Monthly Archives: October 2011

PIXMA printers now support AirPrint wireless printing

Canon Marketing Philippines, a leader in digital imaging, announced that the PIXMA MG8270, and MG5370 Wireless Photo All-In-One inkjet photo printers will now support AirPrint wireless printing for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. AirPrint allows users to wirelessly print photos, emails, web pages and other documents without the need to install device drivers, saving time and making for a seamless user experience.

AirPrint will be supported by the majority of Canon PIXMA inkjet printers launched from this point forward. AirPrint works with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (3rd generation and later) running using iOS 4.2 or later.
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Canon


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Cisco refreshes its ‘Simply Powerful’ line of Home Networking Solutions

So powerful and easy to setup that a 7-year old girl was able to show to the media how she connects her iPAD2 to a wireless home network using the Linksys E4200 – part of Cisco’s latest Linksys E-series wireless-N routers.

Cisco held the live demo and launch recently at the Peninsula Manila Hotel to highlight the usability of the routers and how the embedded Cisco Connect Software enables users to set-up, connect, and customize their wireless settings to match their individual preferences.
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Cisco


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Get ShopSpotted with Smart Money

Local online sellers now have more reasons to be happy thanks to Smart Money, the world’s first cash card linked to a mobile phone. With Smart Money’s latest promo, “Smart Money Goes ShopSpotting“, those who own an online shop have a chance to win P50,000 plus the perks of being promoted online via Smart’s Facebook page, among others.

Smart Money is a mobile wallet that allows users to transfer money, pay bills, and do other bank account transactions using their Smart mobile phones. Powered by Smart’s widest network, Smart Money is a convenient and safe way for users to send money to Smart’s 47 million subscribers.

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Smart Communications


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HP Furthers “Closed Loop” Ink Cartridge Recycling

HP has announced its growing collaboration with the Lavergne Group which now extends to Lavergne’s new plastic compounding facility in Vietnam, following HP’s achievement of manufacturing one billion ink cartridges that incorporate recycled plastic from HP’s “closed loop” ink cartridge recycling program.

HP’s growing collaboration with the Lavergne Group is the culmination of a twelve-year collaboration focused on developing “closed loop” plastic resin solutions that meet the high quality standards required for Original HP ink cartridges. The Lavergne Group’s expansion in Vietnam provides additional capacity for HP to continue year-on-year increases in the volume of “closed loop” recycled plastic used in manufacturing Original HP ink cartridges.
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Technology


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TESDA and BPAP Announce Pesos 500 Million Expansion of Near Hire Training Program for 65,000 Workers for IT-BPO Industry

Tens of thousands of Filipino “Near Hire” job seekers will now have the opportunity to work in the country’s booming IT-BPO (Information Technology – Business Process Outsourcing) industry as a result of a major expansion of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)‘s training program for the sector.

TESDA and the IT-BPO industry’s umbrella association, Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP), today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to kick off the P500 million expansion of the IT-BPO Industry-Based Training for Work Scholarship Program (I-TWSP), which has already proven to be successful in helping industry applicants to quickly learn the skills needed to qualify for a job in the industry, and is targeted to train 65,000 Near Hires. BPAP and its partner associations have committed an employment rate of at least 70 percent of the total graduates within six months after they finish the course.
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Business, Government, TESDA


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Microsoft’s Multitouch Mouse Takes Windows 7 to the Next Level

Microsoft Philippines’ Raymond de los Reyes, Partner Account Manager for Multi-National Accounts, demonstrates the features and capabilities of the recently released Microsoft Touch Mouse.

Microsoft announced the availability of the Touch Mouse and the Explorer Touch Mouse in the local market, designed to enhance and optimize users’ experience of Windows 7.

“These new devices are great ways for customers to interact naturally with their Windows 7-based PC,” said Jerry Dy, Retail Sales Manager, Microsoft Philippines. “Microsoft has been working hard to develop the multitouch gestures that make Windows 7 easier, simpler and more fun to use.”
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Microsoft, Technology


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