Microsoft Band

Microsoft Band works with Android, iPhone too

Windows Phone fitness tracker packs a range of features including a color touchscreen, heart rate tracker and GPS.


Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system has largely missed out on the smartwatch and fitness tracker fun, but with the new Microsoft Band it’s finally in the game. And what’s more, the Band actually works with more than just Windows-based mobiles: it syncs with your iPhone or Android phone too.

In terms of features, the Microsoft Band covers the field. It has common fitness tracker features like step tracking and more premium features such as GPS and a heart rate monitor. And it also offers features more typically found in smartwatches such as a colour touchscreen, notifications and payments when you’re in Starbucks.

If that sounds good to you, then there’s more good news: it’s available today. That’s if you’re in the US and you have a spare $199; UK and Australian prices haven’t been announced, but the US price converts to around £125 or AU$230.


The plastic band boasts an adjustable strap and a full-colour touchscreen. It’s dust- and splash-resistant and powered by two 100mAh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer batteries that give you 48 hours on standby.

Don your running shoes or hop on your bike and the Band uses GPS to record the route you’ve run, biked, or hiked. There’s a stopwatch and lap timer when you’re on the track. You can set a target for the number of steps or calories you want to burn through in a day, or follow guided workouts set by experts the likes of Gold’s Gym or Men’s Health.

Even when you’re not working out the Band is looking out for you: it monitors your heart rate 24 hours a day, records how long and how well you sleep and how often you wake, and checks UV levels when you’re going out in the sun.



The data collected by the Band is synced up with an online service and app called Microsoft Health — not to be confused with Apple Health or Samsung’s S Health, of course. As well as working on most phones, Microsoft Health plays well with others, linking up with other fitness apps and services including MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper and MapMyFitness.

That’s where many fitness bands stop. But because the Microsoft Band syncs with your phone, it can also offer you notifications about new messages, events and social network updates, showing your incoming calls and texts or a short preview of new emails and reminders from your calendar. When you get a new message you can fire back a pre-set response (although that doesn’t work if you have an iPhone). There’s an alarm too, to wake you up or let you know when it’s time for your next appointment.

Or if you prefer to be undisturbed when you’re in the zone, turn on the do-not-disturb mode and you won’t get any notifications.

When you’ve finished working out and you’re ready to reward yourself with a venti sugarcino, the Band stores your Starbucks card details so you can scan your wrist to pay without reaching for your wallet.

The Band works with Cortana, the voice-controlled Windows Phone personal assistant. As long as you have a Windows 8.1 device in your pocket, you can talk to the Band and dictate notes or set reminders. Cortana also gives you updates on current information like traffic conditions, sports results or the



To use the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health, you need a Windows Phone device with the 8.1 update, an iPhone running iOS 7.1 or 8, or an Android phone running 4.3 or 4.4. You need Bluetooth to pair the Band with your phone.


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Can’t wait to have one, as long it serve all I need for my lifestyle.


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ZTE Grand SALE Promo…


Last Monday morning while having coffee frappe at Starbucks I pulled out a broad sheet news paper ( PDI ) in a few pages I turned, this NEWS caught my attention – ZTE Mobile Phone Grand X2 l V969 – Php 1,999.00 Only from Php 11,000.00 in a limited stocks only from 2pm until 6pm.

With this limited time offer of ZTE Mobile I rushed in to my planner and mark my calendar on October 28, 2014 ZTE Sale at 2pm in Tutuban Mall.

I selected Tutuban Mall coz I thought of not too much of buyer will go the ZTE Kiosk in tutuban mall.

On October 28, 2014 is the day of ZTE Sale, I am calm and conditioned myself not to panic on this sale event and a mind set of buying 3pcs of ZTE mobile phone, one for my sister, my wife and mine.

