Review: Google Now useful as a supplement to Siri

ORLANDO, Florida — Google Now is often compared with the Siri voice assistant on Apple’s mobile devices, but its power lies in giving you information you need to know before you have to ask. It works best as a supplement to Siri, rather than a replacement, now that it has expanded from Android devices to …

Lapu-Lapu City relives Kadaugan sa Mactan

LAPU-LAPU CITY – Children were playing and natives were dancing and offering a ritual to an anito when foreign invaders reached the shores of Mactan one fine Saturday morning.

The natives, who were armed with kampilan (large sword), clashed with the colonizers and won the battle after Datu Lapu-Lapu killed the invaders’ leader Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. [Read more]

Masbad: Email

EMAIL has been around for more than 41 years. Yes, folks, 41 years since the first network mail was sent by a programmer named Raymond Tomlinson. That was 1971. Email became such a huge part of our daily lives that in 1998, the Oxford English Dictionary added “spam” as an entry referring to all that …

Tessa Prieto Valdes’ Website Launch

When socialite, interior designer, newspaper columnist and triathlete Tessa Prieto Valdes throws a party, you can bet it is a successful one. Her website launch was no different as it was held at the Y2 Residence Hotel in Makati City, this time, with the famous manila sunset as the backdrop. Guests of Tessa enjoyed the

‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’: Humor outsourced

TROLLING the cable movie channels last week for something more cerebral than monster anacondas on a rampage and the undead stalking the living, I chanced upon “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The film didn’t make it to local theaters, as far as I know, unless it had a short, unheralded run. That means we missed

Huephoric High

Noe has always been fascinated by the arts and used to dance, sing, draw and play musical instruments. But makeup was the art form she decided to pursue, based on her life-long passion and natural talent for it. “Since I was a little girl, I always loved makeup,” Noe shares. “I would play with my

How To Look Great on Your School Uniform

by Haidene Mae Go WHILE school uniforms are mandatory and nearly every private institutions declare that it be worn whenever in the premises, you don’t have to stick with the drab uniform. Playing it with creativity is a great way to look chic and fashionable despite the prerequisite of school rules. Wearing a school uniform

Earth Day 2013

By Orlan R. Ravanera HER name is Gaia (Mother Earth) and today is Her Day (April 22) as declared by the United Nations. Gaia is in deep pain and hemorrhaging without let-up. Her “lungs” (the forests) are almost gone. In the Philippines, only 8% of that “lungs” remain as the 17 million hectares of dipterocarp

Masbad: Sound in the Cloud

AND I’m back. And this week, I brought a friend with me to help me pick out a nifty application that’s available for iOS and Android users out there. Folks, please welcome, my good friend and a very pretty lady too, Farrah Angela Galang. She’s also from Davao, a college student taking up Mass Communication …