Saturday, November 29, 2014

Samsung presents its fully automatic washing machines

Most people know the basics of doing the laundry. The first thing I learned was to separate the coloreds from the whites. All my kids know that as well as it was the first thing I taught them when they went overseas. Other tips I follow are hand washing my delicates instead of throwing them in the wash, putting socks in netted bags so they don't get separated, and pre-soaking and scrubbing stained garments before a wash cycle.

But there are other factors and they have an impact on your choice of washing machine.

* Did you know that the longer the boosting time of the machine, the more energy it uses? And of course, the more energy used, the more expensive it is for you.

* Did you know that the higher the temperature of the wash cycle, the more energy is wasted too?

* Did you know that too much mechanical action can damage fabrics?

* And lastly, did you know that too much detergent leaves residue that could damage fabrics? In addition, when that is flushed down the drain, it is harmful to the environment.

Taking all these factors in when choosing a washing machine can spell a lot of difference -- savings in electricity and water, increased efficiency, and less worn clothes. And when a washing machine is fast and efficient, Mom has more time to spend bonding with family.

Samsung showed us a line of washing machines that considers the varied needs of a family - small or large - while incorporating the newest technological and practical innovations in their washing machines. Here are 3 of their models.

Samsung's Fully Automated, Top Loading Washers

Two fully automated, top loading washers were introduced to us at the event.

If you've admired silver refs, just imagine that very same classy, premium silver color now on a washing machine! This is the Samsung Fully Automatic Top Load WA16F759

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

APPefize your online content into your very own app

Got interesting content? It can now be APPefized by APPefize, a Software-as-a-Service (Saas) company.

This was what I found out at APPefize's event. Any media (print, images, music and video) can be generated into apps in a fairly short period of time using their robust app engine platform. Whether you are offering a service, promo, game or celebrity app, they can make your content functional, interesting and exciting. And...because it is now an app, you can share content globally, not just locally.

Most people are now mobile so they get a lot of their information on their smartphones rather from their laptop or desktop. This is why the people behind APPefize feel that putting content on apps was a way to go because the content could be made even more interesting that way. Whether you are a showbiz personality, a political figure, a sportsman/woman, a brand, or even an advocacy group, your content can be converted into an app. Some of the celebrities who have apps that are coming out in the coming months are people like Jim Paredes, JayR, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Regine Tolentino, Derek Ramsay, Richard Gutierrez, Ruffa Gutierrez, Tim Yap, Solenn Heussaff, Barbie Almalbis, Martin Nievera, Christian Bautista, Tippy, and Bela Padilla.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Samsung's Galaxy of Christmas Wishes for 2014

Hold it! Before you buy that gadget for yourself or a loved one, check out Samsung's Galaxy of Christmas Wishes promo which has been running since November 15 to December 31, 2014!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Globe Education Solutions: Using world-class platforms for schools

There was a time when kids' schoolbags weighed a ton, filled with thick books and numerous notebooks, giving parents like me angst about our kids' future posture and shoulder problems. 

There was a time when teachers manually graded school work and orally gave exams, when grades were painstakingly computed, printed out on paper report cards, and mailed out to parents or given to students. 

There was a time when textbooks were limited to textbook authors and teachers had to select the best (and the least likely to have errors) textbooks to include in their syllabus.

Those days are almost over if integrated educational ecosystems such as those being offered now by Globe Education Solutions become the norm in most schools. At a recent presentation, Globe announced their partnership with three other international companies that offer tech solutions for the academe: D2L Learning, Globals and Flipside.