The most wonderful time of the year is here and that means the wait is over for those who want to upgrade their style and get the newest smartphones at amazing prices as vivo joins the Shopee 11.11 Best Christmas Sale.
Get up to P6,000 in discounts and vouchers for select models from November 11 to 12.
For those looking for a phone that can do the work but not break the bank, the vivo Y1s is the perfect device. With its 6.22-inch Halo FullView Display providing a pleasant view for both videos and games while filtering harmful blue light to prevent eye strain, alongside a 4,030mAh battery, all within a sleek and stylish body, the Y1s retails for only P5,099 from P5299, a P200 discount from its old price.
Want a phone that can keep up with your passions? Look no further than the vivo Y12A–with its robust 5,000mAh battery with 5V/1A reverse charging so you can also charge other devices, never run out of juice while working, surfing, or gaming. Get this deal for only 6,199 from 6,499, a 300 discount from its old price plus an additional 100 off voucher for a total of 400 savings.
Those who require a harder-working device for gaming and multitasking should get their hands on the Y20s G (6+128). With 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, users will never run out of space for everything and anything. The Y20s G (6+128) retails for P9,499 from its original P9,999 price and an additional 200 OFF voucher for a total of 700 savings.
This year saw vivo reiterate why they’re one of the leading global smartphone brands after the release of two of its best phones yet–the Y33s and the X70. So for those waiting to get their hands on the brand’s newest release but are holding out for a deal, the time is now.
The Y33s’ 50MP Triple Camera allows users to focus on the moment and get amazing photos, anytime, anywhere. Together with a hefty 5,000mAh battery with 18W Fast Charge capability, users will never run out of juice for their passions. Get the Y33s for an exclusive Shopee price of P12,499 from its original price of P12,999 and get an additional 300 OFF voucher for a total of 800 savings.
Welcome the Next Imagery Master with the vivo X70 co-engineered with ZEISS. With trademark ZEISS optics, an extra-sensing Gimbal Camera, and Extreme Night Vision capabilities, amateur and professional photographers alike will find it hard to take bad photos even in the most challenging situations. Get the vivo X70 for P34,999 with 1,000 voucher.
Other phones up for sale with discounts are the Y12s (3+32) for P5,999, a P500 off from its original price and the V20 with a whopping P6,000 off at P14,999 when used together with the P1,000 voucher.
But wait there’s more as vivo is making it rain with vouchers including a P200 OFF midnight vouchers for a minimum spend of P6,000 from 12 am-2 am on November 11 and 12 limited to 500 redemptions. Get an additional P50 OFF for no minimum spend, P100 OFF for a P6,000 minimum spend, a P200 OFF vouchers for a P7,000 minimum spend, and a P300 OFF for a P10,000 minimum spend.
Plus those who want the chance to get an XTREME Holiday Makeover for their home offices plus a vivo X70, can do so by buying any XTREME Appliances product from Nov. 11 until Nov. 30. Every purchase enters the user to the promo. The grand winner will be drawn on Dec. 15.
For more information about the Shopee 11.11 sale and the makeover promo, visit the vivo Philippines social media pages. For more details on new product updates visit www.vivoglobal.ph, and vivo’s official Shopee store.
Kaspersky reports more than 340, 000 attacks with new malicious WhatsApp mod
November 20, 2023 8:52 p.m.
Kaspersky researchers recently uncovered a new malicious WhatsApp spy mod, which is now proliferating within another popular messenger, Telegram.
While the modification serves its intended purpose by extending user experience, it also clandestinely harvests personal information from its victims. With an extensive reach surpassing 340,000 in just one month, this malware predominantly targets users who communicate in Arabic and Azeri, though victims have been identified globally.
Users often turn to third-party mods for popular messaging apps to add extra features. However, some of these mods, while enhancing functionality, also come with hidden malware. Kaspersky has identified a new WhatsApp mod offering not only additions like scheduled messages and customizable options, but it also contains a malicious spyware module.
The modified WhatsApp client’s manifest file includes suspicious components (a service and a broadcast receiver) not present in the original version. The receiver initiates a service, launching the spy module when the phone is powered on or charging. Once activated, the malicious implant sends a request with device information to the attacker’s server. This data covers IMEI, phone number, country and network codes, and more. It also transmits the victim’s contacts and account details every five minutes as well as being able to set up microphone recordings and exfiltrate files from external storage.
The malicious version found its way through popular Telegram channels, predominantly targeting Arabic and Azeri speakers, with some of these channels boasting nearly two million subscribers. Kaspersky researchers alerted Telegram about the issue. Kaspersky’s telemetry identified over 340,000 attacks involving this mod in just October. This threat emerged relatively recently, becoming active in mid-August 2023.
Examples of Telegram channels distributing malicious mods
Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Turkey, and Egypt witnessed the highest attack rates. While the preference leans towards Arabic and Azerbaijani-speaking users, it also impacts individuals from the US, Russia, UK, Germany and beyond.
Kaspersky products detect the Trojan with the following verdict Trojan-Spy.AndroidOS.CanesSpy.