Finally I arrived in tutuban mall around 10:20 in the morning and go straight in 3rd floor of tutuban mall and when I reached the 3rd floor there is no ZTE Kiosk so I didn’t give I went to the 2nd floor and walked around until such I found the ZTE Kiosk. I was surprised to a big scope of flooded humans all around the zte kiosk and I was extended to the bridge going to the next building of tutuban mall.

A long line was formed to accommodate all the customers, sadly zte kiosk have a very limited stock of zte mobile phone Grand X2 l and numbers were given up to 60 and last, therefore I am out to purchase that zte grand x2 l mobile phone.

ZTE a anunţat Grand X2 In, un telefon Android pe platformă Intel CloverTrail+

Thank God for listening my prayer to give a chance to own a zte mobile phone grand x2 l coz I really like the specification for that particular model and a attractive price at Php1,999.00 – Good deal and a chance to be with that limited zte offer.

A manager came and trying her best to comfort and make the crowed understand that ZTE Grand X2 l is very limited stocks. and it cannot accommodate anymore to more than 60 stocks for the grand x2 l zte mobile phone.

What she did is that she created a another line to those who did not get a chance to get a number for the line and an opportunity to buy a zte grand x2 l mobile phone, rather another offer was made for us in almost same specification and in the same cost.

Some people who are in the 2nd line including me, resisted to the cost of zte grand x2 coz this time the screen went down to 5” other than to 5.5”.

What amazed me more is that the lady manager of zte kiosk of tutuban mall managed to control the howling crowed for the zte grand x2 l mobile phone. Everyone wants to have the same unit.  


ZTE Mobile: LIMITED TIME OFFER! Visit our participating ZTE Mobile Kiosks and Concept Stores located at SM City Fairview-Cyberzone, SM North Edsa-4F Annex, SM Southmall-3F Cyberzone, SM Sta.Mesa-Cyberzone, Tutuban Mall-3F, 2F Lucky Gold Plaza-Ortigas ave ext pasig. and ZTE Store- Gaisano Mall Davao to avail our LIMITED TIME OFFER, the ZTE Grand X2L V969 just only P1,999 tom October 28, starts 2PM to 6PM only and until supplies last. No Reservation.No requirements, No hidden charges. Preferably 1 unit allowed per person to accommodate more buyers. First come. First serve. Preferably CASH payment. For more info, like us on Facebook/Instagram: @ztemobilephilippines and Twitter @ztemobilephils


Finally after spending to much of time in that line without having lunch nor snacks, and not going to the comfort room coz once I get out from that line I can no longer back in the line for the ZTE Grand X2 Mobile Phone landed in my palm at a very surprising price, from Php 4,799.00 down to Php 999.00 only. 

For 100 pcs of ZTE Grand X2 were given to the 100 people who sacrifices their time and effort to avail one. Only 1 is to 1.

Kudos to the manager and staff of ZTE Kiosk Tutuban Mall for a job well done and for a quick remedy to serve all the customers that flooded the zte kiosk in tutuban mall.


Notice to the Public from ZTE Philippines;


My review to this ZTE Grand X2 Mobile Phone will come up after 2 weeks…



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Thanks to ZTE Kiosk of Tutuban Mall for accommodating us..

I noticed that during the sale People really are panicking of buying a limited stocks of ZTE Mobile Phone, Since it’s a limited offer people are not following the announcement properly, though I myself went to the line to avail one. But HELLOW PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES you are not READING THE ANNOUNCEMENT PROPERLY, Gosh are we Deaf or BOBO lang talaga.

What so irritating is that there are people who are starting a bad scene and throwing out bad words and when the event exploded due to the commotion these people are not even on your side rather they will and keep denying they started it.

Grow Up people, kaya kahit ang kalapit nating mga bansa hindi nagtitiwala sa atin dahil sa pagiging WAR FREAK natin at KITID ng Utak, Sabi nga ibang lahi “ FILIPINO HAVE NO UNITY and LOYALTY ” .

