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MyPhone Reveals Mega Merrygalo Sale & Mega Surprises

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Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for December? We made Christmas more exciting for all Filipinos as we make our Maagang Pamasko Sale even bigger with new and more products to choose from! So, stop by any MyPhone shops for MyPhone’s MEGA MERRYGALO SALE! Expect selected items to be up to 50% off starting November 15. 

Featured Products

Our 4G phones feature the fastest way for you to access your mobile data and they can be yours (or your loved ones’) at a discount!

     Brown1, a good starter 4G phone, is now made more affordable for only PHP2,999 from its former price of PHP5,500.

     Super D1 is built for the Virtual Reality experience. With its CPU containing SuperD VR Graphics, you can now be immersed in the world you’re playing in! It will be available in the sale for PHP5,999!
     MyX8 is the first of the MyX series. It has an 18:9 eXtended display good for movies or making the most of reading through social media… Totally the right X for you! It can now be bought at PHP3,999!


And speaking of eXtended display, we also have MyX1! Have it as a present at just PHP2,599!

But wait there's more! We’re making your holiday season even more eXciting! Hooray as we’ve added more choices on our X series. Save P500 when you buy myX2, you can now have it for just P2,999 plus you get a FREE Jelly Case.

MyX3, a stylish phone, comes with options of colorful back cases! Get it for sale now for just P3,299 vs it’s original price of P3,599.

The new MyX5 will also debut on a discounted price this Christmas, It’s a perfect Christmas present for just P2,999. That’s a PHP300 saving.


Meanwhile, MyA1 and MyA2, our budget-friend quad-core android phones, are both made even more affordable at PHP200 off! Get them for PHP1,499 each!

For budget-friendly options, we made the Android GO series that will make the most of your holiday budget! These entry-level phones are made to go faster because they’re loaded with Android Oreo - GO edition.

MyA11, is PHP200 off! Snag one for PHP1,699!

And because we want your Christmas to become even merrier, we’ve added more choices of Android GO models so you could have more options on what to give to your loved ones.

     MYA12 -   2,099          1,999
     MYA13 -   2,399          2,199
     MYA15 -   2,999          2,699
     MYA16 -   2,999          2,799

Introductory Products

     KidsARUs


Do your kids find coloring books and flashcards “boring” or “baduy”? Why not put a hi-tech twist to it? On November 15, we’re debuting the first of our products under My First My Phone: KidsARUs!
  
Use your phone and our app to bring drawings to life using Augmented Reality: the same technology that’s used by Pokemon Go! Point your phone’s camera to any of the KidsARUs flashcards or coloring book pages and watch as the drawings move and make sounds! Learn more than what you see by listening to a fact about it in English… Or Mandarin!

The perfect holiday gift for your kids, get one of them for the introductory price of PHP999!*

*Package includes four sets of flashcards, two coloring books, an instruction manual, and a QR activation code good for up to three devices. This package is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones. Please go to ARMagic Play Store or App Store page for more compatibility details.

     MyPhone Power banks

Have the first newly-designed MyPhone power banks in two designs!

The MyPhone polymer and aluminum power banks both feature a 10,000 mAh battery suitable for the long travel on the holidays ahead. Get one of each for PHP999 (aluminum) and PHP699 (polymer).

Not only phones but also our special products will be on sale!



     The Brown Bluetooth Speaker’s design is inspired by the beautiful sceneries of our country. It’s on a 50% sale for PHP1,999! Choose from four designs.
     Watch DTV… on your phone! Both MyPhone and Brown dongles are on sale for PHP499 each.

#BecauseWeCare: Get free insurance, on us!

Any phone you buy from us comes with a FREE ACCIDENTAL DEATH INSURANCE! This is our thank-you gift for everyone who’s been with us for 11 strong years.

