Sunday, August 31, 2014

Top 5 Tech Products That You Could’ve Bought During The SM #TechSale


I’m saying “could’ve” since as I am writing this, it’s already the last day of the tech sale. Sorry guys! I wasn’t able to give you a heads up with the sale but I did share about it on the fan page and my Facebook account. Also, I visited the mall just yesterday so it’s a bit too late to make you rush to the mall – is it?

Anyway, check out these top 5 tech products that you could’ve grab during the SM Cyberzone tech sale. No cash, but a BDO card holder? You could’ve still grab these items since (it seems that) the tech sale is more on offering you the tech products for installment with zero interest.

Smartphones

I’m not sure if the smartphone of Samsung is included in the tech sale since they’re separated from the crowd but surely, Acer had something great to offer you. One of the Acer’s smartphone that I was really attracted to is the Acer Liquid S1 that is only worth P8,000 plus. Check the little guy out!


What I really like about this little guy is the quality of the camera, and the Acer peepz says that the Samsung S5 is in this phone. I’ve been wanting to buy a new smartphone since my current phone, the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos is not enough for my lifestyle and work – I only have Facebook, Instagram and Cymera app; nothing else. So being able to upgrade could’ve helped me a lot, not only in my work but also in blogging.

Tablets

Already have a smartphone but want a tablet? From Lenovo, Asus, Acer and Apple’s iPad tablets were there and it’s all up yours with an installment plan. I was able to check out the Asus Memo pad but I was more interested on the Asus Fonepad, but the Acer S1 won my heart over the tablets.


And oh, the tablets are on the table. Those are Asus tablets and fonepads, the girls are also bloggers in Cebu who are my friends.

And yes, the Apple iPad was there and I believe the iPad Air with 16GB memory is worth P15,000 plus. Also up for grabs for installment.

Laptop

With these days, it seems necessary to have a computer of your own and as an online worker, traveler and blogger, a new laptop for me could’ve been the greatest gift of the year since my current laptop seems want to retire.


Different laptop brands are available, from Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer were there, open for installment! The cheapest laptop I found was P15,000 but I totally forgot the brand. The high end ones, with 4GB Ram and 1TB HDD are there too for at least P30,000 to P40,000 (more or less).

Cameras

Lucky me, Canon offered a FREE cleaning for Canon DSLR users but because I have to use the camera for the event I didn’t have it cleaned.


But they have something to offer though other than that, but I don’t have the poster. What I know though is that when you buy a Canon DSLR they’ll be giving you another camera, a Canon point and shoot camera.

Printer

And of course, the printers are there and they’re mostly from HP. They’ve presented and offered their top printers for everyone to grab, again for cash or installment.


I've actually took a couple of videos during the tech sale but I'll make a separate post for that. I'll try to keep you guys updated with the latest deals though when I get the chance.

So how these tech products could've change my life if I was able to grab the chance? I work online, I almost do everything online and having all these top 5 products could totally help me not only in blogging but also with work. Sadly, don't have a BDO card and the cash so better luck next time, aight?

Get yours now at the SM Supermalls’ Cyber Month Tech Sale!! #31HappyCyberDays #EverythingForTheTechieInYou

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bloggers Tech Top 6 Camera Wish List

Bloggers Tech Top 6 Camera Wish List

I would like to admit something, I’m a camera addict. If I could collect all the cameras around the world, then I will. Right now, I own 2 cameras but carrying an additional one (1) DSLR camera owned by my brother – who lets me borrow it because I’m using it for my work as an Ambassador. Still these cameras (for me) is not enough to have, I want more!

The thing with technology these days is that, every now and then there are more technologies released that are better, upgraded and more ideal for me to have. So I end up not buying the item that I want, and wait for the new one – which is really expensive.

So today, let me share with you the top 5 cameras that I’ve been dying to have but impossible to have – unless I’ll become a millionaire. Check out these photo and video cameras that I think you might like too:

GoPro HERO

I’m not sure in your country, but here in the Philippines GoPro is really in demand and a lot of people to put their hands on it but it’s just way too expensive that I could totally buy a new laptop. As you might now, there are a lot of tourist destinations here and we’re actually rich in terms of great locations. Having a small, compact and great quality camera will be really useful here.

As a travel blogger (too), the GoPro HERO will be really useful for me. I’ve been wanting to take photos and videos of myself, friends or family underwater (since this is a waterproof camera too). Plus being able to take quality photos in small and easy to hide camera will be really great. There are a lot of thieves here, it’s hard to take street photos with a DSLR which might end up getting robbed.

