Digital dating etiquette

Digital dating etiquette

Using online technology has definitely revolutionized the way people in the 21st century approach dating. It has made it so much more convenient to fit this aspect of modern life into otherwise hectic schedules. Approaching potential partners via websites also allows for a degree of caution. However...
Fun apps for Asian dating

Fun apps for Asian dating

The good news for your singletons looking for relationships - or even just fun dates in Asia - is that there is a diverse range of apps available to satisfy your every need. Here we roundup a selection of some examples which are proving to be particularly popular. LoveByte Originating in Singapore...
Global business developments - drone deliveries

Global business developments - drone deliveries

Businesses across the world are increasingly looking to developments in technology that may help streamline their working processes. One area that has been scrutinized with a great deal of interest has been in the field of automated delivery systems. Recent experiments were undertaken in Germany tha...
Manila night market

Manila night market

The so-called ‘night market', held for almost a quarter of a century in Manila's Tutuban Center, has been a magnet for would-be entrepreneurs, and small business exponents wishing to make an extra few dollars for their families. As well as being a bustling street market where a diverse range of ware...
Manila call center news

Manila call center news

As evening falls in Manila and the rush-hour traffic begins to fade, there is an unusual migration occurring in the opposite direction. Hordes of office workers are departing their homes to head into the capital's financial districts to commence work. Welcome to the world of Manila's call centers...
Manila – IT security news

Manila – IT security news

Yes the main news is all about the WannaCry global ransomware attack that kicked off on 12 May 2017 encrypting user files till they paid a fee. In other recent news emanated from the technology sector in Manila – a local software firm had unearthed the existence of a group of cyber criminals. These...
Online relationships – texting versus talking

Online relationships – texting versus talking

One long-term debate about relationships in the modern world concerns an age-old question. In the context of online communication, is it better for people looking for partners to text, or to talk? The end results of both means of message transmission are the same, but which is really best when it co...
Philippines business news - gaming

Philippines business news - gaming

According to statements released by three international credit rating agencies recently, the gaming sector in the Philippines will continue to experience a double-digit revenue growth. The main reason for this is the anticipated opening of additional privately-owned casinos in the country. Fitch Ra...
Philippines business trends – the way forward for

Philippines business trends – the way forward for

An excellent litmus test of how business is evolving in the Philippines is to consider call centers. The Philippines now has the greatest number of individuals involved in this key 21st century industry anywhere in the planet. Examining how managers are balancing the increase in demand with the need...
Philippines call centers – increased help

Philippines call centers – increased help

Avaya are the communications development company currently providing assistance to major Philippines call center operators, such as Teleserv. Amongst the services they are promoting is the ‘Click to Chat' facility. This is available to customers in real-time, accessible via their browsers. If there'...
Philippines call centers and labor costs

Philippines call centers and labor costs

Speaking of reasons for the current buoyant state of the Filipino call center market, Teleserv's Raffy David explained the benefits of low labor costs. He said that his company now had the leeway to devote capital to new technologies – something they had been investing in for the best part of a deca...
Philippines employment news

Philippines employment news

Hot topics in Manila just now include the trends affecting call center employment. For some time now the Philippines have been at the epicenter of a technological revolution when it comes to satisfying customer demand by imposing a layer of dedicated help staff. However, analysts are commenting on t...
Relationships and technology

Relationships and technology

One of the driving forces of technology in the modern age has been in interpersonal relationships. Social media has had a massive impact on rendering the internet an interactive tool. Technological advancements have had one eye on commercial aspects for a long time, while the other has increasingly...
Results of mobile device user survey

Results of mobile device user survey

McAfee recently undertook an extensive survey of mobile device users' habits. Given that the number of users in the Philippines, and the Far East in general, is rising all the time, these figures make for interesting reading for a variety of reasons. Device protection The survey revealed that more...
Tech reviews – recommended speakers

Tech reviews – recommended speakers

With music performing an important component of leisure time for a wide variety people, it's no wonder that design companies are putting a lot of effort into creating the perfect audio product. When it comes to an ever more accurate reproduction of sound, regardless of the genre of music, it is the...
Technology development – force transmission

Technology development – force transmission

Many interested in technological advances in the Philippines are accustomed to keeping one eye firmly on what is happening elsewhere in the Far East. Japanese developers have been consistently relied on to provide interesting takes on the world of technical innovation. Recently a researcher in Japa...
Trends for explicit texts and video

Trends for explicit texts and video

The internet security giants McAfee recently conducted a survey under the heading ‘Love, Relationship and Technology'. They put the replies of 1,500 customers under the spotlight, in order to test prevailing online trends. As might have been expected, the results of this survey threw up some very in...
Cameras For Show

Cameras For Show

When the first camera was invented, it was a marvel that a moment in time could be permanently captured for future viewings. Many decades later, the digital camera provoked similar reactions as it allowed more options for users to decide how they want to capture a moment. Image editing then became a...
E-Tickets

E-Tickets

Where travelling was once a sign of luxury, people are now globe-trotting as a hobby. While travelling, one would like to keep their possessions to a bare minimal which equates to carrying less weight around. If you are an avid traveler as I am, electronic tickets are definitely your best friends. H...
Old Technology Remedies

Old Technology Remedies

This iManila writer still remembers when Nokia was the mobile phone giant which dominated the market. Anyone who was of age to use their first mobile phone usually received or chose a Nokia phone; it could have been a fad or it could have been a sign of wisdom. Nokia phones were known for their stur...
Online Invitations

Online Invitations

So it is not a surprise that your best friend is tying the knot with her fiancé of 10 years. She has her event planned down to the tablecloth of the reception and the pre-wedding photographs turned out stunning. Guests have replied to the Facebook event invitation and confirm their attendance while...