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Hisense Smart TV for online learning in 3 easy steps

Face-to-face classes remain suspended due to the ongoing pandemic. To address this, many have opted to shift to homeschooling or online distance learning......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 26th, 2020

Internet speed in the time of COVID-19 is everything

Time flies by so fast, and yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought our lives to a screeching halt. Nearly seven months into the quarantined life, we have experienced a day that already feels like a week, a week that feels like a month, and with quarantine guidelines restricting us from being with our loved ones, the only way for us to really connect is through the internet. The question now is, how connected are we to be virtually together? In these trying times with everyone cooped up at home, Internet speed has become indispensable. Apart from speed, having a backup is a necessity, what with every family member hogging the bandwidth for Google Hangouts and/or Zoom calls used for either school or work. This is where PLDT Home comes in, thanks to their newly-launched device: the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem. Internet speed is king — even for a backup modem I got to experience firsthand the newest device that PLDT Home recently launched. Having had my fair share of experience with the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid, the newly improved Advance modem is a definite game-changer. How was it? It was not bad — at all. The LTE-Advance experience The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a plug-and-play device, so installing it is very easy. To put it to the test, I used the device for an entire day, not just as backup, but as my main source of Internet connection. I put it near the window, which is always the advice given for modems to get better Internet connection. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem features carrier aggregation that is a combination of frequency channels to power LTE to deliver at faster speeds. This enabled me to connect three devices all at once, without having to sacrifice the quality of my Wifi connectivity. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance is powered by Smart LTE, the fastest mobile network in the Philippines as certified by Ookla. There are also two LAN ports found at the back that allow users to have wired connection for two devices. This is perfect for families with parents working from home and children taking online classes. The verdict Absolutely no jokes were meant when I mentioned above that the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a game-changer. This is the device that families need at home to better equip them while working from and/or studying at home while also being practical with their internet spending. Because it’s prepaid, families need not worry about adding up to their monthly bills and they can easily load the device when they need it. The modem is a powerful device because of the reliable and stronger Internet connection it can provide to the entire family. PLDT Home really did step up their game with this device, and I repeat — it’s a necessity in households today. Be it for virtual conference calls for work, online classes, or catch up sessions with your loved ones, the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid modem is a device anyone can depend on. Prepaid packages for the family To match the much improved PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, PLDT Home provided new and affordable FamLoad packages that cater to the Internet needs of families at home. For students, the FamLoad Study 599 comes with 57 GB with 3 GB/day for learning tools like Canvas, Schoology, Gabay Guro, Microsoft 365, and NEO. Those who are film and TV series geeks will also enjoy using the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, with its FamLoad Video 599 equipped with 40 GB for open access data and 15 GB of YouTube, or the FamLoad Video Plus 599 with 45 GB for all sites and apps or 3 GB of videos daily for 15 days. The new PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is now available via the PLDT Home website and can be delivered fast via Grab delivery. The unit also comes with free 10GB data that’s ready for use and it’s convenient to reload through GrabApp using the GrabPay wallet, Paymaya, myPLDT Smart app, or PLDT Home and Smart’s retailers nationwide. In these trying times, the need to stay online as we opt to do things virtually is at an all-time high, and PLDT Home may just have provided the very device that is now a truly relevant and essential part of the modern new normal home......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Smart helps online learners in Student Circle Program

Mobile services provider Smart Communications is helping students deal with the challenges of distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it rolls out its Student Circle Program......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

DA training arm, Smart release free online learning course on farming basics

To help more Filipino farmers adapt to the digital shift brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) have taken their Digital Farmers Program (DFP) training series to the digital space......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Learning made easy, fun with SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A7

Samsung makes online learning comfortable, fun, and accessible to everyone with the launch of the new Galaxy Tab A7, which hits stores nationwide starting today, October 23, 2020......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

The Huawei MateBook 14 wants to be your new work buddy

Huawei leaps to the stage with this year’s MateBook 14 Notebook, fired up with AMD’s 4600-H processor. With a 307.5mm width and a height of 15.9mm, the MateBook 14 is one of the thinnest laptops you can get your hands on. It’s sleek and stands out with a premium look and feel. At only 1.49kg, the MateBook 14 is lightweight and easy to tag along where you can work comfortably. The trackpad is big and spacious, making it easier to navigate around. The 14-inch screen is incredible. It features 2160×1440 resolution, bright, and excellent viewing angles. The bezels are also razor-thin, giving more screen space. It also happens to be a touch screen, armed with buttery response of today’s smartphones. No need to navigate the trackpad or mouse for simple tasks, like scrolling pages up or down. The hinges are solid and sturdy. You’d need two hands to pry open this laptop and for me, that’s good. You can punch the keys at a rapid pace without experiencing any wobbling. One of the most important things I personally look into for choosing laptops, is the keyboard. Besides having sufficient and comfortable travel between keystrokes, it’s a personal preference to have that “snappy” feel to it. I’m sure I’m not alone in the world with that keyboard preference. And it’s a delight to report the MateBook 14 has that “snappy” feel in its keyboards, making typing an enjoyable experience. When working at night with the lights off, the MateBook 14 features a backlit keyboard. The MateBook 14 is only a new component in Huawei’s entire ecosystem. To bridge mobility and workflow, the Huawei Share allows you to transfer files between the laptop and Huawei smartphone seamlessly. So, if you need to hurry off, just tap your Huawei phone into the MateBook 14 and you can keep on working while outside. The MateBook 14 is a strong addition to Huawei’s laptop lineup. If you’re looking to get a solid laptop for work or for online learning, the MateBook 14 is worth checking out......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

