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VSCO playing catch up with Instagram

Update: The #NewVSCO is now available, get it for Android and iOS for iPhone.

Ask anyone who’s been Instagram’ing for the past 5 years what his/her favorite photo editing app is and you’ll most likely get the same response – VSCO or VSCOcam. While Instagram popularized the use of photo filters, it’s VSCO that must have perfected the all-in app most photography professionals and enthusiasts are looking for – an app that not only lets you apply filters, but offers a collection of customization tools for more creative possibilities. Read more

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Hurray for ToyCon 2016 + Pop Life FanXperience powered by Smart

Instagram’ers who collect toys and are into toy photography will be heading to the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex for the biggest toy convention and pop culture event in the country this June 10 to 12 – the much anticipated ToyCon 2016 + Pop Life FanXperience powered by the unrivaled mobile services provider Smart Communications – and if you’re a Smart subscriber you’re in for a treat as exciting perks and prizes await you.

ToyCon 2016 brings together in one roof an awesome collection of toys, games, movies, cosplay, anime, and collectibles, with special segments featuring celebrities, comic artists and creative directors from iconic TV show and films. Read more

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My son’s a bonafide rockstar now

My youngest son Kirk Marcus is the lead guitarist for his recently formed band they named The New Coming Horizon (TNCH), busying himself this past summer collaborating with schoolmates and friends, jamming to cover Paramore’s “Emergency” and penning an original composition “Nailed Promises” together with Matthew (Bass), Levi (Rhythm), Lindsay (Drums), fronted by Gio and Anna on vocals, which they performed for the public for the first time and won them 3rd place at the Clash of Bands 2016 by Blaster Studio, held at Selda Dos Music Bar and Studio in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City last June 4, 2016. Read more

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A love and hate of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge

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It’s been over two months when I got tempted and gave in to getting an Android smartphone for my postpaid plan retention, an irresistible deal of a free Samsung Gear VR when re-contracting to the newest Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. I of course picked the S7 Edge, opting for the shimmery gold color. Will this make me give up my Apple/iOS tendencies? Well, it’s a love and hate relationship. This is not a review, but here’s my experience so far. Read more

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Instagram’s been redesigned

While Instagram’ers have been waiting for the algorithm change, that’s supposed to allow you to see photos and videos that make more sense to you as opposed to a chronological timeline, we were instead presented not only with a new logo but also a plain and flat, black and white app redesign. Read more

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We love LesMis Manila!

I almost forgot about Les Misérables having a Manila run this year until I saw an ad on Facebook. Thanks to my wife, without second thought, I initially considered buying just two tickets, but since our kids loved the film adaptation, we decided that the four of us should go. It’s the first time we’re watching a musical as a family (my second, having seen Miss Saigon way back), and while the tickets weren’t exactly affordable – having read Victor Hugo’s classic novel several times, listened to the original Broadway soundtrack (I have the double-CD but it’s in my Spotify playlist) even memorizing the lyrics, comparing previous movie versions – all worth it we proclaimed! Besides, LesMis is the world’s most popular musical playing for the first time in the Philippines, we didn’t want to miss it! Read more

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