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Seamlessly connected living with Samsung Galaxy Active2

Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy Watch Active2, the newest addition to the Galaxy smartwatch portfolio. As part of the Galaxy family, the Galaxy Watch Active2 is purposefully designed with new, intuitive, and refined features to bring more customization to consumers’ personal lifestyles, enhance their health and wellness, and enable seamlessly connected living. The Galaxy Watch Active2 lets users live better through small, yet meaningful, daily changes—from reaching wellness goals such as sleep, fitness, and stress management to completing tasks efficiently. Whether you want to take time to meditate, be notified of every update, or fall somewhere in between, the Galaxy Watch Active2 complements your lifestyle and delivers on what makes a difference—all while looking sleek and stylish in the process. “The smartwatch market is rapidly growing, and we at Samsung are excited to continually expand our presence in new and visionary ways,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile

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Are aftermarket smart car devices secure? Kaspersky Lab answers

Kaspersky researchers analyzed aftermarket connected car devices designed to make vehicles smarter. This niche has proven to be more secure than other Internet of Things (IoT) accessories. There are currently two ways for car enthusiasts to obtain a connected vehicle – purchase a “smart by design” car from a dealer or improve their existing car with a number of additional “smart devices”. While both scenarios create a greater driving experience, smart technology also represents a brand new area for malicious use, as the media and Kaspersky’s own research has repeatedly shown. This is inevitable – when a piece of technology becomes essential, related security issues tend to increase. With this in mind, Kaspersky researchers set out to discover whether these reports on the security of IoT devices had any impact on manufacturers of smart devices for the automotive industry. The researchers analyzed several randomly selected devices, including an OBD dongle scanning tool, a tire pressure

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Yamaha Mio remains the leading AT motorcycle in PH

Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. continues to cultivate every Filipino’s ride with the #1 AT Yamaha MIO series. Since 2007, Yamaha has been a leader in the  Philippines in terms of delivering automatic motorcycle excellence and has shaped thousands of people’s lives on how riding serves not just utilitarian but a projection of character. Roads are now filled with Yamaha’s signature AT motorcycle series - Mio Sporty, Mio i125, Mio Soul i125, and Mio Aerox - each sporting a unique style and personality. Dominating its class every year, the Yamaha AT market growth has been remarkably outstanding for the past 12 years. This 2019, the totality of automatic category share in the motorcycle industry is now at 43% and Yamaha is at 62% market share of this segment. The Yamaha AT lineup is the staple of excellence in its category. Often imitated but never duplicated! The number one automatic motorcycle in the Philippines since the beginning and always will be. It allowed us to express ourselves,

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Pru Life UK’s PH ambassadors all-set for RideLondon 2019

Hot on the heels of the successful PRURide PH 2019, Pru Life UK recently staged an event as a ceremonial send-off for its Filipino ambassadors to the biggest cycling festival in the world, the Prudential RideLondon. Happening from August 3 to 4, the event is anticipated to gather more than 100,000 world’s premier elite and recreational cyclists. Prudential RideLondon is part of the company’s advocacy that aims to encourage people to cycle more safely and more often.  For the first time, Pru Life UK is sending Filipino celebrities as ambassadors to the Prudential RideLondon. Pru Life UK’s Philippine team consists of celebrities Kim Atienza, Gretchen Ho, and Zoren Legaspi who gladly shared their experiences during the preparation period for the upcoming cycling event.  We are proud to have PRURide PH ambassadors Kuya Kim, Zoren, and Gretchen among our representatives to the world’s greatest festival of cycling,” said Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer M

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How a Samsung Galaxy S8 helped in saving divers' lives

Local news outlets recently reported about an accident involving a group of 20 local and foreign divers whose boat capsized off the waters of Bogo City in Cebu. The passengers immediately scrambled for their smartphones to get a rescue. After about 30 minutes, a Samsung Galaxy S8 was found under the boat submerged in seawater that was still functioning well, which enabled them to contact their rescuers and to provide GPS information that determined their location. “I really hope my [thank you] can make it to the engineering team as honestly it really saved us all. Only my S8 was able to connect…and worked all the way until we made it to land. It stayed alive for much longer than I thought possible and it really made the difference,” explained Jim Emdee, a Canadian national who owns the smartphone. Accidents can happen every day. It might seem the most unlikely of heroes but smartphones have become a necessity that they are rarely left at home. These devices enrich one’s lifestyle, en

