iPhone 11 Price in the Philippines 2019 – with iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max

iPhone 11 Price Philippines 2019

  • iPhone 11 64GB – P36,349 (699 USD)
  • iPhone 11 128GB – P38,949 (749 USD)
  • iPhone 11 256GB – P44,149 (849 USD)

iPhone 11 Pro Price Philippines 2019

  • iPhone 11 Pro 64GB – P51,949 (999 USD)
  • iPhone 11 Pro 256GB – P59,749 (1,149 USD)
  • iPhone 11 Pro 512GB – P70,149 (1,349 USD)      

iPhone 11 Pro Max Price Philippines 2019

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB – P57,149 (1,099 USD)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB – P64,949 (1,249 USD)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB – P75,349 (1,449 USD)

4 Reasons Why You Must Buy the New iPhone 11 Pro

Highest Video Quality of all Smartphones

My favorite feature and the best feature of the latest iPhone 11 is its 4K 60 fps video recording capability. Additionally, it has a built-in optical image stabilization. Perfect for making cinematic videos anytime. You can also shoot time-lapse video without needing a gimbal or stabilizer. Yay!
And when it comes to editing videos, iOS 13 will let us edit videos just like how easy it is when we edit our photos. You can level up your film editor skills by using video editing apps like Filmic Pro and iMovie.

Professional Camera System

iPhone 11 Pro is the first ever smartphone with triple-camera system that combine cutting-edge technology to shoot the highest quality video in a smartphone. With its ultra-wide camera, you can shoot 4 times more scenes.
Its wide camera with 26 mm focal length and an amazing f/1.8 aperture is already a game changer for a smartphone. Actually, a nice lens with that aperture already can cost hundreds of dollars for DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
The telephoto camera is another advantage for photographers, Instagram influencers, and everyone who likes capturing expanded field of view by zooming from the telephoto to the ultra-wide camera up to 4x optical zoom.

Fastest CPU and Fastest GPU of all Smartphones

The new iPhone 11 prides itself for having the fastest CPU and GPU ever in a smartphone. Its A13 Bionic Chip is very powerful and intelligent, it is the most-advanced chip used by other mobile phones in the market today.

Security and Privacy

Every Apple device is engineered to protect privacy. I’ve been using iPhone, iPad, MacBook and iMac for many years now and I’ve never encountered any privacy and security issue. Every Apple device is trusted. You won’t even need an anti-virus software to protect your files and your gadget. Likewise, all their apps and programs are safe.

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iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro Max

The main differences of the 3 latest iPhones are the following tech specs and features:

Screen Display

It’s basically small, medium, large plus XDR upgrade. iPhone 11 has 6.1 inches Liquid Retina HD display while iPhone 11 Pro has 5.8 inches Super Retina XDR display. iPhone 11 Pro Max has the largest screen, 6.5 inches Super Retina XDR display.


iPhone 11 has a Dual 12MP Ultra Wide and Wide cameras with Night Mode feature. The Pro versions have Triple 12MP Ultra Wide, Wide, and Telephoto cameras with Night Mode feature. Thus, iphone 11 Pro versions are excellent for photography and cinematography lovers.

Battery Life

The longest battery life in an iPhone ever which lasts up to 5 hours longer than iPhone Xs Max is what makes the iPhone 11 Pro Max a must-have. iPhone 11 Pro lasts up to 4 hours longer than iPhone XS while the basic iPhone 11 lasts up to 1 hour longer than iPhone XR.
Water Resistant The pro versions of iPhone 11 are water-resistant to a depth of 4 meters for up to 30 minutes while the basic iPhone 11 is water-resistant to a depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes. In addition, all the latest iPhone 11 are splash and dust resistant as well.