There are a lot of GoPro Hero cameras released already, any will do for me but the latest will be really great which is again expensive for me. So, I think at least the GoPro Hero 3 will do! Still expensive but hey, I’ll try to have this one day - It’s just that cameras are not on top of my must buy list. Check out this video comparison between the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and the GoPro Hero 3 by RatedRR:




Samsung NX Mini

I believe the Samsung NX Mini is the latest camera released by Samsung that has WiFI and the feature I love most about it is that you can directly share all the photos you took to your smart phone, and that’s why they call it the smart camera.

It’s available in pink, white, black, mint green and brown. But if I’ll be able to buy one, I’ll surely buy the white one – I don’t know why but I like white and red ones, it’s decent and tough looking.

Check out their advertisement!


This camera will be really useful for me and the blog. It will be fast, easy and more fun for me on sharing the events, activities and capture every moment that I am at. Imagine how I’m in love with this camera. Check out this video review by Jims Review Room, if you want to go into details:




Canon EOS Rebel T5i

As I’ve mentioned, I really don’t have a DSLR camera that I really own and the Canon EOS Rebel T5i will be totally cool and ideal for me to have. With my part time job (as an Ambassador), blogger and as a person who loves taking photos, it will not only be a camera that I’ll have for fun but a camera that I can make a living – or help me with my job.

The DSLR camera that I am currently using is also a Canon, I’m pretty happy with Canon so far with the Canon 500D but then what I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t take videos. And that is why I have to carry an extra point and shoot camera that can take an HD video, which is my Sony Bloggie.

So anyway, if you’re looking for a DSLR camera for yourself then check out the Canon EOS Rebel T5i by TopLevelReviews and find out why I want to have it.


I believe that it’s a compact camera, not a professional camera but since I’m not planning to actually be a professional and that professional cameras are expensive, this DSLR camera will be great for my type.



Nikon 1 AW1

I’m an underwater camera lover, because I’ve been wanting to shoot underwater and that’s why I’m including the Nikon 1 AW1 on my wishlist. Why? Well, it has a professional DSLR look, it seem to take a decent video and photo and it’s shock proof (great for clumsy person like me), waterproof and dust proof.

Check out this video from Lexy Savvides of Cnet Australia who just throw it on the (errr.. somewhat kind of a) pond.




Canon Powershot D30

If I can’t have the GoPro Hero or Nikon 1 AW1, then the Canon Powershot D30 waterproof camera will be good for me. It seems it’s the waterproof camera with the deepest dive. And though I’m not a diver, I am planning to dive one day and having a camera that can go deeper with me and can stand it, then I’ll love to have the camera!

Here’s a video for the Canon Powershot D30 explained by Paxtons Camera Video Digital and showing off the camera. The video and photo seems to be decent enough, let me know what you think:




Panasonic HC-X920

The Panasonic HC-X920 is actually a camcorder, and if you were able to visit my travel blog I do shoot videos of places (mostly hotels) that I’ve been. I only have few videos on my YouTube account and that’s because it was just on the year 2013 that I have my first video cameras, or let’s just say my Sony camcorder and Sony Bloggie.

Interested? Check out this video camera test by Geoff Dean for the Panasonic HC-X920.


It's really clean, clear and the video looks so professional which is great for my blog.

But let's be realistic here, these cameras are way too expensive for me. I could only afford a camera around $500 and I have to save more than I am doing now which makes it impossible for me to get one. But, with the help of blogging and getting more projects online hopefully I'll be able to get my own DSLR camera. As of now, I'm juggling between these two (2):

Canon EOS Rebel T3

It's the cheapest DSLR camera of Canon, I believe it's also called the Canon EOS 1100 for other countries. It's a lot similar to the current camera that I am using and borrowing from my brother, which is the Canon EOS 450 but this one (the 1100) got the capability of taking HD videos - which is great.

What I love most is that it comes in red. I don't know what's with red, it is really attractive for me. The Bloggers Tech blog is red, my Son Vaio laptop was red and now this one too. And oh, check out this Canon 11000 or the Canon EOS Rebel T3 review by fellow Asian DigitalRev:



Nikon D5100

I believe as (now) a travel blogger and a wanna be travel photographer, having an ideal camera for a traveler is ideal for me. Light weight, easy to use and lots of functions and useful is superb! And that's how I found the Nikon D5100, it made me drool!

I was searching for the best camera for me and for the Nikon's side, I believe it's the Nikon D5100. Why, well I know I might be fooled and can be fooled but it's all because of this video (that I believe created by Nikon) wherein it showcases some best functions and features of the camera that will be great for me. Check this out!