Any smartphones get you PHP50,000 worth of insurance while our basic phones grant PHP25,000. Just insert your sim and activate your phone! This promo is up until December 31 only so come on over and get the best holiday gift combo for your loved ones this Christmas! This has been a partnership with 1CISP, one of the local leading insurance providers.

MEGA Merrygalo Customer Support
Got any concerns with your MyPhone products? We are always open with our newest Customer Support, MyRo. With our very own chatbot, it makes more convenient to reach us by just a single click from MyPhone’s Facebook Page.


This is just a start of the many surprises you’ll get from MyPhone! Old and new MyPhone users can also win on our daily raffle and win up to PHP100,000 cash on the grand draw! So make sure you keep your MyPhone’s alive and STAY TUNED for more announcements!









AMD Announces 12nm Radeon RX 590 GPU

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AMD today unveiled the Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card, an advanced 12nm GPU designed to deliver amazing gaming experiences and outstanding performance for the latest AAA, eSports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles.

Powered by AMD “Polaris” architecture , the AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card provides faster clock speeds for higher gaming performance than the AMD Radeon™ RX 580 graphics card , and delivers up to 20 percent or higher performance-per-dollar than the competition . Paired with the advanced AMD Radeon FreeSync™ gaming display technology  and loaded with the latest AMD Radeon™ Software features, the AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card delivers an exceptional gaming experience.

“This new graphics card provides beautiful visuals, blistering frame rates, and the latest and greatest features for PC gaming,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “Combined with AMD Radeon FreeSync™ technology4 for smooth, stutter-free gaming, game Day-0 launch performance updates and an ever-expanding Radeon™ Software feature set, the Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card provides an amazing experience for the legions of performance and hard-core gamers everywhere.”

Features of the AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card include:

             Outstanding Gaming Performance: The AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card is built upon 12nm process technology and the advanced AMD “Polaris”1 architecture, including 4th Gen GCN graphics cores, display engine and multimedia cores to enable exceptional performance in low-level APIs like DirectX® 12 and Vulkan®. It also provides a visually stunning HD gaming experience running at up to 60 FPS or higher in the most popular AAA games, and up to 100 FPS in some of the most popular eSports titles .

             Best Software Features for Gamers: AMD Radeon™ Software features game Day-0 driver support and up-to-the minute game optimizations for performance enhancements. Gamers can effortlessly capture, stream and share their memorable moments and clutch victories with Radeon™ ReLive technology; monitor performance and PC system info, and socialize with the AMD Link app; and fine-tune a range of settings to fit their needs with AMD Radeon™ WattMan technology .

             Largest Gaming Display Ecosystem : With over 500 AMD Radeon FreeSync™-technology4 capable monitors to choose from, achieving pixel-perfect, silky-smooth gameplay has never been easier. AMD Radeon FreeSync™ technology4 synchronizes the monitor update rate to the game, eliminating tears and choppiness. AMD Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology4 offers up to 2x better brightness and color volume compared to sRGB .

             Premium Virtual Reality: The AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card delivers beautifully rich and immersive VR environments during gameplay.  AMD LiquidVR™ technology provides broad compatibility, plug-and-play ease of use and stable platform support for the new wave of advanced VR vendors and technologies. 

Up to Three Free Games with Radeon™ RX Purchase
Today, AMD also launched the ‘Raise the Game Fully Loaded’ bundle, offering gamers PC versions of the highly anticipated Resident Evil™ 2, Devil May Cry™ 5 and Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2, for free with the purchase of an eligible AMD Radeon™ RX graphics card or Radeon™ RX powered PC. Gamers who purchase an AMD Radeon™ RX Vega or RX 590, or an eligible Radeon™ RX Vega or RX 590 powered PC, will receive free copies of all three games. Gamers who purchase an AMD Radeon™ RX 580 or RX 570 graphics card, or an eligible Radeon™ RX 580 or RX 570 powered PC, can choose two of these games for free. For more information on the program and where to buy, visit: www.amd.com/raisethegame

Pricing and Availability
The AMD Radeon™ RX 590 graphics card is available worldwide today starting at $279 SEP USD from leading add-in-board partners, including ASUS, PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX.

