Acer named as Microsoft North America Partner of the Year and Best Show at ISTE 2016

Just like in the Philippines, global tech titan Acer continues to earn accolades, this time via two major honors given recently in North America.

Tech & Learning magazine awarded the TravelMate B117 with Best of Show award at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2016. The TravelMate B117 was selected by an anonymous panel of educator-judges who scoured the ISTE exhibit hall and rated their impressions on quality, effectiveness, ease-of-use, creative use of technology and impact in the classroom against all other products displayed at ISTE.

“This award at ISTE 2016 possesses a major impact on Acer, especially that the Philippines is starting its own K-12 program. It is a fitting accolade in Acer’s efforts to harness the power of technology in education, particularly its vision of the ‘classroom of the future,’” explains Manuel Wong, Managing Director for Acer Philippines.

The ISTE is a leading K-12 education tradeshow in the United States that draws 16,000 educators and school technology experts. It was founded by a group of educators in Eugene, Oregon who maintained their belief in the potential of educational technology.

TravelMate B117

Meanwhile, Microsoft named Acer the Microsoft North America Partner of the Year at the annual Microsoft 2016 Partner of the Year Awards. The awards recognize top Microsoft partners that demonstrated excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

The award finalists and winners were selected from more than 2,500 nominees from 119 different countries. Microsoft highlighted its unprecedented partnership with Acer to promote Cloudbooks, as well as sales and marketing initiatives that achieved 825% year-on-year U.S. retail growth in Office pre-installations. It also honored Acer for helping it achieve a 576% year-on-year increase in the Shape the Future program for education. Finally, Acer was recognized as the number one multinational account for a Windows consumer tablet in the United States with its Acer Aspire One 10.

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Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit for more information. 

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Taking back your youth

Youth, they say, is wasted on the young.

Do you remember when you used to climb the stairs three steps at a time? Or when you could touch your toes without bending your knee? Bet you kind of took these things for granted, thinking you’d be that flexible forever.

Once you hit those middle age years, though, you begin to feel your mortality. You’re not as flexible as you used to be; you’re not as resistant to colds or illness; most of all, you feel those little aches and pains creeping into your joints and your bones.


For many of us, this is the time to take our health seriously and get into the fitness game. You watch your diet, you get into a more rigorous exercise routine, perhaps even try getting into running or badminton like the rest of the gang at the office. But sometimes life—responsibilities, obligations, commitments—can get in the way, and you think, it’s too late for you. So you give up before you’ve even started.

But guess what? It’s never too late to take care of your health. And you can do it without making drastic changes in your lifestyle.

You don’t have to eat raw meat, or starve yourself to ensure good health, just eat the right food in moderation. You don’t actually need to run a triathlon or twist yourself into a pretzel to keep your body in shape, just make sure you move according to the rhythm that suits you.


Most important of all, remember that what goes into your body has a way of coming out in some form or another, not all of it in a desirable way. Load it up with trash or unhealthy junk and you’ll wind up getting sick. But by regularly cleansing your body of this junk, and making sure you’re free of toxins, you’ve already won half the battle.

You’ve heard this adage before, yes? Well it is true. The body is a temple and therefore must be kept clean and free of poisons in order to keep it in good working order.

One of the most effective ways of ridding the body of toxins is by slow juicing. Juicing is a health trend that’s been around for some time. There are many benefits to incorporating juice, especially vegetable juice, into your diet.

Matstone Maroon

It fast tracks the absorption of nutrients into the body. Fresh juice bypasses the slow digestion process and goes directly into your bloodstream, thereby ensuring that the body gets the most amount of nutrients at the fastest time possible.

Juicing also makes it easy to add fruits and vegetables that you won’t normally consume into your diet. Getting into the juicing habit will result in improved digestion, clearer skin and an increase in energy over time.

And because you’re ridding your body of poisons, you’re also preventing all kinds of diseases that many of your age are prone to, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney problems.

According to Dr. Christine Gonzales, doctor of naturopathic medicine and holds PhDs in holistic nutrition and natural medicine, the right kind of healthy juicing recipes could counter different sicknesses, from high levels of cholesterol, blood sugar and uric acid.

Gonzales recommends slow, or cold process juicing, because it preserves more of he nutrients for a longer period. This means the juice produced by a slow juicer would not only be healthier, it will also keep for a longer time.

A slow juicer, like Matstone, for example, is ideal for juicing green leafy vegetables, and other fibrous veggies and fruits. With its exclusive horizontal design, there is absolutely no leakage and little danger of veggie bits getting stuck in the juicer. This makes it an ideal partner when it comes to following a health or fitness regimen.

By following a healthy diet, doing proper exercise, and cleansing your body through regular slow juicing, you’ll soon feel refreshed and full of vitality. Almost like having your youth back.

To know more about Matstone Horizontal Slow Juicer, testimonials, and healthy recipes, visit their website at and for more healthy juicing recipes or “Like” their Facebook page,

IAJ Wellness Corporation is the exclusive distributor of MATSTONE Horizontal Slow Juicer and also manages other appliance brands geared towards providing a healthy lifestyle to consumers.  Visit for more information.