Friday, February 26, 2016


LG’s Newest Idea Revealed At Mobile World Congress 2016 Complete With Friends

BARCELONA - LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its highly anticipated LG G5 smartphone, a brand new design with not only a sleek, metal uni-body featuring a Slide-out Battery and a Modular Type design that gives a greater smartphone experience. Complete with LG Friends, a collection of companion devices, the G5 can be transformed into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player and more.

Encased in a sleek metal aluminum body and Slide-out Battery to easily swap out a depleted battery for a fully charged one in seconds, the LG G5 surpasses the visual experience of its predecessor, the LG G4.

First, the G5’s 135-degree wide angle lens lets you choose between standard or wide angle lens to get more in the shot. Second, the Always-on Display makes notifications just a glance away with the time, date and more available anytime without waking the G5. Third, the 3D Arc Glass featured in the smartphone’s 5.3-inch display creates a gentle curve and a smooth colorful metal surface through an advanced microdizing process which takes anodized aluminum to a whole new level.

Furthermore, the insulative antenna is invisibly integrated into the body without disrupting the seamless look of the metal uni-body. LG designers took the metal body concept one step further by adding a Shiny Cut edge for added contrast and a more comfortable grip.

LG’s First Modular Type Smartphone
LG’s innovative Modular Type design gives the LG G5 the ability to transform into a digital camera, Hi-Fi player and more all while keeping its traditional removable battery in a full metal uni-body design for the first time ever.

The LG CAM Plus is a versatile camera module that can be attached through the battery slot to deliver a comfortable grip and convenient control of a standalone camera. The LG CAM Plus provides physical buttons for power, shutter, record, zoom, LED indicator and comfortable grip. It also offers intuitive auto focus and exposure lock, features usually found on standalone digital cameras. When attached to the LG G5, it provides an additional battery capacity of 1,200mAh to allow for longer shooting times for more fun and enjoyment.

LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY
The LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY is an innovative portable Hi-Fi DAC audio player developed in collaboration with B&O PLAY to meet the needs of those who seek to enjoy top-notch sounds that have traditionally only been available through high-end audio devices. LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY stands out for its simple yet elegant Scandinavian design as well as premium sound technology. In addition to the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC upsampling technology first introduced on the LG V10, LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY also supports 32-bit 384KHz high-definition audio playback. LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY can be used either as a module with the LG G5 or as a separate Hi-Fi DAC by connecting to any smartphone or PC.

Extreme Wide Angle Lens and Advanced UX
Reflecting LG’s longstanding reputation as a leader in smartphone cameras, the LG G5 has two cameras on the rear: one with a standard 78-degree lens and another with a 135-degree wide angle lens, the widest available in any smartphone. The 135-degree lens on the LG G5 offers a viewing angle that is approximately 1.7 times wider than those of existing smartphone cameras and 15 degrees wider than the human eye’s field of view. The wide angle lens makes it easier for users to capture more landscape, taller buildings or larger groups without having to position oneself further from the subject.

The LG G5 features a collection of powerful photo effects including Pop-out Picture, Film Effect and Auto Shot. Pop-out Picture combines images taken by the standard and wide angle lens to create a picture-in-a-frame effect. Film Effect can apply nine different film emulators to an image while Auto Shot is an enhanced camera UX which automatically captures the perfect selfie shot when a face is recognized.

Always-on Display for Enhanced Convenience
The 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display on the LG G5 offers an Always-on feature, the first on a main smartphone display. The concept of the Always-on Display was first introduced in the LG V10 as the Second Screen and now that feature has evolved on to the main display to show the time and date continuously even when the G5 is in sleep mode. This means that you can always see the time at a glance, even during important meetings or when your hands are full.

To minimize power consumption, LG redesigned the display driver IC memory and power management function so that the display’s backlight only illuminates one small part of the overall display. Thanks to this technology, the Always-on Display requires only 0.8 percent of the battery’s full capacity per hour to operate. With consumers turning on their smartphones up to 150 times a day mostly to just check the time, the G5’s Always-on Display will make a notable difference in the life of the battery over the course of the day.

