Saturday, June 23, 2018

Vivo Launches Pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in PHL with New Flagship Smartphone X21


PRESS RELEASE:


Extraordinary AI Photography experience set new industry benchmarks for mobile innovation

Manila, 21 June 2018 – Vivo on Thursday released the X21 flagship smartphone in the Philippines to bring users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer.

Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Having invested in long-term research and development to overcome the problems posed by mass producing In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo is finally bringing this secure and intuitive unlocking solution to more consumers. Vivo has also made major technology breakthroughs with its FullView™ Display and AI photography featured in the X21.



Two unlocking technologies to bring double convenience

Vivo has been the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology from showcasing its first prototype demonstration to successful mass production. To ensure user expectations for this technology are being met, Vivo has tasked its teams to innovate and perfect this technology on the new X21 to provide a reliable and secure unlocking solution for all consumers.

Vivo X21 replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. This allows the sleek and unified design of the smartphone to be preserved without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor. With mere a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Other than In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, X21 also offers upgraded facial recognition technology with Face Access which scans users’ facial features for enhanced security.

Impressive FullView™ experience with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%

Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display. With a super slim notch and 1.66mm side bezels, it achieves a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones. Vivo has even enhanced its software to support the notch and developed a notification bar that maintains an immersive experience. Maximizing the beauty of the display, Vivo X21 uses P3 display color management technology and supports a P3 wide color gamut to ensure more accurate, natural and saturated colors.

Taking phone design to the extraordinary, X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. Every arc and curve on the back cover is ergonomically optimized to ensure comfort in your hand, with only 3.1mm thick in the middle. More than just smooth to the touch, X21 uses a new color-blending technique, which creates a unique luster that creates its elegant look.

AI Photography Brings a Superior User Experience

X21 continues Vivo’s heritage of photography leadership, featuring 12MP (24 million photographic units) front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The secondary rear camera is 5MP. Thanks to the larger photographic area of each pixel, X21’s camera significantly boosts picture clarity. On top of this, the X21 features fast focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus fast and capture the depth of field data in every pixel.

Vivo X21’s AI Scene Recognition not only identifies night, sports, vibration or backlight scenarios, but it can also detect and identify 18 tags and 140 scenarios such as portraits, food, and plants as it shoots. It then actively adjusts photography settings and effects to make it easy for the user to capture a great photo.

By upgrading Vivo’s photography technologies with AI, Vivo’s AI Face Beauty and AI HDR features can identify the subject’s sex, skin tone and surrounding lighting environment to create the ideal facial enhancement settings, even in a backlit environment. With AI Face Beauty learning the user’s specific preferences for beauty, it can generate custom beautification effects tailored to each user. Think of X21 as your personal make-over team packed into one intelligent device.

System level optimization enhances mobile entertainment

Hardware forms the basis of any user experience. The X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip which can effectively utilize CPU resources for complex AI and neural computing. Its 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM increases the speed of launching, loading and switching even large and complex mobile games. With the large storage space, users can go wild downloading all the applications, movies and photos they want without the hassle of clearing space.

While gaming, the system will automatically adjust the CPU to optimize performance according to the game’s resources for a smoother gaming experience. The Game Mode on X21 even prevents accidental touch operations, ensuring gamers only make the moves they intended.

X21 continues Vivo’s Hi-Fi legacy and houses the AK4376A audio chipset. It is also equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to tailor their audio experience.

High-resolution images of Vivo X21 can be downloaded at this link: https://edelmanftp.boxcn.net/v/VivoX21

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines /), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil
) accounts.
X21 Product Specification:
Basics
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM 660 AIE Octa-core
RAM
6GB RAM
Storage
128GB ROM (Supports microSD Card up to 256GB)
Battery
3200mAh
Color
Black
Operating System
Funtouch OS 4.0 (Based on Android 8.1)
Body
Dimensions
154.45*74.78*7.37mm
Weight
156.2g
Display
Screen
6.28'' FHD+(2280*1080)
Type
Super AMOLED
Touch Screen
Capacitive multi-touch
Camera
Camera
Front: 12MP (24 million photographic units) (F2.0) with Dual Pixel Sensor (F2.0), front screen flash
Rear: 12MP (24 million photographic units) (F1.8) with Dual Pixel Sensor + 5MP (F2.4), with rear flash
Photography Modes
Front: Live Photo / AI Face Beauty / AI HDR / Portrait Mode Bokeh (single camera) / Panorama / AR Stickers
Rear: Slow Motion / Backlight / Live Photo / Portrait Mode Bokeh (dual cameras) / Panorama / Ultra HD / PPT Mode / Professional Mode / Time Lapse / AI Face Beauty / AR Stickers
Connectivity
USB (USB2.0), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.0), GPS, OTG
Sensors
Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyroscope
Items in the box
X21, Earphone, Documentation, USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, SIM Ejector, Protective Case, Protective Film (applied)


My Beauty and Healthy Haul from BeautyMNL!