ASRock Reveals Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX590 8G OC

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The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, is continuing its rapid expansion into the graphics card market with the latest high-end addition to the Phantom Gaming series – the Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX590 8G OC.

The Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX590 8G OC uses all the power of AMD’s latest Radeon RX 590 GPU with FinFET 12 process technology and 8GB of 256-bit GDDR5 memory to provide great gaming performance, plus solid reliability. The card provides two DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, two HDMI 2.0b outputs, and a Dual-link DVI-D connector, supporting up to 5 monitors.



Of course, ASRock has also applied its cool Phantom Gaming visual styling throughout this graphics card; unifying the design with the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming motherboards to provide a great visual experience for gamers.

"ASRock is very proud to introduce the Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX590 8G OC graphics card.” said Mr. Chris Lee, ASRock’s Global Marketing Associate Vice President. “It is undoubtedly designed and built for gamers, and we strongly believe that it can provide an outstanding gaming experience.”


Now we are also doing a Radeon graphics cards promotion with AMD: from November 15th, 2018 to February 9th, 2019, customers who buy the ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX590 OC graphics cards will also be qualified to get three bundled games for free (worth $180 in total): Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2, Resident Evil® 2, and Devil May Cry® 5. For more information, please visit: https://www.asrock.com/news/events/2018AMDRISEGAME/

Advanced features for unbeatable performance
As an OC Certified Edition graphics card, it has a 1560MHz GPU clock, which is higher than AMD’s reference 1545MHz GPU clock, to provide a great gaming performance. ASRock also applies the Phantom Gaming visual elements everywhere on the card, to provide unified styling with ASRock’s Z390 Phantom Gaming motherboards – this delivers a great user experience for gamers.


The Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX590 8G OC graphics card is also equipped with several unique features: 3-Phase Motor Fan provides a 23% higher maximum airflow for better thermal efficiency, and the Double Ball Bearings improve lifespan by 30% to 40% compared to the traditional fan design. The XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink & Heatpipe Design provides enhanced thermal transfer. The Stylish Metal Backplate makes your graphics card fancy, solid, and cool. 0dB Silent Cooling technology makes fan stop completely under light workloads for no noise. Phantom Gaming Tweak gives users instant performance tweaking and smart fan speed control to combine ease-of-use with high performance and flexibility for power users.



Forged for gamers
The Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX590 8G OC graphics card offers gamers a full range of the specifications and features they need: superior performance, attractive visual impact, and solid, reliable construction, plus the same visual design and unified outlook as the entire ASRock Phantom Gaming series of products. This is undoubtedly a high-performance graphics card that is forged for gamers.

*Specifications may vary without notice.

Kingston Upgrades the IronKey D300 Encrypted USB

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Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, has added new features to its recent Cyber Defense 2018 Global Awards winning IronKey D300 encrypted USB Flash drive to improve device management and security. A new Serialized version (D300S) with two new features will further enhance the drive’s already advanced level of security to safeguard sensitive data.

IronKey D300S will have a unique serial number and bar code on the drive itself, allowing network administrators to simply read or scan the code instead of plugging in the drive. When a drive is deployed, returned or during any physical auditing or asset management of hardware, this feature will make the process more efficient and streamlined. The second feature, a virtual keyboard, enables users to enter a password with clicks of the mouse instead of using a physical keyboard, thereby providing a greater level of protection against any possible keylogging when using D300S on other computers.

The new Serialized drives will also be available as a Managed model1 (D300SM) that requires IronKey EMS or SafeConsole® by DataLocker³ allowing central management of drive access and usage across thousands of drives. This will be the first IronKey drive that will now be supported on SafeConsole, allowing it to be used by customers who already have it installed. IronKey D300SM will be available Q1 2019.

