Zinio gives out 50% off on more than 350 digital magazine titles and is giving away an iPad Mini

If you just got a new tablet or iPad as a Christmas gift, now is the best time to load it up with top digital magazine titles courtesy of Zinio. For those who are not aware, Zinio has thousands of top magazines from around the world. Zinio has mobile apps for Android tablets and iPad and these apps lets you browse for digital magazines, purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly either from your computer or mobile device.

Now here’s the fun part. In celebration of the holiday seasons, Zinio is discounting 50% off the subscription price of its top digital magazine titles. From Men’s Fitness, FHM, Popular Photography, and many other popular titles.

You can learn more about this deal by simply following this link. You have to hurry up though as this deal is good only until January 7, 2013.

In addition to this deal, Zinio is also holding a photo contest which will win you a new iPad Mini. All you have to do is to follow the instructions below:

Grand Prize

  • One lucky participant each week will win an iPad mini.

2nd Prize

  • All entrants will receive a free one year subscription to Star Magazine.

Contest Instructions

  • If You Are New To Zinio: Submit a picture of your favorite device and where you would use it to read Zinio
  • If You Are Already A Zinio User: Submit a picture of what you read inside your Zinio Library.
  • One photo each week will be chosen by our judges to win an iPad Mini. In addition, all participants will receive a free one year subscription to STARMagazine.
  • Be creative; we are looking for pictures that are fun, different, and incorporate Zinio in interesting ways. Good luck!
  • Contest StartsDecember 14, 2012 @ 12:22 pm (EST)Contest EndsJanuary 07, 2013 @ 12:22 pm (EST)Need more Details? Read the Official Rules

Alright, good luck folks.

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Smart now accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Free at Unli Plan 2000!

There you go, folks! Smart just announced its deal for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Free at Unli Plan 2000. You can reserve your unit now by simply following this link. As to when Smart is planning to release it, we will know for sure in the coming days. So, who’s getting one?

I’ve been reading so many raves about the Galaxy Note 2 especially the dual-window when multi-tasking. Looks like Samsung has a winner again this time. Can’t wait to get my hands on this so-called “phablet.”

Key specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

  • 1.6GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 5.55 HD Super AMOLED display
  • 8MP rear-facing camera
  • 1.9MP front-facing
  • S-Pen


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Globe now accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Free at Plan 2499

I just got an email update from Globe Telecoms. One of the update was about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II. This is of course the follow-up to Samsung’s famous “phablet” of the same name. This time around the device is made even more powerful with the upgrade of its processor to quad-core. The Samsung Galaxy Note II also features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and a plethora of other advanced features.

Globe did not mention specific release date and pricing information yet. But Globe is holding a promotional gig for the device by way of giving out free tickets to David Grueta’s gig in Manila. You’ll get these tickets if you avail of the Galaxy Note via Globe’s Plan 2499. The device comes free with the data plan subscription.

What we’re not sure about is whether Globe will be offering the Galaxy Note under different data plans/schemes.

If you’ve been eyeing the Galaxy Note since it was announced, Globe’s offer is one of the way by which you can avail of this device. Its unlocked version will be offered by Widget City for Php 31K. Smart is also hinting about the device although no definite information was released yet.

Via [Globe]

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Blurex Slim Folio Tablet Case for Google Nexus 7 – Review

After a couple of weeks looking out for the perfect case for my Galaxy Nexus 7, I finally bought one from Amazon.com. And it’s the Blurex Slim Folio Tablet Case for Google Nexus 7. The case retails for $14.99 before shipping.

I’ll make this review short and quick. The best thing I liked about the Blurex Slim Folio Tablet Case is the fact that it serves as a multi-angle stand for the Nexus 7 when in landscape mode. Just by removing the lower claws of the cases, you can position your Nexus 7 at three various angles. It holds you tablet firmly and won’t easily be shaken off.

What holds the Nexus 7 tablet from the case are 6 claw-like clamps which does not touch the Nexus 7’s bezel at all and yet securely and firmly holds your device. I’ve never experienced the grip of the case to my Nexus 7 loosen up any bit.

When holding the case with the Nexus 7 in portrait mode (for left-handed users), there’s a strap where you can slip your hands into to make up for a strong grip on the case.

The Blurex Slim Folio Tablet Case is made from premium synthetic leather. Holding the case when folded with your bare hands is a please. You can feel the fine quality of the synthetic leather.

Finally, one of the best features of this case has got to be the fact that it can turn on/off your Nexus Tablet. It has a magnetic component wrapped inside the case and placed along the side which switch on/off the device. It’s similar to how the Apple iPad cover works. This saves battery life for your tablet.

Overall, I’m very satisfied with the Blurex Slim Folio Tablet case. It’s not so expensive and yet provide ample protection to my Nexus 7 tablet while at the same time providing some classy look and feel.

You can buy the Blurex Slim Folio Tablet Case for Google Nexus 7 from Amazon.com.

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