Common road markings and what they mean

There's not a week that passes by without a photo of an erring motorist popping up on the Facebook feed, most likely in blatant violation of posted traffic signs or street markings. Anyone who's had to go through a driving school has likely had to learn what they mean. Many of them are also tackled in the driver's license exam, though we all know how laughably easy it is to breeze through.
To serve as a refresher, and to possibly curb horrific incidents in graphic viral videos, have a look out our short summary of common road markings and what they mean.
Solid white line road marking
White solid line
These lines are the most critical to take note of. They line the edges of the road, mark out intersections and indicate where and when to take extra caution.
Horizontal solid lines (stretching across your path) warn of obstacles that can cross a vehicle's path. You'll see them just before intersections, pedestrian crossings, railroad crossings and the like.
If you see a horizontal solid line ahead of you, this means the vehicle must come to a full stop, unless indicated to proceed by a traffic light or when clear. Ensure that your front tire comes to rest just before the white line. Of course, it would be better to prevent your vehicle's front bumper from crossing the line for the convenience of pedestrians or other cross traffic vehicles.
Several horizontal solid lines in quick succession are called rumble strips. These are typically placed on highways or roads with high speed limits to alert the driver of an impending obstacle like a turn or intersection. They're like little speed bumps and make a rumbling sound when a vehicle travels over them, hence the name. These may be crossed without coming to a full stop, though it is encouraged to slow down a little. In the Philippines, they're used a little too frequently and can be found before almost every busy intersection in some cities.
Vertical solid lines (stretching with the flow of traffic) mark the edges of lanes. Two constantly run along the opposite ends of the road. They also indicate areas where changing lanes is discouraged or could be dangerous. Obviously, you must stay between these lines, not over them.
You'll typically see vertical dashed lines turning into solid lines when approaching an intersection, fork, or junction in the road. These are there to remind you to change before the solid line or simply stay in your lane.
White dashed line road marking
White dashed line
These marks indicate the center of the road, make it easier to make out lanes, show the direction of the road at night, and indicate where caution or yielding must be exercised.
Horizontal dahsed lines mark out areas where caution must be exercised. Areas with these lines typically don't have signs or signal lights. You don't need to come to a full stop before it, unlike the solid horizontal line, but it is best to be mindful when approaching one. On multiple lane roads, they usually outline areas where a vehicle can make a left turn against oncoming traffic, merge onto a larger road with the right of way, if it is clear, or indicate a pedestrian crosswalk that is not frequently passed.
Vertical dahsed lines mark out lanes. Naturally, you must keep your vehicle to the right  between these lines. If the dashes are spaced far apart, it is ok to cross these lines and change lanes. While changing lanes, make it a habit to use your turn signals.
Most new cars make this easier by having a handy lane change indicator built-in. Simply tap the turn signal stalk enough to activate it, but not enough to lock it. This will allow it to blink thrice, indicating you're changing lane. It will automatically turn off after, without you having to reach for the stalk again.
When they are spaced closer together, they indicate either a new lane that can be moved into or one that is merging into the lane you're in. You'll find these in widening or narrowing roads, turn boxes or rotundas.
Yellow dashed lines that are closely spaced indicate where you can enter into the bus lane and make a right to a side street.
Solid yellow line road marking
Yellow line
This marking is easier to spot for a reason: it means drivers should be extra cautious when these are around. Solid yellow lines indicate where passing is strictly prohibited, not even if it looks clear. These lines are typically found on either side of a white dashed line. The no crossing rule applies to the lane the yellow line is closest to.
As such, if there is a yellow line on your lane, but none on the opposite, it means it is safe for oncoming cars to cross and overtake, but not for you. If there is one on the opposite lane, you may overtake, but not the oncoming vehicles. Double yellow lines mean it is strictly prohibited for vehicles on either lane to overtake.
Double yellow lines road marking
These marks must be strictly followed as engineers have taken into account the road's curve, camber, elevation, as well as driver's line of sight to determine if it is safe to pass. It is especially important to follow this on bridges, viaducts, and flyovers as there is no extra room for vehicles to maneuver to avoid any oncoming vehicles in their own lane.
A single yellow line also marks out bus lanes in some cities and also serves the same purpose. It is not recommended for both private cars or buses to cross these lines. Wait for the dashed yellow line. These indicate you can enter this lane to make your turn.
Box junction road marking
Box junction
This is a yellow box with an X or X's inside, typically found in intersections. They mark out areas of high traffic flow in multiple directions. As such, no vehicle is allowed to stay in this box for a prolonged period of time. They may be placed on intersections with or without traffic lights.
When approaching a box junction, look ahead and make sure there is enough space on the other side of the intersection for your car, before proceeding. If traffic has stopped and there is no room, wait patiently before the box junction.
Thankfully, many traffic lights now have countdown timers. If there are only 3 seconds left in the green light and you're several car lengths away from the box, slow down and wait for the next light. Also, the yellow traffic light means “slow down,” not “speed up.” The only vehicles that can continue driving during a yellow light are those already in the box junction.
Even if your light is green, do not proceed if there is no room for you on the other side. You will only irk other drivers and cause more traffic, making the traffic lights virtually useless.
Lane arrow road markings
Lane arrows
If trying to remember which lane to stay on and where and when to change is confusing, there's another reminder on the road: lane arrows. These indicate the direction each vehicle in that lane must travel. As such, if you see an arrow pointing forward, simply proceed as planned. Arrows pointing left or right indicate you must turn at the appropriate intersection, fork or junction. Arrows with double heads, one pointing forward and another pointing a different direction mean you can do either action in that lane.
If you encounter an upside down triangle, that is a yield sign. This indicates you are approaching an intersecting road that has the right of way. Ensure your path is clear before merging.
Of course, these lane arrows are useless if you tailgate too closely to the car ahead. Keep a safe distance from the car in front of you so you can spot, not only potential dangers, but these arrows too.
In addition to these lane markings, be on the lookout for overhead signs and stoplights. These green signs are aligned to the lane and indicate where you will go if you stay on that particular lane. Stoplights are aligned to lanes too, to help you spot which lanes are for proceeding forward, left turn only, or must make a U-turn. Stoplights on islands or the curb are for the lane closest to them.
Practical application of road markings
Practical application
Naturally, the road out there isn't perfect. Some lane markings will be faded, absent, or even blacked out because the rules or directions have changed. Keep a sharp eye for new lines or signs that will tell you where to go. Finally, take a good look around you, assess the area, and employ defensive driving when these are absent. It's better to slow down in an intersection even if you have right of way. Always indicate before changing lanes.
If a left turn, U-turn, right turn or flyover is a little difficult to get to from your lane (i.e. requires changing two lanes within 10 meters), then you're probably on the wrong lane already. Don't swerve to get to it and find a way to get back to your turn off further down the road.
Indeed many drivers may continue to blatantly violate these rules as you endeavor to follow them. Don't lose heart and keep on the right lane. If each of us does our part to drive conscientiously, we may improve the flow of traffic one car at a time.