Another advanced display feature in the LG G5 is Daylight Mode, which gives the G5 exceptional outdoor visibility beyond that of current auto brightness technology. Daylight Mode detects surrounding light conditions and instantaneously increases or decreses the brightness of the display, up to 850 nits. Even before your eyes have adjusted to the different lighting conditions, the G5 will be ready.

Diverse Range of Companion Devices
With the G5, LG is introducing a paradigm-shifting smartphone ecosystem — the LG Playground. With this, LG aims to strengthen the ties with its partners and introduce various devices and supporting programs to fully maximize the LG Playground.

As part of the ecosystem, LG is introducing a wide range of companion devices, aptly called LG Friends, to deliver fun while providing a new mobile experience far beyond traditional smartphone boundaries.

LG 360 VR
The LG 360 VR is a VR goggle that can be connected with the G5 via a dedicated cable and works exclusively with the G5 to simulate a 130-inch TV viewed from two meters away. It has a stylish design that is foldable so that users can easily carry and watch VR content anytime, anywhere. Unlike other VR devices that require a smartphones to be inserted in the device, the LG 360 VR weighs only 118g (4.16 ounces) and is just one-third as heavy as competing VR goggles while delivering a resolution of 639 ppi. The device is compatible with 360-degree images and videos captured with LG 360 CAM as well as all Google Cardboard content.

LG 360 CAM
The LG 360 CAM is a compact 360-degree angle camera equipped with two 13MP 200-degree wide angle cameras, 1,200mAh battery and 4GB internal memory, which can be supplemented by a microSD card. The LG 360 CAM can be easily connected to the LG G5 allowing users to create 360-degree content. The LG 360 CAM provides 2K video and 5.1 surround channel recording on three microphones to help users effortlessly create high-quality 360-degree contents. Thanks to the partnership with Google, images taken with the 360 CAM can be uploaded to Google Street View and YouTube360, adding the fun of sharing creative contents with others. The images will also be available to view on the LG 360 VR or other smartphones or devices that are capable of 360-degree content.

LG Rolling Bot
The LG Rolling Bot is a companion device that rolls like a ball while capturing images and videos with its embedded 8MP camera. Not just a toy, the LG Rolling Bot can be used as a monitoring system for the home, pet care companion as well as a remote controller for compatible home appliances. With an IP camera connectable via Wi-Fi, users can remotely monitor the interior of their homes with the LG G5 via live streaming.

LG Tone PlatinumTM
The LG TONE PlatinumTM (model HBS-1100), the latest in the LG TONE Series, is a Bluetooth headset that has earned the Harman Kardon® Platinum grade for its superior sound quality. With a Balanced Armature design for minimum distortion, LG Tone PlatinumTM delivers exceptionally sharp and clean sound. What’s more, it is the world’s first Bluetooth headset equipped with aptXHDcodec, delivering lossless 24-bit audio for sound that is unrivaled in a wireless device.

H3 by B&O PLAY
H3 by B&O PLAY is a set of high-end earphones that is compatible with the high-quality sound of the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY. Designed for audiophiles as well as anyone who considers audio performance a top-priority in a smartphone, H3 by B&O PLAY works with all Android smartphones.

LG Smart Controller
The LG Smart Controller allows users to easily control certain drones. With the LG Smart Controller, users can check the video stream from the drone through the LG G5 in real time and control the unmanned aircraft with the LG Smart Controller joystick.

LG Friends Manager
Only available in the LG G5, Friends Manager is the hub application that allows the G5 to connect with LG Friends with minimal fuss and effort. LG Friends Manager automatically detects nearby LG Friends and connects quickly and easily in three simple steps, eliminating much of the hassle of pairing devices.

More Performance, More Efficiency
The LG G5 offers many other innovations designed to revolutionize today’s mobile lifestyle, such as:

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
The LG G5 is equipped with the powerful yet energy-efficient Snapdragon 820 processor which offers advanced features such as 64-bit performance, Adreno 530 graphics and lower-power Qualcomm® HexagonTM DSP as well as Qualcomm Spectra™ 14-bit dual image signal processors (ISPs) designed to deliver high resolution DSLR-quality images and additional power savings. The Snapdragon 820 processor also has an integrated X12 LTE modem that supports Category 12 download speeds of up to 600 Mbps and LTE Category 13 uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps.

