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March 28, 2014

Poll Results: Sony Xperia Z2 brought the sexiest back

About a week ago we started a poll about ‘Which smartphone brought the sexiest back?‘ The smartphones included in the list were the Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One 2014, and the Apple iPhone 5S. And based on the results, the Z2 is the clear winner.

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March 20, 2014

POLL: Which smartphone brought the sexiest back?

Smartphone wars are no longer just fought with specs and hardware features, but with looks and form factor as well. And one big aspect of a phone’s aesthetics is its rear part. So which smartphone has the sexiest back? Let’s vote on that!

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November 20, 2013

Poll: What’s the best smartphone of 2013?

I believe everyone will agree with us when we say 2013 is the year of flagship smartphones. There’s just so many to choose from. This year, we’re finalizing our editors’ choice for the top smartphones of 2013 and we’d like to include your choices in our story.

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September 13, 2013

Poll: Which locally distributed brand makes the best smartphones?

Last month, we ran a poll asking which global brands make the best Android phones. This time we’d like to do a similar poll for the local brands or the ones that only distribute their units in the Philippines. Head on to the poll widget below to vote.

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September 05, 2013

New Yahoo! logo: Hot nor Not?

Yahoo! has just unveiled their new logo to mark a new strategy under the leadership of Marissa Meyer. The new logo looks more simple and tighter, set in Optima font.

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August 24, 2013

Poll: Who makes the best Android phones?

Several years ago, we asked our reader who they think makes the best Android phones. This year, we’d like to re-visit the survey and asked our readers the same question in the hopes that we see a different trend, considering that there are a lot of new global players.

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May 01, 2013

Poll: HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4?

Samsung and HTC have been very competitive with each other for the past years. HTC was like the king of Android back in the beginning with phones like the Nexus One & the Desire line, while Samsung is the successful challenger since they have managed to outgrow HTC in sales and volume through the highly popular Galaxy line.

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March 31, 2013

Are we ready for Wearable Technology?

We’ve been so engrossed with smartphones, tablets and several other consumer technologies. In fact, some of current tech seems to be overkill already – such as 1080p displays on a 5-inchsmartphone and multi-core CPUs in which platforms aren’t even fully optimized for yet. As time goes, manufacturers look to other elements to perfect and now they’re looking a good look at wearable tech; are we ready?

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March 15, 2013

Poll: What’s the best alternative to Google Reader?

After Google announced that it’ll pull the plug on its popular RSS reader/aggregator, it left millions of netizens scrambling to find an alternative to the popular tool. So is there really an equivalent, or better alternative to Google Reader?

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February 04, 2013

Would you buy an Android Nokia?

It’s a fun idea to entertain, but will it ever materialize? Nokia, though continuing to sell, is no longer the company that it was before. One of my early articles asked if Nokia deserved a second chance for users, and it turns out many people still believe that it can stand again with its partnership with Windows Phone – not Symbian, not MeeGo… but did it ever close its doors on Android?

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January 08, 2013

Do you like glass-backed phones?

Glass backs are becoming a trend in the world of smartphones, but there has been a lot of talk about it on every corner. Some say it’s not practical at all, while some will continue to argue that it’s beautiful to look at and it gives the device a premium feel.

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December 05, 2012

Will you be getting a new smartphone this December?

It is Christmas season, and most of us are already looking for gifts to give, gifts to ask for and gifts for ourselves (13th month pays? Self-rewarding?). A lot, surely, are keeping an eye on gadgets.

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November 20, 2012

Do you want iOS to change?

If you haven’t heard, iOS VP Scott Forstall will be leaving Apple soon. He was one of the men heavily responsible for designing the controversial operating system, iOS.

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November 15, 2012

What is the ideal Screen Size?

If you would look at the trends on mobile technology, you’d observe massive changes in screen size. Back in 2007, 3.5 inches was already enough; it was big. The likes of the HTC HD2 was even considered to be very exotic and enormous at 4.3 inches.

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September 16, 2012

Which phone will get your hard-earned money this December?

December is fast approaching and it’s usually the month of the year when people have saved up for that handset purchase of the year. This season, 3 flagship handsets will vie for your hard-earned money — the Galaxy Note 2, Lumia 920 and the iPhone 5.

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September 02, 2012

Poll: Who makes the best ultrabooks?

Last month, we wrote a story outlining almost all of the ultrabooks that are available in the local market for 2012 (you can read about it here). We are sure more are coming before end of the year, especially that Windows 8 is set for public launch in October.

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June 23, 2012

Poll: Which ultrabook are you?

This year is looking to be the year of the ultrabooks. The first half of 2012 saw close to a dozen ultrabooks being launched in the Philippines. The spread is so wide that we’re seeing prices somewhere from Php30k to Php120k.

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June 16, 2012

Anybody trusts the Nielsen Company surveys?

A recent survey done by the Nielsen Company revealed that among all the prepaid mobile broadband service providers, Globe Tattoo tops its competitors. The catch here is that Globe was also the one who paid for the survey done by the Nielsen Company.

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May 12, 2012

How much storage do you have on your microSD card?

When reviewing handsets, a lot of times we focus on storage as a major deal breaker. To some extent it’s important and on occasion, it may have turned off a lot of people from actually buying a smartphone because of the lack of storage capacity.

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March 01, 2012

Poll: Your favorite quad-core smartphone of MWC?

The Mobile World Congress is winding down and most of the new Android smartphones we’ve seen that were announced in Barcelona sported a quad-core processor and ICS. That combination will practically set the tone of new flagship handsets in 2012.

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February 18, 2012

Poll: When’s the last time you bought a music CD?

Was listening to a noontime show this afternoon when I heard my music artist promoting his new album (I think it was Charlie Green). Didn’t hear them promoting iTunes or even the local equivalent (MyMusicStore).

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February 02, 2012

Poll: What’s your local back-up solution like?

A reader asked me what my preferred storage medium for local backups. I would have said I always do HDD but the options only mentioned optical disk drives (DVD, CD-R and CD+RW). My choice would be DVD but I really don’t like to use optical disks as back-up.

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January 13, 2012

Poll: Which desktop CPU are you using right now?

Was in SM Cyberzone MegaMall yesterday after a meeting, did the rounds and was looking for a desktop processor for my next gaming rig (specifically, the 1st generation Intel Core i7 960) but could not find any store that still carries them (they were all pushing for the Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600).

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November 15, 2011

Are you getting the Samsung Galaxy Note?

So Samsung has started accepting online reservations of the Galaxy Note earlier today. Samsung is only releasing 300 units for its first shipments (you can make the online pre-order here).

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October 28, 2011

Poll: Is the new, bubbly Smart logo hot or not?

So Smart Comm. finally sent an announcement yesterday about their new branding and logo, confirming our earlier report during the concert of the Black Eyed Peas. We saw huge amount of comments from subscribers and readers alike so we wanted to see how this sentiments fares.

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