Encrypt and protect any file or folder you want to hide from prying eyes

How to Lock Files, Folders and Drive

Step1: Before you can start Locking your files, folders, drives with Folder Lock, you will need to run Folder Lock and enter your Master Password that you have set during the installation.

Step 2: Enter Master Password
Before you can start Locking your files, folders, drives with Folder Lock, you will need to run Folder Lock and enter your Master Password that you have set during the installation.

What's A Master Password? It i s a user-selected password or passphrase that a user sets when he/she first installs Folder Lock. As a result, ALL administrative rights to the program will belong to the user with the Master Password. Please remember that ONLY the Master Password holder can use the Lock Files feature.

Step 3: To add your files, folders, and drives to the Locking list, click on the 'Add' button on the top menu. You will then be given a pull down menu with options to add your files, folders, or drives.

Part 2How to Password protect USB/CD
Folder Lock lets you keep your personal files encrypted in a variety of ways, in both PC and portable drives and offers backup of protected files to an online storage. Protect USB/CD features three powerful options to protect your portable data, including Protect USB, Protect CD/DVD, and Encrypt Email Attachments.

Protect USB enables you to convert your Lockers into self-executable applications that you can copy to your USB or external drives. You can then simply execute them on any computer and enter the correct password to access your data even if you don't have Folder Lock installed.

Step 1: Click on 'Protect USB/CDe' button.

Here you will be required to enter details for the existing Locker.

The 'Locker Location' field, as shown in the above sanpshot, will ask you to locate your existing Locker you have saved on your computer. Select the Locker and press 'Open'. Next, enter the destination for the portable Locker in the 'Select Your USB Drive' field. This will be the destination where the existing Locker will be copied as a portable Locker. After you have entered the required details, click on 'Next' to start the Locker copying process. After the portable Locker and the .EXE file creation has been successfully completed, click on 'Finish' to close the wizard.

Part 3How to Encrypt Files and Folders

Step 1: To start encrypting your files, you will need to create a Locker. To do this, go to the 'Encrypt Files' feature in Folder Lock and click on the 'Create Locker' button on the top menu. You'll be asked to set a password.

To open the Locker after you click on the 'Finish' button, simply check the checkbox next to Open Locker on Finish. This will mount and open the newly created Locker on a drive (the default drive on which the Locker mounts is Z:\). Once your Locker is opened, you may then explore and add your files to it.

How to delete a Locker?
If you wish to delete your Locker, simply run Folder Lock and go to the 'Encrypt Files' feature, where you can see all your Lockers in the list. To delete a Locker, select the Locker you wish to delete from the list, and click on the 'Edit Locker > Delete Locker' button from the menu above. Clicking on the 'Delete' button will ask you for a password. Enter either your Locker Password OR the Master Password and click on 'Yes' to confirm deletion of your Locker.