The generation of going shopping for goods have come a long way! From its normal travel going to the mall or store for shopping in the more convenient way to purchase goods by going online!

Goods such as groceries, food, medicines, clothing, make-up, accessories to healthy options can now be delivered right to your respective location in just a few days. Deliveries are not restricted to a certain area but it can be done wherever you are in the world! Items can be delivered as a gift or your purchases for your consumption. This is how flexible online shopping can be. Talking about payments for this goodies, now that online banking and ways to transfer money, payments for such transactions are a big help also, not to exclude the cash-on-delivery (COD) payment. 

I am a fan of online shopping, but this liking is a little limited on my part as I never had to try going international for online shopping, this is yet to explore next time. 

But, for now, I am very happy with my recent online purchase of beauty and healthy goodies from BeautyMNL.com! I will walk through you to my latest find of beautiful goodies and also the healthy stuff, that I order a couple of weeks ago. BeautyMNL provided me an amount which was in store credit value for me to use and purchase products. Although I was given a store credit, this post will not affect the store review. Also, I'd be sharing with you my thoughts on the products I purchased.


BeautyMNL is an online shop that sells more than 18,000 products! You can find products for beauty, health and wellness, makeover deals, and articles and blog in the magazine section. They offer numbers of sale on specific products and brands, discounted items and sometimes you get also score buy1-get1 deals. Shipping cost comes in as low as P50 or sometimes you can have your items shipped to you for free, just like what I had! 
I've selected items that I need and want then narrowed it down to a more specific in need. I added items more than the store credit amount that was given to me so I can avail the free shipping fee.

Upon confirmation of payment mode, address and other details of the delivery for checkout, I got an email for payment confirmation and the order acknowledgment of the purchase, along with the tracking number which I will be using to monitor and track the shipment. 
Here are the items I had in my cart.







Since I got the tracking number I can locate the specific location of the package anytime, anywhere. 

I was a little disappointed when I saw the possible delivery date which was about a week, also the weather last week was not that favorable for parcel deliveries which added to ever more time of waiting. Well, I guess the anticipation was too long! 


The long wait is over, got my package and it felt like Christmas! :)


https://www.instagram.com/p/BkKwc2hB7Vs/

After a week of waiting my orders came last weekend. 


My first item on my list was the small bag of organic Chia seeds.
I am stoked about the #KrisAquino #mattematiclipstick + #mattebrowliner which was my second top on my list. Came in third was the Maybelline Fit Me concealer + poreless liquid foundation. And the rest of the products.

Items:
1- The Green Tummy Organic Chia Seeds (140g)
1- Kris Matte Matic Lipstick (Life)
1- Kris Matte Brow Liner (Beyond Brown)
1- Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Liquid Foundation (220 Natural Beige)
1- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Sand)
1- Beaublends Matte Liquid Lipstick (Innocence)
1- Rorec Aloe Vera Natural Skin Mask
1- Rorec Cucumber Natural Skin Care Mask
1- Rorec Honey Natural Skin Care Mask

 

And, because the excitements were there I instantly used the makeup products to spruce up my get-up for work that day. 

All products I ordered came in perfect shape, no damaged or any kind that the customer will be dissatisfied about. It was secured, sealed and neatly packed. I have checked each product for manufactured date and expiry date to make sure that I got new and fresh items to use and consume. 

When shopping online, you have to patient in terms of waiting for the products to arrive. Although they will provide you the estimated time of arrival of the order, natural causes for it to be delay can happen, especially in this rainy season or if there's a declared holiday. BeautyMNL does not process deliveries on weekends, so if by chance you wanted to buy something on their site, do it on a Monday. 

For a working Mom like me, shopping for goods online makes my life easier because it saves me time and money to go to shopping malls or fast food to order food and products. The concept of online shopping is a terrific invention ever made so far. It's a life-saver and local products can be promoted to consumers like me. 

Try and shop now, and enjoy a hassle-free shopping from BeautyMNL!

Now time to whip up a snack using the organic chia seeds!




Friday, June 15, 2018

Proper food storage in the fridge won't make your family sick


Many of us have the impression that storing our foods in the refrigerator will keep them fresh and safe. But, not having your appliance set at the right temperature can create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria to grow and flourish, which can result in an unsafe environment for food storage for you and your kids.

