this coincided with the boom of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) demands from US and Europe. These growths are at risk of being disrupted by developments in AI and Bots technology.

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The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

App Review: Appy Kids Play School App

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Appy Kids Play School series was launched in Virgin Megastores in October 2016. We were lucky to be part of this launch as we had the chance to see the app in action! 

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Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

Tech Review: Oneplus 3 The Flagship Killer

This is my review of the device dubbed as a “Flagship Killer” the Oneplus 3

What is Oneplus?

According their website, “It all started in the winter of 2013 with a simple, bold idea: make a better phone“.

“But, not just a better phone – a better way of doing things. A new kind of tech company that works hand in hand with users to do something amazing, something meaningful.” Read more

The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

We got a Mac but still, I’m a PC

If you think the title grammatically wrong, Google the term I’m a PC.

I was exposed to IT at a young age, starting from good old Nintendo Game and Watch to Atari, Family Computer and Brick games.

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The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

It all started with a Big Bang

As many of you already know, we went to Switzerland last year. When we decided to go there I have only one place in mind that I have to go to. Any geeks like me would want to go to CERN.

CERN Visitors Entrance

CERN Visitors Entrance

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The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

How I Got my 10 year old desktop to perform like new

THE DESKTOP

From the title of this post, you may have guessed that its a bit techie, well, you’re not wrong. I will try to narrate my experience in refurbishing my computer in less techie way.

So I have an old desktop. Many would say why not just get a new one? This PC happens to be one that I built on my own back when building PCs was more than just a hobby for me. Other than that, it still serves the purpose. Read more

The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

From Windows Mobile to Windows 10 Mobile

I was first introduced to smart phones when I attended a Microsoft user conference a long, long time ago. The moment I saw the demo I said to myself this is the future of computing and indeed it was.

My first smart phone was an I-mate SP2 which was a gift from S, up until now she’s been looking out for the same expression that she saw in me when I saw her gift. Well, as they say, you never forget your first.

I-Mate SP2 from GSMArena.com

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The “A” in A, B & Me. An opinionated Tech enthusiast who likes movies and TV, cooking (and eating!) good food, and traveling. I write about the Tech stuff.

APP Review: Ahlam

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A few weeks ago, I was contacted to review the book app called “Ahlam”.  I wasn’t sure how I can review the app because it is in Arabic. (I know, I know … I’ve been here 12 years and I still haven’t learned the language. But hey, I know Marhaba! 🙂 ) Anyway, I took it as a challenge and I won’t be the one to review it anyway. B is going to review it, technically. Right?

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Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

Review: Pacca’s Carousel

Blake loves to watch Peppa Pig and Pocoyo. She loves them so much that she calls me “Mommy Pig”. I don’t mind because by watching, she learns new words. (Have I told you that she has a slight British accent? Amazing, right?)
I also have a few apps on my iPad for her to “play” with. One of them is Pacca’s Carousel.
Pacca's Carousel

It’s a cool app for children from 2 – 5 years old. With this app, they can learn new words, how to count, learn about colors. They also have puzzles!

Aside from counting and logic games, your child can also learn a new language. Currently it has English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Cantonese with more languages to be added soon. You can also choose from EASY and HARD versions.
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I Like:
– That it has different languages. Blake now recognizes colors in Spanish.
– It’s colorful and easy to use. Great for toddlers!
Recommendations:
– Maybe it can be more interactive. I noticed that Blake finds the game repetitive (maybe too much) and she loses focus.
Overall, it is a nice app especially if you want your child to learn a new language. You can check Pacca’s Carousel in iTunes.
Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

Review: Lenovo Vibe Z

Oh wow! I’m reviewing a smartphone! Ooops, did I just type that?! LOLSJust before I went for vacation, I was given the opportunity to try out the latest smartphone in town, Lenovo Vibe Z. I was more than excited to bring this baby home with me and I will tell you why. Read on:

First things first, I love my iPhone. I am more familiar with iOS than Android. I wasn’t sure I would enjoy Vibe Z. I was wrong.

Vibe Z is very thin and light. It weighs only 147 grams. It’s heavier than my iPhone but it has a bigger screen (The 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080) IPS touch screen). I am not a very techie person and I will not pretend I know all of these techie stuff so here’s where you go for the specs: Lenovo.com

What did I like most about the Vibe? It’s camera, of course!! I don’t know about you, but being a blogger means you have to be always ready with a camera. You have to be ready to upload interesting stuff all the time. That’s why I love smartphones. I can easily share photos without having to carry a big bulky DSLR.

Anyhoo, Lenovo Vibe Z has 13MP rear camera and 5MP, wide angle lens front camera. FIVE MEGAPIXELS compared to my 1.2 MP iPhone front camera. That’s why Vibe Z is dubbed as the “Selfie Smartphone”. And tell me, who hasn’t done a selfie nowadays??

Here are some photos taken from the Vibe Z:

This was taken on the boat going to Paradise Resort in Samal Island, Philippines. Used the front camera, not bad, right?!!

This was taken somewhere in South Cotobato on our way back to Davao. This is not bad considering I was on a moving vehicle when the photo was taken. Rear camera.

 And of course, another selfie with the sis. (Excuse the goofy face)

I no longer mind that its and Android phone. It has almost everything I need. Apps-wise, its all the same. I used cloud based apps to store most of my photos since I only have 16 gb. (Unfortunately, the Vibe Z doesn’t have the option to extend capacity). Connectivity is amazeballs with 4G LTE.

Everytime I use my other phone, I miss the huge screen of Vibe Z. It’s very easy on the eyes. I now hate that I have to squint when using my other phone. LOLS.


Disclaimer: Unit was provided for me to review. Opinions are all mine. 

 

Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.