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All-new UD Croner medium-duty truck launches in PH

UD Trucks and its exclusive local dealer, Prime Quest Transport Solutions Inc., recently launched in the Philippines the UD Croner, an all-new medium-duty truck. The Croner continues UD's Japanese legacy of building the “truck that the world needs today” for its growth markets across Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Making the best of your time The Croner is a reliable and versatile truck range built with robust and quality components delivering extra productivity and superior uptime. By understanding customers’ demand and business needs, the Croner is engineered to help customers stay ahead of the competition through the simple concept of saving time. “UD Trucks believes that more time spent on the road and less time in the workshop adds up to the success of our customers’ business. It is our aim for the Croner to make every moment count, through maximizing productivity and minimizing downtime on every run our customers make,” said Jacques Michel, Senior Vice Presi

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Citi, Grab co-branded credit card launches in PH

Hot on the heels of its 7th anniversary celebration in the Philippines, Grab marks another milestone in the country as it partners with Citi to launch its first and exclusive co-branded credit card in Southeast Asia. The Citi Grab co-branded credit card is rolling out first in the Philippines on June 18, 2019. After the Philippines, the card will be launched in Thailand to be followed by Grab's other significant markets in the region. Grab and Citi's Consumer Banking business has been collaborating since 2016, starting off with the latter's participation in Grab's financing round through Citi Ventures, the bank's venture capitalist arm. "Citi has been a long-term partner since 2016 and there is a great synergy between both Citi and Grab," said Huey Tyng Ooi, Managing Director of GrabPay Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. "The Citi Grab credit card is a natural next step as we create more value for our digital-first, always-in GrabPay users. This will bring us one step further

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Save more with new Raimol oil and fuel additives

Helping consumers and companies that heavily rely on fossil fuel save and earn more, 100% Filipino-owned company Rainchem International, Inc. recently introduced the Raimol Titanium Fuel Saver and the Raimol Tribofilm Oil Additive. The Raimol Titanium Fuel Saver is a new additive formulated to reduce consumption in diesel and gasoline engines. Designed to improve power and acceleration, the new product also prolongs engine life by providing protection against corrosion. For diesel engines, the Titanium Fuel Saver also serves as a cetane booster, offers superior clean-up, and reduces emission. By using Raimol Titanium Fuel Saver, motorists can save up to 24.4% or equivalent to 11 liters of fuel per full tank. Application is simple: Motorists can just add the Titanium Fuel Saver straight to the tank every time they gas up their vehicle. Similar to the Titanium Fuel Saver, the Raimol Tribofilm Oil Additive is also designed to extend and improve engine oil, helping motorists save cost b

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Forum focuses on key role of transport in ecommerce

At the forum titled "Fintech April Mixer" staged by the Fintech Philippines Association (FPh), AngkasHead of Regulatory and Public Affairs George Royeca led the panelists in the discussion of their vision of a more financially-inclusive Philippines where smaller entrepreneurs can use their platform to scale up their businesses.  Held at The Ark in Makati City, the forum gathered some of the industry's major players under one roof to highlight the role of transport and logistics in ecommerce and the entire digital economy. Angkas's participation as an adviser to FPh's board of trustees and forum panelist is relevant, being the first app-based motorcycle ride-hailing service in the country. "Fintech and ecommerce are largely interdependent because fintech provides online payment platforms that allow ecommerce to thrive," Royeca said. "Without fintech and payment innovations, global ecommerce will not grow as much as it did in recent years." "The teching up of small ecommerce players i

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Let PayMaya make your travel experience extraordinary

PayMaya has made another big move this summer as it lets its users score a one-of-a-kind travel experience. Apart from being the key tool for the new Tara! Promo, the PayMaya card will serve as users’ ultimate travel companion for convenient and hassle-free cashless transactions, be it local or international. PayMaya realizes digitalized booking of the best flights, shopping for the necessities, and spending for tours and travel experiences. The PayMaya card can be used in all Visa and Mastercard-accepting stores worldwide. Withdrawing for extra cash is as easy as 1-2-3, too, by using the card in all Visa and Mastercard ATM abroad. And most importantly, your money is secured because you can check every transaction on your PayMaya app and you can easily block your card here if it ever gets stolen. “Travel is among the top use cases of the PayMaya card, and we’ve noticed this trend ever since we launched the product about four years ago,” said Kenneth Palacios, Director and Head of Wa

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