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10 films to Netflix and chill to

Snuggle up and get cozy

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Let’s cut to the chase: you want something interesting enough to be worth watching but boring enough to Netflix and chill. A neat trick? Pick classics. That way, if or when either of you have already seen them, you get to get cozy and do other things. If you’re staying in while watching Netflix and chilling out this month, burrito up and throw some popcorn in the microwave. We’ve got ten films you should keep on your Netflix and chill watch-list this month:

When Harry Met Sally…

When Harry Met Sally is a film of happenstances, missed opportunities, and serendipity. Harry and Sally meet, grow apart, and find each other again. This time, they grow an intimate friendship and bump into a confusing chance of their relationship developing into something more.

While You Were Sleeping

From mundane to plot twists left and right, While You Were Sleeping is the perfect romantic trainwreck to pay half attention to. Lucy saves Peter, gets mistaken as his fiancée, and falls for his brother, Jack. If that’s not confusing enough, Peter wakes from his coma and doesn’t recognize Lucy.

Notting Hill

William is a quiet Notting Hill bookstore owner who stumbles upon a famous actress, Anna, entering his shop. They meet again and grow fondness for each other. Notting Hill is a story of two contrasting lovers working on being together without the lack of trying.

Time Traveler’s Wife

Henry meets Clare in a Chicago library where their love sparks. Henry hops in and out of Clare’s childhood, puberty, and adulthood. Things take a horrifying twist when pieces of Clare’s sweet memories and Henry’s time travelling strains the relationship. Watch it here.

Magic Mike

Roofer during the day, stripper by night. Mike secretly wants to dabble into a furniture-making business but struggles with debt. Things get complicated when his colleague, his girlfriend’s brother, follows him to the club, becomes a hit, and gets over his head. Watch it here.

Moonrise Kingdom

A young boy and girl fall madly in love and run away to an island off the coast of New England. The town splits up in search of them while they wander off together. Moonrise Kingdom is about love, escape, and longings.

Blue is the Warmest Color

Adèle is a high school student who begins to discover her gender preference. With no interest in men and a rejection from a girl she had interests with, Blue is the Warmest Color is about her examination of social relevance, sexuality, and sexual exploration.

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Cal and Emily have the perfect life living the American dream together. Things take a turn when Emily asks for a divorce and shatters their seemingly perfect relationship. Crazy, Stupid, Love is about Cal’s attempt at returning to the life of a bachelor with his friend’s help.

No Strings Attached

Adam and Emma cross paths and hit it off. They agree on being friends with benefits but their relationship gets strained over time with murky limitations of detachment. No Strings Attached is about the physicality of health, the struggle to disassociate, and honesty with oneself. 

Fifty Shades of Grey

I know, this is the perfect bit of the list where I come up and become self-aware. Fifty Shades of Grey is a terrible film, but it’s one about sex and that’s all it takes really. It’s the perfect one on the list that cuts through the crap and lets you truly Netflix and chill.

SEE ALSO: You can now ‘Netflix and chill’ and have control over your data usage

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The secrets behind iPhone 13’s Cinematic Mode

Together with Apple’s VP for iPhone Product Marketing as well as their Human Interface Designer

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For the first time ever, we had a three-way interview with Apple’s VP for iPhone Product Marketing, Kaiann Drance as well as one of their leading Human Interface Designers, Johnnie Manzari. If you’re not starstruck enough, both of them appeared in Apple’s September 2021 Keynote event!

Other than new camera sensors, newer camera features are also found on the new iPhone 13 Series. One of those is the new Cinematic Mode.

If you’ve watched some of our latest iPhone videos including the Sierra Blue iPhone 12 Pro Max unboxing, we’ve let you take a sneak peek on that new video mode.

We’re not gonna lie, it’s one amazing camera feature Apple has managed to deliver.

But what are the secrets behind it? And are you curious how technicalities work?

Watch our 16-minute interview with the Apple executives explaining why Cinematic Mode is the next big thing in mobile videography.

 

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Apple iPhone 13 and 13 mini Unboxing and Hands-on

Which iPhone 13 is your GadgetMatch?

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After we unboxed the Sierra Blue iPhone 13 Pro Max and gold iPhone 13 Pro, it’s time to do the same to these iPhone 13 babies.

