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April 24, 2015

How Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is like FF8

We were recently playing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and noticed that there were a lot of similarities between this game and the 1999 franchise Final Fantasy 8. As a sort of a late Throwback Thursday post, sit back and read on if you were once a big fan of this hit 90’s game. Continue Reading

March 05, 2015

Is MyPhone investing too much on the Rio series?

With the Android One program coming in, is MyPhone still banking too much on the Rio and its spun-off devices to keep itself afloat?

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February 18, 2015

Will Android One save the reputation of local brands?

Yesterday saw the official launching of Android One in the Philippines and two giant local brands were there to introduce their own version of a low-cost Android One certified smartphone — Cherry Mobile One and MyPhone Uno.

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February 07, 2015

Are point-and-shoot cameras dead?

Point-and-shoot cameras used to be the king when it comes to every day casual shooting. Almost every household had a point-and-shoot on standby, ready to capture moments. But with the improvement in camera technology for mobile devices, smartphones have aggresively taken its place as the go-to device for taking photos and videos. This leaves us asking, are point-and-shoot cameras dead?

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February 05, 2015

How many Cherry Mobile smartphones were released in 2014?

Cherry Mobile is, no doubt, one of the best-selling smartphone brands in the country. Spanning over 50 smartphones and a dozen more of other gadgets under their portfolio, they are also one of the most active companies, releasing new phone models like pancakes every now and then. One may ask, how many have they released just in 2014 alone?

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February 05, 2015

Optical vs Laser Mouse: Which Do You Need?

Gone are the days when we use a mouse with a physical ball under it. For the young readers here, you may even raise an eyebrow in confusion as to what I was referring to. This is because when you’re out to buy a peripheral mouse nowadays you’d only have to choose between an optical or a laser one. But for those who couldn’t seem to fully grasp how these two differ, check out our quick guide on whether an optical or laser mouse should be the right tool for you. Continue Reading

January 26, 2015

Proud to be Pinoy? List of Top Global Rankings of the Philippines

There have been many achievements made by Pinoys all around the world. At the same time, there are also records of the country that are a bit under a negative light. Things like we’re one of the most corrupt government in the world, has one of the slowest Internet, and the likes are things not new to us. We enumerate the top global rankings of the Philippines (both the bad and good) in this article. Continue Reading

January 17, 2015

Toys Pinoy kids play with before smartphones and tablets

Kids nowadays are very much exposed to technology and gadgets. They have smartphones, tablets, drones, PCs, and game consoles. But kids from, let’s say twenty years ago, don’t have a lot of those. Sure we had the Family Computer but we mostly spend our time playing these.
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November 12, 2014

Hugo Barra explains why not all Xiaomi products are available in all countries

Have you ever wondered why the Xiaomi Mi4 is still not available locally? If so, then allow Xiaomi’s own Hugo Barra to enlighten you with some of the necessary undertakings needed to export their products (even MiBunnies) to a particular market.

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September 18, 2014

TBT: My first MP3 player

Last week, Apple quietly dropped the iPod Classic from its online store which marks then end of an era for MP3 players. To some, the Classic was probably their first MP3 player or their first MP3 player they absolutely loved. For me, it made me remember my first MP3 player which I received almost 10 years ago.

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July 24, 2014

Flagship Smartphones: Then and Now

Ever wondered how our current flagship smartphones looked like compared to its predecessors from years ago? If yes, then you might want to take a look at our visual comparison of popular flagship smartphones and their older counterparts and see how much have changed over the years.

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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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