I don't know what's with me and the stuff in red, the Bloggers Tech blog is red, my Sony Viao laptop was red, and these 2 cameras comes in red. Wooohoo!

If you notice, there’s no Sony camera on my wish list. That’s because I don’t like buying Sony products anymore, because I bought their Sony Vaio laptop and it just lasted less than a year and now my sister don’t want to give or buy me anything anymore. Blaming me for the quality, but I do admit that I do overuse my gadgets, especially the things that is really useful for me but most of the laptops I had lasted years and not months. So now, I’m avoiding on buying Sony product. Well, unless it’s a gift (LOL).

Still the Sony cameras I have are doing great so far, the Bloggie is okay and after a year of using it I’ll hopefully be able to share with you at least a short review. Hopefully, one day I’ll be able to find ways to get an opportunity to get the latest cameras to be able to give you guys my personal review (since the videos above are not mine) but most likely I have to buy it myself.

I hope you enjoyed my picks for the top photo and video cameras on my wish list. I’ll try to make another wish list for mobile phones, hopefully soon here in Bloggers Tech blog.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Blogging 101: 5 Tips on Starting a Blog

Blogging 101 - 5 Tips on Starting a Blog

A lot of people (mostly my friends) are curious why I become or I am a blogger. I know, right? I mean, I know I'm not a great writer, my grammar is not even that good. But most of the foreigners find it okay since they could at least understand what I am trying to say.

I wanted to blog because I want to improve my English writing, since writing is part of my work as a SEO specialist. Plus, having my own website to practice or use the techniques I know is great. So I don’t have to test it all to my client’s website, and avoid risking my client’s reputation. So it’s basically just that, the benefits of being a blogger (like making money with blogging) is just a bonus.

So you want to start a blog?

I found this helpful infographic online that shares some tips on starting a blog. It’s best to check out the infographic before starting the blog, so you’ll know what you’re getting into.



Let’s discuss some tips on what’s on the infographic and let me tell (on my side) you why you should take these tips seriously.

The Niche

It’s best to know what niche you really want, what you can blog about, what you want to talk about. Ideally, it should be the niche that you love and/or know something about. Not necessarily that you know everything about it, since you could learn along with your readers.

Why it should be something that you’re passionate about? Because it takes work, and even in choosing a job it must be something we want to do or love, it’s also the same with blogging.

There will be times and those days (or months) that you’re so hyped and overloaded of ideas, that you have a lot to share – especially on your first months. But surely, there will be days that you ran out of topics to write. It’s sometimes hard to think or even write the topic, when you yourself is not interested. If you love the niche, it will be effortless for you when you write.

The Domain

There are a websites like Blogger and Wordpress that offer free domain. But it’s way too long and most of the advertisers and companies are not interested on blog like these. Most of the advertisers prefer blogs that have its own domain.

What do I mean? When you register a blog on Blogger.com, your domain or URL will be by default is YOURBLOGNAME.BLOGSPOT.COM and as you can see it’s way too long. That same goes to Wordpress, it will be YOURBLOGNAME.wordpress.com which is also too long. But when you purchase a domain name, it will be easier for your readers to remember your blog and will attract more advertisers like BloggersTech.com

Domain name can be as cheap as $1 if you’re in luck with domain sales. But if not, a .COM domain is $12 on GoDaddy and the cheapest domain I know is .INFO which is just $2 – for the first year.

Surely, in a year you’ll be able to really return your domain investment if that is you are consistent on updating your blog. But if you can’t afford or don’t want to invest on your blog with money yet, see if you’re able to make it through for the first a couple of months, then feel free to do so.

Updating the Blog

The problem with a lot of people who wants to blog or have started a blog is that updating their blog. Consistency is very much important. Updating your blog at least once a month but best if at least once a week is ideal. But a lot of blog owners are able to update their blog more than once a week, but most likely it’s because they have a lot of writers and/or their blog covers a lot of niche – events, news, etc.

If you can update your blog once a month, that’s great. If you can update it twice a month, that’s totally cool. But if you’re able to update it once a week, that’s awesome. Updating it more than once a week can be great, but there are some bloggers who worries that they might overload their readers with blog posts – since they’re usually subscribe to their RSS feeds.

The Content

Adding photos and videos on your post is ideal, since most of the website visitors skim through the post first and adding at least one photo can make it attractive for readers making them want to read it. Make sure to use the (HTML) header tags to make it more attractive and really nice to read.

Be Social

If you’re like my sister who blogs but don’t want anyone to read it, then why are you blogging? Promote and share your blog post on social media sites, create a twitter account and a fan page for your blog so that your readers can easily get updates from you.