“We’re not content on standing pat with any of our products, no matter how good they are,” said Kingston “The data protection provided by IronKey D300 is already top notch, and we’ve listened to requests from our customers. These two enhancements in the D300 series add to its industry-leading data-protection capabilities. With Kingston’s 30-plus years of expertise in quality technology solutions behind it, along with the latest NAND Flash memory and controller technology, users of any D300 drive can rest assured that their confidential data and information are well protected from the risks and threats associated with loss, theft, or stolen digital devices.”

Apacer Announces AC633 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Military-Grade Shockproof Portable Hard Drive

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Be bold when you play! Apacer’s latest AC633 USB 3.1 Gen 1 military-grade shockproof portable hard drive has a tough gene. It has passed the U.S. military-grade drop test and is IP55 certified for dustproof and waterproof functions. Combining with the protective rubber case and anti-vibration internal suspension structure, AC633 can effectively reduce external forces, providing the most robust data protection. AC633 is available in three colors, “power red,” “speedy blue” and “energetic yellow”. Combined with the color “tough black”, it shows a vibrant and dazzling look. Be bold to enjoy the challenging adventure, and let AC633 protect your precious memories!

Military-Grade Shockproof Protection Guards Your Precious Data

Every user who loves outdoor sports and travel needs one Apacer’s mil-spec shockproof portable hard drive to protect their precious data! When enjoying thrills inspired during the extreme sports, or taking breathtaking pictures during mountain climbing, they may sometimes encounter accidents, such as collision, drop, water splash, or dust. If you want to have fun, it is better providing maximum data protection in advance.

Apacer releases its new masterpiece, the AC633 USB 3.1 Gen 1 shockproof portable hard drive, which has passed MIL-STD-810G 516.6 Procedure IV (Transit Drop Test), meaning no data is corrupted when it is dropped from a height of 1.22 meters. AC633 is constructed to be dustproof and waterproof at IP55 grade, with thorough rubber coverage at the exterior, effectively preventing dust intrusion and withstands spraying water. No matter encountered rain or dust, AC633 can easily handle these situations.


Protective Rubber Case with Internal Suspension Structure

The strong protection of AC633 comes from a single-piece rubber case which is available in three colors, “power red,” “speedy blue” and “energetic yellow”. Combined with the color “tough black”, it demonstrates a striking sports style. The four corners are smoothly rounded to provide a buffer effect during falls or strong impacts. The leather texture on both sides is not only used to bring the appearance and anti-slip functions to the next level, but also resists scratches or fingerprints, effectively reducing the damage caused by friction. Additionally, the unique internal suspension structure can reduce vibrations while minimizing the impacts caused by accidental movements. AC633 possesses both inner and external protections, enabling the perfect protection for your precious memories!


Passed the 10,000 Times Plug/Unplug Test

AC633 not only possesses multiple protections, but also features the robust and durable USB Type-A female connector. It has passed the 10,000 times plug/unplug test, providing safety guarantee for users. Equipped with USB 3.1 Gen 1 high speed interface, AC633 has a transmission speed up to 5Gbps which allows you to back up a great deal of audio and video files and reduce the transfer time. It is available in 1TB and 2TB; the latter can store up to 1 million photos, half a million mp3 music files, and 833-hour full HD videos. AC633 is built for outdoor travelers and sports fans; let you freely enjoy all the adventures!

Celebrate the Holidays with the NEOGEO mini Christmas Limited Edition

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If you're looking to spend Christmas in one of the best ways possible, this might be it. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the SNK brand, the NEOGEO mini Christmas Limited Edition has been unveiled!


It's quite Christmas-y, really. The NEOGEO mini Christmas Limited Edition comes with a different selection of game titles, extra peripherals, and that sweet, sweet holiday design to celebrate the occasion. Sure, you'd probably want to pop it out even when it's out of season, and that doesn't mean you shouldn't. 


