How to Use Airpods: The Definitive Guide

The time has finally come: you're switching from a cheap pair of earbuds to Apple's AirPods. You undo its sleek packaging, and you go through the relatively quick step of pairing them with your phone. You excitedly open Apple Music and play your favorite song. You're enjoying everything until you realize something: you don't know how to use AirPods. The most important: AirPods Volume Control For the most part, it's not hard to learn how to use AirPods. They work right out of the packaging, and they don't take too long to pair with your iPhone or other Apple device. From the box to your ears, it only takes a few minutes at most to start enjoying its primary function: listening to audio....Keep on reading: How to Use Airpods: The Definitive Guide.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 20th, 2019Related News

ANN VIDEO: Philippines’ song by the sea 25 years on and music still fills Casa San Miguel. The school has grown to be a home where children and young adults can explore their creative reach through different art forms....Keep on reading: ANN VIDEO: Philippines’ song by the sea.....»»

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Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora

LIMA, Peru --- A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru's capital. But her life took a turn when she wrote a heartfelt reggae song about leaving her homeland that went viral on the internet and has brought tears to hundreds in the Venezuelan diaspora that has spread around the globe. Now Perdomo combines her street performances with appearances at concerts and on TV programs, and her song has become the unofficial anthem of Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic implosion. "This song gives me goosebumps" said Junior Barrios, a Venezuelan migrant who l...Keep on reading: Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

LISTEN: Cranberries debut single of last album to mark singer Dolores O Riordan s death

LONDON, United Kingdom – Irish band The Cranberries released the first song of its final album Tuesday, January 15 exactly one year after lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was found drowned in a London hotel bathtub . The band dropped the new track ahead of the April release of their 8th and last ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: San Beda denies Arellano U an outright Finals seat

No sweep. San Beda University denied two-time defending champion Arellano University an outright Finals berth after the Lady Red Spikers snapped the Lady Chiefs’ eight-game winning run, 16-25, 25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Red Spikers stopped the Lady Chiefs right on their tracks to close the elimination round in a three-way tie at 8-1 win-loss record with their victims and College of St. Benilde. San Beda’s win put the semifinals in the usual Final Four format with the Lady Blazers and Arellano U taking the top two seeds and twice-to-beat incentives. The Lady Red Spikers will take on the Lady Chiefs in the Final Four starting Tuesday. CSB, which by virtue of superior quotient took the top seed, will still have to wait for its semis opponent between University of Perpetual Help (5-3) and Jose Rizal University (4-4). “Malaki sa amin ito kasi pampa-boost din ng morale para sa mga bata. Nakita namin na yung pinaghihirapan namin may resulta na maganda,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino of the win in the rematch of last year' championship series. The Lady Red Spikers saved a match point off a block by Satrianni Espiritu on Necole Ebuen for a 14-14 tie. Jeziela Viray scored on another kill block before Nieza Viray sealed the crucial Lady Red Spikers win with an off the block. Nieza Viray finished with 17 points with all but 16 coming off attacks and 19 digs while skipper Cesca Racraquin posted 16 markers, 15 digs and 10 excellent receptions for an all-around play for San Beda. The Lady Red Spikers recovered from a 0-3 hole in the fifth set and even took a 13-12 lead off a net touch by Arellano U opposite hitter Regine Arocha. Princess Bello tied it at 13 before Ebuen scored on a crosscourt hit to put the Lady Chiefs at match point.       Ebuen saw her 23-point effort go down the drain while Bello and Arocha got 12 and 10, respectively, for Arellano U. Meanwhile, the Chiefs sealed the third seed in the semifinals after beating the Red Spikers, 17-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16, in men’s play. Jesrael Liberato and Christian Segovia finished with 18 and 16 points, respectively, for Arellano U, who finished their elimination round campaign with a 7-2 card. Christian Dela Paz added 11 markers for the Chiefs. Skipper Angelo Torres got 13 markers in his swan song for San Beda, which closed their emotional elims campaign at 2-7 just three days after the passing of Red Spikers head coach Nes Pamilar. In the juniors division, Arellano U defeated San Beda, 25-15, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, to close the elims in a three-way tie at fourth spot. The Braves sealed their season with a 5-4 record tied with College of St. Benilde-LSGH and Emilio Aguinaldo College. The Brigadiers by virtue of superior quotient occupied the semis no. 4 berth. The Red Cubs finished their campaign winless in nine outings.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Love Actually: Moira Dela Torre Wrote Her Wedding Vows In The Form Of This Moving Song