Compared to the previous generation Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced CPU architecture offers double the speed and power savings. Adreno 530 graphics demonstrate up to 40 percent faster graphics performance and up to 40 percent more power efficiency compared to the previous generation. The Snapdragon 820 processor also supports 4K capture and playback at four times more than the resolution of 1080p, enabling users to watch and capture their daily moments in stunning detail and clarity. The processor is also optimized for VR, generating quality pixels and life-like colors to deliver the ultimate VR experience to G5 users.

aptX™ HD: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio
The LG G5 is equipped with aptX HD, an enhanced codec that supports 24-bit sound over Bluetooth, delivering rich and clear sound over wireless connections without any loss. When paired with the LG TONE Platinum, users can experience superb quality Hi-Fi audio that sounds amazingly close to the original source.

Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0
The LG G5 offers Quick Charge 3.0 for incredibly fast charging. By employing an intelligent algorithm, Quick Charge 3.0 is 27 percent faster and 45 percent more efficient than the previous generation.

Low Power Location Estimation (LPLE) Technology
The LG G5 has excellent battery life, thanks to the Low Power Location Estimation technology. This solution enhances the battery efficiency by as much as 41.9 percent by improving the power consumption related to location-based apps.

“The new LG G5 will encourage owners to rediscover the true joy of a mobile life,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G5 and LG Friends are the result of many experts inside LG asking themselves if it was still possible to be innovative and unique in the smartphone space. I think once customers spend a little time with the LG G5, their answer will be a resounding yes.”

Key Specifications:*
   Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
   Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 554ppi)
   Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 32GB UFS ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
   Camera: Rear: Standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front: 8MP
   Battery: 2,800mAh (removable)
   OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
   Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
   Weight: 159g
   Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
   Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / USB Type-C) / NFC / Bluetooth 4.2
   Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink

*Specifications may vary depending on the market. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Top reasons why Brother Refill Tank System Multi-Function Centers stand out

Brother’s Refill Tank system Multi-Function Centers (MFCs) edge out the others with quality features at a pricing that’s competitive. Targeting business and personal users, Brother’s Refill Tank System MFCs have features that maximize productivity and efficiency for the small office, home office (SOHO) market and high volume printers.  The new Brother Refill Tank System strengthens the company’s line of MFCs with the existing Ink Benefit Series.

  1. High Print Speed
    Brother's Refill Tank System stands out with the fastest print speed among the refill ink printers in its class. Fast print speed is best for busy users who print many pages of documents because it saves time which may be used for other tasks.
  2. Built-In Refillable Tank
    With its more than a hundred years of Japanese heritage of quality, Brother is known for coming up with smart designs for its products. The Brother Refill Tank System has a built-in refillable tank which is not only aesthetically sensible but also saves precious desktop space.

  3. Easy Ink Refilling
    It has a very easy and simple process of refilling inks, with its optimized 45-degree angle design. Just open the cover, remove tank cap, tilt the ink bottle at 45-degrees angle and gently squeeze it to refill ink tank. Less stain and wastage!
    Brother’s Refill Tank System MFC also has a see-through cover at the front so that you can easily monitor ink usage.

  4. Fast Ink Calibration
    High-volume print users will truly appreciate the seven-minute calibration time for the refillable ink, as every minute saved means profit.

    If you like the reasons above, you can also opt to get the DCP-T700W which has these additional top features:
  5. Auto-Document Feeder for Legal-Sized Scanning
    If you’re looking for a high-efficiency printer, Brother’s DCP-T700W is the perfect fit for you because it is priced agreeably for a unit that has an auto document feeder. This means that you can scan or copy high-volume documents, up to legal size, quickly and conveniently.

  6. Wireless Capability
    Its wireless capability makes printing from your mobile gadgets easy. Just set up the wireless connectivity and get to print presentations, photos and other images instantly.