Part 4How to Shred files, Folders and Drives

To shred your files, folders, and drives, simply click on the appropriate 'Add' option (i.e. Add Files(s), Add Folder(s), and Add Drive(s)) and select the items you wish to add to the shredding list. You can add as many items to the shredding list as you wish. Once you have selected your file(s), click 'Open' to add your file(s) to the shredding list.

The Shred Files feature in Folder Lock enables you to shred and securely delete important or explicit material from your computer to prevent recoverability of your data. Shred Files also permanently empties hard drive space to be sure that your previously deleted files are completely irrecoverable.

click on the Shredding Method to select your Shredding Method. By default, the shredding method selected for you will be 'Zeroes'. Once you have made your selections, click on 'Start' to begin the shredding process. To cancel the shredding process, simply click on the 'Cancel' button.

Part 5How to Hide the Locked Files and Folders
The Lock Files feature in Folder Lock allows you to Lock as well as Hide your files and folders. 'Hiding' in Folder Lock refers to the process of protecting your files and folders, as well as your drives and program files by putting a protective 'lock' on them. With the 'Hide' feature in place, your files and folders, and all your selected program files (EXE) will be instantly Hidden from view (depending on user settings).

Step 1: To hide files and folders, run Folder Lock and go to the Lock Files feature (see image below). Once there, enter the Master Password to access the feature.

Step 2: You can now Hide files and folders by clicking on the 'Add' button on the top menu. This will bring up a pull down menu from where you will need to select the 'Add File(s)' to Hide files and the 'Add Folder(s)' button to Hide folders. (see image below).

Step 3: You can also hide your files and folders by dragging them anywhere from your computer and dropping them into the program window. As soon as the selected item is dropped, it gets listed in the Locked items and the security setting of Locked and Hidden will both be applied to the items by default.

Once you click on the 'Settings' button as shown in the image above, go to the Locking and Encryption tab (see image below).

In the field titled 'Lock Files Will Be:' (see image above), deselect the Locked option and then press 'Apply' to confirm the changes made. One you have finished with the changes, click on 'OK' to exit the 'Settings' panel.

Now your files and folders in the Lock Files list will ALL be Hidden. With the Hidden security setting, the items in the Lock Files list will NOT be visible. Additionally, your hidden files and folders will not be found using the 'Search for files and folders' in Windows once they are protected, which means total privacy and peace of mind for you.

Note on Hide Files and Folders with Folder Lock: Please remember that Hidden files and folders may still be accessible to users through the Windows Run command as well as in DOS.


iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max announced


Apple’s flagship smartphone for 2019 gets a lot of features upgrade and a new mouthful name. Meet the new iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.
The new iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have similarities in key areas over the more affordable iPhone 11. There are the new A13 Bionic chip and an ultra-wide camera — the main highlights of the new iPhones.

But for those who want the premium models, you might want to check out the Pro models. Unlike the default iPhone 11, this one features a textured matte glass body with stainless steel chassis (versus aluminum). Apple also introduced the new Midnight Green color option, exclusive to the Pro models.
There’s also the addition of a telephoto camera setup on the back and an improved water-resistant rating of up to 4 meters of submersion.

Both the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max will have the new Super Retina XDR displays. Just like their latest monitor, Apple’s new smartphone can display up to 1200nits of brightness for better contrast ratio, great for HDR10 content.
The only key differences between the iPhone 11 Pros are their sizes. The standard model comes with a 5.8-inch screen, while its bigger brother is at 6.5-inches.

Since it has a larger chassis, the 11 Pro Max also has a bigger battery. Apple claims that the charge can last for 5-hours longer than last year’s Xs Max, while the 11 Pro can stay up by up to 4-hours longer than the Xs. Besides a bigger battery, the longer battery life is credited to the power efficiency of the new A13 Bionic chip.
It’s also worth noting that Apple is finally including an 18W Type-C power adapter on the box so you can utilize the devices’ fast wireless charging. The cable included is a Lightning to Type-C, so you can also directly plug it to the newer MacBook models.