Basically, there's the NEOGEO mini hardware, power cable, two NEOGEO mini PADs, NEOGEO mini HDMI cable, seven NEOGEO mini Stickers, two NEOGEO mini HD Screen Protectors, and a NEOGEO mini Anti-Slip Cushion. 

As an icing on the cake, the NEOGEO mini Christmas Limited Edition comes with 48 classic games to choose from. 9 of which weren't included in the original NEOGEO mini or even the NEOGEO mini INTERNATIONAL.



Included Games (All games are the overseas versions)
AGGRESSORS OF DARK KOMBAT
BLUE'S JOURNEY
BURNING FIGHT
CYBER-LIP
KING OF THE MONSTERS
KING OF THE MONSTERS 2
MAGICIAN LORD
METAL SLUG
METAL SLUG 2
METAL SLUG X
METAL SLUG 3
METAL SLUG 4
METAL SLUG 5
NINJA COMBAT
NINJA COMMANDO
NINJA MASTER'S
ROBO ARMY
SENGOKU3
SHOCK TROOPERS
SHOCK TROOPERS 2ND SQUAD
THE SUPER SPY
TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY
ALPHA MISSION II
BLAZING STAR
TWINKLE STAR SPRITES
LEAGUE BOWLING
SOCCER BRAWL
SUPER SIDEKICKS
TOP PLAYER'S GOLF
ART OF FIGHTING
FATAL FURY
FATAL FURY 2
FATAL FURY 3
REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2
REAL BOUT FATAL FURY SPECIAL
GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES
SAVAGE REIGN
KIZUNA ENCOUNTER
SAMURAI SHODOWN
SAMURAI SHODOWN
SAMURAI SHODOWN SPECIAL
THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97
THE KING OF FIGHTERS '98
THE KING OF FIGHTERS '99
THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2001
THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002
THE LAST BLADE 2
WORLD HEROES PERFECT

Product Breakdown:
Product name: NEOGEO mini Christmas Limited Edition
Number of titles: 48 titles
Display size: 3.5 inches
Accessory: Power supply cable (2m / USB Type C) *AC adaptor will not be included
NEOGEO mini PAD ×2
NEOGEO mini HDMI cable2m) 
NEOGEO mini Stickers×7
NEOGEO mini Anti-Slip Cushion
NEOGEO mini HD Screen Protector ×2
Connection terminals: HDMI terminal (Input for TV monitor), a headphone terminal, 2 external controller terminals

Killer Messages on the PlayStation 4 and How to Deal with Them

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Turns out, though, sending a short message (any piece of text followed by a special Unicode character and the heart emoji) to this messenger is enough to send the poor PS4 into an infinite reboot loop.

Reddit users first drew attention to the issue, after which it was picked up by news media. The worst thing is that the message doesn’t even need to be opened. When it is received, first the controller stops responding, then the sound switches off, and finally, the console crashes and starts rebooting endlessly. Players who get one of these messages at a crucial moment in a game probably won’t be jumping for joy.

But there’s good news. First, Sony confirms that it has already fixed the error so the next firmware update should be the end of it.

Second, even if your console got stuck in a cyclic reboot, it can be restored to life. To do so, Kaspersky Lab suggests the following steps:
  1. Install the PS Messages app on your phone (Android or iOS).
  2. Delete the malicious message using the PS Messages mobile app.
  3. On the console, start up in Safe Mode (here’s how) and select Rebuild Database (option 5).
  4. Now, the console should start as if nothing had happened.
One last thing. Even if you haven’t encountered this problem yourself, you can take preemptive action to make sure you never do. To do so:
  1. Go to the console settings.
  2. Select Account Management > Privacy Settings. At this point, a password is required.
  3. Select Messages, followed by Friends or No One in the drop-down menu.
  4. Now, strangers will not be able to send you messages, killer or otherwise. Better safe than sorry.