The Refill Tank System series may be purchased at promo prices of PHP7,950 for the DCP-T300, PHP8,950 for the DCP-T500W, PHP10,950 for the DCP-T700W and PHP12,950 for the MFC-T800W. Every purchase comes with a free ream of copy paper.

The Refill Tank Series is already available from Brother Philippines’ authorized dealers. All prices are inclusive of taxes and include a 1-Year Standard Warranty plus 1-Year Extended Warranty, or 30,000 pages supported by the Brother Philippines Customer Service Center.

For more information about Brother, visit

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About Brother International Philippines Corporation
Brother International Philippines Corporation is one of the sales subsidiaries of Brother International Singapore, Pte. Ltd. Incorporated in the Philippines in 2000, the company today manages an extensive network of provincial offices in Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Naga and Pampanga, as well as an extensive network of distributors and resellers throughout the country.

Brother is a leader in the development and manufacturing of technologies in the printing, communication and digital imaging industries for homes, SOHOs and enterprises who demand solutions that empower businesses and individuals to communicate ideas in every possible way. A trusted brand worldwide that believes in the “Customer First” approach in all aspect of their business, Brother has continuously met the varied needs of their customers through their comprehensive range of quality printing solutions. Brother regional South East Asia headquarters, with fully integrated sales, marketing and services capabilities is located in Singapore. For more information on Brother International Philippines and its products, please call +632 581 9800 or visit Brother will always be “At Your Side” now and into the future. 

The Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop 3 (BMFW)

The Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop 3 (BMFW) will be 7 days intensive training from March 28 to April 3, 2016, at Center Stage Productions 947 Busilak St. Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong City.

WHAT:           Brillante Mendoza Film Workshop 3 (BMFW)
WHEN:           March 28- April 3, 2016
WHERE:         Centerstage Productions
                        947 Busilak St. Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong City


 - A 7-day intensive workshop from 9am-5pm, inclusive of lunch and afternoon snacks

-  participant is expected to act in the short film made by the directing workshopper at the
   end of the workshop


-  with introduction to Cinematography, Production Design, Editing
-  A 7-day intensive workshop from 9am-5pm, inclusive of lunch and afternoon snacks

-  participant is expected to create a short film at the end of the workshop
-  participant is expected to bring his/her own laptop for editing purposes

For more details, please visit the link below:

First Look: Chadwick Boseman in Thriller 'Message From the King'

Fabrice Du Welz directed the film featuring the 'Black Panther' actor, which also stars Luke Evans and Teresa Palmer.

In the first-look photo from his new action-thriller Message From the King, Chadwick Boseman is a man on a mission.
The movie, directed by Fabrice Du Welz, stars Boseman as a man from South Africa who has suddenly lost all contact with his younger sister, and travels to Los Angeles only to find evidence that she has gotten involved in the city's dark underbelly. He then takes it upon himself to avenge her.
 Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina star alongside the Black Panther actor in Message From the King, which is now in post.
Stepehn Cornwell and Oliver Butcher penned the script, with Cornwell also producing. The movie is produced by Entertainment One Features, Rumble Films and The Ink Factory. Sierra/Affinity is overseeing international sales, while Solar Pictures is releasing for Solar Entertainment. Message From The King is coming soon in the Philippines.
 Message From The King Synopsis:After suddenly losing all contact with his younger sister, Jacob King arrives in Los Angeles determined to track her down. Trying to piece together her last known movements, King finds unsettling evidence of a life gone off the rails – drugs, sex and secrets in the sleazy underbelly of the City of Angels. Undeterred by warnings to go home, King proves to be more than a match for the violence he is confronted with as he relentlessly pursues the truth about what happened to his sister. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mustard Seed Systems Expands Solutions to Help Philippine Businesses Grow

Mustard Seed Systems Corporation is expanding its business solutions in order to help Philippine businesses grow further.  Latest additions to these include retail solutions, building and industry solutions and more product lines in its Information Technology Solutions like NComputing and Fuji Xerox printers.

NComputing, one of Mustard Seed’s popular product and is already deployed in public schools in the country brings more innovation this year through its vSpace Server 8.3 and L350 Thin Client.  NComputing's patented and award winning vSpace Server changes the economics of desktop virtualization. vSpace Server supports up to 100 user sessions per instance, offering the most affordable desktop virtualization solution in the market.

