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5 Apps to Boost Your Brain Power

Make the most of your smartphone addiction

We are glued to our iPhones, staring at our screens walking on the sidewalk, sitting at the office, eating at the dinner table and even in the powder room. But what if instead of losing brain cells while mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, ...

by Madison Semarjian  | July 31, 2018 06:00:00
Business Ideas

These Two Pinoys Earn $10,000 A Month Making Games

MochiBits is the company behind games like SwipeTapTap and Word to Word

Kyle Yamamoto and Howard Go are the brains behind MochiBitsKyle Yamamoto worked in a post-production company in Cebu while Howard Go worked as an executive in a telco company in Manila. They were introduced by their wives who are good friends. Little ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | October 24, 2017 11:00:00
Run & Grow

Create Your Own App in Minutes with Honesty Apps

Their self-serve app maker is inspired by their dating app

Honesty Apps wants to empower people to create their own app within five minutes.The company’s journey towards this innovative feat started in 2012 when founder Valenice Balace came up with a dating app called Peekawoo.She and her classmate Mara and sister Belle ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | June 29, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

This Pinoy App Developer Donates His Earnings to Charity

The creator of Midifun Karaoke and Pinoy Bible gives back to causes close to his heart

Marcial M. Pua Jr., or Mike to his friends, graduated with a BS Applied Math degree from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He took up programming subjects as electives then he enrolled in a Java Programming class for extra credits ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | June 16, 2017 10:00:00
Run & Grow

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You 'App'

"Is my product fad or forever?"

If this year's Consumer Electronics Show taught us one thing, it's that every consumer electronics company is trying to “appify” its hardware in order to become an internet of things company. But the key word here is "trying." Many of the ideas we saw ...

by Zach Supalla  | May 10, 2017 06:00:00
Run & Grow

7 Apps and Programs That Will Reduce Office Stress

Use these tools to be happier, more productive and better rested

Think your workplace is stressful? You're not alone. A newly-published American Psychological Association (APA) study shows American stress levels are the highest they've been in 10 years. Though the political climate has certainly contributed to this, it's not the only factor. A different APA ...

by Aleksandar Olic  | March 14, 2017 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Hoy!: The social network that can turn you into an influencer

A biz that started in a viewing of Transformers is now transforming fans into ‘evangelists’

Call them what you will—ambassadors, advocates, champions—but these prominent personalities have become a crucial part of contemporary image-building online. What was once the territory of celebrity endorsers and bloggers has now been democratized by Hoy!, a rewards app that splits the difference ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | November 21, 2016 06:00:00
Business Ideas

The Filipino game developer who beat Pokemon Go

Derrick Mapagu’s Most Played Games makes an app that shoots up to number 1 in 16 countries

Filipinos are known in the global scene to be resourceful and talented. A lot of Filipinos can claim to be world-class champions in a lot of fields, and now we can add game development to that list.In October, the game Flippy Bottle ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | November 11, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

Take a spin: Carousell opens a new venue for local online buying-and-selling

Free-to-use and simple, the Singapore-based app rises in popularity among local entrepreneurs

When asked as to why they started their own business, Pau Basilia and Javi Abola said that it’s because they are “engaged to be engaged.”The couple has been looking to tie the knot at what Basilia envisioned to be a dream wedding ...

by Angelo Cantera  | October 13, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

18 tools that can save time and grow your business

Of all the apps and sites out there, which ones are the most biz-friendly?

We're getting closer to the end of the year. It's been a very exciting year for me in my blogging company, Smart Marketing Boost, to be achieving most of the goals that I've set so far. And of course, it wouldn't have ...

by Ahmed Safwan  | October 10, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

How to choose a technology partner for your app, web and social media needs

When is it time to consult the techxperts?

If you’re finally modernizing your company, congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back. Going digital is the only way to go in this cutthroat world where your business won’t survive if you don’t even have a website or a social media ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | September 30, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

9 financial comparison tools for your every need

Make the most out of your money with these financial comparison portals.

Say goodbye to endless hours of browsing through the different websites of banks or insurance companies to decide on which financial products to avail. With the tools offered by these websites, they give you side-by-side comparisons on rates, rewards, and more, all ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | March 04, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Improve productivity with these 5 time-management tools

Because the hard truth is that people waste a lot of time at work.

If you own a small business, you likely find it essential to track your employees’ time, even if you do not bill your clients by the hour.Related: 3 time management tips that will improve your health and productivityMany believe that the reason behind ...

by Dipti Parmar  | March 03, 2016 07:00:00