Using the social media to promote your blog and all of your blog posts can help you drive instant traffic to your blog and get more readers – and hopefully make money.

These are basically my personal point of view on the tips from the infographic above. I do hope that I was able to help you decide if you should or should not be a blogger.

Got a question? Drop me an email and I’ll try to answer you through a blog post.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Canon Philippines – Recognitions, Awards, New President and CEO


I received an email invitation for my other blog to join the Canon Media Day event to meet their newly appointed Canon Marketing Philippines Inc. (CMPI) President and CEO, Mr. Lim Kok Hin who’s replacing Alan Chng who is still a President and CEO but it for the Canon Marketing Thailand.

It’s called as the Canon Media Day for a reason, they have a number of great news to share with us which are the following:

Canon – Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand

Have you ever heard about the Reader’s Digest? My family used to be a subscriber and I used to read their books for years along with my siblings. Reader’s Digest is really known, and being at least featured by the company is an honor, how much more if you’ve been recognized and awarded as the trusted brand.

Yes, Canon Marketing Philippines brought it home! Canon wins a Gold Award in the multiple function printer category at the Reader’s Digest Asia Trusted Brands ceremonial at the Crowne Plaza Galleria.

Canon Pixma – No. 1 Inkjet Printer

Two (2) of Canon PIXMA printers uphold the sought-after top position, which are:

Canon PIXMA iP2770

The stylish Canon PIXMA iP2770 is an inexpensive lab quality photo printing, known for its quality and speed. With its Chromalife 100+, this recognized printer guarantees crisp, sharp color and text printing that last for a long time.







Canon PIXMA MP237

The all in 1 Canon PIXMA MP237, recognized for making beautiful copies, scan documents and images with ease. This Canon PIXMA printer features two (2) of Canon’s most innovative and imaginative software, which are the My Image Garden that makes printing and organizing photos enjoyable and stress-free. And the Print Your Days software, which makes improving and printing photos straight from your Facebook account totally easy.

The Canon PIXMA printers are obviously recognized and well-known for its ease of use, proficiency and excellence that is furnished with the FINE technology that enabling users to print photos in the highest quality at the fastest possible time.



Lim Kok Hin - New President and CEO of Canon Marketing Philippines


Lastly, I have the honor in meeting the newly appointed President and CEO of Canon Marketing Philippines, Mr. Lim Kok Hin of Malaysia.

Other than that, I was also able to meet the big people of Canon Marketing Philippines just like Ms. Ernalou del Rosario.


The pretty Ms. Ernalou del Rosario is the Canon Marketing Philippines Head Office Manager - I hope I got the title right.

It's nice of them to invite bloggers like me to join this kind of awesome event. So thank you Canon for inviting us and sorry for the blurry photos - someone's drunk taking the photos (LOL. Not me obviously).

The Canon Media Day event here in Cebu Philippines ended up with a buffet dinner, singing, and of course, catching up with my fellow bloggers.

They did giveaway 2 printers and 3 cameras that day, none of us (bloggers) won but we’re cool with that. They gave us this though:


It’s a travel journal wherein I could place my travel adventures and best shots. Plus, it has a free camera cleaning coupon - lucky me, my DSLR camera is Canon. Plus, what I like about it is that there are someone kind of infographic that shares some tips on how to use the camera and take care of it. No worries, I’ll be sharing all about it here at the Bloggers Tech blog.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lamido – New Place Online to Buy and Sell in the Philippines

Lamido New Place Online to Buy and Sell in the Philippines

If you’re from the Asia, surely you’re familiar with the online shopping website called Lazada. It’s basically where you can shop easily online, in cash or credit. You can even buy items for installment if you have a BDO account.

When Lazada actually started, I was guessing that they’ll somehow and someday they’ll let people sell on their website. But I never thought that they’ll make a new website wherein sellers can sell their items to buyers, and that website is now called Lamido.

Lamido is a place online where you can have and do buy and sell in the Philippines. It’s totally similar with Lazada but there are of course some changes like people can sell items, and I think there’s no installment option but most of the transactions with the sellers are bank transfers but still the cash on delivery is still there.

What’s best when you shop at Lamido?

I’ve used other websites similar to Lamido, well actually Lamido is quiet similar already with the famous Amazon, so maybe the site will be our version of Amazon. Anyway, here are a couple of best things when you buy and shop at Lamido.

Lots of item to choose from.