A tale of two teachers handling online and modular distance learning classes in Cebu

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— In today’s educational system, huge adjustments are made to make ends meet. Schools are now offering distant learning or those with modules and online classes. Modular distance learning is when students prefer using printed modules for class discussions and activities. This best fits those, who do not have easy access to […] The post A tale of two teachers handling online and modular distance learning classes in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

Smart bats for cybersecurity as online use surges due to pandemic

With the government imposing strict quarantine rules, more and more people are turning to the internet for their daily activities. Video conferences gained popularity during the lockdown as companies employed work-from-home schemes and schools shifted to online learning......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, many schools have resorted to online classes as a safe and innovative way for students to continue learning new knowledge and skills. To help students adapt to this new normal, mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has launched Giga Study, a prepaid data pack aimed at […] The post Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 to observe strict protocol in bubble

Strict health protocols will be practiced and observed once the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 gets the green light to practice, and eventually, hold its actual tournament. This was assured by league commissioner Eric Altamirano on Tuesday during his appearance in the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum. Altamirano, who was joined by player Alvin Pasaol, said the league is taking all the necessary steps and precautions to assure the safety and welfare of players, officials, and staff from contracting the COVID-19. “We’re ensuring that we will cover everything from testing to contact tracing,” said Altamirano. All involved personnel will be required to undergo swab testing (PCR-testing) especially those who are going to enter the 3x3 bubble at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna once competition in the newly-turned pro league gets going hopefully, by September. Practices among 12 participating teams are supposed to start within the month, but had to be pushed a little back when the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjacent provinces including Laguna, reverted back to a Modified Enhance Community Quarantine (MECQ) status. “Right after ma-lift ‘yang MECQ, we will resume our testing and training,” Altamirano said. The league official added he has been in close consultation with Dr. Tony Leachon, the former special adviser to the National Task Force Against COVID-19, and other health experts about the protocols the league will have to observe before and during the tournament. The league is on the lookout for a centralized training facility where all teams would be able to workout under strict monitoring. “Pag isang venue lang ang pagpa-practisan, now we can have contact tracing, we can ensure the safety of the facility in terms of cleaning and disinfecting. May scheduled protocol when it comes to that. For every practice, may cleaning gap bago (mag-practice) yung next group,” he explained in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Go For Gold, MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart with Upstream Media as webcast partner. In the league’s bubble, meanwhile, protocol is even stricter. A single person who just showed even a single symptom of the virus will be immediately isolated. A maximum of around 150 persons to be inside the Inspire Sports Academy in the entire duration of the meet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020

Smart offers new data packs for e-learning

Smart Communications Inc. has launched a prepaid data pack aimed at giving students simpler access to a selection of learning apps and productivity tools as many schools have resorted to online classes in light of the ongoing pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, many schools have resorted to online classes as a safe and innovative way for students to continue learning new knowledge and skills.   .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, many schools have resorted to online classes as a safe and innovative way for students to continue learning new knowledge and skills......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Dial 'LAGUNA: Centralized hotline number for easy, faster access to government service

As part of its initiative towards digital transformation, the provincial government of Laguna has taken its first step in becoming a Smart Province with the launch of a centralized hotline that will ensure easy access to services, ranging from emergency response, official business, public service and even for reports and inquiries......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Korean superstar Son Ye Jin & lsquo;felt the love& rsquo; of Pinoy fans in online meet

Smart Hallyu Hangouts, a series of online shows where subscribers can watch their idols through a live feed from wherever they are in the world, kicked off on July 16 with no less than Crash Landing On You (CLOY) actress Son Ye Jin. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

Digital readiness paradigm

When we hear the word “digital,” we instinctively imagine the realm of hi-tech gadgetry, smart phones, high-speed internet, the cloud, apps, databases, and all the online content we habitually log on to for work and entertainment. For consumers living in a pandemic, these technologies are just indispensable. Still, many end-users have little understanding of the complexity and the enormous investments needed to build and sustain a network of digital infrastructures to support this convergence of services we access through our phones, tablets, and computers......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Knowledge Channel& rsquo;s & lsquo;School at Home& rsquo; campaign bags award

Knowledge Channel Foundation’s (KCFI) “School at Home” campaign, which made possible distance learning during the pandemic using the channel’s platforms on-air, online, and offline, was adjudged “Outstanding CSR Project in Education” in the recently concluded 2021 League of Corporate Foundations- Corporate Social Responsibility (LCF-CSR) Guild Awards......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

5 ways to become a smart Shopee shopper

Most of us discovered the joy and convenience of shopping online during the past year. But are you truly maximizing your online shopping experience?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

1 in 2 Families in APAC Bought or Rented Extra Devices for Remote Learning

In a recent survey, Kaspersky identified the technical challenges families faced during the still continuing remote learning across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. To provide all their children with the devices they needed for online classes, more than half or one in every two families in APAC (49%) with two or more children had to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Solve your Online Learning Woes with the POCO M3 PRO 5G

With schools and universities still implementing blended modules and online classes, having access to the right tools has become essential to maximize learning from home. A powerful, affordable, and battery-efficient smartphone can make it the best study buddy for cash-strapped students. Enter the POCO M3 PRO 5G, the latest smartphone in the POCO series packed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

OK na : Netizens answer Boy Abunda s hard question for Binibining Pilipinas 2021 candidate

Kapamilya TV host Boy Abunda trended online after his hard question asked at the Question & Answer portion of the 57th Binibining Pilipinas held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum early today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021