Monday, September 24, 2012

Philips offers simple solution to hi-tech need

SoundBar lets you stream music and movies seamlessly in high quality audio

With the emergence of high definition video, the increasing demand for high quality audio is nothing but natural. Traditionally, to fully enjoy an HD movie, one would require a Blu-ray Disc Player or Smart Media Player connected to an AV receiver with five satellite speakers and a subwoofer, which is then connected to the TV. All these connections make watching movies complicated and even messy. Some may just settle for mediocre audio when they find the complexity of set-up is not worth their while.   

But with the SoundBar CSS5123, Philips presents a hi-tech yet simple solution to this predicament. “Essentially, the SoundBar is an all-in-one speaker system that’s designed and engineered to play high definition movies and music, wirelessly or otherwise, while producing high quality cinematic sound. It is part of the Philips Fidelio range of premium audio products,” explains Mr. Franco Flameno, Business Development Manager for Lifestyle Entertainment, Philips Consumer Lifestyle Philippines. “In this day and age, there’s no more excuse to have a subpar audio system. Speaker systems are now expected to be multifunctional and convenient.”


Just in time for the rainy season, Dell Philippines donated colorful umbrellas to Grade 1 and 2 students, teachers, and non-teaching staff of Bagumbayan Elementary School. The umbrella drive is part of the company's Make a Difference program that aims to foster employee-community involvement.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Dell Philippines, in its effort to give back to the community and share the spirit of volunteerism, recently conducted a feeding program for the street children of Childhope Asia at the Gazebo 1 of Quezon Memorial Circle.

PR Savings Bank Taps IBM Power Systems for Branch Expansion in the Philippines

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that PR Savings Bank, one of the fastest growing thrift banks in the Philippines, has selected IBM Power Systems to improve the efficiency and reach of its banking services across urban and rural communities in the country.

PR Savings Bank is implementing the IBM Power 730 Express to help provide financial services, such as loans, deposits, and money transfers for individuals, small and medium companies, across its 92 branches and other banking offices from as far North as Aparri in Cagayan Province to Davao City in Mindanao. PR Saving Bank will use upgraded infrastructure to improve processing efficiency in loan approval cycles which it hopes to shorten to just a couple of hours.

Too Much Information—Is There Such a Thing Online?

Almost everyone has an account to at least one of social networking sites.  A recent Pew Research study revealed that an average user has 229 Facebook friends and 229 followers on Pinterest; and 89% of employers use LinkedIn for recruiting employees.
“People share too much information on social media sites—birthdays, schools, hometowns, and  51% even add a family list to their profiles,” according to Myla Pilao, Director for Core Technologies at Trend Micro. “These information can already be used to answer security questions in credit card accounts, for example,” Pilao said.
“Cyber criminals may use your profile data for social engineering schemes and identity theft. Social media users must be cautious when posting personal information online,” adds Pilao.
 For more information about others risks of posting on social networking sites, check out the infographic, The Risks of Posting in Social Networks.

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