September 2014


Speed September cover girl Maja Salvador dons her Buddy Holly-styled glasses and her quirkiest expression to show you how sexy geeks can be. This is Speed’s second Mobile Device issue for the year, so expect a greater than usual overflow of mobile tech toys. Xiaomi Mi4, BlackBerry Z, and Vertu Signature Touch lead the new models this month. Ready to buy? Read Speed’s tell-all reviews of the Huawei Ascend P7, Lenovo S860, LG G3, Oppo Find7a, Samsung GALAXY Tab S, and Starmobile Sky, to make sure you get your money’s worth. It’s no easy task when we pitted the Apple iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive against each other to know which cloud computing platform is best for you. Get up to date with the volatile tech industry. Know what the emergence of second tier brands means for the smartphone industry, mainstream market leaders, and us consumers. Take a look at Microsoft’s future with a unified OS banner and under the leadership of new CEO Satya Nadella. Find out what Speed’s resident tech columnists are doing with their mobile devices. Know how to root your Android, avoid the battery bomb, and trick up Google Maps. Plus, guest columnist Kin Enriquez talks about the life we ignore, filter, and crop out in the quest to capture the Instagram-worthy moment. Ready for some dose of tech geekiness? Grab your copy of Speed’s September issue at your favorite bookstore or tap away on your mobile devices to download Speed’s digital versions from Zinio (, Buqo (, or Magzter ( For more info, visit or, follow @SpeedMagazine on Twitter and Instagram, email, or call (02) 374-6771 to 75.