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Well, here it is guys – one of the first full-blown Windows PCs from Cherry Mobile, the 8” Alpha Play. The Play is of course a touchscreen tablet that can run all your legacy desktop apps like Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop, and yes even your PC games – assuming its not too demanding on processor power. But, for most tasks the asking price of PHP 7,999 should make the Play an excellent choice for students looking for a portable work and play machine. So without further ado, unboxing and specs are below!

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Fans of the endless runners and racing games might be in for a treat with the new free game from Gameloft called Asphalt Overdrive. It’s a free to play (with microtransactions) racing game spinoff from the successful Asphalt franchise of arcade car racing. This time, its set in the 80’s and uses the familiar vertical gameplay popularized by games like Temple Run and Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Its available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and we have a quick look for you below.

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If you’re been looking around for a great accessory or case for your gadgets, today might be your day. Beyond the Box’s 10th store is opening today and will be offering some deep discounts on their accessories and even Apple products. As you can see from the picture above its 80% off on all iPhone, iPad cases and bags, and 20% off on all Apple products and accessories. Of course, you can probably pick up accessories that work on any gadget as well – like bags, speakers, headphones, and what not.

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We’re here at a Smart event right now and they’ve just announced free internet for all prepaid subscribers. This of course means any Smart, Talk N’ Text, & Sun prepaid user can now get internet for free.

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Those of you who have held off on buying the excellent Xiaomi Redmi 1S from Lazada may be in for a treat this coming Thursday. The Chinese manufacturer will be offering enticing combo packages for the nominal amount of only PHP 10. Yes, for just the price of extra gravy or extra rice, you’ll get a Redmi 1S Back Cover; a Soft Case; and your choice of Matte or Clear screen protector. (Which also comes 2 per box.) That’s a total extra value of PHP 875. Basically the price of the phone is PHP 5,599 but if you get a bundle for PHP 5,609, you’ll get all these accessories. Quite a deal so you should definitely check it out. Scroll down below for some extra details.

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Linksys has just launched their best consumer router in the market – the WRT1900AC. And if it looks a lot like a tank or a Gundam robot, that’s because it is. With four external antennas – all user upgradeable; Gigabit WAN & LAN ports; 802.11ac WiFi (supports a/b/g/n); eSATA & USB 3.0 ports; plus a powerful 1.2Ghz Dual-Core processor and 256MB DDR RAM + 128MB flash memory, you’re getting everything you need for the highest demands in home networking. Plus if you can recognize that classic form factor, its offers the same Open Source firmware upgradeability as the legendary WRT54G – the largest selling router of all time.

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Pardon the Buzzfeed-esque title but wow, talk about a completely new market segment for Cherry Mobile. They’ve just recently launched 4 new devices; all of them running Windows – Microsoft’s phone and PC OS. And yes you heard right – Cherry Mobile is now selling PC x86 devices as tablets with full Windows 8.1 installed, ready for all your PC applications. For how much you say? Well how about a Quad-Core Windows Phone 8.1 Device for only PHP 2,999? How about an 8” tablet with full PC capabilities for only PHP 7,999? That’s both the most affordable Windows Phone to date and the most affordable Windows PC tablet to date. Hell to the yeah. Video and specs are below!

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If you’re looking for an affordable smartphone with 3G and a decent camera, the recently announced Starmobile Vida might be for you. It’s a fairly chic-looking Android phone with the latest Android OS, Kitkat. Which means that while the processor is still Dual-Core, it should still be smooth enough for most tasks. For the money you’re getting a 5MP camera, decent RAM, SD card installs, and freebies like a free case + screen protector. Starmobile has also thrown in some interesting features like Talk to Unlock, which even higher end phones don’t have. Have a gander at the specs below and see if its for you!

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if you haven’t heard of it yet, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is one of the newest phones out there from the Chinese manufacturer, and it is a very affordable Quad-Core midrange phone for only PHP 5,599. (Here’s our unboxing!) The demand for the phone is actually so high that their online retail partner Lazada.Com.Ph is asking interested buyers to click a “Register” button to be able to buy one this coming Friday, September 12 at 12 Noon. (Limited quantities!) But that’s just half of our Rafid Fire News. We’re also giving one away for free! Check out the Rafflecopter Widget below and also the embedded video to learn more about the sale registration and how to join the raffle!

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This may or may not sound a little advertorial-like to you guys, but we wanted to show you how you can create some great-looking interviews using the Nokia Lumia 1020’s camera and Windows Phone 8.1’s new video editing apps. By combining the two you wouldn’t need to manually copy your raw video files onto your PC and start an extended editing and rendering process – everything is edited and rendered on the phone and uploading is just a few clicks away. No need for a PC! Watch our quick editing process below and see for yourself.

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