“People naturally trust apps from highly followed sources, but fraudsters exploit this trust. The spread of malicious mods through popular third-party platforms highlights the importance of using official IM clients. However, if you need some extra features not presented in the original client, you should consider employing a reputable security solution before installing third-party software, as it will protect your data from being compromised. For robust personal data protection, always download apps from official app stores or official websites,” comments Dmitry Kalinin, security expert at Kaspersky.
To stay safe, Kaspersky experts recommend:
- Use Official Marketplaces: Download apps and software from reputable and official sources. Avoid third-party app stores, as the risk that may host malicious or compromised apps is higher.
- Use reputable security software: Install and maintain reputable antivirus and anti-malware software on your devices. Regularly scan your devices for potential threats and keep your security software up to date. Kaspersky Premium protects its users from known and unknown threats.
- Educate yourself about common scams: Stay informed about the latest cyber threats, techniques, and tactics. Be cautious of unsolicited requests, suspicious offers, or urgent demands for personal or financial information.
- Third-party software from popular sources often comes with zero warranty. Keep in mind that such apps can contain malicious implants, e. g. because of supply chain attacks.
Globe’s next-gen leaders delve into AI and humanity at International Design Conference
October 27, 2023 3:45 p.m.
Globe’s next generation leaders shared invaluable insights on the blend of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the human experience at the 7th International Design Conference, an event that marked the 50th anniversary of the Design Center of the Philippines.
Returning with more disruptive design concepts and an immersive environment that encouraged attendees to rethink limits, the two-day conference, held in cooperation with Globe, unveiled the evolving landscape and transformative potential of design.
Design luminaries and game-changers from the design sector and the Philippine creative economy collaborated to captivate audiences with immersive keynote presentations, provocative fireside chats, inspiring case studies, future-focused visioning, and an industry meet-up.
Globe’s Wil Sarmiento, Director and Head of Customer Lifecycle, and Paolo Toledo, Director and Head of Creatives, stood out with their forward-thinking perspectives. They joined world-renowned personalities such as award-winning design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn, program director of the Danish Design Centre Christina Melander; Sarah ichioka, founding director of Desire Lines; Dr. Anna Whicher, Policy Consultant of the “Making Design Count: The Value and Impact of Design on the Philippine Economy”; and Professor Daniela Bohlinger, Sustainability Design Pioneer.
Sarmiento, delivered a keynote that delved into the future skills in the age of human-machine collaboration, underscoring the potential of a symbiotic relationship that harnesses the strengths of both.
“Being human is the greatest design of all. While technology provides efficient solutions, it simply answers “what’s right” or “what’s needed”. BUT it’s us humans who trigger innovation and purpose. We hold the power to ask “what’s next?” and more importantly, “what for?” he said.
The International Design Conference, with its rich legacy of championing design innovation, is a thought leadership platform that celebrates the intersection of design, business, technology, and policy while thriving at the edge of disciplines to remain provocative and to use design and creativity to ask difficult questions and to take the audience to new territories.
Globe’s design leaders not only contributed to this dialogue but also illuminated the path forward, emphasizing a future where technology and human ingenuity seamlessly converge.
For more information about the International Design Conference and its key takeaways, please visit www.facebook.com/DTI.DesignCenterPH.
To learn more about Globe, go to https://www.globe.com.ph/.
LG honored with multiple awards for Innovative Product Design at IDEA 2023
September 4, 2023 3:11 p.m.
LG Electronics (LG) has once again been recognized for outstanding product design, earning 13 awards at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2023, announced at the International Design Conference in New York, New York.
The LG PuriCare AeroTower, an air purifier that can also be used as a side table and mood lamp, was honored with a Bronze Award at yesterday’s conference. Offering personalized performance and design options, as well as a compact form factor, LG’s air purifier can be tailored to match any home interior and is ideal for smaller spaces. With its latest win, the LG PuriCare AeroTower has now been recognized by all three of the world’s top industrial design award programs: IDEA, the Red Dot Award and iF Design Award.
Another IDEA 2023 honoree, the LG OLED Flex (model LX3) is an innovative TV featuring the world’s first bendable 42-inch OLED screen. The LX3, which made its international debut at IFA last year, offers a new level of screen customizability – its self-lit display able to go from completely flat to spectacularly curved with the push of a button.
“The achievement from this year’s IDEA is the result of the synergy between customer experience-centered technology and aesthetics,” said Hwang Sung-gyul, head of the Design Management Center at LG Electronics. “We will continue to improve the level of perfection by reflecting innovative customer experiences beyond the existing framework in product design by constantly communicating and empathizing with customers.”
Organized annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), IDEA is one of the world’s leading design award programs, recognizing exceptional achievements in the area of industrial design while taking into consideration various factors relating to design strategy, digital interaction, the environment, and social impact, when selecting award recipients.
Life’s about more than having the latest technology, rather, it’s about the experiences technology creates that impact our lives. LG Electronics Philippines delivers consumer electronics through top-of-the-line home entertainment appliances that prepare Filipinos for their greatest moments. LG promises to bring “Innovation for a Better Life” nationwide – from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao. LG products are available via lg.com/ph and through its flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee. For more information, visit and follow their social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube (@lgphilippines).