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June 29, 2014

Is beauty only skin deep?

While comparing all the new flagship handsets and sharing them on my Instagram account, we got a lot of feedback from a lot of people about their preference. This gives us pause and also ask the same existential question — is beauty only skin deep?

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June 12, 2014

How many smartphones did Cherry Mobile release in a year?

Cherry Mobile has released (and continues to release) so many smartphones that it became too difficult for consumers and writers to keep track of all of it. So if you’re curious to know just how many Android handsets the local company released in the span of one year, head past the break and we’ll give you the full rundown of all the phones that was released from the second quarter of 2013 up to this time.

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March 10, 2014

Funny and amazing stuff about tech in the Philippines

From being the text messaging capital of the world to becoming one of the top IT outsourcing hubs in the planet, the Philippines has certainly achieved a lot especially when it comes to anything that involves tech. For that we’re going to list some of the funny and amazing stuff about the technology industry in the Philippines.

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November 14, 2013

#TBT: Mobile phones: Then and Now

If you grew up in the 80′s or 90′s, you’d definitely see the huge difference and improvements in the mobile industry. For our Throwback Thursday this week, we look at one of the most popular handset of the 21st century and compare it with the handset of 20 years ago.

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November 04, 2013

What if Android OS were named after Pinoy sweets?

Here’s a nice little infographic on what could have been the names of Android versions had Filipinos been given the liberty to do so.

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October 24, 2013

This Vending Machine dispenses Gold Bars

Went around on a quick tour of Abu Dhabi yesterday to check out the rest of the city after the Nokia World event. One of the first stops we made was the Emirates Palace Hotel where the world’s first gold vending machine was installed.

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October 10, 2013

Are Manila’s Bus Stops & WiFi Waiting Sheds reliable?

“We did not build a Wi-Fi hotspot with a shed. We put up waiting sheds in bus stops with an add-on Internet connection.” – that was the premise behind Manila’s new project in improving public transportation. While most people do liked the idea, a few people thought otherwise. I tried it myself and found my expectations exceeded.

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August 23, 2013

Have you been Sleep-texting?

Some people subconsciously do unusual stuff while they’re asleep. And while sleep-talking and/or walking are the common deeds, Dr. Josh Werber’s observations reveal that some are actually sending SMS while dozing off.

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July 30, 2013

Should the Philippines build a Cyber Army?

Cyber threats are real. Countries like the U.S., Iran, North Korea and China have been subjects numerous times when it comes to cyber security, warfare and espionage. While we’re not as big and as powerful as those countries, do you think we should also develop a way to defend our country from cyber attacks?

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July 02, 2013

Why is the tech market dominated by smartphones?

In the course of our tech coverage both local and abroad, it has become more and more prevalent that smartphones have practically dominated the technology market. And while we also strive to publish a good mix of stories in the IT sector, it’s apparent that the mobile market is the most aggressive.

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June 30, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Zoom Mini Plus 6.3 now official

It came out of nowhere, and after months of waiting — it’s finally out. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Zoom Mini Plus 6.3 is the company’s next flagship phone, and it features a combination of all the things that you would actually look for in a phone.

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April 13, 2013

What is Bitcoin?

Been hearing about Bitcoin lately? If that’s the case, you might have asked yourself the question above. If you’ve just tuned in like me, here’s a graphical explanation of what is Bitcoin and how it works.

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April 13, 2013

For smartphones, is White the new Black?

For the longest time, phone manufacturers have been conservative with the colors that they use in their handsets. The usual black or dark colors were the norm. Lately though, we’re seeing more and more flagship phones that come with pristine white colors and oftentimes, they sell more than any other available colors.

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March 30, 2013

The funny truth about your local Internet Service Provider

We’re pretty sure everyone here has had a bad experience with their local internet service providers. While some continue to agonize with lack of support, intermittent service, or unfulfilled broadband speeds, the rest will just shut up and move on to the next provider.

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March 16, 2013

The curious case of Samsung Galaxy’s plastic material

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has just been announced, and while a part of the internet was impressed, most were ranting about the company’s use of polycarbonate materials. We’d like to share the different perspectives on how we should look at Samsung’s use of plastic on their high-end phones.

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March 12, 2013

Are you an internet addict?

Do you spend more time online than you used to? Do you use social networking, online shopping, online games, online gambling, or blogging in excess? Let’s add online porn to the mix. If you answered yes to any of the questions can we say that you’re an internet addict?

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March 11, 2013

Color Psychology: What your phone color says about you

We have those simple dilemmas with picking the color of your phone. However, it is said that these choices are either conscious or subconscious. These little things might have a lot more meaning than you think. Let’s have a take on the things we aren’t aware of, shall we? Read on to see what your phone color might say about you.

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February 27, 2013

Is Google worried about Samsung’s Android dominance?

Android belongs to Google, and is basically free. Samsung is going on a killing spree with its Galaxy line of devices running Android, and is continuing to do so in almost all fronts. As a result, ut poses a threat to Android itself because of Google’s mobile-ad business.

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February 21, 2013

Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt: The story behind the Core

So one of the more curious issues behind the recently launched Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt is the type of chip (SoC) they used with it. We dug a bit deeper into that so we can easily explain to you the details in a more condensed manner.

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February 09, 2013

What is your mobile phone history?

Most of us have owned a number of handsets in the past but can you still remember all of them? I tried recalling my mobile phone history, starting from the turn of the century when Nokia was the king, all the way to the present glory of Android and iOS smartphones. Here’s what I came up with:

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January 21, 2013

What these symbols on your gadgets mean

We see these symbols printed at the back of almost every electronic gadgets we use such as smartphones, tablets, digital cameras or device chargers, but rarely do we pay attention to what they actually mean. So if you want to make sense of it all, please read on.

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January 19, 2013

What companies should learn from Samsung & Apple

Struggling in business doesn’t immediately equate to bad products. In fact, many believe that certain manufacturers are more innovative than the others, regardless of their standing. They might even have better products. But why do very few companies top the charts? What does the competition need to do to capture the crowd?

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November 29, 2012

Reinventing the Dumbphone

Do you remember the times when phones had extremely long life cycles? Or even when mobile technology didn’t advance so rapidly? Those were probably the times when the dumbphones were prevalent.

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November 26, 2012

What is the best smartphone-tablet combo?

As we have mentioned in our past article, smartphones are getting bigger and tablets are getting smaller. While these gadgets try to meet half-way to become the ideal device, there’s still a good gap between them that convinces us to purchase them both. If that’s the case, what do you think is the best smartphone-tablet combo?

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November 03, 2012

Sim Lim shops running scams on customers

Our recent visit to Singapore over the week-end got us scouring around the shops of Sim Lim and Funan Digital IT Mall. Sim Lim has been a favorite gadget mall since a lot of stores carry new and interesting gadgets where you can haggle for discounts. Our recent visit was totally different though.

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