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iQor, a global provider of business process outsourcing and product support services, announced today that it has donated 700 computers to local schools in Davao, Philippines and neighboring provinces to support technology learning and education.

“I would like to thank iQor for this generous gift to our schools in Davao and neighboring provinces,” said Rodrigo Duterte, Mayor of Davao. “The computers will help our students by giving them access to technology, increasing their digital aptitude, and providing them with the foundation for a brighter future.”




iQor is donating 400 desktops to the Davao school district; the remaining 300 PCs will be given to provincial schools where iQor operates its call centers.

“There are many challenges that students and teachers around the world face but, in today’s increasingly digital economy, access to world-class technology should not be one of them,” said Gary Praznik, Chief Operating Officer at iQor. “Our goal with the desktop donations is to help promote computer literacy and to assist teachers bridge the digital divide.”

iQor operates call centers in Davao, Pampanga and DasmariƱas, with over 8,100 agents performing a variety of BPO support services for some of the world’s most recognized brands. -


Source: businesswire.com




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A million thanks to you! You make us proud and motivated
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I never thought this technology blog will go this far. Way back in 2011, this is just a space of my hobby but because of your support, Bennixville Dot Net continues to grow.

We have now reached more than 1 million page visits based on our platform statistics and our articles were approximately shared 500k times in the web.

I know this is just a small stats but I am happy that we are part of the blogosphere that shared informative news to netizens.

I read every comment you post but please understand that I cannot respond on time because of my hectic work skeds.

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Globe won’t let its subscribers get behind. After its rival Smart announced last Friday its free mobile Internet offers for all its prepaid subscribers. Globe also said to bring back its free facebook promo starting the following weekdays with no bandwidth restrictions in contrast to Smart.

“Free Facebook is back! Starting next week, all Globe users can enjoy sharing, liking and posting on FB for FREE! Only from Globe, your network that gives you a wonderful experience with no strings attached!” reads a text message from Globe Telecom sent to its prepaid subscribers over the weekend.


Smart on Friday announced all prepaid subscribers of Smart, Sun Cellular and TNT will enjoy free mobile Internet access for the next two months (Until Nov 30). However, Smart placed a 30MB daily cap on free Internet usage, and said the minimum speed was 12 kbps.




Wants to be always connected online for very affordable rate?  Be practical! With Globe’s POWERSURF, SUPERFB, and GoSURF prepaid plans you can visit your favorite sites and apps on your mobile phone anytime you want. Plus the GoUnli and GoALLNET plan allows you to enjoy the power of combos with Unlitext, unlicalls and mobile surfing for as low as P25 a day.

Checkout our list of latest Globe prepaid Internet promo below:

CONSUMABLE INTERNET
LOAD
ALLOCATION
VALID
KEYWORD
P15
1 HR / 20MB
1 Day
Text POWERSURF15 to 8888
P30
3 HRS / 50MB
1 Day
Text POWERSURF30 to 8888
P50
5 HRS / 100MB
3 Days
Text POWERSURF50 to 8888
P99
50MB
30 Days
Text POWERSURF99 to 8888
P299
300MB
30 Days
Text POWERSURF299 to 8888
P499
1GB
30 Days
Text POWERSURF499 to 8888

UNLIMITED FACEBOOK
LOAD
VALID
KEYWORD
P10
1 Day
Text SUPERFB10 to 8888
P15
2 Days
Text SUPERFB15 to 8888
P50
7 Days
Text SUPERFB50 to 8888
P199
30 days
Text SUPERFB199 to 8888

UNLIMITED Mobile Internet
LOAD
VALID
KEYWORD
P50
1 Day
Text SUPERSURF50 to 8888
P200
5 Days
Text SUPERSURF200 to 8888
P999
30 Days
Text SUPERSURF999 to 8888

GoSURF Promo

With GoSURF and Spotify, you can use Facebook while streaming the latest hits, go running while listening to your Get Pumped Playlist, discover new music and artists, create unique playlists, share music with friends, chat with other users, and more—all on your mobile phone!

Enjoy a No Bill Shock guarantee of:
P1,500 for GoSURF Plans 99 to 999
P3,000 for GoSURF Plans 1799 and 2499

Promo runs until September 30, 2014. Per DTI-NCR permit number 3165, series of 2014
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All GoUNLIs Promo

GoUnli20
Unlicalls to Globe/TM, 20 allnet texts,
and 15MB all day surf. P20 lang! To register, simply dial *143# and choose GoSAKTO! Text GoUNLI20 to 8888

GoUNLI25
Unlicalls, unlitexts, Free FB, plus your choice of one free app. P25 pa rin! To register, simply dial *143# and choose GoSAKTO! Text GoUNLI25 to 8888

GoUNLI30
UNLI Calls to Globe/TM and UNLI ALLNET Texts, plus FREE UNLI CHAT with the best Chat Apps for only P30! To register, simply dial *143# and choose GoSAKTO! You may also register by texting GOUNLI30 to 8888.