'For better or for worse, I’ll always put you first...'.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 14th, 2019Related News

Beautiful! Carole King shows up as herself in Broadway bio

NEW YORK --- Anything can happen in live theater, and audience members seeing "Beautiful," the life story of Carole King, got a surprise when King appeared in the role of herself to celebrate the show's fifth anniversary on Broadway. The packed house at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre erupted into thunderous cheers and applause as King appeared Saturday night, sitting at a baby grand piano and showing all the love in her heart as she sang "Beautiful," the final song. "It's kind of miraculous that this show has lasted for five years because not many do. And it's a testament to, I think, people say the music ... but the book is so good and the direction and the lighting and the sets...Keep on reading: Beautiful! Carole King shows up as herself in Broadway bio.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 13th, 2019Related News

UAAP Season 81: NU willing to be patient this time

National University’s management has learned the hard way that it takes years to mold and develop a women’s volleyball team that would yield the results they wanted. The Lady Bulldogs for the past six years gambled with coaching changes that saw the squad play under five different mentors. Yet the outcome were the same: NU season after season came away empty-handed in the UAAP.     When NU approached Norman Miguel and laid out a long-term program, the Lady Bulldogs seemed to be looking at the right direction this time. “Well, actually, when the sports director approached me, nu’ng in-explain niya sa akin ‘yung parang long-term program doon parang medyo na-open ‘yung mind ko na it’s very challenging pero why not accept it,” said Miguel, who was took the reins after former coach Babes Castillo parted ways with NU. Castillo handled the Lady Bulldogs last year as a replacement for Roger Gorayeb, who was with the team for two seasons and a half. Under Castillo, NU made a strong run in the first round of UAAP Season 80 after winning six of their first seven games in 6-foot-5 star Jaja Santiago’s swan song. But their campaign turned sour as the squad managed to win only one game in the second round to land at no. 4 seed in the Final Four and eventually bowed down to grand slam champion De La Salle University.    Overall, NU saw its women’s team switch hands from one coach to another. Francis Vicente steered the Lady Bulldogs to a Final Four stint in Season 75 but received the boot the following year and was replaced by Edjet Mabbayad, whose short stint will be always be remembered as Ateneo de Manila University’s second to the last step before claiming its breakthrough title in Season 76. Dong Dela Cruz took over Mabbayad’s position in Season 77 but was replaced by Gorayeb halfway into the season. Gorayeb left the Lady Bulldogs after NU failed to reach the semis for two straight years. “Alam naman nating lahat na ‘yung NU women’s parang looking forward to you know bag a title sa UAAP kasi hanggang ngayon medyo wala pa talaga,” said Miguel, who handled DLSU’s men’s team last season. “So parang ‘yun yung pumasok sa mind ko na malaking challenge siya pero masarap trabahuhin di ba?” he added. However, Miguel will have a young roster to work with. Rookies Princess Robles, Joyme Cagande, Ivy Lacsina and Jennifer Nierva show a lot of promise. Holdovers Roselyn Doria, Risa Sato and Audrey Paran will return while Rica Diolan is back in the fold after skipping two seasons. Miguel said that the NU management set a realistic goal this season, just one step at a time.     “Naniwala ako doon sa gusto nilang mangyari not this year, probably next year or at the third year parang ganun na kailangan na meron nang mangyari (championship),” he said. There’s no short cut to success and NU this time is willing to take a long drive to the promised land.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 13th, 2019Related News

