Maya brings digital banking, cryptocurrency, and e-wallet in one app

Literally everything and a bank!



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PayMaya, one of the Philippines’ top finance apps, has rebranded to Maya. The app moves away from being just an e-wallet platform, becoming an all-in-one powerhouse money app.

Maya now combines its esteemed e-wallet with new features, particularly its newest product — a digital banking experience called Maya Bank. Like any digital bank, it allows you to spend, save, grow, invest, and master your money. All within your fingertips.

Of course, there’s more to expect from the new app.

Savings account with a 6% interest rate

Maya comes with plenty of new products to appease different palates of users. There’s Maya Savings, a high-yield savings account with a 6 percent introductory interest rate, which will be available until August 31, 2022.

Powered by BSP-licensed Maya Bank, the feature offers a seamless experience when saving your hard-earned money. Eligible customers will be able to move money from their e-wallet to Maya Savings with just a couple of clicks. Users can also earn interest on their balance.

More importantly, the savings account doesn’t require a maintaining balance. To access the feature, simply upgrade the Maya account.

Borrow money through a virtual credit line

Maya also expands its product offerings, bringing Maya Credit — a virtual credit line that lets you borrow up to PhP 15,000 within the app. The feature can be used to pay your bills, buy groceries, or purchase a load.

The credit line is easily accessible to eligible users.

A starting point for your crypto journey

Recently, PayMaya ventured into cryptocurrency. The recent transition to Maya carried the feature, introducing Maya Crypto. The product allows users to buy, hold, and sell popular coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Tether, and more, for as low as PhP 1 all within the app.

Continuing the e-wallet feature

Maya continues its dominance in the e-wallet category, revamping the platform which is now called Maya Wallet. The feature comes with an enhanced customer experience while keeping its free cash-in through 90,000 touchpoints nationwide.

Moreover, the app lets you toggle between light and dark mode. It also comes with more personalization features. For instance, you can own a username to serve as your new Maya identity for sending or receiving money. In the nearest future, Maya aims to introduce goal-based savings to help users set aside money for bigger purchases.

Maya is completely free to download via the Play Store or the App Store.


UAAP Season 86 is FREE on Smart LiveStream App

Available on the App Store and Google Play



UAAP Season 86 | Smart LiveStream App

Want to keep up with the UAAP Season 86 games? You can do so with the Smart LiveStream App.

Much like what SMART did with FIBA World Cup 2023, the telecommunication company is giving its subscribers free access to watch UAAP Season 86 games through the Smart LiveStream App. The games are available both live and on-demand.

Smart subscribers can stream all the UAAP Season 86 games on the Smart LiveStream App using their smartphones or tablets while connected to Smart mobile Internet or their PLDT Home WiFi. Smart subscribers are able to stream for free — no subscription needed.

The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Stream on TV?

Yes, you can do so. The Smart LiveStream TV App is available on Google-certified Android TV Android 8.0 version. It’s downloadable from the Android TV Google Play Store and linking their Android TV to the app. To do this, subscribers simply need to open the Smart LiveStream Mobile App, go to Menu, click Link Device, and enable the camera to scan the QR code displayed on the Android TV.

Alternatively, Android TV users may go to to sign into their account, then go to Menu, click Device Management to add their Android TV by entering the code displayed on the TV and activate their Smart LiveStream TV App.

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Disney+ starts crackdown on password sharing

Starting in Canada




Earlier this year, Netflix started implementing harsher restrictions against users sharing their passwords with others. Amid the controversial decision, Disney+ contemplated implementing the same restrictions on its own users. Now, the streaming platform’s move against password sharing is coming to light.

Today, Disney+ started emailing its subscribers in Canada (via MobileSyrup). The email states that, starting November 1, users are restricted from sharing their password to others outside of their household. Notably, the change does not explain how Disney plans to enforce the rule. However, it’s a definitive stance against the practice.

For its part, Netflix implemented a new pricing scheme for those who still want to share passwords with others. For a fee, users can onboard others outside of their household into their account. To enforce this, the platform restricts users if they detect log-ins outside of a specified household.

Disney has not announced if they will follow suit in this enforcement method. If anything, the changed policy reads that account termination is not off the table if any violations have been detected.

Besides the new policy, Disney is also experimenting with new pricing schemes across the board. For example, the platform is slowly introducing a cheaper tier which will be supported with ad breaks.

SEE ALSO: Disney+ will start cracking down on password sharing

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Apple launches a new workshop program for developers

Meet with Apple Experts



Have you ever wanted to publish your own app on the App Store? If the intricacies of Apple’s ecosystem has been scaring you away, Apple has a new resource for budding developers. Today, the company has launched Meet with Apple Experts, a global resource platform for developers.

As the name implies, the program will allow developers to meet with fellow developers through more than fifty workshops and consultations. While it is not a strict step-by-step guide on how to build your own app, it can offer insight on how to work around the developments of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and visionOS. It will also teach developers to effectively market their app on the App Store.

Since the program is global, developers can pick out sessions and workshops tailored to their time zone and language. The list of available languages includes English, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese.

Besides workshops, the program will also offer software development kits, services, and APIs. Registered developers can access all these resources through Apple’s dedicated website for the program.

This isn’t Apple’s first time reaching out to developers and interested parties. Prior to today’s introduction, the company already offered similar programs like Ask Apple, Meet with App Store Experts, and Tech Talks. Most importantly, it holds a giant conference for software development every year called the WWDC.

SEE ALSO: iOS 17 is now available

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