GoTXT19Plus
Text all you want, all day. You also get free
calls to Globe/TM and mobile surfing
up to 15MB! Text Go19 to 8888

All GoALLNET Promos
OFFER
COMPONENTS
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VALID
GoALLNET25
Unlimited texts to all networks + 75 mins of calls to Globe/TM + 5 mins of calls to all networks + 5MB Facebook
25
1 Day
GoALLNET70
Unlimited texts to all networks + 115 mins of calls to Globe/TM + 5 mins of calls to all networks + 5MB Facebook
70
3 Days
GoALLNET200
Unlimited texts to all networks + 6 hrs and 50 mins of calls to Globe/TM + 10 mins of calls to all networks + 10MB Facebook
200
7 Days
GoALLNET300
Unlimited texts to all networks + 9 hrs and 40 mins of calls to Globe/TM + 15 mins of calls to all networks + 10MB Facebook
300
15 Days
GoALLNE500
Unlimited texts to all networks + 11 hrs and 50 mins of calls to Globe/TM + 20 mins of calls to all networks + 10MB Facebook
500
30 Days

REGISTRATION: This promo may also be availed via registration for the 1-day variant. Subscribers can register by texting ALLNET25/ALLNET70/ALLNET200/ALLNET300/ALLNET500 to 8888.

To learn more top offers from Globe just simply dial *143# for free!




Believed me, one of the most frustrating things about iPhone is how its battery drains so fast everyday.

Many users are complaining that even turning off features such as GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, running few apps, etc, to optimize battery power still not enough. 
 
Last January 2013, Apple support finally admitted that there’s a battery flaw in iPhone 5:
A very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range. If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these symptoms and meets the eligibility requirements noted below, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery, free of charge.

Apple’s Engineer 6 didn’t mention about iPhone 4/4s which also had horrible battery life and reportedly says they have no idea what's causing the problem.

And this is what actually happened to my GF’s iPhone 5 – In just 10 months suddenly the battery got bloated and the iPhone 5 deformed. When charge it’s good to go for an hour only and it’s hotter.
I missed to take a photo of the iPhone 5 itself but if you will look on it, you will notice that the screen go up and had blue lines.

Battery Replacement
If you’re iPhone is not eligible for the free replacement your last resort is to buy online or get the help of local technician. The replacement will cost you around P1300 (approx. $35).
In eBay or Amazon, you can buy an iPhone battery replacement for as low as 5 dollars with tool, good as the original but you will install it by your own.





Lesson:
While Apple claimed that iPhone’s rechargeable battery has overcharging protection features we must be aware that it has a limited lifespan. After over 400 charges, the battery will eventually die. Leaving it charger connected overnight is not a good practice as well as it can cause overheat and it degrades it.

Some users claimed that a lightning strike can also destroy the battery if left connected in the wall so; having a power bank might be practical option.  

Note: the defective battery must be disposed properly. According to experts exposing it to heat / sunlight can cause explosion or damage.




If you are into web development or programming then you already know some sort of database thingy.To established connection to your database, basically you will need details such as Database name, Username, Password and the topic of this post –Hostname.

Most MySQL /SQL database uses Localhost as their default hostname but web hosting provider like Godaddy offers unique hostname. After creating your database follow the instructions below on how to find your database details in the Cpanel.


2) Find the Database menu (mySQL or SQL)


3) Open the specific database you want to connect with (still in the Cpanel)

4) In the Manage Database, click the dropdown menu and choose Details
5) Now in the Database details scroll down, there you will find the right Hostname.


You can check the Code sample menu as well for your guide.

6) Copy and save it. Connect. Connect.Your done!






If you're a BPI customer, you will likely get pissed off of this  frequent " You have been log off due to inactivity " experience when accessing  your account in BPI Express Online portal. This error happens even  in the middle of a session, even though the 5 minutes limit have not lapsed yet.( I know this is part of the bank's security protocol to avoid unauthorized access to others account they put up that 5 mins limit ).



The BPI troubleshooting page recommendation:

"There are ISPs who periodically change the IP address they provide to their subscribers. If the change of IP address occurs in the middle of a session, our website automatically logs off. You may also login again to Express Online and check the ISP settings with your Internet service provider."

But if this issue has nothing to do with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or site maintenance here are my simple guide:

1. Clear your browser cookies
 - Open your browser then, in your keyboard press CTRL + Shift + Delete .
- Put check on the Cookies, Active Logins, etc
-  press Clear Now and try logging in.This works most of time for me.

2. Try to use different browser to login as well.Outdated browser can be the culprit sometime.

3. Use the BPI Express Online Mobile Apps ( Android & iOS)
Another best way to check your BPI balance is through the mobile apps (I have tried the BPI Express Online apps with iOS and its works flawlessly with lesser ads.Way much better than checking the site in payroll day.

*Note: I am not connected to BPI just one of their customers too.Hope it helps.