Other new features include spatial audio, built-in video editor within the Photos app, Night Mode on the camera app, and slow-mo on the selfie snapper.

iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max Specs

  • iOS
  • Dual SIM (nano, eSIM)
  • Pro: 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, 2436 x 1125 pixel resolution, ~458ppi
  • Pro Max: 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, 2688 x 1242 pixel resolution, ~458ppi
  • HDR 10, True Tone display, DCI-P3, up to 1200-nits (HDR)
  • A13 Bionic Chip
  • Third-generation Neural Engine
  • 64GB/256GB/512GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 12-megapixel front camera, Slow-mo 1080p@120fps, f/2.2
  • 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (120-degree ultra-wide, f/2.4) + 12-megapixel (2x optical zoom, f/2.0) rear cameras, dual OIS, True Tone flash
  • Night Mode, 4K@60fps
  • IP68 water resistance (4 meters)
  • Face ID (TrueDepth sensor)
  • Stereo speakers, Spatial awareness No headphone jack
  • Gigabit-class 4G LTE, 4×4 MIMO
  • WiFi 802.11 ax, 2×2 MIMI
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • Colors: Midnight Green, Gold, Space Gray, Silver
  • Pro: 3,190mAh battery, 18W fast charging
  • Pro Max: 3,500mAh battery, 18W fast charging
The iPhone 11 Pros are will be available for pre-order on September 11 in select countries and will ship on September 20. The iPhone 11 will start at USD999 (~Php51,900) for the 64GB model, USD1,149 (~Php59,800) for the 256GB, and USD1,349 (~Php70,200) for the 512GB.
Their official pricing and release details in the Philippines are yet to be announced so stay tuned for that.

Huawei Nova 5T hands-on review


The Huawei Nova 5T just became official. It packs top-caliber features and a very competitive price tag, making it a good option for the youngsters out there who are looking for a reliable all-around smartphone without breaking the bank.
Before proceeding, we would like to already tell you that the Huawei Nova 5T only has an official price of Php18,990 here in the Philippines. Bear that midrange price in mind as we explore its flagship-like features.
Also, if you don’t like reading, you can go ahead and watch our hands-on review above.  We’ve also included our unboxing video in there, together with a first look at the new Huawei Mini Speaker that you can get for free when you pre-order the device.
Now, let’s start right away with one of the main highlights of the Huawei Nova 5T — its quad-camera setup on the back.

It has a flagship 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 primary camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper, and two 2-megapixel sensors for depth-sensing and macro shots. This gives you great flexibility to whatever subject or moments you want to capture
The images that we were able to capture on all four cameras were already great, despite the AI scene detection mode turned on. The primary camera offers great colors and detail.
I also liked how you can take great quality photos with its ultra-wide snapper and cram in more subjects at once. Also, the 16-megapixel sensors ensure that the images look sharp and detailed, unlike most smartphone who only uses 5-megapixel/8-megapixel sensors on their ultra-wide cameras.
The depth sensor also did a great job of isolating the subject from the background. Plus, the dedicated macro camera can really put you up close to whatever tiny subject you want to take a picture off.
We also briefly checked out it’s AI scene detection and Night Mode feature. And just like what we saw in our Huawei P30 Pro camera review, the company’s camera software features is still one of the best in the industry.
We’ll be testing out and pushing the device’s cameras to the limit in our full review so stay tuned for that.
Probably the most attractive feature of the Huawei Nova 5T is its processor. This thing is powered by a Kirin 980 chipset, the same one found on the flagship P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro. That’s a pretty impressive feat, especially for a device under Php20k.
The best part is, it also comes with a generous 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a Mali-G76 MP20 graphics with Huawei’s GPU Turbo 3.0.
Huawei Nova 5T benchmark scores

It goes without saying that performance is not an issue with this device. The interface is fast and snappy, apps load fast, and its killer GPU hardware and software handles triple-A games without breaking a sweat.
Besides its killer features, the Huawei Nova 5 is also dressed to kill. You can carry all its powerful processor and cameras in a very sleek body that’s only 7.87mm thick and weighs 174g.

The back panel offers a multi-layered 3D effect, which can absorb a lot of light that creates unique and stylistic reflections. The unit that we have here is the Crush Blue model. It’s also available in Dark Black and a more edgy Midsummer Purple.
For you to fully appreciate the design on the back, the Huawei Nova 5T utilizes a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that also doubles as the lock/power switch. This is a cleaner solution for a device that can’t have an in-display biometric system.

Those who are still using wired headphones will be disappointed to know that the Huawei Nova 5T now lacks a 3.5mm jack. But on the upside, there’s a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter included in the box. It’s loudspeakers doesn’t offer the best quality, either.
But considering all the other great things that this device offers for the price, you can easily look past its poor audio quality.

Well, that’s it for now. Make sure you stay tuned as we’ll be publishing our full review of this device in the coming days.
But if you can’t already wait, you can now pre-order the Huawei Nova 5T until September 13 for a price of Php18,990. As a bonus, those who will reserve a unit will take a home a cool Huawei Mini Speaker worth Php1,990 and one-year iFlix membership valued at Php1,308.