We have our salaries paid through our Security Bank accounts. Since I keep funds in my accounts with other banks, I need to do fund transfers now and then. And Instapay for Security Bank would have really helped.
Today I discovered that Fund Transfer to Other banks via Instapay functionality is already added to the Security Bank mobile apps.
Security Bank transfer to other banks via Instapay.
Apparently, this functionality is available only on Android and iOS apps, but not in the web using your favorite internet browser. Nevertheless, this is a welcome development, especially now that GCash disabled cash-in via bank cards starting July 6, 2020.
Currently, as the whole nation is still technically on lockdown, all fees for Instapay transfers for all banks, including Security Bank, are waived. When things go back to normal, this fee schedule indicates that fees range from ₱10 to ₱50 among the different Philippine banks. Security Bank in particular will charge ₱15 per transaction, which is I would say is not too steep. I would argue that would be a cost worth paying for the convenience of not waiting some 30 minutes should you need to visit a branch of your bank.
It’s already 2017. You’d think Android devices have already caught up with the iPhone, especially in terms of performance.
Just watch the video below. Just remember that the iPhone 7 Plus was released the earliest among the phones tested, which include Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, Google Pixel, and OnePlus 3T.
Ever since Pokemon Go was announced in March and eventually launched in July (initially in select countries), it has taken the world by storm. Social media friends have started posting their virtual Pokemon finds, along with their own punchlines, which in the process captured the curiosity of those who are uninitiated in the Pokemon Go world. Eventually, every one has to try it out! That, regardless of news about armed robbers using this same mobile game to find their victims.
So, what really is Pokemon Go?
Pokemon Go is a free mobile game for iOS and Android developed by Niantic. It is a GPS-based augmented reality game that allows players to capture, train and battle virtual Pokemon that appear throughout the real world. Although it is free, it supports in-app purchases for players who are maybe too lazy to go out and catch them outside their comfort zones and instead take some shortcuts.
This video trailer pretty much summarizes the game in less than 2 minutes: Continue reading
Microsoft Office free on iOS
I was trying out the MS Office apps (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint) on my brand new shiny iPhone 6s Plus today, and I found they’re nifty little applications that can surely help in some ‘office works’ while on the go. Continue reading
That stupid Facebook app built in browser is just plain stupid.
They need to put it back to open in the default browser, may it be Safari for iOS or Chrome for Android. That way it’ll be easier to share the webpage in any app other than the stupid Facebook app.
This now gives me more reason to stop using Facebook altogether.
The latest iOS update intends to bring increased stability and performance improvements specifically to iPad 2 and iPhone 4s devices.
iPad 2 and iPhone 4s users will remember how their devices became so sluggish after updating to iOS 8. With this update, Apple hopes to bring improvements in the performance of these aging devices.
Check out my experience updating my iPad 2 to iOS 8.1.1 »
Just to show you how problematic Android maps and geolocation can often be, I’ve tested the Google Maps app in the iPhone 5s and LG G2 using the same wifi network. And here’s the result.
This is what Android makes out of my current location: Check out the screenshots after the jump »
Last month, August 26, 2012 to be exact, I uploaded a video at my Youtube channel (and posted at my Tumblr blog) comparing the experience of using the official Twitter apps for Android and iOS:
As you read through this blog, you might notice that I’m not so fond of Chesscube.
You know why? Because it’s so full of Flash. And you know what Steve Jobs has to say about Flash:
- It is proprietary;
- It has security problems and is the number one cause for Mac crashes;
- Flash is a battery hog which doesn’t work well with mobile devices;
- Use HTML5 instead.
And if you have kept up with the news lately, Adobe has removed Flash for Android from Google Play.
Now, have you seen a Chesscube app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play? There’s none, because they can’t do it.
That’s why I’m using an internet chess server like FICS for online play and Chess.com for correspondence chess.
DocScanner app for iOS devices is the number one example of a mobile app whose update has gone bad — indeed very bad.
When we talk about software updates (or upgrades), generally we expect improvements from the old version, may they be major enhancements in the interface and the whole software experience or just simple tweaks like bug fixes and/or patches.
But not in the case of DocScanner. In the Apple iTunes Store alone, the customer ratings has gone from a 4-5 stars to 1 star since the update from version 5.x.x to 6.0.x.
Before the update to version 6, DocScanner is one app I used to brag to peers and demonstrate the power of a smartphone, especially the iPhone. But now that great app is gone.
From my experience, here are the factors that convinced me this was the worst update ever: Check out the factors after the jump »