Fuji Xerox Office Multifunction Printers / CopiersPrinter brings the power of printing to a whole new level.  It now offers a scanner, fax machine and photocopier in one functionality-packed machine. Print in high speed, keep document secured and deliver up to A3 and SRA3 paper sizes. These space-saving multi-function printers are designed to fit in any type of office, especially essential for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).

Sensormatic Synergy will be released later this year.  It is the latest technology in retail anti-theft system which leverages the power of multiple technologies:  Acousto-Magnetic (AM), premier anti-theft technology for loss prevention; RFID, real-time inventory and shrink visibility; Infrared,  sensor data delivers shopper traffic counts; and IP/Video,  visual verification of EAS alarm activity.  All of this is connected in one network-ready detection system to maximize your investment and better manage shrink.

The Building Industry Solutions of Mustard Seed Systems Corporations is a holistic approach to customers requiring integrated solutions seamlessly operating as well as safeguarding their critical assets and offices. The company is a system integrator specializing in the supply and installation of Fire Detection & Alarms System (FDAS) and Security Systems i.e. Access Control, IP Surveillance / CCTV, Intrusion Detection and others as well as provision of Solar Power.  Also, they aim to render Preventive Maintenance for the said systems.

With these new solutions in 2016 Mustard Seed continues to improve its products and services to help business grow as well as be a one-stop-shop for business in the Philippines.

Mustard Seed Systems Corporation

LG Smartphones Connect Users to the Future Today

MANILA – LG Electronics, a global technology leader, is building the foundation of a future of heightened connectivity through its current range of flagship smartphones. Superior display, intuitive technology, advanced camera features, and overall performance of LG smartphones open up possibilities of seamless smart technology for consumers all over the world.

Undisputed display leadership and innovation
One of the key features of smartphones is the display screen, which serves as the control and information center of the device. Always on the forefront of innovation, LG’s smartphones come equipped not only with immersive displays, but also with unique solutions to improve user interaction and response.

Equipped with LG’s boldest and most brilliant 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display, the G4 takes smartphone display to the next level. Increased contrast, brightness, and color accuracy makes for ultra-clear and life-like images never before seen on a mobile device.

The LG V10, released late last year, offers a second screen in addition to an already-impressive 5.7-inch QHD main display. This additional ticker display allows for quick access to apps, messages, and calls without draining precious battery power. The LG V10’s ticker screen is just the beginning of the tech innovator’s movement toward providing creative, stylish, and efficient solutions to common problems of smartphone users today and tomorrow.

State-of-the-art imaging solutions
Tech experts are predicting a bright future for smartphone photography and videography. Powerful smartphone cameras allow amateurs to take high-resolution photos and videos, which can then be viewed, edited, and shared instantly. LG envisions a future where professional-level images can be captured by a smartphone equipped with the functions and controls of pro-grade cameras.

The LG G4 is the first smartphone in the world to feature manual camera mode, which allows users to easily control complex functions such as shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance, and focus. The V10, on the other hand, features a manual video mode that allows for creative flexibility never before seen in a mobile device. Couple these unique features with instant editing capabilities and LTE upload speeds, and users can instantly produce and share impressive work within seconds.

Global recognition
As the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona looms closer, tech experts and enthusiasts are looking forward to a glimpse of the latest cutting-edge mobile technology. LG, apart from its current line of smartphones, will be presenting ways of integrating mobile into its next-generation smart technology that consumers can enjoy in the near future.

MWC also hosts the Global Mobile Awards (GMA), which hailed the 2014 flagship model LG G3 as Best Smartphone of the Year.

LG’s 2015 flagship smartphone, the G4, is selected for this year’s GMA Best Smartphone category. To select the world’s best smartphone, jurors evaluate each entry for physical design innovation and form, device performance, genuine innovation displayed, simplicity of use, unique attributes, price point vis-à-vis value for money, and market success, among other criteria.

To learn more about LG’s innovative smartphone offerings and its MWC participation,, or; like LG Mobile’s official Facebook page LG Mobile Philippines or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

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