Lamido buy and sell Philippines

What I love about Lamido is that there are a lot of items that you can choose from. I'm actually browsing the website before I'm writing this, and it took me hours. There are tons of items you can grab that will be really fun to use and I'm quiet curious to some - especially the AS SEEN ON TV products. Yes, I'm shopping!

I'm actually thinking of creating a VIDEO segment here in the Bloggers Tech blog where I'll shop at Lamido, test the product, see how it works and share the whole thing with you guys through a video. It will be similar to this girl that's addicted to an infomercial and doing the "DOES THIS THING REALLY WORK?" on YouTube - but I'll not be as crazy as her. But then, I need money to buy products but donations are welcome if you want me to review it.

Price Options.

Because there are a lot of sellers, there can be a lot of seller for one product. One may offer a great deal and let you save more, and I mean a lot more! Plus, there are also sellers that seems to have the same price with the malls, and there are some who do offer the product cheaper, but I'm not quiet sure if they're the same products or in the same quality.

Check this out.

Lamido buy and sell Philippines

I've been trying to look for a Yoga mat, but because most of the stores I went to are selling it almost a thousand and that my sister told me there's a cheaper yoga mat I didn't buy it. But look at that! Lots of options on to where and whom to buy, are you going to go for the cheapest one or just the right price?

Lots of Deals.

As I mentioned, sellers can offer deals to attract more buyers to their store and for buyers to try out their product. It's actually my favorite section of the website, it's crazy! There are a lot of deals that I want to have but I have a limited budget here. So go ahead and check out the deals yourself, you might save yourself a lot for an item you've been dying to buy.

Lamido buy and sell Philippines
Check out the deals! There are deals for rainy days, free shipping, As Seen on TV (my favorite!) and many more. Lots of items on sale! Oh, I love shopping and sale!

How to sell at Lamido?

I was curious myself, I’ve heard that the buy and sell business is really good these days so this website might be just right in time in boosting your buy and sell business.

You’ll actually be able to notice a link on their website giving you the 6 easy steps on how to make money with Lamido buy and sell Philippines, which are the following steps:
  1. Register
  2. Upload Products
  3. Manage Dashboards
  4. Confirm Order
  5. Outbound within 24 hours
  6. Check delivery status.
This is a great opportunity to people who wants to do buy and sell in the Philippines or grab an opportunity to make money, then this is your chance! Use the site, sell items, or if you’re like me shop at the website.

There are actually quite similar websites like this, even from other countries like China, but China has more items since they do have production there. But even though we already have websites like AyosDito and OLX as a buy and sell website, Lamido stands out since what’s sold at the website are more on items like what Lazada also sells – but there are also other products that Lamido have but Lazada don’t.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Homebuilt Helicopter as a Pastime

Whenever flying on your own using a homemade helicopter is brought up in a discussion, it is often expected that some people will respond with ridicule. Many people are unaware that that modern homebuilt helicopters are very capable helicopters which can serve as one of your hobbies.

If you are new to this like most others, you need to realize that standard parts that you can acquire from a car parts and hardware shop are sufficient to create your own helicopter – one that can really fly. If you want to take an easier route, homebuilt helicopter kits are available.

Homebuilt Helicopter as a Pastime


Comprising of rotor head, rotors, rotor blade, engine, a seat, control stick, foot controls, as well as a few more key features found in a traditional helicopter, a homebuilt helicopter can certainly carry a person and lift him or her off the ground.

You could be concerned of the risk of using such a homebuilt helicopter. The reality is a homebuilt helicopter is as steady as other kinds of helicopters given it flies on a great weather condition. These helicopters can fly as fast as 80mph and as high as 10,000 feet up to around 12,000 feet.

Homebuilt Helicopter as a Pastime
Mosquito XE Helicopter

Because a lot of homebuilt helicopters are ultralight helicopters (“ultralight” since each weighs between 150-190 pounds), it is not necessary for you to acquire a pilot license. The key distinction is that a homebuilt helicopter is a motorized air vehicle (with less power) yet it can provide a similar experience to that of a typical helicopter.

Homebuilt helicopters are quite stable. In fact, they are as durable as most helicopters - provided it flies every time there is an excellent weather condition. Since homebuilt helicopters are considered ultralight helicopters (they typically weigh approximately 150-190 pounds), you won’t have to worry about securing a pilot license. Homebuilt helicopters are motorized and can bring a person off the ground, giving him a similar experience as to that of riding a traditional full-sized helicopter.

There is no greater feeling than flying on your own. And this reality available to you thanks to a homebuilt helicopter. It offers a safe and thrilling ride, and it can certainly be enjoyed by everyone.

Homebuilt Helicopter as a Pastime