Improper food storage and sanitation can lead to a high risk of foodborne illnesses, especially this rainy season. Among these diseases is listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeriosis can be dangerous to pregnant women, newborns, children, and elderly, and can result to fever, muscle aches, or even gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea.

As such, refrigerating a food contaminated with Listeria can cause it to spread to other food products inside the refrigerator that may be making your child prone to sickness.

The good news, however, is that there are various ways we can do to reduce the risk of listeriosis at home by raising an awareness on proper refrigerator care to help improve the quality of food that you and your kids eat.

Consume use-by date food products immediately

Use-by date refers to the final day by which perishable goods should be consumed. After the recommended date, food quality is likely to go down and the food safety is lessened.

Therefore, it is important to make sure that food products are eaten before their use by date and not after.

You may realize that use-by date products spoil easily. Thus, it is crucial for you to follow storage instructions. However, take note that you should follow the use by dates on unopened ready-to-eat food products and not store food packages after they have been opened. Storing opened food products in the refrigerator can increase the risk of Listeria to grow.

Clean your refrigerator regularly

It is important to wipe food spills immediately to keep Listeria from growing and spreading to other foods. You can clean the inside walls and shelves with hot water and a mild liquid dishwashing detergent then rinse it thoroughly.

Likewise, make sure to throw old and spoiled foods that may cause growth and spread of bacteria. Try moving older foods in the front part of your fridge to make it more visible so that it can be consumed before it gets spoiled.

Keep raw meat, poultry, or fish, which may contain several bacteria, from cooked meals. Also, make sure that raw meats are at the bottom part of the shelf to avoid it from dripping. However, it is still better to have them sealed in a tight container.

Properly sanitizing your refrigerator can avoid different types of bacteria like Coliforms, Vibrio, salmonella, e-Coli, Botulinum, and Pseudomonas—all of which harmful to the human health—from growing on foods such as raw meat, milk, fish, and more.


Keep your refrigerator at the right temperature

Having your refrigerator at the proper temperature can avoid or slow the growth of Listeria. To check if your refrigerator is at the right temperature, put an appliance thermometer inside and make the necessary adjustment in the temperature control. Makes sure that your refrigerator register at 40°F (4°C) or below and your freezer at 0°F (-18°C).

Refrigerating below the recommended 4℃ will significantly slow the growth of bacteria. But as the temperature rises, the bacteria can grow at a faster rate, which can result in spoilage, wastage, and food poisoning.

Your refrigerator plays an important role in keeping your food safe and free from any bacteria that can result in foodborne illnesses. In fact, operating at the wrong temperature can leave room for the bacteria to get the nutrients and temperature it needs to grow inside your refrigerator.

While refrigerators can be a breeding ground for foodborne illnesses, Beko Refrigerator’s Active Ioniser neutralizes the bacteria that cause effluvia to create an antibacterial effect to keep the refrigerator from harmful pathogens such as Listeria. Also, Its Blue Light Technology allows for a continuous process of photosynthesis, allowing fresh produce to maintain their natural flavors and nutritional value for up to 30 days.

On top of that, the Beko Refrigerator’s new age of NeoFrost Technology keeps the humidity of their refrigerator at an optimum level of up to 90 percent in the cooler for longer freshness. It also makes for a more stable and faster cooling for both the cooler and the freezer compartments at A+ energy efficiency level. Moreover, its independent cooling systems also help in preventing odor transfer in between the compartments to keep the quality of the air inside at maximum levels.

To know more about Beko and Beko Philippines, like the Beko Philippines fan page (@BekoPH) or visit the website at www.beko.ph.


ABOUT BEKO

Beko is the global home appliances brand of the Arçelik Group and belongs to the Koç Holding – one of the largest conglomerate in Europe, ranking among the first 250 on the Fortune Global 500 list. Beko set out in 1955 – with one washing machine. And with one goal: Bringing smart products to everyone.

Today, we are the second largest brand within the European white goods sector. It’s because we are always driven by the constant desire to innovate for a better life. Thanks to this approach, we have become one of the leading home appliances companies in the world. And within the last five years, we have been rising as the fastest growing white goods brand in Europe – with 25.000 employees, 14 global production sites and products sold in more than 130 countries.

But no matter where our success stories begin, each and every one of them starts with our inspiration to keep on changing for the better. And the reason why we are always trying for the better is people. They have been shaping our vision, setting our course and helping us to navigate to our goals. Their actions, enthusiasm, and spirit are, in truth, what has been inspiring us today as in yesterday, for more than 60 years.

This belief is our common ground. And together, we can turn this new chapter into another long-term Beko success story – to create smarter ideas and better solutions, now and in the future.