Are we all aware that we can lift our country with our CHARACTER and PERSIVERANCE? Pero bakit sa simpleng SALE ng ZTE Mobile Phone in a LIMITED OFFER ay hindi pa natin maintindihan? Hay NAKU!! STUPIDITY is a Cause of evry Crime and we are all responsible to it.

I thought our event scenario in Tutuban Mall is worse, I thought wrong coz in SM North EDSA and in SM Sta. Mesa are worse than ever. Kailangan pa ng POLICE to stop and send you out of the mall para lang maintindihan nyo na LIMITED STOCKS ONLY…


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NEW ZTE Mobile Phone–Blade..

The new model of ZTE Mobile, the ZTE Blade Vec Pro, Valde Vec 4G and Nubia Z5S.

Heavy on performance, light on the pocket

Blade Vec Pro is big, inside and out. While it features a light, well-built exterior holding a large HD screen, what’s inside is even bigger in performance. Loaded with serious hardware, it’s more than fast enough to keep up with your daily grind.

Classy exterior

Blade Vec Pro is all class. Housed in a slim and durable carbon fiber case, it offers a comfortable hold and sleek feel. At such a thin build of only 7.5 mm, it’s surprisingly durable and easy at the hands. The buttons are intuitively placed for ease of use and enhanced mobile productivity. And it’s still light enough not to tug down on your pockets.

Entertainment on the move

While the screen looks elegant at its size, it offers so much more. The 5 inch multi-touch HD screen is perfect for


on the go. It’s ideal for playing movies, streaming videos and toggling between applications. Images come alive with crisp details highlighting vivid hues and tints. The In-Plane Display Switching (IPS) Technology provides a better viewing experience by producing accurate colors for a superb entertainment that can be enjoyed from any angle.

High speed performance

Complementing the massive display is the true Octa-Core power delivered by the MediaTek MTK6592 processor, seamlessly fueling the Android 4.4 Kitkat OS and other essential features. Run apps, browse the web and play high definition movies in a snap, without worrying of lags and glitches. Unlike other Octa-Core processors found on other devices, Blade Vec Pro’s 1.4 GHz Octa-Core processor combines performance and efficiency by spreading load over eight independent cores to run even the most demanding apps and runs on a single core while powering down the rest when running lightweight tasks, giving you just the right amount of power exactly when you need it while stretching your battery life to the max.

Life-like images

Snapping lifelike images and recording full HD videos is made easier with Blade Vec Pro’s powerful


. Both the 13 MP main and 5 MP secondary cameras pack a stunning f/2.2 aperture opening and back-illuminated sensors (BSI) for capturing high quality images even in high speed and low lighting conditions. The main camera delivers vibrant shots while the front camera is best suited for capturing self-portraits and clips for video calls.

Light on the budget

Blade Vec Pro is heavy on performance, but not on the budget. Retailed at 8, 990, it’s the most affordable true Octa-Core phone in the market today; given the features and the power it packs. Large smartphones don’t have to be just large. They have to be excellent, combining exceptional efficiency and astonishing features in a premium packaging of sensible design and premium materials. Blade Vec Pro tops it all, and at a very low price. With Blade Vec Pro, everything is excellent—even the price.

Get your own Blade Vec Pro now! Call MSI-ECS Philippines, the exclusive distributor of ZTE Mobile in the country, at 688-3180 or email or visit ZTE kiosks and resellers for availability.

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Flicker App now for iPad


Browse Photos Like Never Before on the New Flickr App for iPad

October 20, 2014 – Yahoo today announced that users all over the world can browse over 10 billion Flickr photos on the new iPad app. The new Flickr App for iPad makes it easy and enjoyable to access, organize, and share your snapshots from any device.

The app will deliver a better experience with iOS 8 so that you can best capture, improve, and explore your images. Catch your favorite moments with our powerful camera, then bring them to life on your screen with high resolution images – we’re talking up to three million pixels per photo!


If you already have Flickr on your iOS device, just update it today. If not, download the app on the app store. The app is available around the world in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

Note: Users will need to update their device to iOS 8 to enjoy this experience.

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