Ben& Ben on its success: Weird, surreal, liberating

    In only two years, the folk-rock group Ben&Ben has established itself as one of this generation's most compelling music acts. The year 2018, in particular, turned out to be crucial for the nine-piece band---one marked by several career firsts and breakthroughs. Ben&Ben was the third most popular Filipino artist on Spotify, with over 1.8 million listeners. Its hit song "Kathang Isip" was the second most-streamed track, thus far amassing 55.4 million streams after its release in 2017. "Maybe the Night," the band's second biggest tune on the online music service, was used as the theme song of "Exes Baggage," the romantic drama starring Angelica Panganib...Keep on reading: Ben&Ben on its success: Weird, surreal, liberating.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 11th, 2019Related News

Why Nar Cabico feels indebted to Jennylyn Mercado

  For singer-actor Nar Cabico, winning an award for his original composition "Gaga," was an affirmation that his decision to start pursuing songwriting more seriously last year wasn't based on a mere whim. "Just getting nominated is already nakakakilig... And winning was simply unexpected," said Nar, who took home the best novelty recording trophy for the said song at last year's Awit Awards. But he doesn't want to take full credit for the song's success. While he was behind its words and music, "Gaga" wouldn't have gotten out, he said, if it weren't for Jennylyn Mercado, who produced the song. "What Jen did was pivotal for me. Producing a song, of course, costs mone...Keep on reading: Why Nar Cabico feels indebted to Jennylyn Mercado.....»»

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Update: New Music Releases

With a new year comes many anticipated and surprising new music releases, from Post Malone dropping on us just before the year ended, to an emotional remix of the dance hit by Calvin Harris and Benny Blanco, featuring Miguel. So listen up, take notes as we are on a track to find your new favorite song, that you maybe didn't even know existed yet. New Songs Released 1. Post Malone -- Wow Post Malone does it again, in this new music release, in his first single since his sophomore album Beer Bongs and Bentleys, it seems like Posty can do no wrong and this song just confirms it. This song, while venturing out of his comfort zone as far as flow goes, he is right in his wheelhouse melo...Keep on reading: Update: New Music Releases.....»»

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Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

NEW YORK, USA – Pop diva Lady Gaga apologized Thursday, January 10 for a 2013 musical collaboration with R&B star R. Kelly  – who has been accused of having sex with children  – and said she plans to pull the song from circulation. "I'm sorry, both ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 10th, 2019Related News

PBA: Asi Taulava hints at retirement as he enters 20th season

It's been a wild ride for 45-year old Asi Taulava. From being a PBA standout, a direct hire by the then-Mobiline Phone Pals, the Fil-Tongan center has blossomed to being one of the most dominant players in the history of the first pro hoops league in Asia. But, it seems his 20th season in the PBA may be his last, as he said that he is seriously contemplating hanging his sneakers up for good after the 2019-20 campaign. "I'm thinking that this may be my last year. I wanted to get to 20 [seasons] and see where it goes from here. Let's see after everything if this will be my final year, if it's meant to be, this may be my final year, my swan song. I just want to enjoy it," the NLEX center shared at the PBA Media Day at the Solaire Resort and Casino. .@agelessasi88, who is entering his 20th season in the PBA, is seriously contemplating retirement at the end of the season. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 10, 2019 In his illustrious career, he had won a title with a rookie Jimmy Alapag, won the season MVP, Finals MVP, and the Best Player of the Conference in the 2003 All-Filipino Cup, his only title.  The hulking 6'9 center has also been named to the Mythical Team eight times, four each in the first and the second teams, aside from being a 16-time All-Star and being named the MVP of the exhibition game twice. In his sabbatical from the PBA, he represented the country in the ABL as member of coach Leo Austria's San Miguel Beermen, where he won the league's MVP plum at age 40, and won his second pro title. From being a young and spry center, banging bodies with the likes of EJ Feihl and Dennis Espino to becoming one of the elder statesmen of the league, he said that he had seen the style of play change drastically. "When I first entered the PBA, it was slow, deliberate basketball. Nowadays, guys are getting younger, they're playing Warriors type of basketball," Taulava quipped. "Before, everybody had to post up. Now, the first three seconds, five seconds, a three will go up. The game has evolved so much. It's been great to be around during my whole career, playing and seeing how much basketball has grown." As he enters a crossroads in his decorated career as one of the 40 Greatest in the league's history, the slotman says he will just enjoy as he rides into the sunset of professional basketball. "I've enjoyed this ride. Not too many players. I think only four players in the PBA have lasted for 20 years. I can't believe I got here. Especially with my lifestyle in the past." Now a mentor to newly-acquired Poy Erram, he hopes to becoming the Road Warriors' rock in the middle and continue to help coach Yeng Guiao's team into contention, a team which made the semifinals in the opening tournament a year ago.  "Seeing him grow. I'm happy for him and everything what he's got right now, he's earned it. He has worked so hard." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 10th, 2019Related News