Changes with the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini aren’t just about the “odd” camera placement. Other than the new wide camera sensor, there’s a more powerful A15 Bionic Chip, smaller notch, and more.

Watch our iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini Unboxing and Hands-on video now to find out more!

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Huawei nova 8i: Huawei’s awesome SUPER midranger

An awesome midrange comeback

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Midrange smartphones have been the middle ground for people who want the premium of a higher end smartphone but don’t want to burn their pockets. Huawei gives in to this demand and claims the title of midrange king as they dethrone all other midrangers with their new nova 8 series — the nova 8 and nova 8i.

Here, we’ll put the spotlight on the Huawei nova 8i.

Build and design

Inheriting the Huawei P Series’ signature stylish aesthetic, the Huawei nova 8i has a fancy and premium design. It is slim, sleek, and has exquisite curved edges, which makes it really easy to grip.

Checking out its back, you’ll definitely notice the quad camera setup that’s surprisingly not bulky at all. It also has a noticeable resemblance with the Huawei Mate 30. But we’ll talk more about the cameras later on.

What also caught our attention is the gradient finish of this Moonlight Silver variant that we have which is absolutely stunning.

Fantastic display

The Huawei nova 8i has an edgeless 6.67-inch display with ultra-narrow bezels around it. This results in an immersive viewing experience for browsing your social media pages or watching your favorite music videos.

The Huawei nova 8i also sports full HD+ resolution and DCI-P3 color gamut, giving us that rich and vibrant color reproduction. Once again, Huawei taps on Tuv Rheinland for certification on low blue light emittance to ensure eye comfort for long hours of work and play. It also has a natural tone feature which automatically adjusts the colors on the display depending on your surroundings.

Gaming

Just as you would expect from a midrange phone, gaming is also something you can do with the nova 8i. With its 180Hz touch sampling rate, your favorite mobile games feel very responsive, making the gaming experience really enjoyable.

When you’re deep into gaming, the last thing you want is to be interrupted by a call or message. Well, you don’t have to worry about that since the Huawei nova 8i has a gaming assistant. You can enable settings so you won’t be disrupted and you can indulge yourself fully to the game.

But the experience is not the only thing that’s fast with the nova 8i. The 66W Huawei SuperCharge can juice up this phone up to 68 percent in just 20 minutes and can fully charge it in just 38 minutes. You can literally stare at your phone as your battery indicator rises.

Cameras

Here’s where the fun part starts. Cameras: 64MP f/1.9 main, 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide, 2MP f/2.4 macro, 2MP f/2.4 depth, 16MP f/2.0 selfie.

The nova 8i has a quad camera setup with a 64MP main camera which uses a big 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor. It means its camera sensor has the ability to let in more light. This results to a cleaner image and better low light performance.

And we’re telling you, this sensor is not messing around.

It lets you capture the highest resolution images you could probably ever need. Different from the usual software upscaled images typically seen on an ordinary smartphone. This gives you the capability to zoom in and crop your captured image yet still maintain a tremendous amount of details.

With the powerful cameras that the nova 8i has, you can definitely maximize its features to create your content whether just for leisure, a passion project, or social media content for your business.

EMUI and multitasking

As for its software, the Huawei nova 8i runs on EMUI 11 bringing in a bunch of convenient features that boosts your efficiency. For one, if you’re someone who loves multitasking, the multi-window feature is perfect as it lets you operate multiple apps on your screen.

Speaking of apps, Huawei’s app gallery is loaded with great ones from top shopping apps like Shopee and Lazada, to the most trending ones like TikTok.

And if in case you’re having trouble finding the app for you, Petal Search has got you covered. Just type in the app or whatever it is you’re looking for and Petal Search looks it up for you on different sources making sure you get the absolute best results.

Taking screenshots has never been this easy. You can do so by just swiping down using three fingers.

And for security, a new safe sharing feature has been included on the nova 8i. We now get the option to delete information of your phone and other details before sharing your photos or screenshots.

nova 8i — easy to recommend

Jam packed with features, the nova 8i just enables you to do so much. From capturing great photos and videos to having a seamless gaming and online experience, the nova 8i is an easy phone to recommend. At its price point, it is truly worthy of its crown.

The Huawei nova 8i retails for PhP 13,999. It’s available via online Huawei Store, Lazada, Shopee and Huawei experience stores.


This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Huawei Philippines.

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