Kyle Echarri says Andrea Brillantes is a ‘very special friend’

Singer and actor Kyle Echarri quashed rumors surrounding his relationship with Andrea Brillantes when he said that his "Kadenang Ginto" co-star is his "very special friend." "'Pangako' is about pangako kahit anong mangyari nandito ako para sa'yo ('Pangako' is about [my] promise that I will always be here for you no matter what happens)," explained Echarri when asked about his 2018 single "Pangako" during an interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda" yesterday, Jan. 8. After asking permission from the 15-year-old's mother regarding a personal question, Abunda asked him if the song is for Brillantes. His safe reply was, "Sa lahat po ng mga kaibigan ko (For all of my friends)." The talk ...Keep on reading: Kyle Echarri says Andrea Brillantes is a ‘very special friend’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 9th, 2019Related News

“Dear Maria, Count Me In” crowned most successful song for Hopeless Records

All time fave! 🙌🙌 “Dear Maria, Count Me In” crowned most successful song for Hopeless Records Source link: “Dear Maria, Count Me In” crowned most successful song for Hopeless Records.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 8th, 2019Related News

Ex-North Korean ambassador urges former colleague to defect to South Korea

SEOUL --- A former senior North Korean diplomat who defected to the South in 2016 on Saturday urged a former colleague who has gone into hiding before ending his term in Italy to come to Seoul, as opposed to the US where he is reportedly seeking asylum. Thae Yong-ho, who was the deputy ambassador in London and the most recent senior diplomat to defect, wrote an open letter to Jo Song-gil, 44, until recently North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy, who fled the Rome embassy with his wife in early November without notice. Jo became acting ambassador in October 2017, and his term was set to expire in late November 2018. His children were reported to have been living with him in Rome. ...Keep on reading: Ex-North Korean ambassador urges former colleague to defect to South Korea.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 6th, 2019Related News

'ChalkChallenge: Vivoree Esclito Plays The Song Association Game!

We found an excuse to hear her angelic voice live!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 6th, 2019Related News

NKorea diplomat seeks asylum | The Manila Times Online

SEOUL: North Koreas top diplomat in Italy has sought asylum, a report said Thursday, in what would be another high-profile defection bid by one of Pyongyangs envoys. Jo Song Gil,READ The post NKorea d.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2019Related News

What to watch out for at this year’s Golden Globes

NEW YORK --- Dramatic period pieces will vie for the top comedy-musical awards and song-stuffed movies are poised to dominate the dramatic categories. Welcome to the 76th annual Golden Globes. Category confusion often reigns at the Globes. Remember when laughers like "The Martian" and "Get Out" competed as comedies? But the Globes, reliably the frothiest, quirkiest and most entertaining stop in the awards-season march to the Academy Awards, might feel especially upside down this year. The night, to be broadcast live Sunday on NBC, may ultimately belong to Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" revival. It's the favorite for best picture (drama), best actress (Lady Gaga), best song (...Keep on reading: What to watch out for at this year’s Golden Globes.....»»

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Asylum-seeking North Korea envoy from diplomatic family, says defector

SEOUL, South Korea – A North Korean diplomat in Italy said to be seeking asylum is from a "prestigious diplomatic family" with both his father and father-in-law having worked in Pyongyang's foreign ministry, according to a senior defector. Jo Song-gil, the North's acting ambassador to Rome, went into hiding with his wife in November and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 4th, 2019Related News